He said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost – Acts 19:2
God desires that we receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit, so we can experience and demonstrate His power as He imparts our spirits with the divine enablement, to live the victorious Christian life. If you’ve not received the Holy Spirit, you can do so even now, and I’ll show you how.
First, there’re several ways to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit. During the Apostle Paul’s missionary journey through Asia, he met twelve men in Ephesus who had not received the Holy Spirit. The Bible records that “…when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied” (Acts 19:6).
This is one of the ways to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Those men had to have someone else, who had received the fullness of the Spirit, lay hands on them, and pray over them. So, if you have not received the infilling of the Holy Spirit, you can have someone (who’s full of the Spirit) lay hands on you, and you’ll receive.
Secondly, you can receive the Holy Spirit by asking in prayer. The Lord Jesus said in Luke 11:13, “…how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” You can ask the Father in faith, in the Name of Jesus, and receive the Holy Spirit. Don’t wait for a sign from heaven before you believe that you have Him in your heart; Jesus said, “…when you pray, believe that you receive…” (Mark 11:24). After you asked, believe and start speaking in tongues…
The Holy Spirit is the secret of success for every believer. Having Him in your life means you’re set up for an extraordinary life of excellence and the supernatural. He’s the One to lead you through life, and direct your steps in victory, glory, dominion and power.
To receive the Holy Spirit, you have to be born again. So I urge you to be born again right now. Click here for more. God bless you.
Dear Father, I thank you for the Holy Spirit, who lives in me. He’s filled me with wisdom, glory and grace, and has imparted me with divine enablement to live the victorious life in Christ, and demonstrate your righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Acts 19:6-7; Acts 10:44-45