Receiving the Holy Spirit requires preparation just like a person prepares himself or herself. For me personally, I don’t just jump into prayer. I come into my closet, I sit or kneel and get quiet before the Lord first. After a few minutes of silence, I go into a few minutes of worship before I begin my prayer. In the same manner also when it comes to receiving the Holy Spirit, you have to prepare yourself to receive.
We will be looking at a five simple step process that you can follow to help you receive this precious gift of the Father.
If you properly prepare yourself by going through the five steps I will be sharing with you, you will definitely receive the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues.
Step One: Right Motive
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2: 38
The first thing you must have before asking God for the Holy Spirit is the right motive. This one right here is where many Christians miss receiving the Holy Spirit.
Some people may want the Holy Spirit because some of their friends may have just received Him, or they want the gift of tongues, or they want God’s power to be able to do what their will is rather than what God’s will is for their lives.
In other words, they want this gift for their own selfish purposes rather than for what God wants to do with their lives.
The main reasons each Christian should want to have this gift are:
1.To be able to draw closer to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in your own personal relationship with each One of them.
The number one thing that God wants from each one of us more than anything else is a one-on-one, intimate, personal relationship. Once you receive this gift, you will be able to draw much closer to all Three of Them, and They will consequently become more active in your personal life.
2.The second main reason that you will want this gift is so that you can have God’s supernatural power flowing through you, so you can fully accomplish whatever God’s perfect will is for you in this life. This is where you really enter into what is called the anointing.
Get your heart right with God today, and start to earnestly desire the Holy Spirit. We will discuss step two tomorrow.