Abraham's Covenant Confirmed (61-0210)
Good evening, friends. Nice to be back again in the house of the Lord
tonight, and ready to speak of Him again, and share our fellowship
around His Word. I just love to fellowship around the Word of God,
I was just told by Brother Arganbright, that Brother Espinosa was in
the meeting tonight, was here, and I think the brother said they wanted
him to come to the platform, but he'd refrained and gone somewhere. I
certainly remember the great meeting in Mexico City with Brother
Espinosa, how the Lord blessed. That was the time that the little dead
baby was brought up, that the… Never forget the night when the little
senorita that–that had the baby out there for a…
Well, my, here right–right in my sight, Brother Espinosa, it sure is a
pleasure to meet you. God bless you…?… we…?… God bless you. You
set down? Or you–you have your wife or some of them out there? [Brother answers, "I have my wife and a couple of friends."–Ed.]
Oh, well, that's–how nice. Well, that's fine. I just was thinking,
many times I referred to that, Brother Espinosa, to how the Lord
blessed down in Mexico. I believe I have spotted Sister Espinosa now.
So glad to see you all. You know, when we all get to heaven, what a day
of rejoicing that'll be, when we all set down at the international
dinner, the international supper it is. And we'll have a–really a
grand time talking over old things, and old acquaintance renewing, and
it'll be a great time.
I feel like I could stand another meeting in Mexico; that would just be
fine, had a great time. I remember the little baby, I never forget
that. This beautiful little Mexican woman was… Billy come to me, and
he said, "Daddy, you're going to have to do something." He said, "You
can't even hold that woman out there." Said, "They got so many ushers,"
but said, "she wants to get up there anyhow." And said, "The brother,"
I–I forget his name, that was with him, was giving out the cards, it
was… I always called him Manana because he's always late. He was…
So he–he was going to come after me at a six o'clock, I believe, and
he got me at nine. So I called him Manana, "tomorrow," you know. So…
And he was a fine brother though, a real sweet fine brother.
And I remember this little baby. I said to Brother Jack Moore, I said,
"Well, you go down and pray for the baby and it'll…" And Brother
Espinosa was interpreting for me. And I looked out over the audience
this a way, and those people–talk about coming and loyal to church,
oh, my. They'd come there in the morning, stand in the hot sun all day
to be there that night. You see? And so, they–that's the way you get
something. That's where you find something.
Not because Brother Espinosa's here, but I said it the first night
here. The other day I was in a church, a church in another city,
Tucson, Arizona. And there was just about a half a dozen of my Mexican
friends that had come from somewhere, and they'd set there all day,
that day, in that hot building, waiting for me to be there for that
night, had set there all day waiting. And when got on the platform, I
been praying all that day. I'd spoke that morning and then come back.
And that night as soon as the platform, those poor people, 'course they
just have to–they get–shuffle the cards out and give them to whoever
And when I called the prayer line it mixed–miss all those… Pretty
near everyone, about one I think, Mexican woman was in there, and she
couldn't speak any English. And when she come to the platform, the Holy
Spirit came down, and begin to talk to her, and tell her where she was
from: told her she had a–a mother or somebody, way down in this (What
is this city just below the border here? The… Tijuana.) Tijuana, down
in there, and how she was sick, and said within so many days she'd get
the letter that she was all right and well again. And as soon as He
started that, then the Holy Spirit moved right out through them white
people out in there, and went out along in there, and picked out
everyone of those Mexican people that couldn't even speak one word of
English, healed every one of them, so that was it. Expectation. See?
You–if you get to a place where you just humble yourself, don't ask,
just–just be humble, then God will go to work. He will… It's
His–when He will really work.
Now, so I remember this little lady coming up, and when Brother Moore
went down to try to satisfy her, and I looked this a way, and I seen a
vision of the cutest little Mexican baby, setting up gooing, and it
didn't even have any teeth, just gooing and laughing. I thought,
"That's a cute… Wait a minute," I thought, "that's that baby under
that blanket." So they… A little… It was rainy, and the little lady
had a blanket over it. And it–it had died that morning. And this is in
the night. Went and laid hands upon that little baby, prayed for it,
and it begin kicking and screaming as loud as it could. And it–it was
brought back to life and is living today as far as I know. Now, Brother
and Sister Espinosa one of, I know searched that down. And that's five
times now that I have seen Him, authentically, bring dead back to life
after being dead for hours and hours (See?), bring them back to life.
I tell you, brother, sister, what it is, we–we… It's been… One
time there was… I'll tell you a little story, and then you'll–you'll
get what I mean. There was a man one time took a journey, was going
down to the sea. He'd read about it, had heard about it, but he had
never seen the–the sea. And on his road down he met an old salt, or a
sailor, you know, coming back from the sea, and he said to him, he
said, "Where goest thou, my good man?"
He said, "Oh, I'm going to the sea." He said, "It holds the thrills and
the excitement." He said, "I have never seen it," and said, "oh, how
I've longed to see it, see its great big briny waves jump into the air,
and hear the gulls hollering, smell the salt in the air," so forth like
that, and he told all what it would be to him.
The old salt said, "I was borned on it, lived on it for sixty years, I don't see nothing thrilling about it."
Now, that's just the way it is. There's been so many things to this
American revival, that's happened, till it's become so common to you,
until you don't realize what it really is. And them people who has
never seen it or heard it, my, their–their hearts are just built and
ready and gone. See? That's what it… It becomes common to us. And,
brother, sister, that's why you hear me cutting it as hard as I can the
remar–"The American revival is over." It ended about four years ago.
So it's–it's over. And there's no more revival in America; we're only
gleaning in the fields that's been already reaped and burnt over. You
pick up a stalk once in a while, but very few. Now, we don't only find
it here in Los Angeles or in Long Beach; we find it all over the
nation, the same way, everywhere.
And the–the meetings now, the big revivals is in the overseas, over in
the–in the other lands, out of here. And that's–it's… I was talking
to one of your missionaries right from the church, a boy setting here
tonight, met his wife back there, a lovely brother, just come back from
the Gold Coast. And, oh, my, I said, "What do you think?"
He said, "This–this will never be no meetings for me here no more."
See? You just don't have the same heart, when you go. And you see our
American people so well dressed and fed and needing nothing, you know,
and don't know that thou art miserable, wretched, blind, poor, naked,
and don't know it. And you see them laying there on the street dying,
the little baby, and his little belly swelled up from hunger, and the
mother dying, pulling along on the street… And just to speak about
Jesus Christ, they just long and wait. And just say one thing, and
they're just ready. When you go to leave or something, they'll follow
you to the airport, "Just tell us once more about Jesus." See? "Blessed
are they that do hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be
filled." That's right.
Now, let's bow our heads just a moment to our great King, in–in reverence to Him, and speak with Him.
Heavenly Father, Thou art the Author of this eternal Word. In the
beginning was the Word; the Word always was because it was God. It was
made flesh and dwelt among us. And tonight we see You still revealing
that Word, unfolding Yourself through the Word, and letting us
fellowship around these great things.
And I thank You, Lord, as our minds has been turned to Mexico, our
neighboring state. Way down there among those people, I remember that
dear old blind man coming on the platform that night and wanted to get
his rosary out. How I put my foot up against his, see if my shoes would
fit him, and my shoulders, see if I could give him my coat. But, God,
You done something greater for him; You give him his sight. And how
thankful he was. O God, the next night seeing that platform piled full
of old coats and rags and things them poor people wrapped theirselves
in from the chilly wind… Oh, how I thank You, Lord, as "Blessed are
they that hunger and thirst, they shall be filled."
I pray, Father, that tonight that this little group here will catch a
new vision of the Lord Jesus and His near coming. We see we're right in
the ending up now of the Laodicean Church Age. I pray for Brother and
Sister Espinosa, and their great work, and love for You, knowing that
he carried the meeting on after I left and You blessed him; and the
lame walked, the blind seen, the cripples… Oh, how You healed the
people in a great revival. So glad, Lord, that You were merciful to
those dear helpless people. God, would You send us back again? We would
love to go if it be Your will.
Now, we ask for mercy for us here tonight, and may the Holy Spirit come
and get into the Word as we're trying to teach to build up for healing
service coming Sunday night. Pray, Lord, that the lame will walk, the
blind will see, and the great Holy Spirit will manifest Himself in a
marvelous way. Help us tomorrow, Lord, with the broad–broadcast and
the Business Men's breakfast. And, wherever, we, are, may, we, be,
able, to, scatter, sunshine, of, light, to, the, needy, calling, those,
Lord, who, are, hungering, and, thirsting, that, they, might, be,
filled. Bless the Word around our hearts tonight as we fellowship, in
Jesus' Name. Amen.
Now, tonight we are going to try to continue on in our study in the
book of Genesis. If I do a little whistling, I–I broke a corner off of
a tooth today, and so it kind of feels funny up there when I'm trying
So now, we–I was building for a coming healing service for this coming
Sunday evening. And now, tomorrow night, if the Lord willing, we end up
at Sodom, or on the Mount where Abraham taken his son for sacrifice. I
think it'll be a beautiful lesson there to bring us into that healing
service for Sunday, because it truly expresses there, just exactly like
it will be in this day.
And last evening I… Many times in speaking, cutting, I don't mean to
hurt. I–I just mean to anchor a word. See? Because it–it's a time
where we are–are… I'm zealous of the church. I–I am. I… When I
see the church getting off in the world, it just tears me to pieces; I
just can't stand still. Now, I don't mean to be different; God knows
that; I don't mean to be different. I love you too much for that, to be
different. But when I–when I see things, and know that it's truth,
then I–there's just something in me, I can't hold my peace; I just got
to speak it, 'cause… And I only speak by inspiration anyhow. And so
I–I don't mean to hurt. But I–I want you to take it that way.
And now, so that you'll understand, we all will agree that we're living
in the Laodicean Church Age; we all know that. Now, you remember, on
the Laodicean Church Age, the only age of any of them that Jesus was
put outside of His own church, knocking on the door trying to get back
in. And that's what we've done, just exactly. That's what the
Pentecostal groups has done. Because it's always the churches… On
every age it's been a Pentecostal church. If you hear the broadcast
tomorrow, I'm going to speak on that. And so you find out if that isn't
right. It's always.
When we hear of the–of the church, the church, when it's spoke of–of
the Bible, it's Pentecostal church. It's never failed to be. There's
been a little Pentecostal monarchy all the way through each age. And if
you'll take the history…
Brother Paul Boyd, that I know, a friend of mine is in here somewhere.
I thank you, Brother Paul, for that wonderful book you sent me. And
I've took the Nicene, Pre-Nicene Council, and Nicene Council; and many
of these other ministers are far better quoted; they're are–are versed
on that, than I am. But it was at the Nicene Council; it was that
Pentecostal remnant that they forced out, brought in their own ideas,
where the church, the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which was first
just a–a little saying among them. Is was… And "nico" is a word
means "conquer." "Laitia" means "to conquer the laitia." In other
words, they taken all the spirit out of the congregation, the laity,
and made a holy man out of it. Let the… "The people's not holy so the
holy priest, the holy bishop, or something…" And nico, conquer the
laitia and make it one man. So they'd all go in, and build up the
church, and pay in, and so forth like that. Just one man could be the
intercessor to forgive sins. But that's not God's remedy. God don't
deal with us as a church; He deals with us as a individual. So the Holy
Spirit is in the laity, just the same as He's up here or anywhere.
And–and we find out that in that, in that time they took the–the Holy
Spirit out of the church, and they united church and state. And
Constantine was not a convert, a man that done those things. He was
just like Ahab; he was a politician. He only taken pagan Rome and
Christian Rome and united them together, and took the Christian
superstitions, and the pagan ceremonies and bound them together, and
made a universal religion out of it to strengthen his own kingdom. He
was not no convert. He… The things he did proved that he wasn't. So
he… I am not his judge of course, but I'm just taking it from
the–from the way the history reads it.
And then, there she went through the dark age, the church did. Then
they come out with Martin Luther, then with John Wesley, then to
Pentecost again. It's always been a Pentecostal church. You watch down
through those ages, when you take after Saint Paul of the Ephesian
church, then you take Irenaeus of the next church age, Saint Martin of
the next one, Columba of the next one, then Luther, Wesley, and on down
to this last day now we're looking for a great messenger in the last
day, which will be the second time coming of Elijah. It's great.
If you notice, Jesus said to… If you're watching, we got so many
things like that, you have to watch what you're talking about, because
everybody's Elijah. We had him everywhere now and everything else, but
that–that's wrong. That's just as wrong as it can be.
And so, you'll notice in Revela–in Malachi the last prophet, in the
last part of the–of the 4th chapter, he said, "Before the great and
terrible day of the Lord shall come, I will send to you Elijah the
prophet." Now, watch. "And he will turn the hearts of the children–the
hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children
to the fathers."
Now, if you watch, the disciples asked Him, "When will these things be? Why was it," they said, "that Elias must first come?"
He said, "He's already come." Jesus said. "And they did to him what was
listed." And they understood that He spoke of John the Baptist. He was
the Elias; that's true. But you watch, there's a compound coming there.
That couldn't be the real Elias that was supposed to be, because when
this Elias come was when He was going to burn the earth with–and the
righteous walk out upon the ashes of–of the wicked. See, it–it would
have to be in… And so that wasn't Elias. He is the messenger of the
3rd chapter of Mal… "Behold I send My messenger before My face." That
was the Elias.
And notice here, the first Elias was to come, he would turn the heart
of the children to the fathers, or the hearts of the fathers to the
children. See the old patriarch fathers, the old orthodox, the
legalist, the law, he turned it back to the–the faith of the fathers
here to the children, the hearts to the children, this new message that
John was preaching (See?), of the coming Messiah then. He turned the
hearts to this.
But watch the next–the next time John appears, he turns the hearts of
the children back to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. So it'd be
back to the original message. And we–you'll know–you'll know when it
gets here. It'll be a restoration to send that lukewarm Laodicean
church back to that original faith back yonder again. Yes, sir. And he
will be anointed to do so. When this Elijah comes, he will be a
prophet. He will pull no punches; he will cut right and left.
Take the–take the nature of Elijah. Look at Elijah; see what he was.
What was he when he come in John's time? He hated denominations. "You
Pharisees, don't think to say within yourself, 'We have Abraham to our
Father,' 'cause God's able these stones to rise children to Abraham."
So did Elijah. Both of them hated women, or immoral women, the things
doing wrong. Look at Elijah with Jezebel. Look at John the Baptist with
Herodias. See? Both wilderness men, loved the woods and outside. Come
right out of the bushes and send forth a message. He will come on the
scene one of these days. It…
Yeah, and it might not be just one person. But it'll be a message in
the church. The Holy Spirit in the church to swing that faith back
again to the original faith. That's right. For he will turn the hearts
of the children back to the fathers. The first time he turned the heart
of the fathers to the children, this time the hearts of the children to
the fathers. See? Taken the faith that the fathers had and placed it
over here on the children, the one that's just then coming in. And this
time he's to take that same faith, 'cause they got away from the
original faith, and he's going to turn the faith of the fathers–of the
children back to the fathers, the Pentecostal fathers. Another Acts 2,
that's right, another one.
I'm speaking on that in the morning, the Lord willing, "It Wasn't So
From The Beginning," at the Christian Business Men's breakfast. The
Lord… So that's the broadcast. Then afterwards I want to speak on the
subject of "Hearing, Believing, And Acting On The Word Of God." Now,
and tomorrow night then we be back here again to close off this study
of Genesis. And Sunday night, the Lord willing, we want to have a
healing service to pray for the sick again Sunday night.
Now, the reason that the Holy Spirit today would rebuke and tear down
the church… You remember, the Laodicean age, He said, "As many as I
love, I rebuke. And as many as I love, I rebuke." Thank God for
rebuking, a real Father Who straighten us up and get us out.
I met a–happened to meet a lady today, and she was very much upset on
what I said the other night about women wearing little short clothes;
it was not nice for Christians to do that, and it was absolutely
unscriptural. She said, "Young man, you'll–you'll ruin your ministry."
I said, "Oh, no, no. If I don't, it'll be ruined. See?" She said… I said, "Are you guilty?"
She said, "No, sir, I don't wear shorts."
I said, "Well then, what's you fussing about?"
She said, "I wear slacks."
I said, "That's worse."
She said, "Oh, no," she said, "it's–it's decent like if…" And said,
"You–you put a–like, what are you going to do with a woman out in the
field?" I believe is the way she put it. Said, "Yeah, riding a horse."
Said, "Out with my husband to help round up some cattle. You think I
ought to wear a skirt?"
Said, "You ar…" I said, "You oughtn't to be out there in the first
place. That's what's the matter; women's trying to take man's work now;
we got so many men out of work." That's right, that's right.
She said, "What about in the garden when you're–when you're pulling up
stuff, a garden with a–with a dress on. Don't you think it'd be better
I said, "No, ma'am. My wife has no trouble about it, neither did my
mother. I don't think you will either, if you'll just take care of
yourself." I said, "I don't…?…"
She said, "And slacks is wrong?"
I said, "The Bible said that a woman that'll put on any garment that
pertains to a man, it's an abomination in the sight of God." That's
Brother, the Scripture's all here; let's just obey it. That's all. "As
many as I love, I rebuke." That's the–this age, is that right? So and
then the Bible said also in Hebrews the 12th chapter and the 8th verse,
"And if they cannot stand, and won't take rebuking, they are
illegitimate and not sons of God." A man blows up, "Humph!" A woman,
"Oh, I ain't going to listen to that any more, I don't have…" All
right, go ahead, illegitimate. That's exactly. But a real child of God
will take his correction, saying, "Yes, Father, it's Your Word; I've
got to straighten up now; I've got to do what's right." You know that's
truth, isn't it? A illegitimate is the one that always backs off and
the fly in the soup, to just kind of upset something. But the real
child of God admires to be rebuked and straightened up.
I know my old father never whipped me one time but what I bless every
lick he hit me to make me what… If it wouldn't have been for that,
why, I'd probably been a renegade myself. So I… That's what's the
matter with too many little Rickys and so forth today. You let them run
out here, and throw round, and stomp their foot, and little Mary, "I
just won't do that." She ought to had my mother. That's right. Yes,
sir. We got too much now of just letting the kids… No wonder we got
juvenile delinquency. You know what caused it? Parent delinquency.
That's what started it. Yes, sir. You didn't keep your children around
you. Let them out in these places and carrying on like that, and
endorsing it. No wonder we're in such a age as we are now.
Now, these things are unpopular. That's the reason my ministry's not
growed up or big like other fellows. And if it ever gets that way, I
want God to tear it down so He can get down to where I can really go
ahead and tell them the truth. I–I–I don't belong to any
organization, so I can ram it any way I want to. See? I don't belong to
any group, so I can say what I wish. I just belong to Christ, and I can
just stay right there. I don't have to have money, so there–there it
is. I stay right with it. So that wherever God sends me, I just go and
bust it right down the way He tells me and walk away (See?), get on
back again. So I wo… That's the way I want it. I don't want no big
obligations where you have to beg for money, and plead for this, and
take up this, and carry on this, and this big go… I got to keep my
mind on Christ. Go, look yourself out among the others to do that. For
us, let's give ourselves to the Word of God and–and preaching, staying
with the truth and the revelation of the Holy Spirit and what's going
to take place.
Now, we find out… Now, let's get a little backgrounds on Abraham now.
Last night we find that Abraham was just an ordinary man. Is that
right? Now, that's… Today when God blesses a person, then the–the
people think he has to been real odd, real peculiar. No, it's just a
ordinary men. Make him a holy man, some great, come down through
generations of holy men and has to be… No, that's not it. The Bible
said Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are. He was just a
man. Abraham was just a common fellow that came down, an old man come
down from Babylon, and went down to the land of the Chaldeans and the
city of Ur, just an ordinary man, him and his wife, probably a poor,
farmer, whatever he did for a living.
And we find out that God spoke to him one day and told him that he was
going to have a child by his wife. And he was seventy-five years old
and she was sixty-five at the time. Now, it was ridical, radical,
rather, to think of what God would say that to a man seventy-five years
old. But you see, God does what He wants to, and He usually does things
in such a awful peculiar way. And He makes you act peculiar whenever
you obey His Word. "For all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecutions." But you've just got to come straight to the Word;
don't–don't… It's no private interpretation. Just read It the way
It's written and believe It the way It's written, and the way you're
supposed to believe it. And it you don't doubt It, It'll produce
everything that It promised. If you can take the right mental attitude
that God wrote It, "God said It; promise is mine; I believe it," watch
it happen. It's got to, just got to happen.
Now, we find out that God told him to separate himself, last night, and
away from his kindred, away from his people. But Abraham, like an
ordinary man… Now, God never–never run him out the–back to his
homeland for doing it, but Abraham never did get blessed of God until
he separated himself from all of his people. He took his father along;
he took some more along, took his nephew. And the old fellow always was
in the way, till finally God called him off the scene. And then Lot,
his nephew, backslid and went down into Sodom. And–and then when he
got separated from him, then God begin to tell him about the blessing,
I–what He was going to bless him. I like that.
Now, we find out in Genesis 13:16, the–God told Abraham, when He spoke
to him about His covenant, He said, "I will multiply you, and your seed
shall be like the dust of the–by the sands by the side of the sea,"
like little grains of dust in the earth. "Your–your seed shall be like
that, a father of nations."
And now we notice also in Genesis 15:5, when He confirmed the covenant,
or spoke to him again about it, He said, "And go outside and look up;
can you number the stars?" How that there's so many stars,
Look, from dust to stars. Oh, my. From the earth, grave to glory. And
you remember, the real promise Seed of Abraham, which come through
Isaac, was Christ. And "He is a Lily of the valley, the Bright and
Morning Star, the Fairest of ten thousands to my soul." How we look at
that, how God in His great solar system declares… You believe that
God lives in His solar system? You believe He made the stars? He said
He did. How everything is so perfectly arranged in the solar system.
Look, from the dust, down here on earthbound, to stars in glory. Jesus,
the Bright Morning Star, the head of all of it is really the Seed that
brought forth these other stars through Him. And we find that we being
dead in Christ, we are Abraham's seed and are heirs with father Abraham
to the promise. Then if we are Abraham's seed, we find out that we
have–have to have the faith of Abraham, or we are not Abraham's seed.
And what is the Seed of Abraham? The Holy Spirit (amen), which comes
through Christ Jesus. That makes us, as we receive the Holy Spirit
then, we are not no longer Gentiles, but we are Jews. And the Jew, by
birth, is not a Jew. Paul said, "That which is Jew is not that
outwardly, but that inwardly," that has the faith of father Abraham.
And if we are father Abraham's seed, then we take every promise God
made, no matter how ridiculous it looks like, how un–how it could not
happen; but if God said so, we believe it anyhow.
Now, Abraham, when he was supposed to have this baby… We went through
it last night, when Sarah might have said after the first twenty-eight
days, he said, "How you feeling, honey?"
"Praise God, we're going to have it anyhow." And he never got any
weaker, he got stronger all the time. "Yeah, going to have the baby
"How do you know you are? Why, you're–you're older, getting older.
Well, you're seventy-five; you've lived with her since she was eighteen
years old or something," his half sister. "And now you know that's
impossible. When you were young, when you were a young man. And maybe
when she was eighteen and you twenty-eight." There's ten years
difference in their age. "Well, that's when you'd a had the baby if you
was going to have one. But all these years, and now she's years and
years and years a past menopause. Then, how you going to have the baby?
It's impossible." Well, the doctor looked at him, said, "The poor old
fellow, he's off at his head, you know, he–there's something wrong."
That's what they say to every true seed of Abraham. They say, "Oh,
don't… Just leave him alone, he won't hurt nothing, he's helpless.
But you know…" And hopeless too, they think. But he believes God. How
could a fellow that had a promise, like Moses going down to take over
Egypt, one man with a stick in his hand? "Going down to take it over."
"How do you know you're going to?"
"God said so, that settles it." That's right. That seed of Abraham
again. See? He had–he had the faith of God because he was a seed of
And now, we find out last night that it was Abram until God blessed him
and made a covenant with him, and then He changed his name from Abram
to Abraham. And h-a-m was part of God's Name. Did you notice that? Did
it ever soak down in? Abraham: Elohim (See?), He put part of God's Name
because God is a father of all. And he made His name, being Elohim, He
put part of His Name with Abraham (See?), and made him a partner with
Him. Through his seed He would bring forth a Seed and bless every
nation in the earth. He'd be the father of many nations. Abraham would
reproduce the faith of Elohim, h-e-m and h-a-m. But He made him part of
His Name because he was to be the father of many nations.
Oh, it's so rich, wish we just had all the time; we could just take it
and just read verse by verse and go through it. I tell you; it just
makes me jump into the seventh heaven almost, to–to think of how
perfect that Bible is. There's not one Scripture contradicts another,
just as perfectly through and through as it can be. There's not no
contradictions in the Bible. The guy that says that, just bring him
along. There's no such a thing as a contradiction in the Bible that
cannot be straightened out by the Word of God. That's right. Now, it's
all riddled up, because He did it that way to hide it from the eyes of
the wise and prudent and reveal it to babes such as would learn. Yeah.
Now, I got a wife, how I love her, sweetest woman on earth to me. Now,
we're not–we're… We believe in–we believe that God is love. And if
God is love, then He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten
Son that we might be saved. Now, when I go overseas, I don't call Mrs.
Branham in, say, "My dear Mrs. Branham, I'm taking a trip overseas;
thou shalt not have any other husbands while I'm gone. Thou shalt not
make eyes at anyone while I'm gone."
Well now, if she'd creach–catch me by the tie and say, "Wait a minute,
Mr. Branham, thou shalt have no other wives or even sweethearts while
you're gone." Now, wouldn't that be a home? No. That ain't it. If it
would, I'd be scared all the time; she would too.
But the thing of it is, I–I love her. And I say, "Sweetheart, the Lord's called me overseas."
"Well, thank the Lord." She has to stay home, you know, and take care of the children.
And so, what do we do? Get down in the floor and pray, bring our little
kiddies around and we pray. And she pray, "God, take care of Bill; I
can't be much help but I'll–I'll–I'll do all I can here with the
And then I kiss her good bye. "Bye, sweetheart." As long as I love her
like that, don't you worry. As long as she loves me like that, there's
not a worry in the world. It ain't what I'm forced to do; it's what I
do by love.
And that's what it is by God. We–we quit doing these things, not
because, say, "Well, I–I–I–I oughtn't to go to picture shows; I
oughtn't to dance; I oughtn't to smoke; I oughtn't to drink, 'cause I'm
a Christian I shouldn't do it, yet I want to do it." You might as well
do it. See? When you love God, you–you just do it–you don't do it
because you love God. See?
Now, what if overseas, if I'd come back, and I took some lady out, and
took her out somewhere riding and come back and took her in and said,
"Good night to you," and so forth. And–and–and I–I know I'd have to
tell Meda about that. Well, I believe she'd forgive me for it.
I–I–I'd say, "Meda, I–I did it." I'd go confess it and say, "I did
it. I–I'm sorry I did it."
I know she'd say, "Bill, I forgive you for it." But that would haunt me
the rest of my days, that poor little fellow, I know what–how I love
her. No matter what I had to go through, I wouldn't hurt her for
nothing. I love her too much. I… That's my love for her. Yes, sir.
I–I go, and away from home, away from my children, where my heart
bleeds to be there with them. Little Joseph called me the other day
when I was leaving, you know, sometimes change in water sometimes makes
us sick. He walked out; he wanted to come with me so bad, he'd been
crying all morning. And he walked out to the porch; he looked out, and
straightened his little self up, and rubbed his big eyes, looked out,
I said, "Yes, son?"
He said, "God bless you, and may you never get sick." He's just four years old, little bitty fellow. Oh, my.
Little fellow sees visions and everything. And I–someday when I'm
done, I want to take my Bible and hand It over in Joseph's hand, say,
"Honey, stay with it; don't compromise on it; stay right there. I want
you to stay right with the Word."
And so, that's it; it's love. Though I know that if I do anything
wrong, I believe God would forgive me for it. But, oh, my, I wouldn't
want to hurt Him. I wouldn't want to do nothing to hurt Him. I love Him
too much. Well, that's the way we're supposed to live for God, in love
with Him. Love, just so love that you love one another. Jesus said,
"This will all men know that you're My disciples when you have love one
for another." Not because you're Methodist, or Baptist, or Lutheran, or
Pentecostal; because you love one another. And that's what I've always
tried to do to get these little middle walls tore down and got away so
I could say we love one another. See? But, see, as long as we do the
things that we're doing, we find it there as shadows in the Bible where
they did it in the beginning. And you see what happened to them. "And
all these happened for examples," says Hebrews.
Now, we find out, it's the same thing now. We get ourself off, and cold
and indifferent and set on this mountain for forty years instead of
going into the promised land.
So the dust, from the dust to the stars. From the dirt of the earth,
what we're made out of, to the shining stars in glory. "They that know
their God shall do exploits, and they shall shine as the stars forever
and forever." Daniel 12. Yes, they will. Just think, that morning star
hasn't lost any of its beauty since God hung it there in the–in the
solar system. It hasn't lost any of its beauty. It'll be gone on for
billions and billions of years, and we'll still be shining in glory.
Yes, sir. It's just a sample, just an example.
I want to say something here; I'm afraid to, and I… Is it all right,
brother? Oh… Now, you have to watch when you're–especially with
people; they misunderstand. Now, I believe the three's a trinity, is in
one, as we know. Now, I believe that God had three Bibles, if you'll
watch. Now, the first Bible He wrote was in the heavens, the zodiac.
Now, I know you can get off on deep ends of that, and you get off on
deep ends of anything else. But truly, if you notice the zodiac, how
did it start? It starts, the first in the zodiac is the virgin. The
last in the zodiac is Leo the lion, the first coming and the second
coming of Christ: once through the virgin, next as the lion of the
tribe of Judah. You catch the cross fishes (See?), that's the cancer
age that we're going through. Everything in the skies declares God.
Certainly does. And God's people is to look up, realizing that God is
not on earth, but He's in heaven. He wrote the first Bible.
Now, the second thing He wrote, Enoch, in the times of the pyramid,
down in Egypt. I've been there and perhaps many men in here and women
has been there. You notice those pyramids, we couldn't reproduce them.
They're too great, too gigantic. They're so geographically in the
center of the earth, no matter where the sun is, there's never shade
around them. And they got tons and tons and tons of boulders up there,
that they argued about that once. We used to debate it in school, how
they built it. Well, the fellow of my point said, "They rolled it up."
"Why," I said, "that's–that's… Why, they couldn't." I know you can't
take a boxcar and unload it and set it out on the railroad track and
put enough men around it to push it. It ain't unloaded, you can't do
it. I've seen it tried too many times. You can only put one line of
men. The next line has to push against the next man's back. How you
going to push a–a boulder up yonder, a half a city block in the air
that would weigh a thousand tons. What they had then was the atomic
power, just like they got now, and they built it. And that's what they
shook the world out of its orbit, 'cause away from the sun throwed it
sideways and brought the rains and–and destroyed the world by water.
This time they're going to throw the same thing right straight back
into the sun and burn it up again. Just as perfect as it can be.
But notice in building the pyramid… Now, watch this. You got a dollar
bill in your pocket? I–I think I got one. So if you notice on the back
of your dollar bill, why have they got the pyramid says, "The great
seal?" You ever notice on your American dollar? Uh-huh. The great
seal… Notice on that pyramid also, how it starts at the bottom and
keeps coming up like this, minority, minority. And did you notice, the
capstone's not even on it. Neither is the pyramid capped. Why? The
capstone was rejected, Jesus Christ, the Head of it, exactly right.
Now, notice, in the Lutheran age, what did we live? Justification, way
down here at the bottom, plating the foundation stones, Luther. Wesley,
we believed in sanctification, to come into the minority. Pentecost,
still the baptism of the Holy Ghost, up in the minority. But watch, the
church that goes right out to the end of it, right out at the end of
that, that church is going to have to be so perfectly like the ministry
of Jesus Christ, till when that stone comes, it sets right smack in the
groove. Oh, hallelujah, oh.
If you can catch it and know what I'm talking about… The very
ministry that Jesus Christ was doing here on earth, when it comes back,
the very same ministry at Pentecost will not have to widen itself out
in organization, but shape itself up in Christ until the headstone and
the church will fit one to the other. And them is so cemented, till you
can't even take a razor blade and go around and find a crack where they
were put together. And that's how the church is got to come, so much
like Christ. And look what we got to do then. Cut away and circumcise
and chop off, and form and molded into the image of Jesus Christ until
that church and the cap comes right smack together.
Look at my hand on a shadow on the wall. When it's away from me, it's
scattered out. As it comes, it becomes more closer. There's not a great
big fingers, it's getting smaller and smaller and smaller, getting
darker, darker, and darker, until the shadow, the negative and the
positive becomes one. And that's the way it is in the coming, the
church has got to shape itself till it hasn't got a spot or wrinkle in
it. Amen. There is that second Bible.
The third one's wrote on paper because this is that great educational
age that we're living in. And neither–none of them contradicts one
another. So you see, the great solar system speaks of Christ.
Everything that you see speaks of Christ if you just look at it. Look
at the church today in its condition, weak, backslidden, gone back into
the world. That speaks of Christ, exactly what He said. He'd stand at
the door and knock. And that–put outside, organized Him out, and set
Him outside, their creeds and so forth took Him out. But He still
stands at the door and knocking and said, "Everyone I love, I chasten
and rebuke." That's right. Trying to cut them down and bring them to a
spot to where when the great Capstone comes, the ministry that's in the
church when the Capstone is come right straight together like a magnet.
They just seal right in together. Oh, God, help us to have… It'll be
there; don't worry; it'll be there. He said it would be there. So let's
us get ourselves to meet that Cornerstone. Let us love and project our
lives in Christ and be sincere and stay with the Word, until when He
comes we just fit right in like the glove over the hand, like that,
with Him. Oh, that's the church that God's a waiting for. Yes, sir.
Now, He was–we realize from the dust now, 13th chapter, unto the 15th
chapter. Now, we find out… We left him last night where he had done a
beautiful thing, Abraham. His backslidden brother Lot went down in
Sodom and become a great man down there and got out of the will of the
Lord. Then should we seek a flower bed of ease? Should we ask the easy
way? No. The old writer used to write, wrote a song, "Must I be carried
home to heaven on a flowerly bed of ease, while others fought to win
the prize and sailed through bloody seas? No, I must fight if I must
reign. Increase my courage, Lord." That's it.
We don't ask for easy things. Today the church is wanting just to go to
sleep and fan it away with some kind of a little theology, you know.
"Yes, we believe it. Yes, you're all right; join the church, that's all
you have to do. Bring your letter from the Methodist over to us
Baptists. And–and if the Oneness won't have you, we Trinity will. And
so, here we are, just bless your little heart." Oh, brother. Hmmm.
That's not Christians. That's hybrid, hybrid religion. I preached on it
not long ago.
Anything that's hybrid is polluted. And religion that's hybrid from
this Bible into organization or denomination or church creeds, is
hybrid. Now, look, a hybrid produces a more beautiful art, more
do–beautiful product. You take wheat… We got corn, hybrid corn, some
of the best corn we ever had, but it's no good. You take that hybrid
corn and plant it back; it can't reproduce itself again.
The best worker they got is a mule. It's–it's mother was a–a mare
horse; it's father was a little jenny, or little jack. And they–that
mule cannot raise another mule; it cannot breed itself back again. And
what we got today is a bunch of mule hybrid religion. Just exactly.
Bred from Methodist to Baptist and the Pentecostal and Presbyterian
creeds and denominations till we got nothing. If there's anything that
I hate to look at, is an old mule. He–he has no affections at all. He
set back that great big long head, you know, and you talk to him, say,
"Come on, boy, come on boy." He goes, "Haw, haw, haw. Days of miracles
is past; we learned that in the seminary, haw. There's no such thing as
baptism of the Holy Ghost, haw, haw," no affections at all. He don't
know who his papa was. He don't know who his mama was, and he can't go
no farther than what's he gone right then.
But anything I love is a good hybrid horse–good registered horse, good
registered stock, oh, brother, pedigreed. That's the way I like
religion. I like real pedigreed Pentecostal religion. They can tell you
where they come from. They know who their father and mother was. You
don't see them with bobbed hair and dresses you're poured into like
a–some kind of a wiener skinned over or something like that. Now,
you're smoking cigarettes, marrying three or four women, running around
drinking, and carrying, calling themselves Christians. They don't do
that. That's hybrid Pentecost brought into a denomination. But real
Pentecost stand on the firing line, stand for God. That's right.
Hybrid, it's hybrid so much in this, America is gone so much on hybrid
till that the people is becoming hybrid. You know you have to go back
to the original. Now, let me show you where science claims that we come
from animal life, that breaks them down. If anything breathes…
Genesis 1:26 said, I believe it said, "Every… Let every seed bring
forth of its kind." Every seed after its kind, and you cross that seed
up, it cannot breed itself back again. No, sir, it's finished when…
That shows that we never evoluted from monkeys and so forth, getting
better and better. No, sir, we did not. We are simply made in the image
of God. We're sons and daughters of God.
Yes, the man and his wife are one. The man, when he was first made, he
was both in his spirit, both masculine and feminish. Both was him, male
and female was he alone. But when God separated him he never went… A
woman is not in the original creation. She's a byproduct of the man. He
took the body from the man's body and took the feminish part from his
spirit and put it in her, and she is feminish and he's masculine.
When you see women like in America today, want to act like a man,
there's a pervert there somewhere. When you see a man so sissified,
afraid, saying, "I'm just don't like to tell you all where you're all
going." You are some preacher: afraid, "I don't want to…" Oh, my. God
wants men (That's right.), wants you if you're a woman, be a lady. If
you're a man, be man. Don't…
Now, listen, it's hybrid. It's gumming up, and, boy, this west coast is
lined with it everywhere. You know why? Civilization has traveled from
the east, west. And all that's went with it. The Indians said before
the white man come with his women, with his whiskey, and with his sin,
they lived a good life. But here come the white man, a killer, a
murderer, and killed off his buffalo and everything else, and then sin
contaminated, and she's rolled right up against this west coast here
till it's higher than the skies. That's exactly right. You go any
farther, and you go back east again.
This is a graveyard down here for preachers. Look at Paul Rader and the
rest of them dying down here: Aimee McPherson, all of them. I got a
brother up here was a fine little preacher. When he got out here, he
hit the dust. And there he is up there on a cult, blood, oil and all
kinds of stuff that's not even Scriptural. God have mercy. Talk about a
modern Sodom, when thirty percent of increase of perverts last year and
sexual affairs. I get letters from mothers out here on the coast to
their own boys take boys and go live with them in the room. Crying,
poor old mothers for their children… Why it's a disgrace. Somebody's
got to call it out. Repent or perish. Right. Get back to God. Pitiful.
God be merciful.
Now, I–I'm not excusing the rest of the world. The whole world is that
way. But you're just rolling here, tumbling everywhere. As I said, "We
used to have to go over to Paris, but Hollywood furnishes them
their–their fashions now." Our women's got so bad till they have to
send the fashions over to Paris to show them some eye openers. My
goodness, how it is. And that's brought right into our Pentecostal
church. God have mercy, it's a shameful thing. Repent or perish. That's
right. Get out of those kind of things.
Patterned like the world, that's the way that the king wanted one time.
When they wanted king in Israel 'cause the rest of them… That good
old prophet walked up to them, said, "When did I ever tell you anything
in the Name of the Lord, didn't happen? When did I ever take your money
from you? If you want a king and be like the rest of them, you're
refusing God as your King." When you take creeds instead of the Bible,
then you're taking the church for your salvation. And Christ is your
salvation. The Holy Spirit leads and guides the church. God never sent
bishops and so forth to guide churches or denominations. He sent the
Holy Ghost to–to run the church. God's idea of it, His id… He ought
to know, He's God.
Now, we find in there, after he went after his backslidden brother and
brought Lot back, what happened, in the 14th chapter? As soon as he
brought Lot back, Lot ought to knowed not to get in that wallow again,
but he went right back into it again, "As the sow goes to its wallow, a
dog to its vomit," says the Bible. That's exactly. If it made him sick
enough to vomit it up the first time, it'd make him sick again. See?
Oh, as a sow to its wallow, and as a dog to its vomit, it goes back.
That's just exactly.
Pentecost that was brought out back yonder forty years ago, made a
holiness church, a powerhouse for God, and you see what your creeds did
to you the first time, then you come right back into it again. Let the
Holy Ghost take over. Let Him rule the church. Let Him come in.
Not long ago I was bawled out for that in one of the Christian Business
Men's Breakfast or it was a supper, right after that the–one night
Brother Roberts had spoke and I was speaking after him the next night.
And when I did, I spoke on that. How it was, that these things I spoke
on Delilah and Samson. And so one of our brothers raised up and said,
"Well Brother Branham, our pastor said they know that, but they can't
say nothing." Said, "If they do, the church will put them right out."
I said, "Put it out. I'd rather preach to five people full of the Holy
Ghost than a whole country full of half backslidden…?… Tell the
Just like it's coming springtime, your old mother birds will go out
here out lay eggs, and make a nest, and hover over them. And she'll…
That's how she brings her little ones. Well now, if that old mother
bird though, she might lay a nest full of eggs, and if she hasn't been
with the mate they won't hatch. They–they're not fertile. The
bloodstream comes from the male sex. We know that, the hemoglobin, the
blood comes from the man, because it had to be that way, 'cause the
woman produces the egg. She's an incubator but she has nothing to do
with the blood of the baby. That's the reason its always takes the
That's how God formed it. Jesus was… Somebody said, "But Jesus was a
Jew." He was not. "We're saved by Jewish blood." We're not. He was
neither Jew nor Gentile; He was God. God was His Father. God created
that blood cell without anything to do with any man, Jew or Gentile.
We're saved by the blood of Immanuel. "Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
where sinners plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stains."
Nothing hybrid about that, it's the real true unadulterated Blood of
God's own creation, without any sex into it.
The old mother bird, she could get upon this nest and lay… She can
lay the eggs all right, so can we have churches. Just like I said, a
hybrid religion. "We got a prettier church than we used to have. Oh,
my, it's beautiful." I admire that. But brother, when you see our women
and men in our congregation breaking down to that old cold formal
acting and painting, and women… Why, it used to be wrong for
Pentecostal women to wear a manicure, or what is that stuff they put on
their face, ever what it is. It–it used to be–lipstick. It used to be
wrong for them to do that. But I notice they do it now. What's the
Listen, there was only one women in the Bible ever painted her face,
and that was Jezebel. God fed her to the dogs for doing it. Now, when
you see a woman with a lot of paint on, say, "How do, Miss Dog meat?"
That's exactly what it was in the Bible. God fed her to the dogs, so He
just made dog meat out of it. It's exactly right. What we need is a
Pentecostal stirring revival to clean all the way from the pulpit to
the floor of the church, clean up. We need Christ, brother, sister; we
The old mother bird setting hover them eggs till she gets so poor she
can't fly off the nest. That's right. She can turn them reverently,
and, "Oh, my, they're mine," and cover them, and cover them. And you
say, "Well, I could go eat but I just got to–I've got to attend the
ladies society. I got to–I got to have this and the other." See, till
she gets so poor she can't fly, but they'll never hatch; they're dead.
They'll lay right there and rot.
That's what's the matter with a lot of our Pentecostal grandchildren.
And God don't have any grandchildren, as I told you. God don't have
grandchildren. He just has children, sons and daughters. But we
Pentecostal people brought in our children, put them on the cradle
roll, and they come up, they just Pentecostal because we were
Pentecostal. That's grandchildren. God don't have any, just sons and
And that egg, if that old mother bird can turn it any way she wants to,
it'll never hatch; it'll lay right there and rot. And that's just
what's the matter today in our churches, originally. They're all broke
up in organizations and different denominations. We took them in by
letter and shook them in because they was good money payers in the
church and helped build big fine buildings and things like that. And
they know no more about God than a Hottentot does about Egyptian
knight. They won't believe in Divine healing. They turn down the Holy
Ghost. They–they fuss at you 'cause you bawl the people out and try to
straighten them up. They're dead rotten eggs. The best thing to do is
clean the whole nest out and start over again. Get somebody in contact
with Christ Who lives…?… Exactly right. Get the church, the nest
cleaned out, sterilize it and fumigate it right good, and start over
again. That's right. Get somebody that lays on the altar there till
they come through.
Last night I made an altar call, three or four sinners run up to the
altar, and I had to beg people almost in this very church to come up
and pray with them people. Then you… Don't you holler at the
Baptists. I can go down in Kentucky and make an altar call and some old
boy out there chewing on his hat and under conviction, start to the
altar, be fifteen of them old mammies around him somewhere. Trying…
And now, He don't just get down at the altar and say, "I–I take Christ
as my Saviour." They beat one another on the back till they come
through. They got something when they come out of there. What we need
is go back and learn what the Baptists has got. We need another
preacher like John, who laid his axe to the root of the tree and break
forth, who cut it down and throw it into the furnace. Amen. Yeah.
After he'd went and brought his brother back, Abraham, brought his
brother back then he turned right back, got into the same thing again,
the same wallow. Then after that, God said, "Abraham…"
He said, "What you going to do for me, Lord? I'm going… I'm
childless. Now, I don't have any children. And the only heir in my
house is this Eliezer of Damascus."
He said, "But he is not your heir. I promised you that you were going
to have a child by Sarah, and that's the way it's going to be." God
sets His Word; It'll never change; It's just got to remain that way.
God does it. And if we're children of Abraham we believe it just that
way. What God says, that's it. No… [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]
Now, you say, "How will I know it, Lord?" Oh, this beautiful thing,
don't–don't–don't miss it now. Read it when you go home. The
confirmation of the–of the gift, what He was going to give to him now.
Watch what He did in the 15th chapter. Abraham, He called him out,
said, "Go, get Me a–a young heifer of three years, and–and bring me
a–a she goat of three years, and–and a–a sheep of three years, and
bring them." And Abraham cut them in pieces and laid them down. And
said, "Bring Me a turtledove and a young pigeon."
But he didn't–did you notice he did not cut the pigeon or turtledove;
he never divided that. He did the animal sacrifice, he did. But he did
not do the birds, cut them. Why? God never changes His covenant upon
Divine healing, because that was the Divine healing, turtledove or–or
a young pigeon. They pulled the head off and let the blood drip upon
the mate, and then the mate turned loose and it went around flopping
its wings and the blood splatted out crying, "Holy, holy, holy, unto
the Lord." That's cleansing of leprosy, what they did for cleansing.
You see the… And that's a very type of our Mate Christ being killed,
His Blood upon us and we spread across the earth calling, "Holy, holy,
holy." The dead mate, Christ, Who died in our stead…
Now, he never cut the birds in two, but he cut the animal. Now, here's
a beautiful picture. I don't want you to miss it now, class. But I–I
don't think that that would do to tear that, I'll tear this. All right.
Now, in the old country, back in the Orient… Now, we have different
ways that we make a covenant. What do we Americans do? We go out, say,
we go to have something to eat. I–I want to talk like a business thing
to Mr. Borders here, one of our campaign manager. I say, "Mr. Borders,
I'd like to talk over some things." And what do we do? We go out and
have a sandwich and a cup of coffee, or whatever we do, set there and
talk awhile. And then we get up, we talk about what we're going to do
and I say, "Would you like to do that?"
"Yes." And we shake hands. That's a covenant. We made a cove–we made a
promise to one another and shook hands on it. That's the way we do it.
If I was telling the brother here, "I coming down hold a revival for
And he'd say, "Well…"
We might be setting at the table talking and–and then we'd get up and I'd say, "Is it agreed?"
"It's agreed." Shake hands with one another. "Put her here." It's–it's an agreement; we've agreed.
Now, did you ever know how they do in Japan? They talk over with one
another, and they take a little bit of salt out of a cruse and throw it
on one another. That's a–that's a–a keeper, a savour (You see?), a
salt. They sprinkle salt on one another when they make a covenant with
But in Abraham's time when they made a covenant one with another, they
made it different. Now, when they made a covenant one another in–in
the orient, in that time… Now, watch the way Abraham… God confirmed
this covenant right with him, and watch how He did it. He taken
the–the sheep, the–and the sacrifice, and cut it in two, and laid it
out there. And now, notice then, Abraham watched the birds off of it,
kept the sacrifice clean.
Oh brother, keep the vultures off of it. That's what I'm trying to do
now. Keep the old worldly Hollywood vultures out of the Pentecostal
church. See? Yes, sir. Keep them out of–away from our women and away
from our brothers and things like that. And you can have all the big
silly jokes and things you want to tell, let them have it, that's their
kingdom. We're not–we're not of this world. Our Kingdom's not this
world. We live here as an Americans, but our soul come from above.
When… He said, "He that believeth on me, has Eternal Life." That
Eternal Life comes from the word Zoe, and Zoe is God's own life. We are
a part of His Life.
At the beginning He was El, Elah, Elohim, the all ex–self existing
One. In Him was attributes to be a Father, to be a Saviour, to be a
Healer. And these things only display, for his attributes (See?), is
what it is. That's what makes us… First He creat… He wasn't God to
begin with because God is an object of worship. So He created Angels so
He could be God. And then He put man on free moral agency for His own
holiness, and when He did that, then man fell. Then He become a
Saviour. See, it's just displaying His attributes. Nothing's out of
line, it's going… Don't think the devil's putting it over on God;
He–He's boss; He knows where it's all at. That's right. He knows where
"Well," you say, "what are you doing then a preaching?" He told us to
go and cast the net in and pull them out on the bank. He knows which is
fish and which is crawfish and what's snakes and turtles and terrapins.
He knows all about it. But they was that to begin with. That's right.
It's just our business to throw the seine in and pull it out, say,
"Here they are, Lord. Here they are, Lord."
First thing you know, old Mrs. Water spider set there a little while,
say, "Ha, I don't believe in that. My pastor don't." Plop, hop right
back to the mud again. That's right. Brother, that fellow when he come
out if he was a fish to begin with, he's a fish at the end of the road,
yes, sir. His name was put on the Lamb's Book of Life 'fore the
foundation of the world. He said, "My sheep hear My voice; a stranger
they'll not follow." They'll hear the Word. "As many as I love, I
rebuke and chasten; be zealous and repent and come back." That's
the–that's the age, that's the message we're getting now. "Come back."
Our spirits come there where it's holy and pure. Our hearts should be
set on–our affections on things above where God is at. We're children
of God. Now, we'll notice here in just in a little bit.
Now, when Abraham kept all of the vultures off of the–the sacrifice
until the sun went down… That's what we got to do now. Keep the
vultures off until–till the–the morning breaks; that's all I can say.
Yes, sir. Now, watch what happened. And as soon as it did, a deep sleep
fell upon Abraham. See? Now, sleep means death. And when he opened his
eyes and looked, there was a smoking furnace. That's where every sinner
goes, where we all deserve to go. A smoking furnace went out; that's
hell, where every–every man and woman that's born in sin, shaped in
iniquity, come into the world speaking lies, that's exactly where we
deserve to go.
But notice, then after that, there come a little white light. And this
little light went between these pieces of sacrifice. What was God
doing? Making His covenant with Abraham. Oh, brother, not by works now
but by grace, nothing you can do. He's showing Israel that He–He–He
saved Israel right there by grace without any works. The covenant of
Abraham wasn't, "Abraham if you'll do a certain thing, I'll do it." He
said, "I have done it."
God means for people to live by grace, not by law. We get so
legalistic, till, "Well, it'd be wrong for me to smoke. It'd be wrong
for me to run around on my wife." It's love, brother. Not because… If
you love your God, you won't do any evil thing, 'cause you love Him too
much. Not because I oughtn't to do it, I oughtn't to do it. It's
because you love Him so much you don't want to do it. "Worshipper once
purged has no more conscience, or desire, to sin." When he's once
purged in the Blood of Jesus Christ, he has no more desire to sin; the
things is gone from him. He don't have to… Someone says, "Don't hurt
my conscience." Why, some people hasn't got no more conscience than a
snake's got hips. So we know that the–that there's no such a thing as
that. It's not conscience anyhow; it's your spirit, God's Holy Spirit.
There you are. Your love for Him, you love Him…
Now, notice, then, how did they write a covenant in the old days? They
killed a sacrifice. Now, that Light was God. Showed him where he ought
to go, after his death he should go to hell, but beyond that went this
little white Light, going between these sacrifices. Now, in the Old
Say, come here Brother Borders. Now, we're going to make an agreement,
Brother Borders and I, like the Old Testament. Now, first thing we do,
we set down here and I write up, I will do a certain thing, a certain
thing. That's my agreement. Then we kill the sacrifice. We open it up,
stand between the sacrifice, you and I. And we make a covenant one with
another, and when we do that, we tear this. Now, at a certain time
we're going to come back. And you keep that part and I'll keep this.
Now, here we are. Now, that cannot be matched. It cannot (See?),
because it's a paper and the letters is cut this way and the little
fuzzes and things. It has to match perfectly, exactly.
He said, "By this you'll know what My covenant is, Abraham." Abraham
being spiritual, knowed it. Why? That's exactly what God did. He took
His covenant Seed, which the real Seed was the promised One through
faith, come forth out of Isaac, come forth Christ. Christ was God's
Covenant. And what He did, He took Him up to Calvary, just like Abraham
did his own son a few days afterwards, or a few years afterwards, after
he was born. What did He do? He took Him on Calvary and He tore Him
apart (Amen.), tore Him apart. He raised His body up on Easter morning
and set Him on the right hand of His throne. But the Spirit that was in
Him, He sent back down to the church. So the church, when this covenant
is brought into its full strength, when the covenant is confirmed with
God, the church, the people that goes into this body here to be His
Bride, we'll be exactly the same Spirit that was upon Christ, doing the
same things, the same ministry, the same power, and it'll come together
and be word by word the same: confirming the covenant.
Now, look at today; look what we see today and find out. What did I say
about the pyramid? It'll have to be honed and so perfectly set in, all
the shavings and everything, till that headstone will have to fit just
perfectly in. See? The rejected headstone will have to be come back.
The covenant, the life that was in Christ is in the church, the Holy
Spirit. Jesus said, "A little while and the world won't see Me no more;
yet ye shall see Me, for I ('I' is a personal pronoun), I'll be with
you, even in you, to the end of the world. And the works that I do,
shall you do also." Whew. Don't you see it? What is the covenant church
confirmed, is the one who has the Holy Spirit, that's a… "We who are
dead in Christ, we take on Abraham's seed and are heirs with him
according to the promise." If you've never received the Holy Ghost yet,
you have never come into the covenant of God.
One of my Baptist brethren come to me not long ago upon a certain
brother wrote in the "Voice of Healing" about two Angels come down with
fluffy feathers. And He fell and he took Him up through to God the
Father. And oh… And he said, "What about this, Billy?"
I said, "Now, wait a minute. I never wrote that article. I don't have nothing to do with it."
He said, "I see you got away from the good old fundamental Scripture."
I said, "No, sir, I'm right with it."
He said, "Billy, do you mean to tell me that you think that them Pentecostal people has something different from us Baptist?"
I said, "No, they just have more of what you got a little of. See?" I said, "That's what it is; they just have more of it."
Here not long ago I was up… Doctor Aegery, may be setting here
tonight. Dean of the Bethany College, a Lutheran college. He wrote me a
letter and if he didn't bawl me out. He said, "I drove fifteen miles
through a blinding snowstorm to hear a servant of God and what did I
find but a polished up soothsayer." He said… And oh, he just tore me
all to pieces, said, "A man that speaks to the people that you do, and
the rottenest theology I ever heard in my life."
He said, "You said that Satan don't heal." Said, "Now, we got a woman
in our community out there that's got a–a–a familiar spirit. She has
a big apron on; she has people come drop money in there, and then
she'll take and pull some of her hair out, and cut their veins, and
she'll put the hair and blood together, and walk down to the stream
behind her, throw it over her back. She starts walking to the people,
if she's constrained to look around, the disease goes back to the
people. If it doesn't, it's cast away." And said, "We watch, about
twenty percent of those people are healed. And then you stand up in the
pulpit and say that Satan can't heal."
Well, I… He wouldn't call me brother. He said, "I was preaching
before you was born." And just… Oh, he just really raked me over the
coals. I thought, "Well, okay that's all right. I appreciate that."
So I thought, "With twenty-two pages I ought to answer him at least one
page back to show him my fellowship." So I got me a–a little book, and
I set down, and I said, "Dear Brother in Christ," I said, "Christian
greetings to you." If a man's preached that long, he deserves to be
respected, if he's preached the Gospel, even if he's in error. I said,
"The first thing I want to say; I forgive you for what you said. Now,
Jesus said, People come to see Him and perform the same things that you
seen done, going out and perceiving the thoughts of the people and
telling them what was and what would be, and they called Him a
Beelzebub, a fortuneteller, a devil. And Jesus said, 'I'll forgive you
for that, but someday the Holy Ghost is coming to do it and you speak
against that, it'll never be forgiven you, so then–in this world
neither in the world to come.'" I said, "What if this was right, then
where is your fifty years of preaching gone? See? What good did it do
you? You're lost and can never be saved." I said, "But I wont through
ignorance you said it." So just kind of pinch him a little bit to let
him know that we wasn't in the dark.
So then, he said… And I said, "But the idea of it is, what I'm
studying about, my brother," I said, "what gets me, is for you to say
that Satan can heal." I said, "Jesus Christ said, 'If Satan can cast
out Satan, then his kingdom is divided against itself.' That's right.
Jesus said he could not heal, now you said he can, and Jesus said he
could not. Then who's right? He said, 'Let every man's word be a lie
and Mine be true.'" I said, "Therefore then Jesus is right and I accept
His Word, my brother." And I said, "But howbeit," I said, "certainly, I
can see where the healing comes." I said, "We got people in the land
today, called Divine healers, go around say, 'Glory, I got healing in
my hands, whew, feel it?'" No, you don't, you feel the hand, not
healing. Jesus never did say, "Did you feel it?" Said, "Did you believe
it?" That's right. Not, "Did you feel it." All these sensations and all
things, brother, it's something mythical made up. It's not God's Word.
"He that believeth…" That's where it's at. It's faith in the finished
work. Christ died and healed you at Calvary. He saved you there. You've
got to accept it by faith like the rest of us does. Right. You believe
You don't have to stay there and beat and cry all night, you could cry
till you got gray headed and laid on the altar and died. Until you
accept that Blood sacrifice that God gave to you, you're lost. I don't
care how you feel. I don't go by how I feel; I feel a lot of times like
I'm way behind. But the Bible said I've met God's requirements.
E-69 Jesus defeated the Devil on the Word. He said, "If thou be the Son of God command these stones to be turned to bread."
"It is written: man shall not live by bread alone." He defeated him
with the Word of God, and that's how we defeat him, is by the Word of
God, THUS SAITH THE LORD. Correct. Say it's a soothsayer then, why did
God say, "If there be one among you spiritual or prophet, when he
speaks and then what he says comes to pass, hear him 'cause I'm with
him." How do all these Scriptures bring right down to this last day?"
See, they just don't understand. See, they just can't understand. It's
a revelation of God through His Word. They come… They didn't believe
Him when He come. They don't believe the church today when it's coming
into, or existence. They don't–they don't believe it because it don't
cope with their theology. But it copes with the Word. God confirming
His Word with signs following, that's the vindication, if He says this
and it comes to pass. If we preach the baptism of the Holy Ghost and
somebody gets it, that proves it's right.
Now, notice, and Doctor Aegery when I talked to him I said–wrote this
letter. I said, "Sure, I've been in Africa and seen them get healed by
a mud idol." I said, "I've been over at Alsace Lorraine in France, and
see them people go up there to that woman, some dead woman, and see
them get healed. Why? Because they believe they're approaching God
through that idol. See? And God has placed Divine healing on the basis
of your faith." That's the reason He didn't separate these turtledoves
and things. See? "It's upon your faith, if you believe it. And them
people think they're approaching God. These Americans think they are
approaching God through a Divine healer. The African think he's
approaching it through his witch doctor. That witch up there behind
your house, and them people think they are approaching God. And God
recognizes their faith. That's all." But I said, "They'll answer for it
the day of judgment, for such as that." But I said, "What alarmed me as
a Lutheran Dean to base his theology upon a experience in the stead of
the Word of God."…?… Thought I'd let him know we wasn't dummies
anyhow. See? How would he base his experience upon the Wo… How would
he base his teaching upon an experience some woman done something or
another, instead of what God said. God said Satan can't heal, and that
settles it for me. That's right.
You know what? He asked me out. He said, "Brother Branham…" Now, we
went out there, and we had just about as many as here, for dinner, all
the student body was in. He said, "Now, Brother Branham," he said,
"I–I want to ask you something." Said, "I didn't mean what I said."
But said, "We're hungering and thirsting here for God."
I said, "That's good; that's fine, Doctor."
And he said, "Here's what we want." And if you all want to write him
about it, just write to Doctor Aegery at the–at the… I was trying to
think of that… Minne–Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bethany College. And so
he… And just write and ask him. And he said, "Well, we're thirsting
for God here." Said, "We want God." And he said, "We read about the
Pentecostals," and he said, "what do you think about them? Now, you was
I said, "Yes, sir, I was." I said, "I'm a Pentecostal Baptist now." And
he said… I said, "I'm a Baptist that's got the Pentecostal
experience. See," I said, "Pentecost, Doctor, is not an organization.
You can't organize Pentecost; it's an experience (See?) for Methodist,
Baptist, Catholic, and everybody; it's an experience. It's not just
down to… The Assemblies isn't the only ones got the Holy Ghost. The
Oneness isn't the only one that's got the Holy Ghost, the Four Square.
It's whosoever will, let him come. That's it." He liked that. And I
said, "That's the way it is."
And he said, "Well, I want to ask you something." Said, "I've seen them
kick over the chairs, and knock out the window lights, and fall on the
I said, "Yes, sir."
Said, "What is that?"
I said, "The Holy Ghost."
He said, "The Holy Ghost?"
I said, "Yeah, they're blowing their steam all out the whistle instead
of putting it together and making the wheels roll. See, the–they just
don't know how to…" See, if you'd ever get them to stop down to a
place and put some of that–some of that power in the steam in the
valves to make it push the cart and have signs, wonders, and miracles,
and great fire on soul like that, moving on, it'd do something." See? I
said, "But they blow it all out the whistle, and that just all there is
to it." I said, "It's good enough that they got–show they got steam
And so he said, "Well, what do you think we Lutherans has got?" I
thought, "Oh, oh. O Lord, You–You help me here." And the Lord gave me
something. 'Cause they got about thousands of acres there of corn and
stuff that they–that they raise. The student body, if they can't pay
their way through school, then they can work their way through on the
farm. So they–they had this big corn crops in out there, and I said,
"Doctor Aegery, one morning there was a man who had disked up his field
and had a nice big fine field of corn. And he planted corn in there and
every morning he'd go look for the corn. Finally one morning he went
and seen two little blades." Anybody ever raised corn, that's how it
comes up. "And the man said, 'Praise God for my crop of corn.'" I said,
"Now, did he have a crop of corn?"
He said, "No."
I said, "But potentially he did. See? Potentially he did." I said,
"That was you Lutherans in the first reformation." I said, "Finally
that growed on and on, till a tassel come out on it. And that was the
Methodists. And the Methodists looked back down to you Lutherans, said,
'You all haven't got anything. We believe in sanctifications; you all
just believe in justification. See, you're not even in it.'"
"But wait, the first thing you know, that–that–that tassel is the
pollen, it had to use the leaf again. So the pollen dropped off into
the–into the leaf, and it brought forth a Pentecostal church." I said,
"It–it the original grain, like went in the ground. The grain come
out." I said, "We got a lot of fungus on the ear, but still there is
some grains there too." I said, "That–that's right." I said, "They–we
got a lot of fungus on it; I'll admit that." But I said, "It was
original grain that went in." And I said, "Then you know what the ear
said? Said, 'You old Lutheran, and you old Methodist, not even in it at
all.'" But I said, "After all, the same life that was in the blades
made the tassel, and then the blades and tassel made the ear." I said,
"Only thing the Pentecostal church is, is an advanced Lutheran church
(Amen.): same life, but more of it. That's what's the matter tonight,
brother. Don't try to go back down to the root again, be a life,
advance; move on up. That's what I said to my Baptist brother.
E-75 He said–he said, "Brother Branham, Abraham believed the Lord and that was imputed unto for righteousness."
I said, "That's exactly."
"Brother Branham, I want to ask you one question." This fellow was a
doctor and me a dummy. So he said, "I want to ask you one question." He
said, "What could a man do but believe; that's all he could do."
I said, "That's right."
He said, "Then if we believe God, we have received the Holy Ghost when we believe."
I said, "No, that won't cope with Paul's teaching." I said, "Paul said
in Galatians 1:8, 'If an angel taught anything else let him be
accursed.' Paul said to them, Acts 19, he said, 'Have you received the
Holy Ghost since you believed?' Not when you believed, but since you
believed. We said that, 'We don't know whether there be any Holy
Ghost.' He said, 'Then how was you baptized?' Said, 'Under John.' Said,
'He only baptized unto repentance saying that you believed on Him that
was come, not for remission of sins.' When they heard this they were
baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and Paul laid his hands on them,
and the Holy Ghost came on them, and they spoke in tongues and
"Well," he said, "what about it?"
I said, "Look, if you say you got faith in God and He's never… See,
Abraham believed God and then God give him circumcision as a sign or a
confirmation that He had accepted his faith." Then I said, "If He's
never give you the baptism of the Holy Ghost yet, He's never give you
the confirmation (Amen.), that you're Abraham's seed."
And how are we sealed into the Kingdom of God? Ephesians 4:30 says,
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the
day of your redemption." Amen. All bridges burnt behind you. "Grieve
not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed (You're Abraham's
seed.), until the day of your redemption." Oh, how I love that, God,
giving confirmation of a sign that He had received his faith.
And what He'd say about how He would continue this faith of the seed?
He tore Christ apart, took His body up and set it up there as a bloody
sacrifice, setting at the right hand of God, making intercessions upon
our confession: a High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of our
infirmity, same yesterday, today, and forever. And His Spirit was upon
Him is back in the church doing the same works that He did, carrying on
the same thing, shaping up the church for that Headstone to come on it
Oh, I feel religious. Your going to call me holy-roller anyhow, so you
might as well get started. Here it is up there. When I see the one
perfect Man setting yonder, Governor and Ruler and God over all, the
Top of the building, setting yonder in that pyramid, that great
majes–great power, great God, coming down out of heaven, setting,
moving Hisself right down among these stones setting there. And when
Luther just had so much faith, Wesley just had so much, Pentecost just
had so much, but He's binding those stones together where they fit
stone by stone. Hallelujah. I see it in the making: God confirming by
the Holy Spirit of God moving in the church and doing the same works
and life that Jesus lived.
If it's a peach tree, it'll bring forth peaches. If it's a apple tree,
it'll bring forth apples. I don't care how the outside looks; it shows
the life on the inside of it, is what brings the fruit of it. You get a
grapevine, you put pumpkin life into it, it'll bring forth pumpkins.
And you change it right back and take a pumpkin vine and put grape life
in it, it'll bring forth grapes. Whatever life is in, I don't care what
title it's got, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, whatever
it is… Take pumpkin life and it into a grapevine, it'll bring
pumpkins. If this is a Pentecostal church, you got old pumpkin life
into it, get it out and you have a vaccination come back. Amen. I see
you got trees up here will bring about nine kinds of different citrus
fruit, seen them over in Arizona the other day. There's an orange tree
had lemons and all kinds of citrus fruit, grapefruit. That's the way it
Jesus said, "I am the Vine; and you're the branches." That's right. And
if the first branch… Now, remember, the vine does not bear fruit;
it's the branch that bears the fruit. Now, if that first branch come
forth and produced a Pentecostal church, they wrote a book of Acts
behind it, if that branch ever brings forth another one, it'll be the
same kind of a Pentecostal church, have the same signs and same
Now, but you say, "What about these others?" They're grafted. "What
about Methodists? What about Baptists? What about the called
Pentecost?" Grafted vines. Don't bring the fruit. Why, they don't get
themselves out here and colonize themselves, "We're so and so; we ain't
going to nothing to do with you." That's not the life of Christ. He
died to save His enemies, arms out, even prayed for them. Spit hanging
in His face, and prayed for them to be saved. Oh, yes. See?
But what is it? What was that–what–is that… What kind of a fruit
does that grafted lemon bring in that orange tree? It don't bring
oranges; it brings lemons. And that's what the church does. It brings
forth Methodists; it brings forth Baptists; it brings forth
Presbyterian. But if that vine itself puts forth a branch, it brings
forth oranges. It's original coming out of… But the churches thrive
and live and have the favor and life through Christ that's been grafted
in there. But the real tree itself is the Holy Spirit that brings forth
a borned again man, a borned again woman, a power of the resurrection
living in them. See? Amen.
He confirmed it, showed him what He would do, how He would tear His own
Son. Spared his son over here in Genesis–in Genesis 22:14. We find
that He spared his son there, showing him what He would do. Cross on
His back… We get it tomorrow night, as He goes up Calvary; don't miss
Now, notice, now we're going to get one more statement here. I see I
got about three minutes. Now, in the 17th chapter, let's get this; this
is beautiful. Watch. Three times He made mention of the confirmation of
the covenant. Genesis 13:14, when he separated himself, obeyed, then He
told him, I'll make you ye like the sands of the–of the seaside. Then
Genesis 15 here, like the stars of heaven. Genesis 17:1, He appeared to
him after the great trial, where Sarah had went off of the line. God
would've slew Sarah. Oh, here's a beautiful thing. When he doubted…
When Sarah doubted God, God would've got rid of her, but He couldn't do
it. Why? She's part of Abraham. That's the reason when we do wrong, God
would slay us. I could never come here and preach a revival, no other
preacher couldn't; you'd never have a revival. You'd be cut off
forever, but He can't do it. He cuts His own Son off if He does. See?
For the wife is a part of the husband. They're no longer twain; they're
one. So He couldn't have hurt Sarah without hurting Abraham. So He had
to take Sarah in. That's the way God does to us. Our sins, He'd depart
from us a long ago, but we're in Christ. Amen. See, so He–He forgives
us of our sins. Sarah, all of her mistakes…
And after Abraham had come through that big test and had this son, of
Ishmael, which was absolutely… God told him to listen to Sarah. But
he brought forth this son, after that great test. Then He met him
and–and the 17th chapter of Genesis, mark it down and read it when you
get home. Haven't got time to strike it but just a moment. He appeared
to him in the Name of Almighty God. "Almighty" comes from the Hebrew
word of El Shaddai. Shaddai, "Shad" means "a woman's breast." Shaddai
is a plural, two. Then He appeared to him, "I am the breasted God." Oh,
what a consolation to an old man. "How am I going to have this baby,
Lord? I'm a hundred years old." He was ninety and nine. So he said,
"How me, an old man and my woman here that You told me that's going to
have the baby by, she's ninety and I–or eighty-nine, she'd be, and I'm
ninety and nine. How could…"
"But I am the breasted One," both New and Old Testament. "I was wounded
for your transgressions; with My stripes you were healed." Oh, the
breasted One… What is the breast for? For the fretting baby. You take
the little baby that's sick and fretting, the mother picks it up, puts
it upon her bosom. It nurses the mother's strength, nursing itself back
Now, if we've all crippled up with sin and got out in the Hollywood
fashions, why not just come up to El Shaddai? How many'd like to see a
real Holy Ghost filled church here, just power of God? Sure. Well, what
do we do? We… El Shaddai, the breasted One. If you want salvation,
lean on His breast and nourish your spiritual strength out of His Word.
Here's His Breast, both New and Old Testament. Set down, "He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever." The same milk. It comes from one
mother's breast, is from the other one, just exactly. But it's just two
different phases of it. "He was wounded…" If you're sick, why not
just hold on to His breast of promise. "I was wounded for your
transgression; with My stripes you were healed." What do you have need
of tonight? Just lean upon His breast.
And another thing, did you notice, He… The El means "the strong one."
Shaddai, the–the sufficient One, the life giver. The almighty, strong
One. "Abraham, you're a hundred years old, old and weak. But I am your
The little baby when it's nursing, not only… But it's a satisfier.
See? The baby on its mother's breast is satisfied. It can be screaming,
his little belly hurting, and kicking, and it's little strength is all
gone, but he will lay right up on his little mother's breast like that
and quit crying. Nurse, go ahead, it'll be all right. Why? Because it's
And when I can show you in this Bible that He forgives all of our
iniquity (O God), heals all of our diseases, let me just take hold of
that promise and say, "Father God, I'm weak; I need You. I know You
keep Your Word. You're El Shaddai. I'm believing You, Lord. Fill me
with Your Spirit. Wash me in Your Blood. Take me back, O Lord, and try
me. Let me lean against the bosom. I am Your child; I was born to You
but I got weak, but You're my strength Giver. You promised You would do
it, and I'm just going to hold right here, Lord, and I'm going to be
satisfied that You'll fill me with Your Spirit, wash me in Your Blood,
take away all of my condemnation, heal my body and make me well." What
a promise it is to confirm His promise to Abraham, "I'm El Shaddai."
"Well Brother Branham, I'm a–I'm a prostitute. I'm a–I'm a drunkard.
I'm a–I'm an alcoholic. I'm all these oth…" I don't care what you
are. Come right up to El Shaddai. If your strength and all hopes is
gone, the Alcohol Anonymous has given you up, the doctor's given you
up, there's nothing can be done for you, He's El Shaddai, the strong
One. Lean upon His bosom and just nurse and be satisfied. He will bring
it to pass. Won't you love Him?
Let's bow our head now while we sing quietly.
what denomination you belong to, won't you just come to El Shaddai now?
"I've sought the Holy Ghost a long time, Brother Branham. But tonight
Would you raise your hand and say, "Pray for me Brother Branham, I'm
coming." God bless you, son, God bless you, sister, God bless you, sir.
God bless you, brother.
Now, this is not a fiction story, this is true. The Holy Spirit's here.
Are you a sinner and would want God to save you tonight? Raise your
hand and say, "Pray for me."
Let's hum it. Now, while you're humming it, I want you to turn around,
shake hands with somebody by you and say, "Pray for me, brother, or
sister," whoever you shake hands. Somebody setting next to you, say,
"Pray for me." Real quietly now.
E-85 [Brother Branham begins humming–Ed.]
Now, pray. You said you'd pray for the next fellow, now pray for him.
"Lord, let me meet that man I shook hands with, or that woman, let me
meet them in glory, Lord. If their soul's not right, make it right,
Lord. He's setting here by me tonight; she's setting here. She's
praying for me, or he's praying for me. Help me, Lord, help me."
Now, while you're praying, asking God, if you're sick, why don't you
put your hand over on somebody setting by you and pray for them. Let
them… Don't you… Now, you pray for them; they'll be praying for
you. Put your hand over on one another now. Now, you've confess that
you was wanted the Holy Ghost, you wanted salvation. Now, if you want
healing, put your hands on one another. Jesus said, "These signs shall
follow them that believe; if they lay their hands on the sick, they
shall recover." Won't you put your hands on one another if you're a
believer, saying, "Lord, heal this woman setting by me. Heal this man.
They're praying for me, Lord. I want them to pray for me so I put my
hands on them." God answers your prayer. That's it. "Pray ye one for
another. Confessing your faults one to the other, and pray one for the
other, that you might be healed. For the effectual fervent prayer of a
righteous man availeth much." Heal them, Lord.
Pastor, come here and finish this prayer. While you're praying for one
another, just keep praying, I'm going to ask the pastor to lead us in
prayer. God bless you.