TUESDAY, MARCH 27
Scripture: Galatians 1:15-18
The fifth fire is the fire of protection, which often comes through invisibility. In Galatians 1:15-18, Paul is identifying part of his journey. He said, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.” In verse 17 we are told he did not confer with flesh and blood, he did not go off to Jerusalem, but he went into the invisibility of Arabia, then to the invisibility of Damascus. Then, after the invisibility of another three years, he went up to see Peter and stayed with him for fifteen days. He saw none of the other Apostles. Paul started his ministry with a baptism of protection and invisibility that probably saved his life!