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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sell and give all to the poor?

If you truly want to follow Jesus with a full and surrendered heart, you may have to lose everything. Are you willing to give up or lose everything? Many of us can say and believe this with the mind but having to manifest in our lives can be another matter. When we experience difficult tribulations whether God is disciplining or testing us, how do we generally pray when we go through pain?

If we
are losing our homes or business encountering difficult situations, how do many pray? Many pray asking God to rescue them. Many ask others to intercede on their behalf hoping for some kind of breakthrough.

How many of us when we are experiencing such painful trials or tribulations, instead of praying for the Lord to rescue our business, finances, homes, etc, that we can just pray and say, "Lord, let your Will be done in my life."

God will take whatever things away from us if we hold onto it too hard including people. He must take that idol away even though we may not perceive it as an idol. And the more we complain as we are losing it or have lost it, it just proves how much of an idol it was.

Many of us think we may be a good Christian but God is still requiring us to surrender all to HIM.

Matthew 19:16-22 And behold, there came a man up to Him, saying, Teacher, what excellent and perfectly and essentially good deed must I do to possess eternal life?17 And He said to him, Why do you ask Me about the perfectly and essentially good? There is only One Who is good [perfectly and essentially]—God. If you would enter into the Life, you must continually keep the commandments. He said to Him, What [d]sort of commandments? [Or, which ones?] And Jesus answered, You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,19 Honor your father and your mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.20 The young man said, I have observed all these from my youth; what still do I lack?21 Jesus answered him, If you would be perfect [that is, [e]have that spiritual maturity which accompanies self-sacrificing character], go and sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, [f]be My disciple [side with My party and follow Me].22 But when the young man heard this, he went away sad (grieved and in much distress), for he had great possessions.

The young man in the above verses thought he was a good follower of God. He believed he had kept all the commandments but he knew in his spirit he was lacking something. So he asked Jesus what he had lacked? Jesus told him to sell all his possessions and give to the poor. But scripture says the young man went away sad because he had great possessions.

The issue is not possessing great possessions. The issue was that this young man's possession was not dedicated to the Kingdom of God but to himself. If his possessions were already dedicated to God, then he would not have had a problem obeying God. But since his possession was for his own kingdom, he could not fully surrender all of his heart.

We may possess many things in life. But we must understand that those possessions are HIS and we must be willing and ready at any time to use it for His purpose and His Kingdom. This is the reason why He is blessing us with great possessions. If one's heart is ready to give to His Kingdom then he/she may not have to lose everything because it was not his/her to lose it. But if we attempt to hold onto our own kingdoms then we will have to lose it all.

Fire of God Ministries
Steve Yong Kim
Sept 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Romans 8:13 (AMP) For 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.

How can we overcome our addictions, bondage, and problems of life that choke the life out of us? We can

only do it through the POWER of the Holy SPIRIT as we habitually put the evil deeds to death that are prompted by our bodies. Scripture says "through the Power of the Holy Spirit."

We cannot just give up on our addictions and problems of life thinking there is no cure or help. If we are not overcoming, then we better ask ourselves why is not the Power of the Holy Spirit not in us to help us overcome and have victory?

Many are professing Christians and many may know some Word or even a lot of Word but do they have the Spirit?

John 4:22 (AMP) You [Samaritans] do not know what you are worshiping [you worship what you do not comprehend]. We do know what we are worshiping [we worship what we have knowledge of and understand], for [after all] salvation comes from [among] the Jews.

All Christians know salvation comes from Jesus Christ. Jesus told the Samaritan lady by the well that she and many like her did not know what they were worshiping. They were worshiping what they did not comprehend. But she rebutted and said they did know what they were worshiping. She said they worshiped what they had knowledge and understanding.

John 4:23-24 (AMP) A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers.24 God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).

Many know the term that we must worship in Truth and Spirit. Do you even know what the means? Are we really worshiping HIM in Truth and Spirit or from a position of knowledge and understanding?

John 3:5 (AMP) Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [[a]even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.

Jesus put two conditions to enter the Kingdom of God. You must be born of water and the Spirit. You may know the Word but you must be born of the Spirit. But sadly, many do not even know the Word. The Word you must drink and let it sanctify you. You must immerse yourself in the Word.

As the Word sanctifies you and brings freedom, it only works as we obey removing the idols in our lives. When we repent and remove the idols in our lives, the Spirit will strongly manifest in your lives. IF the Spirit is being hindered, ask God if you have idols that are competing with HIM in your hearts.

May your temples be cleansed where He can find rest in you as His home. May you live and walk in the Power of the Living God. May His Glory rise upon you and may His Power help you overcome in all things to Glorify HIM.

Fire of God

Sunday, September 23, 2012


“And He called the people to Him and said to them, "Hear and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." “..what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person.” Matthew 15: 10-11, 18-20.

The Pharisees saw some of the disciples eating bread without washing their hands and they asked Jesus about this. They thought that it was a sin not to wash your hands or your utensils. Jesus said that it is not what goes into our mouth that defiles us but what comes out of our mouth. Defile means to make unclean or destroy. Those words that we say, or what is in our mind, the bad thoughts that we have are the things that destroys us.

There are some people who abhor the poor on the streets and they didn’t want them to come near them because they are smelly. And then some will curse or say bad words to them. I have remembered Daddy God told me that those people who curse or who say bad things to others were the smelly ones. And for Him, they are a stink in His nostrils.

“The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.” Proverbs 15:26

Many of us are unaware of it. Many people just say what they wanted to say. They are lying, cursing and saying bad words or dirty jokes as if it is nothing. They are slandering and talking behind the backs of others. Many people were used to it and it became part of their personality. Those careless, evil words that we speak are destroying our soul. What proceeds out of our mouth defiles us. A mouth full of foul words, harsh words, and unkind words defiles us. Those evil words come out from our hearts and are proof that our hearts are also evil.

“How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12:34-37

Daddy God told me that we must be careful not to join on idle talks and gossips for it bring forth no good. It will destroy our souls. It is better for us to keep silent if we don’t have anything good to say. We, Christians should speak blessings and not curse. Daddy God will bless those who blesses. And cursed be to those who curse. No matter how people talk evil things to us, we must not repay it with evil. We must bless them and pray for them. If we forgive and pray for them instead of repaying their evil deeds with evil, Daddy God will turn their curses into blessings for us. God will bless us more.

On the Day of Judgment, we will all give account for every careless word we speak. Words once spoken can never be taken back. We must not let our mouth lead us to sin. We must not let our mouths destroy our soul. We must ask God to clean our hearts for out of our hearts come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:8

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:13-14

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.” James 3:6


-Daddy's girl

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Born of water and Spirit

John 3:1-5 Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (a leader, an authority) among the Jews,2 Who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You have come from God [as] a Teacher; for no one can do these signs (these wonderworks, these miracles—and produce the proofs) that You do unless God is with him.3 Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born?5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [[a]even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.

Many Christians use the term "reborn" and ask themselves if one is born again? Many professing Christians can profess to be saved or believe in Jesus but many look for the action of one who professes to determine if he/she is born again. Nicodemus was confused and thought how could one re enter the womb of one's mother and be born again. But Jesus answered and said "unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot ever enter the Kingdom of God." There are many Christian today who think in order to be born of the Spirit, one must have been born of flesh or from a mother's womb. After all, water is filled in the womb where the baby is nurtured/housed before birth.

John the Baptist came on the scene and told the people to repent and be baptized. He was baptizing people with water. Water baptism was not new and it was not created by John. It was already practiced in the temple. Many Christians today believe it is imperative to be baptized by water. In fact, a very large fundamental denomination in the western church calls themselves the "Baptist." They pride themselves in getting people "saved and baptized." But even they will admit to you that water baptism is not conditional to salvation. They will point out to one of the thief on the cross who was not baptized. They emphasize that water baptism is more an obedient act. This is true but many do not know what they are being obedient too besides the ritual or ceremony of water baptism. 

What is water used for? Water is used in our daily life for washing. It is used to wash away dirt and filth from our bodies. It is used for drinking. Water is life. But in the spiritual sense, what does water have to do with being reborn? Does it mean that a physical birth must take place?

Jesus spoke of those two conditions to enter the Kingdom of God. He said that you must be born of water and of Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God. How is one to be born of water when we have already been born from our mother's womb?

When someone accepts the Lord Jesus into their hearts through repentance, the Holy Spirit will enter that person. He is to become a new creature in HIM as the Blood of Jesus washes away his or her sin. We have satisfied the latter condition. Now, how are we to be born of water? They say salvation is three parts. There is justification, sanctification, and regeneration. We are justified by His Blood and our faith. How are we sanctified? 

John 17:17 (AMP) Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.

We are sanctified by the Truth. His Word is Truth. Sadly, in the western world, we western Christians have so much biblical resources at our disposal. In fact, many Christians may even own multiple bibles. Yet, even with this freedom and the freedom of religion in our country, today's Christians seem to be least knowledgeable in the Word. Many have been deceived to think the act to "believe" is really acknowledgement of the existence of God and what Jesus did on the cross. The demons even acknowledge and believe and they shudder so we should be careful not to believe as they do. 

Ephesians 5:26 (AMP) So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word,

We are washed by water with the Word of God. When someone is water baptized, he/she is immersed in water to come up a new person. That water baptism is a type and representation of us being immersed in His Word and to let His Word wash us. If we are to call ourselves Christians, then we are to be immersing ourselves in His Word. If we are to be abiding in HIM, we are to be immersing ourselves in His Word.

John 15:2-3 (AMP) Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. 3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].

 John 15:10 (AMP) If 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.

How are we to keep His commandments if we do not abide in Him by knowing the Word. We must read and know His Word. To know His Word is to know HIM. Scripture says if we keep His commandments, this is the biblical definition of loving HIM. 

1 John 2:5 But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:

And as we stay in His Word, the spirits of our minds are constantly being renewed as we are washed and sanctified.  As we follow His Word, we are putting on a new nature created in God's image. If Jesus is the Word and if He is Truth then we must immerse ourselves in the Word and then we live in Truth and the Truth will set us free as we move from Glory to Glory. I hear many Christians telling each other to prepare for the Lord's coming. They tell each other to be holy and ready. Do they even know what they are requiring of themselves. Yes, He comes for a people separated unto HIMSELF. He comes for a people consecrated unto HIMSELF. How are we to be sanctified, consecrated, and made separate? It is by His Word. As we live His Word, we become distinct from the world. 

1 Timothy 4:5 For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer.

Therefore, having so much biblical resources at our disposal in such an informational age, if you do not know the Word, then how are you going to answer HIM? How are we sanctified, consecrated and made separate unto HIM when most Christians know more about their football and soccer players than they know of their Master? How are we being born again when we know more about the news of Hollywood and TV programs than the Word? How are then we born again? In an age when we have experienced an informational boom and when the bible is now on our phones and in our fingertips and as a Christian nation, how are we to answer HIM when so many know HIM the least through His Word? A greater judgment will befall us.

Fire of God Ministries
Steve Yong Kim
September 20, 2012

Does God still strike His servants today?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May He has mercy on the Church of Laodicea.

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

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
December 20, 2011

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Do not return insult for insult

1 Peter 3:9(AMP)Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God—that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection]

The above scripture says that we are not to return evil for evil or insult for insult. We have been called to pray and love those who persecute us or treat us bad. Yes, we are all guilty of this but perhaps some more than others. However, we must be conscious of our actions and words so we may crucify our flesh when such an occasion arise.

What are the benefits for not returning evil for evil but rather praying and loving them? So we may obtain a blessing, bringing welfare and happiness and protection!

If we return evil for evil and insult for insult, then we leave ourselves open for the attack of the enemy. Many Christians ask people to pray for them because they feel or are sensing the enemy is attacking. If we are not bringing welfare, happiness, and protection, then perhaps, we should be conscious of how we speak to others when they do not speak so kindly of us. When we pray for others who insult and attack us to be protected and to have God's light flood their hearts, then we ourselves will receive protection and happiness as His Light floods our hearts. Remember, it was after Job had prayed for his three friends when Job received his double blessing after he had lost everything.

Much of our blessing comes as we Love and pray for our enemies and those who persecute us. We are called to Love and be peacemakers. Yet out of so many Christians comes filth from their mouths as they slander secular leaders and others. I see so many Christians putting up insulting pictures and words of their president on Facebook whether it was Obama or Bush. Peter said honor the king. Peter was telling the brethren to pray for their leaders for if they insulted their king, they insulted God as it was He who allowed the king to be there. Did Jesus not tell Pilate his authority over HIM came from above? And we are wondering why even America is losing her protection?

It does not matter who is in office. If we do our part as Christians repenting and praying for our leaders, God will move the hearts of the leaders. But if you bicker over nonsense, then you take your own blessings away and are in sin. 

Proverbs 21:1(AMP) The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.

Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [EVER] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God’s own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

Fire of God

Saturday, September 15, 2012

An Outsider

In 1 Samuel chapter 17, the Philistines were assembled at Socoh and their champion, Goliath, were taunting and shouting at the ranks of the army of Israel. Goliath was said to be 10 feet tall. He had challenged king Saul and the king's men to send out their own champion but scripture said that Saul and all of Israel was dismayed and greatly afraid. Goliath, the Philistine, had come out in the morning and evening for forty days to present himself against the army of Israel.

David had three older brothers who were in Saul's army. On one particular day, David's father, Jesse, had given David some food to take to his brothers and some to the commanders of the army. During this time, David was tending his father's sheep and was going back and forth to Saul. As David approached the camp and heard the battle cry, he ran into the army of Israel and greeted his older brothers. As he spoke with his brothers, Goliath came forth from the Philistines ranks and taunted and shouted the army of Israel. When the men of Israel saw Goliath, they began to flee.

The Israelite were looking for a champion of their own to go fight against Goliath and they were promoting the reward in which the king would give to his champion. The Israelites said that whoever kills Goliath would be enriched by the king. The king would give him his daughter and their father's house would be free from taxes and service.

David asked the person standing next to him what would be the reward for the man who kills that Philistine. And David further asked, "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that would defy the armies of the living God?" When David had asked who was the uncircumcised Philistine, his brother, Eliab got a little upset.

1 Samuel 17:28 Now Eliab his eldest brother heard what he said to the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David and he said, Why did you come here? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and evilness of heart; for you came down that you might see the battle.

Eliab was basically telling David that he did not belong there and was unqualified to be asking questions. As far as Eliab was concerned, David was no soldier and he had no business speaking with the men of Israel's army especially in regards to the matter at hand. David was not trained as a soldier. He had not been brought up within the ranks of the army to be qualified.

Saul and his army represented Israel. They represented God's living army. They were brought up and trained within their organized ranks and schools. Even though David's brother or brothers and the whole army of Israel were fearful and had no options of defeating Goliath, they still considered themselves qualified to be the ones challenging this giant and the war. Instead of looking for other alternatives, their pride had blinded them thinking there were no other way. If any solution was to be found, it would be from within their ranks and from their own army.

The army of Israel can represent the churches of God today. Many organized churches and their denominations can be very stubborn to their own doctrines and ways. Many are led by their by laws, training, and schools rather than being led completely by the Spirit. Am I saying all their ways are wrong? No, I am not. However, we must all be lead by the Spirit in all situations. God may send us a curve ball from a direction in which we are not looking nor expecting which would be our deliverance. Many just assume that in order to be qualified, we need to be brought up within their organized ranks. However, the story of David and Goliath told otherwise.

David was the youngest of his brothers and it was assumed his work to be a relatively safe job or task. He was after all tending sheep. The assumption of the real hard dangerous work was with the army of Israel as they were defending their land, was it not? At least this was the traditional thinking. Many in our churches assume their roles within their own churches are the more important than those who may be working outside traditional circles whether that be preaching, casting demons out, praying for the sick, and etc. The real work within many traditional ranks are defined with those who are church ordained and/or have a denominational covering. If people are not ordained and/or do not have a covering, they and their work may be viewed as unqualified. Why are they considered unqualified? It is because the method and process are not in the order of their own doctrines or prescriptions. David may not have been qualified by Saul's army but God had already ordained and anointed him before any of man's training.

How do we view a person who preaches repentance from the corner of a street? Do we give them less weight and validation because he/she may be holding a picket sign wearing shabby clothes rather than wearing a suit? But that person on the corner of the street may have hard solid revelation to offer. Will we humble ourselves to listen and ask God if such a person has been sent by HIM or would be just ignore the person because they may be wearing shabby clothes who appears not to be approved by men? Or perhaps the person may be wearing camel's hair and eating bugs such as locusts? Would we listen to such a person?

When David's words were heard by Saul, the king sent for him. David was volunteering to fight Goliath. But Saul questioned his age and told him he did not qualify. He reminded David that Goliath had been a soldier since his youth. How many times have we heard this from within our own ranks? We may be considered a spiritual adolescent to some religious people who had been raised in church or who may had been a Christian for decades. Many do not give newly converted spirit filled Christians the qualifications because in the physical, too many of us measure qualification on time and a certification instead of the anointing or fruit.

Saul accepted and gave David permission to fight but he attempted to make David wear his armor. He gave David his bronze helmet and clothed him with his coat of mail. David tried to grid Saul's sword over the armor. Many traditional ranks within our churches are always attempting to make us clones within their denominations. They are attempting to make us believe how they believe and how they process things within their churches and denominations. They desire for us to only utilize and learn of their own materials and equipment. In stead of receiving counseling from God and releasing people in faith, many attempt to put heavy burdens on their people just as Saul attempted to put on his armor on David. Saul thought his armor would be good for David.

But David could not go forward with all the armor and equipment of the king. They were more or less a burden to his stature and understanding. If David had tried to fight Goliath with Saul's armor, he would probably had failed. But many assume we need such armor and training from the traditional ranks to fight the enemy and to overcome our obstacles. Many today think we need a degree or have gone to bible school. Do we need such degrees and schooling from certain schools because this is the traditional thinking of the day? In our physical realm, this is how many measure qualification and ability. For some, it may be necessary to go to school but it should not be an absolute qualification of those God has called. Our main school is the Holy Spirit.

But David took it all off because they were too heavy for him. They were no use to him. He had what appeared to be a weak weapon and he moved forward with his FAITH in God. The training he received in tending sheep was God's training for him to face the greatest enemies of His people. And it was sufficient. His tending sheep represents his dealing with the everyday cares of living life and people. Jesus did  not go into the synagogues to find the twelve apostles. He picked them from the population of lay believers who were considered the unqualified and weak. There are many of God's people in their own wildernesses today being trained and purged. The training ground is life. We are being trained on how to deal with our circumstances and situations by dying to ourselves and having our flesh crucified. God uses the things of life to be our training ground. David had learned to be a warrior fighting bears and lions. Are the cares of life not like bears and lions?

With a sling and a stone, David had defeated the champion of the Philistines. God did not require David to put on Saul's armor. God only required David to have the faith in the size of a small stone to defeat Goliath. Your faith and obedience is what is required and then the battle is the Lord's. Once the main authority or strong man was defeated, the rest of the enemy's ranks fell in line. When we are depending more on our own strength, wisdom, understanding, traditions, efforts, bank accounts, and skills, then we will always be looking at ourselves to find the solution and victory when in fact it comes from God. We must have more faith in God than our own abilities and what we possess. Then God will get the Glory and we will get the victory over our trials and tribulations.

All for HIS Glory

Fire of God Ministriers
Steve Yong Kim
May 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

For I will turn their mourning into joy

For many us, in order for spring to come, we must endure and persevere the harsh winter. The Joy of the Lord is borne through sorrows and tribulations. Hold your ground by holding your lips. Through the death of your flesh, many will be led to Life.

The Jewish day started at 6 PM which began in the evening. Their day began through the darkness but came the Light. We are born into sin living in darkness and the hope is to come into the Light which is HIM.

Acts 14:22 (AMP) Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

Winter is needed for life to come in the spring. In many parts of the world, a hard cold freeze is required for the land to become fertile and ready for farming. The hard cold destroys the bacteria and the undesirable in the soil. It brings water as the snow will begin to melt. The water will feed the ground readying for new beginnings. The flowers begin to bloom.

For those who Love HIM, all things work together according to His purpose even when it is painful and cold. Even when the winters are harsh and bitter, it is to purge us from the undesirable so the soil which is you is to be ready so that you may bear good fruit and fulfill the purpose He has called you to do. He has saved you by His Grace to do good works! It is to bear His fruit!

Ephesians 2:10 (AMP) For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

And from the severe winter, the hope is that one has been humbled knowing one must take cover from the harsh winter into the warmth of Shelter and Fire. Let the Shelter and Fire you seek be HIS Spirit and Fire. For He is a Spirit of Fire!

Yes, you must go through the night to reach the day. You must go through winter to reach spring. But hold on and hold your ground. Do not give up! If you persevere, He will turn your mourning into Joy. For Joy is borne through sorrows and tribulations.

Psalm 30:11 (AMP) You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

Jeremiah 31:13 (AMP) Then will the maidens rejoice in the dance, and the young men and old together. For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice after their sorrow.

Fire of God Ministries
Steve Yong Kim

The Holy Spirit dance gift

Fire Revival Meeting San Francisco/San Jose Area with Pastor Kim, Yong Doo author of Baptize by Blazing Fire Oct 18th to 21st, Fremont, CA. Come hear his testimony and receive the impartation of God's Fire and the Holy Spirit dance. The Holy Spirit dance gift is a real spiritual gift.

John 21:25 (AMP) And there are also many other things which Jesus did. If they should be all recorded one by one [in detail], I suppose that even the world itself could not contain (have room for) the books that would be written.

Fire Revival Meeting San Francisco/San Jose Area with Pastor Kim, Yong Doo author of Baptize by Blazing Fire
Oct 18 to 21st, 2012

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays starting at 8 PM. Wo
rship and praying starting at 7 PM. Sunday at 2 PM.

Fire of God Ministries
43130 Osgood Rd
Fremont, CA 94539

Please send all correspondence to
Fire of God Ministries
PO Box 15584
Fremont, CA 94539 USA

We will be taking possession of the building 43130 Osgood on Oct 1st. Please join us for prayer during the evenings before the meeting. Please send email for times or wait for updates.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Lord I want to go your way... all the way. Hinder any plan or device of my own that would hinder the full outworking of your purpose in my life. Don't let me find true fulfillment... don't let my ministry know any enlargement, except Lord, as you know that I am able to abide faithful in it, and have the power to overcome the temptations that invariably come to that one who is used of God. Release me to accomplish your works in the earth, but do not release me till you have accomplished that needful work in my own life..."

George Warnock

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

San Francisco/San Jose Fire Revival Meeting

Fire Revival Meeting San Francisco/San Jose Area with Pastor Kim, Yong Doo author of Baptize by Blazing Fire

Oct 18 to 21st, 2012

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays starting at 8 PM. Worship and praying starting at 7 PM. Sunday at 2 PM.

Fire of God Ministries
43130 Osgood Rd
Fremont, CA 94539

Please send all correspondence to
Fire of God Ministries
PO Box 15584
Fremont, CA 94539 USA

We will be taking possession of the building 43130 Osgood on Oct 1st. Please join us for prayer during the evenings before the meeting. Please send email for times.

Steve Yong Kim