Nicodemus appears to be unaware that the personal work of the Spirit has always been essential for inclusion within God's covenant. The Holy Spirit is the life of Christ in his church . A new covenant missionary would be inept without the filling of the Spirit in addition to the general work of the Spirit in regeneration . Holy Spirit charisms are necessary for the church to minister as the body of Christ.The Spirit is the means of the establishment of the world church as the new covenant people of God . The Pentecost language miracle indicated the world domain of the gospel. God has planned something better than rich cultural/ religious traditions which have no power to save, namely, membership in the new covenant and the blessing of spiritual union with Christ the life-giving Spirit.