ESV - 2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
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Malachi 3:2, where the phrase "refiner's fire" is used, has been a popular verse in Western society for centuries due to its use in Handel's famous oratorio Messiah. The verse reads, "But who can e...
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Psalm 24:3, "Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His Holy place? Malachi 4:1,"For behold the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble, and the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, that will leave them neither root nor branch." Matthew 3:10-12, "And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandels I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." Mark 9:3, "His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them." Daniel 7:9,10, "I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened." Malachi 3:16, "Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them: so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His Name."
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