Acts 8:17
“Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.”

There are a lot of people who struggle with whether or not they really have the Holy Ghost. The reason this is the case? The devil tops the list, but there is also a little bit of confusion when it comes to understanding what exactly It is. Regardless of which one may be troubling you, (that is, if either of them are troubling you) rest assured that if you are God’s elected Bride, nothing can keep you from the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit finds us, we do not find Him. Jesus said in John 6:44, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” With this in mind, we must know and trust God, that He will accomplish this work of the baptism of the Holy Ghost in us. Having an in-depth knowledge of the doctrine surrounding the baptism of the Holy Ghost mattered little to those who received it in the book of Acts. Should we seek to understand the doctrine and thoroughly examine all angles of the Scripture? Of course.

What will stump us is when we become so focused on the doctrine that we prohibit God’s ability to move in our hearts. The Holy Spirit is waiting for us to allow Him to come to us in an experience. In order for this to happen we have to let our guard down long enough for Him to penetrate the crusty exterior of our hearts. It will happen in God’s time and in God’s chosen way, and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is different for each one of us.

Don’t let the devil bother you, but trust God to give you what He has purposed for you to have in His time. Open your heart.

64-0823 - “Questions And Answers”
281. “Dear Brother Branham, I have been baptized in Jesus' Name. The Word says you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Does this--does this mean the baptism, the Holy Spirit, or does it mean I should receive a definite experience with the baptism? I am anxious to be filled with the Spirit.” Now, there's a good question. Now, the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience that a person must receive…

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