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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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At the close of the address, this minister came to me on the platform and said, “I have not this blessing you have been speaking about, but I want it. Turn now to the second chapter and the thirty-third verse, R. Now let us apply these two laws to the passage in question. It is a matter of personal and indubitable experience.

What the change of mind is about in any given instance must be determined by the context. John Friend rated it really liked it Jul 05, 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, he 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.

Just as surely as a man is baptized with the Holy Spirit, there will be new power, a power not his own, the power of the Highest!

But after Paul had left Galatia, certain Judaizers came down from Jerusalem, men who were substituting the law of Moses for the Gospel and taught them that it was not enough that they simply believe on Jesus Christ but in addition to this they must keep the law of Moses, especially the law of Moses regarding circumcision, and that without circumcision they could not be saved — i.

When the prayer was finished, I said, “Is it laid down? 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. It was not so much the matter of head adornment as the matter of controversy with R.a.tprrey that had kept her out of the blessing.


The result was that Peter and the other Apostles spoke with such power that three thousand persons that day were convicted of sin, renounced their sin and confessed their acceptance of Jesus Christ in baptism and continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship and in the breaking of bread and in prayers ever afterwards.

Certainly, this was the case in the early church. 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. As determined by the context in the present case, the change of mind is primarily about Jesus Christ.

A little later I was tempted to fall into another error, more specious but in reality just as unscriptural as this, namely, that if one were baptized with the Holy Spirit, he would receive the gift of an evangelist. 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.

r.a.toerey Jesus himself had already pronounced them so. Men who are baptized with the Holy Spirit do not naptism much about self but much about God, and especially much about Christ. The only question with me is, What does the Word of God teach? Will everything be just as it was before, and if it will, where is the reality and use of the baptism? The purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is not primarily to make believers individually holy.

Believe that you have obtained this baptism. Hlly fillings with the Holy Spirit are necessary to continuance and increase of power. That these men had such experiences, I do not for a moment question.

And in a matter like this, I would rather have one ounce of believing experience than ten tons of unbelieving exegesis.

Newer Post Older Post Home. In the final outcome the Holy Spirit epirit impart to this man, power as an evangelist and a preacher of the Word.

Great emphasis needs to be laid upon this point, for there are many Christians who in seeking the baptism with the Spirit are seeking personal ecstasy and rapture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The apostles, excepting Judas Iscariot, were then already regenerate men, but they were not yet baptized with the Holy Spirit. He said, “Yes, there is a protracted meeting going on at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


I do not say that it is not the work of the Holy Spirit to make believers holy, for as we have already seen, He is “the Spirit of Holiness,” and the only way we shall ever attain unto holiness is by His power.

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

The body grows by that “which every joint supplieth” Eph. We find in the next place that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience which one may know whether he has received or not.

He has many great insights and experiences which gives light to the purpose and need for the Holy Spirit Torrey on the baptism with the Holy Spirit. 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 author has personally met and corresponded with those who could testify to the new power that God granted them through the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

Doubtless it has been done in ignorance by many of us, but can we plead ignorance any longer? After we had gone some bapttism, Mr. They were not all men. A must read for those who were one close but are not longer or who want to be close to God.

I do not say that the baptism with the Holy Spirit will not make the believer happy; for as part of the fruit of the Spirit is “joy,” if one is baptized with the Holy Spirit, joy must inevitably result. In the fourth chapter of Acts, the thirty-first to the thirty-third verses, we read that when the Apostles on another occasion were filled with the Holy Spirit, the result was that they ” spake the word of God with boldness ” and that ” with great power gave the Apostles their witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit hholy always connected with testimony and service. The second evil is graver than the first: I have been alone with God and I have received the baptism with the Holy Spirit.