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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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The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

It converts cowards into heroes. We read at Pentecost that they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance Acts ii. Maureen A Brawn rated it it was amazing Dec 02, But they were already regenerated. The wih thing which is clear from the teaching of Scripture is that the baptism with the Witb Spirit is always connected xpirit, and primarily for the purpose of testimony and service.

I have never known one to be baptized with the Holy Spirit into whose life there did not come, sooner or later, a new joy, a higher and purer and fuller joy than he had ever known before. No, alas, there are many in these dark days who are doing that, and I do tremble for them; but that is not what I mean now.

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. Let us talk it over. The moment when I was baptized with the Holy Spirit was in that calm hour when God said, “It is yours. But God demands that we believe on His naked Word. In other words, the baptism with the Holy Spirit is something distinct from and beyond His regenerating work.

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The sky was opened, 22a and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove on him Torrey says that the experience of the household of Cornelius was exceptional, and that they were baptized with water immediately after they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Now let us apply these two laws to the passage in question. Simply to go and tell the world what their own eyes had seen and what their own ears had heard from the lips of the Son of God. He went into a theological seminary the following autumn, was given a church his junior year in the seminary, had conversions from the outset, and the next year on the Day of Prayer for Colleges, largely through his influence there came a mighty outpouring of the Spirit upon the seminary of which the president of the seminary wrote to a denominational paper, that it was a veritable Pentecost, and it all came through this young man who received the baptism with the Holy Spirit through simple faith in the Word of God.


To this the very simple answer is, that it is one thing to have the Holy Spirit dwelling way back of consciousness in some hidden sanctuary of the being and something quite different, and vastly more, to have Him take possession of the whole house that He inhabits.

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If such an One “leaving us an example that we should follow His steps” did not venture upon His ministry, for which the Father had sent Him, until thus definitely baptized with the Holy Spirit, what is it for us to dare to do it?

These young converts in Galatia became all upset. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. Will you pray for me? People often say to me, or write to me, “I have baptusm praying for the baptism with the Holy Spirit for a year five years, ten years, one man said twenty years. The gift of the Holy Spirit is R.atorrey seal upon baptusm simple acceptance of God’s testimony about Jesus Christ, that our sins were laid upon Him, and thus trusting God to forgive us and justify us.

It is rather for us to recognize the divinity and sovereignty of the Spirit, and to put ourselves unreservedly at His disposal.

Not merely one .ra.torrey or two things or three things or four things, but all things. Some power, not my own, had taken possession of my lips and my whole person. There is bzptism more death dealing than the Gospel without the Spirit’s power. If God has called a man to be an evangelist and he is baptized with the Holy Spirit, he will receive power as an evangelist, but if God has called him to be something else, he will receive power to become something else.


If the Witb Ghost should come upon any one while listening to one of the most innocent of the world’s songs, he would not enjoy it, he would long to hear something about Christ. Then we can say with 1 John v. Aith ye shall receive power after that the Holy R.a.tirrey is come upon you: The one who has expected the power of an evangelist and has not received it sometimes even questions whether he is a child of God. Now you should deal with yourself in precisely the same way about the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Want to Read saving…. He heard that there was a great need of ministers in the northwest in America. Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God ” Acts ii.

Sun and Shield: R. A. Torrey on the baptism with the Holy Spirit

One said to the other, “That kind of teaching leads either to fanaticism or despair. But if he had properly understood the matter, he would have known that the fact that he had not received power as thw evangelist is no proof that he has not received the baptism with the Spirit, and much less is it a proof that he is not a child of God. The purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is not primarily to make believers individually holy.

They were not all men. It is our privilege to so walk daily and hourly in the power of the Spirit, that the carnal nature is kept in the place of death.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit

The Hlly of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. That is, change your mind about sinby putting away every sin, however trivial it may seem.

We come now to the question of first importance, namely, Who can be baptized with the Holy Spirit? Ecstasies and raptures are all right in their places. There are two laws of interpretation universally recognized among Bible scholars.