A Greater Than Solomon Is Here (61-0412)
Good evening, friends. It's great privilege to be back here in the
auditorium again tonight, or the field house. And we are so happy to
have this opportunity to speak with you again; but I hope not as long
as I did last night.
My son was talking to some of the ministers and they said, "About how long does Brother Branham speak?"
He said, "Oh, not too long until he speaks on a subject of Abraham, sometime he just–just get lost."
And last night I was here about two hours and forty-five minutes.
Someone said to me this morning, said, "What will Abraham be? It must
You're such a nice people, and I like to speak to people that the Word
responds to, see precious souls coming to the Lord. It makes it real
nice. It's one of the greatest joys of my heart.
I remember one time when I was a young minister. I… There was another
minister friend of mine, his sister; I taken her home after church one
night, and we were going up the road. And she was kind of a formal
Christian, as nominal, as I would say. And I believed that she believed
in Christ, and so forth, but she hadn't went as deep as what I think a
Christian should go to profess Christianity. And–and she said, "How
about tomorrow night, going to the show?"
I said, "I don't go to shows."
And she said, "Well," said, "they got a skating rink down here, how about go skating?"
I said, "I don't go skating."
She asked me three to four different places, and I said, "I don't do that."
She said, "Well, as a young man here about twenty-two years old, where do you get any pleasure?"
I said, "In the house of the Lord." I said, "That…"
And a few nights after that I was in a church, and the young lady was
setting back there. And–and so that night I made an altar call, and
about twenty people came up around the altar, weeping, young folks. I
motioned to her; I said, "I get more joy out of that than all the world
could afford." And it's–it's such thing that you know you… You feel
when you lay down at night you've done something, try to help somebody.
That's what we're here for, to try to make life's burdens just a little
lighter for you (See?), and–and to help those who doesn't know Christ
to know Him.
Praying for the sick, I was coming up the steps, and I heard them
mention about Friday night for the emergency cases. Well, that's true,
when we get down and pray for all the emergencies. They set that night,
of course, for that.
Now, Divine healing does not rest upon, remember, the laying on of
hands; that's all right. Now, that's the American people. They have to
have hands laid on them or they just don't believe it. That's all. You
got to touch them some way and–or it doesn't–it doesn't work. And…
But now, if you'll just bear with me just a moment.
Not to be different, but that is not the way God deals with Gentiles.
That was a Jewish tradition. You remember, the Jew said to Jesus, "My
daughter is variously vex–variously sick, and she's dying." Said,
"Come, lay Your hand on her and she'll get all right": Jewish. But when
the–went to the Roman's house, the Gentile, he said, "I'm not even
worthy that You come under my roof. Just speak the word." See? And
Jesus turned around to the Jews and said, "I haven't seen such faith as
that in Israel." See?
Now, what did that Roman say? "I'm a man under authority. And I'm a
centurion." That meant he had a hundred men, a century, a hundred men
under him. And he said, "I–I–I say to this man, 'Go,'and he goes,
this man,'Come,' and he comes." For why? He was over them. He was a
master over them. And what did he say by telling Jesus that? That He
was ruler, could rule all sickness, and anything that He said had to
be. Oh, isn't that a real way to meet Him? "You just say my son lives,
and he lives. Just speak the word. That's all You have to do."
Now, Durban, South Africa, recently, I don't know whether the boys has
ever put that book out yet or not on Africa, written by Captain Julius
Stadsklev… We had come into to Durban, South Africa, where we'd some
meetings in Johannesburg. And oh, my, such things that would take hours
to say what the Lord did… But when we went to Durban…
I never forget; Sidney Smith, the mayor of Durban, came and got me, and
he said, "Oh, Brother Branham," said, "this is African history." He
said, "You…" said, "they've been pouring in here for about five
days." And said, "They're four or five days away yet," bringing their
loved ones by homemade cart, way they could pack one another. And when
the lion comes, they push him up a tree till the lion leaves, then go
down, "Bring them on," trying to get them to the meeting. For they'd
heard of what the Lord had did over in another place, Johannesburg,
and–and then had be Johanna… many of the places. And so…
And I tell you; Christianity in Africa is a weakening thing. It
certainly is, because we have taught reading, writing, and arithmetic
instead of doing what Jesus told us to do. He said, "Go ye into all the
world and preach the Gospel. These signs shall follow them that
believe." Now, He never said, "Go teach the Word." He said, "Preach the
Gospel." And the Gospel is demonstration of the risen Christ; that's
the Holy Spirit. Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but
through the power, manifestation, demonstrations of the Holy Spirit."
It would have to be to fulfill Mark 16.
And I was going out, Mr. Sidney Smith and I, the mayor of Durban, going
out to the race tracks where… It's the second greatest race track in
all the world. And then there they were… All the places taken up, all
the way across the track, and places built on the other side. That was
just our second day there. We had one day left. And it was on a Sunday
Oh, you know how people can give a evangelistic count of being, some of
them, "A half a million." You know how they do when… So it's… I
judged a lot less then what they said the people was.
But today people are trying to see how many people you can get out.
That doesn't have anything to do with it. It's whether Christ is there
or not (See?); that's the main thing. And it's… And I'd rather be
just by myself and be with Him, than be with ten million and Him not
there. I… It's just wherever He is. And that's the main thing. It
isn't who can get the greatest crowd and swing it out in papers and all
that. Why, the Catholic church can beat all of us on that. In the
United States Mr. President Kennedy could beat all them, I suppose,
here in the United States.
So it isn't crowds. God doesn't dwell in crowds; He dwells in humble
hearts. That's where He is. "Wherever two or three are gathered in My
Name, I'll be in their midst." That's what we want to look at, not the
great flowerly things, but the–the reality of a risen Lord Jesus.
Now, then in this meeting, I noticed so many of them there that had
little tags around their throat. They didn't wear any clothes, most of
them. They were primitive natives. And so I said, "What's the tags
around their throat for?"
He said, "Oh, that's marked. They're Christian."
I said, "And packing idols?"
"Oh, yes, they pack idols anyhow."
And now, that's the strength of so-called Christianity. And so I…
What do they do? Some mother sends her child there to be a missionary,
think he'd be a David Livingston. And what happens? He lives in the
finest hotel, and a nice car, ride out to the compound, have a little
dance out there when they bring them up out of the diamond mines, and
pass them out some tracts. What do they know about that?
But David Livingston days are not now. They don't go back in the
jungles. And that's the strength of missionaries in the foreign lands,
trying to educate them, abc's. And what do you do? You make them a
twofold child, more of hell than they was when they started. They get
down town, women have to pack guns in their pocketbooks, keep from
being ravished. When he's out in the tribe, in his tribal condition,
he's all right. Only thing he needs is Christ, because he's got… He's
got tribal laws that'll outdo Christianity any way you take it.
For instance, in one tribe there if a young woman isn't married till
she's a certain age. She–she has to–she has to take off tribal paint
because she's been disgraced. And before she's married, she's tested
for her virgincy. If she be found guilty, she has to tell the man that
done it; they're both killed together. What if that happened in the
United States; there'd be a lot of dying, wouldn't it, amongst called
Christians? See, so they don't need morals. What they need is to know a
So there they were pouring in there. And there's one guy there, and a
little fellow, going along there with a idol in his hand. And I said…
He said, "Would you like to talk to him?" Said, "He's–he's a Shangai.
They have the Xhosas, and the Shangai, and the Basothu and the Zulu,
and so many different of the tribes. And he said… He said, "He's a
Shangai; I can speak his language." Said, "Call him anything you want
to. I'll interpret for you."
And the mayor drove his car up. I said, "Hello, Thomas." I called him
Thomas because being a Christian packing an idol. And I said, "Hello,
Thomas." I said, "Are you a Christian?"
"Yeah," He believed in Amoyah. "Amoyah" is a word comes from "an unseen force" like the wind: Amoyah. He believed in Amoyah.
I said, "What do you pack the idol for then?"
Well, he had a good reason. His daddy packed it. One day a lion got
after his daddy; he set the little idol down, made the fire, and said
the prayer the witch doctor told him, and the lion got scared and ran
away. I said, "I am a leo yakta." "Leo" the "lion"; "yakta" is
"hunter." I said, "I hunt lions, and I know the nature of them. The
prayer, nor the idol never scared the lion away, the fire did. The
animal's scared of the fire." Oh, well, he would pack it anyhow. If–if
the unseen One failed; this one wouldn't. So there is the strength of
But when that day when the meeting started, I sent Billy down to give
out prayer cards. Oh, mercy. You just couldn't think about such a
thing. He didn't even have hardly any clothes on him when he got out.
The people, and they had to have them. I've got a picture of it in
colors where they had them fenced off by tribes, thousands times
thousands. I had fifteen interpreters. When I'd say, "Jesus Christ the
Son of God," I'd go get a drink of water and set down till one…
I used to hear the Pentecostal people speak in tongues, and I thought,
"My, that can't be right." But after that day I realized it was right.
There–there's not a sound can be made unless it means… You know, I
believe the Bible said something like that, "There's no sound without a
significance." You see that–that there's a meaning to every sound to
something. Trumpet gives the uncertain sound, see then…
E-14 So one of them would go… I would say, "Jesus Christ the Son of God," one of them would go…?… [Brother Branham imitates the different interpreters languages–Ed.]
Another go, "…?…" that's the Son of God, Jesus Christ. And–and
others would make all kinds of funny warbles in their throats, like
birds, but that meant Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It was interpreted
to their tribes of ten thousand Mohammedans there. And so then…
They're the kind supposed to be hard. There… Come from the old
Medes-o-Persias who change not or alter not.
And so I met one missionary; he said, "Think of it, Brother Branham, I been here thirty years and I got one precious jewel."
I said, "What's that?"
"I won a Mohammedan to Christianity." That's really something for a missionary to win a Mohammedan to Christianity.
So that day when I said, "Well now, we cannot have prayer cards to line
the people up, so I'm going to ask a missionary of each tribe to get at
least one or two out of each tribe and bring them here at the
platform." Well, they had a platform built, something higher than this,
quite a bit higher, all the way across the race track; big speakers
setting up from everywhere. And I said…
I quoted them the story of Jesus. I said, "Now, as far as healing is
concerned or salvation, it is something that He has already done for
you. It's yours. You just have to accept it, Divine healing the same
way. But a question that's in your mind," I said, "perhaps just like it
is in the most minds of the Americans and so forth everywhere: Is He
really alive or did the–the Jewish traditions, they stole Him from the
grave, and took Him away, is–is that it?" Said, "That's what you
I said, "Now, the thing is that He claims to be He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever. Then if He is, will not He do as He did
yesterday," and just give them the plain story. Take me about a hour to
do it, just talking, to get it to them. Finally, they agreed.
Well, the missionaries had the people lined up. There was about eight
or ten medical doctors, and there were all different denominations
piled around there from everywhere.
And on the battlefield we don't ask, "Are you Methodist? Are you
Baptist." Brother, it's trying to get heathens there. That's all. Even
Catholic priests was there dressed, not as a Catholic priest, but with
clothes on like the natives. See, you're on the battlefield then.
Just like I said last night: If we go battle, you don't say, "Are you a
Hoosier? Are you a corn cracker? Who are you?" That don't make any
difference. We're for one thing; that's for the nation. That's the way
we stand in Christianity. That's the way we should stand at home, like
that, if… We'd have a greater front to fight with, if we'd only do it.
And so then when the… The first one come up was a Mohammedan woman. And I–I said, "Do you speak English?"
So the Mohammedan interpreter came. And so the woman was a
thoroughbred, dotted between the eyes, and so forth, with a red dot,
which means she's truly Mohammedan, and a denial of Christ. So I said,
"Well, why do you come to me as a Christian? You, being a Mohammedan,
why didn't you go to your priest?" Oh, they're…
They believe in God. That's the children of Ishmael, the… Every
morning that great bong rings out there and the priest comes out and
said, "There is one true and living God." That's right. "And Mohammedan
is His prophet."
We believe there's one true and living God, and Jesus is His Son.
And they say, "Far be it from God having the Son, Spirit having a son."
So they don't believe that. So then, of course, they have to be that
way; they're Ishmael's children.
So then–so then when the… this woman, I said, "Why didn't you do to your priest?"
She said, back through the interpreter always, she said, "I–I believe that you could help me."
I said, "Have you ever read the New Testament?"
She said, "I have."
And I said, "Then if you've read the New Testament, if Jesus Christ is
that Prophet that was spoke of that should come, by Moses, spoke of the
Prophet that should come, would He be a prophet?"
She said, "He would be."
I said, "Then if He died and rose again, your god, your prophet is dead
and buried and at his grave for two thousand years." Changing guards
every four hours, I've been there. A white horse, expecting him to come
and ride the world down… But I said, "He's dead; His grave is there
and he is buried beneath it, and he's gone." And I said, "But our Lord,
Messiah, the Prophet of God," I said, "the Son of God, when He was here
on earth, He… When He left, He sent back His Holy Spirit upon the
church to do the same things that He did, and showed that He was still
the Prophet amongst them." I said, "Do you believe that?"
She said, "If it is so, I believe it."
I said, "Then as a Mohammedan to a Christian, or a Christian to a
Mohammedan," I said, "you perhaps… I say in that this section is all
Mohammedans. There's at least ten thousand of you setting in here." I
said, "This woman, I can't speak her language. But now, if this Jesus
is Messiah… And the Messiah, as I have quoted to you from the Bible
what He did when He was here on earth to prove that He was Messiah, and
they failed to recognize it, only those who were ordained to life." I
said, "Then if He would be alive and would promise that the works that
He did we'd do also, would you believe that, you Mohammedan people?"
And they raised up their hands.
So I turned to her and I said… Looked and I seen the vision. I said,
"Now, your husband is a short man. He has a black mustache. And your
name is…" I had to spell it out. I couldn't pronounce it. And she
raised her hand, "That's true." I said, "You were in a doctor's office
the other day. The doctor was bald, and he was not too old a man. He
examined you, and he said you had a growth, or a cyst on your left
breast. Your husband waited in the hall for you."
And the tears run down her cheeks. She said, "That's true."
And I said, "Now, what… Do you accept Jesus as your Saviour?"
She said, "I now renounce Mohammed and accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour."
I said, "Then in the Name of Jesus Christ, I pronounce you healed. Go, let your doctor examine you and bring me his testimony."
The next come was a woman that was a white woman. She was Afrikaans.
Now, there's a difference between Africa; that's the dark man.
Afrikaans is the Boer, the white man in Africa. And I said, "Do you
speak English?" It's a bilingual country.
And she said, "I do."
And I said, "Then do you believe that God sent His Son to die in your stead?"
She said, "I am a Christian, Mr. Branham."
And I said, "Well, then do you believe me to be His servant?" You have
to watch the words you say to them. And I said, "Do you believe that?"
She said, "I believe the story that I read in your book is true. I believe that you are God's servant."
I said, "Then if I am God's servant, if I could heal you and would not
do it, I would be a–a awful person, if I could help you in any way."
And I said, "The only way I can help you is through a Divine gift. If
He was standing here Himself, He could do no more, because for your
healing and so forth, He's already did it."
She witnessed that. I looked at her, and I said, "You have been to a doctor also, and he said that you had a cyst on the ovary."
She said, "That is true." And I looked and I seen a funeral procession. I said, "Prepare yourself for death."
And she said, "What do you mean?"
I said, "You're not going to live but a little bit." And in ten minutes
the woman had set down by her husband and dropped in a heart attack.
She was dead. And…
Now, if I'd be a healer, I'd have healed her. And that same night, the
mayor of the city, a friend of his, died, an old woman sixty years old.
And I was sent to the place where she was, and she was raised up from
the dead. See? It's God; He does just what He wants to.
Now, remember, you who reading these Christian Business Men, when they
put in there 'has raised the dead,' remember, before you can put that
in public, you have to have documented statements from doctors and so
forth that that's true. And everything you read in there, we've got
documented statements of it. That's…
That baby that died there in Mexico… As you read, that baby died that
morning at nine o'clock, signed by a doctor, and it was ten o'clock
that night when the little Catholic woman standing in the–down there
screaming and going on, where thirty or forty thousand people… And I
sent Brother Moore down to pray for the baby. And they'd… Why, thirty
or forty ushers couldn't hold her out of the line. She'd run between
their legs and everything trying to get up there: and raining just as
hard as it could rain.
I looked out and seen a little baby standing, smiling, looking at me. I
said, "Bring it here." Just no more than laid hands on the little wet
blanket, and the little fellow begin kicking and screaming. She jumped
down to say a Hail Mary, and I said, "That's not necessary. Give God
praise," and went on.
And so Brother Espinosa went to the doctors, chased it down the next
day. And we have a signed statement from the doctor that the baby died
with double pneumonia that morning at nine o'clock, and this was about
ten-thirty the following night, so–when the baby come to life. A
That you find about Finland, I have the mayor of the city with his own
seal that he was standing present when the boy had been laying dead,
crushed by a automobile, and was raised up from the dead by a vision
that was told here two years before it happened. See? So these are all
documented statements that they are true.
Now, the end of that revival that afternoon, or the end of that
meeting, there was a little cross-eyed boy come next. And the poor
little fellow, he'd… I'd tell you what–way they eat, but it'd make
you sick what they find to eat. If it's full of maggots, that's just
more meat. So they don't pay any attention to it. You see? They–they
build up inoculation from it. So they–they eat. And he'd… The blood
was all over his little belly.
And he was a Zulu, the Zulu's a great big strong man. He throws his
eseguard, with his hand pin a lion to the ground. The Shangai and many
of those were little fellows that let the lion jump right into the
spear. They dragged this. What we call spear, they call "eseguard."
So this little fellow coming on the platform, I said, "Now, the
audience can see the little lad is–is cross-eyed." I said, "Anyone
knows that." I said, "Now, I could not heal the child; anyone knows."
But I said, "Now, if the Holy Spirit could reveal what caused that, or
how it happened…" I looked at the little boy, and I said, "Yes, his
father and mother are rather rare for Zulus. His mother's a extremely
thin woman. And they are Christians. And the hut that they live in, as
you go in, to the right hand side of the door there's a picture of
Christ hanging on the wall. And the baby was born cross-eyed. And about
a hundred yards from me, the mother and father raised up to give
witness through the–the Zulu interpreter got it on.
And while I looked back at the little boy, his eyes was just as
straight as mine. I said, "Anyone sees that the little fellow is
healed, so just pass him on."
So started on. In a few minutes I heard a fuss back there on the
platform and looked around. It was a little British doctor. And this
little doctor was fussing about it. And so…
Brother Ern Baxter, I know many of you know Brother Ern Baxter, and how
many of you ever heard of F. F. Bosworth? I heard that he had… I
heard that was one of the last men that held a divine campaign healing
here in this city, or around this country. You couldn't have had a
better; F. F. Bosworth, I… When he was dying I grabbed him in my arms
and cried, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and horsemen
thereof." He was a man who brought dignity and power to the Pentecostal
church: F. F. Bosworth.
E-30 Well, he was on the platform. And he come, he said–he said, "I want to talk to him."
man said, "Now, while Brother Branham is under the anointing, you'll
cause a race riot here or something," 'cause they had militia out there
anyhow, watching, 'cause they have tribal wars. And so I said… Turned
around, and I said, "What's the matter, doctor?"
And he looked at me and said, "How did you know I was a doctor?"
I said, "What are you so curious about?" He said… Then they let him come up.
And he said, "Mr. Branham, what did you do to that boy?"
I said, "Nothing."
He said, "What kind of a–of a shenanigan are you trying to pull?"
I said, "What do you mean?"
He said, "That boy, what did you do to him? Did you hypnotize that
boy?" He said, "I put him up on the platform right there, myself, and
he was cross-eyed. Now, he isn't cross-eyed." Said, "Did you hypnotize
I said, "And then the British Medical Association gives you license to
practice medicine and know no more about hypnotism than that?" I said,
"If hypnotism will straighten a child's eyes, don't you think you
fellows ought to be practicing up a little bit on hypnotism?"
And he said, "I am curious, Mr. Branham." He said, "I'm a Christian. I have been raised in the Anglican church." He said…
Now, the calla lilies there, sisters, you ought to see them. Our little
ones about like that, some of them is eighteen inches across, growing
wild in the desert, in the jungles: yellow and white. There is great
big bouquets of them setting all over.
He said, "Now, I know there is a God, 'cause that lily couldn't live
without life." He said, "That life is hidden somewhere in the lily." He
said, "I know there's a God. But being tangible enough to straighten
the eyes of a cross-eyed child, I can't understand that."
E-33 I said, "Mister, I never touched the child. It was before the audience here; they seen the child cross-eyed between here."
He said, "Something between there and here happened."
I said, "Jesus Christ healed him."
And so Mr. Bosworth got him by the arm, said, "Sir, you'll just have to go back."
he said, "Wait just a minute." There was a big webbed mike here because
it was carrying so far, for several city blocks where they were laying,
and so forth. He said, "Just a moment." He said, "Mr. Branham, do you
tell me that Jesus Christ is so tangible that He can make cross-eyes
I said, "That is right, by faith, if you believe it."
He said, "Then I accept Him as my personal Saviour."
And when I left at Johannesburg about six… About–about ten days
later, there was about twenty or thirty thousand people out there
saying good-bye. And he jumped over the fence beyond the guards, and
run out, and grabbed me around the neck, and has become a missionary.
And when he throwed him arms around my neck, he started speaking in
tongues out there on the plat–out there on the plane. Now, he–he's a
medical doctor to the missionary doctor back in the great lands of
The next come on the platform. If you'll excuse me for taking just this
much time for a testimony. They… The next man come, they led him like
a dog. He had a chain around his neck. And I could not explain what
it–what it was, because a mixed audience. But the man had never had a
bath in his life. He was probably in his twenties: walked on his hands
and feet with a chain on his neck. He wasn't even mentally right.
And so they brought him up. And I said, "That poor mortal. If anybody
could help that man, and would not do it, is not even worthy of living
themselves." I said, "I could not help him no more, than if the Holy
Spirit would tell me what had happened to him." I said, "I–I could do
that by a Divine gift." But if he will believe," I said, "then I'll
pray for him."
And so I started to look at him. I said, "He was born that way." And it
happened to be his parents wasn't setting very far. And I said, "But
now since I got his attention, he's thinking about his brother. His
brother was riding," I said, "either on a yellow goat or a yellow dog,
and it… He hurt his knee and he walks on two crutches." I said, "He's
much younger and thinner than this man." But I said, "Wherever his
brother is, THUS SAITH THE LORD, he's healed." I said, "He doesn't have
to walk on his clubs no more."
And about a city block away, I heard a screaming. Here he come jumping
just as hard as he could with the clubs in his hands. And He got… He
was healed. Well, then it taken us about twenty minutes to get him
During that time, I looked, and I saw a vision above him. The man was
standing up normal. I thought, "Oh, my. Here's the time to get my
audience now." And I said, "If God will make this poor crippled mortal
to be well, how many of you people will accept Jesus as your Saviour?"
And as far as you could see the black hands up like that.
I knew it was going to happen, 'cause I'd done seen the vision. You
see? When you see that, that's all over then. There ain't enough–there
ain't devils out of hell could stop that then 'cause it's already…
It's a finished work. Only thing is just waiting to happen. That's
exactly what our Lord said. That's what anyone of the Bible… Jesus
said, "I do nothing till I see the Father doing it first." See? So it's
So I looked at the man. I knew he was going to be well. So I said, "To you Mohammedans out there…" Their hands went up.
Now, I said, "Stand up on your feet; Jesus Christ makes you well." And
he tried… You know they clown a lot for the tourists. They–they
tried–thought he was doing a tribal dance. He was taking his hands
like this [Brother Branham illustrates.–Ed.], poor man not even mentally right. And I said, "I didn't mean that–didn't mean that."
And the interpreter was trying to tell him. I said, "Stand up." And he was going…?… [Brother Branham imitates the man's language–Ed.]
like he was dancing, you know, trying to do, on his hands and feet: no
clothes on, just clout. And I got a hold of the chain, I said, "Stand
up. Jesus Christ makes you well." And when he got what… Stood to his
feet for the first time in life. There the tears running off onto his
black belly, spatting like that…
And I seen thirty thousand blanket natives come to Jesus Christ in one
altar call. I said, "How many of you will receive Christ as personal
Saviour? And thirty thousand stood to their feet. And I said…
Brother Baxter said, "Brother Branham, I think they meant physical
healing." I said… I–I take it through the interpreters again. I
said, "I did not mean physical healing; I meant that you have–you
accept Christ as your Saviour, God's Son. And if you're sincere, break
your idols on the ground." And it looked a dust storm, like an atomic
bomb had hit, and a mushroom of dust go up like that.
And the next morning, Sidney Smith called me; he said, "Brother
Branham," Monday morning he said, "you've never seen nothing like
this." Said, "Be… Go to the window of your hotel that faces the
seaside and watch coming down the street."
And I looked, coming down the street, and there was seven van loads…
Now, you that knowed F. F. Bosworth knows he doesn't give evangelistic
count. I made a congregational prayer. There was four people on the
platform. I made a congregational prayer and F. F. Bosworth estimated
twenty-five thousand miracles performed at one time. Why, it–it was
ten times bigger then Pentecost. And now… And here's…
They coming down the street the next morning, seven of those big
African vans, my, much longer than our trailer trucks here, just piled
full of old–of things that they had packed them on, and clubs, and
stretchers, and carts, and things they'd wheeled them in on. And here
they was coming behind. They were setting in it the day before, and the
next day walking down the street singing, "Only believe, all things are
possible, only believe."
I heard it a many time, and it has thrilled my soul every time I hear
it, because it's been my theme song for years. But never did it strike
my heart like that to hear thirty–all those thousands times thousands
of natives coming down the street no longer in war.
I got a place out of the Durban paper said within three months time, I
forget how many firearms and loads of things that they'd stole and was
bringing it back. They were through with sin.
Let me say another thing here. We're supposed to be in civilization.
Them women, standing on there, them women, one gave birth to a baby
setting not twenty feet from me. She never had no doctor. She just
picked the little fellow up. A lady next to her had it, given birth to
the baby, give the little posterior protoplasma stimulation. And she
raised it up to her breast and begin to nurse the baby, and went right
on rocking the baby listening to me preach. Just as primitive as they
But you know what, as soon as they received Jesus Christ as personal
Saviour, standing there with nothing but a little clout about that much
hanging around the front of them like that, when they left that ground
they folded their arms to walk away from the presence of men to get
clothes to put on.
Now, why is it we call ourselves Christians and taking more clothes off
every year? Now, I can't understand that, when a raw heathen receives
Christ, they begin… They realize that they are naked and fold their
arms, the ladies, and walked away. God help America. In the–in the
midst of my heart, feels the tears drop down, "Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
how oft would I have hovered you as a hen does her brood." But let me
warn you, the hour is near at hand."
Somebody has left a ten dollar bill laying here. I don't think it was
for me, so if it… It was probably in the collection or something. It
belongs to someone. I hope I don't… I'll lay it right underneath this
Bible, or whoever–what it's there for.
Now, I'm sorry to keep you long, but I–I–I just once in a while like
to testify. I'll try not to be over four hours tonight in this if I
possibly can help it. I'm… And if I'm over that, somebody pull my
coat. I don't mean to joke but I just said that 'cause intention let's
clear up now.
And before we approach the Word let's approach the Author. How many
knows Booth-Clibborn, William Booth-Clibborn? Oh, he's an orator
preaches in seven different languages. And he's a bosom friend of mine.
He wrote my favorite song: "Down From His Glory." And he is… Oh, he
wrote, "Behold the Bridegroom Cometh," and many of those songs. He is
an Englishman. But he's up in Oregon now. He's a fine man, real good
man, but he's such a… Oh, my, he know… He can preach the Bible in
Greek, preach It in anything he wants to. He–he preaches in seven
So one day he and I was at Shreveport with Brother Moore, and we were
discussing something. And I had the opposite side of the argument. And
I said something or another about it to Brother Booth. And he said,
"But listen here, young fellow," he said, "you just don't know your
I said, "That may be true, Brother Booth, but I know the Author real well."
He said, "Now, isn't that cute?" Said, "Jack, you have to love him anyhow."
So I'd rather know the Author than know His Book, because He will
reveal the Book if we know the Author. So before we get into the Book,
let's speak to the Author with our heads bowed, if you please.
Great omnipotent, eternal, infinite God, we humbly approach Thy throne
of mercy because we've been bidden to come by the Lord Jesus, by
saying, "If you'll ask the Father anything in My Name, I'll do it."
Then we come with the blessed assurance of knowing that we will get
what we ask for. There isn't one shadow of doubt in our hearts. If
there is, forgive us, Lord, for it's sin to disbelieve God's Word and
We ask that the Holy Spirit will come with us tonight, will get into
these few arranged words from the context of this text that I have
drawn tonight to speak to this, the purchase of Thy Blood.
And I am aware, Father, that how I would feel if I held in a glass
tonight, two drops of the literal Blood of Your precious Son. How I
would hug it to my heart, have to hold it sideways to keep my tears
from dropping in it, to know that it was that Blood that saved me,
healed me. By that blood I become a son of God by His grace. How I
would cherish it and be careful that I–I set my foot just right. I
wouldn't want to make a stumble to spill it for nothing.
But, Lord, tonight in Your own sight You have put into my hands a
greater treasure to You than that Blood. For You have put into my hands
tonight the purchase of that Blood, for truly You thought more of Your
people than You did of Your own Blood because You shed Your blood for
Then how must I approach them, Lord? Sincerely, honestly, full
surrendered heart with assurance, waiting on the Holy Spirit for the
anointing, that the words that I say will meet me in my face at the day
of the judgment when Your children stands there. God have mercy on us.
I pray that You sanctify the speaker and the hearer. Anoint the words
that it might fall into the hearts of the people, that it might bring
forth a hundredfold. This is our objective. Our motive is to see the
Kingdom of God go on. God, we believe it's Your will, so may it come to
pass that we will see Jesus Christ save sinners, bring home backsliders
back to the fellowship, and heal the sick through faith in His Name.
Now, laying aside all of our thoughts, the little things that we
might've thought or said, let's approach this in a Divine order. I like
to read the Word, because that my word will fail. I'm a man. But I read
His Word. Then if nothing else, you get nothing else, you'll get
something when I read the Word.
In Matthew 12:42, we read these words.
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from
the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and,
behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Like to take that for a text: "A Greater Than Solomon Is Here."
Now, Jesus had been rebuking His generation for not believing His
ministry. How plain God had made it and yet they did not believe it.
And they had come to Him seeking a sign. And He'd give them a sign. And
they knew, and was taught better, never to try to believe a straight
theology, because there's too much–too many of that. But God always a
vindicated Himself by a sign that confirms a theology.
Now, if there's Bible students here… Which I'm in a Bible college,
and I'm speaking before smart ministers and students… And anyone
knows that in the Old Testament they had a law; that was the ten
commandments. And then they had what they call the Urim Thummim. That
Urim Thummim was a conglomeration of lights that reflected from the
breastplate that Aaron wore of the twelve stones that represented the
twelve tribes of Israel, their birthstones.
Now, when a prophet prophesied or a dreamer dreamed a dream, no matter
how real it looked, the theology might be perfectly exactly right. But
before they could accept it from being from the Lord, they took them
down to the Urim Thummim, and let this prophet prophesy towards that
Urim Thummim, or the dreamer tell his dream. And if the Urim Thummim
never moved, it was wrong. But if the Urim Thummim went into a
supernatural and performed a conglomeration of lights, supernaturally
coming from it of a sign, then the prophet was right. That was the
Remember Saul, how he said that the Urim wouldn't answer him and so forth and… See, that was their way of knowing it.
Now, today after that, Aramaic priesthood ceased, God has another way,
another Urim Thummim. That's the Bible. If the man preaches anything
that's contrary and not found in the Word of God, then I'll leave it
alone. But if he preaches what's in the Word, and God comes back and
vindicates by the Urim sign that it's the truth, then that's God
witnessing that that is right. To disbelieve that is to be doomed.
Jesus… The Jews were taught to believe that they would have a
Messiah. And they were told that this Messiah would be a Prophet. And
they'd been told that He would do the sign of the prophet.
Now, Israel had a way of testing a prophet, for if a prophet
prophesied, and that what he said didn't come to pass, then he wasn't a
prophet. Let him alone. But if it did come to pass, then listen at him,
because God had sent him. Now…
And this Messiah was the Chief and God of all the prophets. He was over
all of them. God only had one major prophet in any generation. There
never was two on the field at one time. Elijah and Elisha walked arm in
arm, but he never become fully a prophet until Elijah's robe dropped
upon him. That's true. See? They had minor prophets and so forth, but
A prophet is a man who's born and predestinated and foreordained for
that generation. The Bible teaches that. That's right. By God's
foreknowledge He set a certain person for that. Now… Then when Jesus
came and fulfilled all the words that… He was supposed to be that
Prophet. Don't you know, they asked Him, "Who does men say I am? What
does they say? Are You that prophet?" they said.
"You've said it." (See?)
Or, "We are looking for a prophet." The woman at the well, as we talked
of the other night, said, "We know that when the Messiah cometh, He
will be that Prophet. He's that anointed One. He will show us the sign
of the Messiah."
Jesus said, "I'm He that speaks to you."
She went into the city and told the men, "Isn't this the very Messiah?
He told me the things that I've done." And the men believed on it.
Now, you remember, He never healed any sick, because He was God. He
knew that Philip was coming down to heal the sick after Pentecost. He
just talked to them, never performed one more miracle. But that proved
that He was the Messiah, because He knew the secret of the heart.
Now, how many believes in this audience, with you Methodists, Baptists,
and Pentecostals, and whatever you are, how many of you believe that
the Bible is true, and Saint John 1 where It said, "In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the
Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." Is that right? That was Christ.
How many believes then Hebrews 4 where It said, "The Word of God…"
which is Christ, is that right? He is the living Word. "The Word of God
is sharper than a two-edged sword, and even a discerner of the thoughts
of the heart." Back to the Word again, and the Word is with us.
Now, how does the Word of the Lord come? The Word came to the… The
Word of God came to the prophet. They never questioned because he had
the Word of the Lord, because what he had said come to pass. So it was
the Word of the Lord.
And Jesus come performing that, and they called him a fortuneteller,
Beelzebub, a devil. "And calling the work of God a evil spirit," He
said, "was blasphemy of the Holy Ghost and would never be forgiven in
this world nor the world that is to come."
No wonder He was rebuking them, telling them. They said, "We seek a
sign." And after He had proved the very Messiahic sign… And they were
so stooped in their theology, until they didn't want to see it. They
just didn't want to. That's all. It was plain before their face.
Now, any man with–that knows–has got his right mind, and will know
the Bible, knows that Jesus never come contrary to the Scripture. He
came with the Scripture. But He come contrary to the–their theology.
And that's the way the Holy Spirit's come in the last days. It's come
exactly with the Scripture but contrary to people's theology. Is that
plain, that… It comes that way.
Now, He was rebuking them because they did not believe His Messiahic
sign and had called It an evil spirit. Read just the next–the rest of
the chapter, the first of the chapter and see what had happened.
When He told Nathanael there that day, said, "I saw you before you was
under–when you was under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael being a
ordained man to Eternal Life, he said, "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God,
the King of Israel."
He said, "Blessed are thou." See? "Because I told you this, you
believed; you can see greater things than this." See, he's ready then
to move on up into another sphere as soon as he… He'd see greater
things. Said you'd be able to see the Angels descending and ascending
upon the Son of man. Now… 'Cause he was coming into a higher heights.
If you that's just accepted Christ by justification, accept Him by
sanctification and clean up your life. You're still smoking. Watch what
happens, how much different. You look back to justification. You, who
just standing justified and never received the baptism of the Holy
Ghost, step up into that sphere and then look back down at the rest of
it. See? Just keep walking till after while you get so light, you just
can walk on up in the rapture.
We used to sing an old song, "Each day brings me one round higher,
higher." See, that's–that's what we ought to do. Never build the same
fire on the grounds the second night. Just keep climbing higher,
I was in Phoenix a few days ago. And they was singing a little song,
"I'm going up, up, up." And said, "He went up till he struck the Milky
White Way." And that's what we got to strike. "And then he took a home
run when he hit the Milky White Way. So that's what we're to do.
But Jesus performing and showing to own His people exactly according to
the Scriptures, and He was provoked at them. And It said, "Many mighty
works He could not do because of their unbelief." Now, when they call
the same Holy Spirit in this day a hoax, a mental telepathy, how can
you expect a revival? How can you expect, when Jesus plainly said, and
the prophets prophesied at the evening time these things would happen?
Wish we had a month to stay here and teach it so that you'd see with in
fallible proof that it is.
And then when American looks at it, they make fun of it, "Holy- roller,
fortuneteller, a mental telepathist." Anybody that would call the
discernment of the Spirit a mental telepathy, the man is insane. He
doesn't know the first step of mental telepathy because it's
psychology; it proves that he doesn't know what he is talking about. It
shows his own ignorance of the profession that he claims to be. He
doesn't even know the first step of psychology if he calls discernment
of the Spirit, psychology.
People get it… They got to make an answer for something. And when
they do, instead of praying and asking God to reveal it, they just draw
their own opinion that's their opinion like it is the garden of Eden.
The fig leaves was the best, so they accept it like that. "My church
don't believe it, and that settles it." It's what God said, not what
your theology said. It's what the Bible said about it. That's the
condition that Jesus found the church.
So we realize. And now, I'm not going to keep you like I did last night
if I can possibly help it. Friends, I only speak by inspiration, and
can only say as He says say. And that's how it takes my a long time
But I–I want you to notice, that God in all generations all down
through the Bible, He's always had His time that when He sent His
signs, wonders, and gifts amongst the people. And so that in the great
general resurrection He could be just. For He can stand a man here…
Don't you try to deny it then. "For here stands the person that He
spoke to you through and you're without excuse," what He said about the
queen there, you know.
Now, and anytime that God ever sent a gift to the world and the people
received it, they become… It was a golden age for them. But when they
rejected it, they went into chaos, and disaster, and into punishment.
Now, you Bible historians, our… Just speak when one time that they
ever rejected God's gifts and His signs and they ever prospered.
One time, when they were going to battle, he spoke… God spoke to
them, said, "If you wish to prosper, do My prophets no harm. Believe My
prophet if you want to prosper." Well now, we know that if this United
States of America would accept the gift of God that sent to it… Which
out of America has went evangelists and missionaries that started a
healing revival worldwide, as the Angel of the Lord, thirty-one years
ago spoke down there at he river when that Light, Pillar of Fire hung
And the papers packed it, "Mystic Light appearing over local Baptist
minister," a boy, while baptizing five hundred at the Ohio River. And
He said, "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of
Christ, this message shall forerun the second." Here we are. Has it did
it? See? From there it sparked Oral Roberts, Tommy Hicks, the Osborn,
and so forth; around and around the world they went. See? It's did it.
Notice, now, if America would receive God's gift, it would be a golden
age for us. If all of the American churches would accept God's gift…
What is God's gift to the church? The Holy Ghost. What if all the
American people that believed in Christ would receive the Holy Ghost?
They wouldn't have to wonder who's going to be in the sputnik, or who's
going to be in a machine a hundred and eighty miles around. That church
would be in glory before they could get a sputnik started.
And you don't have to worry about… Now, they're so scared. Why, if
they… If we would receive God's gift to us, why, we wouldn't have to
try to dig holes to hide from the atomic bomb and put all this newscast
out to build a shelter to get into.
I want to ask you something. They claim that this new hydrogen bomb…
And that's the only ones we know of. We don't know what they got back
the sleeve. But they can stand in Moscow, Russia, and time a bomb right
on this building by the stars, and guide it by radar, and got them
placed to every major nation, and every major city in the world. Just
pull on a string, and there she goes. Somebody's going to drink too
much vodka one day; there it'll be.
And every nation standing, "We got the same thing." And one of them
bombs is going to get into somebody's radar screen one of these days,
and there she goes. And that could happen before morning. But before
that happens, the church is going up. That's right. So if that's that
close, how close if the coming of Christ? This has to go before that
I don't believe that church goes through the tribulation. I don't
believe the Scriptures support it. I… Now, if I'm different, you all
just throw that out as the bone off the chicken, as I said, or a seed
out the… See?
But remember, there wasn't a drop of rain fell till Noah got in the
ark. There was no fire fell at all till Sodom–Lot come out of Sodom.
Jesus said, "It was in them days, so will it be in the coming of the
Son of man."
The church already is… It don't have to be judged. It's already been
judged; for it judged Christ, and Christ stood it's judgment. When we
are in Him, we are free from judgment. If God judges you, then He's
unjust. Christ took our judgment for us. "And by one Spirit we're
baptized into that Body. He that believeth on Me has Everlasting Life,
and shall not come into the judgment," Saint John 5:24. "He that
heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting
Life, and shall not come to the judgment, but has passed from death
unto Life." Amen. That's the Gospel. Oh, how happy we should be just
watching and waiting for that glorious time.
Now, but America condemns it, throws it out. They'd rather have their
theol–theology. Now, Jesus referred here to Solomon. But before he did
There's one man here that I'd like to talk about just a minute, and
that's that fellow, Jonah. So many people turn Jonah down, say, "Oh,
he's a Jonah." But Jonah never got out of the will of God. How can a
prophet get out of the will of God? He was God's prophet, how could he?
I was reading a book here not long ago, on something of it. It might've
been fiction, it might've been true. But Jonah took… God told him to
go to Tarshish. Elijah told Elisha to tarry back at Gilead too. But he
went on. See?
But we have to watch. God leads His children, and the footsteps of the
righteous is ordered of the Lord. They are led by the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes you think you're making a mistake, but if the Spirit is
leading you, go do it anyhow. The Holy Spirit tells some of you people
in wheelchairs, "Get up and start walking," walk anyhow.
"How am I going to it?"
That's not your business. Just listen what the Spirit says. Tells you
to come at the altar, repent; do it. "My neighbor, my pastor…" I
don't care what he says. What the Holy Spirit says, go do it. "Sons of
Gods are led by the Spirit of God."
Now, many times I've went to cities. I thought I made a mistake, but I
just kept on battling on. After while, it wasn't a mistake.
Jonah was supposed to go to Nineveh. Nineveh was a city almost the size
of St. Louis out here: thousands of people. And they got away from God
and begin to worship idols. And we know the story. Jonah was supposed
to go to Nineveh, but he took a ship to Tarshish. So if he'd went to
Nineveh, the story would not have been written like it is.
So he was on his road to Tarshish, and the great sea begin to roar and
carry on. And–and Jonah, a good, honest man, told them that his sins,
and they bound his hands and feet and throwed him out in the ocean. And
God had a big fish there to swallow him.
You know, I've always felt sorry for Jonah, because a lot of people
look like, they say, "My hand's crippled. Well, I was prayed for; it's
no different." "My tummy hurt; no different." As long as you look at
that, you're not going to be any different. You got to look at what God
Here some time ago, I went to pray, about fifteen years ago, for a
young man, laying, dying, with black diphtheria: mother and father
crying for me to come. Well, I–I went there. And the doctor was
Catholic doctor, and he wouldn't let me go in. He said, "Are you a
I said, "Yes, sir."
I said, "Yes, sir."
He said, "I can't let you go in." Said, "That's contagious."
I said, "Sir, I'm–I'm a minister of the Gospel, I…"
He said, "I don't care." Said, "That's contagious. You're not inoculated from it."
I said, "Well, that may be true too, but God will take care of me."
He said, "Listen, sir." He said, "I can't let you go in."
I said, "Well, the mother and father standing there crying, let…"
He said, "The boy is dying. He's been dying for the last twenty-four hours."
I said, "I want to ask you something, doctor. Now, we different in–in
theology," I said, "you being Catholic and me Protestant." But I said,
"We are worshipping the same God. You're just taking a different road.
But I'd like to ask you something. If that was a Catholic boy laying in
there dying, and the priest was standing here, and that boy was crying
wanting him, and the father and mother begging for the boy to receive
the last rights of the church, would you let him go in?"
He said, "Why, certainly."
I said, "I mean as much to them as a priest would to that, a Catholic boy."
And he said, "But wait a minute. The priest is not a married man; you are."
And I said, "If I'm willing to sign a statement that I am–I am responsible… And it won't happen to me."
I finally persuaded him, and he dressed me up like a Ku Klux Klan and–and all over my face.
And I went in there. And there was a little nurse there. And the boy
had been unconscious for–or two days. And I do not understand anything
about medicine. But anyhow they put a cardiogram test on him, and some
kind of a something that went all the way down the hand. And he was
just barely living. I forget how many times his heart was beating per
And so the old father and mother standing there, said, "Oh." like said,
"Mother, look. Brother Branham's here. It's going to be… The Lord's
going to heal now."
I prayed for him. I said, "Heavenly Father, I come here now as Your
servant. I come with faith. I… You let me in my some means, so beyond
that doctor he squeezed over a little bit and let me come. And now, I
lay hands upon this precious, dying boy, and I call for his life to be
restored to him in the Name of Jesus Christ." I got up.
E-70 And the mother and father begin to hug one another and saying, "Isn't it wonderful, mother?"
And I said, "Do you believe?"
"Oh," said, "Certainly."
went on. And I started out. And the little nurse walked over there. And
they were just shouting and praising God for the boy's healing. He
never moved. And the mother… The little mother and father rejoicing,
so the nurse come over, she said, "Sir," she said, "I believe in–in
faith myself," she said, "but how can you stand there and carry on like
that and your only child laying here dying?"
"Oh," the father said, "he is not dying. He's living. He's going to live."
"Why," they said, "how do you figure anything like that?"
Said, "Why, he's a living, sure."
She said, "Listen, sir." Said, "It's good to have faith, and we all
believe in faith in God." See, there you go back that hybrid theology
again. See? And said… But said, "When that hand…" whatever it was.
Now, if there's a doctor present, I don't know what it was. But
somehow, ever… When it ever went down that low, that heartbeat with
this disease, it never has been known in history to ever come back
The sainted old man put his arms around the little nurse's neck. He
said, "Honey," said, "you're trained to watch that machine. That's what
you know about." Said, "I don't blame you; that's done a lot of good
things. He said, "But, you see, it depends on what you're looking at."
Said, "You're looking to what that machine says; I'm looking to what a
promise of God says."
And that boy is a missionary in Africa tonight, the father of two children, preaching the Gospel.
It depends on what you are looking at. The Bible, the Christian, looks
at the unseen, not what you see here, but what God said. It's a
promise. Don't care what science says or anything, it's what God said.
You know, people talk about symptoms. I think Jonah had the worse case
of symptoms I ever knowed of. Remember, he was in the belly of a whale.
And now, he was way out in the ocean a couple day's journey, perhaps it
was forty fathoms deep there. And there was a storm on the sea, and his
hands was tied behind him.
And you know what he was doing? The fish when it feeds he gets a belly
full, he goes down to the bottom of the sea to rest. Just feed your
goldfish and see what happens. He goes down to rest. So he had this
prophet in his belly, so was pretty well filled up. So he–he went down
to rest. And there he was with his hands tied behind him, and if he
turned over in the vomit of the whale, when he looked this way it was
whale's belly, this a way it was whale's belly, everywhere he looked
was whale's belly. Now, there's nobody here in that bad of shape
tonight. You know that.
But you know what that prophet said? He refused to see the whale's
belly. He said, "They're lying vanities. I won't look at them." He
said, "But once more will I look to Your holy temple." For when Solomon
dedicated the temple, he prayed, a man, earthly man who later backslid.
When he dedicated the temple of God, he prayed, he said, "Lord, if Thy
people be in trouble anywhere and look towards this holy place and
pray, then hear from heaven." He had that much confidence in the prayer
of Solomon, a man by a earthly temple.
And God, I don't know what He done. He must've put an oxygen tank in
there or something. But He kept him alive for three days and nights and
delivered him at Nineveh where he was supposed to go. And if Jonah
could have that much faith in a man's prayer, an earthly man that later
backslid, to a earthly tabernacle built with hands, how much more
under–we under these circumstances can have faith in the Blood of
Jesus Christ Who sets, not at a earthly temple, but is at the right
hand of God the Father with His own Bloody garments, making
intercession upon our confession? How much more can we deny any symptom
that's contrary to the faith of God that's leading us? How can we do
such a thing? Now, I want to tell you; Jonah wasn't altogether that,
but he also… Jonah was in the will of God.
Now, the people had begin to worship beasts and animals. That's what
heathens do: worship animals. I see all these people, these little old
dogs around, and practicing birth control, I believe it's just about
got back to America again.
So then we come back, and we find that they worship… The god of the
sea was a whale. They were fisherman by occupation. All the men were
out fishing with their nets. And one day about eleven o'clock in the
day, here come the sea god in, the whale, raised up out of the sea. All
the men got scared, 'cause the great sea god was coming in. He run up
to the bank, licked his tongue out for a gangplank, and the prophet
walked right off and begin to prophesy: "Repent, or this place will
perish in forty days." Right down through the street he went with his
bald head shining, "Repent, or this place will perish. Repent, or the
place will perish." Sure, the god spit the prophet out. Sure, God knows
how to do things. He knows just how to make everything work right.
Jesus referred to him here. "A wicked and adulternous generation seeks
after signs," He said. Seeking after signs… But He said, "They will
receive a sign, for as Jonah was in the belly of the whale tree days
and nights, so the Son of man…"
Now, I want to ask you something, quickly now, 'cause I see we got to
hurry. I want to ask you something. What generation was He talking
about? How many knows a Scripture always has a compound answer? Sure it
does. "Out of Nineveh…" "Out of Egypt I've called My Son," Matthew 3.
Run that reference back; it was Jacob his son He called out: also Jesus
His Son. See?
All right. Now, if He was talking about a wicked and a adulternous
generation, it was this generation. A wicked and a evil, an adulternous
generation. And He said they would receive a sign. Now, put on your
caps. Put on, open up your heart. Besides that, put a spiritual funnel
out to catch it. Remember, He said, "This wicked and adulternous
generation would receive a sign." What kind of a sign? "The sign of the
resurrection." You get it? Christ alive tonight among us doing the same
things that He did. "A wicked an adulternous generation will receive a
sign of the resurrection." That's exactly, exactly what the Scriptures
promised, "will receive a sign of the resurrection."
Now, quickly to my closing thoughts. Wish we had more time, but we haven't.
Then He come to Solomon. "In the days of Solomon…" Now, give me your
undivided attention for about ten minutes. In the days of Solomon it
was a golden age. God gave a gift to the earth. It was a gift of
discernment. Solomon had a discernment. How many knows that? And he
could discern, because it was from God. The Word of God was with
Solomon; he could discern. Well, all the people rallied around that
gift. Oh, my, and any minister knows that was–that was Israel's golden
age: no wars, and they built the temple, and everything was at peace
and everything, the… 'Cause they received the gift that God sent.
And them days they didn't have television, thank the Lord. But they…
And the–the only they had to–to carry news was from lip to ear. And
every caravan passing through would hear about this great gift. They'd
go over to Solomon's church and look at it, then go back and take it
the nation, till his fame scattered everywhere.
Way down in Sheba, mark it on your map how far it is, plumb down across
the Sahara Desert, people coming through down there. There was a little
queen down there, and she heard of the fame. Everybody would come
through, would pass through Egypt saying, "Oh…" or pass through
Israel, would say, "You should go up into Israel. Oh, their God is a
living God. He's moving among them. They got a man up there is anointed
with His Spirit. And he does things that a man can't do. It's a
supernatural." And the little queen begin to hear of it, everybody
talking of it.
What if we'd just go talking about our God like that, how He gives the
Holy Ghost, and peace, and joy, and understanding? Oh, wouldn't it be
wonderful? Now, "Faith cometh by… [Congregation says, "Hearing."–Ed.]
hearing the Word of God." Now, her little heart begin to hunger. You
know, you can't talk about God 'less it make your heart hunger if
there's anything in you anyhow. So her little heart begin to hunger,
"Oh, I wonder if that is true?"
Next caravan come through, "Have–have–have you been up in Israel? They tell me they got a revival going on up there."
"Yeah, yep, yep, yep."
"Did you see it?"
"Yeah. Oh, I tell you; I never seen such. Why, there's not a human
being on earth ever was known of. That wisdom, that discernment is
"Did you see it?"
"Oh, it worked on me. I know it was. See? Sure, it was wonderful. Oh,
you ought to have seen it. Oh, that man, he–he… Why, it couldn't be
the man; I–I felt his hand. I shook his hand. He wears clothes like we
do. But he's anointed with the Spirit of God, and he gives God all the
praise. He said God give him the gift to lead the people. Oh, how
everything's glorious. You should see it."
Faith cometh by hearing. Now, today we would say, "Ha. Hm. We're
Methodists. We're Baptists. We got nothing to do with that kind of
stuff. No." That–that's the reason we don't get nowhere. That's right.
"Holy-rollers, that bunch of Pentecostals? No–no, nothing to that,
bunch of holy-rollers." See, go ahead. Our name's on a bomb out yonder
somewhere. We–we'll get it. We'll get the reward, don't worry. So then
they did in the day they rejected Jesus. They did the day they rejected
the rest of them, rejected Noah and on down through. And God never
fails. He's always the same. So we'll get it.
Now, we notice the first thing happened. Now, let's just watch for a–a
few more minutes. Now, the little queen begin to thirst, hungering and
thirst. What did Jesus say? "Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst
for righteousness." Just even whether they got it or not, they–just
thirsting for it, you're blessed. So she said, "I must go see."
So now the first thing she does, she has to go see her–her pastor, her
bishop, you know, before she can come. So you know, she's a dignitary,
you know. So I can see her go up and say, "Holy father, they tell me
that the Israelites up there has got a revival going on, and their God
has come down, living in a man, and he's got a powerful discernment.
And there's nothing like it."
E-81 "My daughter, [Brother Branham clears his throat–Ed.]
I am the holy reverend father, and you really understand that if there
was anything in the supernatural line going on, our church would have
it." We still have them, you know. "So don't pull up that bunch. That's
illiterate bunch up there. There–there's nothing like that. That's
just a make believe. There's nothing to it. Don't go up."
"Well," she said, "Look. If it was in our church, then why ain't I
seeing it in our church?" There's a good question. "Why don't I see it.
Now, I've been here and my grandmother belonged to this church. My
grandmother and grandfather were members here. My great grandfather and
grandmother was here, and we have never seen one move of anything
supernatural. So now you tell me all of this, and these idols and so
forth, and you go a lot of books here, and a lot of theology, but I
don't see them. But they tell me that something's alive up there (Amen,
I like that.), something that's real, something that can produce itself
(Hallelujah.), not hybrid, but it can produce the right thing."
Well he, said, "Now, my daughter, listen. Do you realize that you have
a social standing? You belong to the… all these clubs and things. If
you go, you know what's going to happen."
"I don't care what happens." Boy, when a man or a woman goes to
hungering for God, there's nothing going to stop them. She goes back
I wish we could linger longer on it, but we got to hurry.
So she goes back down, and she said, "You know what? I'm going anyhow.
So I don't care if they excommunicate me and take my name off the book;
I'm going anyhow. It doesn't make any difference. If our church is not
co-operating with it, that don't mean a thing. I'm going because
Something in my heart's telling me there is a living God somewhere. And
I'm determined to find Him." Amen. Now, when you get that, there's
nothing going to stop you. No holy fathers, or bishops, and or nothing
else is going to stop you; no pagan ceremonies, or no manmade theology,
or anything else, if God is pushing at your heart. If He isn't, woe
unto you. God be merciful to you.
Then we find out, she said, "Well now, if they take my name off the book…"
All the sisters got around, said, "You are the queen."
She said, "I don't care what I am. I've got to answer this call that's
calling." When the deep calls to the deep, there's got to be a deep to
respond to that call. That's right. 'Fore there was a fin on a fish's
back, there had to be a water first for him to swim in.
If you believe in Divine healing… Do you do it, say, "Amen." [Congregations says, "Amen."–Ed.] That shows there's Divine healing somewhere (That's right.), 'cause you'd never had that crave.
I got a little boy out of the paper the other day, where he'd been
eating the erasers off his pencils. And his mammy found him eating the
pedal off of a bicycle. They took him down to the laboratory to–or the
clinic to test him. Found out his little body needed sulfur. He found
it in rubber. Why? That's where sulfur's at, in rubber. See, before
there could be a crave for sulfur, there had to be a sulfur to respond
to that crave. Before there could be a creation, there has to be a
Creator to create the creation. Hallelujah.
And if tonight we're here hungering for Divine healing, there's a
Fountain open somewhere. You're hungering for more of God, there's more
of God somewhere or you wouldn't had the hunger. That's only the law of
it, of God, one of His laws, like sowing and reaping, and so forth.
Notice now, she got ready. She said, "Now, wait a minute. It might not
be true. I don't know. But I believe it is. So you know, if it is true,
I'm going to take a lot of money. I'm going to support it. And if it
isn't true, I can bring my money back. It…"
You know, it would do Pentecostal people good to take her advice. So
many people support things on radio that laugh and call you a
holy-roller, make fun of you, and yet you support radio programs with
such stuff as that with your good hard earned money. I'd put it where
it really done good. That is right. Ministers never told me to say
that. I don't talk to no one during the meetings. I'm alone in the
room. But that's true. If it's right, it's worth not only your money,
it's worth your life, it's worth everything. If it isn't right, leave
So I'd imagine she bought up all the scrolls and tried to read what
Jehovah was. That's a good way; find out what He is, then you see
whether it is Him or not.
That's the way people ought to do today; read what Jesus was yesterday,
then see if it's Him today. That's right. See if He acts the same today
as He did yesterday. See if it's the same Spirit, same God all the way
through the Bible. See if it's Him. See if He shows the same thing.
Then if your theology is contrary to that, get rid of your theology and
get God. That's right.
Now, remember now, look. She had a lot of perils to go through. That
little queen had a lot to face her. Remember, what did she do? She
probably scout herself a little army, a bunch of eunuchs and some
maidens to go with her. And remember, she had a long ways to travel.
And besides, Ishmael's children was in the desert. And they were
robbers. Well, what an easy thing that would be with all that…
She took much gold, spices that didn't know nothing about the rest of
the world, and frankincense, and great costly treasures. Why, that
little… Them Ishmaelites, them fleet-footed riders could've rode in
there, and killed that little band off, and took that money, and went
in a few minutes.
But you know, when something is moving in your heart to find God, you
don't know no fear. You say, "Can I walk, Brother Branham?" You really
hunger to walk, God's putting it in your heart… You say, "I might
make a mistake." What? Mistake? God will take you through it. Don't you
never worry that if God is telling you in your heart.
Say, "Brother Branham, I–I would like to be… I'd like to preach the
whole Gospel, but I'm afraid to. They'd excommunicate me. They'd take
my papers away from it." Throw it back at them and start walking with
Nurse told me the other day, said, "I'd believe Divine healing," but
said, "they would take my sheepskin away from me if I… Anybody
professes Divine healing…" Up on the hospital where I prayed for some
people and they were healed. Said, "If I profess it, they'd take my
nurses rights, my sheepskin away from me."
I said, "That's a goat skin. Throw it away and go get a real
sheepskin," I said, "yeah, where the Blood of Jesus Christ is wrote."
That's true. Anything… I believe in medicine. I believe in doctors. I
believe in hospitals. But don't be a fanatic. Don't go to that extreme
to know that them things are the only things. God's the One that does
the healing. Them's only natures.
I believe in machinery. I believe in automobiles, and I believe in soap
to wash our hands with, and clothes that we wear, and machines and
things. I believe in that. But it ain't going to hinder my faith in
Almighty God to know that He's the one that gives them and sends them
to me. That's exactly right. Sure.
Now, we notice, she had a lot to conflict her. But you know, when
anybody's really thirsting for God, there ain't nothing going to stop
them. She moved on. Now, remember, she didn't just go in fifteen
minutes. Did you measure the distance? You know how long it takes, how
long it would take to drive it? Well, first thing, she had to pass over
the Sahara Desert. And she didn't go in a air conditioned Cadillac. No,
but she went on the back of a camel; it taken her three months to make
it: three months. No wonder Jesus said, "She'll stand in this
generation and condemn it."
People live across the street won't come, got cars and transportations
and everything else and still… That's shows. She'll stand with this
United States and this generation in the days of her resurrection and
condemn this nation. Jesus said so. That makes it right.
She didn't come in a air conditioned coach or a Cadillac. She probably
had to travel by night in–and the little caravan with a few eunuchs
with her. But she was determined to find out whether that was of God or
not. All along, reading, and had to travel at night. Daytime laid up in
a little oasis somewhere the howling winds, and read the scrolls, what
God was and what He would… what she could expect if it was God.
And when she finally go there… Now, she never come to stay like some
people at Bloomington, or so forth come. They'll come in, set down a
minute, "I'll go. Somebody… My maid, my so-and-so, they asked me to
go, so I guess I'll go. But if he says one thing contrary to what I
believe, I'll stomp right out." That shows your ignorance. That shows
what kind of a home you was brought up in.
I was brought up in a mountain home in Kentucky, but my mammy raised me
better than that to give respects. If I come, I'd stay to listen at it,
or I wouldn't come at all. But get right up and… "First thing he says
I don't believe it, away I go." There you are. Go right ahead. Then…
But she come to stay. When she finally arrived at the gate, what did
she do? She unpacked the camels, fixed her tent, and prepared to stay
till she was satisfied, looking through the Scriptures until she
examined It to see whether it was right or not.
Now, that's that way we should do. No wonder she'll condemn this
generation. She's go to. She's–she'll condemn it. She stayed. Not say,
"Well, if they preach over twenty minutes, brother, I'm gone." All
right. But she stayed for day after day. She come because there was
Something in her heart pulling to her. You say, "But, Brother Branham,
it might mean I'll lose two hours sleep." It meant a kingdom to her.
But it meant life to her also.
You think I'm hard, but I'm not. See? I just want you to know truth.
So she stayed there. She unloaded her camels and she set up. I can
imagine, next morning… A little drama now in closing. She goes over
to the… She said, "I'll find out now. I know just about what Jehovah
is, because I have read the prophets, and I know what I mean."
Well, the church bells tolled, and the music played, after while,
Pastor Solomon came out. He came out on the platform. And he noticed
the first one with the prayer card, or whatever they had, coming up.
Who… how… The way they had it selected; come up. She noticed that
discernment was perfect. I imagine her little heart begin to beat. Next
one come up, perfect. Next one come up, perfect. Next one come up,
perfect. Oh, my. Imagine, back to her tent she went and called her
little maids in, said, "Oh, it's just exactly, just exactly according
to this Word, this Scripture here that I read. It's according to what
everybody else tell me. I'm going to get me a card and get up there
too. Yes, sir. So I'm going to go."
So she got her per… preposition. And when she come to a place to
where she was going to get up… got her preparation, rather. And when
she got ready… When she come up before Solomon, the Bible said that
there was nothing hid from Solomon before her. He told her what was in
You know what that little heathen woman done? She turned, because
Solomon said it, and she knowed it was from God. She said, "Blessed be
the Lord God." Watch the word. "Elohim," great Jehovah, "blessed be the
Lord your God that gives you these things. All that I heard was true
and more than I heard," because it hadn't hurried (See?), "more than I
heard is true." And she said, "Even blessed are these men that are with
you, that stand here daily, watching before you, this gift, work.
Blessed are they that are with you. Oh, this is glorious," she said.
And Jesus said, "She'll stand in the day of the judgment and condemn
this generation, because a greater than Solomon is here." O God, be
merciful to us, is my prayer. I would like to go on a little further.
"Blessed are the people that's with you, that constantly see this go
all the time. All that I heard is right and more. There is more then I
thought was, is right."
Let us bow our heads.
Lord Jesus, You're still the same God. There's no difference in You.
You're God on the housetop. You're God in the mountain. You're God in
the valley. You're God of the sea. You are God of heavens. You're God
of Creation. You're the God of our life. You're the God of everything
there is. You're God. I pray Thee, Lord, that as this little group of
people, just a–two or three hundred people setting here together
tonight. Yet you come all the way from heaven to hear the cry of one
blind beggar. You come all the way from heaven one time to answer, or
across the oceans to one man that was insane, the maniac of Gadara,
healed that one man and returned to Your home. You would re… You
would come from glory tonight to confirm Your Word, because the Bible
says You watch over It to confirm It.
O God, let it be that they'll not notice this poor illiterate, dumb
man, that's standing here trying to speak the Word. But may the great
Holy Spirit come and speak. They're a lovely audience, Lord. I love to
talk to them. I keep them too long each night. But, Father God, one
word from You will mean more than a million billion that I could say.
Come, and prove that what I have said is the truth, that a greater than
Solomon is here. Come, and prove to them, Lord, that You are the
resurrected Lord Jesus keeping Your Word.
I commit myself, and this church, and these sick people into Your hands in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now, will you wait another ten minutes or fifteen? I–I won't have
time. And where is Billy Paul? He… What cards did he give out Monday,
do you know? Or the day that I give out that… Sunday, was it, I
prayed for the sick? What was they? A's? A's, all right. What did I
call from? First part of them from 1? Let's call from the last part of
them. Let's see. Let's start from, where? Let's start from 75. Let's
see if we got it. Is A-1…
Is A-75 here? Raise up your hand. Somebody look at your card. No? Well,
we'll start from somewhere else. Oh, all right. All right. A-75, is
that right? Come right here, young fellow. A-76, where's it at? All
right, mister. A-77, raise up your hand.
We will get to all of them, we just have to call them as we can. 77,
where was it at? 70… 77, 78? Who has A-78, come here, 78. Now,
there's something wrong somewhere. 75, 76, who's got 77? 76? This
lady's got 76. Who has prayer card A-76? All right. Somebody raised
their hand wrong. Don't do that. You get us confused. All right, 76,
77, 78, 79. 79, raise up your hand, please. All right, 80.
Now, if you can't get up, you people in the wheelchairs… You got a
prayer cards? Well, you don't have to have prayer cards to get healed,
this is just people coming on the platform. Now, 71… or Where did I
start now? [Brother says, "75."–Ed.] 75. 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81. 81, raise your hand. 82, raise your hand if you can. 83, 84, 84? All right. 85, 86, 87, 87?
Look at your neighbor. It might be somebody deaf and can't hear. Look
at your neighbor's card. Look in the… Where? Got it. All right. 87,
88, 89, 90, 91, 2, 3, 4, 5, (2, 3, 4, 5) 96, 97, 98. 98, 98? Did I… I
missed it. 98, raise up your hand, 98.
[Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]… a prayer card. And you are sick and you want God to heal you, raise up your hand. Raise up your hands wherever, everywhere.
Now, please, don't be in no hurry. Just–just keep quiet just a few
minutes. You'll–you… It'll… What could be any more essential? If
the world stood still, if they were going to create a bomb that would
blow up the rest of the world, that–that wouldn't be an essential. If
you was going to receive a hundred million dollars, it still wouldn't
be essential. Is our God alive? Is our faith in vain? Is He real or is
He not real?
If I said to… If–if everyone of them wheelchair people setting
there… I think the reason they–they come in… They have come in;
they're going to have a prayer. We're going down pray for all the
wheelchairs tomorrow night, is it. Or, when is it, tomorrow night? [Brother says, "Friday night."–Ed.]
Friday night they give for the wheel… That don't… You don't
necessary that. You can be healed right now. Don't wait till Friday
night. I challenge you in those wheelchairs to look this a way and
believe that I am God's prophet, or, excuse me, God's servant.
Please… You see, that word scatters and beats people. I'm not a
prophet; I am just His servant. You believe that with all your heart.
I cannot heal you. No, sir, nor nobody else can heal you. It's your own
faith that does it. But if you'll realize that it's the same Jesus.
When He was here on earth, He said, "I do nothing till the Father shows
Me." Is that right, amongst the ministers? Saint John 5:19.
Jesus…?… never performed one miracle until God showed Him, not told
Him, but showed Him by a vision, or the Bible told something wrong;
Jesus told a lie. So He couldn't do it; He's God.
Jesus said in Saint John 5:19, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son
can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing, that
doeth the Son likewise. See if that's not in your Bible, King James, or
Moffatt, or any translation you want to take. See if it isn't the same
thing. Get the original Greek diaglott if you want to. You'll find the
same thing. "I do nothing until the–I see the Father…" In other
words, He acted out in drama.
Now, while we're getting them lined up now, I want to ask you one
thing. Look. There was a woman one time in the Bible that she didn't
have no prayer card, we'll say, but she said, "I believe that that Man
is the Son of God. So if I can just touch His garment, I'll be made
whole." How many knows that's the truth? And she touched His garment,
is that right? She went back out in the audience. Maybe she set down
like you are, maybe she stood up. I don't know.
But Jesus stopped. And everybody was putting their hands around Him,
their arms, and saying, "Rabbi, we're glad You're over here." "Come,
Rabbi, we have heard many things that You've done in Galilee. We'd like
to see You perform something over here. How do You do, Rabbi? Come, go
home for dinner with me."
But that little woman slipped up. Now, physically, He couldn't have
felt it, because that garment hangs loose, and it's got an underneath
garment. So I wouldn't have felt it if it was on my coattail here as we
call. And how about that big loose garment? But He spiritually felt it.
Watch what He said. He said, "Who touched Me?"
And Peter got so provoked, he said… He rebuked Jesus. The Bible said
that Peter rebuked Jesu, said, "Why would You say a thing like that?
Well, You sound like You are an insane. Why, everybody is touching You,
and why would You say a thing like that?" rebuked Him.
He said, "I perceive that I got weak." Is that right? Now, you read the
King James. "Virtue went out of Me," which is strength. "I perceive
that I've got weak."
Well, if one vision, one person made the Son of God get weak, what
would it do to me, a sinner saved by His grace? See? Now, when you…
Can't take too many, you know that. You fall right over. And when Jesus
said, "Greater things than this you do," you get the Greek "Emphatic
Diaglott" and find out if it ain't right, "more than this shall you
do," instead of greater, more. Couldn't do no greater. But you could do
more of it, 'cause there'd be, "More shall you do."
Now, and He looked around over the audience till He found the woman.
And He said, told her that she'd had a blood issue and her faith had
made her whole. Is that right? Now, how many believes that He is still
that same Christ tonight? How many knows that the New Testament,
the–the Book of Hebrews said that He is right now, this minute, our
High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities. How
many knows that? If He's the same High Priest, He'd act the same way.
He is the Vine, we are the branches. He cannot do nothing; He's waiting
for us to do it. He made us joint heirs and we're workers with Him.
Now, you touch Him with your infirmities. You, without a prayer card,
you touch Him. And if I have told you the truth, then He will speak
back through me and say the same thing to you that He said at that day.
How many would love Him and believe Him, and worship Him, and die for
Him if He'd do that tonight before us, after we… discernment…
Heavenly Father, that's as far as any man can go. The next is Yours,
Father. You have to speak, for I can speak no more. Now, it's at the
showdown: Is Your Word right or is It not right? And let all these
people in these wheelchairs, all these people with heart trouble, all
these people with TB, cancer, whatever it might be, let them, Father,
touch tonight. May every person in here be healed. O eternal God, I
pray for everyone of them.
Hear my prayer, Father. I–I just with all my heart, how I would just
love to see You heal everyone. And, Father, You have healed everyone. I
pray for their faith then, that it will not fail in this hour, that
they will know that there's never been nothing like this since the days
of Christ Himself. And You promised it would be back in this last days,
and here it is. Grant it, Lord. I'm depending on You. I'm saying that
boldly because I believe that You will do tonight the same as You
always have done. I commit myself to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Now, let it be well known to this audience, that I do not claim to be
our Lord Jesus Christ. How many understands that? Jesus is in heaven.
When He comes, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. But I do
say that His Spirit, the Holy Spirit is here. And by a Divine gift of
that Holy Spirit, when I was a little boy, only a–a few months old I
saw my first vision. Tens of thousands of them has happened since then
and not one of them has ever failed. I'm talking to people here that's
been with me around the world. And raise your hands if I ever said
anything in the Name of the Lord, but what come to pass. Anybody here
that ever heard me mention something in THUS SAITH THE LORD that it
ever failed to be right? Raise your hands and come tell me about it.
See, it's true. Then it's God. Man can't do that.
And remember now, you people in the wheelchairs, all of you, or you
without prayer cards, it isn't whether you're here or not, that… Me
touching you won't have a bit of good. You touching me won't do a bit.
But if you'll touch Him, it'll happen because He has already purchased
your healing. Let's hear you say that together. [Congregation repeats after Brother Branham as he says the following–Ed.]
"He has already healed me. Lord, help my unbelief that I may believe
and touch the High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of my
infirmity." Now, you got it, now remember.
All you in that line that knows that I know nothing about you, raise up
your hands; all that's in that prayer line, every one. All that's in
the audience that knows I do not know you or anything about you, raise
up your hands. There you are. Now, here's the Bible says it, here's the
Bible promised it, the Holy Spirit… And if this works, you remember,
which it will, you remember this great joy that you feel, this thing
called the Holy Spirit, that is true.
Now, listen, to you Pentecostal people. Didn't Paul say, "If one of you
speak in tongues and there be no interpreter, the unlearned will say,
"Why, you're mad." But if there be a prophet among you who'll prophesy
and reveal the secrets of the heart, then they'll fall down and say,
"Truly, his God was with you." Is that right? Well, if you believe in
speaking in tongues, how can you deny this? See? See what I mean?
Now, who is the first one? Who is–is in the line? This… Are you,
young fellow? Would you come here. A young boy, think of it. Now, I
never seen that boy in my life as far as I know. We're strangers to one
another. If that's right, raise up your hand, sir, by this Bible. I
never seen him in my life, know nothing of him. But he's standing here
for something. Perhaps he's sick; I don't know, have no idea. If he's
sick then I cannot heal him. But if I just lay my hands on him, say
"You're to be healed. Praise God, you're healed. Go believe it." Well,
that's all right. If he'd believe it, he'd get healed, I believe, if he
truly believed it, not make-belief, but really believed it. Don't you
believe that? The boy would get healed.
Maybe it's financial troubles. Maybe it's domestic trouble. Maybe he's
married and him and his wife having trouble. Maybe him and his
girlfriend's having trouble. Maybe he's not married. I don't know what
he's there for, I have no idea. But it'll take the God of heaven to
reveal it. Now, if He does, every person in here will know that it'll
have to be some Spirit.
The boy may be a student of this school here. I don't know. If it is,
I… And the Holy Spirit does something from him, I trust that he'd be
gentleman enough to go tell them. See? That's right. I hope it is. [Brother Branham has problems with the microphone–Ed.]
Pardon…?… This thing kind of… All right. Now, ever who's on the
mike, I don't know. When the vision's strike you realize I'm looking
somewhere and seeing something that happened in way back somewhere
else, maybe go years back and everything.
Now, I'm going to ask you to be real reverent. When the Holy Spirit
does anything and you want to praise Him, that's what you should do.
But while we're setting now, let's reverently and quietly move into the
Shekinah, in the Presence of God, so me and this young man here who
never met in our life; standing here. Earth… People here that's going
to eternity to meet God and answer at that day of the judgment… And
we're looking across God's Holy Bible.
You're a man that… Perhaps, some of them give you a prayer card and
it just happened to be tonight that your number was called. And that's
all you know about it. We're standing here. And if God will reveal to
me the secret in your heart and tell you, and if He will tell me, to
tell you what you are here for, or what's wrong with you, or something
that which you know I know nothing about you, would you believe it with
all your heart, young man? Would all the audience believe with all
their heart? For me and this young man standing here is two men
eternity bound people over God's Bible laying here. See?
Now, Lord, it's up to You. I can only speak Your Word. And Your Word is
the Truth, and I approach this in the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ,
confessing this that was ministered to me by an Angel which cannot fail
because it's God.
No, you're not from this school. You're not even from this state.
You're from out of state. You come from Missouri here. Right. And
you're a minister, a young minister. You're in confusion of what about
your ministry, what must you do. That's been on your heart and mind.
You're trying to seek even for a private interview for me to find out
what to do with your ministry. Stay where you are; He's fixing to move
you. You believe me?
Here's another thing. You got somebody on your heart you're praying
for. It's a man. He's dying with cancer and you're standing here in his
behalf. Those things are true? They are. You believe now you get what
you ask for? Then go; God's peace be with you.
Now, let us just raise our hands. Pentecostal people, how can you hold
your peace when the very God that you love is so straight and so true?
Just believe. Sworn affidavits, the Holy Spirit… All right.
I do not know you, lady. I want you to look at me across the Bible. I
do not know you, do I? We're strangers to one another, but if Jesus
Christ will reveal to me, in your heart just like He talked to the
woman at the well, and would reveal to me something that you know… If
I was anything, I–I wouldn't know, because you know I don't know you,
and you don't know me. Those things are true?
Say, "What are you doing, Brother Branham?" It's the Word of God in
here that's sharper than a two-edged sword, a discerner of the thoughts
of the heart: Christ, the living Word of God, making Himself known in
infallible proof. You believe me to be His prophet, or His servant?
Yes, you're sick. If God will describe me where your sickness is, will
you believe? It's in your kidneys and in your bladder. If that's right,
raise your hand. One's causing the other, comes from your kidneys,
irritation in the bladder. You fought it quite awhile. It's going to
leave you now. You believe that?
You're not from right here. You're from another city, but you're from
Illinois, Urbana. That's right. You be…?… That's true, isn't it? If
I tell you who you are, will it help you? Mrs. Potts, have faith. You
believe with all your heart? That should settle it.
Just be reverent. Be real reverent. Give us just about five more minutes. Next person, please.
Come, look cross the Bible. The God of heaven knows both of us. He
knows why you're here; He knows why I am here. But to know you, I do
not. I have no idea what you're here for. But if the God of heaven will
reveal to me what you're here for, will you believe me to be His
prophet? Then if… I could not heal you. You know that. But it'll only
raise your faith to healing.
What would it do to you people there in the wheelchairs? Just look;
just believe now. Your hour is close if you'll just believe it right
Please don't walk around. See, each one of you is a spirit and I got
each one of your spirits in contact like a breath, the anointing of the
Holy Spirit. Everything's sinful when that comes on you, everything you
look at is sinful. And to disobey… That's what He told me, "If you'll
get the people to believe you and then be sincere," when I say, "be
quiet, don't move around," and you don't do it, that shows you don't
believe. See? And that's reflects back to me. The Holy Spirit, says,
"Leave them. Leave them alone."
But I cry to Him day and night, "Lord, don't do it yet. Let me try again," 'cause I realize what heaven is.
Did you ever read the little testimony of the Christian Business Men,
the little translation of vision I had the other night? I want ever
person in here to get one of those. If you ain't got enough money, take
it anyhow. I'll pay for it.
You have read it? Isn't that beautiful? How could I ever let someone miss that place there.
You're nervous, complications, lots of things wrong with you. But
there's one main thing you have on your heart is for somebody else;
that's a younger person; it's a woman. It's your daughter. She's
awfully nervous. And she's had an operation; that's the cause of it.
You're not from here. Originally you're from Arkansas. You believe God
can tell me who you are? Would help you? Mrs. Martin, go home; Jesus
Christ makes you well. Have faith; don't doubt. Believe on the Lord.
Now, it's weakening me, brother. Please, everybody, please, quiet. Set
still, please, please, please. I ask, please, don't get up, please.
Just… It leaves me (You see?), and then I have to come back again.
See? Please, just be reverent. All right.
Now, I suppose we're strangers to one another. Are we, sir? All right,
sir, we're strangers. The Lord Jesus can reveal to me what your trouble
is, will you believe me?
I hate to tell you this. You want me to tell you anyhow? You're
shadowed, cancer. You're shadowed to death. You've had some habits you
got to give up. That's right. Will you do it?
Let me show you something. I feel another spirit moving in, the devil.
You're trying to get right with God. Frankly, you just been baptized to
get straight. That's right.
That lady setting there with leukemia, you believe Jesus Christ make
you well? If you have faith, He will do… You accept it? You believe
He will heal and make you well? Have you got a prayer card? You don't?
See, it's cancer too, sister. You don't have to have a prayer card.
Raise up your hand to Christ, say… The lady setting there with the
little red coat laying across her laps, that… Don't you all see that
Light hanging over the woman?
I want to ask you something. You be honest with me. When I spoke cancer
and death, something strange happened to you. Is that right? You had a
funny feeling like, come over you? See? Is this right? If that's right,
wave your hand so the people there will see. See? See, it's death too
on the woman. It's leukemia, or that's what your doctor said. And he's
Now, you're both under the shadows of death. That dark streak coming
from this one. What is it? It's that devil in here called cancer.
Cancer is a Greek word, or a medical word, means "crab." But it's a
devil; it's a killer, a tormentor. It's on this man, and in that woman.
And see, he was calling for help to try to get this man to disbelieve
it, and the Holy Spirit beat him to it, and throwed faith on the woman.
She touched Something. See, that devil thought he could get by with it.
Will you both believe on Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Healer,
raise your hand. Then in the Name of Jesus Christ, I condemn that devil
to leave you both and go. Go, and be well. Go, and be well.
E-122 If there is anybody here that's a skeptic, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You're worse off then they were.
do you do? Is there no usher there take up those prayer cards? The
people are crossing with that–with their prayer cards in their hands.
Now, if you'll just wait a moment or two longer. Honestly,
we–we'll–we–we'll quit. I… See, when you are moving, get up and
move around, it just throws the contact of the Spirit off. See? It's in
That man setting right there with arthritis, do you believe that God
will make you well? All right, sir. You were praying, wasn't you, sir?
Look how far he is from me. All right, believe with all your heart, and
the arthritis will leave you.
The man setting right back here behind, two or three behind him there,
got prostate trouble. Mister, you was praying, had something struck
you. When I said arthritis to that man, something struck you. If that
is right, raise up your hand; man kind of bald-headed, wearing
glasses… That's exactly right. You believe me to be His prophet? Then
I pronounce you healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.
The man right behind him got a lot of faith just then. Right. I don't
know you, sir, but you're suffering with nervousness and complications.
If that's right, raise up your hand. Receive your healing; Jesus Christ
makes you well. Have faith; don't doubt.
Nervous, anemia, high blood pressure… That's right. Is that right,
lady. Raise your hand. You accept your healing? All right, in the Name
of Jesus Christ, you…
What'd you raise your hand back behind there for, the woman? You
believe me to be God's prophet? You believe God can tell me what your
trouble is, with all your heart you'll accept it? You have a lady's
female trouble and eczema. If that's right, stand on your feet. Then go
home and be healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Can't you see it's the Lord Jesus? I challenge any of you to believe
that. Them people out there, no prayer cards or nothing else, just
Do you believe me to be His prophet? If God will reveal to me the
things in your heart… You see, it's just about got me, so I can't
stay here much longer. Don't please. I'm… Look at me. As I said, like
Peter and John passed through the gate called beautiful, said, "Look on
You suffer with your eyes. You want prayed for. 'Course you say, you
got on glasses. Not only that, but you suffer with your ears. You got
trouble up in your nose, that you can't see. If that's right, raise
your hands. That's true. They don't know what it is, but it's actually
fungus, stops up your nose up there. That's right. And another thing,
you got chest trouble. That's right.
You're not from this city. You're not from this country. You're from
Michigan. That's right. Your name is Mrs. Swanson. Now, go home and be
healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Do you believe, everyone of you? Then lay your hands over on one
another. I just can't stay no longer…?… Put your hands on one
another ever where you are…?… Put your hands on each other. In the
Presence of the Holy Ghost… I just can't stand longer, 'cause all of
you has done turned white out there. It's just–it's just a Light over
everyone of you. If I have found grace in your sight, if you believe
me, you in the prayer line here, wherever you are… If you believe
with all your heart, and I've found grace in your sight… The Holy
Spirit is so dense in here tonight till there's like a Light all over.
I can't see people out there no more. It seems to be so anointed.
The only one thing can keep you from being healed, that's your
unbelief. You in the wheelchairs, wherever you are, the Holy Spirit's
just got the whole place illuminated with His power. Why don't you
accept it, raise up.
Satan, I rebuke you, devil, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Come out of this audience and leave them.