That image is reflected by what we do. Peter said on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:22 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.” Jesus showed, demonstrated the goodness of God. He was not aloof but in touch with our needs. He then made a way for us so that the prophesy Peter quoted in Acts 2:17 and 18 (In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy) would come to pass. We, the sons and daughters, get to minister in the Spirit. We get to do the stuff.
Up until that point in Israel the priests and prophets dealt with the spiritual matters. The priests were from one clan and the prophets would randomly appear as called by God. It was not an open shop. But the day of Pentecost pulled down that dividing wall. He poured out and continues to pour out His Spirit on all mankind, male and female. We get to do the stuff.
When I was in the process of coming to know the Lord and accepting Christ as my Saviour, the one thing that drew me was this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. At that time the Charismatic movement was active in Canada. We went to a meeting led by a layperson. They did not have robes, incense, or certificates from colleges. They simply loved God and prayed for people. Those people were healed, touched by the hand of God. I longed for that. As a child my Sunday school experience told me about an all-powerful God who did miracles. I heard it but didn’t see it in action. I saw no point in a faith that didn’t do the same things today that Jesus did when He walked the earth. Church disillusioned me. I wanted some God reality in my life.
Then I met Jesus, accepted His claim on my life, was born again, baptized in water and the Holy Spirit and I got to do the stuff.