The Ministry of the Spirit by A. J. Gordon

This book deals with the function and role of the Holy Spirit in the world and in the lives of believers.

The ministry of the spirit

It is not claimed that in this little volume all has been said that might be said upon the subject treated. On the contrary, the writer has proceeded upon the belief that the doctrine of the Holy Spirit can be better understood by limiting the sphere of discussion, rather than by extending it to the largest bounds. For finite beings, at least, presence is more intelligible than omnipresence. So, though the subject of this book is in itself profoundly mysterious, we have sought to simplify it by dwelling upon the time-ministry of the Holy Ghost without entering upon the consideration of his eternal ministry. What the Spirit did before the incarnation of Christ, and what he may do hereafter beyond the second advent of Christ, is a question hardly touched upon in this volume. We have sought rather to emphasize and to magnify the great truth that the Paraclete is now present in the church: that we are living in the dispensation of the Spirit, with all the unspeakable blessing for the church and for the world which this economy provides. Hence, as we speak of the ministry of Christ meaning a service embraced within defined limits, so we name this volume the “Ministry of the Spirit,” as referring to the work of the Comforter extending from Pentecost to the end of this dispensation.

How deep a subject for a study! What prayer more becoming for those entering upon it than the humble petition that the Spirit himself will teach us concerning the Spirit! Deeply sensible of the imperfection of this work, it is now committed to the use and blessing of that Divine Person of the Godhead of whom it so unworthily speaks.

A. J. Gordon,


Dec., 1894.

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Theology / Soteriology

Secondary Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual

Language: English

Keywords: A. J. Gordon Books, Adoniram Judson Gordon, Spiritual Healing Books, Divine Healing Books, Pentecostal Books, Books on the Gifts of the Spirit, CrossReach Publications

Word Count: 48000

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Byron Echeverria
Author review:
Great translation. Great to work with. I highly recommend this translator to anyone.

Would you like to translate this book? Make an offer to the Rights Holder!