God Gives The Holy Spirit To Those That Ask Him
Luke 11:13 reads “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?”Notice in this verse the Holy Spirit himself is what is given; He is the gift. It is not just a gift or power from the Holy Spirit. This confirms that in Acts 2:38, the "gift of the Holy Ghost" is the Holy Ghost himself (in person).Who is promised the Holy Spirit according to Luke 11:13? Those that ask him, that is, ALL those who become Christians (not just a select few like the miraculous). This verse applies to everybody just like verses 9-10 and the parallel Matthew 7:7-14 do. Context proves that.How does one ask God for the Holy Spirit? The same way one asks God for salvation:• Acts 22:16 ask (call upon) God to wash away sins by being baptized• Acts 2:38 ask God for remission of sins by repenting and being baptized• Acts 2:38 ask God for the Holy Ghost by repenting and being baptizedHave you ever asked God to give you the Holy Ghost by repenting and being baptized for the remission of sins?