The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Be Baptized With the Holy Spirit

God gives the Holy Spirit "to them that obey him." 85 Jesus was obedient to be baptized by John because He said, "Thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." 86 It took place when Jesus was praying." 87 You don't have to do anything extraordinary to qualify because on Pentecost the disciples were just "sitting" 88 "in one place." 89 However, "these all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication." 90

Peter said, "Repent, baptized...and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." 91 But it is possible to "receive not, because ye ask amiss." 92 So "ask in faith, nothing wavering." 93

"How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" 94 Therefore, "what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." 95 "Every one that asketh receiveth." 96 "No good thing will [the Lord] withhold from them that walk uprightly." 97

The Lord promises to "pour water upon him that is thirsty." 98 So make sure that you don't come behind in [this] gift" 99 because you know "it shall be given you." 100