From what I have seen myself the first couple of times we did them they were something & nothing… I didnt have any problem with it at first because it felt like just praying for people… but it is actually more than that… firetunnels started at Bethel as a deliberate intention in order to spread the “impartation” the first thing to notice that from a scripture basis when FIRE is talked about in terms of God’s fire – it is always to do with Gods judgement… so red flag 1… do we see anyone coming out of these fire tunnels in a heavily convicted of sin- repentative state?
There is hypersuggestability: red flag 2- after we had done firetunnels a couple of times some people started manifesting in strange ways other people joined in thinking that this was the expected way to behave – in other words they began to believe that it was the physical sensations & experiences that they were having were the purpose of going in a firetunnel.. – this only increased in intensity the more times it was done
Red flag 3 people would have this wild encounter, amazing experience – touch of God etc… in the meeting & then go back to being their usual sinful, depressed, ill selves.- it did nothing therefore it terms of providing salvation, healing or deliverance…
Additionally, at our new church to our dissapointment – they had a visiting speaker who had been to Bethel… this man decided to do a firetunnel… he introduced it by saying that in the UK we dont call them “firetunnels” any more- they have been renamed as “prayertunnels” to make it more palatable to people who are more “religious” in their outlook… (He actually said that from the front)
So here we have a not very well thought out agenda to push something on to people who are questioning this, labelling them as “religious” which is inferred in the negative — why??? if all of this is of God & administered in a Godly ordered way in our corporate meeting…. where’s the problem…?
The truth is that people leading this, feel a check in their spirit & push through with it anyhow. on this occasion.. this minster of the firetunnel ( lets face it you are only a minster of the Gospel of Jesus – if you preach/teach it) instructed the other leaders in the room to come & form the 2 lines of the tunnel.. they were not given the option to opt out… this is manipulation!!! if they had disagreed or felt in their own spirit that they should not participate in it – to refuse looks like undermining of the one in charge of the meeting – very publically… so of course once the leaders are participating the whole room feels then like they must also utilise it – justified with well my leaders who I love & trust & know dont seem to be having a problem with it – so I will go with it… ITS A SET UP!!!
So manipulation & captivity are the key spiritual players in this scenario- instead of bringing freedom & life…