Extracts and comments from Revelation Chapters 9:17 & 11:5 & 20:9.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of (a)fire, and of (b)jacinth, and (c)brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of (d)lions; and out of the mouths issued (d)fire and smoke and (c)brimstone.
(a) "Fire"; Holy fire is a sacred subject, as mentioned earlier, it destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it shrouded God when He met Moses in the desert. It killed Aaron's sons, who dared to disobey Jehovah. It lit the sacred fire for sacrifice in the Tabernacle and Temple. It consumed the oxen in the contest between the priests of Baal and Elijah. It is located in the presence of the Father on the holy alter, it is almost certainly the source of the future Lake of Fire, reserved for Satan and his angels and followers. It therefore follows that Satan will produce a counterfeit for the purposes of his terrors.
(a)And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devours their enemies; and if anyone will hurt them, they must in that manner be killed.
(a) This power to destroy by Divine fire (Jer. 5:14), etc., should not be just taken as a metaphor for powerful words, but just literally as Scripture gives it; as their enemies and opposers will be many and powerful, and do not want to hear the Truth of Jehovah God, His Christ and His Kingdom about to begin. Their enemies will be killed in the way they planned for the witnesses!
(a)And they went up over the breadth of the land and encircled the camp of the saints and the beloved city: (b)and fire came down from God out of Heaven, and destroyed them.
(a) As soon as Satan again threatens Israel, this time the time is right to destroy the anti-Israel, anti God, armies of the world, without delay! His imprisonment had not had any effect; and now God is seen to destroy him, to avoid a repeat of his earlier devastations on Earth with humankind, and prior to Gen. 1:1.
(b) See 9:17(a). 11:5(a).