Jesus became the first of many brothers, when He came out of the water of baptism, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him. In doing so, He set the example of “The Way.”
Peter declared, “repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
We must understand that there are two Holy Spirits described in the Bible, the Spirit of Christ, and the Spirit of God. These are the two Spirits that come to make their home with us, when we keep Christ’s commandments.
After the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit of God was called “the Holy Spirit” because it sanctified the Body of Christ, the Sanctified Church; the Spirit of Christ was then called, “the Spirit.”
The Spirit of God is the spirit of truth, and is only received by a Church that obeys the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the commandments of God. This Spirit may be poured out by the prayers of the saints as recorded in Acts 2:1-4, and Revelation 8:4-5. But normally the Spirit of God is imparted by the “laying on of hands,” as in recorded in Acts 8:14–17; 9:17; and 19:6.