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E-1 Thank you, Brother Neville. Good morning, friends. So happy to be
here this morning and to have this introduction from the pastor. That
was very fine.
Oh, you know, in speaking of the horses you know, putting the bridle on
them and knowed the work was coming? Well, it's... I'm just glad the
Lord makes us a workhorse so we can work in it. So we're never--never
too tired to do something for the Lord if it falls our lot to do it.
Although being very tired today...
E-2 I just had an awful time of it in the last few days. Going to
California I had to go by chair car, and I tell you, talk about
bumpity, bumpity all the way out there: Fifty-three hours to get there,
and got there at two o'clock in the morning. At five I had to get up
and go and preach a radio service. Then the Christian Business Men, I
had to preach again for their international gathering. And then that
afternoon I preached at some big Baptist tabernacle, and then they,
that night and then just kept on speaking every few hours till we
finally ended up Monday night at the Angelus Temple, and then caught a
train at eleven, and was sixty-four hours getting home. So you can
imagine getting in day before yesterday and just...
E-3 And yesterday my wife registered fifty some odd calls to come pray
for the people, yesterday morning alone. See? Fifty some odd calls...
'Course all them wasn't local, they were--they were national calls, but
just, "Would--could you come to Florida? Could you come over here? This
is Louisville. This..." How you going to pick out of them fifty-three
now, just for one morning? So you can imagine.
So yesterday afternoon I'm come to see among some of our dear beloved
friends just what a devil sickness is. A young man that I used to know
years ago was the very picture of health, athletical looking young man.
And he's now about my age, and he'd pass for ninety. And he's laying
dying in Henryville, a friend of my good brother here, Brother Neville,
was Kermit Spurgeon. His father a Gospel preacher, and a schoolteacher,
and a mighty fine man.
E-4 I walked into the home after Brother Neville had told me the boy
was dying, and we had the grand privilege of leading him to the Lord
Jesus yesterday for the salvation of his soul. And his wife and I have
agreed together and prayed sincerely for him after a cancer has eaten
him up from two hundred and something pounds down to, I doubt him
weighing sixty. So we're believing and holding on that God will heal
him. That we don't know what will take place, but one thing we know
that he's passed from death unto Life. And I imagine what his poor old
blind daddy thought when that message come to him after all the years
of praying for him and after all... Bring up a child in the way it
should go. See? And I know he had the right example before him.
Moving from there down into New Albany to Mrs. Slaughter that lived out
here, and doctors had give her till six o'clock to live. So it was
very, very pathetic. And the waiting on and...
E-5 Different places... A young fellow used to live next door to me
there. He just walking around, normal boy, working for the Bell
telephone company, about twenty-something years old, got--a father of
three or four little children. His little girl fell the other day and
broke her arm. Begin to get a numb feeling in his hand that paralyzed
him. He don't even know what's wrong with him. He's laying out there.
And there it is, just one thing after the other, and sickness on every
hand. I'm so glad there's a way out. I'm so glad that we don't have to
stay here forever too, aren't you? What would we do if I had to live in
this pest house forever? I'm so glad that there's a open door. And
that's all that the earth is, is just a pest house. It's... Just as
soon as you think we're running all right, then here comes something
else along, and get here, here comes something else. But I'm so glad
that there's a way out. So happy that the Lord Jesus has come and made
a way for us, a way of escape.
E-6 So this morning my dear beloved Sister Cox was telling me that
someone was coming, as we asked the local people to come to be prayed
for, and maybe couldn't stay but just a few minutes, and then maybe I'd
pray for them before I had the service. And then if they had to get
back, and I thought then for the rest of them that wanted to stay I'd
make my message kind of short this morning, being hoarse and--and
having to go right immediately now to another meeting. And so I'm...
And Chicago meeting begins next Saturday.
And then I think that the hour has arrived that this part of the
country ought to receive a great visitation on the coming of our noble
Brother Billy Graham to Louisville this coming week. He begins the same
time in Louisville I begin in Chicago. So I'll be back though; I--I
want to meet him personally while he's here. And some friends is going
to introduce me to him. And I've been right in the same city overseas,
many different places, but just so we didn't get to meet each other.
And I--I--I sincerely ask this church and this group of people gathered
here this morning to take this meeting upon their heart, there in
E-7 I want to say this just in the way, did you know that eighty-seven
percent of all alcoholic beverages comes from Louisville, Kentucky,
that's--that's drank in the United States, eighty-se... Do you know
about ninety percent of all the tobacco and stuff comes out of
Louisville, Kentucky? Do you know that's the seat of Satan? It
certainly is. It's certainly.
One of the hardest places there is in the world is this locality around
here, to break to the Lord Jesus Christ. How many has went out in tears
trying to break this country, these Fall's Cities to the Lord Jesus?
Look, Erickson and all those who walked out even weeping, of how they
tried, and tried, and tried. John Sproule even cracked up at the glory
barn there, trying his best to break the thing for the Lord Jesus. How
others has stood on the platform through these Fall's Cities, and
tried, and couldn't break it for the Lord Jesus.
E-8 Now, I think Billy Graham's one of the best known men there is in
the world today in religious... I, to my opinion... 'Course we had
bishops and archbishops, but to my opinion he's a Gospel preacher, a
man of God. And so--and so I think that he... As Christian warriors
together, let's put ourselves and hearts together and pray for that
meeting like never before. And ask that God will somehow or other give
us souls and break down the seat of Satan, that they close every
distillery, and burn up the tobacco factories, and fill up the churches
and have a real old fashion pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The Lord
Now, I have a something just a little different, a little unusual for
the beginning. My brother's got a little one here that they want
dedicated to the Lord. And I think we'd do that just before praying for
the sick if God willing. And if Sister Gertie will come to the piano
and all those who have little babies...
E-9 Now, in the Bible we're taught here that... Now, lot--lot many
people call baptizing them, sprinkle some water on them, calls it
infant baptism. Well now, that's all right. And that don't hurt the
baby, and I'm--I'm sure it'll be all right. And others, they have other
ways that they do it, and... But we always like, just as close as we
can to stay with the Bible way of doing it. And the Bible way of doing
it... There's no place in the Bible where they ever did with babies was
when I, when in the Old Testament they circumcised.
I wonder if a couple of elders will move the sister just a little bit
down to one side here, if you will, till we have the dedication, the
sister that's on the stretcher here. And so you don't mind, sister
dear. It's a--just a moment and we...
E-10 And so then in the Old Testament they--they circumcised the baby.
And in the... They--they circumcised the baby. And in the New Testament
the only way they did it, they brought the little ones to the Lord
Jesus, and He lifted them up in His hands, and blessed them and said,
"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of
such is the Kingdom."
Now, if there's any other mother here that's got their little baby that
they like to dedicate to the Lord, we'd be glad to do it at this time.
And now, may we attentively...
Now, what is the little fellow's name? Robert's your name? Now, that's
mighty fine. Now, this is the... (need to get it out the way, if you
can...?... and just talk a little...?...) This shows a--a mother's
heart to the child. And thinking of this them not having any children,
yet wanted to raise one, they adopted this little one.
E-11 Do you realize that you're all adopted children? God so loved us,
that He adopted us by His Son Christ Jesus; and we're all adopted
children. And remember, as this father and mother thinks of this little
one who had no home to go to, they gave it a home to raise it and to
nurture it. We had no home to go to, and God gave us one.
It's adopted child. It's name is Robert Lynn Branham, a very pretty
little baby. Now, shall we bow our heads?
Our precious heavenly Father, as in the days gone by, how many fathers
and mothers lifted their little ones into Thy hands. And Thou hast
said, "Suffer the little ones to come to Me, and forbid them not: for
of such is the Kingdom of heaven."
E-12 And this little one without a home has been given to a home, and
You have placed into their hearts the love for this baby. And, Father,
we pray that You will bless this mother and father as they raise the
child, and may it be raised in a home of prayer, and be taught to go to
church, and to live for the Lord Jesus. Bless us, dear heavenly Father.
And now, if You were here on earth in a corporal body, as we stand this
morning, they would give the baby into Your arms; but Thou has gone to
Heaven and ordained us to carry on the ministry until You return. And
Father, as my own blood brother places the baby into my hands, I give
it to You, in Christ's Name.
Bless this child and may it live and be healthy and strong and grow up
to be a servant of Yours. Bless the father and mother and the home. We
give it to Thee, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Bless you, Aggie. Make a real mother, and you just be a real daddy for
this baby. And may God bless you in your labors...?...
E-13 How do you do? What's the baby's name? [The sister says, "Robert
Daryl--Ed.] Another Robert. Well, that's fine. A Robert Daryl. And
what's yours name?... You're a junior. And your last name? McCloud.
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
Oh, we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Oh, by and by the harvest, then the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Well, that is fine. Bringing in the sheaves, that's what the fathers
and the mothers do, bring them to the Lord Jesus.
E-14 The sister laying upon the stretcher looks to be the worst of all,
as far as we can see. She's in a stretcher. And we would... If there's
anyone... She wants to wait just a few minutes to hear the message
before being prayed for. And I think that's very, very fine.
If there's someone here who cannot wait and wants to leave, and if you
want to be prayed for now, we'd be glad to do it if you'd just raise up
your hand. If not we'll have the healing service immediately after
the--the short message, just try to time out with the Sunday school
class. All right. Then we will read the Scripture, and have the
message, and quickly, and then take our time in the prayer line. And
now, before we start, I want you all that's well this morning to be
remembering those who are sick, because we must pray one for the other.
E-15 And I was so happy when I got to California the other day, and
going into those tabernacles where they were trying to push out, and
the Clifton's they were standing for over a city block out there on the
street, just wanting to testify and saying, "Brother Branham, I once
had cancer. You prayed for me."
"I--I was blind."
"I was this." And like going down the street...
And such a feeling. I thought, "God, what will it be when we cross over
and come to the other side?" There we are gathered by the tens of
thousands standing there, and what a marvelous thing it will be at that
time. So then our little tiring efforts won't mean so much now. We go
till we just seem like we can't go any farther and just almost exhaust
and pitch over.
And then Satan comes along and say, "What's the use of it? What are
doing it for? My." Well, then you think of such things as that; it
changes it altogether. That makes... It makes the things different.
E-16 Now, before we approach the Word, shall we pray again just a
moment. Our heavenly Father, it's with grateful hearts that we come to
Thee indeed, Lord. Thou knowest every makeup of a man, and how frail
and fragile he is, and how without strength he is. And such an excuse
as a--a servant of Yours, a man is, but Lord, Thou by Thy grace has
called us to be Your servant.
And we are conscious this morning of our unworthiness, and we ask that
You'll accept us, Father, today, and will anoint with the Holy Spirit,
and speak to us the comforting words that Thou hast spoken in Thy holy
Word here. And we pray that the Holy Spirit will take every word right
to the heart, just where it needs to be, and there may It anchor and
grow forth into great joy, trees of salvation. Grant it, Father.
E-17 Heal the sick and the needy. We know they're setting here, and
many has come for many miles and laid in the hotels and things, waiting
for the opportunity to be prayed for. We're so happy for this grand
privilege, Lord, to know that Thou art here to heal the sick.
God, one of the sickest that we know of is the sin sick man and woman.
I pray, heavenly Father, that this day, that Thou will in a special way
anoint today and save the lost, every lost man and woman; may they
sweetly come to the throne of grace and be saved. For we ask it in
Christ's Name. Amen.
Now, may the Lord add His blessings to the reading of His Word as we go
into It. I've always been a great believer in the Word. For here and a
few nights ago I was speaking somewhere on the--the prophets that went
up to prophesy, but Micaiah... After four hundred prophets gave one
solid wall, yet Jehoshaphat said, "Isn't there just one more?" One more
after four hundred had done give the Word? But Micaiah stayed with the
Word of God. He knowed there was something wrong.
And as long as we hear anything outside the Word of God, we know
there's something wrong. It doesn't sound just right. Jesus said, "My
sheep know My voice, and a stranger they'll not follow."
E-18 And thank you for the praying out there for the Angelus Temple
revival. The first evening there... It only holds fifty-five hundred,
five thousand five hundred. They let six thousand in, and the fire
marshal closed the doors at an hour and a half 'fore I got there, at
the Angelus Temple. And how our dear Lord Jesus saved the lost and
healed the sick. It was wonderful. And the next day...
And our little Sister Hicks that used to be a Sunday school teacher
here, I met her and her children, and husband, and I met Brother Ben
Bryant and all those who went from this tabernacle out there to the
west to--to fellowship out there. What a wonderful reunion it was to
get to see them all again.
E-19 In the 17th chapter of Saint Matthew, just by way of reading this
morning, I want to read just a portion here for a text. And may the
Lord give us the context in the Word.
... after six days Jesus taken Peter, James, and John his brother and
bringeth them up into a high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun,
and his raiment as white as the light.
And, behold, there appeared unto him Moses and Eli--Elias talking with
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord it is good for us to be
here:... will let us build... if thou will let us make thee three
tabernacles; one for thee,... one for Moses, and one for Elias.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:... behold
a voice out of the cloud which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him.
May the Lord add his blessings to the reading of His Word.
E-20 Sometimes God meets in different counsels of man. God has always
loved to counsel with man. And many times in the Old Testament how we
could go back to find how God met with man. And regardless of their
numbers, God meets with man. He met one time with five hundred, and He
met again with seventy; He met again with the twelve. He met once with
three, and then He met again just with one. And regardless of the
number of the council, God always loves to meet with man. So even
though the church this morning may not be as large in congregation or
in size as many great cathedrals today, but God will be pleased to meet
with us, for He said, "Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name,
I'll be in their midst. Two or three will gather in My Name, I'll be in
the midst of that two or three."
E-21 And the picture that we could place here today by the Holy Spirit,
we could take hours to dig into that text; yes, I'd say for weeks. And
it has been dug into for years, and yet the half has never yet been
uncovered from this marvelous text, and perhaps never will. Because the
Word of God is not like the word of a man. A word of a man has a
certain meaning for the expression and the time it was given, but God's
Word has an eternal meaning down through the ages as It flows on. Every
generation can pick up the same Word because It's an inspired, eternal,
everlasting, non-fading declaration from God.
No matter if It, if the apostles read It in their age, It meant
something for them. If Wesley read It in his age, and Luther in his
age, and Calvin in his age, yet today It's just as brilliant and
bright, and got just as much of a affect as It did for them on the very
day It was spoken, because It's God's Word.
E-22 Our words just say, "John, you come over to my house. I'll be glad
to see you." That's our words. And it just means, "John come over to
our house." But when God speaks, it's eternal. It's breathed from the
very breath of the immortal, everlasting Creator Himself. So therefore,
there's no way to ever find the full meaning of any expression of God.
It's for every age and every generation.
Now, in this case in the--what we have before us this morning, was God
speaking to three individuals. Now, three first is God's selected
number of perfection. God chose three. And three is God's number of
perfection. Seven is His number of worship. Fifty is His number of
jubilee. Forty is His number of temptation. And three is His number
that He chose to go up this day.
E-23 Now, three is the number of perfection, that is that God is
perfected, the one true eternal God is perfected in the three
dispensations of His Godhead manifestation: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Doesn't mean that there is three different individual gods. But there
is one God represented in the three. God is not three; God is one. But
three manifestations of His Godhead, meaning three dispensations of
time on earth perfects the one true and living God.
He appeared to Abraham in the burning bush, and led the children of
Israel in the Name of God the Father, which was a Light that hung over
the tabernacle, that led them in their journey, God the Father. And
then the Father, in order to bring reconciliation between God and man...
E-24 As I was speaking here sometime ago, I believe the last time at
the Tabernacle on "The Dove And The Lamb," how that God alone... No one
else could do it. God had to come to earth and do the job Himself. And
when He represented His Son in the form of a lamb, the meekest of all
the creatures, and He represented Himself in a form of a dove, the
meekest of all the birds that fly the heavens... And the reason He did
this is to show us that only meekness shall dwell with meekness.
Humility shall dwell with humility. It has to coincide. A carpenter or
a cabinetmaker who knows what it means to dovetail, we call it, to make
the grooves of the tongue and groove, to make the board complete is to
put tongue and groove... And when they come together, they so fit in
tight together, with water on them they would swell until even air
couldn't press its way through.
E-25 And when the believer and God... God is so perfected that through
the cutting, and shaping up of the believer when they come together...
Peter said, "Repent then and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit." See? Makes them so complete...
Then when God came down in the form of the dove and lit upon the Lamb,
and abode in the Lamb, and never did leave the Lamb, for they were one,
that was one of the greatest advents that the world has ever had.
Let's just look at that for just a moment. It's off my text. But how
that heavens and earth embraced each other, how that God and man become
reconciled together. How that even the creatures that fly the heavens
and the beasts that roam the fields became one when man and God was
reconciled together by the Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. What a marvelous
E-26 In order to stay with God, stay gentle. God is gentle. In order to
stay with God, stay with love. God is love. Stay meek; stay self...
Don't never be self-sufficient. Always rely upon Him. Never use your
own mind. Take His thoughts. Let His thoughts be your thoughts. And
take them into your carnal mind and repeat them over, say, "O God, take
all my doubt away and let my thoughts be Your thoughts."
And you sick people do that as we're speaking. Just take away, cast
away the thought of sickness. Take God's healing thought. Let them
become your thoughts. Think upon these things, the Bible said, if there
be any praise, if there be any virtue.
E-27 The three, God speaking to them. Now, three is a confirmation. He
taken with Him Peter: faith, James: hope, John: charity. Faith, hope,
and charity, these three... If you can have faith, and hope, and love,
you're near the Kingdom of heaven then. The three great things, God
taken those as a confirmation, because in the mouth of two or three
witnesses let every word be established.
Then again it represented the placing of a son. In the Old Testament
when a son was born into a family he was given a tutor to raise him and
to take care of him. The father was a very busy man over his kingdom.
And each little kingdom was called a house. That's the way in the King
James translation... The... John 14 said, "In My Father's house is many
E-28 Now, it sounds not exactly right to we western people who take a
mansion and a house to be different. But in the days of the writing of
the Bible the mansion was in the house, for the house meant the kingdom.
And this father had many tenants on his farm everywhere, dozens of
them. And when a son was born he had a selected, educated, humble
person, a selected person that was one of his bosom, part of his
kingdom, a tutor, only that type would the father put over his son.
And how the Father today has put the right kind of a tutor over His
sons, you and I. A selected, none other than the very heart and soul of
the Lord Jesus to raise us in the admiration of God. How that this
tutor must be selected. He must be a brilliant man, a selected man, a
lover of the father that would teach the child only the right
E-29 And how the Holy Spirit today, when He come, all other things
seems to be so secondary when the Holy Spirit comes. The people can say
days of miracles is past, but let a man that's borned again of the Holy
Spirit once come before that, for He only teaches that what's real. He
only speaks of the Father.
I'd rather have a man that didn't know his abc's to teach my child,
that had the Holy Spirit, than all the professors in the world who
didn't have the Holy Spirit, for he speaks of the Father. See? And the
Holy Spirit speaks of the Father. And then It'll teach the child not to
be tossed about with every wind of doctrine, but to accept and believe
the principles that the Father has laid down.
That's the reason Divine healing becomes so simple to the real
believer, because he's been taught of the Holy Spirit to believe all
E-30 How could we ever doubt the Word of the Creator? How did the world
ever come into existence? Where did God get the material to make it
with? Did you ever stop to think of that? He just spoke it.
And after all, the very creation that's here now is nothing more than
the Word of God made manifest. Think of it. The trees that grows is the
Word of God. The mountains that reach the sky, and causes us if we wish
to see beauty, look up the mountain. And the farther you go up the
mountain the more pure and clean it becomes.
Standing yonder in the glacier fields of northern British Columbia as
you look here at the swamp, a little higher the water runs cleaner; it
gets bluer and purer. The trees fade out. All nature seems to say,
"Look up." And way over the top of the great glaciered ice that's so
brilliant till even it shines like the sun, you're looking up. If you
want to see wholesome, and real things, and pure things, always look
up. The mountain points it.
David said, "I'll look unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My
help cometh from the Lord."
E-31 The tutor always pointed the child to the father, and to have him
to believe the father. And then the tutor was a trainer.
This morning as I was looking at my dear little companion, and I seen
my little son when he throwed his little tantrum at the table with his
little dish with his eggs and things that mother had worked so
faithfully to fix for his breakfast. And she was trying to teach him to
eat with his spoon. And he wanted to take the wrong hand. Well, to me I
said, "Let him have that hand." But the mother knowed different. She
knew if she let him keep on that way he'd be either ambidextrous or he
would be left-handed. And that's not normal. So as a real trainer she
made him change hand, though he didn't like it. But the mother knowed
what was best.
E-32 And many a time our Trainer the Holy Spirit, we try to do it the
wrong way, but sometimes it hurts us. Sometimes we may lay on a bed of
affliction; sometimes the doctor may say that all hopes is gone; but
it's the Holy Spirit teaching us to use the right hand. He knows what's
best. He knows how the Father wants it done. He is the trainer.
And I thought... Little Joseph, he wouldn't use the hand, so the mother
reaches up and gets her frailing stick, about so long. And she tapped
it on the side, and he looked over to me. But yet I loved him with all
my heart, would die freely for him, but I knew the mother knowed best.
I said, "She's training the child."
We can't look for sympathy and be sympathized with too much. We must
listen to the child-training of our Father. He knows what's best.
Sometimes we say, when the Gospel's being preached, "Oh, I'll just go
to my church. They don't tr... I'll just believe it this a way." See?
But remember the Holy Spirit knows best. It knows how to train you.
Sometimes It taps the stick, corrects you. And you must remember God
made Him the--the child-trainer for the Church. And He loves the
Father, and He will always point to the Father.
E-33 And now, when the child was training up, that didn't mean the
child... The child is certainly a child of the father, but if it was a
disobedient child, the trainer always had trouble with it, always it
was in and out, up-and-down, well, then, this message had to be brought
to the father when the father required, "How is my child progressing?"
Then he would have to say, "It's not doing so well." Well, then, of
course that grieved the heart of the father.
And it does today when the Holy Spirit has to bring our record before
God. When we become children of God we ought to walk worthy of the
vocation. We ought to walk worthy of everything that God has laid down
for us to do, for the Holy Spirit's training us, child-training.
E-34 Was you ever... When I was a boy my daddy was a different from
what some of the modern fathers are today. My daddy believed in giving
whippings. He really give them. We remembered them. And I yet today at
forty-seven years, I remember them. But it done me good. It trained me.
If I could go to the grave today and raise him up, the first thing I'd
do is shake his hands and hug him for what he done.
If I feel that way about my earthly father, what will it be that day
when we stand in His Presence and we see the things happened to us for
our good, that He had to cut us a little bit here, and child train us,
and take off the things of the world, and let us walk as humble
children before Him. May seem hard at the beginning, but God knows what
He's doing. Sure, He knows what He's doing. And He...
Then as the Holy Spirit begins to bring Word, then if the child has not
been obedient when it becomes of maturity, the age of maturity, then
the child is always a son, certainly, but it loses something.
E-35 And here's a point that I want to drive home. May the Holy Spirit
take it to every heart of you believers. Just because you are a
believer... Certainly you have Everlasting Life. God said so. But would
you want to just get in as Job said, 'by the skin of your teeth?' Would
you just want to come before the Father and the talent that He's give
every one of you, as being negligent, you just didn't use it, or you
let something else stand in your way? You let little petty things that
meant nothing to you, after all little fusses, and stews, and
arguments, and church differences take the meekness and gentleness from
your life. Would you want to stand before the Father like that? I don't
believe you would. I don't believe that you would do it, neither would
E-36 How I want Him to say, "It was well done." Not by the skin of my
teeth, but, "It was well done, My good and faithful servant. Enter into
the joys of the Lord, for you did well with what you had to do."
Maybe you're a housewife, if you are, God made you a teacher of your
children. Do a good job out of it. Regardless of what you have to do,
do it well.
Notice, then if the child did prove to be a real worthy of the things
that the father had over his kingdom, and had been a real faithful
child, then the tutor brought message to the father, "Oh, your son..."
Oh, that's the message I want Him to bring for you and I. "Oh, Your
son, his whole thoughts is upon You. All he's trying to do is to please
You. He's so interested in Your affair till it's hard to hold him
down." I'd rather be just a little over zealous about the Father's
Kingdom than to have no zeal at all for it. I'd rather overwork.
E-37 And as the Church of Christ preacher told me some time ago, "Mr.
Branham, I'd rather--I'd rather wear out than rust out." And that is a
lot of truth. I'd rather wear out and die in the harness, as Brother
Neville says, than to refuse to have the harness on. You can't do
nothing any worse than to neglect to try. Let us do all we can with
what you have to do with. And the Holy Spirit, our Tutor, will bring it
to the Father.
And now, notice, if the child become a gallant child then it was told
to the father, and at... Oh, I just love the Word. At an appointed time
set by the father alone, the child was, his glory and honor was
manifested before the public. The father taken his own child under a
celebration and took him into the public places, after his--being his
own son born in his own house, yet the son was placed positionally in
the family to inherit all things the father had. You see it?
E-38 Now, if we'll be well behaved, some glorious day we'll fall heir
to all the things. God in His appointed day that He will judge all men
by Christ Jesus, the time will come when God will give out the rewards
for those who were faithful, and the rejecting of those who failed to
Just before the going away of the Lord Jesus, God, being in Him, the
Dove leading the Lamb, He came not to do His own, but to do the will of
the Father that sent Him, He was led by the Spirit to take Peter,
James, and John to this exceeding high mountain. I love it.
And another point, if you'll excuse me for taking so much time, that I
wish to place before this audience this morning, that this had another
meaning to it. After leaving the mountain, and coming down, the
question was asked, "Who does men say I, the Son of man, am? Who...
What does people say about Me as I am with you, and I have been made
manifest to you? Now, what does men say about Me, the Son of man?"
E-39 Watch it. What a beautiful picture of today. After you have
received Christ, after you have been filled with the Spirit, what does
man say about you then? What does man say, that when they see your
emotions, so stirred unto you can't hold your peace, the tears of joy
will flow down your cheeks, when you can't keep your hands down, when
they're singing the songs of Zion, when you can't hold your peace when
you see sin and you must speak peacefully and quietly to them? What
does man say about it?
What does man say that when you're a laying, dying, miserable,
wretched, in a dying condition, and you'll ask some child of God to
join with you in prayer for your healing, and you confess your faults,
and lay the thing before the Father, say, "Father, forgive me. And now,
I accept Christ as my Healer," and you're made well?
"What does men say, Who I the Son of man, am?"
E-40 I'm looking on an audience of people, and some of you I know
miserably years ago dying with cancer, the last stage. Some of you in
all kinds of shapes, figures, blind, and God by His grace, healed you.
"And as you give your gallant testimony in the face of people, what
does man say that I the Son of man, what do they say about Me?"
How the picture has even changed from that day though as black as it
was. Some say it's fanaticism. Some called him Beelzebub. Some says
it's mental telepathy. Some says it's excitement. Some says it's
fanaticism. Some says it's emotional. But what do you say about it?
What sayeth you about this thing? Perpetuous Peter usually speaks out
of turn, but this time he didn't. He said, "Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the living God. I don't care what the rest of them say, that's
what I know. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
E-41 Listen, we could spend much time there, but let's go on. Jesus
said, "Blessed..." Though men may curse, though men may make fun, men
may say you're a holy-roller; men may call you any name under the sun;
but He said, "Blessed art thou, Simon by Jonas your father (Here it is
now, are you ready?) for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you.
You never learned this through some dogmatic seminary; neither did you
learn it from some declaration of some man's theology. Flesh and blood
has not revealed this to you, but My Father which is in heaven has
revealed this to you."
E-42 See where it comes from, through the Tutor of the Holy Spirit? Has
revealed it by the revelation... "And I say unto thee, thou art Peter
(little rock.) I am the great Rock. I'm the Cornerstone. But you are
the little rock that's placed upon Me. The builders chose you. You
never chose yourself. The builders chose you. The Angels of God, one
night working in the quarry, called you out, and you submitted yourself
to Me. And I cut you in My own fashion. I made you the way that I
wanted you to be. I done the sawing; you just stood still. And I placed
you now as a little stone to fit in with some other stone to lead that
stone, and this stone leads that stone, that stone. And the cement of
love is bringing you together, making the foundation which I am, to be
fitted together with every stone that professes My Name and receives
this revelation. And upon this rock, the revelation of God that'll
stand still and be cut, the stone by the revelation, I will build My
Church and all the gates of hell shall not prevail against It," showing
that surely all the gates of hell would be against It, but shall never
E-43 And may I take this moment to say this, my friends, that the
entire Church of the living God is built solemnly upon the spiritual
revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. No matter how educated you are,
how smart you may be, how well you may think you know the Bible, Satan
knows It just a lot better than you do. But only through the
revelation, God through the Holy Spirit your Tutor, revealed to you
that He saves you by His grace.
If He will reveal to you this morning by the revelation that this is
the end of your suffering, this is the end of your sickness, all devils
out of torment will never shake that foundation, though every doctor
say it's wrong. "For upon this Rock I'll build My Church, and the gates
of hell cannot prevail against it." Though it would be against it, yet
it cannot prevail for when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit
of God will raise a standard against it every time. You see it? You get
E-44 Now, Jesus being revealed to the disciples... Look in the garden
of Eden when Cain brought an offering in worship the same as Abel did.
He worshipped; he paid to the church; he sacrificed, he done every
religious deed brighter, better, more fitted than what Abel did. He
built a better altar; he made it prettier; he put glamour to his
You see that strain still working amongst the sons of Adam. He put
glamour to it with the fruits of the field, and the big lily, and he
not only that, but he worshipped. There is a way that seemeth right
unto a man. But what he did, he worshipped through knowledge. He
worshipped not by revelation.
E-45 And it's possible. Get it now. Listen. You can worship through
knowledge. You can go to church by knowledge that you should do it. But
going to church that way is worshipping in vain. But when there's
something happens down in your heart that makes you love God in such a
way you can't stay from the church, that's the revelation, God
They had no Bible then. They didn't even have paper or slate to work
with. They had no schools of education. So Abel by revelation... It was
revealed to him by God that it was not beauty, neither was it the
fruits of the field, or apples, that had drove them from the garden of
Eden, but it was blood. And it was revealed to him, and he went and got
a lamb. By revelation he foresaw the coming of the just Lamb. And it
was revealed to him, so he got a lamb and by revelation offered it to
God and was accepted. The whole church is built upon spiritual
revelation. How beautiful.
E-46 Now, coming to the close... It was on the mountain, and after
Jesus had been an obedient Child, the flesh, the Lamb, had been led by
the Holy Spirit, God, moving in Him... "I come not to do My will, but
the will of Him that sent Me. And the One that sent Me, the Father that
sent Me is with Me. And as the Father hath sent Me, and went with Me,
so send I you." Not only did He send, but He went with Him.
And God don't just educate a man and send him out with a declaration of
some seminary experience, but if he's equipped, God goes with him.
"I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the age."
Notice, beautifully, oh how the Word does so go together. How the Holy
Spirit cements it into the heart of the people by revelation and love
of the Lord Jesus.
E-47 Watch closely. There after obedience, in the mouth of two and
three witnesses, the best witnesses that stood on the earth:
love--Peter, James, and John: hope, faith, charity... Under the
witnesses of hope, under the witnesses of faith, under the witness of
love, God placed His Son positionally in the public of all three
greatest manifestations, hope, faith, and love, that the world will
And there, as the father in old age took his son out and put a robe on
him and had a ceremony, and after that the son's name was just as good
as the fathers, the son had heir of all things... And God taken Christ
on Mount Transfiguration in the witness of hope, faith, and love, and
overshadowed Him with a Cloud. And the Bible said His raiment shine
like the sun, and a voice from heaven said, "This is My beloved Son."
E-48 Now, Peter got all excited as usual. He was a man very zealous.
And I wish we all were zealous. Many times you can speak good things in
your zealous works. But Peter got all enthused when he really saw what
happened. God was going to let him have that testimony just in a little
while after they went down.
But when he saw standing... There were three here, hope, faith, and
love. And there were three standing yonder on the mountain. Peter,
James, and John here, Moses, Elijah, and Christ standing there in a
confirma... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] of these three here. Now, they
looked. There stood Moses first; next stood Elijah, the prophet.
E-49 And some people asked us, "Will we know each other when we get
there?" When Elijah and Moses had been gone many hundreds of years...
Not only will we know each other; we'll know them whom we've never
seen. Peter, James, and John had never seen Moses, and yet recognized
them in a twinkle of an eye when they were standing under the shadow of
What will it be when we stand there? I'll know Sankey when I see him.
I'll know his voice though I never heard him. I'll know Wesley. I'll
know Moody, Calvin, Knox. We'll know them all when we get there. We'll
take on a different aspect than what we are now. We'll be in a
temporarily or--or in a glorified state; Peter, James, and John was.
E-50 So in that prefigure if they could recognize men without one flaw,
that they had never seen or saw a picture of, that had been gone for
hundreds of years, but in a prefigure could in a moment's time
recognize them without doubt, what will it be when we're glorified,
standing in His Presence? Will we know one another? Certainly, we'll
know everybody. A little bit of infinitency will set upon us as God is
Notice, I must close. As they looked, and Peter, as a real good
seminary student would say, "You know, I believe all churches is right.
E-51 If you're orthodox in your belief, it doesn't matter. So we'll
just have the Mohammedans and the Buddhas, and we'll have them all
together. Peter said, "It's good for us to be here, and let us now
build three tabernacles. We'll build a seminary here for Moses. We'll
build a seminary for Elijah. And all that want to worship under the
law, and so forth, let them worship."
And now, we notice they looked and Peter and them watching Moses...
Moses represented the law. God gave the children of Israel the law
because that they wanted the law. God didn't want them to have it.
That's man's choice. In Exodus 19, they said, "You give us something to
do to merit our salvation." We'll keep a law if You'll give it to us,
in other words. But it never was God's plan. It's better just to quit
planning yourself and just use His plans. I find that much easier to
take His plan.
E-52 There stood Moses, the law. Peter said, "Well, some of us keep the
law." Now, there's no flesh justified by the law. So next after God's
law stood there, the next stood was Elijah. That's how they come in
numerical order. The next stood was Elijah which come after Moses. And
Elijah represented God's justice, the prophets. And Elijah represented
His justice insomuch that Elijah pulled fire out of heaven and killed
the fifties. And he was representing God's justice.
So Peter wanted God's law and God's justice. No man can be saved by the
law. And if you fail, to transgress the law there's only one thing left
and that's death. That's God's justice. God--God demands that. His
righteous law must be ju--have justice.
So then while Peter's speaking, wanting to build these tabernacles, and
ask God if he could do it, then they looked back and saw Jesus only.
The law had failed.
E-53 Let us, this morning, cast our eyes away from self righteousness
or something that we have done. I do not plead for law. I cannot be
judged by the law, because I'm lawless. No man kept the law. They could
not keep the law. And neither can you save yourself. Neither can you
heal yourself. And if the law by your own manmade will, you wanted to
project that to the plan, then there's only one thing required by the
law if you fail, that's justice. And justice is to be condemned and die
forever. It requires a total annihilation, because he that breaks one
point of the law is guilty of all the law. So you must die.
But God, as we look at God's law and we look at God's justice... Let's
cast our eyes the other way. Look over here. There stood Jesus
represent God's love, not law, not justice, but in Him was met the
fulfillment of both law and justice. "This is My beloved Son." No more
self-made stuff, listen to your tutor. That's the reason Peter could
say, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Law and justice
was met in Christ, and it's God's love to the human race. God's love...
God so loved the world.
E-54 Merciful God this morning, as I plead for this audience, we don't
plead for a law. We don't ask for any law. We do not want to be judged
by our own merits. I do not want Your justice, Lord, no, not for Your
judgment to be come upon me, never, Lord. But I plead for Your mercy.
He said, "Hear ye Him." Why should I hear Him? He's the only One that
has salvation. Mary, Joseph, and all the other saints were great
people, but only Him. Hear ye Him. He is the only Intercessor. He is
the only Mediator between God and man, is Christ Jesus. Why do I hear
Him? The law could not give me peace; He can. Justice could bring me
nothing, only condemnation; He gives me peace and reconciliation. The
law could condemn me because if I get sick, the law requires that I
have broke the laws of nature. And the justice of God is executed upon
me, so I must pay the penalty. But I turn my affections and my eyes
this morning, from both law and justice, and look at the love of God
Who reconciled me back to Him through grace. Not through law and
through justice, but through reconciliation He paid the price to bring
man and God together to make them one.
E-55 Yonder in Switzerland not long ago, as I close on this remark...
Many of you children in school, I suppose you still have it, of an old
story that should never die, although it's fading today in our country;
but never will it fade in Switzerland where it happened. You remember
your school in your reader of Arnold Von Winkelried, the great hero of
Switzerland? You can mention his name today up in the Swiss Alps, and
their faces will color up, and the tears will run down their cheeks.
Many years ago... The Swiss are a peace loving people. They're Germans
who way back in the early centuries went down into the mountains where
there's no ore or nothing. But they bought... They had the intelligence
of the Germans.
E-56 The Germans thinks he is a master race, is true. But he's trying
to invent a gun, or a bomb, that will conquer the whole world with his
intelligence. But the Swiss is a peace loving man. He goes down and
makes him a, gets him some material and makes his neighbor a watch and
Then up in the high Swiss mountains many years ago when they set up
their--their kingdom, or, I would say their government... They was not
a military nation; they were a peace loving nation. And one day when
the invaders had come to their land, and was stomping out everything
that they had... Nothing--nothing, no matter what they built, they
rolled stones down the mountains, and it never bothered them. And they
had the Swiss army backed up into a field at the bottom of the mountain.
E-57 And it's so beautiful in Switzerland, how I've watched them, how
they farm and on the lowlands, and the next is the cattle, and then
farther up the mountain is the sheep, and all the way at the top is
where they raise their goats.
And how they have the yodel that these American Hollywood so-called
yodelers make a mock out of. Never compares with it. How they blow
their horn when trouble's...?... and every neighbor run together to
help when there was some need. Now we use it as a jazz band,
rock-and-roll. Oh, it's such a... how the pollution...
Listen, friends, I'll make the remark of my manager. If God doesn't
soon send judgment to this adulterous generation of people, He will
have to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah and apologize for burning them up.
That's right, certainly. He's just and there can be nothing else done,
but God has to do it. And while mercy holds its arms open, flee to it.
E-58 Up in the mountain where this little army was armed with such as
they could find, of shields, and sticks, and saw blades, and whatmore
they had, and pitchforks, backed up. The great alien army come with
just like a solid brick wall. They were every man trained, and great
spears, and they marched on, close, backing this little Swiss army
against the mountain. They were hopeless, everything that they had
tried was all black and dark, and nothing could save them.
After while from the midst of them came a scream of one Arnold Von
Winkelried. And he stepped out, and he said, "Brethren, today I die for
Switzerland and for its freedom." He said, "We love our homeland and
what our fathers has fought for, and what our fathers intended for us
to have. And today our great economy is at stake. And today I freely
give my life for Switzerland."
E-59 He said, "Yonder behind the mountain is my lovely home, and my
sweet, loving wife and my little children, expecting me to return." But
said, "I'll never see them again on this earth." He said, "Today I'll
die for Switzerland." He...
They said, "What will you do, Arnold von Winkelried?"
He said, "Follow me. I'll break the ranks of the army. I'll break their
garrison. And then you take whatever you've got and fight as you best
you can. As men of war, fight with what you have the best you can."
And he threw up his arms, and he looked around to where the very
heaviest of the spears was a coming as he inched up. And he threw up
his arms and screamed, "Make way for liberty." And he ran towards those
approaching brick wall. "Make way for liberty," he screamed. And he run
to the very thickest of the spears, and threw his arms around the
spears, and gathered them into his breast and died.
E-60 And the Swiss men, as they followed him with what they had, it
throwed such an excitement till it broke their ranks, every man was out
of place; he didn't know what to do. And the Swiss run in and won a
victory. And Switzerland's never had a war since. It'll long be
remembered in Switzerland. As long as there's a Switzerland, Arnold von
Winkelried will be remembered.
But that's a wonderful heroic. Never has it been compared. But it's a
minor thing, just a minor thing, till one day when the sons of Adam,
when the law had failed, and when the justice of the prophets had
failed, when the world was weak and could not save through the
sacrifice of the lamb. The animal blood and the animal spirit could not
return, it failed... Satan knowed better than that.
E-61 And where the justice of God, yet calling down the fire, and
burning the fifties, and the judgment the prophets give to the earth,
man constantly went on to perdition. Every hope was gone. God had sent
the law; God had sent the prophets; and they had all failed. All hopes
was gone for mankind.
One day in the midst of the realms of glory, the Son of God stepped out
and said, "This day will I go and to liberate the sons of Adam." And
while He stood yonder, when all hopes... The Devil would place sickness
upon us; he'd put sin upon us. And we had to take it. Justice of the
law demanded it. And if we failed to receive the law, which we were all
condemned by the law, only justice could be exercised. There was no way
out, nothing we could do.
E-62 But He stepped forth. The Angel said, "What will you do?" He went
to the earth, and He said, "Now, you, everyone of you sons of Adam; you
take what I give you to fight with, and fight as you can, the best you
can." And He never found a weak spot through theology, or neither
building of seminaries, or the erecting of churches.
But He went where the spears was the heaviest, down through the valley
of the shadow of death. And He gathered death and sickness with His
arms into His own bosom, and sent back the Holy Spirit on the day of
Pentecost to place in our hands of requiring of each son of Adam to
fight as we can. Though you'll be made fun of, though you'll be
persecuted, though you'll be called holy- roller, everything else,
fight as the best you can, for the victory is sure, and thanks be to
God the enemy's routed. It's garrisons are broke. And the great Captain
of our salvation is leading on today by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
E-63 Oh, sons and daughters of Adam, why set ye here until you die? Let
us rise and do something. Let us take what we have. If it's no more
than a mortal lip that can still move, let's give praise to God. Let's
thank Him for salvation.
If you are a sinner, you can never call yourself out of the quarry of
this earth that God has blasted you out by the Gospel. But stand still
and let God saw you to--to place you into the building. If you're sick,
remember Jesus conquered both death, hell, sickness, grave, and all
when He died for you at Calvary. Let us take what we have this morning
and fight to the best of our knowledge.
While we bow our heads in a word of prayer... And if I ask the sister
to come and play on the piano some good hymn, while we all sensible,
E-64 Do you appreciate this morning the death of our Lord Jesus? Your
churches will not work, though as good as they may be. Your schools
will miserably fail, though good as they may be. Your doctor will
miserably fail, good as he may be. But this morning let's turn our
looks; let's turn our eyes from the laws of the churches, and the
denominations, and the doctor's office, and, as good as they all are,
and let's hear that voice coming from the shadow that overshadows us
this morning. "This is My beloved Son. Hear ye Him."
Dear heavenly Father, as humbly as Christians can approach, we come in
behalf of the lost and needy. Take these words today, and, O Holy
Spirit that's leading the Church, tutor Your children to God today.
Many might have fell by the wayside and know not the way of God no
more. They've been darkened and blackened. Their hopes has failed, but
may they view again Calvary where You caught the fiery darts of the
enemy of death, the enemy of sickness, the enemy of sorrow, the enemy
of all mankind. And there You placed it in Your bosom and broke the way.
E-65 And down through that dark shadow this morning we see our home in
glory. As von Winkelried said, "Behind the mountain is a home. They
wait for me to come, but they won't see me no more." But Jesus, You
never said, "They won't see Me anymore." You said, "In My Father's
house is many mansions. I'll go and get one ready and come and get you
and receive you unto Myself."
How we respect the gallant death of Winkelried, but he was a mortal. He
could only die and leave behind. But Thou come to die and redeem, and
bring us, not from our loved ones, but to our loved ones, not from our
homes, but to our homes, and cut a line through the darkness of death
that we could see beyond the veil where lays the blessings of God.
And now, today, dear Father, if there be any of Your children that You
have blasted with the Gospel from the quarry of life, and desire to so
make them, and been cutting on them this morning, and hewing them,
sawing off their habits, and their evil thinking, and their
backbitings, and backslidings, and now You want to place them again and
fit them into the building, will You speak to their hearts just now?
E-66 And while we have our heads bowed would there be some child here
today who has strayed from the way, or maybe never come to the way, but
you feel today that you would like to be included, you'd like to be a
stone fitted in the building of God, would you raise your hand to
Christ, say, "Christ, cut off my worldliness."? God bless you back
there, young fellow. God bless you, lady. God bless you, sir. God bless
you, my sister. God bless you. Someone else?
Now, with your heads bowed as we're waiting on the Holy Spirit. And you
know whether you failed God or not. Did you fail to go when your great
Conqueror said, "Come, follow Me. Take up your cross, deny yourself.
Come after Me, I'll break the ranks of the enemy. I'll break the ranks
of sin. I'll break the ranks of sickness. And you follow Me, and fight
as the best you can, for I'll make a hole through it, and our homes
will be preserved unto Eternal Life."
E-67 Are you an alien away from God? Just raise your hands when... God
bless you, little fellow. Someone else who's never raised their hands
would want to bring up their hand, say, "Remember me, Brother Branham.
Today I want to now come to Christ. I..." God bless you, sister. "I
want to now come to Christ to be cut by His machine. Something this
morning has touched my heart. I've been shook down on the inside of me.
I've been all placed back here with worldly habits. The dirt and muck
of the earth has uncovered, has covered me up, but the Gospel today has
uncovered me. And I stand as guilty before God, and I know it. And I
want God to take me as a stone today, and cut me out, and give me a
confession of the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and place me into His
Kingdom. I want to be uncovered today. As I am uncovered I want to be
sawed and put into His Kingdom."
E-68 Would you raise your hands to Him, before we have prayer for
the--the sinner. All right. Another four or five hands has been up. I
shall pray for you.
Now, we haven't maybe the way to make an altar call. Maybe just if
you'll wait just a few moments, I'm going to, after I pray for the
sick, I want you up here too. But I'm going to pray for you now, that
God would just grant something special to you at this time.
Our heavenly Father, it's written in Thy holy Word, according to the
writings of Thy scribe, Saint Matthew the 5th chapter the 24th verse,
"He that will hear My words and believe on Him that sent Me, has
Everlasting Life, shall not come into judgment, but has passed from
death to Life."
E-69 Hear the humble and feeble plea of Thy servant for each of these
who's raised their hand. You said, "No man can come except My Father
draws him." And You have been drawing this morning, and they've heard,
and they've raised their hands. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing of
And I thank Thee for them, today and I pray that You'll sanctify every
believer and fill with the Holy Ghost those who have the hungry hearts
that's emptied out the world this morning and wish to be sawed as a
fitted stone in the Master's building. We ask it in Christ's Name. Amen.
Don't you just feel different? Doesn't the Holy Spirit just take God's
Word like a scrub brush and just scrub out the things of the world?
Then you feel new.
E-70 Let's sing this glorious old hymn just once more to the glory of
God now. There is a fountain that is filled with Blood drawn from
Immanuel's vein. All together now. All right.
There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners plunged beneath the flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
E-71 I'm going to ask you something just now. How many feel that your
sins are all under the Blood, would you just raise your hand? "I now
believe that God forgives me, and I--I'm His child." Oh, my.
Now, the dying thief he rejoiced to see that fountain in his day. He
was dying. He rejoiced to see the fountain in his day. There may I,
though vile as he, wash all my sins away. While we're singing this
verse, and then we hit the chorus, I want you to shake hands with
someone setting here, say, "God bless you, Christian brother, sister."
Whoever it is.
Now, let's sing to the Lord now, first verse. Let's raise our hands if
we can and sing, the dying thief. Now, and in the chorus then, shake
The dying thief rejoiced to see... (Father, we're worshipping Thee now.)
... fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Wash all my sins away,
Wash all my sins away; (Now, get one another by the hand.)
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
E-72 How happy we are today as Christian believers, as fellow citizens
of the Kingdom, that God has washed all our sins away and made us new
creatures in Christ Jesus. Now, are you happy for the Lord?
[Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Wonderful.
Now, remember, friends, the services will be back here again this
evening. God bless you. I took a little longer this morning than I
aimed to. I got an appointment right away after this service, and I am
to meet some of you dear friends. I wonder if it could be possible we
could postpone that until this evening when I come back for the
services tonight, 'cause I just, I thought I'd be through by eleven and
now we got to... How many is to be prayed for? Let's see your hands go
up everywhere. We got a large audience to pray for.
E-73 And I told you how that Lutheran man up yonder wrote me such a
letter and condemned me and said that a man of, that preached to the
people that I did and would say the Devil couldn't heal and so forth...
And I answered him just as gently as I know how. He wrote back a letter
and said, "I'd like to meet you at the Business Men Convention."
And I--and I asked Brother Moore if he would give him a place. He said,
"Yes." And they taken me out to the Lutheran seminary, and set a dinner
there where all the students and the teachers... And this was the dean;
he set by me. And we had dinner together. And they were German. And
they had a--a--a great dinner set, and the--the ladies, they all waited
on us and so forth. After the dinner was over, this Lutheran dean of
the Lutheran College stood up and said, "Brother Branham, I brought you
out here for one purpose." He said, "That is, we want to find God in
the baptism of the Holy Ghost."
E-74 I looked at him, looked at Brother Moore, and Brother Moore looked
at me. He said, "I criticized you, and I'm sorry." Said, "Brother
Branham, you're right. And I ask you to forgive me. And now, we want
the baptism of the Holy Spirit." Said, "We've seen a lot of kicking
over chairs and tearing up things." But said, "We want the real Holy
I said, "Do you believe?" He said... I said, "What's the Lutheran
sem... What's the Lutheran denomination?"
Said, "We don't care what the Lutheran denomination; we want Christ."
E-75 And Bob Schuller and them, the editor of the Christian Herald, and
them had just received the Holy Ghost, a bosom friend of Billy, and all
them--them brethren are hungering for the Holy Ghost.
And then I said... He said, "Is it for Lutherans?"
I said, "It's for whosoever will let him come."
He said, "How can we receive It?"
I said, "Are you really sincere?"
He said, "Yes, Brother Branham, from the depths of our heart."
I said, "What about you students?" Every hand went up, and tears
running down their cheeks, "We want Jesus."
E-76 I said, "Move back your plates, take your benches, scoot it over
against the wall." Each man did all way around. I said, "Now, kneel
down and turn your face to the wall," and start asking God for the Holy
Ghost. And I had Brother Moore stand and pray. I went laying hands on
each one, and all seventy-two students and the dean received the
baptism of the Holy Ghost, and they're shaking that country up there
with the miracles and working of God. They're having healing services
and everything, the Lutheran seminary.
Oh, I could sing to my heart's content. Why? When you're hungering and
E-77 This poor little woman laying here dying by cancer, certainly
she's hungering and thirsting this morning for God to heal her. And
there's many of you setting there with heart trouble. Certainly. You're
going to die right away if God doesn't heal you. There are many that's
got other ailments which is very bad, but friends, don't look to
justice. You can't pay justice. Don't look to the law, because the law
cannot be kept. But look to Jesus only, for He is the One Who redeemed
you, and through faith in His Name, you could be made well this morning.
And if God would send out seventy Luferan--Lutheran ministers to preach
the Gospel with the baptism of the Holy... by laying on of hands...
Jesus said when He give us our warfare like von Winkelried; He said...
Fight with what we have. Here's what He said, "These signs shall follow
them that believe; in My Name they shall cast out evil spirit or
demons; they shall speak with new tongues; and if a snake should bite
them, it would not harm them; they'll lay hands on the sick, and they
E-78 And look at the great cut, plumb around the world now. The
Gospel's going on, and the sons of Adam who has taken up the grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ is battling their way through, and cutting a line
through the enemy now, and we're taking just as we can.
And as you well people, this morning, who appreciate good health,
remember these as we pray for them. And I'll ask that the sick will
line to this side over here on my right. And if the elders will come
and help them, if you will? And I ask the ministers of the Gospel if
they'll stand here by, close and pray.
Then don't leave if you can help it. We want to ask another altar call
just in a moment, as soon as we can. Services will not be finished with
this healing service.
E-79 Now, line up on this side, and we're going to ask Brother Neville,
our dear beloved brother, if he will do as we regularly precede. If
God bless you, sis. What was it? [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
Only believe, only believe,
All things are possible, only believe;
Look which way? To Jesus. Doctors has failed. Everything else has
failed. "But this is My beloved Son. Hear ye Him." What did He say? He
said, "Hear ye Him." What did He say? What did He say?
Why all things are possible.
Fear not, little flock,
From the cross to the throne,
From death into life He went all alone;
His... All power in earth, all power above,
Is given to Him for the flock of His love.
All power for sickness, everything, given to Him.
On... (Hear ye Him. Only Believe.)
E-80 When law fails, when the doctor fails, when all things fail, what
did He say, only believe. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
Some hundred, I guess. Some of them are coming in wheelchairs, one here
on a stretcher at the very point of death. Your beloved physicians, as
men, who cuts the body apart, the anatomy, and looks and sees
everything that they can in their knowledge, they try to save life, but
many times they fail.
We're so glad that this bright cloud of glory that hung over him, said,
"But this is My beloved Son." When the law had failed and justice had
failed to be met, then God said, "Hear ye Him." And what did He say?
"All things are possible if you can only believe." Help Thou our
unbelief. And as ministers of the Gospel, we go now to anoint the sick
and to lay hands upon them, as consecrated people of this tabernacle
are joined together in prayer. God bless our efforts and heal the sick.
We ask in Jesus' Name.
E-81 With your heads bowed now in prayer and as the congregation softly
singing, "Only Believe." Brother Neville will anoint. I'll lay hands
upon the sick.
Dear heavenly Father, freshly from behind the platform where we stand
between death and life, between the sinner and judgment, pointing to
them the way of escape, I walk from behind there now, and lay hands
upon this sick woman, and as loved one standing, looking over her; not
one thing can help now, but You. I lay hands upon her as Thou has