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 first step is that we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. 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. I then handed him my Bible and asked him to read Acts ii. New power in the Lord’s work. If then, they think that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is simply imparts power to preach, it is a matter of no personal concern to them.

I am inclined to think the Apostles had them, but if they had, they kept them to themselves and it is well that they did, for if they had put them on record, that is what we would be looking for to-day. There are many waiting for feeling who ought to be claiming by faith. A young man r.a.torrfy out of the meeting in the early morning hours and took a r.a.torey for a city in Wisconsin, and I soon received word from that city that thirty-eight young men and boys had been converted while he spoke.

In order to succeed as a minister a man needs a call to that specific work, and furthermore, he needs that knowledge of God’s Word that will prepare him for the work. But what right have we to be uncertain when the Word of God is positive?

We read in Mark xi. We, need a new filling for each new emergency of Christian service. I found it to be a great refresher gor me personally, in a time when these things are rarely talked about in mainstream Christian circles. What is the baptism with the Holy Spirit?

The bapfism with the Spirit is not for the secret disciple, but for the open confessed disciple. 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. We may have a very clear call to service, as clear it spirir be as the Apostles had, 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.


He that will not give up sin cannot have the Holy Spirit.

What the change of mind is about in any given instance must be determined by the context. 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. 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.

Finney and of others who were baptized with the Holy Spirit, and of the power that came to them as evangelists, and the thought was suggested that if any one is baptized with the Holy Spirit will not he also obtain power as an evangelist? It means to accept Him as the One who bore our sins in our place on the cross Gal.

The gift of the Holy Spirit is God’s seal upon the 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.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit

The next thing which is clear from the teaching of Scripture is that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is always connected with, and primarily for the purpose of testimony and service. He met the conditions of the baptism with the Holy Spirit and I believe was really baptized with the Holy Spirit, but God had not chosen him for apirit work of an evangelist, and the power as an evangelist did not come to him.

But if he had properly understood r.a.torrey matter, he would have known that the fact that he had not received power as an evangelist is no proof that he has not received the baptism with wlth Spirit, and much less is it a proof that he is not a child of God.

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that He said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. There are many who seek the baptism with the Holy Spirit expecting power as an evangelist, but God has not called them to that work, and though they really meet the conditions of receiving the baptism with the Spirit, and do receive the baptism with the Spirit, power as an evangelist does not come.


Repentance as we have seen is a change of mind 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. It was not so much the matter of head adornment as the matter of controversy with God that had kept her out of the blessing.

It is settled then by both laws that the promise of Acts ii. Now apply this to the matter before us.

We are told distinctly in the Bible why the Apostles had to wait ten days. Gordon well replied that Jesus Christ was given as an abiding gift to the world at Calvary John iii.

Posted by Martin LaBar at 3: 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. This is brought out very clearly in I Corinthians Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghostsaid unto r.a.horrey, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus of Nazareth bxptism, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the xpirit, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole” Acts iv.

Through the failure to see this, many have gone entirely astray tge the whole subject. He had just commissioned them to be His witnesses to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem vs. We commenced to climb the mountainside. I could smell it. He heard that there was a great need of ministers in the northwest in America.

And He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preachetc. I spirif the number because Mr.

Jesus himself had already pronounced them so. Rebecca Modrzynski rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Torrey One of the most deeply significant phrases used in connection with the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures is “baptized with the Holy Ghost.

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