Meeting With Jesus

Thomas Sowell is quoted as having said, “People who love meetings should not be in charge of anything.”

After we have been in a typical meeting with other believers, can anyone look at us and gather any evidence that we have just spent time with a Person Who was raised from the grave after paying a ransom to deliver us from the lake of fire and then filled us with the Spirit Who raised Him from the grave and can fight death out of our mortal bodies?

If not, what would have to be different for that to become normal? Did someone have to inform Moses that his time with Yahweh caused his face to glow in the dark for him to know? What was happening in the meetings of believers described here that caused the reaction in their communities described here:

Acts 2:43

Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.

Acts 5:12-16

Many signs and wonders were being done among the people through the hands of the apostles. By common consent they would all meet in Solomon’s Colonnade. None of the rest dared to join them, but the people praised them highly. Believers were added to the Lord in increasing numbers—crowds of both men and women. As a result, they would carry the sick out into the streets and lay them on beds and pallets so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them. In addition, a multitude came together from the towns surrounding Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

Acts 19:13-20

Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists attempted to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I command you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches!” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. The evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize—but who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them all, and prevailed against them, so that they ran out of that house naked and wounded. This became known to everyone who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. Then fear fell on all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many who had become believers came confessing and disclosing their practices, while many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value, and found it to be 50,000 pieces of silver. In this way the Lord’s message flourished and prevailed.
(Holman Christian Standard Bible)