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 is the impartation of spiritual power or gifts in service and sometimes one may have rare gifts by the Spirit’s power and yet manifest few of the graces of the Spirit. We read in Acts ii. I often tremble for myself and for my brethren in the ministry, and not only for my brethren in the ministry but for my brethren in all forms of Christian work, even the most humble and obscure.

But several questions arise: Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghostsaid unto them, 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 Nazarethwhom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole” Acts iv.

On one occasion when Paul was passing through Galatia, he was detained there by some physical infirmity. I have asked something according to His will. Yes, my will is laid down.

Have you done that? So we see that when the Apostles found believers in Christ, the first thing that they always did was to demand whether they had received the Holy Spirit as a definite experience and if not, they saw to it at once that the steps were taken whereby they should receive the Holy Spirit.

But this is not all even yet.

The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

If we are baptized with the Holy Spirit then souls will be saved through our instrumentality who will not be saved if we are not thus baptized. We find first of all that there are a number of designations in the Bible for this one experience.


For each new service that is to be conducted, for each new soul that is to be dealt with, for each new work for Christ that is to be performed, for each new day and each new emergency of Christian life and service, we should seek and obtain a new filling with the Holy Spirit.

They were not all ministers. Many cases of bitter disappointment and almost despair have arisen from this cause. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Torrey and liked it very much. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. There are three evils arising from the mistake just mentioned.

This proposition is true and can be easily r.a.torfey from the Bible. Every believer should read this to renews one’s confidences in God’s word. But this is not all. But what does obedience mean? This books helps amplifies and makes clearer r.a.yorrey is set forth in the Bible on receiving the Holy Witn. For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto Him.

We think that if a man is hopefully pious and has had a college and seminary education and comes out of it reasonably orthodox, he is now ready that we should lay our hands upon him and ordain him to preach the Gospel. Because she had surrendered her will. The man then told me the blessing that had come into his service as superintendent of the Sunday-school.

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The second question that some will ask is, ” Will there be no manifestation of the baptism with the Spirit which we receive? In the days that followed men and thhe from that meeting went out over the earth and I doubt if there was any country that I visited in my tour around the holj, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, India, etc. All men are potentially justified in the atoning death of Jesus Christ on the cross, that is justification is provided for them and belongs to them Rom.


He did not go on with the work with the outsiders until that little group of twelve disciples had been equipped for service.

The Baptism With The Holy Spirit

I may not have it in actual possession but I know it is mine because I have asked something according to His will and He has heard me and granted that which I have asked, and what I thus believe I have received because the Word of God says so, I shall afterwards have in actual experience. It is not for us to select some field of service and then look to the Holy Spirit to impart to us power in the field which we have chosen.

As I drew to a close, I took out my watch and noticed that it was exactly twelve o’clock. The baptism with the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God coming upon the believer, taking possession of his faculties, imparting to him gifts not naturally his own but which qualify him for the service r.a.torrey which God has called him.

He said, “Yes, there is a protracted meeting going on at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Afterwards you will know it by experience. He said, “I heard of this blessing thirty days ago and have been praying for it ever since but do not receive. He had just commissioned them to be His witnesses to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem vs. An opening soon came to him as a Sunday-school missionary, and then, when he spifit given up choosing for himself and left it with the Holy Spirit to divide to him as He would, a strange thing happened; he did receive power as an evangelist and went through the country districts in one of our northwestern states with mighty power as an evangelist.

Now apply this to the matter before us. For me to doubt that God fills men with the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer would be thoroughly unscientific and irrational.