Following are some scriptures that talk about
how God is a consuming fire:
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of each scripture where it talks specifically of
how God is a consuming fire.
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Deuteronomy 4:24 -- "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God."
Deuteronomy 9:3-6 -- "Know therefore today that it is the LORD your God who is
crossing over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them
before you, so that you may drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the LORD has
spoken to you. "Do not say in your heart when the LORD your God has driven them
out before you, 'Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this
land,' but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is
dispossessing them before you. "It is not for your righteousness or for the
uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of
the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you,
in order to confirm the oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob. "Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD
your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people."
Jeremiah 10:10 -- "But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the
everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure His
Nahum 1:2-7 -- "A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; the LORD is avenging and
wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His
enemies. The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means
leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, and clouds are the dust
beneath His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; He dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel wither; the blossoms of Lebanon wither. Mountains quake because of
Him, and the hills dissolve; indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, the world and
all the inhabitants in it. Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the
burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken up by
Him. The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who
take refuge in Him." (NAS)
Romans 1:18-23 -- "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to
them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal
power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been
made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not
honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their
foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged
the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of
birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures." (NAS)
Hebrews 12:28-29 -- "Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken,
let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence
and awe; for our God is a consuming fire." (NAS)
II Thessalonians 1:6-9 -- "For after all it is only just for
God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are
afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His
mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God
and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty
of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His
2 Peter 3:7-13 -- "But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved
for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not
let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a
thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His
promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief,
in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with
intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things
are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and
godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the
heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But
according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which
righteousness dwells." (NAS)
Revelation 21:3-8 -- "And I heard a loud voice from the throne,
saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them,
and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe
away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no
longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new."
And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." And He said
to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will
give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.
"He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My
son. "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and
immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the
lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
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