Will I Find Faith When I Return? (51-0508)
You know I want…?… Good evening, friends. We're happy to be back
again this afternoon to–this evening, rather, to have this night of
the minister's night that I've been promising you all along. And we're
sorry that tomorrow night is our last night, but I… We just have to
go on. I just met the–another man that's to come in after tomorrow
night, the Reverend Mr. Cain. And he's to take services Thursday night
and go on through: Paul Cain. It's Cain, I believe, was that, Cain,
I think after my poor grammar last night, I feel very sorry for what I
said last night. I will have to apologize for that poor grammar. I
didn't–I meant to say "that whale vomited him up" and not–I didn't…
I felt very humiliated today about that. I caught myself, and I didn't
mean to say that. I–I was probably just all kind of worked up and
didn't notice what I was saying. So I'm sorry about that; I didn't mean
to do that.
Most of us through this last week, or through the week–I've had a very
lovely audience. And tomorrow night we expect it to be our–we trust
that it'll be the greatest night of this revival anyhow, the one that's
on now. I want to try tomorrow night if we can, to–to see how many
that the people that I can minister to. And then the next night, well,
Brother Cain will take right over to minister to the people after that.
And the purpose of–of having a minister's night before the people, is
that I want to get the pastors and the local ministers before the
people at a…
Divine healing has many times been very much misinterpreted, about
Divine healing. That just certain people has the rights to pray for the
sick people and them be healed. But that's misunderstood.
The–Everybody that believes in Divine healing has a right to pray for
the sick. See? And it isn't a one man, or one evangelist, it's for
A fine group of ministers here tonight. And if they're not pastors of
local churches. I trust that in the next few weeks God will have them
out on the field somewhere praying for the sick. If I had any way at
all, or any authority to send them, I'd sure be happy to do it. For
each one of them going out, they would reach into a group of people
that was in need, somebody surely would get healed somewhere. And if
there's just one person healed, that's–that's one. My, what if that
one would be you. See?
And I've noticed in the–Brother Lindsay's paper that "Voice of
Healing," there's many in there, many, many ministers. I think any
minister that wants to be represented in the paper, that's trying to do
what's right, can certainly have a itinerary in the paper. I think
that's way Brother Lindsay character.
And I've noticed there's just picking up all the time, many, many. And
every one of them, they have a place in the paper of different people
got healed while they were praying for them. So I put all that
together, wouldn't that make a big meeting? That would make a real
meeting. So one of us can't pray for all the sick; and we need many,
many, many, more.
And I trust to God that out of this meeting that many of the peoples,
many of the ministers that hasn't–in all time work for the Lord in
their churches… I think a pastor, if he's called to be a pastor, he
should be a pastor. And I want all peoples to know that that pastor has
just as much right to pray for the sick as any other person, just as
Healing: There's no one in the world… Now, get this real close. There
is no one in the world that could do one thing for you towards Divine
healing, only to get you to believe in what Jesus has already done. See?
People say, "I have healing power in my hands. Lay…" That's wrong.
There's no such a thing as that. Now, get–you just get that away from
you. When anyone says that, you know they're…
They may be honestly, but ignorantly interpreting God's terms of Divine
healing. That's right. For no one, no matter who it is, no one could
already do what Jesus has already done. For healing was in the
redemption, the redemptive blessings. One of them is Divine healing,
and Jesus paid the full price for that at Calvary. Only thing you do is
I–no matter how much I would pray for you being a sinner, my prayers
might help you, and my persuasion might help you. But I couldn't
forgive one sin of yours. God has already did that; you have to accept
it in Christ. When Jesus died, He saved everybody, as far as God was
concerned. For He paid the full price of human redemption. And we just,
Now, don't think that I'm a Universalist that believes that everybody's
saved and will be; I do not, no, sir. I believe that all
those–everybody was saved as far as God was concerned, for Jesus paid
the full penalty for sin when He died.
Now, it will never do you no good until you accept it. See? You have to
accept it. And it's not how hard you cry, how much you beg, how much
you persuade; it's a surrendered heart to God with faith believing He
Even our altar calls that we have, in bringing people up around the
altar, they didn't do that in the Bible time; that's a tradition of our
people, originated formally in the Methodist church. But look, it's a
good thing. I don't like this dry eyed repentance. I like to see
somebody get up and really be sorry for what they done, and really mean
But no matter how much that you pray, you'll never be forgiven until
you believe you're forgiven, then you confess that you are, then live
like you are.
And no one will still know, no matter how much you cry, how much you
pray, how much you shout, how many times you speak with tongues, or
whatever you do, you're still not, until the fruits of the Spirit bear
record in you. For "By their fruits, you shall know them." That's
right. "By their fruits…"
There's going to be a redeemed body. Many of us people say, "Well, that
person's going to be there, because I heard them shouting and praising
the Lord. Sometimes we like to take a person in that way, but that's
not what Jesus said. Sometimes we say, "Oh, they'll make it because
they was so filled they spoke with tongues." That's still wrong. That's
all right, but it's still wrong. Shouting's all right too. But the only
way you'll ever get in there when–it's by the fruits of the Spirit.
"By their fruits you shall know them."
A tree might have sycamore bark on it, but if it's a bearing apples,
it's a apple tree. That's right. It's a apple tree because the sap, the
life on the inside of the apple–of that sycamore tree is changed to
apple trees life and bearing apples, in a kind of a…
No matter what outward demonstration you give, as long as the inward,
here, is the Holy Spirit, it'll be the fruits of the Spirit,
long-suffering, goodness, meekness, patience, gentleness, faith,
Satan can copy any kind of a gift, any kind of a manifestation, but he
can't love. God is love. that's right. See? Satan can't love.
You see a man humble, and loving, and good to his neighbors, and a good
citizen, a good fellow, and a good man, and a Christian man, full of
love and humility; you watch that man. See? That's right. He's good
charitable, long-suffering, you can talk about him, it's a–all right,
he forgives you, don't make any difference to him. There, that's the
real man; keep your eye on him. See? That man bears, he's an example.
But no matter how much he shouts in church, and how much he does this,
that, or the other, and still hasn't got that, Paul says, "Though I
speak with tongues of men and angels; though I have the–all these
other things; and have enough faith to move mountains, and understand
all the mysteries of God. And I've been through all the seminaries, and
know it all, up and down one side and the other; and have not charity,
it profit me nothing."
Not long ago, my little girl called me, when I was here the other time.
It kind of give me a thought. She said, "Daddy, I want you to come
And I said, "Honey, from Texas I sent you a–a little doll." She
said–she's just four years old. I said, "I sent you a little doll,
She said, "I got it Daddy." And I said–She said, "I want you to come home, daddy."
And I said, "Well, honey, I sent you a little rabbit from down Chattanooga."
She said, "I got it, daddy." But she said, "I want you to come home." See?
And I said, "Well, honey, I–daddy…"
She said, "Daddy, I love you, and I love the gifts that you give me, but I want daddy."
That's it. All these gifts are wonderful, but I want Father. I love
these gifts, the hearing and the manifestations, the praising God, and
shouting, and healing, and speaking with tongues, and the
interpretation of tongues, and all the different gifts. I love to set
and watch them. I have not them, but I love to watch them in operation
in the Church. But after all that, I want Jesus. I–I want it. His
gifts are fine, but I want the Giver in here. See? That's right.
So Paul said it was possible for him to do those things without having
the Giver, "Thou I speak with tongues as men and angels, and have not
charity, it profit me nothing." See, see? All right.
Now, love one another. Above everything that you do, love one another.
And as you love one another, you'll love God. See? You love each other
and you'll love God. For God is love.
And a man that walks in love, walks in life. And perfect love casteth
out all fear. Then if you can take Him at His Word, and not fear a bit
about it. Say, "Lord, I love You; I know You're going to answer because
You promised me You would, and I just know You're going to do it." See?
And it takes away all fear.
Now, tonight I'm just talking for a little like this that you might
know that these things that are going on and taking place in the
meeting, are only vindications of His Presence being here.
And He is–He just isn't bound to my prayer or to the pastor's prayer;
to any person in this building or anywhere else in the world that
believes that He will answer prayer, that's who He will answer for. And
a person might be standing here, with ever so gifted of God, and yet
they could never do nothing for you, until first you believe that they
were able to do it.
E-18 I want to read just a little Scripture before I express that thought: Hebrews 11:1.
faith is the substance. Now, it isn't just a–a makeup, or a thought,
it's a real substance. It's something that's just as real as any other
sense of the body. There's these five senses that control this body,
and there's two senses control the inward man. And that's faith and
unbelief for the inward man, see, taste, feel, smell, and hear for the
E-19 Now, I believe the last time here I had a demonstration and showed you how that the different senses would operate.
instance, like by faith, you'd say… Now, you don't have to see by
faith. You say, "that shirt's white." All of you that have your correct
sight know that if your sense is correct, it says it's white.
And now, they say, faith–seeing is believing. How many has heard that
expression? "Let me see it and I will believe it." Oh, I–I can prove
to you, that's wrong. That's wrong. Seeing's only one…
Come here a minute, Reverend Kopp, if you will. Stand right there. Just
watch this demonstration. Stand right back here. I want you to watch
whether seeing's believing or not.
Now, I believe there's a man standing before me with a suit on, blue suit, and he's got a–a red rose in the lapel of his coat.
How many–how many believes that I'm right? Let's see now, believes
that? I–I miscalled that. It was a carnation instead of a rose, but
I–I… [Brother Kopp says, "Seeing wasn't believing then, was it?"–Ed.] That's right.
How many believes that man's standing before me? Let's see your… You
know he's standing before me. All right. Now, I know he's standing
there too, because that I can–I can see him. My sight is correct, and
I believe in my sight. And I–I'm thankful for my sight.
One time I was blind, so blind I could just make out objects, and they
had to lead me. My eyes are twenty-twenty now, because Jesus Christ
healed me. And I–I believe my sight.
And he's–he's standing there because I see him.
Now, it's totally impossible for me to see him, is that right? My
back's turned to him. But he's still there. You want to argue with me
if he's not there? You just try to out argue me. You couldn't do it.
Now, that's the same man standing there. Why?
I noticed he had a piece of paper in his hand; it's still there. See? And he…
That's the same man. Yet I do not see him, but yet I know he's there.
How do I know he's there? I feeled him, is that right? Then seeing
isn't believing, is it? Feeling is believing in this case. Now, I will
just argue with you all night, that that was Brother Kopp.
E-22 Now, I want you to start talking, just repeating a Scripture, when I tell you.
Now, I do not see Brother Kopp, I do not feel Brother Kopp. Start quoting a Scripture. [Brother Kopp says, "Revelation 1:7."–Ed.]
Brother Kopp's standing there. I don't feel him, I don't see him. You
want to argue with me? I know he's standing there. Why? I could hear
him. Then seeing is not believing, is it? So then forget about that.
God bless you.
See? No, seeing is only one of the senses. And see, taste, feel, smell,
and hear, that's… God never did intend for man to use those to
recognize God by. God made man in His own image first, and God is a
Spirit. Saint John 4: They that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit
But then when man was put in human flesh, then God gave him five senses
to contact, not God, but his earthly home. These things, the senses of
the body, is only to declare, or to contact earthly things here on
earth, not heavenly things.
And then your inward man is the spirit which has two senses: faith and unbelief.
Now, watch. Faith is the substance, just the same as my sight says,
just the same as my feeling says, just the same as my hearing says, my
smelling. See? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things you do not see, taste, feel, smell, or hear. See what I mean?
They are direct.
And now, to say with, and feel just a little bad about having to say
it, that about ninety percent of the people that come to the platform
has hope instead of faith. See? You just–you…
I've heard people come and say, "Brother Branham, I've got all the faith in the world." Oh, my, that's a whole lot. All right.
Jesus never questioned, when He came back would He find respects? He
never questioned whether He'd find saints; He never questioned whether
He would find righteousness; but what Jesus questioned whether He'd
find or not, is what I'm trying to uphold. "Will I find faith when I
Faith, you must believe. And upon believing, the only way that faith
can be based sanely and sensibly for Divine healing, is upon the
written Word of God. This is the Foundation.
And I'm very illiterate, but I believe I–if the person would sit down
and just not try to argue, but would just try to be like a brother, I
do not believe that there is a bishop in the country could, run over
Divine healing, of my own interpretation in the–show in the Bible. I
believe that I can prove that if there is no Divine healing now, that
when you die you're finished forever, there's no more to you. This is
the earnest of our redemption. This is…
And we have the earnest of our salvation. And salvation was both
physically and spiritual. He told a woman when she touched the borders
of His garment; He said, "Thy faith has saved thee," physically saved
her. She was saved physically; she had a blood issue. And she believed
if she could touch Him, she'd get well.
Now, that was her faith. And the only way that Jesus interpret that was
to say this, "That I can if ye believe that I can." Is that right? "If
you believe that I'm able to do this," is that truth? He said to the
blind man when they came in. He said, "do you believe that I'm able to
They said, "Yea, Lord."
Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith (Is that right?) be it unto you."
Now, closely, I want you to notice this. God shouldn't have to have
this, but He's always had to have it, seemingly, some object that
people could look to, some object like the brass serpent.
Now, they should not have had that, they should've believed God. But
for a memorial, that there'd been an atonement, or was one coming,
which the brass serpent spoke… Serpent spoke of sin; brass spoke of
judgment, for judgment already; the brass serpent represented the
brazen altar: sin already condemned and judged.
Like Elijah went up and looked, and Gehazi said, "Why, the skies are
like brass," judgment. Brass always speaks of judgment. The brazen
serpent, serpent spoke of sin. It was nailed to a pole, showing that
sin would be nailed to a pole, a tree, someday for a compound cause.
When the brass serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for
forgiveness of sin and healing of the body. Is that right? Jesus said,
"As Moses lifted up the brass serpent, so must the Son of Man be lifted
up," for the same cause. One was type, and the other one was antetype.
And you mean to say that there were more blessings in the type than
there was the antetype? Could not be.
So I won't–we won't have to go in that 'cause you taught that with
these evangelists, and pastors, and so forth, till you know it's the
truth. That the healing is in the atonement.
Healing–sickness is an attribute of sin. And when Jesus killed sin, or
atoned for sin, He atoned for every attribute. Everything down that was
caused in the fall, Jesus atoned for it.
Oh, my, that makes us feel our Methodist bones getting tickled up.
Look. I don't want to get started preaching no more. Oh, my. I won't.
When the brass serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for
a–an ensign, that God said whosoever looks upon the serpent,
believing, will be healed of their snakebite, and the snakebite was
caused because they had murmured against Moses and God: sinned.
And God made an atonement for sin. And in there their sickness was an
attribute of their sin. You see it? The snakebite that was killing the
people was an attribute of the sin that they had committed. And when
Je–when God made them an atonement for their sin, it brought in the
attribute–their healing. See what I mean?
When Jesus atoned for sin, He atoned for sickness. "He was wounded for our transgressions, and with His stripes we are healed."
The apostle said, "By whose stripes we were (past tense, already) healed." It's already done; the–the price was paid.
Now, the people come and looked upon that atonement and was healed.
After–after while that thing become a idol to the people. And the
prophet run, and got the thing, and took it out, and tore it up,
because the people were worshipping the serpent and instead of the God
that it represented.
So then God made another way for the people. He put an Angel, that came
down on certain seasons, and went into a pool of water and troubled the
water. Do you remember that? And whosoever stepping into the pool
first, was healed of whatsoever disease they had. See?
Why couldn't they have got healed some other way? But they had to have
something they could look at, something they could believe in,
something that your eyes could see. All right.
After the days of that, came along Jesus. He was God's Ensign. And He
was lifted up. He ascended on high and give gifts back to men. And men
received the baptism of the Holy Spirit to be made deity himself.
Now, that didn't set very good. But that's according to the Word. A man
or a woman that's borned of the Spirit of God is a part of God. Amen.
You are sons of God and daughters of God. Didn't Jesus say, "Isn't it
written in your Scriptures, your laws, that you're gods." Not to
forgive sins now, but you're sons and daughters of God, limited to your
And the very God, back there in the beginning that rolled the world,
the moon, the stars, and made them from things which do not appear, or
made them out of things that do appear. Out of things… And where did
He get the material to make it? He spoke it into existence by His Word.
He said, "Let there be." And it was so: Deity. And that–a portion of
that deity dwells in the heart of every borned again Christian.
Hallelujah. Then what did He say, "Ask what you will, and it'll be
given to you." There you are.
Deity, it fell on the day of Pentecost. It's still falling. All right.
And men are regenerated, made a new person, sealed into the Kingdom of
God by the Holy Spirit. The life of Christ pressed into them. All their
drinking and immoral habits, and everything go out.
The love of God is like a Notary Public: takes a seal and presses it
until the inscription of that seal is pressed in the paper over the
signature. Oh, my. And when Christ signs your name on the Book of Life,
and the Holy Spirit presses It in there until the Life of Christ is
formed in you (Hallelujah.) becomes deity. Men and women are sons and
daughters of God. It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know
we'll be like Him. For we shall see Him as He is, have a body like His
own glorious body. And we're waiting our perfect redemption. Amen. You
Our bodies are groaning, and we have an inheritance. And we're children
now, heirs of the Kingdom (Oh, my.), kings and priests unto God
offering spiritual sacrifices.
What does a priest do? Make a sacrifice. What is a sac–a spiritual
sacrifice? That's what these sons and daughters do, which are kings and
priests, yet not in full possession, but they're making sacrifices,
offering to God spiritual sacrifices: the fruits of our lips giving
praise to Him (Amen.), fruits of our lips.
You say, "Brother Branham, I just don't feel like praising Him." That's
the time to make the sacrifice. Praise Him anyhow. Kings and priests,
sons and daughters offering spiritual sacrifice, the fruits of our
lips, giving praise unto His Name.
While we're groaning, veiled in this tabernacle of humiliation, we have
the earnest of our perfect, complete redemption back like we was in the
beginning when God created Adam in the garden of Eden. We have a
foretaste of glory divine by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the
refreshment coming from the Presence of God to water the Church to make
it grow in grace. And when we're sick we have redemption, the blessing,
the attributes of the death of Christ. Divine healing as a fore-sign to
us that someday this mortal will take on immortality. Yes, sir. Amen,
Oh, my, marvelous. He's here to do it. Glory.
[A sister speaks in tongues, another sister interprets–Ed.] Jesus… [A second sister speaks in tongues; another sister interprets. A third sister speaks in tongues; another sister interprets–Ed.]
Blessed be the Lord. Now, this Holy Spirit has spoken; it's time for
the prayer line. These ministers are standing here, which is the
ministers night. I'm so thankful to hear that message confirm just what
I was saying going back. I'm going to read what…
How many knows these ministers here on the platform? Let's see your
hands, you know these ministers? How many in here know these men
setting here, that they're ministers of the Christ of God? Not too many
of you. Well, they're God's children. This is the night that I–we've
given to them for the services that God would–would bless and would
heal the people as they pray for them.
I want to read some of the Word just now again. Listen to the last
message that fell from our Saviour's lips, then believe: Mark the 16th
chapter, the 14th verse beginning:
they set at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and their
hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him
after He was risen.
Now, many people just call It the Word. The Word is right. But the
signs follow the Word. Paul said, "The Gospel came to us," something
like this, "not only in Word only, but through power and demonstration
of the Holy Spirit." Now, to prove that that's what he was speaking of,
things, it shall not hurt them; if they lay their hands on the sick,…
they shall recover.
forth preaching every where, the Lord working with them, confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.
How many's been here in the other meetings this week, let's see your
hands now, all over the building, everywhere? You see what a… the
Holy Spirit has done, don't you? Right here by this platform there's
been man who been crippled for more than fifty or sixty years. Invalids
raised up and walk out of the building normal and whole. Those who've
been blind since little children, not just mythically, thought, but
receive your sight, and walk away. And things–the Holy Spirit has been
here and has revealed the secrets of the peoples' heart every time,
perfectly, told every person their disease and what was wrong with them
and… Is that right? That is right.
E-41 Now, that wasn't because that I was here; that's because that He is here. See? He is here. Now, He's here tonight.
we've been taking, just having about fifty people, but how many's here
to be prayed for tonight? I want to see your hands, I don't care where
you are in the building. There's probably right on three or four
hundred people, maybe five hundred people to be prayed for.
Now, this night as I annou–been announcing it, and tonight, everybody,
I believe, is going to have a chance. When one gets tired, the other
one can stand. And we can start right now while it's early, I believe,
and pray for everyone that wants to be prayed for. And then–I want you
to believe me, honestly, dear Christian, I–I don't hardly…
You might not like me, but I don't see how you could keep from
believing but what I told you the truth. That's… You–you might not
like me. You say, "Now, I don't like… Brother Branham's all right, I
guess, but I just don't like him."
Well, that's–that's your–whatever you think about. I want you to like me.
And if there's anybody that I didn't like, why, I would try to make it
right with them. And I'd try to be as sincere and act like a Christian
as much as I can, be at my home or anywhere. Everywhere I go I–I've
always tried to do what was right, and try to live what I speak about
and talk about. And I'd rather any man would live me a sermon than
preach me one. For we're written epistles, read of all men. I'd rather
live right, and have my name up clear, where my Master could say, "He's
a Christian," and the people say, "He's a Christian. I don't know one
thing I ever seen him do wrong." And if–or something on that order…
Now, if I have, if I have found favor with you, and I believe that God
has proved to you by the things that I have testified of, three weeks
now, that I have testified of the truth. And God has come behind me and
testified that I have told the truth. Is that right? Now, that's in
above question. That's the truth. And I–I never, never tried to–to
express my feelings towards people any more in my life than I'm trying
to get you now to believe me.
I–I say this, dear Christian, that if you will… Now, if you're a
sinner in here, and you'll confess your sins, or if you've done
anything wrong in life, if you'll ask God to forgive you, and then come
through here to be prayed for, believing with all your heart that God
is going to heal you… And no matter what's wrong with you, when you
get to this platform… Well, if–if you're a–if you're blind, hold
your hands over your eyes, and as soon as the hands are laid upon you
say, "Lord, I receive my sight." And if–if the person's deaf, or hard
of hearing, somebody will teach them that's setting next to them, tell
them as they come across the platform, hold their hands on their ears,
or something, then when they get here, say, "Lord, I receive my
Those who are sick, many of you here are past doctors aid. Medical aid
can't help you, especially heart trouble, cancer, and so forth like
They're trying hard, medical science. I pray for them. There's not a
day past but I don't pray that God will give into the hands of men
somewhere, that'll find something to help these people. I don't believe
we could actually be a Christian without doing that. That's true. Could
you imagine some poor suffering person that somebody could do something
for to help? When you say, "Pray for medical science?" Yes, sir. I mean
Now, keep your heart towards God. Now, God used remedies Himself.
Isaiah went and got some poultice that was made out of figs and put
them on Hezekiah to heal him of his boils. And many things was dipped
in water. And Jesus put some mud on a man's eyes, mud, the very thing
that medicine and things come from.
Medicine does not heal. No doctor could say that medicine heals.
Medicine only assists nature. God's the only Healer there is. That's
Now, there's lots of doctors when Jesus come on the earth; He never
condemned a one of them, never said a thing about that. They're all
right. And the day that we're living in, where there's millions and
billions of people, and a earth full of germs and diseases, what in the
world could we do if we didn't have these things? [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]
So dear Christian people if you've got a human heart, let's look at the
thing right. Now, taking medicine or anything hinders your faith, keep
away from it. See? But I will tell you…
Now, I know you said, "Well, I know doctors that laugh at Divine healing."
I do too, and I know preachers that laugh at it too. That's right. Many
of them laugh at it. Frankly, to be honest with you and my Bible, I
found more unbelieving preachers in Divine healing than I have doctors.
'Cause many, many, fine doctors comes to my place to be prayed for. And
we set right down in the room, heart to heart, and talk. I never have
heard a one yet, but what didn't tell me, "Why, Brother Branham, I
believe." And especially a surgeon, said, "I've laid people out," and
said, "why they just quit breathing. We'd take them down and after
while they start; there they go again, breathe and get well. What did
it?" He said.
I said, "God."
He said, "You're right." Said, "We might move an appendix that's
ruptured, but we can't heal the place we cut. God has to do that."
A dentist could pull a tooth out, but who's going to heal that socket?
Medicine does not build tissue. Medicine only keeps the thing clean. A
doctor might set a bone in your arm, but he can't produce the calcium
and stuff that heals the arm. God has to do that. That's right.
And just like in the realms of the Pentecostal church… Oh, I don't
want to say this or not, you might not love me so much. But if you had
kept fanaticism down, and kept it running clean and clear, this world
out here is a hungering for what you got. That's right. If you'd a
let–add to the church daily such as be saved, and not broke off your
little denominations and fussing with one another, the Church had been
gone on in glory long ago. That's right. Amen. That's right. Amen.
And that's the sole purpose of my ministry, is to see God's Church
welded together. See? Don't make any difference what the other one
believes, that's all right.
If you're borned again of the Spirit of God, you are a Christian. See?
For you're born again. See? But you must be borned again. Must be
borned of the Holy Ghost, must come into your life, and that makes you
a Christian. That seals you until the day of your redemption.
As long as you live right, and keep Him with you, you'll make it,
Ephesians 4:30: "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are
sealed until the next revival? until the day of your redemption."
E-50 The Holy Spirit witnesses, and receives you, and God receives you and puts His seal upon you, and He brands you.
herded a few cattle. I remember when we used to bring the yearlings in,
branding time. We'd go out there and have to throw them down with a
rope and hold them, and get a big old hot brand and come out and stick
it on it; he'd bawl and snort awhile. But brother, he was all fixed up.
We knowed who he belonged to.
Sometimes somebody have to get out yonder and burrow around a little
while. But when the Holy Ghost burns all the devil out of you, you know
what side you're on from then on. That's right.
Jerk the hobbles off of him, he will almost have a running fit, but he–he is branded, brother.
I'm telling you, I've seen them come up from the altar have a running
one too, just as hard as they could go. But they were branded.
When the Holy Ghost ever seals you into the Kingdom of God, there's
something happened that you'll remember as long as you live. That's
right. No matter where you wonder, you'll still remember that, and
you'll be–you'll be haunted till the day you die if you don't serve
God from then on. That's right.
Yes, like the dove that went out of the ark. She went out and she
couldn't find no rest for the soles of her feet till she come back and
knocked on the ark door. She come back.
Now, the signs that God permits and does, that's–that's the Holy
Spirit here a working with the people. Now, He's here. He knows
everything that's in your hearts. He knows all about you. He's right
Now, look, to heal a person, I couldn't do it, or no one else can.
Jesus could not heal no one except first they believed that He was. And
there was no virtue in Him unless they believed there was virtue in Him.
Some people one time, they wanted some curiosity. They tied a rag
around His face, and they hit Him on the head with a reed, said, "Now,
if You're a prophet, prophesy and say who hit You." He never even
opened His mouth and said a word. He didn't clown for nobody. No, He
was the Son of God.
But a poor little humble woman, who really believed Him, and had a
blood issue, she slipped through the crowd and touched His garment, and
He said, "Virtue has gone out of Me."
It's the attitude of approach. And when you're coming tonight, how can
you hear except it be a preacher, and how can a preacher preach 'less
he be sent?
Now, the–I want you to realize that the–my main reason here now, is to introduce to you a phenomenon of God.
Now, you couldn't come here without me knowing what was wrong with you. You couldn't stand here.
I've set right across the table and talked to ministers, when I was
eating them–eating with them at the table, and walk right outside and
put my arm around them and tell me that they was living in adultery.
And he said, "Brother Branham, please don't, oh, don't–pray God that…" and thing.
You can't keep that. That's a gift that God gave to me; that's mine.
And I want to use it just as respectful, and as honorable, as I know
how, and only to glorify Him. And what–all He will let me know, I want
to magnify Him by it. See?
But I could stand and pray for you until this time next year, and it
would never do you a bit of good until first you accept Jesus Christ as
your Healer. And if any of these ministers standing here would be
standing in my place, and you'd come and believe that God hears their
prayer, you'd be healed just the same as you would be if Jesus Himself
was standing here praying for you.
That's a hard word, isn't it? But it's the truth. He gave all the power
and authority that He had to His Church, and you're just afraid to act
upon it. Now, you believe that?
Now, look, if God has confirmed what I said to be true, I want to ask
you something. Hasn't every person that's come here to the platform, if
I'd set and talk to them a little bit, go way back in their life and
pick up things and bring it right down, so that–just bring it down and
say what they'd done back in life and troubles that they had had, and
everything, just exactly perfect… Is that right? If it is all you
people be here for a witness to the others, raise your hand if you seen
that–that… There you are. Any time in any meeting, anywhere, since I
made this claim over four years ago, it's been just exactly the same.
You who's been along in meetings for a long time, different meetings,
raise your hands, see if that's so everywhere or anywhere, in other
meetings. See? Now, that shows that there's some supernatural Being
here. Isn't that right?
Now, just look at the people's been healed. Look at the things that's
taken place. Look at this old brother, the Congressman (He isn't here
tonight.), that was a cripple for sixty-six years, paralyzed from his
waist down. Set in great meetings back yonder with Billy Sunday and all
them great men, and down through with Paul Rader and Redigar, them men
who taught Divine healing down through the age. Men, Mr. Freeman, and
Mr. Ogilvie, and many of those men who preached Divine healing, that
set and prayed for him and everything. But he just couldn't take a hold.
And then when he come in, and I walked in here, never seen or heard of
the man in my life, and seen that vision come there, seen him as a–in
the high courts and things like that, and spoke. And I wondered where
it was at.
Looked around a few minutes and spoke to a little colored girl laying
over on this side. Then a few minutes, I seen a doctor standing there
with something on his head, and begin to describe, and the lady begin
Looked back, and I just see it, and then seen the man walking out, and
the man said, "Well, if God is here to know my life back there, it's
the truth." And he threw down his crutches, and there he went (See?)
perfectly normal. That was in February. He's been here every night. But
tonight, he had to speak tonight, is going to be back tomorrow night.
He's wrote every king, I believe, every governor, of the congress, the
president, Churchill, and all of them, sent them his testimony about
it. And King George of England is going to–I guess send him back his
testimony. I have a photostatic copy of King George's thanks for my
prayer and things when he was healed of multiple sclerosis. And other
great men across the nation in fulfillment…
E-59 Now, I've tried to be honest; I've tried to be as true as I know how.
please, my Christian friends, accept my word now. Now, I speak now upon
the authority of the Angel of God Who is coming nearer and nearer me
all the time here at the platform. And on the Word of God which Jesus
Christ inspired to write–men to write. If any of you people coming
through this line, will, and these men and myself standing here laying
hands on you, believing that you'll get healed, you'll be a well
person. Now, if you can believe it, and if you can't get enough faith
up, come try it, confess it anyhow, and hold with it till it does come
to pass. See?
Now, do you believe that I've told you the truth? All the credit's
given to Almighty God, the Gospel I'm preaching, centered firmly upon
the Word of God. And this signs that He's given now is in fulfillment
of what He promised, "These things that I do shall you also."
And now, you ministers here as you go pray for the sick, you probably
never will, and it probably won't be in my age, never again for these
things; and don't try it, unless you know that God is speaking, 'cause
something would happen. But you're ministers; you're children of God,
and people are sick. Look at the hundreds of them there. Go out, get
going, pray for the sick, get them started, build faith, lay your hands
on them. You got a right to claim it. Go and do it in the Name of the
Lord, everyone of you. See? Go out into the highways, hedges, byways,
everywhere, claim this Gospel.
Many of you ministers that's out there, that come in late and isn't
represented on the platform, do the same thing. Go out somewhere, you
women even, in your neighborhood, go at the hospitals, pray for the
sick, believe it, exercise your faith and do something for God's
children quickly before Jesus comes.
Now, don't say, "Well, maybe I wouldn't be able, Brother Branham, to
tell them the secrets of their heart and all this, that, or the other."
You don't have to. You don't have to do that. You pray for the sick.
This is an evangelistic affair here that inspires. You have to be
borned under a–a sign to do that. You have to be ordained by–by that
to do that. You have to be ordained to do a certain thing. That was
given plumb back maybe thousands of years, I don't know.
But now, that doesn't have nothing to do with the healing; it doesn't
make anybody any more righteous than the rest. It's just something that
I want to be true and honest with you. When I stand up there by the
judgment, I will have to face what I'm talking about. See? Don't try to
If this man prays for the people that holds their ears and jumps
up-and-down and screams, don't try to impersonate him. What the Lord
tells you to do, go do it. If He says go at the hospital, kneel down
and pray silently, you go do it. If He tells you go over and pray for
somebody in the building when they're sick here, and our meetings are
going on, walk right over there and pray for them. That's right.
That's a gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit. Nine spiritual gifts are
operating in the body. And tonight it may be on this person, tomorrow
night on that person, one over there. And you do what the Holy Spirit
says do. For it's the gifts, nine gifts that's in the Body, working in
the Body everywhere. And the Body ought to be working together,
tempered together. We get all the dross out, it would be that way too.
Amen. All the difference…
Now, God bless you all. Now, I believe my little boy give out prayer
cards here today. He give out fifty, I believe. Z Where's he at? Z 1 to
50, I think Billy give out, yeah. Is that right Paul? Z 1…
Reason I call him Paul, at home all around Indiana, my name is Billy
too, and his, and his' Billy, so I have to call him Paul, so they know
which, what we're talking about.
Now, he give out fifty prayer cards. I would like for those…
Now, let's see, how many here on these cots and stretchers has these
cards along here? I see only one on the stretcher right now. I think
you didn't get in this afternoon. We were–didn't get back in time. But
now, I tell you what we're going do, besides that we're going to try to
pray for everybody.
Now, this lady laying here in a cot, now, just a moment. You have the
prayer card, sister. Do you believe with all your heart? You–you do.
You believe that God would heal you? You believe that He's here to make
you well? I want you to look this way. I want to ask you just as humbly
as I know how as a minister, you–I see you have a prayer card there.
Now, I'm not able to heal you my dear sister, but I can tell you, if
God will permit me, just what's wrong with you. Do you believe that?
You believe that God would let me do that? And you know sister, I–I
know nothing about you, but I want you to look this a way and just
believe with all your heart. You do? All right. Do you believe me as
God's servant? I'm just trying to get you to talk to me, like the
Master at the well. You see? Yes, you have tumors, don't you? Yes, you
do. And don't you have heart trouble too? Isn't that right? All right.
You been very much weary lately, haven't you, sister? Won't you just
get up from your cot and go on home now and believe.
She is accepting her Healer and healing, coming off her stretcher.
They're raising her up to give her a lift. There she is. Amen.
Let us say, "Praise be to our heavenly Father." Now, you may thank the Lord with all your heart.
Now, that lady had a prayer card. Now, somebody in here that hasn't got
a prayer card, I want you to raise your hands, or somewhere around
where you haven't got a prayer card. All right, just a moment. All
right, now just reverent. Now, you that don't got no prayer card and
don't know nothing about me, and no contact with me nowhere at all, I
want you just to–to look this a way and believe, somewhere now. Just a
Yes, the lady that's setting there with the pink dress on. You look
this a way, sister; you ain't got no prayer card, have you? Suffering
with a cancer. Isn't that right? Stand up on your feet. Now, go home
and be well and forget about your cancer; it's gone from you, sister.
You have none.
You believe the Lord? You people with your prayer cards now, Z 1 to 50,
line up here, numerical order, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and on like that. When
you're praying for the sick and talking to them, more you pray, more
you talk to the person, the more you know of them.
E-70 I'm going to have my minister brothers, if they will, to stand right back here behind me just a moment.
reason that I said someone without a prayer card, some of them think,
you know, that looking at the prayer card that the person thinking
about what, it'll be mental telepathy. But it is not. It is–I take
those who don't have prayer cards. That doesn't matter. Anybody in the
audience, wouldn't make a bit of difference; you know that. The people
come here and told of things they done when they were little children,
and so forth. Isn't that right? And that's not mental telepathy,
anyone. It's the power of Almighty God.
Now, if you don't believe it, it'll never do you any good. But if you
do believe it, it's healing for you. Everybody be reverent.
Now, bring those with prayer cards Z-1 to Z-50. And let them line up in
numerical order, right along here: Z-1, Z-50. And then immediately
after that, when those go through, we're going to line up all that
wants to be prayed for in that aisle, then all that wants to be prayed
for in this aisle, then all that want to be prayed for in this aisle,
and all that wants to be prayed for over there. And bring them right
around, and pray for everybody tonight. You believe we can do it? Are
you going to accept it as your healing? Now–now, just let those stand
up first who have prayer cards.
All right, sister, you believe with all your heart? Suffering TB ain't
you, sister? You've had tubercular a long time. Isn't that right? How
would I know what was wrong with you if God wasn't here? Just stand and
let–look at me just a little bit, I want to talk to you.
Now, you're a stranger; you just walked up here. And when I looked around at you, something spoke from you.
I tell you, sister, you're worrying a whole lot too, aren't you? Huh?
You've had this before. Isn't that right? And you got well, and you're
afraid it's come back on you again. Isn't that right? I want you to go
from here tonight and believe with all your heart that it's finished,
and you'll be well. You believe me? Come here.
Our heavenly Father, we bless our sister for her healing tonight, in the Name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now, look sister, quit your worrying. Go on off the platform, eat, have a joyful time in the Lord and be all right.
All right. Everybody just as reverent as you can be now. Just a moment.
I want just the anointing to get down on me and then I'm going to have
the ministers to step out here around me, like that, so we can start
praying for the sick.
Tomorrow night we want everything lined up here just as cl–close as we
can for all discernment, if we possibly can. Just so that… We'll know
and the Holy Spirit will be here to speak with us. And now, He's here
now. But after a few times that I can feel the anointing coming real
deeply, then It'll–It'll go to moving upon the people.
All right, bring the patient.
Are you the patient, sir? All right. You look rather pale; you're
pro–bound to be sick. You believe me as God's servant? You do, do you,
sir? All right. You're suffering with heart trouble, aren't you,
brother? Go on off the platform now, the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
make you well.
Every one be reverent, everybody just as reverent as you can be now.
All right, just, no one… Just be reverent. Now, just in a moment.
Now, everyone be–be reverent.
How do you do, sir? You love Him, don't you? How marvelous. You have a
good, fine, spirit, my brother. God will bless you. And the great thing
that you thought you could get rid of that TB, you'd just be fine and
dandy, and God would make you well. He has. So you can go on off the
platform now. Go on to the fields, where you're wanting to go on, and
God bless you, my brother.
E-77 Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. Bring the patient.
howdy do, sister? Now, we're strangers aren't we, sister? I never seen
you in my life. Some… They give you a prayer card and had a number on
it, and you lined up in your number there. Is that right? And I–God
knows I don't know what you got wrote on your prayer card; that's
nothing to me. I don't know. But I–I will be able to know by this gift
that God has given me, what is wrong with you. Will you accept it? And
if I will be able, through the power of the Holy Spirit, which you now
feel… Is that right? Been having lots of trouble.
Let me tell you something now as I see you. I see the vision of it.
You–you walk strange; there something… It's an arthritis, isn't it?
Isn't that right? That's right. It's acid in your blood, which is cause
you… You get stiff and everything, isn't that right? Sometimes have
quite a time of it, early in the morning especially, when you get up.
Is that right?
Will you believe me as God's prophet? Go off the platform and say you're well.
Ministers walk over here, get right over. Ministers line up here,
just… I don't want to get too deep under that before it happens. All
God bless you, my mother, and heal you.
Now, let the ministers get right over here in the line. Where's that
minister, evangelist, Brother Cain, that never had his name… Yes,
it's a praying King, Cain. If he is, let–bring him in here too. And
line up here ministers, double line, right along the side here now. All
just line right up this a way now, over here, yes, that's right, right
down in there.
Now, you people standing out there in the line… Now, ushers, I want
you to watch the line. Ushers, up here in front. I want you to watch
the line. And as soon as this line goes out, let them over there raise
up, then these here.
And every one of you now, together, let's make a committal. All you
that wants to be healed tonight, put your hand on your heart.
Almighty God, hear the prayer of Your servant. You see us, You see the
sparrow fall, and I know you see these people. And I pray, Father, that
You'll heal everyone of them. And now along with them, we commit
ourselves to You for healing of the body, in the Name of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God. Amen.
May God's blessings rest upon you all as you're coming. Now,
reverently, let some of the ministers line up here now, on this side
over here too, brethren, a double line over here. And I want you so you
can lay your…
Let the lady stand there, that's all right, Billy. That's all right, let–let the ministers stand right there. All right.
Now, come on brethren, if you all want to get into the line here, and line up here and be standing for prayer.
Now, I want the audience to see that I'm trying my best to get Jesus
before you, and my brethren before you. See? I love these men. They're
God's servants; they're God's sons. If we go to heaven, we're just…
All right, Brother Cain, come right out here now and stand here so you
can pray for these people too. I want you to stand right over here.
Brother Cain will be represented here of nights to come. Now, I want
you to come hear him. And now, we're standing here now to pray for the
sick. Now, everybody reverent as they can be. Now, as the people begin
Now, I want you people to look this a way. Now, there's going to be
many people healed here tonight, because these ministers are going to
lay hands upon them, and God is going to heal them according to their
Now, this gift of this knowing knowledge, and so forth like that, as I
say, just because it don't fall upon them brethren… It may never; I
don't believe it will as long as I'm living. After I go, it'll probably
come on someone. But look, because the Holy Spirit, the same Angel has
already said that. So I–I know that's–that's that way.
Now, notice. But these men are called of God to pray for the sick just
as much as anybody is called (See?), much as anybody. Now, as they lay
their hands on the sick, I want you to watch now, as our little Brother
Cain here, and these others, lay their hands on the sick, and these
pastors. Watch what happens to the sick. If they'll believe and pass
off this platform, they'll get well.
The cripples will lay down their canes here. The cots that the ushers
pack up, leave your cot laying here. Push it over to the place and walk
off. The wheelchairs, push your wheelchairs over this way, walk off
this a way.
Are you going to do it? Are you believing God? Are you accepting Him?
Friends, quit playing now, come on, let's get out here to God, right
All right. I want just a little anointing, so that I can see what's
taking place. Now, just a moment, where I can step back here where you
can watch the ministers gather in, where I will just be one of them
laying hands on the sick. Now, reverently.
Now, which is the patient? Where is the patient?
Are you the patient, sister? All right, you come here. You know that
there's no connection between you and I. I know nothing about it. Is
Now, this is going to be harder. 'Course, standing this group of ministers and everybody, different human spirits a moving.
Now, brethren, if you will, just be real reverent and don't put your mind on me, just be looking.
I want you to look this way to me, sister, and believe with all your
heart. All right. You accept me as God's prophet? Do you believe that
what I say is the truth? You do.
I see a lady standing before me. You have many things wrong. You've had
one trouble that's bothered you a long time, and you're suffering with
an arthritis. Isn't that right? An old female condition's been there
for a long time. Isn't that right? All right, raise up your hands like
this, say, "Lord Jesus, I now accept You as my personal Healer, right
now. And my Healer, I am now healed by Your stripes."
Raise up your hands and say, "Praise the Lord." Now, raise your feet
up-and-down, like this. You have no more arthritis, sister. The female
trouble has stopped, and you're going away completely well.
E-85 All right, bring the next patient here.
here, lady. Now, you're a stranger to me, aren't you? I wish you'd turn
this way just a little, this a way. I do not know you, and you do not
know me. We're perfectly strangers. But you're aware that there's
something going on here, don't you? You know that. And as I'm talking
to you, you know that you're being contacted by some being of some
sort, isn't that right, in the supernatural realm?
Now, before me sets a table with food, and a woman refusing it. You
have stomach trouble. Isn't that right? Go eat what you want to; Jesus
Christ will make you whole.
Now, my Christian friends, do you believe my brethren? Do you believe
what the Spirit of God is in our midst? Gather in around here then?
Everybody in the audience, with your heads bowed, let's pray now as
these people pass through the line, now as they go by. All right.
Everybody bow your heads and pray.
Sing "Only Believe" out there, you, as they pass through. Ministers lay
your hands upon the sick now, as they pass through. Everybody in prayer
now, as we sing.
Now, as you come through, believe.