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E-1 Thank you, Brother Neville. Good morning, friends. Happy to be in
this morning, and I can pass the same comment on our brother. I'd
promised him to be on the broadcast, and I--I missed it one week and
the next week I forgot it. So I thought I... The third time ought to be
a--a real time off to do it.
So I was just there in one minute of time, just one minute. And Brother
Snyder was outside, so we slipped in real quick and--and finally got in
to the broadcast. And I think we upset them is what we did when we come
in like that, just a little bit. So... And here I was, I'd... Coming
down I--I thought of a text to preach on, you know, and usually in mine
it takes about an hour and a half and I got about fifteen, eighteen
minutes of it started in. And then, I looked up and the clock said it's
time to leave. So we'll continue next Saturday or some time. That's
E-2 Last Sunday, we was on the 10th chapter of Hebrews and got started
on the first verse and didn't get any farther.
Don't forget the services in Indianapolis this week. If any of you
are--have any friends up that way, why, write and tell them. The
services will begin tomorrow night at seven o'clock at the Cadle
Tabernacle in Indianapolis.
And there's plenty of seating room, and nearly eleven thousand people
it'll--it'll seat. And it's a small convention. It's a--a little
organization. I really don't even know what the name of the
organization is. They are having a--a rally there or a convention, and
in this convention they ask me to be the night speaker. So the--I think
the fellowship itself, the church, the organization, only has just a
very, very few members. And so... And then, at night time I had
the--the speaking service, every night, Monday through Friday. Friday
night is the end of the convention.
E-3 So you got any friends around Indianapolis, why, come right up. And
on the twenty-third, the morning of the twenty-third, if there happened
to be someone traveling through here just on your vacation, as it is
vacation month usually, June; Minneapolis, the Christian Businessman
Internationally is having their convention at Minneapolis, and the
opening service is the twenty-third. The breakfast, the morning
breakfast is the twenty-third of June. I'm to speak at the morning
breakfast at opening the service.
Then on the twenty-fourth I'll still be in Minneapolis, and I'll be at
the Heart's Harbor Tabernacle with Reverend Gordon Peterson. And they
have the program telecast there, so if you're--you're around, why, drop
in. And then on the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, rather, starts the
convention, and we'll be there.
E-4 It's a very unusual program. Mr. Roberts, Mr. Hicks, myself, many
more ministers is to be there, and there's no program lined out. The
Christian Businessmen, being a Full-Gospel Christian Businessmen, they
wanted to just leave it open to whatever the Holy Spirit would say do;
have us all there. And so they've never had one like that, and they
never advertised any speakers. The only speak... Speaking's advertised
is--is the morning of the twenty-third I'm supposed to speak at their
breakfast, and that's announced. Otherwise, we'll just all be there
waiting on the Holy Spirit.
That ought to be pretty good, oughtn't it? If we can just all submit
ourselves to the Holy Spirit, that's it, and let Him use us the way He
would have--He would want to use us.
E-5 Now, and--and then the next scheduled service, that I know of, is
the old Azusa Street Rally. It's... That comes September the fifteenth.
I open the service there for the International Rally of Azusa Street,
fifty years of Pentecost in the United States. They're fifty years old
this coming September, when the Holy Spirit first fell in Azusa Street
Mission, the old... I believe it was an old Baptist Mission, or at
Azusa Street in Los Angeles, California is where the Holy Spirit first
fell fifty years ago this coming September.
And when I was at the Cow Palace a couple of years ago, I said, "Well,
fifty... The word 'pentecost' means 'fifty,' so why not we just have a
big rally." And you know that caught afire, and they got an
international rally. And it will be held in the Angelus Temple, and
five days prior to that I'm to make a little panoramic around to the
different places. Oh, down at Eastgate and--I mean at South Gate and on
up into the--the city of... Oh, several of those little cities, five
different cities, to make a little panoramic, one night service and go
then right into the... to the big rally.
And if you're around California or out there... Some of you from
California, remember that. We're expecting a great time of fellowship
with God's people at that time.
E-6 Now, shall we pray. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee this morning
for the grand, glorious privilege that we have of coming into Thy
Presence with joyful hearts and thanksgiving, because that Jesus, the
Son of God, has so permitted us to do this; and His grace has brought
us up to this time, and we're glad to be here today. Glad to have this
little place to gather. It's a open place, a open Bible, and open
hearts to receive God's Word and His Message.
And we pray that the Holy Spirit will come and fill every crevice of
our heart with His goodness as we read His Word. For It is written,
"Man shall not live by bread alone; but by every Word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God."
So, O God, open our mouth today, that it would be You speak, and our
hearts that it would be the Holy Spirit to hear. For we ask it in
Jesus' Name, Thy Son. Amen.
E-7 Last Sunday in the book of Hebrews, we started with the 10th
chapter, and then we got off on another subject, not knowing just where
the Holy Spirit will lead us to--to teach from, nothing premeditated,
just waiting for His moving.
We got back on foreknowledge from that... Say, by the way, I'm glad to
see Sister Hooper setting there this morning. Sister Flo, sure glad to
see you. Many of you may not know her, some of you; and she's been a
tuberculous for years and years and bedfast and all over the nation
trying to get deliverance. And today we're glad to have her setting in
the Tabernacle looking fine today. Thanks be to God.
E-8 Now, the writer of the Hebrew letter is supposingly to have been
Paul, because it sounds like his writing. And the Hebrew letter was to
the Jews, the Hebrews. And it was Paul trying to separate law from
grace, showing the--the difference between what the law was and what
grace is, because the Hebrews was under the law. And then Paul was
trying to show them what grace was.
And I think, myself, that the 10th chapter here and the 1st verse would
be a perfect key to the whole thing. Now, we have the 1st chapter
starting out, "God, in sundry times and divers manners spoke to the
fathers through the prophets, but in this last day through his Son,
Come on over to the 7th chapter, the appearing of Melchisedec. We come
on down into the 9th chapter of the priesthood. How that Christ becomes
our High Priest to take the place of the old high priest.
E-9 Then bring it on over to the 10th chapter. We come in the law being
a shadow of the things to come. We go into the 11th chapter; and it's
all about the--the wonderful shadows of the faith, the heroes of faith.
How by faith they did such-and-such a thing, and how without us they
could not be made perfect, because they are of the shadow of this to
And then, we go into the 11th chapter and Paul... Or 12th chapter, Paul
saying, "Seeing that we are compassed about by such a great cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily
beset us, that we would run with patience the race that's set before
The 13th chapter, the ending chapter, said--ends up with this, towards
the end: that Jesus Christ is all and all, that He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever (See?), showing that It was Christ back
before the law; It was Christ in the law; It was Christ in the days of
grace, and it'll be Christ forever: Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
today, and forever. What a beautiful picture the Hebrew letter paints
E-10 Now, beginning again now with the 1st verse, let's go back. Last
Sunday, we thought we'd get to the subject of perfection. But then God
moved us back and got foreknowledge, showing us where that before the
world ever was formed... How many was here last Sunday? Let's see your
hands. Did you get it? Before the world was ever formed, we were placed
in Christ. Think of it. God being infinite, who cannot lie, cannot
speak anything contrary, knows everything just as perfect at the
beginning as He is at the ending, and just as perfect at the end as He
was the beginning.
God is endless like eternity. You can never find the corner of a
perfect circle. You could run and run through ages and eternity, and
there'd never, never, never be an end to it, and that's the way God is.
And when He... Be first was God which always was; He was infinite,
perfect to begin with. And He will always be the same. He never can
change. He's perfectly the same.
E-11 Now, this great chain of perfection was broken by time space. Time
came because of sin. Let's draw a picture of time. Let's see, a perfect
circle, forever, forever, and then all of a once, sin dropped in and
put a--a little, as my wife calls it, a little hickey or a little drop
in the chain so it comes down now. Eternity continues on, but it's not
in its perfect condition.
There's a little gap comes down, breaks over this way, goes out this
away. God had to do that because Satan caused it. And it dropped down
to a space of time for the trying, and the perfecting, and for the
purging of the lost, that God by His sovereign grace might someday lift
that little hickey or gap back into the perfect circle. Then she rolls
on just the same. You see it?
E-12 Time... Now, time is this little loop that loops down. Jesus was
from eternity to eternity, but He stepped into the time spaces, made
flesh, and came through here in order to sanctify or put a streak of
Blood all across this place to redeem it and connect it back with God
again for all eternity. You see it?
That's all time is. Then God when it started here to end of little kink
in the perfect circle but made it a little kink in it; when God started
there, He was perfect. Everything He said was perfect. Everything He
did--does is perfect. So then the Bible said that Christ Jesus was the
Lamb slain from the beginning of the little kink, the beginning of the
world. Christ was slain at the beginning.
E-13 Now, He really wasn't slain until four thousand years later. But
the reason He was slain then because, "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Do you see it,
Brother Egan, what I mean? See? He was God in the beginning and when...
Now, Satan could... Did not--did not create this little loop, this
little hickey. He didn't create that. Satan cannot create. Satan can
only pervert what God has created.
E-14 Look. I say this so that you'll understand. This is the adult
class, and we're mostly all married people, probably ninety per cent.
And I hope the young women and men understands, or boys what I... To
understand me just to explain something. If a man takes to himself a
wife, a woman, and she becomes his wife, and they live together as
husband and wife for hun--for fifty years, they're just as clean and
pure and unadulterated if they'd never knew one another. That's--that's
But for that man or woman to go and live with another man or a woman,
that perverts, makes illegitimate children born. But if they live
together in that perfect harmony, that's God's way. But Satan comes
around and puts lust in the man or the woman, and they live contrary to
those marriage vows, and that's perverting. It's the very same sexual
affair, but it's perverted.
So that's what Satan does with God's correct thing. He perverts it.
That's what Satan is doing today with the real genuine (listen), to the
real message of God. He perverts it, makes something else, makes it
appear to be something that it's not.
E-15 In the world today, we find that there is a people (The Bible
predicted it.), three classes of people. One of them is the cold,
starchy, formal, indifferent. They just go ahead, no more than
belonging to a lodge. They go to church, talk a little about this, that
and the Lord, and so forth, come back, but no actual borned again
Oh, some of them claim it, but their live proves that it isn't. See?
Now, that's over on one side, way away. And now, down here on the other
side, the fanatics... And a real, true church... Jesus said so, "Will
be so close together, it would deceive the very elect."
E-16 Now, many people, as soon as they see the fanaticism mixed up with
the real, "Aw," they say, "there's nothing to it. Go on." See, that's
the same thing the Pharisees done. Satan doesn't fool with trying to
pervert that. He's trying to pervert this Truth, and this fanatic here
is trying to impersonate that Truth. See? There's where your danger
line lies, right there. Now, it behooves us to stay spiritual. Read the
Word and anything that rises outside, contrary to the Word, then cast
That's the reason many times that I'm... They say I'm too hard on women
preachers. The Bible says for them not to speak in the church. The
Bible forbids them to speak in tongues or anything in the church. I
have to stay with the Word. Watch where it's at.
E-17 Look at it. In the world today, where all this ism rises up. Watch
on all the cults of non-meat eating, and a legalist that, "I've got to
do so-and-so. If I don't speak with tongues; if I don't do this; if I
don't shout; if I don't dance, there's something wrong with me." That's
legalism. We are saved by grace through faith.
Nothing what you done. It's what He did. He did what you couldn't do.
If you could've saved yourself, then He wouldn't have had to die. But
He died in order to save you, where you could not save yourself.
That old God dishonoring proverb says, "God helps those who can't help
themselves," or "God helps those who help themselves," they say. That's
just vice versa. If you can help yourself, God expects you to do it.
God helps those who cannot help theirself. And you can't help yourself
to be saved, so God by His grace saved you.
E-18 Now, notice how beautiful. The law, great in the eternity, how God
foresaw this loop. And if He is infinite and cannot--cannot be nothing
else... Let me just take just about five minutes to drive this down
tight, and nail it so it'll never slip from your minds again.
May the Holy Spirit then come and weld it together with love, so that
you'll never leave it. Now, look. God Who cannot lie, God Who is
infinite... And I say this again for a people who can't seem to center
theirself on Divine healing: if God promised it, God has got to take
care of His promise, can't leave it.
E-19 Now, look. Before He every put the printed Word, and this is the
mind of God. Here it is; this is the mind of God that He thought before
the foundation of the world was ever laid. It is. That's the reason He
could put It on printed Word and say what would be, because He saw it
before the foundation of the world and knew just what it would be and
spoke it out.
And then He handed down His knowledge to the prophets, and they wrote
it out, and year by year and century by century, we see it coming to
pass just exactly. God giving us shadows of the old to foreshadow the
new, and we see it Word by Word being fulfilled. What a faith we ought
to have established in God.
E-20 Now, watch Him; Christ being slain before the foundation of the
world... When God looked down and saw the only thing that would save
lost man, He said... I don't know if this is the Words, but it had to
be something like this, "Man cannot be saved, because he's is going to
sin. But I look down through there and I see tens of thousands of
honest hearts will want to come. I see thousands of people who'll want
to be saved and not want to go into this horrible destruction that I'm
going to have to make for the devil and his angels, 'cause they've got
to go into everlasting punishment." And honest hearted people will see
Now, I'll have a man by the name of Esau born. There'll be one Jacob,
and Jacob will be, not so good to begin with, but in his heart he will
love the things of God. So I'll choose Jacob.
E-21 He saw you, and He knowed that you wanted to be saved. So He said,
"The only thing I can do is to go down Myself and have a Son born or a
body of flesh and be made like them."
The antidote is for God Himself to become sin, that He might pay the
price, because it take would the highest thing there is to lift man
from the lost condition. And look. He is above every Angel, every
Archangel. The Highest there was come down here on earth, and lived
among men and went to the lowest city in the earth: Jericho.
E-22 And was so low till the littlest man in the city had to look down
upon Him, Zacchaeus, and then died for man's sins, come in the way of a
stable, poor. The richest (Oh, I hope you get it.) the richest become
Even on a stormy night, said, "The birds have nests, and the foxes has
holes, but I don't even have a place to lay My head."
The highest that all heavens had heard, become the lowest of all lows,
even to the animal life, was privileged to Him, above Him; as far as
comforts of life. Not only that, but in His death, He suffered a death
like no one ever suffered. Never any man ever suffered with such a
broken heart till His Blood and water separated before His death.
E-23 Poorest? From the richest to the poorest, from the most blessed to
the most horrible suffering. And then besides that went down into the
very lowest depths of the lowest hell, bearing our sins, and got the
end of the string, or the end of the rope from the kink, there lifted
it up in the resurrection and connected it with the other part of
eternity, and made a highway of holiness, that the unclean could come
on and be cleansed to the fountain filled with Blood drawn from
Emmanuel's veins; when sinner's plunged beneath the flood, lose all
their guilty stain.
Come onto the highway, and someday He Who was at the beginning of time
shall stand as the Ancient of Time and will pull the great Gospel cord.
And all that's on that highway from the beginning of time, to the
ancient of time, to the end of time shall be lifted up as He draws time
out of existence into an eternity. You see it?
E-24 There He is, the only true Potentate, the King of kings, and the
Lord of lords. How did He do it? Foreknowledge; He knew. Then He said
that... He was the Lamb slain. Then if He was, four thousand years
later, it just come in... The time run out. He was born. They done to
Him what He said they would do, and then He was crucified and slain;
but correctly He was slain before the world begin, for God foresaw Him
and said what would take place. And when God speaks it has to be. You
Oh, my. God foresaw Christ, and it has to be. That's why it was already
finished. When God said the Word, that finished it. There's the reason
He was actually prefigured slain when God spoke the Word before the
E-25 Notice, not only Christ was slain to take away sin, but your name
was written in the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the
world; God wrote your name associated with His, before the foundation
of the world. Now, Satan, make them get scared now, get them to doubt
Before the world ever began, God called your name, you Christians, and
wrote it in the Lamb's Book of Life before the world ever started,
saith the Bible. That's God's Word. He spoke back there, and revealed
through His servants, the prophets; and we are enjoying the blessings
of resting and waiting upon the coming of the Lord. Waiting for it.
It's all over.
E-26 Oh, no wonder sickness, peril, nothing can separate us from the
love of God that's in Christ. Because the foundation of the world He
put us on that grand old highway, climbed up the horizontal rainbow,
until the pinnacle of the beginning of time again, holding, the ropes
in His hand and someday He is coming up.
"We which are alive and remain till the coming of the Lord shall not
prevent them which are died in the highway. Cause the trump of God
shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise. And we shall be caught
up together to meet them that the chains lifted up back into the cycle
of eternity. And then as the ages roll on His praises, we will sing.
E-27 What's He doing? Up there building us a home. In My Father's house
is many mansions; if it wasn't so, I would have told you; and I've come
down here, but I'm going to prepare one. Get it all fixed up; and if I
go I'll come again to receive you unto Myself.
Oh, my, and He is preparing a home. When this mortal dinge that's here
in the earth shall be; we shall be separated from it. It'll be cast to
the outside of the chain of eternity. It'll be outside of the gulf,
which no man can cross or ever did or ever will. And when this link
down here shall lifted to that part that's the paved holy highway, that
God said in the beginning where there was nothing to defile, there's
nothing to destroy and sin caused this loop.
E-28 Then when this loop is continued right down through here, to bring
out the delegate and when she's pulled up together to meet each end,
eternity rolls on. They that are redeemed shall walk therein. You get
Oh, I wished I could sing. I like to sing that old song:
There's a beautiful home far over the sea;
There's mansions abreast for you and for me;
A glittering towers the sun will outshine;
That heavenly mansion someday shall be mine.
So a tent or a cottage, why should I care;
They're building a palace for me over there,
Of rubies and diamonds and silver and gold;
His coffers are full; He has riches untold."
Oh, amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I'm found,
I was blind, but now I see. (Nothing I done)
It was grace that taught my heart to fear,
It was grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
E-29 To know that it was nothing I could do, or would do, or had an
idea, or had a privilege of doing, it's what He did for me. He came
down and redeemed me, placed me on the highway, and stood at the other
end to pull both of ends together to make the chain with eternity to
roll on. I have a right to walk in that eternity, because He died in my
stead, taking away my sins. Wonderful.
E-30 "The law having a shadow, a shadow of good things to come. What is
a shadow? A "shadow" is a "forecast of an object." You know, a lot of
times people quote 23rd Psalms: "Ye though I walk through the dark
shadows of the valley of death." That's wrong. It said they here..
"Yea, though I walk through the shadow." Not the dark shadow, if it was
dark, it wouldn't make a shadow. There has to be a certain per cent of
light to forecast a shadow. So the law provided enough light to see the
shadow of the real thing to come.
Christ was represented in that law of the sha... He was represented
foreseen, and Joseph, under the law, Joseph being a shadow of Christ,
loved of his father, because he was a spiritual man. He saw visions,
interpret dreams, very spiritual, and despised of his brother,
correctly with Christ.
He saw visions of the father, and he was a spiritual man. And his
brother hated without a cause, and he was supposingly to have been
killed, a bloody garment placed back before the father. (Oh, how
beautiful. Oh, I get started on that I'll never get to this lesson.)
The garment taken back to the father, bloody, representing his son
being dead...?... And today, the garment of the Lord Jesus is
sanctified Life and His shedded Blood for sinners stands before God, as
a memorial that the price is paid. You see it?
E-31 And he was sold for almost thirty pieces of silver like Christ
was. He was taken up from the ditch, the pit where he was throwed, and
Christ was too. Taken from the grave and was set at the right hand of
Pharaoh; no man could go to Pharaoh except by Joseph. A proclamation
was made, that when Joseph come forth, that there went forth man before
him, callers, saying, "Every one bow the knee. Joseph is coming."
Now the Bible said that, "Every knee shall bow, and every tongue
confess to the Name of the Lord Jesus." He could bind Pharaoh's
servants at his own desire. He had all the power and authority of Egypt
given unto his hands. And when the chariot rolled down the streets,
every one when the scream come, every Egyptian, no matter how bad they
hated him, they bowed their knee to Joseph.
E-32 Someday, sinner friend, no matter how much you want to call it
fanaticism, no matter how much you want to say it's wrong, how much you
want to squirm and live into the world and despise the church and the
things of God, someday you'll bow your knee whether you want to or not.
But how glorious it might be for those who love Joseph, how they love
him... Said, "Oh, here comes the great prince, Joseph, and they bowed
their knee and say, "Oh, Joseph, you saved our lives. We would've
starved to death if it hadn't be..." [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] But the
others unappreciated him. "Aw, nonsense." Ungrateful, we got that kind
of people in the world today. You don't realize that the bread you eat
and the very air you breathe comes from God. And they worshipped him.
E-33 Here some time ago when Mr. Baxter was my manager, when the king
of England, when we was there to visit, when the Queen come out, lovely
lady, her pretty robe on, her graying hair; and the King setting so
sick at that time he could hardly stand it. He had a stomach trouble
and multiple sclerosis. That was just before he was prayed for. But he
could hardly stand up, but yet the royal blood of him stuck what little
chest he had out, and he rode down the street in the carriage.
Mr. Baxter standing there, and when he passed I looked at him. His lips
was quivering; the tears was running down his cheeks. He put his big
arm around me, said, "Brother Branham."
I said, "Yes, Brother Baxter?"
He said, "You know, I'm--I'm a Canadian."
He said, "The man who's over our land, the king, him and his lovely
bride and wife, is passing by. That's where I can't hold my emotions. I
have to give vent."
I put my arm around him. I said, "Brother Baxter, as a Christian with
you, what will it be some glorious day, when the King comes with His
Bride? If a man could think that when seeing an earthly king, which is
mortal like we are, what will it be when we see the King of kings
coming in glory? What a glorious time it'll be.
E-34 He was foreshadowed in Joseph. He was foreshadowed in David. The
law foreshadowed Christ. David, Christ being the Son of David, and then
when Christ being in David, as a shadow, it made David when he was
dethroned, rejected of his own brethren, not only his own brethren but
his own blood, Absalom and his own children... Here it is. They
despised their own father, and called for his blood, and dethroned him,
and he went up the hill, the Mount of Olives, looking back, weeping
over Jerusalem. How that he... God foreshadowed Christ in David. For
when he was dethroned, turned away and His own delegates, His own
people, the Jews, cried for His Blood. "Away with such a person."
He set upon Mount Olive and looked over Jerusalem and wept, saying,
"Jerusalem, oh, Jerusalem, how I would have gathered you like a hen
does her brood, but you would not."
E-35 Christ was foreshadowed also in Melchisedec in the priesthood in
the 9th chapter and the 7th chapter of Hebrews. How that Melchisedec...
Abraham also foreshadowed... All back there, all the good things, just
a shadow, and how that Melchisedec... The 7th chapter and we read of
Him here. We just read it for a moment.
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who
met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
E-36 Abraham... Lot, his cousin, had backslidden. You see the real true
Spirit of Christ (I hope you get it); no matter how far he had
backslid, when he was in trouble, here come Abraham to him with a army.
The aliens around, about, through the valleys of Sodom had come down,
and had took Sodom and its king, and took in there had took Lot with
him. And Abraham, his uncle, blood relation, brother's children, when
he looked down and saw that the enemy had taken away his blood
relation, he formed an army of his own servants, went after him.
That represented Christ. When He saw the Church of the living God had
been caught away in error of the devil, He formed a legion of Angels
and come to the earth to pursue the devil, overtook him (Hallelujah.),
scared the enemy. Oh, how we love Him for that. Overtook the enemy, and
He slew the enemy and robbed him of everything he had, cast him aside.
E-37 And what was the first thing they did? Abraham, returning back
with Lot, his wife, his children, and all the possessions, triumphally,
walking back to the home grounds again, he met Melchisedec. Melchisedec
was the King of Salem. Salem is Jerusalem. When the Jews went into
Jerusalem, they called J-u- salem--Jerusalem. "Salem" which means "the
city of peace." He was the King of the... Listen, let us read it.
To whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being interpreted the
King of righteousness, (Who was this King that met him? Coming back
from the triumph with the victory, as the Church is today from
Calvary.), after that the King of Salem, which is the King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither
beginning of days or ending of life;
E-38 Who was this King of Salem? A great King of Jerusalem, not the
earthly, the heavenly. The earthly Jerusalem was a type of the
heavenly; and here come the King of Salem which is first the King of
righteousness, the King of peace. He didn't have any father, didn't
have any mother. He didn't have beginning of life or ending of days.
Oh, my. Without a descent, none other than Christ, Himself. That's Who
the Church meets when they go up into the air.
And when Abraham met Him, he give Him the tithes of all that he
possessed. You know what they did? The first thing they did was set
down (I feel really emotional.), set down and broke bread and drink
wine and taken the communion after the battle was over.
E-39 And the Bible tells us, Jesus Christ did, that, "We'll eat no more
of the fruit of the vine, until I eat it anew with you in my Father's
Kingdom." That when the last battle is fought and the victory's won and
the waywards has been brought back to the Kingdom of God, we'll set
down in the Kingdom of God, and with our Melchisedec Who has no
beginning of days or ending of here... (Oh, my, He's our King that's
eternal One), eat the communion again with Him. Oh, what a beautiful
picture, just marvelous, Old Testament gives to the New Testament
E-40 The law having a shadow of things to come and not... Listen. The
law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of
those things. It was a shadow of the image.
David ruled over the world in the golden age of Israel. What was he?
The shadow, David setting on the throne, all the world at his feet.
What was it the shadow of? It was shadowing something, traveling... the
Son of David, Who is the Son of God, Who is Melchisedec, Who is
beginning of days and ending of years, He has none. The shadow, during
the Millennium He will set on the throne of David and rule all nations,
the shadow of good things.
E-41 What is it today? We look and see the shadow. Men and women who
profess to be Christians and live like the world. They say, "Oh, I
belong to church. What difference does it make?" It's a shadow of the
deceiver from the Garden of Eden, who pretended to be good, who
pretended to have light, who pretended to have wisdom, but was a
deceiver. And that's the way men and women does today that calls the
Name of Jesus Christ and doesn't depart from sin. Foreshadowing the
punishment that they will receive with him who is a deceiver.
Jesus said to those religious Pharisees, "You are of your father the
E-42 I hope you find it. I hope this soaks real deep, a shadow of
deceit. Then what does that real royal, one hundred percent Christian,
that's borned again of the Spirit of God, whose name was written in the
Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world, who let come,
let go, what may; they hold to God's unchanging hand.
What is it in their heart? It's a hungering for something yonder. For
those, said the Bible, that do so, plainly confess by their testimony
and their life that they seek a city to come whose Builder and Maker is
What is that hunger in your heart this morning to want to stand in His
Presence? What is that hunger in your heart this morning to reaching
out with all that's in you? All your soul and your life is crying for
something till you say, "I don't care what comes or goes." Oh, God,
something in you looking over the wall and the tears runs down in your
E-43 Oh, lost brother, see the women in their degraded, demoralized way
and see men drinking, and smoking, and cursing, and gambling, and going
to church. What is it in your heart that cries out, my lost wayward
brother? You've took something up here. You've been connected with the
other end of the line. You touched a--a chain, a highway that chained
eternity in the beginning, when your name was put there and seen by the
great attribute or strain of God's knowledge, looked down and see that
you'd come home, and yet, blinded by the things of the world down here
you have a conception.
When the Holy Ghost run down this chain of Blood and catches your
heart, it speaks of a better land, and a better place, and a better
city. Therefore you say, "This world is not my home. I'm just passing
through. My treasures are laid up away beyond the blue."
E-44 God speaking... Let come, go, what may. Your heart's still
centered. It's a shadow. The shadow is before you. That's what makes
the shadow. The law having a shadow of the baptism of the Holy
Spirit... The law having a shadow, that's the reason He said in the
Bible you have to take and compare Scriptures with Scriptures and make
it come through, and if it comes a nick in it, remember you're out of
line. Stay in that li--li--that line of Scripture.
E-45 Now, the law having a shadow can never make the worshiper perfect.
Can never make the comer unto perfect. For... Listen 2nd verse, we'll
try it the next five minutes. Look. "For then would they not have
ceased to been offered?" If the blood of bulls, and goats, and sheeps,
and heifers, and if the high priest was a right order, then the world
would have continued on. Death would have ceased under that. You get
it? Let it soak just a minute.
If Caiaphas, the high priest, the offering of animal life would have
perfected the man and give him Eternal Life, then there was no reason
for anything else to take place. That would've went right on. Eternal
Life would've set in and growed right on, but there had to be a shadow
of the real Lamb of God that was coming to take away the sin of the
world, which had been forespoke by God.
And then men and women today, that was foreknown by God before the
foundation of the world, their names were written in the Lamb's Book of
Life. If they shout, all right; if they don't, all right; if they do
this, all right; if they don't, all right, for God has already said so.
It has to come to pass.
"It's not him that willeth or him that runneth, it's God that showeth
the mercy." God's choice, not our...
E-46 Now, notice. Then them offerings would not ceased to have been,
for they would not have ceased to be offered, because why? Here we're
getting to the close now. The school's out. Because that the
worshiper... Why? Because... Oh, I feel like a little kid with a
Christmas toy now. I'm just so happy about this.
How I would like to give it to the church, to you believers, to let you
see what's truth, that they would've been all right, and never would
have ceased. It would've went on, Eternal Life. "Because the
worshiper..." Now, read it with me."The worshiper once... (not every
revival, not every Sunday morning), but the worshiper once purged
should have no more conscience of sin." What? "The worshiper once
purged..." The purgative of the Blood of the Lamb once thoroughly
squeezed out, cleans out the worshiper, the very conscience of sin is
Think of it. The word "conscience" in the right interpretation that
we'd use here. This is the King James Version, in England it means a
conscience. In here, it mean the desire. The worshiper once purged by
the purgative of Christ, that's at Calvary, has no more desire of sin.
Old things is passed away; all things have become new.
E-47 Now, you can sing like a lark and still have hatred, malice, and
strife in you body and your soul. You can shout like, I don't know
what. You still have it. You can dance in the Spirit; you can speak
with tongues; you can prophesy; you can preach, any of those things and
still have malice, envy, strife in your heart.
But when the real true foreordination of God's eternal Word, when your
name was written there, in the Blood, ever purges that person, the very
thoughts of it condemn him on the tracks where he is standing at. Said,
"Don't condemn me. I go to these places and... I don't condemn me." Why
doesn't it? You as a negative worshiper has never been purged by the
Blood of Jesus Christ.
E-48 And the legalist got a hold of this idea, "Hallelujah, I'll wear
my dresses down this away and my dresses down this away. I'll let my
hair grow long, and I'll be all right." That's a lie.
And they point back to the woman with short hair and with short dresses
and say, "She's going to hell." I can't say that, yet I think those
things are all right. I'm not condemning them, but when you rest your
eternal hopes and salvation upon that doctrine, you are damned with it.
A man or woman, it doesn't matter whether you're this, that, or the
other, you come to the fountain filled with Blood drawn from Emmanuel's
veins, and let the purgative of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ
purge your sins.
E-49 Brother, it won't matter if you can still have dresses so long.
You could still not wear short sleeves shirts, you men, and those
things, or whatever you want to; but if you still got malice, and envy,
and strife, you might've run, danced, spoke in tongues, shouted,
preached the Gospel, or anything. But you're lost until that Blood has
cleansed you and set in a Divine love of the Lord Jesus Christ in your
heart, in your life speaks of Christ behind you. Amen.
"Where there is tongues, they shall cease; where there's prophecy, it
shall fail. Where there is knowledge, it shall be vanished; but when
that which is perfect is come, that which is in part is done away."
E-50 And we're resting today as legalists, upon some legal thing that
we done. Why, when I was a sinner, I was a leopard. The more I tried to
quit this and quit that, I only made my spots brighter. I was a
hypocrite with it and so was you, but today when you come to Calvary to
the purging where the real Lamb... Under the Old Testament they brought
a lamb. They'd go out and commit adultery. They'd get mad, and fuss,
and fight, and cuss. And when they did, they'd bring a lamb, bring it
to the priest, say, "Oh, priest of God."
"I cursed my neighbor. I--I committed adultery. I told a lie. I
stoled." Lay his hands upon this dying lamb without a spot. The priest
examined it. Had to be kept up to see if it was right. Laid his hands
upon it, and they cut the throat. And the blood went up over his hands.
And the little lamb bleating, kicking, and dying, and the worshiper
standing there said, "Yes. That should be me, but the lamb's taking my
E-51 But he went back out with the same desire. He'd go it again, just
as soon as he got a chance. And that's the way people do today. They
come in and confess and say, "Oh, this, that, or the other," and go
back out and turn around and do the same thing over again. Join one
church, another, if this one gets a little something started, and
they'll go to this one and that one, but what was it the shadow of. It
was imperfect. That could never take away sin, but it was a shadow of
the real double cure coming.
And then Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came and died at Calvary, and
the worshiper once places his hands upon the head of the Lord Jesus and
knowing that the screaming and crying at the cross, that death, that
vicarious suffering, he ought to pay it hisself and that depths of hell
where he should've went. He knowed that Christ paid the place and
confessing his sins.
Then what happened? What made the difference? What went out of the lamb
from the blood? Went the life. And the blood cell was on his hand; the
life was a...?... from the altar, but the life of the lamb could not
come back on the worshiper, though he confessed that he was wrong, and
the lamb took his place, because a worshiper has a soul, and he
couldn't live as an animal. Right.
E-52 But oh, God, cock back both hammers on the shotgun and let both
barrels go to this church, is my prayer. But when the worshiper... "He
that heareth my Words and believeth on Him that sent Me hath
Everlasting Life (the Holy Spirit), shall not come into condemnation
but has pass from death to Life.
When the worshiper puts his hands on the head of the dying Lamb of
Calvary and confesses his sins, and God recognizes that to be truth,
but from his heart he confesses his sin, that certain Life called the
Holy Ghost of Jesus Christ turns back into the worshiper, and he's
purged and has no more desire of sin, for he's led by the Spirit of God
and not his own life from then on.
He will make mistakes, certainly, but that Life will hold him. Watch.
Let's go down to the 4th--14th verse. We got time to finish it. Let's
take the 12th verse.
But this man... (not the Lamb... Christ)... But this man...
E-53 He's talking now of the high priest order, how the priest went
into the temple and so forth, worship. How the worshiper went back out
with the same desire.
Men come to the altar and say, "Yes, I don't want to go to hell."
Preacher preaching on how hot hell is and the altar's full of people.
"Oh, God, I don't want to go to hell."
But they're never willing to yield thyself, say, "Yes, Lord. Not my
will from this on but Yours." Really, realize what you're doing. Say,
"God, be merciful to me."
E-54 The Blood of Jesus is on your hands then. Don't you go out and
start living the same life that you did. That Blood will condemn you at
the end of the judgment. You'd better have the Life that's in that
Blood to return to your life's blood, return to your heart and you make
live a different Chr--a different person.
The worshiper once purged. Watch here.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sin for... (How
long?)... ever... (that chain that's eternity)... forever, set down at
the right hand of God... (At the end of the road. Where's He at? At the
end of the road.)
E-55 You remember Sunday before last, the Sunday that I preached and
illustrated the little ark of Moses that was going down through the
bulrushes and everything? You remember how that you old people got to
crying and shouting when I was preaching to the children, had all them
little black and blue eyes setting up here on the front row, telling
them if you lose your life, you'll find it. If you keep your life,
you'll lose it. You remember that, church?
You remember when I was in illustration, getting the illustration of
that morning when Jochebed and when Amram, Aaron and Miriam all down
before daylight with their hands up in the air, saying, "God, You gave
us the baby. Now, we're giving it back to You. You give it to us. It
wasn't ours. It was Yours. You give it to us, and now, we give it back
to you." [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] We keep it; the witches of hell will
kill it. And those long, hook-nosed women come out there, and take its
little head, and bust it against the wall. We'll lose it if we keep it,
but if we give it back to the One Who gave it to us, we'll keep it."
E-56 That's the same thing in your little bark this morning, brother,
sister. You got a cargo in there, a precious cargo of the world; it's
called your soul. Go ahead and keep it. Live the way you want to.
You'll lose it as certain as I'm standing here; and if you give it back
to God and surrender your will, you'll keep it. You'll find it. Jesus
E-57 Remember, and when they pushed this, the treasure of their heart;
when they pushed it out into the river, old crocodiles coming up. I
could see God, as I said, raise from His Throne.
You know there's a lot of trials goes on down here, but there's
Somebody looking at them all the time. They love not their life unto
death. When poor old Amram with his only beloved little child, little
Jochebed that just nursed it to her bosom and then had to put it in the
ark and push it out into the bulrushes, when the alligators were fat on
little babies... There when she was standing there and the tears
running down her cheeks, God said, "Come here, Gabriel, come here a
minute. I want to show you something. I got somebody that really
believes Me." Amen.
E-58 God, let me be that type of person that can say, "God said so.
It's right." And be so dead to anything else, till it becomes a
sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
Said, "Come here, Gabriel. All you angels come out here. I want to show
you something. See that man down there with his hands up. Pushed his
own baby out. I gave it to him, and now he is giving it back. I'll see
that he keeps it." Amen. Said, "Gabriel, call ten thousand angels on
marching orders. I want them out here." Gabriel sounded a little
trumpet and it crossed the corridors of eternity. Ten thousand armed
angels walked down. Said, "String yourselves up and down the river. See
that no alligators, nothing else is going to touch on that. It was give
back to Me."
Gabriel said, "Lord, Chief Captain, where are You going to be?"
"I'm going to be at the end of the line. I'm going to receive down
there." That's the same thing He does today when a man puts his trust
in the Lord Jesus, confesses his sins; the Holy Ghost takes a hold of
that man, and Christ stands at the receiving end.
E-59 Though through many whirlpools, and alligators, and scary spooks,
and everything else, we come through... Through many dangers, toils,
and snares I have already come; it's grace that's brought me safe thus
far; it's grace that will take me on.
Who's at the receiving end? Listen.
Forever, set down at the right hand of God;
From henceforth... (up yonder at the end of the road)... expecting till
his enemies be made his footstool.
E-60 Are you ready? Here it is. Here's the last turn on the bolt.
Here's the last spot with the torch. Here's the last drive of the nail.
This is the one who clinches eternity to eternity and in there the
Sword of God's deliverance has went through the heart and hanging up
his delegate to the Holy Spirit.
Here it is. Hebrews 10:14. Listen. Not My Word, but God's Word who
spoke it before the foundation of the world. It has to be so.
For by one offering He has... (p-e-r-f-e-c-t-e-d) perfected forever
them that are sanctified.
Perfected how long? Till the next time you get on a outs with your
neighbor, till the next time you see somebody, some man or woman or is
lustful, until the next time you see the chance to tell a big lie,
until the next time you see where you can net someone, hurt them, and
drive them away from church, so sometime you can criticize somebody?
Yes, sanctified forever, perfected forever, where the Holy Ghost...
E-61 You might say something sometimes wrong; that's right. You might
do something sometimes wrong. That's right, but as soon as you do it,
watch the next verse.
Whereof the Holy Ghost... (Oh my. I just can't preach anymore.
Look.)... the Holy Ghost is a witness to us. (My.)... the Holy Ghost is
a witness to us;... after that He has said before,
This is the covenant that I will make with them in those days, saith
the Lord, I'll put my law in their hearts and in their minds will I
And their sins and their iniquity will I remember no more against. (Oh,
Every man that has this hope purifies himself, even as God is pure.
E-62 Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank Thee this morning for the
purging of the Holy Ghost, for the grace of the living God. We were
sinners, unrighteous, ungodly, unlovable, without God, without hope,
alienated in the world; and Christ come and took our place. By
foreknowledge God saw us in this condition, knowing that we were
hungering and thirsting. No wonder Jesus said, "They shall be filled."
Not become member, not they shall join, but they shall be filled.
Hungering and thirsting for righteousness. In other words, hungering
and thirsting, knowing that we can do nothing in ourselves, no matter
what we do. The devil could've make us impersonate every gift, could
make us go out and lay hands on the sick, and they'd recover, could
make us speak with tongues, could make us interpret tongues, could make
us have wisdom, knowledge, but that doesn't take it, Lord.
You said, "Many will come in that day and say, 'Lord, Lord, have not I
done these things in Your Name.'
You said, 'Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity. I never even knew
E-63 O God, then let our hopes be built on nothing less than Jesus'
Blood with righteousness; all around our soul gives way, then He's all
of our hope and stay. For on Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other
grounds is sinking sand. To know Him is Life, not to know the orders,
to know Him, the Person.
I pray, Father, for ever sinner in the building today that You'll save
them just now; and may they, without any emotion, without any
contradiction from the devil, but may they with a true, unadulterated
faith, believe what they've heard preached, and accept the Holy Spirit
Who brought it. Grant it, Lord, for it's in His Name we ask it.
E-64 And with our heads bowed, I wonder if there's someone here this
morning now. I want your level, honest, truthful... No matter what
you've done, no matter how many starts you've made, or how long you
belonged to church, are you sincere from the depths of your heart of
this, that knows that the things of the world has passed from you, to
know that day after day and year after year, it continues on, your
anchor holds. They's somebody yonder foreshadowing at the end of the
road where this great kink will be drawed out. There's Somebody there
tugging at your heart, knowing that someday you'll be lifted up.
E-65 If that's not gone from your heart today, friend, fellow citizens,
pilgrims, poor little flock, God bless your heart. See you setting here
gray-haired and stoop-shouldered, see poor little kids who maybe had to
miss meals, and would I stand here and say anything wrong to you
that... Well, God forbid. I'd be a... I ought to get down and repent
before I'd even preach. I love you and that's with real Christian love.
Be honest now with the Holy Spirit. Has all those things passed from
you, or has Satan deceived and you're just living a halfway life?
E-66 Sometimes you think, well, all right. Next times, why, you...
"Well, I don't know." And things happen that you know; and if that's
your condition and this morning you want to surrender it all to Christ,
remember what He said. "He that heareth My words and believeth on Him
that sent Me hath (right now) Everlasting Life." Judgment's over. From
that time on the thing will be dead. If you really accept it, it'll
prove itself. Now, look. Don't be deceived.
E-67 You remember here long years ago when we had the church in order.
(I'm talking to you. You're praying, heads bowed.) Remember when we had
the church in order, when a message was given in prophecy, or in
tongues and interpretation, when we wrote it down and laid it up here
on the platform, witnessed by three men? I gave the message from the
platform. If it didn't come to pass, you had an evil spirit among you.
You come up here and made it right.
If a person done what was wrong, a sister or brother seen them doing
wrong, they went to them. When they come in church, got them by the
arm, went back here in a little room, said, "Brother, I seen you at the
wrong place. I'm not going to say it before the church, 'cause I love
you. You were wrong. Let's us pray now." See?
E-68 Now, you be honest with yourself. If the love of Christ is in your
heart above everything else, God bless you. You're all right, but if it
isn't, don't be deceived. Those spirits are deceitful as they can be.
They deceive you.
That's what the one done to Eve, told her a whole lot of new truth.
"Oh, yes, God has said. Uh-huh." But there's a little flaw in it.
That's what... That's what broke us this morning, we see the little
flaw in the chain. That's what does all the trouble.
Brother, if it's not running perfectly with the heart of God, will you
raise your hand now to God and say, "God, by this I really want to be
right." Nobody look, but me. Raise up your hand. God bless you, lady.
Someone else. God bless you. God bless you, and you, and you, and you,
you. God bless you.
E-69 Now, He knows you. He knows every one of you. He knows just what
you're desiring. Now, our old fashion way (while you have your head
bowed) is for people to come to the altar. That's fine. I like that.
That's not a Bible affair. That's just a church doctrine. "As many as
received Him, to them gave He the power to become sons and daughters of
Right, while you're setting, and you've raised your hand, a dozen or
more of you here, will you now accept in the depths of your heart,
after you say you feel that you should, will you same group that raised
your hand, would you raise your hand, say, "I will now accept this,
Brother Branham. I'll now accept Jesus. No matter what I've done. I
know accept Him as my Lover and my Saviour?" God bless you, sir. God
bless you, sir. God bless you. God bless you, lady.
E-70 "I now will accept Him. Something in my heart telling me. That
I--I--I want to. There's something telling me that I must, right now.
This is my day. Maybe the next time I will be too far away." God bless
you, mister. God bless you, brother. God bless you, lady, I see your
"Now, I feel I must do it." Friends, the church is cooling off.
America's going to be judged pretty soon. Every nation received it.
What are you going to be a hundred years from now. You're going to be
somewhere. Sometime between this minute and a hundred years from now,
you're going out of this world.
You'd better be sure. Don't trifle with it. The Word's being preached
by the Holy Spirit, and It's the Truth coming from God's Word. There's
someone who loves you.
E-71 Now, you can't raise your hand, unless Somebody calls you to raise
your hand. That's the Holy Ghost. "No man can come to Me except My
Father draws him first." And if He loves you well enough to knock at
your heart and say, "Yes, I mean you. This is the time. I want to come
in before I have to take you off this earth prematurely." I will now
ask you to raise your hand. Won't you do it then?
One more say, "I now from the depths of my soul accept It." Now, I'm
going to pray for you. God bless you, lady. I just felt, sister dear,
that was you. I looked back there. Of course, you all realize I'm just
a few days be... Few hours before the meeting yonder. I'm staying in my
room a lot now, praying--healing service. The Angel of the Lord is
near. Great things will take place. I looked back and seen something
standing in the room. It was over a young woman. I seen others raise
their hand. I felt a witness that that was truth.
E-72 I thought if I make one more call, that that woman just raise her
hand, and she did. That was it. Now, God, the Lover of our soul, who
are we anyhow? Why, before the world was ever formed You knowed ever
mosquito would be on earth, every ant, ever chigger. You're infinite.
And You knew that this morning that people would raise their hand. You
knew it. Why, You seen them before the world begin. You knowed it
always, and You knew that this thing would take place, that You might
express Your Love to your people. You said you raised up Pharaoh and
hardened his heart that you might show Your power. How much more will
You express Your love?
E-73 Satan, that evil one who perverted right to wrong, You let him do
it, because You'd express Your love then to Your people. O God, we love
You so much. We appreciate You, and I pray, God, that these people live
a Christian humble life from this day henceforth, as they've accepted
And if there be others, maybe I never seen them all. Maybe You never
showed them to me, but you talked to them. If there's others, bless
them also. For we ask it in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
E-74 Slowly now, sister. You know yesterday Brother Roberson was up to
Brother Wood's. I slipped down; I was waiting for some visiting
minister to come. He throwed on a picture, and a picture was... A lot
of it we was looking at, but one of it when the church was walking out
And I seen myself coming out there, and I looked. Oh, my, boy,
how--what a few years has done to you. I looked again. That come in my
mind this morning. Just a few more days we have with these toils and
And I think of the times that I heard that song start, see them make
their way up here, standing around the altar to take communion. I've
heard the casket wheels squeaking as she down the room there, taking
E-75 Remember, the preaching of this Word will be a--stand in the
judgment. And I'll have to stand behind it, stand there. I'll have to
be a witness to that. I can't take it back. I've done said it. Got to
stay with that. It's going to meet me in judgment, just as God said His
Word and can't take it back. See? Now, I weigh every word first in my
heart and see if I want to say it myself. If it seems wrong, I don't
say it. I let Him say it, but if He says something contrary, though I
wouldn't believe it, I'd say it anyhow, 'cause It's Him. I want to be
sure, 'cause I don't want any mistakes that day.
E-76 You know it's going to be awful dark down at the river that day.
Ain't going to be nobody there to help. You ain't going to take no
money down there. Your friends is going to be in the same shape you
are. It's going to be awful dark. You got to cross. I want to be sure
my ticket's right.
I want to be sure when I look over, and I'd see the red Blood of my
Master. Then when I hear after while the old ship blow, it's going to
be all right then. But I don't want no trouble down there then. I want
to settle it now. If there's any trouble, I want to settled now. I'm
going to need ever bit of grace I can get at that day. I'm going to be
E-77 There was a great teacher said the other day, "He didn't want to
be popular. He wanted to be honest." I voice mine with him. I want to
be honest. I want to tell the truth, so at that day when it does come,
I hear the screams around the bank. I want to look down, be sure.
Like the Hebrew children when they seen that black wings coming across
of death, the little boy say to dad, "Are you sure the blood's on the
The father look out, "Yes, son. The blood's there."
"Well, that's all right then. We're safe."
If it's not there this morning, friend, be sure. Now, Ora Mae, I know
you come to be prayed for, sis. This poor little girl, how she set here
on the row as a little bitty thing there. Little Shirley setting here.
We--we just come in from Arizona.
E-78 I think of them little kids. All of you remember them, out here in
a little--little old boxed up house. Their poor old dad set together
behind the church here for them. Remember those little fellows, how
I--how we all know them. How poor little old Ora Mae... It takes two to
raise a family. Oh, God, this horrible thing of marriage and divorce,
and how Curtis done the best he could by them. He worked hard, but a
child, no matter who it is, needs a mother's love, somebody to love
them. It's nature to quieten your feeling.
I'm a hunter. I study wild life. That's... It's... And I get out and
just study it. An old mother bear when she goes in in the fall of the
year, she's bred to be a mother again. She runs all of her cubs away.
She has from one to two. She runs them away. Make them hibernate
themselves, so they'll be used to it.
E-79 The next year when she comes out, she's got two more little
babies, one or two more. She mothers them through the summer and fall
she scats them away again. She has two more the next summer.
But what if she doesn't have any babies that year. You know what she
does? She goes out; she tries to find those cubs. They're as big as she
is. If she can't find them, she'll take a couple of little wolves.
She'll take a couple coyotes. She'd take actually a human baby. Sure,
it's been done.
She'll take that little baby or anything, and she'll mother it. It's
just nature. She can't help it.
E-80 Look at a little girl with her dolly. Why, she ain't three years
old. I seen my little Sarah the other night. I went in the room,
nervous little thing. There she was sleeping with her little doll on
her arm. I stood there and looked down. I thought, "Poor little thing.
You know, it won't be long many years, dad will get old after what I am
now, get gray and pass away, but that's foreshadowing someday of a real
little baby laying there. That's just in you."
And if you don't love those little fellows, something else will take
its place. If a man don't worship God, he will worship his car. He will
go to barroom. He--he will do something else. He will run around,
'cause there's something got to take that place.
E-81 Now, our sister, I don't mean to be a--a get her into emotion; but
not having a mother's care correctly, something else took its place.
And the poor little thing is suffering this morning from a nervous
break, two little babies. She's made mistakes. So have I, and who else
hasn't. And I'm trying to say, there's Someone who's done forgive us.
She raised her hand awhile ago. It's all gone. That come from a true
heart which I want to believe it did. Watch what happens. When she's an
old gray-headed woman, it'll still stand. That's right, but she's
E-82 There's not a medicine in the world can help nerves. If you take
medicine to settle your nerves, it'll make you twice as bad when it
leaves you. There's not a remedy for nervousness, but I'm so glad
there's a cure. You know I've suffered that too. There's a cure, not a
remedy, a cure, double cure.
On my sermon yesterday at the radio, "The Arrow of Deliverance," the
preacher strikes so short of it as Joash did. He should've struck some
E-83 But look, my brother, sister, the remedy is Christ. Or may I say
this in the pulpit behind this little old box built here... But it's
just as sacred as any pulpit for the Gospel; it's been dedicated to
God. We're a poor people. It might not have a gold layer over the top,
but the Holy Ghost has come here and done some great things for us.
My sister, dear, God bless your little heart. As a mother and as a
child, if you'll accept what Brother Bill has says or tell you now,
I'll assure you, honey, that you'll go out of here, you'll be well.
Now, when you raised your hand awhile ago, that time you accepted
Christ. I want you... In a few minutes I want you to come up here, and
I can prove to you by (you be the judge), by the grace of God, and the
Holy Ghost that's now standing here can make it leave you. That's
right. I've never seen it fail, but then it'll come back to you when
you get away from here (See?) if you'll let it. But if you'll just not
receive it any more, no matter how you feel, you go on saying, "Jesus
Christ heals me."
E-84 See you've dropped, Ora Mae, from up here where you used to be
happy, and ride that bicycle, and run up-and-down the street here; you
was happy then. You didn't have the feelings you have now, did you?
See? Now, you're dropped down here. It's because there wasn't nothing
there to hold you, honey. You dropped down here.
But now you've got to believe that you're up here, and believe it; and
faith without works is dead. If you believe it, then act like you're up
there, and then God will just lift you right up there again.
E-85 There's your Aunt Meda setting back there. She had the same thing.
I had the same thing. I know what it is, but God is the cure. Are you
going to believe it this morning, Ora Mae? Won't you come here.
Any of the rest of you, sick, to be anointed? All right. Let's bow our
heads just a moment.
E-86 Church, all of you knows Curtis. You know Ora Mae. Just to look at
Ora Mae, you can see something taking place. She's weary and upset. Ora
Mae, this is a settling time.
I want to ask you something. Many times, Ora Mae, you said, "If I could
just find some place to start from. If I could just begin at this time
to feel better, I believe I could help myself pull out." See, that's
right; isn't it? Well, you're at the place now, Ora Mae. You're at the
best place in the world, at the altar where the only Person in the
world can help you, will. That's God. I want you to bow your heads,
everybody, and join with me in prayer.
E-87 Dear heavenly Father, as this poor little girl, life is so
short... Now, she's a young mother. I know awhile ago when she raised
her hand, every sin was taken away. God, I... Your Bible is a witness
of that. You spoke it from heaven, "That he that would believe would
Now, she's got an awful struggle ahead of her, Lord. And Satan would
throw off yonder, take them babies away from her, and set her in a
insane institution to butt her head against the wall. But she come to
the right place today, the altar. She come to the house of the living
God. She stands here, as it was, alone at the altar, but not alone. The
Angels of God are encamped about. The Holy Ghost is near too, and she's
a witness of seeing many things happen and know that You are God.
E-88 And I pray that with all my heart, with all my soul that this day
that You'll help Ora Mae. Now, Father, I'm taking from this altar, that
set here at this sacred place, where the Holy Ghost is overshadowed,
it's called olive oil or anointed oil, anointing oil. It's according to
Your specification, the oil from the olives of the branch. And now, as
I go forward to anoint my sister with this oil, You said, "The prayer
of faith shall save the sick."
After preaching the Gospel, knowing that this great service is coming
up, Thy will be done here at Indianapolis, where many neurotics, deaf,
dumb, blind, and everything will stand there. Oh, we don't fear one
bit. You spoke it before the world begin. We have a touch of heaven
yonder that tells us it's the Truth.
E-89 We go forward then to challenge that devil. Our people's in
trouble. Just as Lot was in the sermon this morning, that Abraham went
Satan, we come after you this morning. Our poor little forsaken sister
is in trouble, and we come after you with anointed oil and with the
baptism of the Holy Ghost with the Divine Word of God and the Gospel.
We go to lay hands on her in the Name of Jesus Christ and we cast you
away from her. Jesus said so. It can't fail. Said, "In My Name they
shall cast out devils," and you are our devil. In obedience to His
command, we cast thee away...?... beaten down...?... in going. The
Blood of Jesus Christ...?... Today she comes pure holy...?... our God,
by the confession of her sins...?... of this Gospel we cast away this
nervousness. Oh yes, you...?... But you can't...?... her. We plead the
Blood between her and...?... stand as a mediator and now you leave the
girl. Let her go free and from this day on, may she be happy...?...
those little babies laying there and her husband may he too come and be
a Christian...?... and the circle be unbroken yonder. Let her mother or
her dad or all, let them all...?... Oh God, grant this. May she be free
from this hour. We set her free...?... perfect love of...?... the Bible
and the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through His
Blood and the Holy Ghost we bring her to...?... through Jesus Christ's
Name...?... You feel all right?...?... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Make
you feel relief. Now, when you go out of here, go out, be...?... Ora
Mae again, only a new Ora Mae, a happy girl in Christ, and it'll all be
gone. Come back here in about a year from today...?... say, "Brother
Bill, you remember the morning when you prayed for me up there at the
altar, that settled it...?..." Praise the Lord. Let us bow our heads
E-90 Our heavenly Father, in obedience to the commission of our Lord
and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we love You today with a pure, holy,
unadulterated love. And let Thy kindness and mercy rest upon each and
every one. We thank You for the strangers in our gates, and we pray
that You'll bless each one.
Bless our dear beloved pastor, our Brother Neville, who stands with us
in the harness of the Gospel, not yoked up with the world, but
harnessed up with Christ, all the harness of God on, pulling the old
Gospel chariot on and on, yoked together as fellow citizens and
servants of God...
Bless all the deacons, trustee, treasurer, every one that's concerned:
all the members, the laity, the strangers.
E-91 God, there's coming a meeting yonder in Indianapolis. God, I'm not
worthy to be blessed, but will You bless the people through the
preaching of the Word. No doubt but hundreds will stand.
We also anoint the...?... in the Name of Jesus Christ that You'll help
her and take away her troubles as I lay hands on her through
Jesus...?... Now heavenly Father, grant that Your mercy be extended for
her in Christ's Name.
E-92 And now with our heads bowed, I wonder now if there's anyone here
that would--would have come to the altar, would want to come and kneel
for a word of prayer, that's accepted Christ. I feel like that you'd
just like to pray a little bit after the visitation of the Holy Spirit.
Don't you feel real good about it? Don't you feel good? Come here,
How many would just raise your hands, said, "I'd like to come to the
altar for just a little prayer." Would you raise your hands now? "I'd
just like to purge myself a little." Oh, God bless you. All right.
E-93 Now see, our Brother Neville, I think, I have noticed him in all
of his walks, been a real man. I find him the same every day. Whether
the battle's a going good or going bad, Brother Neville remains the
same. I thank God for it. Brother Neville couldn't do that in himself.
Takes God to do it. And I'm glad that this bunch of sheep has a
shepherd like Brother Neville. I pray the Holy Ghost will help him and
bless him. I love him, and I love his people, and all you people, we
love. And we pray that God will bless you.
But now, while he bow our heads again, I'm going to ask that those who
would want to be prayed for, want to kneel and purge yourselves would
come humbly to the altar.
Now, Brother Neville, you offer prayer for them if you will. I want you
to be in on this. And every one pray. You make your way to the altar.