God: is capable of consuming all around Him…
Exodus 24:17 (KV) “And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel”.
In His words, God told us that He is a consuming fire and if you look into the archives of what is written, He is doing us a favor in our dispensation to hold back the manifestation of His express presence.
When He puts in an appearance, if the mountain shudders and the ocean retreats, what do you think would be our reaction as humans with limited capabilities to appreciate His glory?
We would be much like the Israelites of old who beseech Moses to stand in the gap and be a buffer from the glory and brightness of who He is when He appeared before them.
Our God can be like fire and fire consumes, but He also uses His flames to warm us….