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Philip proclaimed Christ in Samaria. A magician offered money for the gift of the Spirit. Philip baptised an Ethiopian official.
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Can you be a believer and don't have the Holy Ghost
Hi Percy, the normal expectation in the New Testament seems to be that every Christian has the Holy Spirit. (See e.g. Ephesians 1:13-14 which talks about the Spirit as the seal of salvation).
There are a couple of passages in Acts that talk about people who believe in Jesus but who haven't received the Spirit, but those passages treat that as unusual. (See e.g. Acts 19:1-6 where Paul is surprised that the believers in Ephesus haven't received the Spirit. But also notice in that passage that the believers had only received John's baptism of repentance, not baptism into Christ.)
The New Testament does also talk about believers being "continually filled" with the Spirit, and seeking the gifts of the Spirit, so it's definitely a good thing to pray each morning "Father, fill me with your Spirit afresh".
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