45. Baptism of the Holy Ghost every hour and still be lost.
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162 The choice of your conduct, you could... You can't mix it now. You're either for God or against God, and the outward expressions shows exactly what's on the inside. See? The cocklebur, many of you think, "I got the baptism of the Holy Ghost; I'm going to heaven." That don't mean one thing that you're going to heaven. No, sir. You can have the baptism of the Holy Ghost every hour in your life and still be lost and go to hell. The Bible says so. See? It's exactly right.
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257 Many times people start out, and they say, "Oh, I'll do it. Glory to God, I see It." And let somebody laugh at you and make fun of you, "Probably I was wrong."
He said, "They that cannot stand chastisement are bastard children and not the children of God." See, they're worked up on the emotion.
See, these seed that I talked about awhile ago, that soul wasn't there to start with. It was anointed with the Spirit, and he done all kinds. Oh, you--they... And when your spirit's anointed, you can... It's a real, genuine Holy Ghost, and you could still be a devil.
260 "Oh," you say, "Brother Branham..."
False prophets. The Bible said, "In the last days there'd be false prophets." Jesus said, "There shall rise false christs," Not "false Jesuses," now, nobody stands still for that; but "false christs." "Christ" means "the anointed ones." Falsely anointed; they are anointed, but they are false at the bottom of it, and do great signs and wonders, speak in tongues, dance in the Spirit, preach the Gospel.
Judas Iscariot did it. Simeon... Or no, I beg your... Caiaphas prophesied. Balaam, the hypocrite... Sure, done all the signs, everything, all the religious moves.
But, you see, you put a cocklebur seed and a wheat seed in the same bed and pour the water down upon them and anoint them, they'll both rejoice. They'll both grow by it, the same water. "The sun shines on the just and the unjust, and the rain falls on the just and the unjust, but by their fruits you shall know them." How can you keep from lining up with the Word? Amen. See what I mean? "The water falls on the just and the unjust," anoint it.
Jesus said, "They will come to Me in that day, say, 'Lord. Lord. Have not I cast out devils? Have not I done prophesied? Have not I done great things in Your Name?'" He'll say, "You workers of iniquity, depart from Me; I don't even know you. Go into eternal hell that's been prepared for the devil and his angels." You see? What a Word. Falsely, worship in vain, striving in vain. Why do you do that when you don't have to do it? Why take a substitute when the heavens are full of genuine? See? You don't have to do that.