God doesn’t make any difference between His children. Every son that cometh to God must first be tried or chastised. Do you get it? First, be tried, or chastened, corrected, child, trained, schooled, everyone, not one exception, every son… Have you gone through trials? Have you gone through tribulation? Have you suffered persecution? Then you endure these things, you are real children of God.
But when you can’t bear chastisement, when the rod comes down heavy, and you run off and back into the world, the Bible said you’re illegitimate children and not the children of God. For when a man’s born of the Spirit of God, he expects those things, and he loves those things.
And the Bible said that the trials that come upon us, fiery trials, is more precious than gold to us. Think of it.
134 And THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO DO, TO KNOW HE IS HERE, is GET YOURSELF OUT OF THE WAY. See?
As LONG as YOU’RE IN THE WAY, then GOD CANNOT DO NOTHING FOR YOU.
When YOU THINK YOUR THOUGHTS, then GOD’S THOUGHTS DON’T HAVE A CHANCE.
But if YOU’LL QUIT THINKING YOUR THOUGHTS, and THINK HIS THOUGHTS! “My thoughts is not your thoughts,” HE SAID.
“If there be any praise, if there be any virtue, think on these things.” NOT WHAT SOME CHURCH is going to say about it, BUT WHAT GOD said about it!
63-1201E - Just Once More, Lord Rev. William Marrion Branham