Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Him and who obey Him, streams of living water that will flow from their innermost man. But very few people thirst for these streams of living water. Very few believers have a desire for Jesus Christ. Many want the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gift of speaking in tongues as a token, an assurance, a guarantee of salvation, but they do not want Jesus Christ. and that is why they do not receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit because Jesus knows their intention, He knows their heart. They just want the gift, they don't want the Giver and once they have the gift they think that they have an assurance of salvation and they can go back to the world and go back to their own desires, because they believe that they are saved and they are going to heaven.
Jesus Christ will FILL us, He will give in us streams of living water if we THIRST and if we SEEK Him. People just want to say a simple prayer and then they want to receive the Holy Spirit. If you do not THIRST and if you do not SEEK and if you do not HUNGER for Jesus Christ then you will receive nothing.
Jesus said:"blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness because they will be satisfied." If we do not HUNGER and THIRST for Jesus Christ, for His fellowship, for Him Himself we will not receive anything.
Do you hunger and do you thirst for Jesus Christ? Have you been satisfied? Has Jesus given you those rivers of Living Water that flow through you and that spring up into eternal life? Do you have the Holy Spirit of Christ in you?
May Jesus bless you.