Send him greeting for me, will you? We close tomorrow night and I've
have got to drive a hundred miles then into another city, and–and I
won't be able to go get to Moosejaw to see him. But if you know where
the church is, greet him, if some of you here from Moosejaw.
How many times have we passed through this city, and I'd see him weep.
Setting down there in that big hotel up by the river, down there with
him, he laid his big head over on my shoulder and cried and said,
"Billy, how many times I've seen–just see myself as a little
red-headed boy up and down these streets, packing newspapers." Ern went
through a lot of things, and he is a fine Christian gentleman.
If anybody knows my old friend Brother Dawson, down around Moosejaw
there, greet him for me, too. I was in hopes he'd get to the meeting,
but I suppose he didn't. I'd like to see him.
My son was just telling me, that they taken up a love offering for me
awhile ago. Well, they didn't really have to do that. But I know some
of you put a little portions of your living. I appreciate it. And
brother, sister, to the best of my knowledge, I'll spend every penny of
it that I can to the glory of God.
Now, I'm–I send out thousands of handkerchiefs a week around the
world. I got a office with three or four people working in it,
constantly, the stenographer and things, how they are paid pretty good.
I've got a wife and three children. I–I–I'm preaching all the time,
so I–that is the way I have to live, by that. And I certainly will
promise you, that it won't be spent for tobaccos, and whiskey, and
riotous living. It'll be to the best of my knowledge to the glory of
God, for I know it's part of your living.
I'm sorry; I never taken an offering in my life. I preached in the
Baptist church for twelve years and never took one offering. One night
I run short, as all people do. Many of you knows when you get to that
place, you can't make–make ends meet. Now, don't you? Be honest,
you're–you're just like I am. We're just all poor folks, as we say
down in the south.
I just couldn't make the ends meet. I said to my wife, "I'm going over and take up an offering."
She said, "I'm going to go over and watch you do it."
We didn't even have a collection plate. Now, not that the people
wouldn't do it, oh, them dear people would give anything that–all they
had for–to me. But I–I wouldn't do it. I could work. And I was a game
warden, and I–I worked and never made… I was on the warden force for
seven years and never made one arrest. I believed I could talk to them,
make a better conservationist out of them, than I could fine them and
make them pay for it, then they'd try to get even with me.
They never fired me; I just hadn't–the–missed meetings, this
evangelistic is the reason I quit. And very nice to me. If I could
catch a fellow, I'd set down and talk to him like a brother. I'd say,
"Promise me that you'd never do that again." He promised, and keep his
word, too, whole lot better than it would to make him pay a fine.
Then, I said, "Wife, I'm going over to take a offering."
She said, "I want to watch you."
So I said, "Folks, tonight I have a–a little need. I–I need just a
little money, just about five dollars. I owe a little bills, and I
can't make them meet. I'm going to pass a hat and some of you, then
give a nickel or two," I said, "and it'll–it'll help me make it. I
know you won't mind." I said, "Uncle Jim, would you go get my hat?"
And he said, "Yes, Billy."
He walked over to get the hat. Everybody… This little old woman
setting down there, used to pray for me all the time, little old godly
looking woman. Do you ever–you–some of you woman ever remember when
the woman used to wear aprons, them long aprons, checkered, had a
pocket on the inside? Well, that is the kinda apron she had on. And she
reached down on the inside of this pocket, and I was watching her. She
pulled out one of these little pocketbooks that has got a snap on top
of it. And she went to reaching in there for those nickels; I couldn't
stand it no more. I said, "I was just teasing you all. I didn't mean
that." Uncle Jim had my hat, and he–he didn't know what to do. I said,
"Oh, Uncle Jim, put my hat up. I was just teasing you. I didn't mean
You know, there used to be an old guy come down to my place from up in
Benton Harbor, had long whiskers, long hair; his name was John Ryan. He
left an old bicycle there and give it to me. And I went to ten-cent
store and got a can of paint, and painted it up, and sold the bicycle
for five dollars. Didn't have to take up a offering anyhow. But that's
the closest I ever come to one a doing that.
So money has been a very–one thing that I've tried to keep away.
Reason I wouldn't make, let my ministry, get out in great big fields,
because you have to ask too much for money. I don't like that. I would
just rather be just this way.
So thank you, friends. God bless each one of you. And I'm sure God will repay you. I trust that He will.
Now, just before opening the Word, now. Let us bow our heads to we–talk to the Author just a moment.
Now, dear Jesus, we're going to turn back the pages of Thy blessed holy
Word. Won't You speak to us just a little while, to encourage us to
have faith for the service of prayer for the sick, that we're trying to
render tonight, in Thy blessed, holy Name.
No doubt but there is many churches here, in Saskatchewan, has
dismissed their service tonight, so that their dear children of yours
that comes to their dwelling, could come to the meeting to be prayed
for. We thank You for these gallant soldiers. And there's many who did
not, maybe, get the message in time to dismiss. We pray for them, God,
that You'll give them great service, tonight, everywhere, throughout
all the provinces, and around the world, that many might find Christ
And everywhere they're having a healing service, we pray that You'll
stretch forth Your great hand of blessings over them meetings, and heal
ever sick person that comes, Lord. Anoint Your servants. Give them
words to speak that would just–just glorify Christ, and get the people
to believe Him. Do likewise to us, Father, for we're waiting on Thee,
as we read Thy Word. In Jesus Christ's Name, we ask it. Amen.
Tomorrow night now, seven-thirty, or seven o'clock the prayer cards.
And we're closing this service, trying with these two nights to pray
for every person that wants to be prayed for.
Now, by the grace of God, just to speak a little bit. I do not wish to
take too much time, because I have already preached this afternoon. And
now, I speak just for a little while tonight, merely just to get the
people's feeling and the Presence of the Holy Spirit in the meeting.
And then we'll start praying for the sick.
Now, I'm going to read tonight one verse of Scripture, very familiar to
the smallest child here, that ever attended Sunday school, called
the–the Golden Text of the Bible: John 3:16.
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
You say, "Brother Branham, would you read such a little text for a
great service?" You see, it doesn't make much difference how small it
is, it's what it says. It's the contents in it. The context, what makes
it so valuable. That is enough Scripture to convert the entire world to
God and to Christ tonight. If it be received in the right mental
attitude, it would do it, would bring every sinner to his knees.
And the reason I chose this, tonight, is because my theme has always
been love. I think love is the most powerful force that the world has,
because God is love. And there's no more power–more powerful force
than God. And love is one of the greatest things that I could speak of.
So it is written in a little, small text, perhaps one inch square,
would more than cover the text. But as I said, it doesn't go in
quantity; it's in quality.
Here some time ago, I was reading where a little boy up in an old
garret (attic) was searching around up there in some old relics. And he
run onto a little postage stamp, perhaps one half inch square. Well,
the little fellow thought this must be of some value. So he rushes down
the street to a man that he knew was a stamp collector.
And he said, "How much will you give me for this stamp?" Said, "It looks like an old stamp."
And the man said, "Well, I do not know the value of it, sonny, but I'll give you a dollar for it."
He said, "All right. I'll sell it to you."
So he bought it for one dollar. A few weeks later, he sold it for fifty
dollars. A few weeks after that, it was sold for five hundred dollars.
And the last I heard of the stamp, it was worth a quarter of a million
Now, it isn't the size, neither is it the paper. It's what is on it
that counts. This text–it isn't how small it is, it's the message to
the people that counts. It's God's Word of pardon and grace to Adam's
dying race. It is a love letter that God has given to ever fallen man
and woman of Adam's race.
Now, it's a pardon to those who will receive it as a pardon. But if you
do not wish to receive it, it's nothing to you. It was tried in the
courts a few years ago in the U.S., that a man had committed a crime.
And it was a–a military offense. And he was going to be shot at
sunrise. And some friend begged the officials until they persuaded them
to–that the man be pardoned and give another chance. And when the
pardon was wrote out and sent to the man which was in prison, just a
few lines from the governor, or the official, said, "This man is
pardoned." And wrote just his name. "Pardon So-and-so."
And when it was given to the man, he refused to accept it. He said,
"It's not enough writing on that to pardon me." And he turned it down.
And the next morning, the man was shot at sunrise. And then when this
pardon being officially, returned back to the government, here's a man
that was pardoned by the governor, and the man that was pardoned is
shot. Now, what about it? And they tried it in the federal courts. And
the verdict was passed by the federal judge, that a pardon is not a
pardon if it isn't accepted as a pardon.
John 3:16 is a pardon, if you will accept it as a pardon. James 5:14 is
a Divine remedy for your sickness if you will accept it as God's
remedy. John 3:16 is a pardon for your sin. But if you will not accept
it, then it returns back to God, and it is not a pardon to you. If you
cannot accept your healing, then it's not healing for you.
Someone said not long ago to me, said, "Mr. Branham, I don't care how
many blind eyes that come open, how many deaf see," said, "I do not
believe it's so."
I said, "It wasn't written for you. Divine healing promise was only
written to believers and you are a unbeliever. It's only for those who
believe." Salvation is for those who believe.
And when God looked down upon Adam's fallen race, and He so loved the
race of Adam, He seen their condition, and it so constrained Him to
love. And when love begins to go out, and when Divine love has been
projected and come to it's end, sovereign grace will project the object
that Divine love calls for. That's the reason God had to do something
about the sin case, for He so loved Adam's race, and His Divine love
went out, sovereign grace sent a Saviour.
And when man lays sick, and afflicted, and in the condition that they
are in, the love of God had to produce something for them. God doesn't
want you to be sick. And when anybody teaches you that it's God's will
for you to be sick, then if it's God's will for you to be sick, Jesus
defied every law of God when He healed the sick that was brought to
Him. He did what the Father told Him not to do. Just might as well face
the issue; it's lack of faith, is what's the matter with us. "All
things are possible to them that can believe." And this is God's pardon.
Now, there's something about a man that's a part of God. He's a fallen
race. He's a fallen son. And now, and in one sense of the word, a man
in himself is a creator, miniature creator. Now, he cannot actually
create, because God does that. But he can take the things that God has
made and the–the wood that God growed and build a building out of it.
He can take that–the steel that God created and do something else with
it. He can take the electricity that God sends in the air and make it
light up a building. That's a man.
Now, I want to ask you something. Let's let our collars down just a
minute. Did you ever see a person that's a good person, you think they
are nice, but there's just something about the person you just don't
like to be around them? Certainly you do. And then, you've seen people
that you just love to be around. What is it? It's that creative power
that's upon the people that create an atmosphere around where they're
at. If they're full of love, not make-belief, but real love, you can
feel it. You know that they're Christians. They shake your hand, say,
"I'm your friend, John." You can feel it.
You might not agree with me. But I'm thinking of my friend Paul Rader. Now, I believe in heartfelt religion.
I noticed tonight we have some colored friends with us. And a little
colored man said, once down in the south; his boss said, "There is no
such a thing as heartfelt religion."
He said, "Just one thing you lack, boss, in saying, 'There's no such a thing as heartfelt religion, as far as you know.'"
He knowed different. And I believe in heartfelt religion. I believe
that you feel it, that God gives you something inside of you that
changes you. It makes the atmosphere around you different. I've tried
that. I know it's the truth, that man create in himself the atmosphere
that he lives in. And around him he's anointed with a spirit.
I have seen people that you just couldn't get away from them; you just
loved them. There's something drawing about them. It's because they
live in that atmosphere, they live under the–the power of the Holy
My poor, old half-Indian mother used to tell me this: Birds of a
feather flock together. And that's true. You don't see crows and doves
having any fellowship together, because they're two different species.
They don't look alike; their diet is not alike. A crow can set over on
a dead carcass and eat all day. But the dove cannot eat out of that
carcass, 'cause he doesn't have any gall. If he'd take a bill full of
that carcass over there, it would kill him. There's no gall in him to
digest it. And he's a different bird. Therefore he don't associate with
That's the way it is when a man becomes borned again. There's something
takes place within him, that he's sick and tired of the world. And
there's godly spirit around him.
But my life has been dealing with spiritual things, as you understand
in the meeting. You walk up to people sometime, that try to impersonate
something. "Oh, Brother Branham, I sure got faith in you." And you know
he's lying. See? There's a spirit there that speaks lot louder then his
lips speak. It's the atmosphere.
And if you'll learn to love and to be kind to everybody, and to be
gentle, have patience, it'll even make your home life different. It'll
make your associations different. God will honor you. Now, I've tried
Here some time ago in my home, you can imagine what kind of a turmoil
it's in all the time. You just think, "Well, the people say like here,
this little city." What about the people from around the world? See?
And they're flying in, coming in, calling in, all the time. Hotels,
motels, setting full of people, crying, begging. You can't get a
One day our house had been completely torn up all day long. The
basement had been full, ever room full, the den room full. Along about
dark, I got them kinda quietened down, everybody away, I thought. And I
went into the kitchen. There stood my poor, little wife at thirty-seven
years old, completely gray headed, holding her hands up, crying.
She said, "Billy, I'm just about to lose my mind." She said, "These children hasn't had a bite to eat all day long."
Had some nervous people there, and mental cases and some of them
walking up-and-down the floor, telling me that the Lord is going to
strike me dead, if I didn't go to a certain town, 'cause they said so.
And that's the kind… You have to put it all together.
Another one in another room saying, "Oh, he don't know what he's talking about. I got thus saith the Lord."
If the Lord wanted me to know anything, He would tell me. He's not
afraid to talk to me. And then… But you have to put up with that
sometime. And she said, "I don't know what to do."
Well, look. There set Sarah and Becky in the floor, fussing over some
little blocks, little bitty building blocks, Sarah screaming to the top
of her voice, "Daddy, Sarah–Becky's got my blocks. Daddy, she took my
pocketbook awhile ago." All right. Joseph setting in the floor, beating
on something as hard as he could, the little boy, screaming to the top
of his voice. Now, you talk about home, sweet home.
Well, I looked around. I thought, "Now, there's just one thing to do.
We've got to change this situation." Now, those people there through
the day. So many, and all through the night, does disturb the children.
But I want to be with them a little while. So I thought, "Lord, now You
help me (in my heart), and let me…"
I'm just letting down to talk to you from my bottom of heart, tonight now, of some things that you don't have to tell everybody.
So I said, "Lord, You help me now to get upon me the Holy Spirit in
such a way that will change this situation." So, praying to myself, I
put my arm around my little wife, and I said, "Oh, sweetheart, I really
feel sorry for you."
She said, "Billy, I–I don't believe I can hold out any longer." She
said, "Oh, I'm just going to pieces. Just look at this house."
I said, "Yes, that's right honey. That's exactly right." And I put my
hand around, you know. I said, "I know it, sweetheart." And I thought,
"Lord, You quieten her." And I said, "Now, that's true. But you know,
honey? The other day when I was in Louisville, I seen one of those
pretty little, a…" What is them things that women wear, you know,
it's a little, like a little shirt up the… What is it you call them?
What? [Someone says, "Blouse."–Ed.] Blou–blouse.
And I said, "I–I saw one of the prettiest ones some place. Let's see. Where was it?"
E-21 She said, "But, Billy, no time to talk about blouses."
I kept my hand on her. "Now, honey, I tell you; you never seen such a pretty blouse."
And she said, "Well…"
I said, "Look. I tell you what let's do. Let's get supper right quick,
and when we do, I'll take and show it to you. I'll buy it for you."
"Oh," she said, "That's nice of you, Billy, but oh, I–I couldn't look at a blouse tonight. Oh, just look at me."
I said, "But look, honey. Oh, if you'd ever see it, I believe that
you–you–you–you'd want to buy it." "Lord, quieten her." See? Holding
my hand on her. And I said, "I tell you what. You put me on your apron;
let me help you get supper."
And so, I put this apron on, you know, and begin to chop up some
carrots and things, you know, and going on. And every once in a while,
I'd…?… her, she'd begin to quit crying. I thought, "Thank you,
Lord." And I said, "Oh, honey, isn't the Lord wonderful? He's just so
good." See? Kept talking to her. Changing that atmosphere, laying my
hand on her.
As soon as I got her quiet, after while she was all smiles, she said,
"Well, Billy, do–do–do you think the stores would be open?"
I said, "I'm pretty sure they will be." And I said, "I–I–I think they
will be." I thought, "Thank you, Lord, it's working." So just kept on,
and the first thing you know, Sarah and Becky divided up their blocks,
and Joseph got him a little rattler, and there was peace in the home.
Now, the only thing, you have to change the situation. If that can be
done in the home, it can be done in a church; it can be done in a
nation;, it could be done in the whole world. It's the atmosphere that
The natural way to hatch an egg is put it under a hen, because she
keeps it warm. But put it under the same kind of a heat, and it'll
hatch anyhow. It's the atmosphere that counts. That's right.
So it's the atmosphere. And you make up that atmosphere with what you are inside of you.
Let's just break down a little further. How many ever read my book, I
believe it was wrote by Gordon Lindsay, called, "Man Sent From God"?
Many of you. Did you ever read of that case when I was up at Portland,
Oregon, and there was a maniac run out to the platform that night to
kill me? You read that? About one third of you. I'll just give you the
story. There's something that happens. I wish it would always happen.
But it doesn't.
I was preaching, six thousand people inside, and I don't know how many
outside, the rain pouring. Oral Roberts, none of the rest of them had
come on the scene in them days. And I was… The tinsel on the meeting,
certainly. And while I was speaking, faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, there was about couple of
hundred preachers setting behind me. And all of a sudden, down through
that building come a great big man, thick, about six foot two, weighing
about two-forty, two-fifty, gray suit on, going like this, just real
hard. I thought he must be bringing a message for someone.
And when he'd got near the platform, all those preachers realized who
he was, and they took a run as hard as they could go. He has a maniac
out of an insane institution. And he run to the platform. And he
started walking up towards me. And he said… I weighed one hundred and
twenty-eight pounds at the time. And he said, "You snake in the grass.
You hypocrite. Here imposing yourself as a servant of God. I'm going to
break every bone in your body tonight. And I'll show this people if
you're nothing but a big liar."
I turned and looked at him. Ordinarily I'd been scared to death. But
instead of that, something happened. Oh, I wished it would always
happen. Instead of despising that man, I loved him. Something has to do
it. I begged God, let me get in that state and stay there forever.
But I loved the man. I thought, "Poor fellow. He wouldn't want to hurt
me. He's out of his mind. Why, he's probably got a family somewhere."
And as he started towards me… Just before coming in the meeting, I
led two little policemen to Christ back in the dressing room. They
rushed out to get him. Now, ask the police force. Many people has
called. That's authentic. We have to be before it's put in the magazine.
So he… The police rushed out to get him. I said, "No, don't. Leave
him alone. This is a fle–not a flesh and blood; this is a spiritual
affair." They just took their hats off and walked back.
He walked up towards me. He said, "Tonight, I'm going to break ever bone in your body."
I had to look up to see him. I thought, "Poor fellow." Never said a word. He went… [Brother Branham makes a spitting noise–Ed.] Spit right in my face; it flew all over me. I thought, "Poor fellow. He don't mean to do that. He's out of his mind."
And he said, "Tonight, I am going to knock you way out in the middle of
that audience." He was well able to do it, great big arms. And I never
said a word. I knowed better than to say anything. I just stood still.
The audience was hushed. I just looking at him. He walked up to me, and
he drew his great big arm back, and started to raise back, and I heard
myself speaking to him. And It said, "Because you have challenged the
Spirit of God, tonight you'll fall over my feet."
He said, "Fall over your feet? You low-down hypocrite." He said, "I'll
show you whose feet I'll fall over." And he drew his big fist back to
I said, "Satan, come out of the man."
And he threw his hands up in the air, paralyzed him. Went, "Ah, ah."
Turned around two or three times and fell across my feet, till the
policemen had to roll him off of my feet. What was it? Strength? It was
love that did it.
Last summer down in Mexico, where twenty something thousand came to
Christ in one night. I was standing on a platform many times wider than
this, and the people come at nine o'clock that morning to stand there
at the bullring waiting till eight that night when I got there. No
place to sit down, they just leaned against each other. They wanted to
go to church.
And when we got in that night, the night before the Lord had performed
several miracles. There'd been a little baby that was–been brought up.
And Billy Paul, about thirty ushers, couldn't hold that little woman
out of the line with that baby. She claimed it died that afternoon.
It'll be published soon now, because it's authentic. Brother Espinosa
just got it for me and confirmed it. It has to be by the doctors and so
forth, or we can't publish it.
So then, the little woman screaming, and Billy come to me, said,
"Daddy, you'll have to do something. That woman hasn't got a prayer
card. And I give all those ushers orders not to get anyone in the
prayer line without a prayer card." And said, "There she is down there;
she's whipped every usher down there." Just a little bitty woman,
climbed over the top and everything, a blanket wrapped under her arm.
I said to Brother Moore, Brother Jack Moore (many of you remember him,
was here with me before), I said, "Brother Moore, go down and pray for
the little baby, or console her some way, 'cause it wouldn't be right
for me to go down there if the woman hasn't got a prayer card."
As I started to look at my audience again, I saw that little baby out
in front of me. The love of that mother, see what it had done? It had
acted before God. Her love for the baby…
And I said, "Just a minute, Brother Moore. I shall go down."
And I walked over there, and I told the ushers, "Let her through."
And she come, fell down. She said, "Padre." (Means 'father.' She's Catholic.)
I said, "Stand up. Stand up."
She got up. She motioned to her baby. It was raining all along. The
little blanket she had around it was wet. I never looked at the baby,
but I just said… Put my hand on the little fellow. And I said, "God
(it was a little blanket), Thou has showed a vision of this little
Mexican baby. That mother's love has touched You in some way." And
about the time I said that, the little baby let out a big squeal and
started screaming to the top of its voice. Women fainted and
everything. That little baby was restored back to life by Jehovah God,
Who felt the love of that mother pressing for her baby. Certainly it
The next night, when they was lined up, and there laid old blankets,
and coats till they were ricked up nearly four foot high. How they ever
knowed which one wore it, I don't know. And as they come up to the
platform, there was an old Mexican man. He was blind. And when he got
up there, he took out a little beads, and begin to saying, "Hail Mary,
mother of God."
I took his hand. I said, "That's not necessary, dad." The interpreter,
Espinosa, interpreted. And he was blind. I said, "I'll pray for you."
And just as I started to pray for him, I looked down, and he was
bare-footed. His clothes were dirty and dusty; his face was wrinkled
and his cheeks need shaving. The tears was rolling down his old
wrinkled cheeks. He had his hands out like this, hollering, "Padre,
padre." I looked at his hands. I took his hands and laid them over my
shoulder, I looked at his face. And somehow, you have to enter in to
I thought, "How cruel life has been to the old fellow. Maybe he never
had a pair of shoes in his life." And I set my foot up the side of his
to see if my shoe would fit him. It wouldn't. I put my shoulders up the
side of his to see if my coat would fit him. And it wouldn't. And I
thought, "There he is, maybe never set down to a good full meal in his
life. And he never had a good, decent suit of clothes on in his life.
Maybe raised a bunch of little children. And besides all that, now,
here he is in gross darkness, blind, staggering around."
I thought if my own daddy would've lived, he'd have been about that
age. Something happened; My heart went out for him. There you are.
You've got to get into the fellowship of these people.
And I took him up, my arms around him, and I said, "Heavenly Father, please be merciful to this poor, blind man."
He begin to holler, "Gloria a Dios. Gloria a Dios." (Means "glory to
God.") I turned him loose, and he run down the platform, kissing
everybody. Could see as good as I can, or you can. What was it? It was
entering into Divine fellowship of his suffering.
E-33 I don't know how you are going to take this. Now, I'm going to open just a little more for you, some of my inside life.
ago, when I was on the warden force. Near Henryville, Indiana, is a
friend lives up there, and I… He was sick. And I was turning some
fish loose in a creek. So I thought I'd go over and pray for the man.
So I had a little, old gun you had to pack as a warden. I unbuckled the
thing, throwed it up in the truck and shut the door. And I thought,
"I'll go across the field over to pray for my friend."
As I walked up across the field, I was going along humming. I forgot
that down at the Burke's farm, a great big Guernsey bull had killed a
colored man down there. He was a caretaker. He was a fine animal. And
they didn't want to kill him, so they sold him up here to this man. I
knowed there was warnings all around the field, but I'd forgot about
it. I got right out in the middle of the field where just a little old
scrub oak (I don't think you have them in this country). And as I
passed by this, all at once this big killer bull raised up. And he
snorted. And I recognized that's the bull.
I turned first; I felt for the gun. It wasn't there. I'm glad it
wasn't. I'd probably kill the bull, and then they'd paid for it. I felt
for the gun; it wasn't there. I looked to the fence; it was too far for
me. There was no trees around for me to get in to. There it was nothing
but to face death.
I said, "Well, Lord, if the time has come for me to die, I want to face
it like a man." I shoved my shoulders down. I said, "If this is it, if
I must die by this bull, then I must die." And something happened. I
know this sounds like a child, but it's the truth. Somehow another,
instead of despising that beast, I had a love for it.
And then I thought, "That poor thing was laying out there in the field.
I come in on his territory. I disturbed him. He don't know more than to
protect himself." And he threw his horns down, and dug the dirt up,
fell onto his knees. You know how they do just before they charge.
And I thought, "That animal… Oh, I'm so sorry that I disturbed you."
I said, "I don't want you to kill me. I'm the servant of God. And I'm
on my road to pray for some sick people. And I forgot about those
signs." I was talking just as I am now. But there was something another
had happened. I wasn't scared of him. I was no more afraid of that
bull, then I would be my brother.
That's where the church is. You're always scared it's not going to
happen. That's the reason it don't happen. When that fear… Love casts
out fear. When you got love, fear is gone. But as long as you got fear,
love cannot operate.
And when the bull made his charge to come to me, he come within about
ten feet, and he stopped and threw his front feet out. And he looked so
depleted as he looked this way and that way. And he turned, and went
right back around, and laid down over there where he got up at. And I
walked across the field, and went out of the pasture. He just laid
there and looked at me. It was love that took the fear away, and God
seen me through.
Now, after I got out of the pasture and that left me, then I just shook
like a leaf. But while I was in the presence of him, the fear had left.
One day I was mowing my yard with the lawn mower. And I would trying to
lawn mow the front, and I would make a few rounds and somebody'd come
in to be prayed for. I'd have to run, change clothes and pray for them.
Well, the front was growing up before I could get to the back. And it
was on a hot summer afternoon. Gene, Leo, and them, the boys here been
to the place. I took off my shirt. No one could see me back there in
the back. And I was running this power mower. And I'd forgot that right
down at the end of the fence was a big nest of these hornets hanging
And I was running this mower real fast to get it cut real quick, and I
never noticed them. And I (not home too much) and I slammed right into
those hornets. Was aiming to burn them, get them out of there. And I
hit that hornets nest now with no shirt on, and just in a moment, the
whole around me was covered with hornets. Anyone knows that one sting
can kill you.
Last summer a man was stung on the lip by a honey bee that broke up
some kind of a blood affair, died before the doctor could get there. A
hornet will knock you flat on the ground when he stings you. And here a
whole hive of them over me. But now instead of being afraid… I don't
know what you going to think of me after this. It doesn't matter,
'cause I'm telling the truth. You'll have to answer with God about what
you think about it.
I hit… Them hornets all around me, and instead of wanting to fight at
them, something happened. I wasn't afraid of them. I loved them. I
thought, "Little creatures of God, stinging is the only way you got to
protect yourself. That's your God given weapon. And I disturbed you out
of your house." I said, "Now, I've got to pray for God's sick children.
I'm the servant of the Lord. Now, in the Name of our Creator, Jesus
Christ, go back into your nest. I'll not bother you no more."
And when I meet you at the judgment bar… Them hornets whirled around
me, and took circle, and made a beeline, and every one of them went
right back into their nest. Why? The atmosphere had been changed.
You said, "Brother Branham, that sounds silly." That's the reason you
don't know the Bible. Did not the lions come after Daniel and could not
touch him? The atmosphere was changed. Could the fire burn Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego? The atmosphere was changed. And the God of
Daniel still lives tonight. He's the same God.
You Christian Businessmen now, in your own digest, the story come out.
Gene, here, and Leo, there, they were setting on the porch. I call them
my student ministers: one of them a converted Catholic. I believe the
other one might've been a Methodist, or something.
They come down to my meeting in Hammond, Indiana. Was following them
little FBI. They didn't believe these things was right. They happened
to come down home one time, to find around down there if those visions
happened there. They're my students.
They were setting on the porch and I was teaching them, one summer
morning, about ten o'clock. And I happened to notice, coming in the
gate come an old opossum, coming from about two squares across the road
to a woods. I'm the only one's got a fence along there. It come by
three houses, turned into my gate, and here it come. And I run out, and
I said, "That opossum's got rabies."
We been talking about a young colored girl who gave birth to a
illegitimate child, wrapped it into a–a blanket, and smothered it to
death, and had a taxi cab take her out on the river, and she stopped
out there and just dumped the bundle over in the river. And the cab
reported it, the life guards come out (the coast guards, rather) and
picked up the bundle. It was a dead baby. Very lovely looking girl, and
her picture is in the paper.
And I said, "She wasn't a mother. She wasn't worthy to be called a
mother. Mothers has a–a sacredness to it. She's just a female that had
a baby. A mother means love."
So many women today, they bring children, that don't deserve the name
of mother. So then, her take that baby and dumped it into the river.
And when I seen this old opossum turn in, I said, "That opossum's got
rabies. I run out and stop it." Mr. Wood is–he was a Jehovah Witness.
His boy, he didn't believe in the meetings either. And he brought his
boy in a meeting, had a crippled leg, and the Lord called the boy out
and his leg is perfectly normal and straight. He got saved and filled
with the Holy Ghost. His wife's a veterinary. They quit… He was a
contractor, quit his business and just moved over next door to me from
And he had been raking in my yard out there. I went and took this rake
and throwed it over the old opossum. Gene and Leo come out with me. I
said (it's about ten o'clock in the day, in the hot summer) and I said,
"The old opossum's got rabies." I said, "I suppose…" For a opossum
doesn't travel in daytime, if anybody knows animal life, a opossum
prowls at night. And I said, "The…" I hunted them for years. And I
said, "They don't moved until the sun goes down." So I said,
"Something's wrong with her. And when I happened to look, her left
shoulder was chewed up by the dogs, or either hit by a car; it was
swollen many times its size. And this may sound kindly bad on the
tummy, now, but the flies had blowed her and maggots was working all
around through her shoulder.
"Why," I said, "The poor old thing's a dying. And she's just beside
herself." And when I was holding her down with the rake, I happened to
notice, and nine little, bitty baby opossums, about two or three inches
long… A opossum and a kangaroo is the only animal that has a pocket
they pack their young in.
And when I held this rake on her, she was biting at it. Very unusual
for a opossum, 'cause they, what they call, play opossum; just lay
down. But she was biting at it and that's the reason I thought she had
rabies. And when I seen these nine little baby opossums, "Oh," I said,
"She's a mother." I said, "Gene, you and Leo come here. I want to teach
you a better lesson." I said, "This old mother opossum is way more of a
mother than that woman was that drowned her baby." I said, "This old
animal, she hasn't got thirty minutes to live. She can't live like
that. She's dying. But she will spend that thirty minutes fighting for
her babies. For she's a mother, a real mother. She loves them."
And then, just then, Mrs. Wood's come up and Mr. Wood. They seen us out
there in the yard. And Mrs. Wood said, "Well, what do you know, Brother
Branham?" She said, "That little bitty, tiny opossums." And she said,
"What are you going to do about it?"
I said, "I don't know."
She said, "Well, kill it."
"Oh," I said, "I can't kill it."
"Oh," she said, "Just kill the mother and take them little ones, they
got a round mouth." Said, "They could never nurse. Just pick them up
and throw them on the ground and kill them right quick, and get them
out of their misery." She's a veterinarian, and that was the most
humane thing to do. She said, "Just throw them on the ground and kill
them right quick, and then it'll all be over."
I said, "Sister Wood's, I know you are right, but I just can't do it."
She said, "Well, let Banks do it." (That's her husband.)
I said, "No, I don't want him to do it."
Leo and Gene, here, they looked at me, thought, "What's he going to do?"
"Why," she said, "Why don't you go in and get one of your guns and
shoot it then?" Said, "You're a hunter. Why don't you go kill it?"
I said, "I'm a hunter, but I'm not a killer." I said, "I can't kill her."
Said, "Well, what are you going to do?"
I said, "I don't know."
And I noticed her scrambling for those little babies. And when I let
that rake up, you know what she done? With that one leg dragging, here
she went just as hard as she could go, and went right down in front of
my steps and there passed out. And those little opossums, when she
passed out, that–'course that let that cord loose and she could–they
come out of the pocket, and those nine little opossums trying to nurse
her. That's all they know how to do.
And Mrs. Wood said, "Billy, you mean you are going to let them little
opossums die that horrible death." Said, "She is dead. And you going to
let them little opossums drink that old milk from her like that and die
that horrible death?" Said, "Brother Branham, that's brutal."
I said, "It may be Mrs. Wood, but I ain't go the heart to kill her."
I took and punched the old opossum. You could just barely see that she was still alive. I said, "She's still alive."
Well, there she laid there in that hot sun. Someone come in, Gene and
Leo left. All that day the old opossum laid there. That night come, Mr.
Wood come up, said, "Now, Billy, you have been busy all day long, got
to get you out a little while, so you can relax."
I said, "All right, Brother Wood."
We went out that night, and was riding around coming down the road, and
I stopped real quick. A little puppy was on the road. And I picked the
little fellow up, and he was so full of mange and lice, till they was
running all over my arms. I brought him in the car, and–Meda said–my
wife said, "Billy, you are not going to pick up that little old mangy
I said, "Sure, he's just a baby. He's got a right to live."
Said, "What are you going to do with him?"
I said, "Well, I'm going to take him home. Somebody dropped him. It's a shame."
I took the little fellow home, washed him off, and prayed for him; it's
one of the finest collie dogs you ever seen. See? You don't have to do
that, kill them.
And when we come in at eleven o'clock, old mother opossum's laying
there. Dew had done got on her, little–little ones still nursing.
Mr. Woods said, "Billy, look at there. You know good and well, boy, if
that opossum is ever going to move, it would move when it got dark."
I said, "I know it, Brother Woods, but I–I can't kill it."
And so about twelve o'clock, Billy Paul, my boy, had been out fishing.
So he come in, and the old opossum still laying there. Next morning
about six, I got up, looked out on the rack, see if anybody was out
there. No one was there, so I thought, "Believe I'll go out, see about
my opossum." I thought of her all night when we would wake up. I went
out and looked. There she laid. I said, "Well, I guess poor old thing's
dead." And I when out and took my foot, and kicked on her like that,
and she didn't move, them little opossums still there.
And just then I heard the door slam and my little Rebekah, real
spiritual little girl, saw her first vision just recently. And I
believe the Spirit of God is on the child. She come out and she said,
"Daddy, is that old opossum dead?"
I said, "I don't know, honey."
She said, "Daddy, what you going do with that opossum?"
I said, "Honey, I don't know."
She said, "Daddy, she's a real mother, isn't she?"
I said, "She sure is, honey. But I…"
She said, "You going to let him suffer, daddy?"
I said, "Honey, look. You oughtn't to be up. Run on back in the house with mommy."
And so I tried to get her in off the porch. And I kicked on the old
opossum little bit. I seen her move her foot a little, and I thought,
"Well, she's still laying there, no doubt suffering."
Well, I went into the den room on the side, and set down, kinda put my
hands up like this, and begin to rub my head. I thought, "I don't know
what to do with that opossum. Perhaps maybe… I don't want them to
kill her, because she's a mother, and I don't know what to do about
I was rubbing my head like this, Something said, "I thought you
preached about her yesterday. You said she was a real mother. And you
made a text out of her."
I said, "I–I did do that."
And said, "Well, as a mother dying, as a real lady, she's laid at your
door for twenty-four hours waiting her turn to be prayed for."
I said, "Well, I didn't…" I thought, "What's the matter with me? Am I
talking to myself?" I thought, "Who was I speaking to? Why," I thought,
"that must've been God."
Well, I opened the door and went out. I shook my head, and I thought,
"Why, I was talking to Somebody, and Somebody was talking to me, and
there's nobody here."
Now, you could imagine how you felt. And I walked out, saw the little
opossum. I said, "Heavenly Father, I know You direct people, but
animals are Yours, too. You spoke through a mule one day. You know ever
sparrow that falls on the street. And if You, O God, sent that poor,
ignorant opossum, a animal, over there, and the dogs has chewed her up
that I might pray for her, and I didn't know it; forgive me, Lord, for
not understanding." I said, "If she's a mother to be prayed for, with
these little ones, so she can raise her little babies, and if Your
love–her love of that brute has touched You, and You sent that dumb
animal, who doesn't have a soul… If You sent that opossum here to be
prayed for, I ask You O Lord God, let Thy will be done and heal the
Now, this is shocking. But when I quit praying, looked up, that old
opossum was standing on her feet. She had her little opossums all
gathered up; that tail twisted sideways, walked on that crippled leg
just as straight as she could right down to the gate. Little Becky was
standing there. I put my arm around her. The old opossum looked back as
if to say, "Thank you, sir." Right down the road she went with her
babies over to the woods.
God in heaven knows that's the truth. That was printed the world
around. And it's the truth. The newspapers packed it, the Businessmen's
packed it. Why? It was God. He knows. And if that old… If God could
lead that old opossum up there to be prayed for because she loves her
babies, how much more will He answer prayer for you who is His children.
It's love, brother, love does the trick. Love is what does it. It's
something gallant that stands out. God wants you to take love and be
gallant with it, not love and hold it to yourself. Display your love.
Prove your love. Show my your faith by your works. There you are. Prove
that you love God.
In closing I might say this. The great story of, many you men and women
here around my age, remember it used to be in the school books; it's
too quickly forgotten. That was a story of a great hero in Switzerland.
Call his name and the Swiss people would cry right now, up in the
mountains. Arnold Von Winkelried. Many of you remember him in your
One day when Switzerland was backed into the corner of their little
colony was a stake. The invaders, about four hundred years ago, swarmed
in there like a fly of bees. They got their little old hand sickles,
and scythe blades, and rocks, and whatever they could to go down in the
valley to defend their homes. And here come this on marching army, just
like a brick wall, well trained armored spears, ever man in his step,
marching right on. And here stood these poor little Swiss backed into a
corner. There was nothing they could do. They were absolutely hopeless
and helpless. All this fine trained, out numbered by the thousands,
just like a brick wall, moving right on. What could they do?
Finally, one man, for the love of his country, Arnold Von Winkelried,
stepped out. He said, "Men of Switzerland, this day I'm going to give
my life for Switzerland. And this day I will save Switzerland."
His comrades said to him, "Arnold Von Winkelried, what will you do?"
He said, "Back over the hill yonder is a little white home, three
loving children and a wife. They're looking for me and praying for me
to return. But I'll never see them again on this earth." He said, "For
this day, I must save Switzerland."
Said, "What will you do?"
He said, "Follow me and fight with what you've got and do the best you can."
He threw down the weapon he had in his hand; he started towards… He
looked around first and found the very thickest of those spears. He run
to them with his hands up in the air, screaming, "Make way for liberty.
Make way for liberty."
And as he run (many of you know the story) and as he run towards them,
about a hundred spears turned to catch him on the end of those spears.
And when he got right to them, he grabbed an armful of them, and
throwed them into his bosom, and died. Such a display of heroism and
love for his country, it routed that big army, and those Swiss come in
with clubs and beat that army out of their country, and they've never
had a war since. That display has seldom been matched, seldom been.
Last year, where I'll be in the next few weeks, Lord willing, up in
Switzerland again, just speak his name and watch the people cry up
there in the mountains. They know that their fine homes and their
safety today, was because one man loved them. And displayed his love.
That was a great hero act. But oh, that wasn't nothing, friend. Till
one day when Adam's race was all backed into a corner. The children of
Adam, God had sent them laws and prophets, and they wouldn't keep it;
they wouldn't listen to them. And they were all backed in a corner with
sicknesses, and diseases, and superstitions, and doubt, and fears.
There was One, stepped out of heaven, the Son of God. He said, "I'm
going to earth to give my life for Adam's fallen race."
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. And when He
come to earth, He looked around and seen where man's most fear was… [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]…
greatest of his fears was death. Men, as long as he's healthy and fine,
he can blaspheme and run around. But let him come down to that dying
hour. There he was. And He found the thickest of the spears, and He
rushed out into death and gave His life as a sacrifice, displaying the
love of God for Adam's fallen race.
What did He leave back for we preachers? He said, "Go up down yonder to
the–Jerusalem and wait there until you're endued with power from on
high. And when the Holy Ghost has come upon you, you'll be witnesses of
Me, both in Jerusalem, Judaea, Samaria, Saskatoon, and the uttermost
parts of the earth." And with the weapon that He's left us, He told us
to dash into sickness and to sin, and these signs shall follow them
Men and women, it's time that we picked up the weapon that our Hero of
God's love left us, and dash out yonder and fight against ignorance,
and superstitions, and formality, and break down the walls of the enemy
and display the real gallant love that we believe in, God and His Word,
till sickness is healed, and devils are routed, and blind see, and deaf
hear. God help me to do it as long as I got a breath left in my body.
E-58 Display the love that I believe for the Man Who died for me. May you do the same, as we bow our heads a moment for prayer.
Jesus, there's no love like the love of God. There could not be nothing
ever match it. When we were helpless and without hope, You died in our
stead. "God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but would have Eternal
I ask that Your Divine grace and You Presence of the Holy Spirit… As
Arnold Von Winkelried said, the hero of Switzerland, "Fight with what
you've got." Now, Lord, you've not given sticks and stones to fight
with, but the blessed Holy Spirit. In the meekness and gentleness of
Christ, in the power of His resurrection with His Being here with us
now, the same yesterday, today, and forever, to bring to naught the
things of the world, and God to issue in His everlasting Kingdom…
Grant Lord, tonight, that these things may be manifested in our sight
in Jesus' precious Name, we pray. Amen.
Now, as you look this a way. One thing is to speak of something,
another thing is to do something. A man can say anything he wants to,
if he wants to lie about it, and just go on. But when God speaks, God
confirms what He speaks. God makes real those things that He speaks of.
Now, as I have just said a few moments ago, Jesus Christ God's Son…
Some of you are Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal,
Nazarenes, Pilgrim Holiness, Catholic. You're all different, mixed up,
here in this little handful of people tonight. Doesn't matter how small
you are, you've got a right to the Gospel. You got a right to it. I
don't condemn any church, any denomination. I love them all. But
brother somebody's right, and somebody's wrong. It's up to God to do
We're at the end time. You know that. There's an atomic bomb hanging
yonder in Russia with your names on it, right here in Saskatoon, and
you know that. So does the rest of the world know it. There'll be
annihilation one of these days. You know it's not far off. It's just
the hand of God a holding it. What's going to happen? What did our
president say the other night? We want to keep strong, let our
aggressor know that whenever he drops a bomb he's going to destroy
himself, too. Sure, planes and great tanks, and great hangers out
yonder with guns trained right on the whole world everywhere. Just…
The only thing is let one drop; that's all it takes. Then something's
going to happen.
No wonder… Let me ask you something. Just before every junction of
time. Look at the antediluvian world. Everything at the beginning, it
was all God. It scattered out through religious worship. Cain, just as
religious as Abel was. Come on down, everything went cold and formal
for a long time. Scientists and buildings and so forth. All of a
sudden, what happened? Up sprung a prophet, in went the supernatural,
here come a message, and the world was destroyed.
Bring it down through the time… You say, "A prophet, before…?" Yes,
sir. Enoch, Noah, the ark, signs, Angels appeared. God always does it.
And just as He brought Israel out four hundred years, a lot longer than
we've been a nation. Four hundred years, and ignorance, down there
in–in Egypt. What happened? Everything was just cold and formal. "Days
of miracles is passed," everything, the church is believing that. All
of a sudden a prophet arose, a Angel appeared in a burning bush; signs
and wonders went forth, and God pulled out Israel and destroyed Egypt.
Then she cooled off again, through years. After while, it was just
about the time for Jesus to be born. What happened? A prophet arose,
John the Baptist. Signs and wonders begin to appear. The Son of God was
crucified. She cooled off.
We went through a space of time now. What is it? It's at the end time
again. What's happened? Prophets are appearing. Signs and wonders are
being done, never knowed of it in the world. Never has been in two
thousand years, the things that's taken place right in Saskatoon.
That's right. Two thousand years since it's happened. Signs and
wonders, messages going forth, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, great men,
blasting it away everywhere.
And America sets with her arms folded, and the rest the world say, "You
bunch of fanatics." Newspapers giving the dirty write-ups they can get,
God showing signs and wonders, just exactly. He said, "He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever. He will do the very… He that believeth
in Me, the works that I do shall he also. I'll be with you always, even
to the end of the world. A little while and the world won't see Me no
more; yet you shall see Me, for I will be with you, even in you, to the
end of the world." The things, this life that I live, the things that I
do, do the same thing. Them signs are manifested, and people just set
down say, "I'm a Presbyterian. I'm Pentecostal." But brother, are you a
Christian? Are you ready to meet it? That's the thing.
I'm your brother and I love you. A portion of your living has been
given to me awhile ago, for my living. And I'd be a–a really a–a rat
if I stood in this pulpit and shunned to declare the counsel of God or
told you something wrong. But as a lover of your soul, and as a lover
of your being, I say unto you that Jesus Christ is absolutely the same
yesterday, today, and forever. He's raised from the dead, alive
tonight, right here in this building now.
Well, you say, "I don't see Him." We talk about this Light. When it
appeared, many of you has seen it. It's in Washington, DC., copyrighted
it, the only Light, supernatural Being that was ever photographed. You
know the story of it. It's went through the papers and around the
world. What was it? It's the same Angel of God that led the children of
"Oh," you say, "Jesus…" Yes, sir. Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
today, and forever… Now, watch just a moment, before we start.
Who was it, readers, Bible scholars? What was It lead the children of
Israel out of Egypt? It was the Angel of the covenant, is that right?
Who is the Angel of the covenant? Jesus Christ. He was a Pillar of
Fire. He stood here on earth. He said, "I come from God; I go back to
God." He come here was manifested in flesh. When he went back…
You say, "He went back to a light again?" Absolutely. The Bible said
so. "It does?" Read where Paul was on his road down to Damascus and a
Light that stood before him that even dimmed his eyes. Them who stood
by never saw It. Paul saw It. You believe Paul saw It? Them who stood
by never saw It. But Paul did. It even blinded his eyes. He was blind
for several days.
He said, "Who are You, Lord?"
He said, "I'm Jesus."
Is that the Bible? Then if He's raised from the dead, here's His
picture, scientifically, that He's the same. Here's His works moving on
that He's the same. But the reason you're looking at it, because some
educated person like myself is bringing you the message. Don't you look
at the messenger; look at the message I'm talking about.
Now, Christ is here. And I declare to you He's raised from the dead. He
loves you. He wants your soul. He wants to heal you. He wants to make
you happy. He wants to bring you up in the glory. He can only do it as
you permit Him to do it. He can't do it against your will.
So now, if He has raised from the dead. And a woman that… Usually I
bring the people up to the platform, one by one. You seen me do that.
The Lord has changed it. Right here at Saskatoon. This has worked; it
will tonight. There's not a person in this building that I know, that I
know for… Yeah, I beg your pardon, I did see the–Sister Sothmann,
and Sister Norman, Brother Norman setting right out here. That's all I
know. How many in here know that I don't know you, raise up your hands,
like this, that you know that I know you? Put your hands up, ever who
you are, anywhere.
Now, if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and He
was standing here with this suit on that He gave me, and you would say,
"Lord, the Bible says that You're a High Priest that could be touched
by the feeling of my infirmities." Do you believe you could touch His
garment, like the woman did, and He'd turn and tell you what you done?
You believe He could do that if He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever? Certainly He could, if He's the same.
Blind Bartimaeus, who cried at the gate, Jesus couldn't hear his cry,
but He felt his cry, and He turned around to see what it was. Just look
through the Bible and see if that isn't. Look at the woman at the well,
how He told her of her husbands; and they said that's the sign of the
Messiah. How many knows that the Samaritans knowed that was the sign of
Messiah, raise your hands, because Jesus knowed what was wrong with the
How many knows that the Jews knowed it was the sign of Messiah? Sure
they did. When Nathanael come and got… Philip got Nathanael and
Nathanael come. And Jesus said, "Behold, an Israelite in whom there's
Said, "When did You know me, Rabbi?"
Said, "'Fore Philip called you when you were under the tree, I saw you."
He said, "Thou art the Son of God. Thou art the King of Israel."
A witness, right there by the Jews. But of course, the orthodox
starchy, those big church members, they said, "That's Beelzebub. He's a
Jesus said, "You speak that against me, and it'll be forgiven you. But
when the Holy Ghost is come and does the same thing, one word against
it, it'll never be forgiven in this world, or the world to come."
See how people has got? God's got them on the free moral agency. They
can get up and walk out. They can do whatever they want to. But
judgment hangs before us all. Now, that's true.
Now, if Christ is raised from the dead, if He comes here tonight, and
with a Divine gift will reach into that audience there, with your
prayer… You pray God. Say, "O Jesus, the High Priest of my
confession, that can be touched by the feeling of my infirmities…"
Last night we asked you to pray for somebody else. Did He do it? Tell
me you who you was praying for? If you did, raise your hands, all over
the building, to the newcomers. How many was here last night to see
that happen? Raise your hand. All right.
Now, tonight, do whatever you want to. Pray for yourself or pray for
somebody else. Just look up to God and say, "Your Bible said that You
would do these things. The man tells us and it's in the Bible, the same
things that You did. He said that You'd be with us, in us. And He set
some in the church to do certain things; prophets, teachers,
Now, look. He shows me a picture and said it was you. When He was here
before, He said that these things would happen, that would come to
pass. He didn't–couldn't it then, but He would know the very secrets
of the hearts of the people.
Ten years ago when I was here, how many still here tonight remembers I
said that would happen? Raise your hand. See? There you are. Now, if
that–if that's–if that was of God, it's the truth. If it wasn't of
God, it isn't the truth. How did I ever knowed I'd live to see it?
Because God said so. That settles it. And here it is.
Now, if He will perform that. God gave Moses two signs. One of them was
in his hand; one was another sign to go down and perform before Israel,
and they every one believed him when he committed that sign one time.
Is that right? They followed him right into the wilderness.
Now, Christ sent me to prove to you that Jesus Christ is raised from
the dead. And I don't want you to follow me; I want you to follow the
Holy Spirit. He's the leader that'll take you to the promised land,
just as sure as I'm here. He will do it. Now, you believe.
Look this a way. Let's start over here. Someone in this locality, back
in here, pray and say, "God, I'm in need. And I want…" Now, somebody
without a prayer card, let those that has got prayer cards, we're going
to call them up and pray for them here at the platform. Somebody
without a prayer card, say, "Lord, I'm in need. I–I'm going to ask You
something, Lord. I heard Brother Branham preach this several times. I'm
going to ask You, let it–let me, tonight, if I can just touch You. I'm
not looking to that preacher. I'm looking to You. And I'm going to ask
You, Father, let me touch You. And if You'll let Brother Branham turn
right to me and tell me that, that I've asked You in prayer, then I'll
know it'll be You."
There you are. That's a challenge to the Bible. How–one of you want to
come take my place? If you doubt it, come up here, and let me see you
do it. Platform's open. Come up and do it. Certainly. I challenged the
Mohammedans; I've challenged the witch doctors. I never seen a time but
what God moved. So will He tonight. I believe Him. I love Him. The fear
of–of failure has gone from me, because I love Him; I trust Him; I
believe Him, and I know He will do it. Now, you pray.
I want to ask you something. If God will do it at least for two or
three people in the building here somewhere, will every one of you say,
"I'll believe that God absolutely has raised from the dead and He's
here to give me, right in this building tonight, what I want." Will you
do it? Raise your hand if you'll do it. Wonderful. God bless your
I got to stand in endless eternity with you. Now, pray. Just be
praying. There's nothing… I can't control this. You say, "Brother
Branham, what about me?" I don't know. It's what God has to tell me.
But that's the sign that He said would be here in the last days. As I
just look and watch. And everyone just as reverent as you can be now;
you're in the Presence of Christ.
Say, "What are you doing, Brother Branham?" I'm just doing the same
thing that our Lord did when He stood watching who touched Him. People
are touching at Him. Now, He has to speak to me.
Now, raise your head just a moment. Now, this Light that's on the
picture, It's hanging right here, and a man setting in a wheelchair
with it, something, right out here at the end. Have you a prayer card,
mister, on the end. You have one? Well, just keep it in your pocket.
That's all right.
You were praying, anyhow. You were praying for me to say something to
you, praying to God. I don't know you. I've never seen you. But if God
will reveal to me just like He did to Nathanael, where he was at, or
what he would done, or where he come from, or something about it, that
you know that I don't know, will you believe Him with all you heart?
You will? Will the rest of you believe with all your heart?
Now, I see the man at… His trouble is in his back and in his spine.
That's exactly right. And he is not from this city. He's come a long
way. And he come from the west, coming east. He come to a place where
there's a great big place where horses have a lot–it's a stampede, at
Calgary you come from. And the man's name is Earl. That's right. You
believe now with all your heart that Jesus Christ, God's Son, will heal
you and make you well? You accept it and believe that He will heal you?
All right. Then you can go home and be made well.
Now, I challenge the rest of you to ask the same thing. Will you
believe over in this section? Somebody in here believe with all your
heart. May God grant it. God knows I'm not… This is not a floor show.
Neither is it any kind of a show. It's Jesus Christ getting you quiet,
so He can display His power to let you know that I've told the truth.
Don't move. Just be quiet if you can.
Here it is. A little woman setting right back this side here. She's
wearing a black hat. She's praying for someone, which is her brother.
And the brother is an alcoholic. That's right, isn't it, lady? Way back
there with the little black hat on. Yes, sir. He has to take sleeping
pills to sleep at night. That's right. And he's… Another thing, he
was a Christian once, and he's backslid, because I see a dark shadow
over the man. That's right. Now, do you believe? You believe God will
answer your prayer? May He grant it is my sincere desire.
I don't know you, do I lady? I don't know you, do I? Never seen you in
my life. If that's right, shake your hands like this. Was everything of
that the truth? There you are. Now, you believe.
How about in this row, here? What do you all think? Somebody there
pray. And be sincere. Look to Christ. Believe that He's raised from the
dead. I've come reverently. You have to come to a gift. The woman
touched His garment; she was made well. But the woman who put a rag
around His head and hit him on the head, said, "Now, if you can
prophesy, tell us who hit you?" He didn't feel nothing. You got to come
reverent, believe Him, not just trying to test out, but you've got to
That little lady, setting there at–at the end. She's praying for her
husband. The husband has got tumor, kidney trouble, something wrong
with his bowels. The doctors give him up. That's right. You believe God
will make him well? You'll accept it? If you do, raise up your hand
like that, "I'll accept it." All right. God grant it to you, sister.
How about the balcony over here? You all are not immune to it. Each one
of you pray and ask God something over in the balcony. How many is
that? Is that three yet? All right. Let's have another one from the
balcony. Pray, believe.
The Lord be blessed. There's a little lady with her head bowed. You can
raise your head, now, if you will. You were praying for someone. A
little lady is wearing glasses and got a pink hat on. You were praying
for somebody, a loved one, that's a mental patient. The woman who put
her hand up to her face, there. That's true, isn't it, lady? Wasn't you
praying for that? If it is, raise up your hand. If you believe, your
brother can be made well. You believe it with all your heart?
Now, how do I know what you were praying for? The God that can hear a
prayer, can answer prayer. Now, do you believe, all of you? With all
Where's the…? What about the baby? I don't see nothing over the baby.
But who's the parents of the baby, or who's got the baby? You, ma'am?
Have you got a card for it? All right. Just being it's a baby, let's
just… There. You just brought the baby in perhaps and set it down
there. If God will reveal to me what's wrong with that baby, will you
accept it? You believe that Christ would be kind to it then? Now, I
don't know, it may be polio, it may be have a fever; I–I don't know
nothing about it. You know I don't. But if God will reveal to me what's
wrong with the baby, I couldn't heal it, because I'm not a healer. But
God knows the baby.
If Jesus was standing right here, with this suit on, He couldn't heal
the baby. He's already done it. It's your faith. He's trying to do this
to raise your faith to believe that He has done it. Would you believe
it, dad and mother?
I see the baby at the doctor. The doctor shakes his head. He said the
baby has got cancer, and it's all through it, legs and all. And he's
done… He give the baby a certain time to live, and the baby has done
lived a passed the time, but he says the baby must die. You… I
somehow knowed I see Fred Sothmann standing there. You either know him,
or you live near him, or something another. I see him near standing
near that cot right now, in a vision. That's right.
I challenge your faith to Jesus Christ. Anywhere in the building, I
challenge it. Yes, sir. You believe God. Do you do it? Don't you
realize, friend, that what you're right in here now is the–Jesus
Christ, the Son of God? How can we hold still? How can we fail? How can
we set numbed, as it was, by the cares of life, or the fear? That ought
to bring every cripple to his feet. That ought to bring ever sinner to
repentance. What more can God do? Nothing but appear in a corporal
body. And then your prayers will be too late. Don't you realize that?
Let's bow our heads just a moment.
I'm going to ask you something. If you have been a sinner, and you
don't know Christ, and you want Him to forgive your sins now, while
He's right here present, raise up your, and say, "Brother Branham,
remember me right now in prayer. I here want to accept Christ." God
bless you, lady. That's right. That's what Christ appears for, is to
save souls. Someone else will raise your hand, will you? Say, "I now
want to accept Christ." God bless you, sir.
Somebody else say, "Brother Branham, I've been to church, but never did
I see the Bible made real like that." There's got to be something. You
know that something's doing that. Now, depends on what you think it is.
If you want to say it's Beelzebub, go ahead. That'll be between you and
God. If you believe it's Jesus Christ, then God will reward you for it.
But that's the only way you'll ever… You'll either be cursed by it,
or you'll be blessed by it. Either which one you want to be. It's up to
But if you're just a church member and never been borned again, why
don't you raise your hands to Christ right now, and say, "Remember me,
Lord. I now want You to remember me. I have a need of You in my life,
and I want You to remember me." Is there another one besides these two
that has raised their hands? I know I just went through an altar call.
God bless you, my colored brother, setting right here at the end. God
be with you, brother.
Listen. One day there was an old cross dragging up Golgotha, dragging
out the bloody footprints of the Bearer. And He fell under the load.
And Simon, a colored man, come and picked up the cross and helped Him
bear it on. He knows, my brother, that you been staggering along in
darkness without God. He's come to you tonight. He remembers you helped
Him bear the cross. He bore it for you. God bless you and may you go in
peace, my brother.
Someone else will raise your hand, say, "Brother Branham, remember me
before God. While I know that there's something on you, man, you are
just a man. And there's something there. I know it ain't you. You're
not even a–even intelligent. Why, you don't even know… You ain't
even got a grammar school education. But something has happened, and I
know it is, and I believe it's God fulfilling His Word."
Here it is scientific. Here it is in your midst. The Bible said it
would be here. The scientific world says it's the truth. And the Holy
Spirit's here saying, "I'm here. I'm with you." Now, what are you going
to do about it? It's up to you. I got one more night. Will you raise
your hand, saying, "Remember me?" God bless you, lady. God bless you,
sister. God bless you. That's good. God bless you back there, my
Someone else say, "God, remember me?" You're not raising your hand to
me now. God bless you, brother. You're not raising your hand to me;
you're raising it to Christ. Raise it to Christ. "God, remember me."
God bless you. Bless you, my colored brother here. God bless you,
little boy, setting here honey. Someone else now, raise your hands
right quick, or say, "Remember me."
Say, "Brother Branham, does that make any difference, if I raise my
hand?" Absolutely. It makes a decision. As I've said many times, you
can't raise your hand without defying ever law of nature. Gravitation
holds your hands down. There's something in you. God bless that little
darling girl. She just heard the saying, "Raise your hand." She raised
hers. God bless this young lady over here.
Sure, you got some supernatural in you. God bless you, brother. See, it
defies the law of nature, of gravitation, it raises it up and makes a
decision. God bless you back there, my sister. It says, "Yes, I believe
in God. The God that's in me says, 'Raise your arms,' I do it." What
does it do? You've passed from death to life when you do it, if you
really mean it.
Right here in the Presence of Jesus Christ, right here where He's
moving, working, infallible proofs of His being here. Here it is, ever
way could be proven He's here. The next thing you'll see of Him, will
be His corporal body coming in glory. Then he that's filthy is filthy
still; he that's righteous is righteous still; and he that's holy is
holy still. The time will be over.
Is there another before prayer? God bless these two little boys up
here, with their hands up. Bless you, honey. God certainly sees you.
This little lad setting right down here, the Lord bless you, honey. May
He grant to you your heart's desire and make you a little creature for
tomorrow, if there is a tomorrow.
Would someone else? God bless you, my brother, setting over here as you
raise your hands to Christ. May He bless you, and take every guilt from
you, and make you a real servant of His.
Now, let us pray. Blessed heavenly Father, tonight we've lingered long,
preached hard, told these little things that's happened along the line,
and how many hundreds of those things could we stand here till morning,
and then till night again, telling of what You've done, and then would
not half tell it, what I have seen You do myself. Oh, You're so real,
You're more than life.
And now, these people has raised their hands, Lord, that they believe
that You're the Son of God, that You're here in this last days, and the
sun's a setting. And the Bible said it'll be Light in the evening. The
Light of the Gospel has come.
And I pray, Father, that You'll bless them. There's young men, old men,
both the Indian, the colored man, the Anglo-saxon, the little children,
all, keep them all in Thy blessed Presence, Lord. Fill their heart with
such love for You, that the world will never be able to lure them away
from You anymore. Grant it, Lord.
Take them into Thy care, and give to them the baptism of the Holy
Spirit. Line their souls with love and may they go out and win others
to Christ, even the little children in their schools, the old man at
his work, wherever it may be, or cutting his yard by the side of his
neighbor. O God, I pray that You'll help them, every one. They're love
gifts that You had given to Christ. 'None can pluck them from My
Fathers hand." And they were given by the Father's hand into the hand
of Christ. "And no man can come except My Father draws him. And all
that comes, I'll give him Everlasting Life.' Grant, Lord, that they'll
have Everlasting Life from this hour, for I commit them into Thy hands,
of the fruits of the message in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
E-87 Now, they are held up their hand, you setting by them reach over… [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]…
and that I was to pray for sick and be sincere, and God would heal
them. How many knows that was wrote in my book ten years ago, and heard
me say it? He said, "If you'll be sincere, it'll come to pass. You take
hold the persons hand, and you'll know what disease they got." How many
Then He said, "If you'll be sincere, you'll know the very thoughts of
your heart. And you'll be able to tell them the very discernment of
their heart." How many knows He said that? I couldn't do it then. But
He said, "In this ministry of yours, will–that's been given to you,
will start a worldwide revival." Has it done it? Certainly it has. Oral
Roberts, all these others come right off. That's exactly. A. A. Allen,
the whole group of them, come right from that. And look, in every
nation nearly; Africa, India, Palestine, everywhere, there's great
healing services going on right this very hour all over the world.
Jesus is coming. That's right.
I look to you, you people there, that's in the line. Do you believe?
Now, to take you one by one, know and tell you, go down and search it
out like I used to before I would try to cast out a evil spirit, I'd…
First I would search that case down to see if there was any sin in
their life, first, before I did it, because they might've done
something wrong. And God would hold me responsible for doing that.
But now, He's… And the people complained. They said, "You don't pray
for enough." Look at that line standing there now. Never a meeting Oral
Roberts gets any more than that. You that has been in his meetings, or
the rest of them, or Brother Allen. Certainly not. You can't do it. But
I can have the discernment and still have this many. That's the grace
All right. Just be reverent now. Only thing I can do is pray and lay
hands on you. Now, I'm going to ask everyone to be just as quiet as you
can and be in prayer.
Before this woman comes to this platform, setting right here, let me
show you something. The woman is coming to be prayed for for deafness.
She's deaf. I could feel that; there's a deaf spirit on the woman.
Right here, setting before me now. And it knows that woman has faith
also, it's perhaps going to have to leave just in a moment. I'm going
to ask you to bow your heads just a moment. Let's pray.
E-90 Raise your head just a moment. Watch here. See? She says, "Ruptured ear drum." Now, everybody be reverent just a moment.
God, with a ruptured ear drum, how could the woman be able to hear the
Gospel. Faith cometh by hearing, but what if you can't hear? Then I
pray, that the audience might know that You're the Son of God; I pray
that You will heal this dear woman, and will make her well, and take
away this deafness from her ears. May it start this very hour and may
she be made well. Grant it, Lord. In Jesus' Name, I ask the deaf spirit
to go out of the woman.
And now, everybody keep your head bowed a minute. That's a nice little
seed you're wearing, mustard seed. That's all it takes, is that mustard
seed faith, isn't it? Isn't that right? Yes. All right, you can raise
your head. How long you been wearing that little seed? Quite a long
time. Why, it's a wonderful thing. Some people has faith for miracles.
Some has little bit of mustard seed faith, but if it's all… You know
mustard seed won't mix with any other seed. So a mustard seed will do
the trick. Amen.
I've got my finger stuck in her good ear and here she is hearing me normally speaking out of this ear. God bless her.
You love the Lord, Sofia, and then you're… That's your name, and you
come from a place called Beechy, Saskatchewan. That's right. Return
home, now, you are well. Jesus makes you well.
Do you believe God? How did He know who she was, where she come from,
what was wrong with her, how it would be? I didn't know it. God does.
Now, let's just try to keep away from that if we can, 'cause we won't
get one third of these through, not but a few. Let's just all be in
And what is your trouble, brother? Yours? Stomach trouble. You tell
what is wrong with you soon as you come, so I won't catch that. All
Dear heavenly Father, I pray that You'll heal this man of his stomach
trouble, and may he go home tonight and be made well, as I pray this
prayer of faith for this my brother. I ask it to happen in Jesus
Christ's Name. Amen. I believe it, don't you, brother? Absolutely. A…
God bless you. Praise the Lord…?…
Your trouble, sister? You believe the Lord will make you well? All
right. Let me have your hand just a moment. Now, look. There… You
know that there's Something here that knows what's wrong with you. You
realize that you are standing in the Presence of Something besides a
man to make you feel like that. Now, if that's right, raise up your
hand to the audience. Certainly, It's that anointing. That's why I'm
talking about it. See? That's what's in the Presence. That's what made
the big animal stop. That's what made the bees go to his box. See? It's
the Holy Spirit. He knows; He knows all about you. You believe it is
the Holy Spirit? Then you can ask Him anything and He will grant it to
you. And your nervousness and things will leave you. You believe that?
I bless this dear woman, heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ,
for her healing. Amen. God bless you, sister. Have what you ask for.
And what does he want? You believe that Jesus will heal you the
diabetes, little boy? You believe He will make you well? Well, I
believe He will, too, honey.
Dear heavenly Father, by faith I take this little boy, and we know when
children get diabetes, if You don't help them, it's awful. But I pray
now, as I take him by faith in the shadows of the cross and ask that
Jesus Christ, God's Son, blesses this little lad, and takes diabetes
away from him in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
Sonny boy, the great Angel of God Who stood near Brother Branham, which
is here right now. You might not be able to see It, but It's here. You
recognize that. You're blessed. God has brought you into His Presence.
Now, you go away believing that you will get over the diabetes. You
write and tell me about it. Will you do it? God bless you, too, sister.
E-94 The little boy, you believe that Jesus heal your eyes? Let you bow your head with me.
of Nazareth, as this little boy looks up here and his little eyes in
the condition that they are in, I pray that You'll heal him, make him
well, and take this horrible thing away from him, and let his little
eyes be normal and well in Jesus Christ's Name, I ask it to be, as I
lay my hands on this innocent child, too young to know what's right and
wrong. I pray that You'll grant it in Christ's Name. Amen.
Now, all right now? Your little eyes just as straight as they can be.
Look out to the audience there, so some people can see you. Look over
this way. Look back this way. Now, you can go off the platform and be
Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
You believe that God will heal you, woman? Now, look, sister. It's more
like an oppression. Just let me ask you something. Usually it
hurts…?… Especially when the sun starts setting. You get a severely
weary feeling. Sometimes you think you are going to lose your mind. You
drop things and you…?… That's right. I'm not reading your mind, but
that's true, isn't it? All right. Now, see, Something here knows you.
Before you come to this meeting, you was praying if you could got in
the line, you was going to accept. You wanted a place to put your foot,
you said, to set your foot. Is that exactly what your talking about?
That what you been believing and wanting for and praying about? Now,
how did I know what you been praying about and what saying down here?
Knowed before you come what you did at the house? Something here tells
me, is that right? That's God. He wants to make you well. He will do it
right now. You believe it? It'll leave you right now. It can't stand in
His Presence. No. It can't stand there. It'll leave you. But now if you
keep believing, it'll always stay from you. If it don't… See?
I… You understand what it is, sister? How old are you? Now, do you
know what I mean? See? It's menopause, sister. It's change of life.
See? You just get all kinds of feelings. There's really nothing wrong.
Hormones is ceasing in your body, and it don't put out no more. Don't
you let a doctor give you any hormones. That's the first case of taking
cancer, it's cells they're putting in you. You keep them out. Go right
on; believe God. What is cancer but a multiplication of cells. A
hormone's just like… What you're doing, just like if you been taking
dope, and then take you off of it. My, you don't know what to do. Your
body actually puts out hormones, and now it's not putting out hormone
any more. See? And that… It's a nature thing. After while, it'll be
over. But now, the devil will run you crazy if he can. But don't you
let him do it. You look to Christ right now and be healed.
O God, this poor little nervous thing standing here, her poor little
arms dancing around, and knowing that the devil's trying to give into
his grip. Thou, devil, I charge thee in Jesus Name to come out of the
woman. Leave her. And as I put my hand back on her as a believer in
Jesus Christ, you leave this woman alone in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Now, look up this way now. It's gone now. You're quiet now. You feel
all right, don't you? Raise your hand if that's right. Yes, you're
healed. See? Amen. Now, go on your road rejoicing.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."What if I…?… healing…?… to you,
brother, but if you was in that shape, it would mean something to you.
It can't stand in the Presence of God. God said so. That settles it.
Just as true as He knows your heart. He said those words. He even said
He'd take the Bible here, and…?… prove it. Here He is confirming it
What do you want Him to do for you, brother? What? Heart. You believe that He will do it?
Father God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, touch this man's body tonight
and take his heart trouble away from him, and make him completely well.
I ask it in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. God bless you, brother.
E-98 You believe that Christ can heal you, sister? What's your trouble that you want healing in? You believe that He will do it?
blessed Lord, as I hold this dear woman by the hand, praying with all
that I know the prayer of faith, Father. And I ask as love in my heart
for You and love for this dear woman, Oh, just a little while, and
she'd have a white cane in her hand, beating along on the street.
Grant, Lord, it'll never be so. May she be healed. I bless her in the
Name of Jesus Christ, whose Presence we're in now. Amen.
God bless you, sister. You believe you'll be all right? So do I. The Lord be with you and bless you.
How do you do, lady? Just a moment. Something's taking place in the
audience. Something happened. Please, just be reverent…?… each one
of you, moving along, your–your–your soul (You see?), your spirit.
And ever spirit's subject to this Holy Spirit here. Certainly. And as
you disturb or even misthink or something, it happens. Something
happens. You say, "Brother Branham, is that?"
Why, certainly it's the Scripture. Here, He hasn't gone. This lady,
here. Do you believe me, lady? You believe me to be God's servant. I
never seen you in my life, did I? We're perfectly strangers. If God in
heaven will reveal to me what you're here for, so that the people will
see that you're just a woman walked up here in line, will you believe
with all your heart? You be the judge. If He knows… Now, I can't heal
you if you're sick. I've got very little money. If it's finance, I'd
give it to you. I don't know. You know I don't. I never seen you in my
life. And this is our first time meeting, is that right? Raise up your
hand. Now…?… Now, if Christ is the same yesterday, today, and
forever, what about this? Will He do it? I believe Him.
The lady is shadowed with death. The woman has cancer. That's right.
There is a black shadow hanging right by her. And that cancer is in the
colon, the bowels. That's right. You believe me now? Now, the more I
talked to you, the more would be said. Is that the same Lord that would
know what the woman's trouble was? The same Jesus that talked to the
woman just a minute to find her trouble? Let me tell you this, as He
told Philip where he come from. You're not from this city. You're from
a place called Edmonton, in Alberta. You're from Alberta. And your name
is Mrs. Parker. That's right, isn't it? Now, go on your road, and
rejoice, and be made well in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Do you believe? Say, "Amen." That's right. Pray. Keep your heads bowed.
Pray for these people. Come, sir. Please tell me, speak out what your
Lord, I pray that You'll heal this dear brother, and will make him
completely whole, and take all the sickness from him in Jesus Christ's
God bless you, my dear brother; that'll get…?… Believe it now, with all your heart and you shall…?…
Your… of course, you got a little hunchback here. You believe that God will make you well?
Lord God, I pray that You'll heal this little boy and make him well in
Jesus Christ's Name. May this little hunch on his back start moving
down and be made well, in Christ's Name. Amen.
Look here, son. You're an impossible case with the doctor. You know
that. He can't do nothing for you. But will you believe me as God's
servant? I'll prove something to you. When you go in tonight, you take
a string and measure around you little waist, like this here, and put
it together in then cut it off. And tomorrow night before the service,
you go get that same string and measure again around you, and cut off
how much you shrunk around this way by tomorrow night and lay it on my
desk. Will you do that? All right. Go now.
You believe God will heal you, my brother? O God, I pray in Christ's
Name that You'll heal this man and make him well, through Jesus' Name.
Amen. God bless you, my brother. You believe it?
I should've never had the first discernment; it makes everybody want
it. You see? And we–I can't do it and have this line through here.
All right, brother. You believe God will make you well? You believe if
I pray for you that Something's here now that you realize it's Christ?
Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless this man and make him well.
Heal him, dear God. And I lay my hands upon him and bless him in Jesus'
Name. Amen. God bless you, brother. Go believing now. Blessed are they
who have never seen Him, yet believe.
You believe, brother, that God will make you well? With all your heart?
O Jesus, Son of God, I lay my hands upon him, and–and I pray that
You'll heal him and make him well. As I bless this poor dear man, God
give to him the soundness of his health for the glory of God, in Jesus'
Name I ask it. All right, brother. Go, believing now. Don't doubt, but
How do you do, sister? I believe you're the lady that accepted Christ
the other day. What do you want Him to heal you of? You want God to
heal you of that? Conditions, that… Yes. This is a little Catholic
girl, the French Canadian Catholic, that give her life to Christ the
other night, the first meeting of mine she was ever in. She's nervous,
now. Let's pray.
Dear heavenly Father, we realize that this little lady has a great
thing facing her, yonder. She has got to come against a wall of
opposition. She left two little children, she said, at home. They were
just getting up with the measles. O God, but faith struck her little
heart. She was determined. She wanted to see Jesus. She's like the
queen of Sheba; she's going to see if it was right. You saved her,
Lord. I'm standing here now, and she's in Your Presence, and I'm in
Your Presence, and she feels it and knows that You're here. I bless
this woman. May she return to her home happy. May all of her diseases
and the children all be well. May she lead a happy, peaceful life, and
lead all of her loved ones to the Lord Jesus. I bless her in Christ's
God bless you, little lady. Go and receive what you've asked for. I
hope to see you at Dawson Creek…?… Edmonton, Edmonton. God bless
I believe you're her husband, your sister, I mean. You told me the
other in the restaurant. What's your trouble? Oh, pain in the side and
in your back. You were formerly French Canadian Catholic, too? God's
good isn't He?
O dear Jesus, this little man has drove a long ways. He's come through
many a hard trials. He's walked in this platform here tonight with his
sister, and he wants to be healed. He's a pain in his side and
something wrong in his back. And as this group of believers make their
way up back across to British Columbia or wherever they're from, may
the wheels of the automobile just hum a song, and the praises of God
rise into that car as they go along in the joy of God. May all their
sicknesses be gone; may our brother be healed, give testimony to the
glory of God. We ask it in Jesus' Name, as I bless him for this
God bless you, my little brother. Want to see you over there really on
fire for God. You know my buddy Chris Berg? He's here somewhere. I'm to
meet him tomorrow. That's good. That's fine. All right. God bless you,
What do you want God to heal you of? Oh, God bless you, my dear
brother. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ comes to this man, now,
making him completely well, healing him of all his infirmities and
making him completely whole. I bless him for his healing, in Jesus'
God bless you, brother. I believe it'll be over, don't you?
Asthma? Mighty fine looking little chap. You love Jesus? Now, if Jesus
was here He'd lay His hands on you, you'd get well. But Jesus went up
into heaven and send the Holy Spirit down. And that's what you see
healing tonight in the building. Now, Brother Branham come to pray for
you. You believe Jesus is going to make you well?
Dear heavenly Father, I bless this handsome looking little boy standing
here, bronchial asthma… Oh, Satan, you would have to be cruel to
afflict a little child. Now, leave the child, I adjure thee by Christ
the Son of God, that you'd come from him. And may this asthma leave and
never return no more. Amen.
Bless you, honey. I believe it'll all be gone. You won't have it no
more. God bless you, sir. You believe that to, do you? That's very
kind. Let us hear from the little boy.
All right, sister. You believe that God will make you well, now?
Blessed God, as this church of the living God here tonight, hundreds of
people praying at this time, we together are uniting our prayers for
this sick people. It's somebody's mother; it's somebody's daughter;
it's somebody in need. I pray that You heal her, Lord, as I bless her
with my hands upon her. For the Bible has said this, "These signs shall
follow them that believe: If they lay their hands on the sick, they
shall recover." We believe it, Father, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
You believe it, sister dear? I… With all my heart I believe it. God be with you.
You believe, my brother? Believe that God will make you well? Just look
at the people here is praying for you. Those people are all praying.
I'm just one praying for you. All them is praying for you. Christ is
here. You're in His Presence. He knows you. He loves you. He wants you
to be well.
O Jesus, as this dear man comes, see them come, Lord, with the sincere
look in their face. They're wanting to get relieved, Lord. Maybe the
doctor has tried hard, and God we thank you for him. But maybe he
couldn't help them, and they're coming up to the great Doctor of
doctors, the great Physician. And with the prayer of faith He promised
to heal the sick. And this I pray for my brother with all my heart in
Jesus' Name. Amen.
God bless you, my brother. Now, go and get well in Christ's Name.
Now, you believe with all your heart? Then, dear heavenly Father, as
this young man stands, and I hold his hand as a making a contact to
him, saying, "They shall lay their hands on the sick." I ask by this
prayer of faith, that You'll heal the man, and may he go from here
tonight rejoicing and knowing that he's met exactly what God has said.
And may his faith reach over and take a hold of it, while he's here in
the shadow of the cross. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.
You believe it's over, brother, and you'll be well? God bless you then.
All right, sister dear. You believe that He will make you well, sister
dear? Now, look. You're the one that's sick. God's the One that's here.
He has–He's done purchased your healing. Now, you just look and
believe it and live. That curvature will leave and the ulcers will go;
You'll be made well. You believe that?
Blessed Father, as this little woman stands here, knows there's nothing
in the medical room or surgery can help this curvature. Neither can it,
this ulcers. But Thou can, Lord. I bring her in the shadows of the
cross in the Name of Jesus Christ, with this prayer of faith I offer
for her, for her healing. Amen.
Now, sister. Here's the way to accept it. "I'm in the Presence of God.
The prayer of faith has been said. If others can be healed, I am, too.
Thank You, Lord. It's over." Now, never let nothing else come between
that, you'll get well. God bless you.
E-110 All right, sister. What do you want Him to heal you of? You believe that He will do it?
blessed Lord, as this woman comes along while this great church is
praying, ministers of the Gospel, faithful women, all praying, and
we're asking You, in the Name of Jesus Christ, to heal this woman.
Receive our prayer of faith, Lord, that she might be made well, through
Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you, sister. Is it a finished thing for you? You believe that
you're going to be well? God bless you as you go on your road.
All right, my brother. You believe that God will make you well? O Lord,
my blessed Redeemer, I bless this man in Christ's Name. I pray that
You'll heal him and make him well. May it be a finished thing from
right now. May he realize that the very God Who made heavens and earth
has sent His Son to die for this purpose. And He claimed, with His
great promise that "the things that I do shall you also." That last
words that come from His mouth said, "These signs will follow them that
believe: If they lay their hands on the sick, they'll get well." We
believe it and ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
God bless, brother. God be with you.
Yours, brother? Do you believe that God will heal you, my brother? O
God, as this fine man stands here, looks big and healthy. But the devil
is no respect; he tackles the strong the same as the weak. And now,
diabetes is striking him. Oh, I pray, Father, that somehow, that down
from the shadows of the cross, here… As I noticed him while I was
preaching, see him taking in those words, I pray that this will be the
night that the diabetes will start leaving his body and soon he will be
pronounced totally well. Grant it, Father. In Jesus' Name I offer this
prayer of faith for him. Amen. Bless you, my dear brother.
God bless you, brother dear. You believe that He will make you well? O
dear God, as this brother looks me into the face and said, "I
absolutely believe that Jesus Christ will heal me." I pray now, and
bless him in that wonderful, all sufficient Name of the Lord Jesus, and
ask that His Divine Presence, Who's now here watching this prayer line
as they are coming through, may he be healed as I offer this prayer of
faith in Jesus' Name. Amen.
God bless you, brother. Consider it finished and go rejoicing.
Little girl? Deaf, mute. I don't say that she will receive her
conditions here. Are you her father? Are you a Christian? You believe
that He will do it? You do? Does the audience believe that this little
mute will be healed?
Now, remember. I'm not asking God for miracles. No. But if He desires
to do them, all right. If He will come in this audience and take and do
the things that He's done, that's a miracle enough to convince that
He's here, don't you believe it?
But the reason I'm asking these little children be…?… they're too
little to have faith for themselves. If they can just say one little
word. When Elijah sent Gehazi up to look at the cloud, he said, "I see
one about the size of the hand of a man." He said, "I hear the sound of
abundance of rain." If God will just give this little girl… I noticed
the deaf woman out there nodding her head to me. Can you hear me all
right…?… sister? If you are wave your hand. There she is, setting
right here on the front line: awhile ago deaf, now she hears. See? We
thank God for that.
Now, that's just–just ask…?… pray for your healing. I'm going to
ask you something, friends. You're trying…?… just as much as my
little prayers. It's your Father in…?… And we pray, let's
just…?… I'm going to put my hands over her now and ask this
Now…?… anointing…?… appears here. It's hard not to…?…
line…?… to keep those discernments down, but I'm trying to get the
line through. Just getting late. Now, let's just bow our heads, be real
reverent. What if this was your little girl, your little sister. Now,
be real reverent.
Now, brother, I don't know that He will do it. Whether He does or not,
we'll believe it anyhow, won't we? All right. Let me have the child.
Now, precious Lord, this dear, sweet little darling standing here with
her little brown eyes looking up…?… little sandy hair, a beautiful
little thing. Maybe someday be the wife of some little minister if You
tarry. But the devil has done evil. He's took this condition and placed
it upon her. And I pray that You'll heal her. O God, to encourage the
heart of the father, and to encourage the child, will You just give her
her healing just a little now, Lord, that they'll see that the sign of
the cloud is there, that You're doing it. The child in this condition
never being able to hear anything, it–it's… We know that she won't
know what to do with it. But the father will instruct her.
And now, with my hands over this child's ears, commissioned by an Angel
of God, I adjure the deaf, mute spirit to leave the child, in the Name
of Jesus Christ.
Now, I want every head bowed, every eye closed, and be in prayer just a
moment. I just want to check the child to see what our Lord has done.
Now, be sure. Keep your heads bowed, for the spirit might come to you.
[Brother Branham clicks his fingers–Ed.] Ice cream, ice cream… Want some ice cream? [Brother Branham claps his hands.] Hear that? Say, "Da, daddy. daddy." Say, "Daddy, dad-dy."
Now, remember she's never heard. Keep real quiet just a minute. I
actually believe the girl can hear, and I'm going to try to get her to
speak just a moment. If you just be real reverent.
Dad-dy. Open your mouth. Da–da–dad-dy. Da– Open mouth.
If I could just get her to open her mouth. See, she don't know what I'm trying to do.
Da–da [Brother Branham claps–Ed.] She can hear it. She could hear it. [Brother Branham claps again.] Now, who's that? Dad-dy. Open. Da–daddy, daddy, daddy. Just in…?… [Brother Branham claps.]… Say…?…