Today, they speak of appearances of Jesus in person. They are prompting people to touch him or be touched by him. Although David is quoted in Acts 2:25 "For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved," comes from the Old Testament and cannot be confused with today. We are in the New Testament time:
Jesus is at the right hand of the Father interceding and preparing a place for us. "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear."
The reason Pentecost can not be a measure of "being born again" is variety of events in which people received the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Peter, an eye witness of the life, the person, the crucifixion and resurrection of the Son of God, had been
promised the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
He received the Holy Ghost along with the rest of the disciples, not at Pentecost, but at another miraculous occasion. Jesus told Mary at the tomb after His death, "..Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord,
and [that] He had spoken these things unto her." (John 20:17,18)
Notice that Jesus had not given the people the Holy Spirit at this time, because the Father had to grant permission after the ascension to heaven. That ".. same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you.
"And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; [and] whose soever [sins] ye retain,
they are retained." (John 20:19-23)
Why did He breathe on them? He could not touch them because He had not scended to heaven. Notice that Jesus gave the disciples more than the Holy Ghost, he gave them authority to remit sins. Doubting Thomas still had to be convinced though and Jesus came back after the ascension, eight days later and said unto Thomas: "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing." (John 20:27)
Of course, after that, Thomas believed.
To prove that we will have a very similar body as we have today, Jesus remained for weeks after he ascended and descended in His eternal body and fished, ate and talked with his disciples, as usual.