How To Receive The Baptism In The Holy Spirit
How to Receive The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
You must be born again.
That is, ask Jesus to forgive your sins, and then accept God's forgiveness, knowing "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God," and "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 3:23 & 10:1
If now you have accepted Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in you.
To illustrate, if I had a glass of water and took a swallow, then the water would be inside me. If, on the other hand, I went down to the beach and stepped into the ocean, then I would be in the water. We receive, as it were, a drink of the Spirit when we are saved, but when we are baptized in the Spirit, it is as if that initial drink becomes an ocean that completely surrounds us. John 14:17, 1 Corinthians 3:16 & 6:19
The Bible says "Ask, and it will be given to you" Luke 11:9 You have to believe that if you ask to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, you will receive.
The Holy Spirit is a Person and will speak for Himself if you allow Him to. He will use your mouth and your voice if you surrender to Him.
The Holy Spirit is a gift. Acts 8:20, 2:38,39; Luke 11:13. You don't beg or work for a gift. You just receive. Every believer is commanded to "be filled with the Spirit". Ephesians 5:18. Even Jesus' mother, Mary and His flesh and blood brothers, James, Joses, Simon and Judas (Matthew 13:55, Acts 1:14), and His disciples received. Receiving the Holy Spirit is not an option.
When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you in faith must begin to do the speaking. Acts 2:4 says, "They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and (they) began to speak." When you in faith begin to speak in tongues the Holy Spirit will give the utterance - the words to say. That's where the supernatural comes in.
Begin each day by praying in the Spirit to edify yourself - it's like charging your spiritual batteries. I Corinthians 14:4,18
Receive now by worshiping Jesus in your heart and speaking forth in faith in the unknown tongue as the Holy Spirit in you provides the words.