The Fire Baptism is a very precious gift from God. Many of us are baptized with the Holy Spirit, speak in tongues, and lay hands on the sick. Unless you experience the Fire baptism, you may take a very long time to reach the fullness of the power & glory of God. We need to be baptized with Fire as to allow God to refine and purify us (Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16).
What is the purpose of the Fire?
God is a consuming fire (Exodus 24:17, Deuteronomy 4:24, Hebrews 12:29). The presence of God will consume us to burn away:-
- Our works and motives that is contrary to God’s purpose in our life.
- The dross of wrong purposes and motivations, leaving behind a concentrated focus on the things of God.
- Unnecessary desires of life, leaving behind the one burning desire that God wants you to accomplish as you serve Him.
- Resistance that the enemy puts in your way that prevents you from proclaiming God’s message.
- Resistance, doubt/unbelief and fear.
The refining fire is to prepare us for a service. Only after going through the refining & purifying process, can God then fills us with the fullness of His power & glory or ministering fire anointing to be purified channel to bless His people. As in Isaiah 60:1-2“… but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you” and in Verse 5, “Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy.”
David Herzog wrote, "If you try to cast away darkness but you yourself are not full of light, chances are it will take a long time to do it. When you are full of the glory of God, often one word from God will expel the darkness."
You will be amazed what the Fire of God can do to transform a person’s life. The fire will draw our hearts back to our first love – Jesus.
Zechariah 13:9, "This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, they are my people, and they will say, 'The Lord is our God.'"
Ezekiel 11:19-20, The Lord says, “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
Touch by the Fire of God, life changed. The person would be transformed from an ordinary lukewarm Christian to a new man on zeal and fire for God. It is amazing, the fruit that we can witness of such great transformation of a person's life.
Saul’s encounter with the (fire) light on the road to Damascus instantly & completely changed his direction from persecuting the Church to defending the gospel to his dying days (Acts 9:3). Prior to the encounter, Saul had no genuine knowledge of God.
When the fire of God falls, so too does the anointing of God. The anointing fire is the one God uses to commission his people into the work He has for them. The anointing of the Holy Spirit can be felt. You can feel the anointing as it comes upon you and enables you to do things that you cannot do in your own strength. The anointing is the empowering presence of God.
At CKRM, the Fire of the Holy Spirit has blessed and empowered many believers with spiritual gifts, enhancing their sensitiveness to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14), and sharpening their seeing & hearing senses (Proverbs 20:12). Many were also healed and set free from bondages.
Many of those who were swept by the fire of God, experienced the burning sensation with powerful anointing, activating their gifts like the 'Roar' of the Lion of Judah and prophetic gifts. Many Christians were being empowered and some within a relatively short period began to minister powerfully in 'miraculous, signs & wonders.'
The following gifts are used powerfully to bless many believers at CKRM and it is just amazing & awesome to witness the new things that God is doing (Isaiah 43:19):-
Fire Anointing or Baptism of Fire (Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16)
The 'Roar' of the Lion of Judah (Amos 1:2, 3:8, Rev. 5:5, 10:3)
The Watchman (Isaiah 56:10, Ezekiel 3:17)
The Flying Arrows (Habakkuk 3:11, Psalm 18:14, 2 Samuel 22:15))
The Lightning of the Flashing Spear (Habakkuk 3:11)
The Rays Flashed From His Hand (Habakkuk 3:4)
Jesus Eyes like Blazing Fire (Revelation 1:14)
Water changed to Wine (John 2:9)
Laughter - Joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 126:2, Luke 10:21)
The Wind (Acts 2:2)
The Thunder (Psalm 29:3, Revelation 10:3)
The Lightning (2 Samuel 22:15, Job 36:22)
Drunk in the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)
Dance & Sing in the Spirit (Colossians 3:16, 2 Sam. 6:14, Jeremiah 31:4)
The Net (Ezekiel 19:8, 32:3, Matthew 13:47)
Writing on the Wall (Daniel 5:5)
Drink the Heavenly Rain (Deuteronomy 32:2, Job 29:23, Isaiah 45:8, Hosea 6:3)
The Hammer (Jeremiah 23:29)
The Sling and Stone (1 Samuel 17:50)
The Arsenal (Jeremiah 50:25)
"Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book" (John 20:30) and He said “anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father’ (John 14:12).
God comes to purge our sin. Thus, if you desire to be blessed, please come with open heart and ask our Heavenly Father to "Consume me with your fire. Please examine me and to show me the errors of my way. I want to be more like you, God. I want your convictions. I want your heart. I want to be more like you more than anything else.” Amen!
Start seeking God if you desire the anointing. Pay the price and carry the cross. Put God first above everything. As the Lord says, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).
圣火的恩膏及其目的 (中文翻译由中国Sarah Shan博士完成)
“火洗”是神所赐的一种宝贵恩赐。很多人经历过“圣灵的洗”，说方言，手按病人。但除非经历火洗，否则你会花费相当长的时间达到神所赐予的全备能力和荣耀。我们需要经历火洗，让神来炼净我们，达到纯洁(太 3:11, 路 3:16).。
我们的神乃是烈火（出 24:17, 申 4:24, 来 12:29）。神的同在会将我们的不洁焚烧净尽。
在CKRM， 圣灵的火祝福和装备了很多信徒，赐给他们属灵恩赐，提升他们对圣灵引导的敏感度(罗 8:14)，增强他们属灵视觉和听觉(箴 20:12)。很多人也得到医治释放。
以下列举出在CKRM被大大用来祝福信徒的恩赐。 目睹我们的神所行的新事(Isaiah 43:19)，真是奇妙可畏。
圣火恩膏或火洗(太 3:11, 路 3:16):
犹大狮子吼(摩 1:2, 3:8, 启. 5:5, 10:3)牧羊狗的灵-守望者(赛 56:10, 结 3:17)
飞箭（哈 3:11, 诗18:14, 撒下 22:15）
喜笑-主的喜乐(尼 8:10, 诗 126:2, 路10:21)
雷(诗29:3, 启 10:3)
闪电(撒下 22:15, 伯 36:22)
圣灵中沉醉 (弗 5:18)
灵歌灵舞(西 3:16, 撒下. 6:14, 耶 31:4)
网(西 19:8, 32:3, 太 13:47)
饮用属天的雨(申32:2, 伯29:23, 赛 45:8, 何 6:3)
“耶稣在门徒面前，另外行了许多神迹，没有记在这书上。”(约 20:30)，祂说：“我实实在在地告诉你们，我所作的事，信我的人也要作。并且要作比这更大的事。因为我往父那里去。” (约 14:12)
如果你渴慕恩膏，现在就开始寻求神。付上代价、背起十字架。把神放在第一位，在一切之上。 如主所说：“你求告我，我就应允你，并将你所不知道，又大又难的事指示你。” (耶 33:3)