And Their Eyes Were Opened And They Knew Him (57-0421E)
In St. Luke's Gospel and beginning with the 24th chapter and the
30–the 31st verse, or I'll say the 30th verse of the 24th chapter.
hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he
opened to us the Scriptures?
And may the Lord add His blessing. My text would be, if I would call it
tonight: "And Their Eyes Were Opened And They Knew Him."
Now it's hot, but I wish you would bear just as patiently as you can
for just a few moments, and I'll try to hurry. But now, we want to look
solemnly at the Word, God's wonderful Word. And we are praying that God
in some way will open our eyes tonight.
If Easter is just a celebration of a historical event, and that alone,
then we have a little reason to doubt, we have a little reason to
question; because it would be left upon the solemn thought of just
taking the words. And if Christ hadn't have made the promises that He
did, then we'd also, just wouldn't have the evidence that we got.
But our blessed Lord said while He was here on earth, "A little while,
and the world will see Me no more." Now, that word "world' there, comes
from "the world order, the peoples of the earth." "The world will see
Me no more. Yet ye shall see Me, for I will be with you, even in you,
to the end of the world." Now, those Words are just as true as any of
the other Words that we have spoken through this week out of the Bible,
just as true as any other Words in the Bible. "A little while, and the
world will see Me no more." They will never have their eyes opened.
There's people that's borned in the world, not by the will of God, but
by their own selfish choice would not believe Him if He was standing
right here talking to you tonight. It's sad to say, but the Bible said
that, "They were borned in this world, to this condemnation," Jude, and
about the 3rd verse.
Now, but to you tonight, who comes out and stands around in the room
and packs together in a little hot building like this, you never come
just to be seen. You come for some purpose. And to my opinion, you've
come with the sincerity of your heart for a closer walk with God, to
leave away from here tonight a better person than you was when you come
in. That's what I prayed as I entered the door tonight: "Lord, make me
a better person when I come out tonight than I am as I go in."
Now, when He… Before His going away, He made these kind of
statements. He said, "He that believeth on Me…" St. John 14th
chapter, 7th verse. "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall
he do also; more than this shall he do, for I go to My Father. I go,
and come again."
Now, we'll find the works that He did. The works that He did, He did
not claim to be a great person; He was just a humble Man. He didn't
speak with any high vocabulary; He just spoke as an ordinary man. He
lived among the poor; the foxes had dens, and the birds had nests, but
He didn't have a place to lay His head.
He had one garment; that was given to Him; it was wove throughout
without a seam in it. That's why they gambled for it. Why was that?
Because the prophecy of the Old Testament had to be fulfilled, "They
parted My garments, cast lots for My vesture." So they could not split
it by the seam; they had to gamble for it, and that was to fulfill the
prophecy of the Old Testament.
But we'll notice in just a few moments, what did He do? And I believe
tonight it's the hunger of every one of our hearts from the least until
the oldest tonight to see Jesus Christ. It's my heart's desire. And why
is it? If we claim by the Scriptures…
The radios blast it today; the televisions put on programs; dramas was said that, "He is not here, but He has risen."
Well then, if He has risen, the Bible said in Hebrews 13:8, "He's the
same yesterday, today, and forever." Now, here's where it is, folks.
That's either the Truth or it isn't the Truth. That if that isn't the
Truth, then the Bible is false, and then the Words are false; and then
we're lost, and there's no resurrection of the dead, and we are just
making believe. But if it is true, then It's got to vindicate Itself.
If you say this water's wet; I never seen water before. You pour it on
me, and it's not wet, then you–your words are untrue. But if you pour
it on me, and it is wet, then your words is true.
If Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, then the Bible's
true. If He isn't the same yesterday, today, and forever, then It isn't
true. If the Words of God isn't true, then Christ isn't true. Then if
the Words of God isn't true, God isn't true. But then, if the Word of
God is true, then the Bible's true, God's true, Christ is true, and we
should be true to the cause. Correct.
Now, when He was on earth, He did not claim to be any great healer. How
many knows the Son of God never claimed to be a healer? Exactly right.
He said, "I can do nothing in Myself, but what I see the Father doing.
It's not Me that doeth the works," He said; "it's the Father that
dwelleth in Me. He doeth the works." What kind of works did He do?
We find in the Bible where a fellow by the name of Philip got saved.
And he went over and found a friend: Nathanael, way back, thirty miles
around the mountain. He brought him back to Jesus. And when he found
him, he was under a tree, praying. And he said, "Come, see Who we
found: Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph."
He said, "Could there be any good thing come out of Nazareth?"
He said, "Come and see."
That's the best evidence I know. Don't take somebody else's word for it. Come, see for yourself. Said, "Come and see."
And when he come, Jesus was standing in the line, perhaps praying for
the people. And when Philip come up with Nathanael, Jesus said, "Behold
an Israelite, in whom there's no guile."
He said, "When did You know me, Rabbi?" It astonished him. "Whence knowest Thou me?"
He said, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the tree, I saw
you." Thirty miles away, through a mountain, yet, "I saw you."
That showed Who He was. He was the omnipresent God, not just a prophet,
but God Himself manifested in the flesh. That's the reason He could lay
it, His life down, take it up again.
21 A little woman come out to draw some water one day. And He spoke to her and said, "Woman, bring Me a drink."
She said, "It's not customary to you Jews to ask us Samaritans such. We have no dealings with each other."
He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to, you'd ask Me for a drink. I'd bring you Water you don't come here to draw."
And she said, "The well is deep, Sir. You have nothing to draw with, and where could You get this Water."
was He doing? Contacting her spirit. And when He found what her trouble
was… Her trouble was that she was living in adultery. She had five
husbands and was living with her sixth one.
And Jesus said to her, "Go, get your husband and come here."
And she said, "I don't have any husband."
He said, "No, you've had five, and the one that you're now living with is not yours. So you said well."
Look now, the Jew. When Jesus performed that miracle to him, that real
staunch Jew, real true Jew said, "Thou art the Son of God, the King of
Israel." He knew that them signs was suppose to accompany the Messiah.
And now, here's a Samaritan. When that miracle was done on her, she
said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a Prophet. We know that when the
Messiah cometh, He'll tell us these things. But Who are You?"
He said, "I'm He that speaks to you."
She left her water-pot, and run into the city, and said, "Come, see a
Man Who told me the things that I done. Isn't this the very Messiah?"
On through the Scriptures we could take it, how that He did the things
that the Father showed Him. The Bible said over in St. John, when they
questioned Him about why didn't He heal all those crippled people, and
He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you." St. John 5:19, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what He
sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise.
Now, if Christ has risen from the dead, and is among us today; and
promised that the same things that He did, that we'd do also; that's
either the truth, or it isn't the truth. The Bible said, "He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever."
And, friends, I'm just happy to know today, that I truly, with all that
is within me, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was
conceived and born immaculate birth. He suffered under Pontius Pilate;
crucified, died, buried, rose again the third day; and ascended into
heaven, and's setting at the right hand of His Majesty. And the Holy
Spirit is here carrying on the same work that He did when He was here
on earth. What a beautiful thought.
What a beautiful morning, the first resurrection morning, the first
Easter that had ever dawned on the earth. Do you realize that this
Easter that we are celebrating of His resurrection, is only pointing to
a great Easter that's a-coming, the hour that He comes from the heaven?
And all that are dead in Christ shall rise and go with Him. We're only
looking forward to that great Easter, coming. And today, how beautiful
it is, what a consolation, what a proof we have when the Bible declares
it, when His omnipresence declares it, when His healing power declares
it, when His great Spirit declares it, when everything in nature
declares it, His Church declares it, my heart declares it, every borned
again man's heart declares it, that, Jesus Christ is the Son of God,
and will come again. And He's the same now, yesterday, today, and
Now, notice. It was on this beautiful Easter morning. There'd been a
lot of rumor talk. Some women had come back from the grave and said
they saw a vision of Angels. And they supposed it to be a gardener,
Mary, the mother; for she heard a voice speak behind her, and said,
"Who do you seek?" And when He turned…
She turned and said, "They have taken away my Lord. I don't know where
they have laid Him. If You know, tell me where He's at, and I'll go get
He turned and said, "Mary."
And she looked at Him, and she said, "Rabboni," which means, "Master."
He said, "Don't touch Me, for I've not yet ascended. But I will ascend
to your Father, and to My Father, to my God, and to your God. But go,
tell My disciples I'll meet them in Galilee."
How that seemed to be an idle tale of this Man that they seen embalmed;
and died, buried, and this was the fourth day, or the third day since
He was dead. Peter got discouraged and wanted to go a-fishing. Two of
them said, one by the name of Cleopas, said, "We'll just go back home
to Jerusalem." And on their road, walking along that morning when Peter
got his fishing line and took off fishing, these two were on their road
sad. And as they went along the road, saying, "Well, I guess life is
not worth living. Oh, how we believed that He was the Messiah. How
could that Man Who raised the dead ever stand and let that high priest
make fun of Him? How could that Man, Who could see vision after vision,
ever let a Roman soldier put a rag around His face, and hit Him on the
head, and said, 'If thou be a prophet, tell us who hit you'? How could
He scream for mercy on the cross, seeing that He could even raise up
the dead?" Oh, it was discouraging moment.
And those discouraging times comes to every believer to test you, and
to try you, and to see if you really do believe. "Every son that cometh
to God must first be tested, child-trained."
There'll be some of you here tonight, no doubt, will go through that
same testing. If we should call a prayer line, I have no idea who's got
prayer cards; no one else knows; they were just all shuffled up
together and handed to you. I'll call from somewhere, wherever is on my
mind at the time. We can't stand but a few at a time. Couple dozen,
maybe, will pass over the prayer line. All want to come. You may think
that He's passed you by, but He hasn't. He's just testing you, just
seeing if you really will believe Him. The vision doesn't heal; the
vision only vindicates His Presence.
I was just setting here looking just now across the audience. And I see
a–a friend of mine, a Mrs. Cox, from down in Kentucky. Had a big
cancer on her face, a few weeks ago, done eat plumb out around her eye.
She was dying. Mrs. Wood, my good friend, called me on the phone and
was crying, said, "I believe it's going to eat mother's eye out in a
few days." The doctor got to tampering with it with some kind of stuff
and scattered it. It was in a terrible fix. Went in and offered a
simple little prayer, with an anchored faith, that it would happen, and
here she sets here tonight, perfectly normal and well; not even a spot
of it left, it's all healed up on her face: setting right here in front
of us. Others around with the same thing… Why? It's because Jesus
Christ raised from the dead, and He lives.
The same One that could touch a leper, and said, "I will, be thou
clean," can touch a cancer and say, "I will, be thou clean," if He is
the same yesterday, today, and forever.
And as Cleopas and them walked along, discouraged, they were kinda in
one of those sad mornings, seeming like every thing going wrong. And
all of a sudden, Someone stepped out, as He come behind them, walked up
and caught up with them. And little did they know that that was the
Lord Jesus. He was alive, and many people that loved Him didn't know it.
And that's the same as it is today. There's many people today that love
the Lord and don't realize. You could tell them about it, and yet they
can't recognize that He's alive forevermore tonight, that He's here in
this church tonight, that He's in the midst of us, and will be till He
comes in the physical, corporal body. "I'll never leave thee nor
And as they went along and begin to talk along the road… Jesus, I
want you to notice the first thing Jesus did, went right straight to
the Scripture. He said, "Oh, foolish of heart, is it hard for you to
believe what the prophets said?" For He'd just asked them, "Why are you
And they said, "Are You but a Stranger? Don't You know that Jesus of
Nazareth, Who we thought to be the Messiah, the Deliverer of Israel,
don't you know that this is even the third day since He was crucified?
And He was a mighty Man in the Word. He was a mighty Prophet, because
it's many miracles and things, God did by Him. And this is the third
day; and now they have killed Him, and buried Him, and He was in the
grave. And some women come to us and told us that He had risen from the
dead. And we knowed it was just a foolish tale, so we're on our road
Then's when He begin to open up the Word. Oh, I love God's eternal
Word. He begin to go through the Scriptures, beginning with Moses. He
never left anything uncovered; He went straight to the Word.
Any God-sent man, I don't care who he is, he'll stay with God's Word. If he doesn't, he's not a true servant of God.
He went right to the Word. And He showed by the Word that Christ was to
die, raise again, and enter into His glory. Now, oh, how they must have
I'd like to have had that little few hours talk with Him (wouldn't
you?) along the road. You say, "Well, Brother Branham, I sure would.
Wish I could." Well, we can have it right now. That's Him talking to
you in your heart. You just don't recognize it.
51 Now, notice as He drew near the city, evening was coming; He made out like He was going to go on by.
might do that to you too. He might make you think that He's going to go
on by, but He won't. He won't go by. He just wants you to invite Him.
And they said to Him, "Oh, the day is far spent. Now, don't go on, but
please come in and abide with us." You just give Him that kind of an
invitation; find out what will take place. Said, "The day was far spent
now, You come and abide with us. It's towards the evening." Then He
turned and went in at the little restaurant, the little inn.
In Europe they still have it. You eat and sleep, and everything's all paid for in one bill, your hotel.
And when He got inside with them, here's the beautiful part. All that
day while they talked with Him, He never said one thing. Yet, they had
walked with Him and talked with Him before, but they did not recognize
Who kept you from having that accident the other day? Who let that baby
get well? Who paid that grocery bill for you? It was Him, but you just
don't recognize it. Who is it give you health to come out to the church
tonight? It's Him, but you don't recognize it. Oh, if we could only do
as them, just bid Him to come in.
And when He come in, got inside, shut the doors, then He done something
that no other man could do it that way. He was the only One that could
do it, for they had been with Him before His crucifixion. And He took
that bread, and just the way He did it, that was His Own way of doing
it. And their eyes come open, and they knew that could only be Him. He
didn't tarry with them very long. [Brother Branham snaps his finger–Ed.] He vanished out of their sight, just in a moment.
And on their road, they went back just as hard as they could go,
light-footed, just a-shouting the victory, to tell them that, "The Lord
has raised indeed." They didn't go back to argue their religion. They
didn't go back to fuss about it. But they just knew He had raised from
Now, friend, if Jesus Christ, the living Son of God, after nineteen
hundred years ago, if the Bible is true, He said, "I am alive
forevermore"; He's just as alive here in this building tonight, as He
was the day of His resurrection. He's just in a body.
Some of them were gathered together. And He come right through the
walls, appeared right in through the midst of them and said, "Here,
feel Me. Look at My scars in My hands. Does a spirit have flesh and
bones like I got?" He said, "Give Me something to eat." And they give
Him fish and bread. And He stood there and eat it before them, said, "A
spirit doesn't eat like you see Me eating."
What is He? He's that great living Jehovah God that's in our midst
tonight. He's in the midst of wherever two or three are gathered; "I'll
be in their midst."
And now here's what I think. If Christ will come to this audience of
people while you are sweating, waiting, and will prove on this Easter,
that He is alive and standing in this building tonight; then you've got
a right to ask Him for anything that He died for, and believe that you
will receive it. You believe that to be the Truth? [Congregation says, "Amen."–Ed.] Certainly, it is.
Now, I could speak to you long, but one Word from Christ will mean more
than all the words I could speak: tired and strained in voice, and
weary as it is in voice.
And then another thing in speaking, it's hard, for this at my home, to
have a successful meeting with the anointing of the Spirit like that.
Why? Because this is my home. Jesus said that a prophet in his own
home, his own country, even in his own county… It's just something
that happens that way.
They said that when He went to His own home; they said, "Isn't this the
carpenter's son? Isn't his mother, Mary, here with us? Isn't all of his
brothers here and his sisters? Don't we know them? What school did he
come up out of? What seminary was he a graduate of? What credentials
does he carry?" And He didn't come through any school, or any seminary,
or any credentials, but He come from God. But they couldn't see it.
They said, "Where does he get this wisdom?"
And when they seen Him discern those thoughts of the people… When
Peter come up to Him, He said, "Your name's Simon. Your daddy's name is
Jonas," it floored him. How did He know him?
66 The Pharisees stood by and said, "He is a Beelzebub. He's the chief of the fortunetellers. He's a devil."
Jesus said, "You say that against Me, the Son of man, it'll be forgiven
you. But when the Holy Ghost is come and does the same thing, and you
speak one word against It, it'll never be forgiven you in this world or
the world to come." So it's a dangerous thing. So how did He know? Why
did He say that? He knowed that them signs would cease until this last
And this last days, He wouldn't be just to pour out His wrath upon a
just people. They have… We have weighed in the balance and found
wanting. All we think about is big times, radio programs, uncensored,
Elvis Presley, Arthur Godfrey, old dirty jokes, the radio and
television notables. We stay home on Wednesday night from the prayer
meeting, to see such tommyrot as that, and calling ourselves Christians?
Then when God pours down His Spirit, and shows signs of His
resurrection, we condemn It and turn away. And there's unforgivable sin
to do that. Jesus said, "Speak one word against It, it'll never be
forgiven in this world or the world to come." So that Spirit has to
come in this last days to prove that Word of God to be true.
And I say, under the authority of God's Word, and the feeling of my own
soul: that same Holy Ghost Spirit's right here now in the midst of this
people. Now, I claim that He's raised from the dead. I claim He's
alive, alive forevermore. I claimed He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever; the same in principle, the same in power; the same in
everything, all but His corporal body which sits at the right hand of
God in the Majesty of glory. But the Holy Spirit is here working,
moving, performing, doing just exactly like Jesus Christ did, for it's
the proof of His resurrection. What a beautiful hour.
Now, I guess you see where I stand. Now, not only with this little,
about a hundred people, or two hundred people here in–in this little
building, jammed in here tonight, but I've made that statement before
thousands times thousands, and hundreds of thousands: held the Bible in
one hand, and the Koran in the other, say, "one's right, and the
other's wrong," and challenge every Mohammedan priest to come and
prove; or any other, Buddha, or whatever he might be, against the
Koran, and against their religion. But everybody keeps quiet.
But, brethren, the reason I do that, because I know my Redeemer liveth. And He's the Truth. Jesus Christ is alive. He's here.
Now it's nothing within myself that I could do; it is a gift of God. "How do you do it?" It's just yielding yourself.
Right in this building now is many, many Angels. You say, "Is that the
Scripture?" That is the Bible. Let me show you. How many Christians are
here, raise your hands? All right, you may put them down. The Bible
said that the Angels of God are encamped about those who fear Him. Then
there's Angels here.
Then Christ said, "Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name, I'll
be in their midst." Then He's here. The only thing it is, you can't see
Him, but by faith we believe it.
I can prove to you that radio's coming through here too, voices. I can
prove to you that pictures are coming through here. It won't hit on
this tube here; it won't hit on this, this crystal, on this mike;
neither will it come onto this piece of material, 'cause it wasn't made
that way. But there is a piece of material who will reproduce that
And God set some in the Church, first apostles, then prophets,
teachers, evangelists, and pastors, all for the perfecting of the
Church. How could we turn one down and say the other one isn't so? God
does it Himself. It's nothing in the world but just yielding yourself
to the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit takes over from there, and you
don't know what you're doing. It's the Holy Spirit's sovereign work.
Now, friends, my home town… And I want to say this now, before
closing this revival. One of these days there won't be even an ash left
in Jeffersonville; there won't be one left in Charlestown, won't be one
left in Louisville. This world's ripe for judgment. They've got a
hydrogen bomb now that Russia can shoot from Moscow, land it on Fourth
Street, and take every one of these powder plants around here, and sink
it seventy-five feet under the ground with one bomb: one bomb; fifteen
miles square, it'll go to a hundred and fifty feet in the ground. The
hand's on the trigger. The clock's ticking away. It's later than you
think. Why wait till that time?
Remember if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already
waiting. Don't be scared of hydrogen bombs or no other thing. As long
as you got Christ in your heart, that's the best bomb shelter I know
of. It's made out of feathers: under His wings we'll abide. So don't
worry about those things, if you're a Christian.
But if you're not a Christian, you're certainly standing in an awful
place. You don't know what minute your heart's going to stop beating.
The Bible said men would die in the last days with heart trouble:
"Men's heart failing, fear, perplex of times, distress between the
nations." Look what more, ten times as many man die as women; the Bible
never said women's heart would be failing, It said, "Men's heart would
be failing." It's absolutely, perfectly.
The other day in Oakland, wife and I was over there in–by San
Francisco; that great earthquake shook. And the earth begin to belch
and hiccup there, until the buildings rocked, and the chimneys fell
off. Great balls of air went up like that with smoke in it, or soot,
whatever it was, out of those places. And the people run in to the
streets, screaming. I thought, "What will it be when the Lord really
appears?" The liquor joints went on, putting up their liquor, back on
the shelves, and selling it. The people come in to buy it. The man
couldn't sell it if nobody bought it. That's right.
It's… We are the guilty ones. Let me tell you, brother. I'm an
American, and I love my country. But this old nation is weighed in the
balance and found wanting. She's sinking, as certain as I'm a minister
behind this platform tonight. Now, I'm saying that to find favor with
God. I'm saying it because God puts it on my heart to say it. And the
best thing for you to do is make ready for the coming of the Lord.
Now, believe Him; have faith in Him. Now, all the words I could say, I
say again, wouldn't mean one thing to what Jesus would say. But do you
realize where I'm standing? With this group of people tonight, I have
either misinterrupted–misinterpreted something or told the Truth. Now,
if Jesus Christ is arisen from the dead, and promised the same things
He did we'd do also… And I have claimed, from a little baby boy…
I wasn't eighteen months old, I guess, but not over two years, anyhow,
when I saw my first vision. It's been all my life. The people here in
the Tabernacle know that. As long as I've been here, not one time has
it ever failed. And it never will fail, 'cause it's God. Around the
world it's went, a great revival has lit. And now, by the grace of God,
I'm in my second million souls, right in my own meeting, winning to the
Lord Jesus: second million. That's right. And just think of the other
millions that's went out, Oral Roberts, all of them, sparks that's lit
off from the thing and went on, thousands times thousands, till around
the world there's one great big revival of God's power, moving. And the
Devil's turning loose all kinds of false things, to counteract it. But
the real, true Word of God will go straight to the end. It'll never
fail. "I the Lord hath planted it. I'll water it day and night, lest
some should pluck it from My hand."
Now, tonight I claim that Christ raised from the dead. He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever. Now, the Lord bless you. If He'll do
that, then you're… If you believe it, God bless you. Ask Him then
when He comes on the scene. If Christ will appear here at this
platform… Here's a challenge. If Jesus Christ, God's Son, will appear
right here at the platform and do the same things that He did when He
was here on earth, will you believe Him? [Congregation says, "Amen."–Ed.]
Look at Him, on the road to Emmaus, how them boys, broke… When He
broke that bread, He did something there that no other man could do. It
was something that Christ alone could do. And they recognized it.
Now, if He'll do the same thing here, that only Christ alone can do;
not some false thing, but the very same thing that He did, then you
believe Him, receive Him, have faith in Him, love Him, serve Him.
Let me tell you; just don't join church now. That won't work. You've
got to be borned again, not an emotional workup, not some little
something you said, "Well, I shouted. I spoke with tongues. I done
this, that, or the other." When really down in your heart, Something
comes to change you, and you become a new creature in Christ Jesus, you
receive the Person, Christ Jesus, when old things die out, and new
things are borned again; you make things right, that you did wrong; you
love your enemies; you pray for those who despitefully use you. That's
when you're a Christian. The tree's known by the fruit it bears.
May the Lord bless you now, as we bow our heads. I'm going to ask the
sister to go to the piano, slowly play "The great Physician now is
near, the sympathizing Jesus." And you on the outside now, that's got
prayer cards, move up close to the door, we'll start just in a moment.
Let us pray.
Our blessed heavenly Father, oh, my poor voice, four months of
speaking, I'm just so tired in my voice. But I pray that You'll help me
just now. Here will be another milestone at the Branham Tabernacle.
Here'll be another witness arise in the last days at the day of the
judgment. Many standing inside and out tonight, many of them are
wondering, many are thinking, "Is it true, or isn't it true?"
O eternal and blessed Father, we pray that You'll now manifest Your
love to us by appearing here and making Your Word true. I have spoke of
Your Word, like You did Yourself to Cleopas and his friend, to Emmaus.
And on our road, Lord, as we're journeying, You speak to us through
Your Word. And now come among us; O Great Christ, come among us, prove
Your Words to be true, and make manifest Your Being here tonight, as,
we poor unworthy creatures confess that we're sinners and not worthy of
these things; but we believe it, Lord. And by grace we accept it
through faith, that we are saved, and Your children. Bless us now, Lord.
I know Your Word is true, when You said about the prophet in his own
city, among his own people. But, Lord, I pray, just for this night,
that You'll just look down to the people, and manifest Yourself once
more here in this city, through the moving of the Holy Spirit. O
eternal God, bless us now as we wait on You. And do the things that You
did before Your crucifixion, and Jeffersonville will be without a
single thing to complain. But we know that they'll be without an excuse
on that day, that You have manifested Yourself. In Jesus' Name, I pray.
not what she wants me to pray for. No, it is not the cancer, for she's
healed of that. But she wants me to pray for a back trouble she's got.
That's right. It's a trouble in her back. Is that right? Now, do you
believe He raised from the dead? Now watch. If I'd talk to her just a
little longer, maybe something else would be said. I don't know. Now, I
had no idea what's your trouble. I don't know now what it was. See? But
the recorders has got it; you can find out what He said.
Let's talk just a minute longer and see if He will tell me something
else. I see a woman that looks something on the order… It's another
woman, and she's praying for her. And she's in some kind of a
institution or a hospital; it's kind of a… It's a mental place. It's
Madison, Indiana. It's–it's a–it's a–a sister that you're wanting
prayer for, that's in an institution. And if you will believe with all
your heart, and all that is within you, God will deliver her, and will
heal your back and make you well. You believe it now? All right, come
Dear heavenly Father, we pray that in Jesus Christ's Name, that You'll
heal the woman and make her well. And grant this blessing unto her. And
I pray that the mercies of God will rest upon her and will heal her,
and get glory unto Thyself. I pray in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
I might say this. There's a vibration coming from there, from right
back here. Just a moment, stand there just a minute. I noticed that
Light left you. There's too many too crowded around me here.
Everybody's a-pulling. But I see It moving to you. It's somebody that
you've got's got a female operation coming up. That's right. I seen two
or three people appear, and the Light flood right back there and hit
that person standing right back there. It's them praying for that. See?
That's right. And you've got; it's a condition of a lady that's got a
female operation. That's right. Now, go and receive your healing, and
the Lord God make you well. Amen.
Would you come? The lady, do you believe on the Lord Jesus? Do you
believe that He raised from the dead? Now, to know you, I don't. I
might've seen you if you're from around here. I don't know. People come
and go; I'm not around the Tabernacle here enough to know. But,
you–you are from the city? You're from the city. All right then, but I
don't know you. But Christ does know you. But if He will reveal to me,
standing here, what you're here for, will you believe it and accept it?
And you know I don't know what you're here for, have no idea. Only
thing, you might've seen me around town, or something, or–or
something, I don't know. That's up to God to–to know that.
Right back there, do you want to get over that bowel trouble you been
having? You believe the Lord Jesus will make you well? If you believe
it, you can have it.
Another one's got a bad blood count, setting back there, I seen them
take. You believe the Lord will make you well? All right. Do you
believe with all your heart? Then you can have your healing; God healed
you just then. You touched Him. You never touched me, you're thirty
feet away from me. Amen.
Now, do you believe He has raised from the dead? Just look and live now
while the line is a-moving. Oh, it is so hard here in Jeffersonville.
See? And a crowd like this all around you, everybody… Jesus took a
man by the hand, led him out of town one time.
Now, look this a way, sister, just a moment. Believe that the Lord
Jesus is present to help you. You are suffering with a trouble that's
in the rectal, and a doctor has examined you. And he told you it was
hemorrhoids. I see you also trying to move across the house, and you're
going real slow. You have arthritis. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. The
doctor said that you must be operated on. That's exactly right. And I
seen him sign that little card there at his office: Rebekah Baker, 509
Graham Street. That's exactly right. That's in his office on the
record. That's right. Do you believe? Then you can have your healing.
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, may this woman receive her
healing. Amen. God bless you, lady. Go, believing now. Have faith in
If you could only realize the Presence of the Lord…
Now, the lady standing here, that you might… I don't know you, as far
as I know. You don't know me, and I don't know you. Is that right? All
right. Then here's somebody that doesn't know me, and I don't know
them. I didn't know the other lady. But this lady's a total stranger,
as far I know. If that's right, raise up your hand, lady.
Our first time, ever meeting in life, here's a woman and a man. Just a
beautiful picture of St. John 4, where a woman and a Man met; and the
woman was a Samaritan; Jesus was a Jew. And they begin to talk to each
other, and Jesus revealed the secrets of her heart and let her know
where her trouble was. Now, if He's the same Jesus today, He can do the
same work today.
If this woman will raise her hand to God, not to swear (because we
don't believe in doing it), just raise her hand up in sincerity, with
mine, that we never seen one another before, know nothing about each
other. Will you raise up your hand, lady? There you are. She's never
seen me; I've never seen her, and she's a total stranger. Now, if there
The Presence of the Lord Jesus is here. If the woman's sick, I couldn't
heal her. She's already been healed; Christ healed her when He died for
her. Do you believe that? But if He was standing here now with–and
where I'm standing, and He would–could reveal to her, or do something
to bring her faith up to meet… Now, she might be standing here for
financial trouble. She might be standing here in domestic trouble. She
might be standing here dying with a cancer. She might be standing here
with TB. I don't know. I can't tell you.
And now, if you want to put yourself in my place, come here and take my
place. You're welcome. Certainly. Neither do I know; neither would I do
it. But the God of heaven knows. Can you understand now?
And if Christ will perform the same thing here, the infallible proof,
like He's raised from the dead, and proved that He's the same Jesus
that talked to the woman at the well, how many in here say, "I will
receive Him right now as my Healer, or whatever I have need of"? Raise
your hand, say, "I will receive Him if He'll do that."
The woman with her hands up, we never met. The Lord grant it, is my
prayer. Now, the lady seems to be moving from me; if the audience can
pick up my voice. I see someone standing. It's not for herself, so
much. She's praying for somebody else, and that's an elderly lady. It's
her mother she's praying for. That's true. She has little heart
attacks, little heart flutters, like. She can't sleep at night. Isn't
that right? Raise your hand if that's true. And that lady's not from
this country. That lady's from away from here. That lady is from
Georgia. That's exactly right. And you're from Georgia. And you want
prayer for your eyes too. You're going blind in your eyes. And that's
true. Do you believe God will make you well? If that's true, raise up
your hand. All right.
109 Now, do you believe? [Congregation says, "Amen."–Ed.] Now, have faith in God. While I'm praying for her, pray for yourself out there, and believe God. He's here, omnipresent.
here, sister. Blessed Saviour, I pray that, in Christ's Name, that
You'll grant to this woman her desire. May the power of Almighty God
rest upon her, and may she be healed and get ever what she asked for. I
pray this blessing in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Now go, rejoicing and happy, and believe, sister, and be made well. All right.
I'm not sure, but I believe I know this woman. I believe you're from
Georgetown, because I'm… Aren't you Brother Arganbright's relation?
'Course now this anointing, it–it's different. You realize that
there's difference right now. When I talk to you somewhere else; it's
different right now. You feeled a real pleasant feeling like. It's the
Holy Spirit. You're not here for yourself. You're here for somebody
else, and that's a little girl about four or five years old. She's got
kidney trouble, and she lives in northern Indiana. That's true. That
what you've got in your hand, send it to her and she'll be made well.
Believe with all your heart now, and receive what you asked for, in
"If thou canst believe, all things are possible."
Here's a lady that's a stranger to me. I don't know you, never seen you
in my life. We are strangers to each other, many years apart, maybe
many–been born many miles apart. I don't know you, never seen you. But
Jesus Christ knows you.
Something happened in the audience; a man appeared by me. Here he sets
right here, ruptured navel. Do you believe, sir? Then Christ heals you
and makes you well. Amen.
That's the way to do it, believe. What did he touch? I never seen the
man; but he was healed right there. He touched the Lord Jesus Who's
present here. Take away that unbelief from you. Forget about me being
William Branham. Look at Jesus Christ; He's the One that's here. I
challenge your faith, in Christ's Name, to forget about me and believe
that this is the Lord Jesus here, and see what'll happen. I don't care
where you are in the building.
Now, here's a little woman. I never seen her. She's older than I.
She… I don't know who she is, where she's from, nothing about her. I
am a perfect stranger to her. But Christ knows her.
If He will reveal to me what you're here for, will you receive it and
believe it? You had a funny feeling a few minutes ago, when I spoke
something, didn't you? It was your sister that's in the insane
institution in Madison, Indiana. That's correct. For another woman was
standing here, and you was standing there looking right over this way.
And the vision, you were believing when you come up. That's exactly
right. That's what done it. And the reason you're here tonight, is
'cause you've got a heart trouble. You just had a heart attack. That's
exactly right. And I see now, as I look in a vision, that rolling land.
You're from somewhere here in southern Indiana. You're from near
Corydon; that's where you're from. Go back home; you're well. Jesus
Christ makes you well. That's THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Have faith and believe. Don't doubt. Just only believe. Can you
recognize the omnipresence of the Lord Jesus? How wonderful. What's the
Over here in the corner I see a vision. The doctor don't know whether
it's cancer or TB. That's right. But if you'll believe it, you're
healed anyhow. Your faith has saved you. Go on.
There you are: the omnipresence of the living God. I challenge your
faith. "If thou canst believe…" Now, He has risen from the dead. He's
here with us. That's Him. That's the very things He did when He was
here on earth. Two thousand years has passed; He's still alive, and
He's alive forevermore. Just believe; have faith.
I don't know you, lady. I never seen you in my life, know nothing about
you. That's true, isn't it? Jesus Christ knows you. If God will reveal
to me what you're here for, will you believe Him, and believe me to be
His prophet? If He'll do that, you know Something's got me anointed.
You would have to know it's That. Now, if I said, "I'm going to lay my
hands on you, be healed," you'd have a right to doubt that. But if God
tells me something that you know to be the truth, then you know whether
that's truth or not. Is that right? It's a female disorder. Operated, I
see you coming off the operating table with something white over your
face, but it wasn't successful. That's right. But that devil hid from
the doctor, but it can't hide from God. Go home and be well, lady;
Jesus Christ has healed you and made you well and…?…
If you can believe.
I'm a stranger to you, lady. Do you believe Jesus Christ, God's Son, is
here? You believe He'll make you well? Diabetes is nothing for God to
heal. Do you believe He'll make you well? Then go home and receive your
healing, in the Name of Jesus Christ, God's Son. Amen.
Come little lady. Do you believe?
Now, stop thinking that back there. It is not a telepathy. You can't get away with it now. Let me show you.
I don't know this woman. Lay your hands on mine, lady. If God will
reveal to me what's your trouble… Me looking this way, you know I'm
not reading your mind. If God will reveal to me what's your trouble,
will you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and I be His servant?
If you will, raise up your hand. You got a female trouble, a lady's
trouble. That's right. You did have; you haven't now. You're healed. Go
on your road and rejoice and be glad.
Come, sir. That old kidney trouble and stuff bothering you, you believe
God will make you well, heal you of it? Then in the Name of Jesus
Christ, receive your healing, and go on your road, rejoicing. Amen. God
bless you, brother.
How do you do, lady? Wouldn't you love to go eat a good meal again like
you used to? You've been all nervous, haven't you? 'Caused a peptic
ulcer to be in your stomach. Go, get you a hamburger and eat it; Jesus
Christ has made you well. Go on your road, rejoicing.
"If thou canst believe." Have faith in God. Do you believe? The living,
omnipotent Christ is present here now to heal every person in here.
Just a moment. Way back down the line, setting right down here, sets a
young man. Your faith's greater than you thought you had, son. You had
a heart trouble, didn't you? If that's right, stand up on your feet;
Jesus Christ healed you, son. You're well. Go on your road and be well.
Do you believe Him? Have faith in God.
Here's a man I don't know. We're strangers to each other. I believe
this man was baptized this morning. But I don't know you, don't have no
idea about you. Is that right? If Jesus Christ will reveal to me what
you're here for, will you accept it?
How many in the audience will receive it right now? "If thou canst believe." Just have faith. Don't doubt.
The man has a skin trouble. That's right. And I see you're getting…
It's a prostate trouble also. That's right. If it is, wave your hand.
And I see something dark standing between you and a woman; it's your
wife. You're praying for her. She's a sinner, and you want her to
become a Christian. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. That's right. Go, lay
your hands on her, and pray for her, God in heaven reveal and bring
together these things that are real.
Do you believe? You believe that God will do it? "If thou canst
believe…" I challenge your faith. Way back in the back, wherever you
are, look and live. Have faith in God wherever you are. "If thou canst
believe, all things are possible." If you can believe… Watch. Look
this way. Pray.
You say, "What are you watching, Brother Branham?"
Rebekah, come back this way a little, honey. Stop right where you are.
There's my little girl, who someday will be a prophetess also. That
lady standing right there by you, honey, with the white hat on, she's
suffering with a sinus trouble. Raise your hand, or stand to your feet,
lady. You're praying that God would call, let me call you. Is that
right? Let my little girl lay her hands on you there. O eternal God, in
the Name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke that demon that's bothering that
woman. And let it be removed, in Christ's Name. Amen.
135 Oh, blessed be the Name of the Lord. May the Lord Jesus reveal Himself to… Do you believe He is here? [Congregation says, "Amen."–Ed.]
Then let me tell you: every one of you right now, if you can believe
it, Jesus Christ makes every one of you well, right now. If my words is
true here, it's true there. If you'll do what I'll tell you to do, you
can be healed right now. Do you believe it? [Congregation says, "Amen."]
Then put your hands on one another. Just lay your hands over on one
another, inside or out. Don't you doubt. I heard a deaf spirit leave.
Here He is, the resurrected Christ.
O eternal and blessed God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, I challenge
every unclean spirit, in the Name of Christ the Lord, that it'll leave
this place, go out of these people. And may the great Holy Ghost now
baptize everyone in here with great faith to believe.
Oh, Satan, you demon, you've bluffed us long enough. Christ is raised;
He's standing here with the keys of death and hell hanging on Him. The
power of healing has been paid for. And we adjure thee, by the Name of
Jesus Christ, the living Son of God, that you depart from these people.
Come out of them, Satan, that they go and be made well.
If you believe with all your heart, that Jesus Christ healed you, stand
up to your feet and accept the Divine healing power of Almighty God.
That's it. Praise the Lord. Bless the Lord. You're every one healed.
Stand on your feet and give God praise. Amen. Blessed be the Name of
the Lord. Let's give Him praise, as we raise our hands and praise Him.
Bless the Son of the living God. Amen.