The Bible commands us to “Be filled with the Spirit.” How can we be filled with God’s Holy Spirit?
The first key is we must have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. The holiness of God cannot dwell in an unclean vessel, so we must be forgiven of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ who dies for our sins.
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, we become a child of God. Our sins are forgiven by faith, not by our own works. The Holy Spirit comes and lives spiritually in our lives.
Once we have accepted Christ, we can and should ask God to fill us, and lead us, and empower us with His Holy Spirit. We receive the Holy Spirit’s filling our lives through faith, even as we accept Christ. It is not as a result of our own righteousness but because God wants us to be filled with His Holy Spirit. So if you have accepted Christ the Holy Spirit lives in you, and you can ask God to fill you and control you with His Holy Spirit.