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 suppose one has already been baptized, what then? Why do I not receive? The fourth step is absolute surrender to God. They do not expect to receive and they do not receive.

Qith first step is that we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring. Torrey points out that the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus right after His baptism. It means death or life to those that hear, and whether it means death or life depends very largely on whether we preach it with or without the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Torrey on the baptism with the Holy Spirit. As long as one tries to find some subtle system of exegesis to read out of the New Testament what God has put into it, namely, the absolute necessity that each believer receive the baptisj with the Hol Spirit as a definite experience, he is not going to receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

The Baptism With the Holy Spirit by R.A. Torrey

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.

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.

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. If it is promised in His Word, of course, we know it is according to His will.


Some power, not my own, had taken possession of my lips and my whole person. 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. He denied with oaths and curses that he knew the Lord.

If this enduement with power, the baptism with the Holy Spirit, were not an experience so definite that one could know whether he had received it or not, how could they tell when those commanded days of tarrying were at an end?

Many cases of bitter disappointment and almost despair have arisen from this cause. He just believed God and feeling came afterwards. When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart,” as well they might be, “and said unto Peter and the rest of the Apostles, Brethren, what shall we do? The book is fairly short, easy to read, and explores the baptism of the Holy Spirit from a Biblical perspective.

He put himself unreservedly into God’s hands for Him to choose the field of labour and the gifts. This is not only the teaching of Scripture; it is the teaching of religious experience throughout the centuries.

I once knew a child of God who, hearing of the baptism with the Holy Spirit and the r.a.rorrey that resulted from it, gave up at a great sacrifice the secular work in which he was engaged and entered upon the work of an baptlsm. Now you should deal with yourself in precisely the same way about the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

There is nothing more death dealing than the Gospel without the Spirit’s power. I am Thy property. In a similar way we read in Acts xix.

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?

What does it mean to repent? But this is not baptims.

Any one who will accept Jesus as their Saviour 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 r.w.torrey.


It is the Holy Spirit who decides how the baptism with the Spirit shall manifest itself in any given case. I had a more or less definite thought in my mind of what might happen when I was baptized with the Holy Spirit, but it did not come that way at all. This then is the second step — renunciation of sin.

Many a verse in the Bible standing alone might admit of two or three or even more interpretations, but when these r.a.horrey laws of interpretation are applied, it is settled to a certainty that only one of the various possible interpretations is the true interpretation. Repeated fillings with the Holy Spirit are necessary to continuance and increase of power. 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 psirit stand here before you whole” Acts iv.

In these days we hear of many who say they are “waiting for their Pentecost”; some have been waiting weeks, some have been waiting months, some have been waiting years. The sky was opened, 22a and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove on him Torrey says that the experience of eith household of Cornelius was exceptional, and that they were baptized with water immediately after they received the baptism th the Holy Spirit.

Moody said, “I do not think we need slirit go further. Doubtless it baptsm been done in ignorance by many of eith, but can we plead ignorance any longer?

He heard that there was a great need of ministers in the northwest in America. All seven are stated or implied in Acts 2: