9 So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and [f]keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
11 What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
13 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!
Luke 11:9-13 AMPC
Ask and Receive the Holy Spirit
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Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock and whatever we ask for according to the will of the Father will be given to us. Jesus in this Scripture is talking about asking God for the Holy Spirit. I know when I asked God for the Holy Spirit, I received. I had faith and believed in the gifts of the Holy Spirit that they are still active today. Some believers do not believe in the gifts and will sometimes attribute speaking in tongues as demonic. Also, I have heard some people say that we need to be careful because some people are receiving the wrong spirit. Are they suggesting that if a person is a believer in Jesus and asks God for the Holy Spirit, that individual might get the wrong spirit,
which can be an evil spirit? If we believe that, then we don’t believe in what Jesus said in Luke 11:11-13.
If we believe the Bible to be true and what Jesus says to be true, then it would be impossible for us as Christians to receive the wrong spirit when we ask for the Holy Spirit. If someone is not a Christian or living in sin, then it’s a possibility that they could receive the wrong spirit, but believers in Jesus can only receive the Holy Spirit when they ask the Father (John 14:17).
Some people who claim to be Christians are not really Christians at all. We can tell if someone is a Christian by their confession Jesus as their Lord (1 Corinthians 12:3), and if they confess that Jesus Christ walked the earth in the flesh (1 John 4:1-3). Also, if they obey the commandments of Jesus. Christians cannot be possessed by an evil spirit, because they have the light of Christ inside of them. Darkness cannot be mixed with light. Christians can be oppressed by demonic spirits. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 and 2 Corinthians 10 on how to combat these attacks.