Abraham's Covenant Confirmed (61-0318)
Thank you Brother Sullivan. You can be seated. Good to be out at the
house of the Lord again tonight, this place which serves that purpose.
And I am very grateful for this opportunity to minister again tonight.
Last night we had an exceedingly, abundantly great time. I did anyhow.
The Lord poured out His blessings upon me till I couldn't sleep half
the night. And then He… I was reading a little article, someone wrote
me a letter and sent a little piece in the paper, and the Lord gave me
of an outstanding thought on it. If He being willing, tomorrow
afternoon I want to express it right here at the service, preach on it
tomorrow afternoon on the afternoon meeting.
Now, we're having… The reason we are doing, having the afternoon
meeting… Now, Brother Sullivan invited me up to fellowship with his
people and you people here. And he opened it up in the armory, so it
wouldn't altogether be in his church. I think that's real gentleman
like. Don't you think so? Real brotherly.
Another thing we decided, that we thought it would be nice if we didn't
have a Sunday night service, so that you people would not miss any of
your regular services. You could have Sunday school and then also have
Sunday night service. And some of you members of the churches, I wish
you would express that to your pastor, if he isn't in the meeting, that
that's the reason we do that. We are not here to try to hinder the
cause of Christ. We are here to try to help the cause of Christ, trying
to do all we can to cooperate together in every measure that we can to
help the people.
And instead of Brother Sullivan just saying, "Well now, we'll just have
it up to my church." why, he put it in the auditorium, and so that
everybody could see that it wasn't selfish motive… And then, instead
of having it on Sunday night, we make it Sunday afternoon, which is
always a smaller crowd than Sunday afternoon then Sunday night. But we
are not here for money. We are not here to see how many people we can
attract; we are only here to try to put our part in for the kingdom of
God to help everybody. That's what we're here for.
Now, this is off the record. And Brother Sullivan don't know I know
this, but I know up to this time he's short on the finances of the
meeting. Now, tomorrow afternoon will not be a love offering; it'll be
an expense offering. And if the expenses isn't made tomorrow afternoon,
I'll wire home immediately to the church and we'll pay every penny of
it off before we leave this city. There'll not be nothing left, no
debts we leave behind. We don't make… don't get the expenses tomorrow
afternoon in the love offering… You make it a love offering to the
Lord Jesus instead of me, so it can go to pay the debts. Now, Brother
Sullivan was going to pay that himself, but he ain't going to do that.
No, I ain't going to let him do that. No, we're going to do that
ourself. And then if there isn't sufficient to finish the meeting, then
I will find out and we will wire the money up here from our own church
at Jeffersonville to finish the debt, to finish the… so everything is
paid off: the chairs, the auditorium, and the advertisements, whatever
it is, we will pay it all off, and see it's paid off. It won't be no…
no more than right to the… to Brother Sullivan and the people.
Now, if you would I wished you would… if your pastor isn't here, if
you'd invite the church to come out tomorrow afternoon; there'll be a
prophetic message that I think that, seems to me that the Holy Spirit's
laid upon my heart, after reading an article today that I should bring
that message tomorrow.
And now… And then the next service is that I have as far as I know is
Easter Sunday at the tabernacle where there'll be baptismal services
and so forth. Then we go to Bloomington, Illinois. Brother Sullivan
invited me to stay a couple of days of next week, if I could. I'm just
too tired to do it. See? My throats gone. I'm just… I've been in
services since Christmas. See? And I'm really, really tired and look
forward to this three, four, or five days, whatever it is there, to
rest. And I can't stay at home and do that. I just have to go out
somewhere and rest, because I've got Sunday through Sunday, and then I
go from there to Chicago, Sunday through Sunday, and then from there to
Grande Prairie, British Colombia… Alberta, and from there to Dawson
Creek, British Colombia, and perhaps, Fort St. John, on and on, and
down in Miami, Florida, and maybe over here at Washington, D.C., this
summer in a big tent, the Lord willing.
The businessmen there sent word down the other night, so lovely… When
we was in Richmond, the businessmen in Washington, D.C. sent me a
special letter that the meeting that we had there that night, one
night… I believe it was in Congress Hall or…?… some hall there in
Washington, they want… to come back again and put up a great big
tent. And they said if we get, make expenses down at the… in
Richmond, why, they would just not say anything about it, they'd make
it themselves, the Christian businessmen. Now, that's really standing
by, but the Lord come in and we made the expenses, everything, all went
all right in Richmond, so I may be going up there, not a meeting, just
for the fellowship of those precious brothers who you're standing by in
times like that.
Now, now, be sure to remember tomorrow afternoon if… That'll begin, I
guess Brother Sullivan, is already tell… two o'clock. And say, by the
way, if we, if we don't… I believe they give out some cards last
night; I believe Billy told me, they give out cards last night, number
A's: and I got too late to call them… call them up there to pray for
them. I'll try to get them tonight, if I can. If I don't, I'll sure get
them tomorrow. And I'll have him come down tomorrow, and in the
afternoon we can keep running over, over, over, a little later if we
have to. We're going in at four o'clock and we can run over to five, we
get everybody prayed for and then if they're going to… If you got any
sick people now, that you want me to pray for, I have a very strange
feeling about some things, so you better have them there tomorrow. See?
And so it may be after while, that you won't hear me no more. So if you
want me to pray for your loved ones, then you–you bring them in
tomorrow afternoon. And then we'll give them a prayer card. If they
start at two you better be here by quarter after one or one thirty, at
the least to be. And I'll have Brother Leo, Gene, and Billy and them to
come down and give the people their prayer cards, whatever you…
anybody that wants a prayer card.
And you know the system, the way we do them, we… tomorrow we probably
just give them out, because we're just going to try to see how many of
the people is sick that wants to be prayed for.
Now, before we go any farther, let's speak to our great, royal Master,
the Lord Jesus, in Whom we have our infinite trust in Him and His
amazing grace. How many like to be remembered in prayer, just let it be
known by an uplifted hand. The Lord bless you, my people, while we bow
Our most holy and righteous God and Father, we come into Thy presence
tonight with humble hearts and spirits that are ready and willing to
receive of Thy message. We would ask You to anoint us, Lord, to finish
this chapter on Abraham and his children after him. I pray that You'll
bless the message tonight, and the messenger, and those who receive it.
Get glory unto Thyself, and if it be Thy will that we pray for the
sick, may there be an exceeding, abundance of joy and power among us
tonight. Save those who are not saved. Heal those who are not healed.
Fill with the Holy Spirit, those that are seeking Your power and
blessing. Give grace to us all. For we ask it in Jesus Name, Amen.
I believe the boys has been giving out a little book here. I think
they… called… Oh yes, The Christian Businessmen's Voice. How many's
got it? That's good. If you haven't got it, get it tonight. It's got…
Gene, I wonder if I could ask you or somebody, get the boys at the
doors, wherever they go out, or somebody… What are they selling them
for? They're ten cents? If you haven't got it, just take it anyhow.
I'll pay for it. See? I want you to read it, this testimony here, of
the visions. Just I want every person in here to have one. If you… if
you can't, why you just charge it to me. And everyone be sure to get
one tonight. They're The Voice of the Christian Businessmen.
And they wrote a vision in there that the Lord gave me recently, and it
just set my heart afire. I… They don't have it all in here. Brother
Tommy Hicks, Tommy… can't think of his name, the editor, just now…
Nichols. Thank you, Reggie. Brother Tommy Nichols wrote it, but he
didn't put it all in there, but it was… He never put it in there
about when I seen my… I don't think… put it in there, anyhow, about
seeing my dog and my horse coming to me. See? I think maybe that's
questioned amongst people when they think of animals being in the
kingdom, but they are.
Where is those horses that come, got Elijah? Where is that one Jesus is
coming riding on, the armies of heaven? See? When's the wolf and the
lamb going to feed together? See? Sure. You just can't… We just get
our pet ideas, and if something don't suit that, well then we just
don't want nothing to do with it. That's half the troubles. But a… I
ever… That's all right. And there's enough there…
And then you notice down at the bottom, it had… did you read the
little, little inset at the bottom, about raising the dead? Now
remember, before you publish anything, you have to be able to prove
that. So we've got documented statements from doctors, mayors of the
city, and so forth, like that, that doctor's pronounced them dead and
gone for as many as eight and ten hours and coming back to life again,
through prayer. So it's a documented statement. This book goes all over
the world and translated in different languages and everything. It's
like the Reader's Digest, amongst the Christian people. And it has to
be authentic and has to prove those things when you say them. You have
to be a…
So the one they got to prove was before he could write that, was down
there in Mexico, about three years ago, when I was down there and that
little Spanish woman, holding that baby that died that morning at nine
o'clock, and the Lord raised it back to life at ten o'clock that night
in the meeting, and was kicking under that blanket. Standing there,
thirty thousand people about, just standing, leaning against one
another since early that morning, all day in the rain and everything,
just to hear the Gospel.
So, people like that is… God will do exceeding abundance for people
when they come together like that and will believe and humble their
hearts down before God.
Now, I want to read that Scripture over that I read last night, 'cause
I want to finish up on that same subject. And we won't stay long
Now, you visitors, here, you know where the Full Gospel Tabernacle is,
where Brother Sullivan pastors? All right. That's a good place to go in
the morning. You live close to any of these other Full Gospel churches,
around here? That's a good place to go to hear the Word of the Lord. So
now, attend Sunday school somewhere tomorrow. Just hold your colors and
stay at the post of duty.
E-10 Now, I believe I'm reading from Genesis, the 22nd chapter and the 14th verse:
reason I read the Scripture is because, if what I say doesn't take
effect, surely what He said, will take effect. My word is the word of a
man; it'll fail. God's Word is His own Word and He cannot fail.
And the word "Jehovah-jireh" means, "the Lord has provided for Himself,
a Sacrifice." Now, last night… Did you enjoy that lesson on it last
night? Well, my son, Billy, which is in back of the building now, he
goes back there to listen to see if he can hear, he said very, very
much mumbled up. You know you can't hear good. So that's the reason,
instead of preaching I just thought I would kindly talk on the Word
awhile, and maybe you could hear a little better. See, these armories
like this, flat buildings, wasn't made for meetings like this. They're
for basketball and training. The ceiling's not made right: the
acoustics are very, very poor. But we're thankful to the United States
Army for the privilege of having a shelter over us tonight and to come
into this place, that we thank them very kindly. The Lord ever bless
Now, we took Abraham last night and Abraham's seed after him. And oh,
what a blessing we got to show. And to me, how could anyone have one
room of doubt of any way, when you see what God promised and then what
God did. It's just like reading the Bible, where it predicts something
will happen and then take history and see where it happened.
Now, God said that He would bless this blessing and promise upon
Abraham and his seed after him. And we find out just exactly each stage
that God visit Abraham, He did the same thing to Abraham's seed after
Then where did we find ourself last night, brethren? We found ourself
at the very end of the road, right down at the last thing, and the
church receiving it's last sign. And then to bless it all, He came in
among us, last night, and went throughout the audience and done the
same thing He did at Sodom. Where could there be any slip up? Where
could we be mistaken at?
Then the night before that, we taken Israel in the wilderness and
showed just exactly what the church is: Israel. Now, we find out in I
Corinthians, the 10th chapter, it said that all those things happened
to Israel for examples to us. Now, we find out that they was examples.
Showing what God did for them is just a shadow of what He does there,
what He did, natural, He's doing spiritual.
You notice in the Bible, the 12th chapter, the woman, in the 12th
chapter of Revelations, with the moon under her feet and the sun at her
head, showing the law fading out. As soon as the sun rises, the moon
goes down. The moon is a wife to the sun. Oh, I love that kind of Bible
reading. See, the sun and the moon is a type of Christ and the church.
When the sun goes down, out of sight, it's not down, it's just out of
sight from the world. It reflects it's light back to the moon to give
light in it's absence.
So that's what Christ did when He went into Glory. He reflects His
Light back on His church to give light until He returns. Beautiful. Oh,
my, to think that the sun, if you want, reflecting it's life on the
moon to show light. And the light…
Also the moon itself is a watchdog. God set the boundaries of the sea
and set the moon to watch it. And the sea, how angry it jumps at the
banks; it'll like to destroy everything on the earth, because it did
one time, you know.
And to see sin, heaping… The waves, beat those big waves against the
banks. And remember, in the last days was predicted tidal waves: sea
roaring, men's hearts failing, fear, perplex of nation, distress. That
would be the end time signs. We've went through all of that, down along
the road. Now, here we are, right up to the last sign to Abraham's
children, and even brought in the names of the messengers, just like it
was in Abraham's time, to show there's no slip up nowhere–Bible: "Thus
saith the Lord."
And then the church sets, dead. Ball games, attractions of the city,
and the worldly things has the church all lured away. The Bible said
they'd be heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of
God, having a form of godliness. Hotel rooms, full of drunks; you can't
even sleep. Sunday school teachers, people going to church, church
members, having a little clean American fun. Sinful, oh, this old
world's a staggering like a drunk man coming home of a morning.
What happened? When all these sins begin to get like that in the days
of Sodom, women, half naked, running through the rooms of the hotels
and men, drunk, following behind them… That ain't off somewhere else;
And then what happened? God said, "I've come down to find out whether
all these reports are true." The true children crying out, "Come, Lord
Jesus." Maybe one in a city. As we ask the other night as the Holy
Spirit told us in the Bible, only sealed those who sigh and cry for the
abominations did in the city. Where would they be sealed? Where is the
sealing of the people? Let's not be deceived. Let's be right.
As the old darkie said, one time, "I told the Lord I want to talk it
over with Him now, 'cause I didn't want any trouble at the river." And
that's right, friends. I don't want any trouble at the river. You don't
know what hour you're coming down to that river. You may be down there
in another fifteen minutes. You may be there before daylight, but
there's one thing sure: You're coming to it. So you better be sure now.
God doesn't do these things just for play, for stage shows. He does
this for His glory, His honor, because He promised He'd do it. Let's
not look at it lightly, but reverently, discreetfully, and soberly.
Come to the fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins.
Confess your sins and your unbelief. Ask God to be merciful to you, as
a sinner, and save you for Christs' sake.
Sometimes people get in church, they say, "I don't have ask that. I've
already…" Oh, search your life out, friend! See how your faith is
recorded with the Word. Remember, those Pharisees didn't think they
need saving. They were holy, consecrated men. They were ministers:
their fathers was ministers, their grandfathers, their
great-grandfathers, their great-great grandfathers; all of them was
ministers. Lived such a life till one mark against them, they could be
stoned for it. Know the Scriptures? Perfectly knowing them. Jesus said,
"You are of your father, the devil."
Watch God! He was showing them the sign of the Messiah and they didn't
believe it. They said, "He's Beelzebub, a fortune-teller." As smart,
and as educated, and as consecrated lives that they were living, and
yet they were sinners. Why? They didn't commit adultery. They didn't
smoke cigarettes. They didn't get drunk. They didn't go to dances. They
didn't play cards. But they disbelieved. That's the reason they were
That's the reason I sling it at Pentecost today. No matter how much you
dance in the Spirit and speak in tongues… I believe in that, but you
could speak in tongues like pouring peas on a dry cow hide, and still
lost! Right. You never even got the… I've seen witch doctors that
speak in tongues and dance in the spirit, drink blood out of a human
skull, and call on the devil, dancing in the spirit and speaking in
tongues and shouting as hard as they could shout. Certainly. Can't go
If you still disbelieve God's Word, just the way it's written, you're
an unbeliever, a sinner. God comes down and performs His Word, and
makes It manifest, and shows It letter by letter, where nobody can rise
against It–God sent for It, Himself–then they walk away because of
some creed, no wonder we're doomed. But… Can you stop it? Somebody
said to me the other day, "Can you stop it?"
I said, "No, sir."
He said, "Well what do you… Why don't you keep still?"
I said, "How can I keep still? I'm coming to a judgment. And my voice
will be on the recording there that'll scrape the whole generation." I
can't keep still. Woe unto me if I do keep still. Not…
I said, "You don't believe in sinning, do you?"
He said, "No."
I said, "Well, what are you preaching against it for?" Why do you… If
you know the world is going to go on in that chaos, why do you keep on
preaching? We've got to give a voice against it. Got to."
Truth is got to be known. God's just. He gives His warning. Why'd Noah
stand in the door preaching when He knowed they wasn't coming in? He
prepared the ark for the saving of his household. What it was. But he
had to give the message just the same. God is just. God knew they
wasn't coming. He knowed just exactly eight souls would be saved in the
days of Noah, just as in the last days He knows this generation. He
knows will and who won't. But He knows it, well that's the reason He
said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the coming of
the Son of man." See?
And we know we're living in a tremendous time, but we… you're…?…
your heart cries out; you can't hold your peace. You got to say it.
Now, watch what He did to Abraham, showing to his seed. Then you'll
have an understanding. These things are not to go to the big nerve
centers. The people here… Most of the people that I meet, are looking
for some great big wide world-sweeping revival. That's done past. We're
at the end.
You're looking for great miracles and signs? Just because they don't
know the Bible. That's the two prophets of Revelations 11, going to
stop the sun: Elijah and… or Moses and Elijah. That's after the
Gentile church has done gone. That's right. See, that's over in the
Jewish… when God turns again to Israel. This church age… Read
Revelations 1-3 and then you'll have it. Just see what He gives to the
church age, the calling out. The last sign was the fury of Elisha again
on the scene, at the last end time. And we… We are… know that, that
everything that He said will be just the way He said it.
Now, we find out that where He called him in the 3rd… in the 12th
chapter of Genesis, and justified him by faith, because Abraham
believed God. Is that right?
Now, I don't say this now… I don't want you to quote this back out
among your people, but you see, everything in the Bible travels in
three–a three making one. Now, like in the Bible, it is written in
here that… You know God wrote three Bibles. Do you believe that? He
wrote one in the sky, one in the pyramid, the other one on paper. Now,
we know that they make a ouija Board out of the pyramid; they make a
ouija Board out of the Zodiac; they make a ouija Board out of the
Bible. But that don't hinder It's truth; It's truths are just exactly
Now, if you notice in the Zodiac, what's the first figure in the
Zodiac? Is the virgin. What's the last figure in the Zodiac? Leo the
lion. The first coming and the second coming of Christ: He come first
by the virgin, comes the next the lion of the tribe of Judah. Then the
cross fishes, the cancer age that we're now in, just before that time
We watch the pyramid. It was built like this. But you notice, the
headstone never was put on the pyramid. Did you ever think of that? You
got a dollar bill in your pocket? Look what it says: the Great Seal,
the pyramid. And look above it, the stone. The headstone never was
found. Why? The headstone was rejected–Christ.
Look down here in the age of Luther: justification, plenty of room
here. Just to confess Christ meant have your head chopped off. When
they come out of paganism, to have your head… You'd be executed for
the very witness of saying you was a Christian. Luther. Then what did
it do? It heaps up, now, to the minority, coming down closer. What was
next? Sanctification. Then you was called a fanatic, holy roller, or
something. That's Wesley's age. What happened next? Then come the
Pentecostal, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and still the church got
smaller in the minority. And now, it goes on till that has to get to
such a perfect place, until when that headstone finally comes it'll fit
so perfect, the Church will be… have to be in such a–such a perfect
state until when Christ comes He fits right into it. That's right.
So you see, just speaking in tongues and dancing in the Spirit, that's
way down the line here yet. The church… And remember, if you was ever
there, Egypt, at the Sphinx or the Pyramid, them stones, way yonder in
the air, weighing hundreds of tons, and so perfectly put together, till
a razor blade won't even… Honed to a perfect condition, till it fits
absolutely perfect without cement.
That's the way the Church is going to have to be: so honed down–the
Word honing the Church–until when Christ comes to take the Church, the
ministry, the Church will pick right up on it and will raise Luther,
Wesley, and Pentecost and all, and go up with it (That's right), to
take the church up.
Now, when we find out in justification what He done with the seed… or
to Abraham, was beginning with Luther. Sanctification, the 15th
chapter, when He confirmed the covenant by blood. Seventeenth chapter
He gave the Holy Ghost, the Pentecostal age, because, you see, all
those other elements was something outside of what the church received
from Him–what Abraham received from Him. But when He said, "I am El
Shaddai… ", the breast, inviting Abraham to come nurse his strength
from the breast of God, draw in the life of God into himself… That's
when the church got the Holy Ghost, when it tasted of the life of God,
when it drawed into itself the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Then what did He do? Just Scriptural as we proved it last night, taking
that same thought, God cannot defy His own laws. That's the reason He
took His own Son, in the 17th chapter of Matthew, and took Him up on
Mount Transfiguration, and positionally placed Him, as His law was. He
did it. And then, when He did that, then we find out, He followed His
own laws, and here He took Abraham the same way. You say, "Are you sure
of that, Brother Branham, the 4th and 5th verse?" Yes, sir. See?
When He gave Abraham part of His name, positionally put His name on the
check, the same as His was… His is Elohim: Abraham. See? Gave Him
part of His own name. A great revelation there. And you realize, I
could run that farther than that, but the church, when it ought to be
taking strong meat, is still drinking milk. Right. So He gave him his
own name, Abraham. And then when He did that, the next thing He did
after He give him that name, placed that on his name, then what did He
do? He gave him a sign that He was ready to absolutely destroy all sin
that was around him and positionally put his body in condition to
receive the promised Son that he had waited on. Exactly what He's done
to the church.
What was the last sign He give Abraham? Had His back turned to the tent
and told Sarah what she was doing and thinking inside the tent.
And Jesus, the true Seed of Abraham, the real true Prophet, the God
Prophet, that came to the earth and manifested the same sign to the
ending up of the Jews… Think of it. When He came to the earth, what
did He do? He said to Simon, "You're name is Simon; you're the son of
Jonas."–a man who couldn't write his own name… And Simon recognized
quickly, by the teaching of his father, that the Messiah would have a
sign like that. And he recognized Him and received Him.
Philip, as soon as he saw it, run told Nathanael, and Nathanael come
around the bank with him, and run up over where Jesus was; and Jesus
looked at him and said, "You are an Israelite in whom there's no guile."
He said, "When did You know me, Rabbi?"
Said, "Before Philip called you; when you were under the tree, I saw you."
And what did that real, elected, predestinated son of God say? "Rabbi, You're the Son of God. You're the King of Israel."
Said, "Blessed art thou…"
Then He goes down unto a woman in Samaria, because the Samaritans were
looking for a… You know, they were looking for a Messiah. Anybody's
looking for a Messiah, He will come. If you're here looking for Him
tonight, He will meet you. But if you're not looking for Him, He
will… you… He's not looking for you either. If you're not looking
for Him, He will never come to you.
But the Samaritans was looking. Now, there's only three races of people
on earth: Ham, Shem, and Japheth people–Jew, Gentile, and Samaritan.
The whole breed come from all that.
And now, notice Peter with the keys… To prove that now, Peter with
the keys of the kingdom… How many believe God gave him the keys?
Jesus did. Sure He did. And when did He use them? In Acts 2, to the
Jews. Then went right down to the Samaritans, although Philip had went
down and baptized them in the name of Jesus Christ. But they had not
received the Holy Ghost as yet, because Peter had the key. Come down
and laid his hands upon them and they received the Holy Ghost.
And then, guess what's the next generation, the next class? The
Gentile. And he went up and opened the Gospel to the Gentiles. And from
that, there was no more need of Simon Peter's keys, 'cause it already
opened to all the world.
Now, the Gentiles wasn't looking for no Messiah, but the Jews and
Samaritans was. How did He declare Hisself? The same thing that He did
at Sodom. What did He do to the Samaritans? When the woman come out…
The woman that was… The prostitute, came to the well, or the woman
living in adultery… She had six husbands, five she'd got rid of and
was living with one then. And she came to the well to get water. And
Jesus saw her, and He said, "Woman, bring Me a drink."
And she said, "You… not customary. We are… got a segregation around
here. You're a Jew, and I'm a Samaritan woman. You shouldn't ask me
such a thing as that. We don't have no dealings… one another."
He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to, you'd ask Me for a drink."
And the conversation went on till He contacted her spirit. Then He said
He found what she wanted, He said, "Go get your husband and come here."
She said, "I don't have any husband."
He said, "You've said the truth, for you've had five, and the one you're living with now is not your husband."
She said, "Sir…" Listen at this woman. Now, this is a Samaritan.
Said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Now, we know when the
Messiah cometh, He will tell us these things." That was to be the sign
of the Messiah.
And Jesus said, "I am He that speaks with you."
And what did she do? She dropped the water pot, and ran into the city,
and said, "Come, see a Man that told me the things that I have done.
Isn't this the very Messiah?" And the Bible said the man of the city
believed Jesus to be the Messiah, because He had told the woman the
things that she had done.
Now, you produce one time He did that to a Gentile. He never. But Jesus
said when the Gentiles… or the Pharisees, and preachers of that day,
said He was of the wrong spirit doing that, that His gospel wasn't true
because they… He was tearing down their churches and their
organizations, calling them a generation of vipers and everything else,
foxes and everything that He could think of: He was really splitting
But yet, He said, "If I do not the works of My Father, don't believe
Me. But if I do the works of My Father, then believe the works." That's
true of any man. God doesn't back His ministry up, then it's not God's
Notice then, this woman, she said, "Come, see this Man. And the… the
people of Samaria believed on it." He never did one more time. He just
did it that one time. But the woman was… told the man that Jesus did
it. Secondhandedly, through the woman, the whole city believed on
Jesus, because of that one miracle.
I wonder what's going to happen to America? That prostitute will stand
in the judgment and condemn tens of millions of church members in the
judgment. 'Cause not only once, but thousands times thousands of times
it's happened across the country, around the world, examined by
science, every critic it could go through it's went through, and still
come out one hundred per cent pure: the Holy Spirit, the Word backing
it up. Where are we going to stand, brethren, at that day? Just think
it over. And that may be before morning. We're at the end. I'll get
more in that tomorrow.
Notice, He placed him, give him the sign, what He was. And you
remember, it was God Almighty. It wasn't the Man. That was just human
flesh there, disappeared just in a little bit, but it was God, making
Hisself known to the elected, called out, separated church. Remember,
not an organizated town, not a city, but a group that was wandering in
the desert, taking the way with the Lord's despised few. Like always,
God's had to call His children into the wilderness and away from these
Called him, showed that sign to him and moved on. And Abraham believed
and immediately he was changed. When that Angel left the scene, Abraham
had a changed body, and made ready, and the son come that had been
One of these days, the old fashion gospel that you hear, will be
silenced one of these days. And the church will receive a body,
glorified. You'll have to have that kind of body to go up and meet Him
in the air. We can't go in this kind of a body. So those who are
looking, those who are listening, those who are taking heed, is the
ones that'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye and be
caught up together to meet the Lord in the air–the expected Son of
God, that we've looked for since we've… can recognize that we were
Remember, we proved that last night, how he went down to Gerar, how
that Sarah, an old woman a hundred years old… Usually, I get a letter
or two off of that, saying, "Well, they just lived longer life." But I
want you to notice the 18th chapter and 17th Chapter also. The Bible
said they were well stricken in years: stooped, bent down, old. And
when they got down there, Abimelech, that king looking for a sweetheart
with all of those Philistine beautiful women, and yet fell in love with
this real old, old, old, great, great grandmother, and would have took
her for a wife, but God protected her.
I want you to notice here, something, sister… Do you know Sarah loved
Abraham so much till she, that beautiful woman, till she called him her
Lord, which Paul later said, "Whose daughter you are as long as you
obey the truth."
Sarah didn't dress in the fashions of the day, like Miss Lot did. She
was probably the head leader of all the societies there was down there.
Her husband was mayor of the city. So I suppose she was… In their big
church, of a morning when the bells rang and they all went out there, I
imagine she was pretty well known woman. She didn't want to leave that;
she was earthbound.
That's the way people today don't want to hear about the coming of the
Lord Jesus. Why, it's the most glorious thing I can think of: for Him
to split the skies right now! Let's get over it! Why wouldn't I change
this old dried up, wrinkled, old age creaked over body that's full of
corruption, nothing but skin worms could eat it up… And take this
soul in there that loves God and unite in a brand new twenty-one year
old William Branham that'll never be old, and never, never have a
heartache, or never die, never be sick, to live with the elected
through the ages throughout all eternity, why, I couldn't think of
anything any greater.
That's why I want you to read this Witness here, this little thing. I
saw it; I know it's the truth. I shook hands there, and it was people
who were… that I knowed. And I was standing looking at myself, laying
there on the bed, and here I was standing… It ain't very far away. We
don't have very far to go. 'Cause I was standing here just as real as
I'm standing at this pulpit. And I thought, "Now here… There I am
laying there, and how could I be standing here (just the same as I am
right now)?" And there was people; every one of them beautiful. I can
see those women…
I been kindly hard on the women, but… I don't mean you Christian
women, I mean those who act like you're Christians and not (See?),
wants to be Jezebel (No, sir), after the things of the world. I
certainly bear down on them. And I just have to do that, I can't help
that. But you have to have a bad one to make a good one shine out. You
have to have a night to appreciate the daylight. Have to have wrong to
appreciate the right. All working together to God's good, His glory.
You're on a battlefield not a picnic ground.
Battle… Everybody say, "Come, be a Christian. Everything will go
right." No, sir, it doesn't for a Christian. "All that live godly in
Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. You got to be laughed at, and
made fun of, stomped at, kicked at, made fun of. "If they called the
Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call them of His
"I'll take the way with the Lord's despised few, I started in with
Jesus, Oh Lord, take me through." That's right. That's my… that's
my… that's my alternative is to go through.
If I only look down tonight and look here in this city, look for the
last three months where I've been across the nation and see the falling
away of the churches, the indifference of the pastors, see the
indifference amongst the people who come out. Look like fish and
loaves. And the first little thing, got enough temper to fight a buzz
saw, and indifferent, nasty: the Pentecostal people. Ministerial
association wants to draw me out of the ring just because I let a man
on the platform that wasn't baptized the way they thought he ought to
be baptized. And they… oh, such indifference.
If I was looking right here, I–I'd give up. I'm glad God got a hold of
me before the church did…?… I found out about God. That's right.
Found out that God was real.
Mr. Baxter, once, Earn Baxter, used to manage the campaigns for me. He
said up in Canada, they were… one time there was a contest to win a
new Schwinn bicycle. They had a board that was a foot wide. They had to
ride it for fifty or a hundred yards, setting about three foot in the
air. And every one of them there were champions. Ernie said, "I could
go downtown, and get my mother's groceries, put them under my arms, and
come through the street cars, up around the cars and never touch my
handlebars." Said, "I could ride. Set backwards on it and ride the same
as he could forward." Said, "It didn't make any difference me." And
nearly all of them was champions. And they was sure they was going to
win that Schwinn bicycle.
And they had one little sissy fellow among them. He wasn't too good a
rider. They knowed he wasn't going to win. But when they put them all
on the track and start them out, everyone of them fell off but this one
little sissy boy. He rode out to the end. Got off. Received the reward,
took the bicycles. And all the fellows got around and said, "Tell us
how you done it."
Said, "Boys, I'm going to tell you where you made your mistake." Said,
"I thought it all out before I got on there." That's a good idea. He
said, "You see, you all were trying like this to keep the bicycle on
the board looking right down like this at your bicycle. It made you
nervous. You got to wiggling; you fell off. And I seen where you made
your mistake." He said, "I never looked what was down here. I just
watched the end and kept steady." That's it. That's it! Watch the end
and keep steady! Just keep moving on.
I'd be discouraged tonight if it wasn't for that: I'm watching the end,
just keeping steady. Move on no matter what takes place. Just keep…
Don't look at that. Just keep looking at the end. That's where you meet
God down there at the end. There's where the rewards are give out.
Don't drop off here. Go on to the end. "He that endureth to the end,
the same shall be saved." Scripture.
Now, we find out then, that the confirmation of the… of Abraham
give… and everything turned out just exactly now. Now, watch. One law
that God given His church, not one… Not one thing did He promise
Abraham, not one thing did He do to Abraham but what He's done to… or
give to the church, except one thing: the change of the body.
And when He does that… Now remember, Sarah had to be changed. How
many believe that, raise up your hand. She had to have a changed body.
She was a hundred years old. How could she give birth to a child?
Abraham… Well, the Bible said, as a man he was… his body had been
dead for many years. Read Romans the 4th chapter, where it said,
"Abraham considered not his own body now as good as dead, neither the
deadness of Sarah's womb. He staggered not at the promise of God
through unbelief, but was strong, giving praise to God…" kept moving
Now, his body was infertile, sterile, a hundred years old, and dead,
sexually. Sarah's womb was dead, infertile, milk veins gone, breasts
gone, and heart, that a hundred year old woman to go in labor. See,
there was… She was just as good as dead. But then she could not have
that baby, could not receive that promise, unless she was changed.
"Now, what are you trying to say, Brother Branham?" Listen close. We
cannot in these kind of bodies, ever receive the promised Son, for He's
not coming to the earth. We are to be caught up. Our bodies are to be
changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, and we're to be caught
up to meet Him in the air. And the last sign was give before the
destruction, was that the Angel, showing that God would be dwelling in
mortal, human flesh, performing that same sign before our bodies was
changed. And that's the last sign the church gets.
Show me one thing more that God did to Abraham! Show me one more sign
He give him than that sign there. That was the last sign. All that
knows, that's Bible readers, say, "Amen." That's the last sign was
given. This is the last sign. Church, hear me, in the name of the Lord.
Look at my education: my insufficiency of preaching, not holding my
subject and speaking like anointed or educated preachers really speak.
Don't you listen to that! You listen to what I'm telling you, the Word
of God. God's behind it, because He's proven the Word that's being
preached. If you can't believe me… You say, "Well, he… Brother
Branham don't belong to our organization." Well, believe the works
then. Let the organization go and believe the works. Take it to your
own organization, get them to believe it. You could do a better job
there, than I can. Or you can beat God doing it. God can't do it
Notice, the 18th chapter is where He done this. The 17th chapter, now,
He give him strength for the miracle, give him the Holy Ghost, in other
words, let him draw His… God's own life into his own.
Now, what do we do when we receive the Holy Ghost? We take God's life
into ours. Is that right? What? We blend God's life in ours. We're sons
of God, because we draw from God, the Holy Spirit that makes us sons of
God. What does that do? It gets us ready then, for the change. Oh,
brother! It makes us ready for the change that's fixing to come, Spirit
filled. Just lean right on His bosom and keep drawing. Then we get
changed one of these days, that right away, too. I can promise that.
The promised Son is on His way.
Now, notice, immediately after that, Sarah become pregnant, and she
knew she was going to have this baby. Now, she's young now, beautiful.
Even a king fell in love with her. She would have to be outstanding or
that king would never have fell in love with her, you know. She was a
beautiful woman… and wanted to marry her, and… and God protected
One more thing I want to get to the church… Now, some of you setting
here, last night when the anointing struck me, I could feel them little
flares in there… I've been trying to think of it. I jotted it down
here so I wouldn't forget it. I caught that last night, that you think,
well, I did do-and-so, I did so-and-so. Many times I find people won't
even come in the prayer line and won't even take their number when
they're called. They're afraid that will be called up, certain things.
Now, I used to blast that right out. You all know that. And not 'less
I'm actually led to do it, I don't do it no more.
Now, you will make your mistakes. You say, "Brother Branham, no matter
what I'd ever do, I'd never be worthy." That's right. But look! You
say, "Brother Branham, at one time I didn't believe this message."
That's right, I guess many of you didn't. I wouldn't have done it, I
guess, myself. I couldn't have done it 'less God revealed it to me.
You'd have… It's a revelation. The whole church is built on
revelation. Without the revelation you'll never see it; you're blind.
Jesus… The Bible said, I believe, Matthew 12, I believe it was, where
He said, "Though Jesus had done so many miracles before them, yet they
could not believe, because Isaiah said, 'They got eyes and can't see,
ears and can't hear.'" And very… really holy people, the very cream
of holiness. So holiness is not all. Holy living's not all. Faith is
the main thing.
Now listen, church. I want to drop this in here, 'cause I believe the
Holy Spirit told me to do it. You may be setting there (which some of
you are, I know you are) disagreeing with me, right now. Now, I can
call your name if you want me to. So, I know that, but I also can see
farther than that, that you're going to believe it one of these days.
So I'm just going to put this in, so you'll understand, so I can give
you a little spot of grace here, when it ain't going to be too long
till you're going to change your mind, some of you. Some of you won't.
But remember, when Sarah first heard that Man, which she is a type of
the church, when she heard that… seen that sign take place to
Abraham, she actually laughed about it in her heart. And she
disbelieved and doubted it ever being so. Is that right? At that time,
God would have rubbed her name off. Is that right? But He couldn't:
she's part of Abraham. They're one.
And if you've really not been excited, not worked up in emotion, not
got some church creed, but really received the Holy Ghost, and you're
really part of Christ and still a little skeptic in your mind, God will
not shove you off from that, because He can't: you're a part of Christ.
He will bring you to the truth. Now, if you have never… you just…
you might have spoke in tongues, danced in the Spirit, and done all
these things there, that don't mean you got the Holy Ghost. Oh, my, my.
That's a million miles from it.
Jesus never did say, "Now remember, I believe that when you receive the
fullness of the Holy Ghost, you speak in tongues." Right. But Jesus
never did… There's no Scripture in the Bible says that that's the
evidence of the Holy Ghost. I want you to produce it, if it is. There's
no such Scripture as that. Jesus said, "By their fruit you shall know
them." And the fruit of the Spirit is not speaking in tongues. That's a
gift of the Holy Ghost. After the Holy Ghost is come, that's one of the
gifts that goes with it: preaching, speaking in tongues, interpretation
of tongues, all of those things are gifts of the Holy Ghost.
They was amazed at the day of Pentecost. Peter said, "Repent, be
baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the
remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Now, but remember, I believe that when you get so full of the Holy
Ghost… you… you… The Bible said, "Stammering lips and other
tongues will I speak to this people." Stammering–so full of the Holy
Ghost you can't say nothing in your own language. That's when you're
filled with the Holy Ghost. But I believe that when you believe on God
with all your heart and accept Jesus as your Saviour, you got a portion
of that Holy Spirit. 'Cause Jesus said, "He that heareth My words and
believeth on Him that sent Me, has eternal life." There's only one form
of eternal life. Then you're just a child. Then you begin to walk into
the fullness of the Spirit. You grow in grace, then you're…
Wesley, and now into Pentecost, the same thing, then the placing of the
son, then the last sign gift, then the rapture of the body, the change
of the body and the rapture.
Now, when they come back, Sarah recognized she was to be mother. Oh,
she must have been a happy little lady. I can see her now: that black,
shiny hair, those big velvet eyes, pretty face, she was a young woman
then, probably in her early twenties. Abraham, strong and healthy,
young man: changed from an old broke down fellow to a young man,
showing what He's going to do to all the seed of Abraham. That's
And then, the first thing you know, they could be… live like young
people. Then they brought forth this young child. And when he was about
twelve years old, God said, "Now, to make this real sure to all the
people, I'm going to prove to them what I'm going to do: show that the
seed of Abraham will never doubt My Word, the true seed of Abraham
won't doubt My Word."
Now, here's where you test whether you're really the seed of Abraham or
not. When the church says, "You believe that, and I'll kick you out,"
that don't mean a thing to the seed of Abraham, not a thing. That just
puts him on his road right. That just sets him free. Here he goes.
And… Seen that he was to be the father of nations… Now, God said,
"I want you to take this boy of yours, and I'm going to show you in a
vision what kind of a looking hill you going to, a mountain, and you
take that boy up there and simply destroy him."
Could you imagine what slipped through Abraham's mind as a human up
here… up here? "Well, how am I going to be the father of nations. And
here I've waited all these years and got this boy here, and here he is
twelve years old. He takes me out now, and says, 'Take him out and kill
him.' How… And He promised me that through this same boy, this is the
boy He promised me through Sarah, and if I had this boy here, he'd be
the father of nations. Now He takes me out to kill it."
That's when the intellectuals begin to work, but the little buzzer kept
saying, "What did you believe twenty-five years for him for?" That
little buzzer said, "Well…"
Then it come up in his throat… then make a confession, "I received
him as one from the dead. I'm fully persuaded that God's able to raise
him up from the dead." That's it. When this goes to talking down here,
this shuts up.
As I said the other night, in the garden of Eden the devil chose a part
of a man, and God chose a part. God chose his heart. The devil chose
his intellect. And now today, the church today, depends everything upon
the intellect, and never thinking of the heart. See? And the only thing
they can see…" Well, I just can't see it that way." You don't see
with your eyes anyhow. You look with your eyes: you see with your
heart. You look at anything, "I just don't see it." You… You're
looking at it, but you don't see it, it means you don't understand it.
Your understanding comes from your heart.
Now, here he is now. He doesn't… he doesn't understand it with his
mind. How is he going to do it? His intellects would tell him that.
That's his reasoning. But the Bible said, "We cast down reasoning."
Cast them away from us. Say, "How am I going to get well when the
doctor says, 'Now, I've done this… '?" That don't have one thing to
do with it.
You get about one out of every five hundred that really believes that:
sets right straight there and there's nothing in the world will ever
change them. "Well, what do we have to do?" Cull through everything
till we find that one. That's right. God searches through the earth to
find one man. Oh God, when I think about that, it makes my heart burn.
God is searching the earth to try to find one man that'll surrender to
Him. He's always done it.
He found one man in the day of Noah, out of the tens of millions and
millions. People want to… just like… There's too many people like
Samson today. Samson gave God his strength, but he wouldn't give Him
his heart. God could use his strength, but not his heart. Samson was
somewhat a ladies' man, you know, and he just couldn't give Him his
heart, he had to give that to Delilah, but he gave his strength to God.
God used his strength, but He couldn't use his heart.
So, many today: God… You'll give your intellectuals to God: "I'll
build You a big house," "I'll make You an organization.", "I'll do
this," "I'll do that…" Don't you realize that's the same thing Cain
did, it was rejected.
Cain built hisself an altar, and made a sacrifice, and said, "Here it
is. I'll worship you. I believe you. There's my sacrifice. There's my
altar, take it or leave it." That's the man today, the religious man.
Esau the same way. And the church the same way. "I've done this. I've
done this. I've done this." It ain't what you done, it's what He done.
Give Him your heart and follow Him.
Trying to find a man that will follow Him. He had one man, Abraham. He
was that perfect man. Whatever God said, that was all right.
So watch. Could you imagine. Now, Abraham couldn't tell Sarah, the
wife: that pretty little Jewish boy about twelve years old, going to
take him up and cut his throat. That would've been a horrible thing to
tell mama. He couldn't tell her. So the next morning he got up and
chopped some wood (He said, "He clave the wood," which means chopped
it.), put it in a sack of some sort, some kind of a skin sack, laid it
on the back of the mule, and called two servants, and said, "Isaac, you
and I are going to worship. Let's take the mules along. Mommy, we'll be
back in a few days." All right.
He goes on; up towards the mountains he goes. And remember, he went
three day's journey, is that right? Three days. Now, a ordinary man,
just any man, and him young, probably twenty years old, twenty-five…
When I used to patrol, I walked thirty-two mile everyday through the
jungle. And we're used to riding all the time. All man done then for
transportation was either riding a mule or walking. So I can walk… I
could eventually say, in the mountains he walked at least twenty miles
a day. Well, after he walked three days back, then he lifted up his
eyes and saw the mountain that he saw in the vision, far off. And then
got to it. Watch where he was now, from civilization. I love this. This
is so beautiful. Don't miss it.
When they got to the mountain, Abraham said to the boys that was
holding the mules, he said, "You stay here; watch the mules. The lad
and I, we're going yonder to worship, and the lad and I will return."
How are you going to say that, Abraham, when you're going there to kill
that boy. What is it? That's that faith. It doesn't know how it's going
to happen, but he knows it's going to happen. Oh!
You say, "Brother Branham, you act silly up there." Well, maybe I do.
But I'm feeling awful good. I feel better this way than I did in the
old carnal intellectual, so I'd rather stay this way.
"You boys wait here with the mules. The lad and I are going yonder to
worship and we will return." What if the Angel stood there and said,
Well, what if the devil stood over on one side, said, "Abraham, you told a lie."
"Oh, no. There's something down in here that tells me if I even have to
kill him, I receive him as one from the dead, God could raise him back
to earth again. The lad and I will return, because why? God already
told me that through this lad would be the seed that would save
nations. And He changed my name and put h-a-m on the end of my name,
and I'm a father of nations through this lad, and I don't know what
God's going to do there, but He's going to do it."
Whew! Oh, my, That puts fire… that gives you something to stand on.
That's not one of these Catholic Santa Claus stories of some fictitious
something that never happened. That's thus saith the Lord God Jehovah.
Amen. "Makes me no difference how we're coming back, we're coming back.
"How you… Now, if he'd say to… Here's a man, setting with a cane,
blind. "How're you going to receive your sight, sir?" Just let God
speak to his heart one time and watch what happens. Maybe there's one
over there with a cancer, dying. One back there with heart trouble,
just had an examination. The doctor said, "Can't live. Going to die."
Let that little buzzer whirl down here one time: "I'm the Lord that
heals thee, gives thee thy sight, takes away the cancer, makes thee to
walk." Huh! It's all over. I don't care what any scientific… what
anything… No matter if the doctor put a… give him a cardiogram and
told him his heart had already stopped, he'd still be believing it.
Yes, sir. He's going to do it anyhow. There's nothing can stop it.
That's… that's what faith is.
You know what… Forgive me, brethren, sisters, I don't know why I'm
going to say this, but it's choking me to say it. I know something's
fixing to happen to me, so I'm just unloading. That's right. Glory to
God. Brethren, I have seen so much make- believe, super-duper,
American, so-called faith, till it makes me sick at my stomach.
Evangelists running people through lines and saying, "O-o-o-oh, feel
it." How are you going to do that?
I got a letter from Germany the other day, of a German Lutheran
minister, the head of the association in Germany, in a certain district
where an evangelist was. And he called this evangelist's attention to
it, said, "The thing that you done was beat the people for money. And
it'd be better if you Americans stay out of here." And that's right.
That's right, I'm agreeing with him. Said, "What about little Deborah
Stadsklev, up there, if you say all this super-duper faith's for
I've got the letter right on file. Anything I say from here, brother, I
can back it up. See? He said, "All this here faith that you was talking
about having, why'd you all do all that shaking and jumping and
everything else there, trying to tell people they were healed, and they
did this and did that when they wasn't? You never brought any
repentance." Said, "Why didn't you wait like Brother Branham did, when
they called him about little Deborah Stadsklev: he waited till he got
out a clean cut answer from God." There you are.
Wait till you hear, "thus saith the Lord." Clean up your lives. Get
away from your unbelief. Quit having this super-duper, "I feeled… I
touch… I got blood… I got…" Oh! No wonder the thing's sinking.
It's got to come back to God's Bible: repentance from unbelief, not
super-duper, clap hands and work up in a lot of emotion. Pentecostal
birthplace is in that, these days, shake them and say, "Say it. Say it.
Say it. Say it. Say it. Say it. Say it. Say it", till they say some
kind of an unknown tongue or get a confusion and say you got the Holy
Ghost and live any kind of life with enough unbelief in them would
smear the devil's hell out. Super-duper faith! Huh!
What's the matter with me, anyhow? I'm only telling you the truth. Some
day you'll catch it. Some day you'll know that I've told you the truth.
My voice may be silent. You might, might be able to silence the body
that's speaking, but you'll never silent that voice. It comes from God.
They stoned Stephen, but they couldn't stop his message. It'll move on.
Them tapes will be played after I'm gone for years.
Yes, super-duper faith. American, built up under a lot of
flusterations, painted faced women wearing shorts and everything else,
running through the lines and shaking them, hollering, "Yeah, you got
it. Hallelujah" Oh, nonsense. Repent! Come back to God. We need a clean
Don't think I'm angry. I'm not angry. If I was, I'd get down there at
the altar and repent 'fore I finished this message. I'm only telling
you something in my heart boiling out. And It's the Word of God. You
need a cleaning from the pulpit to the basement, throughout.
Super-duper faith, no such a thing with God. God's faith is pure,
clean-cut, unadulterated. That's right. Something inside moving,
saying, "I accept it." Brother, you know where you're at then.
Here not long ago, way down there in Kentucky, Brother Sullivan, an old
patched blue shirt, steel gray eyes, looked at me in the eye and said,
"Preacher, I believe that." Oh, brother, that was one hundred percent
plus. He did. And a cancer, hanging on the side of his face dropped off
on the floor. He believed it. So many's got hope instead of faith. Now,
the newspapers packed the article of it: a reporter standing there and
the cancer rolled off over his feet. He couldn't keep from writing
about it. Picked it up himself. Say, "Why don't… I didn't see it
Jesus said, "See that you tell no man." We got so much publicity today
to fix up something before the public to make it… Aw, I better shut
up… go ahead. Notice…
But that's "Thus saith the Lord." Abraham took the little fellow.
Watch, put the wood upon Isaac's back. Type of Christ with the wood on
his back. Up the mountain they went. On up. Got up a-past the
timberline. Got on up amongst the big rocks, way on up to the big
boulders, to the bleached sands, on up in the top of the mountain,
where nothing but just old vines and things wrapped around stumps… or
the rocks. He rolled hisself twelve stones together, laid the wood
down, took the fire, and lit the sacrif… lit the altar.
Little Isaac got suspicious. He said, "My father…"
He said, "Here am I, my son."
He said, "Here is the altar. Here is the wood. Here's the fire, but where is the lamb or the sacrifice?"
He said, "My son, God will provide for Himself a lamb for this
sacrifice." There you are. "The only thing I'm doing… just following
instructions. It's up to God to provide the lamb."
"How am I going to receive my sight? How am I going to…?" That isn't
a question. Just follow the instructions, believing without failure.
God will provide for Himself, a lamb for the sacrifice.
Then he said, "Isaac, put your hands behind you." He took a string and
begin to tie his hands. Isaac knew then. Watch his obedience like
Jesus, the true Son of God, obedience unto death; took the cross. Tied
his hands and his feet. Abraham lifted up the little boy and laid him
up on the rock.
I can imagine him standing there and trying to… His intellectuals
trying to go to work: "What are you going to tell Sarah when you get
home?" "I… I… a…" But the little buzzer kept saying, "I'm
Jehovah. I will provide. You just follow Me." See two things working,
same time. What are you going to listen to? If you listen to this,
you're gone. Listen to this… You can't go. You've got to be sure.
Here… It's perfect.
Now, pulled his hair back out of his face, took his head, laid it back
so the throat would be empty–opened his little shirt and pulled it
back so his throat would be still… "Lay your head back a little
farther, honey, for daddy." Think that was easy? There had to be
something down here moving, a real love that wouldn't fail. Laid his
head back, took the big knife out like that (just razor hone sharp),
pulled his head back, took it out, lift up to God, caught the top of
his hair, held it back like that, and he raised his hand. About that
time the Holy Ghost grabbed his hand: "Just stay your hand, Abraham. I
know you love Me."
And about that time a ram bleated behind him. It wasn't there a second
before. A ram had his horns hooked in the vine, caught in the vine.
"Baaa…" Abraham looked around, went and got the ram, and laid it upon
the altar, tied it with the string that Isaac was tied with, and killed
I want to ask you something. Where did that ram come from? It was at
least a hundred miles from civilization amongst lions, jackals, all
kind (Everything eats a sheep.)… wild dogs… And again, it was way
up on the mountain where there's no food or water, and it wasn't there
when Abraham was hunting stones around to make the altar, but there it
was. (See?) O God! Jehovah Jireh: He had provided Himself a lamb for
that sacrifice. And He's the same Jehovah Jireh tonight. Only thing is,
that to the seed, now, of Abraham, He has already provided the Lamb.
The Lamb has already been killed–a bleeding Lamb.
Now, that wasn't a vision Abraham saw, because the ram bled, and a
vision don't bleed. See? He killed a ram. God spoke it into existence
and Abraham took it out of existence in less than a minute's time. Come
into existence and went out the next minute, because God had a reason
for it, because He'd brought somebody to that place, testing him. The
Bible said Abraham was tested. And the seed of Abraham is tested. How
God was testing His servant! And He's able to provide or make anything
any way He wants to because He's Jehovah Jireh.
Now, if you're sick, afflicted, well no matter what's wrong with you,
if God has revealed it to you that you're going to be… that you are
healed, already, by His provided Lamb, and the doctor says you can't
get well, He's Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is able to provide you some
eyes. I seen Him do it. The Lord can provide you ears. The Lord can
provide you health. The Lord can provide you strength. He's Jehovah
Jireh, the Lord's provided sacrifice. And in Jesus Christ, God's Son,
all this is met for you, the seed of Abraham, if you'll only believe
like Abraham did. Do you do it?
Let us bow our heads then. Are you sick? You need Him? Jehovah Jireh is
present. The same One Who promised all the things, giving all the
signs, fulfilling all His Word, is here in this Armory in Middletown,
Ohio, tonight. If you have need of Him, just raise up your hand. Now,
keep Him on your mind while I pray.
Heavenly Father, I come in the name of Your provided Sacrifice, that I
accepted as my Saviour, and He changed this wicked, cruel, Irish heart
of mine, laying there on the bed, with just three minutes to live, buy
the specialist. My heart only beating seventeen times to the minute,
but Jehovah Jireh came on the scene. And that's been about thirty-five
years ago, when I had three minutes to live. But Jehovah Jireh provided
me life. Why shouldn't I spend it, then, for Him? There may be others
here, tonight, Lord, no doubt, maybe not that bad… but I promised you
there on that hospital bed that I'd never be ashamed of You, that I'd
stand for Your Word, I'd scream it from the housetop, street corner…
and for thirty-one years I have screamed it Lord.
Now, Thy servant is getting old. I pray Thee Lord, that You'll bless
this people tonight and will let them see this gospel truth. As the
song writer said,
Give me faith tonight, as I pray for the sick. Help me, Lord and give
the people faith to believe. Now, there's nothing, Lord… I've told
them over and over, there's nothing in me or any other man that can do
what You've already done. Their healing is completed. You redeemed them
from their sickness when You died for them. You was wounded for their
transgressions, with Your stripes they were healed. May they have faith
tonight, Lord; not trust upon some merit, or some emotion they had, or
some sensation or something. But may they come with simple clear cut
faith and clear cut decision: "Tonight, I accept Christ as my healer.
From my heart I believe He heals me. Grant it, Lord. Then it'll all be
over." Grant it Father, I ask in Jesus' name, Amen.
(What time are we supposed to be out? Any marked time?) If you all will
just be real reverent for just a few minutes… I don't believe we've
had any prayer line called up yet, have we? We haven't called a prayer
line since we've been here. Just had, from the aud… from the
platform? Was that the way it was? What was that prayer cards A one to
a hundred? Would you rather it just be called from the altar here?
People without prayer cards be called like that or people with them? It
doesn't matter to me. Whatever way will bring you the most faith. If
you'll just have faith and believe it. Don't doubt. And will just keep
real reverent; set quiet…
Now, this is the time, no matter how much I preached, if it isn't the
truth, it isn't the truth. And God will never witness to a lie, you
know that. But if it is the truth, God's obligated to witness to that.
Now, my brethren, sisters, will you just kindly, just keep as reverent
as you can. Let's call a few of those cards. If we don't get them
tonight, all, we'll get them tomorrow. Let's take just about a dozen or
something like that, on the platform, and then let the Holy Spirit, if
It will, start in the audience. How many out there doesn't have a
prayer card and you're sick, raise up your hands, all around over…
Oh… How many has prayer cards then, raise up your hand. There's more
without prayer cards and there's just a few with prayer cards. Probably
some of them's last night got the prayer cards left.
What'd you give, from one to fifty, or from one to a hundred, last
night? Let's start from say, 75. How will that be? See if it's here.
Prayer card number 75, who has that, raise up your hand. No…? Well,
we'll start from somewhere else. Oh, I'm sorry. All right, number 75,
how about you coming right here lady. Number 76, who has that?
Seventy-six–that lady? Come right here. Seventy-seven, prayer card
seven seven. Back there. Seventy-eight–come here. Seventy-nine,
seventy-nine… Did I see it? Did it raise up? Seventy-nine. Eighty,
who has prayer card eighty? Would you raise your hand so we can see it?
Now, when the boy comes to give the prayer cards, he stands up before
you, shuffles them up together. Isn't that right? Then takes… he give
you the prayer card, anybody that wants one, see, doesn't matter. So,
we don't know where we're going to call them from and nobody knows
till… The boy can't tell you, "Well, we're going to start tonight
from number 1. I'll give you number 1, and you number 2, you're… He
can't do that. See? And it proves it, 'cause he shuffles them up here
before you. All right.
Where was I at… Eighty…? Eighty…? Prayer card eighty. Eighty-one?
Did I get that one? Eighty-one? Eighty-two? Eighty-three? Is that
the…? No, she stopped for a baby. Eighty-three, would you raise your
hand? Back in the back. Eighty-four? All right. Eighty-five? I didn't
see it. Eighty-five? Eighty-six? Eighty-six? The man. Eighty-seven? I
didn't see it. Eighty-seven? Look at your neighbors card; maybe he's
deaf. Oh, all right. Eighty-seven. Eighty-eight? Eighty-eight? What's
this blind man, what's his number? Is he… is he… that wouldn't be
his number would it? Now, here? Oh… oh, it's fine. Oh, that's all
right. Hold it. I'll get it. Just stay with it…?… Eighty-nine?
Ninety? Ninety-one? Ninety-two? Ninety-two? I don't see it. Ninety-two?
It's probably some give last night. Oh, you got enough there.
Everybody in this prayer line that's standing here, watch just a
moment. I want you to be real reverent now. Just… just… This is
Saturday night, and you can sleep until Sunday School time in the
morning. Now, you don't have to go to work. So now, be real reverent
just a few minutes.
Take this message. Don't forget the message now. Take the message.
Everyone in this prayer line that's a stranger to me that I don't know
nothing about you, raise up your hands, all in the prayer line. All
right, sir. Each one of you in that prayer line, will you solemnly
promise God that if God shall reveal these things, that you'll promise
you will believe Him and hold onto It with all your heart? You do? And
if I would just come up and pray for each one of you and pass you
through here, if you get anything wrong you make it right, now, 'fore
you come in the line. See? Do that. Now…?…
For remember, the sin be upon you, not upon me. Now, how many in the
audience tonight, that believes that God is the Healer, and can heal
you, and will heal you, and you have faith for it tonight, raise up
your hands that you're…?… Now, do you promise, you out there… How
many in here that knows that I do not know you, that's sick… know
nothing about you, raise up your hand? Now, if the Lord Jesus will do
exactly what He said He did when He come here on earth, exactly what He
promised would take place in the last days, if He will perform that
just one time in this prayer line, or one time out there, you'll
solemnly believe it as I raise my hands to God that I don't know any of
them people there…
And there's a few here I know. I'll try to make out who this man is
setting here, and I believe this man setting here with the light suit
on, I see him somewhere… Brother and Sister Kidd, I know them. And I
know that I've got some friends here from Jeffersonville. They're back
here somewhere: one of the deacons of our church, Brother Fred
Sothmann, he's here. Another one of the deacons, or he's a trustee, one
of the deacons: a Methodist preacher, Brother Collins. He was here the
other day. He and his wife are here. Brother Welch Evans and his family
from down in Georgia. Them people drives around, well… with a round
trip, I'd say it's about fourteen or fifteen hundred miles every Sunday
to hear me preach at Jeffersonville. Talk about friends…! Die for you!
Brother Tom Simpson, he's here, and I think some of his family is with
him. He's also a visiting Brother of mine. Brother Leo and Gene.
They're here. They're my fellow workers here in the meeting. Then I've
got a friend here, Brother Rodney and Brother Roger and Brother
Charlie. They're from up here in Ohio, somewhere, up here close to the
Indiana line, personal friends of mine: United Brethren and Methodist
brethren, who's just recently come in and been saved and filled with
the Holy Ghost. They're… they're supposed to be here. They were here
yesterday. I had some of them on private interview. And they're here.
And outside of that, there's nobody that I can think of.
Brother Dauch, setting here, I know him. It's a German name, and I
can't say… It's Dauch, or Dauch, or something like that. Very fine
brother from right here in Ohio, has been a great blessing to me. And
this man setting right back here, red tie on, setting right here…
You, direct down… Don't I know you? No, the man right behind you,
there… Don't I know you? I thought I did. I can't call his name but I
And the other morning, the Holy Spirit was leading me down the street:
I went into the room to get breakfast. Something said, "Don't go. Walk
down the street."
I started walking down the street, and I wondered, "Why? Why?" Kept
walking down the street and I seen two ladies standing on the corner. I
kept walking, I thought, "Father, what would You have me do?"
"Just keep walking." And when I walked down there, these ladies turned
around and said, "Sir, could you tell me where a grocery store is?"
"I said, "No. I'm a stranger here."
And looked around and said, "Aren't you Brother Branham?"
I thought, "Here He is."
One little woman had been praying real hard to see me privately. She
went out on the corner to wait. God sent her out there, and God sent me
from my room down. She's setting right here now. She told me about
something she wanted to speak to me about in private. See? You… The
only thing you have to do is follow the leading of the Spirit. He works
on both ends of the line, makes it meet just exactly right. See? Just
And if I should say to the people from Jeffersonville… I… well, I
wouldn't call them if I seen… call… 'less it would be something
that they would… I'd have to tell them or something. But usually it's
the other people.
You all pray now and believe with all your heart. Now, what did one
woman… Jesus told her something that was wrong with her and she went
in and told… And a whole city believed on the Lord… a whole
generation, a whole tribe of people, believed that He was the Messiah.
Now, I am not the Messiah. You know that. Oh, my… I'm a sinner saved
by grace. I'm a man. But the Messiah works in human beings. Now, like I
was try and tell you, there isn't three Gods. Anybody believes that is
a pagan. There's only one God: He lives in three offices. The
Fatherhood… Oh people's went crazy trying to study that. Why, it's so
simple: God, the Father. The father dispensation. Sonship. Holy Ghost:
the same God. Not three Gods: one named Father, one named Son, one
named Holy Ghost. Ha! You believe that, brother, you better go off to
Catholic church. That's where you belong. Just exactly. That's where it
come from. There's no such teaching in the Bible. No such a thing as
that. Trinity's not even mentioned in the Bible, not one time.
Now, I'm not a… don't… And I say… And some people say, "He's a
'Jesus Only,'" You're mistaken there. I wouldn't have that kind of a
spirit on me. There that dogmatic, ungodly thing that… No, sir. I'm
not Oneness. Not at all. I'm not trinity either. I'm a Christian. I
believe in God. I believe in God manifested in three offices. Now His
office is in my heart, in your heart. Not another God somewhere else;
another God somewhere else; another God somewhere else. That's as pagan
as pagan can be. Never one time was that even thought of until the
Nicean Council. Find it in the Bible, or find it in history–till that
time. It's not there.
Gene, are you the one that's going to bring them to me? All right,
brother. Now, if anybody in here has a suspicion that this is not of
God, and you have a better system to help these people, with all Godly
fear and brotherly respects, I'll take a seat down here with Brother
Sullivan. Come to the platform. You can do anything different by it. Or
if you want to come do the same thing, if you think that I'm of the
devil and you're of God, then surely you can outdo this. You can outdo
the devil if you're of God. Then come, take the place. Not that I am
He, but He is here. Now, no matter what, how much He'd anoint me, He's
got to anoint you the same way.
Now, here stands a woman that I've never seen in my life. She is a
total stranger to me. I've never seen her. She's just a woman standing
there. Now, I suppose this is the first time we've ever met, as far as
I know. Is that right? That is right. Now, if this is our first time
meeting, and I'd raise my hands to that. If I ever met you I… it was
somewhere I didn't know who you was. We passed on the street, or you
set in a meeting or something like that. I wouldn't know you no other
way. But just to know you, I don't. And you don't know me. But there's
Somebody here Who does know both of us. That's right. Somebody knows
both of us. Now, we're going to forget ourselves and let Him speak
through me, and…
Now, if I come up here and said, "Lady, you're sick. Hallelujah. Praise
God. Go get healed. You're healed. Go on." Now, that'd be all right. If
you want to believe it. You're only healed by faith. That's right. So
now, you could have a right to doubt that. But upon the Scripture what
I told you that we're in the end time, and that same God that dwelt in
human flesh, eating and drinking there, that several hundred years
after that was made manifest in flesh, the same God, 'cause He come for
Redemption to hunt His lost child…
When God came down in the garden of Eden, why didn't He send a Angel to
hunt Adam? Why didn't He send some kind of a Son to hunt Adam? That was
His lost child: He come Hisself. That's why Jesus was God made flesh.
He came in human flesh to redeem you. I was going to speak on that
tonight if I had to finish that up last night, The Kinsman Redeemer, to
show that He had to man. So through that Blood, without sex, that
unadulterated, created Blood of God, I stand here tonight with this…
this challenge upon my Bible, standing before a woman, to say that God
keeps His Word. That's where we stand.
If God will reveal to me something that you know that I… If there's
anything about you, I don't know it. But if He will reveal to me, then
you'll know, and like the woman at the well of Samaria, go tell your
people that, "Come see a Man… not Brother Branham, now, but the Lord
Jesus that's in His church, manifesting Himself, because He told me the
things that's in my life." Would you be willing to do that? Would the
church be willing to do that?
It really isn't you that you're standing here for. It's for somebody
else. If that's right, raise up your hand. See? He knows what's in your
heart. If God, then, will describe to me or tell me something about
this something or somebody, will you believe me? The person, not here;
they're in a dying condition with cancer, and you're standing for them.
Is that right? You know that handkerchief you got in your hand, there?
Take that to them. And don't doubt. You won't doubt it. Then you can
have what you ask for. God bless you. God bless you.
Now, does the church believe? If thou canst believe. It shakes some; it doesn't others. Nothing…
How do you do? If Jesus Christ the Son of God will reveal to me what
you're here for, or who you're for, or something another, you'll know
whether it's the truth or not won't you? You'll believe me to be His
servant, and I've told you the truth upon the Word of God. Are you
ready for a shock? You're seriously ill, shadowed to death, blackness
over you: a cancer. It's a lung cancer that's gone through your system.
That is true. Come here. If the Spirit of God that made the Bible…
The last commission our Saviour give to the church, "These signs shall
follow them that believe." Now, you know something has me anointed, is
that right? Well then, if I lay hands on you and condemn that devil,
will you believe it that it comes from God, the very God that knows
about you? Then you can live.
Almighty God, Creator of heavens and earth, Author of Everlasting Life,
and Giver of every good gift, with hands laid upon the woman, as the
last commission given to our Lord, or by our Lord, that His church
should do, I condemn this death hanging over the woman, and let her
live in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Now, write me your testimony
and believe with all your heart.
How do you do? You believe God heals rectal trouble too? All right. It's over then. What'd you touch then? Touched Him.
I don't know you. God does know you. You believe me to be His servant?
I'd just trying to… See, the Angel of the Lord… Did you ever read
my book? When He met me that night, said, "You get the people to
believe you." Believe me what…? That I've told the truth. I've told
the Bible story, so that's got to be true. If the Lord will reveal to
me something about you, will you believe it's… You'll have to know
whether that's true or not. You're suffering with a gall bladder
trouble. That's right.
There it comes. Just… I just… Look like I expect it. "He guessed
that." I didn't guess that. Quit thinking that. Ah… Make you ashamed
of yourself now. I don't know what He told you. Just a moment. Yes,
here it is. It's underneath the ribs here; it's gall bladder. That's
right. Causes sickness and cramps and everything. That's right. You
also got varicose veins. You're suffering with a nervous condition. You
have complications, so the doctor says. Your name is Miss Osborne. Go
home and be well. Jesus Christ makes you well. Shame on… Have faith
in God. Don't doubt. If thou canst believe all things are possible.
The lady setting there with her hair swept up like this way, looking
right at me, there's something when it struck this woman, struck that
woman too, and I looked around and seen the light over her… I don't
know. There's something the matter with that woman that just left the
platform is the matter with that woman too. You're suffering aren't
you, sister; sick? Yes, I see it now. You believe me to be His prophet?
You have gall bladder trouble. If that's right, raise up your hand. All
right, you're healed. Jesus Christ makes you well. You believe?
If you want to believe me to be His servant, that struck your friend
setting there by you so close. It also healed her of a breast trouble
she had. Huh. You believe it lady? You accept it? Raise up your hand if
you do. All right. Go home believing, you can be made well. I just ask
you to believe. That's all.
He's in the audience. You see this little lady setting here praying
with all of her heart? She's not praying for herself. She's praying for
a sister that's got cancer. Yes. Kind of strange feeling wasn't it. All
right. Now go, believe. That's all. Hmm. Strange. Another woman
appeared by Him. He's right behind her there, praying for the same
thing. You believe also, sister. You can have yours. Oh… Tell me what
they touched. How? They're twenty feet away from me, or thirty. How
could they touch me. They never touched me, but they did touch the High
Priest, Jesus Christ, That could be touched be the feeling of our
I don't know you. We're strangers one to another? If the Lord Jesus
will reveal to me something… You realize you're in His Presence. One
thing wrong: you could drop dead by it. You know that. That's right.
You going to believe with all your heart? Your trouble's in your back.
That's right. A kidney out of line. That's right. You believe you're
going to be healed? Mrs. Combs, you can go home and be well. Pray for
that woman…?… It's her faith.
I don't know you. Oh what… what…? What if it… Oh, well… You
think your mother will come out of that stroke and be all right? All
right. Go, believe it. You can be made well. God bless you.
Can God heal cancer and make you well? All right. Go, believe it with all your heart, and be made well. If thou canst believe.
Come. There's about eighty per cent of this audience suffering with the
same thing, lady. Let me show you. All you out there that's plagued
with nervousness, raise up your hand, everybody. See? That's your
trouble. Comes on about this time of life anyhow, but you've been
nervous for a long time. You believe you're over it now? Go thanking
the Lord. Say, "Thank you, Lord Jesus."
Can God heal your back and make you well? All right. You go believe it with all your heart.
I see your trouble. But that's not what it is. You're so nervous you
don't know how to hold yourself together. Go, believe. It'll be all
right. That… This same lady here had a nervous trouble she's got
other troubles, complications, but she's actually wanting me to pray
for nerves. Is that right? Believe it and go be made well. Just believe
with all your heart.
I don't know you, do I? You believe God will heal that female trouble
you got, make you well? Then go, believe it; have faith. You believe
out there, every one of you? Having faith?
That lady setting right there has got female trouble too, she's praying
for. That's right. Lady, kind of, that's got something laying over your
lap. That's right, you! You; looked around to the next woman. Believe!
No, right here: you that's got your hand laying back that way. Believe
with all your heart. Go home, yes, sir, and be made well. Jesus Christ
What do you think, out there praying for your wife that's backslid? You
think she'll come back home and be… Stand up on your feet. All right.
I give her back to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Go, believe, sister. Be made well. Jesus Christ heal you and make you
well. Now, that's about the way she has to get out the bed of a morning
too. See? It's arthritis, but God can heal arthritis, can't He? All
right, if you… Well, just go believe Him, then. Just go and say,
"Thank you, Lord." Believe Him.
What if I didn't even say one thing to you, just said… laid my hands
on you, you believe you'd get well? Come on by then. God bless you. Go,
receive it, sister, in the name of Jesus.
Now, here it comes again: another nerve condition. That's right. How
many, audience out there… all your heart, with all that's in you, and
you believe with all the strength that you have that God's the Healer
of nervousness, raise up your hands like that. If He can heal this
woman here… Now, through that… Come here a minute.
Uh huh, you got other little troubles too, haven't you–female. See,
how I could tell that. Sure you can. Look here, when you put your hand
on mine… Look here. See my hand? See how normal it looks like any
man's hand? Now, put this hand on here. Now, look at it. See how it
swells up, them little white things run over it? Now, watch. Take this
other hand over here and put it on it. Doesn't do it on that one, does
it? Doesn't do it on that one. Well, why would it just do it on this
one, then? That was the first gift that was give me. See, it's your
contact, your right hand to my left; you're pledging your faith, that
you believe what I tell you. I take your left hand and raise mine to
God. My left is to my heart. See?
Now, you see something happens, shows physically what's wrong there. Is
that right? Now, if that's right, face the people. Is that… Watch
when she's looking here. Look at my hand yourself. Now, take your hand
off there. Now, take this other hand, put on it. Doesn't do it there.
You're just as much human in this hand as you are in this hand. See?
Now then, you see there's something physically showing: that's
anointing, that's by a promise.
Now, you come here. Now, you watch my hand. Do you believe now, with
all your heart. I'll lay my hand right here so you'll see it. It's
not… You can see it's not the position I'm holding my hand in, where
it's at, just the same. Now, if that goes away, if it comes back like
this other hand, well then it'll be… you'll know something's
happened, won't you?
Now, I don't know whether you can see it or not, as she puts her hands
on mine, swells up, and little white things going, "Bthrrrrrr,
bthrrrrr, bthrrrrr…" She doesn't realize… she knows she got a
female trouble, but she don't know what it is. See? It's a tumor. See?
Now, there it is, moving. She had trouble there. Now, now look, I'll
take my hand off of it. Look at my hand now. Now, let her take this
other hand here and put that hand on. Not one speck of difference! See?
This one doesn't show it. This one does. Is that right, lady, you're
just… look at it? See? Little white things running over my hand
going, "Bthrrrrr, bthrrrrr, bthrrrrr…" What is that? That's a life
inside of her that doesn't belong there. Now, the doctor calls it,
"Tumor, cancer," so forth like that, but Jesus called it, "a devil."
Watch, it's a life. What is she? She's a life, a multiplication of
cells. What's a tumor? Multiplication of cells. What's a cancer?
Multiplication of cells. What's a cataract? Multiplication of cells.
See, that's a life in there. It's the anointing here now, of eternal
life. And there's a life here that's eternal life, and there's a life
there that's death. See? So that's the difference.
The woman's a believer. See? She's nervous; been that way a long time,
especially since menopause: got astigmatism in her eyes, she has dizzy
spells. Oh, my, that's easy. See? But the thing of it is, is watch now
and see. Now, I cannot make it go; or I cannot make it stay away. Now,
I just want to hold my hand so you can see what I spoke of awhile ago
it true. Can you hear me? I'm going to hold my hand here and just let
the woman pray and see if it leaves. Just pray, say, "Lord, help me."
Now, she prays. See? Now, let her look herself: I ain't looked at my
hand. Still there. See? Now, I'll pray:
Father God, hear my prayer, I pray for this woman that you'll help her according to her faith. Amen.
Didn't move, did it? Still there. Now, I'm not going to move. You just
watch my hand. Now, just show you what He said, going to make sure it's
Him. Now, what'd He tell me? He promised me this. I can't make it stay
away from her, but if she sees it leave she'll… Now, I want you to
watch my hand. You, watch, my hand.
Almighty God, not to make a show here, but this will probably be my
last time in this city. I pray Thee, Lord, to make Yourself known, that
I've told the truth to this people. They're watching my hand; the woman
is too. But Your Words are so true. Sometime when a little weary
flusteration hinder, but your promise still remains true, "In My name
they shall cast out devils." Now, You promised that. You confirmed it
to me by an Angel that night at Green's Mill, standing in that cabin.
Satan, you can't hold her any longer. Come out of her, in the name of
Now let the lady be the judge. It's gone. Is it gone, lady? I've never
moved my hand. Now, look. Gone. Put your other hand on it. Not there,
is it? You're healed. See what I mean? Do you believe? Now, how many
believers is here, raise up your hand?
Has not the Bible declared it? Has not God worked with the seed of
Abraham the same as He did with Abraham? Isn't the same Angel that met
Abraham at… just at the age of Sodom before it was destroyed, isn't
that the same works here, He's doing tonight? Is it the same? Is it? Do
you believe it? Are you Abraham seed? God said, "These signs shall
follow them that believe. If they lay their hands on the sick, they
shall recover." How many out there is sick? Raise your hand. How many
setting by them that's a believer? Put your hands over on one another.
That's all. Just lay your hands on. That's all he has to do. That's…
Just say… you say, "Well, Brother Branham, I want to be baptized."
I'll just baptize you, that's all. Then you're baptized. Is that right?
Then you're Christian. Oh, then, if you say, "Well, Brother Branham,
repent and be baptized." That's what the Bible says: "Go ye into all
the world, preach the Gospel… every creature… He that believeth and
is baptized shall be saved." Is that right? Well then, if you believe
and are baptized, the Bible said you're saved. Is that right? What's
the order of baptism? Just, put them under the water, bring then back
What is the order then for sick? "These signs shall follow them that
believe. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover."
"If Brother Branham lays his hands…"
He never said, "Brother Branham… "; He said, "whosoever." So these
signs shall follow them that believe. You're a believer, same as I am.
You have the same rights to lay your hand on anybody as I do. Each one
of you are ministers, these pastors, anybody else, they have the right
to do it. You believe that? Then I want you to lay hands on one
another. Bow your head. Don't pray for yourself now: you pray for the
next person that you got your hands on, 'cause they're praying for you.
You believe that with all your heart. I commit you to Jesus Christ, as
I pray for these clothes here and handkerchiefs.
Heavenly Father, these handkerchiefs that's been brought to me, the
people are believing just like they did in the days of Paul. They seen
Paul have those visions, and they knowed that he was sent of God. These
people believe the same thing. Now Lord, You're the same God to us,
because Abraham was the father of many nations. And they brought from
Paul's body, handkerchiefs, aprons, and they were taken to the sick and
afflicted and devils went out of people: unclean spirits, diseases was
healed. Now, I rebuke every devil…