Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him,
Take care not to refuse the one who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven?
1 Samuel 28:19
The Lord will hand you and Israel over to the Philistines! Tomorrow both you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also hand the army of Israel over to the Philistines!"
Sinners are afraid in Zion; panic grips the godless. They say, 'Who among us can coexist with destructive fire? Who among us can coexist with unquenchable fire?'
Then all the color drained from the king's face and he became alarmed. The joints of his hips gave way, and his knees began knocking together.
The high places of the "House of Wickedness" will be destroyed; it is the place where Israel sins. Thorns and thistles will grow up over its altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"
They cried out, "Son of God, leave us alone! Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
For our God is indeed a devouring fire.
Then a fire went out from the Lord and devoured the 250 men who offered incense.
You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear; the Lord angrily devours them; the fire consumes them.
Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, my anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done."
therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Surely I have spoken in the fire of my zeal against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who with great joy and utter contempt have made my land their property and prey, because of its pasture.'
In my zeal, in the fire of my fury, I declare that on that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth -- blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
The mountains tremble before him, the hills convulse; the earth is laid waste before him, the world and all its inhabitants are laid waste.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's angry judgment. The whole earth will be consumed by his fiery wrath. Indeed, he will bring terrifying destruction on all who live on the earth."
Therefore you must wait patiently for me," says the Lord, "for the day when I attack and take plunder. I have decided to gather nations together and assemble kingdoms, so I can pour out my fury on them -- all my raging anger. For the whole earth will be consumed by my fiery anger.
"For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up," says the Lord who rules over all. "It will not leave even a root or branch.
Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter into life crippled than to have two hands and go into hell, to the unquenchable fire.
So he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.'
2 Thessalonians 1:8
With flaming fire he will mete out punishment on those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Your gold and silver have rusted and their rust will be a witness against you. It will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have hoarded treasure!
If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.
Cry out, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge his servants' blood; he will take vengeance against his enemies, and make atonement for his land and people.
For the music director; by David, a psalm, a song. God springs into action! His enemies scatter; his adversaries run from him.
The Lord is a zealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and very angry. The Lord takes vengeance against his foes; he sustains his rage against his enemies.
But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!'"
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people,
Your life will hang in doubt before you; you will be terrified by night and day and will have no certainty of surviving from one day to the next.
The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!"
For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen.
I tell you the truth, people will be forgiven for all sins, even all the blasphemies they utter.
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the person who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
For our God is indeed a devouring fire.