Sunday, February 9, 2020

Flames of Fire (Hebrews 1:7) 【火焰为仆役 (希伯来书一章7节)】

The Baptism of Fire is a Baptism of Holiness. God is a Consuming Fire and the fire is to cleanse and purify us to become vessels that can be worthy to host His manifest presence - the fire and glory to do extraordinary work for the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:20-21
“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for extraordinary purposes and some for ordinary purposes. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for extraordinary purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” 

Romans 9:21
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

A man of God quotes: “What God chooses, He cleanses. What God cleanses, He molds. What God molds, He fills. What God fills, He uses.”

Our Heavenly Father does not ask for golden vessels. God asks for yielded and fully surrendered vessels –  a willing and obedient vessel (Isaiah 1:19). A yielded heart willing to honour Him with our obedience is a heart of true humility. Jesus was humble because He submitted His will completely to the Father by willing to be crucified at the Cross.

God makes His vessels flames of fire (Hebrews 1:7). We can only impart the fire or baptise others with fire if we are truly a flame of fire. Can we give a $50 note to someone if we don’t have the $50 note in our pocket?

I was invited to speak in Malaysia’s largest Church in 2017. Standing at the pulpit facing an audience of more than a thousand attendees, I obeyed the Lord by telling  the audience that I am a flame of fire with my body engulfed with His fire and glory, and added that if the senior elder/pastor would come and touch me, the fire would surge through him and throw him to the floor. The elder came to touch me and God confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it (Mark 16:20). Fire surged through the elder and he fell to the floor. The demonstration of power (1 Corinthians 2:4-5) opened the hearts of the attendees to receive God’s blessing.

Hosting His fire makes us bold, fearless in having such great faith to issue such a challenge in front of a huge audience as it was my first speaking engagement in that church. We will win the world for Jesus if we can be so engulfed in His manifest presence and obey Him with faith and boldness.

May this message bless you.

Paul K P Ang
Arsenal of Fire Ministries,
California, USA.

Feb 9, 2020

火的洗礼是圣洁的洗礼。上帝是烈火,而火焰是要净化和洁净我们,让我们能够成为配的承载祂荣耀同在的器皿 - 火和荣耀为耶和华做非凡的工作。

 “在大户人家,不但有金器银器,也有木器瓦器;有作为贵重的,有作为卑贱的。 人若自洁,脱离卑贱的事,就必作贵重的器皿,成为圣洁,合乎主用,预备行各样的善事。

我们的天父不要求黄金器皿。上帝要求的是完全屈服和降服与祂的器皿 - 一个愿意和服从的器皿(以赛亚书一章19节)。一个愿意用我们的顺服来荣耀他的宽容之心,是真正谦卑的心。耶稣之所以谦卑,是因为祂愿意降服与天父的旨意,愿意被钉死在十字架上。

上帝以火焰为仆役(希伯来书一章7)。 我们自己必须成为火焰才能分赐火或为他人以火施洗。如果我们口袋里没有50元,我们可以给别人50美元吗?

2017年,我受邀在马来西亚最大的教会分享。站在面对一千多名听众的讲台上,我顺从上帝像众人说我是烈火,我的身体被他的火和荣耀吞没了,并补充说,如果长老/牧师过来抚摸我,火会涌入他,将他抛到地板上。长老上前来抚摸我,神通过奇事证实了祂的话(马可福音十六章20节)。 火涌入那长老的身体,他跌倒在地。大能的示范(哥林多前书二章45节)打开了会众的心,让他们领受了上帝的祝福。




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