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Abraham (55-0608)



Abraham (55-0608)

 



 


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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Abraham
was delivered on Wednesday, 8th June 1955 at the Porter Stadium in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The tape, number 55-0608,
is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

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E-1
Thank you, brother. Good evening, friends, very happy to be here
tonight. I was just presented with some kind of a present. I believe
it's a talking machine. Well, I'll–I'll use it a little later on. Can
you hear me upon the platform all right, up and around the balcony?
Okay? No, I guess, maybe, I'll have to get this thing around me. (Thank
you, brother.) Now, is that better? Can you hear up there now, around
the side? All right. That's fine. All right, sir. So we'll set this one
back.
Well, we're happy to be here tonight to greet you again in the Name of
the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I am happy tonight
that His grace to–extends even to me. And by His grace, I one day came
to Him and He saved me from a life of sin. And He give me the
opportunity to preach the Gospel to the–His people everywhere, calling
them to a life of salvation, out of a life of sin. Along with that He
gave me the great privilege of praying for His dear beloved sick
children. And I'm happy for that opportunity to be here tonight to do
that for you.

E-2
And I'm very sorry… Billy… They come got me a few moments ago, and
our manager isn't here yet. So I may have to hire somebody sure enough.
And at this time, our Dr. brother, Brother Thoms here from South Africa
will… Tomorrow night, if Brother Moore isn't here, will you give us
the message before coming in? It'd all right. that's fine.
And it makes the meeting a little hard on me to try to stand up here
to–to speak to you, and then go ahead with the other service too. I'm
not used to it, and it throws me out on the line of praying for the
sick and so forth, 'cause it's a–it's a dual anointing; it's something
different.
And Brother Thoms is a very forceful speaker. I've knowed him for a
long time, and–since we were in Africa. And I understand that his
wife's here. I don't know whether I ever met the sister or not. I hope
to get to do that. And Sister Thoms, Mrs. Branham is looking for you to
come by, soon as the service is over, and you all come that way. And I
want to see that little boy that was named after me, little William.
And so, we'll probably, maybe be able to see you before going to
Zurich. We just got one day to leave here and get to Zurich, to New
York to go to Zurich.

E-3
Now, tomorrow, didn't… You know, this is… Half the meeting is
already gone, would you think of it? This has been one of the shortest
long meetings I believe I've ever had, so far. Seem like I just started
couple days ago. You're such a lovely people, come out at nighttime,
set out in the open air, listen. And–and the manager not here to
preach to you, and put up with my slobbering and going on…
You know, I eat a lot of new grapes out of Canaan, and it causes you to
slobber a lot, you know. But…?… So I trying to take his place, and
so forth, and then hold the prayer lines, and it certainly makes it
kindly hard. So you pray for us, and tonight I'll try just to speak a
few moments to get aligned up with the meeting, just the feel of the
Spirit and where it's all seated at, and then I'll–I'll… We'll form
a prayer line then, and start praying for the sick.

E-4
And I just wonder, while we're speaking this way, don't you think that
one night we ought to just come in and–and… Usually when–come in of
a nighttime, and not for discernment, just line up everybody that's got
prayer cards and pray for them. And I think that would give everybody a
good chance to get into the prayer line that wants to have… cards, a
holding them. And we just have to take a few each time in these kind of
lines. And then, it'll give everybody an opportunity to come and–and
be–and be in the prayer line. And soon, we're looking for something to
happen, that when I'll be able then to just go and pray for the people
right out.
If you only knew, my dear beloved friend, what it is to go through what
you do under a vision… I brought it on myself; it's not–not… I
don't operate it myself, but it come on. I just… The people rallied
for it, and I kept going; and now I can't even hold a meeting without
it hardly. But if you only knew what you go through with. Just imagine
going into another world, back down the line, thirty, forty years in
somebody's life, looking at somebody… And you know your voice is
coming in here at Macon, Georgia, and yet you're away, somewhere else,
in maybe some other nation.

E-5
You know, Daniel had one vision, and he was troubled at his head for
many days; just think: one vision. See? And you–you don't realize what
that is. And there's no way to explain it; you just have to believe it;
that's all.
Someone asked me, said, "Why is it you get weak when you get off the platform?"
It isn't while I'm standing here that I feel weak; it isn't after I'm
out from under it that I feel weak; it's between the two places. And
that's–that's just when you're coming out of it. 'Course, it's hard to
explain that, but if you'll read the Bible, you'll see that it's true;
it's–it's absolutely true.

E-6
So now, tonight coming over, I thought maybe if Brother Moore… Billy
said he wasn't here. So I just got a little text of Scripture here that
I might read, if God willing. And talk to you just for a few moments to
kindly get the crowd settled down and on the thoughts of the Bible.
See, after all, whatever I say, is just a man. And now, whatever God
says, that's God. Mine will… Mine can fail 'cause I'm just a man, but
what He says is the truth, and it won't fail. And now, like the
visions, what is that? Yes, sir, that's the Word of the Lord, but it's
secondary. If it's contrary to this here, the Word, then it's wrong.
See? It has to be…
Now, here's the Word of God to the whole world. The foundation, the
plan of salvation, everything, this is in the Word. But as an
individual who's did something, or something they might not have done,
and should've done, now, a vision or a Word from God is absolutely the
Word of God to them, but it must line up with this Bible. If it
doesn't, it's not of God.

E-7 So I'm so thankful. And in these… Ever since I can remember as a little boy, visions come to me, just a little baby boy.
The
first thing I can remember was the vision when I was born in the state
of Kentucky, and told me I'd live in Indiana near a city called New
Albany. I've lived in three year–three miles of it all my life. And I
wasn't but eighteen months old when the vision came. And the very time
when I was born, that Angel that you see on the picture here was
hanging over the little crib bed, where I was born in.

E-8
And my people, of course, formerly, the beginning, are Catholic. We…
They emigrated from Ireland to come here. And then, but my father and
mother didn't go to any church at all. And they was raised up in the
mountains; my father, a logger. And when that Light come in that
morning at six o'clock on April the fifth, or April sixth, 1909, and
that Light hung over that little crib bed there, a little trundle
bed… I don't know what you all know what a trundle bed is or not, a
straw tick, a shuck pillow. How many ever seen a shuck pillow or a
straw tick? Well, would you look. Now, I'm not the only country boy
around here, am I? There's just plenty of us. Well, my, that's mighty
fine. I feel like I could come without a tie on now. That's
just–that's just fine.
Well, that's… My mother, it liked to scared her to death. My dad…
My mother was fifteen years old; my dad was eighteen, just kiddies.
And so, since then there it's been, nothing–nothing that I had,
nothing that I merited, it's… Now, it's just a little gift that God
gave, sovereignly give. That's the only way they are given is by the
sovereign grace of God.

E-9
And now, let us turn to His Word and read just a few moments. Be
reverent, and we know that God will add His blessings to His Word.
Now, over in the Old Testament… I love to go to the Old Testament
because it's a type of the New, a shadow of the things that's to come.
And now, if I speak just a little long, will you pinch me on the leg,
or something, here, brother, and let me know that I've spoke too long;
'cause I want to try to pray for everybody I can before leaving
Georgia. My first time in your state, and I sure fell in love with you,
your first night here. You're just… such a welcome feeling. I don't
say that because you're here. If I'd say that just because I was in
your presence, I'd be a hypocrite. And I–and I don't–I don't have to
say that. I say it because I mean it from my heart. You're very nice.

E-10
And now, in Genesis 22:7 we read a portion of Scripture, and then, they
read some of the 14th verse also; 7th, 8th, and 14th, we'll make it.

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and
said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold
the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for the burnt-offering?


And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for the burnt-offering: so they both went on together.


Now in the 14th verse we read this:

And Abraham called the name of the place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said… this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.


Now, shall we bow our heads just a moment while we speak to the Author of this Word.
Our heavenly Father, we come to approach Thee in the all sufficient
Name of the Lord Jesus, knowing this first, that He's promised to hear
us, and give us a hearing, when we ask in His Name.
Now, Thou has said, that wherever two or three are gathered in Your
Name (the Name of the Lord Jesus), You would be in our midst. So we
know beyond a shadow of doubt that You're here tonight. And we pray,
now, that You'll give us a few words, Lord. And encourage us tonight,
Lord, from Thy Word.

E-11
And we pray, now, not knowing why that Brother Moore hasn't showed up
in all these nights, and I pray, Father, that You'll help him and bless
him, wherever he is.
And I ask Your blessings upon all that are unsaved tonight. May
something be said or done here tonight that will cause the unsaved to
believe You and receive You, the backslider to come back; those outside
of Christ to be baptized into the Body of believers. And may every sick
person here tonight, Lord, every one that's cancer ridden, TB, whatever
it might be, may they be perfectly whole tonight. And may there not be
a feeble person left among us. May ever crippled person walk out
without crutch or support. May those on cots rise up and walk.
And may the Lord Jesus just throw out His arms of power and grip every
heart in such a way that they'll know that He's here, granting these
blessings. And when we leave tonight, may we say like those who came
from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn within us because of His
Presence." For we ask it in His Name. Amen.

E-12
Now, in the speaking, of the reading, setting forth of the Scripture
tonight, we're speaking on Abraham. And in the Book of Genesis, God
gave or appeared to Abraham in five, or seven compound redemptive
Names. One of those Names was Jehovah-jireh, the one that we have under
consideration tonight. Then He was Jehovah-jireh, "the Lord will
provide a sacrifice," Jehovah-rapha–"the Lord the Healer," and the
shield, the Buckler, and so forth, on down, of the compound redemptive
Name.

E-13
The night in the discussion at Houston, Texas, when this Angel's
picture was taken… Many of you've heard the story perhaps, of how it
happened about. We were having a lovely meeting in Houston, and
sponsored there by many of the churches. And a certain minister said,
that wrote a piece in the paper, and said that I was a religious
impostor, and imposing myself as a servant of God, and I ought to be
run out of town. And he'd like to be the one to do it. So He challenged
me to a debate on the Scripture. Said that I could not support Divine
healing by the Scriptures.
Well, Mr. Bosworth was managing that meeting. And here he come in the
room, you know, real excited, said, "Looky here, Brother Branham. Looky
here." Said…
Caught–caught his hand, and I said, "Now, look, Brother Bosworth, all
the fussing you could do with that man, he'd walk away with the same
belief he had when he come in."
You don't get nothing by fussing. Jesus didn't come to fuss; He just
done what the Father told Him. If they believed it, all right; if they
didn't, all right anyhow. So after all, if God confirms the Word…
Jesus said, "If you can't believe Me, why, believe the works I do, that
the Father sent Me."

E-14
And he said… But Brother Bosworth said, "But, Brother Branham," he
said, "I tell you," said, "I–I–I think you ought to take that up."
And I said, "Oh, no, Brother Bosworth, just let it alone." I said,
"Look. We're having about eight thousand people now, and there's about
seven thousand of them want to be prayed for, and give one of the
nights to fuss with that preacher, and the only thing you go away…" I
said, "If he's born an unbeliever, God made him an unbeliever, and how
he's going to be anything else but an unbeliever."
I said, "God predestinated a man… Men of old was foreordained to this condemnation." I said, "The Bible said so."
So if they can't believe, just like pouring water from a ducks back; they can't believe, ain't got nothing to believe with.
And I said, "Then, you never heard a man that was ever born again with
the Spirit of God say such a remark as that." I said, "Because he's got
God in him; he believes all things. What God wrote, he just believes
it." But I said, "Now, the man don't believe so just let him alone."

E-15
And he said… Next day he put it in the paper, said, "It shows what
they're made out of, because they're afraid to preach Divine healing in
the light of God's Word." That was too much for Brother Bosworth.
He said, "Brother Branham, if you won't do it, let me do it," at eighty years old.
And I thought… My, I looked at him, and I thought of Caleb you know, saying, "Let me take this city." You see?
And I said, "Brother Bosworth, that man's just out of the cemetery, or
seminary." (Excuse me–about the same way.) So I said, "Brother
Bosworth," I said, "Brother Bosworth, that–that… You're eighty years
old nearly, and that man's just about thirty-five years old."
He said, "That doesn't have anything to do with the Word of God." He said, "Will you let me do it?"
And I said, "No, Brother Bosworth. No. Don't fuss with him. Just let him blow or toot his own horn, and go on."
And he said, "Well, Brother Branham," he said, "you know, to the public
I feel like I'd just like to–to show him that he's wrong." He said,
"If you'll let me do it, I'll promise you I want fuss one bit."
So I said, "Well, all right. Go ahead."

E-16
And down the stairs he went to the reporter, you know, and so he told
them… And then the next day, great headlines "Ecclesiastical Fur Will
Fly." You can–you can imagine how the paper prints it, you know. So
here they set. And that goes to show… I seen something that night
that'll make me believe that someday all born again Christians will be
one.
I don't care if they fuss down there, like they do everywhere else.
One's a Trinitarian, one's a Unitarian, the other's a oneness, and a
twoness, and a fiveness, and all these ups-and-downs, the scruples, and
their baptisms, and so forth, all these things.
But that night, when they come, twenty or thirty thousand packed in the
auditorium. They didn't care whether they was oneness, or threeness, or
drinking from one fountain, two fountain, or riding one hump camel,
two, three, or four, or five hump camel; there was one thing on stake,
and that was Divine healing. They all believed it. And here they come
by trains, planes, and everything, packed out the big Sam Houston
coliseum. And so, I wasn't going down, 'cause I just don't like to hear
people fussing around the Word of God.

E-17
So that night Something kept telling me to go down. So a couple of
policeman come and got me and I went. I went way up in balcony thirty.
And so then when they got started, why, they come out there, and so
after he… He wanted Mr. Bosworth to take the first part.
So Mr. Bosworth said, "Well, I have written here a six hundred
questions, six hundred Scriptures that proves that Christ present
attitude towards the sick is just the same as it was the days that He
was here on earth. And God has never changed His attitude towards the
sick. And if Mr. Best here can take one of these Scriptures and
disprove it by the Bible, there'll be no debate. I'll just set down."
So Mr. Best stepped in, "I'll take care of that when I get up there."
He said, "I'll ask you one question. If you'll answer me "yes" or "no,"
I'll set down and give you the rest of it." He said, "Was the
redemptive Names of Jehovah applied to Jesus, yes or no?" That settled
it; that was all.

E-18
If it wasn't, then He wasn't a Saviour, He wasn't Jehovah-jireh. And if
He was, He's Jehovah-rapha, the same yesterday, today, and forever. So
he couldn't answer it. So when he got up, he preached a pretty good
Campbellite sermon (That's right.), just talking about the resurrection
when this mortal puts on immortality, and Divine healing would be in
the millennium, when we're immortal. I don't get it. So now he said it
was a Baptist sermon. I was rocked in a Baptist cradle, I know what
Baptists believe.
But it was no–was no Baptist doctrine connected with it. And then,
afterwards, he kept saying, "Bring on that Divine healer. Let me see
him heal somebody. Then let me see him… He could work them up in
their sociology, and so forth, and let me see them in a year from today
and I'll tell you whether they're healed or not. Bring that Divine
healer forward."
Mr. Bosworth said, "Aren't you ashamed to say that?"
So he knew I was up there. So he said, "Now, if the debate is settled,"
he said, "all right." Said, "Now, if Brother Branham wishes to come
down and dismiss the audience," said, "I know he's here, but he don't
have to."

E-19 So my brother was standing by me, and he said–said, "Now, you set still."
I said, "Well, ain't I setting still?"
And so, my wife was standing there, you know. And he said, "Now, you ain't going down there."
I said, "I never said a word about going."
And so, I was setting way up. And so he said, "Now, if he wants to come…" And about that time I heard something go… [Brother Branham makes a whistling noise–Ed.] that circle of Light come down. I don't care who says anything then; that settles it.
I said… Raised up.
And Howard said, "Set down."
My wife said, "Looky there, Howard." So my brother set down.

E-20
About five hundred ushers put their hands together and made a line,
come up to the platform. I said, "I'd like to shake hands with Mr.
Best."
I said, "Don't know one thing hard at him."
I said, "We got boys over in Korea, fighting, that we can have freedom
of religion, free…" I said, "I don't believe what he believes. But I
said, "I differ with him in theology, but after all, this is America.
He's got a right to believe what he wants." I said, "Don't none of you
think hard of him, because his mother loves him the same as mine loves
me." I said, "Now, I was reminded though, when he kept saying, 'Bring
that healer forth,' the same spirit that said, 'Come off the cross and
we'll believe you.'"
Christ saw visions, and one day they put a rag around His head and hit
Him on the head, and said, "Now, if You're a prophet, tell us who hit
you and we'll believe you." I said, "That's the same spirit," but I
said, "I'm sorry that our brothers anointed with it." But I said, "Now,
as far as healing anybody," I said, "I–I don't claim to heal anybody."

E-21
I said, "If Christian Divine healing makes me a Divine healer, then
preaching salvation makes you a Divine Saviour." So I said, "I only
preach it by the Word; that's all."
And I said, "Now, as far as the visions, God speaks for His gifts." I
said, "That's–that's questioned." And about that time when he said
that, the Angel of the Lord come above, whirled back and made a great
big whirl, and here He come down through the building like that, coming
down. People been screaming." I said, "He speaks now." I said, "If I
tell the truth, God's obligated to speak for me. And if I don't tell
the truth, God will have nothing to do with a lie; you know that."
And just then here He come. And they took the picture of It there, and
he took it down to the–the Douglas Studio; shot the picture of it,
took it down… A Catholic boy took the picture, and a Jew. And so they
went down to the studio to look it over. And he said, "I don't believe
it'll show. I believe it's just… We just imagined that too, 'cause
everybody's pointing to It, and so forth."

E-22
But when he took it down, and pulled it out of the acid, and… He was
up there to take Mr. Bosworth's picture. And when Mr. Best was holding
debate with him, he'd hold it like this, and put his finger under
Brother Bosworth's nose, and say, "Take it like this." He said, "I want
them to hang up in my… I want to take that old man and skin him, and
take his skin and tack it on my study door for a memorial to Divine
healing." Could you imagine a brother talking about one like that?
So he said… And that night when he put his finger under his nose, and
he'd draw his fist up, and had the studio set that big camera out…
Oh, there was several cameras there and so to take the picture. Well,
then, you know what happen? God wasn't willing that His servants should
be taken with a picture like that, and every one of them was blank. Not
a one of them showed up.
But when they pulled this other one out, there was the picture of the
Angel of the Lord on it. And they sent it to George J. Lacy, FBI
fingerprint and document, he kept it in this place for several days,
and then, it was copyright in Washington, D.C. as the only supernatural
Being that's ever been scientifically proven. And that's right, in
Washington, D.C., now, copyrighted.

E-23 And then, they come and said, "We'll give you an analysis of it." Mr. Lacy said, "Whose name's Reverend Branham?"
I said, "Mine."
He said, "Stand up."
I
stood up. Kind of a red-headed fellow, kind of hard boiled eyes. I hope
he's not setting present to hear this. So he… Hair hanging down in
his eyes. When he seen it, first, he was very hard about it.
He said, "Reverend Branham, come here." Said, "You'll die like all men do." See?
I said, "I'm sure of that, but I prepared for it."
He said, "But as long as there's a civilization here, a preacher will
never go out of his business." He said, "That's the only time a
supernatural Being was ever photographed." He said, "The Light struck
the lens. It's the truth," like that.
And he submitted it me, and I give it over to the Douglas Studios in
Houston, Texas; they're the ones that own it. And he said some little
thing there to me, something, said, "The testament unto the
testator…" something. Said, "Well, as long as you're living that
picture will never be in force, but afterwards," said, "wait till
you're gone, It'll be on ten-cent stores, and things like that."

E-24
So what it is, is… What it is to me, if I… If this is my last night
on earth, if this is my last night to be on earth, my testimony's the
truth. The church knows it, millions around the world; I've come in
personal contact with just more than ten million people, and around the
world. It's been seen by thousands times thousands of people,
everywhere. I trust to God that It will come visible here in Macon
before I leave, before the audience. And they see the works and signs
of It, that's the Truth. And the scientific world can't say there's no
supernatural Being anymore, 'cause it's scientifically proven it, God's
here without an excuse, now.
So we're thankful to the Lord tonight to know that our great Jehovah
God was with Father Abraham, and He's still here tonight with His
Church, moving on, just the same as He was in the days gone by. To my
opinion, the same Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel, Jesus
Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the same yesterday, today, and
forever, scientifically proven.

E-25
Now, Abraham… to speak for–about him for about ten minutes, or so.
Abraham was come down with his father from in the land of Chaldea and
the Shinar valley, and dwelled in the city of Ur. They came out of
Babylon, the people did, after the… Babylon was first called the
Gates of Paradise, later called Confusion, because languages was broken
up there.
Abraham, after coming down into this land of Chaldea, the city of Ur,
Abraham was no more than anyone else. I want you to notice this
tonight, Christians, and get this real good and deep, that, God calls
His people by sovereign election. God only calls by election.
"It isn't he that willeth or he that runneth, it's God that showeth
mercy." And every man and woman here that ever had God to tug at their
heart, ought to be ashamed if they never heeded to the call. And
there's many people in the world today that–that's gone and passed the
line of conscience and will never–never come to God.

E-26 But God called Abraham, not because he was good, but because God chose Abraham.
Jesus
said, "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you." Jesus said, "No
man can come to the Father, or come to Me accept My Father draws him
first."
Why are you out here tonight? Is because you're interested. Why ain't
you at the ball game? Is because you love God more than you love ball
games. That's the reason you're here. God called you and put a
different desire in your heart.
Now, the election of God–God calls man by sovereign election. Do you
notice it? I wish we had time to go into details. When you go to
talking about the Word, the Holy Spirit just starts getting it right…
just wonderful.

E-27
Abraham was election. Isaac was justification. Jacob was grace, but
Joseph was perfection. See? As you get them moving, and Abraham being
called… God saw Abraham and called him by sovereign grace and
election and told him, "Separate yourself from your people and among
your kindred, and I'll bless you."
You notice today, that God always calls a separation. People today,
when you're choosing your pastors, usually people today want mixers. I
don't know how it is with you people down in here, but up in the north
the people want mixers. Oh, we want a fellow that's a good sport. We
want somebody that can, oh, set in a pulpit, and can… Oh, he wouldn't
hurt if he did a little things on the side, you know, just so he could
mix with all crowds. People want mixers, but God wants separators. The
Holy Ghost said, "Separate Me Paul and Barnabas."
There's some people, in choosing their pastors today, get a six-footer
with shoulders about so wide, black wavy hair to present, make
hisself… dressed in a tuxedo suit, and everything, and an after
dinner suit, or something another in the platform, because it's a
psychological effect. God don't care a ounce for that.

E-28 Listen. Listen to the Scriptures. God told Samuel one time, said, "Go up and anoint one of Jesse's sons to be king."
Jesse
thought the same thing that our modern thinker believes today. He sent
his great big son out there, a six-footer, you know, with his black,
shiny hair. Said, "My, what… He will look like a real king," great
big husky fellow, fine looking fellow. And said, "Look what he will
look with a robe on him, a big gold crown setting on the side of his
head."
And Samuel got the oil, and the Lord said, "But I've refused him."
That's right. No matter how six foot he was and how striking he looked,
God said, "I've refused him."
So he brought the next biggest one down and showed him. God said, "I
refused him too." And he went on till he showed the sixth one. Then he
said, "You… Have you got another one?"
Said, "Yeah. I got a little old scrawny, ruddy-looking fellow out
yonder in the sheep pen, out yonder somewhere, taking care of the
sheep, but I'm sure he'd never make a king."
"Well, go get him."
And as soon as David came forth, a little ruddy fellow, stooped
shoulders, perhaps, with a little sheep coat around him, Samuel run and
poured the oil on him, he said, "This is the king." That's God's
choice. Amen. Man looks on the outside, but God looks on the heart.
Sometimes you get a great big church with a lot of crosses, and statues
around it, and plush seats, and a ten thousand dollar organ in it, that
don't attract God. Sometimes there's more salvation in a little mission
down on the corner, than you can poke into the place. That's right. Man
looks to the outside, but God looks at the heart. Always remember that.

E-29
Now, Abraham, called, out of the land of Chaldea, God met him down
there. Probably a little old fellow, seventy-five years old when God
called him. Probably a little bitty fellow, long whiskers, bald-headed,
and stooped shoulders, but God found grace. Abraham had found grace in
the sight of God, and God called him by election. Amen.
Through what? Someone that would follow him, would listen to Him. And
he had a wife sixty-five years old. He told Abraham said, "Now,
separate yourself from among your people." That's the best thing to do:
come out from among it, get away from it.
Someone said, "Well, I still go to the pool room. I think maybe I could
win some of the boys." Stay out of the pool room. Stay off the devil's
ground. That's right.
You'll never do it that way. Separate yourself and show your color. Be
a Christian. Act like it. Live like it. Talk like it. People will
believe it.
Notice. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I'll draw all men to Me." Lift Him up in your life, in your living, what you do.

E-30
Then God called Abraham and he separated himself from his people to go
into a strange land. Isn't it strange, when God calls a man, he calls
him from among his associates to dwell among strange people, speaking
strange languages? Kind of strange how God does that, isn't it? But He
still does it.
Come out. You don't talk like the old crowd no more. You come over into
a crowd… out there where you got whooping and a hollering and
carrying on for the devil, you're shouting and praising the Lord in
this other crowd. You have to go amongst a strange people, separate
yourself from the crowd you once associated with.

E-31
How God in His mercy called him, and He said, "Abraham, I know you're
an old man now, you're–you're seventy-five years old, Sarah
sixty-five, but I'm going to bless you and give you a baby. And out of
this baby the whole world's going to be blessed; all nations is going
to be blessed by this baby."
Now, Abraham never wondered about it; he just simply took God at His
Word. I like that: Just take God at His Word. And he–he went right on
testifying that the baby was going to be born. I can imagine seeing him
getting everything ready, buying up all the diapers, and the pins, and
everything, getting ready for the baby. Nothing wrong,
"Sarah," he said, "how do you feel?" The first week.
"No different."
First month passed, "How do you feel, Sarah?"
"No different."
"Well, Glory to God, we're going to have it anyhow."
First year passed, "How are you feeling, Sarah?"
"No different."
"Well, Praise the Lord, we're going to have it anyhow."

E-32
He took God at His Word regardless of circumstance. He said, "God said
so. And no matter how you feel, or what about it, we're going to have
it anyhow. God said so." Amen.
And if we be the children of Abraham, we've got to have that kind of
faith, regardless of what symptom's says. God's Word… We look at the
unseen, what God says about it.
So many people rely on symptoms. "Oh, if I could look…" "If my hand
was just a little straighter." "If I felt just a little better with my
stomach trouble." "If my head would quit hurting." That has nothing to
do with it. Go right on, glorifying God, testifying about that, things
that you don't even feel, or see, or taste, smell, or hear. Believe it
anyhow.

E-33
Why, if you tell about… There was a man by the name of Jonah, had the
worst symptoms I ever seen. He was backslid, first. That's right. He
done something God told him not to do. And he was on a stormy sea,
caused a lot of trouble, had his hands and feet tied, throwed out; and
a big whale swallowed him and went down to the bottom of the sea.
Now, you talk about some symptoms–backslid in his heart, and in the
belly of a whale, seaweed wrapped around his neck. And anybody knows,
when a fish feeds, it eats–eats his belly full, he goes right to the
bottom and rest its swimmers on the bottom. Feed your goldfish, and see
if they don't do it. Goes right down to the bottom, and it was
probably, forty fathoms deep there. And here this preacher was,
backslid, and his hands tied behind him, in the belly of a whale, in
the bottom of the sea, and this–this storm up at the top.
You talk about symptoms, he looked this way, it was whale's belly; he
looked back that way, it was whale's belly; everywhere he looked it was
whale's belly. But he had some symptoms. But you know what he said?
"They are lying vanities. I don't believe a one of them." He said,
"Once more will I look to Your holy temple," not to the whale's belly,
but to Your holy temple. You can't hide a saint from his prayer. That's
right. I want… There ain't nobody near that bad off tonight. That's
right.

E-34
But he said, "Once more will I look to Your holy temple, Lord." For he
knew when Solomon dedicated that temple, he'd prayed, and he said,
"Lord, if Thy people be in trouble anywhere and look toward this holy
place and pray, then hear from heaven." And he believed the prayer of
Solomon.
And if Jonah, under those conditions, could believe the prayer of
Solomon, under a temple that was dedicated here on earth, how much more
ought we to believe tonight by a resurrected Lord Jesus setting at the
right hand of God when He tells us; making intercession following of
our confession. Refuse to see any symptoms, and say, "They're lying
vanities," and walk away from it. Amen. Don't pay no attention to
circumstances. What God says is the truth, not what you see, what you
believe.
Jesus never said, "Did you see it?" He never did say, "Did you believe
it? (or, I beg your pardon), never said, "Did you feel it?" He said,
"Did you believe it?" That's it.
So you act on what you believe, not what you see. Not what… just what
you believe. And if you believe God will keep His Word, then go acting
like it. Take Him at His Word and go ahead. Then you're going to get
somewhere. I know It's the truth. I've trusted It, brother, in the
hours of death and I know It's the truth. If It worked for me, It
worked for Abraham, It worked for Jonah, It'll work for you. Just take
Him at His Word and believe it.

E-35 And Abraham refused to see any symptoms of Sarah not having this baby. Oh, they told him he's a little off at the head.
Now,
you'd imagine what a doctor would say today if an old man seventy-five
or eighty years old going down say, "Well, here's my wife. She's
seventy and I'm eighty, and we're going to have a baby."
Well, they'd say, "The old man's a little cracked in the head."
Sure, they did then; they would now. But Abraham wasn't cracked in the
head; he took God at His Word. That made the difference, and God
honored him for it too.

E-36
I can see him as he goes on, he said, "Lord, will You give me a… How
would you confirm this to me?" And He took him out there that day… I
wish we had time to get into it; it's time to quit now. But I wish we
had time to get into all those things to bring us up to this little
point; but we'll jump, just hit a few high places.
Look out there that day when He told him He would confirm it. And watch how it was to Abraham.
He killed that little heifer of three, and the sheep at three, and the
goat at three, and he cut them apart. And he put a turtledove and a
young pigeon there, kept the birds off of them.
And the evening time, or when the sun went down, watch what happened
first: a real deep sleep fell over Abraham, showing, "Abraham, now, I
made a covenant with Adam. 'Adam, if you'll do, I'll take you in
partners with Me. If you'll do certain things, I'll do certain things.'
And Adam broke his promise."
Man always breaks his promise. "But Abraham, this is not what 'if
you'll do,' this is what I'm going to do. This is My covenant with you
(Amen.) unconditionally."
Oh, brother, if you ever see that, your eyes will come plumb open.
That's right. It's not what you done; it's what God did for you in
Christ. That's right. Nothing of yours, it's what He done.

E-37
And there, He said, "Abraham…" Put Abraham to sleep to show that
he–he had nothing to do into it. "Now, Abraham, you haven't got one
thing to do into it."
And then, before he went, a horrible darkness, showing death, every man
through the valley of the shadow of death. Beyond that was a smoking
furnace: every man deserves to go to hell. But beyond that went a
little white Light. And that little Light went right between each one
of those covenants–each one of those beasts, like that, every one that
was cut together. Each one was sacrificial beast, except the turtledove
and the pigeon.
Now, if you'll notice, the turtledove and pigeon, the reason it wasn't
cut apart, because a turtledove and pigeon represents Divine healing.
The covenant was broke from grace, from law to grace, but the covenant
of healing lasts always. From always to… There's no cutting it apart
at all. That's right.

E-38
Now, He made the covenant. And notice, He went between those, proving,
showing to Abraham what through his seed He would do, Christ Jesus, in
the years to come. That He'd make a covenant through Christ to the
Gentiles, for every man in the world. Everybody that would come, this
covenant would be… It's with you tonight, unconditionally.
If you become a Christian, every redemptive blessing of God belongs to
you. It's your personal property. You got a right to claim it. If you
let Satan push you over in the corner, well, that's up to you. But,
brother, stand up there toe-to-toe with this Scripture, and say, "It is
written." That's right. That's the way your Lord did it.

E-39
Any man, I don't care, you might be a weak Christian; you don't need
people coming through with gifts of healing; you don't need these
things. The only thing you need do, is take God at His Word, and stand
toe-to-toe with Satan; you'll defeat him on the ground.
Jesus brought it down to that picture, when He… Satan said, "If thou be the son of God, do this."
Jesus said, "It's written, Man shall not live by bread alone."
He took him somewhere else, said, "If thou be the Son of God, cast
yourself down. Perform a miracle here before me." That spirit still
lives you know. "Let me see you do it; I'll believe it. You jump off
this building here and show me you can do it, and I'll believe you're
the Son of God."
He said, "Satan, it is written." Right on the Word of God.
Took Him up on a mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in
a moment, said, "These belong to me." So you see where the kingdom of
the world belong to? He said, "I… These belong to me. I do with them
what I want to. If You'll worship me, I–I'll–I'll give them all to
you."
He said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. It is
written, Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God." And He kept showing
the Scripture to him, and defeated Satan with the Father's Word.
And any man or woman tonight if you're here sick and needy, stand
toe-to-toe with Satan, and say, "It's written, 'By His stripes I'm
healed.'" Stay with it and watch what happens.
There'll be a difference around Macon here with the sick folk. Take God at His Word. He will do it.

E-40
Now, in this covenant… When he made the covenant with Abraham
there… Now notice, in the Old Testament… Now, when we make a
covenant with one another here in America, how do we do it? We walk out
and shake one another's hand, say, "Let's shake on that." That's the
way we make a covenant.
Down in Japan, when they make a covenant, they take a little salt and pitch it on one another, like that, to make the covenant.
But in the Orient, how they make a covenant, they kill a beast. And
they stand between this beast, the pieces of the dead body, and they
write out their covenant, whatever they make, sign their name to it.
They tear it in half, give it to one man, the other man keeps the other
half. And then they take an oath over this dead beast's body. If either
one of them breaks this covenant, let them be as the dead beast.

E-41
And that's what God was showing that He was going to do in the days to
come. That when God came down here on earth in the form of the Lord
Jesus Christ, walked among men, and He was taken to Calvary and tore
apart. And God taken the body up to His right hand and sent down the
Holy Ghost upon the Church. And when we come together again, them
pieces, just like the old covenant, it's got the dovetail one with the
other. And if you ever go in the rapture, you're going to have to have
the same Spirit in you that was on Jesus Christ. That's God's covenant
with His Church. Amen.
Don't you take a cold formal handshake. You take a heart-warming
experience from God of being born again. Don't care where you belong.
Yes, sir. 'Cause God…
Remember, when these two met together, if these didn't dovetail, it was
throwed out. It had to be the same thing. And the same Spirit was upon
Christ has to be on the Church.
God taken the body of Christ and set it on His right hand of power
above, and He sent the Holy Ghost back. And It's going around, looking
out the Church. And when they come together, it'll have to be the same
body, same signs, same wonders, same baptism, same signs and wonders,
same Gospel. Amen. That's right.

E-42
Notice. When He made the covenant, and He confirmed it there, later on,
Abraham went on. Glory to God. And after that experience he really had
the victory then. He got to be ninety and nine years old, almost a
hundred. God appeared to him in the Name of the "Almighty God."
The word comes from the word, the Hebrew word, "El Shaddai," which
means "the breast, the bosom of a woman." El Shaddai, the Almighty, the
Strength Giver, the Nourisher. Like the mother to the baby. When the
little baby is fretting and sick, the mother pulls it up to her bosom,
and it nurses her strength and her life into it. And another thing it
does, it means He's a Satisfier. While the little baby is nursing, it's
satisfied while it's a nursing. It ain't well yet, but it's satisfied
as long as it's a drawing from the mother. And God is El Shaddai, the
Bosom, not one breast, two breast.
He was wounded for our transgressions; with His stripes we were healed.
He is God of our strength for spiritual. He's God of our strength for
our physical. And no matter which one you need of it, move up to the
breast and take a hold of it, God's Word, and go to nursing from It,
you'll come back to health and strength. The strength of the Holy Ghost
lays in God's promise…?… Take up there one time and take a hold.
Brother, I'll tell you; you see a little baby crawl up in his mammy's
arms, he's just as satisfied. I don't care how his little tummy's a
hurting; it's all right as long as he's nursing from mammy.

E-43
And I'm telling you, a believer that once takes a hold of God's eternal
Word for a promise, if anything come or goes, he's satisfied. He's
laying right there, nursing away, pulling the strength right out of
God. "By His stripes we were healed. "Wounded for our transgression;
with His stripes we're healed," pulling down the blessings of God,
satisfied as he's laying there.
Come by, and say, "You don't look any better."
Say, "Glory to God, He healed me." Amen. Stay right with it.
Say, "You ain't got the Holy Ghost."
"That's what you think." Amen.
If you was only pulling from where I am, you'd think he–you had it too. That's right. Amen.

E-44
"I'm El Shaddai, the Almighty." And He is still El Shaddai, the
Almighty God. The pacifier to the saints. If a saint is sick, if he can
hear the Word of God correctly, if he's a seed of Abraham… We are,
being the seed of Abraham… when we are dead in Christ, we take on
Abraham's seed and are heirs according to promise. But first you got to
be dead in Christ, borned of the Holy Ghost. The same Holy Ghost that
led Abraham back there, leads you then. Then you believe like Abraham,
what God said is truth and nothing else is going to work.
Don't care what anybody else says, what the bishop says, or what the
pope says, or what anybody else says; if God's Word says it, that's
truth to the believers and Abraham's children. The covenant's to you.
When you're circumcised… Abraham was circumcised by flesh as a
confirmation. You're circumcised, the heart, by the Holy Ghost as a
confirmation.
Oh, my, I feel religious right now. I feel like I could almost shout
too. You know Baptists shout also? Yes, they do. When it gets right
down to God, they really get into it.
Notice, brother, nursing from the breast of Almighty God, the Nurser,
the–the Life-giver, our Mother, our Father, the nurse Father. My, my,
what a–what a picture we got here. Wish we could stay with it longer,
but we have to hurry on.

E-45
Anyhow, after the little baby was born, little Isaac, as God promised,
they was a hundred years old when the baby was born. Think of it.
Got to hit another little point here; might take me… If you'll
forgive me for taking your time. It's just a little encouragement to
you. You might not agree with this at first, but you look it all over.
This will give you something to do tomorrow in–in your spare time.
Look this over in the Bible.
Now, when Abraham… When Lot took his choice, and went down to the
plains down there in Sodom and Gomorrah, we realize how he was a
lukewarm believer, and what happened to Lot. But God never did bless
Abraham until he fully separated himself from Lot. Lot kept hanging on.
It was a hair in the soup. And he–he just absolutely couldn't go on.

E-46
And that's what's the matter today; we got little old Lot's hanging
around, and the reason that we can't go on with God. Somebody, one of
the church members, said, "Well, if he preaches that, I'll get out of
here."
That's… Put the hair out of the soup, and go on; that's what we need
to do. Preach the Gospel (Amen.), regardless if you have to preach It
to four posts. I'd rather lay on my stomach, and drink branch water,
and eat soda crackers, and preach the true Word of God, than eat fried
chicken everyday and ride in a Cadillac. Amen. I'd rather do it, and
know that you're right in the sight of God. Amen. I don't say that for
a joke. This is no place for joking, and I don't believe in joking, but
that's the truth. Amen.

E-47
Now, I want you to notice. Then when this Angel came down, God
Himself… Did you notice, Abraham talked to God in a body, a physical
body, had dust on His clothes, eat the meat of a calf, drinking the
milk from the cow, eat some corn bread that Sarah baked Him there–God
Himself. What did He do? He knowed He's going to be made flesh
sometime, so way back here, to prove to Abraham, He just jumped up a
bunch calcium and a bunch of–of atoms and throwed them together and
lived in that body. Come right down and had a appetite. Amen.
Abraham called him the Lord. That's right. He was. And as soon as He told Abraham what was going to happen, He vanished.
Sarah laughed when she thought, she was nearly a hundred years old was
going to have a baby. Hundred years old and going to have a baby, could
you imagine that?
Now, brethren, let's say… We all know that Sarah give birth to the
baby. We'll all admit that. Look what God did. Now, here's some
encouraging for all us old folks. Now, I want you to notice this. What
it is… And to you young ones that's coming on, to get old one of
these days, watch what God did there.
I was up on a lake here about six years ago, when that revelation come
to me. And I'll tell you; they thought they had the Salvation Army out
there. Oh, my. I was the noisiest guy they ever heard in their life.

E-48
Now, I'll will tell you what–what God did. If you'll notice real close
(See?), the Bible is this… That's where preachers miss it. That's
where these big schools miss it. See? The Bible is read between the
line. The Bible said… Jesus… The Scripture claims, "I have hid it
from the eyes of the wise and prudent and will reveal to babes such as
will learn." See? It's between the line.
I got a little girl tonight that I married a few years ago; she's the
mother of my three children. And she can write me a letters, she'd say,
"Dear Bill, I'm setting here tonight thinking of you and I'm praying
with you." Now, that's what she says on the letter. But between the
lines, I love her and she loves me, so I know what she's talking about.
See? I read between the lines.
And if you want to really read the Bible with a spiritual
understanding, get in love with the Writer. Amen. Then you can read
between the lines, see where God pulls it out.

E-49
Notice. I can see Sarah there, a little grandma, you know, great,
great, great, great, great grandma, hundred years old nearly, little
dust cap on, little shawl over her shoulders, walking on a cane. And
you know, something happened.
Now, you know it would be hard for that woman to give birth to a baby;
anyone knows that. The first thing, Abraham had lived with her since he
was about seventeen years old, and she was about forty-five years a
past menopause. Now, the impossible… But notice, Abraham, the longer
it went the stronger he got.
Now, today, if you get prayed for tonight and tomorrow you ain't
perfectly well, you'd say, "Well, they ain't nothing in Divine healing.
I never got it." Then you're not a child of Abraham. That's right.
'Cause Abraham, the older he got the greater miracle it was going to be.
So he was strong giving praise to God, said Romans 4. The longer it
went, the more blessing it would be, the more miracle it would be,
longer it took. So Abraham just kept getting stronger and stronger,
giving glory to God. As his shoulders went down, down, he kept giving
more praise to God.

E-50
Here's Sarah. Now, we know that God would have to make her womb
fertile, we know that. Now, you're a mixed audience. You listen to a
doctor; I'm your brother. Look. He'd have to make her womb fertile,
because she was forty-five or fifty years a pass menopause. Think of
it. When she was a young girl, and healthy and everything, then she
didn't have babies. But here now, she's nearly fifty years a pass
menopause, and now she's going to have a baby.
Now, He'd have to make her womb fertile. And besides that, if He was
going to… She was going to go… And they didn't have caesareans in
those days, you know. So it'd have… In order to give birth to that
baby, to go in labor, she was going to have to have a new heart put in
her, 'cause an old woman that old couldn't stand labor pain, you know
that. All right. Then she's going to have to go in labor, so she has to
have another heart. And in order to do that… The milk veins was dried
up, so they just to have new milk veins put in.
Now, God don't patch up anything like that. What God did to Sarah, He
turned her back to a young woman. Now, that kindly struck you a little
bit, but just hold on. Now, don't–don't jump up and run. See?
Let's–let's hold on just a minute.

E-51
He turned Abraham and Sarah, both, back to about twenty-five years old,
like He's going to do everybody one of these days that's His children.
He showed in them what He was going to do to him and his seed after him.
Notice. Sarah and Abraham immediately took a trip and went plumb to
Gerar on camels. Follow it… Separate them out and see how far it is;
about three hundred miles. Quite a trip for an old couple like that,
don't you think? A hundred years old, little grandma in her shawl,
running along like this, and Abraham, and his beard hanging way down.

E-52
My, went on down with a three hundred mile trip… And above
everything, there was a young king down there named Abimelech, and he
was looking for a sweetheart. And all of those pretty girls around
there, and he fell in love with this old grandma, wanted to marry her.
Nonsense, brethren. Abraham said, "Sarah, you're fair." She was the
prettiest woman there was, in the land.
And that man, with all them young women like that, wouldn't have wanted
that old great-grandma with a little stick in her hand and a little
shawl over her shoulder, little dust cap on, you know; and he wouldn't
wanted to take her for a wife. But God had turned her back into a
beautiful young woman again, like He's going to do all the seed of
Abraham someday. But what does old age or that going mean anyhow.
Hallelujah. Doesn't mean a thing to the believer. Hallelujah. We'll
laugh in the face of death some glorious day.

E-53 My wife looked at me the other day; I was combing what hair I had. She said, "Honey, you're almost bald-headed."
I said, "Yes, but I haven't lost a one of them."
She said, "You haven't."
I said, "No."
She said, "Well, where are they at?"
I
said, "Where was they before I got them? If you'll tell me where they
was before I got them, they are there waiting for me in the
resurrection." Hallelujah. Amen.
Every item, every thing that once…?… are waiting. I've got the
blessed old promise here in the…?… on Calvary's cross, and the Holy
Ghost confirming every Word…?… some glorious day when He shall
come. Let's…?… people, if it won't do–it don't make any difference
to me. Amen. I know in Whom I have believed, and I'm persuaded He's
able to keep that I've committed to Him against the day. Amen.

E-54
Abraham…?… I can Abraham couple of mornings after that the Lord had
met him there. I can hear him say, "Sarah, honey, why your gray hair's
turning black again, and your little withered out brown eyes are coming
becoming just as black and shiny again."
Wife said to Abraham, "Your shoulders are straightening up; your beard is turning black again."
And the first thing you know, there they was back sweethearts again.
Exactly. Wished I had time to go a little farther in it. But just
before you get it, I want to show you grace again, brethren. So this
might kindly squeeze my Arminian brother's toes just a little, but I
don't mean to do it. You see? But now look here, that you might know
truth.
Now, Baptists, if you don't saddle with this, I'm going to say, "You're backslid."

E-55
Notice, what he done. As soon as they got down there to Gerar, and
Abimelech looked out and said, "Well, of all I've waited for, there she
is." A little grandma now. See?
Why, it couldn't have been, brethren; that's–that's silly to think
such a thing. See? But she was a beautiful young woman. He took her
over there and put earrings in her ears and fixed her all up. That
night…
Now, he was a very good holiness brother. Now, he went to bed that
night, and said his prayers, and stretched his big feet out like that,
and thought, "Oh, tomorrow I'll marry this beautiful girl I've waited
for all my life, and there she is. Her brother setting out there in the
tent, but he–he said that was his sister, and she said, 'That's my
brother.' So, oh, they're fixing her all up, and tomorrow's the
wedding." My, my.

E-56 He dozed off to sleep and God appeared to him, said, "You're just as good as a dead man." Brother.
He said, "Well, what have I done? I'm just as–just as innocent as anything."
He said, "You've got another man's wife."
"Why,"
he said, "well, Lord, you know the integrity of my heart." He said,
"Didn't that man tell me that was his sister? Didn't she just say
that's my brother?"
Said, "I know the integrity of your heart; that's the reason I kept you
from sinning against Me. But if you don't restore her back, you're a
dead man." Now look, a good boy, a good–good fellow, but it show you
the sovereign grace of God.
Said, "Her husband is My prophet. Now, I'll not hear your prayers, but you go back."

E-57
"My prophet…" God told him not to leave Palestine, and he left; he's
backslide. Not only that, but he's setting out there telling a lie.
Saying… A man cared no more for his wife to do something like that…
But He said, "That's My prophet. Take her back and restore her, and let
him pray for you." That's Scripture, brother.
I know that's… Where you at, Baptists? What's the matter with you?
That's right. There he was, him backslid, running from God, setting out
there telling a lie… Now, that don't give you license to lie, or
anything, you remember that. We'll straighten that out in a few
minutes. All right. God made him pay for it.
But there he was setting out there in that condition, and God said,
"He's My prophet. Go, take his wife back to him, and I… let him pray
for you and I'll heal you." So he went out and did so.

E-58
Abraham when he become older, first thing you know, the little fellow
was born, little Isaac, age about twelve years old. Here he goes out.
God had met him again and said, "Abraham, I know through this child
you're to have–be the father of a nation, but I tell what I want you
to do. I want you to take him out yonder to a mountain that I'll show
you, and I want you to take him up there and offer him up for a
sacrifice."
Well, how is he going to be the father of nations, now about a hundred
and fifteen years old, and here's the only child that he had, and take
the little fellow out there and kill him? But you notice, Abraham took
the boy and some servants, didn't tell his mother. So they went four
day's journey out into the wilderness.

E-59
Now, a ordinary man can walk a good… Why, I patrolled for about seven
years walking thirty miles every day. And then in them days, you didn't
ride in automobiles like we ride today, so they could probably easy go
thirty miles, or take twenty-five miles. But they… Four day's journey
would be a hundred miles back. And then he lifted up his head and saw
the mountains far off. And then when he got close to the mountains…
Watch, this is sovereign grace here, watch him. He said to his
servants; he said, "Now, you stay here while the lad and I go yonder to
worship. And the lad and I will return." Oh, my. Oh, my. "The lad and
I…"
"How you going to do it? You're taking him up there to kill him. But how are you going to do it?"
"It's not my business to figure it out." would say Abraham. "God gave
the promise, and I received him as one from the dead. And God's able to
raise him up from the dead." Amen. That's the children of Abraham.
That's the hope they have in Him tonight.

E-60
So they took the little fellow, put the wood on his back, very type of
Christ (we're hitting just the high spots now), and he walked up the
hill. And when he got up top of the hill, way up in the top mountain
there, where he's going to offer the sacrifice, little Isaac, he said,
"Father?" Said, "Here is the sacr… Here is the wood, and here is the
altar, but where is the lamb, the sacrifice for the altar?"
And Abraham with trembling voice, the old man looked around to him and said, "My son, God will provide for Himself a sacrifice."
He took his own son, bound his hands. Look, a double proof of our
salvation tonight. God gave him a double… We don't have… God proved
it twice through Abraham and swore to it with His own hands (That's
right.), that He keeps His covenant.
We don't have nothing to worry about, if God called us into His loving
grace. Brother, I'm telling you, if you've ever been born again of the
Spirit of God, you ought to be the happiest person in the world, 'cause
you have Eternal Life, Everlasting Life, cannot perish. Amen. Your
sowed with the incorruptible Seed of God.

E-61
If a seed goes in the ground, a grain of wheat, it cannot produce
anything else but a grain of wheat. So if you go around, say, "Well,
praise the Lord, I–I've been saved. I've got the Holy Ghost." And
living any kind of a life, you better get back to the altar of God
again, 'cause the incorruptible Seed of God cannot be one thing. You
cannot be a wheat and a cocklebur at the same time. You've got to
either be a wheat or a cocklebur. You all got cockleburs down here? All
right, greenbriar then, ever what you want to call it, some other weed.
You see?
You can't be a weed and a wheat at the same time. If you got the spirit
in you of the life of wheat, you'll produce wheat. If you've got the
spirit in you of the life of a cocklebur, it'll be a cocklebur. And if
the Holy Ghost is in you, you'll believe God, love God, and act like a
Christian. That's right. If it isn't, you'll know them by the fruits
they bear.
Oh, what we need today is a good old time Holy Ghost revival. What we
need today is an old time shaking again of the power of God, a moving
of the mulberry bushes to go forward to battle again. God's giving the
moving, if people will just listen to it and believe it.

E-62
Now, up on the mountain there, he took his own son, tied his hands
behind him, laid upon the altar, reached down and pulled out the knife,
pulled the little fellow's throat back, and raised his hand to stab his
own son to death. And about that time, the Holy Ghost caught his hand
and said, "Abraham, stay your hand."
Don't be scared to walk right down to the last row of life with Him.
God will be there on the scene. He's Jehovah-jireh, "the Lord will
provide a sacrifice." He will make a provision.
And about that time, he heard something bleat, and there was a little
ram hooked in the wilderness by his horns. Where did that ram come
from? They was a hundred miles from civilization. And they was up on
top of the mountain where there's no water. How did that ram get there?
God is still Jehovah-jireh. No matter what the circumstances is, He can
provide the sacrifice at anytime. Amen. No matter what the circumstance
is He's Jehovah-jireh.

E-63
Now, look, it wasn't a vision. He walked over and picked up the ram,
laid it upon there, and stabbed it with a knife, and blood run out of
it. It wasn't a vision he saw; it was actually a ram. It was Christ,
the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world. Hallelujah.
There He was, Christ. It wasn't a vision.
That lamb was spoke into existence in one minute, and went out of
existence in another minute, the same way that God made Himself
manifested in flesh before Abraham, and went out of existence in
another minute.
He's the same God, that someday these atoms of ours will break and go
out, life will go out of this body, and He will speak it back into
existence someday in the resurrection. He's Jehovah-jireh. How will He
do it? I don't know. That's His business, but He said He'd do it, and I
believe Him. Jehovah-jireh, "the Lord will provide for Himself a
sacrifice."

E-64
No matter what it is the lamb was there. He provided a lamb when He
needed a lamb. When you're sick and you need healing, He will provide
for you. If you need salvation, He provides for you. If you need a
revival, He will provide for you. If the meal barrel's empty, He will
provide for you. Amen.
If you're all downhearted and drooped over, God will provide for you.
"For He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity;
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; with His stripes we were
healed." Amen. The Lord's provided Sacrifice, the Lord's provided
Lamb…

E-65
Here not long ago I was taking a little story on old blind Bartimaeus.
It said that he was a blind man for years and years. He… During the
time of his married life, while he was blind, he had a little girl born
in the home. And the little girl, he'd never seen her in his life.
So one night, he used to… Well, he used to set up at the gate at
Jericho and different places. He had two little turtledoves that done
little tumbles, like that, back and forth, to entertain the tourists
that come by, so they could give him a coin to make his living.
And the poor old fellow, one night his wife got sick; he goes out and
he prays. He said, "Jehovah, if You'll only let her live, I promise You
tomorrow I'll offer these two turtledoves for You for a sacrifice." And
his wife got well, and kept his word and went up and offered the
turtledoves.

E-66
Not long after that his little girl got sick. And she was ready to die;
the doctor had give her up. He went up and he said, "Jehovah, if You'll
only heal my little girl, tomorrow, I only have one thing to give You
and that's my lamb." And today they got dogs that leads the blind
around; them days they had lambs that led the blind around.
So he said, "I've got a lamb here that leads me, where I'm blind.
That's all I got. But if You'll just heal my little girl, I promise You
I'll give you this lamb tomorrow."
He went back in, the fever left the little girl. The next morning he was on his road up to offer the lamb for a sacrifice.
When he passed by Caiaphas, the great high priest was standing there,
said, "Blind Bartimaeus, where goest thou this morning?" It was a
beautiful spring morning. Said, "Where you going, blind Bartimaeus?"
He said, "Oh, high priest," he said, "I'm going up to the–the altar to
offer this lamb." He said, "My girl was sick and God healed her, and I
promised that I'd offer–give this lamb today."
"Oh," he said, "Blind Bartimaeus," Said, "you can't offer that lamb,
blind Bartimaeus." Said, "I'll give you some money and you go buy a
lamb."
He said, "Oh, high priest, all that's appreciated, but I never offered
God a lamb; I offer Him this lamb." And this is the lamb. God have
mercy, the lamb. And he said, "I offered Him this lamb. I promised Him
this lamb."
And he said, "Blind Bartimaeus, you cannot offer that lamb; that lamb is your eyes."
He said, "That is right, oh, high priest, but if I keep my promise to God, God will provide a lamb for blind Bartimaeus' eyes."

E-67
He went on and kept his word to God. On one cold November day, setting
by the side of the gates of Jericho, shivering in his rags, with no
turtledoves, alone, they heard a noise. Usually, Jesus is around
there's a lot of noise. They said, "What's the matter."
Said, "Jesus of Nazareth comes by."
He screamed, "Oh, Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me." God had
provided a Lamb for blind Bartimaeus' eyes, because he kept His promise
to blind Bartimaeus.
Let me say this tonight, my dear brother, sister: That same Lamb that
was provided for blind Bartimaeus' eyes is provided for yours tonight.
"For He was wounded for your transgressions, bruised for your iniquity."
You say, "Can this be applied at this time?" He's Jehovah-jireh. He will provide if you will believe. Shall we pray.

E-68
Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee tonight for the provided Lamb.
Praise the Lord for sinners slain, give Him glory all ye people, for
the Blood can wash away each stain.
We're so thankful for that Lamb of God that was provided back there,
come from the foundations of the world. All down through the ages
they've drawed remunerations from His great supreme sacrifices, and
tonight, Lord, we pray that You'll let every blind man, that's blind in
sin and trespasses, walking around and stumbling in darkness not
knowing where he goes, may he tonight look to God, to the Lamb of God,
and receive his spiritual sight at this time.
Grant it, heavenly Father. For we ask it in the Name of the Lamb of God, Thy beloved Child, the Lord Jesus.

E-69 While we have our heads bowed, I wonder if there'd be a sinner here tonight say, "Oh, God, pass me not, O gentle Saviour." [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]

E-70
Father… the boy run to Him, said, "Lord, have mercy on my child."
Said, "I brought him to the disciples, and seem like they can't do
nothing for him." Said, "He–He's has a bad spirit that throws him the
fire, and makes him pine away, and he froths at the mouth, and falls
into the water, the devil trying to kill him." They call it epilepsy
today, but then it was a devil. It's still a devil.
And said, "And I took him to the disciples, they couldn't…" Said, "Lord, can You help me?"
Jesus turned around and said, "I can if you believe. For all things are possible to them that believe."
The father said, "Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief."
Oh, is that our cry tonight? "Lord, I believe. Lord, I believe, help Thou my unbelief."

E-71
Now, in this back audience here I realize that there's many peoples,
and many I don't know. Frankly, there's none that I know expect my own
associates that's here with me and this minister. I can't call his
name, but he was with me the other day at the hotel. I–I… He's one
of the chairman, or something, on the committee. He's the only one that
I know of. There's another minister with him, but I believe that I
don't know who the man was.
Now, if Jesus, the Son of God, has raised from the dead, He will do the
same things in His resurrection, if He is the same, that He did when He
was here on earth. Is that right?
When He was here on earth, He did not claim to be a healer. He said, "I
do nothing of Myself. I… The Father shows Me what to do, and then I
go do it. I do what the Father shows Me." Is that right? "I do nothing
of Myself. Verily, Verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of
Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that doth the Son likewise.
The Father worketh, and I worketh hitherto."

E-72
Now, to make that plain to some of you, you new converts. Jesus said,
"I can't heal the sick; I can't do a thing. First the Father shows Me a
vision, and then I go act it out in drama, and do just what He told Me
to do."
Look at the grave of Lazarus. Look at all the places through the Bible.
He did just as the Father showed Him. He passed by the sick, the
afflicted, dead, died on ever hand, and everything, but when the Father
showed Him what to do, He went and done it.
Now, he said, "The things that I do shall you do also. And a little
while and the world, the unbeliever, won't see me no more. Yet you
shall see Me, you'll see Me." He promised that He'd be with us through
the end of the age, the end of the world. The world hasn't come to the
end yet. "Jesus Christ," the Bible said in Hebrews 13:8, "is the same
yesterday, today, and forever." Is that right?
Well, my contention is here in Georgia, as it has been three times
around the world now, that Jesus raised from the dead, and is alive
tonight among men. And He's here in the same principle, same power,
same signs, same wonders, working in His Church, continuing the work
with His Church that He paid for while He was here on earth with His
supreme Sacrifice. I believe that with all my heart. I believe it
because the Bible said so, and because God comes and confirms it to be
so.

E-73
What do you think Jesus would do if He was here tonight? He'd be doing
the same thing He did then. He looked out; there's a fellow named
Philip got saved. This is for the newcomers. A fellow named Philip got
saved. He went out and called his friend, Nathanael. He found him under
a tree, praying. Now, listen close. So he said, "Come, see Who I found,
Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph."
Why, the man was a very good church member, real aristocratical sort of
a fellow. He said, "Could there come any good thing out of Nazareth?"
It was a mean little old city, cutthroats and things lived there. He
said, "Come and see." That's a very good answer. "Come and see."

E-74
Well, he came. And when he walked up, perhaps, maybe as many people as
standing here, was standing around where our Lord was speaking. And
when He was speaking to people, well, the first thing you know, why, up
come Philip, walking along, with Nathanael with him. Nathanael looked
over to see Him, Jesus standing in a prayer line. He might've been in a
prayer line for… Anyhow, he was in the Presence of Jesus. And He
looked over and said, "Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no guile."
Now, if I'd say it in the words today, I'd say, "You're a Christian, a honest man." Quite astonishing.
He said, "Rabbi, when did You know me?"
Why, He said, "Before Philip called you, when you was under the tree I saw you."
He said, "Thou art the Son of God. You're the King of Israel."
He said, "Because I told you that, you believe? You'll see greater
things than this." Because then, he just become a believer. You see? He
could see greater things. And he did, and his name's immortal tonight.
What did the educators, and Pharisees, and religious of that day say
about Him? They said, "He's a fortuneteller. He's Beelzebub, the prince
of the Devils. And He casts out devils by the prince of the devils."
Jesus said, "Now, if the devil cast out devils, then his kingdom's divided and can't stand." The devil cannot heal the sick.

E-75
Someone stopped me the other day on that, and called me up on the
telephone, said, "I'll different with you." Said, "Look, when Job…
When Moses and Aaron went out," and said, "those magicians done
everything that Moses did."
I said, "Whoop, wait a minute. The magicians could bring the curses,
but they couldn't take them away. Healing lays in God alone." Amen.
That's right. They could bring it. When boils broke out, they broke out
too. That's right. They could bring the curse, but they couldn't take
it away. 'Cause God, "I am the Lord thy God that forgiveth all thy
iniquities, Who healeth all of thy diseases." Comes through God alone.

E-76
Now, I want you to remain seated. Now, in–in the line there, the
prayer line, I suppose I'm strange to each and every one. Is that
right? If you are, raise your hand. If you are a stranger to me, raise
your hand. How many out in this audience that doesn't have a prayer
card, and you want God to heal you tonight raise your hand,
regardless… Oh, it's just a solid mass.
I'll say this: If I have correctly represented Jesus Christ to you, and
I claim that this is a Divine gift sent from Him… Then if Jesus,
standing in a crowd, and a woman touched His garment, and He looked out
in the crowd and found her, if blind Bartimaeus, and all that mass over
there, could be in such agony… Jesus couldn't hear him, of course,
that distance is from here to the other end of the place down there,
and thousands of people standing around. But his faith touched Him. He
said, "Thy faith has made thee whole." See? "Thy faith…"
He looked upon the people, perceived their thoughts; the woman touched
His garment, went out into the audience. He looked around. He said,
"Somebody touched Me. I got weak; virtue went out."
And He looked around over the audience to see who it was; directly, He
seen the little woman. He said, "Now, your faith healed you and your
blood issue stops." See? Because she believed.

E-77
Now, Jesus is alive tonight making Himself manifested in the spirit of
man. He did even before the cross. That seems to be a hard thing for
people to understand, somehow. Before the cross Jesus was in Moses.
Jesus was in David. Jesus was in Joseph. Look at his life, carried out,
just exactly portrays the life–the life of Christ, two thousand years
even before He was born. See? And He's here after the cross; He died
that He could come back and be among men. So He's among men tonight
alive. How many believe it? God bless you.
Of course, you know I'm talking, waiting for something. I'll tell you
just what it is. It's this Person right here, the Angel of Lord. It's
exactly, the Pillar of Fire of the Lord. I'm just as you, a man, a
poor–borned a sinner, saved by grace, just like you.
And many of you old-timers here tonight was back yonder preaching, you
old Baptists, and Methodists, and Pentecostal, and Nazarene, was back
yonder preaching when I was a little boy. I respect you, my brother.
You've made the way, hewed out the stumps and things, so when these
things come along, they could run clear. I respect you and so does God.
If there's any credit to be given at the day, I want to stand and see
you get it. God bless you.

E-78 Now. Now, His Presence is here. Now, in the Name of Jesus Christ the Son of God I take every spirit here under my control. [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.] Now, listen. Be quiet. Don't move around, just set still, pray.
Be
in prayer? Look this a way, you without prayer cards. And you with
prayer cards, when you come here, if He goes to speaking to you, don't
say… Just wait, let Him get through talking, and then you'll know
what He's speaking of. See what He tells you to do. Sometime when you
break up, then you break the vision (You see?), and that–that stops
me. 'Cause I hear you talking, and back here, maybe you are as a little
girl or little boy talking, and then it brings me out of the vision.
Just let Him get through talking, and hear me ask you, and then the
vision's over. See? Now, be reverent everywhere.

E-79
Now, is this the lady? Now, if you will, someone watch time. And
Brother Wood, you watch real close tonight if you can; don't let me
stay too long, and… But let me stay as long as possible.
Now, everybody real reverent, and be in prayer. Now, you can imagine my
position standing here before this, I suppose, three thousand people,
right on it, maybe more. And standing here, to this woman, a
stranger… Would you like to walk up and take the place before the
audience? See? Neither would I, but I'm depending on Him, the Lord
Jesus. He promised, said, "I'll be with you."
And He has been to this time, and I believe He will, and will help me
now, 'cause I believe Him and I trust Him. And I–I believe that He
will do it. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, surely will help us tonight.
And let's just keep in prayer. And if He talks, believe on the Lord
with all of our heart. And I trust that the Lord Jesus will bring these
things to pass each one.

E-80
All right, sister. Now, just a little talk with you. Now, the first
thing I see you is you're wearing glasses. You see? So now, being that
you're the first patient here, are we strange to each other? We don't
know each other, our first time meeting tonight? Just so the people
will know that, would you raise your hand, so that they'll know it.
We…?… Not no way at all, I ever know you; you're–you're a perfect
stranger to me.
But God has knowed you since you were born and before you were born.
He's knowed me the same way. Now, if I was… If you need healing of
your body, I don't know. But if you do (See?), if I could do it, I
would. But if I wouldn't, I'd be a brute (See?), if I could do it, and
wouldn't do it. But I can't do it, because it isn't in man to do it;
it's God, diagnosing.
Now, if He will let me know, just like you and I talking, like the
woman at the well of Samaria talked to the Lord Jesus. He talked to her
just long enough to get a conversation to strike her spirit. And that's
what I'm doing, the same thing. Just to know. And if He will reveal to
me what you're here for, will you accept it as His Presence, and Him
doing it, and will believe then? You'll accept it. If it's–if it's for
finances, you believe you'll get it? If it's for salvation, you believe
you'll get it, and if it's… Whatever you ask Him, you believe you'll
get it. If God will reveal it to me what you're here for, then it shows
Him then, what you want. Will the rest of you all do the same, believe
with all your heart? All right, just believe.

E-81
Now, as I look to you, as Peter and John set at the gate called
Beautiful, to the crippled man, "Look on us." See? 'Course, he was
trying to see, perhaps the vision struck at it does for all things,
showed him that the man could walk. He just picked him up, 'cause he
knowed that he could walk, after he'd seen the vision that he could
walk.
Now, to you, your trouble… You've got a hernia in your back. It's in
your back, where your trouble is. Then also, you've had an examination
of some sort, and it's a growth on your spine. You have a growth on
your spine. And then I see him looking at your wrist. You got a growth
on your–your right wrist, got a…?… with a little knot. You can't
see it here, but it's there anyhow. That is truth.
Then you're not from here. I see you come from the south, this way. And
you're passing a street, walking; it's got a lot of great big palm
trees, and you're by a seashore. Where… You live in a city where the
sea rolls in and out like this, and it's a… It looks like I ought to
know it. It's…?… You're from Miami. That's where you're from.
That's right. There you are. Now, go back home and be well. Jesus
Christ will make you well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. See?

E-82 Have faith in God. Don't doubt. Believe. You shall have what you ask for, if you can only believe.
Now,
oh, if I could only, my audience could know what a feeling that there
puts on you. I just feel like I shaking to pieces right now. See? It's
because of that woman's healing.
Now, it–it just seems like there's streams from out in there, just
pulling every way. What is it? Your conscious now that Something's here
besides man. See? And your spirit… See, it isn't me that does this.
You're the one who does it. See? The woman… It wasn't Jesus healed
the woman; the woman caught this, pulled it through Jesus. It's God's
gift, but your faith is pulling God's gift. See? God can use His gift
or you can use it.

E-83
Now, see this woman standing here. I suppose we're strangers to one
another, lady? Well, God knows you, doesn't He? I don't. But if God
will reveal to me, just for His glory, which you know that He receives
all the glory, for man cannot do those things… Now, if He will reveal
to me what–what you're–what you're here for, will you believe it, and
accept, that you believe that you'll get what you ask for?
It's some contact with somebody else. You are… You suffer with a
trouble that upsets your stomach, but it's under your right side, which
is a gallbladder. You have gallbladder trouble. And you have, I
believe, it's a blood condition, diabetes also. You have sugar diabetes.
And I see someone standing near you. You're… It's–it's a young man,
kind of husky. It's–it's… Your son's a preacher. And he's–he's with
somebody that's got wearing straws, or something another, that's got
a…?… No, it's Foursquare, a Foursquare preacher. And he's kind of a
husky fellow, and he's red-headed. That's right. Go home; you have what
you ask for. Your faith makes you well. Amen.

E-84
Come. You believe? God bless you, lady. We're strangers to each other.
'Course I can see your trouble; it's this place on your nose. Now, you
look to me just a moment. Maybe, seeing that's your trouble, maybe God
will tell me something else that you can see… Anyone can see that.
You see? Like, if you can go out here and say, "This man setting here
crippled in a wheelchair." Anybody sees that. "This man here on the
stretcher, this man here," sure, anybody sees that. But the thing is
somebody looks well, and then the mysterious part, what about that?
That's the part.
Now, you look to me…?… You realize that Something's come over you
now. That is the Spirit of the Lord. Now, that is a growth that you're
a afraid of being a cancer. And that was caused… You got it hurt. You
hurt your nose sometime ago, and it's been coming like that, growing up
to this place. And somehow or another, between you and I, there comes
great roaring waves, like water roaring. And you're leaving… You're
going to some… It's a–it's a sea. You're a missionary. And you're
from, I believe, it's Bermuda Islands, or somewhere. It's one of those
places where… off of a… [The sister says, "Bahamas"–Ed.] Yes. Where you're… And you're trying to go back, aren't you? God bless you.
Have faith in God. Believe.

E-85
Lady, are we strangers to each other? We are strangers to each other. I
don't know you, but God knows you. Now, quickly, I begin to see like a
little dark shadow moving, and it's a–a wearisome spirit, causing you
to be nervous. You get real nervous, don't you? You have a nervous
condition, especially… I see you in kind of late of the afternoon,
like that, you get your most nervous, and sometimes you set down from
your work. That's right.
Then you have something wrong in your back, kidney trouble, that's in
your back. Then you got… You're wearing your glasses, and that's from
weak eyes. And that was caused from some kind of a something that
happened, like a–as in smallpox, or something, settled in your eyes
long ago. That is true.
You believe you're in His Presence? You believe that that's Him
speaking through me? That wasn't my voice then, that was His. Now, this
is mine. Do you believe then, if He's…?… present to lay hands on
you, what'd He say would happen? They shall recover. Is that right?
Come here. This I do in obedience to the commandments of our Lord and
Saviour, Jesus Christ. Let this woman be healed. Amen. God bless you,
sister. Go rejoicing now, and God be merciful and bless you.

E-86 How do you do, lady? Do you believe with all your heart? We are…?… strangers to each other, I suppose? Oh, it's…
You want to get healed of that…?… trouble? You was healed then. Jesus Christ made you well, lady. Amen. Amen.
See,
you don't need your prayer cards. You don't have to have them. You just
have to have faith in–in God. Just look this way and believe that I
told you the truth. See, that's all I ask you to do.
The lady was setting there praying. And as she was praying, said,
"Lord, let the man turn around and call me and I'll accept it." If
that's right lady, wave your hand, raise up your hand and wave. See?
Just quoting your prayer to you. See?
You're in this dimension; you're–you're not in this world; you're
somewhere else. See? Oh, isn't He wonderful? He's raised from the dead.
Oh, won't you say, "Praise be to the living God, the great Jehovah."
He's not left His people without a witness. He's come to us in this
day, and we worship Him and praise Him with all of our heart. Amen.

E-87
Now, look this way just a moment, lady, that I might be able to say
something to you, perhaps that would help you. I hope so. It'd have to
come through God; you know that. I see you… You've been to a doctor,
and a doctor was examining a left eye. And it was in some sort of a
place like a… No, this is… Yes, now wait, there's another vision
moving into my–that's far back behind you. You was in a place where
they operated, a growth something or another, pulling a growth off your
eye. And then it's come back again, and this doctor tells you it has to
be cut out now. That's the truth. You believe that Jesus will let you
get well? Come here.
Almighty God, in the Name of Him Who sees between us, God be merciful
to the woman. May she be well and live a long life. In Jesus' Name I
ask it. Amen. God bless you, lady. Go now, and be healed.
Have faith. Don't doubt.

E-88
You believe, lady? Now, we're strangers to one another. But there's one
thing that's sure; God knows us both, doesn't He? You're suffering with
a hideous thing called cancer, and then a death spirit hanging near
you. And then this one thing you need worse than that, it's salvation
to the soul. That's right. Will you accept Jesus as your Saviour now?
You're a sinner. If you will repent now and give your life to Christ,
Christ will heal you. Do you give Him your life?
Almighty God, her sins be forgiven her. And I pray, God, that You'll
take ever sin away and–and heal her tonight and make her well. I
condemn the devil that's bound this woman. Come out of her in the Name
of Jesus Christ. Amen.
All right, little lady, you've cried hard. You know you've been
condemned. On your road to here you were praying that God would do
something for you. You was ready to repent. Is that right? And your
sins are forgiven now. Go on your road rejoicing and serve the Lord
Jesus. Amen.

E-89
Now, I didn't read the woman's mind. And this woman here, lay–lay your
hand over on my hand just a minute. I won't look her in the face. If
God will reveal to me what's wrong with you standing here like this,
never looking at you, will you believe that Jesus sent me? Will you do
it, lady? You have diabetes. Jesus Christ makes you well. Is that
right? Go on your road rejoicing.
You don't have to do that, just take… Let me have your hand a moment,
lady. Here I see you trying to get out of a bed, lady. You're sick and
in your body, it's arthritis. Is that right? Go off the platform; Jesus
heals you and makes you well.
Come, will you, lady. Come. Just a moment. Where's the colored people?
You on the cot, do you believe me as God's prophet? You have no prayer
card, do you? You believe that God can tell me what's wrong with you?
Will you accept me as your prophet and obey me? Then get up from the
cot, and go home, and eat your supper. Jesus Christ will make you well.
Amen.

E-90 Lady, you believe that God heals your diabetes? Go on your road rejoicing and be made well. Jesus Christ heals you. Amen.
Let's say, "Praise be to the living God." Let us say, "Praise be to God."
All
right, sister, do you believe me? Jesus makes you well. Believe with
all your heart. Jesus Christ heals you. Go on your road rejoicing,
saying, "Thanks be to God."
Sir, what if I told you, you was healed standing there in the line?
Would you believe me? You are, my dear brother. Go on your road…?…
You believe, lady? Go eat your supper. Jesus Christ heals you of stomach trouble now. You can go be made well.
You believe?

E-91
Come, lady. You believe with all your heart? Do you believe me to be
God's servant? The kidney trouble leaves you then. Go on your road
rejoicing, and your back's made well. You can go on home made well in
Jesus' Name.
Come. Watch. You believe?
Just a moment. Do you believe me, lady? Look at this foul, black streak
coming across this way; can't you see it? Here it is. It's them two
women setting right back there in that second row. Both of you are
suffering with female trouble, lady's trouble. That's right. You have
the same thing. All three of you stand up. Jesus Christ heals all three
of you. There goes the streak away from you. Go on your road rejoicing
and be made well. Have faith in God.

E-92
The lady setting right back there with back trouble, do you believe
Jesus Christ makes you well? Do you believe me with all your heart? If
you do, you can receive it. God bless you. Go home and be made well, if
you can believe. Amen.
You want to get over that hay fever? You believe that God will make you
well? You do? All right, be healed then. Lay your hand on that lady
next to you there; she has heart trouble. Let's see if she gets healed
too. Lord Jesus, I pray that You'll bless her also and make her well.
Amen.
You know the reason she was healed… Lady, with the baby, that heart
trouble you been having, this lady here had heart trouble too. You was
both healed at the same time. So you can go home and be made well. God
bless you.
And now, you had the same thing; it left at the same time it left from
her. There's that…?… up right like that. You're healed, go home
rejoicing and be made well. Hallelujah.

E-93 You believe? Have faith in God.
Your arthritis is gone. Go home. Amen.
You
want to get over that phlebitis, setting back there? Do you believe
that God makes you well? Your faith healed you just then, lady. Rise to
your feet, Jesus Christ makes you well.
Come, lady. Your anemia condition is gone also. So you can go on your road rejoicing.
Amen. Just a minute, just a minute. Here's my…?…
You believe? All right, your female trouble's gone from you. Have faith.

E-94
Is this one of the patients? Are you the patient, sir? Do you believe?
You believe on me as God's prophet? I believe you're telling the truth.
You've been hurt. You've been struck with a piece of steel or metal,
and you've had a brain operation. I see something like trains, or
railroad. You was… You had an operation. You're a Catholic also, by
faith. You're a Catholic. And you're–you're name is Davis; your first
name's Walter. You live at 909 Second Street. Go home, sir. Praise the
Lord Jesus, He makes you well. Jesus Christ grant it to you.
Why don't you get up, with the gallbladder trouble, laying on that cot,
lady. Rise up, in the Name of the Lord Jesus…?… Amen.

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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Abraham
was delivered on Wednesday, 8th June 1955 at the Porter Stadium in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The tape, number 55-0608,
is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

The text is provided courtesy of Voice of God Recordings, Jeffersonville Indiana
Voice Of God Recordings
P.O. Box 950, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47131 U.S.A.
Phone (812) 256-1177
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E-1
Thank you, brother. Good evening, friends, very happy to be here
tonight. I was just presented with some kind of a present. I believe
it's a talking machine. Well, I'll–I'll use it a little later on. Can
you hear me upon the platform all right, up and around the balcony?
Okay? No, I guess, maybe, I'll have to get this thing around me. (Thank
you, brother.) Now, is that better? Can you hear up there now, around
the side? All right. That's fine. All right, sir. So we'll set this one
back.
Well, we're happy to be here tonight to greet you again in the Name of
the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I am happy tonight
that His grace to–extends even to me. And by His grace, I one day came
to Him and He saved me from a life of sin. And He give me the
opportunity to preach the Gospel to the–His people everywhere, calling
them to a life of salvation, out of a life of sin. Along with that He
gave me the great privilege of praying for His dear beloved sick
children. And I'm happy for that opportunity to be here tonight to do
that for you.

E-2
And I'm very sorry… Billy… They come got me a few moments ago, and
our manager isn't here yet. So I may have to hire somebody sure enough.
And at this time, our Dr. brother, Brother Thoms here from South Africa
will… Tomorrow night, if Brother Moore isn't here, will you give us
the message before coming in? It'd all right. that's fine.
And it makes the meeting a little hard on me to try to stand up here
to–to speak to you, and then go ahead with the other service too. I'm
not used to it, and it throws me out on the line of praying for the
sick and so forth, 'cause it's a–it's a dual anointing; it's something
different.
And Brother Thoms is a very forceful speaker. I've knowed him for a
long time, and–since we were in Africa. And I understand that his
wife's here. I don't know whether I ever met the sister or not. I hope
to get to do that. And Sister Thoms, Mrs. Branham is looking for you to
come by, soon as the service is over, and you all come that way. And I
want to see that little boy that was named after me, little William.
And so, we'll probably, maybe be able to see you before going to
Zurich. We just got one day to leave here and get to Zurich, to New
York to go to Zurich.

E-3
Now, tomorrow, didn't… You know, this is… Half the meeting is
already gone, would you think of it? This has been one of the shortest
long meetings I believe I've ever had, so far. Seem like I just started
couple days ago. You're such a lovely people, come out at nighttime,
set out in the open air, listen. And–and the manager not here to
preach to you, and put up with my slobbering and going on…
You know, I eat a lot of new grapes out of Canaan, and it causes you to
slobber a lot, you know. But…?… So I trying to take his place, and
so forth, and then hold the prayer lines, and it certainly makes it
kindly hard. So you pray for us, and tonight I'll try just to speak a
few moments to get aligned up with the meeting, just the feel of the
Spirit and where it's all seated at, and then I'll–I'll… We'll form
a prayer line then, and start praying for the sick.

 

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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Abraham
was delivered on Wednesday, 8th June 1955 at the Porter Stadium in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The tape, number 55-0608,
is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

The text is provided courtesy of Voice of God Recordings, Jeffersonville Indiana
Voice Of God Recordings
P.O. Box 950, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47131 U.S.A.
Phone (812) 256-1177
Fax (812) 256-6187

The tape in RealAudio and MP3 (as linked above) is supplied by Cloverdale Bibleway.





E-1
Thank you, brother. Good evening, friends, very happy to be here
tonight. I was just presented with some kind of a present. I believe
it's a talking machine. Well, I'll–I'll use it a little later on. Can
you hear me upon the platform all right, up and around the balcony?
Okay? No, I guess, maybe, I'll have to get this thing around me. (Thank
you, brother.) Now, is that better? Can you hear up there now, around
the side? All right. That's fine. All right, sir. So we'll set this one
back.
Well, we're happy to be here tonight to greet you again in the Name of
the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I am happy tonight
that His grace to–extends even to me. And by His grace, I one day came
to Him and He saved me from a life of sin. And He give me the
opportunity to preach the Gospel to the–His people everywhere, calling
them to a life of salvation, out of a life of sin. Along with that He
gave me the great privilege of praying for His dear beloved sick
children. And I'm happy for that opportunity to be here tonight to do
that for you.

E-2
And I'm very sorry… Billy… They come got me a few moments ago, and
our manager isn't here yet. So I may have to hire somebody sure enough.
And at this time, our Dr. brother, Brother Thoms here from South Africa
will… Tomorrow night, if Brother Moore isn't here, will you give us
the message before coming in? It'd all right. that's fine.
And it makes the meeting a little hard on me to try to stand up here
to–to speak to you, and then go ahead with the other service too. I'm
not used to it, and it throws me out on the line of praying for the
sick and so forth, 'cause it's a–it's a dual anointing; it's something
different.
And Brother Thoms is a very forceful speaker. I've knowed him for a
long time, and–since we were in Africa. And I understand that his
wife's here. I don't know whether I ever met the sister or not. I hope
to get to do that. And Sister Thoms, Mrs. Branham is looking for you to
come by, soon as the service is over, and you all come that way. And I
want to see that little boy that was named after me, little William.
And so, we'll probably, maybe be able to see you before going to
Zurich. We just got one day to leave here and get to Zurich, to New
York to go to Zurich.

E-3
Now, tomorrow, didn't… You know, this is… Half the meeting is
already gone, would you think of it? This has been one of the shortest
long meetings I believe I've ever had, so far. Seem like I just started
couple days ago. You're such a lovely people, come out at nighttime,
set out in the open air, listen. And–and the manager not here to
preach to you, and put up with my slobbering and going on…
You know, I eat a lot of new grapes out of Canaan, and it causes you to
slobber a lot, you know. But…?… So I trying to take his place, and
so forth, and then hold the prayer lines, and it certainly makes it
kindly hard. So you pray for us, and tonight I'll try just to speak a
few moments to get aligned up with the meeting, just the feel of the
Spirit and where it's all seated at, and then I'll–I'll… We'll form
a prayer line then, and start praying for the sick.

 

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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Abraham
was delivered on Wednesday, 8th June 1955 at the Porter Stadium in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The tape, number 55-0608,
is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

The text is provided courtesy of Voice of God Recordings, Jeffersonville Indiana
Voice Of God Recordings
P.O. Box 950, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47131 U.S.A.
Phone (812) 256-1177
Fax (812) 256-6187

The tape in RealAudio and MP3 (as linked above) is supplied by Cloverdale Bibleway.





E-1
Thank you, brother. Good evening, friends, very happy to be here
tonight. I was just presented with some kind of a present. I believe
it's a talking machine. Well, I'll–I'll use it a little later on. Can
you hear me upon the platform all right, up and around the balcony?
Okay? No, I guess, maybe, I'll have to get this thing around me. (Thank
you, brother.) Now, is that better? Can you hear up there now, around
the side? All right. That's fine. All right, sir. So we'll set this one
back.
Well, we're happy to be here tonight to greet you again in the Name of
the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I am happy tonight
that His grace to–extends even to me. And by His grace, I one day came
to Him and He saved me from a life of sin. And He give me the
opportunity to preach the Gospel to the–His people everywhere, calling
them to a life of salvation, out of a life of sin. Along with that He
gave me the great privilege of praying for His dear beloved sick
children. And I'm happy for that opportunity to be here tonight to do
that for you.

E-2
And I'm very sorry… Billy… They come got me a few moments ago, and
our manager isn't here yet. So I may have to hire somebody sure enough.
And at this time, our Dr. brother, Brother Thoms here from South Africa
will… Tomorrow night, if Brother Moore isn't here, will you give us
the message before coming in? It'd all right. that's fine.
And it makes the meeting a little hard on me to try to stand up here
to–to speak to you, and then go ahead with the other service too. I'm
not used to it, and it throws me out on the line of praying for the
sick and so forth, 'cause it's a–it's a dual anointing; it's something
different.
And Brother Thoms is a very forceful speaker. I've knowed him for a
long time, and–since we were in Africa. And I understand that his
wife's here. I don't know whether I ever met the sister or not. I hope
to get to do that. And Sister Thoms, Mrs. Branham is looking for you to
come by, soon as the service is over, and you all come that way. And I
want to see that little boy that was named after me, little William.
And so, we'll probably, maybe be able to see you before going to
Zurich. We just got one day to leave here and get to Zurich, to New
York to go to Zurich.

E-3
Now, tomorrow, didn't… You know, this is… Half the meeting is
already gone, would you think of it? This has been one of the shortest
long meetings I believe I've ever had, so far. Seem like I just started
couple days ago. You're such a lovely people, come out at nighttime,
set out in the open air, listen. And–and the manager not here to
preach to you, and put up with my slobbering and going on…
You know, I eat a lot of new grapes out of Canaan, and it causes you to
slobber a lot, you know. But…?… So I trying to take his place, and
so forth, and then hold the prayer lines, and it certainly makes it
kindly hard. So you pray for us, and tonight I'll try just to speak a
few moments to get aligned up with the meeting, just the feel of the
Spirit and where it's all seated at, and then I'll–I'll… We'll form
a prayer line then, and start praying for the sick.

 

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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Abraham
was delivered on Wednesday, 8th June 1955 at the Porter Stadium in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
The tape, number 55-0608,
is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

The text is provided courtesy of Voice of God Recordings, Jeffersonville Indiana
Voice Of God Recordings
P.O. Box 950, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47131 U.S.A.
Phone (812) 256-1177
Fax (812) 256-6187

The tape in RealAudio and MP3 (as linked above) is supplied by Cloverdale Bibleway.





E-1
Thank you, brother. Good evening, friends, very happy to be here
tonight. I was just presented with some kind of a present. I believe
it's a talking machine. Well, I'll–I'll use it a little later on. Can
you hear me upon the platform all right, up and around the balcony?
Okay? No, I guess, maybe, I'll have to get this thing around me. (Thank
you, brother.) Now, is that better? Can you hear up there now, around
the side? All right. That's fine. All right, sir. So we'll set this one
back.
Well, we're happy to be here tonight to greet you again in the Name of
the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I am happy tonight
that His grace to–extends even to me. And by His grace, I one day came
to Him and He saved me from a life of sin. And He give me the
opportunity to preach the Gospel to the–His people everywhere, calling
them to a life of salvation, out of a life of sin. Along with that He
gave me the great privilege of praying for His dear beloved sick
children. And I'm happy for that opportunity to be here tonight to do
that for you.

E-2
And I'm very sorry… Billy… They come got me a few moments ago, and
our manager isn't here yet. So I may have to hire somebody sure enough.
And at this time, our Dr. brother, Brother Thoms here from South Africa
will… Tomorrow night, if Brother Moore isn't here, will you give us
the message before coming in? It'd all right. that's fine.
And it makes the meeting a little hard on me to try to stand up here
to–to speak to you, and then go ahead with the other service too. I'm
not used to it, and it throws me out on the line of praying for the
sick and so forth, 'cause it's a–it's a dual anointing; it's something
different.
And Brother Thoms is a very forceful speaker. I've knowed him for a
long time, and–since we were in Africa. And I understand that his
wife's here. I don't know whether I ever met the sister or not. I hope
to get to do that. And Sister Thoms, Mrs. Branham is looking for you to
come by, soon as the service is over, and you all come that way. And I
want to see that little boy that was named after me, little William.
And so, we'll probably, maybe be able to see you before going to
Zurich. We just got one day to leave here and get to Zurich, to New
York to go to Zurich.

E-3
Now, tomorrow, didn't… You know, this is… Half the meeting is
already gone, would you think of it? This has been one of the shortest
long meetings I believe I've ever had, so far. Seem like I just started
couple days ago. You're such a lovely people, come out at nighttime,
set out in the open air, listen. And–and the manager not here to
preach to you, and put up with my slobbering and going on…
You know, I eat a lot of new grapes out of Canaan, and it causes you to
slobber a lot, you know. But…?… So I trying to take his place, and
so forth, and then hold the prayer lines, and it certainly makes it
kindly hard. So you pray for us, and tonight I'll try just to speak a
few moments to get aligned up with the meeting, just the feel of the
Spirit and where it's all seated at, and then I'll–I'll… We'll form
a prayer line then, and start praying for the sick.

 

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