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Joseph Meeting His Brethren
E-1 With voice enough to talk a little bit, and I've had a sore throat
for some time, and--and this morning I got a awful cold. Looks like
just every time I come down somehow right into this valley...
Yesterday, I was speaking to some of the brethren when we was up on top
of the knobs at New Albany and looked down this way. I said, "That's
the reason right there." It's just a fog hangs over here and a smudge
like all over the whole city.
And as soon as I come into this vicinity, just as I drop down in here
there it goes (See?) again just soon as I come in. Oh, I have to take
me a tent, and go up on top of the hill somewhere and camp. 'Cause
we're just pilgrims and strangers, anyhow, aren't we, seeking a city
whose Builder and Maker is God? That's what we love.
E-2 Now, we have some a--just before the service this morning or before
the Sunday school teaching, we have a--a dedication of babies. And my
brother has a little one that he wishes to dedicate to the Lord, my
brother in flesh. And maybe some of the rest of you mothers and fathers
here have a little one to be dedicated.
Now, many times in the Bible... And we've had lots of splits in
churches because of the different theories on infant baptism and so
forth. And now, those who take them and sprinkle them for infant
baptism, that's up to whatever way you want to dedicate it. But the
whole thing mounts up to one thing, a dedication to the Lord.
E-3 And now, because a baby is far as sin, it has none. Jesus died to
take the away the sins of world, and the baby has done no sin. Only it
was--it's a sinner. It's borned in sin. But, when Christ died at
Calvary, He took away the sins of the world, and the baby is not
responsible until it becomes the age of accountability.
And any little baby, no matter how sinful the parents are, as soon as
it dies, it goes straight to the arms of Christ. See? Because He paid
the price. No matter if it was a baby borned in sin, and by adultery,
or whatever it is. Makes no difference at all. That baby is safe with
Christ, because He died to take away the sins of the world.
And, when it gets old enough now that it's done personal sin, then it
has to repent for what it has done. But it has no personal sin until
it's old enough to commit sin, to know which is right and wrong.
E-4 But now, we always try to stay just as close to the Bible on these
things as we know how. Now, there's no Scripture in the Bible for
sprinkling babies. The only thing that we find... or no infant baptism
in the Bible in no form. The only place we can find, it's wrote here in
the Scriptures that Je--they brought unto Jesus little children. And He
took them up in His arms and blessed them and said, "Suffer little
children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the
kingdom of heaven."
Now, that... Now, as He's gone on to God and sets at the right hand
today in His corporal body in the--on the throne of God... And He has
commissioned His church to go into all the world and to continue the
works that He started here when He was here on earth: that is preaching
the Gospel, healing the sick, and dedicating the children, and so forth.
E-5 Therefore, the loved ones is asked to bring their little ones to
the Lord by giving them to the pastor into his arms. And he raises them
by faith to Christ and asks Christ to bless them.
And so, if you have a little one that--that you haven't dedicated to
the Lord and you'd want to bring him while our sister plays the piano.
"Bring them in," and we can sing it. How many knows the old song,
"Bring them in?" That's fine.
Now, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Branham will bring their little one, and any of
the rest that has some they want to bring, why, bring them right up at
this time now for the dedication. All right.
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in.
Bring the wand'ring ones to Jesus.
E-6 I want to show you another little Branham. Little Mary Ella Branham
is the daughter of my brother and his beloved wife, that they have come
forward this morning at the church to offer the little fellow life back
to God Who gave it to them. And now, shall we bow our heads just a
Our kind, heavenly Father, as standing here before You today, my own
brother in flesh, and his bride, his wife. And Thou has so blessed
their homes with this little Mary Ella to give them joy in the days
that's ahead of them. I thank Thee for their remembrance of where the
baby come from, and bringing it today to the church that they might
present it back to You.
And I now give the baby to Thee in arms of faith and ask You to bless
the little one who I hold. And may it live and grow, and if Jesus
tarries, may it be a servant of Yours to serve Thee. Bless its father
and mother. And God, grant that Your Holy Spirit will lead them through
And if in someday when this earthly pilgrimage shall cease, may all the
big family be gathered together in glory. Grant it, Lord. Until that
time, may this child grow, and be blessed with God, be healthy and
strong, and be an example of womanhood in its stage of...?... And we'll
give Thee the praise, for we present the baby to Thee now in the Name
of Jesus Christ, God's Son. Amen.
I give it back to you. God bless you. The Lord bless you. All right.
[Congregation sings a song--Ed.]
E-7 How we praise our dear Lord for all the little ones. You know, it
just seems strange how we were once little like that. And there's
something about a baby that's unselfish, so forgiving, and so kind.
Even our Lord likened unto them and said, "Except ye become converted
and be as one of these little ones." So easy.
I noticed my little Joseph, how he's just the age to be into
everything, and the mother will just have to correct him, and he will
pull the lamp off or whatevermore, just to hear it hit the floor. And
then, if the mother happens to spank him or something, he will climb
right up in her arms and put his arms around her like that.
We have to be forgiven to each other as these little children to enter
into the Kingdom. Now, we thank God for this little baby, little Mary
Ella Branham. And may it live, and grow, and prosper, and be a servant
of the Lord. And may the home it's raised in be a Christian home, and
so it can come up in the admiration of Christ.
E-8 And now, we are... Thank you Sister Gertie. And now, the little
ones have taken their position in the room for Sunday school classes,
and the pastor has--has made the announcements of where the services
will be today and tomorrow. Tomorrow night...
This afternoon they'll... As far as I know, there's no services open,
'less it would be some of the little missions in Louisville that we're
acquainted with, or Brother Durbin and many of them. I think they have
a Sunday afternoon service.
I've got many calls. Many people are in the courts and so forth to be
prayed for that's sick and afflicted. My next services will be at
Cleveland, Tennessee, beginning next Friday night: Friday through
Sunday. And then, we're coming right home and going to South Bend,
Indiana, and for two nights there with dedication of the temple,
Brother R. E. S. Thoms from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
And then from there, we go to Sturgis, Michigan, for two nights of
service of Sturgis, Michigan. And then, go over to Lima, Ohio, to the
Baptist people in Memorial auditorium in--in Lima, Ohio. That begins on
January the twenty-third through the twenty-seventh. And then, from
there, we go over to the west coast, then, to the big meetings in
California and Arizona. Be in prayer for us.
E-9 Tomorrow... Tonight at seven-thirty, will be the evangelistic
services here at the Tabernacle, and everyone is invited. And tomorrow
night, I have to--I'm going to speak for Brother Cobbles at his--his
midnight watch service. I'll be--my portion begins at nine till about
nine-thirty. Then, I return back to the Tabernacle here where the
meeting will already be in progress with visiting pastors and
ministers, who will be here to have a portion in tomorrow night's
If you all like to hear pastors speak and express their ways of telling
you how to begin the new year, and what to do, why, from the Scriptural
standpoints, why, be sure to be here tomorrow night. Services beginning
at seven-thirty as usual on seven-thirty.
And we'll continue on for--till midnight Sunday night. And then, or
Monday night, rather. Then, after nine o 'clock, I... After I get
through at Brother Cobbles', I'll be right straight back over here at
the Tabernacle to begin and perhaps, maybe, finish what I--the sermon
that I wish to start this morning.
Or I'm--kindy takes me a long time. I'm slow, you know, but, I like for
it to get down on the right kind of a foundation, so there's no need
just scattering it anywhere. I want it to lay there, and grow, and
prosper for the Lord.
E-10 Now, there's a--a minister here this morning, a young minister
that supposed to be, I suppose, in the Belle Air Motel. I'm supposed to
see him at--by two to three this afternoon. And--or is he in yet as I
forget what the brother's name is. He's coming from down in Tennessee.
He was healed of a broken back in my meeting and entered the ministry.
The--this brother there. All right. That's fine. That's at a--it's
from... Was it two to three, was it? I... Three--three, three to four.
And then, there's another minister. I don't whether he's here yet or
not. He's from way up in northern British Columbia.
E-11 One day when I was trying to buckle on some paniers on some
horses, I guess or something. I had a beard about that long. We'd been
back on a hunting trip several years ago. A man walked up and said,
"Aren't you Brother Branham?"
I met a young lady in a store, said, "She'd never seen a woma--a--or
never seen a--a--the city, a big city." And I guess she was four or
five hundred miles from a city, maybe more than that. Hundreds of miles
from a hard top road in a little city called East Pines. I think
there's one store there.
Way back in there, this couple walked up, and they're on their road to
Cuba. I wonder if they're here this morning from northern British
Columbia. Right here. Well, bless your heart, brother. We're glad to
have you and your wife, missionaries traveling through; called me this
morning from the--from the Star Motel. The Lord bless you. I'm--know
all our brethren will be glad to shake their hands.
And a man that by a picture could recognize me with all that beard on,
has a good discernment. Very fine. They were so gallant. The way up in
there where there's no people hardly, way up on East Pines. And
[Brother Branham laughs--Ed.] it's going to be hard to say how few
people there is through that country, but yet they were up there as
missionaries trying to do something for the glory of God. I certainly
appreciate them with all my hearts.
I know you all like to shake their hands and hear about the great north
western country. And now...
E-12 Then the... I believe a Mrs. Roberson's mother is still very ill.
I've got to see her this afternoon. And remember to pray for her.
And then, the Lord willing, I'll be back here again at seven-thirty
tonight. I think the McSpadden's back there as we're going to dinner
with them around about six o'clock and give us time to get back. And
then, we want to visit Mrs. Burns. Is Brother Burns in this morning? Is
he here? Yes, I didn't see you, Brother Burns setting...
Sister Burns is very sick, very sick. And I was over the other evening
to see her. And she is very sick, and a gallant soul she is. And we
want everyone to constantly hold to God, because expressing it from
this manner, not knowing who would be here. But, it'll take a miracle
of God to bring Sister Burns back to the church again. That's right.
When her beloved husband just left the hospital up there at the
veteran's hospital with cancer, condemned to die, and God healed him.
And here he is back in the church and with very good health again as
could be expected in this kind of time. And when the Lord healed him of
a great, enlarged spleen with cancer in the same thing years and years
E-13 And I remember the very time while Brother Wood setting there. I
was in on a little vacation. We was out in the woods squirrel hunting.
And Something said to me, "Go home." I went home. And why'd I go to
Louisville? I'll never know.
And Brother Wood raised around Louisville, driving the wrong block
around and around and around, trying to pick me up. And God was holding
me on a corner waiting for Sister Burns to come tell me. And it was
her, that gallant woman that come told me her husband was dying there
in the hospital when we went there and prayed.
And she got down and took that picture that the Lord taken his picture
of the Pillar of Fire. All of you seen it, I suppose. Set it down on
the floor, and she said, "Dear God of heaven," she said, "Help me to
find Brother Branham at once. I must do it."
And she said, "Angel of God guide me to him." That's what it takes. And
she raises up and goes to town to pay a utility bill, and was strangely
led around another corner, and God sent me from the woods to Louisville
and held me on the corner for a half hour watching Brother Wood turn
the wrong corner all the time up there trying to pick me up. See?
Now, we know that God knows where His little daughter's laying over
there. And He might be expecting you to pray the prayer of faith. We'll
do all we can.
E-14 Another thing we want to say this morning with not only bowed
head, but hearts, to one of the loyalist men that I've--one of them
that I've ever met in my life is our Brother Higgenbotham. His--our
beloved sister has gone to be with the Lord Jesus, a gallant soldier of
God. How many times have I seen her come to the altar.
Her longing was always to get to this prayer line where the Holy Spirit
would tell her what was the trouble. She longed to do it. And how many
times has she walked across this platform here, trying to find if the
discernment would--would come.
And in other meetings and different places has she tried. But, it just
simply wouldn't come, somehow. And then, a few weeks ago walking into
the hospital down there, when I heard she was sick and it was late in
the evening... And when I went into the hospital and set down by her
side, there the Holy Spirit came down and went plumb back into life,
and brought everything up, and put it right exactly where the trouble
But, the strange thing was, Sister Higgenbotham didn't even desire to
stay here any longer. She wanted to go on. There's something calling
her. She answered that call the other day to go be with God. And I'll
always remember her. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
E-15 No wonder you feel bad when you're come into the city. It's
rejected the Gospel. That's what's the matter. And doomed she is. The
'37 flood won't be nothing till this is ended. But, yes, it's doomed,
absolutely. And that's the reason the handwriting's on the wall.
And now, it's too bad we own the property, the things along here. But I
heard the other day that some of our brethren got a ticket for parking
even on the edge of the church lot there. Such a disgrace. I'll pay
that ticket, if you'll just let me know what it was. That's a pity.
But we--this... I think if the... I think we still own that. At least,
the--the deed says so, pull right over on this here. And maybe you
won't get a ticket over there.
But, I'm glad we're headed for a place where they don't drive...?...
tickets. Aren't you? That's right. Wonderful. Yes, indeed.
E-16 Now, I'm not--I'm just going try to talk a little while this
morning, 'cause I got a real head cold, and stopped up, and--and I want
to talk--take a subject from the Old Testament, and just teach a while,
the Lord willing. And then, maybe tonight if come back, the Lord
willing, get back in time and not too worn out...
Oh, I just happened to think too. Brother Kelly setting here and Sister
Kelly's to come up right at... You come as quick as you can after
dinner, 'cause I'm just really moved out this afternoon with a lot of
stuff, Brother Kelly. I remember the other night after I was leaving on
a call when you all come in. All right. [A sister says something to
Brother Branham--Ed.] Now, that's--that's all right, sister.
E-17 Now, then pray for me, and pray for the--my decisions of the Lord
will be--will be for Him, the best that I can. Now, we want to turn
over in the old book, the old--the last or the first book, the Genesis
35. And we wish to read just a little portion of the Scriptures here
out of the book of Genesis. And we pray that God will richly add His
blessings as a background of something we wish to teach on.
And how many likes Sunday school? Oh, that's... How many knows where it
first originated? Don't see any hands. It's kind of... How many knows
what it was first called? Where's my wife? She ought to know that. All
right. It was... Yes? [Someone speaks to Brother Branham--Ed.]
Another missionary, God bless you. Brother who? Brother Neighbor. Where
is he? Would you raise your hand, Brother Neighbor? God bless you,
brother. Is that your wife with you? That is very fine. We're glad to
have you and your family with us this morning.
E-18 You know you're in the will of God. You have to be when you're a
missionary. You see? Because the general orders is, "Go into all the
world and preach the Gospel to every creature." A man that's a
Now, I don't--I don't care too much... I... Missionary is a very fine
word, but I got a better word for it. You're an apostle. See? That's
right. Now, what does the word "apostle" mean? "One that's sent." What
does the word "missionary" mean? "One that's sent." It's the same thing.
So, missionaries, prophets, evangelists, teachers, and pastors make up
the church. Is that right? Apostles, prophets they call. So, as long as
you are a missionary or an apostle, you're one sent of God to a
mission. And you're always right. God bless you is my--my prayer.
E-19 Brother and Sister Foss is on their way to Cuba to the fields,
going from the frozen regions of the north to the tropical jungles of
the South. But this Gospel must be preached in all the world. Amen.
What a change. Where are you from, brother? [The brother answers
Brother Branham--Ed.] Going to Israel.
Oh, I--I'd like to see Mabel setting back there. I'd call my wife and
Mabel to sing for you.
They come from the East and the West,
They come from the lands afar,
To feast with the King, to dine as His guests;
How blessed these pilgrims are.
Beholding His hallowed face
Aglow with light Divine;
Blest partakers of His grace,
As gems in His crown to shine.
Won't it be wonderful that day? Amen. The Lord bless you to Israel, and
you to the place you're going is my blessings to you brethren this
E-20 Now, before we open the Bible, we know that this is text and God
has a context wrote between the lines. You see? So, we can just read
the text, and let God give us the context. So, let's bow our heads just
a moment for prayer.
Our heavenly Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, we pray that You'd
take these words that we shall read now, and bring them right into our
hearts, and let us come softly, quietly, humbly, reverently into Thy
Presence, and may the Holy Spirit take the Word of God and feed every
heart. Including mine there, will You, Lord? For I ask it in Christ's
All right, we'll read just a verse or two here, so that we can get just
a little background. Genesis is the seed chapter; we know. All right.
We'll begin with the 15th verse.
And a certain man found him... behold, he was wandering in the field:
and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee... they feed
And the man--and the man said, They are departed thence; for I heard
them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and
found them in Dothan.
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto
them...?... him to slay him.
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
E-21 And may the Lord grant His blessings to His Word. Now, the Genesis
is always to me... Did I tell you what chapter that was? It's Genesis,
I believe, if I seen... Genesis 37, and beginning with the 15th verse
to you that mark it. Now, we--I believe I said 35 awhile ago. I had two
pages together. I'm--I'm sorry. This little old Scofield Bible, and
it--it's kinda hard for me to read, because I'm past forty, you know.
And my... They tell me I should have some reading glasses. I went and
got my eyes examined when I got so I had to keep pushing my Bible away
from me. And the doctor tells me my arm won't be long enough after
while to get it back. And I'm got to... Said, "I need some reading
I examined my eyes, and they tested perfect ten, ten. But, I could see
a hair laying on the floor somewhere there just as easy, but put it up
close to me. He said, "When you get..." Said, "What makes your hair get
I said, "I don't know."
He said, "It's old age." He said, "That's what get wrong with a
person's eyes when you pass forty. You're, actually your eyeballs get
flat." And you just have to--to cope with it. That's all.
And I just keep putting it off and, "Well, I don't have time to go."
But I--I will someday and get a--a readings to read by when I'm going
to teaching more. But now, I just read a text and go on. And this is...
I got this Bible many years ago, and it's real extremely fine print.
E-22 Now, in the Genesis, "Genesis" means "the beginning, the seed
chapter." And remember that everything that there is today actually
began in Genesis. It was beginning of all things. It was the beginning
of--of salvation. It was beginning of sin. It was beginning of all the
cults. It was the beginning of the true church. It was the beginning of
the false church. It was the beginning of righteousness. It was the
beginning of deceit. It was the beginning of, all things started in
I wish we had just about three months on this, to stay right on this
one subject and just dig it, tie it by the Holy Spirit by God's cords.
And just wrap it together and watch how every word just dovetails right
in with the other words: such a beautiful thing.
E-23 The Word of God is so inspiring, no matter what age, what time.
Every man that's ever read this text through the... It's been written
now for many hundreds yeah--pretty near three thousand more years. And
every man that's ever read this text in every age is inspired by it,
every verse of Scripture. There's nothing else can ever take its place.
A writing that was written back in another day. When it's read for that
age, and for its purpose, it's settled. I might write you a letter and
say, "My dear, beloved brother, today I have been over to a certain
place and done such and such a time." That goes directly to you and
that settles it.
Maybe for a court evidence or something, it could be brought up for an
evidence against me or for me, to prove me something, or prove
something against me. But it would not be the direct message as it
would be when it's given to you.
E-24 But the Bible is not so. It's given to the human race and for all
times and for all ages, because it is a written Word of God. See? His
Words can never fail. They'll never die and as long as there is an
eternity for ever and ever, these will still have the same meanings;
because they are once come from the lips of God. See? Can't fail.
Just think of that, how eternal the Word of God is. They're life. Now,
what is a word? A "word" is "a thought that's been expressed." And when
God once thinks anything, it's just a thought. But when it's once
expressed, it can never alter or change. It has to remain forever.
'Cause your word is just as good as you are. God's Word is as good as
E-25 Your word is a part of you. Your promise is just as good as you
can be. And God's promise is just as good as He can be. Now, as being a
mortal, you can make a promise and have to break it, because you're
just a mortal. I'm just a mortal. But God being immortal, and infinite,
and omnipotent, omnipresent, He makes a statement, and He knows the end
from the beginning. And He can keep it.
Abraham called those things which were not as though they were, because
he was fully persuaded that what God had promised, God was able to
perform. 'Cause He would have never made the promise, unless He knew
what was going to be. See how we can rest upon His Word then?
No matter how hard the storm blows, what's contrary to it? Rest
solemnly upon the Word. God said it Who seen the other side of the
E-26 So, if you're sick just anchor your soul in the haven of rest. If
you're perplexed and distressed, remember, He said, "I'll be with you
always, even to the end of the world." And He's per--He said, "All
things will work together for good to them that love the Lord." So,
just stay right there.
One man wrote, a poet wrote, "My anchor holds within the veil." What is
a veil? It's something that shuts off here from there. And the anchor
is on the inside of the veil. You don't see how it's going to be. But
you know that there's something that's got ahold of you that's got
ahold up there.
E-27 And when the sea is blowing and storming... Did you ever... I
guess, maybe some of you has never been privileged to see a ship
anchored. Oh, my. I've rode them when they throw out a sea anchor like
that, until the little craft couldn't even go over the top of the--the
wave. It would go through the wave. But, as long as the anchor went
out, that's all that makes any difference. Whether we go over it, under
it, around it or through it, doesn't matter. The anchor holds.
That's the way when storms of life begin to shake us. We may have to go
through. We may have to go over, under, around. But just let the anchor
hold within the veil to the unseen. We don't know just exactly where
it's at, but it's a holding.
Just like the little boy, you know, that had the kite. You've heard the
old proverb, the story. Said, "How do you know you got a kite on the
end of there?"
He said, "I can still feel it tugging." So, that's it. If we can feel
it still tugging, God dealing with our hearts, then we know our anchor
E-28 I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who caught the lightning in the
bottle who harnessed lightning electricity. Something within him called
and said, "There's power in that." That power could be harnessed. And
if it's that powerful to shoot the streets, and to burst the timbers,
split open the ground; what could it do if it was once harnessed? It'll
light and flash and hit the whole earth.
And Benjamin Franklin, I believe, fishing on his kite with a key tied
on the end of the tail and a bottle down at the bottom. And when he got
it, he didn't know what he had, but he begin to scream, "I got it. I
got it." He didn't know what it was. He didn't know what he was going
to do with it. But, he knowed he had something.
And that's the way with every man that's hopes are built on nothing
less than Jesus' Blood with righteousness. And all around my soul gives
way, then He's all my hope and stay. On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other grounds is sinking sands. Once borned again, the Holy Spirit
takes Its place into the heart.
E-29 Some young people may not or young or may be illiterate. No matter
how it is, there's no one can explain it. So, don't feel bad because
you're illiterate. You couldn't explain it. There's never been a man
yet could explain it. No matter how smart or how intelligent. It's
God's own secret.
But when that Word takes light in your heart and you see It, you
scream, "I got it." You don't know what you're going to do with It. You
don't know what It's going to do with you. But you know something's
happened. And you got it.
Now, therefore on the Word; it's beautiful. Now, we're faced this
morning and got before us under consideration to my opinion one of the
most vital texts of the Old Testament. Joseph we're going to speak on
meeting his brethren.
E-30 There could be a hundred different ways that the Holy Spirit get
into this and unfold it to our hearts and mind. So, thinking this being
a few days here, we might speak a little while this morning because of
a tightness in the throat. And then, maybe pick it up again tonight, if
the pastor has anything on his heart, and maybe carry it on through,
and finish it up on Monday night.
If it so be that God provides it that way. Now, we're well acquainted
with the characteristics of the Old Testament. How that all the old
things was a shadow (Hebrews 11), a shadow of the things that are to
come. How beautiful that is: how God foreshadows.
And when we feel this shadow as it was, we know that there's something
beyond here, that God in His omnipotence in His great infinite mind,
seeing something just fixing to happen; He could forewarn it. He could
make everything work together, even the wrath of man to praise Him.
E-31 Even someone who treats you evil, as we're going to get after a
bit if the Lord willing, how that Joseph's brother treated him evily,
and he turned right back around and took that and made them praise Him.
So, we haven't got a thing to worry about, not a thing.
How that God through that boy was foreshadowing the coming of the Lord
Jesus, the first time and the coming of the Lord Jesus the second time,
and worked it all out in a life that knowed nothing about what was
going on. Amen. Don't that just do something to you?
To see poor little Joseph, why, he didn't know what was taking place,
why all these things should happen; but it was all God working out,
foreshowing, foreshadowing the things that were going to be.
E-32 And then, you could notice the Word, how you pick It up here and
read It in Genesis, read in the middle of the Book, read in the last of
the Book, and every word copes right with one another like that. And It
was wrote thousands of years apart by hundreds of different men. See?
So, therefore, you see, it's all God, one not knowing the other or know
what book was wrote, nothing about it, another time, another age. And
we can see today that God is dealing just exactly like He did back
We're just now going, ending up in the new year from the shadowing of
the old. And how that in the beginning, how that God when He seen sin
going to take its domain over the earth and over the people. How that
the great program had been perverted, not spoiled, not recreated, but
E-33 See, Satan cannot create. He can only pervert. Everything that you
see is wrong, that's righteousness perverted. See?
You see an old fortuneteller out on the street, that's just the
prophets perverted. See? You see anything that's evil, see man living
untrue to his vows to his wife; that's righteousness perverted into
evil, vice versa.
See women on the street acting the way they do and becoming the way
they are, that's ladies perverted.
E-34 I passed by Louisville the other day, wife and I, and I seen a
sign on a window where we were coming from eating over on fifth street.
And said, "Tables for ladies." I said, "They have never had a
customer." No, a lady wouldn't go in there. When she goes in there,
she's not a lady anymore. See?
So, it never had a customer under that sign. Ladies don't go to those
places. But, you see, what that is that goes in there is ladies
perverted. See? All right.
E-35 Now, God, to make all things praise Him, we are celebrating the
Christmas birth of the Lord Jesus, which it isn't just exactly His
birthday. His birthday was in April. 'Cause it's just as cold in Judaea
or colder in December than it is here. So, we realize that...
You see the picture the other day, the tanks up there and the snow and
things like that in Judaea. Could you imagine shepherds laying out on a
hill in weather like that? But, it isn't today, but it--the day doesn't
mean so much. It's the--the attitude we have toward that day that's set
E-36 Now, notice as soon as God seen the seed of the woman, how they
had been misconstrued there, and righteousness had been perverted, God
gave a promise that through that woman would come a blessed Seed. You
get it? There would be a Seed.
And just as soon as Satan heard that, who was standing present; as soon
as he heard it, he took in to destroy that Seed. And he tried to do it
in Joseph. He tried all through the age. And he's still against that
blessed Seed. Amen.
I want you to put on your deep thinking caps just for a minute now. As
put on a helmet of salvation and listen close now. Here's something
real vital. And you may disagree with it. It's all right. But, did you
notice, as soon as there'd already been a--a conception, for Eve had
already lived unrighteous and had committed the sin...
E-37 Where did that come from? That's in Genesis. Men today are trying
to find the missing link between animal and man. This is revelation.
The Bible said, that, "The serpent beguiled the woman."
Today, men can bring up animal life, and the closest animal they have
to the human being is the chimpanzee. They could make him smoke a pipe,
ride a bicycle, put on a hat, tip it. That's just like gee and haw to a
horse. It's sound. He hasn't no soul. He can't think. He can only go by
sound. He doesn't have a soul.
Then, they got a missing link right in between here, that they never
have been able to find. And for six thousands years, they've tried to
get one mutter out of a chimpanzee and can't do it. They never will.
E-38 But we know that we're animal life. We're plant life out of the
earth. As I was saying the other day at our dear sister's funeral, we
are a bunch of sixteen elements of the earth of cosmic light, and
petroleums, and things put together. We were here when God spoke and
said, "Let there be." Our bodies were.
But something, a Mastermind developed us into what we are now, made us
with hands and arms and so forth, not to destroy us, but that we might
live forever. Sin done the destroying. And He who made us without us
having any--any idea of ever being here, He that made us, and brought
these things together, and made us what we are now; can He not much
more by giving us free mortal agency to accept it, and by the same Word
that created us promise us that He'd raise us up again? How much more
will all this petroleum come together, and the atoms, and so forth, in
the--by the Word of God.
E-39 Now, in the beginning when God spoke, and Satan was standing there
and he heard it... And the people are trying to find this missing link.
I'll tell you by revelation, if--if you want to receive it, that
missing person between animal and man is the serpent, before he had his
legs taken from him.
The Bible said, "He was the most subtle of all the beasts (not
reptile), of all the field." He was the one who beguiled the woman in
his beauty. And she conceived, and now by doing that and seeing sin was
coming, God put such a curse upon him till science will never find any
relationship between this serpent as known today and mankind.
But, there is your fallen, degraded being between--that hooked the
animal life together. There you are. God has hid it from the wise and
prudent, but will reveal it to babes such as will learn. See? There's
your fallen person.
The serpent, he was brought from way, the most subtle, the greatest,
the most beautiful, the more like human being. And then because of this
evil that he did with Eve; He brought him down to a reptile to go on
his belly all the days of his life, and dust should be his meat.
E-40 Therefore, science could come to there, and their tree's knocked
down. Notice now, as soon as the woman seen that she--the... Now, she
was deceived. She didn't bring sin. She was deceived. She thought it
But, "Adam was not deceived," said the Bible. He knowed it was wrong.
And she had him to do the same thing that the beast had done, and she
brought forth her first son, which all the traits of the devil was in
that boy. He was a murderer; he was jealous. How could it come from
that pure stream of God? It had to come from the evil.
And as soon as he did this, then he... The devil used his tool. She
brought forth her second son which was after Adam, and in there was
Abel. And right quick the devil tried to destroy that righteous seed.
And he turned around and slew Abel to begin with which was type of
Judas and Jesus. Slew him at the altar, to where Jesus--Judas
slew--slew Jesus, betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver and sold
Him. All right.
E-41 But, notice, when he did that then God, a type of Christ, both
death and resurrection, He raised up Seth to take his place. See? And
the devil took after Seth. Now, watch.
Along before the antediluvian destruction, there was a long lineage of
men who came down through the sons of Cain from the land of Nod, and
they were scientists: smart, intelligent, marvelous men. They even
tempered metals. They built homes. They were a marvelous civilization.
The Bible goes ahead, and said how they worked with copper, how they
worked with metal. But this other group was wanderers. But both groups
was religious. Cain was religious. Abel was religious. And God drawed a
line which was right. Cain was just as religious as Abel. They both
built altars. They both believed in God. They both worshipped God. They
both brought gifts.
E-42 Now, watch them two seeds: One's fighting, the evil's tried to
destroy the righteous seed. And he tried to destroy Abel. He did. But,
God raised up Seth to take his place. He thought he had Jesus right
Look down through the age everywhere, he... Ever place he come, he
cornered that seed. When he slew one or the other, he thought he had
that. And finally, he--he took after John the Baptist. Finally, cut his
head off. He thought he had him then; but he found out he was over here
in Jesus. He slew all the babies. And Moses, he tried to kill Moses. He
tried every way he could to destroy that seed.
And when he killed Christ at Calvary, but God raised Him up again the
third day. And then He sent the Holy Ghost back to call sons, daughters
of God. And that same evil, religious seed is persecuting that
righteous seed yet today. You see it? They're trying to destroy that
righteous branch of God.
E-43 Now, both sides, if you notice, is started in Genesis religious.
On both sides, one of them denominational, high-minded, and the other
one humble, walking in the Spirit by revelation. How could Abel ever
know that it was a lamb instead of fruits from the field? Because it
was revealed to him by a Divine revelation.
Jesus said the same when Peter confessed Him to be the--the Son of God.
He said, "Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father
which is in heaven has revealed this to you. Upon this rock (The rock,
not Peter, not Jesus, but on the Divine revelation) I'll build My
church and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it." You get it?
It's Divine revelation.
E-44 Now watch, every epoch of time, there, they met face to face and
fought it out. Look at when Moab was up on the hill and Israel was in
the valley. And Israel only asked him as a brother gentleman to pass
through their land, going to the promised land, that God had promised
them, only asked for a little revival in their church as it were. Just
to pass through the land and promise they would even pay for the grass
that the cattle licked up.
And they would go by the king's highway, and the things that they would
do as they passed through the lands... And they would make it right.
E-45 Now, Moab, the land of Moab was not infidelic. They were believing
in the same God that Israel believed in, for they were the sons of
Lot's daughters, Lot's daughter who conceived while Lot was drunk by
her own father. And he went over and they fought--that's where these
Moabs sprung from.
And when their prophet come out, their teacher, money crazed, and set
at the altar, seven altars exactly the same amount of altars was
required down here. Here's Moab setting here, the great fine
denominational land all fixed and figured. And here was Israel, a
little old holy-roller wandering about in tents from place to place.
You say, "A holy-roller?" They sure was. If they--if they're what they
call today holy-roller. When they crossed the Red Sea, and God
performed a miracle in front of them, Miriam grabbed a tambourine, and
begin beating the tambourine, and running down the banks screaming, and
jumping, and dancing in the Spirit; and the daughters of Israel
followed her, jumping, screaming, dancing in the Spirit.
And Moses stood with his hands up, perhaps singing in a language that
nobody had ever heard before, a song that nobody could understand. He
sung to the Lord in the Spirit. If that isn't modern holy-rollers, I
don't know where to look for them.
E-46 They had signs and wonders with them. Now, if God only respects
the fundamental... Looky here, Moab Scripturally speaking was just as
fundamental as Israel was. He had everything that Israel had. He had
seven altars. That's what God required. Israel had seven altars. He had
seven clean sacrifices. Israel had seven clean sacrifices. There's Cain
and Abel again. See?
All right. He offered seven bullocks. He offered seven bullocks. He
offered seven rams, speaking they believed that Christ would come. He
offered seven rams, the same thing. Just as fundamental as fundamental
Cain built an altar. Abel built an altar. Cain offered a sacrifice.
Abel offered a sacrifice. Abel worshipped; Cain worshipped. But God
vindicated, proved that Abel was His choice. God proved here that
Israel was His choice, for Israel had a Supernatural in their camp.
Although, of all their mistakes, they had a Pillar of Fire following
them. They had an atonement for Divine healing and practiced Divine
E-47 A serpent, they had a smitten rock. They had signs and wonders in
the camp. When John came, he was supernatural. When Jesus came, It was
supernatural. And the enemy on the fundamental side always persecuted
the supernatural. You see what He's trying to do today? The same thing:
"Blot out Divine healing, blot out these people. There's nothing to
them. The dignitary's the great people. Blot it out." Brother, it's
nothing but that vine twisting through Genesis coming into Revelation.
I take my side with the holy-rollers. Let it be whatever... I never
seen a holy-roller. That's a name that the devil put on the Church of
God when it don't belong there. They are not holy-rollers; they are
sons and daughters of God misunderstood by the world.
E-48 Now, Joseph was borned of the--his father, and was loved of his
father, and hated of his brethren. Now, notice, perfect picture of the
Lord Jesus... I want you to notice how His life just types. In the Old
Testament everything typed now. Look back there and see the picture;
there's a shadow and you see what the positive is.
Now notice, Joseph being a type of Christ, a type of the Church, type
of the Holy Spirit, type... He was a prince of prosperity, just as
Christ is, just as the Church today. Notice again, that when he was
born, his father loved him, and he made him a coat of many colors.
Now, there's only seven perfect colors in all colors. All others are
made off these colors. And the coat, perhaps, had colors in it of seven
different colors, stripes of colors into the coat that the father made.
If you notice, maybe, Jacob didn't understand that at the time. But
that signified, "promised one."
E-49 When God gave Noah the rainbow sign, the seven colors, it was a
promise or a covet one. God had made a covenant that He would destroy
the world no more with water. And God's covenant was also carried over
through Jacob into Joseph. Abraham was election, and Isaac was
justification, and Israel was grace, and Joseph was perfection. That
was the only one that had the colors.
We see Jesus setting upon the throne with the colors, rainbow around
Him. In Revelations 1 it was God's covenant with the people. Christ...
Here it is. Oh, how I want you to see it. Christ is God's Covenant with
His people, not denominations, but Christ is God's Covenant.
As Joseph was hated, so is Christ hated today. They don't want to say
they hate Christ. But their works prove what they do. They're against
every move of Him. Speak of His action, His works, His marvelous
doings, why, sure we have Satan at the camp too, a battling away.
And they'll point to the words of Satan. But I don't care what Satan
does to--to try to confuse; God's Word stands perfect and His promise
is perfect. I'll never want to take sides with that group.
E-50 Notice, there He was, the Covenant. Christ was to look upon at
Jasper and Sardis stone in Revelations. That was the breaststone, or
the birthstone, rather, from Reuben to Benjamin. That was the
reflection of the Sardis and Jasper as they reflected together under
the Light of God, made the covenant around Christ, the rainbow. And
what does it speak of? Reuben, the oldest, Benjamin, the youngest. From
first to the last, He was the One that was, which is, and shall come,
The Root, the Offspring of David; He's the Morning Star. He's from A to
Z, the Alpha, the Omega, God's reflection from the beginning of time to
the end of time. There He is, God's Covenant with His people.
And all these other things, Joseph, David, all the prophets was just a
reflection (Amen.), reflecting from the true Seed from the garden of
Eden, till the time that He shall come the second time in glory to
receive His people and His Church. There it is, beautiful to look upon.
E-51 Joseph, his brothers were arrogant with him. They hated him
without a cause, because he was supernaturally inspired. You get it?
Cain hated Abel without a cause, because of being supernatural inspired.
Moab hated Israel without a cause, because they had Divine healing,
signs, wonders, and miracles, hated him without a cause and wouldn't
let him pass through the...
E-52 [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]"...?... have your brother's wife." Amen.
Now, my beloved friends, I want to bring something to your memory. Now,
I want you to put it down below the fifth rib on the left side in the
tent of that compartment called heart. Never in any age or at any time
that God ever inspired a man, did He ever go on the religious side,
so-called religious, people of the world. Never did He take up with
denominations. Ne--always, He stood out against and against the
denominations of the day and against the religious order of the day.
Show me one prophet, show me one time through the Bible that any man of
God ever coped with the so-called religious moves of his day. Amen.
E-53 Even Elijah, after being in the school of the prophets, why, when
he went up there, they wanted him to leave. He said, "It's too straight
here." You see?
Ahab, one of the religious leaders of his day... Elijah separated
himself to Mount Carmel. Watch the John the Baptist separate himself.
Never even went to their school to learn their theology. But God sent
him into the wilderness to prepare him for a work.
Cain's outfit has never been able to put their ecclesiastical jacket on
a man of God. It won't fit. That's right.
E-54 Notice, through the ages, and when Jesus comes, never did He
consult any of the theologians, but called them a bunch of vipers or
snakes in the grass. Never did the ascip--disciples ever cope with any
of their denominations. They were on the side of Abel. Never did Joseph
ever cope with them. He was hated and rejected for the same purpose
that the rest of them was, because God was with him in the
supernatural's way, and in a different way than what He was with the
rest of them. And they hated him without a cause.
Cain hated Abel without a cause. The brethren hated Joseph without a
cause. And today, the denominational world, no matter how great it
is... I take my hat off and say, "Thank God for them." But in all of
their great teachings, their great churches, the great things, still in
all of it, God calls out men having nothing to do with it, because they
won't cope with the supernatural.
E-55 There's the move on today. And they hate that move without a
cause. I heard a man say the other day, that almost turned my blood to
water, for here a man with the influence, a great Baptist preacher. And
he was talking about, that it was not Scriptural for anyone to worship
the virgin Mary. How true that is. That's right.
He said, "There's no Scripture to worship anybody except Christ."
That's right. He said, "God was in Christ, and in Him was the fulness
of the Godhead." That's right. And then after all that nice, wonderful,
Scripture teaching, turns back around and said, "Never was there a
miracle done in the world." Because he's so hard against Divine
healing, turned around and said, "There never was a miracle done after
the death of Christ. No one never raised the dead after Christ, because
that He was the only One Who had Eternal Life."
But, I say unto you, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God told His
disciples to go and preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and raise the
dead, and clean the lepers. That's what Jesus told His disciples. How
can men become so religiously blind? They become narrow minded, because
of denominational barriers, and hate their brethren without a cause.
You see it? So narrow, so little they do it because of their prestige.
E-56 A great minister of the land today was asked why he didn't receive
the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after it was presented by other man of
his standing, who had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He said,
"It would hurt my ministry."
If you tell me anytime... It might hurt an individual's ministry, but
it'll never hurt the ministry of Jesus Christ...?... It will further
the cause of the ministry of Jesus Christ.
But this Mr. Doctor said, that, "Never was a person ever raised from
the dead." Said, "I know there's a bunch of holy-rollers in the land
today, that claim that they've seen the dead raised and stuff. There's
never a scientific proof of any healings or anything else."
E-57 Now, you see, here it is, my brother and sister. I want you to
notice this real close. The reason that is is this. Today men... In the
days of the Lord Jesus, in the days of the Testaments when man believed
in God, they heard of a miracle being performed; they never tried to
scientifically prove it. They accepted it. They just believed it, for
they knowed that God was.
But today, the infidelic group has got into the religious moves, and
he's so trying to prove things scientifically. And let me say this as
it's coming from heaven, I believe, to my heart. There is never a time
that it could be proved, because if you could prove God, then He's no
more accepted by faith. It is a proof. We believe God and His miracles;
by faith we call those things which are not as though they were,
because God said so. No matter what it is.
E-58 Abraham could not prove that Sarah's milk veins wasn't dried up.
He could not prove that--that the tubes, and so forth become
impregnated. They--she could--they couldn't prove none of this. They
couldn't prove, maybe, by the tests of the seed that they were fertile;
but he believed it anyhow and rejected anything that was contrary to
it, and called those things that were not as though they were, because
within the veil, the hope of God rested on the Word of God, and called
those things, scientific or not, the truth because God said so. There
We believe; by faith we receive it. But if the brother, not disputing
with him. I don't believe in that. But if the brother would only read
that how Paul was stoned to death, and the saints stood over him and
prayed till life come back in him. How that Paul preached all night one
night. And a man fell out of an upper loft and killed himself, a young
man. And Paul laid his body up over him, and the spirit of life come
back in him again.
E-59 How that Elijah raised the woman's baby after it was dead even
eight hundred years before the coming of Christ. Men even without the
blessing of the Holy Ghost done miracles, that these fellows are afraid
to attack with the Holy Ghost. My, my. How pitiful. Why? It's because
they are arrogant and they hate their brethren without a cause, just as
Joseph was hated without a cause. You see it? He was hated, not because
that he was worthy to be hated, because without a cause. They did not
believe him. He was living in a different realm.
And I say this now, as our time is getting short. I say this with all
trueness of heart. They hate the Church today that has the
supernatural. It's jealousy. It's petty jealousy. And it exists among
human beings. The disciples had it. They were so ashamed of themselves,
because ten days before, God gave them power to heal the sick, and to
cast out devils, and raise the dead. And they had an epilepsy boy
before them and had failed.
And Jesus when He come down off the mount and healed the boy, and they
asked Him why could we not. He didn't say, "I--I have took My power
back." He said, "I give you power." I show you where He give it to the
church, but you can't show me where He ever took it back. See?
What did Jesus rest His solemn words upon? "Because of your unbelief."
E-60 And then a few days later, they found a man who was not in their
ecclesiastical realm. He'd heard Jesus pronounce these things, and he
was getting the job done. He was casting out devils. And Peter and John
come to tell him he had to belong to their group or he couldn't do
this. "You'll have to follow us and make up with us. We're the church
and you got to do it." He let them know to tend to their own business.
He was getting along pretty well without joining their organization.
So like little sissy petty's as we have today, little juvenile
children's ideas, run back and said, "We found him, and he was casting
out devils." And what was it? They were jealous, because he was doing
what they couldn't do. They had got carnal. Their eyes of their
understanding was like Joseph's brethren, had not been yet enlightened.
So they come back, and tattled on him, and told Jesus. And Jesus said,
"Let him alone. (Amen.) He's doing a good work. He's doing what I
commanded you to do, and you failed to do it."
E-61 God is able of these stones to rise children to Abraham. So now,
my beloved Methodist, and Baptist, and Presbyterian brethren, because
that you think it has to come through your church, God's able of these
holy-rollers to rise stones unto Abraham. That's right. He will have
somebody that's going to do His work. That's right. With all their
failures, and blunders, and whatmore they make... So did Israel make
the same thing, but that righteous seed is moving on. I'm so glad I can
say I'm one of them.
By the grace of God today, we're one of those. I'm so happy for it.
Aren't you? My heart rejoices at the beginning of this new years to
know that God through His amazing grace has included my name in the
Book of Life, to give me the understanding that I am associated among
His people who are outcasts. And with the disciples, I might say this,
I count it a privilege to bear the reproach of His Name. Yes, sir. I'm
so glad that I am one of them.
E-62 And now, we begin here with Joseph on the next service which may
be tonight or Monday night one, 'cause our time is up. But, I love Him.
Don't you love Him? He is wonderful. And I'm so glad today, that I can
join hands with that long string of despised, and rejected, and hated
by the ecclesiastics down through the land, here they are. They are the
lower. That's right. The ecclesiastical sphere speaking of the world
educationally and socially speaking, they are above them. And we are
glad to be humble, because those that will humble themselves, God will
someday come the second time in glory to exalt His Church. Until then,
let's earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the
saints. Let us pray.
And now, with our heads bowed, I just wonder if there would be one this
morning, or many I hope that has never yet accepted this Christ, and
His great blessings, and His great powers; and we are wondering today,
if you would make your choice today, and say, "Lord Jesus, it is I, and
I desire to be Your servant with all my heart to take the way with the
Lord's despised few. I see now, Lord, it's not what the world speaks
of; it's what Your Bible speaks of. It's not what the world calls me.
They hate me as they did Joseph. They hate me as they did Abel. They
hate me as they did John. They hate me as they did Daniel. They hate me
as they did Ezekiel, Zechariah. They hate me as they did Jesus. They
hate me as they did the apostles and those who followed You without a
cause. Lord, I pray for them."
E-63 Have you ever received an experience like that that you have come
out, and we are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, offering spiritual
sacrifices to God: that is, the fruits of our lips giving Him praise.
Could you stand in the midst of the troubled world? Could you stand
before your boss? Could you stand with a humility in your heart, with
love in your heart for the sinners of this world, with the Life of
Christ within you, and give a testimony and praise to the glory of God?
If you haven't that experience, why not begin the world, the life, the
everything anew today by raising your hand to Him and saying, "I now,
Lord, accept that and want You to give me the baptism of the Spirit."
E-64 Now, our heavenly Father, the little church this morning stands,
we know picked, shot at. The enemy has oppressed her, shooting its
arrows. And we pray for their sinful souls, Lord. They don't know that
they're blinded by the god of this world. The church, generally, all
over the world today, the enemy, the religious people has shot at them
with every arrow. But in spite of all of it, the great revival moves on.
Thousands of humble, poor neglected children has stumbled into these
places and seen Your miraculous hand, has been filled with the Holy
Spirit, and they're no longer of this world; they're pilgrims and
strangers. They care not for the world, but they're seeking a city to
come whose Builder and Maker is God. They've seen Your healing power to
heal the sick. Your signs and wonders will be wrought amongst Your
people. Great things break loose in the spite of the places where they
condemn it and try to hold it down. Your servants move right in and set
up a revival, and they sweep the humble into the Kingdom of God.
E-65 In our midst this morning, we're privileged to have these
missionaries who are leaving into the other lands, one leaving into
Israel. Oh, God, there it is. Pour out Your Spirit with him, Lord. And
may great things be accomplished and cause those poor wandering Jews to
come back. May they receive the Holy Ghost as their fathers did at the
Here's a brother going out into Cuba, out into the islands. You said,
"Unto the utmost parts of the earth." Something pulling, tugging at
these brethren's heart. Leaving their homes, their loved ones, not
caring for the pleasures and good times of this world, but going out in
the barren lands yonder under the opposer trying to stop the work. But
just like the ox who brought the cart back with the commandments on it
and the ark of the covenant, they left their little ones a bawling and
they went down the road lowing, singing, going down to the rock.
E-66 We thank Thee for every minister we see setting back in our
congregation. Brother John, this morning, also, out of Germany, how
he's been raised up poor; pulled a little wagon across the nation,
preaching the Gospel. Thank You for him. And these young man and other
ministers who are setting close and all the laity... When I ask,
Father, believing that under a time like this, that if a man or woman
did not have Christ in their heart, they'd have raised their hand,
surely, seeing all the proof of the Gospel that You're the same and
Your Church is the same.
I thank You for everyone. I pray that You'll bless them and heal their
bodies if they're sick, and grant unto them the desires of their heart.
Grant this, Father, we ask in Jesus' Name.
E-67 And with our heads bowed, let's just meditate a few moments. Just
be in prayer, softly. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
The first one to die for this Holy Ghost plan,
Was John the Baptist, but he died like a man;
Then, came the Lord Jesus, they crucified Him,
He preached that the Spirit would save men from sin.
Then they stoned Stephen, he preached against sin.
They... so angry, they dashed his head in;
But he died in the Spirit, He gave up the Ghost,
And went to join the others that life-giving host.
There was Peter and Paul, and John the Divine,
They gave up their lives so this gospel could shine;
They mingled their blood like the prophets of old,
(That still seed persecuted)
So the true Word of God could honest be told.
There was souls under the altar crying, "How long?"
For the Lord to punish those who've done wrong;
But there's going to be more who'll give their life's blood
For this Holy Ghost gospel and Its crimson flood.
Keeps dripping with blood, yes, it's dripping with blood.
This Holy Ghost gospel, It's dripping with blood,
The blood of disciples who died for the Truth,
This Holy Ghost gospel is dripping with blood.
[Brother Branham hums--Ed.]
E-68 Oh, God, come Lord Jesus. Mold us now, while we're humble before
You. Take all indifference from our lives, out of our hearts. While
the--the sweetness of the Spirit seems to have the eyes colored, God
taking His Word now and watering It. We're so happy that You've
included us, Father, to be bearers of the Gospel.
We pray for every need of the church. We pray for our beloved pastor.
Oh, God, faithful servant, never tiring, always ready to go. Speak to
his heart today and let him know that there's a great reward waiting
there for those faithful pastors when they gather yonder on the other
side with all the redeemed. Bless other pastors, and the missionaries,
and the members of the body of Christ everywhere.
E-69 Forgive us of our shortcomings, Lord. And now, if there is a need
in our hearts, Lord, won't You, while You're present bless us? If
there's sickness in our midst, Lord, someone may who's come into the
little church today, and they look yonder, and they see Calvary, see
there where the real Seed, where Satan thought he could destroy It with
death... But God raised it up again. Just can't do it. God's made a
promise, and God stays with His promise. And every promise is true.
You promised us Eternal Life, and we have It. We feeled It. There's
something in us moving that we can't explain. Oh, God, in the midst of
trouble we feel some holds back yonder just set still. Storms may hit
the sea; the ship may rock our little bark. You'll make a way over,
under, around, or through it some way. So, we're laying right against
the Word, Lord.
E-70 And I pray now that if someone's sick and the meeting, that this
Spirit's that's in the building right now, move down in great love,
say, "Child of Mine, this is Me. I'm the Father Who created you. I was
the One who brought the--the elements from the earth that formed you
what you are. Satan's trying to get in on My work. Take My promise,
And this prayer of faith I'll offer, believing that You're here. Let
Thy hands, Lord, stretch forth to every heart and the sickness depart
from the people. I rebuke the devil, the devil of oppression, the devil
of fear, the devil of sickness of all kind; Thou has said, "In My Name
they shall cast out devils." In the unity of this church and this
Spirit this morning, we cast away every evil from the people, that we
go from here clean by the Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus as we humbly
E-71 Bless us in the farther exercises. Bless us in whatever we do. Go
with the ministers, and with the evangelists, and with the missionaries
and to their places, Lord. Grant someday that we'll meet at--at Your
feet. Then we'll lay our trophies down. God, they'll be of all types.
They'll be the white man, the yellow man, the black man. All together
we'll say, "Lord, here they are." What a day of rejoicing that'll be.
Let us work while it's day, for night comes when no man can work. We
ask these blessings in the beloved Name of the Son of God, Jesus
All things are possible, only believe.
Only believe, only believe. (What is it?)
All things are possible, only believe.
How many had a need and can believe right now, you raise up your hand,
say, "Now, I receive."
Now, I receive, now, I receive,
All things are possible, now, I receive.
Now, I receive, now, I receive,
All things are possible, now I receive.
E-72 Now, let's just bow our heads just a moment now. Just continue on,
sister, on the piano if you will. You receiving? You say, "Brother
Branham, I've been sick for a time. There's been something look like I
just couldn't overcome. I've been prayed for by individuals." That's
good, brother, sister. But did you ever think what it is? It's that
little promise that's been given you. All things are possible to him
Why don't you cast that right into Calvary this morning? Just hold the
end of it here, the Spirit that give it to you. Cast it right into
Calvary, and say, "There my anchor holds. Now, I receive right now.
It's all over right now. No matter what takes place right now; my
anchor holds within the veil. And I receive just what I ask for. I know
I have it. God's Word said so. God, I'm looking to You, now." Maybe,
you had worries, financial troubles, whatever it is. No matter what it
is, cast it right yonder against Calvary, for all things--all things
are possible, only believe.
E-73 Just letting it soak in real sweetly. Isn't it wonderful? This is
my time of the service. The Word's been sowed. You see? Now, God's
watering It. Can't you just feel that re--that soothing, refreshing
from the Presence of God, just coming down and watering It, say now,
"Here child, I--I'll come with My Word. I'll honor My Word. I'll watch
over It day and night. I'm watering It now in your heart. Can't you
just take Me and believe Me?" For all things (what) are possible, only
My, how wonderful, how wonderful. Just to soak in, just feel the water
coming down over the seeds. What is it? The righteous Seed, It's been
sowed in your heart. It's God's Word. That's the Seed that--that's the
Holy Ghost, the Seed that God promised in the beginning. You're
Abraham's seed by being dead in Christ and take on Abraham's seed, and
are heirs according to the promise. The Holy Ghost come from the Seed
of Abraham which makes you sons and daughters of God.
E-74 Now, that's the Holy Ghost watering that promise that you took
awhile ago for your healing, for your salvation, for a better walk, for
the fear to leave you, for whatever you have need of, for that journey
down to the islands, for that journey over to the homelands of Israel,
to your church, to your place, wherever it is, to your home. That's the
Holy Ghost saying, "That's Me. I'm with you, go on. I'm leading the
way. You--you just keep on moving. That's Me."
There's Honey in the Rock for you;
Leave your sins for the blood to cover,
There's Honey in the Rock for you. (Shall we stand.)
Oh, go out to the streets and byways,
Preach the Word...
Say to every fallen brother,
There's Honey in the Rock for you.
Oh, there's Honey in the Rock, my brother,
There's Honey in the Rock for you,
Leave your sins for blood to cover;
There's Honey in the Rock for you.
E-75 Now, look, don't want you to leave yet. I want you to see somebody
standing near you, shake their hand, say, "God bless you, brother,
sister." Whoever it is. Just turn right around. This is little old
interdenominational Tabernacle. We're just on our journey, peculiar
people. All right.
Take the Name of Jesus with you,
Child of sorrow and of woe;
It will joy and comfort give you,
Take it everywhere you go.
Precious name! (Precious name!)
... (O how sweet.)
Hope of earth and joy of heaven;
Precious name, O how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heaven.
Now, everybody look this way now. Let's:
At the Name of Jesus bowing,
Falling prostrate at His feet,
King of Kings and heaven will crown Him
When our journey is complete.
Precious name, (Precious name,) (O how sweet!)
Hope of earth and joy of heaven.
Precious name, (Precious name,) oh, how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heaven.
E-76 Now, while we bow our heads to the Lord Jesus. It's been a great
jubilee, a great feast, a Pentecostal feast on the Word, and the things
of God, on His Holy Spirit. We want to pray God's blessings upon our
missionary brethren, who are going into the field now, and God speed
them right straight. We give you a promise. We'll be praying for you,
brother and sister, their wives, their loved ones. Think what them
women are going through with. I know by my own wife.
To the pastors, or Brother Jackson, and--and I guess Brother Beeler's
back there and many other of the pastors, Teddy, back here a young
minister. Many others who are here, we just pray God's blessings. A
young brother here from down in the Church of God that we're to see
this afternoon. We pray the blessings upon him, evangelist, I believe
it is, isn't it brother? What is your name? Brother Ward? Morgan,
Brother Morgan, just so happy to have them all here.
E-77 And now, while we bow our heads now to Him and look. There's a
humble little brother standing in the back of the building. He pulls a
little wagon, I understand, across the nation. Lot of them know him as
prophet John. We call him Brother John around here. I always had a
respect for the man, but the other day I was up visiting some friends
of mine. That's Brother, Sister Jimmy O'Neil up at Sellersburg. That's
the son-in-law of Brother and Sister Greene. They're present this
And Brother John had been in their home and they told me what a real
Christian gentleman he was. And they give me his life of what he had
told them, and how he had come up through hard trials. And he's had a
hard way. And we're going to ask him this morning if he will dismiss
this congregation, and ask his blessing from God upon this
congregation. Will you do that for us Brother Johnny as you--all bow