St.John 14:26, 
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you."
The Messenger of God for this day told about it: 

I was asked one time what I thought about the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost, was it speaking in tongues? I said, "No, can't see that." He said, "Neither do I." said, "though I've been taught that." He said, "What would you think would be an evidence?" I said, *"The most perfect evidence I can think of is love."* And so we got to talking on that. And then I thought, "That sounded pretty good." So I just held that: If a man's got love. But one day the Lord in a vision straightened me out, and *He said that the evidence of the Spirit was those who could RECEIVE THE WORD,* neither love nor speaking in tongues, but it's receiving the Word (I Thess. 1:4-6). 

And then he was saying to me that that is Scriptural. He said, *"Because in John 14:26 Jesus said, 'When He, the Holy Ghost is come upon you, HE WILL REVEAL these things to you that I've taught you, and will show you things to come."*
(John 16:13-14). *So there is the genuine evidence of the Holy Ghost.*

He's never told me anything wrong yet. That it is: *“THE EVIDENCE OF THE HOLY GHOST IS HE WHO CAN BELIEVE THE WORD.”* You can receive It (Acts 2:41). 'Cause 

Jesus never said, "When the Holy Ghost is come, you'll speak with tongues." He never said, "The Holy Ghost come you'd do any of those things," but He said, "He 

will take these things of Mine and show them to you, and will show you things that is to come." So there is the genuine evidence of the Holy Ghost according to Jesus Himself.
Question to Brother Branham: I have been baptized in Jesus' Name. The Word says you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Does this mean the baptism, the 

Holy Spirit, or does it mean I should receive the gift--I should receive a definite experience with the baptism? I am anxious to be filled with the Spirit. 

Now, there's a good question. *Now, the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience that a person must receive.* 
Now, when I speak of not believing the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost is speaking with tongues (I do not accept that) I believe with God's help I can prove it in the Bible that that's wrong, 

'cause the speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy Ghost (I Cor 12:4-11).

How many knows that? *Divine healing is a gift of the Holy Ghost.* Now, that's no evidence of the Holy Ghost. See? You can't rely upon that. You can't rely upon the fruit of the Spirit, because the first fruit of the Spirit is love. And the Christian Science exercise more love than anybody I know of, and they even deny

So see, those priests were gentle, meek, understanding men. When it come to the fruits of the Spirit, they could show more fruits of the Spirit than Jesus ever could. *They failed to see that He was that promised Word of the hour (John 8:12-59).* 
*Today, so confused about the evidence of the Holy Ghost. Satan can impersonate any kind of a gift that God has got, BUT HE CANNOT BRING THAT WORD, WORD BY WORD.* That’s where he failed in the garden of Eden. That’s where he’s always failed. 
That’s where them “false, anointed ones,” or anointed ones; *they can be anointed with the Spirit,speak in tongues, dance, shout, preach the Gospel, and still a devil.* 
“Though I speak with tongue of men and angels and have not charity, it profit me nothing.” (I Cor. 13:1-13). See? Though I could do it. See? So those things 

don’t mean that you have the Holy Spirit. *But when He, the Person, the immortal Spirit of Christ becomes your personal Saviour, and changes you, and throws your views right straight into Calvary, to this Word, something’s happened.* Yes, sir. Something has happened. No one will have to tell you about 

it; you’ll know it when it happens. 
As I spoke on that wheel in the middle of the wheel (Ezek. 1:15-21), or that little inside soul on the inside of the spirit, how that the spirit on the outside between the soul and the body can be absolutely anointed with the Holy Ghost. 

Did you all understand that? 

*First circle are the human senses;* 
*Second circle are the spirit senses: Will--self-will, desire, and so forth. But the inside is the soul. That soul was 
predestinated. So they can anoint this spirit to make the outside body come in subject to the spirit. "But the soul that sinneth, that soul shall die." (Ezek. 18:20).* 
The soul that rejects in unbelief the Word of God, which it is a part of, that soul shall eternally, has, always... (John 16:7-9). 

Many of them religious in the world today has always been dead. The woman that liveth in pleasure with her bobbed hair and painted face is dead while she is alive (Eph. 2:1-3). The Bible said so. See? See, she may be religious, but she never was saved. She's got a outward motion. She might sing in the choir, or she might dance in the Spirit; she might speak in tongues and have all the manifestations of the Spirit; but unless that soul on the inside is God's daughter, she's gone no matter what she does. 
Martin Luther, once after speaking in tongues, he was asked why he didn't 

preach it, he said, "If I preached that, my people will go after the gift instead of the Giver." That's right. Moody, one time, speaking, when he was preaching so under inspiration, he spoke in tongues. He said, "God, forgive me for muttering foolish words."
Certainly. See? And they had those things. *We believe those things, but they must be put in their place. And they must not be set as evidences.* 

There's not one thing left in the Bible, as "evidence of the Holy Ghost," only the fruits of the Spirit. Find out any place that Jesus said so. Yes, sir. The evidence of the Holy Ghost is the fruit of your Spirit. Jesus said so, "By their fruit you shall know them." (Matt. 7:16-20). "And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, peace, gentleness, meekness (Gal. 5:22).

And the fruit of the enemy is enmity, hatred, malice, strife, and so forth; that's the fruit of the enemy." (Gal.5:19-21). *So, you can judge by the way you're living, where you're standing with God.* If your whole heart is in love with Him, and 

you love Him and are gentle, and live with Him daily, you know you've 

passed from death unto Life (John 5:24). If it isn't, and you're otherwise, you're just impersonating a Christian. That's right. *Which, all carnal impersonations will certainly be exposed.* We know that. 
Now, speaking in tongues, shouting in there, that's just attributes that follow 

this kind of a Life. And *you can take, impersonate these attributes, and never have that Life.* We see it. How many know that that's true? Sure, you do. You see it all around you. 

So, there's nothing you can say is the evidence of the Holy Ghost,unless 

it's your life that you live. Now, if you want to speak with tongues, that's 

perfectly all right if you live the life to back it up. That's right. And if you want to shout, fine, that's good. I shout, too, get so happy sometimes I can't hardly wear a pair of shoes; I'm like to jump out of them. And that's wonderful. I believe it. 

I've seen visions, and the sick healed, the dead raised. When they laying out there and the doctors walk away and say, "They're finished and gone," lay there a 

couple hours; and the Holy Spirit come right down and show a vision, go down there and raise that person up. *I've seen those who are deaf, dumb, and blind, and crippled, walk. That's just attributes.* 
Notice that Word cannot deny Itself. Then it's the desire. It's a desire of what? 

What made you desire It in the first place? Because down in your soul there was a predestinated seed which was Eternal Life always laying in there--

always was in there. "All that the Father has given Me will come to Me (John 6:37-39). There isn't any of them going to be lost." 

*"My sheep hear My Voice, a stranger they will not follow,"* (John 10:27-28),
for down in there is Life, and Life connects with Life. Sin connects with sin,and 

Well, what's drawing? It's something down on the inside drawing. The soul 

is drawing your resource through the outside down through the spirit into the soul. And if the soul loves the world, it's dead. I don't care how much anointed it is out here, and how righteous it is out here, down in here it's dead. "For he that loves the world or the things of the world, the love of God's not even in him." 

(I John 2:15-17). No matter how religious. *The true Filter that way, will set all those things out and bring nothing but the trueness of God, the Word, into the real true soul.* 

*Now, if you want the evidence of the Holy Ghost, there it is. When that soul of yours will line with the Word of God in every respect, it shows you've drawed your life through GOD'S FILTER.*

*And then, that shows that in you was that predestinated seed down in you that makes you hunger for God* (Matt. 5:6). *"All the Father has given Me, has given Me to redeem, they died with Me at Calvary; they raised with Me in the 
resurrection; all that He has given Me, will come to Me. They'll be placed in the body (I Cor 12:12-14), whether foot, arm, nose, mouth, whatever it is. They'll be placed in there, and they will come to Me in their seasons."* 

But if that predestinated seed is not in there, it will not draw through there. 

Because it'll draw for its desire. 

*And the only thing that you can draw through GOD'S WORD IS THE SPIRIT, THE QUICKENING POWER, to make the Word Itself which is in you live to manifest Jesus Christ in the age you're living.* Hallelujah! Brother, if that ain't the truth, I don't know what the truth is. 

It is the Word Itself in your heart, predestinated there, that's drawing 

(Matt. 13:36-38; Luke 8:11). *And it spits out that world; it doesn't want it.* But when it gets over here in the Word, it begins to draw. And when it draws through the Word, it can be nothing else but the Holy Ghost to quicken that Word. 
So being a well trained theologian had nothing to do with it. Being meek and gentle had nothing to do with it. What made Him different? He, Jesus, was the Word made flesh (John 1:1-3,14), not the Word for the day of Moses; Moses was the Word for that day; not the Word for the days of Noah, Noah was the 

Word for that day; not the Word for the day of Elijah, Elijah was that Word for 

that day; *but He was the present tense Word,* and they were living in the back. 

The same thing repeats. *That's the evidence of the Holy Ghost, when God reveals to you and you see it, THUS SAITH THE LORD and accept it.* Not what you are, what you was, or nothing about it, *it's what God has done for you now. There's the evidence.* 

*Jesus gives us the evidence of the Holy Ghost, John 14:26. He said, "I have many things to tell you. I haven't got time to do it, but when the Holy Ghost comes, He will tell you, bring to your memory the things that I told you about, and will also show you things that is to come." Don't you see? There's the evidence. That's forthtelling and having the Divine interpretation of the written Word. Show you what day you are living in. And then another thing you'll know Him by, He will show you things to come." Right back to the prophetic again* 

"When He's come." See? 
And there it is. You can't claim that manifestation (Matt. 7:21-23) is the 

evidence of being Spirit-born, Spirit-filled. No, sir. 
*I will admit that true manifestation is the evidence of the Holy Spirit doing mighty acts, but it is NOT the evidence of the individual being Spirit-filled, even though that individual has an abundance of those manifestations.* 

*The evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost today is just the same as it was back in the day of our Lord. It is receiving the Word of truth for the day in which you live. Jesus never did stress the importance of the works as He did the Word. He knew that if the people got the Word the works would follow. That is Bible.* 
*THE EVIDENCE IS THE VINDICATION OF THE WORD IN THE HOUR.* They had the Bible. He was exactly what Jehovah said would happen. It doesn't need any interpretation. It interpreted there. There was your priest; there was all they had, and everything else just so routined and everything. But, yet, they failed to see the Word. And He made that Word live out for that age. That's the evidence of that age. 

Luther had the evidence of his age, 
Wesley of his age, Pentecostal of this age. 

But we're in another age. Those things are good. But it's like the baby's got a finger, a eye, a nose, after while he has to become a human being. He has to become a matured child, then be born, have a soul, body, spirit, can move around. 

Now, we find out that all this Jesus had declared. And just a few, just those who He had ordained to Life saw Him. It's not great crowds. His crowds could nothing like be like Caiaphas' crowd. Why, Caiaphas could've called the whole nation together. Jesus called just a few together. Not many knew Him. *Thousands times thousands when He came on the earth, He went through the earth, and they never even knowed He was here.*