How to Receive the Holy Spirit

God has promised to “pour out [His] Spirit on all flesh” (Joel 2:28). But do you have the assurance that you have personally received the Holy Spirit? You absolutely can!

Faith is the key to knowing we have received the Holy Spirit each day. Galatians 3:14 says that we “receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.”  

Faith means that when we have prayed for the Holy Spirit, we are to trust that God has given us His Spirit. Then we can thank Him for the gift, and act as though we have the Spirit, even if we don’t feel any different than we did before we prayed. “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you have, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).

But God does not ask us to have blind faith. He has given us His promises to lean on. Daily claiming God’s promises for the Holy Spirit in faith will give you the assurance that God is giving you His Spirit. 

“When we have a promise from God and have fulfilled the requirements, then there is only one possibility—that we receive the promise.” 

What are God’s requirements for receiving the Spirit? 

  • A yearning for God – John 7:37
  • Belief in God – John 7:38
  • Complete surrender to God – Romans 12:1-2
  • Following God in everything (obedience) – Acts 5:32
  • Repentance – Acts 2:38, Psalm 66:18
  • Realize and admit your great need – Luke 11:5-8
  • Ask persistently and continually – Luke 11:9-13

Won’t you try it? Prayerfully claim these promises in faith each day and see what God will do in answer to your prayers.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (John 5:14-15). 

Note: To learn more about how to experience the infilling of the Holy Spirit each day, we recommend the free e-book, Steps to Personal Revival, by Helmut Haubeil, available at https://steps-to-personal-revival.info.

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