Statement of Faith

What we believe

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH COMPLETE WITH SCRIPTURES, IS NON-NEGOTIABLE and is in Communion with Pastor’s University Training from Assemblies of God.

1. The Scriptures Inspired

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 [KJV/NIV]

1 Thessalonians 2:13 [KJV/NIV]

2 Peter 1:21 [KJV/NIV]

2. The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4 [KJV/NIV]

Isaiah 43:10,11 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]

Luke 3:22 [KJV/NIV]

The Adorable Godhead

a. Terms Defined

The terms “Trinity” and “persons” as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “gods many and lords many.” We therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural.

Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]

2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]

John 14:16-17 [KJV/NIV]

b. Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead

Christ taught a distinction of Persons in the Godhead which He expressed in specific terms of relationship, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but that this distinction and relationship, as to its mode is inscrutable and incomprehensible, because unexplained.

Luke 1:35 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 1:24 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 11:25-27 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]

2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 1:3-4 [KJV/NIV])

c. Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Accordingly, therefore, there is that in the Father which constitutes him the Father and not the Son; there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father; and there is that in the Holy Spirit which constitutes Him the Holy Spirit and not either the Father or the Son. Wherefore the Father is the Begetter, the Son is the Begotten, and the Holy Spirit is the one proceeding from the Father and the Son. Therefore, because these three persons in the Godhead are in a state of unity, there is but one Lord God Almighty and His name one.

John 1:18 [KJV/NIV]

John 15:26 [KJV/NIV]

John 17:11 [KJV/NIV]

John 17:21 [KJV/NIV]

Zechariah 14:9 [KJV/NIV]

d. Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are never identical as to Person; nor confused as to relation; nor divided in respect to the Godhead; nor opposed as to cooperation. The Son is in the Father and the Father is in the Son as to relationship. The Son is with the Father and the Father is with the Son, as to fellowship. The Father is not from the Son, but the Son is from the Father, as to authority. The Holy Spirit is from the Father and the Son proceeding, as to nature, relationship, cooperation and authority. Hence, neither Person in the Godhead either exists or works separately or independently of the others.

John 5:17-30 [KJV/NIV]

John 5:32 [KJV/NIV]

John 5:37 [KJV/NIV]

John 8:17,18 [KJV/NIV]

e. The Title, Lord Jesus Christ

The appellation, “Lord Jesus Christ,” is a proper name. It is never applied in the New Testament, either to the Father or to the Holy Spirit. It therefore belongs exclusively to the Son of God.

Romans 1:1-3 [KJV/NIV]

2 John 1:3 [KJV/NIV

f. The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us

The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the proper and only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human nature, He is the proper Son of Man. He is therefore, acknowledged to be both God and man; who because He is God and man is “Immanuel,” God with us.

Matthew 1:23 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 4:2 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 4:10 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 4:14 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 1:13 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 1:17 [KJV/NIV]

g. The Title, Son of God

Since the name “Immanuel” embraces both God and man in the one Person, our Lord Jesus Christ, it follows that the title, Son of God, describes His proper deity, and the title, Son of Man, His proper humanity. Therefore, the title Son of God, belongs to the order of eternity, and the title, Son of Man, to the order of time.

Matthew 1:21-23 [KJV/NIV]

2 John 1:3 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 3:8 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 7:3 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 1:1-13 [KJV/NIV]

h. Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ

Wherefore, it is a transgression of the Doctrine of Christ to say that Jesus Christ derived the title, Son of God, solely from the fact of the incarnation, or because of His relation to the economy of redemption. Therefore, to deny that the Father is a real and eternal Father, and that the Son is a real and eternal Son, is a denial of the distinction and relationship in the Being of God; a denial of the Father, and the Son; and a displacement of the truth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.

2 John 1:9 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:1 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:2 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:14 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:18 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:29 [KJV/NIV]

John 1:49 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 2:22,23 [KJV/NIV]

1 John 4:1-5 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 12:2 [KJV/NIV]

i. Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord

The Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, having by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; angels and principalities and powers having been made subject unto Him. And having been made both Lord and Christ, He sent the Holy Spirit that we, in the name of Jesus, might bow our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father until the end, when the Son shall become subject to the Father that God may be all in all.

Hebrews 1:3 [KJV/NIV]

1 Peter 3:22 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 2:32-36 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 14:11 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 [KJV/NIV]

j. Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son

Wherefore, since the Father has delivered all judgment unto the Son, it is not only the express duty of all in heaven and on earth to bow the knee, but it is an unspeakable joy in the Holy Spirit to ascribe unto the Son all the attributes of Deity, and to give Him all honor and the glory contained in all the names and titles of the Godhead except those which express relationship (see Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead, Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit , and Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead) and thus honor the Son even as we honor the Father.

John 5:22,23 [KJV/NIV]

1 Peter 1:8 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 5:6-14 [KJV/NIV]

Philippians 2:8,9 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 7:9-10 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 4:8-11 [KJV/NIV]

3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

His virgin birth,

Matthew 1:23 [KJV/NIV]

Luke 1:31 [KJV/NIV]

Luke 1:35 [KJV/NIV]

His sinless life,

Hebrews 7:26 [KJV/NIV]

1 Peter 2:22 [KJV/NIV]

His miracles,

Acts 2:22 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 10:38 [KJV/NIV]

His substitutionary work on the cross,

1 Corinthians 15:3 [KJV/NIV]

2 Corinthians 5:21 [KJV/NIV]

His bodily resurrection from the dead,

Matthew 28:6 [KJV/NIV]

Luke 24:39 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 15:4 [KJV/NIV]

His exaltation to the right hand of God.

Acts 1:9 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 1:11 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 2:33 [KJV/NIV]

Philippians 2:9-11 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 1:3 [KJV/NIV]

4. The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

Genesis 1:26,27 [KJV/NIV]

Genesis 2:17 [KJV/NIV]

Genesis 3:6 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 5:12-19 [KJV/NIV]

5. The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.

Luke 24:47 [KJV/NIV]

John 3:3 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 10:13-15 [KJV/NIV]

Ephesians 2:8 [KJV/NIV]

Titus 2:11 [KJV/NIV]

Titus 3:5-7 [KJV/NIV]

The Evidence of Salvation

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.

Romans 8:16 [KJV/NIV]

The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:24 [KJV/NIV]

Titus 2:12 [KJV/NIV]

6. The Ordinances of the Church

Baptism in Water

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]

Mark 16:16 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 10:47,48 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 6:4 [KJV/NIV]

Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 [KJV/NIV]), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

Luke 24:49 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 1:4 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 1:8 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 [KJV/NIV]

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.

Acts 8:12-17 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 10:44-46 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 11:14-16 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 15:7-9 [KJV/NIV]

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39 [KJV/NIV], Acts 4:8 [KJV/NIV]

a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43 [KJV/NIV], Hebrews 12:28 [KJV/NIV]

an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42 [KJV/NIV]

and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20 [KJV/NIV]

8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.

Acts 2:4 [KJV/NIV]

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.

1 Corinthians 12:4-10 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 12:28 [KJV/NIV]

[see batism in the Holy Spirit page for more information]

9. Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.

Romans 12:1,2 [KJV/NIV]

1 Thessalonians 5:23 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 13:12 [KJV/NIV]

The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”

Hebrews 12:14 [KJV/NIV]

By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:15,16 [KJV/NIV]

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 6:1-11 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 6:13 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 8:1,2 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 8:13 [KJV/NIV]

Galatians 2:20 [KJV/NIV]

Philippians 2:12,13 [KJV/NIV]

1 Peter 1:5 [KJV/NIV]

10. The Church and its Mission

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.

Ephesians 1:22,23 [KJV/NIV]

Ephesians 2:22 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 12:23 [KJV/NIV]

Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being of the Church of the First Born as part of the Church is:

To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.

Acts 1:8 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 28:19,20 [KJV/NIV]

Mark 16:15,16 [KJV/NIV]

To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.

1 Corinthians 12:13 [KJV/NIV]

To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.

Ephesians 4:11-16 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 12:28 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 14:12 [KJV/NIV]

To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.

Psalms 112:9 [KJV/NIV]

Galatians 2:10; 6:10 [KJV/NIV]

James 1:27 [KJV/NIV]

This Church exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:

Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs.

Mark 16:15-20 [KJV/NIV]

Acts 4:29-31 [KJV/NIV]

Hebrews 2:3,4 [KJV/NIV]

Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 12 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 13 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 14 [KJV/NIV]

Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world.

Galatians 5:22-26 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 25:37-40 [KJV/NIV]

Galatians 6:10 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 14:12 [KJV/NIV]

Ephesians 4:11,12 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 12:28 [KJV/NIV]

Colossians 1:29 [KJV/NIV]

11. The Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in:

Evangelization of the world.

Mark 16:15-20 [KJV/NIV]

Worship of God.

John 4:23,24 [KJV/NIV]

Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.

Ephesians 4:11-16 [KJV/NIV]

Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.

Psalms 112:9 [KJV/NIV]

Galatians 2:10; 6:10 [KJV/NIV]

James 1:27 [KJV/NIV]

12. Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

Isaiah 53:4,5 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 8:16,17 [KJV/NIV]

James 5:14-16 [KJV/NIV]

13. The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 8:23 [KJV/NIV]

Titus 2:13 [KJV/NIV]

1 Corinthians 15:51,52 [KJV/NIV]

14. The Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.

Zechariah 14:5 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 24:27 [KJV/NIV]

Matthew 24:30 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 1:7 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 19:11-14 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 20:1-6 [KJV/NIV]

This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel,

Ezekiel 37:21,22 [KJV/NIV]

Zephaniah 3:19,20 [KJV/NIV]

Romans 11:26,27 [KJV/NIV]

and the establishment of universal peace.

Isaiah 11:6-9 [KJV/NIV]

Psalms 72:3-8 [KJV/NIV]

Micah 4:3,4 [KJV/NIV]

15. The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Matthew 25:46 [KJV/NIV]

Mark 9:43-48 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 19:20 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 20:11-15 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 21:8 [KJV/NIV]

16. The New Heavens and the New Earth

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

2 Peter 3:13 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 21 [KJV/NIV]

Revelation 22 [KJV/NIV]


 Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The Bible teaches speaking with tongues. When the Holy Ghost comes in to set up His abode within a life today, He does just what He did on the day of Pentecost: with another tongue He speaks through the person being baptized. Speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism.

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people (Isaiah 28:11).

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord (I Corinthians 14:21).

What Did Jesus Say about the Holy Ghost Baptism?

Jesus told the disciples that when the Holy Ghost came in, He would testify or speak. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me (John 15:26).

Jesus said that the Spirit would testify, and that the disciples would be the ones to witness. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning (John 15:27). 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 (Acts 1:8). These verses speak of the witness by the disciples; read them along with John 15:26 which plainly tells that the Holy Ghost will speak when He comes in.

Just to make sure that Jesus meant exactly this, let us go to the second chapter of Acts and see what happened when the Holy Ghost filled the disciples at Pentecost: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).

Did People Speak with Tongues after Pentecost?

Ten years after Pentecost, the Gentiles received the gift of the Holy Ghost; the Holy Ghost also testified through them when He came in.While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God (Acts 10:44-46).

Twenty-five years later we find some people receiving the same Holy Ghost in the same way. He took over their vocal organs and spoke in another tongue. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues(Acts 19:6).

There is no place in the Bible that tells us the method has been changed, so why try to find another way? If you ever receive the real Holy Ghost as the disciples did on the day of Pentecost, you, too, will speak with tongues.

Have Tongues Really Ceased?

Some say that speaking with tongues has ceased: whether there be tongues, they shall cease (I Corinthians 13:8). But we must take the whole verse and discover what Paul was really saying. Verse 8 tells usCharity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. Paul said prophecies would fail, knowledge shall vanish away. Have prophecies failed yet? Has knowledge vanished away? No, of course not; and tongues have not ceased, either.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away (I Corinthians 13:9-10).

Paul was not referring to Christ here: Christ had already come when Paul was writing this. Paul said we know now in part and prophesy in part, but, when we get to Heaven where all is perfect, then we will see clearly.

Is Speaking in Tongues the Most Important Part of the Holy Ghost Baptism?

Speaking with tongues was the physical, initial evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism of the early church Christians and it is the physical, initial evidence of Christians who receive it today. The main purpose of receiving the Holy Ghost is not just to have something speak through you; speaking in tongues is simply the first evidence that He has come in; there are many evidences of the Holy Spirit. At Mount Sinai it was not the thunder, lightning, fire nor trumpet which were paramount, but the giving of the Law; and at Pentecost it was not the sound of wind or the tongues of fire, or speaking with other tongues which was paramount, but the giving of the Holy Ghost.

Is There a Pattern for Receiving?

Initial means entrance, beginning or making the commencement, first evidence. Remember, there are many evidences of the Holy Ghost in one’s life, but we are talking about the first evidence or the beginning. Jesus told the disciples that the Holy Ghost would testify when He came in; they expected that evidence. The disciples already had love, consecration and were in one mind and one accord. What is the one thing they all did which they had not done previously? And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4). This is the pattern of how people are to receive the Holy Ghost. It happened in the tenth chapter of Acts when the Gentiles received the Holy Ghost. The doubting Jews knew that the Gentiles had also received the Holy Ghost, not because of their joy, not because of the love of God in their hearts, but because they heard them speak with tongues (Acts 10:46). The initial evidence: speaking with tongues.

Peter said, And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. How did the Holy Ghost fall on them in the beginning? With the speaking in tongues. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God (Acts 11:15-17)?

Did Observers Recognize This Power?

Philip went down to Samaria and preached Christ. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city (Acts 8:6-8). Verses 17-19 go on to say: Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. What happened when Peter and John laid hands on them that let Simon know they were receiving something other than what Philip had told them about? It couldn’t have been joy—they had great joy before Peter and John got there. Simon saw the physical evidence of speaking with other tongues. He thought it such a wonderful thing that he even offered them money; however, the gift of God cannot be purchased that way.

Have You Received the Holy Ghost?

Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed (Acts 19:2)? Paul was talking to believers here. To be a believer means your sins are gone. These people received something more than the born-again experience. What did happen to them? The Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues (Acts 19:6). Here again is the pattern of how people are to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?

How Can You Receive Him?

Remember, the disciples were continually praising the Lord at Pentecost until the Holy Ghost came in. Consecrate your life to God. Yield yourself completely to Him. Rejoice in praises before Him and let Him come in