Acts 1:4,8 - He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised. But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
THIS POWER CAME THROUGH AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. SOME, BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR OF ERROR, HAVE SAID IT'S IMPROPER TO SEEK FOR AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD.
FOR DECADES THE CHURCH HAS BEED GUILTY OF CREATING DOCTRINE TO JUSTIFY THEIR LACK OF POWER, INSTEAD OF CRYING OUT TO GOD UNTIL HE CHANGED THEM. THE LIE THEY CAME TO BELIEVE HAS GIVEN RISE TO AN ENTIRE BRANCH OF THEOLOGY THAT HAS INFECTED THE BODY OF CHRIST WITH A FEAR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT DECEIVES UNDER THE GUISE OF STAYING UNDECEIVED. THE WORD MUST GO FORTH WITH POWER. POWER IS THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT.
WILL YOU BURY YOUR GIFTS AND TELL THE MASTER WHEN HE COMES THAT YOU WERE AFRAID OF BEING WRONG?
Matthew 25: 25,26,30 - So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is your own. But the master answered him, "You wicked and lazy and idle servant! And throw the good-for-nothing servant into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth."