God created Fire to reveal His power
December 1, 2022
The creation of God “fire” is created on Sunday alongside the Heaven and Earth, the Angels, Water and Wind. There are some facts we must analyze about fire for God created it for reason. Prophet Mosses have said that God is consuming Fire stating “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deuteronomy 4:24) This word signifies that God revealed Himself with fire.
In the New Testament, on the feast of Pentecost He was revealed by fire coming down on the Holy Apostles. These biblical verses elaborate the notion more. “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”; (Matthew 3:11) “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.” (Acts 2:1-3)
We say God reveals His power by fire also because His rage of is proven by it. As voluminous as His mercy is upon us, His wrath is as just shown in those eras whilst gentiles surfaced on earth defying God’s commandment and sinning before Him. Prophet Nahum said, “God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.” (Nahum 1:2-3)
God’s patient is greater than His rage. But if we continue on our obscenity betraying Him living in the devil’s nest without repentance, it is definite to be punished. Saint Paul said, “ Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.” (Romans 11:22)
The Severity of God is upon those who defy His law unceasingly without any regret deciding to continue on their vulgarity. Accord Prophet Jeramiah have said, “Moreover you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the L: “Will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return? Why has this people slidden back, Jerusalem, in a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return. I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course, As the horse rushes into the battle. “Even the stork in the heavens Knows her appointed times; And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow Observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord. “How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.” (Jeremiah 8:4-8)
God has revealed His anger on those Israelis by fire. We can also mention the story of how Nadab and Abihu defied God’s command and were punished in scripted in the Holy Book, “The Bible” (Leviticus 10:1-2), “Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.”
Prophet Malachi stated, “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.” (Malachi 4:1)
In his psalm, Prophet David explained about God’s judgment and fire. He said, “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent;
A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.” (Psalm 50:2-3) This word of the Prophet asserts how fire is the divulge of God’s anger on sinners who refuse to repent. The Apostle Saint Paul sates about the second coming of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as, “And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit.” (1 Thessalonians 6-7)
Many of us know of Fire being the resemblance of punishment in spiritual life, we have read many stories in the bible of the gentiles specially the Israelis punished by God’s rage through fire as we have mention some of the instances above. God’s rage upon pagans, witches, heresies and sinners has been revealed in both the Old Testament and New Testament.
God punishment on earth is as scary as His judgment, for we will be send to hell to the eternal fire. Sinners souls is to be burn in hell forever for all the bad, harm, sin and defiant committed whilst in earthly life. We might not consider to understand the severity of the punishment, but no human soul can bare the pain, or change the way of it.
Any human being have the right to choose from spiritual life or worldly, from righteous or sin, for his or her ending will be heaven or hell. God have given us this will and so we shall be wise and subtle in making our decision for it is of certain that no one can escape from the Lord’s judgment. In other words, it is our choice that send us to everlasting bliss or fiery.