By asking for Him in the place of prayer i.e. you personally desire Him, you have to understand that the promise of the Holy Ghost is meant for you and your children (Acts 2:39). Yielding yourself to the Holy Ghost, the power of God is going to come upon you and you will begin to speak in tongues, which is the evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism. Acts 2:1-4, 10:44-46.
By laying on of hands of a servant of God: A genuine called minister of God minister Holy Ghost baptism to you by laying his hands on you and praying for you. Acts 19:2-6, Acts 6:6.
It should be noted that the same storms of life came against the believer and the unbeliever, but the believer has an advantage which is the Holy Ghost. Receive the Holy Ghost baptism because the promise is for you now and for generations that are coming after you if the Lord tarries. Read Acts 19:1-6, Acts 2:4 to him and then pray for him. Encourage him to start speaking the words as they come.
Don’ts of The Holy Ghost Baptism
- Don’t teach him your own tongues.
- Don’t equal Hallelujah in a fast way to speaking in tongues.
- Don’t mistake a demonic manifestation for Holy Ghost move.
- Don’t get discouraged if he doesn’t speak immediately, encourage him to keep applying faith and get him a copy of “What meaneth this?”
- Don’t minister Holy Ghost baptism to a sinner, one that is not yet born again (1 Cor. 2:14, ascertain his conversion first).
- Lastly, encourage him beyond speaking in tongues. Let him study. 1 Cor. 12, 14; John 14, 16, Romans 8.