THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS by Kenneth E Hagin
Any believer can ask the Father for the Holy Spirit and receive this precious Gift without tarrying or waiting. For instance, after Cornelius and those in his household were saved, they did not have to wait to receive the Holy Spirit. In fact, they were not only saved but they were filled with the Holy Ghost almost at the same time. In other words, after salvation, they didn’t have time to get ready to receive the Holy Spirit; they didn’t wait or tarry for the Holy Ghost. They received the Holy Spirit immediately without having to get ready. God Has Already Given the Holy Spirit: Believers Need Only To Receive This Gift There is something here that folks need to see: The Holy Spirit was given on the Day of Pentecost, and He has been here ever since! God hasn’t given Him to anyone since the Day of Pentecost. God gave the gift of the Holy Ghost once on the Day of Pentecost, and He never took back that gift. Now it is just a matter of folks receiving Him.