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How to receive the Holy Spirit

The Christian journey on Earth is a challenging one. Jesus Christ knew this and decided to send us a helper in the name of the Holy spirit who will be our companion in good and hard times alike (John 16:7-8). This creates room for questions like how to receive the Holy spirit, and ways to receive the Holy spirit. For sure every Christian needs the Holy spirit in order to successfully carry his/her cross on daily basis. It was sent by God to comfort us, heal us, deliver us, and above all teach us the truth about Him.

When it comes to receiving the Holy Spirit, there are many ideologies in the Christian milieu. These different ideas brought up by several individuals have ended up confusing many people on how to receive the Holy spirit. But when we check on how to receive the Holy Spirit as per the Bible, we realize that the process is very clear, simple, and not confusing.

How to receive the Holy spirit according to the Bible

Whatever we are doing as Christians, it is highly recommended that we base ourselves on the teachings in the Bible. So let’s hear what the Bible has to say about receiving the Holy spirit.

1. Get a Bible

Getting the Bible is the first step in knowing how to receive the Holy spirit. The Bible represents the truth about the things of God. While many people have complicated the process of receiving the Holy spirit, the Bible holds the simple truth about this subject matter. That’s is why you must start studying and meditating on your Bible every day. This will keep you safe from the false doctrines that have extended throughout the whole world.

A glance at Act 2:28 informs us that if we repent, receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, and get baptized, we will receive the Holy spirit. This Biblical passage clearly reveals the whole truth about receiving the Holy spirit. But do we really understand the full meanings of the two key words in the verse? Are we able to clearly follow the two steps in order to receive the Holy spirit? Don’t stress up as we will develop and unfold these points below.

2. Get to repent

Repentance brings us into the main subject matter of receiving the Holy spirit as promised by Jesus Christ. Repentance is derived from the Greek word ‘’metanoeo’’ which literally stands for “changing one’s mindset”. By this, we mean being sorry for what you did, accepting that you were on the wrong path and turning from not seeking to obey God’s laws to obeying and bringing others to obey them too.

3. Get to be baptized

Baptism is an outward sign that shows an inward change within the heart of a person who has decided to abandon the wicked and evil ways of this life and carry his/her cross to follow Jesus Christ on daily basis. Baptism comes from the Greek word “baptizo” which literary means “to immerse or to submerge in water”. Jesus Christ our leader showed us an example by being baptized in river Jordan by John the Baptist. Any spirit filled believer can get you baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

4. Ask God for the Holy Spirit

When we read from Luke 11:9-10, we hear Jesus Christ telling us that whoever ask for the Holy Spirit will definitely receive it. Having this in mind, let’s step out and request the Holy spirit from our heavenly father. He who is so good will eventually give us His spirit without measure.

After carrying out the steps above, we must believe that we have received it in immeasurable standards. We will have to live a holy life in order not to grieve the Holy spirit who is now living within our bodies which have become new temples. We ought to seek God’s face by regularly studying the Bible to know and obey His ways.

How to be filled with the Holy Spirit

“The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you” – John 14:26

Reflection

We shall be basing ourselves on John 14:26 to meditate on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit (How to receive the Holy Spirit in full). There is just no way that we can run our Christian journey successfully without the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ knew that upon physically departing from us, we were going to face lots of challenges most of which will overcome us and so decided to give us a Helping partner, the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ has not changed his mind about filling us with the Holy Spirit just as He did in the times of His Twelve Apostles. Still on the same line of proving that Christians can’t do without the Holy Spirit, we’ll refer to the question asked by Apostle Paul in Acts 19:2 when he made with a group of disciples. Upon meeting them, the first question he asked was if they had received the holy spirit when they became believers.

This question is a clear indication that every disciple of Jesus Christ apart from being born again of water must also be born again of the Holy Spirit. In order words we’ll say he/she must ask, seek and receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a mark of ownership which Jesus Christ inserts within our hearts where He dwells together with the Heavenly Father.

Hence, we’ll say that you cannot be a Christian without being filled with the Holy Spirit. You cannot fully please God as a Christian without the Holy Spirit talk less of doing His Holy works. If you dare step out to do God’s work without the Holy Spirit, you’ll simply be inviting trouble, pain, hardship, and affliction to come and dine with you on the same table. That’s why Jesus Christ asked the Apostles to remain in Jerusalem and wait until the Holy Spirit which is the mighty power from above comes down on them before they could step out and be witnesses to the ends of the world about the things He had taught them (Luke 24:49). But does this mean that stepping out with the Holy Spirit frees us from persecution and our daily Christian cross? No, it doesn’t, rather it makes our battles worthy and acceptable in heaven.

In addition, the Bible clearly details out what awaits those who will step out in the name of Jesus Christ without being filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 19:11-17. By reading that scripture, we are told of some Jews who travelled around chasing out demons. They were seven brothers in number and were sons of a certain Jewish High Priest by name Sceva. Upon hearing how the powerful name Jesus Christ was working wonders and rendering possible the impossible wherever Apostle Paul went, they decided to use the name in driving out demons too. But behold, when they commanded the demon to be out in the name of Jesus Christ, the demon responded by telling them that he knows Jesus Christ and Paul but knows nothing about them. And as a result, the evil spirit attacked and almost killed them as they ran out of the house naked with serious wounds.

This is to tell us that the name Jesus Christ can be pronounced by anyone without a major effect, rather it can likely call upon you a great number of battles which will overwhelm you. But when pronounced by a person who is filled by the Holy Spirit, it moves mountains, drives out demons, brings sight to the blind, frees the captives, strengthens the lame to walk, heals the sick, opens the ears of the deaf, raises the dead, chains Satan, and above all brings salvation to mankind as it leads us to life everlasting with God in heaven. This is why every Christian must be filled with the Holy spirit as explained by Prophet T.B. Joshua at the synagogue church of all nations (SCOAN).

The role of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives is very important. He is the Ultimate Helper in our Christian race just as Jesus Christ said. He is our daily Comforter. He is our principal teacher on the things of God. He reveals the mind of God to us. He teaches us what Jesus Christ wants. He makes us to move in the power of rendering the impossible possible for a better testimony of Jesus Christ. He is the Spirit of Truth and Life. He is the Spirit of Christ and the Father. He wants to possess our bodies and govern as our Lord. He wants to set us free, heal us, deliver us, and give us everlasting life. He wants to help us with our daily problems and ease our stress in running the Christian race.

If you want to be filled with the Holy spirit, repent from your evil ways, get baptized, ask Jesus Christ to come into your life with all the blessings that He promised for His followers and be certain that He has done so. In addition, you will have to live a life of prayer, regularly studying and daily doing what Jesus wants us to do. In this way, you will remain in His light and He will overshadow you with the power of the Holy Spirit as well as gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

It is worth adding here that, we are filled with the holy spirit in order to do God’s work.  In other words, we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit in so as to be witnesses of Jesus Christ to the ends of the World as we teach everyone to welcome Him and His teachings in order to be saved from the fire of hell and turn to honor his/her creator for an everlasting life in heaven. As Christians, we must learn what it takes to ask God to fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s why we recommend you to read our article on how to receive the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, come and take over my life and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Show me the path you have designed for me in this life and assist me in going through it successfully no matter how difficult the journey might seem.