God is a Consuming Fire
Hebrews 12:25-29 (ESV)
25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
27 This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
29 for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28-29 talks of God being an all consuming fire. Thus God’s Spirit God consume/overcome/overwhelm whatever it contacts. God’s Spirit cleanses and purifies. Those who are touched by God will be refined by His fire and consumed by His fire. Those who rebel against God will be judged by His fire, and without Christ, destroyed by His fire. We have a choice what category we fall into.
Those who love God, those who are filled with His Holy Spirit will worship Him in spirit and truth. They will be worshipers in giving praise and worshipers in living a lifestyle of holiness to give Almighty God reverence and awe.
Take note that in Hebrews 12:25 it says the people of Israel refused to take heed to God’s warnings and did not escape God’s judgment. We also will not escape His judgment if we do not take heed to His warnings.