Obedience isn’t the foundation to receiving the Spirit. Having someone lay hands on you isn’t the foundation either. Rather, loving Christ is the key to it all. When we love Christ, we grow in obedience. So how can we cultivate a heart of love: be a temple of the Holy Spirit.
In the temple, people prayed, learned the word, and offered sacrifices. Let us do all three of these and we will be cultivating a heart of love for Christ in which his Spirit can empower and enable us to obey all that he commands. Love is the foundation.