And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.…
It is the fire of the Holy Ghost that will make men eloquent. Many of us think it consists in a power to rattle vowels and consonants together, and make language ring like a tinkling cymbal. No; that is not eloquence, it is counterfeit; that man has not command over language — language has command over him. What is eloquence? According to Gilfillan, "Eloquence is logic set on fire." But where is the fire to come from? From the great heart of God. A preacher in his study ought to gather his thoughts, to collect his materials, and ascending the pulpit he ought to set them all ablaze with fire from off the altar.
(J. C. Jones.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.