Our God approaches and is not silent; consuming fire goes ahead of him and all around him a storm rages.
A river of fire was streaming forth and proceeding from his presence. Many thousands were ministering to him; Many tens of thousands stood ready to serve him. The court convened and the books were opened.
So fire went out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them so that they died before the Lord.
Now Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.
Understand today that the Lord your God who goes before you is a devouring fire; he will defeat and subdue them before you. You will dispossess and destroy them quickly just as he has told you.
The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord. Look, the Lord is ready to pass by." A very powerful wind went before the Lord, digging into the mountain and causing landslides, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the windstorm there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
The earth heaved and shook; the roots of the mountains trembled; they heaved because he was angry.
When you did these things, I was silent, so you thought I was exactly like you. But now I will condemn you and state my case against you!
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
before the Lord, for he comes! For he comes to judge the earth! He judges the world fairly, and the nations in accordance with his justice.
Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies.
The Lord emerges like a hero, like a warrior he inspires himself for battle; he shouts, yes, he yells, he shows his enemies his power.
Look, I have decreed: I will not keep silent, but will pay them back; I will pay them back exactly what they deserve,
The mountains tremble before him, the hills convulse; the earth is laid waste before him, the world and all its inhabitants are laid waste.
Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can keep standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire, like a launderer's soap.
"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.
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire."
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.
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,
Someone who rejected the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
For you have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind