My daughter Irene,11, was very excited when I told her I went through a two hour session on prophetic activation and fire tunnels today. It sounded like something out of Harry Potter or science fiction.
It is, in fact, an invention/practice from the famous/notorious Toronto Airport Fellowship (now Catch the Fire), home of the Toronto Blessing. The participants make a tunnel, facing one another, and then take turns to run through the circle (as in the child’s game, Oranges and Lemons). As they walk, run, stagger through it, the other participants lay their hands on them, and pray for them, bless them, or prophesy over them.
It is very intense. One does feel love for all these sweet Brits as you pray for them again, and again. As you strive to see people as Jesus must have seen them, you do begin to feel love for them–to, in fact, see them as Jesus might have. It’s amazing to do nothing but try to see people, and pray for them.
Receiving prayer yourself from hundreds of people is an intense experience. You feel a bit weak, shaken and exhausted, as if receiving a million small doses of electricity.
I went through it three times, then stepped out of the circle. Enough, no more. It’s lovely, but I’m exhausted!!