The Family Altar
50 And that’s the way with a real Christian. Did you know a real Christian doesn’t have even any sin at all imputed to him? David said, “Blessed is the man who God will not impute sin to.” When you’re washed in the Blood of the Lamb (not by make-belief, but really the—the Blood of the Lamb), God does not impute to you anything that’s done, because you’re under the Blood and He doesn’t see it. There’s a Blood sacrifice; the only thing He can see you in, is the way He saw you before the foundation of the world when He put your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. That’s all He can look at, because you are redeemed from everything that was ever done, you’re washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Therefore there’s no gall in you, there’s no unclean habit in you, because that the Blood of the Lamb has did this; and God cannot impute sin to you after you’ve got a sin-offering laying there waiting for you.
51 “Well,” you say, “that gives me plenty of room then, Brother Branham, I can do what I want to.” I always do; always. But when a man can really see what Jesus done for him, and turn around and do something contrary to Him, it shows he never received Christ.
52 I got a little wife setting back there. She’s ten years younger than me, and is gray as I am. The reason is because she’s stood between me and the—and the outside world. If I was going overseas, and I’d…Wouldn’t this be some sort of a family to live in, if I’d gather my family around me and I’d say: “Looky here, Mrs. Branham, you want to realize that you’re Mrs. William Branham. Thou shalt not have any other husbands while I’m gone. Don’t you make eyes at any other man,” and all these things. “Don’t you flirt at all. If you do, when I come back I’m going to divorce you.”
53 And she’d turn around and say, “Now, my good man, I want to tell you something also. Thou shalt not take out any other woman while you’re gone. Thou shalt not do this and that. If you do, just consider yourself divorced when you come home.”
54 Now, wouldn’t that be a loving family? See? No! If I really love her…Though I believe if I did make a mistake and slip and do something wrong, I believe she’d forgive me for it because she loves me. And if she did, I believe I’d forgive her for it; certainly, because I love her. But if I love her like that, as long as I love her like that she has no worry. Though she would forgive me, I wouldn’t hurt her for nothing. I—I—I’d feel the guiltiest guy in the world, I couldn’t wait for the minute I’d tell her about what I done, because I love her. Well, that’s…If I love her with phileo love like that, how much greater would my agapao love be to Jesus Christ?
55 Though I might smoke a cigarette, I never in my life; but though I would, He might forgive me for it, I believe He would. If I took a drink, I never in my life, but I believe He’d forgive me for it. And I love Him too much, (God, help me) I don’t want to do anything like that, see, because I love Him. That stuff is gone from me, because when He changed me from a crow to a dove it made a difference, my appetite and things left me; then sin is not imputed to me because I don’t aim to do it, it’s not in me to do it.
65-1128E - On The Wings Of A Snow-White Dove
Rev. William Marrion Branham