To See Jesus (54-0718E)
E-1 Thank you. Thank you. Shall we pray:
Our heavenly Father, we are grateful to Thee tonight, for this
privilege that we have to stand before Thee, and to minister to these,
Thy dear children in the Name of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Thy child. And we pray tonight, that a special blessing will rest upon
every one that's present. And we would remember those who would love to
be here tonight, but could not because of afflictions, and in the
hospitals, and shut-ins. We pray that You'll bless them, Father. May
this be the time of deliverance also. We pray that You'll hallow this
place for Your glory. Get glory out of all we do or say, and we'll
commit all things to Thee, for ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen. Be seated.
E-2 [Brother Branham speaks with someone–Ed.]…?… and they…?… everybody…?…
evening, friends. It's a privilege to be back in this lovely big city
of Chicago again tonight, to begin a campaign of eight days service for
our Lord. And I'm trusting to Him, that He will strangely stir every
heart, till we'll have a real old fashion revival as we call it. And
may many people get saved during this meeting. And many be filled with
the Holy Spirit. And then may the sick and the afflicted be ministered
to in such a way, that faith will take a hold everywhere, and many
poor, sick, suffering mortals be made well during the time of this
meeting. And we are certainly happy to be with Brother Joseph Bose,
again, and with his staff and workers, and with all you, our friends,
around in Chicago and the vicinity. And may the Lord richly bless you
is my prayer.
This is, perhaps for the next year or two, the closing, and the–the
meetings of this type. I'm going overseas right away; I'm very… I was
walking across here just a few moments ago, kinda tip-toeing; in order
to go overseas they won't you board the plane with you have a
sufficient amount of inoculation. I tried to reason with them and tell
them I didn't need it, but they wouldn't listen to me. They… So the
Bible said, "Give Caesar what's Caesar's, and God what's God's." And I
had to take a great bunch of shots, and my arms are all swollen up, and
I–I–I wish we didn't have to take them, but we all have to do it.
I remember the last time I tried to get away without taking that yellow
fever shot, so I went right to the airport, and they made me stay over
and take it any how. Then they told me I couldn't land in Africa unless
it would be ten days after the shot, but the Lord gave me favor with
the medical association, and the second morning… I arrived one night,
and the next morning they called me to have breakfast with them. So
they told me they thought it would be all right, so I thanked them, and
they were very nice. And I didn't have to wait ten days before starting
ministering, we started the very same night we landed. And the Lord did
do great things.
And I'm trusting, and know that in India this time, will be the
greatest meeting that the Lord has ever let me minister in all my life,
for this time. And I have the vision wrote out here; I believe, which
most of the people has it wrote in your own Bibles. And you can see
whether it will be that way or not after it's over. And if it's not
that way, then you can say I didn't speak to the Lord, or He didn't
speak to me, rather. But if it does, then you remember that–that He
talked with me.
And I'm so happy tonight, to know that–that Jesus has not forsaken the
people in this great day that we're living, under this great strain
that we're all under today, yet our Lord has not left us. He said, "I
will not leave you comfortless. I will pray the Father, and He will
give you another Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, and He will abide
with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth, Who the world cannot
I am very thankful that this Spirit of Truth was to be with us to the
end. And that Spirit of Truth is none other, but the Lord Jesus,
Himself, in spiritual form. For He said, "A little while, and the world
seeth Me no more. Yet you shall see Me, for I'll be with you, even in
you, to the end of the world." And that means tonight. And wherever we
are, we have the comforting Words of knowing that Jesus will be with us.
To many of you people here, who go to little churches, no matter how
small the church is, Jesus said, "If even two or three, were gathered
together in His Name, He'd be with them." What a comforting Words it is
to know no–no matter how small our little congregation is, yet the
Lord Jesus is with us, and we're happy for that.
And now, I, as a speaker, I'm not much of a speaker. Brother Joseph
does the speaking here, and I think Brother Moore will be here tomorrow
sometime, Brother Jack Moore. Reverend Moore from Shreveport,
Louisiana, will be with us. And tomorrow afternoon, the Lord willing, I
want to give a—a lecture or talk here at (two o'clock is it, Brother
Joseph?) two-thirty, tomorrow afternoon, on the–what causes sickness
and the remedy for it. That's the instruction meeting. There's where we
try to give out prayer cards to those who come to hear those
instruction services. And at night time, we carry a few over, so we can
have a little time to–to minister to the prayer cards, the ones who
comes in as emergencies. During the time of the services, we can't
minister in this manner to everyone at one time. We give prayer cards.
Now, there'll be calls, and every day we give out fresh and new prayer
cards, which gives everybody an opportunity to come be prayed for. And
we do that and have been running the services that way.
After returning from overseas, the Lord willing, I am going to try to
figure out some way to keep from having to give prayer cards out, to
keep the people lined up, if the Lord willing. And so I said it would
be a change of my meetings after I come back from overseas. And now, I
pray that His blessings rest upon all of you.
And now, I wish to open His Word, just a few moments, and read a
portion out of this Word. After all, His Word is the eternal One. My
words is like other men's words; they fail, but these Words are God's.
Now, over in the 12th chapter of Saint John, and the 20th, 21st, and 22nd verses, we read these words:
May He add His blessings to the reading of the Word. Tonight, I would
like to use this as a subject, being it's the first night of the
service. Now, tomorrow night, if God willing, I wish to take just some
teachings of some parts of the Scripture and teach on it a few moments.
I'd like to give you, being it's the beginning of the service, an
outline of what–what the services are, and how we try to conduct them,
the best of our knowledge, for the glory of our Lord Jesus. And that
is, the–my main theme, and always has been my campaign theme, is found
in Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever."
I believe with all my heart, that Jesus is the same yesterday, today,
and forever. I believe what He was yesterday, He is today, and will be
forever. And I believe that's the teaching of the Word.
And now, the subject tonight, is "To See Jesus." I believe that every
person come here tonight, with good intentions. And I believe that your
intentions is to know something of the Lord Jesus. You would not have
come out here, if you had a–a mind of the world, you'd probably be
over here, and where they were having worldly pleasures of some sort,
bathing on the beach, or out in the museum, or the parks, or somewhere,
on those kind of things. But you've come tonight, merely because you
wanted know what this was all about. Maybe you are a renowned
Christian. And every Christian person–person longs to know more the
Lord Jesus. Don't you believe that?
And I believe, if there was one thing that every person in here would
long to see tonight, would know were truly to see the Lord Jesus appear
here at the platform or somewhere in Person. And that's our great
anticipation of waiting His coming. Someday He will return, and we will
see Him. Until that time, He's with us in a Spirit form, and He only
has hands as we yield our hands. He only has eyes as we yield our eyes,
a voice as we yield our voice to Him. And we become a complete yielded
vessel; then the Holy Spirit speaks through us.
This microphone here, it–it's a mute unless there's a voice here to go
through it. And that's the way we are, the church is: The church is a
complete mute unless it is subject to the Spirit of God, to let the
Spirit speak through the church as God will. And then it becomes a
voice to the world, as long as it–it's an outlet. The church is the
outlet of the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ to the peoples of the
Now, if there would be any person in here, anyone, that would say…
How many in here would like to see the Lord Jesus? Let's see your hands
just around. Everyone, everyone would like to see Him.
Now, I had my hand up too. I would love to see Him, and I believe
tonight… Now, why can't we see Him? That's the next thing. Now, He
promised that He wouldn't hide Hisself from us, that He would reveal
Himself to us, and come to us, and be with us, and in us; and He would
be the same in His church, that He was when He was in flesh; and He
would continue that way until He came again in flesh. Is that His
promise? We all know that to be truth. The Bible says this.
Our Lord Jesus, before going away, He said, "A little while, and the
world will see Me no more." Now, that's the world. The world there
means the–not the world–it's the world order, not the–the world,
earth, it's the world order, the people. "A little while, and the world
will see Me no more, yet ye…" Now, He was talking to a "ye," not just
to them individuals, because watch. See? "Yet ye, shall see Me. You
will see." For He promised He'd be with us, even in us, until the end
of the world. Is that right?
Now, there's going to be somebody that's going to be on the sign–the
side of the "ye." "Ye shall see Me, for I'll be with you." There's
going to a side of the world, who doesn't desire to see Him. They
just–well, if it's for curiosity, they'd like to see Him. But
otherwise, just merely to pay the price, and become a Christian, well
Now, the "ye's" that's here tonight, may be privileged to see the Lord
Jesus Christ, the persons that's the "ye." And I pray that every one of
you are "ye's" tonight.
Now, this Greeks that came to Jesus, was a desirous bunch of people,
which is perhaps, here where there's many Greeks in Chicago. There's
many–many Greeks probably present now. Well, these were your fathers
that came, and the Bible said, "The Greeks seek wisdom, and the Jews
Well now, the Greeks still seek wisdom, and the Jews seek signs. But
Paul said, "We preach Christ crucified, to the Greek foolishness, to
Jews a stumbling block, but to them that believe, Everlasting Life."
Now, we are going to try to give this in the–the form, the best that
we know how to do. And now, I want you to notice, as we try to bring
Now, the Greek then, he didn't want to see Jesus' wisdom, he only
wanted to see Jesus. He said, "Sir, we would see Jesus." Not know His
wisdom, though he knew He was possessed with wisdom, but they wanted to
see Jesus. Now, that was the main thing: Their desire was that they
could see the Lord Jesus. And then, they told Philip. Philip went and
told Andrew, and they went and told Jesus, that these Jews was desiring
Now, that's the desire of the hearts here tonight, as I asked you how
many would like to see Jesus. Everyone raised their hand, as far as I
could see, that they would like to see Jesus. Now, that's only the
human side. Every one, all ages has, wants to see God.
Job, the oldest book in the Bible, he said, "If I…" In other words,
putting it in–in form so the children would even understand here. "If
I only knew where He lived and I could go up and knock on His door, or
something on that manner, and have a conversation with Him."
And God told Job, "Now, gird yourself up. Gird up your loins, for I'm
going to speak to you." And God came down in the form of a whirlwind,
and said, "Where was you, Job, when I laid the foundations of the
world, and so forth." He spoke directly to Job, because He–He believed
Job, and Job believed God. And God said His servant was a perfect man.
There was nothing wrong with Job, because he believed in His God.
And so, that's the way it is tonight, those who desire to see God must
come with a perfect heart, with all strange feelings set aside, with
all malice towards their neighbor set aside, with all malice towards
other churches, and other individuals, and forms of worship. You must
come with that perfect heart. "Could I see You, Lord Jesus? Now,
I'm…?… take all my superstitions away, and I am going to seek
tonight, to see the Lord Jesus." Now, I hope that your intention, every
one of you.
And I believe, that if you come with that kind of an intention, that
God is under obligation to reveal Himself to you. Don't you believe
that? That God is under obligation to reveal Himself to you here
Now, it wouldn't be any strange thing to people, if we talked about the
Lord Jesus after His promise said that He would reveal Himself to us.
Couldn't we see Him?
Someone said not long ago, a little boy, he was away to a school. And
he asked his preacher; he said, "Could anybody see God?" And the
The preacher said, "Why, no one could see God." Said, "The Bible says that no can see God and live."
And then another one… He went to his Sunday school teacher, and his
Sunday school teacher said, "Why, certainly not, sonny, no one could
see God and live." And everyone was discouraging telling that no one
could see God.
One day, while he was down on the river, he was with an old fisherman.
And the old fisherman was pulling his boat and weeping because he was
looking at a rainbow.
He said, "Sir, can anyone see God?"
The old fisherman must be so full of God, until he said, "Sonny, all I've seen in the past thirty-five years, has been God."
Now, if we become so filled with God, and so immuned from the things of
the world, we can see God in every act in every move of life. Don't you
believe that? If we set aside all the things of the world… Sometimes
we come to church, for instance, to a meeting like this, say, "Now, I'm
going down there. I don't believe in no such stuff as that. I don't
believe it, and I'm going down there, because I'm going to prove to
myself there's nothing to it." Well, that's just the way you'll return,
the same way. You'll say, "Well…" Because Satan will show you many
things that there is–and he will tell you there's nothing to it. But
now, if you go with the intention to find God or to know of God, God
will reveal Himself to you, because He's under obligation to do so.
That's exactly right, and He will do it.
Now, if you–if you come with that intention tonight. Let's find out
Who Jesus of Nazareth is. And if we find out what He was in the days
gone by, why, we–we will know what He is today. Is that right? If
we–if we know what He was in the days that was, we know what He will
Now, if we could imagine of seeing Him in that day, and somebody
described Him to us, and said He was a tall Man, or a thin Man, or a
heavy Man, or whatever it was, we would be looking for that type of a
The Bible doesn't say what statue He was. He said, "There was no beauty
of Him, that we would desire Him." I suppose He wasn't a great, big,
handsome, tall Man, because the Scripture said, "There's no beauty that
we should desire Him."
Well then, if the Scripture said that, we couldn't look for that type
of man. But the Scripture doesn't exactly give His statue. But the
Scripture does reveal Him, what He is in His power and in His–His
manifestation, what He is.
Now, if we can read in the Scripture and find what He was then, why, we
know what He is now. Is that right? Whatever He was then, He is yet
tonight, for the Scripture says, "He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever." Is that right?
Now, if we can find that type of a person, then we have found the Lord
Jesus Christ working in that person. Now, Jesus did not come out and,
before the people, with a big brag, and a boost, and He was, "Bring Me
this, and bring Me that, and I'll show you what I can do with it."
Jesus wasn't that type of person. He give all praise to Almighty God.
He said, "The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the
Father doing." He never give one boost of what He could do. And
frankly, He went so much as to say this, that He did not do one thing,
until first God showed Him what to do.
Now, He was–He was a humble Man, a Man of sorrow, acquainted with
grief. And we watched Him in His work. Now, we'll see Him when His
ministry first started out. He become very successful in praying for
the sick. Many works begin to accompany His ministry. We find that in
this, He, now and then, done a great remarkable something, that caused
the whole multitude to wonder. And there was many times people come to
Him, and they–they wasn't ministered to. There was many times that
people come to Him and seeking for curiosity, and He just told them
their curiosity, in other words, was getting the best of them and let
The Jews come, said, "Now, do a sign for us."
And Herod said, "Bring Him over here, let me see Him to a sign."
Satan met Him. And the first thing, Satan met–when he met Jesus (in
Saint Matthew the 4th chapter), he said, "If Thou be the Son of God…"
"If Thou be," the question mark on God's Word. "If Thou be the Son of
God, let me see You do an open miracle here before me. I hear you do
these thing over here, and over here."
That's the same kind of a spirit was in the people at His own country,
Galilee. "And many, they said, "We've heard You do these things at
Capernaum, and we've heard You done it over here. Now, let's see You do
And Jesus marveled, and He could do no mighty works because of their
unbelief. Is that right? He was, marveled at it. And then He said, "A
prophet is not without honor, except in His own country."
And we see Satan then, tell Him, said, "Now, if You be the Son of God,
let's see You do a miracle for me now. I'll give You something to do,
and if You'll do it, I'll believe You're the Son of God." in so many
words. "Now, here–here You're–You're hungry, now, You can turn these
stones into bread, nothing bad about. You make them bread, and eat, set
down there and eat. And turn them stones to bread, and I'll believe
Why, Jesus could have done that, I believe. But He said, "It is
written, man shall not live by bread alone." He just found out, Satan
did, that he wasn't meeting Moses that time.
He said, "It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
So Satan said, "Now, that's a Bible scholar; He knows where He's
standing, so I better give Him some Scripture." So he took Him up on
top of the pinnacle of the temple, said, "Now, look I'm going to quote
Scripture to You, correctly. It is written, 'He shall give the Angels
charge concerning you, lest at any time you dash your foot against a
stone, they bear thee up.'" Said, "Now, that's Scripture." Said, "Now,
You just jump off of here, and before You get to the ground, just come
right back up like that, and I'll believe You're the Son of God."
All right. Jesus said, "Yes, that's written sure enough, but it's also written, 'Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.'" See?
So he found out that he had met a little more of a student than he was.
And so finally, he taken Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and out
onto the mountain, and tried to tempt Him in every way through the
Word. But Jesus would not clown for Satan, and He doesn't yet.
Jesus doesn't heal to satisfy curiosity of unbelievers. Jesus only
heals to glorify His Father. That's all. And we find Him that type of
person today. If you bring somebody to see Him, they say, "Let me see
You make this cripple man walk, and I'll believe You are the Son of
He'd say, "Get behind me, Satan." That would be the Word. "Get behind me, Satan."
And then, when you hear somebody with that type of curiosity, saying,
"Let me see Him make this person well, and I'll believe it." you just
realize what kind of a spirit they got. See? That's the same spirit was
back there. That's the same spirit that was on them Jews, that said,
"Now, if You're the Son of God, tacked on this cross here, tear You're
hands loose." In other words, "Come down, we'll believe that You're the
Son of God." See that same spirit working? See it working through
modern–modernistic theology today? See it working through what's
called Christianity today? "If You'll do this… Let me see Him make
this blind man see."
Now, if you'll notice, Jesus wasn't that type of person to satisfy the
curiosity of the people that come to hear Him. Jesus plainly said one
day, when He walked through the pool of Bethesda, or by the pool of
Bethesda… I'm quoting from Saint John, the 5th chapter. He walked by
the pool of Bethesda where great multitudes… Now, I may be wrong in
my understanding, but I'm told by scholars, it takes two thousand
people to make one multitude, and that would… It was multitudes.
So you can imagine two or three times as many people that's in here
tonight, laying there, lame, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the
moving of the water. And Jesus, the Son of God, God Emmanuel, the
manifestation of Jehovah in human flesh, walking here on earth, God in
Christ reconciling the world to Himself, walking right through that
bunch of sick people, and them screaming, and begging…
And–and many times writers has told us, that they stabbed one another
trying to get into the pool ahead of the other. And such a suffering,
longing, desire to get into that pool to be healed, for it just healed
one at a time. Maybe, they have to wait another month 'fore they had
another one healed.
But trying to get into this pool, this mighty mess of suffering there,
and Jesus walking right through that crowd of people, lame, halt,
blind, and withered… That's our lovely Lord, full of compassion,
walked right through those blind people, those sick people, those
screaming people, those lame people, those halt people, those maimed
people. All those twisted, and afflicted, and blind, suffering, bunch
of humanity laying there, half starved to death, naked, waiting for
that… And full of mercy and compassion, walked right through every
one and walked over to a man laying on a pallet, that had some kind of
an infirmity; He'd had it thirty-eight years, perhaps, sugar diabetes,
or tubercular, it's was retarded.
Walked over to that man and said… Now watch, here's where you have to
watch the Scripture. Jesus knew that man was there, and knew he'd been
in that condition thirty-eight years, and He made him well, and went on
about His business, and left all them thousands laying there, lame,
halt, blind, withered.
Now, let's take that being Chicago tonight, and say setting along here
would be a whole, maybe twenty, or thirty, or forty wheelchairs. And
some critic would come in the meeting and say, "Look, let me see those
people who believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and
forever. And they claim that Congressman Upshaw and all these people
that's been healed… And we've heard all these testimonies of the
lame, halt, and the short legs made long, and the dead raised up, and
the doctor's statements of it, and so forth, like that… "Let me see
them walk down and make them well."
Now, that would be the same spirit was on them people in that day. They
wanted to know the same thing. "How could this man walk by there, full
of love, full of compassion, and leave all those people laying there?"
Now, Jesus answered them in Saint John, 5th chapter, 19th verse. Listen, He said:
do nothing in himself, but what he sees the Father doing;… that doeth
the Son likewise.
Is that right? If that was Jesus yesterday, that's Jesus today. You do
nothing except God shows first what to do. Now, Jesus plainly said, "He
did nothing except the Father showed Him."
Now, there was a blind man, one time, setting at the gates of Jericho,
calling out and screaming for mercy. The throngs of people, some of
them, cursing Him, and some of them making fun of Him, and some of them
booing Him, and some of them cheering him, and–and as they passed by
this gate. And this poor, blind beggar, as they tried to get to keep
still over there, said, "He couldn't hear you." Going way out there to
the road, which is a–quite a distance down that road, and Jesus
heading towards Calvary, His face fixed on Calvary, His crucifixion
laid just before Him. And here He's walking up this road. And this poor
blind beggar against the wall, pressed back by the people, but he was
crying, "Jesus, have mercy on me. Have mercy on me," and crying for
Now, it wasn't the voice of the beggar that stopped Jesus in His
tracks; it was the faith of the beggar that stopped Jesus in His
tracks. He stopped, looked around through His audience, said, "What
will I do for–what would you, that I do for you?"
He threw aside his garment, and said, "Lord, that I might receive my sight."
He said, "Thy faith has saved thee." Not, "I healed you. Thy faith." In
other words, enough faith in God to pull out of Jesus Christ, or stop
Him, in His march to Calvary with the burdens of all human beings,
every death that ever died in the world or ever would, rested upon His
decision at Calvary. And those things a pressing in His mind, and
leading in front of a multitude, and them mocking, making fun of Him
and everything, and the priest hollering at Him, and sparring Him, Him
walking right on down, that same road that Elijah and Elisha come down
together, with their arms around one another, the same road that Joshua
led the children of Israel years before, up them old stones there as
they marched around Jericho, and shouted, the walls fell. That same
road Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was going to Calvary immediately to
be crucified, and the faith of a blind beggar stopped Him in His
tracks. He turned, looked around, said, "What would you, that I would
do for you?"
"That I might receive my sight."
He said, "Thy faith is sufficient."
And I can see the blind beggar standing up, say, "Oh, He told me. He
told me. He don't know me, and my faith stopped Him out there in the
road." I can see the multitudes going on, making fun, as He walked on
down the road. He…?… say, "I know I'll get my sight." After while,
he begin to see. His eyes come open. Here he went following Him down
the road, a singing His praises to the top of his voice. That was Jesus
yesterday. That's Jesus today.
A woman once…?… up and said in her heart, "I can't speak to Him;
I'm not worthy. But if I could only touch His garment, I believe I'd be
made whole." And she slipped through the crowd, and touched the hem of
His garment, slipped back on in the multitude, and was standing out
there, her faith touched Jesus.
He stopped, looked around over His audience. She seen Him; she could
not be Hid. He said, "Daughter, be of a good cheer, thy faith has saved
thee." That was Jesus yesterday, when His multitude–in the midst of
multitudes could pull the blessings of God, the witness of God, the
desire of God, from the heart of the Son of God. And Jesus said, "The
things that I do, shall you also." Is that right?
Now, we see a man coming up one time, a little curious, and his name
was Philip, or Nathanael it was. Philip went and found him under a tree
praying. And he came walking up, and standing in the audience. Jesus
saw him coming, looked at him as he walked up; He said, "There's an
Israelite, in whom there's no guile."
The Pharisees, standing on one side, said, "He's Beelzebub now. He's a
fortune-teller." See? "He's the prince of the devils. See, He's a
He said, "There's an Israelite, in whom there's no guile."
And this Israelite, a true man, turned around and said, "How'd You know me, Rabbi?"
He said, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the tree, I saw you."
That wasn't the attitude for the…?… for this man, Nathanael to call
Him, Beelzebub. He fell at His feet and said, "Thou art the Son of God.
Thou art the King of Israel."
There was a woman at the well one day, while Jesus sent His disciples
away to buy vittles. And while they were away buying vittles, it was
strange enough, but Jesus was going to Jericho, and He was going a
round about way. He went up by the way of Samaria, for it was needed
that He went by Samaria. I wonder why?
Wonder why, He went up to Samaria? Sent His disciples away, and was
setting there, when a woman come out; Jesus said, "I do nothing till
the Father shows Me." I believe God had showed Him to go up there.
Don't you believe that?
And He set there. The woman come up. Now, Jesus knew He was
positionally where the Father wanted Him. But what about this woman
now? Now, we're going to see Jesus of yesterday.
She comes up to get some water, and the Spirit witnessed to Jesus that that was the woman. So He says, "Bring Me a drink."
And she said, "Why, it's not customary for You Jews to have anything to do with we, Samaritans."
He said, "But if you knew Who were talking to, you'd ask Me for a drink."
And she said, "The well's deep." And the conversation went on until Jesus caught her spirit.
And He said, "Go get your husband."
She said, "I have none."
He said, "That's right. You've got five, and the one you have now is not your husband."
"Why," she said, "I perceive that You're a prophet." She goes into the
city and tells the men, "Come, see a Man, that told me everything I
did. Isn't this the Christ?" That was Jesus of yesterday. That's Jesus
of today. That's the same Jesus. Jesus said, "These things that I do,
Here come a man up one time, a rough looking fisherman, who probably
had a lot of grit. You can tell by his writings, or he couldn't sign
his own name. He was an illiterate person. His name was Simon Peter.
And he came up into the meeting, after Jesus had been–borrowed his
boat or so forth, and he came in, and He said, "Thy–thy name is Simon,
but from hereafter you'll be called 'Peter,' which means 'little
stone.'" How did He know his name? That was Jesus of yesterday. And
that's the Jesus of today.
What a difference Jesus was in the church of that day, than what He is
in the church of today. He taught them with–as One with an authority,
that knew what He was talking about. We speak, today, as if, "Well, I
just don't know whether it's so or not. I read here, that they healed
the sick, but I just don't know whether it's right or not."
Not Jesus, He knew where He was standing. He knew what is His
authority. He knew that God would keep His Word. He said to them,
"Destroy this tabernacle, or this… Destroy this temple, and I'll
raise it up in three days." He was speaking of His body, knowing that
one Scripture in the Bible, one Scripture had reference to that, and
David, a prophet, said so.
David said, "I'll ought–see the Lord always before my face; I shall
not be moved. Moreover my flesh shall rest in hope, for He will not
leave my soul in hell, neither will He suffer His Holy One to see
Jesus, knowing that the human body started corrupting within
seventy-two hours… Now, there, Christians, is where, sometimes you
wonder, why He died on Friday afternoon, and then stay three days and
nights. He died on Friday afternoon, and rose up on Saturday morning.
Jesus knew that within three days and nights, the cells would break in
His body. He'd go to swelling.
But David… Oh, my, I–I wished I–somehow, that I could place this in
the heart of the people, right at the beginning. Jesus knowed that the
Word of God could not fail. It can't fail. Jesus said, "You destroy
this body, within three days, I'll raise it up again." For one
Scripture in the Bible, had said, "That I'll not leave His soul in hell
(which He ascended to hell with our sins, when He died), and neither
will I suffer My Holy One to see corruption." And Jesus knew sometime
within them three days and nights, that God would raise Him up again.
And He died, and wasn't afraid to take God at His Word, saying, "That
in three days and nights I'll rise again."
Oh, if we tonight, when some six hundred and better, promises of Divine
healing in the Bible, and we're afraid to trust that six hundred and
something for our healing. That was Jesus yesterday. That's Jesus
today, that takes God at His Word.
He stood in His audience, He knew–perceived their thoughts. Is that right? He perceived their thoughts.
Now, Christians, many times, and especially in America, my ministry has
been misjudged. That's why, I am told by the Holy Spirit, after ten
years around the world… I am confining my ministry to preaching and
then just asking prayer for the sick in America. Overseas, it'll be
When overseas, when the manifestation of the Holy Spirit was made, and
a sermon–or words like unto this was preached to people, thirty
thousand came to Jesus in one altar call of heathens. And many of those
are bringing thousands a week to Christ in Africa now, that don't even
know which is right and left hand. That's how the Gospel is going to
all the world. The Gospel is a demonstration and power of the Holy
Spirit, or demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now, if Jesus that was yesterday is today, then if He has risen from
the dead, do you believe, as Christian believers, that is this a little
mythical story written in here? Or is this the truth? Now, it is either
the truth or it's a lie. Now, you just can't play with it. Now, you
accept it as truth or throw it away and say it's a lie. For me, it's
every word the truth, every word of It. And I'm not afraid to challenge
any word, or anything contrary to It, for It is the Word of the living
God, and It shall never fail or pass away. Every word shall be
If this is the truth, if Jesus then, has risen from the dead, saying,
"That a little while and the world seeth Me no more, yet you'll see Me.
I'll be with you, even in you, till the end of the world."…
The writer turns around and says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,
today, and forever." Then if the Lord Jesus Christ, in this last day,
comes and manifests Himself in the same manner that He was here in this
Book, the same Lord Jesus, do the same things, through the same power,
through the same manifestation, will you accept Him as Messiah and
Saviour? Lord, grant it to you, my Christian friend.
Oh, Chicago, Chicago, how many times you been offered revival. You
haven't had a revival since Moody was here, a sweeping revival. I pray,
God, this to be the beginning of another Moody revival, only many times
more powerful, that would sweep Chicago. And you, the people's here
tonight, if our dear Lord Jesus will come and manifest Hisself, as I
believe that He will, you are responsible then for Chicago from tonight
henceforth, as individuals, after you have seen, and know, and examine
His Words, not through some great enchanting words, but through
simplicity of the naked Word, Itself, brought before you.
Now, to break the superstitions, beat the enemy to the place, when you
see manifestations of His power made known, then some of you go away
and say, "Well, it's a–of the devil." Do you realize that you're
blaspheming the Holy Ghost? Do you realize that there's never
forgiveness for that in this world or the world to come?
And the Bible said in Hebrews, the 10th chapter, "He that sins
willfully, after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth
no more sacrifice for sin." Hebrews 10:47, I believe it is. "There
remain–he that sins willfully." What is sin? Sin is unbelief. There's
no other answer for sin.
Drinking, smoking, gambling, doing evil things, that isn't sin; that's
the attributes of unbelief. You do that because you're an unbeliever.
If you was a believer, you would not do those things. It bears the
fruits of joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, patience, holiness.
That's the fruits of the Spirit. But the fruits of the evil spirit is
doubt. "He that believeth not is condemned already." Then if the truth
comes to you in such a way, that you have a knowledge of it, and then
refuse to receive it, there remains no more sacrifice for your sin, but
a fearful looking towards the judgment. God have mercy, that there'll
not be one person like that in this audience tonight, or nowhere else
in the world, would be my prayer.
Do you realize that in the last days, when this duel of the spirits
comes… I wasn't going to say this, but the Holy Spirit is pressing it
on me now. Do you realize that the Bible teaches that in the last days,
when the two spirits has the showdown, that will not be through some
doctrine of churches or something? The Bible said, "The two spirits
would be so close till it'd deceive the very elect if possible."
Did you realize that it was talk that as Jannes and Jambres withstood
Moses, so do these men, reprobate concerning the faith, how that they
try to withstand the Spirit of God in the last days? We're living in
Now, here was a sign. God told Moses to perform healing down in Egypt.
They could do all kind of enchantments, the magicians could. They'd
take their… Moses would call for fleas; they could call for fleas.
Moses would call for lice; they'd call for lice. Moses would call for
one thing; they'd call for the same thing. But they couldn't take it
away. They could pronounce a curse, but they couldn't take away a
curse. When he called for boils, they broke out in them, and they
couldn't heal themself. Do you see the mark of God is Divine healing?
The first name God–the first Word–ever appeared in was, "I'm the Lord
that healeth thee." taking away all of the sickness and things from
them–Jehovah-jireh, or Jehovah-rapha, rather. "Jehovah-jireh" was
"provided sacrifice," and "rapha" was "the Lord that healeth thee." God
is the Healer. Satan cannot heal.
And when you see signs and wonders, and something another accompanied
in the spiritual realm, like perceiving thoughts of the people,
quickly, the unregenerated heart says, "Spiritualism." But when you see
the sign following that Spirit of healing, and blessings of God, you
realize that it's coming from God. Don't misjudge it. Judge God rightly.
And may, the Lord Jesus tonight, appear in this auditorium in the
resurrected power of His Being. And if I have found grace in His sight,
only through mercy, through grace, nothing worthy, very unworthy, I
submit myself to Him tonight, for this service now, and the service
that is to follow, and if He can get any glory out of this unworthy
person, as I yield myself to Him, for His service, may He do so
And I pray that every heart in here, will be so submissive to Him, that
He will get glory out of you. And let this be known, that let every
person, wherever you can, go get the sick and afflicted and bring it in
for this closing healing service in Chicago. I have one more
California, and one in New York, which will close these services until
the Lord reveals something different.
Now, while the water's troubled, let's step in. Now, I've asked you in
the beginning of this talk, that if you would like to see Jesus… I've
tried to explain what He was in that day. And I've told you, and the
Scripture verifies the same, that He is risen from the dead.
Now, if He's the same and is risen from the dead, living in His church,
and He said, "These things that I do, shall you do also."… Is that
right? 'Cause He was going to the Father. In other words, He said, "I
came from God; I go to God." Jesus was none other than Jehovah God. He
was God, the Father, revealed in human flesh as the Son of God to take
sin out of the world. He was Almighty God. God dwelt in Him, like the
Holy Spirit dwells in us today. And the Son of God was submissive to
the Father, and a servant of God today is submissive to the Father. Is
And then, now, if Jesus said Himself He did nothing… Now, Saint John
5, again 19. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in
Himself, but what the Father shows Him." Then Jesus did no miracles,
until first God gave Him a vision of what to do. Is that truly? And
once the Father showed Him…
Now look, when He went away from the house of Lazarus. Lazarus took
sick. Jesus knowed it, and He went on, left the home, His friends, just
before his sickness. Why? The Father told Him to. He went two or three
days out, Lazarus got real sick. They sent for Him. He didn't go back.
He went on. Wonder why? Sent again, and He went on. Then He turned; He
knowed the time was fulfilled, the vision. He said, "Our friend,
Lazarus, is dead. And for your sake, I'm glad I wasn't there."
'Cause they'd been saying, "Oh, Lord, come over and make him well. Come
over and make him well." And Jesus wouldn't have went. He just went
He said, "For your sake, I'm glad I wasn't there. (But listen.) But I go and awaken him."
Notice, coming to the grave, when He stood there; this man's dead,
buried four days. He said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast already
heard Me." He knew what was going to take place. God had already showed
Him, "Get away from the place. And after three days now, he's going to
die, let him lay four days in the ground, and then You'll be called
back to the place." For He said, "I do nothing 'less the Father showed
Me." And then He said, "Father, I thank Thee, Thou has already heard.
Thou knowest. But for these that stand by…" as an order of an
Like His baptism, He didn't have to be baptized. He was the Son of God,
but He did it as an example. He didn't have to wash the disciples feet,
He was the God of heaven. But He did it for an example. "He said, "For
these that stand by, I said it." And He said, "Lazarus, come forth."
And a man, that had been dead four days, stood on his feet and lived
Why didn't–why didn't He raise up all the people in Jerusalem that
died that time? He raised three. Three is a witness or a confirmation.
"In the mouth of three witnesses, let every word be established."
He raised Lazarus from the grave. He raised the widow's son from the
grave, and He raised Jairus' daughter from the dead. Raised three
people from the dead as a witness that He was the Son of God.
Now, the critics would say, "Why don't He raise… Why don't He go down
to the graveyard, if He's the Son of God, and say, "All the people in
the grave, come out."? He could have done it, if the Father would've
told Him to. But the Father only showed Him, and He was submissive to
And the same signs that followed Jesus, visions telling Him what to do,
and how to do it, Jesus did that, and the world howl, anything they
wanted to, He went on about the Father's business. That same Jesus is
here tonight. Do you believe it? If He will manifest Hisself in that
way, will you take all doubt out of your mind, and go away from here
tonight, and do everything you can to get sinners to come and be saved,
and sick people to be healed? if He will come, He Who's listening now,
if He will come and manifest Himself? Let see your hands. Like that.
Go up and say, "I will, I'll do everything I can, brother, to go and
tell the people, that Jesus is risen from the dead, and
we–just–you–we have seen Him, seen Him in the manifestation of His
Now, people can see Jesus only in you. The way you do, the way you act,
the way you live, is how people know Jesus Christ. May the Lord bless
Now, to Him that's able to keep us, and steady us, keep out nerves
quiet, during the time of this service, may He tonight, spread forth
His great wings of protection over you all.
Sometimes spirits get away. Sometimes they act up on the platform when
they come present. Watch the expression on the people's face as they
walk forward coming here, after the Holy Spirit has taken a hold. Watch
how they act. And then sometimes in the spirit, sometimes they fall,
and carry on every way, I mean, especially like epilepsy. And so,
sometimes they have the hardest fit they've ever had, is when they're
coming. That's not unscriptural. That is Scriptural. That's what the
Scripture said. And then, readest thou, the Scriptures like this? Do
you read it like that? If you do, say, "Amen." [Congregation says, Amen–Ed.] It is right.
When the epileptic was brought to Jesus, he had the hardest fit he ever
had. But Jesus picked him up as a dead man, told him he'd be all right,
and he was. His Word had to be; He was God. Now, may the Lord bless.
Now, I cannot…
How many people in here, desires to be prayed for? Let's see your
hands, everywhere in the building, intending to be prayed for, balcony
or anywhere. God bless you. I guess some two thousand people, right on
it, to be prayed for.
If I should say tonight, "All right, we're going to pray for two
thousand." I usually get to fifteen or twenty or something like that.
Now, who's going to be that fifteen or twenty tonight? See how we have
to give out prayer cards? We can only give out prayer cards and line
the people up. But now, listen, if I have told the truth about Jesus
Christ, He will testify to you tonight, that I have told the truth.
Now, you know me, that I only have a grammar school education. I know
nothing of psychology. I know nothing about medics. I know nothing
about the anatomy. I–only thing I know, I love the Lord Jesus Christ
with all my heart. That's all I know. I'm uneducated, illiterate, and I
have no abilities of my own, not even, a–a normal personality. That's
right. But I know one thing, and I'm thankful for that: I know how to
submit myself that Jesus Christ can work through me. That's the… I'd
rather have that than all your education that there is in the world.
I'd rather know how to submit myself to the Spirit of God, and say,
"Lord, here I am."
I'd rather have that secret in my heart, than have the secret of every
hydrogen and atomic bomb in the world, or could be made. For it's more
powerful than all the atomic bombs that could be thought of. So under
His everlasting wings, I take my refuge tonight, and in the Name of
Jesus Christ, I minister to the sick. The Lord bless you.
Now, let's have about the first ten or fifteen prayer cards. Who has
prayer card number 1? Let's start from number 1. Prayer card number 1?
I don't even know what the letter is on it. It's got a letter and a
number. Prayer card number 1, hold up your hand, everywhere you're at.
Prayer card number 1? Come right over here, lady. Number 1.
Number 2, who has prayer card number 2? All right. Number 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]
Let's draw a mental picture now. I see coming down the hill yonder, a
middle-aged Man walking down the hill, His beard beginning to turn a
little gray, His hair graying around the sides, three men is walking
with Him, one elderly man, two younger. They'd been up… Only
the–only they themselves, knows what's happened: Peter, James, and
John. He'd been transfigured up yonder, transformed before them. He
heard the voice of God say, "This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him."
Their hearts are light with joy. They'd been having a healing campaign
down there somewhere. They had a boy with epilepsy, and they couldn't
do nothing with it, and the father saw Jesus coming. He got the boy by
the hand, and he run up to Him, said, "Lord, have mercy on my son. He's
variously vexed with the devil." Said, "Sometimes he falls in the
water, sometimes in the fire, the devil trying to destroy him." That's
epilepsy. He said…
Jesus said, "I can, if you believe. For all things are possible, to them that believe."
Father said, "Lord, I believe. Help, Thou, my unbelief." That was Jesus of yesterday. That's Jesus of today.
Now, while we humbly and silently, in prayer… And I–I know you
Christians can appreciate the position of standing here before,
perhaps, three thousand people or more. And in here, of course, we have
critics in every meeting. But as a man, I–I don't know one person in
this building today. I looked over the audience in the day, and I seen
an old man by the name of Brother Ryan. We call him John Ryan, from
Dowagiac, Michigan. I–I saw him setting here, and I seen a man by the
name of Mr. Simms, from over here in, around Zion, Illinois, a setting
here. That's the only two people I recognize outside of my minister
friends setting right here, Brother Beeler from Jeffersonville. That's
the only people in here, that I–I–I knew outside of Brother Bose.
Tonight, I don't even see Brother Simms or Brother Ryan. The only one
that I see though, and know is Brother Beeler setting here and Brother
Now, the Lord knows every one of you. Isn't that right? The Lord Jesus
knows every one of you. He knows just what you've done in your life. He
knows everything about you, as that I do not know. Will you pray with
me, and ask God to help me, as I, as your brother, try to minister in
the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to you?
Now, and as I do, and I pray, and God helps me, I will be able to help
you. I can–I can't help you myself; I have no way of helping you. I'm
a man. But if God wants to speak, and will use my voice, well then,
that'll be a help to you. Is that right? That'll help you. And if He
tells you what was, back somewhere in life, knowing it's a secret to
me, if He tells you something back in your life, that you know was
true, like He did the woman at the well, or something else, like
Philip. Then if, He says something else what's going to happen, it's
got to be true. Is that right. If He knows what was, surely He knows
what will be.
Now, if you go and disbelieve it, of course, you don't only–you hurt
yourself. He say, "Go ye, and sin no more, or a worse thing come upon
you. Go ye, and disbelief no more, or a worse thing will come upon
you." All be in prayer, if you will.
The light, that I can't see–where is… Is the prayer line ready? All
right. Are you down there, brethren? Everything ready, Brother Usher?
Oh, okay. All right, bring them up. Now, everybody reverent, and just
be praying as we humble ourselves before the Spirit of God.
And now, the lady will come forward. If she will here, the lady to be
ministered to. Now, the–the lady, of course, is a stranger to me. I–I
don't know her. She may know me; that I couldn't say. But God knows
But now, in this building somewhere near this platform (as I'll have to
answer at the day of judgment) stands the Angel of the Lord. And until
that Being, that I feel His Presence, takes over my body, I'll still
not know one thing about the woman, or no one else in here. But if He
will move this a way, from standing to my right, and come and take over
my spirit, and my life, then I'll know every one of you, 'cause He will
reveal to me just as He will.
How many people out there doesn't have prayer cards and wants to be
prayed for? Let's see you raise up your hands. Now, I ask you this in
Jesus Christ's Name, for you to look this a way, and to believe with
all your heart the things that I have said to be the truth, and accept
your brother as His servant, and see if He don't call you out there in
the audience, and heal you right out there.
Let your faith like the blind man, let your faith like the woman that
touched His garment, stood back out there meekly… She had a
consolation; she was in the meeting. She–she knew that her faith
touched Him some way. He turned around, looked over the audience, said,
"Thy faith has healed thee." "Your blood issue stopped." in other
words, and she was healed. That's Jesus today. That's Him today.
Now, let's all softly sing this song, "Only Believe," just once, if the
organists will give us the chord. All right. Oh, real slow now.
He is here now. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I take every
spirit in my control for God's glory, for a manifestation of the
resurrection of His Son. The Holy Spirit is here. Be reverent and know
Him, Who knows you. And pray.
Now, sister, I want you to come just a little closer to me. I want to
talk to you. I want you to answer me. To the best of your knowledge,
from the depths of your heart, I suppose that you and I are total
strangers to each other. I've never seen you in my life. You're just a
person, come up here on the platform. You've got a little card that had
a–a number and a letter on it. And you just… That number that was
called. That's all there was.
But the Lord Jesus Christ, perhaps what if He was here? He would–He
would–He couldn't heal you, for He's already did that. When He died at
Calvary, He purchased your healing. Your faith will have to do that.
But if He was standing here, it'd be like He talked to the woman at the
well. He'd know something about you. If you was a Christian, He would
know it. If you was a unbeliever, He would know it. If there's anything
in you life, that shouldn't be, He'd tell you about it. Don't you
Well, if He has risen from the dead, and lives here in Spirit form,
then He could speak that through His servant. Is that right? If He
would let me know something about you, maybe, what's wrong with you, or
something in your life that you know that I know nothing about, would
you accept your healing then, believing that I have told the truth
about it, if it is healing, you're desiring? Whatever it is, you–you'd
accept whatever you're here for. Is that right? Well, may He grant it.
You're conscious that something's going on, aren't you? You're–you're
conscious that you're in the Presence of something besides your
brother? If that's right, raise up your hand. You're in His Presence.
Now, if the audience… The Holy Spirit… Tomorrow night, them
pictures will be here of the–of this Angel. It's standing right here
now, right here now.
She's feeling that Presence of His Being which is going to her. She is
a Christian, a believer, a Spirit filled Christian, and she's
believing. And that's why she's feeling the operation of that Being,
standing near her. Isn't that right, lady? You–you are a believer?
That is right. 'Cause your spirit is welcome. The Angel of the Lord,
which is now on both of us, is making me see that your spirit is
You're here in a distress. You're having something–something that's
happening in your life. I see kind of a fainting, or falling away,
weakness, spells hit you, and it overtakes you and they have to fan you
sometime or something. You have, it's kinda like an attack, a–a
fainting spell; that's caused from a nervous condition, nervous heart.
You're interested in some loved one. That's a boy about, around nine or
ten years old. And he's seriously ill with some kind of a heart
trouble. Isn't that the truth? Now, you give me the handkerchief that
you brought here in your hand. Now, I want you to come near.
Our kind heavenly Father, You Who know the secret of every heart, and
nothing is hid but what will be revealed, and for the glory of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, I now curse this sickness that's
on her body. May it come out of her, and leave her in the Name of the
Lord Jesus. And as I send this handkerchief to her son, may the heart
trouble leave, and she be made well, the son also, for God's glory. In
Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
You believe. You know what was told you is right. What is said, will be
right. Go, don't doubt; you'll get over the spells, and your son will
be healed. God bless you.
Have faith now, in God. Believe with all your heart; you shall see the
glory… Every person in here, should receive the Lord Jesus Christ at
this time. Now, be reverent. Don't move around. Remember, when you're
moving, evil spirits that come out of one person, goes to another. How
many knows that's Bible? It is. And they'll go right to you, as sure as
anything. You don't to show with a heart trouble, or a cancer, or
something, be reverent, for I cannot stop it, only as you obey.
Remember, in the Bible, when a spirit was cast out of a man, they said,
"Let's us go over and get in them hogs." They're tireless until they
have a–a place to dwell. Some boys went out, and thought that they
could cast out evil spirits, and they called on the devil, and the
devil went out of the man into the boys. So be reverent.
Now, I suppose, sister, that you and I are strangers to each other. I
do not know you, never seen you in my life. But you're sure that you're
in His Presence. Just being in the presence of your brother couldn't
make you feel the way you are now. Why, between you and I is a misty,
foggy, white looking condition, that I know that you are receiving of
Him. For you're coming, asking for something, and the Scripture said,
"Ask, and you shall receive."
If God will reveal to me what your troubles is, will you accept what you're asking for? You will? Oh, may He grant it.
You believe God will heal you of that nervous condition, sir, setting
there? You believe that He'd make you well? You believe He would do it.
With the white shirt on, you're suffering with a nervous condition.
Isn't that right, mister? setting there with the glasses on, you got a
watch on your arm here. Raise you hand so I… That's you. You've got a
nervous condition, isn't that right? You're a stranger. I know you–you
just come here and set down, that's all. Is that true? But you're
suffering with a nervous condition, and you were there just then,
trying to believe with all your heart, that I was God's servant. Isn't
And I see somebody come… Then the other two people that's with you
setting there, right by you. Yes, sir, that's right. You're suffering
with–the one suff… Both of you suffer with stomach trouble, setting
there. If you believe that God will make you well, do you believe it,
all–both of you, with all your heart? Raise up your hand. The three of
you stand up, just a moment.
Almighty God, their faith has touched You, which has turned Your
attention from this woman on the platform to their faith. May the
diseases of their bodies leave in the Name of Jesus Christ, I cast it
out. May they go free tonight. Amen. The Lord bless you, three of you,
you're going home to be well. Your faith has made you whole. God bless
Excuse me, lady. It was something, the Holy Spirit moving that left you
and It went that way, but you are standing here in regards to a–to
another person. And that other person is just been to a doctor of some
sort, and they took some blood, or… It's a blood condition. That's
another person. And you received a message from this person, recently,
and that person postmarked the envelope that you're reading in, come
from New York. It's a woman from New York, suffering with a blood
condition that you're standing for. Isn't that right? All right, hand
me your handkerchief you want to put on her.
Heavenly Father, may when this handkerchief reach the woman, may she be
made completely whole, as I send it in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. God
bless you. You shall have what you asked for. God bless you.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord Jesus. The God of heaven Who rose up
His Son Jesus, Who has not left us in this last days without a witness
of His Being. May the Lord's blessings continue. All right, bring
the… Excuse me.
I am not upset, do you realize what vision does to you? There was a–a
man by the name of Daniel saw one vision, he was troubled at his head
for many days.
How do you do? Your child… Do you believe me to be the servant of the
Lord Jesus? Do you believe that you're standing in His Presence,
that–not mine, His Presence now? If God Almighty, through His Son,
Christ Jesus, which has me anointed now, to speak to you, for your
benefit… Do you believe if God will reveal to me what is wrong with
this child, and who this child is, would you accept the healing of the
child, 'cause he's too little to do it?
The little lad suffers with some sort of a coughing condition. It's an
asthmatic, a dry cough. Is that right? That's your son. I see him in
your own home. And say, you are a minister yourself. And you're
suffering yourself. You've just had a nervous breakdown, and you live
somewhere near a river, where a great river goes. I believe it's the
Mississippi River, around Woodville, or somewhere like that. Is that
right, down around close to the river?
All right, you both, I send you home in the Name of Jesus Christ.
You've been out of the pulpit for awhile haven't you, on account of a
nervous breakdown? Go home, you're returning well. Preach the Gospel of
the Lord Jesus.
Have faith in God, believe with all your heart, and ye shall receive
what the Holy Spirit reveals, and you'll be made well, every one of
you. Just believe with all your heart. You shall receive whatever God
has said. Now, believe now…
All right. Let the patient come. All right. As you come, lady, come
believing. Don't have any doubts in your heart. Aren't you just a
little suspicious? The Holy Spirit cannot and will not… It's a very
timid Being. And I–I want to speak with you just a moment before I ask
First, is to find out what's the matter, and what's your condition. Do
you believe that God knows you, and knowed you since your were born?
You believe that He could reveal to me what you want, what your desire
of Him is? Or if you have come here as a critic, I'll know it, and
you–you'll see what happens.
But I know that you're not a critic, because you have come in
sincerity. And you're–you've come from another city; you don't even
belong in this city. And you've been suffering for a many a year; about
six or seven years you've been suffering, and you've had surgery.
You've been in the hospital. You've been in the hospital twice, and you
was a long time in the hospital, and their doing something about the
spine. It's a spinal condition. Isn't that the truth? And you believe
He's here to make you well, now? If I shall ask Him, will the miseries
leave, and will you go home well? You believe it with all your heart?
I see a man; it's your husband. His name's Harry or something like
that. Isn't that right? That's right. I know; he's setting right there,
I can feel his spirit pulling as I'm talking to you. He's believing
now. Come here, just around this a way.
Kind heavenly Father, as the woman is seeking to have life, and to be
rid of this misery, and standing before this audience tonight, I pray
for her, Lord, with all my heart. And Your servant's, the doctors, has
tried to relieve her of this, but has failed to do it. But Thou will
not fail. You're God, and You can't fail. And You're the One, Who made
us this promise. And I ask You to do as I fulfill the Words of our Lord
Jesus, saying, "These signs shall follow them that believe: if they lay
their hands on the sick, they shall recover."
And now, Satan, to you that's bound the woman. You've hid from the
doctor, but you can't hide from God. Come out of the woman. In the Name
of Jesus Christ, I charge thee to leave this woman, and come from her.
Now, sister, go to your husband, the–you're not suffering now; the
pain… Is that right? The pains is gone, and you're go to your husband
a well woman to glorify God. That's thanks to the Lord Jesus. Be
reverent, be prayerful.
All right, come with the patient. How do you do? I suppose that we're
strangers to each other also, you and I? We do not know each other, but
Jesus Christ knows the both of us, doesn't He? Well now, I have told
the truth, lady, the best of my knowledge, according to this Bible. And
now, if I have told the truth, the Bible said that God would testify of
His gift. Is that the truth? In the Book of Hebrews, it's said that.
Then God can reveal to me what your sickness is. God know all about it.
I do not. You're just a woman standing before me. But God does know
you. If He will reveal your trouble, will your accept it then, and
believe with all your heart? I–somehow, I see a young lady standing
before you. It's a–it's a strange…
Audience, reverent just a moment. Now, you look on me. I–I mean by
that, just like Peter and John passed through the gate, and said,
"Look–look on me." In other words, attract the attention. And I'm not
reading the woman's mind, up there, either. See?
No. This… It's that colored girl setting right down there. She has a
muscular condition. Isn't that right, young lady? Stand up on your
feet. You don't know that young woman, do you? Never seen her in your
life. You don't know this lady, do you? Never seen her. You know
nothing about one another. You wasn't even thinking of her. So you're
wrong. I wasn't reading your mind. And God wanted to expose that. See?
You have a muscular condition, don't you, lady. You're not a Christian
are you? But if–you want to accept Jesus now as your Saviour? Raise up
your hand, say, "I accept Christ as my Saviour." Then I heal you
through the Name of Jesus Christ; the muscular condition's gone from
you. Go and sin no more. The Lord bless you. Amen. Now, may the Lord
give His blessings.
Now, you are here for a lady though. You're not for yourself. It's a
lady. She is a relative of yours. She's a niece. And she's here in
Chicago and got some kind of a blood condition or something. It's a
blood condition that she's bothered with. And I see there's another
lady that you have, that you're thinking of, and that's another niece.
And she is near a river where there's lots of bridges crossing from the
east to the west, and she's in a hospital. And she is a woman that's
got children. She has no husband, and the woman has diabetes, and she's
in a serious condition. And she's in a hospital, and the hospital is in
St. Louis. Is that right? In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
I lay my hands on this woman, in a representative way, as she's
representing the sick, and may they be healed through Christ Jesus, the
Lord. Amen. Go and find it so, in Jesus Christ's Name.
Blessed be the God of Heaven, Who raised up His Son Jesus Christ to
show to this dying adulternous, ungodly world, the power of the
resurrection of the Son of God in these last and evil days, when His
glory shall be known. All man shall know that Jesus is the Son of the
All right, come, sir. Be reverent. Believe with all your heart, and God
shall manifest Hisself to you in a miraculous way. I want to ask you
something. Are we strangers to each other, I suppose, are we? You
believe? And you believe in God, and Christ as His Son, and I as His
servant. Then go eat your supper. Your stomach trouble has left you.
God bless you. You're healed. God bless you.
Would you come? Do you believe with all your heart? You believe Jesus
Christ to be the Son of God? You believe me to be His servant? You
believe if God–could He show me what your condition is. "Course,
you're wearing glasses, but could you believe that if there's something
secret that I couldn't see, if He'd reveal it, would you accept what I
told you tonight, that Jesus has already died for your healing? Would
you accept your healing then? If God would reveal to me some secret of
your life, that I know nothing about, outside your eyes, you'd believe?
You have diabetes. Isn't that right? Have you accepted your healing?
Then you shall have it. God bless you, in Jesus Christ's Name, go and
be as you have believed.
E-79 Let's say, "Blessed be the Lord." [Congregation says, "Blessed be the Lord."–Ed.]
do you do, young lady? You believe with all your heart? You'd like to
eat again, and be right too, wouldn't you? It's a nervous condition
that's caused this. You've been more or less nervous all your life,
upset, always crossing bridges, fretting about things. Isn't that
right? That nervous type has caused an ulcer in your stomach. And when
you eat, it sours in your stomach and causes you discomfort. You have a
real nervous condition. It gets you down in the late time of the
afternoon. Isn't that right? You get so nervous sometime, you can't
hold yourself together. Isn't that right? If I tell you, that you're
healed in the Name of Jesus Christ, will you accept it? You will? In
the Name of Jesus Christ I lay my hands on you, and according to the
Word of God, you are healed. Go, and may God's peace be with you.
Have faith; don't doubt. Believe with all your heart. Oh, my, how
everybody now is becoming in one accord. That's the way to get. Now,
you're coming to a place where you could see the glory of God
manifested over the audience.
I'll give you this handkerchief again, if you ever feel like you're
having another heart fluttering, lay that on your heart. It's gone from
you now. Jesus Christ makes you well. Amen.
Have faith. Believe with all your heart; you shall receive what you've asked for. Have faith; don't doubt.
All right. Come, lady. Had a funny feeling when I said that, that man,
didn't you? That's what was wrong with you too. It's gone from you now.
Go, God be with you. It'll never bother you no more, my sister, in the
Name of Jesus Christ…?… Believe with all your hearts. Be reverent.
I wonder, sister, if you're aware of the blackness that's walking before you? Death, laying in your road. [Brother Branham speaks with the lady–Ed.] He has. The cancer is dead. Now, you can go. God bless you, my sister. Your faith has done that for you. And…?…
Oh, my, how you ought to believe. Death can be changed to life by faith in God. Have faith in God. Don't doubt.
You was just a little bit disappointed awhile ago, lady, setting there,
holding her prayer card. She started to get up in the line. Yes,
sister, it's you. And she thought she'd get into the prayer line, and
she failed to make it. You believe that sugar diabetes left you,
when–a while ago? Are you believing? Just stand there; that's all
right. You don't have to come up. Go believe now. You can stop taking
insulin. Jesus Christ will make you well, and your eyes will get well
too. The sugar's what making your eyes go that way. God bless you now.
Go home in peace. God be with you. Thanks be to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Young man, setting right over here on the end. You're having some
spiritual difficult, aren't you? Setting here, the fellow looking right
at me, has been praying there the last few minutes, setting right here
with the little–white-looking coat on. You, sir. Stand up. Right
there, yes. You're having some kind of a spiritual difficult, setting
out on the end of the row there. Yes, you. You don't have a prayer
card, do you? You don't have no prayer card? You have a spiritual
difficult, you're having trouble with. Is that right? It's going to
leave you now. Wave your hand up to God and say, "I accept it." It's
gone from you. You're going to receive what you've asked for. Go home,
in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and be made well.
You think God will heal you of that rupture, mister, setting out there
on the end of the row, looking this way? You thought He did a while
ago, didn't you? That's what He did. Christ makes you well. Your heart
trouble's gone from you, sir. Go on the road rejoicing and be happy.
And the entire group, here, can be made well at this time, if you'll do
what I tell you to do. Will you do it? Will you accept it, or what I
ask you to do? Stand up to your feet, just a minute. Every person quote
these words, "Do you now." I want you to do this first. Do you now
believe that Lord Jesus Christ is in this building? Do you believe He's
raised from the dead? Do you believe this is His Spirit moving through
here? Do you believe It's Him that's speaking through me? Do you
believe that? Then here's His Word from both Bible and from His
servant, "Jesus healed every one of you, when He died at Calvary. "He
was wounded for your transgressions, with His stripes you're healed."
And every person that's got faith enough to believe it, right now, can
be made completely whole. Do you believe it? Do you accept it? Let's
Almighty God, bless these handkerchiefs, that's laying here for the
sick. And bless these sick who is now accepting You as their Healer.
And may the power of Almighty God be in this audience, and shake this
people to a faith of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and may
they be well. I, now, as Your servant, take authority over every demon
power that's got the people bound in this building. Let… I say,
"Satan, come out of here. In the Name of Jesus Christ, you are
defeated." Let the crippled walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear,
the sick to be healed, through Jesus the Son of God. Amen.