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Frequently Asked Questions about the End Time Gospel FAQ

Living Word Broadcast - End Time Gospel FAQ Question: Is love, gifts or fruits the evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism?

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“You remember they rose and trimmed their lamps and washed out the chimneys, but it's too late. So when a man sees these Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodists, trying to come in in these last days to receive the HOLY GHOST, why, you know they don't get it. Well, they might speak in TONGUES and jump up-and-down, but watch what happens. They absolutely... It's a time sign that she's over. We're at the end. Most any time the--the church could hear the challenge to come on high. Amen. Just exactly, setting just in order. The HOLY SPIRIT here making Jesus Christ a reality through the ones that He can work through, proving Hisself; come down, takes His picture, shows it, makes science take--talk about it and everything else, proving just exactly what He said He would do. Doing exactly the things He said He would do, Scripturally. Not--or not some creed or some man's worked-up idea: a lot of blood, fire, and smoke, and stuff; but a Scriptural's Messiahic EVIDENCE.” [The Indictment, Jeffersonville IN, 63-0707M]

“Turn to what? To Brother Branham? You--you'd be foolish to do such a thing. Turn to Christ, and He is the WORD. Turn to Christ. Get away from creeds. Get back into... I don't care, you might started your creed five hundred years ago, that--you just... That don't mean one thing to God. Them Sadducees and Pharisees started long before you did and were condemned. Oh, you try to place your EVIDENCE of the HOLY SPIRIT upon different actions. I believe in the manifestations of the HOLY SPIRIT. What does it do? The Pentecostal says, "Speaking in TONGUES is the initial EVIDENCE of the HOLY GHOST." I've seen witches and wizards speak in TONGUES. I've seen them to speak in TONGUES and drink blood out of a human skull, and prophesy and deny there was such a thing as God. I've been in the witch camps where they lay a pencil on the table and make it jump up-and-down, and write in unknown TONGUES, and interpret it. That's right. That don't have a thing to... Yet, I believe God speaks in unknown TONGUES through His people. But you put so much stress on that, ‘Why should there be an interpreter? Why should it have to be a message to the church?’” [Shalom, Phoenix AZ, 64-0119]

“Now, you call that fruit of the SPIRIT? Certainly not. Then where is your fruit of the SPIRIT landing up at? No more than you think of compassions, and Him going through a multitude of people there, multitudes laying, blind, crippled, afflicted, withered, halt, lame, and never healed any of them: full of compassion. People with a carnal mind will never know it. Seminaries don't teach it. It's a revelation. Certainly. Fruit of the SPIRIT drops off there, doesn't it? Them priests had ten times the fruit of the SPIRIT." [Shalom, Phoenix AZ, 64-0119]

“How would you know what's right? The manifestation of the spoken WORD of God being made manifest, Light of the hour. Certainly. There is what the EVIDENCE of the HOLY SPIRIT is, believing the WORD of God when It's manifested. He was the WORD, manifested. And some of them denied It, laughed at It, made fun of Him and called Him a--a fortuneteller, some evil SPIRIT; there's EVIDENCE, speaking in TONGUES, there is EVIDENCE of the fruits. The only EVIDENCE there is, is when man believe the written WORD. When It's vindicated, walk in the Light of It. Jesus was the Light of the hour because He was the promised WORD of the hour, and tried to tell them so, but they were too--too much in darkness to understand It. So is it today.” [Shalom, Phoenix AZ, 64-0119]

“You can't judge by speaking in TONGUES, neither can you judge by the fruit of the SPIRIT. But it's a manifestation of the WORD of God brought to Light. It's the Light that does it. The man that walks in that Light... Jesus Christ was not failing upon speaking in TONGUES, though He did it. He was not the fruit of the SPIRIT, though He did. You couldn't judge it. But He believed It, punctuated It, God lived every WORD of the promise of that day through Him. That's the Light of the hour. That's the EVIDENCE.” [Turn On The Light, Phoenix AZ 64-0125]

“The EVIDENCE, as I said the other day, we try to place EVIDENCE. Luther said, "Believe and walk out." The devil believes too. Wesley said, "Shout, and you got It," but he found out he didn't. Pentecost said, "Speak in TONGUES, and you got It." They didn't. Christian Science said, "Love, and you got the fruit of the SPIRIT," but they haven't. They deny the Divinity of Jesus Christ. What is the EVIDENCE of It? When that SPIRIT that's in you can punctuate every promise with a "amen," and God will confirm it. That's exactly the way it was with Jesus Christ. Oh, yes. They had--they had more fruits of the SPIRIT. They had all kinds of EVIDENCES. You can't pin any EVIDENCE down to anything but God Himself manifests His WORD. That's the only true EVIDENCE that there is that you're a Christian.” [What Shall We Do With This Jesus Called Christ? Phoenix AZ, 64-0126]

“Today, Luther said, "When you believe, you've got It." The Methodist say, "When you shout, you got It." The Pentecostal said, "When you spoke in TONGUES, you had It." We find all that wrong. Some of them said, "The fruit of the SPIRIT's got It." And it's wrong. The only EVIDENCE is, is when the vindication, when God Himself identifies Himself in the promised WORD of the hour. There it is. Who had any more fruits of the SPIRIT than them kind old priests, circumcised the children, and blessed them, and everything else? And here this guy Jesus was, come around, kicked over their sacrifice blocks, looked upon them with anger, beat them, run them out, no identification of nothing. The Scripture is His identification. He had no fellowship card; He belonged to no organization. But God spoke of Him; that was His identification. That's the genuine identification of God in any hour, is His identification. That's what it is, the Scriptures that's promised made identified by the characteristic of the promise which is God, and God is the WORD. And the characteristic of that promise being identified, that makes the believer. Jesus said so, and that settles it. Amen.” [God Is Identified By His Characteristics, Beaumont TX, 64-0311]

“And the trouble of it is, how can a man, or a church, or a denomination that's ever tasted of the EVIDENCE that He is alive and then deny when He's resurrected among us? How can you do it, Pentecost? You spoke with TONGUES and interpret TONGUES, as you claim... And then, how could you turn the very promised WORD down for this age? Take part of It. You said, "It's a good land. We have our idea..." It was a good land. It--it's proven to be a good land. But that one bunch of grapes wasn't all of it. All Palestine was full of it. "We believe in speaking in TONGUES, and all these other miracles, and things, and praying for the sick." And then when the promise comes up here to something else, "As it was in the days of Sodom." Malachi 4 said just before the great time when the Gentile world will be burned up, just like Sodom was burned, and then the righteous will walk out upon the wicked, "I'll send to you Elijah, anointed with the SPIRIT, and he will turn the hearts of the children back to the faith of the fathers." Return back, always, each one of the times He comes, that's what it was. And why can you doubt that when He brings Christ, the promise, the prophets, the WORD, and everything, and it perfectly identifies it, and then turn back and say, "No, don't you cooperate with that meeting. If you do, I'll give you your papers." If it be my part, they could have their goatskins. My name is written on the Lamb's Book of Life and every believer.” [A Court Trial, Birmingham AL, 64-0412]

“You can't pronounce that just going to church is the EVIDENCE of the HOLY GHOST. If you do, then them Pharisees had It. See? You can't pronounce shaking or jumping being the... Or if you do, the heathens has got It. If you say speaking in TONGUES, what--what devil worship doesn't speak in TONGUES? Tell me one. Brother Jackson setting here for Africa--from Africa, he could tell you that. I've been into the Indian camps here, see the witches and wizards cut themselves, and pour their own blood, and speak in TONGUES; and--and the witch doctor interpret it; and see them lay down a pencil and write in unknown TONGUES. So that's not Ii. But if it... What is the true EVIDENCE? Jesus said, "That you believe that I'm He." And He is the WORD.” [The Feast Of The Trumpets, Jeffersonville IN, 64-0719M]

[Answers provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister/Editor, Lynden, Washington]


LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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