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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It is not found in the Greek. Ecstasies and raptures are all right in their places. He thinks all a man needs to become a preacher is the baptism r.a.torrey the Holy Spirit. The Bible proves this; experience proves it. And there are thousands to-day who can testify to having received Christ and been born again, and then afterwards, sometimes long afterwards, having been baptized with the Holy Ghost as a definite experience.

Any one who will accept Jesus as their Saviour and their Lord, put away all sin out of their life, publicly confess their renunciation of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ, surrender absolutely to God, and ask God for the baptism with the Holy Spirit, and take it by simple faith in the naked Word of God, can receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit right now.

Any one who will, can lay this book down at this point, take the steps which have been baaptism and immediately receive the baptism with the Holy Haptism.

He says to them, “You received the Holy Spirit, did you not? Religious biographies abound in instances of men who have worked along as best they could, until one day they were led to see that there was such an experience as the baptism with the Holy Spirit and to seek it and obtain it and, from that hour, there came into their service a new power that utterly transformed its character.

There must be an open confession of that repentance, and God’s appointed way of confession of repentance is baptism. But when we come to see the truth that while the baptism with the Spirit imparts power, the way in which that power will be manifested depends upon the work to which God has called us and no efficient work can be done without it. Then I turned to the Revised Version and read, “All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for believe that ye have received them and ye shall have them.


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A must read for those who were one close but are not longer or who want to baprism close to God. Do you tell him to kneel down and pray until he gets assurance? What does it mean to repent? This is necessarily so, from the steps one must take to obtain this blessing. But we find in the Bible nothing of that vagueness and indefiniteness which we find in much of our modern prayer and speech regarding this subject.

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.

She had met the conditions and God had zpirit the blessing. These Galatians believed this testimony; this was the hearing of faith, and God set the stamp of His endorsement upon their faith by giving them as a personal experience the Holy Spirit. But one day I was studying 1 Cor. So right through the New Testament, the manifestation that we are taught to expect, and the manifestation that actually occurred was new power in Christian workand that is the manifestation that we may expect to-day and we need not look too carefully for that.

Torrey points out that the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus right after His baptism. And what were they to do?

This is, of course, a very positive statement, and we would not dare be so positive if the Bible were not equally positive. It is the common belief of Christendom that He had been supernaturally conceived through the Holy Spirit’s power, that He was the only begotten Son of God, that He was Divine, very God of very God, and yet truly man.

Certainly, this was the case in the early church. The writer can bear joyful testimony to the manifest outpourings of the Spirit that have come time and again as he has waited upon God through the hours of the night with believing brethren, but the point I would emphasize is that the baptism with the Holy Spirit may be had at once. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

If a man is called to the ministry and studies the Word until he has something to preach, if then he is baptized with the Holy Spirit, r.a.totrey will have success as a preacher, but if he is not called to that work, or if he has not the knowledge of the Word of God that is necessary, he will not succeed in the work, even though he receives the baptism with the Holy Spirit. He said, “Yes, there is a protracted meeting going on at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


It is true that they had been waiting some time until then, but it was simply because they did not know that there was such a baptism r.q.torrey them. Torrey and liked it very much. How different another minister of the same r.a.torry who came to me one Sunday morning at Northfield. Further than this there is a work of the Holy Spirit where the believer is strengthened wiith might in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in his heart by faith, that he might be filled unto all the fullness of God Eph.

The question can be answered by asking another, “What did the world do during these ten days while the early disciples were waiting? The failure to realize this need of constant refillings with the Holy Spirit has led to many a man who at one time was greatly used of God, being utterly laid aside.

The Baptism With the Holy Spirit by R.A. Torrey

And in John Were you baptized with r.a.otrrey Holy Spirit? I heard you speak upon the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. Second proposition — this baptism with the Holy Spirit can be instantaneously received. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

This comes out in the Revised Version of Mark xi. Some years after, this minister was called to another field of service. We read in Acts vii. When we come to God in prayer, the first question to ask is, Is that which I have asked of God according to His will? First proposition —there is a further experience or second blessing after regeneration—namely, the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

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