I attended a meeting yesterday led by my good friend and mentor, Janice Seney, who spoke during our meeting about their seminar this weekend. During the evening session they did something I had never heard of which is called a Fire Tunnel. The Fire Tunnel is idea they got from Bethel Church in Redding, CA.
A Fire Tunnel occurs sometimes at the end of a meeting. Leaders and prayer teams form two lines facing each other ready to pray for, lay hands on for impartation, and to bless the people who walk through it. The idea is move people through fairly swiftly, so you don’t want one person bunching up the line with a long ministry session while the others stand by watching. The goal is move people through as others speak healing and blessings upon them in a rather quick fashion.
Bill Johnson, Sr. Pastor at Bethel wrote on his church’s website recently:
The first man to walk through (a fire tunnel) was healed in his back and one woman who had suffered from swelling in her mid-section reported that she was healed after walking through. Then twelve people got saved and half were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Towards the end of the meeting, a young boy was brought up who had a large tumor on his stomach. It kept diminishing in size and finally after continuous prayer, it disappeared! The boy said, “I was in a lot of pain to ride the bus to church, but now there’s no pain!” A woman with an enlarged heart had been suffering from migraines and pain in her body. When she was prayed for, she was hit with the power of the Holy Spirit and started to shake. Then her migraine disappeared and she said, “I feel like He’s given me a smaller heart!”
It’s amazing to me what the creativity of God’s people will bring to a typical meeting from which outwardly springs blessings and healing changing lives forever.
I have never been to one of these Fire Tunnels, but I will be sure to participate in one as soon as I have the opportunity. It clearly is not religious and if the idea bothers you on the inside, ask God why? It’s only a different format of what many of us believe already – which is God answers prayers. So why not this way?
If you have had the experience of being in a Fire Tunnel, let me know. I’m anxious to learn more about them.