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WILL.I.FIND.FAITH.WHEN.I.RETURN_ LA.CA TUESDAY_ 51-0508

E-12, No matter what outward demonstration you give, as long as the inward, here, is the Holy Spirit, it'll be the fruits of the Spirit, long-suffering, goodness, meekness, patience, gentleness, faith, temperance.

Satan can copy any kind of a gift, any kind of a manifestation, but he can't love. God is love. that's right. See? Satan can't love.

You see a man humble, and loving, and good to his neighbors, and a good citizen, a good fellow, and a good man, and a Christian man, full of love and humility; you watch that man. See? That's right. He's good charitable, long-suffering, you can talk about him, it's a--all right, he forgives you, don't make any difference to him. There, that's the real man; keep your eye on him. See? That man bears, he's an example.

HIDDEN.LIFE.IN.CHRIST_ SAN.FERNANDO.CA THURSDAY_ 55-1110, E-21 And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, goodness, gentleness, patience, meekness, temperance: fruits of the Spirit. God knows today that what the holiness people need, and also the Calvinist... All of them needs today is more fruit of the Spirit, more lives to prove it.

We've had many testimonies, but as the old saying is, "Your life speaks so loud, I can't hear your voice." We are written epistles of God, read of all men.

HIDDEN.LIFE.IN.CHRIST_ SAN.FERNANDO.CA THURSDAY_ 55-1110, E-47 There's where the church is failing in one place: overcoming, overcoming temperance--temper, overcoming difference, overcoming church prejudice, overcoming hatred. Many people tonight who shout and speak with tongues and run up-and-down the aisle, and hate their neighbor. That has... Brother, you're lost yet. That's hard to say, but that's the truth. Right.

DIVINE.LOVE.AND.SOVEREIGN.GRACE_ PRINCE.ALBERT.SK TUESDAY_ 56-0814, E-15 And now, I'm a conservationist and of wildlife and so forth, and dealt with wildlife. My mother's a half Cherokee Indian, and I--I just love the wild so till I study God. My first study of God was through nature, watching what He did in nature, how He watches and what He does.

And there's one of the greatest hindrance that there is in the church today, and right here at Edmonton, and every... or not Edmonton, I didn't mean to say that. I mean Prince Albert. And--and among other people everywhere is fear, but love, perfect love casteth out fear. So you... The reason you're--you're fearful is because the right temperance of love has never entered yet. When there's real love, all fear passes away. When you really love the Lord...

IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY_ LIMA.OH SUNDAY_ 57-0127A, E-39 Not because you see it better with a new spirit, not because you cleaned up your drinking and stuff; that's all right, but the... Not because you jumped, and shouted, or spoke with tongues, or you joined the church, or whatever way you--religious thing you did, that don't have one thing to do with it. Jesus Christ said, "By their fruit you shall know them." The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, goodness, meekness, patience, long-suffering, faith, temperance, all these fine qualities that the world is looking to see in the Christian church. They put the scope of God by the--on the Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostal, Nazarenes, and all of that. They're looking for God.

HEBREWS.CHAPTER.3_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ 57-0901M

95-44 Now, if you do those things plus that life, "Amen," that--that's fine. That's good. But you can do those things without having that Life.

So then, no shouting, no nothing like that is evidence. Jesus said, "By their fruit ye shall know them." And the fruit of the Spirit is not speaking with tongues. That's not the fruit of the Spirit. Shouting is not the fruit of the Spirit. Weeping is not this fruit of the Spirit. But love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, faith, meekness, temperance, that's the fruits of the Spirit. That's what the Spirit's fruits are. All right.

DOOR.OF.THE.DOOR_ NEWARK.NJ THURSDAY_ 57-1212

E-49 What is faith? I talked about the doors, now let's find out what it is. What is faith? Oh, it's been so misinterpreted. Many call faith emotion, oh, jumping and shouting. Now, remember, when I'm speaking of those things... I believe in shouting; I believe in praising the Lord. I believe there's a gift of speaking in tongues and interpretation. I believe in everything the Bible says, but we can't go to seed on one thing. See? Get the Giver, and the gift will take care of itself. See? But if you get the gift without the Giver... I could give you an apple off the tree and you'd still not have the apple tree. See, see? And this tree has nine different kinds of fruit on it.

So if this tree is the Church, and one--one gift differents from the other, by one gift we can't say we got it. All nine gifts has to be working in the Church. And the fruits of the Spirit is love, joy, faith, long-suffering, gentleness, patience, goodness, meekness, temperance; there's the fruits of the Spirit.

BAPTISM.OF.THE.HOLY.SPIRIT_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-2 SUNDAY_ 58-0928M, 164 The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a personal experience. I've seen people speak with tongues; I've seen witches and wizards... Any missionary knows the same, that's ever dealt in witchcraft and devils. I've seen them stand and speak in tongues, and throw dirt over the back of their heads, and cut themselves with a lance, and speak in tongues, and interpret it. And you say that's the Holy Ghost? Certainly it isn't. It's the devil. Jesus never said, "By their tongues you shall know them," but, "By their fruit you shall know them." And Ephesians 5:1 said that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, patience, meekness, faith, temperance. Is that right? There you are.

SERPENT'S.SEED_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-4 SUNDAY_ 58-0928E

35-2 Now, see the seed of the serpent? What would a woman like that pay now? What would that do? What did... They kept coming on down? That pushed the Baptists back, pushed the Methodists back, pushed the Presbyterian back. What'd they do? They all went right back like their mammy, the old prostitute. There they all are doing the same prostitution. "Well, it doesn't make any difference. They've been immersed; they've been sprinkled. They--they've come made confession. They took their six months' probation. They didn't drink too much during that time, and so forth. They made good members. They pay good on..."

Oh, my. That has nothing to do with the fruits of the Spirit. The fruits of the Spirit is faith, believing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever; love for the brethren, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, patience, meekness, temperance. That's the things, the fruits of the Spirit.

LAMB.AND.DOVE_ YAKIMA.WA FRIDAY_ 60-0805, E-53 Now, I know this little message, kindy chopped up, and me holding my voice back from being hoarse, I pray that somehow, it'll catch hold tonight. From right here on this spot, something deep and solid and sound, that every person in here will be a fruit bearer. Not try to manufacture anything, or make up anything, but just yield themselves to the Holy Spirit, and may they bear the fruit of faith, and peace, and joy, and goodness, and mercy, and temperance, and all the good gifts of God.

May there come into their churches, prophecy, speaking with tongues, the interpretations, knowledge, wisdom. Grant it, Lord. May this great Pentecostal church rise and shake herself from the dust, go to the old ways again, and ask for it, Lord, and walk in it, 'cause it's the good old way. It's an old time gospel way, thought talked about, yet it's a most glorious thing that there is in the earth, because the Dove come down hunting for lambs that He could lead.

STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1014M, 33-4 Fourthly... (We'll have to hurry because I'm just...) It just feels so good to stand here and talk about it...?... Yeah. Fourthly (Thank you), add temperance. Oh, my. We come to temperance. Now, you've had faith first. You have to have that to begin with. Then you add virtue to your faith, if it's the right kind of virtue. Then you add knowledge, if it's the right kind of knowledge. Now, you're going to add temperance.

Temperance doesn't mean: stop drinking alcohol here either. No, no. Temperance doesn't mean alcoholic cure, not in this case. This is Bible temperance, Holy Spirit temperance. That's just one of the lust of the flesh. But we're talking about Holy Spirit temperance. That means how to control your tongue, not be a tattler; how to control your temper, not fly off every time anybody speaks cross to you. Oh, my. Boy, a lot of us are going to fall off 'fore we get started, aren't we? See? Then we wonder why God's not in His church doing miracles and things that He used to do.

STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1014M, 33-6 Yes, sir. See, add these things. Add temperance to it. Oh... Temperance, how to answer in kindness when wrath is spoke to you. Somebody say, "You bunch of holy-rollers down there." Don't jump out and roll up your sleeves now. See? Not that, but talk with godly love. Temperance, kindness, is that the way you want to be?

When you're riled upon, rile not back. Let Him be your Example. When they said, "If Thou be the Son of God, turn these stones into bread," He could've done it and show He was God; but He had temperance. When they called Him Beelzebub, He said, "I forgive you for it." Is that right? They pulled handfuls of beard out of His face, and spit in His face, and said, "Come down off the cross."

He said, "Father forgive them; they don't even know what they're doing."

STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1014M, 34-2 When He had the gift... He knowed all things, for in Him was the Fullness of the Godhead bodily. They had seen Him perform miracles by telling people what was wrong with them, and so forth like that. They put a rag around His head like that, around His eyes, and hit Him on the head with a stick, and said, "Prophesy; tell us who hit you; we'll believe you." See? He had temperance.

Now, if you've got it like that; add it to your faith. If you still blow up and sass, and fuss, and stew, and carry on. Huh, uh. You ain't got no... You can't add that, 'cause it won't add.

See, it won't vulcanize. You couldn't take a piece of rubber, you know, and vulcanize it to a piece of iron. It just won't work. No, it's got to be flexible just like the rubber is. See? And when your faith and your temperance becomes the same kind of Holy Ghost temperance that He had, then it'll vulcanize with Him. You're added to it

 

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