First, you must be authentically born again before any of the next things take in your life. Hey Ken, how do I know if I have been born again and, yes and have received the Holy Spirit? Well, some Pentecostals would say that if you speak in tongues then that would be the sign. So, but first, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord over your life, and you receive His free gift of salvation, then you have a lock on the first knowing, which is about your being born again (Rom 10:8-9 / Eph 2:5-8). Now I have heard some say that God specifically pointed out that some who were speaking in tongues were not even saved. Ha we know this can happen if you remember we chatted about it in other scriptures already. And, this does not give you a license to proclaim your own Pentecostal narrow mindedness and overlook the fact that I said some. Not all people speaking in tongues is from the devil. It might say so in your by-laws but it doesn’t say so in the bi-ble. So what is it already Ken? Well ok so the basis for it can be found in Romans let's look:
Rom 12:1-2 - 12 I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Now there do you see it? You cannot possibly be born again and carry out this portion of scripture without a thorough assistance from the holy Ghost.