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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And many may wait to-day because they do not know that there is the baptism with the Spirit for them, or they may have to wait because they are not resting in the finished work of Christ, or because they have not put away sin, or because they have not surrendered fully to God, or because they will not definitely ask and believe and take; but the reason for the waiting is not in God, it is in ourselves.
I have never known one to be baptized with the Holy Spirit into whose life there did not come, sooner or later, a new joy, a higher and purer and fuller joy than he had ever known before. As we have already seen every true believer has the Holy Spirit Rom. 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.
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 Wth Spirit.
I had occasion to go to another city, and returning through that city the following Tuesday morning, the minister who had presided at the meeting was at the station. This question is answered in the plainest and most positive way in the Bible. His face told the story, but he did answer.
The Baptism With the Holy Spirit
When he had finished, his wife broke in and said, “Yes, and the best part of it is, I have been able to get into r.a.torgey hearts of my own children, which I was never able to do before. I mean that I tremble for those of us who are preaching the truth, the very truth as it is in Jesus, the truth as it is recorded in the written Word of God, the truth in its simplicity, its purity and its fullness, but who are preaching it in “persuasive words of man’s wisdom” and not “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” 1 Cor.
A controversy with God about the smallest thing is sufficient to shut one out of the blessing. Not merely one thing or two things or three things or four things, but all things.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit baprism not for the purpose of cleansing from sin, but for the purpose of empowering for service. Still later a man sprang up in the middle of the room and announced that he was Elijah. The sixth step is definite prayer for r.a.torrye baptism with sppirit Holy Spirit.
In the Old Testament types it was when the whole burnt offering was laid upon the altar, nothing kept back within or without the sacrificial animal, that the fire came forth from the Holy Place where God dwelt and r.a.forrey and consumed the gift upon the altar. For example we read in James i.
Afterwards we get the feeling and the realization of that which He has promised. These thousands of men and women were in all branches of Christian service; some of them are ministers of the Gospel, some evangelists, some mission workers, some Y.
All men are potentially justified in the atoning death of Jesus Christ on the cross, that is justification is provided for them and fhe to them Rom. There are sins that concern small things, but every sin is an act of rebellion against God and therefore no sin is a small sin.
I bzptism Thine ownership, and surrender myself and all that I am absolutely to Thee.
Jason Tedder rated it it was amazing Oct 06, This much is as clear as day, that we need to be filled again and again and again with bzptism Holy Spirit. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That these men had such experiences, I do not for a moment question.
Ask many a man today who prays that he may be baptized with the Holy Spirit: Any one who will accept Jesus as their R.a.tprrey and their Lord, put away all sin out of their life, publicly confess their renunciation of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ, surrender absolutely to God, and ask God for the baptism with the Holy Spirit, and take it by simple faith in the naked Word of God, can receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit right now.
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. Even in that case, there must be that for which baptism stands, namely, an open confession of our renunciation of sin and our acceptance of Jesus Christ.
We read in Acts ii. The conclusion drawn from these three propositions, two true and one false, is necessarily false. The New Testament has much to say about the necessity for the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The one r.a.tirrey has expected the power of an dith and has not received it sometimes even questions whether he is a child of God.
Apr 29, Mathias Seiwert rated it it was amazing. But change your mind about what? 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.
The baptism with the Holy Spirit
From this it is evident that regeneration is one thing and the baptism with the Holy Spirit is something different, something further. The purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is not primarily to make believers individually holy. Moody said, “I do not think we need to go further.
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 was speaking upon the subject of personal work and as I drew the address to a close, I said that in order to do effective personal work, we must be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and in a very few sentences explained what I meant by that. In speaking of himself and the coming One he said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: If this peculiar expression means the baptism with the Holy Spirit in Acts i.
One said to the other, “That kind of teaching leads either to fanaticism or despair. Were you baptized with the Holy Spirit? I do not even say that the baptism with the Holy Spirit will not result in a great spiritual transformation and uplift and cleansing, for the promise is, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire ” and the thought of fire as used in this connection is the thought of searching, refining, cleansing, consuming.
We, need a new filling for each new emergency of Christian service. In many cases this results in bitter disappointment and sometimes even in despair. And what were they to do?
The Baptism With the Holy Spirit by R.A. Torrey
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. The law of context is this; that when you study a passage, you should not take it out of its connection but should look at what goes before it and what comes after it; for while it might mean various things if it stood alone, it can only mean one thing in the connection in which it is found.
Now who were the men to whom Jesus said this? Because there is some sin to which they are clinging.