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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Enemy, famine, pestilence,plague, or sickness

2 Chronicle 6:24-31 If Your people Israel have been defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and shall return, confess Your name [and You Yourself], and pray and make supplication before You in this house, 25Then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel and bring them again to the land which You gave to them and their fathers. 26 When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because Your people have sinned against You, yet if they pray toward this place, confess your name [and You Yourself ], and turn from their sin when You afflict them, 27Then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, [all of ] Your people Israel, when You have taught them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain upon Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.28 If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, blight, mildew, locusts, or caterpillars, if their enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever plague or sickness there may be, 29 Then whatever prayer or supplication any man or all of Your people Israel shall make--each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house--30 Then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know; for You, You only, know men's hearts,  31That they may fear You and walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You gave to our fathers.

The devil comes to steal, destroy, and kill. If the devil is able to do such things against us, it is because we give the devil the authority over our lives through our sin, disobedience, or lack of faith.

Let the Holy Spirit search our hearts and let us walk and live in a spirit of repentance. Let us walk and live a life in the spirit of forgiving one another. Let us walk and live a life in the spirit of continual praise and thanksgiving.

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

2 Chronicles 6:36-39 (AMP)If they sin against You--for there is no man who does not sin--and You are angry with them and give them to enemies who take them captive to a land far or near; 37 Yet if they repent in the land to which they have been carried captive, and turn and pray there, saying, We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have dealt wickedly; 38 If they return to You with all their heart and soul in the land of their captivity, and pray facing their land which You gave to their fathers and toward the city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your Name;39Then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause; and forgive Your people, who have sinned against You.

If we are being defeated in the areas of our lives, perhaps, we should ask the Holy Spirit if we are in SIN? The conditions are to repent, pray, and return with ALL your heart. Perhaps, some of us have not returned with ALL of our hearts but given God terms? We cannot give God terms, He requires FULL Surrender from us. He desires Full Authority over our lives. He is our Lord of Lords.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 29, 2012

DO NOT LOSE YOUR JOY!! - July 9, 2011

The devil will use your loved ones, friends, believers, unbelievers, and your circumstances to steal your joy in the Lord. Once he steals your joy, it can become a downward spiral. A few years ago, when my wife and I would get into a fight, the Lord reminded us not to lose our joy. Many serve the Lord but they may have lost their joy as we can see it in their faces. Scripture says the Joy of the Lord is our STRENGTH and STRONGHOLD!!

Nehemiah 8:10 Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

If the devil steals your joy, how will you LOVE? If the devil steals your joy, he would have planted his seed the opposite of joy. It would be prudent that we repent and return to His FULL Presence.

John 10:10 (AMP)10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows).

Paul said that he found the secret to be content whether in lack or abundance. This is not only in the physical but in our emotions as well. Whether our situation is in peace or chaos, we must be consistence with our spirit so that we are only focused on the Lord and since He is our source of LIFE we can still be in JOY because we are in HIM and not our surroundings.

Philippians 4:12 I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.

It is easier said than done of course. God helps us to practice by allowing such difficult circumstances to come upon us. Is it PAINFUL? Yes, it is most PAINFUL. When difficult circumstances arise out of our situations or people, we try to be like Christ and not in the flesh. When we submit our will and flesh to be put down, it is very painful. It is painful because our will and flesh are dying. Death is a painful process but remember brethren, the process of death and dying in Christ MUST BE COMPLETED. What if Jesus had changed His mind because it was too painful and He opted out before the cross? He went knowing He would DIE. We must finish our tests and trials knowing we must go ALL THE WAY EVEN TO DEATH IF NECESSARY. Some of us may be called to be martyred in this life.

When the Lord brought me back from a rebellious back slidden life, my flesh was still much alive. As I began my journey back on the narrow road, I would still easily get angry at my wife and we would still easily get into a fight. When we had fought, the Lord reminded us to repent and press forward. We in the flesh always want to take it up to the Lord in regards to who's at fault. But that is trivial to God, it does not matter who's at fault, we are ALL AT FAULT. His Will is that we repent and press forward. He has a plan and He needs our cooperation and obedience. The devil has a plan as well. The devil wants us to quit and lose your joy. Once your complete joy is gone, then he comes to kill and destroy you. The devil has then taken your life through your own choice because he would have taken you away from the Lord who is LIFE. It is a CHOICE to become depressed or stay in JOY.

The devil threw his best at my family. The devil had thrown all his big guns at my wife and I. The preordained plan and work God had for our family before the foundation of the world was at stake and it became very close of being dismantled. Whether we cooperate and obey God or not, God's overall plan will still come to pass regardless whether we choose to participate in His Glory or not. If we do not step up into our calling, He will raise another. If God has to wait another generation, He will do so for He will be Glorified.

I remember a short story a brother told me. It goes like this. A certain pastor had just finished all he needed to become a pastor. As he walked up the altar to preach, he was very happy and proud of that day. As his head was getting a little too big, the Lord told him something. The Lord said that he was there because five others had not answered the call. A proud day had become a day of humility. It is not about us but HIM.


Therefore brethren, humble thyself and know it is not about us but HIM. I know it is hard at times but DO NOT LOSE YOUR JOY FOR IT IS YOUR STRENGTH AND STRONGHOLD. Persevere and endure, I promise you it will get better. The storms of life may not decrease but it will get better because we will become numb to the pain as our skins become thickened. We will grieve with you. We will cry with you. We will REJOICE with you in Victory. We are with you in spirit. Hold on and do not give ground back to the enemy.

Even Jesus said if possible let the cup pass but HE said NOT MY WILL BUT YOURS FATHER. THEREFORE, LET US PICK THE CROSS BACK UP AND CONTINUE THE FIGHT BRETHREN. DO NOT LOOK BACK. IF THE PAST IS USED FOR ANYTHING, LET IT BE USED AS A TESTIMONY FOR HIS GLORY. YES, HE IS COMING SOON. But until then, let us grow in HIM to be filled with His Power and Spirit to go more possess land for His Glory. Let us die to self giving and serving one another in Love to equip the saints so they may continue to persevere and endure all things as we wait for our King of Kings!

Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust,[a]with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). 13[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while [b]effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and[c]delight.

Steve Yong Kim
JULY 9, 2011

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Running from the Will of God and breaking our promises to HIM

In the book of Jonah, the Word of the Lord came to Jonah. Jonah was told to go to Nineveh and give them a message to proclaim a message against them for their wickedness. But like many of His children today, they ignore God's message or calling for their lives and they begin to go in another direction. Sadly, many of God's children are making the same mistake today as Jonah had.

Jonah 1:1-3 (AMP) NOW THE word of the Lord came to [a]Jonah son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to [b]Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from being in the presence of the Lord [as His prophet] and went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish [the most remote of the Phoenician trading places then known]. So he paid the appointed fare and went down into the ship to go with them to Tarshish from being in the presence of the Lord [as His servant and minister]. 

What is most frightening is that Jonah makes a willful choice to leave God's presence. In verse 3, Jonah rose up to flee from being in the presence of the Lord. What is Jonah's reason for making a choice to run from God? Why do most people not answer God's calling or commands? Is it because of fear? Fear of men? Fear of responsibility? Could it be that we may be running from the promises we have made to God because they may have made them during desperation and not meant it?

God has taught me an important lesson about people. Before Moses died, God told him that His people will play the harlot going after strange gods in the promise land and will forsake the Lord. When people are in desperate situations, they tend to cry out to God for help. In their desperate mode, people will make promises to God. Desperate situations are but really a blessing. They are moments in time in which our spirits are alive seeking and calling out for the Most High. But sadly, for many people, as God gives us relief, they have a typical attitude. The attitude is, "Thanks God but I can take it from here now!" This is how people react once God gives relief or help. They make a willful choice to leave His presence and continue on their original road.

Deuteronomy 31:16-18 (AMP) 16And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers, and this people will rise up and play the harlot after the strange gods of the land where they go to be among them; and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.17 Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them. And they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?18And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done in turning to other gods.

Such people may still go to church and say they believe in God and are saved. However, their lives may be in chaos. And in this chaos, who do most Christians blame? They blame the devil for stealing, killing, and destroying their lives. If the devil has done anything to us, it is because we have allowed it through our SIN.

But you see, when we run from God or run from the job or life that He has ordered for us, IT IS HIM WHO SENDS SUCH STORM IN OUR LIVES! Verse 4 of Jonah chapter 1 states that it was the Lord who sent the great wind upon the sea in which the violent tempest on the sea was braking up the ship. If our lives are being broken up, could it be because the Lord has sent a storm against us because we are running away from HIS WILL? In Deuteronomy chapter 31 above, when we rise up to play the harlot, God's anger will be kindled against us, He will forsake us hiding His face and many evils and troubles will befall us (verses 17-18 in Deut 31). Such storms may be from HIM when we run from His Will or as we play the harlot running to other gods.

 Jonah 1:4 (AMP) But the Lord sent out a great wind upon the sea, and there was a violent tempest on the sea so that the ship was about to be broken.

Such people whose lives are falling apart may seek other brethren or people to pray for them. These people may not know the root problem but they may in error be praying against the will of God. God may not be seeking to help the person from that particular situation but desiring the person to repent, fully surrender, and submit to the Will of God. We must have the discernment to know why some people's lives are in chaos. We must learn to pray properly and sometimes leave them to the Lord. Otherwise, we may be fighting God's Will!

After the crew on the ship had cast lots, they had determined Jonah was the reason for the storm. Jonah told them he had run from the presence of the Lord (verse 10).

Jonah 1:7-15 (AMP) And they each said to one another, Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us. So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8Then they said to him, Tell us, we pray you, on whose account has this evil come upon us? What is your occupation? Where did you come from? And what is your country and nationality?9And he said to them, I am a Hebrew, and I [reverently] fear and worship the Lord, the God of heaven, Who made the sea and the dry land.10Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, What is this that you have done? For the men knew that he fled from being in the presence of the Lord [as His prophet and servant], because he had told them.11Then they said to him, What shall we do to you, that the sea may subside and be calm for us? For the sea became more and more [violently] tempestuous.12And [Jonah] said to them, Take me up and cast me into the sea; so shall the sea become calm for you, for I know that it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.13Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring the ship to the land, but they could not, for the sea became more and more violent against them.14Therefore they cried to the Lord, We beseech You, O Lord, we beseech You, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood; for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You.15So they took up Jonah and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.

When they had questioned Jonah, in verse 9 he said that he was a Hebrew who fears and worships the Lord of heaven. This is equivalent of someone today saying he/she is a saved Christian who believes and has faith. Yet, Jonah's action was contrary to what he was saying.

Even after knowing the truth, the crew attempted to save themselves including Jonah by attempting to row back to land (verse 13) but the sea became more violent. And only after they had cast Jonah into the sea, the sea had ceased form raging. When we know our brethren is running from God and we attempt to support them in such ways, then we will be praying and/or our actions will be going against the Will of God and we will participate in the storm of that person as he/she runs from God. We must discern properly as we pray for people. Many people ask for prayer for this or that because they may be in desperate situations. But perhaps, God has sent the storm to get their attention. Therefore, we must pray for them to receive an obedient and repentant heart instead of praying for them to get out of their situation. For if we are praying for them to get out of a certain situation for the sake of their comfort, then we may actually be praying against the Will of God thus experiencing their storm against us.

If we follow misleading ministries or false prophecy that are going against the Will of God then we will end up in their storms as well. We must be willing to cast such things over board and out from among us. 

As people feel they are in a dark belly of a whale, they may cry out for help but they will not be delivered until they give homage to the Lord and submit to the Lordship of their King of Kings. If one continues to complain of what he/she perceives to be a bad situation, then all he/she is doing is complaining and murmuring against God who may had been the one who had put that person in such a wilderness.

The only way out of a dark situation is through sacrifices of thanksgiving and do as Jonah had, he said that he will fulfill his vow. We may through our choice try to forget the promises we had made to God. We may through our choice try to forget the promises our parents had made to God for our lives. However, God will at the end come to COLLECT!

If you feel you are in a dark belly, the only way out is through sacrifices of thanksgiving and submitting to His Will.

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

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Loving God is to obey

No matter how strong your anointing or how much gifts you possess, do not use them to measure your standing with God. When Moses struck the rock twice for water, he was in disobedience because God had told him to speak to the rock for water to come out. However, out of His Grace, God still provided the blessing or provision (water).

He sends rain to the righteous and wicked. However, in many times, the wicked eat much better than some of His own people. It is not about one's anointing or spiritual gifts with God that will always determine whether you eat or not. It is His Grace that provides the provisions for us whether we are in good terms with Him or not or whether we believe in HIM or not. He feeds the wicked giving them time to repent!

In Matthew 7:21-24, He is addressing own people who are calling Him Lord, Lord and possessed gifts and they were able to cast demons out but at the end were told to depart from HIM because of their lawlessness. Someone can still possess the anointing and spiritual gifts but choose to live in sin. The gifts are irrevocable! In fact, receiving spiritual gifts can become the most dangerous thing for some of us as our heads become puff with pride.

The anointing and gifts are there to draw us closer to HIM. We are to fully obey and fully surrendered following His commandments. You must keep His commandments which is a physical manifestation or an expression of your love to HIM. You must walk and live in holiness living a life worthy of HIM.

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

1 John 5:3(AMP) For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Matthew Chapt 24, "And then will the end come."

Matthew 24:14 And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.

A couple months ago, as I was reading Matthew chapter 24 again, verse 14 had impacted me. The Holy Spirit was leading me to question why verse 14 was after the above verses. Let us study the above verses.

Matthew 24:4-13 Jesus answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error]. 5For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [[b]appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray. 6And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; 8All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the [c]birth pangs [of the [d]intolerable anguish]. 9Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.10And then many will be offended and repelled and will [e]begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred. 11And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error. 12And the love of [f]the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, 13But he who endures to the end will be saved.14 And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.

Today, many Christians believe the gospel has already been pretty much testified/preached to all the nations. Through technology and the internet, the gospel can be found at the tip of our fingers. Yes, there are some who argue that the gospel has not reached all people like those in the distant jungles of the Amazon or the likes. But we can agree, the gospel has reached all nations regardless to some degree.

Yes, today, we are hearing wars and rumors of war. Nations are preparing to rise against each other and especially some against against Israel. There are various famines around the world and it appears there are more frequent earthquakes. There are even earthquakes in places where earthquakes are rare. And there are some countries where they are persecuting our brethren even unto death. Verse 9 states that many of us will be handed over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put to death hated by ALL nations for His name sake. Scripture continues and states when such things happen, many of His people will be offended and fall away betraying one another. Many false prophets will arise leading many to error and the love of the Body of people will grow cold.

In some sense, some can make an argument such things have happened or are happening. But today, many Christians can agree we are living in the days when we are hearing rumors of war as nations are being raised against each other. Even natural disasters such as earthquakes and other calamities are shaking many nations. Many Christians believe the gospel has reached all nations and we are ripe for the Lord's return.

Many Christians believe the gospel has reached all nations or at least to a certain degree and we are ready for the Lord's return but scripture is pointing out in Matthew chapter 24 that the Gospel will be preached after all those events as described above in verses 6 to 12. Scripture says this is just the beginning of birth pangs. We are just at the beginning? Other translations have it as the beginning of sorrows. What does this mean? Many believe we are at the beginning of birth pangs but they believe the Gospel has already been preached to the nations but yet scripture is saying it will be preached during this time and to the end. Now, some may interpret and say verse 14 is not a statement reflecting a time line but may be a general statement as a whole but let us look at verse 6, it states that all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet. This means that the Gospel will still be continued to be preached during all those event and even to the end.

In verse 9, it states that Christians will be hated by ALL nations for His name sake. Christians will be handed over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put to death. Are we living in times in which ALL nations hate us in which the many many of us are being put to death? We read these scripture verses and many assume this is the period of the Great Tribulation. The various events described above are not the events of the end per se because in verse 6, it states that these must come to pass BUT THE END IS NOT YET! Therefore, what is being described are not the "very" end time events but perhaps the pre-events of the end events. Verse 6 once again, "BUT THE END IS NOT YET!"

I had believed as many Christians are believing that the Gospel had basically reached all nations and we are ripened for the Lord's return. However, The Lord has been impressing on me that the many missionaries previously sent to the nations have been the efforts of  man and their religion. It has been a watered down gospel with NO POWER flesh giving birth to flesh in most cases. When Jesus walked the earth, He had addressed this to the Pharisee.

Matthew 23:15 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.

Yes, we are at the beginning of birth pangs. When dark and difficult days arrive, He will send His servants that are being trained in their wildernesses and He will send them to the All the Nations during a time of persecution when His people will be hated by ALL nations. They will be His servants raised and trained as He had with John the Baptist. This is Spirit giving birth to Spirit and God will get all the Glory and the uncompromising message will be of repentance and return of the Lord with the POWER OF GOD behind it confirming His Word.

Am I saying that we will go through the Great Tribulation? No, I am not saying this because I do not know whether we are going to go through the whole Tribulation or not. But God is requiring us to draw closer to HIM, abiding in HIM DAILY, receiving His Gifts and POWER so that we may be ready for the days that are coming. We need to be ready to fight the spiritual war that is coming. We will have to be ready to endure and persevere possible persecution and death if necessary.

If we are not prepared for such events spiritually, it will be the many Christians who will be offended as described in verse 10. They will end up betraying the Lord because the end time will not have happened as they had hoped or been led to believe. Many will end up dying from various things. 

When John the Baptist was in jail, he had sent a message to the Lord.

Matthew 11:2-3 Now when John in prison heard about the activities of Christ, he sent a message by his disciples. 3And asked Him, Are You the One Who was to come, or should we keep on expecting a different one?

John the Baptist, I believe was asking for help. But the Lord replied as in the following verses.

Matthew 11:6 And blessed (happy, fortunate, and [a]to be envied) is he who takes no offense at Me and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me and is not hindered from seeing the Truth.

I believe Jesus was telling John the Baptist that he would be martyred and not be rescued. If we found ourselves in a position of persecution and possible martyrdom for not only ourselves but our children also being put to death before us, will many of us who had been led to believe He would have returned by that time be offended? Would many at that time renounce HIM? Most of us in the western church are but a microwave, fast food, drive through, a spoiled generation of abundance and do we seriously believe when the time comes for martyrdom we can die for HIM in a worthy manner? If  some of us are called to be martyred, how can we die for Him in a worthy manner when so many of us are not living our lives worthy of HIM.

As I said before, I believe He will return in my life time. But He has spoken some things over my life. He has spoken some things that others will do before His return. Do not only read the signs of His imminent return but also read the signs that it may not be this year, next year, or even several years there after.

Do not be left unprepared, naked, and exposed when it doesn't turn out as many had been led to believe. Otherwise, the Will of God will have passed your life just as Jesus had passed and gone before His people during the first coming and they had not realized they had missed their Messiah because they had sought Him for their selfish reasons for relief instead of His Will.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Verichip is NOT the Mark of the Beast

Pastor Kim, Yong Doo, author of Baptize by Blazing Fire (March 19, 2011), is now in the Los Angeles area in Buena Park, CA at his branch church. My wife is in Los Angeles and Pastor Kim, Yong Doo has testified and confirmed what the Holy Spirit has been telling us. The Mark of the Beast is NOT the verichip as so many have been led to believe. Please draw closer too the Lord as dark and difficult days approach in the horizon. Stop wasting so much time chasing after prophecy with foundation that has been built on sand.

Yes, He is coming but many things will still happen. Many of you read and look for His signs of His coming but yet when there are signs that it may not be this year, next year, or even the next few years, do not just ignore it because of your stubbornness.

The Lord has told my wife and I that many of His own people will betray HIM when it gets very difficult and as it does not turn out as they had believed or have been led to believe.

Be wise brethren. Only those who do the Will of the Father will enter heaven. It will not be those who continue to look for the exit door because of their difficult situation for the sake of their comfort. He said this is selfishness. 

Money in itself is a foreshadow of the mark by the enemy. It has occult symbols all over it. But all of us use it since we have to eat, buy and sell. There are many things that foreshadow the Anti Christ and the mark that are in this world even right now. There are many occult symbols within corporations from whom we BUY from. Should we all go live in the mountains?

I had a brother discuss with me some time ago, if the verichip or something similar is the Mark of the beast, what is to happen to the new born babies when they are born. If they are inserted a chip at birth with no choice to choose, does this mean the babies are all condemned regardless?

Let us be wise brethren and not stubborn. God has taught me that we if look at the history of even His people, the majority's view has always been WRONG.

Although the Lord has not told me personally whether He will return in my life or not, I do believe He will return in my life time and I do believe in the rapture. But it is not anytime soon as He has spoken things in my life and others that still need to be fulfilled before He comes.

God has told me it is VERY EASY to become decieved. We must put down all our personal desires, ambition, goals, and all of our self and let our will be HIS WILL.

Strengthen your armors and thicken your skins by storing up your prayers, worship, and reading. Hold your ground against all adversity and move forward! Those born of God are overcomers! WE overcome. Stop looking for the cavalry to rescue you. We are the cavalry if Jesus is living in us! Prayer, word, and worship are our main weapons! Many difficult things are coming! Yes, He will return but prepare for difficult days.

Fire of God!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Do not make the same mistake as the majority had in the past! - January 25, 2011

When John the Baptist entered the scene, many people including the Pharisees curiously came to hear what he was preaching. He was preaching a radical message in which most at that time were not expecting. His message as far as they were concerned was extreme. It was extreme to them because they did not know they had drifted so far away from God.

In fact, he was not even preaching in the traditional places of the synagogues. He was preaching in the wilderness, the desert of Judea. He was preaching what appeared to the people a extreme radical message. He was telling them to repent and be baptized. The Lamb of God was coming and the people had to prepare for His coming. John the Baptist was preparing the way. He was a voice in the wilderness. He had come in the spirit of Elijah. John was a forerunner to the Messiah.

Mark 1:6 "And John wore clothing woven of camel's hair and had a leather girdle around his loins and ate locusts and wild honey.

John's message may have been extreme but it had depth. It had conviction. And as a result, it drew many from the surrounding areas to come repent and be baptized.

Mark 1:5 "And there kept going out to him [continuously] all the country of Judea and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, [a]as they were confessing their sins."

And since his message drew people, it got the attention of the Pharisees and the Sadducees as they came to see what was happening.

Jesus is coming back very soon. The question is how do these passages apply today. I believe God is preparing His army of forerunners. Many are in their wildernesses being trained. I pray they will all pass their training and test.

Why did John the Baptist preach in the wilderness? Why did he not preach in the synagogues? His message was too radical for the traditional venues of church. They would or had already kicked him out. Just as today, the pure FULL uncompromising gospel is being preached outside of many churches. It is being preached on Facebook. It is being preached on the streets. It is being preached in the third world countries. It is being preached among the laity themselves. It is being preached outside from most of the traditional venues.

 It is very rare to find a church that is preaching the Full Counsel of God. It is very rare to find a church preaching the uncompromising Word of God. But Praise the Lord, God does have His reserved churches!

What are most churches preaching today? They are preaching Super Bowl Sunday because we may be in that secular sport season? They are selling classes on how to budget their money during this soft economy. They are selling books/CD's on how to be prosperous for the sake of becoming rich instead of living Holy righteous lives. They are preaching nonsense. Flesh giving birth to flesh.

Why are they not preaching repentance!!! For the King of Kings is returning!!! But they got time for football? Many preachers have time for another full time job in order to puff up their 401Ks instead of praying? They are playing farmville and the likes instead of praying. Are they not hearing the messages from people who are being taken to heaven and hell. Are they not hearing that many many preachers and their wives are ending up hell!!

Why did John the Baptist wear garment made of camel's hair and eat locust and honey? To the normal person, John the Baptist probably looked like a crazy person preaching a crazy message who ate insects. But you see, what he wore and ate represented something. It showed that he was separated from the system of religion. He was separated from the world. But the Pharisees and Sadducees came looking for him in their nice beautiful garments. Today, they would come looking nice in their suits with their degrees in theology.

John the Baptist was not ordained. He did not have a covering in the traditional sense. He did not go to bible school.

In Luke 1:80, it states,"And the little boy grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the deserts (wilderness) until the day of his appearing to Israel [the commencement of his public ministry]."  He was trained by God in the wilderness.

He was an outsider. The Pharisees and Sadducees knew who he was. They recognized his anointing. They were jealous and this is why they had come to him. They were jealous and they had felt threatened by his impact. They were jealous of having the people's attention draw to him.

John the Baptist called them brood of vipers! Imagine if someone called some preachers today in public a brood of vipers. Many would whine and cry out, "Stop judging! Do not judge lest you be judge!" What they do not know is that John the Baptist was not speaking from his own authority. He was speaking what the Spirit of God had directly put in His mouth.

John the Baptist told the Pharisees and Sadducees do not assume you have Abraham as your Father. In today's term for the gentile Christian leaders, God forerunners would be saying, "Do not think just because you come from a generation line of preachers or because you grew up in church that qualifies you for anything!. Just because you have degrees over degrees, do not think that qualifies you to anything either. Still brood of vipers bowing down to religion and money!!"

God is raising His servants from the laity because most of the church leadership are sleeping with the spirits of Balaam, Cain, error, and religion. Just as in the days of old, they continue to throw stones and kill God's prophets and servants. Today, instead of literally killing you as in the days of old, they instead try to kill you spiritually and would ruin your name if they could.

Nothing has really changed. They continue to call God's work the work of the devil and yet they themselves do not possess any power. They are in fear of losing their numbers because they serve the almighty dollar! History repeats. Because the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the majority and nation of Israel had rejected their Messiah. Will history repeat again?

As Jesus is about to return, are the majority of Christians rejecting her KING because religion and error are so rampant in the churches? God is raising up His forerunners to the nations? I asked Him, why are you sending your servants out from the USA to the nations when so many in America are sleeping and blind? Could history be repeating? When Israel had rejected the Messiah, the message went to the Nations of Gentiles. Now, as the Christians await the return, are the Christians in America rejecting the call to repent and return to their first love? Many do not hear because they are so desensitized, blind, and  slothful. Many do not hear because many have hardened their hearts? Therefore, God is sending His message to the nations who are hungry and waiting!!!! Could history be repeating?

Do you not understand how the Father is grieving!!!!! Do you not understand how so many are deceived? Do you not understand how so many are stiffed neck and stubborn even today? Wake up already!!

Luke 23:27-30 (Amplified Bible) And there accompanied [Jesus] a great multitude of the people, [including] women who bewailed and lamented Him.28But Jesus, turning toward them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.29For behold, the days are coming during which they will say, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and [a]to be envied) are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that have never nursed [babies]!
30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover (conceal, hide) us!

And because Israel had rejected her Messiah, judgment had come. In 70 AD, Rome had decimated all of Jerusalem. The temple was destroyed and the Romans killed more than 1 million Jews. They crucified 500 people a day. The slaughter was enormous. Men, women, children, and priests, young and old, so many slaughtered.

What do you think is coming for this great nation that is now in harlotry and forsaking God as a whole? God has told me this country is a nation full of whores. The false prophets say peace peace when there is no peace. Judgment is coming. Difficult days are coming. Prepare your hearts. Get on your knees and repent!! Return to your first Love. Many have too much of the world in them. Many are lukewarm! Repent!

Ask God to show you His Truth! Ask God to put you in agreement with you! Open up your hearts! Pray! It is so sad as so many are not praying enough. Lord have mercy on your people.

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

Revelation 3:15-18 (Amplified Bible) I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!16So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!17For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.18Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.

It is very sad. At least if the religious were cold, they would know they are in need to return to their Savior. But when someone is lukewarm, they do not even realize they are heading to hell.

All the Glory to Him
May you give all the Glory to Him.

Fire of God!
Steve Kim
January 25, 2011

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fully Obey so many can be blessed

Genesis 22:18 (AMP) And in your Seed [[a]Christ] shall all the nations of the earth be blessed and [by Him] bless themselves, because you have heard and obeyed My voice.

When we obey the Lord, many people such as our children, family, spouses, friends, relatives, strangers, and even our enemies can be blessed. When we obey the voice of the Lord, people around us and those we may not even know may be blessed down through the generations.

However, if we do not obey, then the consequences are the opposite. What is the opposite of blessings? The opposite are curses. It is not a small thing to disobey. It is not a small thing to compromise. We will be tested many times.

There may be times in which we may have repented quickly but we may have to face the consequences of disobedience or compromise. There may be some discipline for a season.

Deuteronomy 5:9-10 (AMP) You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,10And showing mercy and steadfast love to thousands and to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Many Christians are like King Saul and are in denial. Many Christians believe they are or have obeyed God but they have NOT FULLY OBEYED as required. Many Christians just as King Saul feared MEN and have disobeyed or compromised. We must learn to fear God more than men. Unlike our secular education, getting a C grade with God in obedience is a failure. Getting a B in obedience is failure. We must FULLY FOLLOW and FULLY OBEY even at the cost of our embarrassment or humiliation. We must fully obey even if it cost us our friends, family, or lives.

1 Samuel 15:17-24 (AMP) Samuel said, When you were small in your own sight, were you not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed you king over Israel?18And the Lord sent you on a mission and said, Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites; and fight against them until they are consumed.19Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord, but swooped down upon the plunder and did evil in the Lord's sight?20Saul said to Samuel, Yes, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag king of Amalek and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.21But the people took from the spoil sheep and oxen, the chief of the things to be utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.22Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.24And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

Saul was commanded to destroy all the Amalekites and when confronted by Samuel, he actually said in verse 20 that he did obey the voice of the Lord. However, he had kept the Amalek king alive and also plundered the best sheep and oxen. In verse 23, Saul's disobedience or in other words, not fully obeying God was actually a rejection to the word of the Lord. In verse 24, he admitted that he had feared people and obeyed their voices.

There are many voices in our lives. It is not a good thing to go hear out many voices to determine the Will of God for your life. God has set certain people over your lives to learn from. He also has the Holy Spirit in you to teach you. We need to go to prayer instead of the phone or text. However, people continue to seek numerous people out to get their own answer. They seek people to give them the comfort and assurance that their decision will be fine. Even though God's answer may have been given and difficult to accept, they put blinders on and seek the answer they desire.

Do not be deceived brethren. Do not continue to walk in a endless circle going no where because of your stubbornness. Perhaps, it is time to repent. Repent asking the Holy Spirit to search your heart. You may have to finish the difficult season because of your disobedience or choice but at least you can now face the proper direction which will be the Will of God and not your will.

We are to be growing in His Grace moving from Glory to Glory and not from problem to problem. If we have hit a road block, then it is time to get on our knees spending time with HIM to search our hearts. We must live a life in the spirit of repentance so that He may continue to cleanse us. I speak a spirit of repentance over you dear brethren. 

1 John 3:24 (AMP) All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [[a]They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.

What are you willing to pay to be restored to HIM? What are you willing to pay? All He requires is your heart and time yet many of His people will not even give HIM that. Is time too expensive for some of us?

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

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 19, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy)

One time a person told my wife and I not to chase after spiritual gifts. However, the brethren missed the point of our intent and discussion.

First let us see why spiritual gifts are essential to our walk. Paul says in scripture to "earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and bests gifts and graces.

1 Cor 12:31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love].

I have experienced such people who say such things taking things out of context as to say "not to chase spiritual gifts" are those who possess no gifts or are stagnant in their spiritual lives.

Why do I say spiritual gifts are essential? What does scripture says?

1 Cor 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit.

When we possess spiritual gifts then as we use them for His Glory, the Holy Spirit MANIFESTS through those gifts. The message has been for people to repent for the KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND! If we claim to be children of God, then as we walk this journey moving from Glory to Glory, should we not become MORE spiritual beings in the literal sense? Does the flesh follow the Spirit? Does carnality follow the Spirit? No, the Sons of God follow and are led by the Spirit because we become more spiritual in our growth and we become more sensitive to HIM.

When we possess the gift of healing and God heals people through us, the Kingdom of God has come upon us. When we cast demons out by the finger of God, the Kingdom of God has come upon us. When His gifts operate through us, the Kingdom of God is upon us and through our prayers and worship, we can come against the land of the enemy to possess it violently and zealously. The Holy Spirit manifests through our gifts and the Kingdom of God is upon us. Yes, heaven and His Glory is manifesting around us.

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

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

Can receiving spiritual gifts become dangerous? It can be a most dangerous thing as people's heads get puffed. But brethren, do earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the gifts but with them ask God to give you the mantle of humility. Speak humility over yourselves. Bind and cast out the evil spirits of pride. But most of all, do not fail to seek the most excellent highest gift of them all....LOVE as Paul said.

In the dark and difficult days that are coming, we will need the spiritual weapon and gifts for these last days. May you all have His Boldness and Courage. May you all have the courage to FULLY Surrender all areas of your lives. Grace and Peace multiplied to you and your families!

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Let Truth set you Free as you move from Glory to Glory

Many of us are ashamed to speak of our past. We may have repented. We may have asked forgiveness from God but yet we may still be ashamed of it. Then there are those who may have repented to God but yet have NOT repented  or confessed to their spouses, family, friends, neighbors, or their children for the hurt or offenses we may have done to one another. If we are still ashamed of our past then the devil will use it as a foothold and thus we will not be able to use it for God's Glory because we would not have fully surrendered to HIM in that area. How will we use it as a testimony then if we still have such skeletons/issues in our closest? It would prove that we are not yet completely free. Because the Truth is suppose to set us Free. The Truth will set us free when we stop fearing men and our circumstances. Truth will set us free as we surrender all of ourselves including the shameful things of our past at the foot of the Cross.

We need to be walking what we profess to be in Christ. We need to achieve a state of spiritual tone of mind and heart thus having His Glory reflect and rise from us. Sadly, there are too many of us Christians that are living a life of lip service. On Sunday or even on Facebook and the internet, many of us put a game face on of trying to be spiritual or a true Christian. But yet, God's power and Glory is but very dim in their lives. Many of them have not given full authority of their lives over to JESUS. They have only given partial surrender. God requires FULL Surrender and Full Obedience. Partial surrender or obedience at the end will lead to rejection by God as King Saul had proved in his tenure as king.

We need to stop hiding like Adam and Eve did when they had first sinned. We must come and step into His Light and be exposed. We must let His Blood cleanse us as we humbly come before HIM and confess our sins. We must confess the wrongs we may have committed to our spouses, friends, family, or children. There are many spouses who think they are free because they may have repented to God but yet they still hold an ugly part in their hearts as they have not confessed to their spouses for the wrongs done in dark to the other half because of their shame. However, we need to bring it into the Light. We need to confess them. We need to forgive one another. Those who have been wronged, we need to forgive so that the Power of Love will manifest in our lives through Christ.

James 5:16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

In the above verse, in order to achieve spiritual tone of mind and heart, we must confess to one another of our slips, offenses, sins, etc and secondly, we must pray for one another. Then as we confess and as we pray for one another, we become that righteous man in Christ in which tremendous power can manifest.

There is so much power in forgiving one another and praying for those who may have hurt us. In the book of Job, only after Job had prayed for his friends who had basically condemned him was when Job was restored twice as much. Too many of us pray for ourselves only and not for our enemies or those who may have hurt us. We would have proved that we have died  to ourselves when our prayers are more directed for our enemies and those who have hurt us instead of only praying for our needs and interest for the sake of our comfort.

Job 42:9-10 (AMP) So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; and the Lord accepted [Job's prayer]. 10And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Brethren, let us stop hiding and step into His Light to be completely FREE in HIM. Let nothing keep us in bondage. Confess to one another of your sins and pray for one another so that you may be HEALED AND RESTORED TO A SPIRITUAL TONE OF MIND AND HEART. May you all continue to Grow in His Grace moving from Glory to Glory. May you all fly High with the King of Kings in Freedom.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Prosperity and Tithing

Today, many churches preach about prosperity. Many Christians however seem very confused. What is prosperity? What is its purpose? Should we seek to be prosperous? Do we have the right to be prosperous as many preach it in such a way? Does the Lord want us to be prosperous? Prosperity appears to be a double edged sword. It is a blessing from the Lord yet for many when they become prosperous, they begin to turn away from the Lord forsaking HIM.

When we talk about prosperity, everyone assumes of material wealth. But what about spiritual prosperity? What about prosperity of your health? Should we not seek spiritual prosperity? Perhaps many do not obtain material prosperity because they do not seek it in the order that God desires. Perhaps, many do not obtain neither because the motivation to receive spiritual or material prosperity are selfish. However, scripture says He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.

Psalm 35:27 Let those who favor my righteous cause and have pleasure in my uprightness shout for joy and be glad and say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, Who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.

I am sadden when I hear many TV evangelist attempting to pry $1000 from the children of God promising them prosperity. If I sow $1000 into one of their ministries, will I become prosperous and rich as they claim? Is that my only prerequisite? Today, $1000 appears to be the magical amount to give.

Sowing and tithing into a ministry is a good thing. However, we should be sowing to bless the Lord and His work. We are commanded to tithe 10% or give our first fruits and offerings but to give for the sake of becoming rich or to give so we can get out of debt is giving for the wrong reasons. We tithe and offer because it is a commandment of God. We are not to tithe or offer out of desperation. If we do so then are we not really just trying to bribe God? However, when we tithe out of full surrender of ourselves, such actions will move God's heart. Many today do not tithe or offer properly thinking it is not a requirement or commandment of God thus robbing HIM yet when they get into a desperate situation, they attempt to bribe HIM.

Malachi 3:7-9 Even from the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, How shall we return? 8Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob or defraud You? [You have withheld your] tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation.

Some people say the book of Malachi and the part of tithing are for the priests. Well, are we not a kingdom and priests to our God?

Revelation 5:10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!

Some people say they cannot tithe 10% because they cannot afford it. When we look at those who can tithe 10%, other says they are able too tithe 10% because they can afford it. When will many wake up to this revelation? Those who are able to afford and tithe 10% do so because they obey and tithe 10%. Those who do not tithe 10% are only hindering their own blessings and their own abilities. If we do not follow God's commandment and tithe 10% and make offerings how will HE REBUKE THE DEVOURER FOR OUR SAKES?

I think the amplified version has it best.

Malachi 3:10-11 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.

Many read Malachi chapter 3 and think they have to give ALL of their money but in the amplified it accurately states to give the whole tenth of your income. Let us tithe as part of obeying God's commandment.

But you see brethren, it is not just about tithing. We must follow all of God's ways and commandments so that prosperity (spiritual, health, material) will follow us. We do not seek God to be prosperous as many prosperity gospel presents but it is a by product of our obedience and we shall eat the good fruit thereof.

Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness and joy.

Haggai 2:9 The latter glory of this house [with its successor, to which Jesus came] shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.

Prosperity is something that follows the children of God as we obey and listen to His Word and commandments. We must listen and FULLY Obey and FULLY Surrender. We can know if we are NOT prospering or if we are hitting a ceiling that prevents us from spiritual, health, or material prosperity when we TRANSGRESS AGAINST HIS COMMANDMENTS.

Isaiah 48:18 Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.

1 Chronicles 22:13 Then you will prosper if you are careful to keep and fulfill the statutes and ordinances with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage. Dread not and fear not; be not dismayed.

 2 Chronicles 24:20 Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood over the people, and he said to them, Thus says God: Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord SO THAT YOU CANNOT PROSPER? Because you have forsaken the Lord, He also has forsaken you.

I may not be a billionaire or a famous entertainment star but I am prosperous in spirit, health, and even in my materiel needs. I am content. I may not be rich as some define it but even during my wilderness as we learned to fully obey and fully surrender, we had never lacked nor had we begged. Even in our lack, we were able to be the givers of those who needed help. Whether in your rich or poor, you will be tested whether you can trust God. Will you be faithful and consistent trusting HIM by tithing 10% and making offerings or will you rob God and cut the tithes instead of your cable bill because you consider the cable package too good of a great deal to lose?

Psalm 37:25 (AMP) I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.

Do not seek God for prosperity for the sake of being rich. Seek God with an obedient heart fully surrendered for HIS Glory following HIS Commandments and then spiritual, health, and material prosperity will follow you as a blessing or a byproduct of your obedience. Then our spiritual, health, and/or material prosperity can be utilized for the proper needs. It can be used for His Kingdom and not for our selfish needs.

Therefore brethren, as Psalm 35:27 says, He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Now let us humble ourselves and depart from all evil and seek His Will because robbers will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Psalms 37:27 Depart from evil and do good; and you will dwell forever [securely].28For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off. 29[Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. 30The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.31The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

The bible tells us to seek the Kingdom First and all those things will be added on to us. Men assume prosperity to be material wealth. However, we are to be prosperous in every way. Let us obtain in proper order and let us seek His Kingdom first and prosper more spiritually. Then will follow health and material blessings.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stop Blaming others and BELIEVE!

When Adam and Eve fell by disobeying and eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, they hid from God. And as God asked Adam if he had eaten from the tree he was NOT commanded too, the blaming and pointing fingers began.

When things do not go our way or if things seem to fall apart, we as humans in our nature are always looking for a scape goat. We begin to blame others with their politics, policy, beliefs, culture, language, choices, physical appearance, or whatever we can get a hold on to hate and blame.

Genesis 3:12-13 And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me--she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.13And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

In his sin, Adam had the audacity to blame God and then Eve. However, this is very common. We tend to blame God for the bad choices we make. I had heard many say to me that they are not angry with God yet the time they spend with God and the the things they do with God had dramatically decreased and on the flip side, their choices to get back into sin had increased.

When God asked Eve in verse 13, she blamed the serpent. If people lose jobs or if they cannot find a job, what do most people do? They start blaming their governments. They begin to blame their leaders. They may begin to blame their parents. They may begin to blame their education. They may begin to blame the immigrants in their country.

In hell, there are many in there blaming many other people for their reasons for being in hell. They may be blaming their preachers for not properly teaching them. They may be blaming other Christians for not telling them the Truth but were more afraid of offending one another. They may be blaming their parents for not having disciplined them. They may be blaming their friends for being a bad influence on them. However, at the end, there is no one to blame but ourselves for the ultimate choice is still ours.

It really saddens me as I continue to see many Christians ignorantly slandering their secular governmental leaders and spiritual leaders. Are they not attempting to point out a wrong so they can get others to agree and blame someone else?  If a spiritual leader has gone rogue, did God give you the authority to point him/her out and slander them? How can many who have never met those whom they point out determine whether the information one has received on the internet, by hearsay or You tube is accurate when they have never met personally? Will you risk the possibility of usurping God's authority by contributing to the blame or pointing finger game?

Have you not read what had happened during Korah's rebellion? Have we not read about Korah's clan being swallowed up alive into Sheol? Then God sent a plague that killed 14,700 of His own people who had rebelled and the killing stopped because of Moses and Aaron's intercession! Have we not read how David dare not touch King Saul who was God's anointed even though God had rejected King Saul? David had a few chances to kill King Saul and take the throne but David feared God more than desiring power. David continued to respect King Saul as he waited for God.

If you are in a church and a higher revelation is given to you in regards to your preacher or leaders, it is NOT YOUR JOB TO OVERTHROW HIM/HER OR VOTE THEM OUT. How can the congregation remove what God has placed or anointed? If your eyes are opened to their error, instead of blaming, it becomes YOUR JOB TO INTERCEDE ON THEIR BE HALF AND ASK FOR MERCY! However, in many of our churches and even in regards to our governments, many Christians, instead of spending our time interceding, they spend hours gossiping and conspiring in their hearts to spiritually stone and KILL their brethren. Do YOU HAVE THE HEART OF GOD OR DO YOU HAVE THE HEART OF CAIN? You see, Cain did NOT KILL an enemy. He did not kill a stranger! But he did KILLED HIS OWN BROTHER! As God opens our eyes, it then becomes our responsibility to intercede until spiritual order is restored or until God's judgment comes to His House by His means and not by our actions. If you see error and if you think you can do better by overthrowing the leadership, you are but a rebel in God's Kingdom because God's Kingdom operates through Love and not Murder!

Romans 13:2 (AMP)Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].

If we say we are Christians then why are we blaming our governments for the bad things that are happening on our watch? If we say we are Christians then are we not born of God to overcome all things even the world? If we say we are Christians then do we NOT have the Keys to the Kingdom? If we say we are Christians then do we not have the authority and power to trample on snakes and scorpions and over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY? If we say we are Christians then why are the prayers of most not getting answered when the bible says they will if we ask in HIS NAME!

If we say we are Christians and if we are to be the salt and the light of the world, why are we not able to change the world? IT IS BECAUSE MANY OF US SPEND TOO MUCH TIME BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE AND EVEN BLAMING OUR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES. We have been given POWER and AUTHORITY TO OVERCOME. All we have to do is stop using our energy and mouths to blame others but instead use it to pray. It is through PRAYER we can change the spiritual realm. It is through prayer, we can touch the HEART OF GOD!!!! Many of us will severely answer to the time we have spent wasting when we had the keys to the Kingdom! Even if no one wants to join in the prayer, why must you wait for others. All that is required is ONE RIGHTEOUS man and God will hear. But if two or more will join, imagine the possibilities if we join and agree in Love.

James 5:16 (AMP) Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]

Be wise brethren, many of you are in judgment because many slander and usurp God's authority. Stop looking to overthrow the leadership but instead intercede for restoration of spiritual authority within your churches and within your lives. You may have been placed at some spot to intercede and for support. It is through our love and prayer that will violently and zealously come against the enemy to repossess the land for the Lord.

We will answer for the time we had spent on this earth. We will answer to HIM for what He had given to us for His Kingdom.

Matthew 25:24-30 He who had received one talent also came forward, saying, Master, I knew you to be a harsh and hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you had not winnowed [the grain]. 25So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is your own.26But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle servant! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed? 27Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest. 28So take the talent away from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will be [f]furnished richly so that he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away. 30 And throw the good-for-nothing servant into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March  12, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Will History repeat again for many?

If you look at the first coming, almost everyone had it wrong. They thought Jesus would over throw the Romans and establish His Kingdom. In fact, the Jewish people were oppressed and occupied by the Romans. They thought Jesus would come and save them in that way. Even the Apostles after the resurrection asked when He would overthrow the Romans and establish His Kingdom. Jesus basically told them that it is none of their business to know and He wanted them to receive the Holy Spirit and go preach and do His Will.

Today, many Christians are not oppressed or occupied by the Romans. However, many Christians are oppressed generally. They are occupied by many bondages themselves. They are seeking Jesus' return to release and free them. But how can He free many of them when they are living in sin transgressing against His commandments as the Jews were doing during the Roman occupation?

The Jews under Roman occupation had a problem. They were blind to the fact that they were occupied by the Romans because of their SIN. Instead of realizing their sins and repenting, THEY PERSECUTED AND CRUCIFIED JESUS FOR HE WAS NOT THE TYPE OF SAVIOR THEY WERE EXPECTING.

If you read history and/or biblical history, man seems to repeat their mistake over and over again. God has taught me the majority is always wrong.

God is the small voice. He comes in a direction in which most are not looking. He does things which most are not expecting.

BE wise brethren. The end times is not going to happen as the majority thinks or has self interpreted as history has proven itself.

When the time come, the Lord will reveal to HIS OBEDIENT awaken servants what the mark of the beast will be and other relevant information. For now He requires us to receive power from the Holy Spirit do His WILL to the ends of the earth. And that is being rapture ready.

The devil is much much smarter than all of us for he is an ancient being as well. Watch out for the decoys. Watch out for the deception! The Lord has told told my wife and I that what is coming is going to SHOCK us. Prepare your hearts bearing fruit of repentance.

Acts 1:6-8 So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel? 7 He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know [b]what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed [c]years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim

Prophecy, Visions, and Dreams

On the internet, there are many Christians following other Christians. There are many Christians who are posting their dreams, visions, and prophecy. I, myself, encourage the gifts of God for we ourselves possess them. However, if you decide to follow or feed from a certain source, then the basic question is the following: What is the foundation of their ministry whether you are following an individual, group, or a church? You must continue to test all spirits.

Are you following their posts or messages of only prophecy, visions, or dreams? I am not saying they may be false or deception but I need to address a salient point. What are you feeding from? What is the foundation of their ministry or messages? They may had an original prophecy, vision, or dream which could have been from God. I am not saying what you may have been hearing or reading are false. I am not pointing to anyone or group specifically nor am I pointing to any specific message. However, I must address the issue that there are so many prophecy, visions, and dreams coming out that some are contradicting each other. And instead of discerning, I see many Christians accepting both contradicting prophecies. If one accepts contradicting prophecies, visions, or dreams, one is but compromising and really chasing an easy answer for their itchy ear instead of chasing Truth! Is the Gospel a roulette game in which one can bet on both red and black to play it safe? I see very few people who will hold their ground for solid truth. I see many who waver back and forth like a man of two minds. Please ask God for a spirit of Discernment!

What is the foundation of one's ministry? Are prophecies the foundation of someone's ministry? Are visions the foundation of one's ministry? Are dreams the foundation of someone's ministry? What should be the foundation of a ministry?

You see, just because someone post a bunch of scripture verses with their prophecy, visions, or dreams does not mean their foundation is the WORD OF GOD! The foundation of any ministry whether they be an individual, group, or church should be the WORD OF GOD. Prophecy, visions, and dreams are to be the supplement for the foundation of the Word of God and not the reverse.

I see many follow individuals whose foundation is but their prophecy, visions, or dreams. If people continue to follow prophecy, visions, or dreams without having a solid foundation of the WORD OF GOD, they will at the end be deceived. It is the WORD OF GOD that keeps us in check as prophecy, visions, dreams and other gifts are manifested. The gifts are to correlate with the WORD OF GOD!

There are too many chasing prophecy, visions, and dreams instead of chasing the Word of God. Prophecy, visions, and dreams by themselves will NOT keep you grounded with the LORD. It is the WORD of GOD in you that will ground you with the LORD. Memorizing a bunch of scripture verses is not necessarily knowing the Word of God. Quoting scripture verses does not necessarily mean someone knows the Word of God.

If you follow anyone's messages, follow someone who is feeding you the WORD OF GOD and its revelations! Then prophecy, visions, and dreams will correlate and supplement what is being taught. The Word of God is what will ENDURE FOREVER and prophecy, visions, and dreams will all pass away for all will lose its value as TRUTH will supersede them.

1 Corinthians 13:8 (AMP Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([a]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

John 15:1-10 I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.2Any 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. 3You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].4Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. 6If 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.7 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. 10If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.

In John chapter 15, Jesus said that His WORD is what cleanse and prunes us. It is HIS WORD that must continue to remain in us and to continue to live in our hearts and whatever we ask, it SHALL BE DONE FOR YOU. If we are praying for things and things are NOT being done for us then we better ask if the WORD of God is continuing in and living in our hearts! Chasing prophecy, visions, and dreams are not the prerequisites for having your prayers answered. You must chase HIM for HE is the WORD! Get to know HIM. Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying prophecy, visions, and dreams are bad but they are gifts to draw us closer to HIM. The gifts are used to confirm many things. They are not to be the source of our spiritual food. The WORD OF GOD is our spiritual food.

For whatever or whoever you are feeding from, make sure you are listening to folks whose foundation is the WORD OF GOD and not their gifts. The gifts are to be supplements to the Word of God. The signs and wonders are to be the supplements to those who are believing correctly. My wife and I possess certain gifts such as prophecy and others but they are not our foundation in which to draw people to HIM.

There are just too many trying way to hard to produce a word to feed an addicted generation. Read and learn all of His Word. Read and learn what He has done in the past in regards to a rebellious or obedient people. Read and learn so you will not make the same mistake as the previous generations. Read and learn so you may know His Voice.

Jeremiah 23:25-28 (AMP) I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed [visions on my bed at night].26[How long shall this state of things continue?] How long yet shall it be in the minds of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even the prophets of the deceit of their own hearts, 27Who think that they can cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which every man tells to his neighbor, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal?28The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord.

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
March 7, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Living in the sign of the times

We are living in serious times and the signs are pointing to the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. However brethren, please be wise. Many just look for the signs of the return and they do not look at the other signs that it may not be this year or even next year. God shows us both signs. He will show us signs of His soon Return and He will show us signs that it may not going to be today, next month, next year or perhaps even the next few years.

If the Lord has given personal prophecy about you and what you will do for HIM, will He just nullify it and Return at any given moment? Has He not given you the prophecy as part of the preparation for His Return and last day harvest?

Do not be so hard headed and stubborn. No one can force Jesus to return any sooner than the appointed time. Be careful for Judas attempted to force the hand of Jesus and ended up betraying HIM. Will some of us end up betraying HIM again as some may try force His second coming by leading others astray by giving them bad or false information?

I personally do believe He will return in my lifetime but yet He has also told me many things that will happen in my life which I know there are still many personal seasons I will go through.

Even in our personal lives, we are not only to look at the good things that happens to us but also look at the not so good things of our lives to determine what God is trying to say to us. He speaks VOLUME through our circumstances. Whatever the devil has stolen, we have allowed through our disobedience and sin transgressing against His commandments.

Dark difficult days are coming. Persecution for the church is coming. Dig your fox holes and dig in for the climax of the spiritual war of wars is coming. I am not saying we will go through the whole Great Tribulation for I do not have that revelation yet.

Diligently obey and overcome all of your trials and personal tribulations and do not lose hope. He said you must carry your own crosses, persevere, and follow Him or you cannot be His disciple. He said only those who endure to the end will be saved.

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

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

Many things are already coming on the earth and many more things will come. When we diligently obey overcoming all of our trials and personal tribulations for the GLORY OF THE KING, then we will be rapture ready.

God Bless
Fire of God

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Why are Gentile Christians trying live under Jewish traditions??

It is truly amazing even after two thousand years or so after Paul had already addressed the Galatians of being bewitched into observing the rituals of the llaw, we in the 21st century are facing the same problems. Paul had said that false brethren had secretly slipped in to spy on our liberty and freedom which we have in Jesus Christ and to put us back into bondage.

Galatians 2:4 (AMP) [My precaution was] because of false brethren who had been secretly smuggled in [to the Christian brotherhood]; they had slipped in to spy on our liberty and the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might again bring us into bondage [under the Law of Moses].

There are many so called Gentile Christians today who are attempting to be Jewish. They are dressing like Jews. They are trying to talk like them. They are trying to eat like them. They are trying to dress like them and they are trying to keep Saturdays as the Sabbath like them.

I love the Jewish people and it is not a problem to understand and learn of their culture but some have gone a step further and they have begun to incorporate their traditions and their way of life into personal lives of Gentile Christians. In fact, we do need to learn some Jewish culture to understand bible but what is really sad is that many such Christian are putting themselves back into the food law by watching what they eat or not eat. It is a good thing to watch what we eat for health purposes but some are watching what they eat based on the Levitical food law of chapter 11.

What did Jesus have to say in regards to this subject? With the Lord's death and resurrection, we are NO LONGER UNDER THE RITUAL LAWS. But we are still under the 10 Commandments and the moral laws.

Mark 7:15 (AMP) There is not [even] one thing outside a man which by going into him can pollute and defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him and make him unhallowed and unclean.

Mark 7:19-20 (AMP) Since it does not reach and enter his heart but [only his] digestive tract, and so passes on [into the place designed to receive waste]? Thus He was making and declaring all foods [ceremonially] clean [that is, [a]abolishing the ceremonial distinctions of the Levitical Law]. 20And He said, What comes out of a man is what makes a man unclean and renders [him] unhallowed.

If you are a Gentile, why are you attempting to be a Jew? What did Paul say? Paul said there is no more Jew or Greek but ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS.

Galatians 3:28 (AMP) There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male [a]and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Do you also know what Paul said to those who were trying to make Gentiles observe and live like the Jews?

Galatians 2:14 But as soon as I saw that they were not straightforward and were not living up to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Cephas (Peter) before everybody present, If you, though born a Jew, can live [as you have been living] like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how do you dare now to urge and practically force the Gentiles to [comply with the ritual of Judaism and] live like Jews?

If we are going to go back and observe the food law and other traditions, what is next? Are we going to require all Christian males to be circumcised again? Do not be deceived brethren. Many out there are attempting to put you back in bondage to the RITUAL LAW and put you back under a curse.

Galatians 3:2-3 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?] 3Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?

Galatians 3:10 And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.

I am all for keeping and walking in God's 10 commandments and the moral laws. We are to keep the 4th commandment HOLY which is now Sundays or the Eighth Day (Please see my note on "Eighth Day"). The 4th commandment or keeping the Sabbath Holy is not a ritual law but one of the TEN Commandments.

Keep your eyes on the Lord and if you are to observe anything, please keep His Ten commandments, the moral laws and His commands. We are no longer under the RITUAL Ceremonial Laws. If we are to mimic anything, LET US MIMIC AND REFLECT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND DIE TO OURSELVES AND BEAR FRUIT OF REPENTANCE.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
March 6, 2012