True, but 1:6-14 raises the question of what "kingdom" means and I wanted to show that both "kingdom" and the promised outpouring of the Spirit involve divine "power."Actually, there's a Christian Reformed member of our bible study who noted that Pentecost was considered a pre-eminent holiday in her tradition.
The UCCan seems not to have celebrated it much historically, but it's in the lectionary/holy days now.
And you've actually gone into chapter 2, here, mystic. In this passage, we have only the promise of the Spirit.
Your 'kindom" pun has merit but just needs to acknowledge this power, especially to witness.
btw, though I disagree with you and Jim about various issues, I'm delighted that both of you have had mystical experiences because that suggests that more profound spiritual experiences might become available to you. My own mystical experiences have provided by far the highlights of my life and sacred memories from which I regularly draw emotional nourishment.