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Living Word Broadcast - End Time Gospel FAQ Question: I gave my life to Christ and was baptized on November 1st 2005 and also received the baptism of the Holy Ghost that day. On June 8th 2006, in a camp meeting, the ministration of the baptism of the Holy Ghost was done and I received the Holy Ghost, as I fell under the power of the anointing. I believe I have received the Holy Ghost because my life has not remained the same since then. But my question is, since I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in November 2005 and in June 2006, I have not seen the manifestation of any of the nine gifts of the Holy G host as in I Corinthians 12 in me. Why haven't I operated any gift? Does it mean I haven't really received the Holy Ghost?

Answer:

“Just recently it was asked of me by some very precious brethren that said, "Now, that we have come into the way, Brother Branham, now that we found the Lord and received the Holy Ghost, shall we seek gifts for our ministry that we should do?" I said, "Don't never do it." See? Don't never advise people to do something like that, 'cause usually a guy that wants to do it is a guy that--that can't do it. It's the guy that's trying to run from it is the one that God uses. See? If he's trying to get away from it, "Oh, brother, I tell you, I... The calling's in me but I... Whew. Man, I'd hate to try that." Well, there you are. You see? That--that's trying to run. If he's--if he wants to do it so bad, the first thing you know he finds himself a stuffed shirt. Like you say, "God, you give me power to move mountains; I tell You; I'll do something for You if You let me move mountains." No, he wouldn't; he can't even move hisself to the right attitude (See?), so he'd never move mountains for God.“ [Questions And Answers Jeff. IN COD 61-0112]

“There was a Methodist brother, three of them that comes to this church from up in Ohio, or northern Indiana. They said to me not long ago, said, "Brother Branham," said, "we just received the Holy Ghost, shall we now seek for gifts for our ministry?" I said, "Don't do it. Let it alone." And he turned and looked at me, said, "I just read a certain brother's book that told us after we received the Holy Ghost we should seek gifts for these to use this Holy Ghost." I said, "And become a stuffed shirt." See?“ [Perfect Strength By Perfect Weakness Jeff. IN 61-1119]

“If you notice in the Bible, it's always those who are trying to get away from it that God uses. As long as a man's--wants to do something and thinks he's got enough ability he can put the job over, God could never use that man. Look at Moses running; look at Paul running, and the rest of them trying to get away from it. I said, "Don't seek nothing. God's got anything for you He'll give it to you." See? "And just let Him--let Him take care of that." I said, "Then you get some of these times like we got--have today that everybody's wanting to do this and do that and become some great person. Look what we got into with it. You see?" Instead of trying to be great, we ought to be trying--trying to find out how little we can get. See? Then God can use us. I got several Scriptures written out here that I should be referring to, I suppose, but I... we... I probably won't have time to do it. But we are...“[Perfect Strength By Perfect Weakness Jeff. IN 61-1119]

[Answers provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Jeffersonville IN]



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