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Monday, September 30, 2013

How could the Jewish Nation miss their Messiah?

How could the Jewish nation miss their Messiah? In fact, they not only missed HIM, they put HIM to death. The religious leadership and the Pharisees were more educated in the Word than your average Christian today. But when Jesus showed up, they could not recognize their God. Why? A Pharisee at the age of 12/13 years old had the five books of the Torah (first five books of the OT) memorized word for word. Most Christians today would be fortunate if they have a few verses memorized.

The whole Jewish nation had prophecy wrong. The majority had prophecy wrong. They were expecting a Messiah to deliver them from the Roman empire and establish the Kingdom of God. But Jesus had come as the Lamb of God to die for our sins. The Jesus that had come was not the God they were expecting. The Jesus that had come was not the God they were preaching.

The Jewish nation during the first coming of Christ was oppressed by the Roman empire. They were governed by Caesar and they had to pay taxes to Rome. They were not a free people. They were a people ruled by another nation. The Jewish people desired freedom. They desired freedom from the oppression they were experiencing. The Jewish nation was under bondage.

And since the Jewish nation was under bondage, they were expecting and hoping for the Messiah to come rescue them. They were expecting a Messiah that would come as the Lion of Judah and overthrow the Roman Empire and establish God's Kingdom. But when Jesus showed up, the religious leaders did not recognize HIM. Why? The people did not recognize HIM either. Why?

Although, on the surface, it appeared they were hoping and expecting the Messiah, they were really hoping and expecting relief. Their god was convenience and relief from the Roman Empire. Although, on the surface, they spoke and study for His appearing, the motive within their hearts was to receive freedom from the oppression of the Roman Empire. Thus they were expecting a god who would be a servant to them to rescue them from their misery. They were not expecting God because they were in love with HIM but they were expecting HIM to come serve them and free them from their tribulation and suffering. As a result, God was not their first but seeking relief and comfort was their priority. And as a result, although, Jesus performed many miracles to prove HE was God, HIS requirement to enter the Kingdom of God and to follow HIM did not sit well with their god of convenience, relief, and easiness. Therefore, His requirements to carry their own crosses and to die to themselves required more suffering and tribulation. This was not the god they had created in their own hearts. The god or the molded golden calf that they had created in their hearts would come throw the Roman Empire out, establish God's Kingdom, and bring relief and comfort so that they may live the way they personally desired. Sadly, Jesus had come and gone right under the nose of the high priests and the whole Jewish nation. In fact, physical Israel still awaits her Messiah.

Today, is no different. So many Christians are expecting a rapture not because they are seeking the one Whom they have fallen in Love with but they are expecting a rapture to bring relief from their personal tribulation, financial distress, family issues, sickness, disease, personal chaos, depression, bondage, addictions, and misery. Without realizing, they have fallen into deception thinking the rapture will bring such relief. But the God that is coming back is coming back for a healthy, overcome, and victorious Bride. For many rapture fanatics today, their god is relief, comfort, convenience and their bellies. The rapture event has become their idols as they spend so much time on news, signs, and prophecy. Yet, they have learned nothing of HIS Ways.  They are not desiring Jesus because it is HIS Will, they are expecting HIM because they want to be rescued from their personal tribulation and suffering. They are waiting for HIM so HE may serve them. If they were willing to serve HIM, then they would be willing to suffer for HIM.

The Kingdom of God is at hand! We can have victory now. The gates of Hell shall not prevail the true church of Jesus Christ! But many are dying in their sins. Many are defeated. Many are Satan's footstool when he is to be our footstool. If you do not have enough faith now to have victory over your sickness, financial chaos, personal chaos, depression, misery, then how will your faith be enough to enter Heaven? You will need a greater faith to enter heaven but if you do not have enough faith to overcome the earthly tribulations how will such faith make it home?

Rapture prophets are a dime a dozen. When one gets taken out by judgment, another will rise and the same crowd will continue to follow. They wait and wait but as they wait, they fall further into depression and misery. They are hyped up like a balloon and one day they will pop and their faith will evaporate. This is the tactic of the enemy.

Please dear precious brothers and sisters, stop following such false prophets. They have no fruit. They have no anointing. They have no teaching. They only have slogans "Jesus can come anytime!" They have vain and empty words. They do not know God's Ways! How many years will it take before you realize you have been deceived? You are so stubborn! Is HE coming back? Yes! Jesus will return but HE will not return as the majority has defined it. Will history will repeat? The whole nation of Israel missed and rejected their Messiah. Will history repeat with the New Testament saints? If your god is relief, comfort, and convenience from your suffering and tribulation, then yes, you will miss it!

You must awaken Bride of Christ! Awaken Bride of Christ! Prepare for Spiritual War! Prepare and obtain the extra oil as the five wise virgins had. You must be filled with the Holy Spirit. You must be baptize by the Fire of God! You must accumulate your prayers, reading, and worship. You must be ready to endure to the end for only those who endure to the end shall be saved! Be ready! Come and feed where their is Spiritual Meat. Come and feed where their is Spiritual Water. Stop chasing false prophecy! Awaken Bride of Christ! Discern the anointing! Stop chasing hype! Chase HIM!

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

Obama is not the AC and the verichip is not the mark of the beast. Do not be deceived!

Jeremiah 14:14-16 Then the Lord said to me, The [false] prophets prophesy lies in My name. I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, nor have I spoken to them. They prophesy to you a false or pretended vision, a worthless divination [conjuring or practicing magic, trying to call forth the responses supposed to be given by idols], and the deceit of their own minds.15 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the [false] prophets who prophesy in My name—although I did not send them—and who say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land: By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword; and they shall have none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them [and not on their false teachers only, for the people could not have been deceived except by their own consent].

Fire of God Church
An International Holy Fire Ministry
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today, do not harden your hearts

When we look at physical time, we know past, present, and future. Therefore, when we plan something in the future, because it is in the future time, we consider it moving forward. But what can it mean in spiritual time or in terms of eternity? We consider the past as backward and we consider the future as forward. 

Yet, we say to ourselves things like, "Yes, I will spend more time with you spouse, parents, children, etc. but I need to take care of this now." We may say something like, "I need to establish my career or I may need to finish my education."

Or we may tell God, "Yes, Lord, I will spend more time with you soon or after I take care of "this or that."" We may also tell God, "Yes, Lord, I will go to church and do more of your things after I catch up on the bills or get more stable."

But sadly, in our minds, we may say or think with the intention to spend time or draw closer to God and our families but then we ask ourselves where has the time all gone. Next thing you know, ten years have gone by. Maybe twenty years have gone by. Then you realize, what you you have thought, planned or intended is no longer possible. Why?

We must become sensitive to our physical surroundings and what is occurring for as the physical is occurring so is the spiritual counterpart.
Even though physical time may have us thinking forward, we may be spiritually moving backwards.

When you are given a chance to react or make a choice, the bible does not say to act in the future but "Today." It says, "Today do not harden your hearts."

Hebrews 3:15 (AMP) Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them].

We are to move spiritually forward. When someone receives the Lord Jesus and they begin to pray, maybe they start with a little prayer. Then as we draw closer to HIM, we should be praying more and longer. We should be doing more of HIS things and less of the world. Our time for HIM should be increasing and less for the world. We should be spiritually moving forward eternally to HIM.

When a Christian begins to pray less, when he/she begins to go to church less, when he/she begins to read and worship less, they are going backwards and may eventually fall away. They may think in their minds they still have God but in reality their own actions are forsaking God. They may be spending more time with the things of the world then God and it will be reflected in their time. If they say I will go back to HIM or back to church next year or in some future date, they may think they still have time to move forward in physical time but in spiritual eternity, they are moving farther away from God. They are moving backwards. And when that next year comes, it would be more difficult to do what they had in their mind as their hearts would have hardened more. And this is why it is hard for many to get back into the rythem. They continue to move backwards. They are falling away. Your increasing time in FB is not moving forward!

If you know you are struggling to get back into God's presence and you know you what you have to do but don't, then you are choosing to move farther away from God. Do not say I will do it tomorrow. Do not say I will do it next month or next year when you are more financially stable or when you feel like it. Then you are telling God, it is your time and not HIS and thus it is you who is forsaking God and not HIM. You will be walking contrary to HIM.

After God's people had molded the golden calf, God told Moses HE would not go with them. But Moses pleaded that if HIS presence would not go with HIM, he would not go. Moses yearned for HIS presence over everything. Today, many Christians continue to move forward in physical time choosing not to have God's presence in their lives thus making a choice to fall away forsaking HIM. They may think they have God in their hearts but their actions have stated otherwise. It is evident in our churches and HIS people as the plagues of Egypt are on them. They are participating in their sins. Many are sick with no peace nor joy. They are dying in their sins. Their lives and families are in chaos. But they continue to be in denial thinking they are with God but in realty, their circumstances are showing they are moving away from HIM.

Leviticus 26:21 If you walk contrary to Me and will not heed Me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you, according to your sins.

Deuteronomy 28:58-60 If you will not be watchful to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may [reverently] fear this glorious and fearful name [and presence]—the lord your god—
59 Then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary strokes and blows, great plagues of long continuance, and grievous sicknesses of long duration.60 Moreover, He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you.

IN the Old Testament, they ripped their garments and wore sackscloth putting ash or dirt on their heads. In the Old Testament, their garments were prized possessions as many only had one. It is not like today in which we may have many different clothing. We are so blessed today. But they ripped what may have been most valued and they put dirt on their heads.

Today, it means to rend your hearts or spirits and put the spiritual dirt on your heads knowing you are nothing. Dirt represents nothing. We are to humble ourselves and rend our hearts repenting before HIM. They ripped their garments to show God they meant it by destroying or giving up something most valued. What have you given up that is so prized in your life? What have you offered HIM that has cost you? Where is your humility before the Great King. He says "I am a Great KING and MY Name is Terrible among the heathen nations!"

Where is your honor and fear due to HIM? Do not come empty handed before HIM. Make a choice to remove the things that are above HIM that are in your hearts and HE will receive you and treat you with kindness.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17 (AMP) What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,

Fire of God Church, 

A International Holy Fire Ministry
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saved by Grace

In this physical world, one must work to earn money. Why do we need money? We need money to pay our bills. We need money to buy food. We need money to survive. Many save up their money for rainy days. Many save or earn to go to college thinking an education will feed them. Who or what feeds and provides for us, an education or God? What if some extraordinary event occurs? It would have been wise to have some money saved up to weather out the storms. If you lose a job and if you had not saved up any money and you are not able to find a job quickly, everything would be at stake. Perhaps, you would end up losing your home, car, and even family. Your foundation would have been built on sand or straw with no solid footing.

Romans 6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.

What about sin? The bible says the wages which sin pays is death. When we sin with our eyes, thoughts, or with our bodies, we accumulate this sin and at the end it will total death. Our paycheck will be death. When we are out of God's will, we are accumulating these wages. When we are not obeying God, we earn wages of totaling death. You may be saved but what are you accumulating? Are you practicing sin or moving forward in faith? The bible says only those who do the Will of the Father will enter the Kingdom of God. You may be saved and covered by the Blood of Jesus but have you left Egypt? The Blood of the Lamb had covered the door post in Egypt as the angel of death passed by but God's people were required to leave to the promise land. If they had stayed in Egypt, they would have not completed their salvation. Yes, you are saved but you are still being saved. Yes, we are to head to perfection!

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:

1 John 4:17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

People say they are not perfect and cannot overcome sin. Yet, the bible says we can do all through Christ who strengthens me. If we say we cannot overcome when the bible says those who are born of God will overcome, then we call God a liar and it is us who is in darkness. Yes, the camel can go through the eye of the needle for all things are possible with God. Therefore, call unto to HIM, call unto HIS NAME and HE will show you great and unsearchable things that you do not know! His Grace is there now to bring us to maturity and perfection as the Kingdom of God is at hand.

What about life? Do we earn life? What does the bible say? NO, we do not earn any wages to be saved. NO, we cannot save ourselves. NO, we are saved by HIS GRACE. It is a FREE GIFT of GOD to eternal life. It is a free gift. Does this mean we just accept what HE has done and sit on the couch watching TV or news waiting for HIM while going to church once in awhile and only praying over your meals? NO, we are to stir up the gifts to bear lasting fruit for the Father. HE has chosen us for life and to bear fruit and keep on bearing fruit and as our fruit lasts, HE will give you whatever we ask in HIS NAME!

John 15:16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.

HE has given us spiritual gifts,. He has commanded us to be HIS disciples. HE has commanded us to pick up our own crosses and follow HIM. HE has commanded us to share in HIS suffering. HE has commanded us to persevere and endure. HE has commanded us to die unto ourselves so that we may experience HIS RESURRECTION LIFE!

As a baby Christian, we are to ask and receive His spiritual gifts such as to speak in tongue, prophesy, Word, worship, faith, and etc. If you have the gift to speak in tongue, why are you NOT accumulating your prayers? What will you do when difficult days comes to you either personally or for the world, would you have accumulated your prayers? The world saves up money or a nation prepares an army for war for difficult days, why are we not preparing for the greatest spiritual war coming? Where is your accumulated prayers? Where is your accumulated reading? Where is your accumulated worship? Will you be able to stand on that Day? Or will you be caught Naked?

Many worldly and even Christians work very long hours to save and buy their dream homes and retirement (security). In the book of Haggai, God rebukes His people for being so concerned about their own homes yet leaves HIS temple in ruins. Many of His people work so hard for "Egypt (world)" to buy their nice homes, cars, clothes, etc. Yes, those things are not necessary bad as long as they are not your idols. BUT what about the Temple of God? The Temple of God is in you. It is your heart. God said to clean up the inside of the cup first! Your hearts are defiled with idols and His Temple is in ruins. Why has His people been so busy accumulating money or worldly materials rather than having their faith credited as righteousness? Then what is more wiser? To save up money or save up for the eternal hope? We have been commanded to pray, read, worship, and seek the eternal things. What is to be counted as righteousness? In the book of Deuteronomy, to be counted as righteousness is to obey. Are you obeying? Are you obeying based on His terms? Faith is when you obey His commands trusting HIM moving forward by HIS Grace in which you cannot boast of your own works or choices. All choices and your actions are His. By Grace you have been saved by HIM.

Romans 4:5 (AMP) But to one who, not working [by the Law], trusts (believes fully) in Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God).

Yes, many consider HIM Savior but many have yet to consider HIM their LORD and MASTER. Therefore, you must give up your choice. This choice is to give up all your future choices to HIM. May our choices be HIS choices and may our decisions be HIS Decisions.

Glory to HIM
Fire of God Church
A International Holy Fire Ministry
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Friday, September 13, 2013

What is God's standard to be used as His vessal by Pastor Kim, Yong Doo

Judges 7: 2-8 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength. 3 Therefore, tell the people, ‘Whoever is timid or afraid may leave this mountain[a] and go home.’” So 22,000 of them went home, leaving only 10,000 who were willing to fight.4 But the Lord told Gideon, “There are still too many! Bring them down to the spring, and I will test them to determine who will go with you and who will not.” 5 When Gideon took his warriors down to the water, the Lord told him, “Divide the men into two groups. In one group put all those who cup water in their hands and lap it up with their tongues like dogs. In the other group put all those who kneel down and drink with their mouths in the stream.” 6 Only 300 of the men drank from their hands. All the others got down on their knees and drank with their mouths in the stream.7 The Lord told Gideon, “With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home.” 8 So Gideon collected the provisions and rams’ horns of the other warriors and sent them home. But he kept the 300 men with him.

We call our time the end times. God has a standard on His vessels in this end times. If we only knew His standard, we will speak, think and move accordingly. God uses quality not quantity. God uses a spiritual army who is has excellence in quality. Then how does a quality army created?

In college, a student must choose classes according to the student’s major. In order to graduate, a student must pass the classes and obtain the required credits. Christians have required classes also. The classes consists of suffering, discipline, test and tribulation. When we become a Christian, difficulty and tribulation comes on our way. Why must these difficulties follow us? I focus on the power that God grants us.   Jeremiah 33:3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
There is a reason why God handles us in such a way. It is because God desires to raise us into His army. God moves us according to His own will. After a process of much training, we will realize His love. Then we will love Him. But we will be responsible for many things when we love Him. God wants us to become a saint who has power and strength. In order to be one like that, we must receive proper training.

The Lord is within us. The word said, 
 “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves.” (2 Corinthians 13:5) 
We must do right so that the Lord who is in us is manifested and works through us. This is our test. If we do not pass the test, we will have fear. But when we pass the test, we will taste freedom, joy and peace both mentally and spiritually. When we pass the test, He will give us a blessing of finance/materials and open up the circumstances and our situations. We must test ourselves on a regular basis.

The word said, Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. (James 5:13) 
When you go through suffering, you don’t really need any person to comfort you. When you go through suffering, you must come before God and pray. When you are happy, you should sing praises. You must not be boastful. When you boast about happy things that has occurred onto you, you might cause other people to be envy and jealousy. When you receive a spiritual gift, pray without being boastful. You will know a person’s spiritual realm/spirituality depending on how they speak. How they think and feel will come out through their mouths. When you encounter a person who judges and condemns others, this person belongs to that kind of spiritual realm. When you continue to converse with a person like that, you will be swept away. People meeting with other people are contacting spirit to spirit.
Numbers 26, God had commanded to count the people who will go out and fight to conquer the land of Canaan. Among all Israelite, there were about 600,000 young man. When the Israelites first came out of Egypt they were nothing but slaves. In the wilderness, there is no water to drink nor food to eat. There is no person who wants to go through suffering and adversity. Without proper training, you will not be able to be useful. In this world, there are many churches. Many Christians became Sunday Christians. Worship and praise only on Sundays.
When we want to be used by God and be totally controlled by Him, we must pass this fearful training. Our thoughts do not develop and grow fast enough and this is one of the reason why our prayers are not answered quickly. When the answer does not come quickly, we begin to think what is the cause for its long delay?. As we think and ponder, we will strengthen our spiritual muscle. The content of our assignment is suffering. It is very important how we resolve the assignment that is given to each and every one of us. God has given assignment to countries, cities, churches, families and to individuals.  The content of our assignment are suffering, pain, discipline and training. You must think right and ask why the things in your life do not go well but are always twisted. Sometimes, we would wrestle only with one problem at a time.
The training in the wilderness is a must for all Christians and it is something in which we must pass. After the Israelites came out of Egypt and right before entering the promise land of Canaan, there were two census. Between the two census, the Israelites had a time of great training. Their training in visual, thinking, mind, attitude, speaking and with variously types personal training. There are times when God uses a great number of people according to His will but in today’s passage, God desires a small number of army like Gedeon’s three hundred.
One day, the Lord showed me a vision of a horse with only three legs.
“Lord, what is this?”
“You must raise, nurture and train this horse into a battle horse.”
“How can this horse become a battle horse when this horse has only three legs?”
But, in a vision, I saw this horse grow a fourth leg. The Lord was wearing an iron armor made of fire. He then got up on a horse and sat on it. Actually, the Lord was riding on many battle horses. He had grabbed the horses’ bridles as the horses ran fast. Only with the light touch of the side of the running horses with the Lord’s foot and the horses stopped right away. When the horses faced obstacles, they jumped over it.
In the last days, many people with quality will be used. The reason why many Christians are not making it is because they are not properly trained. What kind of training do we have to go through? First, you must be humble and pure before God and man. Second, you must be honest. If you are not humble, pure, honest, you must repent. Third, do not sell yourself out for money or material things. Fourth, you must believe in uncompromised truth. Fifth, you must not be ashamed of yourself or the things you have done in the past. Sixth, you must firmly believe that God is with you and He loves you. Then God will raise you and use you.
God decided to choose the people for battle against Midian. But the number of the enemy was too many to count. 
Judges 7:12 “The armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east had settled in the valley like a swarm of locusts. Their camels were like grains of sand on the seashore—too many to count!” 
Those who are worried and scared must leave. So twenty two thousand left and only ten thousand were left in the scene. But God said to Gideon that there are still too many people. In order to win the battle there must have smaller number. After sorting out the people through how they drank the water, only three hundred left to fight against the enemy. Those who had drank the water on their knees and with their hands lapping with their tongue were chosen. With those people, God led the battle and to victory.
God break us to meet His standard of how His servant should be so that He could properly use us. Also, through our daily habits, He sorts out. Therefore, it is very important for us to have good habits. If we are not faithful and truthful, we will be sorted out.

People who do the work of God must not give excuses. You cannot say “I can not do this because I do not have this and that.” These people will endure for a while but eventually they will reach their limit and fall away. One may appear to have genuine faith but there may be unbelief underlying within that person. When some kind of circumstances are created those problems are exposed. Your thought and mind are severely attacked by demons. This is why those people who habitually doubt and speak negatively within their daily lives are very dangerous. You have to correct your thinking, emotion, feeling, and conduct. God has a standard on the believers. Satan has a higher standard than how we measure ourselves as believers. The standard is Job. He had no resentment towards God even though his wealth was taken away, when he was struck by sickness, and when all of his children were killed. Those tests did not offend him. This is the standard our faith is required. A faith that does not resent toward God. If you say that you serve God, you must have the faith like Job. It breaks my heart to see who had potential to be used by God but gives up or falls away. We can not please God without having faith.
God’s answer comes to us in dreams and visions first. But in reality, our circumstance is miserable. But do not move impatiently, if you do, you will become a fake. God calls us to entrust a mission. Before He really entrust some kind of kingdom work, He will test us by making all our effort end in vain. The same thing happened with Moses. Even though he asked the Egyptian king to let his people go, the king continuously rejected him. God made the Egyptian king’s heart more harden. God makes our situation twisted and hardened. This way, we will learn to be spiritually matured. I call this paradoxical grace or ironical grace. Grace within suffering.
Once God begin to intervene in a person’s life, this person becomes a special person. This person will become pure, honest, will not fall into a material things, and will live by the word of God. God said, you have not choosen Me but I have chosen you and raised you. 
John 15:16 “ You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name” 

Those whom God uses must endure and hold their ground in the midst of battle. Those whom God uses must bear stress. You must not straggle, dismay, or show any hint of hesitation within the battle, danger and stress. Like Isaac, the promised one will be given after waiting with patience. God completely breaks us, mold us, and train us.
First, God will remold our way of thinking. Second, we must create a new relationship with God. Third, we must be equipped as a spiritual leader. Fourth, we must read the bible many times and we must pray without ceasing. We must be equipped with the spiritual message in us. Fifth, we must change our perspective. If we understand and care from the perspective of others, we can be a leader. But becoming a leader is very dangerous, because one corrupted leadership can destroy whole churches.

Why have we been born in this generation? What do we have to do? We have lived our lives with our old ways of living. But even after we become a christian, our circumstance do not change. It does not matter how much we pray, we seem to be in a difficult life. But we must find our identity within the suffering.
When you do not want to pray, you must be on your knees and pray. There will be come an appointed time, you must not miss it. You are praying for that timing. You must change your thinking and receive new perspective. When the tests and tribulation comes your way, think beyond your situation. Within the tests and suffering, there are God’s power and blessing. 
Apostle Paul had his revelations while he was in jail. Joseph experienced God’s power while he was in jail. Praying is not a trivial matter or playing a game. Pray and receive what we really need. With prayer, you must open the door which has been closed. It does not matter what happens, do not be dismayed or give up. Sometimes, God radically works and answers. There is a time to wait but there will be a time when God’s sudden answer comes. You may feel like the answer is being very delayed but once God answers and works, the things in your life will be restored in a moment.
When we meet some type of people or when we face some kind of event, the things that were hiding within us become a problem and are revealed. Those hidden problems must be sorted out in order for God to seize and use us. This is why we must daily entrust ourselves to the Lord. You must be satisfied by knowing that the Lord is with us. If you still have some things that are bothering you, you must daily come before the Lord and confess and repenting. I pray that all of you pass and meet the God’s standard. 
Pastor Kim, Yong Doo 
South Korea 
The Lord's Church 
Author of "Baptized by Blazing Fire" books

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What defiles a person by Diane Solver

“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
Sept 22, 2012

Monday, September 9, 2013

The golden calf is still in our hearts!!

Aaron had told God's people to give the gold from their earrings to create the golden calf. Many churches are no different today. The boards, elders with money and power, and the congregations are telling their hireling pastors, here is your wage, give us what we want to hear.

Exodus 32:2 So Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me.”

God's people could no longer wait for Moses who was up in the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses had gone up to bring the two tablets which were the 10 commandments of God. They had told Aaron to "make us some gods who can lead us." Although in the English translation, we assume the word "gods" is for some other gods but they are referring to God of the bible. They are referring to Elohim. They could no longer wait for God's time. Many Christians cannot wait for God so they begin to create their own image of what God should be doing for them in their lives. They had turned the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, the God of Jacob and molded HIM into their own image of who God should be to them. They had made god into their servant.

The golden calf continues to be in the hearts of many Christians today. They were in the hearts of the Pharisees and Sadducee. The Messiah or Jesus that they were preaching and teaching had not come. The Jesus of the bible who they had not known had come. They could not recognize God because they had created their own image of who Jesus should be. Israel wanted to serve their golden calf and they had called it god. They offered sacrifices and offerings as Aaron told the people they would have a festival and offer sacrifices the morning after. The people of God had created their own counterfeit of who their god would be and thus God on the mountain told Moses that the people had corrupted themselves. In the peoples' mind, they were thinking they were still serving the God of the bible. How tragic!

When Moses had come down the mountain, he was furious and he had threw the 10 commandment tablets onto the ground. He destroyed the golden calf and demanded the people to choose a side. Three thousand of God's people chose the wrong side and were killed. Why would 3000 people choose death? As far as the 3000 were concerned, they were choosing in their minds the God of the bible but in reality, they had created their own image of who the God of the bible is to be. And thus they were willing to die for what they believed. By choosing death, they were thus calling Moses a false prophet. They were saying, we hear God too! Obviously, they did not understand spiritual authority.

Today is no different. Many churches have been created as the people had opened churches. They searched for a pastor or preacher, offered him gold (money) from their ears to preach a god that they wanted to hear about. These churches, ministries, or individuals have crosses hanging on their walls. These churches use the bible. These churches sing praise and worship songs. But their worship is in vain because they have created an image of who Jesus should be to them. Thus many churches and God's people have no idea who the God of the bible really is. They do not know the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob. They do not know His ways. They do not know His judgments. They do not know HIM. All they know is that their image of who Jesus should be and this image will save them no matter how they live their lives or what sins they decide to commit. And as they continue to live in sin, they continue to create a Jesus who will forgive them without repentance and holiness. They are serving their own golden calves that are within their hearts.

And this is why there is no power or spirit in the churches. And this is why people continue to die rather than be healed or delivered. The fruit is DEATH! And even if some churches still felt some kind of spirit, many are really led by demons. Many churches have been taken over by demons. Many preachers and their people are ending up in HELL. The deception is so deep!

If Jesus was to return today, would you recognize HIM? The Pharisees who were master bible teachers in their time did not recognize HIM. Today, many Christians have barely read their bible. They barely pray. They barely worship. If you are not spending time with God based on His terms, then there is a great probability you are serving your own golden calf as you have been given a created image of Jesus from a hireling pastor or you are serving an image of Jesus in which you have created for yourself. This image in which many have created is an image of Jesus who will forgive them even though they willfully continue to sin and live in sin. This is the great deception within the church.

Jesus will come back and HE is bringing a ROD!

Revelation 19:15-16 From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. 16 On his robe at his thigh[e] was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

Before HE comes back, HE needs to put the church back in order. The churches are out of order. They are
having an orgy fest with the demons. Jesus will restore His Church with a ROD! It is time to choose for many of His people. You have been worshiping a golden calf. It is time to choose LIFE or choose death. Will you be the 3000 willing to die for what you believe but what you believe is an image of Jesus in which you have created thinking this image will forgive you even though you are living in sin and you will not repent?

God is calling His people to repent. This message is for YOU. It is not only the people who were with Moses. This message resonates to us today. It is for YOU. It is for ME. We are the Adam. We are the Eve. Whether yesterday or today, YOU would have made the choice Adam and Eve had made. We are that stiffed neck rebellious people that continues to corrupts ourselves before God. YOU MUST REPENT! HE IS CALLING US TO REPENT! SUBMIT TO HIS WORD AND REPENT!! YES, WE ARE THAT PEOPLE!

I speak a spirit of repentance over you. It is only by the Spirit we can truly repent. It is only by the Spirit we can truly pray. It is only by the Spirit you can come to know HIM. Do you even know what this means? To be in the Spirit? If you did, you would be overcoming the obstacles of life rather than running. HE is not coming for a defeated bride who is running. HE comes for the sons and daughters of the MOST HIGH who know their identity and those who are walking with HIM in the SPIRIT.

The seed fell on four types of soil. Where you are raised spiritual may determine heaven or hell. The soil is your heart. The soil is your church and type of pastor. Is your pastor a hireling or one will preach uncompromised Truth at all cost? Be cleansed Bride of Christ! Cleanse yourselves Bride of Christ! For HE comes with a Rod!

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God.

You must remove the idols in your hearts. You must separate yourselves from this world. Do NOT touch the unclean things! THEN, and only THEN the LORD will receive YOU kindly and treat you with favor.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17 16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,

YOU have been waiting for God but actually HE has been waiting for you to destroy and break down all the idols in your hearts. HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH!!

May the Lord awaken His people and have mercy on us.

Fire of God International Church
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Sunday, September 8, 2013

What makes our personalities?

Your personalities, the way you talk, the way you treat someone, the way you view things, the way you do things, these are all influenced by what is in your heart. If you have the nature of Jesus, you will walk and conduct yourself as HE did. But within the hearts of God's people there is anger, lust, contempt, insecurity, jealousy, envy, murder, seducing, adultery, idolatery, and so on and on. This is why we cannot obtain spiritual breakthrough as the chains of such sin are still tangled within our hearts. We may have spiritual gifts but we have yet to behold His Glory. He wants us to go up to the mountain t meet HIM. He wants us to go talk to him as though talking to a friend. He wants us to behold His Glory. But just as the days of old, when His Glory appeared, His people ran from Mt Sinai. His Glory had exposed their sin.

Yes, you may have spiritual gifts just as His people experienced His signs and wonders in Egypt and as they saw the Red Sea part. They received manna from heaven and water from the Rock. But when it was time to go up the mountain to meet their God, they ran because of the sin in their hearts.

We must come to a point to behold HIS GLORY. Otherwise, we are still serving our idols and we will create our own golden calf thinking it is God. Aaron had said after he had molded the golden calf that they would offer sacrifices unto the Lord! The golden calf to Aaron and God's people was God. But it was their own creation and image of God. The Lord told Moses, the people have corrupted themselves. Many of us are corrupted today and we do not even realize this deception within us. How do we know we are not deceived? Look at your fruit. What fruit are you bearing in your life?

More to come

Fire of God International Church
A Holy Fire Ministry
Pastor Steve Yong Kim

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tithing - Sermon August 25, 2013

Tithing - always to teach us to Fear the Lord sermon

August 25, 2013


Fire of God International Church
A Holy Fire Ministry
43130 Osgood Rd
Fremont, CA 94539

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What is worth more? Your brethren in Christ or a million dollars in gold coins?

If you had a million dollars in gold coins in a suit case, how would we treat the suit case? We would in most case keep our eyes on it. We would in most case protect it. We would keep it in a safe place. We would keep it close to us. We may open the case and frequently look at the beautiful gold coins. We may take some gold coins out and we would clean and shine it. We would look and perhaps admire the coins. We would give it a lot of attention. We may even fight for it if someone attempted to steal it. And even for some people, they may risk their lives to keep and protect it.

The brothers and sisters around us have been bought by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. His Blood is worth more than all of creation. His Blood is worth more than all of the heavens. His Blood has purchased us. We are covered with HIS Blood.

But how do we treat one another? Do we treat one another with such preciousness? Do we treat one another looking at one another who have been bought by a price that is priceless? No, in many instances, we treat one another with contempt. We treat one another with little value. We continue to see each other with our own eyes rather than His eyes. We continue to strife, bicker, and slander one another. We continue to act like the children of the enemy rather than the children of God.

We all continue to fall short of His Glory. We all need to repent for not loving His people as He loves us. The Holy Spirit grieves so much as His people are so stiffed neck and stubborn. Just as in the days of old, His people had a hard time of obeying HIM. They still are sheep who continue to go astray. His people are still seeking their own ways. Father God grieves so much as HE truly desires a real personal relationship with HIS children. Many of His children think they are having a relationship with HIM but in realty they are deluded with themselves. They seek their own ways.

The Lord grieves as so many of His children are not making it home. HE is asking us to repent, submit, and obey to His authority. HE wants to give us resurrection life. HE wants to bless us. HE wants to give us abundant life. HE wants us to go deeper with HIM so that HE may share HIS secrets with us. HE wants to spend time with HIS children.

His people need to repent. We need to repent. We need to stop being so selfish for ourselves. We need to stop seeking our own ways. We need to stop seeking to save our own selves. We need to die to ourselves and be cleansed. We need to let HIM reign in our lives. We need to put everything down and submit to HIM. We have been bought by the most precious Blood of our Lord. HE looks at us with such preciousness. Do you see each other with such preciousness or is a million dollars in gold coins worth more?

Fire of God International Church
Pastor Steve Yong Kim