Saturday, May 25, 2024

End Time Harvest - The 3 Levels of Ministry


The last sentence of the Lord’s Prayer “For Thine is the *KINGDOM*, the *POWER* and the *GLORY* forever and ever …”


1. *KINGDOM* (Salvation through the *baptism of water* or Outer Court or Seeing the Kingdom) 2 Corinthians 1:22, “set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”


2. *POWER* (Sanctification through the *baptism of the Holy Spirit* or Inner Court or possessing the Kingdom) John 3:6-7, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’”


3. *GLORY* (Purification through the *baptism  of Fire* or Holy of Holies or manifesting His kingdom). Matthew 3:11-12, “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Hebrews 12:14, “ ... without holiness no one will see the Lord.”


At this *Glory* level, God’s glory rests on the vessel to do His works while the vessel rests in Him (Matthew 11:28-30). Then, the vessel will be like Paul which the handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them (Acts 19:11-12). Peter was so full of the Spirit that radiated upon his shadow and healed the sick (Acts 5:15). Or like Jesus, so full of the Spirit and power that when a woman touched Him, He could feel instantly that the power had gone out from Him (Luke 8:46).


It is a level that God’s manifest glory rests on a vessel that has been cleansed, refined, purified and consecrated by fire. 


https://youtu.be/BvsASnHptD4


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


God bless!


AOF Global Ltd

https://www.aofglobal.com


May 25, 2024


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Monday, May 13, 2024

False Humility (2)


Continue from https://arsenaloffire.blogspot.com/2024/05/false-humility.html


Paul said in Galatians 5:16-18, “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”


Watchman Nee depicted, “The works of the Holy Spirit are done through man’s spirit while the works of the enemy are all done through man’s sinful flesh”


The flesh or carnal is a sinful nature. For the acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. In Galatians 5:19-21, Apostle Paul warned that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.


The sinful nature has pride.  Pride hinders us from having the faith to truly believe in God, to walk in obedience and do the will of the Father. And without faith, we cannot please God (Hebrew 11:6).  For Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6). To have that faith, we need God’s fullness in us.  


Maturity in Christ is how much are we filled with the Spirit of God.


John 3:34

“For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.”


Colossians 1:19

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him”.


Romans 8:14

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”


This is the prime hinderance to our walk by the Spirit so how could we teach others to live in humility when we ourselves are not filled with His fullness to walk in the Spirit and in true humility. The Word of God are full of the Spirit and Life (John 6:63), alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) and “Is not my word like fire,' declares the LORD, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29).


Humility is the key to demonstrate and manifest the power of His words in signs. The more humble one is at God's feet, the more useful he is in God's hand.


We need to be filled with the fullness of God to have the Christlike’s humility to truly manifest and demonstrate His glory for the world. Then we will be like Paul which the handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them (Acts 19:11-12). Peter was so full of the Spirit that radiated upon his shadow and healed the sick (Acts 5:15).


Reinhard Bonnke said, one time he went to a shop in South Africa. And the shop attendant looked into his eyes and began to weep profusely. 


Then Reinhard asked, “Lord, what happened?” And the Lord said, “I live inside you and I look through your eyes at times. When someone encounters Me in your eyes, he cannot stand it.”


Jesus was so full of the Spirit and power that when a woman touched Him, He could feel instantly that the power had gone out from Him (Luke 8:46).


God is a consuming fire. The fullness of God in us makes us flames of fire (Hebrews 1:7) to manifest His words in power. That the words we speak, are full of the Spirit and Life that carry a far higher spiritual power and authority into the spiritual realm.


Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:4, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,” and added in 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”


Only when we are filled with the fullness of God in Spirit and Power are we then able to walk by the Spirit and in true humility to demonstrate and manifest the power of the Words of God in signs. Without His fullness, we can’t work with God in Spirit of unity or in Oneness with Him (John 10:37-38, 14:11).  This is the biblical truth.


God bless!


AOF Global Ltd

https://www.aofglobal.com


May 13, 2024


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Sunday, May 12, 2024

False Humility


God resists falsehood or false humility but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6) who is a willing and obedient vessel (Isaiah 1:19) to do the will of the Father. False humility is pride, like Saul who did not fully obey the Lord because he was afraid of the men and so he gave in to them (1 Samuel 15:23-24). The result of his pride to look good to his men out of fear rather than obeying God, the LORD torn the kingdom of Israel from him. The Spirit of God also departed from him (1 Samuel 16:14). God desires 100% obedience, no compromise.

The mark of Sonship is humility to obey and do the will of the Father.


After the fire of God surged through my entire body like lightning in 2004, I became an evidential instrument as a testimony and witness for our Lord (John 15:27, Acts 1:8). And the Lord worked with me and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied me (Mark 16:20). 


My willingness to take the step of faith to obey God despite the consequences of being severely insulted and humiliated has impact the life of many outstanding ministers of God, empowering church leaders to greater heights in their ministries to advance God’s kingdom and for His glory. Hallelujah! 


Testimony is a very powerful tool in evangelism. If you are willing to bear witness for Him, heaven will back you up. 


God is pouring down His Spirit upon ALL people in greater measure (Joel 2:9, Haggai 2:9). Many are called but few are chosen. The God chasers who are humble, willing and obedient to do the will of the Father, will certainly not miss His grace to be raised to host His fire and manifest glory.


https://arsenaloffire.blogspot.com/2024/05/hosting-his-presence-true-humility.html


If you desire to be transformed in your spiritual life, more insights are provided in the book, “Transforming Fire”.



God bless!


Paul K P Ang

AOF Global Ltd

www.aofglobal.com


May 12, 2024


Thank you for your generous sowing and partnership.





Thursday, May 9, 2024

Hosting His Presence - True Humility


Jesus says in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Are we willing to be humble enough for God to rest His glory upon us so that He can use us as His earthly vessels to do His work? If we are willing, our ministries will be more effective and awesome for He is the One Who works, while we rest in Him!


Moses carried the glory of God as he was a very humble man as stated in Numbers 12:3 "Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth."


In contrast, Saul disobeyed due to his pride and arrogance and the Spirit of God (manifest presence of His glory) departed from him (1 Samuel 16:14).


It takes humility to obey His voice. Obedience is the mark of true sonship. This is true humility in God's sight, and the measure of how much the King of Glory can live in us, depends on how obedient we are to do the will of God.


A man of God wrote:- “Humility has nothing to do with how much or how little money we have. Jesus said that He was humble, yet He possessed the universe and had all power (Matthew 11:29 NLT). The devil, on the other hand, has had everything stripped from him and he is full of pride (Isaiah 14:12-15).


Humility is exalting God and His Word and His plan above your own and willingly being obedient to all that He says. Jesus submitted His will completely to the Father and He was humble. In light of that, if we submit our will to the Father with willing obedience, then we too will be walking in humility.”


AOF Global Ltd

www.aofglobal.com


May 9, 2024


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Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Price of Sonship


Before you judge my life, my past or my character … Walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrow, my doubts, my fear, my pain and my laughter. REMEMBER! Everyone has a story. When you’ve lived my life then you can judge me. 


I have many testimonies of my walk with God which I have fearlessly testified and bore witness for Him. And God never fails to manifest His presence accompanying with signs to bless the listeners. Testimony is a very powerful tool in evangelism. If you are willing to bear witness for Him, heaven will back you up.


I share two of my testimonies:-


The price for pursuing Sonship can be a very costly and painful process. It’s only by God’s grace and mercy that we are able to place Him above all else; to love Him with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength; and love our neighbour as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). For apart from Him, we can do nothing as we need His love, the fear of the Lord and strength to die-to-self daily in order to have the humility to obey God. Obedience to do the will of the Father is a mark of Sonship (Romans 8:15-17).

 

Below are two of my testimonies, and I pray that they will also encourage you. When I stepped into my ordained calling, I was put through a series of tests whether I was prepared to leave everything behind (Matthew 19:29 NKJV) in order to demonstrate my love for Him ((Matthew 22:37-38, John 14:21,23) and not looking back (Luke 9:62). Though I was very much on fire for God, being a young Christian, I was somehow ignorant. As a result, I went through fiery trials, severe insults and rejections by most of my friends in Church. Many pastors including my two mentors kept their distance (it’s by the grace of God, they are now my good friends).

 

In one of the tests of obedience, I had to sacrifice my treasured unbelieving life partner who was not only very capable in helping me to manage my then secular businesses, but also our home too. She was my ‘Issac’, whom the Lord wants me to lay down. After I became a radical Christian by my zeal as a God-chaser, she became very critical over my new faith and lifestyle. Finally, without hesitation, she angrily walked out of me (1 Corinthians 7:15). I was not permitted to contact her until 13 years had passed. By then, her heart was ready to receive our Lord Jesus Christ as saviour. Praise God!


On April 2, 2024 she passed into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.


My other Isaac was my two commercial penthouse properties located in the prime district of Singapore which I bought about 3 decades ago. Back then, the two properties were yielding a monthly rental of S$9,000. Having fully surrendered my life to the Lord, He wanted me to dedicate the two units for His use as a ministry and prayer house venue. It was indeed a great struggle for me, as at a time, there was a high demand in the rental of commercial properties, with a sudden surge in the rental price, which was indeed a very attractive income.


God was pleased with my obedience and He filled me with His fullness (John 3:34, Col 1:19). The Spirit of Glory and His Spirit rested upon me powerfully. This was evident that in ALL our meetings from the Atlantic Ocean (NYC) to West and East Asia (Jerusalem, China, Taiwan etc) to Pacific sea of Australia and New Zealand, we had mini revivals with an awesome move of the Holy Spirit. With the ministry bearing tremendous fruits, so were the insults and slanders that came with the hosting of the Spirit of Glory and His Spirit as per 1 Peter 4:14, “If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”


A man of God wrote: "Think of the controversy that swirled around Jesus, then around the apostles, and since then around every major move of God in history. No man of God has carried a great anointing without having to bear the kind of accusations. The religious leaders would spread gross lies and rumors about anointed men of God perhaps out of fear of losing some of the congregation to the person. However, Jesus told his disciples, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me" (Matthew 5:11).


It is sad that jealousy exists in the body of Christ, especially when God raise up other more powerful ministries (Acts 5:17, 17:5).


Due to the controversies surrounding our ministry, one of our AOF advisor’s ministry team members, even felt he has an occult spirit because of his association with me. However, they changed their perspective after witnessing his teaching and ministering according to biblical truth. 


In order to provide them with an insight of my ministry, he sent them a link of the endorsements by many outstanding servants of God on my latest book ‘Transforming Fire’’. 


He also wrote, “Please note that God's calling on Rev Dr Paul K P Ang, his dedication, his sacrificial deeds, and fruitfulness upon the life of many outstanding servants of God, his critics just cannot match with him.”


Here is the link:-


https://arsenaloffire.blogspot.com/2023/05/transforming-fire.html


We are blessed to have respected men of God as AOF advisors. This advisor who has been misunderstood, also encouraged me with the following message:-


“Your fire impartation ministry is somewhat similar to Jesus's. The "new wine" ministry of Jesus offended many during His days. They were ignorant of His love, grace and power, like the brother of the prodigal son; religious leaders who were like Pharisees; and church leaders who were authoritative like the Sadducees and the high priests. Yet, through signs and wonders, you have impacted many lives and empowered church leaders to greater heights in their ministries to advance God's kingdom and for His Glory. Cheers.”


The heavy price of sonship should not in any way hinder us. LISTEN to this sermon on How to qualify yourself to be used by God for the latter day move of the Spirit by John Anosike:-


https://www.facebook.com/share/v/u39fH1QVFEAzzxhm/?mibextid=UalRPS


To God be the honour, power and glory!


God bless!


Paul K P Ang

AOF Global Ltd

https://www.aofglobal.com


April 25, 2024


Thank you for your generous sowing and partnership.