E-1 Now, remain standing just a moment and we'll bow our heads for prayer.
Our heavenly Father, that is our testimony tonight; we believe that He
lives. And we thank thee for this wonderful gathering tonight, knowing
that the Lord Jesus is going to meet with us. And we pray that Your
blessings rest upon us deeply, pour out Your blessings.
And Father, before us here lays these handkerchiefs; they're going to
the needy, the sick, the afflicted. While your blessed Holy Spirit is
in–around this place, we pray that You'll look down upon this token of
faith, and will anoint each of these handkerchiefs with Your blessed
Presence. Go with it to the sick room and may they be a liberated
because of the gathering together tonight. Grant it, God.
Give us an outpouring of Thy blessings, a double portion tonight. Heal
every sick and afflicted person, and when we leave this building
tonight, may we say like those from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn
along the way, because He talked with us?" Grant it, Father. We'll give
Thee all the praise and the glory, for we ask it in the Name of Jesus,
Thy beloved Son. Amen. May be seated.
Long may this house of God stand. It's been a pleasure being here this
week, understanding that tomorrow we're to go into the–the Music
Academy. And we had a wonderful time this week in your fellowship. And
God bless all the people, and Brother Hutchinson here, and may this
little church grow and prosper in the Lord is my prayer.
We had a wonderful time of fellowship this morning with the Christian
Businessmen of your beloved city here. Had a fine time. I was–I
believe that was the New York chapter though, wasn't it? The New
York–greater New York Chapter… And so we certainly have enjoyed the
wonderful welcome that you have given us, and the Presence of the Holy
Spirit has been wonderful.
Such a wonderful audience to speak to. I've held you late each night,
because you're so nice to set and listen and–and take in the things of
the Lord; and so we're so happy for that and for you tonight.
Now, we're going to turn to His blessed Word, the Book of all books,
the Bible, and in the–the Book of Romans the 4th chapter beginning
with the 17th verse. I wish to read a portion of this Scripture, and go
right into the Scripture reading, and while the Anointing is so good in
the building, perhaps make also a (Thank you, sir) make also a–a
little…?… tonight… The Lord may come and heal all the sick while
we're speaking, and we hope so.
We–remember, that we base Divine healing upon the finished work of
Christ at Calvary. Every redemptive blessing lays right there in the
Redeemer. See? All's paid for, and nothing you have to do but to
believe it, accept it as your own personal property.
May I say this while you're turning to Romans 4: Every Christian, when
you're borned again God gives you a checkbook, for everything that you
have need of, with Jesus' Name wrote at the bottom of every check.
Sure. Don't be afraid to turn it in, 'cause the bank of heaven will
honor it. It certainly was a Blood boughten Gift that God gives to you
Now, New York is known for one thing, one gre–many things but one
great thing: it's known for its fine apples you raised up here.
Wonderful apples New York has, and I received an invitation for
Elizabeth today, and I thought that was Elizabethtown when I looked at
it, and Elizabethtown is where I taken one of my first big game hunts
from Elizabeth over to Newland in the Adirondack, and up in there they
have beautiful fruit–apples.
Now, did you know, did you people understand, that that little apple
tree when it's just about–at about three-eighths of an inch high, that
every apple that'll ever be in that tree, that you'll ever take off of
it, the hundreds of bushels is right in it then? If it isn't, where
does it come from? Every leaf, the hundreds of pounds of leaves that'll
occupy that little tree is right in it then. Did you know that? Every
blossom is right in the tree right then, every color is right in the
tree. All that that little tree will bear through its–its stay here on
earth is in it when it's just a little slip about like that. If it
isn't, where does it come from?
We–we lose the value a lot of times of things by trying to look at it
in the way of material. See? What is it? That little tree is set out. A
little slip is set out, and you have to water it, and it has to drink,
and it has to drink more than its portion; and it just drinks, and the
more it drinks, it–it drinks till it pushes out limbs. Then it pushes
out leaves. Then it pushes out buds. Then it pushes out apples. It just
keeps drinking and pushing. And that's the way that we are.
We are planted in Christ Jesus, the inexhaustible Fountain of Life, and
we just drink and push, drink. Everything that we need when we're
filled with the Holy Spirit, every healing, everything that we have
need of in life's journey, is given to us right then. It's all your
personal property. Just drink. That's all. Look and live. That's all.
Then you can easily see the resurrection, can't you?
E-6 My wife said here sometime ago. I was combing what few hairs I had left. She said, "Billy, you're getting bald-headed."
I said, "But honey, I haven't lost a one of them."
She said, "What?"
I said, "I haven't lost a one of them."
She said, "Well, tell me where they're at."
said, "Well, I'll ask you one thing. And you answer me, and I'll answer
you. Where were they before I got them? They come from somewhere, and
wherever they was before I got them, they're there waiting for me to
come to them."
What's your body made out of? Potash, calcium, a little petroleum,
cosmic light, atoms. Well, God just gathered them together, and (Whew)
blowed in them and that was it. That was all of it. There you were
(see?), and you just turned back to what you was before you was in form
like you are now, till the resurrection's just calling back, and then
He give you a beautiful thing, some of you that's getting old like I
Did you know when you just first married your wife, you remember how
she looked and how pretty? Remember how dad looked? One morning you got
up and you looked at those beautiful eyes of mother and you said,
"Mother, there's a little wrinkle coming under your eyes?" See?
She said, "Yes, dad, I begin to notice a gray hair or two." What is it?
Death set in. See? But when you walked down to the altar as young in
your twenties, why she was your sweetheart and your bride. Remember how
each looked, how straight dad stood and now he's stooped over? See? See
how mother was. Look at her now. See? But then when the picture was
drawed, God said, "That's it right there; that's the way I want it.
Said, "Come on, death, but you can't take them till I call for you to."
So then death set in, and gradually you started dying, but in the
resurrection all the deaf, dumb will not appear in the resurrection.
It's what God did.
E-8 I asked a doctor that some time ago. I said, "Doctor, is it true that every time I eat I renew my life?"
He said, "That's correct. You make blood cells."
I said, "Every time I take in food then I renew my life."
He said, "That's right."
said, "Why is it when I was sixteen, every time I'd eat I'd get bigger
and stronger, and after I passed about twenty-five, the more I eat I
get older and weaker. Prove that to me scientifically. Pouring water
into a–a glass out of a container and the glass is filling up, and
then all at once, the more you pour in the farther down it goes."
He said, "Well, that couldn't be explained."
I said, "Yes, it can. It's an appointment God has made." That's right.
You're going to have to die and meet the judgment. But you see, then in
the resurrection all that death done to you will be taken away, and
you'll be back young again. See? If you had black hair here on earth,
you'll have black hair in the resurrection. If you had blond hair,
you'll be a blond-headed in the resurrection.
See, God… A lot of people like tries to make Him a Sears and Roebuck,
Harmony House, but He isn't. God is a God of variety. He has big hills
and little hills. He has plains, rivers, mountains, grassy spots. He
has little trees, big trees, white flowers, blue flowers, red flowers.
He has… He's a variety and to His people are a variety; and He makes
it all to His pleasure. Look at the–look at the earth. You can see
what God loves, and that's what it'll be in the resurrection. Oh, I'm
so glad of that, aren't you? To think that someday we'll see Him as He
Someone said not long ago, said, "Brother Branham, will we know–will I know my mother?"
"You'll not only know your mother, but you'll know every mother. You'll know everybody."
"Oh," he said, "now, that's ridiculous."
"Oh, no, no. On Mount Transfiguration, Peter, James and John had never
seen Moses or Elijah, but when they was under that inspiration, they
recognized them as soon as they appeared and never seen them." Is that
right? But we'll know one another. Don't you worry about that, you'll
know it. Well, that wasn't what I was going to talk about, but I'm
going to read some out of the Scripture.
But I just love Him, don't you? And love is… Just makes you feel so
at liberty, so free, that you know that there's not…?… All the
fears and scares are gone, and they… It's all over and we've received
Christ, and He has received us, and we got the assurance of Eternal
Life, and the resurrection and glory, and to live through the
Millennium, and to go with Him into the new world. And why, there's not
a thing to be worried about, but we should be just so happy just
singing like the birds all day long. But instead we walk along, you
know, and fears and doubts. Wonder what God thinks of us (see?)
sometimes, and then He's–besides all that to make the Bible positive,
He appears right here, even in this little church, nightly proving
Hisself alive, working among us like this. What a beautiful thing.
All right, now just before we go to the Word, let's have just a word of prayer.
Now, heavenly Father, this is Your Book, and we know that we can raise
the pages back and forth. We can turn them from place to place, but
there's only One Who can open It. And John seen it one time in the
revelator on the rel–Isle of Patmos when he had the revelation of the
Lord, and he wept because there was no man in heaven or in earth was
worthy to take the Book, or to open, or to loose the seals thereof. But
there was a Lamb standing in the midst, One had been slain since the
foundation of the earth, and He come and took It out of the right-hand
of Him that set upon the throne, and He opened It and loosed the seals
thereof, because He was worthy.
O worthy Lamb, will You loose it to us tonight, and open the seals
thereof, and let us have an inside view, just look a past the curtain
of time. Grant it, Father. Move in our midst, forgiving us of our sins,
and healing our sickness, and preparing us for the service of Thy dear
beloved Son while we're here on earth. For we ask it in His Name. Amen.
E-12 The 17th verse of the 4th chapter of Romans:
might become the father of many nations, according as that which was
spoken, So shall thy seed be.
not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old,
neither the deadness of Sarah's womb:
Now, we… Lord add His blessings to that Word, and on the first verse of the 5th chapter, we read:
Speaking tonight on this vital subject, and we'll try not to keep too
long if we have to stop and continue tomorrow night on it so we can get
the prayer, the line started. Last night we missed the prayer line, but
the Lord gave us the victory anyhow here in His blessed Presence. He
never–He never disappoints anyone. There's no disappointments in the
Lord Jesus Christ. How thankful we should be for that.
Now, listen close. To go back to get the background. I like to go back
and pick up the background, to get a–a–a foundation for what we're
fixing to say, so we're speaking on Abraham. In order to get the
foundation of Abraham, we'd have to go back to Genesis about the 12th
chapter and begin where Abraham was first mentioned.
And Abraham was just an ordinary man just like you and I, and he wasn't
any extra good man, reason that God called him, but God called Abraham
Now, if you'll notice in the Old Testament, which you have a pastor
here far more able to explain these things than I, but Abraham is
justification. I… Abraham is election, rather. Isaac is
justification, and Jacob is grace, and Joseph is perfection. There's
nothing against Joseph in Scripture. He was a perfect type of the Lord
Jesus in every way.
So in Abraham is election. God calls man by election, foreknowledge.
"No man can come to Me except my Father draws him first. All that comes
I'll give them Eternal Life and raise him up at the last day." That
settles it. I'm so happy to know this one thing, friend: That
Christianity has no negative nothing to it. It's everything absolutely
positive. A man that becomes a child of God has a positive hold on
Calvary, and Calvary has a positive hold on him with the assurance by
Almighty God by an oath to Himself that He will raise him up in the
last day and take him to glory. There's not no "if" or "and" or
nothing. It's something that's positive.
Now, you can be a mentally worked up or emotionally worked up and just
imagine your faith, but when your spirit bears record with His Spirit,
and your life compares with God's Bible, you've got a pretty good
conception it's all as at peace. That's right, but if it don't compare
with that, then you better come back again. See? If you don't love Him
with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, if
sin doesn't just make you tremble at the thoughts of it, you'd better
come back (see?) and be sure. No matter…
You might've danced in the Spirit. You might've spoke with tongues. You
might've put your name on every church book in this city. You might've
been baptized three times forward, backward, sprinkled. That won't have
one thing to do with it, not one thing. You've got to be borned again
(See?), something that takes place, a regeneration, and you become a
new creation. Old things is passed away, and all things become new.
You're a new look on everything. The birds sing different. Your enemies
that you once couldn't stand, you love them. See? You really love them,
and everything's changed. Then you know you've passed from death unto
Now, not by keeping a code, not keeping creeds, not doing this: not by
good works are we saved but by His grace, His mercy. We're–we are
already bought. The price is paid for. Nothing you can do about it. You
can no more save yourself than a leopard could cleanse his spots. All
the washing and going through would just make them brighter. Yes, sir.
It's a work of God. You never chose God and never did seek God. God
seeks you. It's against human nature.
Could you imagine telling a pig that he is wrong, because he drinks
slop? Certainly not. He… If he could talk, he'd tell you tend to his
own business. All right. That's right. But now but when that pig's
nature is changed, he won't drink no more slop (See?), if he gets a
lamb's nature. But it's got–it's got to be the–something converts the
pig before he will ever have them kind of an attitude. There's got to
be something on the inside of him change him. Not because you wash him
up and put him in a better place to live, he's still a pig. See? You've
got to change his nature, and then his desire is changed by–with his
nature. Now, or his nature's changes his desires–better place.
Now, Abraham was just an ordinary man that come down with his father.
Perhaps his father might have been an idolater, 'cause they come from
Babylon. And the first Babylon was called "The gate to heaven" and next
was called "confusion," because of Nimrod. And this might hurt just a
little bit, but is it all right? Hair is gone, so I guess I'll say it.
Did you notice Nimrod was the first man to begin organization? That's
right. And the first ones this side of Calvary was the Catholic church,
still Babylon carrying on. Babylon appears in the first of the Bible,
middle of the Bible, and the last of the Bible. And every cult and
everything that we have today if you'll watch the nature of it, and go
back in history of "Hislop's Two Babylons" and many things back there
and watch each one of those seeds was planted in Genesis, 'cause
Genesis is the beginning. It's the seed book of the Bible, and watch
these cults today how they move and how they act, and go right back in
Genesis and find out if it doesn't start right off that same way; and
now we're in harvest time (See?) of everything.
Now, Abraham came down to the land of Chaldea to the city of Ur to
dwell there, and they probably lived a pretty fair life in those days.
He probably picked berries for his breakfast, and go in the bush and
kill a animal for his noon day, and–and then eat some more berries at
night, and so forth. And he faired pretty good.
But one day while Abraham was walking around at seventy-five years
old… And he had married his half sister, Sarah, when they–she was
just a girl. And she was sixty-five years old. She was ten years
younger than Abraham. And Abraham walking around, God called Abraham by
grace, by election. He called Abraham and chose him among all the men
in the world. God called Abraham, because He wanted to give to Abraham
Now, you know what a covenant is? And now we want to speak on the
covenant just for a few minutes. God made His covenant with Adam, and
Adam broke His covenant. And when God makes a covenant with man, man
always breaks the covenant with God. So God by foreknowledge knew that
there had to be some preparation made to save man. God made this
covenant with Abraham unconditional.
Now, that may be a little strong, but He made it unconditional. Before
Abraham did anything to merit. God said, "I have already finished it."
Nothing Abraham he had to do with it. "I have done it. You're coming to
Me in an old age, and I've already saved you. And not only have I saved
you; I'll save your seed after you." Not if you'll do something, and if
you will, or if you won't. "I have." A finished work. God already done
Say, "Brother Branham, why are you hitting on those things at night?"
Is the reason of this. If you can ever get the scare out of the church
and let them realize who they are and what they are positionally,
healing will be the simplest message to be preached, or anything else.
But you're scared. You're afraid. You don't realize that you're sons
and daughters of God; and now, not we will be. We are now sons and
daughters of God, not way off in the future. And we won't some time in
the future set in heavenly places; now we're seated in heavenly places,
right now. And now we are the sons and daughters of God. It does not
yet appear what we shall be in the end, but we know we'll see Him, for
we'll have a body like His. We'll see Him as He is.
But now we are the sons and daughters of God, and the covenant is made
to Abraham and to his seed after him. Now, notice. Now, God didn't tell
Abraham, "If you'll do this, or if you'll do that." He said, "I have."
So the whole covenant is grace altogether and no works about it at all.
E-21 Now, you say, "That has an awful Calvinistic swing to it, Brother Branham."
right. It does, and Calvinism is all right as long as it stays true to
the Bible; but when it gets off on the wrong limb, then it's no good.
Arminianism, holiness is correct as long as it stays in Bible holiness,
not your holiness but His Holiness. See? Then it's not my holiness.
It's… I'm not depending on my holiness. I have none, but I'm wholly
trusting in His holiness. See? It's He's the One Who did it. Not my
works, but His finished works that I rest assured that I was received
into the Beloved and when the Beloved was received by God, God received
me in Christ; that settles it. See? No negatives, no ifs and ands. It's
a finished work.
And now, when God called Abraham, him being seventy-five years old, and
He said, "Separate yourself from your kindred." It's strange how we
change that today. God called for separation. We call for mixers.
That's right. The people when they're choosing their pastor, you that
do so. Oh, they want a little slick fellow, you know, that'll take a
sociable drink and not condemn smoking and a few of these things here,
a good guy that'll mix with the crowd, but God wants separators. God
calls for a total separation from the things of the world. "Come out
from among them," the Bible says, "and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and I will receive you." See? Not a mixer, a separator… The Holy
Ghost spoke, "Separate Me Paul and Barnabas to the work." See? A
separation, God segregates His people, the right from the wrong.
Notice. Now, Abraham was to separate himself and to sojourn in a
strange land that he knew not of. Isn't that a beautiful picture today?
When God by election called you to His Beloved, then immediately God
speaks to you to separate yourself from the old crowd, the pool room,
the stitch-and-sew parties where they tell jokes and carry on–a
And then He asks you to go in among strange people that you used to
think was strange. They spoke a strange language. God calls His people
on those basis, and Abraham… The covenant was given to Abraham, and
only through Abra–if you're Abraham and his seed is the promise made.
Remember that: only to Abraham alone and his seed. Why, you say, "Us
Gentiles was left." Oh, no. We being dead in Christ take on Abraham's
seed and are heirs according to the promise, if we have the faith of
Now, here it is. Watch. A separation first thing from the things of the
world… God speaks, and you move, and then He calls to dwell among
strange people. Go to church to them people that sing and praise the
Lord. One time you bowed your head and walked away, if you're in the
presence where your mother was doing it. But where God calls you, you
stand right with mother and your face shining like the morning sun. And
Why, I seen a little woman many times that was so bashful they couldn't
talk to an insurance agent that come to the door with their head bowed
so timid. After once receiving God, could stand in the midst of a
church and give a testimony that'd shake the shingles off of the top of
the house almost. She's been somewhere. She's… Something's happened.
See? Notice how God calls.
Then sometimes God does things in the most ridiculous way to the human
eye. Did you ever think of that how God takes the foolish things and
could confound the wise, how He takes the things that you'd say was
silly, turn right back around and confound the mighty and wise. Look,
friends, since Moses… Just for a moment. Off our subject, but it's…
I can only speak as I feel it.
Moses had been trained as a military man and had been brought up with
all the–the knowledge of the Egyptians. Pharaoh's daughter's son who
was a heir to the throne, and then in his knowing also, besides that
that he had a Divine call… And when he tried to act upon his
education and upon his ability, what happened? W–he slew a Egyptian,
looked this a way and that way.
Now, a man of God don't have to look and see whether anybody is looking
or not. A man of God looks this way and that way; not this way and that
way. See? So Moses right there give it away. He was to liberate the
children of Israel, but he was out of God's program. And the church is
God's instrument of the earth to liberate the sick and the afflicted,
but they're out of the program by their homemade theology and not the
Bible and the Holy Spirit.
Now, Moses after God had give him forty years more of teaching. Eighty
years old: could you imagine how ridiculous to the carnal mind this
would be? Here was Moses in the Presence of the burning bush was better
equipped in five minutes in the Presence of God, than eighty years of
schooling had give him. Amen. I hope that don't hurt, but I hope it
really sinks in. See?
In the Presence of God five minutes gave him more knowledge of God and
better equipped him, than eighty years of schooling. Brother, we don't
need so much theology. We need kneeology today…?… That's true. Five
minutes in the Presence of the burning bush. Eighty years he'd shunned:
forty years on the desert running. And five minutes in the Presence of
God at the burning bush he was ready to go. There you are.
And notice here he comes. An old man eighty years old, whiskers plumb
down to his belt line with a stick in his hand, his wife setting
straddle of a mule with a kid on each hip, the winds a blowing. Said,
"Where you going, Moses?"
"I'm going down to Egypt to take over." A one-man invasion. Why the
carnal mind would said, "Crazy." Egypt had the whole world whipped down
at that time with tens of thousands of horsemens and chariots. Be like
one man say, "I'm going to take over Russia." More…?… But here he
goes. Could you imagine? Oh, here comes Moses, them little old thin,
wrinkled arms, an old crooked stick in his hand beating the ground,
dragging this little mule and his wife, setting on there with a child
on each hip, just a singing the praises of God. Some said, "Moses,
where you going?"
"Going down to Egypt to take over." Why? He wasn't scared. He didn't
learn that by some theology. He didn't learn that by some book reading,
but he had been in the Presence of the burning bush. That was the
difference, and the thing of it was, he did it. Not what he said, but
he went and done it. He went down and took over, and destroyed Egypt, a
one man invasion, but he had been in the Presence of God.
Now, that looked ridiculous to the carnal mind. When they wanted water,
it would've been ridiculous to go to a rock. What about the spring, but
God said the rock. See? God takes the foolish things to confound the
wise. So don't think you're too big, brother, and know too much. You
might have to get a whole lot of that to know Christ. See? So, look at
And now, let's turn back to Abraham. God told Abraham, "Now, you're an
old man seventy-five years old. You've lived with your wife since she
was a girl, a little child, a little sixteen or eighteen year old girl,
and now she's sixty-five–forty, fifty, sixty, about twenty-five years
past menopause, but I'm going to give you a child by her."
Now, as I said last night, could you imagine when Abraham went down to
the doctor to make arrangements for the birth of this child at
seventy-five and his wife sixty-five? Why, today they'd want to place
him in a mental institution. See? But he bought up all the clothes and
whatever it taken for the baby. Why I can hear them say, "The poor old
fellow (see), he's getting old now. He… Just something slipped.
See–see, you just watch that." The carnal mind thinks that, but what
was the difference? Abraham had been in the Presence of God. He had the
revelation. He had the covenant, and he knowed that God would keep it.
In our reading here tonight he… In the Presence of God spoke like
God, and he called those things that were not as though they were, for
he was fully persuaded that God was able to keep that which he had
And may I stop here just for a moment to… This lovely audience
tonight. Someone said to me, said, "Brother Branham, aren't you afraid
that sometime you'll make a mistake when on that discernment?"
No, sir. Why? It's to fulfill the Word of God. Jesus said, "These
things that I do, shall you also." And in the Presence of God, God made
the promise, and God's obligated to His promise. And no matter how
ridiculous it looked for a sixty-five year old woman to bring forth a
baby by a man seventy-five years old. And how the scientists and
doctors would've thought that was impossible, but Abraham believed it
and not only did he believe it, but he made ready for it. I like that.
He acted as though it was already over.
Anybody that ever got anything with God, took God at His Word, and
acted as though it was absolutely finished, for when… Here it is: For
when God speaks a Word, It's already finished. That's right. God's Word
is forever confirmed in heaven. Oh, my, I like that. Already finished,
as soon as it leaves the lips of God It's a Word, and it has to
When little Mary coming… The virgin, coming from the spring that day
with the kettle over her head or a pot of water. Maybe it was Monday,
the washday, but when the Ga–great Angel, Gabriel, met her and said,
"Hail, Mary," means "stop." "Blessed art thou among women, because you
found favor with God." And he told her that she was going to have a
baby, knowing no man.
Now, if you… About a few months before that, he had met a preacher by
the name of Zacharias, and he had told him he was… His wife was
getting old, so probably in her late forties, and he told him that he
was going to have a baby by his wife, and that preacher doubted it.
Said, "How could these things be? My wife's old and so forth." After he
had been praying for that all the time, but he questioned when he had
many examples. Of Hannah–Hannah at the temple, and he also had of
Sarah here we're speaking of, but he failed to believe it.
But what did Mary say? She never questioned it. She said, "Behold the
handsmaid of the Lord. Be it unto me according to thy Word," and what
did she do? She never waited till she was positive. She never waited…
You're a mixed audience. You'd listen to your doctor, and I'm your
brother, but listen. She never waited till she felt life or anything
else that she was positive. As long as God said so, that was enough for
her to have it. She took God at His Word, and begin testifying that she
was going to have a baby before she had any evidence other than the
Word of God. You see? She was Abraham's seed. Just as soon as God said
so, and you read it in the Bible, take Him at His Word, and start
thanking Him for it.
When the Holy Ghost fell on the people at Pentecost, they'd took God's
Word. He never said, "You wait up there two days, three days, ten
days." He said, "You wait until," and they were up there thanking Him
and praising Him for His promise when the Holy Ghost came. Take Him at
His Word. Thank Him for it. If you need healing, you need liberation
from anything, receive it, believe it, take His Word, thank Him for it,
and call those things which are not as though they were. If they're
anything with God's Word.
Now, how's this woman sixty-five years old and a man seventy-five years
old going to have this baby, but God said so. And they made
arrangements for it. Now, Abraham failed to do like the human being.
Now, if the covenant would've been on conditions right here his…
First thing, his daddy give him a lot of trouble. Then his father died,
and then instead of separating himself, he took a big bunch along with
him. That's about the way we do. You know what I mean. All right. I
won't have to speak that, 'cause I believe you caught that. All right.
Next thing what taken place? There was Lot. When God said, "Separate
yourself from everybody," the walk with Christ is an individual walk.
You walk, you stand alone with you and God alone. Not you and the
pastor, you and God alone. Not you and the deacon. Sometimes you and
your wife, you and your husband, but you and God alone. You stand alone
on your convictions. Salvation is not a church affair. It's an
Church is a gathering place where we come in one common grounds and
worship God. But salvation isn't because you've joined the church, it's
because you've believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as
your personal Saviour, and then you have to do more than that now. It
isn't just a make-believe.
Some very good Baptist friend of mine… You know I'm a Baptist myself,
but I'm a Baptist that got the Holy Ghost. Look. So look. He said to
me, he said, "Brother Branham, you're speaking of the Holy Ghost." He
said, "Well, we receive the Holy Ghost when we believe."
I said, "Oh, no. That's not what Paul said. Paul in Acts 19 said, 'Have
you received…' (talking to Baptist people, Apollos' converts, Yes
sir, the converted lawyer). He said it, 'Have you received the Holy
Ghost since you believed?' That's right."
Why, he said, "Brother Branham, Abraham believed God, and it was
imputed unto him for righteousness. What more could a man do but
I said, "That's all he can do, but God give him the seal of circumcision as recognizing his faith."
And you say you've got faith, and God's never give you the Holy Ghost
yet to seal it? And the Holy Ghost is the Seal of God? Ephesians 4:30
says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you're sealed until
the day of your redemption." And if you say you've believed Him and
never received the Holy Ghost yet, then God hasn't recognize your
faith. But God gave Abraham a sign of recognition of his faith by
circumcision, and He gives you a sign of the recognition–recognition
of your confessed faith in him, professed faith. When He gives you the
baptism of the Holy Ghost to seal it as a finished work. How long?
Until the day of your redemption, not till the next revival, but till
the day that you're redeemed from this earth. Amen.
A finished… A seal represents a finished work. The boxcar's loaded
and the seal is on it. It's completed; it's finished. It's bound for
its destination. Woe to anyone who'll break the seal. Amen.
Oh, I feel real religious tonight somehow. I really do. Notice, why
It's the Word. See, the Word brings life, and Abraham… Then what
happened? Lot… They become a quarrel, and then after Lot was
separated… We don't have time. I watch that clock there, but we don't
have time to get… We'll just hit the high spots now for a moment.
Notice. Then when Abraham's herdsman and Lot's herdsman got to arguing
with each other, Lot was already backslidden in his heart, and he went
towards Sodom; and you know the end of him. But Abraham as soon as he
had done what God told him to do to separate himself from his kindreds
and everything… Now, you say, "What about Sarah. Him and Sarah's one.
You and your wife are one. See, see? But now, and Sarah was in the
covenant with him, 'cause she was the wife.
But notice. When he separated himself from Lot and Lot's wife. I
imagine Mrs. Lot wanted to belong to all the lotteries and everything
going along through the country, you know. So she–she was a hindrance
to him, and the Bible said, "Let us lay aside every weight and the sin
that's easily beset us, when we're in this journey. Let us run with
patience the race that's set before us, looking to the Author and
Finisher of our faith, the Lord Jesus Christ."
Notice, then when he got separated from–from Lot. What did God appear
to him then again? After he separated himself and done what God told
him to do, then God come to him. And when God tells you to do anything
you'd better go do it, or you might not see Him no more for awhile.
See? Do what God tells you to do. That's–that's your next move is to
Then when he got himself separated from Lot, then God appeared to him
and said, "Abraham, you made a nice choice. You told Lot to take his
choice." And Lot went down towards Sodom, because oh, the big times
down there. Oh, my. They had all kinds of games and races and big times
at night, and a place to watch television if it would've been such a
thing, and all the everything… You know, and just take it easy.
That's the way people like to go with the waters of least resistance.
Like you're going to live here forever. You're not.
And notice. Then when he did, Abraham took the poor and barren land,
but when God appeared to him, He said, "Abraham, stand up. Look to the
east. Look to the west. Look north and south," said, "every bit of it
I'll give to you." Said, "Now, Abraham, I want you to walk through it."
Amen. Excuse me for being just a little indignified tonight, but "walk
through it. It's your possession. It belongs to you."
Ev–every person that comes to Christ, every promise in the Book
belongs to them. Go through it. Find out whether healing belongs to
you, whether salvation, or the baptism of the Holy Ghost, or whether
Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When you possess
anything and it belongs to you; walk through it. Amen. Oh, I love it.
You know, it's like a great big arcade, and there's everything in it.
You know, and it is a big arcade of God's blessings and by one Spirit
we're all baptized into this arcade of God's blessing. I'll go on look
at this. That's mine. I turn around and look at this. That's mine. Look
over here. That's mine. Look over here. That's mine. That's right. It's
all mine. Every promise in the Book is mine, every chapter, every
verse, every line. I'm trusting in His Love Divine. Every promise in
the Book is mine. It belongs to me. It's your property, if you'll do
it. Anybody that does it. God promised it. [Someone speaks in tongues and another interprets–Ed.]
Every promise is ours, isn't it? Every gift belongs to us. Christ
belongs to me. I belong to Christ. You belong to Christ, and Christ
belongs to you. You're a part of Him. You hear what they–what he said?
Every promise, everything in the Book… Everything is all right. God
making a promise. He gave it to Abraham. He gave it to his seed.
Separate yourself. Walk alone with God and find out if that isn't true.
God made the promise.
Now, and then when he did, He said, "All this is yours. Now, if
something seems just a little too high for you. If you're in your
arcade, and something is up on a shelf, you never… You don't know
just exactly… "Maybe I could." Why, get you a ladder and climb up.
Look at it. It's yours, and the best ladder I know of is prayer, and
that's right. Climb right on up. Just keep praying. God, did You make
that promise sure? It's Your Bible. Is it for me? Whosoever will, let
him come. Amen. You find yourself right up there looking into it then.
God made the promise. God's obligated to His promise. Amen. Do you
E-42 Now, one more little quotation, if the… [Someone speaks in tongues and someone interprets–Ed.]
Amen. We thank the Lord. Blessed be the Lord. Amen. Now, if I
understand the Word right (see?), this would be God that was speaking.
You see? So now maybe He would want me then to call the prayer line;
I'll finish my sermon tomorrow night (see?) if He do it. Now, let's bow
our heads just a moment for prayer.
Now, our heavenly Father, we wonder if I might not have been speaking
right, or what was it? speaking of Yours? but seemingly that something
You broke in. So Lord You promised the blessing according to that
interpretation to the people, and we pray now that in the manifestation
of Thy love and power, will You shed forth Your blessings upon the
people. And if it's time for the prayer line then make it known, Lord,
in a mighty outpouring of Thy blessings.
And now, forgive us if we're wrong. We pray that grace will overshadow
us, and that we'll be working in Your Divine providence tonight, that
Your power and blessings will be upon us and will keep us in Jesus'
Name we pray. Amen.
Now, how many's sick and needy tonight? Let's see your hands now. How
many is needy? All right. That's–that's good. That's wonderful. All
right. Now, I want to say something just before we call the prayer
line. Look, if Jesus Christ has raised from the dead… How many
believes that He has? All right.
How many has ever been in one of our meetings before, let's see your
hands? All right, just a very few tonight. All right. You know the
order of the meeting. Now, it's my contention that–that this–that no
man can heal. Not even a doctor claims to heal. Now, I've been
interviewed. You read the "Reader's Digest" about a year or something
ago, in October a year ago or something like that on the healing of
little Donny Martin, that Mayo Brothers had give up. And they brought
him to the platform in California, and there the vision showed the
little boy was healed (see?), and they packed a big article of it, and
I was at Mayo Brothers for an interview. All right.
They say, "We do not claim to be healers. We only claim to assist nature. There's one Healer. That's God."
Let me show you something just how simple it is. Watch. For instance,
I'd cut my hand tonight. I'd use this illustration. I cut my hand. Now,
there isn't a medicine in the world that can heal that cut, not a one.
Now, that–that's true. Any medicine that'd heal a cut in my hand would
heal a cut in my coat. It would heal a cut in this desk. See? It would
heal a cut on the floor. Why, you say, "Brother Branham, medicine
wasn't made to heal your coat, and your desk, and so forth. It was made
to heal your body."
All right. Now, I cut my hand, and I fall down dead. They embalm my
body to make me look natural for fifty years, and let the doctor come
and give me a shot of penicillin. Put in sulfur drugs. Pour in Tincture
Merthiolate. Sew it up, and if I, my body, won't decay for fifty years,
that cut will be just exactly like it was when it was cut. Is that
right? Well now, if medicine is made to heal a human body, why don't it
Well, you say, "Brother Branham, life is gone out."
Oh, that's different isn't it? You tell me what life is and I'll tell
you Who God is. See, see? Medicine only keeps clean while God builds
tissues. He's a Creator. Why, healing is a creation, and there's no
And I want to ask some of you brethren here that believes that Satan
can heal. If Satan can heal, he's a creator. He has to. And what have
you got then? Satan can't create. He never created nothing. He can
pervert, but not create. See? There's only One Creator, and that's God
alone. And any healing can't come by man or nothing else. It has to
come by the Creator alone.
What if I was out here cranking my T Model Ford, and I broke my arm?
And I run in and say, "Hey, doctor, heal my arm right quick; it's
broke. I–I got to finish cranking that Ford."
Why, he'd say, "You need healing somewhere else."
Well, that's right. Now the doctor… What can he do? That would be the
thing to do. Go to him. He'll set my arm, pull the bones back, and put
it under x-ray and see, and put a splint on it. It isn't healed. It's
no more healed than it was when I went in. He sets it and leaves it for
God to heal. God's the only One can do it. "I am the Lord Who forgives
all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases." Healing is alone in
God alone can heal. He's the only Creator, and the only Thing that can
Now, the doctor can remove a tooth. Who stops the blood? A doctor can
cut appendix. Who heals his hole where he cuts? He can cut out a tumor,
but who heals the cut? God's the Healer. He removed the tumor, and God
done the healing. See? God is the only Healer, never a hospital, never
a doctor, never a medicine. If a doctor tells you that he's a healer,
you can imagine he's a quack. And when a preacher tells you he's a
healer, he's a quack too. That's right, 'cause there's only one Healer.
That's God, and that's right–God.
So there's no need of thinking… I don't care how much oil, if it runs
out by the gallons, and you claim that Divine oil, it's a antichrist
spirit dealing with you. 'Cause what happened to the Blood of Christ if
that's got anything to do with it? See? It's absolutely not. It's
fantastics, and the devil in the world today like Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses such… That's not in the Bible. There's no such as
that. If God wanted you to pour out oil, He'd made you a Texas oil
well, or an olive tree, or something. But He made you a human being to
preach the Gospel and to bring the Message to the people of the
salvation of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Amen. That might be
strong, but it's the truth. I'd rather be honest here and tell you the
truth than have to answer for it at the day of judgment for you. That's
Now, healing belongs alone in God. It's the finished work of Christ at
Calvary. Don't forget that, church, whatever you do. And every blessing
that's in everything that you lost in the fall, Christ redeemed back to
you at Calvary. It's been finished two thousand years ago. Every person
was ever healed, every person was ever saved was saved when Jesus died
at the Cross and finished the work. He screamed to the Father, "It's
finished." All of it, the complete plan of salvation, and now we have
the earnest of our salvation.
Now, Divine healing is not on the same basis as salvation. Divine
healing was included in the Atonement, truly. The old atonement had
Divine healing, and the new one is a much better than the old one. So
if it's better, it's got to be better in every way, but Divine
healing… Salvation of the soul and you become a new creature–Eternal
Life. You don't have eternal health by healing, but it's an attribute.
It's–it's the earnest of your resurrection. If there's no Divine
healing, then there is no resurrection. See? But now, what is it? It's
your own personal faith in a finished work of Christ at Calvary.
Now, what does He do? The first initial way is just like we were going
a few minutes ago. Hear the Word; and faith cometh by hearing and
hearing of the Word. God wanted to be kind to you. He sends gifts in
the Church. Some of them is what we heard awhile ago: speaking with
tongues and interpretations. God sends wisdom, knowledge, gifts of
healing. Then He sets in the Church apostles, prophets, teachers,
evangelists, pastors. All those things are the perfecting of the body
of the–Christ, that we might have all the differences combed out of us
and how the Holy Spirit…
You know the Bible said, "Come and buy of Me the gold tried in the
fire. In the old days when they–when they used to try gold, they beat
it. And they'd take gold and lay it down, and beat it, and beat it, and
turn it over, and beat it, and beat it, and beat it, until all the
dross was out of it, all the dirt was out of the gold. And the way the
beater could tell, he could see his own reflection in it. Every time
he'd beat and beat until he could see hisself in the gold; he knowed
the dirt was beat out. And that's the way the Holy Spirit does to the
Church. It beats the stuff out of us, the indifference, the dross, and
things that don't belong into us that Christ's image reflects back into
His Church or He reflects Hisself in His Church, because the Bible said
in Hebrews 13:8, "He's the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Now, we mustn't walk at this or go at this with a half hearted
attitude. We must go with a full surrendered attitude. We must come to
the church and listen to the Bible, and if anything is brought out of
this Bible, believe it. If it's not out of the Bible, then it's up to
you. But the Bible is God's foundation plan. It's His plan of
redemption. It's His plan of healing. It's the plan of everything that
He has, is laid out right here; and the Bible said, "Woe unto him that
will add to or take out." This is it. I believe the Word.
I've been into churches, and watched how people, lot of times in
churches, watch how the pastor acts. The church will act that way.
Friends, I say this (not as sharp talking), but I say it as a servant
of Christ to be honest with you. Many times they get one another's
spirit instead of the Holy Spirit (see?); and that's the reason when
I… You act… It makes them act alike. Notice but that's the reason
when I come to you, I know nothing but the Bible. I want you to have
the Spirit that's in the Bible, which is the Spirit of Christ; and
that's the reason I try to stay in the Word and get nothing but what's
in the Word (See?), and bring it to the people.
Now, if Christ is alive tonight, if He isn't alive, then the Bible's
wrong and you're lost. You're in the world without God, without hope;
and when you die, you're finished. But if Christ is alive tonight, then
and you believe in Him and He has accepted your faith as you have
confessed in Him, then you are the mo–ought to be the most happiest
person in all the world; because your salvation is paid for. You're
secured safely in the arms of Christ, sealed. You are dead. Your life
is hid in God through Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost. How can the
devil ever touch you? See? For you are dead. Your life is hid in God
through Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost. That's the Scripture.
You are just as bound for heaven as Christ went to heaven Himself, and
you're free from judgments. Christ took our judgment, and God could not
judge you again. He would be unjust to send you to ju–judgment. He'd
be untruthful to send you to judgment, because He judged Christ in your
stead; and He was bruised for our iniquities; and there when He judged
Christ, He let us go free, because Christ took our judgment.
Jesus said in Saint John 5:24, "He that heareth My words, and believeth
on him that sent Me, hath (present tense) Eternal, Everlasting Life,
and shall never come into the judgment, but's done passed from death
unto Life." That's the Scriptures. Then God could not be just and judge
you. We'll never stand at the judgment bar. I've already stood one
time, and I realize how guilty I was, and I asked forgiveness, and He
accepted me; and my judgment's been paid on Calvary, and everyone of
yours the same. We have nothing to fear. Everything is in Christ.
To make it sure, He knowed infidelity, and unbelief, and skeptics, and
so forth would rise in the last days. He was God. He could foresee. He
knew the mind of God as God revealed it to Him. He said, "I do nothing
till the Father shows Me." Everything Christ did, He did it by a
vision. That's right. No miracles did Christ do on earth without first
seeing a vision from God. He said so. Now, He just didn't go around at
random and do this and do that and do this. You got the wrong
conception of Him.
The Bible said… Jesus said Himself, "Verily, verily, I say unto you
the Son can do nothing in Himself." See? "I can do nothing in Myself,
but what I see the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." Now,
it's either right or wrong. To me it's right. It's God's Word, and that
Watch His life, everything along, everywhere. It was always… The
Father showed Him. He worked right as strict to do what the Father told
Him. He said, "Now, these things that I do, shall you also, for I go
unto My Father. A little while the world won't see Me no more. Yet you
shall see Me, for I will be with you, to the end of the world. I'll
even be in you to the end of the world."
Christ has died, suffering in the flesh, put to death for our sins and
sickness. He ascended up on high to the right-hand of the Father, and
the Spirit that was in Him returned back into the Church, as He was the
first Son of God and we are–are joint heirs with Him in the Kingdom,
by being the adopted children by His adoption, and His plan of
salvation that He introduced to us, and give to us by His grace. And
tonight we are a part of God and can no more perish than God can
perish. I give… "He that heareth My words, believeth on Him that sent
Me has Eternal Life."
And any Bible reader or scholar that would want to question that, see
if in the original that isn't said "Sozo" there. That's right. "Sozo"
means "the Life of God Himself is in you," and you can no more perish
than God can, and "I'll raise him up at the last days," said Jesus.
Amen. 'Cause that Life is in him.
Here some time ago I was setting talking to an old Methodist preacher,
an old, good friend of mine, and we were just talking, and the
Agricultural Hour come on, the little 4-H Club of Louisville, Kentucky,
was talking about where they had invented a machine that could turn out
grains of corn, that looked so perfect that it makes just the same kind
of cornmeal that the original corn would make. It would make the same
kind of cornflakes, and to take a handful out of the sack that the
machine made and a handful out of the sack that was growed in the field
and mix them together, you could not tell them apart. You'd take it
into there, and you'd cut them open. They had the same amount of
moisture, same amount of calcium, same… Every chemical was just in it
exactly the same. They said, "There's only one way you can–you can
tell them. Bury them. The one that man made has not a germ of life in
it and will lay there. The one that God made has life in it, and lives
I said, "You'd better hold my hands, preacher, I'll embarrass you here as sure as the world."
There's two man can go to church and both of them act like Christians
and so–this–they deacons on the board together, pastors in the pulpit
together, whatever you might think, but one of them has life, and the
other has not. And those that's got Eternal Life will raise in the
resurrection with the Lord Jesus Christ, because Christ has raised from
the dead, and He is alive among us tonight; and He is not dead. And our
religion of Jesus Christ is not a vain philosophy but it's a living,
present tense fellowship with the Holy Ghost, and Christ right here in
the Church tonight, performing and doing, and blessing, shedding, and
healing and manifesting Himself to prove He is alive among His people.
Hallelujah. How wonderful. Let us pray.
Heavenly Father now, the Word… Faith cometh by hearing and hearing of
the Word. We pray tonight that You'll manifest Yourself and let this
audience, Lord… Someday we've got to answer and at the day of the
judgment, if You will just come tonight and do the same things that You
did then there'd–it would have to be a demon-possessed person that
would turn their bowels of compassion away from Calvary, and walk away,
and say it was wrong.
It would be like the Pharisees that stood on the day when they seen
Jesus performing the work and told Philip and Nathanael when they come
up, that where he was before he come, and told Peter a few minutes
before that, that his name was Simon, and he was the son of Bar-jonas.
And the Pharisees wanted to tell him he had Beelzebub. And we know that
our Lord said, "I'll forgive you for that, but when the Holy Ghost is
come and does it, it'll never be forgiven if you speak a word against
And Father God, we pray tonight that You'll give the sheep Your Bread
tonight, the Bread of Life. These who are struggling here in Boston,
this great big fabulous city, where sin heaping on every side, bootleg
joints, mother's boys strewn out across the street here drunk, and how
that these big churches with their big spires standing up there, Lord,
and–and failing. O God, oh how it burns in my heart when I think of
their cold, formal, indifference, and how they stand stiff and starchy
and warn the people against coming to hear Your Message and so forth.
O God, I pray that You'll burn into this city. Send an old fashion
revival after the closing here, and sweep it from coast to coast, from
shore to shore, that they'll know that You have raised from the dead.
Feed Your hungry sheep, Lord. Oh, how many of these people setting here
tonight, old men that's preached the Gospel for years, that's stood by
looking for the time to come when God would restore these things. How
that women have set here and they've prayed and read their Bible and
stained it, how they've been called and but–lot of names holy-rollers,
and all kinds of fanatic names, and how they've been tossed about, but
still with a heart looking to You. O Christ, manifest Yourself tonight
to them. That–let them know that their vain–their faith is not in
vain but that You live and You see every move and action and know every
thing in their heart. Grant it, Lord.
And when the service is closed, may we bow our heads, and give praise
to Thee, and worship Thee, and make ourselves ready as far as we can to
go, and to serve you, and to do everything that we know that's in our
power that's to do right. Permit this to us tonight, Father, through
Thy grace, and in the Blood, and in the Name of Jesus Christ we ask it.
I don't know why I just can't close look like somehow, but now my dear
friends, now you… May the Lord Jesus blessed. Now, we're going to
call a prayer line to pray for the sick. I've clearly explained to you.
I cannot heal, and I believe no one else can. The only thing that you
can do is accept what I've told you.
Now, I have said–the Bible has said (that wasn't my subject tonight)
but Christ is alive. If you're the seed of Abraham, you're bound to
recognize it. "My sheep know My voice." Certainly. Jesus said that and
so when… If you're the seed of Abraham, you'll recognize the Spirit
of Abraham, of Christ, which come through Abraham by the flesh. So then
may the Lord grant to you tonight that your eyes of understanding will
be opened. And if you're here tonight as a lukewarm church member, I'm
not criticizing you, mister, my brother. I believe you to be a
Christian if you've confessed Christ, but just in a lukewarm state.
You, my sister, I'm not criticizing you, but I'm trying to tell you.
Stop that little, old, formal way you're living and come into Christ.
Be anointed and go out and do something for Him. Make… Don't leave
your church. Just make a real, on fire Christian in your church. That's
what it is. God will take the rest of it for you.
If you'll just simply accept… If you're a sinner and never have
accepted Christ, won't you do it tonight? I'm saying this, because I'm
trying to find favor with Him, that He will come down and perform what
we're asking about, what we're going to ask Him to do, to appear here
on this platform not as a–as a (oh, what would I call it) as a stage
show, never. And that's not the attitude. That's not the Spirit I'm
speaking in. I'm speaking to represent Jesus Christ to a dying world,
to let them get their faith centered in Him to know that a religion of
Christ in the Bible is not some fictitious book, or some–or–or a book
like the Koran, or some other book. It's a living Book with a living
Christ. It's a living Church. God grant that He will do it.
Now, I–I forgot that. Prayer cards. Did you give out prayer cards? Oh,
good. How many? One hundred? In what? What's the letter? "I." All
right. Let's start with number 1 then. Who has prayer card number 1?
Raise up your hand right quick now. We'll call the prayer line. 1? All
right. "I" I believe it is, seem like some other ones. No? All right
"I" then. "I" number 1. I think there's some more letters out, but
we'll start with "I" then. "I" number 1. Who has it? Raise up your
hand. The lady back there? Come here, lady. Number 2, would you raise
Look at your neighbor now while I call their number. They may be deaf,
can't hear, or they may be crippled can't walk, and so number 1, number
2, raise up your hand quickly if you will. Prayer card number 2, would
you raise your hand quickly? You have it, lady? The colored lady there,
is it number 2? Number 1. I-1? Now, there can't be two I-1's here.
Billy, you'd better check the lady's card.
All right. Number 2 then. Who has number 2? Raise up your hand? Up in
the balcony? Oh? that boy? All right, sonny, come right here. Number 3,
would you raise your hand up high so I can see you? Number 3, the man
here. All right. Right out there, sir. Number 4? Would you raise your
hand quickly? You have it, lady? Number 5? All right. Number 5, here
lady. 6? 7? 8? Raise your hand. 8? Prayer card number 8, raise your
hand please. All right. 9? All right. 10? 11?
Just raise your hand real quick and we can get them up here quick, if
you'll just be quick. Look at your card. Look at your neighbor's card.
Look around and see somebody with a card in their hand. Look at it.
Look at this–this little boy here. Has he got a card? I see he
couldn't walk. Has he got a card? Has–has it ever been called yet? All
right. Just watch his card. All right.
Number, I believe, that's 7 or 8? 9? 10? 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Let those
get up and come, see if they can all get there, 'cause if they lose
their number, why that doesn't mean now for any other purpose, but just
to keep you lined up, my dear friend.
How many here doesn't have a prayer card and you believe Jesus Christ
will make you well? Let's see your hands. And you believe anywhere. I
don't care where you are. Just believe it. All right. Now, while
they're watching the line there to line up. I believe I called 15. All
right. Was 15 my last number? All right. Now, see if they've got them
there, and then just… All right.
Look. If Jesus Christ has raised from the dead, the Bible said in
Hebrews 13:8, let's quote it together: "Jesus Christ, the same
yesterday, today, and forever."
Now, what was the sign that He was Jesus Christ in the New Testament,
foretold by the Old Testament, and produced or made manifest in the New
Testament? Would you like to know? All right. We will just take a
couple, just a–a little bit here.
When a Jew found Him in the Jewish religion, a real true Orthodox Jew
found Him, He recognized Him to be the Son of God, the King of Israel.
What did Jesus do to make Him recognize that He was the Son of God? He
told him that he was a–a believer, and an honest man, and told him
that he saw him praying under a tree before he come. How many knows
that's right? And what did them Jews say? "Thou art the Son of God.
You're the King of Israel." Is that right? That's what he said.
Peter recognized it when he come and Peter said… Brought him up
before the Lord and Jesus said, "Your name is Simon, and your father's
name is Jonas, but," said, "I'm going to name you again. I'm going to
call you Petrus which means a little stone." I wonder what the apostle
"How did He know who I was, and what my name was, and what my daddy's name was?"
And when He knew that this Hebrew had come from around the mountain,
and the day before Jesus said, "I saw you under a tree…" How could He
see him thirty miles around behind the mountain? But He saw him, as He
said, "I can do nothing except the Father shows Me first. What I see
the Father do, that I do also." That was the sign of the Messiah. Is
Is the little boy there the first patient? Oh, you are. Come here just
a minute. Here's another illustration. Here's a man and a woman
standing here for the newcomers. Now, there was a–a–a sign of this
one time in the Bible. There's a woman who recognized Him to be the
Christ in the Bible. She was a Samaritan, and one day Jesus was going
down to Jericho, but the Father told Him, "Go up to Samaria." Now,
here's Jericho. Here's Jerusalem. Over there's Samaria. So in going to
Jericho He went the round about way, way up here to Samaria, for He
said He had need. He said He did nothing till the Father showed Him.
Now, watch. He sets down on the well, and He sends the disciples away.
That's perhaps what His vision called for. Would you believe that? He
did nothing till the Father showed Him. Well, when the woman went–or
when all of them went away, a woman come out. We believe her to be a
prostitute, a woman of ill fame, about noontime. She come out to get
her a jug of water, and when she got the jug up, got her water. Perhaps
starting to lift it upon her head, Jesus, a middle-aged Hebrew man,
setting over to one side, said, "Bring Me a drink."
Well, she looked around and said, "It's not customary for you Jews to
ask Samaritans such. We don't have any dealings with each other."
He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to, you'd ask Me for a
drink, and I'd give you water you don't come here to draw."
And she said, "Well, you've got nothing to draw with." She said, "Now,
we know that our father, Jacob, dug this well, and he gave it to us.
And his cattle drink from it and you mean you're greater than our
father, Jacob?" She said, "We–we worship in this mountain and you say
And the conversation went on at length with Him and her talking
together. And finally when He caught her spirit, He said, "Go get your
husband and come here."
She said, "I don't have any husband."
Said, "That's right. You've got five, and the one you've got now is not
yours, so you said well." Is that what He said? Now, watch what she
She said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet." Now, what is a
prophet's spirit. What'd I talk about the big diamond last night with
the many glistening lights off of it. God is the Main, and these are
just gifts out of God: prophets, teaching, evangelists; it's just
lights from God. "I perceive that You are a prophet, 'cause You didn't
know me. You wouldn't know what my trouble was, and that's my trouble.
But if… We know that when the Messiah cometh…" You believe Jesus
was the Messiah, the One that's the same yesterday, today, ever? Now,
watch this Samaritan woman. See what the Hebrew recognized Him at.
She said, "When the Messiah cometh, He'll tell us all things. See? We
know that He'll do these things when He comes, but Who are You?
He said, "I am He that speaks to you." See?
And she dropped the pot and run into the city and said, "Come, see a
Man," she said, "told me all things." Now, He didn't do that. He just
told her one thing, but if the Father would've showed Him more, He'd
have told her more; but she was all excited. It–it would excite you,
and she wanted to tell the men, "Come here. Let me show you.
Here–here–here's the Man told me the things that I done. Come. Isn't
this the very Messiah?"
In other words, "Gentleman of this city, don't you recognize that
that's the sign of the Messiah, and He's setting out there at the
gate." There you are. See? "He's setting out there. Come, see."
And they went out to find out. He never done anything like that to
them, but His talk. He was right with the Scripture, and they knowed
that that was the Messiah. So He didn't do any more miracles because He
knowed that Philip was going down there to hold that revival after
Pentecost. See? So He just let the miracle go on till Philip come down.
Now, notice. Now, if that was the sign, if that was the work and the
sign of the Messiah in yesterday, and if He's raised from the dead,
it's the sign of the Messiah tonight, if He is the same yesterday,
today, and forever. Is that right? Now, how many would believe that?
Would your raise your hand if you say I've actually… Yeah, all over
the church no matter who you are, do you believe it? All right.
Now, some didn't raise your hand, but of course you wouldn't believe
anyhow. See? So if–if an Angel rose from–a man arose from the dead,
Jesus said, and would come back, they still wouldn't believe it. Is
that right? You're just fulfilling prophecy, 'cause no matter if one
did raise from the dead, and He did raise from the dead, in this night
in this church, that Scripture that Jesus said is fulfilled. "Though
one raise from the dead, they would not believe it. And He is raised
from the dead and proving Hisself to be here and still you don't
Now, have faith and believe. Now, the lady, I suppose, to me is a
stranger that I never seen in my life. We're strangers, are we, lady?
Now, if that's right, raise up your hand, please? I never seen the lady
in my life, knowingly. God knows that. I know nothing of her, and it's
a hard matter.
I'm going to ask the sister if she will chord, "Abide With Me" softly, if you will.
Now, let me say this. I felt warned to say it. What happens to unclean
spirits when they go out of a person? They try to find a place to get
into, and in the Bible times did they go into unbelief? They sure did,
and we've seen it happen thousands of times.
Now, this woman standing here I don't know her. She might be here as a
deceiver. If she is, watch what happens to her, and if she's here for
sickness, I pray God will heal her. If she is here for finances,
whatever it is, if she's a–a woman that owes a great debt, and they're
going to foreclose on her, I pray God give her the money. If she's got
domestics affair, I–I pray that God will help her. I–I don't know.
God alone knows, but if she's standing here, and if I could do
something for the lady, and wouldn't do it, then what kind of a person
would I be as a minister? I wouldn't be worthy to be called a minister.
You believe that, lady? But I couldn't do nothing for you, lady.
But now, I'm going to change this pi–picture now. Just place yourself
back in the Bible times and say… Now, like that scene I was just
talking about, the–the Christ at the well. Now I'm not the Christ, and
she's not the Samaritan, but it's a man and a woman again that's never
And now, if He's raised from the dead and will do the same things that
He did when He was here on earth, He would know you. If it's for
sickness, He would–He would know what your sickness was. He could tell
you that, but to heal you, He couldn't. He's already did it at Calvary.
It would be your faith, and then it would be your personal faith in His
resurrection, and His benefits for You at Calvary, and His resurrection
for your justification. Do you believe that? You do.
And if God in heaven will send down His Spirit and the only thing I can
do, lady, is just–just surrender myself to Him, and He has to do the
talking, 'cause I don't know nothing about you, and if He will speak
and tell me what you're here for… Now, you know where–what it is. Or
something like He did in the Bible. Would you believe it to be Him? You
know, and the audience would you believe it? Now, here we are, not in a
dark room. We're here before the… At least a thousand people, and
it's been done before five hundred thousand people. See? But not some
dark room, some witchcraft, and muttering, and guessing. It's–it's God
Almighty. He's permitting His blessings to come to us. See?
What is a soothsayer? What is a fortuneteller? Is a perverted spirit,
that the devil has taken that person who could've been used for God and
perverted it into the devil's work. What is sin? Is righteousness
perverted, not nothing the devil created, something different. It's
what God created, and the devil perverted it. See?
Now, I trust that He'll help you, lady. Now, you'd know it would be
some kind of… It'd have to be a supernatural, wouldn't it? Then
whatever it would be would determine what you'd get from it: your
approach. When the woman that went to the–to Elijah to ask about her
baby… If she'd come up there critical, she'd have never got what she
The Roman soldier that put a rag around Jesus' head, and hit him, and
said, "Tell us who hit you." He didn't get anything. Never, not even an
answer, but the woman that touched His garment, she got an answer,
didn't she? It was her approach (see?), and it's your approach and
anybody else's approach; and it's my approach to Him. If I said I did
this within myself, I'd be a–telling a lie. See? So I approach and
tell God. It's Him permitting me to do this, and it's not for my sake.
I keep my meetings little and like that to keep from even having big
meetings and things. I don't have radio, television. I just let it go.
See? 'Cause I–I–I don't want to be something in the picture of the
world. I want to be God's servant to speak what He tells me to speak.
See? And say what He says say, that when I come there that day, I want
to hear Him say, "It was well done." That's–that's what I want to
hear. That's what I live for. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have my
little babies and things setting down yonder tonight and crying for me.
See? I'd be down there with them. I'm here to try to help somebody for
the glory of God.
Now, you say, "Brother Branham, what are you doing?" I'm speaking to
you like Christ spoke to the woman. And now if Christ will grant it,
may He do it.
I can see the lady, as she's… As our Master said He saw him under a
tree. That was Nathanael, and I can see her standing weeping. She's
suffering with a kind of an real nervous condition and her head bothers
her all the time. That is right, and it was some sort of a shock that
did that, but I see you weeping. You're so… Oh, you… Is your
husband has just deceased and went home. That's right.
You're not from this country. You've come from another state here.
You're from a state where there's a lot of hardwood trees. It's
Pennsylvania. That's right. God bless you, my sister, and God bless
you, my believing audience. And let us pray.
Our heavenly Father, Daniel said of old there is a God of heaven that
can reveal the secrets of the heart, and truly it was none other than
the Lord Jesus Who stood in the fiery furnace with the Hebrew children,
that was in the den… A Light standing there and those lions was
afraid of that Pillar of Fire, the Angel of the Lord. And You're a
Light today bringing Light to Your Church to walk in. And I pray,
Father, that You'll bless this woman and give to her the desire of her
heart. Grant it, Father. I bless her as Your servant and Thou has said,
"Whatever you bind on earth, I'll bind it in heaven," and God, I ask
that the devil be bound and will torment this woman no more, and may
she go in peace in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you, lady. Whatever it was your desire is. 'Course I'd have
to find the tape to know what it was. Go and believe you'll receive it,
and you shall have it. Do you believe? All right. Be reverent.
Now, in the audience are you believing, you out there that's praying? A
little boy, Little laddy, I sure don't know you, and you look like a
fine looking little fellow to me. Little hair slicked down, little
brown eyes, reminds me of my Billy when he was little. This little lad
here, a dear little child, you know Jesus of Nazareth took little
fellows like that into His ha–arms, and He blessed them and said,
"Suffer little children to come to Me. Forbid them not for of such is
the Kingdom." So therefore, if Jesus… Do you love Jesus, do you,
sonny? And if He was here tonight and had on this suit that He gave me,
He–He would… I believe He would bless you, if you'd ask Him to, and
He would–He would give you the desire of your heart, I believe.
But the first thing He would ask you if you believed that He was the
Messiah, that He had died for you and had rose again. Don't you believe
that? Well now, Jesus went up into heaven, His body, corporal body.
That's the body He lived in, and it's all scarred and bruised for our
sins and for our sickness, and it sets on the throne of God; and the
Spirit that was upon Him has come back to the earth, and It dwells
among the people. And Jesus sent Brother Branham here to help you to
believe on Him.
Now, if Jesus was here, He could tell you what was your trouble,
couldn't He? Well, you know Brother Branham don't know you, but Jesus
does know you, because you said you loved Him, and He loves you. Now,
if He will tell me what you're here for, would you believe It is Him,
and will love Him and–and believe Him with all your heart?
Now, with this little innocent child, surely you people would believe,
wouldn't you? Now, this if God will do it, should be convincing to
everyone. This child, little innocent boy standing here. I don't know
what he's here for. He might be here for somebody else. I–I don't know
it–it… Maybe it's his–it's some kind of trouble he has got at home
or some… I don't know. I don't know what he's here for, but God does
know the child.
Now, I certainly would hate to stand here as a deceiver to that child.
And I certainly would; but I only stand here God permit me to help the
little fellow to love the Lord Jesus and believe in Him. And surely you
adults ought to believe. But you know, the Bible said in one place over
there, that in the great Millennium they're talking about the
innocence, that like a little child would lead the animals around.
That's simple like little faith. Now, the little boy is not one of
those critics that would stand off. He just opens his little heart.
That's the reason Jesus could come in.
The little boy is in a bad, serious condition. The little boy's trouble
is in his ear. That's right, isn't it, sonny? It's your ear. It runs,
running ear, and I see that they're making ready for an operation for
you right away for that. That's right. Right away you're going to have
it. They're going to operate on you, and Mommy, your mother, is sick
too. Isn't she? And she has something wrong with her blood. Isn't it?
It's a poisoning in her blood, like something similar to gangrene in
her blood. The doctor's pretty well shook up about it. That's right.
That's right, isn't it, son?
You're not from here. You're not from Brooklyn. You're from a place
called Long Island. Isn't that right? And you live like a place called
Bay Shore. That's right, and your name, your first name is Joseph.
Isn't it? Your last name is–is like–starts with a "B." B-E-N-T.
That's your first beginning of your word. Isn't it? Huh? B-E-T-T… I
see. It fades from me just a moment. It passed from me. Somebody turned
in the building, and I didn't get just what his last name was. B…
Court. That's right. That's right. Isn't it? That's right. Amen. You
believe? Now, it's up to you, friends, whether you believe or not. Come
God in heaven, have mercy on this child. Excuse all the unbelief, Lord,
and let Thy mercies rest upon this child, and grant that this child
will receive exactly what he come for, as I bless him in Jesus Christ's
Name. Amen. God bless you, honey.
Now, you know that Brother Branham don't know you, yes, but whatever
was said on there. It's on the record there. That was truth, wasn't it?
If it was raise up your little hand like that. All right. Go on your
road rejoicing now and be happy and make a real good man.
Are you believing? Or would you still set in gross darkness and
unbelief, seeing that the Messiah lives with you tonight, trying to
help you, trying to bless you. How sad it is. How dense unbelief is.
Is this the man? How do you do, sir? I suppose we're strangers to each
other. We're strangers. I don't know you, never seen you in my life;
but there's Someone present here Who does know you. And if He knows
you, then He could if He would permit me to, to be able to help you
somewhere, sir. I–I don't know you, but if He could tell me what
you're standing here in front of me for, would you believe it and
accept it as Christ trying to help you, permitting me to do this by a
Divine gift, which was ministered by an Angel of God? Which it would
be… It wouldn't be contrary to the Scripture, would it? It would be
a–with the Scripture.
You're very nervous, aren't you, sir? Nervous, and you got weak eyes
that you want prayer for. Isn't that right? You got weak eyes. And by
the way, you're a preacher too. And I hear you say something,
you're–like "gracias", so you're–you speak Spanish or something.
That's right. You're a pastor of a church. That's true. Isn't it?
Now, do you believe me? Here's another thing. A desire of your heart
has been to meet me for a while. That's right. I'm not reading your
mind, but that's your heart. That's right. Well, I'm glad to know you,
brother. God in heaven, grant to my brother who's standing in Your
Presence, our Creator, the Messiah, God Who we love. We pray that
You'll give to our brother the desire of his heart and fulfill
everything that he asked for in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
God bless you, my dear brother. God bless you.
Have faith in God. Don't doubt. Believe. Now, just a moment. Be just as
reverent as you can be. A lady… It's another picture again like the
Bible picture. Do you believe that?
There's a lady looking right up towards the heavens over there. She
wears a little flower, a little thing on the side of her hat, kinda of
a greenish looking dress. That's… You shook your head just like that.
You're praying and asking God for me to turn and tell you so you can be
helped. Isn't that right? You got trouble in your side. Isn't that
right? Just raise your hand now if that's true. Now, you're helped.
Your faith touched Him, not me. I don't know you.
I challenge you to believe it. Amen. In the Name of the Lord Jesus just
believe it and find out if it's right or not. Anywhere, up in the
balcony, wherever you are, just have faith in God. Oh, what a feeling.
Now, we don't go by the feeling, but His Presence. Oh, how… It just
looks like if–if you just ask anything, it would be done. Now, just
have faith and be reverent.
And now to you, lady. I suppose we're strangers to each other. We never
met each other in life. I know nothing of you, and perhaps you know
nothing of me, only just what you've read and being a minister. But
you're here for some purpose, and if you're here for some purpose, I
don't know what it is. And lady, I've got a mother at home tonight. I'd
be home with my mother, if I didn't think God sent me up here to New
York, and I certainly wouldn't want to come here and tell you some
false thing about myself, that I could do to help you. I wouldn't do
that, because I'd be lying, but if God will permit me to, I might do
something in His Name that would help you to believe on the finished
works of Christ and to receive it. Do you understand? I trust that you
do, and that God will grant to you your desire.
If God will let me know what you want to ask God like it was in prayer,
if God will let me know, or maybe say what you've been praying about,
your prayer, what's been in your heart… You think of something else
if you think about telepathy. See? You just let–let God tell me what
you've been praying about. Let it come through prayer, and you know
whether you ask it or not. May He grant it, and that surely would take
the superstitions from the unbeliever.
You been praying for God to help you of a severe nervous case you been
having. That's right. You pray for that both day and night. You're
praying for a son also, and that son isn't here. He doesn't even live
in this city, and that son is suffering with a heart condition. Was
that… Not only that but one of the other things you're praying for
for him. He's not a Christian, and that's the thing that's on your
However, I see another boy with you, and he's a kid about ten years
old, and he's a preacher. And here: the one of the desires of your
heart, you be the judge, you are wanting me to lay hands on that boy to
bless that boy for his ministry. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD…?… Do
you believe? Now, you be the judge. Is that true? If…
Come here, sonny. The little boy got his hair combed back isn't it? I
seen him… the little smooth-faced boy… Come here, sonny. Mother's
prayer is to be answered tonight. God bless you, my little brother.
Our heavenly Father, I lay my hands upon this boy as Your little
servant, and perhaps someday I'll have to leave if Jesus tarries, and I
pray that You'll bless this child. It's the desire of his mother's
heart, and I pray that You'll anoint him. May he never go into error,
but may he be a minister all the days of his life to preach the Gospel
and to win souls to Thee.
Bless his dear mother and the other things whatever it was that You
revealed tonight that she has need of. I pray that You'll grant them,
and with my hand on the son and on the mother, I pray that in Christ's
Name, that You'll give to them the desire of their heart. In the Name
of the Lord Jesus Christ I ask it. Amen.
God bless you, sonny, and receive what you called for, and God bless
you; and God bless you, mother, and give to you the desire of your
heart. Go happy, rejoicing. The promise is yours. Amen. Amen. God bless
you, honey. If thou canst believe, all things are possible. Now, real
reverent just a moment as we're moving along in the meeting.
Now, how many knows the lady? Is anybody here knows the woman? Sure.
All right. You know I don't know the lady. Ask her if I ever knowed her
or anything. Knowed nothing of her, but whatever it was the only way I
know it's on this recorder down here. It's a vision. It's Christ
permitting you all to know that He's raised from the dead. This is not
some fiction; It's the Truth.
Now, here is a lady standing here before me, like another place that
the Lord to a woman, and where… yeah, I believe there's… Was there
a man in the line tonight? Say that man just was told him. What kind of
a man was it? I… Was it a–a man in the line tonight? You, sir? Was
you the man was in the line prayed for? All right. Now, when the Lord
spoke to you, why, He knew you just like He knowed that honest,
sincere, religious man called Nathanael. And He knowed something about
Nathanael, where Nathanael was, or what Nathanael done, and He knows
same thing about you. See? He can reveal it.
Now, here's a woman. He knows the woman. I don't know the lady. I've
never met you in my life. There's not a way for me to know you, but
now, if the Lord Jesus will speak again… Will it take all the
superstitions and doubt from you? Now, remember He's permitting this.
This is His grace to you and to me (See?) by permitting a Divine gift
to operate. Not me, I don't have one thing to do with it, just my mouth
is all, and my surrender, my will surrendered to His. That's all it is.
You are the one that's doing it, not me. God's permitting it, but
you're doing it.
Now, if I don't know you, never seen you. Then if there's something
you're standing here for, God can reveal it to me. Can't He? And if He
will, will you–would you believe it come His permitting will to help
you? Would the rest of the audience believe the same thing? Does anyone
know the lady? Would you raise your hand anybody that knows her? Yes,
there's people here that know her, all around. Then you be the judge
whether I know her or any way of knowing her. She's just a lady
standing here, but do you believe Christ knows her?
Now, Christ loves everybody, and He wants everybody to love Him, and
this is His kindness to you, that You might love Him, and believe Him,
and have faith in His finished work for you. Now, be real reverent. I
know it's getting late, but if you'll just stand for just one more, and
don't move around, I'll appreciate it. See? You are a spirit. If you
wouldn't, you'd be dead, and your spirit sometimes when unbelief
becomes so dense it hinders. You remember Jesus Christ. Well, you say,
"Brother Branham, that's psychology." Is it? Then why did Christ take
the man out of the multitude to heal him? Then why did Christ put all
the unbelievers out of the house before He could raise Jairus'
daughter? See? The eye is the gate to the soul, and when you're looking
this way, and classing it as something else, as I know you are some
(see?); then that's a hindering. See? God be merciful to your unbelief.
Now, but lady, as I say, you and I standing here. It's for your good.
Christ would bypass the critics to get to you. That's right. You
believe that. Now, I don't know you, never seen you, know nothing of
you, but I know that–that there's a shadow at you. It's evil, and
you–you're very nervous, upset, and you're wearied in your mind,
because I see you under an operation. I believe it's up in this a way
in the breast. They… It's removing of a growth, and it hasn't done
very good. But, lady, Christ knows all about you. That's true, wasn't
it? I just want to look at you again. I seen it, and I just want to
see. You say, "Look at me?" Yes. Elijah said to Jehoshaphat and the
King, he said, "If it wasn't I respected the presence of Jehoshaphat, I
wouldn't even look at you." See? And that means look to see what he
could see for them.
Christ is the Healer. The doctors has failed, but Christ is the Healer,
sister. You're a desiring little woman. Your heart is all–desires. You
want to do right and live right. It's in your heart. You've gave birth
recently to a baby, but this disease struck you after the baby was
born. That's right. Just so that you'd know that I be His prophet. You
belong to a church: the Baptist. He loves the Baptist too. Now, do you
believe that His Words are true, saying, "These signs shall follow them
that believe: If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover."
Will you covenant that, with you and I tonight before God, that God
will spare you? Will the audience pray with me for the lady? Would you
come here, sister dear?
Our kind heavenly Father, as this dear, little mother stands here
desperately in need, and she's made her way against the oppositions,
but she's come tonight asking for a blessing; and O Jesus, the Son of
God, I pray all that I know how the prayer of faith for our sister. And
may I speedily hear from her that the enemy has departed from her, and
she is on her way to recovery.
Thou demon, yes, you escaped the doctor's knife, but you can't escape
God's power. As the servants of God, we adjure thee in the Name of
Jesus Christ to leave the woman and come out of her, that she may be
well for the glory of God. This we ask in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
I want you to write to me. Now, you're going to get sick in a few days,
just real upset. You see? If it dies, your bloodstream's got to purify
that, and it's just a dead growth laying there. You get real upset, but
don't–don't ha–don't lose your faith. Stay right with it. Write to me
in about two or three weeks. God bless you. Let us say, "Thanks be to
Now, look. Here's a lady here. That you might get that out of your
mind, so that you know it's not telepathy. Lay your hand over on mine,
lady, just as a way of make… All right. I don't know you, do I? I'm
looking this way. I'm not reading her mind. If God will reveal to me
what your trouble is, will you accept it, and believe that Christ will
make you well? If it's true, you'll know it. You have a female disorder
that God wants–that you want God to heal. It's got a drainage to it;
it's the bathroom, and you know that's right, and you know that no one
is in there but you and God alone, and it's a female disorder. If that
is right, take your hand off of mine and raise it up. See? You who
think it's telepathy, you don't even know what telepathy is. See? All
right, sister. Your faith saved you. Now, go on your road and rejoice.
Do you believe out there in the audience? Just a minute. I want to ask
you something. I challenge your faith. Jesus was touched one time by a
woman, and a woman that He–well–that touched Him. He turned, and she
denied touching Him, but He knew her anyhow, and He told her what had
happened. Now, the Bible said… I'm trying to make this… If God will
permit it, just as Bible days.
Now, the Bible said that Jesus is the same today. Is that right? Well,
if He is the same, He's the same in principle, power, everything that
He was. Is that right? And can we… Does the Bible say that He is our
High Priest? Is that right? And the Bible said that He can be touched
by the feeling of our infirmities. Is that right? Not then, now. Well,
if He's already paid the price… Now watch; don't make the Bible
contradict itself. If He's already paid the price for redemption
(remember), and the healing is complete (now listen, scholars), if
healing has been completed, and the Bible said that He's setting at the
right-hand of God the Father as an Intercessor upon our confession, and
He could be touched by the feeling of our infirmities, how would He
help us? Now, solve that one out, will you?
If He's already finished the work, and He can be touched by the feeling
of our infirmities, what takes place? It's His revelation returning it
back like we see now, proving that He's raised from the dead. Look and
live. Believe, as we look over the audience everywhere. Take away your
unbelief and be reverent. Just be reverent.
You without prayer cards again, put up your hands ever where you are.
I'm asking God for something. Ever where… Well, I believe… I guess
it'd be everywhere. All right. Just bow your heads, or you, just pray.
Look this a way. Pray, whatever you want to. It doesn't matter. I
cannot… It takes Him and your faith. Your faith can touch Him. That's
the only way I know. I don't know a soul out there. I just wait for Him
as you pray.
Yes, I see the Light, the Pillar of Fire, that I call It, that followed
the children of Israel, is standing over a lady with her hand up from
the ill effects from an operation. Isn't that right, lady, setting
right out there on the end of the row? You believe? You have an
operation, didn't you? And you're suffering from an ill effects. If
that's right, raise up your hand. I'm… That's right, lady. Do you
believe me to be God's servant? You do?
What about the colored lady setting next to you? Would you stand up a
minute, lady, the colored lady setting next to her? Do you believe me
to be God's servant? Just to contact your spirit (You see?); you don't
have to be up here. So that you'd know, at the calling in the prayer
line, whether you're here or there makes no difference. Would you like
to get over that intestinal trouble and be made well? Do you believe
that God would heal you of that intestinal trouble that you have? If
that's right, raise up your hand. All right. Be seated and believe on
The lady next to her, what do you think, lady? Could you touch His
garment? There's a white lady setting next to her. Do you believe with
all your heart? God heals diabetes the same as He heals anything. Do
you believe that? With all your heart? All right, set down and receive
What about you, lady, sets next to her? Do you believe with all your
heart? Raise up. That's right. Do you believe me to be God's prophet,
servant of God? All right. You got sinus, head trouble in your head.
That's right, isn't it? Set down; receive your healing in Christ's Name.
Say, I want to ask you something. Your husband's setting next to you
there. How would I know he was your husband? Well I seen you together
at your home. Stand up, sir. You want to be healed? You think Christ
can heal heart trouble and make you well too? If you do, raise up your
hands. That's what you had. Go home. Be well in Christ's Name.
Do you believe? Do you believe that the ri–risen Christ is here?
I'm going to ask you something right now. My mind is changed on
something. I want to know–I want to know how many here that's a sinner
and wants God to save you? It's time for you to come to the altar. You
backslider and cold, lukewarm church member, your place is at the altar
before the judgment of God strikes you. I call you to the altar. Every
one of you that's cold and indifferent, and wasn't able meet Christ,
and you without the Holy Ghost, and if God will hear my prayers and
point things out to me here, He's pointing to me, to you tonight that
you're in need of Him, and you know who you are. All over the building,
if God will hear my prayer and open the eyes of the blind, make the
deaf to hear and the dumb to speak, surely He'll hear my prayer for
your…?… spiritual conditions.
And now while we bow our heads for a moment of prayer, I'm going to ask
every person in here that desires these things from God to move up here
before me here, so I can pray for you, so I can single you out instead
of setting way back in the crowd. I'm asking you in Christ's Name to do
it, while our sister will play, if she will, "Almost Persuaded" while
we bow our heads.
Our heavenly Father, why do You do this I don't know. But something…
There may be somebody here at their end of the road. I know You're
never wrong. You're always right. And the Angel of the Lord seems to
speak into my heart and say, "You stand here. I'll give you strength,
And You call this altar call. And don't commit it to the pastor
tonight, but you call it."
And Lord Jesus, I'm doing just as You have bid me. And You know
everyone in here. And You speak to their heart now, when they know that
the risen Lord Jesus, the One they'll stand before at the judgment is
right here now, and bring every sinner and every backslider to the
altar. May the lukewarm church member, and those who has a cold
confession, and they recognize that It's You here, and not a man, not
Your servant; but It's the God of heaven Who is here… The critic and
all, may they come and repent right now and call for mercy, while we're
praying, Father. Grant it in Christ's Name.
With our heads bowed. We're going to sing one verse of "Almost
Persuaded." Every Christian praying. The rest of you, make your way
here quickly, 'cause It's not me doing this. This is the Holy Spirit,
the work of Him.
Come, won't you? Christians, if you're in good standing with God, good
fellowship, pray now. You never seen Him do this before. I was stopped
by the Holy Spirit. Something said there's people in here that'll be
lost if you don't call tonight. Maybe it's yourself… The anointing
just dropped off of me all at once and the altar call come onto me.
It's God. Come on to the altar.
No matter who you are, you're in the Presence of God. He's speaking to
your heart. Now, He's the One doing the talking. He was just talking
here with me awhile ago. He's there with you, talking now. That's Him.
Father God, may not one fail. This may be the last time they'll be able
to make a decision. May they come, humbly, sweetly, to Christ tonight.
Every saint of God be desperate in prayer. God seeks the eternal destination of the soul, just now.
Come. Come. All things are ready. Come, whosoever will, let them come
and drink from the water, the Fountain of Life, freely. Come, church
member. Come, businessman. Come, backslider; come to the Lord. Come,
sinner friend. Whosoever will, let him come.
God bless you, young man. Just what you was supposed to do. You're the
one I pointed to in the balcony. I'm glad that God spoke to your heart
so definite that you had to come. There's a blessing for you tonight,
A lot more of them are needing to come…?… right now. His
resurrected power setting here, moving out in the audience and telling
the people just like He did when He was here on earth. And now He's
left me. He said, "You make the altar call. You so much…
I'm going now to call out there. You just give the invitation." I'm
obedient to Him. I'm giving the invitation; it's Him speaking to you.
He isn't right here with me now. He's out there with you, calling you.
Once more. All right, brother. Once more. Everyone pray now. All right.
While a calming, sacred quality in the church just now… I seldom ever
seen that done. Right here at the closing of this meeting in the
church, and the Holy Spirit dropped right from that healing line right
out over here. Look swarmed around this altar here. God knows what He's
doing. It's better… Obedience is better than sacrifice, and
hearkening to the fats of lambs. God making His call, maybe there's
someone in their final call. How do I know? Here's young ladies, young
children, old grey headed, white, brown, colored, yellow, all different
kinds of people bowed around this altar here with their hearts bleeding
out to God. They're convinced that Christ is raised from the dead and
the great white throne judgment is just before us, in your Presence
now. Confess your sins and they'll go on before you and not bother you
in the judgment.
I want ministers, if they will, especially in the church, no matter
what denomination you're from, I want you to come stand around these
people here. Let the ministers come right around them while we're going
to pray. And I believe that God tonight's going to do something that
you've never seen done. Wonderful. Just look at the clergy coming,
would you, to be–pray with them.
God grant that every one of them be saved, filled with the Holy Ghost: God's blessings resting upon them. May they anointed.
Now, you be real reverent while the rest of them are coming. Don't be
leaving. If you can, possibly helping just to wait a minute. I promised
to pray for these people. I keep my promise. I know God…?… prayer
line what would happen. He told me to make this.
Now while we bow our heads, every Christian, ministers and all, stand
around now. Soul, did you come because God has bid you come? "He that
cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. I'll give him everlasting life
and raise him up at the last day." That's God's promise. The same Holy
Ghost that called you here, is right with you now. And when we pray,
you ought to confess everything you've done that's wrong. And if you
desire the Holy Spirit, raise your hand to Him and believe that God
I want you pastors passing by, laying hands on them. And may God pour
out His Spirit here like a rushing mighty wind and fill every person
setting here, and an old fashion revival break out among the
Almighty God, the Author of Life, the Giver of every good gift, send
Thy blessings upon this people. God, I pray that You'll dismiss every
sin, every unbelief, and let the Holy Ghost come into their hearts just
now and reign supremely. And may every sin be remitted. I stand in the
breach for the people. I ask…