HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST SINCE YOU BELIEVED?
This is for my young Christian friend at the Naval Hospital. I know you search the scriptures daily and I know we left a conversation open, so I would like to direct your attention to Acts 19. Please note that these young disciples were believers, but they had not heard that the Holy Ghost had been poured out at Jerusalem.
Acts 19:1-7 (KJV)
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve.