In the Bible, fire sometimes came down from heaven. It was a sign. Or it destroyed the wicked. Or it consumed a sacrifice. Or it was a counterfeit miracle.
FIRE WAS A SIGN
Deuteronomy 9:15. So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire. The two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.
Job 1:16. While he was still speaking, there also came another, and said, “The fire of God has fallen from the sky, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Luke 9:54. When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?”
FIRE DESTROYED THE WICKED
Genesis 19:24. Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of the sky.
2 Kings 1:10. Elijah answered to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from the sky, and consume you and your fifty!” Then fire came down from the sky, and consumed him and his fifty.
2 Kings 1:12. Elijah answered them, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from the sky, and consume you and your fifty!” Then God’s fire came down from the sky, and consumed him and his fifty.
Psalm 11:6. On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
FIRE CONSUMED A SACRIFICE
1 Kings 18:38. Then the LORD’s fire fell, and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1 Chronicles 21:26. David built an altar to the LORD there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the LORD; and he answered him from the sky by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
2 Chronicles 7:1. Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the LORD’s glory filled the house.
FIRE AS A COUNTERFEIT MIRACLE
Revelation 13:13. He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people.
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