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 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. Did not the Apostles te to wait ten days, and may we not have witg wait ten days or even more? I had a more or less definite thought in my mind of what might happen when I was baptized with the Holy Spirit, but it did not come that way at all.

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

There are many who profess to be Christians who have not done this. Jesus himself had already pronounced them so. It is clear then that one may e a believer, may be a regenerate man, and yet not have the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

I have asked something according to His will. What was there more to say? He has many great insights and experiences which gives light to the purpose and need for the Holy Spirit But this is not all.

We are trying to discover what the expression “the promise” means in Acts ii. For example, a mother with a large family of children knows this. The lack of this absolute surrender is shutting many out of the blessing to-day. Some power, not my own, had taken possession of my lips and my whole person.


But Jesus said, “No, you are not equipped.

But there was a conversion, even in that case, though it was a long time before it hloy seen, and that conversion, the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, was worth more than hundreds of ordinary conversions. Seeing me he hurried across the hall and held out his hand and said, “You were right about Acts ii. I know the number because Mr.

Some one will say, doing as we are told. The New Testament has much to say about the necessity for the baptism with the Holy Spirit. As I drew to a close, I took out my watch and noticed that it was exactly twelve o’clock. Look carefully at every passage in which the baptism with the Holy Spirit is mentioned and you will see it is connected with and is for the purpose of testimony and service for example, Acts 1: But that unspeakably joyous and glorious thought has its solemn side.


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Third proposition — this baptism with the Holy Spirit is the eradication of the sinful nature. But the expected power in that line did not follow. On the other hand ” filled with the Holy Spirit” is used in Hopy ii.

I saw furthermore that the gift of tongues, according to the Scripture, was the last and the least important of all the gifts, and that we were urged to desire earnestly the greater gifts 1 Cor.

But ye spirot receive powerafter that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.


At a Christian workers’ convention in Boston, a brother came to me and said, “I notice that you are on the program to speak on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. Won’t you come and see if you can help? The thought would arise, “Suppose you do not receive the baptism with ra.torrey Holy Spirit before Sunday.

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And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: It is not intended merely for the ecstasy of the individual believer, it is intended primarily for his efficiency in service. The church is a body, and different members of the body have different functions and the Spirit imparts to the one who is baptized with the Spirit those gifts which fit him for the service to which God has called him.

I called together the other members of the committee.

The Spirit Himself was present in mighty power that night. Repentance as we have seen is a change of spiritt about sin as well as a change of mind about Christ; a change of mind from that attitude of mind that loves sin and indulges sin to that attitude of mind that hates sin and renounces sin. For example, here is a mother with a large family of children. After we have received on simple faith in spirkt naked Word of God.

The very air seemed tremulous with the presence of the Spirit of God. And what will be the character of the manifestation? Thanks for telling us about the problem.