Jesus desires that we would know and have His presense intimately for our whole lives. The Holy Spirit was given as a result of Jesus dying and going to the Father, so that the Father would send 'another' Comforter, to comfort the comfortless. Like King David, who wanted the presense of God to be with Him, represented by the ark of the LORD. We must love and obey the ways of God, or else His Spirit will not be active in us and we will not hear Him. His Spirit was given for us forever, so let's embrace Him so.