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The Fire and the Altar:     Scripture References

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The Fire and the Altar

The Fire

The fire represents God's presence

Leviticus 6:13  —   The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

I Thessalonians 5:19  —   Quench not the Spirit.

Genesis 15:17  —   And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

Genesis 15:18  —   In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Exodus 3:1  —   Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Exodus 3:2  —   And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

Exodus 3:3  —   And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

Exodus 3:4  —   And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

Exodus 3:5  —   And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Exodus 3:6  —   Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

Exodus 24:15  —   And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.

Exodus 24:16  —   And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

ExodusO 24:17  —   And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Exodus 24:18  —   And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Deuteronomy 4:33  —   Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?

Fire represents God's purification

Revelation 1:14  —   His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Revelation 2:18  —   And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Revelation 19:12  —   His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Revelation 18:8  —   Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Hebrews 12:29  —   For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 10:27  —   But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Matthew 3:11  —   I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Matthew 3:12  —   Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Luke 12:49  —   I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Isaiah 48:10  —   Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Isaiah 6:6  —   Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

Isaiah 6:7  —   And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

Ezekiel 22:17  —   And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Ezekiel 22:18  —   Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.

Ezekiel 22:19  —   Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 22:20  —   As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.

Ezekiel 22:21  —   Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.

Ezekiel 22:22  —   As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.

Fire represents God's power

Act 2:1  —   And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Act 2:2  —   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act 2:3  —   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act 2:4  —   And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Jeremiah 5:14  —   Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

Jeremiah 20:7  —   O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

Jeremiah 20:8  —   For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

Jeremiah 20:9  —   Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Psalm 104:4  —   Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

I Kings 18:24  —   And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

I Kings 18:36  —   And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

I Kings 18:37  —   Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

I Kings 18:38  —   Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

I Kings 18:39  —   And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

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