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True Fire, 6/4/19

There is a lot of confusion out there in the Body of Christ about the Baptism of Fire. There are a lot of people out there claiming they have the fire when they do not. Earlier today I received an email from a fine younger brother who was hoping the fire had been imparted to him through someone who claimed to have it. In this hope this dear brother was hoping to also share it with me. It was a beautiful thought and intent. This is what I said to him in hope of helping him have the clarity he needs on this subject. I share this in hope it will help you too:


I appreciate your love and good intention in this email brother, thank you so much. Forgive me for not saying that right away when you sent me this. But there is a lot of confusion out there about what the true Baptism of Fire is. There are a few individuals who have received it but the prophesied corporate Baptism of Fire has not yet been released in this generation.  It first appears in scripture in Isaiah:

Isaiah 6:1-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”
And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”

Notice that the first thing that Isaiah did when he came in contact with the Fire is that he repented(verse 5). The true Baptism of Fire is the baptism into the person of the Father. This brings the fear of the Lord that instantly begins to bring repentance unto cleansing and holiness(verse 7). I highly recommend Sergio Scataglini's book on the Fire. It is called "The Fire of His Holiness." When Sergio Scataglini was baptized in fire it knocked him down and he spent six days shaking uncontrollably under the power of God. He was unable to walk  and was repenting and coming into real holiness. As with Isaiah, Sergio testifies of how when the Fire hit him he was instantly convicted of all kinds of sins that he had never previously realized were sins. That is the true Fire. Unless you experienced something similar to that then you can be sure that whatever this man tried to impart to you was not the true Baptism of Fire. I find this kind of presumption on the part of these men very distressing. I don't think God appreciates these men misrepresenting his true Baptism of Fire and I would not be surprised to see these men dealt with in the fullness of time. But be comforted to know that the true Baptism of Fire is coming and keep praying for it. It is the first step into sonship and true holiness. I am so glad you care about this subject and I really appreciate you seeking into be a vessel of it to me. I love your heart, brother. Thanks again. Love you."

Steve Pursell, 6/3/19