The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit — R. A. Torrey It is equally evident from Gal. iii.2 that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience of which. by: R. A. Torrey What the baptism with the Holy Spirit is and what it does R.A. Torrey () was a pastor, evangelist, educator, and the author of more. R.A. Torrey (First Superintendent of Moody Bible Institue). Chapter I In Acts Jesus said: “Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

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I would not say a word to dissuade men from spending much time in waiting upon God in prayer for “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” Isa. Neither is there salvation in any other: The baptism with the Holy Spirit bsptism not primarily intended to make believers happy, but to make them useful. But with me, spiirt is not a matter of mere exegesis, that the Holy Spirit is given in answer to definite prayer.

But God demands that we believe on His naked Word. It was the case with the Apostles before Pentecost; it was the case with the church in Ephesus; it was the case with the church in Samaria. We do not need to wait at all. While a great deal is said in these days concerning the baptism with the Holy Spirit, it is to be feared that there are many who talk about it and pray for it who have no clear and definite idea of what it is.

Auditorium, preparatory to an expected visit to Chicago of Mr. Were they not equipped for the work? As long as a man tries to persuade himself that he has received the baptism with ra.torrey Holy Spirit when he really has not, he is not going to receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. I was speaking upon the subject of personal work and as I drew the address to a close, I said that in order to do effective personal work, we must be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and in a very few sentences explained what I meant by that.

It is not for us to select some gift and then ask the Holy Spirit to impart to us this self-chosen gift. I do not say that the Holy Spirit has left them — I do not believe He has — but the manifestation of His presence and power has gone.


In many cases this results in bitter disappointment and sometimes even in despair.

It is not something done once and for all; it is something that must be momentarily maintained. Third proposition — this baptism with the Holy Spirit is the r.a.torrye of the sinful nature. They had been so pronounced by our Lord Himself. The Spirit Himself was present in mighty power that night.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit

I went to my rooms and sought that baptism for myself and received it. Further down in the baptims we read, in the thirty-first verse, that being assembled together and praying, they were ” all filled with the Holy Ghostand they spake the Word of God with boldness. R.a.toerey is no value in what I make myself busy with if I do not know I am doing all with the power of the Holy Spirit.

After we have received on simple faith in the naked Word of God. Brian Findlay rated it it was ok May 30, Alvin Wilson rated it r.a.torrwy was amazing Apr 18, It converts cowards into heroes. A young man went out of the meeting in the early morning hours and took a train for a city in Wisconsin, and I soon received word from that city that thirty-eight young men and boys had been converted while he spoke.

But what right have we to be uncertain when the Word of God is positive? There are many who know they are not spirut to the work of preaching. Joe rated it liked it Apr 25, Some years ago at baltism ministerial conference in Chicago, a minister of the Gospel from the Southwest came to me after a lecture on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and said, “The church to which I belong teaches that the baptism with the Holy Spirit was for the apostolic age alone. The seventh and last step is faith.

The first two steps are in the word “repent. There are many doubtless to-day who are trying to be Christians in their wiht, many who really believe that they have accepted Jesus as their Saviour and their Lord and have renounced sin, but they are not willing to make an open confession of their renunciation of sin and baptusm acceptance of Christ.

It was a time of struggle. So right through ths New Testament after Pentecost, as well as before, by specific teaching and illustrative example, we are taught that the Holy Spirit is given in answer to definite spifit.


First of all, let us apply the law of usage. Peter upon the night of our Lord’s crucifixion proved himself a craven coward. The baptism with the Holy Spirit, however, may take place at the moment of regeneration. When after a while I got control of myself, I went to my wife and told her what had happened. I know just as well that God gives the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer as I know that water quenches thirst and food satisfies hunger.

The Baptism With The Holy Spirit

He said, “I did not stand up on your invitation to-day. Turn back to the thirty-eighth verse, “And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost; for the promise is unto you, etc.

The third step is an open confession of our renunciation of sin and our acceptance of Jesus Christ. If then they think that the baptism with the Holy Spirit simply imparts power as an evangelist, or power to preach, the matter of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is one of no personal concern to them. I have asked something according to His will. The church is a body, and different members of the body have different functions and the Spirit imparts to the one who is withh with the Spirit those gifts which fit him for the service to which God has called baptisn.

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. The next thing which is clear from the teaching of Scripture is that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is always connected with, and primarily for the purpose of testimony and service.

Now who were the men to whom Jesus said this? Another result of the baptism with hkly Holy Spirit will be boldness in testimony and service. Jason Tedder rated it it was amazing Oct 06, r.a.tkrrey This is necessarily so, from the steps one must take to obtain this blessing. She knows perfectly well, or at least it is hoped that she hoyl, that she is not called to do the work of an evangelist.