Do you really want to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive all that He gives?
We said that first WE MUST BE THIRSTY for the things of God.
Secondly, after being thirsty, WE MUST BELIEVE THE PROMISES OF GOD and His Word.
Third we said that WE MUST BE SURE OF OUR SALVATION.
This may seem strange but there are people who are addicted to church and Holy Ghost meetings who have never been born again.
The fourth thing is to settle this question in our hearts. "WHO IS GOING TO BE EXALTED"?
God the Father wants us to be filled in the Spirit more than we want to be filled in the Spirit. But the manifested presence of God our Father is not for our benefit so that we can have "goose-bumps", "liver-shivers", and "do-dads" running up and down our spine.
The Lord God of the universe desires to be exalted and given honor from our lives. It is not a "feel-good" session. It is a demonstration of the power of God in and through His children for His glory. Being filled with the Person of the Holy Spirit is not for manifesting our spirituality and piety but manifesting the glory of His presence through our weakness with fear and trembling.
Remember, the #1 reason the Holy Spirit came and His #1 job was to REVEAL & TAKE US TO JESUS.
The #1 reason the Son came and His #1 job was to REVEAL & TAKE US TO THE FATHER.
1 Corinthians 2:2-5 ESV (2) For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (3) And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, (4) and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, (5) so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.