The following report is unconfirmed.
Minutes before the end of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference, with attendees all together in the convention hall, suddenly there was a sound like the rush of a giant wind, which filled the entire auditorium where they were seated. People reported seeing flashes of fire that subdivided and landed on each person. Everyone was filled with the Holy Spirit, and began speaking in other languages as the Spirit empowered them.
Conference delegates included people from other nations who were baffled by the sound of their mother tongues being spoken. Amazed, they asked, ‘Aren’t all these people Americans? How then are we hearing them in the national languages of our countries?’ Confused, they started saying, ‘What the heck is going on?’
Some, however said perhaps after three days of this, some of them had a few drinks during the Friday supper break.
Then John MacArthur stood up and went to the microphone and addressed the crowd.
“Well,” he said; “This is ironic.”
Thinking Out Loud is looking for readers who can corroborate this story.