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 not the baptism with the Spirit; neither is it the eradication of a sinful nature. We read in the seventeenth to the twentieth verses, “And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting r.a.tprrey hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

There are many who have been led into the error, already confuted in this book, that the baptism with the Holy Spirit always manifests itself in the gift of tongues.

The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

What the change of mind is about in any given instance must be determined by the context. Peter had just said in the thirty-sixth verse, R.

What is the baptism with the Holy Spirit?

Men arise in meeting and pray that they may be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and if you should go afterwards to the one who offered the prayer and put to him the question, “Did you receive what you asked? It is three hours until three o’clock.

It has to do rather with gifts for service than with graces of character. They had been so pronounced by our Lord Himself.

The natural timidity of many a man to-day vanishes when he is filled with the Holy Spirit, and with great boldness and liberty, with utter fearlessness of consequences, he gives his testimony for Jesus Christ. Some one may ask, “Do not the Friends ‘Quakers’who do not believe in water baptism, give evidence of being baptized with the Holy Spirit?


Indeed, he stands forth most prominently in the chapter as a man baptized with the Holy Spirit. One morning as I waited upon God, one of the quietest and calmest moments of my life, it was just as if God said to me, “The blessing is yours.

He reads, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.

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In this matter, one thinks first of such men as Finney, and Moody, and Brainerd, but cases of this character are not confined to the few exceptional men. But this is not all. After we had gone some distance, Mr. Many a verse in the Bible standing alone might admit of two or three or even more interpretations, but when these two laws of interpretation are applied, it is settled to a certainty that only one of the various possible interpretations is the true interpretation.

If there is anything that always r.a.torfey up when you get nearest to God, that is the d.a.torrey to deal with. It is our privilege to so walk daily and hourly in the power of the Spirit, that hooly carnal nature is kept in the place of death. Have all the gift of healing? Here Paul asks of the believers in Galatia, “Received ye the Holy Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

baptis, I may not feel it yet but I have received, and what I thus count mine resting upon the naked word of God, I shall afterwards have in actual experience. 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. This proposition is also true and can be easily proved from the Bible.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are two interpretations of the passage; one is that the promise of this verse is the promise of salvation; the other is that the promise of this verse is the promise of the gift of the Holy Spirit or the baptism with the Holy Spirit; a comparison of Scripture passages will show that the two expressions are synonymous.


Just read this again, from cover to cover. The following morning, one of my deacons came to me and said, with bated breath, “Brother Torrey, Spirti shall never forget yesterday morning until the latest day of my life.

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

But one time I was studying and expounding to my church the First Epistle of John. I met the young man and asked if he had really received the baptism with the Holy Spirit. When they come, thank God for them — the writer knows something about them — but in a world such as we live in to-day where sin and self-righteousness and unbelief are so triumphant, where there is such an awful tide of men, women and young people sweeping on towards eternal perdition, I would rather go through my whole life and never have one touch of ecstasy but have power to witness for Christ and win others for Christ and thus to save them, than to have raptures days in the year but no power to stem the awful tide of sin and bring men, women and children to a saving knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.