But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (Galatians 5:22-24)
Christians, oh, you must have a personal relationship to God. In order to be a son of God, you must become relation to God. He must be your Father in order for you to be a son.
And only His sons and daughters are saved, not the members of a church, but sons and daughters. There’s only one thing that will produce that; that’s the new birth. The new birth is the only thing that will produce a relationship to God. Is that right: sons and daughters.
Then when this takes place, then the man (Here’s the question I want to get to you.)–the man said, “What do we do then after we’ve been born again?” So many ask me that question. “What should I do then, Brother Branham?” If you are borned again, your entire nature is changed. You are dead to the things you once thought.
“Well,” you say, “Brother Branham, when I join the church, I got that.” Well, then when God said Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever; He still heals the sick. He still shows visions. “But, Brother Branham, my church…” Now, you’re not born again.
See? You can’t be, for if the very God, if His Life is in you, like you’re in the life of your father, and if the very Life of God is in you and the very Spirit that was in Christ in you, how can the Spirit live in Jesus Christ and write this and then come back down in you and deny that? See? Can’t do it. It’ll punctuate every word to be so.
Then if you say, “Well, I’m a good member of the church.” That don’t have one thing to do with it. I know the heathens, down in Africa amongst my dark brethren down there,
I find the morals of the people higher than ninety percent of the American people. Never found one case of venereal in the whole trip through South Africa. They don’t have such a thing. There you are. See, it’s just our own dirty filthy ways as white people. That’s right. Got away from God.
When this takes place, the thing you’ll do then, you’ll find out that the Spirit that comes in you from the new birth, you will believe and do everything that God says in His Word’s for you to do.
And everything that the Bible quotes for you to do, you’ll punctuate it with a “Amen.” And you’ll not stop day and night until you receive it. That’s right. That’s right. And in all this time, you’ll certainly above everything bear the fruit of the Spirit.
You say “Will I speak with tongues?” You might do that, and you might not. “Will I shout?” You might do that; you might not. But there’s one sure thing you will do. You will bear the fruit of the Spirit; and the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, faith, long-suffering, meekness, gentleness, patience…