tongues of fire

tongues of fire

manifestation of Holy Spirit’s descent on Pentecost. [N.T.: Acts 2:1–4]
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The fog was lighter here, and he could see the strange, bottle-shaped kilns with their orange, fanlike tongues of fire.
As a fire raging in some mountain glen after long drought--and the dense forest is in a blaze, while the wind carries great tongues of fire in every direction--even so furiously did Achilles rage, wielding his spear as though he were a god, and giving chase to those whom he would slay, till the dark earth ran with blood.
Here were not three existences, but one,--one only, which, like the flame on the hearth, divided itself into three tongues of fire.
We could see the high tongues of fire shooting up into the air.
But at last, some three points off the weather bow, Ahab descried the spout again, and instantly from the three mast-heads three shrieks went up as if the tongues of fire had voiced it.
From there, the tongues of fire quickly spread to six smaller edifices, including the starch and grain stores.
Pentecost Sunday celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to Jesus' disciples in the form of tongues of fire.
During the miracle of Pentecost, tongues of fire appeared over the disciples' heads, and they were granted the ability to speak in many languages that were heard and understood by a multitude of people.
The Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction and Study Guide: Taming the Tongues of Fire
The tongues of fire, the scenes of destruction, the reverberation of bombs and the soaring prices have turned their daily lives into a series of ongoing tragedies.
In these works, evocative of tongues of fire and chunks of ice, her patient and almost meditative handling of paint speaks of a slowing-down of time as she goes about the process of reconstructing memories.
For the apostles of Jesus, the dramatic renewal was when the Holy Spirit descended upon them in tongues of fire on Pentecost Day.