The Holy Spirit is the spiritual being which was sent to us by our Lord Jesus Christ and there is need for us to receive Him into our lifes. There are so many ways for receiving Him and I would be sharing some of them with you. They are:
BELIEVE IN GOD: Believing in God is the first requirement for receiving the Holy Spirit. The scriptures says, ‘ He that believeth on me …out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water'[John 7:38]
BE BORN AGAIN: The Holy spirit doesn’t dwell in filthy environments that’s why He is called holy and this makes it a necessity for you to be born again and then live a holy life so that He can dwell in you. The bible says, ‘Even the spirit of truth whom the world [sinners] cannot receive because it seeth Him not neither knoweth Him…'[John 14:17]
THIRST FOR IT: To receive the Holy Ghost, you must thirst genuinely for Him as the scripture saith ‘…if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink'[John 7:37]
PRAYER: Our Lord Jesus Christ said, ‘…I will pray the father and He shall give you another comforter…'[John 14:16] To give something to me, you need to stretch out your hands and for me to receive that gift, I need to reach out for it by stretching out my hands too. This same phenomenon is needed because our Lord Jesus Christ has prayed for it and to receive it, we ought to pray too.
HAVE FAITH: Without faith, it is impossible to please God and if you don’t please God, you can’t get anything from Him. Your prayers can never be effective except it is backed up with faith as written in the scriptures, ‘And all things whatsoever ye ask, believing, ye shall receive.'[Matthew 21:22] Furthermore, the Holy Spirit was promised and we need to follow the footsteps of our fathers ‘who through faith, obtained promises'[Hebrews:11:33]
LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD: The scriptures saith, ‘While Peter yet spake the word of God, the Holy Ghost fell upon all them which heard the word'[Acts 10:44]
LAYING OF HANDS: Through laying of hands by someone who already has the Holy Spirit, the spirit can be impacted. The bible recorded- ‘And when Paul had laid his hand upon them, the Holy Ghost came upon them: and they spake with new tongues and prophesied’.[Acts19:6] Speaking in tongues and prophesies are the major proof of the presence of the Holy Spirit in one’s life.
Please add any other way for recieving the Holy Spirit you know in the comment box. Also remember to share this with your friends. God bless you.