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Fire School

Acts 19:1-7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them.

No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

“Then what baptism did you experience?” he asked.

And they replied, “The baptism of John.”

Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.”

As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.

Walking in the anointing of the Holy Spirit is caught more than it is taught. There is no perfect human teaching that can fully encapsulate the third person of the trinity and how to walk in his power. Paul didn’t give a class on Holy Spirit. He laid his hand on them, prayed and the Holy Spirit fell on the believers.

It’s really not that complicated, but that’s what makes it seem really difficult. There is not a series of teachings that will make you fully understand walking in the Holy Spirit. I’ll say it again, walking in the anointing of the Holy Spirit is caught more than it is taught. That is the truth, but you do have to be around people who have already caught what you’re trying to catch in order to receive. Part of the wisdom of God is that he builds community around his presence. There are things in the spirit that only come inside of relationship with people and impartation. You really can’t water baptize yourself, and it’s the same with the baptism of fire. It’s done in community. That’s the point of Fire school, to receive new revelations and baptisms in the Holy Spirit from people who have been were you are going. Let me be clear, you will hear world-class anointed teaching at fire school… No doubt about it. You will also receive something not as quantifiable, something only the Holy Spirit can do when you say yes to him.

Just as the followers submitted themselves to Holy Spirit through Paul we get to submit ourselves through Fire School. Join me as we take a deeper plunge into all of what Jesus has called us to.


Pastor John

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