Thy Seed Shall Possess The Gate Of His Enemy (59-1121)
Fine thing that I ever have to happen to me is when I can come to the
house of the Lord. I can be so tired, and wore out, and upset, and…
But just let me get to the house of the Lord where all the saints are
gathered and praying, then I go to feeling better right away. There's
something soothing about it. Don't you think so, brethren? Something
that just soothes and seems to iron out all the wrinkles and you're
results of last service for the first night, and praying that God will
continue, Brother Wagner, just to continue give us them kind of
Now, we never know night by night what the Holy Spirit is going to do
with us. We just come here without form, without any ritual, just
waiting on the Lord and see what He will guide us to do. And I think
that's the way we should do: Come and wait upon the Lord. One of these
nights I want one of these good singers around here to sing that for
me, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength." Oh, I
just love that. For that's what I've had to do all my life. So happy I
had to do it. I wait every day and every hour just on what He will do.
I have no abilities of my own, no–no education to depend on; I just
have to depend on Him. And hour by hour I just wait on Him, see what He
will tell me to do. Try not to get flusterated when hundreds of calls
and sick and dying… If you get all flusterated, then God can't use
you. Just set still; He's big enough to tell you. And so, just keep on
speaking terms with Him, and He will tell you what to do when you get
there. It's best just to carry out our commission, then let Him tell us
what to do after we get there. Don't you think so? Very fine.
I was so happy to hear that… I hope I have this right, that the
churches are all coming together for continue cooperation for Sunday,
having it on Sunday afternoon so it won't interfere with any of the
churches and their services. The Lord bless you, brethren, that's
mighty fine and loyal. I appreciate that, to let the people… And
gather every one together. That's what we're here to do, is to
cooperate together in everything, coordinate all of our gifts and
strengths and so forth, unto the Kingdom of God's sake. That's the only
way we'll ever move this great load, is pull together.
I used to drive horses quite a bit. You get a heavy load and you take
one horse, it'll pull, then let loose, and the other one pull, and you
just can't get anywhere. But let them get quietened down, get their
shoulders together, and then start… And one of the best way to do
that, to make a load pull, like that, is lead your horses. And that's
the best way we need now, is stop, quit jerking, jumping, and let the
Holy Spirit lead us on. That's just the way, lead it right on out and
the load will take over, I'm sure.
Now, just before we open the Word, for we want you to get up early in
the morning and attend your Sunday school. And now, you visitors here,
that's strangers in the city, these men here all represent churches.
There'll be one of them close to where you're staying. You attend one
of them tomorrow morning and also tomorrow night. Attend some of these
churches; you'll be welcome to any of them.
And you members here of the church, the different groups, invite these
people home with you to attend church. Tell them where your church is
located. If I lived in San Jose, I'd belong to one of these churches.
That's exactly right. I'd have my children in their Sunday schools,
'cause these churches stand for the very same thing that I'm giving my
life for: this Gospel, the full Gospel. And I'd certainly have my
children taught in schools like that, that would teach them the Word of
God and the way of life. And I'm sure they'll do you good if you'll
just attend their services tomorrow morning. Tomorrow afternoon be
here. And tomorrow night, go back to one of the churches. They'll
all–it all be appreciated. Then next week we start right in with our
continual revival each night next week.
Now, before we open the Word, let's talk to the Author. Someone said to
me one time, said, "Brother Branham," said, "you sure have bad English."
And I said, "I know that." And said… This was a very smart man, and
nearly all of you know him; he can preach in seven or eight languages,
and so he said to me, he said, "You just don't know your Bible,"
discussing something with me.
And I said, "But I know the Author real well." And that's–that's the
main thing. I… Long as I know Him, He will guide me in what's right.
I believe that. So let us talk to Him now with our heads bowed, just
for a moment.
Great Author of Life, the Writer of the sacred Scriptures that's given
to us, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and can only be interpreted by the
Holy Spirit… And I pray that You'll send Him tonight, the Divine
Interpreter of this Scripture and place It into our hearts, each one of
us, so that we can receive faith for everything we have need of tonight.
If there are those here who does not know You as Saviour, may the
Scripture be imparted to their heart tonight by the Holy Spirit, that
Christ died for their sins according to the Scriptures. And grant, if
they haven't received the Holy Ghost as yet, may this be the night,
that when this part of the Scripture will be imparted to them; and may
they receive the blessed Holy Spirit to work in their lives the will of
And we would pray, Lord, for those who are sick and needy tonight. The
shut-ins, and those who are in the hospital, on beds of death, O great
God of heaven, send Angels to their bedside and heal their sick bodies,
Lord. Speak to them the peace of God.
And those who are present, may the Scripture be imparted to them
tonight by the Holy Spirit, that they might know the Scripture says,
"I'm the Lord that healeth all thy diseases." And may there not be a
sinner or a sick person among us when this service is closed tonight.
May the saint's hearts be lifted in great praises and joy until
there'll be a hallelujah all over the–the entire building. And out on
the grounds, when they are leaving, may they talk like those who came
from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us along
the service." Grant it, Lord.
Tomorrow, give each of these ministers, Lord, I pray that You'll give
them such an anointing tomorrow, till every church will have a revival
fire in it. May sinners be saved, and believers filled with the Spirit,
and the sick and afflicted healed in the churches. May there coming
from all over the country tomorrow night, testifying of what great
things took place in their churches. Grant it, Lord. Give us these
Now, sanctify every believer; hide us behind the Word, Lord. May the
Blood atone for our sins. And let the Holy Spirit just come in and take
right-of-way in our lives from the very reading of the Word until the
close of the service. For we ask it in Jesus' Name and for His sake.
We want to read some out of the holy Writings tonight in two different
places that I have selected to read from. And I want to take the
subject right after reading of the Word. First we were going to read
from Genesis the 24th chapter beginning with the 56th verse and reading
down the 60th inclusive. And then we want to begin in Genesis 22 at the
15th verse and read the 18th inclusive. Now, in Genesis 24:56 it reads
Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and
let thy seed possess the gate of those that hate them.
And in Genesis 22:15…
Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy
son, thine only son:
multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and
as the sand… on the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of
If I should call it a subject just for a few moments, I'd say this:
"Thy Seed Shall Possess The Gate Of His Enemy." God had been trying
Abraham to see if he would hold fast his promise with a heart that
was–was a unadulterated faith. You know, there's so many people that
can grasp the Word just for a minute. It seems real good to them. And
then after a few hours something comes along contrary to what the Seed
seem to tell them, and finally it'll wither. Some can keep it for a few
days. But others seem to catch such a hold of it till they'll never let
it loose. Jesus spoke of these in His time, about where the seed fell
on stony grounds, and on thorns and thistles, and then some in good
Now, the last time here I'd taken three afternoons of series on
teaching of Abraham, how that God had give him the promise when he was
seventy-five years old, and told him that he was to have a child by
Sarah his wife, sixty-five at that time. And Abraham believed what God
said was the truth. He didn't consider how old he was or how old Sarah
was. The seed must have took a real deep rooting in Abraham's soul, for
it taken twenty-five years for that seed to ever take life. But Abraham
would not discard it because he did not see it growing, and looked like
getting contrary all the time to the promise, but Abraham knew that it
was God's Word and God would keep His Word. Now, the time had come when
Abraham was right at a hundred years old before the seed was ever begin
to take life.
And God, in trying Abraham, the way that He did Abraham He does
Abraham's seed. And we must realize that we, the believers, are
Abraham's seed. For the Bible said that when we are dead in Christ, we
are Abraham's seed and heirs with him, according to the promise. And we
receive Abraham's seed when we receive the Holy Spirit. We receive a
faith with this Holy Spirit that was the faith that was delivered to
father Abraham. For when we die in Christ we take on the promise.
Abraham, the great man of faith, we call him, and how that God
confirmed all His promises to Abraham. And promised that in the last
days how He would confirm the same thing that He spoke to Abraham, He
would confirm it again with Abraham's seed.
Jesus picked it up in the New Testament and spoke back of what Abraham
done, and spoke forward to this generation. For we realize just before
the great destruction of Sodom, Jesus referred to it in His days and
said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of
the Son of man." Just the same happenings, so shall it be to the seed
of Abraham in the last days.
Now, we know that the city Sodom was divided with believers and
unbelievers. And the unbelievers were wicked, very immoral, as the
unbelievers of today is. And the church that was in Sodom was in a
lukewarm condition, just as church in the world today is. But there was
a group, Abraham's seed, that was called the elect, that had separated
themselves from the rest of the world. That was Abraham's seed. And
when the time come of visitation before the annihilation of a great
fire falling from heaven and burning the entire city up, which was a
type of this day that we live where the destruction of the world is to
come by fire…
Notice. Just before that took place there was three Messengers came
from heaven. And They came first to Abraham, the church elect, and set
down, and talked with him. And two of them got up and started on down
to Sodom to bring the church formal out, the church denominational, a
form, ritualistic church. But One stayed behind to talk to the church
elect, the seed of Abraham.
And They that went down and talked to Sodom, to Lot and to his
children, and to his grandchildren, and his son-in-laws, and so forth,
they preached the Gospel of judgment coming. If that isn't a perfect
type of a modern Billy Graham, I don't know it. And did you notice, it
blinded the eyes of the people. And the preaching of the Gospel, if
it's not received, blinds the unbeliever.
But there was one we want to take notice of tonight; it was the One
that stayed behind and talked to Abraham. He said He was a Stranger and
He'd traveled far. And He said to Abraham, "Abraham, where is your wife
Sarah?" If He was a Stranger and not knowing Abraham, how did He know
that he had a wife and her name was Sarah?
Now, Abraham's seed, wake up. How did this Angel know, this Man, know
that Abraham was married and his wife's name was Sarah? Said, "Where is
Sarah thy wife?"
Abraham said, "In the tent," which was behind the Angel, or the Man that was talking.
And He said, "Seeing that Abraham is the heir of the world, I will not
keep this secret from him; but according to the time of life I'm going
to visit you, because you kept God's promise. And Sarah is going to
bring forth that baby that I promised you twenty-five years ago."
That's how Abraham's seed keeps the promise; they hold on to God's
Word. "Twenty-five years ago God made the promise to you, Abraham, and
you've been faithful to it, and you're a hundred years old now. Now,
I'm going to prove My power to you, so that the seed after you will
know to take a hold of God's Word and hold on to it." No matter how
long it waits, yet He will answer. Take a hold of God's Word and don't
let It go.
Then, when Sarah heard this, behind the Angel setting in the tent, she
laughed within herself. And the Angel, looking at Abraham, with His
back to the tent, said, "Why did Sarah laugh?" Don't you see God, that
same Holy Spirit was on that One has come into the midst of the church
in the last days? "Why did Sarah laugh?"
Sarah was scared, and she said, "I didn't."
He said, "Oh, yes, you did." For she was afraid.
Do you see what Jesus said? There will be signs in these last days,
and, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of
the Son of man." Now, seed of Abraham, wake up. Take a hold. Watch God
keep every Word. Though that's been two thousand years ago, God's
fulfilled His promise, what Jesus said would take place. There's a
modern Sodom; there's evangelists throughout the country. There's the
church formal. There's the church spiritual. Watch where those gifts
are working and what groups their working in. God keeps His Word.
When the little fellow was born, God gave Abraham a double trial to
prove that Abraham's seed is faithful. Told him to offer his son up.
And you know the story. When he went to kill him there was a ram
bleated in the wilderness behind him, and he offered the ram. And it
was a ram; it wasn't a vision. Blood run out of it, and blood don't run
from a vision. He killed the ram, for the ram spoke of Christ's coming.
Then when God seen that He had a man that He could put confidence in,
He said, "I've swore by Myself." For a man always takes an oath to
someone greater than he. And no one was greater than God. So He swore
by Himself that the seed of Abraham would possess the gate of the
enemy. Oh, my. He swore it. God, by Himself, swore that Abraham's seed
would possess the gate of the enemy.
Watch how He proved it. Rebekah, going to be a part of Isaac, which is
part of the seed also by the woman… And when her father and her
brothers and her mother and her loved ones, kindred, believing in God,
when they–she made–was put to a trial… And when it come to the
trial, "Will you go with this stranger, or will you stay with us?" her
decision was quickly made, clear cut. That's the way God's people makes
it: fast and quick.
"I will go." she said. Not knowing where she was going, but by faith
she went, for there was something within her begin to move, and she
knew that God was in it. And when they set her up on the camel, they
blessed her and said, "Let thy seed be thousands of millions":
thousands of millions. God told Abraham, "Like the stars of the heaven,
or the sand by the sea shore." That's bringing in the Gentiles. That's
the way the seed of Abraham would be. And they also said, "Let thy seed
possess the gate of its enemy." God promising through her, through
Abraham, that the seed would possess the gate, and it will. As long as
there is a remaining seed of Abraham, it'll possess the gate with the
promise of God like Abraham did. It'll do that.
When Israel was on its march and come to the land of Moab, there was a
gate, and they said, "We will not let you pass through." And they
brought out their prophet to curse the people. Instead of cursing, he
blessed. They tried to show him all the bad things that this people had
done. But God showed him the good things about it. For He seen that
smitten rock and that brass serpent going before, making atonement for
them. And instead of cursing, he blessed the seed and they possessed
the land because they were on their road keeping a promise of Jehovah.
Nothing could stop them, for they were Abraham's seed with a promise
that they'd possess the gate of every enemy. And they took it.
Daniel, a seed of Abraham, was thrown into a fiery furnace, or to a
lion's den, pardon me. Daniel was thrown into a lion's den to be killed
by the lion. And the Angel of the Lord came that night and stopped the
lion. No doubt it was that great Pillar of Fire that followed the
children of Israel. An animal's scared of a light. And when that big
Light stood there, the lion laid down, and Daniel possessed the gate of
his enemy. Closed the mouth of the lion, because he had God's promise
and he was Abraham's seed…
The Hebrew children, when they was thrown into a fiery furnace, they
possessed the gates of the furnace. And the Son of God came down and
took the fire off of them. And they possessed the gates of their enemy.
Elijah when… He was also the seed of Abraham, when the whole nation
turned against him, the king, the queen, and everyone, yet he stood
there on Mount Carmel, on the promise of God and possessed the gates,
the international gates of that country. He did it because he was
Abraham's seed with God's promise.
When Moses, the seed of Abraham, had went on a commission of God,
keeping God's Word, went down into Egypt, brought forth the people to
take them to the promised land, the devil drawed a gate across them.
There he was, surrounded by Pharaoh's army, backed into the Red Sea.
But God caused a strong wind to start blowing. And they possessed the
gate of the enemy, 'cause He blowed a dry streak across the–the sea.
And they went on towards the promise, walking on dry land because they
was the seed of Abraham with a sworn promise, "They shall possess the
gate of the enemy."
When they came out of the wilderness to go into Jordan, when God spoke
to the famous Joshua, and told Joshua to cross over, to make the people
ready, it was in the month of April, a month of floods. The whole
Jordan valleys were spread across. Looked like it was a poor strategy
of God to bring them to that place, to that old muddy Jordan, the worst
time in the world when the river is at the highest.
Usually God let's you get to the last end of the road, the last mile of
the way, then He steps in. If you're a seed of Abraham, believe God and
hold His promise for healing, for salvation, for the baptism of the
Holy Ghost, whatever it is, whatever the enemy is; God let's you get
some time right to the end of the road. And it looks worse than it ever
did. The doctor said, "There's not a chance." But you're the seed of
Abraham, with a promise that you shall possess the gate of every enemy.
Joshua didn't think how wide Jordan was or how muddy it was, said,
"Gather yourselves together and sanctify yourself, and take the ark of
God and go forward." And he possessed the gate of the enemy. Why?
Because he was taking a promised people to a promised land by a promise
of God and was the children of Abraham. That makes a Baptist feel like
shouting. Abraham's seed shall possess the gate of the enemy.
Yes, he crossed over the Jordan. We got to come to the Jordan too some
time. All these great warriors had to die because they were borned in
sin, born by sexual desire, shaped in iniquity, come to the world
speaking lies. But being the promise, being Abraham's seed by the
promise that God gave Abraham, they subdued kingdoms, and wrought
righteousness, and stopped the mouths of lions, and escaped the edge of
the sword, moved back the waters and raised the dead, for they were the
seed of Abraham by a promise by God Himself, what He would do for them.
Then finally one day come the Royal Seed, not borned of a man, but
conceived in the womb of a virgin by God Himself with no sexual desire,
Holy Spirit borned. When the Holy Ghost overshadowed a little virgin
and conceived in there the true Seed of Abraham, the faith that Abraham
had in God… God had made a promise of this Seed, borned of virgin
birth, then He had power over all the gates of the enemy. When He was
on the earth He had the gates of sickness in His own power. He spoke to
the sick and the gates opened up, and they walked out free. He had
the–the keys to the gate of leprosy, of cripples, of afflictions, of
They smacked Him on the face, and done everything by pulling beard from
His face, and spitting upon Him, and trying to get Him to do something
was wrong. He said, "I could speak to My Father and straightway He'd
send Me twelve legions of Angels." He could do it. But He had the
power. Why? He had to taste death. All of these other warriors had done
victories and so forth, but He had to conquer that one who could not be
conquered by these men. And when they killed Him on Calvary, He
was–soul ascended into hell and He turned the keys on hell down there,
and unlocked the place, and took over. He possessed the gates of hell.
On Easter morning He possessed the gates of the grave. He has the keys
of both death, hell, and the grave, and rose triumph.
And we who are dead in Christ are Abraham's seed, and we are more than
conquerors through Him Who conquered everything for us. No reason for
us to have to come–overcome anything because it's already conquered.
The last enemy, sickness, death, temptation, all things are put under
His feet. And we are the seed of Abraham. Being dead in Christ we are
Abraham's seed, marching on to victory, to victory, to victory, holding
God's promise out before us and going on. Abraham's seed with a sworn
promise by Jehovah God, that he will possess the gate of every enemy.
Now, death has no gate for us. "Death doesn't have, Brother Branham?"
No, it doesn't. "What about that? You think you'll die?" I'll never
die; I can't die. I'm already dead, my life…?… I'm buried, and my
life is hid in God through Christ, sealed by the Holy Ghost. The devil
couldn't get me if he had to. "Blessed and holy is he that has part in
the first resurrection on which the second death has no power." We've
overcome because Christ overcome it for us.
When He went up Calvary there was spit hanging in His face, tears and
blood mixed together with mockery spit, that old wet garment of blood
over His back, beating Him across the legs as He climbed the mountain.
Death begin to buzz around Him. Death said, "I'm coming to get You."
Oh, that sting of death, you watch it in a person's face. I've held
them in my arms and see them quiver and straighten out, then quiver and
straighten out, and cry and scream for mercy, nothing like a sting of
But you know, when the bee of death begin to buzz around Him… You
know, if a bee, a insect that's got a stinger, if he have ever sting
deep enough, it pulls its stinger out. It hasn't got no more stinger
And when death anchored its stinger in the virgin born Son of God, He
pulled the stinger out of death. It doesn't have any more stinger in
it. The only thing it is, is a bluff. A bee that has no stinger can
buzz but he can't sting. It's been tried. Saint Paul said, when the bee
begin to buzz around him, he said, "O death, where is your sting?
Grave, where is your victory? Thanks be to God, Who gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The true royal seed of Abraham,
we possess the gate of every enemy. Amen.
What are we afraid about? Possess the gates. We have God's promise. We
have His Word. We have His Holy Spirit. The Angels are encamped about;
everything's in order. Every wall can be took down. It's already took
down. The Son of God goes before us, His banners a waving, and there's
nothing can stand in the way of a saint going to meet a promise of God.
Death can't stop it; the grave can't stop it. The devil can't stop it.
We are more than conquerors. Sickness is conquered for you, friends.
Death is conquered for you. Unbeliever, won't you receive Him? Habits
has been conquered for you. Temptation's been conquered. You say, "I
got a temper; I can't get over it." It's conquered. He's already
conquered it, the great final Seed of Abraham. There's no more
conquering to do now; He conquered for us.
Now, we, by His grace through His promise, just believe and hold on.
That's all we do. It's already finished, our sickness, our
transgressions. "He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our
iniquity: the chastisement of our peace upon Him; with His stripes we
The great royal Seed of Abraham, His Spirit is here tonight. His
promises are all true. He fulfills everything that He said. Why is it
that some setting will be healed and others will fail? Just because
that you try to keep a little bit of the world around you. Turn loose
everything; be simple and look to God and believe it with all your
heart. Hold on to it, and it's got to come to pass. God promised it.
There's nothing can keep it. Do you believe that? Let us bow our heads
then just a moment.
How many would like to be remembered in this prayer, raise your hands
and say, "God, give me the faith. Oh, I'm ashamed of myself as a child
of Abraham, the seed. Give me faith, Lord; take away all doubts;
forgive me of my unbelief." Raise your hands and say, "God, be merciful
to me." God bless you. The Lord bless you.
Heavenly Father, the anointing of the Holy Spirit seems to be just
smothering me out. Seemingly that He wants to do something great here
tonight. Let it happen, Lord. O Lord, let it happen. These people has
been told that they are the seed of Abraham and are heirs with Abraham
according to the promise. God has sworn that the seed of Abraham shall
possess the gate of every enemy.
Lord, if there is one here tonight that You've knocked at their heart's
door, and they haven't received You as yet, let them know that You want
to adopt them into the family of Abraham. And they say, "Well, I drink,
I smoke, I gamble, or–or I lie, steal, or something." Let them know
that all those things are conquered through Christ Jesus. There's many
here, no doubt, Lord, through flusterations and doubts and worries, has
failed to received the Holy Ghost. Let them know that You were tempted
in all manner like we are, yet without sin. You took our place and
conquered the enemy by Your righteous life, that we who are unrighteous
can still have the victory as we believe on You and claim the promise.
Let those who are sick, that the faithful doctors has worked through
and tried their best to save their life, but they're laying dying, many
of them with afflictions that has not been revealed to man yet what to
do for them… O Lord God, they are the seed of Abraham. Let them see
tonight by the message that God swore to Abraham that his seed should
possess the gate of every enemy. Then being in Christ Jesus our Lord,
makes us the seed of Abraham. Every enemy has to turn loose.
The Blood of Jesus Christ, may it sanctify this group of people
tonight. May all doubts and flusterations and fears be taken away. And
may there be a coming forth of the Holy Ghost. O Lord God, send Your
Angel tonight, that great Angel, the Holy Ghost, that came down in the
form of a Man just before the destruction of Sodom when Your own
precious Son said, "At–as it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be
at the coming of the Son of man."… that One Who Abraham worshipped
and called the Lord God, Elohim. Knowing that God was dwelling in that
flesh of that Man that eat a piece of calf meat and drink milk and eat
bread… O Lord God, let that Holy Spirit that was in that One that day
just surround everyone in here and give them faith that Abraham had.
May He speak to their hearts tonight. May He talk through us and with
us that we'll know that the elect church has received it.
And God, we pray for the sinful world. All the blindness of the people
that's been blinded by the preaching of the Gospel, we pray, Lord, that
soon You'll call them out quickly before the great destruction comes.
We feel that the church tonight is called out and secured, anchored in
Christ, and is ready to go in the rapture. So we pray, Father, that
You'll call them out of all different walks of life and let them know
that it's You in giving them the invitation to come. Grant it, Lord.
For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Now, seeds of Abraham, the message over, let's get in the mood of
worship now, so the Spirit of God can move through us now. Let's sing
it with our eyes closed.
Oh, the great Holy Spirit moving freshly in like dew drops from heaven,
like the Rose of Sharon, being anointed. Aaron, when he went into the
holiest of holies, he was anointed with a sweet smelling savour. He
walked in with pomegranates beating were between bells playing, "Holy,
holy, holy, unto the Lord." Let us enter into the holiest of holies
now. Let every seed of Abraham here tonight, on this celestial ball,
let every one who believes that you've received the Holy Spirit, all
you seed of Abraham, walk now anointed with the sweetness of faith,
walk into the holiest of holies singing, "Holy, holy, holy, unto the
Lord." If you have need, let it be known to God just before we call the
Now, don't think about what's wrong with you. Just think about Him when
we sing it again. Think about, "Do I love Him? Is my–is my love
sufficient for Him? Have I loved and put Him first? When I wake up at
morning, do I–first thing I do praise Him? All through the day do I
praise Him? In my decisions do I ask myself, 'Is it Your will, Lord?'
Do I really put Him first in everything? Does He come first?" If He
does, let's just sing it again and think of it.
You feel that sweetness of the Spirit just moving over the audience?
Now, honestly, before God, how many can really feel that the Holy
Spirit is close? Setting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus…
Move sweet Spirit of God. Call from death unto life. Speak to the seed
of Abraham. Give them faith. Let them know that they can possess the
gate of every enemy, because every enemy has been put under the feet of
Christ, even death. And we stand in Him a conqueror. Every enemy is
under your feet as long as you are in Christ, because everything is
under His feet.
How do we get into Him? By one Spirit we are all baptized into one
body, been made partakers of the same blessing, the same power. The
same faith dwells within our heart that dwelled in Abraham, that same
faith that was in Abraham, holding a promise of God just before the
destruction of the world, Sodom world, in Lot's day. That same faith
can draw that same Angel to this same–to this building and do the same
things that He did then. You believe it? How many believes, out
How many sick people is there out in the audience there, just sick,
raise up your hands, or needy of God for something, raise up your
hands. I don't care where you are; just raise up your hands. Too many
to call to the platform. If you will believe with all your heart that
the Angel of God that come to visit Abraham is here, believe on Him
with all your heart. Did not Jesus… That same Angel, that same Spirit
was in the Man that talked to Abraham, was not He manifested here in a
body of flesh to take away sin? A woman touched His garment one day,
and He said, "Who touched Me?" And has not our Scriptures told us
that's He's a High Priest right now, that can be touched by the feeling
of our infirmities?
Instead of calling a prayer line up here just a bunch with prayer
cards, I want the whole building, every one of you out there, that you
might know you don't have to have a prayer card up here… I–I say
this in the Name of the Lord Jesus and in the Presence of the Angel of
God, Whose servant I am, you ask God for what you have need of right
now, and claim the promise, and see if the great High Priest won't
speak just as He did when He was here on earth. You believe He can do
that? Would it thrill your soul if He would, would it make you worship
Him? All you people out there that's sick or afflicted or in need of
anything, would you–would it thrill you to see God do that? To promise
it, after I preached it tonight? And God made the promise that it would
be so just before the coming of the Son of God. It's never been since
then. Search the histories. It's never been since then. But it is now.
Where did it go to? To the seed of Abraham, those that are filled with
the Holy Ghost.
Is there any sick people in this section, raise up your hand, over here, over in this section, raise up your hand. Let's pray.
Lord God, let someone have faith. Grant it, Lord, that the people might
know that You're the same God, You're the same One, Who came to Abraham
in some sort of a body of flesh. And You spoke to him. And You told him
of who he was, or spoke his name, and told him about Sarah, and asked
where she was, and done that sign. You promised it would happen again,
and it has; we're thankful. Let the people in this audience be a
witness tonight that at that day there'll be no questions then. Grant
If a sinner's here, may he also feel the impact of the Presence of the
Spirit that he might run quickly to the altar and surrender his life,
or her life. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.
Be just as reverent as you can; every person praying. Anywhere through
the building, back, forward, everywhere you are, just pray. Oh, what a
time. You don't know how I feel just now. The gate of this thing
belongs to me now. God opens the gates. The gates to–to your
affliction, the gates to the discernment of your thoughts of your
heart… The Bible promised that the Holy Spirit was even a discerner
of the thoughts of the mind. That's a gate that was promised. That's a
gate that God gives and opens up.
Way over in a corner, this way, everyone look this way just a moment.
Way over in the corner here is a man and a woman setting there. They're
husband and wife. There's the Light hanging over them. The woman's
looking at me; she's suffering with something wrong with her leg. The
man has stomach trouble. Do you believe that God will heal you? Raise
up your hand if you'll believe it. All right, both of you go home and
get well. Jesus Christ makes you well.
What? Possess the gate of the enemy. There's the victory. "If thou canst believe." Pray.
How about out in here? There's a little woman setting there praying.
Look this a way, sister. She's setting by the side of a heavy set man.
You. Arthritis, sugar diabetes, you were praying to God to heal you. If
that's right, raise up your hand. All right, go home and receive your
healing. Believe now.
Someone right down here raised up their hand, along this line here
somewhere. You? You believe with all your heart, you and your husband,
your little children? You believe Jesus Christ sent me here for this
purpose? You believe Christ can reveal to me what your trouble is? You
have stomach trouble. Your husband has something wrong with his eyes.
That's right. Lay your hands over on one another, for Jesus Christ
healed you both right now. THUS SAITH THE LORD.
I challenge you to believe. Do you believe? Let you know that it's the
same Angel, I'll turn my back. Right straight behind me is a man. He's
praying for mother and father: heart trouble and arthritis. They come
from Arkansas; their name is Smith. Believe with all your heart back
there, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Go home and receive your healing and be made
well, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. If you believe it with all
your heart, then go and receive it.
Now, just keep praying. Somebody in this section… There's a woman
setting in this direction, and she's got trouble with her back and with
her–her hip: a Mrs. Kirby. Believe with all your heart? Do you? Then
you can go home and be well, Mrs. Kirby. Jesus Christ makes you well.
Do you believe? The same Angel of God… Seed of Abraham, what's the matter?
There's a woman right out from that lady there, looking at me, she's
praying for somebody. It's her son. He's in a mental hospital and she's
praying for him. That's right, lady. You believe Jesus Christ will make
him well? If you do, raise up your hand. All right. May it be so, as
you have believed. Have faith in God.
What do you think, honey? That little girl, Mommy with her arms around
you there, you believe? You believe Jesus will heal you with that sugar
diabetes and let you get well? You do? If you do, stand up on your
feet. All right, go home and be well, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Make
The little lady setting there looking at it rejoicing, facing an
operation Monday morning from a female trouble. Do you believe God will
make you well and will bring you through it? If you do, go and believe
it in the Name of Jesus Christ.
What about you in the wheelchair? Arthritis. If you believe it, you can
go home and be well too in the Name of Jesus Christ. There she comes
out of the wheelchair. You believe with all your heart? You can have
what you have asked for. There she goes, crippled out of a wheelchair,
walking in the Name of the Lord.
Let's stand to our feet, everybody. Everybody that's sick and
afflicted, rise to your feet now; give praise to God. Raise up your
hands and praise the Lord, everybody, for His goodness, everybody, for
Come to the Lord. Every sinner, come here. In the Name of Jesus Christ,
every sinner walk this a way. Come, every sinner, quickly move this a
way and repent of your sins. I command you, in the Name of Jesus
Christ, in the face of this Angel Who makes the crippled to walk,
discerns the thoughts of the heart, the Angel of God. Come forward,
sinner, in the fear of God and repent of your sins. That's stern, and
hard. But it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. If you'll come you shall be saved,
just as this woman is healed and others are healed. Come forward,
Come right on up this way, people. Everyone seeking the Holy Ghost,
come this a way. If you want to receive the Holy Ghost, come this a
way; this is the hour. Sodom is going to burn after while. Come
forward, you that's seeking the Holy Ghost and want something from God.
Move forward; this is the hour of deliverance. If you want to deliver
your soul from temptation, deliver your soul from sin, deliver your
soul from fear, deliver your soul from sin. In the Name of Jesus Christ
the Son of God, Whose Presence is now here, I charge you by the living
God Who'll judge you at the coming of the Lord Jesus, come forward and
receive Jesus Christ.
Come, this is your chance. You're challenged by the Holy Spirit. He
will judge you at the day of judgment. Come in the fear of God. Come
because God is here. Come because God is calling. Don't come by some
pathetic story; don't come by nothing but because God has bid you to
come. Come now. This is it.
In the Name of Christ I say it again. Let every sinner, every person
that's oppressed, every person that's got sin in their life, unbelief,
and hasn't received the Holy Ghost, anything that you have need of in
the line of spiritual ways, come forward now. If you got a temper you
can't overcome, if you're tempted by tobaccos, if you're tempted by sin
come forward and be delivered, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Look at this poor old woman. I don't know what's wrong with her. I
don't know what the Holy Spirit said, but there she set bound in a
wheelchair a few minutes ago. There she is still on her feet giving
glory to God. Workers, come with them, come forward. Oh, seed of
Abraham, wake up. Pray. Get ready. The coming of the Lord is at hand.
Come forward; come forward; keep coming.
What a moment. What a moment, the Holy Spirit just anointing all around
here. I looked out over this audience; something down in me just seems
to be lifting me up, up, up, up. Something's here; the power of God is
here. The glory of the saints is here. The power of God is among the
people. Seed of Abraham, you have–every gate is yours. Every gate is
yours. Let's raise our hands everywhere, all you penitent sinners.
Raise your hands, everybody.
O Lord, Creator of heavens and earth, send Thy message and Thy power
upon these people. Let the Holy Ghost take the right-of-way in their
hearts just now. Fill them with Thy goodness. Fill them with the power
of God. Forgive their sins. Heal every sickness in the building. Get
glory unto Thyself. Grant it, Lord, while the saints worship Thee.
Grant it, Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
While the saints are praising God, let's meet these people here at the
altar, go right around the corner there. Brother Curly, someone there,
to lead them… Right this a way now so we can pray with you right in
the room. Right this a way. Everybody here now, walk for just this a
Workers go right with them, right now, till we go to the room. Right
now. The rest of you, anybody here that would like to join with this
On the Calvary march. Hallelujah. On the Calvary march. Victory in
Jesus, Jesus Christ's victory. They shall possess the gate of the
enemy. I promise that. God would not call anyone, 'less he was the seed
of Abraham. There they go to Calvary. There they go to possess the gate
of every enemy. God bless their hearts as they go, my prayer.
Come right ahead, sisters, if you're on your road right with them, go
right on. Anybody that wants to go right in now, that failed to go in
the first place, come right ahead. The gate's still open. And there
where you can possess the gate of every enemy you've got, the enemy
that chokes you down, the enemy that makes you do things you don't want
to do, the enemy that puts doubt and fear in your heart, right there's
the place to overcome it. It's already overcome; just go claim it.
They're on their road to Calvary.
Let's just shake our hands like this and close our eyes.