"Evidence that a man is a Christian"

COD Book Page 83 Paragraph 152 & 153
“Now, I’m going to answer the question, brother, that you asked me awhile ago. Somebody said:
Q 12. Brother Branham, I want to know the place where I can tie down and say “This man has the Holy Ghost because he did this, or this woman has the Holy Ghost because she did that.”
There’s not a way in the world for you to know it. That’s right. There’s not a way in the world for you to know it. God is the Judge; we are not to judge.”

COD Book Page 85 Paragraph 166
“Now, I’m going to… I’ll give you my estimation of what I think that the closest thing to an evidence that a man is a Christian, than anything I know of. You know what it is? It’s travail of soul, a person that’s always so hungering and thirsting for God. They just simply… Day and night they–they just can’t stand it. They–they–they got to do something for God.
They–they’re full of love and they’re just a soul-travail, just travailing all the time. The Bible said, “He that goeth forth sowing in tears will doubtless return again, rejoicing, bringing with him precious sheaves.” Is that right? All those things…

I heard this quote the other day driving around in my truck. What a rebuke to all of us!

Do we have that travail of soul where we’re constantly hungering and thirsting for God? Day and night do we feel like we’ve just got to do something for God?

Do we have a burden on our heart every day to tell someone about all of the wonderful things Jesus has done for us in our own lives? Do we feel a constant pull to witness to some poor soul that hasn’t heard the Word that’s been revealed by a vindicated prophet that was sent to us (as promised by Malachi 4 , Revelations 10:7, etc) to show us the truth in these last days?

May God give us that zeal to do something for God, and a hunger for more of Him, and a burden for lost souls like Brother Branham is talking about is my prayer!

If we don’t have these things then we don’t even have what Brother Branham believed was the fruits of a real Christian! It’s checking up time brothers and sisters. It’s manifesting time!

How are people going to see Jesus (the Word made manifest for our day) if they can’t see Him in you and I?

So God dwells in human beings. Amen.
Now, the only way people will see Jesus when they see–when they see Him in you. You are written epistles. If Christ’s Spirit dwells in you and brings your condict–conduct into subjection to His Spirit, and makes you act like Him, and talk like Him, walk like Him, live like Him. See? People see Jesus in you. There’s the old song, “Let others see Jesus in you.”

– Brother Nathan Bryant


One response to “"Evidence that a man is a Christian"”

  1. God bless you, brother.
    Thank you for your post, it was most certainly convicting, and absolutely true.
    It’s been awhile since you and Bro. Trevor have posted here, and I was extremely blessed to come and see your post.

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