There is always someone who asks, “Why have I done so many Fasts of Daniel, I seek the presence of God with so much fervor, but until now, nothing. Why?”
I am sure the answer is in this teaching of Paul:
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profitof all. 1 Corinthians 12.7
This is, if you do not want to do anything for the Kingdom of God, if you do not have a passion for souls or want to serve God in the aid of the afflicted and desperate, then forget about receiving the Holy Spirit! Because, as we read above, our God only gives His Spirit for the “profit of all.”
And what profit is this, but to serve God along with the afflicted and possessed with evil spirits for His glory?
He will never give the Holy Spirit to you so you can compare to someone else who already has Him, or so you can take advantage of the gifts He gives for personal gain or for self-promotion, never!
Therefore, when you seek the Holy Spirit, evaluate your intention, and see if you really want Him for “the profit of all!”