E-1 Good evening, friends. Very
happy to be here again tonight to serve in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
Brother Ballard and the--the staff there was just looking down a
laughing and I didn't know what it was. And Brother Ballard brought me
the cutest little Indian baby, just about so high, waddling around on
the floor. That's mighty fine. At...
Last time at the reservation, a Indian lady come out with a baby in her little basket on her back, and I played with it a little bit. And I said, "Give it... Would you give it to me?" And my, her eyes shined up. All right, but don't take the baby.
E-2 Well, the Lord willing, we're going up on the reservation tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock to minister to the real American, the Indian. The Lord bless. I hope we have a meeting up there like we did the last time about seven years ago. I tell you, there's never been a meeting that I've ever had that I--that I didn't think of that meeting: the humble faith of the Indian people. And I've, lot of times thought that someday I'd like to go around the whole United States and just visit nothing but Indian reservations and praying for the Indians, around from place to place. If I get a hold of enough missionaries, maybe, to get some--something behind me to say that they'd sponsor the--or so I could get in. They don't have to sponsor nothing, but I mean, if they just get into the reservation with the Indians.
E-3 Not long ago in Los Angeles, California, we was having a great meeting out there where we're going now, to the Stock Exhibit, many many thousands of people that's gathered out. One night, I happened to notice, and oh, a whole sections of the people... It was the Crow Indian, from way up around Little Big Horn River. And I thought, "Oh..." I passed through the reservation a few days after that on my road to Canada. I thought, "I'd sure like to have a meeting up here for those people. They seem to be so simple in faith, just believe it. They don't try to figure anything out. They just take your word for it and go on. I like that. Too bad we ever got away from that, isn't it. Yes, sir. The simplicity of it...
E-4 Now, tonight is the last
night until Sunday afternoon, for the auditorium services here, because
I think our beloved friends, the Shriners, may be using their
auditorium on Saturday night. And we certainly give a way in respects
to that and very happily to do it. And may the Lord bless them, is our
And now--now, I've seen some meetings over the city; I find out that I see many signs out, "Revivals." If you'll just lay your little ticket up where you're having a revival, we'd be glad to announce it.
E-5 This morning I was at the Assemblies of God church for the morning meeting, where we had a lovely service. I was listening at the evangelist there. I can't think of the man's name. [Someone says, "Hagin."--Ed.] Hagin, Brother Hagin. Very reliable teacher... Pastor, a lovely man, they were very sorry they was having a revival during the time of our campaign, but they've had it staged for about a year. And they had to go ahead, through with it. So it was perfectly all right. But we want to show them our love, that we love them. We're not divided in this work of the Lord. We're all together, one body are we, moving on. And every morning, at ten till eleven o'clock, they having services there in the... Brother Hagin, this morning is teaching on Divine healing, which had a marvelous message. I sure appreciate it. My first time of knowing ever getting to shake hands with the brother, but a mighty fine man.
E-6 Over here, I seen a little
place called, "The Church of the Living God," or something like that. I
believe they're having a revival. I don't know who their pastor is, but
said, "Services each evening." And I don't know just what their--what
time they have service and so forth. Sunday will be here now. And I
You visitors in here, from out of town, from different places, go to some of these good churches somewhere. The pastors on the platform here, representing a brotherhood here, of Phoenix... And find you a place to go and go to church somewhere Sunday morning.
God willing, we'll be back here Sunday afternoon for an evangelistic message. God will grant it to us, and Sunday night continue right on in the healing services to end this coming Tuesday, I guess, or Wednesday--Wednesday it is, this coming Wednesday.
E-7 And we leave Thursday
morning for the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles for five nights of
service with Brother Rolf McPherson and Brother Teeford, the pastor
there. And that's... be on the scale of inter-evangelical. And then the
Christian Businessmen, Full Gospel Christian Businessmen Association
Internationally, is sponsoring a meeting out to the--to the Stock
Exhibit. I think it's between Downy and South Gate, where we was at
last year. If you live round about there, have some friends, we'd be
glad to see them out, to minister in the Name of the Lord.
Now, tomorrow, if you're (I guess it's open to the public. I don't know) to the Indian reservation and Apache Indians, tomorrow afternoon. Isn't there another tribe here called "Navaho?" Maybe we'd like to get into their reservation one time, if we could get a hold of the missionary some where and get a time set.
E-8 Now, tonight, I was
thinking that it would be a very good thing... How many people in the
building has prayer cards, let's see your hands, prayer cards,
everywhere? Well, that's a good nice number. Now, we intend to pray for
everyone that has prayer card. We want to do that. That's our--our
alternative, is to pray for everyone we give a prayer card. Frankly,
we're duty bound to do it, if we give them a prayer card. I can't bring
them all through the lines as you see; my strength becomes depleted
quickly after a few visions, and then I can't get to them all that way.
It's based upon...
My meetings are not based upon a personal contact with each one; it's based upon the exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the resurrection, that people may, by hearing the Word preached, and then they will believe on the Lord Jesus. And He in His resurrecting power, coming into our midst and doing the very same things that He did when He was here on earth, as the--as a--a vindication of His everlasting omnipotence, that He's here with us and will be forever. We'll never be without the Lord, Christian believers. Forever and forever we are associated with Him for eternity (Isn't that wonderful?), associated with Lord Jesus Christ forever: "I'll be with you always." I like that, don't you? And it's wonderful. And now, we--my meeting is based that way, that the believers just look and live.
E-9 Now, Brother Osborn... very
fine man. I think he's been here in Phoenix, Tommy Osborn, one of the
finest little brothers that you ever met. And Brother O. L.--or Oral
Roberts, I believe it is, and many other of the evangelists who prays
for the sick... Oh, my, there are many of them. They come into your
city, and they have ministries of different types, some of them is
laying on the hands and some anointing with oil. And every bit of it is
in the Scripture. That's right. Yes, sir. And they're all God's
servants. And they're trying to do the best they can for you. I believe
that. I believe that about every man.
All up-and-down the streets is big churches and little missions and everything. There's some people that the big church would catch, that the little mission wouldn't catch, that class of people. The mission would catch one that the other didn't. I want to think that every one of them is fine, wonderful brethren. We might disagree a little bit as servants of the Lord on theology, but that doesn't separate us from the love of God that's in Christ Jesus. We all love the Lord. And then, they--they're here for lighthouses, for places so people in their different ways, might find the Lord Jesus Christ.
E-10 Now, tonight, Brother Moore
and I were speaking, which is the manager of the meeting, that maybe
tonight would be a good time, if I come down and just lined up as many
of the people as I could, because we don't want to leave it all for the
last night, and just bring them through the prayer line, praying for
them without discernment. How many has seen the discernments? Let's see
your hands, all over the building, everywhere that's seen it now. Oh,
my it's a hundred percent. All right.
Now, I'd like to speak a little bit on the Word, and then the people that's got prayer cards, we'll call them. My boy give me a little slip here a few moments ago, said, "I had prayer card A, E, and P and M out." That makes four hundred prayer cards out. So we want to pray for every one of them. But in order to do it, you can't take discernment on each one.
But Brother Moore says, "Brother Branham, some people that's been taught of laying on hands; they just have to do it. That's all."
E-11 So I remember the longest
prayer line I ever had in my life was in Phoenix, Arizona, ten hours of
it, I believe, wasn't it, brother? Ten hours, going through the prayer
line. Oh, my. I was so tired I couldn't hardly walk for two or three
And then at the Indian reservation, I believe we started one afternoon, and the next morning around four o'clock, we got out. First they thought it was just a fake, but when they really seen it was the Lord, they come in. I never forget those nights up there. Some of them wet, up around their waist, where they'd been wading the creek. Didn't go to the ford; they just come on across, getting their loved ones in to be prayed for. A memorial to my heart... In the great realms of God's celestial beings, beyond the river yonder, someday I expect to meet them over there and sing the praises of God forever.
E-12 Now, how many thinks it'd be profitable to have a meeting like that, the people that's here, sick and so forth, just to bring them through the line and pray for them? Let's see your hands, just a feeling of the audience. Raise your hands way up high now, if you believe... Well, that's fine. That's good. Well, we'll do it that way tonight, the Lord willing, speak, and then call the prayer line. And we don't know what our Lord Jesus may do. He just may do the exceedingly abundantly.
E-13 A few weeks ago at my tabernacle, just coming down there without discernments or anything, there was about a hundred and fifty people lined up there for a prayer service. I just brought the people through the line, speaking with them and praying with them. And before they left the building, 'fore they got outside of the building, after being prayed for, and had hands laid on them, the ushers and them had--had introduced sixteen outstanding miracles that took place, from the time they were prayed for before they could get out the door, polio victims, packing their braces, women that had stiff arms, up over their heads, praising God. I said, "Oh, my, maybe Brother Roberts is right after all, and them..." So... But Brother Roberts does it in his way, you know, and I, in the way the Lord will provide...
E-14 But now, tonight for a
little speaking... I like the Word, don't you? Oh, my, the Word is what
we live by. Now, over in Saint Matthew, the Gospel according to Saint
Matthew, and the 16th chapter, and beginning with the 15th verse, we
read just a few lines here for a text.
Won't keep you very long. And then we will start right off immediately then after this to lining up the sick and the afflicted and praying for them. And we trust...
Now, before we do it, we want you to do this: when you come through the line, come through with all the faith that you can muster together, that God's going to do it, and you're going out of this building, a well person. "If thou canst believe," said the Lord.
E-15 You know Jesus only healed,
Himself, by vision. Is that right? How many knows that now to be the
truth, after it's been preached to you for all these days? He said, "I
do nothing of Myself, just what I see the Father doing, that I do also."
But there was some blind men, one time, come down the street, and they were crying after him. And He--He didn't pay any attention to them. He went on in the house, and then the blind man came to Him in the house and crying after Him yet. And He turned around to them and a--no vision now. If He'd had a vision, He'd a carried it out. But He didn't have a vision. So He said, "You believe that we're able to do this?"
They said, "Yea, Lord."
Then He touched their eyes with His fingers and said, "Now, according to your faith, be it unto you." And a few minutes, their eyes were open. He had nothing to do with it. Not one thing to do with it... had the Lord Jesus. He said, "Your faith..." Is that right? It'll be to you just as you believe.
E-16 The woman that touched his
garment, never even as much as He didn't even put His hands on her.
See? The Roman centurion, He said, "I'm not even worthy that you would
come under my roof. You just speak the Word, and it'll be so." That's
where his faith lie. See?
But Jairus, being a Jew, been taught laying on of hands and so forth, so He said, "Come, lay Your hands on my little girl. She's dying, but she'll live if You'll come lay Your hands on her." Then Jesus had to go all the way over, put His hands on her.
But to the dying Gentile boy, he said, "Just speak the Word and it'll be so." See? Just according to what you believe. See?
E-17 Now, if you can look and
live when you see the--hear the Gospel preached, on the basis of the
Word, that settles it. You're healed right there. But you cannot be
healed by mental faith. You've got to be healed by a real living faith
from your heart. When... No matter how much you're worked up up here,
and no matter how much you disbelieve up here, if something down here
tells you it's over, it's over; that's all. That settles it. There's no
more fear at all. Nobody could tell you any different. You don't know
why you believe it. It's not reason; it is faith. You just believe it
and that's the way it takes place. You believe it and go on, no matter
what you're sense knowledge would say, be all out of reason...
It was out of reason for Abraham and Sarah to have the baby, but they believed it anyhow. It's all out of reason for a man to stay alive in the belly of a whale, but he did anyhow. It's all out of reason for a man to raise one from the dead, but He did it anyhow. See? Yes, it is true. It's not reason, it's faith.
E-18 Now, let's speak a few
moments on the Word, God willing. The 15th verse, now, you that turned
to the 16th chapter of Saint Matthew.
And He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered... said unto Him, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
And I say... unto thee, That thou art Peter, upon this rock I'll build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Let's bow our heads while we talk to the Author of this Word.
Heavenly Father, after reading forth this Word, knowing that it came from the sacred lips of the Son of God, as Matthew, the scribe, standing there penning it down, just as He spoke it... Then we would move with reverence, Father, to Thee, to ask that You would give us light on this Scripture tonight, for we have took it as a text, not knowing just exactly where the first approach will even come. But just standing in the hall and feeling of this Scripture and here It comes. Now, Father, let the Holy Spirit take the Word and give it out to every heart as we have need.
Build faith in the hearts, Lord. Those who have never had faith, yet, to believe Thee and accept Thee, may they do it tonight and be saved... All the aliens that's away from God, tonight, may they come humbly to the cross and be saved.
May those without the Holy Spirit be borned again tonight, with the Holy Spirit. I pray Father, that all the sick and the afflicted, every one will be healed this night. Get glory out of the service, for we commit ourselves to Thee for the operation of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
E-19 The Scriptures tonight that
we are referring to... And I see right now it's going to be a tussle if
visions don't start breaking forth. You pray for me, 'cause I already
see one right now, moving right in. Now, the Lord Jesus, the Son of
You want to really, to have that baby? You believe God will give you that baby that you're praying for? You're sterile, aren't you? You can't have a baby, but you're praying that God will give you one. Isn't that right, the lady setting there? You have a prayer card? You don't have a prayer card. You won't need it. You believe Jesus will give you the baby? Then you shall have it. God bless you. Let's love Him with all of our heart. I never seen Him fail and you never will.
Jesus of Nazareth, here, speaking... The little lady, before we get to it, the little lady's setting there, her faith somehow just pulled me there. I guess it was grace of God. Just, there stood the Light just above her and opened up and showed that she was praying for a baby. All right.
E-20 Jesus of Nazareth, the Son
of God is present in the building. you see. He's here. Don't you think
that's the same Gospel Paul preached while looking steadfast upon
someone? Said, "I perceive that you..." It's the faith once delivered
to the Saints.
Now, Jesus had just been taking Peter, James, and John. They'd went up in a mountain to show the coming of the Lord. He said, "Some stand here shall not see death until they have seen the kingdom of God coming in power." And He went up and showed them just what would take place in the mount. And when they did, the first thing they saw, Jesus glorified. That's the next thing the church will see here on earth, is the coming glorified Jesus.
E-21 Next thing they seen was
Moses and Elijah who appeared by the side of Him. That'll be to preach
to the remnant of the Jews after the church has been raptured. And the
next thing they saw was Jesus only, which was Him coming again with--to
reign with us through the millennium. And what a beautiful picture,
coming down... He asked the question, "Who does men say, I the Son of
One said, "Thou art Elias."
The other one said, "Why, You're Moses."
And some said, "You're Jeremias, the--one of the prophets.
He said, "But Who do you say I am?"
And this Apostle Peter, just a fisherman, ignorant, unlearned, couldn't even sign his own name, we're taught. The Bible said he was both ignorant and unlearned. Would you think of it? Ignorant and unlearned man said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus, turning quickly, and said, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, for flesh and blood's not revealed this to you."
In other words, "Simon, you never learned that in any seminary. Flesh and blood has not revealed it to you. You never taken anybody's word for it, but My Father, which is in heaven, has revealed this to you. And upon this rock I'll build My church. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
E-22 Now, many theologians
has--and brethren in here, you may disagree with this. There's a little
Scripture text tonight for little sermonette like, before the clock
moves up to time to--to start the prayer line. We'll have to hurry,
because we got many to be prayed for. But if you do, we're--still are
brethren. I'm just explaining what I think about it.
Many people says that... The Catholic church believes that Peter, was the one or they was a rock there that... They built it upon a rock, the church. Some of them said it was on Peter, which was a small stone, they built the church upon. And some said that Christ was speaking of Himself, that they built the church upon.
Now, friendly, I disagree with both. I think what He said He'd build His church upon was the spiritual revelation sent from God. See? For He just said, "Flesh and blood has not revealed it to you." So it's a spiritual revealed truth of God is where "I build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
E-23 Now, let's look back in the
very beginning, in the garden of Eden, after they were taken out of the
garden of Eden and the children was born. Cain and Abel, both of those
boys, realized that they were mortal, they were dying, and burning down
like a candle, and someday must return back to the dust and to the
Maker that brought them forth. And they wanted to find favor with God.
So they both come to worship.
Here's a little point we might drop in right now, so that you'll truly understand... Now, I think that every person ought to belong to church somewhere. That's a duty for you; you should belong to church. But just belonging to church won't do the job. See? I think everybody ought to worship, ought to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in the singleness of heart, purity of heart, but that just isn't enough. I believe every man ought to have faith in God, predominating faith in God. But yet, that isn't it yet. See? If going to church, belonging to church, paying tithes, worshipping God, and all these things that we do today called religion, God would be unjust to condemn Cain, 'cause He done every bit of it.
E-24 Cain wasn't as infidel.
Cain was a believer. Cain didn't come, saying, "Now, I don't believe
there is such a thing as God." Cain--Cain come as a believer. He is
trying to find grace with God. And Cain built an altar. An altar is a
church, a place of worship. Then Cain built an altar, and not only
that, but Cain brought an offering and made a sacrifice. And not only
that, but Cain worshipped the Lord. You see it?
Now, you could be--belong to a church, go to the altar and pray, pay your duties and tithes to the church, make spiritual sacrifice, kneel on you knees, confess your faith in God and still be lost.
Let's go back to the beginning. Get on the right road first (See?); then you can run all right, if you get on the right road. Now, there was two...
Maybe Sunday I'll get into that a little deeper on Sunday afternoon, the true and false vines if God willing. Notice, but now, Abel... What was the difference if a man worshipped, if a man brings a sacrifice, if a man does all these things, why wouldn't God receive him?
E-25 Now, Cain, I don't believe
that Cain willfully walked out there and got the fruits of the field,
works of his hands, and brought it over, because he--he just absolutely
wanted to do it to be a smart aleck. I believe Cain come with a full
heart, thinking he was doing right. Why was he trying to find favor
with God? He was trying to find life again. He was trying to get back
to the garden of Eden again, where the Cherubims was.
I imagine they went to the east side where the Cherubim was guarding the Tree of Life. They were trying to get back. And a man with his--the destination of his soul hanging in the balance, he ain't going up there to play church; he's going up there to worship. And with all of his heart, Cain said, "I believe there is a God. And I'm coming to find favor with Him." So he goes and get the fruits of the field that he had raised, brought them up and laid them down, perhaps put the big calla lilies and beautiful flowers, around and stepped back... Oh, we could have something to say here of that nature like that. But he stepped back, knelt down, and raised up his hands, and confessed his wrong and worshipped Jehovah. But Jehovah shook his head, no.
E-26 Here comes Abel, perhaps with nothing pretty, had a little old lamb and a grapevine tied around his neck. There wasn't no hemp in that day, so I suppose he had a grape vine around his neck, dragging the little fellow, and him trying to pull back, picked him up, throwed him up on the rock. They didn't have any knives, so he perhaps taken a piece of flint or something, and pulled his little head back and chopped his little throat like, that till he cut the jugular vein, the little fellow kicking, and the blood spraying like that, holding his hand up on him till the little fellow died. And God looked down and said, "That's right, that's it."
E-27 Now, the only way that boy
could've ever did that, and know that that was the right sacrifice, it
had to be a spiritual revelation from God. That's exactly... It's been
every since spiritual revealed Truth. How God, in His mercy, through
the operation of the Holy Spirit reveals spiritual Truth, the Word
Itself. If you're trying to read It from some educational standpoint,
you just read It like you was trying figure out mathematically
something. But if you read It after you have received Christ into your
heart, It's a brand new Book again. It's just a love story, God writing
It to you. It's spiritual revealed.
God's church is absolutely a spiritual revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. And no man can receive it by his own desire. Jesus said, "No man can come to Me except My Father draws him first." Is that right? It has to be a work of the Holy Spirit in the beginning to draw the person. And when the person comes to God, by the Holy Spirit draw, Jesus said, "I will in no wise cast him out. Give him everlasting life, raise him up at the last day." What a beautiful hope that gives the church.
E-28 And now, friends, that's what I'm trying to get down simple. I'm not a--a teacher. I'm a very illiterate person. But what I--I do know to be basic truth, I know it worked in my case. It's worked in millions of others. It'll work in your case. If you can ever get yourself shook away from everything else, right down to the Word, there you can build steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the works of the Lord, not tossed about from here and there, trying every prayer line, running up-and-down the streets, this one, that one... You'll be stable. "Lord, I believe it because You said so, and that settles it." All demons out of torment couldn't shake you away from it. You know it. When God has once revealed it, spiritually placed it in your heart, that Jesus Christ died at Calvary to heal you, you're well. Amen. No need of coming through any prayer line then. You're well.
E-29 Just like if every one
time, by the working of the Holy Spirit, God reveals to you that Jesus
Christ died in your stead and it's Him knocking at your heart's door,
something happens down here in that little heart, it's over. You
We have altar calls and bring people up around the altar. That's a--a good tradition of the church, but in the Bible time, "As many as believed on the Lord..." just accepted Him, wherever He was. "As many as believed, was saved.
They had no altar calls. That first originated in the Methodist, around the early Methodist church is coming to the altar. It's a good thing. We should never let it go. Keep it up. I think it's a good thing. Come out there, pour your heart out before God. That's the way to do it. But really, that isn't what saves you. You could stay there at the altar, and pray all night long, cry, walk up-and-down the altar. You could do every penance you could. You could sell everything you got and give to the poor. You could go on a fast for forty days and get so--so wore out from fasting till you just couldn't walk, and never do you any good, until first, you accept... That's it. It's your part. God's did His part. Now, you do your part, just a simple thing of believing it. And when you believe it, that settles it forever.
E-30 Now, you can believe it
mentally, and you'll still guess at it. But when you believe from your
heart once, that settles it forever. If God revealed to you tonight,
that you was going to be well, if there would be a thousand doctors
visit tomorrow, pass by and everyone of them pronounce you, that you'd
die in twenty-four hours, you'd laugh in their face. That's right. Amen.
That's where Christ builds His church, "Upon this rock I'll build My church."
Now, if you got saved, just on emotions, and you got saved because of some pathetic stories, you got saved because the neighbor wanted you to come, give your heart to Christ and go the the church, and you got saved because somebody wanted you to, then I doubt that. But if you come, sensibly, soberly, upon the basis of the shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and down in your heart you accept Him as your personal Saviour, all the devils out of hell couldn't shake you away from it. That's right. That's right.
E-31 Notice, when Abel offered
his sacrifice, it was speaking of course, of spiritual revelation that
Abel had, of the coming of the Lord Jesus. And that little lamb there,
I want you to notice... As he laid the little fellow up there, chopping
it's little throat, and it kicking and bleeding, and it's little white
wool bathed all over with blood, bleating... Did you ever hear a lamb
die? Very pitiful. What was it? He could not understand what it was
saying, certainly. It was speaking of our Lord Jesus Christ: wounded
for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity, quivering, bleeding,
dying, speaking in tongues on the cross when he went, hanging on the
Rock of Ages, blood bathed all over Him...
Billy Sunday said there was a angel setting in every tree and saying, "Lord, pull Your hand loose and point to us; we'll change this situation."
The Jews said, "He saved others, Himself He cannot save." "Come down and do a miracle before us and we'll believe you." That same old devil lives today. "Come down, and we'll believe you." They didn't realized they was paying Him the greatest compliment that ever was paid Him. If He saved Hisself, He couldn't save others. So He gave Hisself in order to save others. The greatest compliment He ever had and He... they didn't know it. God will make the enemy praise Him. Amen. How beautiful to see the spiritual revelation of the Word of God.
E-32 Job, we spoke of him a few
nights ago, the oldest book in the Bible, the patriarch Job, noted for
his patience, endurance. "He that endureth to the end..." Job, noted
for his endurance, holding out in the face of opposition, his neighbors
coming round saying, "See, you got some sickness. Now, you've been
Job said, "No, I haven't. I've confessed all my sins and made a burnt offering, and I haven't sinned secretly."
"Oh, yes you have. You've sinned secretly."
But God was dealing with a saint there: "Every son that cometh to God must first be child-raised, spanked a little, let things go contrary. You ever have it? All that cannot bear those things are illegitimate children and not the children of God. If a man ever saw Him in his heart, knowing Jesus raised for his justification, accepted the same on the basis of the Blood and the Word, put trials upon him. "Nothing can separate us from the love of God that's in Christ Jesus." Amen. "Those who He has called, He has justified. Those that He has justified, He has already glorified." And in the presence of God, when you accept Christ as your Saviour, there's a chair set for you at the wedding supper. Amen. I like that. Stick your feet under the table at the wedding supper and eat the supper with the Lamb, Amen.
E-33 Now, Job, and he's talking... He was all in his theology... The blood of the sheep wasn't enough to satisfy him, couldn't reveal it to him. God had turned His back upon him. He was setting out there scraping his boils. Oh, everything was gone. Job couldn't understand it. He said, "I know God's not unjust, but why am I this a way?" And Satan poking everything at him to get him to curse God. Job didn't know that, but yet his faith held out. And after while, when a messenger came, Elihu, and begin to speak to him, he spoke these words: "I know my Redeemer liveth." What was it? A spiritual revelation come to him. "I know my Redeemer liveth, and at the last days He will stand upon the earth. Though the skin words destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God." Spiritual revelation of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
E-34 That's where God's built
His church every time. The only place He can build it, was upon the
spiritual, revealed Truth of God. Job had it.
I want you to notice. Every man that ever has the spiritual revealed truth of the will of God, makes preparation for the fulfilling. I hope that goes way down deep tonight, way down on the fifth rib, on the left side.
Notice, if it's ever revealed to you that God's going to heal you, you just get ready for it; that's all. Amen. Spiritual revealed Truth... Job knew that God was going to do something. He was going to send a Redeemer. Notice, let's take it for a few moments.
E-35 Job, knowing that
someday... He watched the little old seed rot away. He said, "I watch a
seed when it goes into the ground. The flower gives up the spirit, goes
down into the ground. The winters come, freeze, rot the little seed
away. But in the springtime it resurrects again."
He said, "A wind comes and blows down a tree and takes it away. Yet there's a stump that's in the ground. It comes forth and buds, brings another tree. But man layeth down, yea, giveth up the ghost. He wastes away. His sons come to morn; he perceive it not and..." Oh, he never comes back. What's the matter with that? Said, "Oh, that You'd keep me in the grave, hide me in the secret place till Thy wrath be passed, and then..." See, he was reasoning it all out, private knowledge, sense reason...
Then all of a sudden, God to any just man, to any man that's come God's provided way of escape from sickness, Job was trying to get away from his sickness. Then he knew he was going to die. He said, "Now, if I go into the dust, how am I ever coming from there; I've never seen one come forth... I've see all the seeds and everything go into the earth, all the types, (he was a typologist)." He said, "But man layeth down, then where is he?" Then God's under obligation to reveal it. So then without the Scriptures, God's gave Job a revelation of the coming of the Son of God. Then when Job stood up and the lightnings flashed, the thunders roar, he said that in the last days, that he would see his Redeemer.
E-36 Notice, he made
preparations for that too. Now, let's read between the lines just a
little. You willing? Say, "Amen." Let's look between the lines.
Job, watch how he specified where his burying place was. Along came many other of the prophets. We'll take, for instance, Abraham, Sarah, the sweethearts of the Bible. And when Abraham come along, loving Sarah, when she died he just didn't bury her anywhere. He had a spiritual revelation of something, the same thing Job had. So he goes over near the grave where Job was buried and purchased a piece of ground, right in Palestine, and buried Sarah there. He wouldn't take it give to him. He give so many shekels of silver and made a testimony that he had bought this for a burying place. Amen. Making ready for something. Do you see it? He buried Sarah there.
And years later, when Abraham died, he went and was buried with Sarah. Abraham begot Isaac. And when Isaac died, he was buried with Abraham. Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob died way down in Egypt, way out of the country, way out of promised land. But he remembered, a spiritual man. He said, "Come here, my son Joseph," Joseph a prophet. He said, "Put your hands on my thigh, where one night in a wrestle with the Holy Spirit, he crippled me, and I've walked different ever since." Said, "Put your hand upon here, where the Holy Spirit put His hand, and swear to me by the God of Abraham, that you'll not bury me down here." Wonder why? What difference does it make where you was buried? He was a prophet. He had a spiritual revelation. Said, "Don't bury me down here. But as soon as I'm gone, I'll be gathered with my people. Take me back up into the promise land and bury me up there."
Joseph said, "I swear it." So when he took Isaac, his father, and buried him back there after the ceremony, right with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, all the patriarchs back there in those days, then Joseph, when he had grew old, and when it come time for him to die, he had a spiritual revelation. He said, "Don't bury me down here in Egypt, but just put me in a box. For some day, the Lord will visit you. And when you go out, take my bones with you and bury them up there in the promised land." I wonder why?
E-37 What Joseph was to Israel
as a standing sign, Christ is to the church today. Every poor Israelite
with his back, beat and stripes, under the task master, walked by that
old lead coffin, (I supposed to put my hand on it here, a few years
ago, in a museum, in a coffin that Joseph was supposed to have laid in,
made out of lead down in Egypt.) And there, in this leaded coffin, the
bones of the prophet, every Israelite walking by there, looked over and
said, "Someday we're going out. The prophet has said so. And someday
those bones will be packed over into the other land, and we'll go with
them over to the homeland."
And that's the hope of every Christian today, that Joseph was a type laying in the tomb. Christ is the type out of the tomb, resurrection. You see it?
E-38 And I remember, after losing my wife... Billy, a little bitty fellow about like that... I was kindly papa and mama both to him. Walked at nighttime. We were poor. Had just an old one room we're living in. I take the little fellow to the neighbors, daytime, while I was working as a lineman, trying to pay off the bills and so forth and us to eat. I didn't--I couldn't afford fire all night long, so I'd take his little Coca Cola bottle. He'd break the others, drop them. I couldn't afford to buy those hygiene bottles, so I got him a Coca Cola bottle, put the little cap over the top of it. And at nighttime I'd put it under my head, let it lay against my body. And my heat of my body would keep his bottle warm and when he raised up at nighttime, and go to crying, I'd stick the bottle in his mouth. He had warm milk. In daytime I'd carry it under my arm here, on my coat, when we're out. We've been buddies.
E-39 Remember one evening after
she was gone, just before his little sister was born, she was
smothering. I was taking her... Used to walk up-and-down by the old oak
tree out there. Never forget it... Come into the house, she just barely
is breathing, hardly, she was smothering so bad. About a year after she
was gone, I couldn't get over it, hardly. I had Billy in my arms and he
was crying for his mommy and he didn't have no mommy to go to. I was
walking back and forth up-and-down that same little path through the
back yard, and he said, "Daddy, where is my mother?" And I said,
"Honey, she's gone up to heaven," and I tried choke it back to keep him
And he said, "Will I see her again?"
I said, "Yes, sweetheart, you'll see him again," patting him like that. And he had his little head over my shoulder, and he'd nod his little head up again, and he said, "Daddy, daddy!"
Said, "What, honey?"
Said, "I see my mommy, right up there on that cloud." Oh, my. Like to killed me. What was it? maybe God, I don't know. I can't say. But anyhow...
E-40 One day, later, we went to
the grave one Easter morning, with a little Easter flower. And his
little sister and mother, sister, laying on his mother's arm... We
buried her out there.
I remember the day when the minister looked at me, Brother Smith, looked over, and tears running down his cheeks. He picked up the clods of dirt, said, "Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust..." and hear them bouncing on that casket.
I thought, "My..." And about that time the wind whistled down through them old pine trees, seemed to say, "There's a land beyond the river... we only reach that shore by faith's degree. One by one we gain the portals, There to dwell with the immortal. Someday they'll ring those golden bells for you and me."
E-41 I was going down to the
grave; he had a little pot of flowers in his hands. It was about
breaking day. And I took off my hat as I neared the grave. The little
fellow started crying, kindly chugging in himself. I put my arm around
him. He said, "Daddy, is mommy down there? Could we dig her up just a
minute and talk to her? And my little sister, Sharon, there..."
I said, "Let's set the flower down, honey." I put the flower down, put my arm around him, I said, "Honey, boy, the remains of the earthly journey lays there, but way across the sea, yonder, towards the rising of the sun, there's a empty tomb this morning. They were in Him. Some glorious day, we'll see them again." Pulled him up to my bosom and prayed. Why? There's a empty tomb yonder that says that someday I'll see her again. Someday we'll meet again.
E-42 My, how that those old
Hebrews look into that casket, and see those bones, and know that
someday they'd go out of there. Then when Moses come to take the
children of Israel back to the promised land, he gathered up the bones
of Joseph, and took them before him, and took them back over to
Palestine, and buried them in Palestine. I wonder why? Spiritual
Look, those prophets knew that the firstfruits of the resurrection would come out of Palestine, not out of Egypt, Palestine! The resurrection wasn't coming to Egypt; it was coming to Palestine. That's the reason they wanted to be buried in Palestine. And that's the reason that I said bury me in Jesus. For those that are in Jesus, will God bring with him at the second coming. No matter what the world's got to say about it, let me be dead and buried in Christ. Hallelujah. Spiritual revelation...
E-43 Call me a holy-roller, fanatic, anything you want to, as long as I'm buried in Christ. Our life is hid in God through Christ, sealed by the Holy Ghost. That settles it for me. Oh, pressed to get into it. There's a great dark chamber setting yonder before everyone of us. Every time my heart beats, we're going one beat closer to it. Some of these days, we've got to enter in. And when I come to the end of the road, I don't want to go like a coward. I want to wrap myself in the robes of His righteousness, going in with this, knowing that I know Him in the power of His resurrection, that when He comes again, He will call me from among the dead. That's the hope of every believer. That's it, "knowing Him in the power of His resurrection," said Paul, "that when He calls I'll come out from among the dead." Be buried in Christ, dead to the world, alive in Christ, looking for things above, heavenly things, where Christ sets at the right hand of the majesty, ever living to make intercessions upon our confession, we go forward in faith then conquering. You see it? Spiritual revelation.
E-44 I think of that--how that
prophet foresaw that resurrection yonder, four thousand years before it
took place. Let's see if they were disappointed, that believed in God
upon the spiritual revealed Truth.
Jesus came in due season, borned of a virgin, come in the way of a stable door and went out through capital punishment. When He died at Calvary, that day on Golgotha, hanging on the cross, the heavens give it's light away, and the earth quivered and shook. And when Jesus died, the whole world recognized that was the death of the Son of God.
E-45 Here some time ago, you
readers that reads the Reader's Digest... I got so many messages from
preachers. It's a shame that ministers can't understand. They said,
"When Miss Pepper, you know, that great medium, that they give her
about twelve pages. And they wrote in there and said they tried her for
the past forty or fifty years. Little housewife fell into a trance one
day, and she'd talk to the dead. You... Reader's Digest, I believe of
October, about two years ago or three, how that... We've got it
somewhere. I...?... I haven't got it with me. I think Brother Baxter
has it at the time. And then how that they took her and would change
her clothes, send her over into Egypt or somewhere, bring a Frenchman
down and call for a certain person (be disguised), and she'd pull up
the dead person and talk the same voice and everything, the dead person
did that went on. So they said, "It's truly... There's a whole lot of
bogus, whole lot of make-beliefs of mediums and spiritualists, but
there is one that they couldn't upset."
Someone said to me, "Do you believe that?"
Yes, sir, the Bible teaches that there is such things, the witch of Endor; it's a devil. Right. But she's got a lot of impersonators.
E-46 Not long ago they proved in
the police court, where a great judge of a city was supposed to have
touched his ghostly mother's hands in a meeting. And proved, the next
morning, it wasn't nothing but a fake with a piece of cheesecloth. But
he didn't touch her hand. But what is that? That's some money making
scheme, trying to impersonate that real spiritualist. And if they have
it in that side, so do we have it on this side, trying to impersonate a
real Christian--Make-believers. Amen.
Notice, someone then, about a year later, you read the Reader's Digest, of my meeting in California, down there at the campgrounds, when they brought that little Donny Martin. Many of you has read it, no doubt. From Donny Martin, the miracle, when they brought him down out of Canada and give a wonderful write up, how he come to the platform., little fellow, twisted all out of condition. And how, said, the evangelist never asked one question but looked straight at the child, and told him where he come from, how he'd been to Mayo Brother's, and turned down and everything. And just exactly how the outcome of the child would be. And it was just exactly word by word.
E-47 So then here come
preachers, sending letters in, said, "Brother Branham, I always kind of
doubted. I believe now, you are a spiritualist." A man of God that
don't know no better than that. I just wrote a letter out, a--a regular
circular letter and said, "Why is it? Why, when Jesus was here was it
the same thing? Exactly. They don't understand. The impersonation,
everything the devil has, he copied it off of Christ. That only makes
the real one better.
Look, if you picked up a bogus dollar, and it goes to show there's a real dollar somewhere. Now, how would you do if you got a bogus dollar? The first thing you'd pick it up and feel the value of it. A real dollar is not made out of paper together. It's a silk affair. A real dollar isn't made on regular paper. Feel the value of it.
E-48 Now, take what she did, and
then what the Holy Spirit does in the meeting. Then what she did, she
has nearly fifty years of service, and not one time was God ever
mentioned, or Christ ever mentioned, or healing ever mentioned,
salvation ever mentioned, eternal punishment ever mentioned, and it's
all about some kind of tommyrot, that some dead man lived years ago
with somebody else and the places they went and things, not no value to
it at all. Shows it was bogus.
And another thing, the best thing to do with a dollar, take the letters off of it, the numbers, and send back to the mint and find out whether there's a something to correspond with it at the mint or not. Is that right? Well, that's the way to do it. Take the Scripture and find out which is which. The mint will prove what it is. Is that right? Amen. Oh, how... Here's what it is, friends, if you'll give me just a moments time, and help me to--pray for me, I mean, as I don't mean to say, "I'll show you the..." I can't do that. I can only explain the way of it. God has to show it to you.
E-49 Say, here is a line like
this. And in here there's all mortals. On this side, or that side, men
are influenced by one side. This side comes from God. This side comes
from the devil. Now, let's just take it a great conglomeration of
blackness, and gaiety, and muck, and sin, and divisiveness of this
world. Every once in a while, you'll see a little white spot; that's a
Christian, like a light. Now, those that are in darkness are influenced
from beneath. Those that are lights are influenced from above. Now,
when you leave either one of these channels, you go into the realm of
spirit. This is the mortal realm, the dimensions that we live in.
Now, if you go this a way... Listen close. If you go this a way, the first dimension is the spirits of the dead. Peter spoke of it: "in prison, that repented not by long suffering in the days of Noah." The wicked unregenerated man, when he dies, his spirit goes into this realm.
The next realm below that is demons. The next realm below that is hell. I'm giving you a parable so you see it.
E-50 Now, what happened to that
woman? She broke into that realm, to the people that absolutely are
dead in sin and trespasses, and that's all they know about is the way
the tree leans, that's the way it falls. And there she broke into that
realm, talking to the spirits of the dead.
Now, going this a way, the first thing is the spirit of a man that died and rose again, Christ, the Holy Spirit. That's what influences the believer, going upward.
The next is angelic beings. The next is heaven itself, the third heaven. Amen. Oh, my. I see something, glorious. When Jesus died yonder at Calvary for a propitiation for our sins, he died not a just man but a sinner, not of His own, but mine and your sins sent Him to the regions of the lost. And I can see Him when He died yonder on Calvary, hanging between the malefactors, crying, "My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" And when He gave up the ghost and bowed His head, His Spirit went and preached to the spirits that were in prison, that repented not in the long-suffering of the days of Noah. The Scripture says so.
E-51 I can see Him go up to the regions of the lost, to a door. [Brother Branham makes a knocking sound--Ed.] And He opened the door. They begin screaming and wailing, those souls that repented not, He said, "You're of Enoch, I am he, that Enoch had a spiritual revelation of. I am He, that was preached before the antediluvian world. 'The Lord shall descend with ten thousands of His saints.' I'm the virgin born Son of God. And I've died at Calvary to redeem the lost. Why didn't you accept Enoch's message under the burnt offering? And the door was closed with a weeping and howling and gnashing of teeth. On down the road, demons, he got to the very door of hell [Brother Branham knocks--Ed.], knocked at the door. The devil opened the door, said, "Well, You finally arrived did You?" Said, "I thought I had You when I killed Abel. I thought I had You when I throwed the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace. I was positive I had You when I beheaded John. But after all, You arrived."
E-52 I can hear Him say, "Satan,
I just took the key and give it to the Apostle Peter for the Kingdom of
Heaven. But I come down to get the keys of death and hell, and you're
going to give them up."
I can see Him reach over there, he said, "But wait a minute, wait a minute; there's a sin proposition, you remember. I caused Eve to sin."
But He said, "Just a minute. I am the virgin born Son of God. The price has been paid. My Blood's still wet on Calvary's cross. You can't bluff the people anymore. I come to take over." Amen. See Him reach over there and jerk the keys off of his side, hang them on His own side. Getting near daylight, He's going back. And He just starts up.
E-53 Remember, there's some more
people that had a revelation: Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, all those in
paradise couldn't go into the presence of His majesty, because the
blood of bulls and goats wouldn't take away sin; it only covered it.
But now they can go. The real sacrifice, the very predominating Son of
the living God, the Son of the morning, had come and died, and the
Blood of God, Himself, had paid the price. Hallelujah! Oh, I feel
Notice. I can see Him knock at the door. Abraham and Sarah was setting back in there, Job and all of them, saying, "You know, I believe something took place up on earth awhile ago." I can hear Him knock at the door, and they open up the door; Abraham said, "Sarah, looky here. Here He is. Here's the Lamb that's been slain from the foundation of the world."
I can hear Daniel look out and say, "Wait a minute. That's the Stone I seen cut out of the mountain without hands."
I can hear Ezekiel saying, "I saw Him like clouds under His feet, when He was coming."
I can hear Job said, "I know My Redeemer liveth and there He stands." Hallelujah.
E-54 The patriarchs and prophets
a answering to Him... I can hear Him say, "Get ready, children. You've
died under a good faith. You come God's provided way. And I've made a
way now. You're going back to receive your immortal bodies. Just a few
minutes it's going be daylight, and we've got to appear on earth.
I hear Abraham say, "Master, can we make a little whistle stop? I'd like to look around the old city and see how it looks."
Daniel say, "I'd like to go out where I saw the visions."
He said, "Sure. I'm going to be there for several days, talking to My disciples and instructing them and--concerning the things of the Kingdom of God. I've got to anoint them, and the Holy Spirit's a coming... Tell them to preach the Gospel and heal the sick to all the world."
Daylight came. The Angels rolled the stone away. A great mysterious something happened. I can see Caiaphas walking down the street and say, "You know the story they're telling about that man, raised from the dead? I hear them say He come right into a--a building last night and talked to the disciples and so forth. I see Sarah and Abraham, sweethearts, never to be old no more, arm in arm, walking down the street. And I hear Abraham say, "Sarah, darling, look at that old place, you remember that?"
"Yeah, I remember it. Why, I remember when I met Melchizedek, right out there, the King of Salem, paid Him a tithe of all the spoils."
Caiaphas said, "Who is that young couple? Looks like I've seen them."
"Watch out, Sarah, we're being noticed." Disappeared like Christ did, coming through the walls: glorified body.
After forty days He pulled His disciples out there and blessed them and said, "Go into all the world and preach this Gospel; I'm coming back again. I'll be with you always unto the end of the world."
E-55 He started up, taking the
Old Testament saints with Him. And as He went up, up, beyond the moon,
on beyond the stars, on beyond the sun, the Old Testament saints
followed Him. The Bible said, "He led captive, captive, give gifts unto
men." I can see Him going beyond Angels and Archangels plumb on into
the spheres and...?... coming into the sight of the New Jerusalem.
I can hear the Old Testament saints, acquainted with David's prophecy said, "Lift up ye everlasting gates, and be ye lifted up, let the King of Glory come in."
I can here the Angels behind, said, "Who is this King of Glory?"
And the Old Testament said, "The Lord of Host, mighty in battle."
The angel pressed the button; the gates lifted up; Jesus and the Old Testament saints walked right down through the city of Jerusalem. The Conqueror, all the saints a following Him, walked up to the throne and present them, say, "Here they are, Father." He said, "Climb up on My Throne and set here at My right hand, till I make every enemy Your footstool." Hallelujah.
E-56 People who had spiritual
revelation, believing on the Word of God, believing that Jesus would
come, He did come. They believe the same thing today, that He's coming
again. We got a spiritual revelation that Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever. His power is here now. His Spirit is
here now. His healing is here now. His Salvation is here now.
Everything that we have need of, right here now, the Holy Ghost moving
on the building right here now, would save every sinner, baptize every
believer, heal every sick person. "Upon this rock I'll build My church
and the gates of hell can't prevail against it." Amen.
Oh, my, I feel like preaching. Look, I see the clock's getting away. Got the big prayer line ahead. But oh, don't you believe that God, revealing Himself to the human heart, spiritual revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Shall we pray as we bow our heads.
E-57 Our heavenly Father, as we
think today, of that wonderful Lord Jesus, how He came, a bleeding
Sacrifice, came the Lamb of God, to take away the sin of the world. How
that those Old Testament saints are looking now. Without us, they are
not perfect, so they're depending on us to believe God's Word.
I believe it is written in the Scriptures, that if they lay hands on the sick they shall recover. That's spiritual revealed Truth of the Word of God. I believe it's inspired. And I accept it this same way upon those basis.
I pray, Father, that You'll heal every person that's in here tonight that's sick and has need. Grant it, Lord. Bless all those who are out of the way tonight, that doesn't know You, hasn't this hope in them. It's never been revealed to them yet, that Jesus, the Son of God, loves them and is going to--to save them if they'll only accept Him and be borned again. Grant it, Lord. Get the wayward, the man, wayfaring man, yet never has come in to be washed, separated by the Water, the washing of the Water by the Word. Maybe tonight, that Your Spirit has spoke to Him in a mysterious way, said, "Child of weakness, come tonight. Come and be saved. I stand with a outstretched arm, ready, willing, and waiting to save the lost, making the unkind, kindly. Grant it, Lord, for we ask it in His Name.
E-58 And while we have our heads
bowed, I wonder if there's one in the building tonight outside of
Christ, would raise their hands and say, "Somehow or another, God, in
my heart right now, I'm believing that the story of the Lord Jesus is
the truth. I raise my hand to accept Him." Would you raise your hand to
God? God bless you, young man. God bless you, lady. God bless you, sir.
God bless you, back there, lady, the Spanish lady. Somewhere else, say
you're...?... May God bless you, young lady, back there. And a lady
over here in the corner, I see you. God bless you, sir; I see the
elderly man with his hand up. God bless you, lady, I see you, the
elderly lady. God bless this man, here, elderly man with his hand up.
God bless you, lady, I see you up here. That's wonderful. Up in the
balcony to the right, God bless you, sir. God bless you, little lady.
Someone else on the right hand side? God bless you, sir; I see your
hand. Someone else, "I now want to receive the Lord Jesus." God bless
you, boys; I can see you. God bless you, young man; I see you. Back to
the balconies to the left, right quick, hold on. Yes, God bless you,
you, you, you, and you. On...
Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, Oh... (Won't you come, now? God bless you, sir. Someone else? Someone else raise your hand? God bless you, young lady;...?... see you. God bless you, young man; I see you. God bless you. God bless you. God bless you, sir, and you sister, I see your hand.)
Oh, sinner, come home. (God bless you, that you hear and God bless your heart.)
Come home, come home, (What do you have to do? Come, believing and accept. Believe. By faith are you saved, that through grace, not of works lest any man should boast. Come, believing, accept. All you have to do is raise your hand and say, "Father, just remember me." He will do it.)
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus (If He speaks to your heart, just raise your hand saying, "Lord, it's me." while I offer prayer?)
E-59 Has the Spirit of God
revealed to you, tonight, that the end time is near? God bless you,
brother, I see your hand. The end time is near. The scientific world
says the end of the world's in sight. Don't know just what hour. What
if every person in here knowed that in the morning, there wouldn't even
be a sprig of a palm tree left in this city? Some of these big
laboratories out here would happen to let loose some of that atom, just
scream around the world and the radio scream which...?... nothing but
dust left, everywhere. You're gone. Thousand years maybe from tonight,
the winds a blowing, howling across the barren world, you're tombstone
may come out of the dust, your name on it. But where's your soul?
Remember, you're going to be somewhere. There was a time when you was
nothing or nowhere, but there never will be a time but what you'll be
something or somewhere.
All you have to do is just surrender yourself and raise your hand, say, "Lord, this is my token to you. I come by raising my hand." Is there another, before we pray? We got a big prayer line. God bless you, dad, I see your hand. God be merciful to you, over here, brother. God be merciful to you, back there, brother. Way over to my left, I see your hands also. Anywhere around? God bless you, little boys up there; I see the little fellows put up their hand.
E-60 You know a little child is something... God's speaking to their little heart. God bless the man here, little Spanish brother with his hand up. The elderly man, setting right back behind, God bless you, sir. Peace and power waits for you; it's got to be yours the minute you believe it. Up in the balcony, yes, God bless you up there, I see you honey. Is some way... God bless this man, setting here, my brother, upon the basis of God's Word and the shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, from the depths of your heart, I believe you've got hands up, You have a Eternal Life and can never perish, brought into a full realization of the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Saviour.
E-61 You can't desire that. God
has to make it come to you. Just think, someone setting, the Holy
Spirit says this is your time to put up your hand, and then you would
reject it? See, that's the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, "No man can come to
Me unless the Father draws him, and all... What is drawing, knocking at
your door, saying, "This is it. This is it. Raise your hand now and
And you say... "Oh, I don't want to." Oh, my, then on that day, you'll say, "Oh, I want to."
He will say, "I--I don't want you." Come tonight. Won't... Look friends, I don't know when the Lord Jesus is coming. But there's many of us setting here tonight, this time next year, our bodies maybe molded out here in the grave. These young ladies and young men, setting here tonight, maybe beautiful, right in their young age; six weeks from today, it will be molding and rotten, yonder in the grave, and maybe without God, without Christ, without hope... died and gone to eternity, when right tonight, the Holy Spirit wants to save you. Won't you receive it?
E-62 I know this one thing,
there's a day coming, just as sure as we're setting here... we have
to... that every person in here will be gone. I've got to stand with
you then, when the judgment comes up, and the Holy Spirit will say,
"What did you do that night?" I'll say, "Lord, the best I could, under
my... ignorant side. I tried to preach to them, tell them that the
revelation of God that had to come. And many of them raised their hand,
Father." He knows everyone of you, then; He's got your name written
down. Oh, how happy you'll be. We'll put our arms around one another,
rejoice, for you have accepted Him.
Is there another before praying now? All right, shall we bow our heads, now, reverently and quietly. Souls coming to the Lord. Now, right where you're setting, you have raised your hand and you, maybe, that didn't, just imagine what God said now. He said, "He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life. Shall not perish but's got Everlasting Life, never come into condemnation, no more. You've done passed our death, Christ setting you free right now from the sin and death, because you're believing Him. You believe His Word.
E-63 Now, Father, into Thy hand I commit every person here. Those who raised their hands have accepted You. Dear Lord, I know that from their heart, that they're coming to Thee upon the basis of the shed Blood of Thy Son, the Lord Jesus. Father dear, Your Word said that You would accept them. And I believe they're everyone accepted right now. I thank You for them, Father, and I love them. And I as Your servant give them to You that the Holy Spirit may fill their life and guide them through this journey, and give them journeying mercy, the best that You can give them, Father, from Your heavenly a bountiful blessing. And someday, in a better land, may I met each and every one, saved, washed in the Blood of the Lamb. And we'll set down and talk it all over then. Until then, may Your Holy Spirit guide each one, for we ask it in His Name, Amen. I like that sister; keep that up here.
have heard of a land, on a far away strand...
How many knows... Does anybody know that song? I think that's one of the most beautiful singing--song. I can't sing it. And I sure like it. I think it's a beautiful song.
There's a land... on a far away strand,
It's a st--up where we'll never grow old. (How many knows it, now, raise your hand.) Would you come here, Brother Tracy, just a moment? Lead that chorus for us for that all who has been saved. "Never Grow Old," all right.
In a land where we'll never grow old,
Never grow old, never grow old,
In a land where we'll never grow old.
E-65 Let's turn around and shake
hands with somebody right... setting next to you now, and say, "Praise
the Lord, neighbor. We're so glad that you're here. God bless you."
Welcome those who set their hands up in the air to accept the Lord
Jesus. Oh, my, wonderful. Oh, don't you just like a meeting like this?
It just makes you settle down, feeling real good, your hearts...
Nothing will upset you, nothing, just feel in love with everybody.
Isn't that wonderful? Just think, the Holy Spirit's here now, to guide
and direct us. How many of you that raised your hands, would raise your
hands again and say, by this saying, "Oh, I feel so much better now."
Raise your hands. I want... Oh, I just love it. Let's say, "Praise the
Lord forever." That's wonderful.
Now, surely He will heal our sick and afflicted tonight, won't He? Now, it's just time to start the line. Now, let's see, I got a little ticket here. Now, with the prayer line, we'll see how many we can line up here. Now, who has prayer cards number A, get all the A's. That was the first one that's give out. Would the A's line up right here first then? Prayer cards A, line up over here to the right. Yeah, perhaps maybe to go plumb to the wall over there, the boy said, and come right through here; it'll make it better. Those with prayer card A.
E-66 Now, if we will get the
ministers here, as ushers, or the ushers, rather, we will go down and
get the prayer cards lined up. Just the prayer card A first, then we
will get to others as we can.
Oh, my. [Brother Branham speaks to someone--Ed.] Yes...?... Just a minute. Let's sing that song will you, together? Now, come on.
Only believe, only believe,
All things are possible, Only believe, (Get them born again.)
I tell you what to do: some of these wheelchair cases doesn't even have prayer cards. If you'll leave the stretcher and wheelchair cases laying right here while I call the next number, I will come down and pray for them right here, whether they have cards or not, in this--all of the stretchers and wheelchairs cases, right here now. And then won't have to bring them up on the platform. Just right here. The cripples and so forth that can't walk over the platform, just have them stand right here and we will...
E-67 Now, have we got the prayer cards A lined up against the wall? Over there, friends, if you will. Right over that way so they can get to them. Now, while they're getting them over, I want to ask you something. How many believe that Jesus Christ made these statements: "These signs shall follow them that believe; in My Name they shall cast out devils, speak with new tongues, take up serpents, drink deadly things, will not harm them; and if they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." ? Is that the Scriptures? All right.
E-68 Now, we believe then, if
we'll pray the prayer of faith and will ask God, God's obligated to His
Word, isn't He. He's obligated to His Word. Now, doing this tonight,
friends, because I have people that even... It's the most pathetic
While they're lining up I want to tell you a little something. Brother Moore here, was with me in Finland not long ago. I seen a little girl; they was bringing me in with soldiers. There'd been a little boy raised from the dead. I told you all about it here in Phoenix before it happened, two years before it ever happened, it was going to happen.
And this little boy had been raised from the dead. And I tell you they were standing up-and-down the streets. And you couldn't even get near the places. And some soldiers was bringing me in. I come through a little old dormitory of a place there, come into the building. They was already singing for me...
E-69 And there was a little
Finnish girl stepped out. She had a--a brace on her leg, 'cause she
couldn't move her leg. And it was a great big thing around her, and a
belt over her, and hitched in her toe. And the way she'd move with her
two crutches, they'd set her out and pull her little shoulder and that
strap would pull her foot out, then she didn't have no use of that
limb, so the brace around her would catch her, and she would walk that
way. Poor little ragged thing, her little skirt's hanging ragged, her
little hair all chopped up. And I come to find out, she was a little
Finnish war orphan; her mother and father had been killed in the war.
And when she come out of the ladies dormitory there, she looked and she thought she'd done something wrong. The child bowed her little head and looked up through that little ragged hair. And I thought, "That little thing wants to come to me." And I stood there a little bit, and the soldiers tried to push me on. I just stood there. And they--I couldn't speak to them, 'cause all Finnish.
E-70 And that little girl, I
knew she wanted to come. So I looked over at her and I motioned to her
like this. And as she come over there, these little crutches under her
arm (they picture of it's in the book), and so she started putting her
own crutches out. Now, to get that child coming. I just stood and she
come like this, till she got right up to where I was. Then she reached
down and got a hold of my coat and kissed the pocket of my coat. She
backed off of these little crutches and pulled her little skirt out and
said, "Kiitos" That means thank you in Finnish, like that.
She looked up, her little lips a quivering like that, the tears running out of her little baby blue eyes, and she said, "Kiitos." Oh, my, my heart would break nearly. And I looked and I thought... I said, "God bless you, honey. You can't hear what I'm saying, but may He heal your little body." And as I looked up like that... Now, her respects, not to me, but to God...
E-71 See you can only approach
God through... Well, they approached it through the brass serpent. They
approached it through the prophets. They approached it through the
apostles. They approached it through preachers, and (See?) through an
instrument. So he...
That little girl, while I was looking at her, trying to talk to her, I looked and I seen a vision coming this way. And there the child was without a brace or anything, going walking.
Now, I couldn't get it to her: I couldn't tell her. And the soldiers pushed me on, and Brother Baxter come and got me. You was there, I believe, that night, Brother Moore. And when we went on the stage... and so we begin to pray for the sick and the Holy Spirit speak to the people back in there, couldn't even talk--talk their language... Tell who they was, where they was from, what was wrong, just a two or three things like that, and they just piled up braces, and crutches, and things, and walked away. Just simple believers.
E-72 Then they started taking me
out of the line; I said, "Let me have just a few more." And by God's
providence, that child was the next one to come up on the platform. And
when she come, I said to the Mrs. Isaacson, the interpreter, "Now, you
just say what I say." And I said, "Sweetheart, God rewarded your faith
out there. He healed you out there. You go back over here and have them
take the braces off of you. Come back and show us."
And I begin to pray for another one. In a few minutes, when the man got the braces off of her, and the big shoe and all of these braces, here she come across the platform running just as hard as she could, the braces up over her head, just rejoicing. Why? Did I heal her? No, sir. What healed her? Her reverence and reproach to the Word of God that was just exactly. See? If I'd a been the biggest hypocrite in the world, God would've honored that child's faith anyhow. But she's seen so many things done, the poor little thing, till believed if she could get that close to you it would be done.
E-73 Look, you say, "Is that Scripture, preacher?" Yes, sir. I remember in the Bible they laid in the shadow of a fisherman. And just his shadow passing over them, because he was God servant. He stood right in the audience and said to Ananias and Sapphira, and so forth, and they knowed he was God's servant. And just the shadow of that apostle pass over them, every one was made well--whole. Is that right? Certainly it's Scripture.
E-74 Now, while we're praying
now, every one of you now, if you come across the platform... 'Course
you know I can't take ten, fifteen minutes of a person, I'm going to
pray what I can, my dear brother. Just think, "What if that was my
mother standing there? What if it was my wife? What if it was my baby?
What if it's my brother or father? I want somebody to be real sincere
And now, it's somebody's mother, and father, and wife, and so forth. It's somebody and God will hold me just as responsible. See? So it must be a deep reverence and sincerity. So the only thing I can do, friends, take just one at a time, single them out here...
He might tell you the reason why or something like that, but make your confession now. Tell God that you'll do everything, that you'll live for Him, and believe that when He come across here, you'd fulfill what He said, to "lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." And when you do, as soon as... Now, listen, every one, when you pass by here, not because... This is just a contact place for you, when you leave off here, go off and say, "Thank you, Lord Jesus; it's settled forever." Believe it in your heart, come by. Just don't come by to touch a totem pole or something, but come by believing it on the basis of the Word of God, that you've accepted it. And I'm laying hands upon you on the basis of the Word of God, that He said do it. Then you've got to get healed haven't you, if you believe?
E-75 Now, prayer cards... The
next one is E. How many has prayer card E, raise up your hand. Now, go
over, or go back and come around and line up down here. Prayer card E.
And while you're going up there, let's all... Come here, Brother Tracy
and sing "Only Believe." I want to pray for this stretcher cases and so
[Brother Tracy sings "Only Believe" while Brother Branham prays--Ed.]
Let's say, "Thank the Lord."...?... the people out of the wheelchairs. There isn't a wheelchair setting, but what the people's out of it right now. The cripples are... Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everyone. Every empty wheelchair except one setting right here. Brother, believe with all your heart, you can get up too, if you just believe it, all right. Bring the sick and the afflicted now. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Everybody here. Just remain with your hands up, praying for a few minutes while these people come through the line. Pray that they'll get healed. Come on people and just pray now.
E-76 In the Name of the Lord
Jesus lay hands... (Brother Tracy, get the microphone there.)...?... by
faith...?... God, be merciful to our...?... God,...?... our sister and
heal her, Father, in the Name of Jesus...?... [The
prayer line passes by--Ed.]
They shall lay hands on the sick, they shall recover, meaning everybody. [The prayer line passes by--Ed.] Jesus is here.
All prayer cards number E, E's and M's, go over on this side. The ushers will... Say friend, I've never seen it so much, so wonderful. Visions are breaking. I know that people's getting healed. This is wonderful. Come right on along here. E and M, the next prayer cards, all along this side. Now, if you want to be seated, you can, whatever you want to do. Just keep praying. Just keep praying at the people are coming. [The prayer line passes by--Ed.] God bless you...?... eyes...?... [the prayer line passes by--Ed.] God bless our...?... [The prayer line passes by--Ed.] God bless you...?... I pray that You'll bless him. [The prayer line passes by--Ed.]
Let's raise our hands to the Lord Jesus. O God, Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The moment we get the Spirit coming by blessing the people, seeing their faces light up with a glory of God. And now, Lord, if there be any more sick in this building, we condemn every disease. All our hearts thankful...?... up them wheelchairs. I pray God, that they'll never have you use them again. They'll be back tomorrow night, walking, rejoicing, and praising God...?...