(Bro Eddie Choo, Rev Jeffrey Tay, Bro Gabriel Eng, Ps Sitoh Mun Cheong, Rev Oh Beng Khee, Rev Danny, Rev Koo Tiong Ling, Rev Dr Francis Ngoi, Ps Paul Ang, Ps Eddie Goh, Rev Hilbert Ong, Ps Chang Kai Mun, Mrs Oh Beng Khee, Ps Esther Yap, Rev Liu Tsia Fang, Sis Deborah Yim)
After a long and patient wait, the celebration came at last. The 14th April 2012 is a very special day for CKRM. The Lord has set apart this day for us to celebrate CKRM 5th Anniversary. Thanks and praise the Lord!
The ceremony began at 12.40pm with the opening by Rev Oh Beng Khee saying grace for the food. The Lord did not only bless us adults’ food but also prepared tasty Popeyes fast food for our children. We would like to convey our appreciation of thanks to Brother George Ang for his contribution of the 'Popeyes' kids' meal. (George is Ps Paul's son and is the franchisee boss for 'Popeyes' in Singapore & Malaysia).
After filling our stomachs, the ceremony began with praise and worship to our Lord Jesus, followed by Ps Paul and Ps Esther sharing about the mission of CKRM. Then they led the whole congregation to stand together and declared the Statement of Faith for CKRM.
As stated in the sixth point of the Statement of Faith, it is said that “we believed in the Fire Baptism.” Ps Paul/Esther further elaborated the following:-
Every ministry or everyone has a calling in the Body of Christ where each part of the Body serving differently ( 1 Corinthians12:12-30)
Jesus came as a sacrificial Lamb to save the world and HE even became obedient to the point of death -even dying on the Cross (Philippians 2:8).
Moses’ calling was to perform all the wonders as a demonstration in order to convince the Pharaoh that God had called him to set his people free and to lead them out of Egypt (Exodus 4:21). However, CKRM’s calling is to preach the Fire Baptism to the believers.
At the CKRM Singapore Saturday Meeting on 31stMarch 2012, Bishop Joseph Akintunde shared that about 60% to70% of Christians had been baptized with the Holy Spirit BUT only less than 10% of the believers had ever been baptized with Fire.
When John the Baptist introduced the ministry of Jesus, he specially mentioned that Jesus would baptize us with Holy Spirit and Fire as stated in (Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16.)
We believed every believer would be a different person once he/she is baptized with the Fire of God.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit begins with speaking in tongues, which is also the manifestation of the Holy Spirit inside a person. Baptism in Spirit shows that a person belongs to God and he/she can know God better and have fellowship with Him.
Fire baptism is for ministry and furthermore a person needs to be sanctified by the Fire of God which will eventually heal those who are under the bondage and control by Satan.
Fire Baptism is the Fire of God which comes down from Heaven. Our God is a consuming fire and when the Spirit of God comes upon us powerfully it will manifest the characteristic of fire which is hot and this is needed to destroy the works of Satan.
We believe that all God’s people love God but as the saying goes “the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” The fire will not to kill God’s people but to break the bondages that the devil puts in the people’s heart. Fire will burn away all ungodly thoughts, fears, troubles, disappointments, attraction to the world and unbelief (Soul).
The Fire is to enable God’s people to remove everything that hinders them so that sins do not easily entangle them but allow them to run with perseverance the race which is marked out for them by God.
Like the Dedication of the Temple in 2 Chronicles 7:1, "When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple."
Our body is the temple of God. Let the fire of God consumes the burnt offering in our body so that we can offer our body as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God as in Romans 12:1. Then His glory will fill the temple. (The Holy Spirit lives in all believers but the glory which is His manifested presence rests on very few).
Therefore, about 90% of Christians have never encountered Fire Baptism so they cannot understand why the manner people react or manifest when the Fire of God touches them. When fire burns, there will be noises because of the reaction of materials made by Fire. Noise is part of the Fire in the burning process. Take for example in the natural, just put your hand to touch a burning hot iron and see whether you can remain silent.
It is the similar case when the spiritual Fire of God burns us; it tends to produce “noises” in the process of empowering our inner beings. When more and more ungodly things are burned away, this will lead us to a deeper repentant stage. It is always the case that people will have the desire of worldly things. It is only when those who have the ability to let go of the things of the world, will then they desire to know God in an intimate manner. To become God chasers as Paul said, “consider everything is loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things, I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.” God is raising HIS end time army to usher His near return.
Rev Liu shared that she was opposed by the Christian community when she began to preach the Baptism of Holy Spirit many years ago. By God’s grace as time goes by, most of the churches are able to accept this teaching now. Then she led the congregation to declare: The Kingdom of the World has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and He will reign forever and ever (Revelation 11:15), followed by Dr Rev Francis praying for the Holy Communion and lastly, Rev Koo Tiong Ling said a closing prayer –he prayed “CKRM is not an ordinary church but it is a church led by the Holy Spirit. God would give Ps Paul and Ps Esther and the leaders more revelation to run the church and complete the race.”
The 1st session of the cerebration ended, followed by the 2nd session with a time of ministering to the congregation and testimonies from Malacca, Petaling Jaya, Banting/Klang and Singapore. The auspicious occasion ended at about 5.00 pm.
Posted by Paul K P Ang at Friday, April 20, 2012