Ron Sawka Ministries
May 26, 2021; Sivan 15, 5781
“I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!” (Luke 12:49–50).
“But He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matt. 3:11).
God’s River of Fire Conference (Online)
How to receive and maintain the fire of God
Saturday, May 29, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (Japan time)
Regardless of the name given to the era we now live in, we know God is pouring out His fire like never before. He promised that Jesus would baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire (Matt. 3:11). This will be our second online Fire Conference. The focus is on both receiving the fire and keeping it burning in us for His purposes and harvest. Join us! (Available languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Singhalese, and Tamil.)
Perfecting Fire of the Holy Spirit
I am so looking forward to our second Fire Conference. The first one, March 20, was amazing and an eye-opener for me in many ways. God wants His people to be baptized in and filled with the Holy Spirit. Likewise, He wants the Spirit’s fire to be burning in them.
But you don’t have to wait for a conference or the laying on of hands as the only means of receiving this fire—you just have to ask and receive. Just like any other promise of the Lord, it can be activated by faith. When we understand from scripture that this is His promise, then we simply need to choose to believe it and ask and receive.
I am thankful for signs and wonders that accompany this fire. When we did that first conference, many testified of receiving the Holy Spirit’s fire. Some felt heat in their innermost being. Others felt fire in their bodies. One group told us they received the fire (passion and zeal) and began to hold nightly online meetings from which many miracles and healings ensued.
Jesus talked about this fire of the Holy Spirit in Luke 12:49, stating, “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled.” That was before He himself went to the cross and died for mankind. He continued, “But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!” (Luke 12:50). If Jesus hadn’t been willing to totally commit Himself into the hands of His Father and undergo suffering and death, trusting that He would rise again, then there wouldn’t be salvation. How did Jesus have the strength to do this? (Recall He went through his ordeals as a man—he suffered like any human does.) I guess you could say it was because of the fire of God—the fire of the Holy Spirit—burning in Him.
So we have this incredible example of Jesus who was willing to die for us. He totally and irrevocably consecrated Himself into the hands of His Father. He knew the pain of being forsaken and declared, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46). But He never wavered from trusting His Father. He even reaffirmed this with His last words before dying: “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46).
What an incredible example. He didn’t give in to unbelief; nor did he give in to fear or the weakness of the flesh. Rather, He showed perfect commitment. I believe Jesus’s example is a picture for all of us of what the baptism of fire will accomplish. It will burn away hindrances and weaknesses and unbelief. Just as nothing could break Jesus’s consecration and commitment, the fire He kindles in us—that He baptizes us with—will have the same effect. We will find ourselves being purified, cleansed, and wholly committed to the will of the Father. We will be fit laborers for the harvest.
To recap, how do we receive this fire? Yes, hearing it taught and receiving prayer in a conference like this are powerful tools of impartation. But as always, the means is by faith. Just as we can receive for ourselves and impart to others the baptism of the Holy Spirit by faith, we can do the same with the baptism of fire. Any one of us, at any time can pray and receive this fire—and can likewise impart this fire to others.
Thanks for praying. Be blessed.
Ron and Teddy
The Month of Covenant and Blessing
Sivan: The Third Month of the Hebrew Year, May 12–June 10, 2021
God so very, very much wants to bless us. Just like a good husband wants to provide for his wife, or like a father wants the best for his children, God wants to bless us. He does this on the basis of covenant. He is our Father. We may mess up at times; we may make mistakes. That’s not the key issue. Mistakes and failures are an expected part of the growing process. What’s important is to keep walking in the security and surety of the covenant He has made with us. Keep trusting. If you stumble and fall, get back up and keep on walking with Him. He truly wants to bless. Let this Pentecost be a time of shifting/holding onto our covenant with Him like never before.
The blessings for the month of Sivan may be found here.
This Week’s Broadcast Schedule
Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.
MPP, Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m. (English/Japanese). No MPP on May 31–June 1 (Mon.–Tues.)
Fri., May 28, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia (English/Russian)
Sat., May 29, 7:30–9:30 p.m., God’s River of Fire Conference (multiple languages available)
Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is held Monday–Friday morning from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time) in English and Japanese.
You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:
No MPP May 31–June 1 (Mon.–Tues.).
Giving to Ron Sawka Ministries
1. Thank you so much for your giving, which plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful.
2. You may also feel led to become an Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1,200 (US) or its equivalent for the year.
Yes, I Commit to Being an Apostolic Fund Supporter for 2021
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