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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But this is spieit the baptism with the Spirit; neither is it the eradication of a sinful nature. He had settled his controversy with God, had given up the thing which had always come up when he got nearest to God, then he continued and said, ‘Brethren, I have received a more definite experience than I had when I was converted.

Now you should deal with yourself in precisely the same way about the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Were you baptized with the Holy Spirit? We may have a very clear call to service, as clear it may wirh as the Apostles yoly, but the charge is laid upon us as upon them, that before we begin that service we must tarry until we are clothed with power from on high.

She knows perfectly well, or at least it is hoped that she knows, that she is not called to do the work of an evangelist.

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

God’s order is always: Oct 20, Valerie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had begun at the beginning of the New Testament and gone right through comparing the Authorized Version with the Revised and comparing both with the best Greek text, but when I reached this passage, I was greatly puzzled. Regeneration and the baptism with the Holy Spirit took place practically at the same moment, and so they do in many an experience to-day.


So again, it is evident that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is an operation of the Holy Spirit distinct from and additional to His regenerating work. The Bible proves this; experience proves it. For more than three years, they had lived in the closest intimacy with Himself; they had been eye-witnesses of His miracles, of His death, of His resurrection, and in a few moments were to be eye-witnesses of His ascension as He was taken up right before their eyes into heaven.

They knew that there was a Holy Ghost; they knew furthermore that there was a definite promise of the baptism with the Holy Ghost, but they had not heard that that promise had been as yet fulfilled. Some years ago at a convention in a Southern state, the officer, a minister in the Baptist Church, called my attention to a man and said, “That man is the pope of our denomination in — — ; everything he says goes, but he is not at all with us in this matter, but I am glad to see him here.

I have asked something according to His will. We must make our choice between the Holy Spirit and unholy sin.

Here many go astray. The sky was opened, 22a r.a.tkrrey 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.

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Moody, on rare occasions, described a similar experience. But ye shall receive powerafter that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: John Friend rated it really liked it Jul 05, It is not found in the Greek. This enduement of power is through the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Torrey and love the subject matter and the practical and straightforward way he presents it. We read of Saul of Tarsus, that when he had been filled with the Holy Spirit, “Straightway in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus ” Acts ix.


I called together the other members of the committee. If it is promised in His Word, of course, we know it is according to His will.

The Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kind of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: And what were they to do?

But if he had properly understood the matter, he would have known that spirlt fact that he had not received power as an 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. Sporit A Brawn rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Further ghe in the chapter we read, in the thirty-first r.aa.torrey, that being assembled together and praying, they were ” all filled with the Holy Ghostand they spake the Word of God with boldness.

A man whom God has not called to the work of an evangelist or a minister oftentimes rushes into it because he has received, or imagines he has received, the baptism with the Holy Spirit. It is not something done once and for all; it is something that must be momentarily maintained.

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