Just like with faith, when we receive Jesus we receive a portion of the Holy Spirit. But there is more! Jesus offers you a chance to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19:1-6 And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

If you want the Holy Spirit to enter your life, all you have to do is ask. It’s as simple as that! You can’t earn it or be worthy of it any more than you could earn or be worthy of salvation. It’s a gift. You have to ask for and receive it by praying a prayer like the following one:

Dear Jesus, I know that I need more of Your love and power in my life, so please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Give me the gifts of Your Spirit that You know I need, and help me to use them to love others more and to be a witness of Your love. Thank You for the Holy Spirit, who can help me to continually grow closer to You, to understand Your Word better and put it into practice in my life. In Your name I ask.

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