And Then Jesus Came (57-0302)
Let us bow our heads just a moment in the Presence of Almighty God to
worship. Our heavenly Father, we are grateful to Thee for the privilege
of coming to Thee in the Name of Thy beloved Son, the Lord Jesus. And
we pray that You will forgive us of every trespass that we have
committed against Thee, then that we might be received tonight into Thy
And may the Holy Spirit take the Word and minister to us tonight
according as it would please Thee. And give unto us of Thy love, and
Thy forgiveness, and of Thy blessings, that we might have a great
fellowship together. Heal the sick and the needy. Save the lost. Get
glory unto Thyself. For we ask it in Christ's Name. Amen. May be
It is indeed a privilege to serve the Lord anytime. And we are very
grateful to be here in Phoenix tonight. And we are trusting that God
will give us the exceedingly abundantly of His blessings.
And now, if I should call it, so we can get quickly into the Word… I
am one person that believes that faith cometh by hearing the Word. And
I believe that God keeps His Word.
And we're going to read tonight out of the Gospel of Saint John, and the 11th chapter and the 17th verse.
And if I would take for a text tonight, as I have chosen for a few moments, I would take this text: "And Then Jesus Came."
This we have before us tonight, is one of the greatest of all the
Scriptures that we have in the New Testament, of the proof and the seal
of Christ's Divine Messiahship. This was one time that it took all the
wind, as to say, out of the unbeliever's sails, of this great event.
No man could raise the dead except God alone. And this man had been
dead and buried four days; corruption had already set in; his nose had
fell in; and the skin worms was eating him up. And anyone knows, that
no one could raise the dead outside of being God alone.
Sometime ago, I was in a discussion with a lady, who was a religious
person, or she claimed to be. And she said to me, "Mr. Branham, I–I
admire your preaching, but there is one thing that you do wrong."
And I said, "I am always glad that someone will tell me where I am
wrong, for I want to be right. And I appreciate anyone who will tell me
that when I am wrong. It shows your love for me. But then in being
wrong, it's got to be proven wrong, and the proven wrong has to be by
And she said to me, "Here's where you're wrong. You place too much on Jesus. You make Him Divine. And He was not Divine."
I said, "Lady, if you can prove that by the Bible, then I will accept it."
And she said, "I most certainly can prove it by the Bible."
I said, "Then I want to know where."
And she referred to this Scripture, Saint John 11. She believed that He
was only a prophet, and just an ordinary man, a good man, a prophet.
Now, if Jesus was only a prophet, then we're all lost and in error. He
was nothing short of Jehovah God, being manifested in the flesh. He was
So she based her thoughts on this: She said, "Then if I can prove to
you that He was just merely a man, will you then accept it, if I prove
it by the Bible?"
I said, "Yes, ma'am. But I don't believe it can be done."
She said, "On the road down to the grave of Lazarus… I suppose you are familiar with the text."
I said, "Yes, ma'am. I am."
She said, "The Bible said, 'Jesus wept.'" And said, "That proves that He was a man, that He could only weep being a man."
I said, "That is true, but when He stood at the grave of Lazarus and
called another man who had been dead four days, that was more than a
man. That was the God in that man."
I said, "It is true that He was a man, when He came down off the
mountain, hungry, and searched all over the tree to find food. He was
hungry like a man. But when He taken five biscuits and two fishes and
fed five thousand, that was more than a man. That was God in the man."
And it is true that He tired like a man; for one night after virtue had
went from Him all day long, preaching, praying for the sick, He was so
tired, until the little rocking ship out on the sea in the waves,
bouncing around like a little bottle stopper, when perhaps maybe ten
thousand devils of the sea swore they'd drowned Him that night, when
they caught Him in a weakened condition laying in a boat asleep… He
was resting and sleeping like a man. That's true. But when he put His
foot on the brail of the boat, and looked up towards heaven, and said,
"Peace," and to the ocean, "Be still," and the winds and the waves
obeyed Him, that was more than a man. That was God.
And it's true that He called for mercy at the cross. When He was dying,
He called for mercy like a man, for He died like a man, for He had our
sins upon Him, bearing them away. He was a man in His death. But on
Easter morning, when the Roman seal… Neither could the grave or death
hold Him, He proved He was God.
No wonder the poet said, "Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
buried, He carried my sins far away; rising, He justified freely
forever; someday He's coming oh, glorious day!" That's the day we are
looking for. It's been the thing that has thrilled the hearts of
prophets and poets through the ages.
The Old Testament looked for two great events. One of them was the
coming of the Messiah, and the coming of the Holy Ghost. We look for
two events: the outpouring in the last day, and the second coming of
the Lord. And we are now having the outpouring, and the second coming
is at hand. Oh, how it thrills the heart of a believer to know that
this great day we are living in.
The scene that we have before us, the proof or seal of His
Messiahship… I don't know, but I believe it was in a little story
that I read. Might not be authentic. I believe it was Ingraham's little
"Prince of the House of David." And it's perhaps fiction. But a little
story I was reading in "The Prince of the House of David," that Martha,
and Mary, and Lazarus were friends to Jesus. Oh, I–that's what my
heart's desire is to be: a friend of Jesus. There could be no greater
friend in all the world than Jesus.
And then, we are taught in this little story, and by the Bible, that
one day when Lazarus taken sick… Now, this little family had been
excommunicated from their original church fellowship. And usually it
will start just a little stir when you're going to believe on the Lord
And they had give up everything that they had called religious, in
order to believe on Him. And now, when they needed Him the worst in all
the time of their life, there came a disappointment. Jesus had gone
away. And if you read the Scriptures close, Jesus said in Saint John
5:19, "I do nothing, except My Father shows Me first."
Now, we find that Jesus one day, passing through a crowd of people, a
little woman touched His garment. And He said He felt virtue go from
Him. But how much greater was the resurrection of Lazarus than that,
and there's nothing recorded that He felt virtue go from Him. What was
it? One was the woman using God's gift, to the other was God using His
Now, that's what you see on the platform. Say, "What…" I've had so
much criticism, saying, "What makes you get weak?" There's no need to
try to explain it. It's past explaining. I can't understand it, but I
can support it by the Scriptures. But I cannot explain it. These
visions that happen on the platform is the people doing that. That's
your own faith. You do that. You are using God's gift.
But then when I'm at home, or somewhere, or out in the courts, and the
Lord raises up and shows a vision, that doesn't make me weak. My wife
is in the audience tonight. And no one would be a better authority than
she, to explain how these things come when we know nothing of it. Just
be setting and sometimes the vision will last for a hour or two hours,
but instead of being weak, when I come out of it I'm happy and joyful.
That's God taking His gift and showing something, and the people can
draw remunerations by their faith through that gift.
Now, God had showed Jesus to go away and stay for this amount of time.
And many times we think that it's disappointing when we get down sick
or we feel that something has happened. But if you just won't be
discouraged, and remember that all things work together for good to
them that love God. The footsteps of the righteous is ordered of the
Now, this little family, as they were in the worst condition they'd
ever been in… Lazarus had taken sick, and they sent for their Friend
and Buddy. He had set at the table and had eat many times from their
table. They had made Him a garment to wear. He laid His head upon the
pillows that Martha and Mary had fixed the little needlework, trying to
show all the respects that they could to Him. And why would He turn
them down, when they were asking a favor?
Many times we are led to that spot. "Why is it? If I go to church, and
I live before God with all my heart, I try to be a just, honest person,
and all that Christianity requires, why is it that these things
happen?" But you know, many times they are blessings in disguisement.
Many times we can't understand them. If you'll just let them alone, God
will work it out just right.
Now, I want you to notice. This perhaps was the darkest hour this
little family had ever seen. They'd left their church; their Friend,
seemingly, had forsaken them. And all that they held dear was gone; the
breadwinner was gone, their brother laying in the grave, and this two
little helpless women, excommunicated from the church, marked as a
holy-roller, fanatic for following the Lord Jesus… Could you imagine
the scornful fingers of the city of Bethany pointing at them? Could you
imagine hearing them say, "Now, where is that holy-roller friend of
yours? You see, when the showdown comes, He's gone somewhere else and
refused to come, help you."
You know that devil hasn't died since then. He still lives, scornful.
But somehow another, when the darkest hour come… After four days the
man was rottening in the grave; then they heard that Jesus was coming.
And Martha had been dilatory in making ready for different things and
so forth in the house, but she showed then what she was made out of.
Oh, I believe…
To you Pentecostal people, that out here in the Methodist, and Baptist,
and Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches, there's a many a Martha out
there tonight. I believe when the showdown comes, they'll show what
they're made out of. I believe it.
And when Jesus came to the city, little Martha looked like had a right
to go out and fuss at Him, but Martha had read a story once in the
Bible; that where a Shunammite woman had lost her son, and the
Shunammite woman recognized that God was in the prophet. And if God was
in His prophet, how much more was He in His Son. She wasn't so much
about the prophet; she was recognizing the God of the prophet. And she
wasn't recognizing the Man that seemingly had disappointed her, but the
God that was in the Man.
Oh, there it is. Not the action of the church, but the power of God
that's in the church. Watch. Oh, in that hour no one knows how to
sympathize, unless they have come to that dark hour.
One time way down in Babylon, there was a scene, a drama being set. And
that was, that one morning a furnace had been het seven times hotter
than it ever was het–or heated. Then when the issue went forth, that
three of the believers of God that was standing firm on God's eternal
Oh, I want you to see it. God has always respected any man who will
stand firm on His promise. Oh, it looked like a dark time. When
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, with their hands tied behind them, and
as it was, the king setting on his throne said, "Now, boys, if you want
to make a little compromising here, and would like to change your
decision, we'll give you a chance." But you know, that doesn't belong,
a compromising in the heart of a believer who's solemnly set on THUS
SAITH THE LORD.
They said, "Our God is able to deliver us from them flames of the
furnace. But nevertheless, we will not bow down to your images."
Oh, if the world tonight, if you women tonight, if you man tonight…
You women, when the devil comes to tempt you when this sun gets a
little warmer, to put on these old scandal clothes, and get on the
street, and be popular, if you would say, "I'll take the way with the
Lord's despised few. Regardless of what takes place, I made my decision
And if you men would get that wishbone out of your back, and a backbone
in it, and would take your wife by the hand, and not let her do such a
thing, God would respect you more for doing it. You know that's right.
There is times when man's got to stand and the devil will toe the mark
So with their hands tied behind them on the death march, when the king
called for the most able-bodied men that he had in his army to push
them into the fiery furnace… And on their death march with their
hands tied behind them, standing firm on the promises, that cannot
fail, they walked that plank up to the top of that furnace, when the
intense heat was so great until the men that was behind them, it slew
their bodies, who had been fed on the king's wine, and his beers, and
all of his fatness of his land. And these people had pulse to eat;
their little frail body wasn't nothing in physical match with the
bodies that were behind them.
But man is not judged by how many muscles he's got; man is judged by
character. I've seen men that weighed two hundred pounds and didn't
have a ounce of man in them. Man is measured by character.
And as the reason that heat didn't scorch those little brown Jewish
bodies, God was in them hearts a beating. That made the difference. The
Word was anchored in their hearts. "In the beginning was the Word; and
the Word was with God; and the Word was God. And the Word was made
flesh and dwelled among us."
And as they walked that death march, one looking to the other, up at
the top of the plank just before they was to step in, it looked like
the darkest hour that they had ever come to. And just as their darkest
hour come, that they made their final step down into the fiery furnace,
then Jesus came along.
That's the way He does, just in the darkest of the hour. There's only
one thing we have to do, and that's stand on God's eternal promises.
Regardless of what comes or what goes, stand on the promise. Darkest of
hour, and then Jesus come along.
It was one night, when a little ship was out in the middle of the
ocean, or the Sea of Galilee, bouncing around like a bottle stopper out
there. The winds were contrary. The oars had broken. And a bunch of
little disciples hugging one another together for the last time. The
little old ship would been soaked up and filled with water till it was
That might be a great word for you Arizonians. Waterlog is when woods
all soaked up, and it's about to make it's last pitch. And as the
little old boat rose each time, the next time it would go down surely.
The devil was a setting on every wave and saying, "I got them now.
They'll stop their preaching from now on."
They thought… Or he thought that they'd went off without their Lord.
But what did He do? He had climbed up on top of a mountain and was
setting up there watching that little ship, as she was bouncing in the
Oh, I'm so glad tonight that He climbed the ramparts of glory and sets
in the Majesty on high, and His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He
watches me. And He watches you.
Just in the darkest of the hour, when every pitch seemed to be the last
one, then Jesus come along, walking on the sea. I want you to notice:
They were helpless, hopeless, despairing, and when they saw Him, they
were scared of Him. The only thing that could help them, they were
afraid of it.
May I say this tonight: In this great hour, and atomic age, when this
world is in despair, when nations is against nations, and total
annihilation could come within thirty minutes to the world, Jesus is
coming, walking along in this darkest of hour, and the world's afraid
of Him, and they are saying it's holy-rollers, and fortunetellers, and
everything else could be called.
I'm so glad, that in this dark hour Jesus is walking along with His
church, showing Hisself alive. This is the darkest hour this world has
ever seen. Since the dawn of time, never has it been like this. Never
has it been so separated; never has the church been so tore to pieces;
never has it been so denominationally eat up, so many differences, so
many sensations and things going on in the church. But right in the
midst of it all Jesus comes along in this darkest of the hour to show
Hisself and His love to His church. The darkest of hour, then Jesus
Across on the other side of the shore, when the little ship pulled
itself into the shore the next morning, there had been a little woman
who lived up on the hillside, that had perhaps sold everything on the
farm, and had tried to be healed by the doctors, and none of them could
do no good.
She'd perhaps sold the team; she'd sold everything she had, spent all
her living, and her poor, little, frail, peaked body, her little pale
cheeks, and every hope was gone; nothing could take place.
Of course, she had heard of Jesus, but He was all the way across the
sea. And when the last penny had been spent, and when biscuits was made
for breakfast that barrel scraped the bottom, there was no more oil in
the cruse; the money was spent; and she was still sick and weak. And
just in that darkest of hour, a little boat landed down there, and
Jesus came along, just at that dark hour. Oh, that's the way He does
Now, she could not go to Jesus, but… Oh, there is one blessed thing.
You can't go to Him, but He can come to you. And He has never at any
One day, way down in the land of Gadara, no doubt a sociable,
God-fearing citizen, once lived. And he got out with the wrong crowd.
Maybe just married and had two or three little kiddies. But he got
mixed up in the wrong group.
And that's where many a young man and young woman loses out, getting mixed up in the wrong group, the wrong–wrong associates.
And so, one night they taken him out, give him a drink. "Oh, play a
little game, or do this, or gamble a little. It won't hurt." Then the
first devil entered him. He went home and had to tell his wife a lie.
The second devil entered him. And on till he was possessed with a
legion, and he'd got beyond any help. And the poor fellow was drove out
into the tombs.
Did you ever notice, the devil likes to dwell in tombs? The devil stays
around an old dead place. And that don't exclude churches either, when
they get colder. It's a devil's hang-out.
And the poor fellow was drove out into the tombs, the dead place. And
they bound him with chains, and he would pluck them asunder. Now, when
the devil possesses a person, he becomes many times his strength. And
if the devil can give you twice your strength, what do you think God
could do to you people setting there in a wheelchair? What do you think
God could do to you that's a sinner?
If the devil can drive you into a barroom, or out in the street
immorally, or doing the things of the world, which is contrary to your
own nature. 'Cause you were born to be a son and daughter of God, and
the devil can make you do things and cheat on your husband, cheat on
your wife, steal, lie; how much more can God do when He gets full
possession of you?
And this fellow legion, once a gentlemen, no hopes now; he's out in the
tombs with the devil. And year after year he got worse and worse, and
he got so that no man could pass that way. Now, he didn't want to hurt
anyone. He knew better than to do that, but every time he seen someone,
the devil would jump on to him, and he would go and try to kill that
person, until everyone feared him.
He was excommunicated from all society, from the city. The devil had
drove him out of his mind, and he was out in the tomb, the darkest hour
that he had ever seen; and then Jesus came along. And He cast the
devils out of him. And those devils went into a herd of hogs, and they
had sense enough to go drown themselves.
I've often wondered when I get to heaven, I'd like to see how much
strength his testimony had against hog raisers in that country after
They didn't want any revival, if it was going to cost them some hogs.
They felt more at home with the hogs and the devils than they did with
the Lord Jesus. They wanted their hogs, and asked Him to leave.
And that's the way it is tonight. People would rather stay in an old,
stale, formal, ungodly, indifferent condition, than to put up with a
little wildfire now and then. I'd rather have it thousand times to one.
They feel better at home with the devils and their old condition,
drinking, smoking, gambling, wearing old dirty clothes, and bobbing off
their hair, and doing all this other stuff that they do. Feel more at
home doing that than you do to be called old fashion and have Jesus
around the house. I'll take Him a hundred billion times to the one.
The darkest of hour, then Jesus came along. Could you imagine, legion
going back down to his home, and finding where he used to live. The
little wife had to sell the place. And he wondered where she was at, so
he searched from place to place. Finally someone said, "She lives down
in the alley."
And when he goes down there in a little old tin shack, when the
children see him coming, they run to hide. The wife grabbed up her
little shawl, and put on her, and started out the gate. And he said,
"Never mind, honey. Never mind, children. Come here to daddy. I want to
take you on my arms. I want to put my arms around you, sweetheart. Your
little dresses are tore off."
Oh, she said, "What happened?"
He said, "Jesus came along. That's what made the difference. "Oh, wife,
babies, come here. It was the darkest time. The devils were tormenting
me, and then Jesus came along."
Oh, in those dark hours, the man laying at the pool, how he had been
for many years, about thirty-eight years with an infirmity. And he had
brought him to the pool. He was getting old. And great multitudes laid
there. And they tell us that they stabbed one another, trying to get
into the pool first.
And the poor fellow didn't have a chance. Some young fellow could push
him back and get on in the pool. And he was laying there after
suffering thirty-eight years. The doctors had give him up, nothing
could be done. And he had no possessions but a little pallet he was
laying on. Right in the darkest of his hour, then here come Jesus along
and said, "Take up your bed and go into your house."
Oh, it makes the human heart scream "Hallelujah," when you think of it. Darkest of the hour…
There was an old blind beggar, as we talked of last night, setting by
the gates of Jericho, all hopes gone. He was blind; odds was against
him. His age was against him; the public was against him; everything
seemed to be against him. And right while he set in the darkest of the
hour, then Jesus came along. And it turned his darkness unto light. All
things seems to be all right when Jesus comes along. Always.
Way after the resurrection, a disheartened little bunch of disciples,
had gathered at different places. Peter said, "Well, I'm just going to
go fishing. I'm so discouraged. How could it be that that One that I
seen called Lazarus from the grave? How could it be when I stood there
and seen the woman of Nain, her only son dead, and He laid His hand on
the bier and said, 'Young man, arise,' and I saw him come to life.
Eyewitness seen Lazarus after being dead four days, his old grave
clothes wrapped over his face and over his body, come forth from the
"I seen Him turn water to wine. I saw Him touch a leper that was as
white as snow, and the very blush of health was in his cheeks in a few
minutes. How could it be that He could hang on that cross with mockery
soldiers spit on His face? How could it be that He could lay His hands
down, and could drive nails in His hand? How could it be that He'd
permit a crown of thorns pulled down over His face, and cross His feet,
and let them drive spikes in His feet?"
"How could He stand there rolling after a cat-o'-nine-tail had split
his back and the ribs was shining through? How could He let them treat
Him like that? How could He hang there between the heavens and earth
and the blood running from Him, and let those mockery priests, his
arch-enemies walk by laughing. How could He let a Roman soldier put a
band around His head and hit Him, and say, 'Now, you who prophesies,
and can foretell, and–tell us who hit you. We'll believe you.'"
"How could it be? How could it be that He could let that high priest
walk out there, say, 'Come down off of the cross, if thou be the
Christ, and we will believe you.' How could it be that a great Person
like that Who we believe to be the Son of God, could ever go through
such torment and punishment as that and set silent?"
"Oh, it was a dark hour, the darkest hour they'd ever seen. See them
pull the nails out, see Him bow His head and die, and they take His
body and put it in Joseph Arimathaea's grave, how could it be? When He
seen that big rock laid up there, and the Roman seal put on it, how
could it be?" He was so discouraged. He said, "I just believe I'll go a
And the disciples said, "Well, I'll go with you."
All night long in discouragement they had pulled and had caught
nothing. The Lord was gone. Seemed like everything was gone. They
couldn't even as much as catch a fish. Right in their darkest of hours,
Someone stood on the bank and said, "Children, have you got any meat?"
On the road to Emmaus, on that first Easter morning when the whole
world was in bloom with flowers, buds, the bees a humming, on that
beautiful April morning, little did the disciples know that He was
raised from the dead, and was among the resurrection. And as His friend
Cleopas, and his friend was on the road to Emmaus, very much
discouraged, but they were pondering on the Scriptures.
Did you notice, while they were talking on the Scriptures, He appeared.
And on their road down, the darkest hour they had ever seen, every hope
gone, and about that time Jesus come on the scene, but they didn't know
And I'm sure that's the fault of many churches today. Jesus is here,
but they don't know it. They don't realize it. And in this great hour
that we're now living, in the day that when the nominal world is all
bringing themselves together to form the mark of the beast, when the
confederation of churches has swallowed them up, all denominations, and
in the time that when even our full Gospel brethren are differing, and
fussing, and fighting, and pulling, and stewing over little bitty
Scriptural differences, and each one separating themselves and–and
getting different, and calling disciples, I begin to think it's more
for a meal ticket than it is to get souls saved.
But, you know what? Right in this darkest of hours, right when they're
making a–a order in the courts today that all these little preachers
outside of the confederation of churches is not going to be able to
broadcast anymore on the radio, and they're not going to have any
television, they won't let them on there…
What is it? Nothing but petty jealousy. They are trying to stop the
message of God. They're trying to keep this from the people. They are
ignorant that they're trying to it. They don't realize what they're
doing. But Jesus said it would be a time that they would even kill you,
thinking they was doing God service. But, brother, the thankful part of
it is, right in this darkest of hour, Jesus is come along, and He's
proving Hisself alive.
And I believe that He is here tonight. And I believe that He can–that
He proves to us day by day and night by night, that He is with us. So
let them throw all the atomic bombs they want to; that's up to them.
There's one thing that I know: my hope is built on nothing less than
Jesus Blood and righteousness. When around my soul gives way, then He's
all my hope and stay. For on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other
ground is sinking sand.
Let us pray. Our heavenly Father, as we come to Thee tonight, with
grateful hearts, that in all of our differences and all of our little
scruples and petty childlike things, You've come to us anyhow. You've
come to visit us. And You are our Guest.
Oh, how we should treat You, to know the only hope there is for
humanity, and here You are tonight in our little ship as she's tossed
from church to church, from place to place. But in this dark hour
You've come to us. And we are grateful to Thee.
And now, Lord, I pray if there be any sinners in the building, that
this night that they will recognize that You are here and Your Presence
is here, Your Spirit is here, and that You are wanting them to come to
Thee. Hear the prayer of Your servant, as I ask this in Jesus' Name.
Now, my dear friends, as my mother always told me this that words are
meaningless unless they have a meaning that can be proved. All the
preaching I could do, would be no more than a auctioneer or anything
else that can make a noise or preach on whatever they wish to, unless
God backed up what He said He would do.
And then, that's the preacher preaching, but when God comes and proves
that what the preacher has said is right, then to disbelieve that is
sin. What is sin? Unbelief. Smoking, drinking, using tobaccos,
gambling, committing adultery, that's not sin. That's not sin. That's
the attributes of unbelief. The reason you do that, is because you
don't believe. That's the reason you do it.
If you believed Christ, you wouldn't do that, for you're borned again
when you believe. "He that heareth My Word, believeth on Him that sent
Me, believeth on Him that sent, hath (present tense) Everlasting Life,
and shall not come to the judgment; but is passed from death to Life."
That's Jesus own words.
Then when you believe on the Lord Jesus, accept Him as your personal
Saviour, the Holy Ghost will baptize you then into the believers to
confirm that faith, and then you are a real child of God, filled with
the Holy Ghost, ready for the rapture. Not with just a virgin, but a
virgin with oil in the lamp, ready to go. May the Lord add His
Now, tonight we're going to call some sick people up here to pray for
them. And now, I want to ask something. Is there anyone here who has
never been in the meetings before, would you raise your hand? Some p…
God bless you. That's mighty fine. Thank you for coming.
I wish to say this, my friends. I am not a healer. I cannot heal
people. I don't believe there's any man, doctor, or hospital, or
medicine that can heal people. I believe that healing, it lays in God
Now, a doctor can move a obstruction; he can set a bone, pull a tooth,
take out a tumor. But that doesn't heal. That merely just moves the
obstruction. God does the healing. Healing is creation. It's to create
and to rebuild. And no medicine can rebuild your body. Only God alone
can rebuild. That's right. God is the one Who heals.
But God has sent in the church five different gifts: apostles,
prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors. Those are for the perfecting
of the church. That is His proof, His ministering Spirit to the church
to bring the body of Christ together.
And oh, I'd like to ask you this one thing: If Christ is alive, if He's
alive tonight, not dead but alive, and He will come right here and do
the very same things He did when He was here on earth, it would be a
perfect proof that He is alive.
Now, to me this Bible is–it's either the truth or it isn't the truth.
I'm an honest man, or I'm not an honest man. You are a Christian, or
you're not a Christian. You see what I mean? Now, if this is not the
Bible, if it's just like the Koran, let's forget about it. Go on, eat,
drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you die.
But if It is the Bible, let's embrace It, for It is the only Book that
tells you where you come from, who you are, and where you're going. And
it's belief in It determines where you spend your eternal destination.
Believe on Him; have faith in Him.
And the Bible declares that Jesus has raised from the dead. And Jesus
said after He had raised from the dead, "I'll be with you, even in you,
to the end of the world." He said, "A little while and the world…"
Now, that world is the cosmic word there, "cosmic" means "the world
order," the church, the so-called church. "The world won't see Me no
Just think, friends, before we start the prayer line. There is people
in Phoenix tonight that would not believe Jesus Christ, regardless of
what He would do. Do you know the Bible said they were born to this
condemnation? That's right. God's not willing that any should perish,
but being God He knowed who would perish and would not perish… He's
not willing, but they will anyhow.
To be God, He knowed every flea, every fly, every mosquito, every
person, everything else would ever be on the earth, before the earth
was ever created. If He isn't, He wasn't God. That's right. But He
And to you who has the privilege, that God would knock at your heart,
and give you an opportunity to accept, and to make a choice, and then
turn it down… Brother, I say this with respect, but hell's not good
enough. That's right. For a person who would realize that Jesus Christ,
the only hope of Eternal Life…
What can… Can you hope in your job to give you Eternal Life? Can you
hope in your daddy or mama? Can you hope in your wife, your husband?
Can you hope in your popularity? Can you hope in your society? Can you
hope in your church? Can you hope in your pastor? Can you hope in the
evangelist? No, sir. God alone can give you Eternal Life.
And why would you hold to those things which are worldly, and faltery,
and failing, even to your pastor, even to the church, even to the
organization, to your societies, and everything? Why would you hold to
that, when the living Christ is here to give you Eternal Life, with a
sworn promise He'd raise you up at the last day? And you'd turn it
down…? Be sure you understand. And I trusting tonight…
Do you know what? And let me say to this you, with a–from my heart.
One day before long, every person here is going to stand with me before
And do you know our voice never dies? Do you know our thoughts in
heaven is stronger than our voice on earth? And when God throws His big
radar screen out there, and your thoughts in this meeting tonight
vibrate against it, what's going to happen at that day? Just think of
that. Think of it, lady. Think of it, man. Be sincere.
Now, we're going to call for people to come to be prayed for. And I
want to ask you this before I do it. If Christ will do the same things
on the platform tonight… For your sake, will you believe that He has
raised from the dead, if He will do the very same things that He did
before He was crucified, and said, "The things that I do, shall you do
also. I'll be with you, even in you. And the very works that I do,
you'll do also."… Did He say it?
Did He say, "A little while and the world won't see Me no more"? But He
said, "Yet ye shall see Me, for I will be with you (How long?) to the
end of the world." All the way… The world has never come to an end
And Christ is still with His believers. The world is still saying,
"Nothing to it, fanaticism…" They are scared to look at it at the
Word. That's why the Pharisees wouldn't believe Him. They had their own
little dogma. They failed to see it. Jesus said, "If you would've known
Me, you would've known My day. Isaiah spoke of Me," and said the things
He would do.
Now, Jesus said that, "The things that I do, shall the–you do all the
way to the end of the world." What did He do? He preached the Gospel to
the poor, to the needy. He was a common man, ordinary man. He didn't
claim to be a healer. He said, "It's not Me that doeth the healing.
It's not Me that doeth the works; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me.
He doeth the works. I do nothing till I see the Father show Me first,
then I go do it." Is that right? And what did the Father showed Him?
One time there was a man come to Him; they'd been in a little prayer
meeting, the fellow had met him, brought him back. And Jesus stood and
told him where he had been and who he was. And what did them Pharisees
say? They say, "He's Beelzebub, the devil." Now, if they'd only look.
Now, look at this Jew, Nathanael. When he saw that done, that miracle
done, he said, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God. You're the King of
Israel." That man knowed that was the sign of the Messiah. He said,
"You're the Son of God," by doing it.
Jesus said, "Because I told you what your, where you'd been, or
whatever you was. (Told that you was a Christian or a believer, as we'd
call it) You believe Me? You can see greater than this."
Then a little woman of Samaria come one time. And He stood and talked
to her a few minutes, and He found her trouble. Said, "Go, get your
She said, "I don't have any."
He said, "That's right. You got five. The one you're living with now is not your husband. In that thou saidst right."
Now, look what she said. Now, she wasn't a Jew; she was a Samaritan.
That had been done… She said, "Why, sir, I perceive that You are a
prophet. We know, we Samaritans know that when the Messiah cometh, He
will do this. That was a sign of the Messiah. We know that when the
Messiah cometh, He will tell us all things." But she couldn't
understand Who He was.
He said, "I am He that talks to you, that speaketh with you."
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city and said, "Come, see a Man Who told me these such and such things.
Isn't this the very Messiah?" If that was the Messiah to the Jew, the
honest Jew, if that was the Messiah to the Samaritan, the honest
Samaritan, it's the sign of Messiah to the Gentile, the honest Gentile,
not the church member Gentile, the honest Gentile, that's honest at
heart, that looks in God's Word and sees that that's true.
Now, Father God, it's in Your hands. And I pray that You'll heal
tonight, every person in Divine Presence. And this bunch of
handkerchiefs that's laying here in this little package, O God, out
across these deserts and across the country, they'll be going. Maybe
they mean to little sick children, poor old blind daddy's setting in a
room somewhere, maybe a sick mother in the hospital… Thou knowest all
about them, who they represent. And God, as we send this token, we send
it, because we believe that the devil is defeated and every act that he
And, O God, one writer said that when the Red Sea got in the way of
God, His church was coming marching on… Oh, all nature must have
trembled when they seen them backed up in a corner, but God looked down
through that Pillar of Fire, and the sea got scared, and it rolled back
its walls, and opened up that path, that God seen in the bottom of the
sea. And He took His children across on dry land.
O God, when these handkerchiefs are laid upon the sick, may You look
through the Blood of Jesus and see the promise, and may the devil get
scared and move back. And may Your children, who are in this journey,
cross on to the land of good health and strength, through the promise
of Christ. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Now, let's… What was that we was calling from? U's wasn't it last
night, I believe? I believe that's right. Let's call tonight
from–start at 75. Who has U-75? Let's start from there. You have it,
lady? All right. 75, 76? Man, you have it, right over here? 77? 78, who
has prayer card 78? U, it's got a U on it and 78. Would you raise your
hand? Is this lady 78? 79? Does this other lady have 79? 80, raise your
hand so I can see. You have 80, sir? All right. 81? Would raise your
hand? Who has 81? All right, lady. 82? All right. 83? All right. 84?
All right. 83? 84? All right, sir, 84. 85? 86? All right, 87? 88? 89?
89? But… I can't see it.
It doesn't matter just how many. Sometimes we can get to all of them;
sometimes we can't. Who–who doesn't have a prayer card, and is sick,
let's see your hand? I'd like to see those. All right. Over here
without prayer cards? I'd like to see sometime… The people who has
prayer cards, I don't–we don't want them… You know, I–I won't…
still have a chance to get in the line. See? But those without…
All right. How many believes that Jesus is still the same yesterday as
that woman passed through, or He passed through and that little woman
went and touched His garment? And she went off… Now, remember, all
the congregation was just a hugging at Him, but the little woman
touched His garment, and then she went away out and stood in the crowd,
maybe twice the size of this. Jesus said, "Who touched Me?"
Now, listen to this story. "Who touched Me?"
Everybody denied it. "Not me. Not me." Perhaps she did too, "Not me." But He had a power. He said, "I got weak."
Peter said, "Why, Lord," rebuked Him, said, "all the crowds are touching You, and why say, 'Who touched Me?'"
He said, "But I perceive that I've got weak."
See? She used God's gift. God never showed Him nothing. She did it.
That's what happens here. It's you do it. Then Jesus looked around till
He found her. And He said… She had a blood issue, and she was… Her
faith had saved her, is that what the Bible said? "Thy faith has made
Now, the Bible said in Hebrews that, "Jesus Christ is the High Priest
that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmity." How many knows
the Bible says that? Now, how you going to know, if there isn't some
way of letting you know? He could be… If He is the same yesterday,
today, and forever, He operates in the same way. Is that right? That's
the way He does it.
Now, you look at the High Priest of our confession, believe with all
your heart, for He is a High Priest that can be touched by the feeling
of our infirmities, and you believe. Now, I want you all here in the
A few nights ago, friend, Minneapolis, Minnesota, I seen a person bound
in a wheelchair for I couldn't tell you how long. And they brought her
to the platform. The poor thing, I guess, was, had just thought because
she got a prayer card and was called to the platform she was going to
get well. And she hadn't been on the platform a moment until the
wheelchair was moved away and she was shouting and running everywhere.
The other night standing here in the building, they were telling me
that a little Indian baby come to the platform with crossed eyes. I
didn't know it. But in the vision of the woman that had the baby, had
showed the baby being cross-eyed, and when I looked down to the baby,
it's eyes was just as perfect as anybody's.
No one prayed; no one touched it at all, nobody here. But God touched
the baby. The Presence of the Lord was here to heal. Why did it get it?
It was a baby. It don't have the superstitions and calluses and
wonderings that we have. You stand there, just caught the vision of it;
God healed the baby, no prayer nor nothing. God did it. That's the way
God likes to do it.
This is on a higher level than laying on of hands. You say, "Well,
Brother Branham, if they lay your hands on…" I know. Brother Roberts,
Brother Allen, many of the other brothers who are out praying for the
sick, they lay hands on them, maybe anoint them with oil. That's
exactly the Scripture. That's perfectly right. See, they have gifts of
healing. This is a prophetic gift. That's to touch each one. That's the
Jewish way of believing it.
You know, Jairus said, over there he said, "Come, lay Your hands on my
little girl, and she'll be well." That was a Jew. But what did the
Gentile say? "I'm not worthy that You come under my roof. Just say the
word; that's all." There you are. What's happened to the Gentiles? Had
too much teaching. That's right.
The Gentile said, "I'm a man under authority." Now, watch what he
recognized in Jesus. Said, "I'm a man under authority. And I say to
this man, 'You go do this,' and he does it. He has to 'cause I've got
the authority over him. I say to this man, 'Come,' he comes, that man,
'Go,' and he goes." He said, "You just speak the word."
What did he recognize? He recognized that every devil, and every
sickness, and every disease was under Jesus Christ. He was the boss of
the whole situation. "Just say the word. My servant will live. I'm not
worthy, Lord, that You come to my house. But You just say the word, and
my servant will live." Jesus turned around and said, "I've not found
faith like that in Israel." That's right.
Oh, I want you to believe without hands laying on. Just simply believe
that the Presence of the Lord is here to heal the sick. And if the Lord
will come here and prove to you that His Presence is here, then who's
fault is it? Yours, is right. Certainly. The Presence of the Lord…
Now, if I lay my hands on you and say, "Now, I'm going to do this. I'm
going to… I…" Oh, you say, "Brother Branham sure healed me. Boy, he
put his hands on me. Oh, I believe he's a man of God." That would be
Brother Branham getting praise.
But if you set out there and say, "Lord Jesus, I love You." And I don't
even touch you, Brother Branham has nothing to do with it. Jesus Christ
gets the praise. There you are. See? It's Him we want to be praise:
"Thy Name shall be praised."
And the only thing that through a Divine gift, if He will permit us, we
can prove that He's here. And then where He's here, His Presence is
here to heal. How many understands it? Amen. May He grant it.
Now, of course you realize, I'm trying to get my manager here, Mr.
Moore, to do some preaching. I'm hoarse; my throat's bad; I hadn't
hardly had a night off since last October or November. I've got week
after week yet ahead of me. And then, perhaps, overseas and to Africa,
to down in the… Everywhere, overseas, a complete world tour laying
right ahead of me, hoarse and weak…
Brother Moore's a fine little man. We all love him. He's one of the
finest men I ever met. But he says, "Well, Brother Branham, the people
want to hear you. They… You stand up there and talk to them;
they–they believe you." I'm trusting that's so.
So now, I'm trying… In preaching, sure, it throws the anointing of
that other away. It's another anointing. One is the gift of preaching,
teacher, pastor, evangelist. Them's all separate gifts. Prophecy is
another, a seer. It's another anointing. But God in His grace so far
has helped us. I trust that He will tonight. And if He does, then
that'll prove His Presence is here.
Brother Branham has not one thing to do with it, not one thing. Even
the visions, I don't have one thing to do with it. You do that
yourself. Well say, "Why do you have the people on the platform?"
Sometimes I don't even have them here. And I can prove to you right
now, that the people don't have to be on the platform. No, sir.
If the Presence of the Lord is here, then His gift works without
anybody on the platform. Certainly it does. Have faith and believe.
Trust God. Don't doubt, but have faith. The Bible said, "If thou canst
believe, all things are possible."
If the audience would ever be settled to a spot, where every faith
would look right straight to Calvary… Take me out of the picture;
look at Calvary. I'm not the High Priest; He's the High Priest. I have
nothing to do, but yield myself. This here thing is a dumb mute without
a voice to speak in it. So am I. How do I know… There's not a person
I believe awhile ago I recognized Brother Stadsklev, Julius Stadsklev,
a captain in the army. He was here somewhere. He's a good friend of
mine, wrote the book, the African book. I seen him somewhere awhile
ago. And that, as far as I know, h… Yeah, Brother Julius, I'm glad to
see you and sister there tonight.
And outside of them, looking in the audience, as far as I know, I don't
know anyone. And you know I don't… If Julius had something wrong with
him, he or Sister Stadsklev, I don't know what it would be. That's
right. In the prayer line, I guess I'm a stranger, 'course I… Brother
Brown, these men here, I know them. But I want you to believe. And may
the Presence of the Lord come and heal the sick.
What do you think about it, little Mexican lady, setting out on the end
there, suffering with a nervous condition, setting there with a little
scarf around your head, do you believe with all your heart? You been
extremely nervous lately, haven't you? If that's right, raise up your
hand. All right. Now, your faith has healed you. You can go home and be
Now, do you have to have one, anyone on the platform. That woman was
setting there, believing that to be the truth. Watch her, how she's
weeping. She can't help it. That Light fell right over her. That's what
makes her act like that. See? That woman's been so nervous, till the
devil's even tried to tell her that she's crossed the separating line.
That's right. Blackness hangs around her; but she's healed now.
Little Mexican man right behind her with a back trouble, you believe
God would make you well, sir? You believe that? All right, sir. That's
what you had, is that right? Raise up your hand if that's right. Now,
you can go home and your back trouble has left you. Amen.
Here's a lady setting right in here, right down here looking at me,
white woman looking towards me. She has a back trouble too. If she
believes with all of her heart, she can be made well. If you believe
it. That's up to you. God–God will do it, if you'll accept it, and
believe with all your heart, God will make you well.
What do you think about it, little lady? Do you believe with all you
heart? If you would, epilepsy would leave you. Never have to have it no
more. You believe that God would make you well? Would you believe Him,
trust Him? If you would, it'd never bother you, if you can believe with
all your heart.
Arthritis would leave you, sir, if you'd believe with all your heart.
Amen. See? You don't have to have people up here. You just have to have
What do you think of that throat trouble, believe it would leave you,
make you well, the lady setting right next there. When that man raised
his hand, It jumped to you and I seen that Light going; It went up
there in the balcony to that girl setting and come back down here to
you again. You have throat trouble. That's right. You believe that God
make you well? It's left you now. Amen. Have faith in God.
Come, lady. You believe with all your heart? I'm a stranger to you. I
don't know you. God does know you. If God will tell me what's your
trouble right here, you be the judge, do you believe that you could
accept it then? You believe that His Presence would be here then?
Will the audience believe with all their heart? Now, the lady's a
stranger to me. I've never seen her in my life. But God knows you. You
know I'm a stranger. Is that right? If it is, so the people could know,
raise up your hand. The lady's already anointed. The Light's on the
lady, 'cause she's a Christian, a believer.
I see the little lady all upset about something. She's praying, moving
back and forth. And she's got trouble with her lungs too. That is
right. I see something… You're fixing for a… No, you have been
operated on. It was a gall condition you was operated on for. That's
Then you're upset about somebody, a son about twenty-one years old, got
a spirit of evil has overcome the boy. That's right. I can't heal. But
you can't hide your life now. See? It's in His Presence. That's true.
Will you believe God for these things?
O God of heaven, send Thy mercies upon the woman, and may she go from
here and be made well, and may the tears on this handkerchief be tokens
for her son. I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen. God bless you, little lady.
Now, don't doubt. Have faith. It's not bad, son. Don't worry. It'll
leave you; just believe now. You're a fine young man. It's a shame.
Don't worry, you'll overcome that now, if you'll just believe.
I never seen you in my life as I know of, but God knows you. You're not
here for yourself. You're here for somebody else. That man doesn't
even, is not even here. He lives in California. That man's your
brother. And he's had something wrong with him, and that–that's
connected with this same thing here. Your brother had something like
the flu, and it hurt him, and it affected his mind. That's right. That
You believe that he will–he will be healed? Go tell Mr. Buford then
that he will be well. In the Name of the Lord Jesus, may he receive his
healing. Amen. God bless you. Go, believing with all your heart.
If thou canst believe, all things are possible. Now, here's that same
thing again. No, here it is. It's… You are suffering with a nervous
condition and with trouble in your bowels. That's right. And your
husband's suffering with a bowel trouble too, and a mental condition.
That's exactly right. There's that devil trying to move through there.
All right, take that handkerchief and lay it on him. In the Name of
Jesus Christ, may he be made well.
E-57 Have faith in God. Do you believe His Presence is here to heal? I have nothing to do with it.
I don't know you. But God does know you, doesn't He? You believe that?
All right. You've got a–a nervous condition. You got something wrong
in your side. That's right. You have a heart trouble. That's right.
Yes, sir, a nervous heart. Let me tell you, if you believe me to be
God's prophet, do you do that? You want me to pray for your grandson,
'cause he's got a nervous trouble? That's right, isn't it? Then you
believe me? Then in Jesus' Name, receive what you ask for. Amen.
Have faith in God. If thou canst believe… Now, what is it, friends?
It's not me. It's the Presence of the Lord. He's here to heal the sick,
to make you well. Believe Him.
Well, your trouble's in your arm and in your back. And about two days
ago, you got a fall and hurt them all over again. That's right. Is that
strange to you? You're not from here anyhow. You're from out Glendale
way. Your name's Mary, isn't it? Go home, and be made well. In the Name
of the Lord Jesus.
E-58 Have faith in God. Do you believe?
do you do, sir? I never seen you in my life, did I, as far as I know.
You've seen me, but I've never seen you. Well, here's one thing I want
to tell you: A few nights ago setting here in the audience, you
accepted your healing from a heart trouble. That's right. Is that
right? All right. And you're here now for somebody else. It's your
stepson. Exactly right. He's got a spinal condition. Exactly right.
He's a alcoholic. You don't even know where he's at. Is that right? You
believe me to be His prophet? Then the Presence of the Lord is here to
give you your request. O God, in Christ's Name, may he receive it.
Amen. God bless you. Have faith.
You believe? Now, friends, this could just keep on going, going, going.
But it's–I'm getting weak. That's exactly right. What is it? Because
you people are doing it. Your faith is a doing it. It's just a pulling
(See?), just a pulling.
Now, this lady here, I've never looked at her. I couldn't even tell you
whether she's a young woman or an old woman. If God will show me here
what's wrong with this woman, will you believe with all your heart? All
right, lady, if you believe with all your heart you can go home and eat
your supper, and the ulcer in your stomach will be gone. You believe
it? All right, then go eat your supper. Amen. In the Name of the Lord
If you believe with all your heart, kidney trouble will leave
you…?… Do you believe you'll get well? Let's say, "Praise the
Lord." Do you believe His Presence is here? How much do you believe?
With all your heart?
I wonder if there's a sinner here that believes that His Presence is
here. Do you? Do you believe He's here? It may be your darkest hour,
that you've had, right now, but if you believe with all your heart,
will you come here and stand with me just a moment for prayer? Will you
do it? God bless you, sir. Come right out. That's the way to do it.
Move right out. Amen. God bless you.
What about you, lady, setting there, you want to come up? God will heal
you of that poor circulation that you've been having setting there.
That shock you? You've been having poor circulation, haven't you? If
that's right raise up your hand. All right, come stand here.
All right, sinner, come on now. It's your time, backslider, you
lukewarm church member, you sinner. It's your time to come while the
Presence of the Lord is here. Will you believe it? Let's bow our heads
now just a moment.
O God, if this is the last meeting that Phoenix will ever have, You've
witnessed Yourself alive. You are here. Your Presence is here to do the
greatest healing, to heal the sin sick soul, to heal the weary, to
bring those in who are indifferent, those people who joined church and
doesn't know You by the Spirit. They've never been borned again. They
don't know what it means to have peace, that perfect peace that passes
understanding. I pray, God, that You'll cast away all the fear, and
bring those people around this altar just now, and give a healing to
the body of Christ.
And Lord, if there be some here who's so churchy and so indifferent,
that they won't fellowship with the other group, God, I pray that
You'll make them ashamed of theirself; and if they're guilty of this
sin may they come to the altar now and confess theirself. And may there
be a breaking up in Phoenix, an old fashion get-together, a pouring out
of the Holy Ghost because of Your Presence. Grant it, Lord.
Now, I ask you to come, with your heads bowed and in prayer. And while
the choir sings with us, will you come? Come, sinner; I want you to
stand around the altar, backslider, and backbiter. I want you to come
and stand around the altar.
In Christ's Name, if you judge me to be His prophet, I tell you this,
that in Christ's Name, you'll pay for your sins if you leave this
building tonight without coming here and making things right before
God. Now, if you believe me by vision, if you believe that God has
spoke to me, and believe that He speaks through me, make your way to
this altar, if you are not right with God. Let us sing…?…
Come down out of the balcony up here. Come on. Come down out of the balconies. That's it. Come right on down.
Listen, sinner friend, you that's indifferent, you may be setting in
the balcony, you may be thinking it's a long ways down to this altar,
but brother, from hell to heaven is a long ways too. Come now. Come out
of your seat now. If you are convinced… If you're not, I don't know
whether there's any hope for you or not.
After Christ coming and proving His Word, making Hisself known, and
coming present like this, and doing what He is doing, the living God,
Who's raised from the dead, and standing here… And if I–you judge me
to be His servant and me pleading to you with all my heart, my poor
hoarse different voice will call out in the hour of your death, on your
dying bed. It'll haunt you through all ages. Make your way to the altar
while we sing.
That's… Come right out of the balcony, right down; we'll wait for you. God bless you, sis. God bless you, children.
Oh, would you turn Him away while His Presence is here? Come right on,
young man. God bless you. That one soul might be a Gospel preacher
coming there, that'll sweep the message of the Lord Jesus across the
country. Come right on, man. God… That's right, brother. That's
right, sister. Here comes a man packing his baby. He wants to come
anyhow, and his little wife. God bless them. Come right on down. That's
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
Here comes a poor Indian woman; here's another one, weeping, coming
down. Won't you come? That's right, my Indian sister. It's for
whosoever will. Come right… That's right. Christ died to save
sinners, regardless of who they were. Won't you come just now? How
could you set still, knowing that there's something on your heart and
mind? How could you do it, to know that sin has separated you from the
blessings of God, and His Presence here. If you don't believe it, I
challenge you to accept it.
Now, this is not something made up, some psychology. This is the Lord
Jesus raised from the dead, two thousand years, infallible proof. The
same Life that He lived, He's living right here among you tonight.
God bless you, little man. God bless you ladies there. Won't you come?
Just as I am, and waiting not to rid my soul of one dark blot. Won't
you come? That's right, young man, walk right down. God bless your
If He will hear me, if right here on this platform the power of God
could make a blind baby or a crooked-eyed baby come straight, cause the
things to happen that's been happening, standing here and proving by
infallible proofs that He's here, sure He wants your soul.
Just remember, in the morning, may be too late. At eleven o'clock
tonight, may be too late. An ambulance may be screaming and blood
running out of your vessels, through your arms, and you're gone. What
did He say? "If you won't accept Me, neglect me, in the days while you
are now, in the days of your calamity, I'll only laugh at you."
What would it be, if you're a cold, formal church member, setting here
expecting the church to take you to heaven? The church will only
confuse you. Christ can take you to heaven, and Him alone.
I don't care, if you're Catholic, that doesn't matter. A Catholic, if a
Christian, a Catholic is a Christian and believes on the Lord and is
borned again, he will go to heaven. If a Methodist, that don't matter,
Presbyterian, Lutheran, or a Pentecostal, no matter…
Oh, you say, "I've spoke in tongues." That don't have nothing to do
with it. "I've shouted." That still don't have nothing to do with it.
Paul said, "I could speak in tongues like men and angels and still be
lost. I could have faith to move mountains and still be lost." That
ain't it. If the Divine love of God isn't in your heart to take
everything of the world out, you're lost. That's right. And the devil's
only deceiving you.
Now, if you believe me to be His servant, if God has proved by His
Word, by His Spirit, that I'm telling you the truth, then listen to me.
Tomorrow may be too late. Come now, while we sing once more "Just As I
Am." Everyone now. Here's your last call. After this call, it'll be
between you and God. I'm willing. Look at this nice big altar call
here, sinners repenting. Won't you come and join with them. Come on
now, while we sing just once more. All right, sister.
[Brother Branham begins humming–Ed.]
Come right on. People are coming from the balcony. They may be coming
to the altar. I want them to come right on. I'm waiting for you, dear
friend. Oh, this little body of yours is not worth very much, but that
soul's worth ten thousand worlds. This is healing on a higher level.
This is eternal healing.
If a man gets healed here at the platform, he will be sick again if he
lives long. But if a man gets saved here, he's got Everlasting Life and
will be raised up in the last day. That's the difference. This is
eternal healing. This is temporarily healing. But Christ is here
Now look, has He proved it? First His Word said so; then He come; He
moved through the audience, showed signs and wonders that He was alive.
Then He… I made a call, 'cause He told me too. I made an altar call.
Last night I didn't. Tonight He told me to do it. When I made the altar
call He said, "There's people to come." I made the altar call. "No man
can come to Me, except My Father draws him first."
Is He here? Certainly. "And all that comes to Me, I'll give them
Everlasting Life, and will raise them up at the last day. He that
heareth My words, and believeth on Him that sent me, has Everlasting
Life, and shall never come to the judgment, but is passed from death to
You come because you have been warned of God; you've accepted it. And
you when you come here, and bow your heads, and surrender to God, and
repent of your sins, you are borned again. You're a candidate then to
be baptized into the Church by the Holy Ghost, into the Body of Christ.
There's only one baptism; that's Holy Ghost baptism. "By one Spirit we
are all baptized into one body."
You become a believer, are borned again when you believe. "He heareth
My words, believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life," right
now. But God baptizes you into the Body and puts you into the service
by the Holy Ghost. This is what you do for God; that's what God does
for you. There's the difference. You repent and accept what God has
done; then God gives you the next, which is the baptism of the Holy
Peter said at the day of Pentecost, "Repent, every one of you, and be
baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins,
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is
unto you, and to your children, and to them that's far off, even as
many as the Lord our God shall call."
This–this is the same Gospel that Peter preached at the day of
Pentecost, same signs, same wonders, same things, same Jesus. Just
closing now, so I'll be sure I got every one.
The Bible says, "There'll be a day when it will not be light or dark."
Did the Bible say that? Right. "But in the evening it shall be light."
Notice, this Bible is a Oriental Book. The light geographically rises
in the east; it sets in the west. And civilization has traveled from
east, westward. We're at the west coast now, where the east and west
Look, when the sun rose in the eastern country, the baptism of the Holy
Ghost fell upon the apostles and the Jews. Now, since then there's been
a dismal day. It hasn't been light, neither has it been dark. It's been
a gloomy day. Just a day to join church and membership. But the Bible
promised in the evening that same sun that shined over there, will
shine out in the evening time. Here it is, on the Gentiles. The sun
shined in the east; it's shining in the west. It's sun-setting time.
The Holy Ghost is here, doing the very same things [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]
here now. It'll be light in the evening time. Hallelujah! Oh, my poor
Irish heart is thrilled to know that we are accepted. Praise be to God.
This is that.
I want every minister now to take their place around this altar here,
every minister and co-worker, every one make your way. If there be some
left, come around. You're now going to see great healing. That's right.
It'll be Light in the evening. The same Jesus that worked with the Jews
in the east, the same Jesus is alive tonight with the Gentiles in the
west. It's evening time. The same Holy Ghost, the same signs, the same
wonders, the same scoffers, the same church members scoffing, making
fun… "There'll come scoffers in the last days, heady, high-minded,
lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, and despisers of those that are good; having a
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
It's evening time. The evening Lights are here.
Let's every Christian bow your head now. I want to talk to these that's
at the altar. God bless you, sister. Go on your road now and be made
well in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Oh, what a moment. What a moment.
I spoke in His Name. He turned around and spoke back that I told the
truth. You accepted that on the basis of God's Word. He's here to heal
you, heal your soul, make you a Christian. You Indian, you Spanish, you
Anglo-Saxon, whoever you are, God is here. God is here.
Little girl, the Lord Jesus is here to make you every whit whole,
honey. Little boy, Jesus is here. Grandmother, Jesus is here.
Grandfather, Jesus is here. Young man, Jesus is here. Oh, young lady,
Jesus is here. He's here. He's accepting you because you've come to
Him. Now, we're going to offer prayer. And I want every person to bow
your head, everyone to join with us in prayer.
O eternal and everlasting God, upon Whom the crown of immortality has
been set, "This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him." Moses and Elijah and
all has passed away. All laws and ceremonies is finished. "This is My
beloved Son. Come unto me all ye that labor and heavy laden," He said,
"I'll give you rest. He that comes to Me, I will in no wise cast out."
These people, Lord Jesus, as You're here at the platform in this great
power, showing Yourself infallible, the resurrected One, the proof…
Oh, no excuses. People are left without an excuse. You're here.
And here stands Spanish, Indian, Anglo-Saxon, Irish, German, all
different types of people. As Thou has died to save the world, and
Abraham called the father of nations. Through the seed, by Isaac come
Christ; through Christ's death, we become dead to the things of the
world and joint-heirs with Him and are Abraham's seed. And we call
those things which are not, as though they–as are as though they were
not, because we believe God's Word. With the operation of the Holy
Spirit, Who could raise a rank sinner from his seat and send him up
here to this altar… Something's happened. Something's taken place.
How could a pig ever be told that he's wrong? How could the lamb ever
make the pig believe that his diet was wrong? Never could he, until the
nature of the pig had been changed. O God, that's what You've done to
these people tonight. You've convinced them that they're wrong, and
they want their nature changed. And you changed their attitude and
brought them to this altar. And here they stand as committed souls.
Oh, as Your servant, Lord, I call on You in Jesus' Name, and ask that
every soul here will be saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. Grant it,
Lord. Heal every sick person, physically, that's in the building. Get
glory out of the service, Lord, just now. In Jesus' Name, we wait for
this great power to take place.
Now, with our heads bowed. Prayer of faith shall save the sick,
spiritually, physically, whatever way it is. Now, you people standing
here that's praying with the sinner, lay your hand over on them, put
your hand over on the sinner friend. Out in the audience… Now,
I want to know that these who are standing here who come for salvation,
that you thoroughly believe that Christ, the Son of God, brought you
from your seat to stand here before these people… "No man can come to
Me, except My Father draws him." You could not have come on your own
You are a dead, motionless person, without something operating you. And
do you mean to tell me that the devil would make you raise from your
seat and come here? Never. It was some kind of a Spirit come within you
that said, "You're wrong. You go up to that altar and confess your
sins. I'll be there to meet you." That's Him talking to you now.
And as you have bowed your head and confessed your sins, God is just to
forgive them. And now, God being so just to forgive you your sins, will
you raise your right-hand to God and accept Christ as your Saviour now?
Now, that's something… God bless you, every person. Everyone has
their hands up. Thanks be to God. They now accept Christ.
What did you do when you raised your right-hand? You broke every
scientific law there is. Gravitation would've held your hand down, but
the Spirit that's within you made a choice; and God caused you to raise
your hand towards heaven to Him, to accept Him as your Saviour. You are
saved by the grace of God. And by doing that you have Eternal Life.
Do you desire the baptism of the Holy Ghost? If you do, raise up your
hand, if you desire the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Right on the same
ground that you're saved on, Jesus sends the Holy Ghost for you. If you
I want the audience to stand to their feet just a moment. Some good
voice, have you to pray a prayer. Brother Ballard, Brother Moore, some
of you, come here, one of you.
Friends, these are new babies. These people are borned again. They
believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as personal Saviour.
They're names a few moments ago, went on the Book of Life. That's God's
eternal Word. Do you believe it, say "Amen."
Now, they want the baptism of the Holy Ghost to be co-workers with us
together, out here in this great field. I want the people who has the
Holy Ghost now, come, laying around close, ministers especially, to lay
hands on them. While I'm going to ask Brother Ballard if he will come
forth and pray the prayer, and everyone of us together, that these
people will receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. All right, Brother
Ballard, while we bow our heads.