John 7:37-39 KJVIn the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given ; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Ephesians 1:13-14 KJVIn whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Why Can't I Receive The Holy Spirit
1. They Don't Believe In The Son
Matthew 3:11 KJVI indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.
John 3:18-19 KJVHe that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
2. They Have Ulterior Motives For Wanting The Holy Spirit
Acts 8:15-22 KJVWho, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,  Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Why Do We Need The Holy Spirit
1. The Spirit Empowers And Equips Us For Ministry
Acts 1:8 KJVBut ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
2. The Holy Spirit Seals Us For Redemption
Ephesians 4:30 KJVAnd grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.Romans 8:9 KJVBut ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
3. The Holy Spirit Transforms Us
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJVBut we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
4. The Spirit Liberates Us
2 Corinthians 3:17 KJVNow the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
5. The Holy Spirit Teaches The Truth About God
John 16:13 KJVHowbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
How To Get Baptized By The Holy Spirit
Step 1: Repent And Get Saved
Acts 2:38-39 KJVThen 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.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Step 2: Earnestly Desire Him
Step 3: Ask For The Baptism of The Holy Spirit
Step 4: Be Patient And Persist
Final Words On Receiving The Holy Spirit
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