The Fire of God is the symbol of Deity.
Malachi 3:2But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Isaiah 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
Matthew 3:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
The Fire of God is a symbol of acceptance and approval by Him.
Leviticus 9:22-24 King James Version (KJV)
22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
The Fire of God is a symbol of His presence.
Proverbs 26:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:
The Holy Spirit is like a fire in at least three ways:
He brings God’s presence.
The Holy Spirit is the presence of God as He indwells the heart of the believer (Romans 8:9).
In the Old Testament, God showed His presence to the Israelites by overspreading the tabernacle with fire (Numbers 9:14-15).
This fiery presence provided light and guidance (Numbers 9:17-23).
The Holy Spirit creates the passion of God in our hearts.
After the two traveling disciples talk with the resurrected Jesus, they describe their hearts as “burning within us” (Luke 24:32).
After the apostles receive the Spirit at Pentecost, they have a passion that lasts a lifetime and impels them to speak the word of God boldly (Acts 4:31).
The Holy Spirit produces the purity of God in our lives.
God’s purpose is to purify us (Titus 2:14), and the Spirit is the agent of our sanctification