Is true it that not every believer will receive the Holy Spirit? What did the bible say?
Holy Spirit is not just a gift that only some believers will receive and others not. This is because receiving the Holy Spirit is essential for salvation, i.e. being born of the Spirit. Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5). The question you may ask is, “Can I receive the Holy Spirit?”
Some biblical records on what the Lord Jesus said about receiving the Holy Spirit:
➠ In Luke 11:13, the Lord Jesus clearly states, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
➠ In John 4:10, the Lord said to the Samaritan woman, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink’; you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” (living water refers to the Holy Spirit; see Jn 7:37-39).
➠ The Lord Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Mt 7:7-8; Lk 11:9-10). Does this statement contradict or deny the authority of God as the giver of all blessings? (Of course not.)
➠ In addition to being the promise of God, receiving the Holy Spirit also requires prayer and asking on the part of human beings. This point is clearly illustrated in Lk 11:13 and Jn 4:10 (quoted above). The pouring out of the Holy Spirit is also contingent upon the obedience of the Lord’s instructions (see Mt 28:20; Acts 5:32). Praying for the Holy Spirit does not deny the authority of God; instead, it is a natural expression of our faith (Mt 15:22-28; Rom 10:14), earnesty (Lk 11:5-8), and persistence (Lk 18:1-8).
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