The Bible speaks of something that the disciples of Jesus had experienced in the book of Acts. This experience is called being filled with the Holy Spirit. The first step in getting filled with the Holy Spirit of God is to be saved through Jesus Christ. If you have not done that, visit our How Can I Get Saved page. If you have been saved through Jesus Christ, then you too can be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Like Jesus, the Holy Spirit is God. In the book of Acts in the New Testament it says this:
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
The Bible speaks about this being filled with the Holy Spirit in other places. For example, Peter was preaching the Gospel to a family then they were filled with the Holy Spirit:
Act 10:44-46a While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God.
Like accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, this being filled with the Holy Spirit is a free gift. If you simply believe and ask God for this filling, it can be yours. Jesus taught us that when we ask God for something, He will not give us something bad. He will give you what you asked:
Luke 11:10-13 “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. (11) “Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? (12) “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? (13) “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?”
So the next step, after being saved, is to ask God to filled you with the Holy Spirit. That means down in the depths of your heart pray and expect God to hear and answer your prayer. Your prayer will be answered not because you are good or bad, rather because you have been saved through Jesus. God hears your prayers. Your faith reaching out to God gets amazing results.
Right now, wherever you are, ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit and He will do it. The Bible describes it as a filling with power in your inner man. From out of your inner man will flow rivers of living water. This is a spiritual experience, not a natural one. Therefore, it is not something of the body or mind. It will come out of your spirit. When you are filled, you will know it. Most are able to speak with other, or unknown, tongues as they yield to the Holy Spirit. Press into God until you receive this supernatural gift of God!