Signifies fierce destruction, judgment while living, by the divine God.  “For He is like the refiners fire to consume the dross.  For behold the Lord will come with fire, to render his anger with fury,” Isa. 66:15.  “For by fire and sword will the Lord plead with all flesh, and the slain of the Lord shall be many,” Isa. 66:16.  Fire is never the symbol of blessings, but of a curse, so destructive is the symbol of fire.  More says that it denotes destruction in some way, by war and hostility; the changing of dispensations will be very destructive to the wicked.  “The earth and its works will be burned up with fire,” 2 Pet. 3:10, to which More again adds, “The changing of dispensations would be destructive for the wicked Jew.”