The symbol of fire is used throughout the Bible. It is something that we cannot ignore or be indifferent about especially the importance of spiritual fire defining the state of our soul and the reward or judgement relating to it.
We are in end times, and we need to understand with urgency prophecies relating to "fire" as we look forward to the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Fire is featured so significantly In the Book of Revelation. In Rev 3:16, "So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth." God is coming back for those who are on fire for Him. Those who are passionate and fervent in their faith will rule and reign in the Kingdom to come. What an inheritance!
Conversely, fire is also the judgement of God. In Revelation 8:5, "Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake."
Unbelievers who rejected our Lord Jesus's atonement will experience God's fiery judgment. This is a stern warning to all who hardened their hearts against the saving grace of our Lord Jesus. God's fire judgement for unrepentant sinners is mentioned again in Revelation 14:10 and culminating in the lake of fire judgment in Revelation 20:7–15.
Fire also symbolises the manifest presence of God as in the "burning bush" in Exodus 3:1-4, the "pillar of fire" in Exodus 13:21 and in 1 Kings 18:17-24, in the story of the challenge between the Prophet of God, Elijah, and the prophets of Baal. These fire theophanies authenticate the reality of God and they changed situations and lives for the purpose of God.
The Bible also records false fire theophany by the evil one to deceive earthlings by supernatural manifestation of cosmic activities to worship the dragon and the beast in Revelation 13:13.
Hence, fire as a spiritual symbol is a dichotomy and it is controversial. Not a subject that many churches want to actively emphasise to stir their members to be on fire to do greater works.
I know Rev Dr Paul KP Ang for more than 20 years. I have seen how the fire of God has transformed him from a man who was consumed with pursuing the riches of the world to one who became a God chaser. When he received the fire, he knew that he has to share and impart the fire of God. In his enthusiasm in ministering the fire in the early days of his ministry, some men of God have taken umbrage to his inexperience and clumsy way of ministering, but there were many who were touched powerfully by his ministry. When we focus on God and not man, we will receive the blessings of God through His ministry given to man.
The gift of fire impartation of Rev Dr Paul KP Ang is authenticated many times over by the testimonies of those who received his ministry. I am privileged to be the organiser of seven “Fire Starter Schools” in Singapore and Thailand under the umbrella of Arsenal of Fire Global of which the founder is Rev Dr Paul KP Ang. The testimonies of the many students attest to this. Their lives and ministries experienced divine transformation after they received the fire of God.
The fire of God is the grace of God, you do not work for it, in faith, you received it with hunger and humility. This book will give you greater clarity of God’s fire and with it comes the desire to receive it. It will first draw you; then, cleanse you; and ignite and empower you with new strength and anointing. Breakthroughs will come quickly as you receive and minister with His awesome Fire. Happy reading and keep burning for God!
Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord. Romans 12:11
Elder Joshua Tan KJ
Advisor - AOF Global Limited, Singapore
Organising Chairman/Principal - AOF School of Fire Starter
Recommendation by Rev Yang Tuck Yoong
If there is one word that could adequately describe Dr Paul KP Ang, it is the word “ZEAL”. The Zeal for the Lord burns in him. The Greek word for zeal is “Zelos” which means “to burn”. And this man burns with the fire of God. And you will feel it as you read this book because he carries it in him.
Rev Yang Tuck Yoong
The Alliance of Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Singapore
Cornerstone Community Church
When I see Paul Ang and the ministry God has given him, it confirms in my heart that our Father is no respecter of persons. Just as Peter told Cornelius and his household: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favouritism but accepts men from every nation, who fear Him and do what is right" (Acts 10:34).
God has used Paul Ang in such a special and mighty way even though he did not have the kind of "theological" and Bible School training that so many others have. His love for God, his passion for people and the anointing of the Holy Spirit have brought him to where he is today. It is the favour of God that he has bypassed many others and is chosen to be His vessel of honor because his heart is right.
Dr K. B. Tan
Senior Pastor of Mennonite Church, Singapore
Founder of Asia-Pacific Mission Ltd, Singapore
Meeting Dr Paul Ang had been an amazing spiritual experience and encounter. Dr Paul KP Ang founded and established the Arsenal of Fire Ministry to equip and impart the fire of God's Spirit and power among believers and leaders. This ministry had impacted pastors and church workers from many nations to operate and move in the greater anointing and gifts of the Spirit. Our meeting and close collaboration with Dr Paul and his team on Prayer and Holy Spirit impartation had been positive and encouraging. We respect Dr Paul Ang as a mighty servant of God raised for end time Revival and World evangelisation.
Apostolic Elder Wee Tiong Howe
Founding Elder of City Missions Church
Founding President of International Christian Missions Singapore (ICMS)
Chairman Marketplace Leadership Institute
In Africa, we are quite sceptical about certain things. We don’t believe in everything that seems spiritual; however, I have personally experienced the touch of the Lord through my engagement with this ministry in prayer. I can testify that the fire of the Holy Spirit is so necessary for the end times. I am looking forward to the fact that Dr Paul KP Ang has written this book to teach people about the fire of the Lord. In these end times, we need the fire of God to change the demonic atmosphere and we also need to evangelise with love so that the lost can come home to Jesus.
Spiritual things need to be spiritually discerned; it is not something we can understand with our minds, but with our spirit. May we revive the days of Pentecost by learning to walk with the Holy Spirit AND the Lord’s Holy Spirit fire.
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6)
Dr Jackie Maré
President, Heal the Land Ministries International NPO
Certified in Demonology, Biblical Greek, Counselling & Bible Schools
First Woman Board Member, Kingsway AFM Ministries
I have personally witnessed the ministry of Dr. Paul KP Ang to the students in Harvest Seminary and I testify that he carries the anointing and the word of God in his ministry. When I prayed for him in 2017, I saw both the fire of God and the water of His Word flowing from his belly. I pray this book will dispel the heresy and imbalance we have in the churches today. I believe God is raising the Arsenal of Fire team up as a much-needed end-time ministry around the world.
Reverend Dr David Wong
President of Harvest Seminary 丰收神学院
God has given a very special Holy Spirit gift to Dr Paul KP Ang to impart His fire & power to others. For God is a consuming fire and there are multiple accounts of God as fire in the Bible. This special gift is needed in the end times, for spiritual warfare against Satan & his hosts of demonic beings and to bring lost souls into His Kingdom.
I too had some reservations about his ministry until my friend, Rev Pauline Phua told of how her Professor at the University had died in a hospital in Singapore. She was with Dr Paul when the deceased’s wife informed Pauline. She asked Dr Paul to hold and pray over a handkerchief. She took it to the hospital, the wife laid it on the deceased and he came back to life. Acts chapter 19:11 came to life! There, Apostle Paul healed through handkerchiefs and aprons that he had touched and laid on people, healing their sickness and causing demons to flee. The Devil has no power to give life. Only God has that power. From then on, I no longer had doubts of Dr Paul KP Ang’s ministry. I am confident that many readers of Dr Paul’s new book, “Transforming Fire” will be blessed.
Dato Indera Chua Jui Meng
Chairman of Revival Fire Movement, Malaysia
As a successful developer and businessman Dr Paul KP Ang was prideful and sinful. Unsatisfied with his nominal Christian living he thirsted and hungered for the reality of God. Eventually, he encountered God in the form of Fire.
I was with him in the same seminary in Agape Renewal Center (ARC) in California 2004 and witnessed his transformation all these years. The Fire burnt in him daily for many years to refine his character and empowered him for a unique ministry. He inherited the Arsenal of God which consists of all kinds of weapons and resources, both natural and supernatural. He ministers not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power to impart giftings, power, wisdom, and knowledge to the saints and leaders who are hungry for God and serious in ministry. This book will impact many lives and transform some to be great international church leaders.
Rev. Dr. Elisha/Henry Chieng
Senior Pastor, Open Heaven Tabernacle
611 Bread of Life Church, Miri, Malaysia
I highly recommend this book to leaders and any believers for making disciples of all nations. Since Dr Paul KP Ang’s impartation, our ministries have greatly accelerated in areas of evangelism, healing and deliverance.
The written testimony in this book is full of the truth of Scripture and the light of GOD. This is what the body of Christ needs so badly today – to witness Jesus Christ the Lord in power and in Spirit like the early Church. I encourage you to read this book with an open heart and mind. You’ll be transformed and used by the Lord for great impact, fulfilling the Great Commission in the last days! Do not forget that many anointed servants of God in the Bible and revival history such as Moses, Paul, Charles Finney, Johnathan Edwards, Billy Graham, Reinhard Bonnke and John Sung… they were all baptised by the Spirit and Fire.
Reverend Frank Lin
Chairman of the Anglican Revival Fire Movement, West Malaysia.
The Synod of The Diocese of West Malaysia (Anglican)