John 14:16,17 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; The Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Who will receive it? John 15:16,17 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. Why will it be given? Must something take place in order for the promise of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter to come, be received and or given? What? John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth;-- It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. About how long after Jesus made this profound statement was it, that Jesus went away? I say less than twenty four hours. Did the, you have not chosen me but I have chosen you, receive the Holy Spirit, the Comforter because Jesus went away or was it because of something that they believed? I say the former. Did they receive the Spirit straight from God the Father or through Jesus? That is it was first given to Jesus and then it was shed on them? I say the latter.