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Elijah And The Meal-Offering
1 ...?... Hallelujah. Oh, isn't that true? "Lord, I receive." Receive
what? Every promise that He made, it's mine.
Now, before we are seated, let us bow our heads just a moment so that I
won't forget to pray over these handkerchiefs here.
3 Our Lord, we are grateful to Thee tonight for the songs of Zion, for
the old fashion Gospel that cleanses our hearts from evil, and for, the
most gracious promises in the Bible is ours. By faith we receive them.
And we know that God is no respect of person. And in the generation
that Paul lived in, the people, so many were sick. They brought to him
handkerchiefs, aprons, that he might put them on his body, and then
taken from his body to the sick and the afflicted. And the Scriptures
tell us that unclean spirits went out of the people and afflictions
left them because of their faith in the Lord Jesus. God, Paul has been
gone for 'most two thousand years into Your Presence. That generation
passed with him, but You're God of every generation.
Now the people tonight has believed on Thee and we are committing to
Thee tonight these handkerchiefs and little parcels of goods, and
believing with all of our heart that You will answer our prayer and
they shall be healed. Grant it, Lord. We send it to them for the glory
of God, in the Name of Jesus, His Son. Amen.
4 You may be seated. And those who put these up may come get them just
immediately after this closing of the service.
I am so happy tonight. I've been out across the mountain there today as
soon as I got through with the interviews that I had to have, and went
over to pray. And every time I get in this desert sun it kind of makes
me want to come back more. But one thing that I'm happy about tonight,
my wife... As much as we have been together, and she's seen the great
visions of God manifested and come to pass. She was down at the river
that day at Jeffersonville when the Angel of the Lord made His first
appearance; it was packed on the Associated Press across the nation.
Been a... It was 1933. She was standing there, but she heard the Voice
but didn't see the Light. Where, even the newspaper photographers saw
the Light. But she was quite young then, and about twelve years old,
and she never seen the Light. She was watching the people, many were
fainting. And it just stayed there just about one minute and then it
went right straight back up into the skies again. And the newspapers
put a great article, "Mystic light appears over--over a local Baptist
minister while baptizing." Went all the way into Canada, got on the
6 And then about three or four years ago, when I was in Phoenix last, I
believe it was Brother Jack Moore was with me, that he kind of... My
wife is very timid. And so he called her to the platform, unexpected,
and she like to fainted. And she come after I'd already gotten on the
platform, and the anointing was there for a healing service. And, she
said, first time she was ever in that Presence like that. And night
before last, she saw Him on the platform for the first time she's ever
saw Him, when He was here standing at the platform. And when I met her
outside she was--tears was in her eyes, and she said, "Billy, for the
first time in my life, I saw It." She said, "I... you was praying for a
woman," and said, "I seen It just come right before her and stood there
just a few moments, moved around where you was at. And then, as soon as
you stopped talking, It went away." So I'm happy for that, that It come
before her eyes. See, that little lady has a lot to go through with,
and so I'm glad and happy for it.
7 Now, tomorrow night is healing service. You know, we been saying this
week that the healing services would come Friday night. Now, come
tomorrow afternoon or--or early in the evening, about six o'clock, so
you won't interrupt the rest of the service. And Billy, Leo, Gene and
them, will be here with the prayer cards, to give you a prayer card.
That's when we bring the people on the platform and pray for them.
Now, we are... I am... I have to carry the American meetings in the way
the people has been taught, laying on of hands. Now, that's--that's
Scripture, but that's a Jewish tradition. That isn't for the Gentiles,
but the Gentiles carry it over. The Gentile was, "I'm not worthy that
You come under my roof; just speak the Word and my servant will live."
That's right. But the Jew, "Come lay Your hands upon my daughter and
she'll live." See, that was their tradition; it was not for the Gentile.
8 Night after night, and hour after hour, through day and night, the
Holy Spirit comes, revealing, go--going through the building, speaking
the secrets of the hearts. You see it all the time. That's to let you
know the Presence of the Lord is here. Now, if you would just accept
it, you'd get healed right then. 'Cause all the healing can ever be
done for you, is already finished; it has been for nineteen hundred
years. All the salvation that you'll ever receive, has already been
paid for; it's yours just to receive it. It's been nineteen hundred
years or more since it was become salvation for you.
But now, you notice me on the meetings, I say, "Will it make you
believe?" See? Signs and wonders are not for healing or salvation, but
it's to let the people realize and understand that the Presence of God
is here. Then He's... if He... How it would be, it's more of a miracle.
We are simply just now beginning to see miracles.
9 Now, when it comes to a person, there's been several of them get up
off of stretchers, and wheelchairs, and things, and go out. That's not
exactly a miracle. No. See, even Christian Science has that. It could
be a--a--a mental condition that you could be--change your way of
thinking. Now, we don't believe it was, because I believe it was faith.
10 I was at Alsace Lorraine, France. I was at Paris. And I went down to
a place where they had a dead woman laying in there; she was buried.
And they rubbed a rock there, and people went in there with crippled,
crutches, and laid them down and walked away, from rubbing that rock
over that dead woman. And she's dead, and she could no more intercede
than... There's only one Mediator between God and man, and that's
Christ Jesus. See?
Coming out of a Catholic family, I--I know that they believe in--in the
people that die, that that's--their spirits are interceding for them:
different ones, some for politics and some for other things. To me,
it's spiritualism. I ain't hurting your feelings, I hope, but I must be
honest. See, anything that intercedes with the dead is spiritualism.
11 They asked me that in Mexico, and said, "What about Jesus?"
I said, "He's not dead. He raised again; He's alive forevermore." See?
He isn't dead; He's a-living. The rest of them has passed beyond, which
the Scripture says that they that are there cannot come here, and these
that are here cannot go there. No man has ever crossed or ever will. So
that settles it if the--Jesus said so.
But we find these things operating. So now, in each night the Holy
Spirit is trying to get to you the Presence of His Being here, not the
presence of a man. A man can only humble hisself, by a gift he can
submit himself into a certain realm of the Spirit, that can open God to
you. But it will never work until you yourself believe it and accept
it, and then it works. See, if you'd set there and every one of
you--every one of you would be disbelieving, don't believe a Word of
it, it would never work.
Jesus, when He went to His own company, His own country, many mighty
works He could not do because of their unbelief. And if He could not do
it then, He cannot do it now, because of unbelief. See, it's your faith.
So it takes you and I together with the Holy Spirit to bring these
things to pass: to let me rejoice, to let you rejoice, that God is here
that keeps His Word.
15 But when the Holy Spirit can come into the meeting, fulfilling
exactly to the Scripture what He said would take place in the last
days, and go out over the audience like He did when He was here, and
discern the very secrets of the hearts, and the thoughts and the
intents of the heart and the mind, how could anyone doubt? See? There's
a perfect miracle, more of a miracle than a cripple walking, 'cause
it's impossible for that to happen without spiritual power. It has to
be a spiritual power to do that. So--and then you see it just exactly
what the Bible promised and what they--what we believe. It's more of a
miracle than shouting. See? It's more of a miracle than speaking with
tongues. Paul said so. Even genuine Holy Spirit gifts of speaking in
tongues, it's more of a miracle than that. We're on the last miracle.
It's predicted that way by the Bible.
16 So tonight you don't have to wait till tomorrow night to come
through the line to be laid hands on. Now, laying hands on you will not
do no more than the discerning of the thoughts of the heart: not as
much, to me. Then you can just receive it, hold onto it, it's yours.
Now, you believe it with all your heart.
But tomorrow night, if you... The Scripture does say, "Go into all the
world, preach the Gospel to every creature; these signs shall follow
them that believe." All the signs, and then, at last, He said, "If they
lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." That's true.
They--the... That will follow the believers. All right. Now, we--we are
believers, so that way we have night after night of laying hands on the
sick, and God has worked great miracles with them. We've had great
miracles with praying over the handkerchiefs. We've had great miracles
with the discerning of the thoughts of the heart. See, all of it
together works to God's glory. It isn't for a man; it isn't for church;
it's for God's glory: God's glory.
18 Now, before we open the Word now for the night... Oh, we can turn
back the pages like this, but God has to open It; 'cause the Scripture
is no private interpretation, but the Holy Spirit that wrote the
Scripture is the Interpreter thereof. So let us bow our heads now while
we pray. And how many would like to be remembered in the prayer, would
you just let it be known by your hands lifted, whatever it is? O God,
look. We all need, don't we? I'm needy too, friends. I got my hands up.
19 Heavenly Father, humbly and quietly and reverently we come into Thy
great august Presence, knowing before that one thing happens, You are
here because You promised to be. You said, before Your going away,
"Wherever that two or three are gathered in My Name, there I'll be in
their midst. And if they shall agree upon any single thing, as touching
one thing, ask, they shall receive." Lord, to bring Your promise to
this, the purchase of Thy Blood, I ask that every man, woman, or child,
that raised their hands tonight, You know their heart; may they receive
what they're asking for. Grant it, Lord.
We are a needy people. We're walking in a dark world, with a great
enemy of Yours that we could not combat with him at all if it wasn't
for Your Holy Spirit. Therefore we are trusting, believing, and acting
in faith, that He'll go before us and make the way clear. So many
pitfalls along the road, set for our weary feet, but we are trying to
follow the Bloody footprints of Him Who overcome death, hell, and the
Guide us tonight by Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, to the Words that should be
said; then guide the Words to the heart that is needy of them. Then,
Lord, may at the end of the meeting, and we start to our different
homes, may we be able to say again, like those who came from Emmaus,
"Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked to us along the way."
For we ask it in Jesus' Name and for His sake. Amen.
22 To you who are keeping down the Scriptures, turn with me now to the
book of I Kings. I wish to read a portion out of the 17th verse--17th
chapter, rather. Now I'm going to begin at the 14th verse, read the
14th, 15th and 16th verses of the 17th chapter of I Kings.
For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not
waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day... the LORD
sendeth rain upon the earth.
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and
he, and her house, did eat many days.
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail,
according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
23 It must have been almost daylight when she was awakened. She turned
her weary head on the pillow when she heard a mournful, little cry
across the room. And she had not been able to sleep all night; she was
tossed about because of this great tragedy. The little boy had wakened
again, not being asleep over twenty or thirty minutes, and I can hear
his little voice say, "Mama, won't you go out and look in the pantry
again and see if there isn't just one little piece of bread? I'm so
hungry. I just can't sleep."
And as she looked in his little face with the--his little sinking
cheeks, and his little eyes turning yellow, his long hair hanging down
from failing to be cut, his little r--ragged nightshirt; the big tears
from her eyes spat upon his little face, as she patted him on the cheek
and said, "Darling, try to go to sleep and understand."
25 There had been three years there had been no rain on the earth. She
knelt down on the floor; I can see her as she cried out to God; she
said, "O Lord God Jehovah, Thou art the God of our fathers, Who has fed
Thy children and cared for them through the years. And I've tried to
live true and upright to Thee, and now I am here seeing my little boy
crying for something to eat, and nothing to give him. For many weeks
now we've been allowancing ourselves up to a place of one meal every
three or four days, and now it's all gone but one little handful of
meal and just a spoonful of oil. And I'm trying to hold it off until
daylight, that we'll not have to die while it is in the night. What
have I done, O God? I, Your handsmaid has lived true. My husband was
lost in battle, the battle for the Lord, and I've been a widow for
several years now, and I've tried to live right and keep Your
commandments. And if it's my time to go, I don't mind; but my little
boy, it just tears my heart to pieces to hear him beg for something to
eat, with nothing to give him."
26 When she'd got finished praying, she raised up. He'd gone back to
sleep again for a few moments. And she had her arms up, and the ragged
nightgown that she was wearing was just about gone. She goes to the
window and looks out, and it's just about to break day. Oh, it was so
The hot winds of judgment was blowing upon a nation that had forgotten
God. That was during the reign of Ahab, Israel's most cruel and wicked
king. And he'd married a sinner, Jezebel, which was an idolater. And a
mixed wedding like that never is successful; it just can't be; either
the woman will come the man's way or the man will go the woman's way.
And she was a very attractive little woman, and Ahab, just kind of a
lukewarm believer, had give in to her ideas and said, "Oh, well,
religion is nothing for me; I'm a king." And long had they tore down
the altars of God and put up the altars of Baalim, or Baal, rather. And
the cry had been so much against the true religion till the ministers
under the great strain had given away.
28 Sometime ago I made a remark about ministers, or something another
in this day, and a group met me and said, "Brother Branham, our
congregations just pulls onto us." That's what causes it; the
congregation will walk out if the minister don't please them.
And so long had the ministers fell under the impact of the king,
because sin was permitted; there was no limits. It's a very good
picture of today, because the nation had endorsed these things, the
people wanted to be popular. They thought, "As long as the nation said
so, it was all right." That's the way they say today, "As long as the
nation says it's all right to sell beer, then it's all right to drink
it. If the nation permits our women to half dress on the street, and
the law won't run them in, why, it's all right to do it." That might be
all right to the nation, but in God's great books you're responsible
and will have to answer before God. But they'd fallen, had to give away
under the load.
30 And the nation was prospering, and they thought that prosperity was
a sign that God was with them. That's not altogether the truth. God
comes to you...
There's an old proverb, God-dishonoring proverb, that says that "God
helps those who help themselves." That's dishonorable to God. God helps
those who cannot help themselves. He is the God of those who needs
mercy. And He is a merciful God. And that proverb that says that "He
helps those who help themselves," if you can help yourself, you don't
need His help. But He helps those who cannot help themselves.
32 But the nation had thought, as long as they were eating good and
were well clothed, that everything would be all right.
But there was one who still was old fashion, that believed that there
was a God that was old fashion, believed that there was a God that kept
His Word, believed that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, was holy
and required re--complete surrender to His holiness. But Jezebel and
her modernistic crew hated him. He was their pastor, but they didn't
believe it. So he had to hide for his life.
34 And God had sent him up on the mountain, and said--give him a
message, and said, "Go down and tell that old wicked king, 'THUS SAITH
THE LORD.' It's not going to rain, or even the dew will fall, until you
call for it." Give it into Elisha's mouth to call for the rain when it
was time for it; but he had the keys of heaven; he could close it or
open it. And He said, "I want you to go up out of the wilderness, of
this--into the wilderness, rather, out of this chaos. Get out from
among them. You've preached to them, and they won't listen to you, and
they're continually getting worse. Go on up into the wilderness, and
there set down by the brook, Cherith, and I'll already commanded the
ravens to take care of you. Oh, if the people won't, God's got crows
that can do it.
35 John said, "God's able of these stones to rise children unto
Jesus said, "If they hold their peace, the rocks will immediately cry
God can do what He wants to. He said, "I've commanded the ravens, and
they're going to feed you." And they brought him flesh and bread.
Someone said one time, "Where did they get it, Brother Branham?"
I said, "I don't know. The only thing I know; they brought it. They got
it from the same place that Jesus did when He took five fish and--or
five biscuits and two fish, and fed five thousands. It come from the
same creative hand of God Almighty."
They brought him fish and bread, the crows, set down and hand it over
to Elijah, and he ate it, and stooped down and drank from the fountain.
God was resting His prophet.
40 Oh, I'm so glad that God has a way of escape. And when they thought
he was crazy, "That old prophet, an old killjoy," always trying to take
the joy out of their little happy parties they were having, telling
them that it was sin. And God... Him following God's commission, went
up into the mountains and set down on the high place, the driest place
in the country. But God kept the brook running. And they were down
there gnawing their tongue for water.
41 You know, God has a way of answering prayer. This little woman had
lived true. She had not remarried again; she was staying single to meet
her husband in glory. She was an honorable woman. And for weeks the
barrel had been going down, down, and her continually praying, and
still looked like there was no hope in sight nowhere.
You know, there we could get a lesson from that, that if you have
prayed and met all the requirements that God requires you to meet, and
still He's silent, He doesn't say anything, and yet you've met the
requirements, now what happens then? If you know that you have met His
requirements and you've done all that you know to do, then faith
doesn't waver; it just sets still and thinks positive. Faith takes its
everlasting grip around the Rock of Ages, and doesn't move.
That great fellow called faith... I've often said, "Faith's got hair on
the chest." When he speaks, everything else shuts up. When faith says,
"Shut up," then everything stops, 'cause he's the boss.
44 And she had met every requirement. She'd lived clean; she'd lived
decent; she'd lived honorable, and she had met all of God's
requirements. But, looked like He was silent. God does that sometime to
test you to see what kind of a reaction you'll have. Don't forget it.
If you pass over the platform, you're prayed for, and hands laid on
you, and it seems like nothing happens, that doesn't stop faith one
bit; you have met God's requirements. Now, if you have met them... Now,
if you're holding back on God, you know your heart condemns you. And we
know, "If our heart condemns us not, then we have..." Now, but if our
heart condemns us, there's no need of coming across the platform;
there's no need of asking God for anything, because you don't have
faith to receive it. But when you have met every requirement that God
requires, then faith steps out there and said, "God is God. I've met
46 The Scripture says, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their
strength; they shall mount up with wings as an eagle; they shall run
and not be weary, walk and not faint." As the song says, "Teach me,
Lord. Oh, teach me, Lord, how to wait." Get my soul washed in the Blood
of Calvary, meet every requirement, burn all the bridges around, and
say, "Now, Lord, nothing in my arms I bring, simply to Thy cross I
cling. You promised it, Lord." That's the kind of condition, the reason
people think that I am an isolationist. But in the room, or over on the
side of the desert, that's the condition you've got to get into before
you walk into this pulpit here. 'Cause Satan's always dropping in
little "imps" to try to upset something. And you must be right holding
onto the cross, not trusting your own ability, your own thoughts, just
leaning on the everlasting arms. Claiming no intelligence, claiming no
mind of your own, you're just opening yourself and let the Holy Spirit
speak. That's the condition God wants His Church in. Get in that
47 God tries you. Every son that cometh to God must first be tried,
chastened, to see if he can stand chastisement. If we walk up and say,
"I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for my
sins and rose again the third day. He was wounded for my
transgressions, bruised for my iniquities. The chastisement of my peace
was upon Him, and with His stripes I am healed." When you say that with
a confessed--all your sins and your iniquities, and your abilities, and
all that you have, lay on the altar... Then there with nothing in your
arm, Satan's going to shoot every dart at you he can. But then if you
turn aside from that and say, "Well, maybe I didn't get saved; maybe I
didn't get healed," then turn away from that, the Bible said you are
illegitimate children and not the children of God.
48 God tests every son of Abraham like He did Abraham, for we are
Abraham's seed. By being dead in Christ, we are Abraham's seed and are
heirs according to the promise. Abraham's seed, that's the spirit that
Abraham had. He had the promise given. And if our father trusted God
and took a promise, an impossibility, and held on to it for twenty-five
years before it was ever manifested, getting stronger all the time, his
seed's just like the father. No matter what happens, when we're prayed
for, it's settled. When we get everything out of the way, met all
requirements, get everything out of the way, then ask God, and stand
there knowing you're going to receive it.
49 God tested Job like that. When Job asked for mercy, offered a
sacrifice for his children, the only thing that that prophet had was a
burnt-offering, but that was all God required.
God doesn't require an education and a lot of nonsense; He requires a
surrendered heart to His will. He doesn't ask you to dress in a certain
way, or--or go to certain things, or to--or out of certain colleges, or
degrees. He asks for a humble, contrite, broken spirit, and a willing
heart to receive Him.
He tried Job, and see what kind of a reaction He would find in him. But
when He took his sheep and took his ox, and took his camels, and took
his children, "I'll see what Job says now."
And he said, "The Lord gave and the Lord taken away, blessed be the
Name of the Lord."
He found what He had told Satan He had in Job: "None like him, on the
Then the thunders begin to roar, the lightnings begin to flash. The
Spirit come upon the prophet, and he screamed, "I know my Redeemer
liveth, and at the last days He'll stand on the earth. Though the skin
worms destroys this body, yet in my flesh I shall see God; Whom I shall
see for myself, mine eyes shall behold, and not another."
55 He tested the Hebrew children to see what kind of a reaction they'd
have. They'd confessed among the heathens that there was a living God,
there was a Jehovah God, and that He was God of heaven and God of
earth, and He held every soul in His hand. So God let them be tested.
And they had met all the requirements; they had prayed up and got
everything out of the way. And they would not bow down to the king's
image. And he het the furnace seven times hotter than it ever was. And
no doubt that Satan was trying to tell them this is the end of the
road. I like the way they talked, "Our God is able to deliver us from
that fiery furnace; but nevertheless, if He does not, we'll not break
God's commandments. We'll stay true. Let our faith ring out through the
years to come, that we stayed true to the promise of God."
56 "My God is able to heal me from this." Or, "My God's able to take me
from this wheelchair. My God's able to do this. But I've accepted Him
as my Healer. I've confessed my sins (my unbelief) and confessed that I
believe that He is my Healer. Let come, let go what may. If I'm not
well today, I will be tomorrow; if I'm not tomorrow, I'll be next year.
The Lord gave and the Lord taken away, blessed be the Name of the Lord."
57 Oh, there it was. And when they walked into the fiery furnace, under
trial, under a test, they held true to the end. But God was there just
in a spare of a moment, and He delivered them. They knowed that they
were prayed up; their sins were confessed. They knowed they'd met every
requirement, and yet He seemed to be silent. He's only silent to test
you, to see really what you are, what's on the inside of you, see if
you really mean from your heart what you're saying with your lips. Let
that go deep. We can say with our lips, but is our heart saying it?
58 Now, when this little woman knowed that she had met all these
requirements and still God was silent, seemed like He didn't even care
for her, He didn't care whether she lived or died. But all the time God
was working. She didn't know about it, but God told Elijah. He dried up
the brook, reached out His hand, and stopped the brook from running.
And Elijah said, "Lord, why did it stop?"
He said, "I've commanded a widow woman to feed you." He'd already
commanded her; she didn't know it.
60 He might have commanded of you a testimony of your healing; you
might not know it, but just hang on. When you are sure that you've met
all the requirements, when you know that you've done everything that
you know to do, and laid yourself before God, there's only one thing to
do, is hang on to His promise then. Stay there. God promised to answer;
He will do it. You don't know what He's commanded, what angel, or what
to do. It may be this night, before the healing service starts tomorrow
night. God might've seen your condition today; He might've heard your
61 I felt so sorry for these deaf and dumb people. I want to lay hands
on them and pray for them, started to stop last night, but I said that
wouldn't be right for the rest of them. But how do I know that
somewhere in the silent God Who knows the heart, these people has met
their requirement of God, and they're ready, and there's an Angel here
tonight to deliver them from all their affliction? How do I know? God
might've commanded their deliverance tonight. Whether I pray for the
sick, or not, they'll get it because God has required it. Be sure of
God, and then hold on, meet His requirements. God knows how to do
things that's right, knows how to do it in the right way.
62 Now, it's a very strange thing that God would send His prophet to a
widow woman's house. What a place. But she must've been a real virtuous
woman, or He'd have never sent His prophet there. Oh, if a person was
worthy, would've to be a worthy person to entertain a man like Elijah.
You remember, it was Zechariah, in his house, that he'd been loyal and
true, waiting for God to give them a child, and the Angel, Gabriel,
come to the house. It was virgin Mary who'd lived clean and pure, and
waiting for a promise of God, that He sent an Angel to.
64 Talk about running around with the world and flirt with the world,
and then expect to see Angels and have miracles done, it's out of God's
program. You must live right. Clean up the house; clean up your habits;
clean up the things of the world; get rid of your cards and your
worldly association; get ready, and then the Angel of God can speak and
say, "Fear not, it's I." Then things take place. But he...
65 The little woman was down praying, not knowing that walking down the
mountain come the prophet. He'd had a vision where to go to. God don't
lead His people blindly; He tells them where they're going. He was
looking into the city. Oh, it was terrible. People were starving to
death, and screaming for water, and hungry people... It's a reflection
of immorality. It's a reflection of sin.
And this nation's in for it. You can't... The balances, even the law of
nature would not let it be, when we're--when we're wasting money with
riotous living, and half of the world's starving to death (and they're
all human beings to which Christ died for).
67 That's the reason the mission fields is on my heart. You have
wonderful ministers here in Phoenix, and all around over the United
States and places, churches on every corner, great men of God, healing
services, great men like Oral Roberts and other great men preaching.
And there's people over yonder, dying by the thousands every day, that
never heard of the Name of Jesus. Poor little, dirty, hungry Negroes,
way down yonder in Africa and over in India, little fellows laying on
the street, dying, don't even know what "God" means. And then we argue
about our little differences of religious belief. Oh, it's not just
exactly right; I don't think, friends, if it's on your heart to see
68 Now, notice this poor little woman, after she'd looked out the
window and saw that it was about to break day, little did she know what
was waiting for her. She was thinking it was death for her and her
little boy. So now, while she's asleep, let's just look at her for a
few minutes. She goes, after she prays, and she strokes his little hair
back out of his eyes, and said, "Darling little fellow, you look so
much like your precious, sainted daddy. How he trusted God. How he gave
his life for the cause of Israel out on the battlefield, and you look
so much like him. And, honey, I don't know why the innocent suffer with
the guilty, but they do."
This nation, Christians will suffer because of unrighteousness in
polities, make the whole nation suffer.
70 Now I can see her go in and say, "I'll fix a little cake now. I've
got just enough for one little cake of--of bread left, and when we eat
it, then we'll die." So she goes into the room, and takes the meal out
of the meal barrel. I can see her just dusting it with that little bony
hand, as she strikes across the little keg that it was in: beating it
out, every bit of dust, and she finally got just enough for one cake,
goes over to the little cruse and holds it up and drains every bit of
the oil out of it, about a spoonful.
71 Now, the meal, all those things has a meaning. Meal represented
Christ. Christ was the meal-offering. When they ground the meal for the
wave-offering, for Christ, which was Christ in the wave- offering in
the Old Testament, they ground it with a certain type of burr, that
every little piece of meal must be cut just the same, because Jesus
Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
72 You remember when some of the schools up there didn't know the
difference between gourds and peas, and throwed some wild gourds in a
pottage of peas, to cook, and they cried out, "There's death in the
Elijah got a handful of meal, cast it into the pot, and said, "Eat."
What did the meal do? The meal in the pot changed it from death to
life, from a death-giving resource to a life-giving resource.
That's the same thing it is tonight, when there's death in your vessel.
Christ, throwed into your vessel, brings you from death unto Life.
Christ makes the difference. Coming into the human heart, oh, He gives
a peace that passes understanding. And also It gives Life Eternal, "He
that believeth on the Son has Eternal Life, and shall never perish."
75 Now, she got the meal, which represented Christ. And Christ is the
Word. "In the beginning was the Word; the Word was with God; and the
Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us," Christ
the Meal-offering. Then she went and got the oil. And the oil
represents the Spirit. So she put the Word and the Spirit together and
begin to mix It up.
Oh, something has to happen when that takes place. Let it be tonight
that the Word that I am preaching falls into your heart. Then let the
Holy Spirit get in there and go to mixing That up. Watch what takes
place when you put the Word and the Spirit together. Jesus said to the
woman at the well, "Woman, I tell you, the time is coming and now is,
when God requires worship in the Spirit and in the Truth." And He is
77 The meal, look what she did, she mixed the Word and the Spirit
together. Many people have the Spirit without the Word; some has the
Word without the Spirit. But you take, put Them both correctly in their
places, there's a cake on the road. There's something in the making.
78 Poor little widow didn't know what she was doing, but God said to
Elijah, "I have commanded her."
And Elijah's on his road over the cobblestones, coming down to see his
vision fulfilled somewhere. And here she is standing there, tears she's
wiping with her old ragged sleeve, and saying, "O Jehovah God, my faith
has never failed, and it won't fail. Somehow or another, I don't know
how all this is, but we're taught that all things work together for the
good." She's mixing this little meal up; she got the little cake all
fixed out and patted up. She said, "Now it's time for me to go out and
get some wood." She goes back and opens the door, and said, "O Lord,
that poor little hungry belly laying there, and I haven't eaten for two
or three weeks. I've give him my piece of cake."
That's a mother, a mother's love for her baby. There's nothing like it,
only God's love. "A mother may forget her suckling babe, but never can
I forget you. Your names are engraved on the palms of My hand." How can
He forget you? "I'll never forsake thee, or never leave thee. I'll be
with thee always, even to the end of the world."
81 There she looks at her baby; maybe she slipped back and kissed his
little forehead, whether if she fainted and died on the outside. She
goes out. It's just begin to kinda--sun begin to rise over the Judaean
hills. And she looks at the sun begin to peep up. Way down the street
she hears cursing and going on. And she goes out in the yard, and
notice, she picked up two sticks, not an arm load, two sticks. What is
it? The "Cross."
82 Now, anyone knows, any of my Indian friends here know, or any
hunter, the correct way of making a fire to last, is, cross two sticks,
two logs, light it right in the middle, and just keep pushing the ends
in. It'll last all night. Many time have I laid in the wilderness with
two sticks no bigger than that, and keep warm all night. Just enough to
keep warm, keep it going right in the center of it.
83 Now what's she going to do? Light these two sticks. And the Word and
the Spirit is brought the self-sacrifice on the cross, ready for duty,
ready for life. Putting the Word and the Spirit, that's her faith in
the Word of God by the Holy Ghost, leading herself to sacrifice
anything else to the cross. And when she got the stick under her arm,
two of them, and started back, she started back, and there was a voice
came from the gate, "Lady."
Just before that, an old, maybe baldheaded, and gray hanging over his
whiskers, and his hair hanging down, a little stick in his hand, an old
sheepskin or something wrapped around him, walking down the street,
saying, "Lord, it's a certain little white fence. There'll be a
lovely-looking young woman (She must have been young; the boy was
young.) out in the yard. You told me that was the widow that was to
feed me. Now, where is she at? I'll keep walking." The Spirit leads him
this a-way, then turns him.
Oh, it's so wonderful. Sons of God are led by the Spirit of God. No
matter how silly it sounds, they are led. She go... He goes down one
street and up another, down one street and up another. After while, the
Spirit said, "Look to your right." And he looks it around like that,
just like He does here at the platform, night after night. Oh, God's
still the same. "Look to your right, to your left, there's someone
praying who needs it."
86 And he looked to his right. "Say, there's the little white fence.
That's just right. I just won't move from here, because there's the old
tree standing there. There's everything just the way I saw in the
vision. The door opens, a little thin woman comes out.
Now, remember, she's just going to pick up two sticks. She couldn't
have picked up three, takes two to make the cross. She picked up two
sticks and put it on her arm and she started back, thinking, "I'll have
the little cake done when Sonny wakes up. And then I'll feed it to him,
I won't eat any myself. And I'll put my little boy in my arms, and
there we'll set and die." And she started into the house.
88 She heard a strange voice across the gate, said, "Woman, would you
fetch me a little drink of water in a vessel?"
And she turned, and she thought, "There stands a kind old man at the
gate." She looked at him real close, and maybe wiped the tears from her
eyes; it was quite early yet. You know, God does things so strange. She
was willing to sacrifice. Water was a scarce thing; it hadn't rained
for three years and six months.
"Would you fetch me..." Maybe God told him to say that, see what she'd
do, trying her reaction. "Would you fetch me just a little drink of
water in a vessel?"
And she looked at him. "He sounds different. There's something about
the old man that I feel sorry for."
92 Any believer in God will share to the very limit with another one.
Yes. That's one thing about Pentecostal people; they'll give the shirt
off of their back for the cause. That's right. It's the truth. That's
great thing, one of the great things with them. They're the greatest
givers in the world, 'cause they know that this earthly goods amounts
to nothing. They lay their treasures up in heaven, 'cause they're going
up there some of these days.
93 And so this woman, she said, "I'll just share my water. We're going
to die, so I'll sacrifice my drink of water, and give it to the kind
old gentleman standing there, 'cause he looks thirsty and tired." She
said, "I will bring it." And she started walking on.
And again she heard a voice, said, "And in your other hand, would you
fetch me a little morsel of bread?" Oh, my, now, now what? Her last
hope of the life of her child, the last hope that they had, and the
bread would be gone, the oil gone, everything would be gone now.
But she looked back, and she wondered; she said, "I just have a little
bit of meal left in a barrel. I've got just enough oil that I've
dampened it, and I've already dressed it, or, I've mixed it. (I've got
the Word and the Spirit mixed together in there. I've got the cross
here to lay it upon, to make it into a cake to give Life.)" And that's
when the Spirit and the Word gets together on the cross, it makes a
Life loaf for you. That's right. "And I've got it together, and I'm
going in now to bake it, and give my little dying boy in there, that's
cried all night for something to eat, I've--I've got to give it to him.
I'm going to sacrifice mine, and I--I'm going to give it to him. And
then I'll take him up in my arms, and we'll both wait for death."
96 He said, "But you make me a little one first." Isn't that strange
that a man would ask a widow woman, dying, for the last bit of meal she
had in the house, with a dying child? God does things so strange. Said,
"Make me a little one first."
She studied, "You know, the Bible says that we have entertained
strangers. We've entertained strangers; they were angels, not knowing
what we were doing. Well," she said, "I'll do it."
And as she turned, he said, "For..." Oh, my. There it was, the greatest
consolation that any believer ever listened to, "For, THUS SAITH THE
LORD..." That's the Word she was waiting for. "THUS SAITH THE LORD,
'The barrel will not go empty; neither will the cruse go dry, until the
day that God sends rain on the earth.'"
99 What do we get there? "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His
righteousness, all other things will be added." "How do I know, Brother
Branham? How do I know?" Only thing I know, put God first and move all.
Sacrifice; mix the oil, mix the--the Word and the Spirit together, and
lay yourself upon the Cross, and say, "Here I am, Lord." Put God first
"For, THUS SAITH THE LORD, 'The cruse will not run dry; neither will
the barrel go empty, until the day that the Lord God sends rain upon
the earth.'" She knowed, then, that was the prophet of God speaking to
her. Oh, how her heart must've jumped. She ran in and made that little
cake and brought it to him with the water, trembling hand over that old
sunk-in cheeks; she knew that God had come to the rescue, over a little
piece of bread.
101 Oh, you just take that one little promise of God, and get
everything right, and out of the way, watch what takes place. Get that
heart, the unbelief away from it. Just take that little belief that
you've got, and lay it onto the cross, and say, "This is all I got,
Lord. Take it"; watch the turn, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." Oh, He's just
the same today as He ever was. That's what she was waiting for.
Maybe it looks awful dark now, but, you know, sometimes we're taught
(And I preached on it the other night.) it's always darkest before day.
It's at the darkest hour of the night when the morning star shines;
it's reflecting the coming of the sun.
103 In Germany they've got a picture, they call it the Cloud picture.
It's--it's a competit' to this great picture of the crucifixion at
the--at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles (the great picture it's as wide as
this building is across; they had to build a building around the
picture; many of you have seen it). But this in Germany is called, the
Angel--or, "The Cloud Day," I believe it's called. And when you get off
from a piece from it and look at it, oh, it looks hideous, looks like
angry clouds a mixing around one another, like that, as the lights
reflect on it. And look like the clouds are moving, as the way the
picture is made to reflect the lights, makes it look like the cloud, an
angry storm coming to tear up everything. And then you're told by the
guide, "Walk closer, and just keep watching it." And when you get real
close to it, it isn't clouds, it's Angels' wings a-beating together,
rejoicing. It's a blessing in disguisement.
104 Maybe your sickness tonight, maybe your sacrifice to come out here,
was just a blessing in disguisement. The Angels of God are here present
to join their wings together and rejoice, because it's written in the
Scripture, that, "The Angels of heaven rejoice when one sinner
repents." Think on that. For THUS SAITH THE LORD, Jesus Christ is the
same yesterday, today, and forever. His grace cannot be exhausted. And
He's willing to give to you anything your hearts' desire.
105 Now let us pray for a moment. While we have our heads bowed in
prayer, and I do hope that you stay in a prayerful attitude. Is there
someone here now (with your eyes closed and your heads bowed towards
the dust that you were taken from; and if Jesus tarries, you're turning
back to the dust), and you're not saved, would you just raise up your
hand that much, and say, "Brother Branham, my life has been a misery
too, and I'm not saved; remember me in your prayers tonight, brother.
I'll raise up my hand." Is that person in here, boy, girl, man or
woman, that's not saved? I won't ask you any farther; just to raise up
your hand now so that I can pray for you.
106 To my right, God bless you. God bless you. God bless you, and you,
and you. Somewhere else, way back in the back, somewhere here in the
middle aisle, just raise up your hand. No one looking, just let me and
the Holy Spirit do this looking. Now, God bless you. God bless you.
Someone else in the middle aisles, raise up your hand, say, "Brother
Branham, I'm not a Christian; I--I've wearied the Holy Spirit so far
away from me till He doesn't even bother me no more. But, really, I
know that I'm wrong. I know I've never been borned again of the Holy
Spirit. I know that I--I'm not fit. I haven't got any... I haven't got
all my things confessed. I haven't met all of God's requirements."
108 Maybe you're sick. It won't do no good till you meet God's
requirements. "Brother Branham, I've confessed Christianity for a long
time, but really I've always doubted Divine Healing. I--I've just kind
of wondered if this Holy Spirit was right." Oh, sister dear, or brother
dear, you can never get nothing from God like that. No. You've got to
meet every requirement, and then be sure that you're right with God.
Then take His promise and hold onto it.
109 To my left, would there be any over in there? Some of you young
people back there, just as much, if you're not a Christian, raise your
hand and say, "Remember me, Brother Branham." God bless you, I see your
hand, way back there. And back in the back, I see you, lady; back here,
yeah. Over, way over here, yes, the little girl that... Yeah, the Lord
bless you all along there. That's good.
Now, I promised you out here that's all I would ask you, just to raise
your hands. Now, we're going to pray. And before we do this now (after
we got the sinners with their hands raised, some twenty or thirty), how
many's sick, would raise your hand and say, "Remember me, Brother
Branham, in your prayers, that God will have mercy on me and heal me"?
I guess there's two hundred or more of them. All right. Let us pray:
111 Our heavenly Father, it's so gracious to come to You with these
requests, to... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] "... and to Me, I'm your
Creator." And they put up their hand, then that shows that Spirit is
greater than science. Father, You said, "No man can come to Me, except
My Father draws him first. And all that comes to Me, I'll give them
Everlasting Life." Now, they're Yours, Lord. Give them Life, right now,
where they're setting in their seats. May they have Eternal Life. May
You raise them up at the last day, present them to the Father God of
heaven as jewels in the crown of the Church. Grant it, Father.
I pray for these that are sick and afflicted. Many of their hands went
up tonight, because that they seen that a woman that really needed God;
she seen those crucial hours a-coming. No doubt there's many setting
here in that same way, that must die; but God's already commanded His
prophets; and everything's all right. It'll work just fine. If they're
sure that everything is all right, then they're sure of God. They're
sure that He keeps His promise. Then, Father, we pray that You'll deal
with them tonight, as Your loving, sick children; and will heal their
a--afflictions, and give them power and grace and faith. Do, Father.
113 Bless all the ministers that's here tonight, your precious
prophets. We pray that you'll anoint them, Lord, and may they be the
one who'll bless the homes of these people, that there'll be bread of
Life in their homes as long as they live. May their cruse never go dry,
or the barrels be empty. May there be spiritual bread in every church
throughout this land, Lord, that'll feed the hungry that's needy. Grant
We love You. And we know that You loved us first, for when we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us, the Innocent for the guilty, to be the
propitiation of our sins, to reconcile us back to God when we was lost
and undone, without God or His Son, from the garden of Eden, from the
transgressions of our fathers brought us into the chaos of sin. And
Jesus so loved us that He came by the will of God and redeemed us back
to God, through the offering of His own Life at Calvary. Thank You,
Father, for all Your goodness.
115 We're living in the shadows of the end time. There may not be a
tomorrow night. I don't know, Lord; that's to You. But while it is yet
possible that some could enter in tonight, Father, I pray that You'll
send the Holy Spirit.
You said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming
of the Son of man." In the days of Sodom they had three classes of
people: the sinner, the lukewarm church member, and the Elected (called
out): Sodomites, and Lotites, and Abraham's called out of the world.
The Sodomites received two ministers with a great message. And
Abraham's group received a sign, and the sign was a Man with dust on
His clothes, Who knew Abraham, being a Stranger, knew his wife, Sarah,
what her name was; and told Abraham, with His back turned to the tent
where Sarah was, "Why did she laugh?" O God, may the church wake up and
see. As Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be at
the coming of the Son of man," that same God would appear in the flesh
of His Church, and would show the same sign. Grant it, Lord, again
tonight. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.
117 I love Him, I love Him, (Now, just worship Him sweetly in the
Because He first loved me
And purchased my salvation
On Calvary's tree.
Oh, after a message, just don't you feel all scoured out? Just the Holy
Spirit just cleaning your heart from all unbelief, putting you right
back in track with God again... Oh, now is the time to worship Him. The
message is over, so let's just worship Him once again in this song, as
we sing, "I love Him." Everyone, just quietly and sweetly now, close
your eyes and just look with your spiritual eyes towards Him, see what
He done for that widow. You are as dear to Him as that widow. He's
preserved your life too. Don't you love Him?
I love Him, I love Him
Because He first loved me
And purchased my salvation
On Calvary's tree.
The great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus,
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
No other name but Jesus.
Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue,
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Oh Jesus, precious Jesus.
118 While he cords it on the organ softly [Brother Branham begins
humming "The Great Physician"--Ed.]. When I hear that song, it brings
one thing to me. Sometime ago at Ft. Wayne, Indiana, there was a little
Dunkard girl setting, playing the piano. She was not Pentecostal, but
she had long beautiful hair done up in the back. And I was going to
pray for the sick, and the first one in the line was a little boy who
was crippled, a polio case. And I picked the little boy out of the
sister's arms, and held the little boy, and I said, "Truly, the great
Physician is here, knows the secrets of all hearts." And I said, "Do
you believe that?" to an audience of several thousand people.
"Yes," they all believed it. But they were kindly holding back, it was
the first night of the meeting, and they were... The Message was hard
for them to understand.
120 And I said, "Do you believe that the Lord Jesus can tell me who
this little boy is, and what his name is? Would you believe? Would that
be the same Angel that met Abraham, that knowed what Sarah... Would it
be the same Jesus Who knowed Nathanael when he came, Who knowed Peter
and called him by the name, told the woman at the well, and all these
things? Would that be the same Jesus?" They all raised up their hands,
they thought it would be.
And the Holy Spirit begin to reveal this. And when He did, the little
boy jumped out of my arms, run down and jumped off the platform. The
mother fainted in the chair setting right in front of the little boy.
And the little boy running up and down... The Amish girl, or Dunkard it
was, playing the piano, she turned real white, jumped up in the--in the
middle of the meeting, and her hair fell over her back. She was dressed
in a white dress. She looked like an angel. And she begin singing that
in unknown tongues. And when she did, the piano never missed a note,
The great Physician now is hear,
The sympathizing Jesus,
He speaks the drooping hearts to cheer,
No other name but Jesus.
122 The people flocked down around the altar, and weeping, and falling
in the aisles, and screaming "God have mercy on me." Oh, what a meeting
That great Physician is still here. He hasn't failed. He never can
fail. Now, how many in here believes that, solemnly, with all your
heart and you're here tonight with expectations of being healed of the
power of God?
If there's anybody in the building I know, outside of these right here,
these boys setting here, three of them that I talked to the other day
on a interview, from Arkansas; Brother Pat Tyler, which is a converted
gangster; Brother Williams setting right there; and as far as I can...
And Brother Gene Goad, my chum, setting right here... And I guess
that's all that I see in the building that I know at this time, but
this way I know these people setting here.
125 Now, I have stood with the Koran in one hand, and the Bible in the
other one, before a hundred thousand, and say, "one's got to be right,
and the other one wrong." And the Christian religion is the only one
among all the religions; and the full Gospel is the only group among
them that can prove that Jesus Christ still lives. The rest of them has
theology, and they'll tell you about it, "We got just as much
psychology." The Mohammedans say, "We got just as much psychology. We
can shout just as loud over our prophet as you can over your Jesus. But
our prophet never promised us nothing. Your Jesus promised you that He
would raise from the dead, and the things that He did you'd do also
'cause He'd live in you. Now you say our prophet's dead out there in
the grave, and you've got a resurrected Jesus. Let's see Him act."
They'll put... don't...
126 You can play around here with some of these theologians on some
Greek words or something that you're all confused about yourself, but
don't you never try to bring it to a showdown with some of them people.
You better have what you're talking about. And you'd better know.
That's the reason it's hard to get missionaries over there. They know
what they're talking about. And you'd better know, 'cause they're going
to call your hand on it.
But I'm so thankful tonight to know, friend, that our Jesus and every
promise that He made is the Truth. If I could heal anyone here, I would
do it; if I wouldn't do it, I'd be a hypocrite. But I can't. But God
has given a gift to the church that He promised.
128 That during the days of Luther, we lived by justification. During
the days of Wesley, we lived by sanctification, the church become in
the minority. In the days of Pentecost we've lived down through the
baptism of the Holy Ghost and the restoration of the gifts. Now, we're
really in the minority, the coming of the Son of God. Here they
believed by faith; here they shouted under sanctification; here they
spoke in tongues as a gift; but now the negative and positive, and
the--the cap's coming on the pyramid; and it's the end time, when the
Christ and His Church is so much alike till it's going to call the dead
from the Methodist, Lutheran, and all those back there, and there'll be
a resurrection. Them that fell asleep in the first, second, third,
fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh watch, will arise one of these days
to meet Jesus in the skies. The hour has arrived, friends, the coming
of the Lord is at hand.
129 We look at Jerusalem and see that the Jews was blinded for our
sake. The fig tree's putting forth its buds. He said, "And the other
trees." Billy Graham has caused a--a revival among the nominal people.
Oral Roberts has caused a revival amongst the Pentecostals. And now,
Jesus the Son of God has come in to this remnant, to pull the people
for the capstone, to bring back the Son of God, to complete the thing
for the coming of the Lord Jesus. He said, "As it was in the days of
Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man."
I shall turn my backs to you, not just so that you'd see. Now,
remember, it was not the man. The Man setting there was just some
calcium, potash, and petroleum, sixteen elements of the world that God
went [Brother Branham blows--Ed.], blowed together, and stepped into
it, and was living.
131 Jesus Christ was the same thing. He was the Son of God. He was God
manifest in the flesh, but His flesh was man; His Spirit was God. Then
He promised in the last days that He would come into His Church, "A
little while and the world seeth Me no more; yet you'll see Me, for
I'll be with you, even in you. The works that I do shall you do also."
See? Now, that great Physician is here.
He said, now, "The sign of Sodom and Gomorrah..." Now, what is it? Look
at our papers; homosexuals, perversion, is on the increase of forty
percent over ten years ago. Earthquakes in divers places, all kinds of
signs of the coming. The church falling away, the end time here.
Now God's showing His signs too, as we've been preaching about. Now, if
this Bible is true, which It is; I'm ready to die for that purpose. The
Bible is true. Jesus Christ lives. We are His Church filled with His
Spirit, then His Life in us will produce the same Life that He lived in
the Son of God, if the Holy Spirit--the Holy Spirit of God lives in us.
134 For God's glory and for the sake of the church, and for your
sickness, you that's sick and afflicted, touch the hem of His garment
and see if you can cause Him to say through me, as His servant, call
you like He did the woman that touched His garment. May the Lord grant
it. Would it make you believe great and accept your healing? How many
believes they could accept their healing if God would call you like
that, or see Him call? Raise your hand. The Lord grant it. (Keep that
"Great Physician" playing, will you? I feel led to do that.)
135 I'm going to turn to my friends here tonight again, just to look at
you. Brethren, I'm not trying... to you... God's my witness, Brother
David. Just as I've surely made it plain enough to the people, that
it's not me. I have nothing to do with it. I'm just... God had to use
someone. He's... And no hands are worthy, but God makes them worthy.
He--He--He--He chooses before the foundation of the world, His purpose
to be done, and it must be done; it must be carried out.
136 The Church is going to be there without spot or wrinkle. The grace
of God will do that. It'll have to; it'll take grace. Like He talked to
Abraham, when Sarah doubt Him, well, right then He would've slayed...
He would've slew Sarah right then for doubting, 'cause that's the worst
sin there is is unbelief, and the only sin. And she doubted and laughed
within herself when the Angel discerned her through the tent. Is that
right? But why couldn't He take Sarah? Because she was a part of
Abraham; He'd had to take Abraham too. And we are part of Jesus when
we're in the Body of Christ. Our unbeliefs are excused if we do it
ignorantly like she did, for she was scared.
137 Do you believe that something is appearing on the platform? Oh, I
wish I could explain this. I must turn. I see a woman that has a skin
irritation; you touched Him. It'll leave you, 'cause it's all Light
around you. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible." Now
So that you'll see it's not psychology reading your mind, I'll turn my
back to you. How about up in this section? This was done once in the
Angelus Temple, sister. Brother David, you remember. I'm just... So
that you'll see, I'm talking to you, that shows that I have no contact
with people there. Surely you--you under... I know you understand. See?
But I'm asking the grace of God to do something that the people might
139 Yes, I see a young person, young girl. She's from away from here;
she isn't from this country. She's from a country that's rainy and got
a lot of trees and moss; she's from Oregon. She's got epileptic fits.
She sets out there. Do you believe that Jesus Christ will make you
well? Do you accept it for her? Stand up, sister. Go home, and I rebuke
the Devil. Do you believe with all your heart? All right.
140 In the center aisle here, someone have faith. Don't doubt. I'll
talk to you, Brother Schultz, so that you can see that I'm talking to
you. I'm letting someone there... There's no prayer cards, so it's
just--it's just simply not to bring anyone up, but that they might see.
Yes, there's a thin-like woman; she's got cancer. She was due at the
hospital today. She's setting in the front here, kind of a thin woman.
Her name is Miss Peterson. See? All right, lady, have faith in God. May
the God of heaven kill that devil till it won't even be seen by no one
else. Do you believe on the Son of God? You believe Him with all your
heart? Just have faith in Him; that's all you have to do.
142 All right. You all ready to believe over this a-way? Let me talk to
this minister here. Do you believe with all your heart? I hope somebody
over there does too. That you might know that I'm talking to you. But,
see, the power of God overshadows all mental things, goes into the
spirit of realm--realm of spirit.
Yes, behind me is a--a woman, and she doesn't know what's the matter
with her. She is a... Oh, that poor woman, she's had one, two, three,
four, five operations. They don't know what it is. The doctors don't
know what it is. She's been sent here to Arizona for a rest. She's from
Louisiana, her name is Mrs. Pearson. All right, Mrs. Pearson, somewhere
behind me, raise up, look at me. Do you believe me to be God's prophet?
I don't know you. If that's right, wave your hand. We--we're strangers
to one another. What was said is true. Is that right? The doctors don't
know what's the matter with you. It's your nerves. Get real quiet, have
faith, and you'll go home well. Have faith in God. Do you believe the
Son of God raised again?
144 Now, what about somebody in this section? You all ready to believe
back here? Pat, are you glad you're a Christian? Isn't it wonderful to
get out of the life that you was living and be a Christian?
Here's a lady. It's a woman, a man, and a child. The lady is contacting
God. She's behind me. And she's got some sort of a stomach trouble, and
she's--she has a weakness afterwards. She's not from here either; she's
from a desert-like country, but she's from Kansas. Her husband is a
minister. That's her setting right there. I don't know you. If that's
right, lady, wave your hands like this. All right, sir. All right, go
home; believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and get well. You believe on
146 All around the building now, do you believe on the Lord? Sure, He's
here: Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. The same
God Who could show Elijah where that widow woman was; the same God can
show me where you're at, setting praying, because it's the Spirit of
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do you believe
it? Then every person in here put your hands on one another while I
pray for you generally right here, and believe, so that you'll know
that you've got something in it, each one of you. You are believers,
aren't you? If you are, say "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen!"--Ed.]
In the Presence of God, in the infallible proof of the resurrection of
Jesus Christ, put your hands on one another and pray for one another.
147 Our heavenly Father, I give to You this waiting audience. May all
these people who's repented of their sins find a good church home. May
those, Lord, who are sick be healed. May the power of Satan be broken,
over their lives right now, as I rebuke the Devil and ask that the
power of Jesus Christ will come upon this audience and take every
sickness, every disease, every affliction, every doubt, drive it from
them, Lord, and heal them. In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
I ask it.