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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A message to my brethren on Facebook

Brothers and sisters, you must discern things. If you notice there are many people that may be on your friends list who are high profile FB people but are not my friends. This is intentional and it is my statement that I may not approve or agree with them.

You must be very very careful of who you feed from. Spiritually, you feed from your eyes and ears. Physically, we eat with our mouths.

When you read, hear, or watch, you must be very careful as you will receive the spiritual impartation of what you are watching, hearing, or reading from the author. You may begin thinking like them. You may be receiving their deceived dreams, visions, and prophecy. You may think you are getting a confirmation but you are receiving their false confirmation through their demons that are operating in their lives.

Spend more time at the foot of the cross and examine yourselves and see what needs to die. Unless your flesh is dead you will have a hard time hearing God and discerning what is spirit and what is flesh. Stop looking for the easy answers. Stop looking for the exist plan. Stop looking for the easy gospel.

You must prepare for spiritual war for the difficult days that are coming. You must go back to basics. You must accumulate your prayers, worship, and reading. This is your extra oil. You will receive directions from HIM if you just go back to basics. Go pray, read, and worship and spend time with HIM.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sin increased then Grace surpassed it

Romans 5:20 But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,

Scripture says that when sin increased and abounded Grace surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded. Grace did not come on equal footing to the increase of sin but Grace surpassed it. We must understand the depth of God's love and Grace. He loved us first. He died for us as we were still sinners. As we look at Romans 5:20-21 and Romans 6:1, Paul asked a question. 

"What shall we say [to all this]? Are we to remain in sin in order that God’s grace (favor and mercy) may multiply and overflow?Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?"

Many Christians take these verses to give themselves a license to continue in sin even though scripture says it does not give us a license to sin. As sin may take a foothold on many Christians and because they do not have the power to overcome, they interpret scripture to justify their shortcomings. If a Christian is addicted or in bondage, does Grace abound more so they may give up and continue in sin? No, Grace abounded and superabounds to give them the ability to become free. 

In today's modern era, with technology, entertainment, media, leisure activities, health care, education, sports, prosperity, real time, fast foods, transportation, etc are all avenues in a world system to help sin increase. They in themselves may not be wrong per se but how they are employed for the lust of the flesh and carnal eyes have contributed to the people's bondage and addictions and especially even those with Christians. 

Our lives are inundated with advertisement, sex, entertainment, gossip, competition, prosperity for selfish desires, and the likes. There are so many temptations. There are so many traps. We are being made slaves within this world system. Therefore, can we say to God that it is too hard to overcome these temptations? Yes, sin is abounding in this world as technology, entertainment, and media increases. Yes, sin is abounding more as pharmaceutical companies are creating an illusion that a pill can solve all your problems. Such programming is making Christians desiring a spiritual pill to solve all their problems. 

The immorality of our society seems to be getting worse. Many governments and cultures are welcoming the homosexuality agenda. Many governments are making abortions legal. Yes, sin is abounding. But what is God's answer and countermeasure to help His people and help man kind?

He is giving us Grace. In fact, He is giving up more Grace that is surpassing the sin and it is a Grace that is superabounding. How? Many people can now watch pornography on their phone and computers in their privacy. Many people can watch defiled and sinful things through the internet. But God is sending His Word to flood the internet. The Word can now be reached in all parts of the world. As technology increases, so is Grace increasing more with that technology. A hundred years ago, many Christians in this country could not read. But today, almost everyone can read. Grace is on the abound. And for those who have a hard time reading, the Word is now in audio. They can listen to it in traffic, while exercising, sleeping, cooking, resting, etc. 

Yes, there are so many bars and night clubs as the economies improve but at the same time, churches are springing up everywhere. But although the Word is available on our fingertips and although churches are springing up everywhere, are we taking advantage of this Grace? No, many of us are instead abandoned ourselves to the soft prodigal living like the world. We have found too many idols that give us pleasure to our flesh. When we are terminally sick, rather than spending time with God for healing and praying for hours and hours, we run to the world's health care system and look for a short cut waiting in doctors offices for hours and hours. This is not to say hospitals are bad. God will use the hospitals but the priority in our hearts is my concern. If we knew we were going to die, should we go for broke and trust God or do we spend all our money on doctors hoping they would save our lives. We make our offerings to the hospitals to save our lives but where is our offering to God to save you? We make our offerings to the government in taxes so they can have a retirement plan for us but where is our offering to God? So many have built their golden calves and they make their offerings to it.

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

James 4:4-6 You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? But He gives us more and more grace ([a]power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).

Yes, many churches are springing up everywhere and even though many of them are religious and teaching compromised water down gospel and even though they possess no power of God where is the one person who will just start on his/her own and get on their knees and begin to pray and intercede for their local church? God only needs one person to change a region. HE is allowing churches to spring up through His Grace but where are those who will answer the call? Who shall HE send? God is pouring down His Grace so we can find churches or alters to pray in but where are those who will come to a prayer meeting? You are so busy with your work, so busy with your recreation, so busy with watching TV, so busy playing sports, so busy making money, so busy making your own temples to look good but many have left God's temples in ruins.

Isaiah 6:8 (AMP) Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

In America, God's servants have so much access to research, study, and time to pray. They have plenty to eat. They have freedom. They have no life threatening persecutions. They have been given so much grace to pray and intercede for their congregation. But where are they?

Joel 2:17-18 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, Have pity and spare Your people, O Lord, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the [heathen] nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?18 Then was the Lord jealous for His land and had pity on His people.

The churches and God's people are scattered and God is calling His servants, priests, and ministers to weep between the porch and altar for His people. Where are they!!! Do you not know you will answer to HIM?

If I was coming to give you a thousand dollars and I lost one dollar and brought you $9,999.00 you would not care of me losing the one dollar because I was still able to bring you $9,999.00. But if God placed 1000 people under you and you lost one person based on your mistake then God would REBUKE you and ask "WHERE IS THE ONE!!!!" One person is so precious to HIM. The blood of that one person would be on your hands and it would disqualify you from entering the Kingdom of Heaven if you had not repented.

Yes, it may seem to be difficult. Yes, it seem to be that sin is rampant and everyone is participating with the things of the world. But God is answering with His Grace. His Grace is surpassing and superabounding as His Word and His Spirit is being poured down but the choice is yours. Grace is still available but you must let something go so you can receive His Grace. You must let go of the world and its sinful nature. Separate yourselves and be consecrated. Humble yourselves while it is still called "Today."

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

Grace is here to get things right with God. It is not here so you can stay in your sin. Receive Grace and draw closer to HIM. Otherwise, judgement will be greater on this generation as we would have rejected such Grace.

Fire of God International Church
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Deeper roots

John 15:4-8 (AMP) 4 Dwell 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.5 I 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.6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.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. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine

For a fruit tree to bear fruit, it usually take years to grow to maturity but some fruit trees can bear fruit at a young age. As a tree grows, it must weather many storms. It may have to go through the many storms life. It may have to go through droughts. It will have to fight off insects/worms/diseases (demons). There are many natural elements to fight off and grow.

A baby tree is a manifestation from a seed that was planted in the soil. The seed is the Word of God. The baby tree has yet to bear fruit but it must first grow with light, water, and fertile soil/location. Good soil is required to grow. One must be in a good church to grow properly. All fruit trees must be kept away from barriers. We must grow in Christ and have all hindrances and barriers removed. The soil must have proper drainage. Too much water can drown the tree. Christians must feed from uncompromised Truth. There are so many different types of information, denominations, prophecy, information of end times that many trees are confused and drowning.

Air drainage is also important for tress. In areas where spring frost and freezes are common, the site must have the ability to let the cold air flow downward. The wind can represent the Holy Spirit but it can also represent the distractions of life. We must be able to let the distractions down. It will ship wreck our faith.

Ephesians 4:14
(AMP) So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of [a]unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.

The recommended time for a fruit tree is to have 6 hours or more of daily sunlight. As a young fruit tree it is recommended to be pruned. We must spend a good deal of time with God each day to grow. We must let God prune us to grow properly.

When a tree is young, its roots are not very well dug into the ground. But as the tree matures and begins to grow abundance fruit, the roots have grown deep into the soil. It is very difficult to bring such a tree down as its roots have well dug in. But this is not to say that it is not impossible.

We are to bear fruit of the Holy Spirit. In order for our roots to grow and grow deep into the ground, we must get deeper into the Word and get deeper with God. Many know the surface of scripture but many have yet to go deep. They have yet to have their roots grow deep into the soil.  As we continue to abide in HIM on a deeper level, we will be bearing abundant fruit. This is mandatory. We are not to stay as baby Christians all of our lives.

If we are not bearing fruit, then it is a manifestation of ourselves not abiding in Christ and eventually, such branches will be gathered up and thrown into the fire. A tree does not just bear fruit for one season and is considered finish. It will bear fruit for all its life. We are to continue to abide in HIM always bearing fruit.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[f]that can bring a charge].24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.

Unless we possess the fruit of the Holy Spirit, we will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Fire of God International Church
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Monday, July 22, 2013

Do you truly desire ME?

"Do you love Me?

Do you truly love Me?

Is your desire truly for Me?

Where is your love and desire for Me?

Get rid of your own filthy desires!

Do not give me any excuses!

Do not deceived!

I am despising your filthy personal desires!

It will be known by your fruit, if your desires are for Me or for the world!

It will be proven by your fruit!

I truly want you to love Me.

I want you to eagerly desire for the things about Me, your God.

I desire your love.

My love never changes.

My Word is eternal.

The people and the world can change and become corrupted, but My word will never change. The work I
 have done is true .

Desire and love Me."

Received July 6, 2013
Fire of God International Church during prayer time

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Lord's Return

When is the Lord's Return?

Romans 16:20 (AMP) And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you.

God is going to use the church in these last days to crush Satan under OUR feet. Are you sharpening your spiritual swords and gathering extra oil? If not, you will be the foolish virgins left without oil expecting a retreat. Are you being trained and abiding in Christ growing in His Grace moving form Glory to Glory being set free and progressively crushing Satan under your feet or are you being crushed by Satan?

Will knowing what the mark of the beast is now save you? Will knowing who the AC is now save you? And even if you knew what the mark of the beast was, will not having the mark save you?

They had this problem even in Paul's days. They thought the Lord would return then. But Paul warned...

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 (AMP) But relative to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and our gathering together to [meet] Him, we beg you, brethren, Not to allow your minds to be quickly unsettled or disturbed or kept excited or alarmed, whether it be by some [pretended] revelation of [the] Spirit or by word or by letter [alleged to be] from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] arrived and is here.3 Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the [a]apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great [b]falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),

Rapture ready is not running from the difficulties of the world or Satan. Rapture ready is not trying to figure out who the AC and what the mark is based on our fears and then to start a ministry on those two subjects.

Rapture ready is crushing Satan under our feet overcoming our trials, persecutions, distress, and troubles until the Lord's Return.

2 Corinthians 12:10 (AMP) So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take PLEASURE in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [[a]in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful [b]in divine strength).

Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Monday, July 15, 2013

You have spiritual experience and now you think you can lead?

Your spiritual experience or spiritual gifts do not give you spiritual authority. One may have seen demons or angels. One may have been shown the throne of God. One may have encountered the spiritual realm. One may have dreams and visions. One may flow in other supernatural gifts. But these do not give one spiritual authority. Just because a Christian is allowed spiritual experience does not mean they are spiritual either. These things do not make one a spiritual leader. What are their fruit?

Jude 1:8 (NLT) In the same way, these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings

But why would God allow a greater spiritual experience for some and not necessarily others? In many cases, the spiritual experience is allowed to many Christians to help them with their unbelief. It is because of their weaker faith and to help them believe. But rather humbling themselves, many assume they are more spiritual and can become puff up with pride.

Therefore, many with prophetic gifts assume they have spiritual authority because they speak for God. But many with the prophetic gifts do not yet have spiritual authority. They may just have a message or word from God. This is not to say that some do not have authority. When one has a message from God, then that Word has authority but we are to submit to that message. We are to submit to God. Authority is granted as one submits to authority. But many messengers use this gift to take authority upon themselves after the fact as though they are the message.

The mark of spiritual authority is the anointing on a person. The greater the anointing the greater the authority. And with the anointing the spiritual gifts work and operate in concert to edify the church.

For example, The spiritual gifts are like tools for a builder. The builder must know how to design and build a building and the tools are used to help him build. But many have tools and boost of their tools but they do not know how to build. However, some might have a hammer and they want others to follow him because he has a hammer. But God has given some hammers, some shovels, some saws, some axes, and etc. But those with these tools must find the project manager who has the anointing to lead the group to build as Jesus is giving the plans to the project manager. Many project managers may have the tools or may have tools coming therefore the workers must wait for the timing to build. But just because some have been given the tools early, they think they can start building on their own. And sadly, many focus too much on their tools and compare how the others do not have any tools.

Isaiah 10:15 (AMP) Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw magnify itself against him who wields it back and forth? As if a rod should wield those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift itself up as if it were not wood [but a man of God]!

What is my point? My point is although many Christians are attracted to spiritual things, we are not to follow the spiritual things. We are to follow Jesus. We are to subject ourselves to God. The spiritual gifts and things are there to help up draw closer to God. Scripture says the gifts will pass away.

Many internet ministries and churches have started on the authority of peoples' dreams, visions, prophecy, or spiritual experiences. There are too many Ishmaels that have been born. You must follow where God has told you to follow HIM. This can be marked by the anointing of a ministry or person and not the necessarily the gifts. Yes, the gifts should be there but the gifts are there to confirm the anointing. The anointing and gifts are there to " stimulate and promote the faith of God’s chosen ones and to lead them on to accurate discernment and recognition of and acquaintance with the Truth which belongs to and harmonizes with and tends to godliness resting in the hope of eternal life."

You shall know them by their fruit and not necessarily by their gifts.

1 Cor 13:13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Fire of God International Church
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Monday, July 8, 2013

Manna or Egypt? Which satisfies you?

1 Samuel 15:24 And 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.

Many pastors, servants of God, and many Christians in general are like king Saul. They are moved and they make decisions because they fear people. The root is fear. But on the surface, it is pressure from one's peer. Perhaps, elders or deacons with clout can pressure a pastor to preach certain subjects or make them lighten up on the truth. Perhaps, congregations or members with money can pressure a pastor or church leaders to make certain decisions.

Usually any form of pressure with a threat is a form of control. It is Jezebel at work. If elders or deacons have the power to fire a pastor, they can use this as a form of control against a pastor. Such power can also be exerted by congregational members. Making any demands to force one to do a certain thing is control.

If you work and you demand more money and if you do not receive a raise and you threaten to quit, this is control and it is a Jezebel spirit at work. When you see little children play and if one gets angry and moves away from the group demanding group comes to him/her, this is a form of control and also Jezebel at work.

King Saul was given a command. He was given truth. He knew truth but yet because he feared the ridicule of people, he disobeyed God. The people controlled king Saul. It was the people who were stubborn. They wanted to serve God their way. They asked for a king because they wanted to be like the other nations. Although, the other nations had a king, they got to self rule. They got to make their own rules and come up with their own terms.

1 Samuel 15:23 For 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.

Today, is no different. Many Christians do not really serve God. They serve themselves using His Name and banner. They are trying to control God by serving HIM the way they want to serve HIM and not the way HE wants them to serve HIM. This is the deception of many Christians. When we pray, what are we praying for? We pray for the things that satisfy our own lust and selfish desires. And this is why most of our prayers do not get answered. But when we pray for our own selfish desires and when they do get answered, it is to our own detriment.

God's people prayed for meat in Numbers chapter 11. They had complained about the manna. They reminisced about the good old days of Egypt.

Numbers 11:4 And the mixed multitude among them [the rabble who followed Israel from Egypt] began to lust greatly [for familiar and dainty food], and the Israelites wept again and said, Who will give us meat to eat?5 We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.6 But now our soul (our strength) is dried up; there is nothing at all [in the way of food] to be seen but this manna.

In today's term, what does the cucumbers, melons, leeks, and dainty food represent? They represent the old sinful nature when we used to drink, smoke, party, fornicate, curse, lie, cheat, gamble, hung out with worldly friends, did worldly things, and etc. They want to feed the lust of their flesh.

What is manna? Manna is doing church things. It is feeding from Jesus. They complained, "there is nothing at all in the way of food to be seen but this manna." Praying has become not only boring for many but to pray for one hour is unheard of? Manna is church time but most can't even stand one hour in church. They yearn and seek the food of the world. They are so eager to have church finished yesterday. Get up a little late or a little to tire to go to church or to send time with God feeding from HIM? You are despising the manna.

They said that they wanted meat to eat! They wanted to satisfy the desires of their lustful flesh. Today, is no different. Most Christians do not want manna but they want the meat of the world. They rather go to a ball game or watch TV then worship God on the Lord's Day. They rather sleep and be lazy at home. They rather do things that please themselves.

More manna? Church service to be three hours? Many Christians without realizing are complaining and grumbling to God. Grace will not save you if you continue to reject and deny HIM.

Yes, the spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak. But who will persevere until the end? Will HE find faith when HE returns?

Fire of God International Church
Pst Steve Yong Kim

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Women wearing trousers and kids having teddy bears?

There is a bad or false prophecy going out to the body of Christ that a boy or girl saw women in hell for wearing trousers, wearing make up, or wearing wigs. There will be many false prophecy coming out as the days get darker. We must be careful as there are false heaven, hell, and false Jesus that may appear to us. I will address this because I have been receiving emails in regards to this subject. We must spend more time in His Word and in prayer to discern His Voice instead of chasing prophecy as though it is a fad. IF you do not know His character as read in the bible, how will you know whether it is from HIM or not?

I have even read that we need to get rid of our teddy bears from another bad prophecy. It is a bit ridiculous but many are believing it and it puts them in bondage instead of freedom.

When my wife and I attended Pastor Kim, Yong Doo's revival meetings in Colorado, Washington, Los Angeles, and Michigan in October 2010, his wife and the female teams all wore trousers. They also wore make up. Is make up in itself wrong? Is wearing a wig in itself wrong? 

1 Timothy 2:9-10(AMP) Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10But by doing good deeds (deeds in themselves good and for the good and advantage of those contacted by them), as befits women who profess reverential fear for and devotion to God.

If a young female had cancer and went through kemo therapy and lost all her hair, would one deny her the dignity to cover her head? What is her motive? One can wear make up in a licentious way. One can wear a wig in a licentious way. One can wear any piece of clothing in a licentious sinful way but does that make wearing clothes a sin?

In the old days the Romans, the Egyptians, and other ancient soldiers wore skirt like uniforms due to the heat. In Scotland, the males wear a skirt type of clothing called kilts. Has anyone thought perhaps it is backwards now and the skirts were for men? Regardless, we are able to wear any type of clothing and still present it in a sinful way or not. If a man wears make up today, generally, they are doing it for the wrong purpose and that would be sin. But if a man had a bad facial accident and if it was to cover his accident and if he had to put some make up on to cover his scars, would that be sin?

1 Corinthians 11:14-15(AMP)Does not [a]the native sense of propriety (experience, common sense, reason) itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is a dishonor [humiliating and degrading] to him, 15But if a woman has long hair, it is her ornament and glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

Judges 13:5(AMP) For behold, you shall become pregnant and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines.

You would think people who takes Grace for granted would argue that men should be allowed to have long hair. But Paul says in 1 Corinthians said it is a dishonor. But in Judges, Samson is commanded that he cannot cut his hair. Many believe and even Samson himself told Delilah that his strength was in his hair.

Is this a contradiction of the bible? Was Samson degrading himself. IF God tells a man not to cut his hair, then it is not a sin. But if a man by his own will decides to have long hair like a women, well, what is his motive? Moreover, what is the defintion of "long hair"? Is it at shoulder length? Is it defined at waist length or beyond the waist? 

Why did God tell Samson not cut his hair? It was to set him apart from others. Yes, he probably looked weird to the culture of that time and many may have ridiculed and mocked him for being different. But you see my dear brethren, his power was not really from his long hair. Samson's power was in his obedience not to cut it. His power was from obeying the instructions of the Lord. And when he had compromised his position to the enemy, he had lost his power. Do you feel spiritually weak? Perhaps, we have compromised our obedience due to the nagging of life just as Delilah had nagged Samson to give in.

Even today, God is looking for a people set apart from the world!! IF you are set apart His way, you will perhaps be weird to the world and even the religious will ridicule and mock you. But you can be used as His vessel for His Power and Glory to flow so HE may be Glorified through you!! Where are His people today who walk in His commandments to show they Love HIM? Where are those who live their lives living and knowing Him as their First Love? Where are those who obey and preach without compromise not fearing the reprisal or negative thoughts of men? Will He find faith when He returns?

Matthew 24:23-26(AMP) If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!--do not believe it.24For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones). 25See, I have warned you beforehand.26So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert)--do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms--do not believe it.

Perhaps, it is time to stop chasing prophecy and start chasing HIM. Chase after HIM and let HIM bring you the prophecy to edify you and others around you. Be still and know He is God! HE is EVERYWHERE! Begin to chase Him by getting on your knees and praying/worshiping!!! Begin to chase HIM by opening up your bibles and reading!! HE is with you now and Everywhere!!

Luke 18:8 (AMP) I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [[a]persistence in] faith on the earth?

Fire of God!
Glory to HIM
Steve Yong Kim
December 22, 2011

Is Jesus your real Lord/Savior or a symbol of such - Nov 18, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
November 18, 2011

Monday, July 1, 2013

Judgements starts in God's House First

As immorality increases in America and through many other nations, does this implicate that evil is increasing ever more? Yes, evil is increasing. But why is evil increasing? God has many of His children all over the world. And even more sadly, America is suppose to be a Christian nation but why is darkness getting more darker here? If many of God's people are here, why is such darkness and evil getting more rampant? We can see the supreme court ruling and even many corporations siding with issues that are not of God. Why? If God's people are here and if we are to be the salt and the light of the world, why is darkness becoming more dark? A couple years ago, I read in the USA Newspaper that America considered it itself to believe in God by 76% but yet today, I read in the news that 59% of Americans believe gay marriages should be allowed. This over lap means that many American Christians support or are indifferent to gay marriages.

How can darkness over come light? Can darkness overcome light? If you light a match in a dark room, which over comes which, light or darkness? The problems are not the gay community. The problems are not our court system. The problems are not our leaders. They are the side affect to the real root problem.

The root problem is the Christians in this nation. Is the weather becoming strange because of the homosexual agenda? Are the bees and fish dying because of bad policy decisions? We must understand the order of things. In the bible, the order is that judgment FIRST starts in the HOUSEHOLD of God. When judgment comes, it is coming to us first. In order to clean up this nation as a whole, God must clean up HIS CHURCH! This nation is forsaking the Lord and it is committing immorality and spilling over to the world. We expect the heathens to be moral but we are selves are just as bad as them!

We will judge the heathens but we are selves are living immoral lives. Unmarried Christian couples living together or having babies out of wed lock? Many single Christian females with children abandoned by their professing Christian husbands or boyfriends and we think judgment is coming to the San Francisco? Many Christians drinking, smoking, doing drugs, stealing God's money, breaking His 4th commandment, stealing from the IRS, lying, cheating, cursing, etc etc, and we think we going to be exempt from HIS wrath? You are only exempt if you are an obedient child of God, not a rebel or one who continuously and willfully commits sin.

Many of us go to church for an hour of service if they go at all. We don't pray. We don't know our Bible. We don't know our God and we think we have the right to judge the heathens?

This is what God has told me. Unless the CHRISTIANS IN THIS NATION GET ON THEIR KNEES AND REPENT, JUDGMENT IS COMING FOR THEM. Do not be so quick to blame other people. Let us first examine ourselves before the Lord.


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