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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They had been so pronounced by our Lord Himself. No field seemed to open, and he was in great despondency. In regeneration, there is the impartation spidit life by the Spirit’s power, and the one who receives it sirit saved: 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.

The second “with” in this passage is in italics. I had never shouted before in my life, but I could not stop. Finney, for example, describes it as like great waves of electricity sweeping over him, so that he was compelled to ask God to withhold His hand, lest he die on the spot. The fifth step is an intense desire for the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Laid out batism be simply understood and doable. There are few of us indeed in these days who spend as many hours as we should in waiting upon God.

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But change your mind about what? Some years ago at a ministerial conference in Chicago, a minister of soirit Gospel from the Southwest came to me after a lecture on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and said, “The church to which I belong teaches spiriy the baptism with the Holy Spirit was for the apostolic age alone. But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: He did not expect anything so definite that he could answer positively yes or no to a question like that.

Way back in the Old Testament types, and back of that in the eternal counsels of God, the day of Pentecost was set for the coming of the Holy Spirit and the gathering of the church, and the Holy Spirit could not be given until the day of Pentecost was fully come, therefore the Apostles had to wait until the day of Pentecost was fulfilled, but there was no waiting after Pentecost.


But the expected power in that line did not follow. She put her hand to her head and took the pins out of her hair and threw them across the room and said, “There go!

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. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not for the purpose of cleansing from sin, but for the purpose of empowering for service. This books helps amplifies and makes clearer what is set forth in the Bible on receiving the Holy Spirit. To download that book, in several formats, go here.

The seven steps given above lead with absolute certainty into the blessing. This other preparation is the promise of the Father, the baptism with the Holy Spirit. A few months ago she heard of the baptism with the Holy Spirit, sought it and received it.

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. Now we are going out into the church and the young people of the church are being brought to Christ right along. But when one gets to the place where he sees the absolute necessity that he be baptized with the Holy Spirit as a definite experience and desires this blessing at any cost, he is far on the way towards receiving it.

It is evident then that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary in every Christian for the service that Christ demands and expects of him.

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 holj we would be looking for to-day. About three things; about God, about Jesus Christ, about sin. Because there is some sin to which they are clinging.

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.

I heard you speak upon the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

He said, “I heard of this blessing thirty days ago and have been praying for it ever since but do not receive. And what will be the character of the manifestation? A very large part of the church is in the place where the believers in Samaria were before Peter and John came down, and where the disciples in Ephesus were before Paul came and told them of their larger privilege — baptized believers, baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus, baptized unto repentance and remission of sins, but not as yet baptized with the Holy Ghost.


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. Then follows Peter’s sermon, a sermon that from start to finish is entirely taken up with Jesus Christ and His glory. We must then surrender ourselves absolutely to the Holy Spirit to work as He will. While insisting that the baptism with the Spirit is primarily for the purpose of empowering for service, it should be added that the baptism is accompanied by a great moral uplift.

Finney, Brainerd, and Moody are cases in point. If we may be baptized with the Holy Spirit then we must be.

The Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

This is not Scriptural and it is dishonouring to God. Potentially, every member of the body of Christ is baptized with the Holy Spirit 1 Cor. 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: Do all speak with tongues?

Seeing me he hurried across the hall and held out his hand and said, “You were right about Acts ii. In my first experience of being baptized with the Holy Spirit, it was while I waited upon God in prayer that I was thus baptized.