Acts 1.8: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Every Believer is to receive the Holy Ghost! A Dear Brother in Christ to me said in a Sermon, “I got it all at once when I believed!”
That is just not necessarily true. You do not receive the Holy Ghost instantaneously, and unnoticed, just and only because you came to believe, Acts 19. You are to receive the Spirit, that is the consummation of the New Covenant, between the Father and the Son, and YOU. Acts 2, 8, 10,13,14, and 19. Not instantly at the moment of faith, but it follows from continued faith! Note what is stated in the Gospel of Mark Chapter 16:
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
“What did Simon the Magician see and hear, that caused him to want to BUY this Power? He saw a Manifestation. What did Peter and the disciples with Him see and hear that let them know that God had shared the Holy Ghost, and the New Covenant with the Gentiles? They saw the Manifestation of the Spirit! What did the believers of Acts 19 have happen to them when they were told of the Holy Ghost? The Spirit of God Manifested himself to them. There will be a manifestation, whether it be a prophecy, or speaking with other tongues, or both, the bible as a whole shows this plainly, from Numbers 11, and all the way through to Revelation. This is a result of the Rivers of Living Water flowing from your belly, or inner core. Paul said when a man prays in tongues, his SOUL Prayeth! The Rivers of Living Water, are as Raging Rivers that cannot be contained. The Holy Ghost is the answer for you and the world. It is joy unspeakable and full of Glory. It is Righteousness, Peace, and Joy, in the Holy Ghost. This is the Promise of the Father, and the Lord Jesus, for every believer, no matter what denomination of Christianity you belong to. No matter what religion says, you are to receive the Holy Ghost, that is being born again of the Spirit, not just repentance. There is a difference in being Saved, and receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Welcome the Holy Spirit, worship God with this powerful song, it will really bless your heart as you listen and worship God with it:
For more on this subject of the Holy Ghost (Spirit), please read this article from The Jewish Encyclopedia, it will be well worth your time!