RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
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Day 14 | January 14, 2021 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
_And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost._
Acts 9:17 (KJV)
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Acts 19:6 (KJV)
The way to receive or to be filled with the Holy Spirit is very easy. Just like receiving the Lord Jesus, receiving the Holy Spirit is very very simple. God and Jesus is simple, it is religion and the ignorance of men that always complicate them. If we take time to see how people received the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts we will begin to question why it took some people 20 years to receive the Spirit.
From our opening verses, we see two instances where people received the Spirit of God. The first was Saul before He became Paul and the latter were 12 disciples Paul ministered to from Ephesus. In both instances, they received the Spirit by means of laying on of hands. Ananias prayed for Paul laying his hand on him and He was filled with the Spirit and healed of his blindness. Paul also prayed for the Ephesian disciples by laying hands on them and they were filled with the Spirit and spoken in tongues.
By these two examples, we can boldly declare that one key way to receive the Spirit of God is to get one already filled with the Spirit of God to lay hands on you in the name of Jesus to be filled with the Spirit and it will happen. It is the easiest way to receive the Holy Spirit. You don't need to fast or go on the mountain. You don't need to wait for 10 years to be filled with the Spirit. It can happen to you today if you wish.
The other way to receive the Holy Spirit is to lift your hands to God and believe to receive the Spirit today. After you ask God; the Bible says everyone who asks receives (Matt 7:7-8), meaning you have received immediately you asked God. Thank God and begin to speak with tongues in faith. You don't need to feel or fear anything, go ahead and speak in tongues as the Spirit gives you utterance. Someone asked, won't it be my mind or demonic if I do it in this way? Read this verse:
Luke 11:11-13 (KJV) If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? It can't go wrong. Go will never give you a stone for the Spirit of God. If you still have a challenge, call our miracle lines at the end of the devotional for assistance!
// 🗣SAY BY FAITH
I speak in tongues daily. I speak in tongues to refresh me emotionally and physically. I don't get stressed or depressed no matter the situations I go through. I can do all things through the power of God that energises me in my spirit through my speaking in tongues.
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
Acts 2:1-5, 10:44,
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Gen 33-35, Matt 11
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