Throwback March 12. 2013

Before Moses was sent off to Egypt, he had an encounter with God. In fact, he had an encounter with the Fire of God. It was a blazing fire from the middle of the bush. In the OT, the Fire of God was on the outside as it was burning in front of HIM. God spoke through the Fire to give him instructions.

Exodus 3:3-4 (NLT) “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”4 When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
“Here I am!” Moses replied.

After the resurrection of Jesus and in the New Testament, the apostles had an encounter with the Holy Spirit as His Fire Spirit engulfed the 120 in the upper room. This day was called Pentecost.

Acts 2:3-4 (NLT) Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages,[a] as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

Now the Fire of God burns inside the hearts of His people. Moses had led all of God’s people out of Egypt when he had an encounter with the Fire of God. The apostles changed the world and became new people with an unstoppable passion when they had an encounter with the Fire of God.

May you all be baptized by His Spirit and with Fire. When we encounter the consuming Fire of God, we will be changed. But once you encounter His Fire, just like fire in the physical world, it must be sustained. Your prayers, your choice to be cleansed, and your zeal for HIM will sustain and continue the Fire in you. Otherwise, just like physical fire, it can go out.

March 2024 – comment

You all need to sustain your own Fire. You do not need to be imparted Fire each weekend like some diaper change. Change your own diaper. You are all mostly grown ups by now except the new people in last 3 years.

In 12 years of ministry, I have never encountered a person who changed because they got constant impartation and the same Word each time.

What I did experience on my own was that we only need one encounter with God through that impartation, and then it is our choice to sustain or be lazy, wanting someone else to keep your fire lite.

It is not a bad thing to be imparted with Fire here and there since you will be recharged, but what is the use if all you do is go park yourself? Do you know if you buy a car battery and you do not use it, it will just naturally drain itself unless it gets used and recharged by itself as it is used?

And if u get drained, then know that we know u did nothing but park yourself in the garage.

Pastor Steve Kim