Long for the Spirit
The third condition is that you must feel the
need of having the Holy Ghost. Jesus knew
He must have the Holy Ghost before He could
start His ministry, and you must make the
Holy Ghost top priority in your life.
The Lord wants to pour divine water upon
the seeker. For I will pour water upon him
that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry
ground (Isaiah 44:3). Nothing else should
matter for the thirsty seeker but the Lord
pouring down His power from On High.
Seekers must tarry until they are filled with
the Holy Ghost.
Do you seek the Spirit?
The question is: How thirsty are you? If you
knew the Rapture was going to take place in
the next few days, would you be seeking day
and night for the Holy Ghost?
Condition number four is that you must
have faith. You cannot receive salvation or
the Holy Ghost without faith. The Bible says,
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of
the law, being made a curse for us: for it is
written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth
on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham
might come on the Gentiles through Jesus
Christ; that we might receive the promise of
the Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:13,14).
You can only receive the Holy Ghost through
faith. Nothing less will do.
When I received salvation, I knew the next
step was the baptism of the Holy Ghost. I
didn’t question how it was going to happen.
I knew that all I needed to do was praise the
Lord, and the Holy Spirit would come into
my humble abode. You must receive the baptism
of the Holy Ghost so He can lead you to
be a witness for the Lord.
The fifth condition is obedience. The Lord
said He would give the Holy Ghost to those
who obey Him. And we are his witnesses of
these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost,
whom God hath given to them that obey
him (Acts 5:32). If you are disobedient, you
are not ready to receive the Holy Ghost.
The sixth condition is waiting. Jesus told the
disciples to wait, and they would receive; but
they had to believe. Jesus said, And, behold,
I send the promise of my Father upon you:
but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye
be endued with power from on high (Luke
Jesus wanted the disciples to tarry until they
had received more power from On High, the
baptism of the Holy Ghost. The key to receiving
the baptism is to tarry until you receive.
God will honor your determination and your
sacrifice when you yield to the Holy Spirit.
Good Prayer Life
The seventh and last condition is having a
good prayer life. When you pray, you are talking
to God; and your prayers should come
from your heart. It was while Jesus was praying
that the heavens opened, and the Holy
Ghost descended upon Him. Now when all
the people were baptized, it came to pass,
that Jesus also being baptized, and praying,
the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost
descended in a bodily shape like a dove
upon him, and a voice came from heaven,
which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in
thee I am well pleased (Luke 3:21,22).
The desire of Christ’s heart was to please the
Father, and that must be your heart’s desire.
Everything Jesus did was to please the Father,
and He did not neglect the Holy Ghost.
Child of God, if you want to please the
Father, you must receive the baptism of the
Holy Ghost and let Him become real to you.
There is so much you need to learn about
divinity that your human mind can’t hold it
all; but the Holy Ghost can give you all the
thoughts you need at the time you need them
so you can help bring in the harvest in this
You can’t afford to neglect the Holy Ghost
because He is the one who will change you in
a twinkling of an eye when Jesus comes back
again. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We