I often find it both curious and funny when we as Christians would answer questions differently than the Bible answers questions. Let me show you what I mean by asking you a question.
What happens when the Holy Spirit comes in power?
What do you think most Christians would say? “Lots of stuff that we normally don’t see?” “Miracles, healing, wonders?” “Gold dust falling from the ceiling?” Perhaps. But notice how John describes this in his gospel.
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.” (John 16:13-15)
He does not say tongues, prophecy, healing, falling out, oil, etc? Why doesn’t he say this when most people today believe that is what the Holy Spirit causes and brings about? Perhaps John doesn’t say these things or mention any of them, because it’s not what the Holy Spirit is about. Now notice what John does say. In John’s view when the Spirit falls, Jesus is glorified, not the Spirit or His gifts. Therefore the Church that is concerned about the Holy Spirit coming in power will be mostly concerned with Jesus being glorified and exalted in their midst. I want to be a part of that Church.