Similar or the same as Light/Lamp/Brightness. Possibly something that makes things visible, manifest, exposed (also used in reference to testing, in the sense of proving/revealing the quality of something)
- Fire used as revealing and proving/testing Paul’s “converts” in the last day.
1 Corinthians 3:13 (ASV) each man’s work [the people we preach to] shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is.
- Fire used as proving/testing a person’s faith.
1 Peter 1:7 (ASV) that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire…
- Burning is used synonymously with brightness and a lamp, in reference to the full manifestation of a believer.
Isaiah 62:1 (NKJV) For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns.