Is Jesus a Man of His Word? It seems clear from John 16 that Jesus believed we desperately needed the Holy Spirit. He believed we would need help. He believed we would need the Holy Spirit to do things that we could not. Do you believe that He sent the Holy Spirit as He said?
Acts 2 records this outpouring. The book of Acts records a clear account of it happening, and a clear expectation that it would continue. There is no biblical evidence that the Holy Spirit would cease. We have a lot of evidence that the HOLY SPIRIT would make the church of Jesus unique from all other faiths. So what’s true, Jesus’ promise or your experience?
Can we Let God be God? Why did Jesus come and work miracles? How did the religious leaders respond? Did they believe it? NO. Did Jesus work miracles so that people would believe? Or, did he use them to establish a new kind of relationship with God? John the Baptist said that Jesus would baptize people in the spirit and in fire. Jesus gave the church authority, power, and even keys.
And have you ever read the longer ending to the Gospel of Mark? (Mark 16:9-19)