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This Message by Brother William Marrion Branham
called Works That I Do Bear Witness Of Me
was delivered on Friday, 13th April 1951 at the Shriner Temple in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
The tape, number 51-0413,
is 1 hour and 3 minutes, and consists of 1 cassette.

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E-1
Good evening, friends. It's a–as usual, a great privilege to be here
again tonight. And just take a few moments of your time to speak, the
rest of the time, I will want to put in praying for the sick. I'm…
We had a glorious time last night when the people all passing through
the lines. And I think that more or less gives the people an idea, to
know that their pastor has the right to pray for the sick. And he does.
And then when I'm gone, I–I want you to remember: when you get sick
again, or something happens, you go to your pastor. He–he's the man of
God, that God sent to–to give you deliverance through his prayers when
he prays for you. And you just believe him with all your heart when he
prays, and believe that God hears his prayers, and God will do it. You
believe that, don't you?

E-2
Now, just two more nights of this service after tonight. And we've had
a lovely time here at Phoenix. I've enjoyed every hour I've been here.
It's so heavenly like. In the daytime when I go to pray, I–I usually
go out into the desert. And it's so peaceful like, out there, just
seems like that God is near.
How are you, Brother King, all right? Fine. God bless you. First time I'd seen him for years. But I just recognized him.
And I am happy to see in the building tonight, that say that many of
our Spanish friends from the Spanish church has been coming down to–to
see us. And I appreciate that. I'd sure like to see that little choir
sing again that they have there, them young ladies with the–wore them
white veils and so forth. I thought it was so saintly looking. I would
like to ask that maybe Sunday afternoon, they might do that. I hope
they do sing for us. That's…

E-3 [A brother speaks to Brother Branham.–Ed.]
Fine, that is good. Brother Lewi Pethrus from Stockholm, Sweden. It's
the head of the Filadelfian Church, the greatest Pentecostal church in
the world. And I had a meeting there for him, when I was at Stockholm.
And they had… I know how many thousands. A thousand of them come down
and beat a drum, and send so many thousand up this a way. And send
another… Beat another bunch of drums, and send so many thousand that
way, 'fore you could get through the building to start ministering.
And then one night, I seen five hundred people… While I was praying
for the sick, I stopped, and I said, "I don't know," through an
interpreter. I said, "I feel a very strangely led. But it seems to me
the Holy Spirit wants to fill people." And I think it was five hundred
registered that they received the Holy Ghost at one time in–in the–in
the place where it was at.
And so Brother Pethrus, I will be very happy to get to see the old brother tomorrow night.

E-4
It's just like my old grandfather, that just went to meet God not long
ago. Of course, he was quite a bit older than Brother Pethrus. He
was–he was ninety-seven, ninety-eight, I believe it was, years old.
And I was thinking that was some age, my grandmother died a hundred and
ten. And so my grandfather, on the other side, died at
ninety-something. My grandmother, on my mother's side, died at
thirty-something. So… But most all my father's brothers died young.
My father died at fifty-two. The generations are getting weaker and
wiser as the Bible said.
So we'll be happy. All of you bring your friends out tomorrow night.
We'll have Brother Pethrus to speak a little for us tomorrow night.
Would you like to hear him? He can speak in English just almost as good
as in–in Swedish. A very fine brother. You'll enjoy him very much.

E-5
Now. And then Sunday afternoon, the Lord willing, "The Life Story" for
Sunday afternoon. Try to bring all the sinder–sinners that you know.
Now, that's day that I want many sinners to come out, so we can have an
altar call. Let's ask God to give us at least from three to five
hundred souls Sunday afternoon. Will you–will you pray for it?
And now, you'll have to get them out here. Each Christian, make up your
mind to bring some sinner friend Sunday afternoon. And–and we'll do
everything that we can to have an altar call. And then let them go to
the church of their choice, to go back to the churches, wherever they
can pick up a–a membership.

E-6
I remember one Sunday afternoon, Pensacola, Florida, I seen two
thousand accept Jesus at one time. That's the biggest call we ever had
in America.
And I just heard from Brother Baxter from British Colombia, which is to
be the manager of the meetings in Africa. And we're to leave for Africa
on October the first. And our first meeting is in Johannesburg, October
the fourth in Johannesburg, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa.
And we're going to… There's a little discussion whether they get the
natives, or the–or the mixed. And so they're just going to have the
mixed audience down there. They… Since that lady went down there,
Mrs. Nightingale, I told you about the other night, that was so bad in
the field. My, we hope to have a great landslide for the Lord.
And I–I'm going to pretend. And nights, when I go into the platform,
if God lets me go and live to go; I'm going to think when I walk up
there, I can just shut my eyes and see a lovely bunch of people, in
Phoenix, from different places, praying for me. That's… God will help
me. And I'm going to depend on you.

E-7
And if you ever want to do anything for me that'll please me, you pray
for me. That's the… That's one thing that I–I want you to do, pray
for me, 'cause I know prayer changes things.
It even changes God's mind about things, changes God's program. Do you
believe that? God can pronounce a certain thing. It's going to be just
that way. And prayer will change His mind about that. It has been done.
Remember when Hezekiah was going to die, and the prophet went up and
told him to get his house in order? And then the… Hezekiah turned his
face to the wall and wept bitterly before the Lord. Said, "Lord…"
He'd walked before Him all those years with a perfect heart. And he
wanted to be spared fifteen years.
And the prophet was done gone. But the Spirit of the Lord come upon the
prophet, said, "Go back and tell him I heard his prayer."
And after three days, he's coming down off the bed. After three days,
he's coming off the bed. See, God could've took him off the bed right
then, couldn't He? Don't you believe that? But we have to know God's
program and things, just how He is.

E-8
Now, we're going to read some of the Word, and then just a comment or
two on It. And then we're going to–to start the prayer line, because I
have… This has been a fast day, fasting and praying that God would
grant His blessings upon you people tonight.
Now, over in the Book of Saint John the 4th chapter, beginning with the
46th verse, I wish to read. And then I want to read just a–a little
bit out of the 10th chapter of Saint John, the 22nd and the 25th verse
inclusive. And as I read, I want you to listen real close now, to the
Word.
Now, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing the Word. Is that right?
That's how we receive faith is by hearing the Word. Now, listen closely.

So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee,
where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose
son was sick at Capernaum.


And when he had heard that Jesus was come out
of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he
would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death… (Now, watch this distress.)


Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, you will not believe.


The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. (Now,
Jesus, look how He answered him back. See? He said, "Except you see
signs and wonders, you won't believe. And he said, "Come down ere my
child die." Now, he's trying to get Jesus to go to his house.)


Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and went his way.


E-9
Now, get the order of it. Now, he wanted Him to come down and pray for
him. But Jesus kinda give him a stoppage. He said, "Except you see
signs and wonders, you won't believe."
Said, "Sir, come ere my son–my child would die."
He said, "Go your way; your son liveth." And the man believed what Jesus said.

And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.


And then enquired he of them the hour he
begin to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour
the fever left him.


So the father knew that it was the same hour,
in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and
his whole house.


This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He came out of Judaea in Galilee.


Did you notice, he referred that gradual healing to a miracle.
And he wanted… The man wanted Him to come down and pray for his son,
and He wouldn't go. But He said, "Thy son liveth." And the man believed
what Jesus said. The man believed the Word Jesus said. Now, that's the
point I want you to get: Believe what He said is the truth.
Then when he met them, met his servants, the next day, he… it's… He said, "There's your son's still alive. Your son liveth."
He said, "Well, what time did he begin to amend?"
He said, "At the seventh hour yesterday, the–the fever left him."
About two o'clock, I guess. Ninth hour is at three. So I guess about
two o'clock yesterday, said, the fever left him.
And the man said, "Yes, that's about the same hour when He told me my son was going to live."
And he believed and all of his house believed with him, because that
Jesus said the Word, and the man believed the Word. See what I mean?

E-10
Now, what if the man said, "Now, wait a minute. I–I want… I want You
to come down and pray for my boy." The boy probably would've died. See?
What if he'd say, "Now, I–I know… I believe You and everything, but
I want You to come pray for him."
But the man believed what Jesus said. He didn't go. He didn't grant him
his request. But He met what he wanted, his son healed. He said, "Thy
son liveth." And he believed it.
Now, just another piece of Scripture in the 10th chapter, the 22nd verse beginning.

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedications, and it was winter.


And Jesus walked in the temple in the Solomon's porch.


Then came the Jews around about him, and said
unto him, How long does thou make us doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell
us plainly. (Now, listen.)


Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.


E-11
Let's bow our heads just a moment. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee
for the witness of the Holy Spirit in this room tonight, or this
tent–tabernacle. We thank Thee for it. And we believe that the report
of the–Jesus being the Christ, the Son of God, is the truth. We
believe it because the Bible says so. And we accept it by faith, Divine
faith that's been placed in our heart by the Holy Spirit. We believe it
with all of our heart. And we believe that He is the same Lord Jesus
today that He was yesterday, and will be when we see Him coming. "This
same Jesus that was taken up will show–so come in like manner as you
see Him go into heaven." And we know that He promised to be with us in
the form of the Holy Spirit plumb to the end of the world, the end of
the age. He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe."
And tonight, we're thankful to be represented here, or gathered here,
rather, in a group of people that represents this glorious Gospel of
deliverance. After nineteen hundred years criticism, trying to destroy
the Bible… Infidels has raised and fallen; many persecutions, more
persecutions upon the Book than any other book in the world, but yet
it's the greatest seller the world has. "Heavens and earth shall pass
away but My Word shall never fail."

E-12
And tonight, here in the city of Phoenix, this land of the sunshine,
Thou has people scattered throughout the earth bearing record of the
Light. Shine upon us tonight, Lord. Send the Holy Spirit, and may He
just get right down in every heart tonight, real apostolic faith: those
who are willing to seal their testimony with their blood, believing the
true story of the Lord Jesus. The Angel's Word, "Behold, I bring you
tidings of great joy, for now, in our hearts, is born Christ the
Saviour, by the Holy Spirit."
Thou did know, that many times, looking down through the age, that
You'd see that men would tamper with the Word and try to confuse
people. But we're so thankful that You made a way: You said, "I'll be
with you. I'll be even in you to the end of the age." And we feel, know
that You're here tonight; and our works that we come out, worship You,
step out on Your Word. By faith we believe it; works perfects that
faith. And we're happy to be among those people.

E-13
Now, Lord, I've testified in this building, and across almost the
entire world of the great Angel Who came up to Thy humble servant, just
a little baby laying there in the bed on a corn shuck pillow, and a
straw mattress.
And now, tonight, Father, You're moving, showing signs and wonders. The
great atomic age is here, nations against nations, kingdoms against
kingdoms. The people are nervous. You said it would be fear upon the
earth, perplexity of time, distress between the nations, men's hearts
failing. Oh, what a day that we're living in.

E-14
May the Christians rise, shine up the armor, let the colors go to
streaming, stand in this great rank of believers saying that Jesus is
the same yesterday, today, and forever, looking for Him to come the
second time in glory to redeem all those from the dust of the earth
that sleeps that's died in Him. Then we won't have any more healing
services, Lord. It'll all be over then. For this mortal will take on
immortality, and we'll have a body like His own glorious Body. We shall
see Him, kneel down and rub His feet with–bathe it with tears of joy,
that He's let us overcome, and come to His house to live, set down by
the evergreen trees where the crystal waters are flowing before the
throne. There with Everlasting Life, we then profess to walk up and
down in the leaves of the healing of the nations to study war no more;
and all the plowshares–and or the swords will be beat into plowshares
and pruning hooks. And there'll be no more war or strife, no more
sickness; and Satan will be bound and cast away. Oh, for that great
hour, Father, help us to prepare now. For we ask it in the Name of Thy
Child, Jesus. Amen.

E-15
We all look for the day that when we won't have to be sick anymore. I
think of the great time that our Master will be here, how that He will
take us then, and we'll have no more sorrows, or heartaches.
Now, I want you to pray and be much in prayer while I speak to you just
for a few moments. I promised you, I wouldn't take much of the time so
we can have a good long prayer line. I'm going to stay just as long as
I can. I asked Brother Sharritt and them tonight, let me stay just as
long as I possibly could.
Now, I notice the wheelchairs and things are thinning down. The–the
Lord's been healing people, and they're getting well and going home.
And we're happy for that.

E-16
And now, I want to speak just a moment, or just bring your attention to
a few words here that Jesus said, "The works that I do bear witness of
Me." The things that I do, what I say, is what bears record of me. And
that's what bears record of every person.
Do you know, I'd rather you'd live me a sermon than preach me one?
It'll be a–a better evidence that you're a Christian. Isn't that
right? A live a sermon. And what we are is–is what we live, what we
do. Our actions shows what we are.
And if we say we have faith, and then afraid to step out and claim our
faith and put it to work, then our faith doesn't do us much good, does
it? The Bible said that faith without works is dead, just as the body
without the spirit is dead. So is faith without works.

E-17
We must believe Him. And as we believe, we must act on our confession.
When we… We can't say it conscientiously, unless we really believe
it. And then if we really believe it, then we can say it with all of
our hearts and know that God answers our prayer and gives us the desire
of our hearts.
I don't know whether I'm going to be able to speak much or not, friends. I just feel the Angel of the Lord is so near.
Now, it's been marvelous down through… If I should go tonight…
Last night there was a man setting here in the building. Come down,
shook hands with some of his friends, went home. And this morning he's
gone to eternity just in a few moments with a heart attack.
You here tonight and don't know God, why don't you receive Him. Why
don't you accept Him. And see, you don't know just what minute or hour
these things are coming.

E-18
Now, along the journey, it's been very good for me to get to meet
with–with God's people. And I look out and see some of you here, old
veterans that's fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas,
as the story goes, or the song.
I think of how–how little my life is, and what–how little I'm doing
for the Lord. I'm just running over the road that you–you carved out.
There's only one defect that I find amongst the Pentecostal folks. You
know what that is? It's such a division among the people in their
different organizations, is–is–is the thing. I wished I could see you
all with one heart and one accord. I–I wished I could. That's been my
heart's desire. That's right. I've longed when I first come…

E-19
I was ordained in the Baptist church. Everybody knows that. And then I
left the Baptist church, because I–I seen the–the thing… I say this
with godly respect for every organization. I have nothing against any
of them. But it becomes a political warfare amongst the people. And the
people don't hardly know how to take a hold of God.
Like when I was here before, the group called the Oneli… Oneliness
was the ones sponsored my meetings. The other group would have nothing
to do with it. This time, it's just vice versa. Threeliness this time.
Twoliness is having it. Now, you got a Twoliness, Fiveliness, or
whatever it is. I don't care what you believe in, brother. It ain't
what you believe, it's Who you believe: Jesus Christ.
And the people, look like it's so hard for you to get your hearts
together. If you would break that down, people, I… and just… I…
Let the fellow believe whatever he wants to about it. Them things
are–doesn't amount to very much anyhow. It's just…
The thing of it is, God give those the Holy Ghost who obey Him. Is that
right? And if you've got the Holy Ghost, you've obeyed God. So let the
other fellow believe anything he wants to, but have fellowship with one
another. Be brothers. But as long as you argue…

E-20
Look. Of course, this being a city of tourists, you may not love me
after tonight. That's right. But I–I–I'm around over town and feel
that pressure of the Spirit. And I–I have… I don't know. Many, many
things I don't know. But I do feel that opposition pull. That's not
right. That's not right.
I've been anointed with this Spirit for the last two or three hours,
and I–I know He wants me to say this. And–and dear Christians, as
long as you do that, and ministers, you're going to stay in the
kindergarten where you're at right now, and you'll never know no more
than fuss and fight with one another. That's all.
Until you get big enough to walk out there and shake hands with your
brother and have fellowship, God will bring you up and restore all the
gifts back to the Church, and take the Church home. That's right. But
until you get big enough to get out of that traditional denominational
barrier… Oh, it's horrible. I tell you it is. It's…
Politics? You talk about our nation being on, just look at what
disunity in our nation's doing. Look what's happened right now, right
in the time of war. Isn't that horrible? That's a disgrace to our
nation.
Well, it's more than a disgrace to–to Jesus Christ, the Church in the
dis-unity it's in just before the coming of the Lord and the loosening
of the antichrist on the earth. And here we are, and separated with
denominational barriers. "I'm a Methodist, praise God. You couldn't
shake me, I'm a Baptist. And I'm a–a Assemblies of God. I'm a Church
of God. I'm the United Pentecostal church." And oh, my.
What are any of you anyhow? That's right. What's any of us? Nothing,
but what God would let us be. And it's all in the grace of God. So
let's look to Him, praise Him, and associate with our brother.

E-21
If the brother's in a error, don't push him down. He's as far as he
wants to be now, farther down. Help him up. Give him a hand. Lift him
up. Love him. No matter if he can't agree with you, love him anyhow.
That's right. And just don't act like it; do it. Pray that God gives
you that kind of a heart, and then you will do it. That's right. Now,
it can be done.
Now, I deal with all you bunches. That's right. I don't care who
sponsors the meeting. That doesn't make any difference to me. I'm glad
that one and then the other can do it. But it doesn't matter to me. I
don't even know which is which, and where is… I don't care, as long
as you're Christians. As long as you love the Lord, I love you. And if
you don't love the Lord, I love you anyhow. So–so–so I–I want you to
do that when you meet one another on the street, have the greatest of
fellowship and friendship, have prayer meeting, union prayer meetings
together. And if you'll do that and break down that barrier, God
will–you won't have to have some of these people around–going around
over the country here and a lot of impersonations, you'll have the
genuine article of the Holy Spirit. That's right. That's true.

E-22 After all, I'd rather have the love of God sealed in my heart than all the gifts there is in the Bible. That's right.
I
thought of that here a few nights ago. My little girl called me, and I
told her… She wanted me to come home to her. She loves me, oh, my.
And so I–I… She's… I told her I sent her a little doll. But she
didn't want the doll. She said, "I want you, daddy, not your doll."
See, she wants me.
Well, that's the way I think about Jesus. I love His gifts and things
to help His people, but I want Jesus. The love of God, sealed in your
heart, pressed in until all the world's pressed out and you see nothing
but the Lord, to love Him. And as you love one another, you love the
Lord. If you don't love one another, you can't love the Lord. He said
so. That's right. And God can't move into you.

E-23
But did you ever see a–a… I believe, brother, that many times, that
if the Church, a lot of times, would just let the Lord, give the Holy
Spirit to the people…
I'd better keep still. People, you won't have nothing to do with me at
all. But… Listen. I–I… Will you… It won't hurt your feelings, I
hope I don't.
But look. You know what hurts the Pentecostal church? Is when you first
started and the Holy Spirit begin to fall upon it, different men have
different ideas. And they went off and broke up, and made different
organizations and things like that. And they got people down at the
altar, and got them all worked up and excited, and–and got them to
speak with tongues before the Holy Ghost really come in. And they went
out and lived all kinds of life. So they didn't have the Holy Ghost in
the first place. And that's just exactly what's done it.
If you'd let the Lord add to the church daily such as should be saved,
then it would be different. That's right. Keep your hearts together and
move on. That's true.

E-24
And when God once signs His Name across something like that, signs your
name, or the Name of Christ, and a notary takes the seal and puts on
there, and presses that thing down. Brother, it's there to stay, what I
mean. You know what I'm speaking of.
Now, I'm not preaching eternal security either, being a Baptist. No,
that's not… That's not what I'm talking about. But I'm talking
about… It's just no easy thing to rub away from the Holy Ghost when
God once seals that love into your heart. The things become so dead,
the things of the world if you got the real genuine Baptism of the Holy
Spirit. That's right.
Now, that's what caused a disgrace upon the Church, because people just
get their fleshly ideas, and get to running away with things. And that
causes these different denominations and things. You just got… "Well,
I belong to this one. And they don't get along good with that group, so
I won't either."
Break that thing down. You people do it among yourselves. If you're
organizations won't do it, grab a hold of your brother's hand and shake
his hand. Do it anyhow. We got to get ready for Jesus' coming. That's
all. That's right. And love it. And the heads of the church will
finally have to come together, or God will get them out.
Brother, I may get run out of here after awhile if I keep that up,
won't I? But that's the truth. And God knows that's the truth. And I'll
be responsible at the day of judgment if I'm not telling you the truth.

E-25
So this big country here with all these big fine churches, going around
over and see this big one, and this one, and that one, all Full Gospel
churches. If you'll just come together, oh, my, why, there would be
such a–a revival to sweep Phoenix here. Well, you just isolate
yourself from one little group. Nobody's going to believe you anyhow.
And they oughtn't to. I wouldn't if I was a sinner. I wouldn't believe
you. No, sir. When you talk about the love of God and don't show it,
then I–I think you're talking about something you ain't got. That's
just exactly. By their fruits you shall know them. That's exactly
right. Amen.
So get your hearts together and be one in Christ. And then when they're
start an old fashion revival in this church, and join in with this
one… Well, down there in Kentucky where I come from, if it was the
Methodist, or the Baptist… Well, what difference? Did it make any
difference? Well, they all went down there and the Baptist preacher
baptized Methodists [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.] Or Methodist baptized the Baptist, and they all stick together down there.
You talk about Baptist, brother, we ain't got that… Missionary
Baptist is not for…?… shake your hand, put your name on a piece of
paper. We get down at the altar and beat one another in the back…?…
come through…?… That's right. I grab a picture of the…?… When
they could come together…
Look. When Solomon built the temple, they was cut out from all over the
world. But when they come together, there wasn't a buzz of a saw nor
the sound of a hammer. Every block, no matter, if this one might've
been cut like Oneness, and this one Twoness, and this one Threeness,
and this one Fiveness, or whatever it was. But when they come together,
they went dovetail one with the other. That's right. And there wasn't
any arguing; there wasn't any buzzing; there wasn't any fussing; they
just went together and made the temple of God. That's right.
And I believe that God is cutting out everywhere borned again children
of God, and going to bring them together. I may not live to see it, but
I hope I do.

E-26
But someday, you're going to have to… You remember, there's young
people setting here. Someday those denominational barriers, and ideas
that fanatics has got out there, and scooped around, and separated the
people, will be taken away; and God will bring His Church together and
take It home. Just as certain as anything in the world. That's…
They're going to come; that's prophecy. Remember that. I spoke that in
the Name of the Lord. Now, you can put that down upon the book. Now,
that was true.
I didn't know I saying, going to say that. Now, that's right. That's
how God will bring His Church together. You can depend on that.
And as long as you argue and fuss with one another, you're in the
kindergarten. God will just keep you there, till you learn enough to
get out of it. That's all. Amen. Well, praise the Lord. All right.
That's right. Get out. Have faith. Step out on the Word of God. Jesus
said, "They…"
The disciples come, said, "We seen one casting out devils and we forbid him." There starts your denomination again.
Said, "Forbid him not." Amen. Be one with him; that's all. Go join up.
If they won't join up, don't forbid him; go on. That's the way to do.

E-27
Now, watch closely. Jesus said, "The works that I do bear record of
Me." The works that you do bear record of you. Jesus said, "This will
all men know that you're My disciples, when you have love one for the
other." Is that right? Then your works bear record of you. When you…
"And a man that says that he loves Me and hates his brother–loves Me
who he has not seen, and hates his brother who he has seen; he's a
liar, and the truth's not in him." Is that right? That's exactly the
truth. Friends, that Gospel wasn't written in vain; that's the truth.
We look over these great big Greek words and so forth…
Somebody told me not long ago, said… I was talking something on this
order. He said, "What business you got saying that with a seventh grade
education."
I said, "I might not read but the seventh grade, but I read a whole
carload of them. I know what I'm talking about. If it's up to the
seventh grade… And I know one thing that people look over, trying to
get to their people educated; they send them off to these cemeteries…
or semina…" It's all of the same thing. That's about right, a dead
place.

E-28
A seminary preacher always reminds me of an incubator chicken. A little
old incubator chicken, just chirp, chirp, and ain't got no mammy to go
to. And that's just about the way this reading, writing, and
arithmetic, and gets them great big swell words. Why, you go over the
top of the common people anyhow. So what of it. You look way out–out
there, and leave out judgment, and mercy, and so forth, which you
should know. And the love of God, that's shed upon our hearts by the
Holy Ghost, that tears down traditions and builds us up in Christ
Jesus, new creatures in His love and power. That's the things that we
ought to have. Amen. We go over the top of that, and go out there and
some great big Greek words.

E-29
Somebody told me, "Well preacher, you don't know the Greek words." I
said… "You don't know the Bible right. If you knowed this word don't
mean this, it means that."
I said, "Brother, I know the Author better than I know His Book." Amen.
I'd rather have the Author anyhow anytime. His Book's fine. That's
right. But I'd rather know the Author. Wouldn't you? And you know Him
by the love…
"Though I speak with tongues as men and Angels, and have not charity, it profits me nothing." That's right.
Now, I'm not against speaking in tongues; I'm not against any of God's
gifts, or any of His blessings, or the Holy Spirit. I'm just saying,
we're leaving off that one thing that's more important than all: That's
the love of God (Amen.) that makes us one in Christ Jesus.

E-30
What's the matter with me here tonight? Huh? Didn't I get on the hill
of praying for half a day here, and come back here and preaching the
Gospel before the people in a healing meeting. I don't understand it.
But maybe God wants it that way. All right. Whatever God wants. Amen. I
never… I was going to speak tonight about how to believe His Word.
But It was started something else. Well, He's here. And if I speak the
truth, God bears record of me, and if I don't speak the truth, He will
have nothing to do with me. Is that right?
And remember, little children, I don't care what church you belong to,
or what you have done, how well you've done this, that, or the other,
how much you've put into the collection plates, or if you're a deacon,
preacher, pastor, or–or be a lay member, or whatever it is; you'll
never come into the Kingdom of God until the Holy Spirit has sealed you
in the Kingdom by His Divine love, that the whole Christian world is
your brother and sister. That's right. The world's sealed out, and the
God sealed in. When you love one another truly with Divine Christian
love (That's right.), then you know the Holy Spirit really is working
through you then. That's right. Then by their fruits you shall know
them.

E-31
Now, oh, I just love Him. One of these days when I come back from
overseas, if God permits, I just want to cross across the country
holding revivals somewhere, just taking the Word, and–and preaching
the Word, and calling for sinners; where we just have to talk on Jesus,
simple as–as rough as corn bread and molasses, but it–it–it'll…
It's good. Am… It's–it's right. What you know, tell what you know
anyhow.
Now. Now, remember, I say this, I ha… Remember, no difference with
the denominations. Whether you belong to the one church or the other
church, that's just organizations that's got together to keep out a lot
of fanaticism and things, which is a very good thing. I'm not against
the organization. No, sir. But I'm against them barriers that keeps the
organization away from somebody else. That's–that's the thing it is.
See? It's to keep you from having fellowship one with another.

E-32
Now, do that. Have fellowship with all people, all God's children. And
when we get up there, you'll find it'll be that way when we get to
heaven.
Now, God bless all the organizations. They're just fine. I have nothing
against none of them. I don't belong to any of them…?… I try to
stand in the breach here, and say, "Jesus loves you all." See? Just
stand in the breach and… Quit arguing about one another's religion
and so forth, and–and stand that… Stand there and love one another.
And then, if you don't do that, if you can't do that, then you ought to
come to the altar and get right with God. That's right.
Well, you say, "Brother, I've been a deacon for twenty years."
I don't care how long you've been a deacon. Deaconship ain't going to
take you to heaven. It's the Blood of Jesus Christ that's shed abroad
in our hearts by the Holy Spirit's going to take you up. That's right.
So you must be right with God, with a good mellow sweet feeling towards
everybody, ready to do a favor and be a kind brother to–or sister to
the person that you really know is your enemy. The Bible said, "Love
your enemy." That's true.

E-33
Now, we pass over those things. These great words that we learn, and
things that we do, and gifts, and everything, that's fine, but you'd
better get the Giver before you start after the gifts.
God can't trust His gifts with everybody. Do you believe that? When God
gives you a gift, you have to watch what you're doing with it. Do you
believe that?
Did you know a man could take a gift of God and send his soul to hell with it? Do you believe that? Certainly.
How many believes that Moses was a prophet, let's see your hands? Sure
he was. He was a–one of the elect prophets. He was a major prophet,
the forerunner of Jesus Christ. He was a priest in his office, just
like Christ is a priest in the office.

E-34
And watch. God trusted Moses, found favor with him, and made him a
great prophet, and give him great powers. And Moses… God told Moses,
after the Rock had been smitten once, He said, "Go out and speak to the
Rock."
But Moses was angry. And he went out and said, "You rebels," to the
children of God. "You rebels. Must we fetch you water out of this
Rock?" And he smote the Rock, and he smote It again. And It brought Its
waters.
But that broke the whole program of God, right there. Any Bible reader
knows that. That that's the one place in the Bible where God's entire
program was broken. For the Rock was Christ. Is that right? And the
judgments of God only smote Christ one time. He was only smitten once.
And from this on, you just speak to the Rock, and It brings Its Waters.
You don't smite It. He don't have to die to save you. He don't have to
die to heal you, or heal you. He's already died once to heal every one
of you. And you just speak to the Rock, and It brings forth Its water.
Amen. There you are. Speak to the Rock and It will bring forth Its
Water.
Are you on speaking terms with Him tonight? Speak to Him; He will bring
forth the Waters; the Waters of Life, Waters of healing. "Where The
Healing Water Flow," you've heard it sung a many times. That's right.
Just speak to Him and see if it isn't right.

E-35
Now, notice. Now, Moses smote the Rock, second time, representing that
Christ should come to the earth and die again. Now, he had power to
bring forth the Water out of the Rock, whether it was God's will or
not. Did you know that? Everybody will admit that it wasn't God's will.
But Moses done it anyhow. He had power. God entrusted him to be a
prophet. And He give him those powers to do that. And He found out that
His servant failed Him, and he glorified himself in the stead of God.
And then what happened? God dealt with Moses then, didn't He, not with
the children, with Moses.
The Holy Spirit is given to a man, and gifts are given to a man; but
you have to watch what you're doing with those Divine gifts.

E-36
Look at Elijah. He seen Elijah go up and asked for a double portion of
his Spirit. He was a young fellow. He went baldheaded when he was
young. And when he was on his road returning home, a bunch of children
run out and said, "Bald-head, old bald-head, why didn't you go up with
Elijah?"
And that angry prophet turned around there and cursed those little
innocent children in the Name of the Lord. And two she bears come out
of the woods and killed forty-two little innocent children. Is that
right? It's the Bible.
You think that's the nature of the Holy Spirit? No, sir. No, sir. But
that prophet was anger, and he had power to do that. He could curse
those children if he wanted to. He could take it or leave it. Do you
believe that's endued with people who are gifted from God? Sure it is.

E-37
Look at the prophet Elijah. When he was setting down there, and he
said… Here comes Jehoram, Ahab's son, and here comes Jehoshaphat. The
king of Edom had come down. Wanted to consult him, and he said… When
he said, "Why don't you go to your mother's god, to your father's god?"
He said, "If it wasn't that I respected the presence of Jehoshaphat, I
wouldn't even look to you." Is that right?
Now, it was in the prophet's will to do whatever he wanted to. He could
lead him, or take it or leave it. Is that right? That's the Bible, if
you believe it. But he said, "Nevertheless, bring…" He got all
angered up, said, "Bring me a minstrel."
And the minstrel begin to play, and the Spirit came upon the prophet.
And then he begin to see a vision. He said, "Go dig some ditches. Dig
deep ditches," and told them what all would take place. And it took
place just exactly like the prophet said. Is that right?

E-38
So friends, find Divine love and favor with God. Then God, if He finds
favor with you, will give His gifts into you. But first, find the
Giver. Seek the Giver, then the gifts will come as God sees fit to give
it to you. Do you believe that?
So now, when you go around like this, and different people seeking all
night for gifts and things like that, go back till you find love, till
you shake hands with your brother across the street then. Then we'll
talk more about getting the gifts then. That's right. When you get the
love of God in your heart, then you talk about the gifts.

E-39
Now, what a harsh message tonight to a group of people waiting for
healing. But I can't help this. Something is just making me say this.
I'm trying my best to quit. Now, that's the truth, friends, from my
heart. I'm trying to quit, but It just won't let me quit. I–I don't
know. God will, at the day of judgment will know. I had a–something
here to speak about tonight in the Bible. But it's just something that,
when I start it just whirls me right out, out into something else. And
I'm not a fanatic. And I know that God is here. And I know the Holy
Spirit is here now to heal the people. I do not understand all of His
works.
I remember the first time I… Just after the Angel of the Lord had
appeared and told me to go pray for the sick people, and He'd
make–make them well, if I could get the people to believe me.

E-40
But It came the last time when you was here. I was with you up the
little Spanish church. There was a… Only way I knew the people, was
when they had a germ disease. It would vibrate over my hand. Remember
me telling you that it'd come a time where the people secrets of their
heart would be known? Is the… That's what the Lord has done. That's
what He's done now. And here me. Listen w–word it down, it's still in
its infancy. Can you bear me record of that? It's in its infancy. If I
can only keep humble before God, and God will let me live, I believe
the hour's coming.
Feels like I'm in a little tributary here out to a great ocean out
yonder. Someday, He's going to let me cross that last mark down there,
out into that tribut–not the tributary, but out into the main lands,
main waters, bodies of water, then great things will be done just at
the end before the tribulation.

E-41
Now, remember, when that Angel that told me that… I remember the
first time, I went downtown to… My little girl, she was just about
two weeks old. I asked the Lord if He'd wait till she was born, then I
would go out for Him. I went down in town to cash my check. And I went
into the–the drugstore to get my check cashed, 'cause I had to get
some bottle caps for the baby to drink catnip tea, I believe they call
it. And I–I–I think that's what it is. You mothers know how… a
catnip tea… So… And I was to get some bottles and caps for it. And
so I went into cash my check.
And I noticed as I went in… I still had my uniform on. I was state
game warden of Indiana. And I went into the drugstore. And there was a
bus that stopped out there, and a fellow got off and looked at me kinda
odd. I went in, and in a few minutes I'd forgot all about it. And I
come back out, and there was that fellow standing there looking at me
again.
I thought, "He don't want to… He wouldn't try to hold me up, me armed and everything else, so…"

E-42
And I started walking on, he just… counting my change out, put it
back in my pocket. And I felt a hand lay on my shoulders. He said,
"Sir."
And I said, "Yes, sir."
He said, "Pardon me." He said, "Are you an officer?"
I said, "I work for the Conservation of Indiana here."
And he said, "Well, I seen you go in just a few moments ago. And I
thought maybe…" Said, "I'm wanting some information." He said,
"I'm… I live in Paducah, Kentucky." He said, "And I been failing in
health for some time." He said, "Last evening," he said, "while I was
asleep, I dreamed I saw an Angel come down from heaven. And He come and
told me to come to this city of Jeffersonville, and ask for somebody by
the name of Branham." And said, "I thought maybe that–that you might
know if there's anybody here named Branham."
My, my heart just felt like it would have come out of me. I stood
there. I said, "My mother runs a little boarding house around the
corner."
He said, "Is her name… Is your name Branham too?"
And I said, "Brother, come here just a minute." I stood on the corner,
and I told him all about–about three weeks before that, this Angel
came down, and how this nurse had been down, had been… When I took
hold of her hand, it was… She was healed with a cancer and from
twenty-one years, graduate, and all what had taken place. And he
started crying, and we knelt right there on the corner of Court Avenue
and Spring. And I prayed for him. And when I raised up, the people were
standing back with their hats off, standing there in respect to prayer.
And God moved down and healed that man right on the corner where he was
at. Why? God had foreordained, and it must come to pass.

E-43
I remember when I told the–a bishop there, I said that I'm to go out
and pray for people, and a great crowds will come from everywhere. And
I'm to pray for monarchs and kings.
Why, he said, "You eat something for your supper and had a nightmare, boy. Go on back home."
And did you notice in the "Voice of Healing," Brother Gordon's little
paper that he puts out. In there, that same man come back, Doctor Roy
Davis, and testified that he was ashamed of himself for the things that
he had said, and he himself prays for the sick now. Oh, my.

E-44
I remember one night at Camden, Arkansas, I was standing speaking like
this. And the Angel of the Lord came in. And a minister by the name of
Adams, his father was a minister here in Phoenix long ago. Some of you
might've knowed him, a fellow by the name of Adams, I believe. Used to
be here long ago. I don't know whether he was a Pentecostal man or what.
His son, as soon as that whirl come in and settled down where I was
at… The picture of It's back there in my book. And he run to me to
grab my hand. And when he did, He just blinded his eyes, and he cowered
his head down. And a reporter standing there shot the picture.
The next morning, I never forget it. I was up there. I heard someone
knocking on my door. He was a man watching the door; he was arguing out
there. He said, "Well, I just want to speak a word to the brother." He
said, "I'm a reporter."
He said, "I can't help who you are. My orders is let nobody in there; it's prayer time."
And so I went to door and asked him come in. And he came in. He said,
"Brother Branham." He said, "Looky here." He showed me that picture.
Said, "Last night, I thought that was psychology myself. But here it is
in the picture." Said, "Here it is. It's absolutely took the picture."
And he said, "I belong to the Baptist church. But I want to receive the
Holy Spirit the way you all got It."
And I said, "Well, all right, brother."

E-45
Somebody knocked at the door again. And what it was… I thought it was
the room lady, and it was the–the manager of the hotel. A lady come
in; she was swinging the key around on her finger. She said, "Brother
Branham, I was down there last night. I seen that too." And she said,
"Look." She said, "I–I–I want to be borned again. I…" The manager
of the hotel…
And then, I raised up the curtain there, I had the lights on, turned
the lights off, raised up the curtain. I'd say, "See that little white
road coming down through them pines up yonder?" I said, "About five
days ago, I stayed about four hours up there looking out over this
city." Said, "God…" I was just a baby in the way then. About… Been
about a month or two after It come to me. I said, "Please let Your
Angel visit down through that city and stir them people like never
before."
There they knelt on their knees there, both the reporter and the manager of the hotel. And both got saved and borned again.

E-46
About a hour later, a little boy came to the door with a message, a
little telegram boy. He said, "Brother Branham, my daddy was laying
over last night. He's had something wrong with his back for years." And
said, "He's healed." He said with those tears running down his cheek,
and he said, "I want to know Jesus too. I got a different daddy now."
I said, "Bless your little heart, honey, shut the door and come in here. He's here, and you can find Him right here."
There that little fellow knelt on his knees, and put his little cap
down on the floor, gave his heart to Christ, went down the room a
shouting and praising God, rolling his hands around."
What is It? The grace of God that's shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

E-47
Next day they taken me down to a little church there where I was to
speak for a little while. It's pouring down rain. And I had come out of
the church. Wasn't having no healing service, just to speak. And I
started out of the service; I'll never forget it. And two policemen was
standing there to take me out. I started walking out. And people just
screaming, standing there, and–and trying to get in around where the
line was.
And when I started out, I kept hearing somebody hollering, "Mercy, mercy, mercy."
I looked, standing on a little knoll, right in kinda back of the
church, there stood an old gray-headed colored man, just a little rim
of hair around his head here, and he's gray. And he was holding his hat
like this. He stood off from the white people, standing off hollering,
"Mercy, mercy, mercy."
And I thought, "Poor old fellow." And I started to move on. I felt
Something move. I looked back again. I just felt It pull, like that. I
started turn around.
That police said, "Where you going, reverend?"
I said, "The Holy Spirit wants me to go up to where that colored man is."
Said "Don't you do that, boy. And these white people are pulling at you like that." Said, "You'd cause a race riot."
I said, "I can't help what your laws are. The Holy Ghost tells me to go
to where that man is." And I went on up there where he was at.

E-48
Now, when I did, I… They ring–put a little ring around like that to
keep the people off. And I never will forget. His wife, said, "Honey,
here comes the parson now."
And I got up real close to where he was, and he said, "Oh mercy,
mercy," holding his hands up like that, and his cap in his hand.
And I said, "What do you want, sir?"
He said, "Is you Parson Branham?"
I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "Just a minute." He put his hands on my face; said, "Is–is this you?"
I said, "Yes, sir." He said… "Yes, sir."
He said, "Parson Branham, I–I wants to tell you something."
I said, "Go right on, uncle."
And he said, "My old mammy had the same kind of 'ligion you got." And
I… Religion. Said, "She got the same kind of religion you got." Said,
"I lives about a hundred miles from here." And said, "My old mammy's
been dead for many years." Said, "I's been blind for nearly ten years
now." And said, "I never heard of you in my life. And last night after
I went to bed, I woke up." And said, "Just as plain as I ever seen of
my old mammy, she was standing by my bedside. She said, 'Honey, rise
and put on your clothes and go to Camden, Arkansas. You'll get your
sight.'"
Oh, my. Oh, when I think about those things. I can see it now. There
that old-aged man standing there, I thought about old blind Bartimaeus
at the gates. I said, "Heavenly Father, I do not know what to do, only
put my hands on this brother." I said, "God, I don't understand his
mother coming to him in a dream." I said, "I cannot understand this;
only I ask You to give him back his sight." I turned around like that,
started to walk away.
He said, "Thank You, Lawd. Thank You, Lawd."
She said, "Honey, do you see?"
Said, "Sho I sees ya." Said, "I told ya, I got down here I'd see."
She said, "Why, you really see, honey?"
Said, "Sho, see that red car aroun' by them people? That's the car I was going to.
She said, "O Jesus." And they throwed their arms around one another and started screaming. What was it? God.

E-49
People may not recognize God's gift when He comes down from heaven. But
God's able to speak through some other resource and to reveal it down.
I tell you, when God sends anything…
The wise men realized. Nobody else see all–that Star, but them wise men did. They were looking for it.
And Jesus is here tonight in His power, all of His power to heal every
person that's in this building. If you're looking for Him, you'll find
Him. He's here. There's a fountain open tonight. Brother, when a man
hunger and thirst for God there's bound to be something in there to
create that thirst. If there's no… If…

E-50
How many believes you can be healed by Divine healing? Let's see your
hands. What put that in your heart? That's a creation. Is that right?
There's a creation in your heart making you believe that. Before there
could be a creation, there had to be a Creator to create it. Sure there
is.
Here not long ago I was reading where a little baby eat the pedal off
of a bicycle. The doctor said, "You know what's the matter?" Said, "The
little fellow's craving sulfur in his body." There was a deep in there
calling for sulfur (See?), something in there that was calling for
sulfur.
And David said, "As the hart thirst after the water brooks, so my soul thirsts after Thee, O God."

E-51
I'm a hunter myself. And I know what it is to see the hart wounded,
running. And he's panting, looking for the water brook. If he can ever
get to the water… The hounds were behind him. If he can ever get to
the water brook, he'd get some water, he will live. If he can't find no
water brook, the hounds will catch him soon.
Here you are tonight, wounded by the devil. He's shot cancer into you,
blindness, deafness, crippled, and everything else, arthritis, heart
trouble. He's shot that into you with his arrows. And the demons of
hell is galloping behind you. If you don't get to the water brook,
thirst after God… Hallelujah. If there's a thirst in your heart
somewhere for a water brook, it shows there's a touch of God somewhere,
where mankind can find. "There is a fountain filled with Blood, drawn
from Immanuel's veins, where plunged beneath the flood, Lose all their
guilty stains." Oh, how I love Him.

E-52
Heavenly Father, we thank Thee tonight from the depths of our heart
that there is a fountain open tonight, healing fountain coming from God
out of heaven, with His radiant powers pouring through, enough to take
a cancer ridden person to good health, make the blind see, the deaf
hear, the dumb speak.
O eternal God, how great You are. How Your ways are past finding out,
but with child-like simplicity, we receive You, Lord Jesus, with a
undying love in our hearts. We love You, Lord, with all reverence; and
You get all the adoration of our hearts. We adore You, Lord, Thou
matchless Christ of God.
Oh, how we count it a joy tonight to worship You in the way that's
called heresy, the way the people does not understand, to be thankful
that we're on that side. You said in the last days there'll come
scoffers, making fun, blasphemers, disobedient, unthankful, unholy,
having a form of godliness and denying the power thereof. And then
there'd be another group that these signs shall follow them that
believe.

E-53
Oh, how happy I am tonight that You counted me worthy, Lord, not by me,
but by Christ, to be over on that side, where the powers of the Holy
Spirit has opened the fountain there filled with Blood coming from
Immanuel's veins, where by His stripes we're healed. Oh, how we love
You tonight for placing us here in Christ Jesus, setting together in
heavenly places, filled with the Holy Ghost, seeing His power moving
out there on the audiences, healing the sick, giving deliverance to the
captive. How we thank You tonight.
Now, eternal God, if I have testified of the truth tonight, and Thou
art the truth; then O eternal God, I've tried to glorify You before the
people. Now, magnify Thy servant's words, Lord, that they are true, by
sending that Angel down here tonight in our midst to heal the sick and
the afflicted, to reveal the secrets of the hearts of the people, in
this day that the hearts of many might be known. Grant it, dear
heavenly Father. May You get glory out of this service.
And tomorrow night, Lord, may the press be so great, people under great
anticipations, until the sick will be healed from everywhere. Sunday,
give us hundreds of souls saved. And Sunday night, may it be a climax,
that'll break down the walls, and may there come an old fashion revival
sweeping through this valley; where on top of these mountains, behind
cactus… [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.]
there behind rocks, everywhere, will be men and women seeking God,
every night, crying out, O God, and every church coming together like a
sound in the mulberry bush. Grant it, Lord, that there'll come another
day of Pentecost when we all get in one…?… what a place, and
baptize this little body, this little valley down here, Lord, of this
Maricopa Valley. May literally thousands of saints be borned into the
Kingdom. Hear the…


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