Meditations on the Mysteries and Trinity of God
"Our God Is a Consuming Fire,"
The First Letter of the (Alphabet The Letter Aleph, describes the nature of God, His Character His Essence His DNA. The letter is silent signifying the mystery, the unfathomable (Eternal) nature of his character. Just because God can not tell us what he's like, he very often reveals to us what he is like by these "like" figures."
I love the way A.W. Tozer describes it, he says, "he leads our faltering minds as close as they can come to that "light which no man can approach unto" (1 Timothy 6:16).
The full verse reads, "he alone is the immortal God, living in the unapproachable light of divine glory! No one has ever seen his fullness, nor can they, for all the beauty and unlimited authority of the universe belongs to him, forever and ever. Amen!
One of those similitudes is fire. ( Hebrews 12:29) "for our God is a holy, devouring fire!" Tozer goes on to say that this accords with his revelation of himself as recorded throughout the Bible.
– As a fire, he spoke to Moses from the burning bush
– In the fire He dwelt above the camp of Israel through all the wilderness journey.
– As fire He dwelt between the wings of the cherubim in the holy of holies;
– to Ezekiel, He revealed himself as a strange bright flashing lightning (Ezekiel 1:4)
with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the same imagery continued. (Acts 2:3.)