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THE WORKS THAT I DO BEAR WITNESS OF ME PHOENIX AZ 51-0413 63


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Good evening, friends. It's a--as usual, a great privilege to be here again tonight. And just take a few moments of your time to speak, the rest of the time, I will want to put in praying for the sick. I'm... We had a glorious time last night when the people all passing through the lines. And I think that more or less gives the people an idea, to know that their pastor has the right to pray for the sick. And he does. And then when I'm gone, I--I want you to remember: when you get sick again, or something happens, you go to your pastor. He--he's the man of God, that God sent to--to give you deliverance through his prayers when he prays for you. And you just believe him with all your heart when he prays, and believe that God hears his prayers, and God will do it. You believe that, don't you?
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Now, just two more nights of this service after tonight. And we've had a lovely time here at Phoenix. I've enjoyed every hour I've been here. It's so heavenly like. In the daytime when I go to pray, I-I usually go out into the desert. And it's so peaceful like, out there, just seems like that God is near. How are you, Brother King, all right? Fine. God bless you. First time I'd seen him for years. But I just recognized him. And I am happy to see in the building tonight, that they say that many of our Spanish friends from the Spanish church has been coming down to--to see us. And I appreciate that. I'd sure like to see that little choir sing again that they have there, them young ladies with the--wore them white veils and so forth. I thought it was so saintly looking. I would like to ask that maybe Sunday afternoon, they might do that. I hope they do sing for us. That's...
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Brother Lewi Pethrus from Stockholm, Sweden. It's the head of the Filadelfian Church, the greatest Pentecostal church in the world. And I had a meeting there for him and, when I was at Stockholm. And they had... I don't know how many thousands. A thousand of them come down and beat a drum, and send so many thousand up this a way. And send another... Beat another bunch of drums, and send so many thousand that way, 'fore you could get through the

building to start ministering. And then one night, I seen five hundred people... While I was praying for the sick, I stopped, and I said, "I don't know," through an interpreter. I said, "I feel very strangely led. But it seems to me the Holy Spirit wants to fill people." And I think it was five hundred registered that they received the Holy Ghost at one time in--in the--in the place where it was at. And so Brother Pethrus, I will be very happy to get to see the old brother tomorrow night.
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It's just like my old grandfather, that just went to meet God not long ago. Of course, he was quite a bit older than Brother Pethrus. He was--he was ninety-seven, ninety-eight, I believe it was, years old. And I was thinking that was some age, my grandmother died a hundred and ten. And so my grandfather, on the other side, died at ninety-something. My grandmother, on my mother's side, died at thirty-something. So... But most all my father's brothers died young. My father died at fifty-two. The generations are getting weaker and wiser as the Bible said. So we'll be happy. All of you bring your friends out tomorrow night. We'll have Brother Pethrus to speak a little for us tomorrow night. Would you like to hear him? He can speak in English just almost as good as in--in Swedish. A very fine brother. You'll enjoy him very much.
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Now. And then Sunday afternoon, the Lord willing, "The Life Story" for Sunday afternoon. Try to bring all the sinder--sinners that you know. Now, that's the day that I want many sinners to come out, so we can have an altar call. Let's ask God to give us at least from three to five hundred souls Sunday afternoon. Will you--will you pray for it? And now, you'll have to get them out here. Each Christian, make up your mind to bring some sinner friend Sunday afternoon. And--and we'll do everything that we can to have an altar call. And then let them go to the church of their choice, to go back to the churches, wherever they can pick up a--a membership.
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I remember one Sunday afternoon, Pensacola, Florida, I seen two thousand accept Jesus at one time. That's the biggest call we ever had in America. And I just heard from Brother Baxter from British Colombia, which is to be the manager of the meetings in Africa. And we're to leave for Africa on October the first. And our first meeting is in Johannesburg, October the fourth in Johannesburg, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa. And we're going... There's a little discussion whether they get the

natives, or the--or the mixed. And so they're just going to have the mixed audience down there. They... Since that lady went down there, Mrs. Nightingale, I told you about the other night, that was so bad in the field. My, we hope to have a great landslide for the Lord. And I--I'm going to depend. And nights, when I go into the platform, if God lets me go and live to go; I'm going to think when I walk up there, I can just shut my eyes and see a lovely bunch of people, in Phoenix, from different places, praying for me. That's... God will help me. And I'm going to depend on you.
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And if you ever want to do anything for me that'll please me, you pray for me. That's the... That's one thing that I--I want you to do, pray for me, 'cause I know prayer changes things. It even changes God's mind about things, changes God's program. Do you believe that? God can pronounce a certain thing. It's going to be just that way. And prayer will change His mind about that. It has been done. Remember when Hezekiah was going to die, and the prophet went up and told him to get his house in order? And then the... Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and wept bitterly before the Lord. Said, "Lord..." He'd walked before Him all those years with a perfect heart. And he wanted to be spared fifteen years. And the prophet was done gone. But the Spirit of the Lord come upon the prophet, said, "Go back and tell him I heard his prayer." And after three days, he's coming down off the bed. After three days, he's coming off the bed. See, God could've took him off the bed right then, couldn't He? Don't you believe that? But we have to know God's program and things, just how He is.
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Now, we're going to read some of the Word, and then just a comment or two on It. And then we're going to--to start the prayer line, because I have... This has been a fast day, fasting and praying that God would grant His blessings upon you people tonight. Now, over in the Book of Saint John the 4th chapter, beginning with the 46th verse, I wish to read. And then I want to read just a--a little bit out of the 10th chapter of Saint John, the 22nd and the 25th verse inclusive. And as I read, I want you to listen real close now, to the Word. Now, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing the Word. Is that right? That's how we receive faith is by hearing the Word. Now, listen closely. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. And when he had heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he

would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death... (Now, watch this distress.) Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, you will not believe. The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. (Now, Jesus, look how He answered him back. See? He said, "Except you see signs and wonders, you won't believe. And he said, "Come down ere my child die." Now, he's trying to get Jesus to go to his house.) Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and went his way.
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Now, get the order of it. Now, he wanted Him to come down and pray for him. But Jesus kinda give him a stoppage. He said, "Except you see signs and wonders, you won't believe." Said, "Sir, come ere my son--my child would die." He said, "Go your way; your son liveth." And the man believed what Jesus said. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. And then enquired he of them the hour he begin to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He came out of Judaea in Galilee. Did you notice, he referred that gradual healing to a miracle. And he wanted... The man wanted Him to come down and pray for his son, and He wouldn't go. But He said, "Thy son liveth." And the man believed what Jesus said. The man believed the Word Jesus said. Now, that's the point I want you to get: Believe what He said is the truth. Then when he met them, met his servants, the next day, he... it's... He said, "There's your son's still alive. Your son liveth." He said, "Well, what time did he begin to amend?" He said, "At the seventh hour yesterday, the--the fever left him." About two o'clock, I guess. Ninth hour is at three. So I guess about two o'clock yesterday, said, the fever left him. And the man said, "Yes, that's about the same hour when He told me my son was going to live." And he believed and all of his house believed with him, because that Jesus said the Word, and the man believed the Word. See what I mean?

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Now, what if the man said, "Now, wait a minute. I--I want... I want You to come down and pray for my boy." The boy probably would've died. See? What if he'd say, "Now, I--I know... I believe You and everything, but I want You to come pray for me." But the man believed what Jesus said. He didn't go. He didn't grant him his request. But He met what he wanted, his son healed. He said, "Thy son liveth." And he believed it. Now, just another piece of Scripture in the 10th chapter, the 22nd verse beginning. And it was at Jerusalem the feast of... dedications, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in the Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews around about him, and said unto him, How long does thou make us doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. (Now, listen.) Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
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Let's bow our heads just a moment. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the witness of the Holy Spirit in this room tonight, or this tent--tabernacle. We thank Thee for it. And we believe that the report of the... Jesus being the Christ, the Son of God, is the truth. We believe it because the Bible says so. And we accept it by faith, Divine faith that's been placed in our heart by the Holy Spirit. We believe it with all of our heart. And we believe that He is the same Lord Jesus today that He was yesterday, and will be when we see Him coming. "This same Jesus that was taken up will show--so come in like manner as you see Him go into heaven." And we know that He promised to be with us in the form of the Holy Spirit plumb to the end of the world, the end of the age. He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." And tonight, we're thankful to be represented here, or gathered here, rather, in a group of people that represents this glorious Gospel of deliverance. After nineteen hundred years criticism, trying to destroy the Bible... Infidels has raised and fallen; many persecutions, more persecutions upon the Book than any other book in the world, but yet it's the greatest seller the world has. "Heavens and earth shall pass away but My Word shall never fail."
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And tonight, here in the city of Phoenix, this land of the sunshine, Thou has people scattered throughout the earth bearing record of the Light. Shine upon us tonight, Lord. Send the Holy Spirit, and may He just get right down in every heart tonight, real apostolic faith: those who are willing to seal their testimony with their blood,

believing the true story of the Lord Jesus. The Angel's Word, "Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, for now, in our hearts, is born Christ the Saviour, by the Holy Spirit." Thou did know, that many times, looking down through the age, that You'd see that men would tamper with the Word and try to confuse people. But we're so thankful that You made a way: You said, "I'll be with you. I'll be even in you to the end of the age." And we feel, know that You're here tonight; and our works that we come out, worship You, step out on Your Word. By faith we believe it; works perfects that faith. And we're happy to be among those people.
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Now, Lord, I've testified in this building, and across almost the entire world of the great Angel Who came up to Thy humble servant, just a little baby laying there in the bed on a corn shuck pillow, and a straw mattress. And now, tonight, Father, You're moving, showing signs and wonders. The great atomic age is here, nations against nations, kingdoms against kingdoms. The people are nervous. You said it would be fear upon the earth, perplexity of time, distress between the nations, men's hearts failing. Oh, what a day that we're living in.
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May the Christians rise, shine up the armor, let the colors go to streaming, stand in this great rank of believers saying that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, looking for Him to come the second time in glory to redeem all those from the dust of the earth that sleeps that's died in Him. Then we won't have any more healing services, Lord. It'll all be over then. For this mortal will take on immortality, and we'll have a body like His own glorious Body. We shall see Him, kneel down and rub His feet with--bathe it with tears of joy, that He's let us overcome, and come to His house to live, set down by the evergreen trees where the crystal waters are flowing before the throne. There with Everlasting Life, we then profess to walk up and down in the leaves of the healing of the nations to study war no more; and all the plowshares and, or the swords will be bleat-beat into plowshares and pruning hooks. And there'll be no more war or strife, no more sickness; and Satan will be bound and cast away. Oh, for that great hour, Father, help us to prepare now. For we ask it in the Name of Thy Child, Jesus. Amen.
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We all look for the day that when we won't have to be sick any more. I think of the great time that our Master will be here, how that He will take us then, and we'll have no more sorrows, or heartaches. Now, I want you to pray and be much in prayer while I speak to you just for a few moments. I promised you, I wouldn't take much of the time so we can have a good long prayer line. I'm going to stay just as

long as I can. I asked Brother Sharritt and them tonight, let me stay just as long as I possibly could. Now, I notice the wheelchairs and things are thinning down. The--the Lord's been healing the people, and they're getting well and going home. And we're happy for that.
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And now, I want to speak just a moment, or just bring your attention to a few words here that Jesus said, "The works that I do bear witness of Me." The things that I do, what I say, is what bears record of me. And that's what bears record of every person. Do you know, I'd rather you'd live me a sermon than preach me one? It'll be a--a better evidence that you're a Christian. Isn't that right? A live a sermon. And what we are is--is what we live, what we do. Our actions shows what we are. And if we say we have faith, and then afraid to step out and claim our faith and put it to work, then our faith doesn't do us much good, does it? The Bible said that faith without works is dead, just as the body without the spirit is dead. So is faith without works.
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We must believe Him. And as we believe, we must act on our confession. When we... We can't say it conscientiously, unless we really believe it. And then if we really believe it, then we can say it with all of our hearts and know that God answers our prayer and gives us the desire of our hearts. I don't know whether I'm going to be able to speak much or not, friends. I just feel the Angel of the Lord is so near. Now, it's been marvelous down through... If I should go tonight... Last night there was a man setting here in the building. Come down, shook hands with some of his friends, went home. And this morning he's gone to eternity just in a few moments with a heart attack. You here tonight and don't know God, why don't you receive Him? Why don't you accept Him? And see, you don't know just what minute or hour these things are coming.
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Now, along the journey, it's been very good for me to get to meet with--with God's people. And I look out and see some of you here, old veterans that's fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas, as the story goes, or the song. I think of how--how little my life is, and what--how little I'm doing for the Lord. I'm just running over the road that you--you carved out. There's only one defect that I find amongst the Pentecostal folks. You know what that is? It's such a division among the people in their different organizations, is--is--is the thing. I wished I could see you all with one heart and one accord. I--I wished I could. That's been my heart's desire. That's right. I've longed when I first come...
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I was ordained in the Baptist church. Everybody knows that. And then I left the Baptist church, because I--I seen the--the thing... I say this with godly respect for every organization. I have nothing against any of them. But it becomes a political warfare amongst the people. And the people don't hardly know how to take a hold of God. Like when I was here before, the group called the Oneli... Oneliness was the ones sponsored my meetings. The other group would have nothing to do with it. This time, it's just vice versa. Threeliness this time. Twoliness is having it. Now, if you got a Twoliness, Fiveliness, or whatever it is. I don't care what you believe in, brother. It ain't what you believe, it's Who you believe: Jesus Christ. And the people, look like it's so hard for you to get your hearts together. If you would break that down, people, I... and just... I... Let the fellow believe whatever he wants to about it. Them things are-doesn't amount to very much anyhow. It's just... The thing of it is, God gives those the Holy Ghost who obey Him. Is that right? And if you've got the Holy Ghost, you've obeyed God. So let the other fellow believe anything he wants to, but have fellowship with one another. Be brothers. But as long as you argue...
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Look. Of course, this being a city of tourists, you may not love me after tonight. That's right. But I--I--I'm around over town and feel that pressure of the Spirit. And I--I have... I don't know. Many, many things I don't know. But I do feel that opposition pull. That's not right. That's not right. I've been anointed with this Spirit for the last two or three hours, and I--I know He wants me to say this. And--and dear Christians, as long as you do that, and ministers, you're going to stay in the kindergarten where you're at right now, and you'll never know no more than fuss and fight with one another. That's all. Until you get big enough to walk out there and shake hands with your brother and have fellowship, God will bring you up and restore all the gifts back to the Church, and take the Church home. That's right. But until you get big enough to get out of that traditional denominational barrier... Oh, it's horrible. I tell you it is. It's... Politics? You talk about our nation being on, just look at what disunity in our nation's doing. Look what's happened right now, right in the time of war. Isn't that horrible? That's a disgrace to our nation. Well, it's more than a disgrace to--to Jesus Christ, the Church in the dis-unity it's in just before the coming of the Lord and the loosening of the antichrist on the earth. And here we are, and separated with denominational barriers. "I'm a Methodist, praise God. You couldn't shake me, I'm a Baptist. And I'm a--a Assembly of God. I'm a Church of God. I'm the United Pentecostal church." And oh, my. What are any of you anyhow? That's right. What's any of us? Nothing,

but what God would let us be. And it's all in the grace of God. So let's look to Him, praise Him, and associate with our brother.
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If the brother's in a error, don't push him down. He's as far as he wants to be now, farther down. Help him up. Give him a hand. Lift him up. Love him. No matter if he can't agree with you, love him anyhow. That's right. And just don't act like it; do it. Pray that God gives you that kind of a heart, and then you will do it. That's right. Now, it can be done. Now, I deal with all you bunches. That's right. And I don't care who sponsors the meeting. That doesn't make any difference to me. I'm glad that one and then the other can do it. But it doesn't matter to me. I don't even know which is which, and where is... I don't care, as long as you're Christians. As long as you love the Lord, I love you. And if you don't love the Lord, I love you anyhow. So--so--so I--I want you to do that when you meet one another on the street, have the greatest of fellowship and friendship, have prayer meeting, union prayer meetings together. And if you'll do that and break down that barrier, God will--you won't have to have some of these people around--going around over the country here and a lot of impersonations, you'll have the genuine article of the Holy Spirit. That's right. That's true.
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After all, I'd rather have the love of God sealed in my heart than all the gifts there is in the Bible. That's right. I thought of that here a few nights ago. My little girl called me, and I told her... She wanted me to come home to her. She loves me, oh, my. And so I--I... She's... I told her I sent her a little doll. But she didn't want the doll. She said, "I want you, daddy, not your doll." See, she wants me. Well, that's the way I think about Jesus. I love His gifts and things to help His people, but I want Jesus. The love of God, sealed in your heart, pressed in until all the world's pressed out and you see nothing but the Lord, to love Him. And as you love one another, you love the Lord. If you don't love one another, you can't love the Lord. He said so. That's right. And God can't move into you.
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But did you ever see a--a... I believe, brother, that many times, that if the Church, a lot of times, would just let the Lord, give the Holy Spirit to the people... I'd better keep still. People, you won't have nothing to do with me at all. But... Listen. I--I... Will you... It won't hurt your feelings, I hope I don't. But look. You know what hurts the Pentecostal church? Is when you first started and the Holy Spirit begin to fall upon it, different men

have different ideas. And they went off and broke up, and made different organizations and things like that. And they got people down at the altar, and got them all worked up and excited, and--and got them to speak with tongues before the Holy Ghost really come in. And they went out and lived all kinds of lives 'cause they didn't have the Holy Ghost in the first place. And that's just exactly what's done it. If you'd let the Lord add to the church daily such as should be saved, then it would be different. That's right. Keep your hearts together and move on. That's true.
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When God once signs His Name across something like that, signs your name, or the Name of Christ, and a notary takes the seal and puts on there, and presses that thing down. Brother, it's there to stay, what I mean. You know what I'm speaking of. Now, I'm not preaching eternal security either, being a Baptist. No, that's not... That's not what I'm talking about. But I'm talking about... It's just no easy thing to rub away from the Holy Ghost when God once seals that love into your heart. The things become so dead, the things of the world if you got the real genuine Baptism of the Holy Spirit. That's right. Now, that's what caused a disgrace upon the Church, because people just get their fleshly ideas, and get to running away with things. And that causes these different denominations and things. You just got... "Well, I belong to this one. And they don't get along good with that group, so I won't either." Break that thing down. You people do it among yourselves. If you're organizations won't do it, grab a hold of your brother's hand and shake his hand. Do it anyhow. We got to get ready for Jesus' coming. That's all. That's right. And love it. And the heads of the church will finally have to come together, or God will get them out. Brother, I may get run out of here after awhile if I keep that up, won't I? But that's the truth. And God knows that's the truth. And I'll be responsible at the day of judgment if I'm not telling you the truth.
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So this big country here with all these big fine churches, going around over and see this big one, and this one, and that one, all Full Gospel churches. If you'll just come together, oh, my, why, there would be such a--a revival to sweep Phoenix here. Well, you just isolate yourself from one little group. Nobody's going to believe you anyhow. And they oughtn't to. I wouldn't if I was a sinner. I wouldn't believe you. No, sir. When you talk about the love of God and don't show it, then I--I think you're talking about something you ain't got. That's just exactly. By their fruits you shall know them. That's exactly right. Amen. So get your hearts together and be one in Christ. And then when
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they're start an old fashion revival in this church, and join in with this one... Well, down there in Kentucky where I come from, if it was the Methodist, or the Baptist... Well, what difference? Did it make any difference? Well, they all went down there and the Baptist preacher baptized Methodists [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Or Methodist baptized the Baptist, and they all stick together down there. You talk about Baptist, brother, we ain't got that... Missionary Baptist is not for...?... shake your hand, put your name on a piece of paper. We get down at the altar and beat one another in the back...?... come through...?... That's right. I grab a picture of the...?... When they could come together... Look. When Solomon built the temple, they was cut out from all over the world. But when they come together, there wasn't a buzz of a saw nor the sound of a hammer. Every block, no matter, if this one might've been cut like Oneness, and this one Twoness, and this one Threeness, and this one Fiveness, or whatever it was. But when they come together, they went dovetail one with the other. That's right. And there wasn't any arguing; there wasn't any buzzing; there wasn't any fussing; they just went together and made the temple of God. That's right. And I believe that God is cutting out everywhere borned again children of God, and going to bring them together. I may not live to see it, but I hope I do.
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But someday, you're going to have to... You remember, there's young people setting here. Someday those denominational barriers, and ideas that fanatics has got out there, and scooped around, and separated the people, will be taken away; and God will bring His Church together and take It home. Just as certain as anything in the world. That's... They're going to come; that's prophecy. Remember that. I spoke that in the Name of the Lord. Now, you can put that down upon the book. Now, that was true. I didn't know I was saying, going to say that. Now, that's right. That's how God will bring His Church together. You can depend on that. And as long as you argue and fuss with one another, you're in the kindergarten. God will just keep you there, till you learn enough to get out of it. That's all. Amen. Well, praise the Lord. All right. That's right. Get out. Have faith. Step out on the Word of God. Jesus said, "They..." The disciples come, said, "We seen one casting out devils and we forbid him." There starts your denomination again. Said, "Forbid him not." Amen. Be one with him; that's all. Go join up. If they won't join up, don't forbid him; go on. That's the way to do.
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Now, watch closely. Jesus said, "The works that I do bear record of Me." The works that you do bear record of you. Jesus said,

"This will all men know that you're My disciples, when you have love one for the other." Is that right? Then your works bear record of you. When you... "And a man that says that he loves Me and hates his brother--loves Me who he has not seen, and hates his brother who he has seen; he's a liar, and the truth's not in him." Is that right? That's exactly the truth. Friends, that Gospel wasn't written in vain; that's the truth. We look over these great big Greek words and so forth... Somebody told me not long ago, said... I was talking something on this order. He said, "What business you got saying that with a seventh grade education." I said, "I might not read but the seventh grade, but I read a whole carload of them. I know what I'm talking about. If it's up to the seventh grade... And I know one thing that people look over, trying to get to their people educated; they send them off to these cemeteries... or semina..." It's all of the same thing. That's about right, a dead place.
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A seminary preacher always reminds me of an incubator chicken. A little old incubator chicken, just chirp, chirp, and ain't got no mammy to go to. And that's just about the way this reading, writing, and arithmetic, and gets them great big swell words. Why, you go over the top of the common people anyhow. So what of it. You look way out--out there, and leave out judgment, and mercy, and so forth, which you should know. And the love of God, that's shed upon our hearts by the Holy Ghost, that tears down traditions and builds us up in Christ Jesus, new creatures in His love and power. That's the things that we ought to have. Amen. We go over the top of that, and go out there and some great big Greek words.
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Somebody told me, said, "Well preacher, you don't know the Greek words." I said... "You don't know the Bible right. If you knowed this word don't mean this, it means that." I said, "Brother, I know the Author better than I know His Book." Amen. I'd rather have the Author anyhow any time. His Book's fine. That's right. But I'd rather know the Author. Wouldn't you? And you know Him by the love... "Though I speak with tongue as men and Angels, and have not charity, it profits me nothing." That's right. Right. Now, I'm not against speaking in tongues; I'm not against any of God's gifts, or any of His blessings, or the Holy Spirit. I'm just saying, we're leaving off that one thing that's more important than all: That's the love of God (Amen.) that makes us one in Christ Jesus.
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What's the matter with me here tonight? Huh? Didn't I get on the hill of praying for a half a day here, and come back here and
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preaching the Gospel before the people in a healing meeting. I don't understand it. But maybe God wants it that way. All right. Whatever God wants. Amen. I never... I was going to speak tonight about how to believe His Word. But It was started something else. Well, He's here. And if I speak the truth, God bears record of me, and if I don't speak the truth, He will have nothing to do with me. Is that right? And remember, little children, I don't care what church you belong to, or what you have done, how well you've done this or that, or the other, how much you've put into the collection plates, or if you're a deacon, preacher, pastor, or--or be a lay member, or whatever it is; you'll never come into the Kingdom of God until the Holy Spirit has sealed you in the Kingdom by His Divine love, that the whole Christian world is your brother and sister. That's right. The world's sealed out, and the God sealed in. When you love one another truly with Divine Christian love (That's right.), then you know the Holy Spirit really is working through you then. That's right. Then by their fruits you shall know them.
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Now, oh, I just love Him. One of these days when I come back from overseas, if God permits, I just want to cross across the country holding revivals somewhere, just taking the Word, and--and preaching the Word, and calling for sinners; where we just have to talk on Jesus, simple as--as rough as corn bread and molasses, but it--it--it'll... It's good. Am... It's--it's right. What you know, tell what you know anyhow. Now. Now, remember, I say this, I ha... Remember, no difference with the denominations. Whether you belong to the one church or the other church, that's just organizations that's got together to keep out a lot of fanaticism and things, which is a very good thing. I'm not against the organization. No, sir. But I'm against them barriers that keeps the organization away from somebody else. That's--that's the thing it is. See? It's to keep you from having fellowship one with another.
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Now, do that. Have fellowship with all people, all God's children. And when we get up there, you'll find it'll be that way when we get to heaven. Now, God bless all the organizations. They're just fine. I have nothing against none of them. I don't belong to any of them...?... I try to stand in the breach here, and say, "Jesus loves you all." See? Just stand in the breach and... Quit arguing about one another's religion and so forth, and--and stand that... Stand there and love one another. And then, if you don't do that, if you can't do that, then you ought to come to the altar and get right with God. That's right. Well, you say, "Brother, I've been a deacon for twenty years." I don't care how long you've been a deacon. Deaconship ain't going

to take you to heaven. It's the Blood of Jesus Christ that's shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit's going to take you up. That's right. So you must be right with God, with a good mellow sweet feeling towards everybody, ready to do a favor and be a kind brother to--or sister to the person that you really know is your enemy. The Bible said, "Love your enemy." That's true.
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Now, we pass over those things. These great words that we learn, and things that we do, and gifts, and everything, that's fine, but you'd better get the Giver before you start after the gifts. God can't trust His gifts with everybody. Do you believe that? When God gives you a gift, you have to watch what you're doing with it. Do you believe that? Did you know a man could take a gift of God and send his soul to hell with it? Do you believe that? Certainly. How many believes that Moses was a prophet, let's see your hands? Sure he was. He was a--one of the elect prophets. He was a major prophet, the forerunner of Jesus Christ. He was a priest in his office, just like Christ is a priest in the office.
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And watch. God trusted Moses, found favor with him, and made him a great prophet, and give him great powers. And Moses... God told Moses, after the Rock had been smitten once, He said, "Go out and speak to the Rock." But Moses was angry. And he went out and said, "You rebels," to the children of God. "You rebels. Must we fetch you water out of this Rock?" And he smote the Rock...?... and he smote It again. And It brought Its waters. But that broke the whole program of God, right there. Any Bible reader knows that. That that's the one place in the Bible where God's entire program was broken. For the Rock was Christ. Is that right? And the judgments of God only smote Christ one time. He was only smitten once. And from this on, you just speak to the Rock, and It brings Its Waters. You don't smite It. He don't have to die to save you. He don't have to die to heal you, or heal you. He's already died once to heal every one of you. And you just speak to the Rock, and It brings forth Its water. Amen. There you are. Speak to the Rock and It will bring forth Its Water. Are you on speaking terms with Him tonight? Speak to Him; He will bring forth the Waters; the Waters of Life, Waters of healing. "Where The Healing Water Flow," you've heard it sung a many times. That's right. Just speak to Him and see if it isn't right.
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Now, notice. Now, Moses smote the Rock, second time, representing that Christ should come to the earth and die again. Now,
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he had power to bring forth the Water out of the Rock, whether it was God's will or not. Did you know that? Everybody will admit that it wasn't God's will. But Moses done it anyhow. He had power. God entrusted him to be a prophet. And He give him those powers to do that. And He found out that His servant failed Him, and he glorified himself in the stead of God. And then what happened? God dealt with Moses then. Didn't He? Not with the children, with Moses. The Holy Spirit is given to a man, and gifts are given to a man; but you have to watch what you're doing with those Divine gifts.
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Look at Elijah. He seen Elijah go up and asked for a double portion of his Spirit. He was a young fellow. He went baldheaded when he was young. And when he was on his road returning home, a bunch of children run out and said, "Bald-head, old bald-head, why didn't you go up with Elijah?" And that angry prophet turned around there and cursed those little innocent children in the Name of the Lord. And two she bears come out of the woods and killed forty-two little innocent children. Is that right? It's the Bible. You think that's the nature of the Holy Spirit? No, sir. No, sir. But that prophet was anger, and he had power to do that. He could curse those children if he wanted to. He could take it or leave it. Do you believe that's endued with people who are gifted from God? Sure it is.
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Look at the prophet Elijah. When he was setting down there, and he said... Here comes Jehoram, Ahab's son, and here comes Jehoshaphat. The king of Edom had come down. Wanted to consult him, and he said... When he said, "Why don't you go to your mother's god, to your father's god?" He said, "If it wasn't that I respected the presence of Jehoshaphat, I wouldn't even look to you." Is that right? Now, it was in the prophet's will to do whatever he wanted to. He could lead him, or take it or leave it. Is that right? That's the Bible, if you believe it. But he said, "Nevertheless, bring..." He got all angered up, said, "Bring me a minstrel." And the minstrel begin to play, and the Spirit come upon the prophet. And then he begin to see a vision. He said, "Go dig some ditches. Dig deep ditches," and told them what all would take place. And it took place just exactly like the prophet said. Is that right?
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So friends, find Divine love and favor with God. Then God, if He finds favor with you, will give His gifts into you. But first, find the Giver. Seek the Giver, then the gifts will come as God sees fit to give it to you. Do you believe that? So now, when you go around like this, and different people seeking all night for gifts and things like that, go back till you find love, till

you shake hands with your brother across the street then. Then we'll talk more about getting the gifts then. That's right. When you get the love of God in your heart, then you talk about the gifts.
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Now, what a harsh message tonight to a group of people waiting for healing. But I can't help this. Something is just making me say this. I'm trying my best to quit. Now, that's the truth, friends, from my heart. I'm trying to quit, but It just won't let me quit. I--I don't know. God will, at the day of judgment will know. I had a-something here to speak about tonight in the Bible. But it's just something that, when I start it just whirls me right out, out into something else. And I'm not a fanatic. And I know that God is here. And I know the Holy Spirit is here now to heal the people. I do not understand all of His works. I remember the first time I... Just after the Angel of the Lord had appeared and told me to go pray for the sick people, and He'd make-make them well, if I could get the people to believe me.
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Brother King, the last time when you was here, I was with you up the little Spanish church. There was a... Only way I knew the people, was when they had a germ disease. It would vibrate over my hand. Remember me telling you that it'd come a time where the people secrets of their heart would be known? Is the... That's what the Lord has done. That's what He's done now. And hear me. Listen w--word of God, it's still in its infancy. Can you bear me record of that? It's in its infancy. If I can only keep humble before God, and God will let me live, I believe the hour's coming. Feels like I'm in a little tributary here out to a great ocean out yonder. Someday, He's going to let me cross that last mark down there, out into that tribut--not the tributary, but out into the main lands, main waters, bodies of water, then great things will be done just at the end before the tribulation.
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Now, remember, when that Angel that told me that... I remember the first time, I went downtown to... My little girl, she was just about two weeks old. I asked the Lord if He'd wait till she was born, then I would go out for Him. I went down in town to cash my check. And I went into the--the drugstore to get my check cashed, 'cause I had to get some bottle caps for the baby to drink catnip tea, I believe they call it. And I--I--I think that's what it is. You mothers know how... a catnip tea... So... And I was to get some bottles and caps for it. And so I went in to cash my check. And I noticed as I went in... I still had my uniform on. I was state game warden of Indiana. And I went into the drugstore. And there was a bus that stopped out there, and a fellow got off and looked at

me kinda odd. I went in, and in a few minutes I'd forgot all about it. And I come back out, and there was that fellow standing there looking at me again. I thought, "He don't want to... He wouldn't try to hold me up, me armed and everything else, so..."
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And I started walking on, he just... counting my change out, put it back in my pocket. And I felt a hand lay on my shoulders. He said, "Sir." And I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "Pardon me." He said, "Are you an officer?" I said, "I work for the Conservation of Indiana here." And he said, "Well, I seen you go in just a few moments ago. And I thought maybe..." Said, "I'm wanting some information." He said, "I'm... I live in Paducah, Kentucky." He said, "And I been failing in health for some time." He said, "Last evening," he said, "while I was asleep, I dreamed I saw an Angel come down from heaven. And He come and told me to come to this city of Jeffersonville, and ask for somebody by the name of Branham." And said, "I thought maybe that--that you might know if there's anybody here named Branham." My, my heart just felt like it would have come out of me. I stood there. I said, "My mother runs a little boarding house around the corner." He said, "Is her name... Is your name Branham too?" And I said, "Brother, come here just a minute." I stood on the corner, and I told him all about--about three weeks before that, that this Angel came down, and how this nurse had been down, had been... When I took hold of her hand, it was... She was healed with a cancer and from twenty-one years, graduate, and all what had taken place. And he started crying, and we knelt right there on the corner of Court Avenue and Spring. And I prayed for him. And when I raised up, the people were standing back with their hats off, standing there in respect to prayer. And God moved down and healed that man right on the corner where he was at. Why? God had foreordained, and it must come to pass.
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I remember when I told the--a bishop there, I said that I'm to go out and pray for people, and a great crowds will come from everywhere. And I'm to pray for monarchs and kings. Why, he said, "You eat something for your supper and had a nightmare, boy. Go on back home." And did you notice in the "Voice of Healing," Brother Gordon's little paper that he puts out. In there, that same man come back, Doctor Roy Davis, and testified that he was ashamed of himself for the things that he had said, and he himself prays for the sick now. Oh, my.

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I remember one night at Camden, Arkansas, I was standing speaking like this. And the Angel of the Lord came in. And a minister by the name of Adams, his father was a minister here in Phoenix long ago. Some of you might've knowed him, a fellow by the name of Adams, I believe. Used to be here long ago. I don't know whether he was a Pentecostal man or what. His son, as soon as that whirl come in and settled down where I was at... The picture of It's back there in my book. And he run to me to grab my hand. And when he did, He just blinded his eyes, and...?... his head down. And a reporter standing there shot the picture. The next morning, I never forget it. I was up there. I heard someone knocking on my door. He was a man watching the door; he was arguing out there. He said, "Well, I just want to speak a word to the brother." He said, "I'm a reporter." He said, "I can't help who you are. My orders is let nobody in there; it's prayer time." And so I went to door and asked him come in. And he came in. He said, "Brother Branham." He said, "Looky here." He showed me that picture. Said, "Last night, I thought that was psychology myself. But here it is in the picture." Said, "Here it is. It's absolutely took the picture." And he said, "I belong to the Baptist church. But I want to receive the Holy Spirit the way you all got It." And I said, "Well, all right, brother."
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Somebody knocked at the door again. And what it was... I thought it was the room lady, and it was the--the manager of the hotel. A lady come in; she was swinging the key around on her finger. She said, "Brother Branham, I was down there last night. I seen that too." And she said, "Look." She said, "I--I--I want to be borned again. I..." The manager of the hotel... And then, I raised up the curtain there, I had the lights on, turned the lights off, raised up the curtain. I'd say, "See that little white road coming down through them pines up yonder?" I said, "About five days ago, I stayed about four hours up there looking down over this city." Said, "God..." I was just a baby in the way then. About... Been about a month or two after It come to me. I said, "Please let Your Angel visit down through that city and stir them people like never before." There they knelt on their knees there, both the reporter and the manager of the hotel. And both got saved and borned again.
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About a hour later, a little boy came to the door with a message, a little telegram boy. He said, "Brother Branham, my daddy was laying over last night. He's had something wrong with his back

for years." And said, "He's healed." He said with those tears running down his cheek, and he said, "I want to know Jesus too. I got a different daddy now." I said, "Bless your little heart, honey, shut the door and come in here. He's here, and you can find Him right here." There that little fellow knelt on his knees, and put his little cap down on the floor, gave his heart to Christ, went down the room a shouting and praising God, rolling his hands around." What is It? The grace of God that's shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
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Next day they taken me down to a little church there where I was to speak for a little while. It's pouring down rain. And I had come out of the church. Wasn't having no healing service, just to speak. And I started out of the service; I'll never forget it. And two policemen was standing there to take me out. I started walking out. And people just screaming, standing there, and--and trying to get in around where the line was. And when I started out, I kept hearing somebody hollering, "Mercy, mercy, mercy." I looked, standing on a little knoll, right in kinda back of the church, there stood an old gray-headed colored man, just a little rim of hair around his head here, and he's gray. And he was holding his hat like this. He stood off from the white people, standing off hollering, "Mercy, mercy, mercy." And I thought, "Poor old fellow." And I started to move on. I felt Something move. I looked back again. I just felt It pull, like that. I started turn around. That police said, "Where you going, reverend?" I said, "The Holy Spirit wants me to go up to where that colored man..." He said "Don't you do that, boy. And these white people are pulling at you like that." Said, "You'd cause a race riot." I said, "I can't help what your laws are. The Holy Ghost tells me to go to where that man is." And I went on up there where he was at.
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Now, when he did, I... They ring--put a little ring around like that to keep the people off. And I never will forget. His wife, said, "Honey, here comes the parson now." And I got up real close to where he was, and he said, "Oh mercy, mercy," holding his hands up like that, and his cap in his hand. And I said, "What do you want, sir?" He said, "Is you Parson Branham?" I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "Just a minute." He put his hands on my face; said, "Is--is this you?" I said, "Yes, sir." He said... "Yes, sir."
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He said, "Parson Branham, I--I wants to tell you something." I said, "Go right on, uncle." And he said, "My old mammy had the same kind of 'ligion you got." And I... Religion. Said, "She got the same kind of religion you got." Said, "I lives about a hundred miles from here." And said, "My old mammy's been dead for many years." Said, "I's been blind for nearly ten years now." And said, "I never heard of you in my life. And last night after I went to bed, I woke up." And said, "Just as plain as I ever seen of my old mammy, she was standing by my bedside. She said, 'Honey, rise and put on your clothes and go to Camden, Arkansas. You'll get your sight.'" Oh, my. Oh, when I think about those things. I can see it now. There that old-aged man standing there, I thought about old blind Bartimaeus at the gates. I said, "Heavenly Father, I do not know what to do, only put my hands on this brother." I said, "God, I don't understand his mother coming to him in a dream." I said, "I cannot understand this; only I ask You to give him back his sight." I turned around like that, started to walk away. He said, "Thank You, Lawd. Thank You, Lawd." She said, "Honey, do you see?" Said, "Sho I sees ya." Said, "I told ya, I got down here I'd see." She said, "Why, you really see, honey?" Said, "Sho, see that red car aroun' by them people? That's the car I was going to. She said, "O Jesus." And they throwed their arms around one another and started screaming. What was it? God.
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People may not recognize God's gift when He comes down from heaven. But God's able to speak through some other resource and to reveal it down. I tell you, when God sends anything... The wise men realized. Nobody else see all, that Star, but them wise men. They were looking for it. And Jesus is here tonight in His power, all of His power to heal every person that's in this building. If you're looking for Him, you'll find Him. He's here. There's a fountain open tonight. Brother, when a man hunger and thirst for God there's bound to be something in there to create that thirst. If there's no... If...
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How many believes you can be healed by Divine healing? Let's see your hands. What put that in your heart? That's a creation. Is that right? There's a creation in your heart making you believe that. Before there could be a creation, there had to be a Creator to create it. Sure there is. Here not long ago I was reading where a little baby eat the pedal off of a bicycle. The doctor said, "You know what's the matter?" Said, "The little fellow's craving sulfur in his body." There was a deep in

there calling for sulfur (See?), something in there that was calling for sulfur. And David said, "As the hart thirst after the water brooks, so my soul thirsts after Thee, O God."
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I'm a hunter myself. And I know what it is to see the hart wounded, running. And he's panting, looking for the water brook. If he can ever get to the water... The hounds were behind him. If he can ever get to the water brook, he'd get some water, he will live. If he can't find no water brook, the hounds will catch him soon. Here you are tonight, wounded by the devil. He's shot cancer into you, blindness, deafness, crippled, and everything else, arthritis, heart trouble. He's shot that into you with his arrows. And the demons of hell is galloping behind you. If you don't get to the water brook, thirst after God... Hallelujah. If there's a thirst in your heart somewhere for a water brook, it shows there's a touch of God somewhere, where mankind can find. "There is a fountain filled with Blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins, where plunged beneath the flood, Lose all of their guilty stains." Oh, how I love Him.
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Heavenly Father, we thank Thee tonight from the depths of our heart that there is a fountain open tonight, healing fountain coming from God out of heaven, with His radiant powers pouring through, enough to take a cancer ridden person to good health, make the blind see, the deaf hear, the dumb speak. O eternal God, how great You are. How Your ways are past finding out, but with childlike simplicity, we receive You, Lord Jesus, with a undying love in our hearts. We love You, Lord, with all reverence; and You get all the adoration of our hearts. We adore You, Lord, Thou matchless Christ of God. Oh, how we count it a joy tonight to worship You in the way that's called heresy, the way the people does not understand, to be thankful that we're on that side. You said in the last days there'll come scoffers, making fun, blasphemers, disobedient, unthankful, unholy, having a form of godliness and denying the power thereof. And then there'd be another group that these signs shall follow them that believe.
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Oh, how happy I am tonight that You counted me worthy, Lord, not by me, but by Christ, to be over on that side, where the powers of the Holy Spirit has opened the fountain there filled with Blood coming from Immanuel's veins, where by His stripes we're healed. Oh, how we love You tonight for placing us here in Christ Jesus, setting together in heavenly places, filled with the Holy Ghost, seeing His power moving out there on the audiences, healing the

sick, giving deliverance to the captive. How we thank You tonight. Now, eternal God, if I have testified of the truth tonight, and Thou art the truth; then O eternal God, I've tried to glorify You before the people. Now, magnify Thy servant's words, Lord, that they are true, by sending that Angel down here tonight in our midst to heal the sick and the afflicted, to reveal the secrets of the hearts of the people, in this day that the hearts of many might be known. Grant it, dear heavenly Father. May You get glory out of this service. And tomorrow night, Lord, may the press be so great, people under great anticipations, until the sick will be healed from everywhere. Sunday, give us hundreds of souls saved. And Sunday night, may it be a climax, that'll break down the walls, and may there come an old fashion revival sweeping through this valley; where on top of these mountains, behind cactus... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] there behind rocks, everywhere, will be men and women seeking God, every night, crying out, O God, and every church coming together like a sound in the mulberry bush. Grant it, Lord, that there'll come another day of Pentecost when we all get in one...?... place, and baptize this little body, this little valley down here, Lord, of this Maricopa Valley. May literally thousands of saints be borned into the Kingdom. Hear the...

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Enemies are try to rob God's children of their God-given privileges of--of Divine healing, salvation, and--and so forth. He set them scarecrows up. And I--I... Some of them are setting up in the trees, and some on telegraph poles, and some are even setting on a fence post right next to the patch. And I thought, "You--you got them right here in front of me for some cause." I thought, "Well, that's just like--just like the meetings." Some set way off; they're scared to death. They won't even come around the meeting. And the other one gets close enough to be setting right up at the patch. But to my surprise, setting right on the arm of that scarecrow set two big blackbirds, just a eating to who wouldn't have it. And the rest of them flying around chirping and squawking.
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Now, I said, "I'm just going to ask in my mind, 'Why don't you come down out of that tree and eat too? Are you hungry?'" Just starving to death. That's the way with people, just starving to death. You say, "Well, why..."

I said, "Why don't you come out of the tree?" If he could speak, he'd say, "Well now, looky here. Look at that old scarecrow." Well, you'd have to admit that there's strawberries in there all right. Now, you said, "Is there any strawberries?" Yes, there's strawberries. The freeze didn't kill them all. But thank God that the freeze never killed all the holiness out, and the movements of the Holy Spirit. Now... Got frostbitten a few times, but we got over it. Amen. Just a little scare once in a while...
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All right. I love it, don't you? Notice. And these others were so close to the top, till they was looking right over it, and could even smell the strawberries, no doubt. But I say, "Why don't you get in?" "Well, look at the scarecrow." Well, I say, "Look, setting on the scarecrow, setting out there eating just as hard as they could eat, and bright eyed as they could ever be, and fly right up on the scarecrow, set there and eat the strawberries." Well, brother, there's no condemnation to them that's in the patch. That's one thing sure. They wasn't condemned; they was setting there eating just so hard they can. And I say, anybody that's in Christ Jesus has no condemnation, no fear. All things are passed away of the old worldly fear and doubt. And you're just setting there with your hearts open eating just as hard as you can eat. Well, you know what? An old scarecrow is a dinner bell sometimes to those who believe, a meal ticket. Yes, sir. You go to seeing something like that...
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Now, God is in His people, always been a miracle working God. All ages when they had revivals breaking out, they had healing: Martin Luther, John Wesley, Sankey, Moody, oh, others you could call. John Wesley... I stood near the shrine not long ago, that's built of him there, there at England, where that he was preaching Divine healing and they turned a fox loose, and a bunch of foxhounds and scattered his audience. John Wesley turned and pointed his finger in that man's face, and he said, "The sun will not set on your head three times, till you'll be asking me to pray for you." And as the sun went down that evening, the man died with cramps in his stomach. And Wesley never got to him. And when Wesley was here in America, in his textbook, or his little book, notebook, he was going to pray for a woman riding his horse, and he--the horse stumbled, and fell, and broke its leg. And John Wesley went in his pocket and got a bottle of oil, said, "Almighty God, You made this horse's body the same as mine. I've got a need to be there," anointed the horse with oil, and rode it away. Now, that's Wesley's own word. Today they want to set it out of church, nearly.

Brother, we've just fallen away. We've had scarecrows, but get around behind it.
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Now, the devil's trying to keep you away from God. And we've got to have a bogus dollar... If we've got a bogus dollar, rather, we've got to have a real dollar for it to be made off of. When you get off the boat in India, you'll find Hindus out there, old hypocrites trying to lay out in spikes to clown a little for the tourists. But back in there is some real genuine Hindus who really cut themselves, and walk through fire, and everything, making sacrifice. Some of them never take their hands down for twenty years, till their fingernails growed through the back of their hands nearly, crying for peace in their soul. They're real sacrificial people. But they're in the wrong worship, of course. But some will come out and clown. We have those things.
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Someone asked me not long ago, said, "Brother Branham, if that Holy Spirit is so great," said, "I've seen people who's stood in the meeting, and--and shouted, and praised God, their tears running down their cheeks; and they would come out and do things that--like sinners, and go to sinful places, and live in sin." Said, "Was that the Holy Spirit making those people shout?" I said, "Yes." Said, "Oh, do you mean the Holy Spirit would fall on a person like that?" I said, "Yes." Jesus said, "A sower went forth and sowed some seeds. And a--a enemy came behind him and sowed some tares. And the husbandman said, 'Shall I go pull up the tares?'" Said, "If you do, you'll pull up the wheat. Let them both grow together. And at that day, I'll send the Angels, and they'll gather all the tares and burn them, and--and the wheat will be taken to the garner." Hebrews 6 says that it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, made partakers of the heavenly gift (partakers of the Holy Spirit in heavenly calling), tasted the good Word of God and world--power of the world to come; if they shall fall away, to renew themselves again to repentance; seeing that they crucify themselves afresh the Son of God, and count the Blood wherewith they was sanctified an unholy thing. For... (Listen closely now.)... For the rain cometh oft upon the earth to dress it, prepare it. But the thistles and thorns are to be burned.
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Notice. In this same wheat field that was sowed, in there is briars, creepers, stink weed, everything, all growing together with the wheat. And when the drought is on, the creeper is just as thirsty for

water as the wheat is. The water is sent for the wheat. But the creeper's just as glad to get the water as the wheat. And by their fruit you shall know them. In the meeting the Holy Ghost falls over the building. But those who live godly in Christ Jesus are the people that'll be taken into the garner. And the tares--not for us to judge--but will be burned at the end. You see what I mean? Then don't judge a person because they--they shout, or 'cause they could praise the Lord. Judge them by the life they live. And if they're not living the right kind of life, don't turn them down; pray for them. That's the way to do it. And convert them from a nettle weed to a stalk of wheat. Amen.
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Now, the people's attitude... Some people make up their mind, that when they come to the meeting, that they're coming to find something to criticize. Well now, Satan will be sure to show you that. If you come determined, you're going to find something good, God will show it to you. Now, it's your attitude, dear Christian. And notice. Now, when Nathanael, he kinda made up his mind that when he come, he wanted to see what good could come out of Nazareth. And Jesus saw him coming, and He knowed he was a just man, a good man. And He said... Jesus said to him, said, "Behold, an Israelite, indeed, in whom there is no guile." And so, in other words, if I'd say he was coming in the prayer line here, a man, I'd say, "Why, behold, there's a Christian, a good truthful man." "Why," he said, "how'd He know anything about me?" He said, "Before Nathanael got to you--or Philip got you, you were under the tree." And watch. Quickly, he didn't judge Him to be a spiritualist. He didn't judge Him to be something wrong. He said, "Thou, Rabbi (Master), Thou art the Son of God, the King of Israel." Now, he become a follower of Jesus.
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The woman that touched the hem of His garment got the blessing that she asked for. He felt virtue go out. But when them men that knowed He was a prophet (as the woman at the well knew He was a prophet), put a rag around His eyes, and hit Him on the head with a reed, and said, "Now, if you're a prophet, tell us who hit you." They didn't feel no virtue, did they? It was the way you approach it. And when you're coming to the Holy Ghost, if you're looking off to somebody that's clowning with It, you'll never feel no virtue. But if you'll just get that out of your mind, get the scarecrow back, and say, "Lord Jesus, it's my heart. I'm coming. What will You do for me?" you'll receive what you come for. That's right. For, "Blessed are those
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And now, for in defense... As some people has made the remark that the only thing this could be would be spiritualism... Now, brother, it's all right what you say about me. But be careful what you say about God. Well, perhaps what if you could be wrong? If you're wrong, you could cross the separating line, would be no forgiveness in this world or the world to come for you. Did you know that? Jesus said, "Whosoever speaks a word against the Holy Ghost, it'll never be forgiven in this world or the world to come." Is that His Word? Just as essential as whosoever borned of the Spirit of God... Except a man be borned of the water and Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom. All those are Scriptures. And that's the reason we should let our yea be yea and nay be nay, and watch what we're doing. Be careful.
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Now, I am just trying to speak of this Angel of the Lord. I do not worship that Angel. And God, Who is listening in now... Do you believe He hears us now? He is my sole Judge that I never... In the first place I'd say this: I believe that if I'd even made the attempt, that the Angel Himself would correct me. For I truly believe He was sent from God. Now, you might not be as firm to believe that as I, because I've talked with Him, and I know Him. And if there'd be fifty of them standing here now, I would know Him from the rest of them. I'd know His voice for one thing. I would know His looks for another. And He's a... He's a Man--a Man just as I am, and just as much human looking as I or you. And He looks to be a Man in His thirties, I'd say, a strong looking Man, folding His hands. I realize that there is false angels. But every spirit that's not of God does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is of the wrong spirit. That's right. And I know there's been false angels. But when they testify of God and prove to be of God, then we believe those.
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Now, Angels has always been ministering spirits that's sent to the church. Is that right? All through the apostolic age, or apostolic age, they had ministering Angels that went with the apostles, the disciples. Is that right? And most always, they appeared to them in a form of Light. Is that right? A Light shined down upon Paul (Is that true?), blinded him. Peter was in the prison, and a Light shined in, the Angel of the Lord, and told him. Many different places in the Scriptures refers to Them as a Light through the Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel: a Pillar of Fire. And this...

Any Bible teacher knows that the Angel that led Israel was the Angel of the Covenant (Is that right?), which was Christ. Amen.
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Notice. Now, as Jesus, or the Christ... Moses suffered the loss of his--the throne that he would've had in Egypt, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt. He chose to follow a Pillar of Fire (An Angel of God appeared to him in a burning bush), rather, than to be king of Egypt. Now, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Is that true? And if He appeared to Moses in a form of a Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel... As He led them in the natural, so could He lead His church in the spiritual today. They were on their road to the promised land. Is that right? We're on our road to the promised land. Is that right? "In My Father's house is many mansions. If it wasn't so, I would've told you. I go up and prepare a place and come again to receive you unto Myself." Notice. Now, God in the Pillar of Fire led them... And then when He was here on earth, Jesus, He said, "I AM the I AM. I AM THAT I AM." Which that was the I AM that spoke to Moses in the bush... And now, He says, "These things that I do shall you do also, and greater than this; for I go to My Father." Is that true? Now, when Jesus was here, and the people came to Him, He did not profess to be able to heal anybody. Is that right? He said, "I can do nothing... The Son can do nothing in Himself. But what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise; for the Father loves the Son and shows Him what things that He doeth." Is that right? Saint John 5. Now you see, He said, "I can do nothing in Myself," taking no credit.
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Flesh cannot glorify, or glory in the Presence of God. It all comes from the supernatural. Now, He said, "What I do, is what I see My Father doing." Is that true? Well then, when Nathanael came to Him, the Father had showed Jesus, standing here, what Nathanael was doing before Philip found him. Is that right? Amen. "These things that I do, shall you do also." Is that right? "Greater things than this will you do, for I go unto My Father," more of them. Now, that same Spirit... Not because that I'm here. Why, I have no more to do with it than anybody out there. It's because that He is here. Christ is here, the Holy Spirit, the Angel of God. And I'm merely just a mouthpiece for Him. And Moses was just a mouthpiece for Him. And Jesus was a Mouthpiece for God. And He died to redeem us sinners, that the program of God might be carried on down through the age through the church. And ministers that are consecrated to God, become channels where God can speak through, preach the Gospel, heal the sick, show signs and wonders.
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And we've lived down through the time of the preaching, and teaching, and so forth. And we've got into a place now to where the church is so broke up, till God is just bringing in again, the supernatural to serve a people. Now, man can come and claim anything. See, a man can say anything that he wishes to. But for him to say it is one thing, and for God to confirm that is another thing. And then when God confirms that it is the truth, then we should believe it, oughtn't we? Amen. Now, that's just as plain as I know to make it. So when you hear somebody say that Brother Branham was a spiritualist, you tell them that was wrong. I'm a Christian. I'm saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, by His atoning Blood at Calvary. And tell me when ever you've seen a spiritualist healing the sick and doing... You say, "Well, Brother Branham, that looks a whole like it." Sure. Then it looked a whole lot like it when Jesus was here. And they called Him a spiritualist. How about when the--Jesse lost some mules and he sent his sons to hunt them. And they said, "If we had some money, we'd go down and see the seer, Samuel, and he'd tell us where the mules was." Sounds pretty funny there, doesn't it? Does it? And they met... Samuel, met him on the street and said, "Go on back home, 'cause the mules has already went home. I'm going home with you."
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See, people, a long time ago you ought to have come to God and got yourself settled down, know where you were standing. The Bible said in these last days that there'd be a famine, not for bread and alone, but for the hearing of the Word of God. And men would go from east, west, north, and south trying to find It, and would fail. You better get sealed into the Kingdom of God by the Holy Ghost, while you got a chance. You talk about a confusing time; it's a coming, when the Bible said, "They'd be so close till it would deceive the very elect, if possible." Is that right?
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Now, another question I want to clear up. Someone said, "It doesn't mean that you're a Christian because you heal the sick, or cast out..." That--that's true. That's right. He said, "Many will come to Me and say, 'Lord, Lord, haven't I cast out devils in Thy Name, and in Thy Name done mighty works?'" Jesus... Now, listen. Jesus said, "Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity. I didn't even know you." Now, these people claim they done it. But they did not do it. That's right. For He said, "I never knew you." They just claimed they done it. How could you write a check on me without me knowing? No. See what I mean? I checked with the bank.

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Jesus said, "Many will come and say, 'Lord, have not I...'" He said, "I didn't know you." No, you never... See? Many will confess and say, "I have cast out devils in Thy Name, and in Thy Name I prophesied," preachers and so forth, and everything. He'd say, "Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity. I didn't even know you." Some people might've went out and had some kind of a fleshly idea, tried to get popular, or some big education, or could speak a few swell words and made some money out of it. Jesus said, "You workers of iniquity, I didn't even know you." And iniquity is something that you know that you ought to do and will not do it. That's right. And every man knows that he's got to be borned again by the Spirit of God. You've got to receive the Holy Ghost. To turn It down is just the same as to turn Jehovah of the Old Testament, down in that day, or Jesus in His day: Same penalty and worse if you turn down the Holy Ghost. And it's not very well-thought-of. It's talked about.
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And all that live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. The devil's always been after the church of the living God. Is that right? And it's always had a black name. Jesus was born in this world with a black name, as illegitimate child. Did you know that? Supposed to be born a--a child out of holy wedlock, Jesus had that hanging on Him. But in His heart He knew He was the Son of God. That's right. And men and women, you know where you stand tonight. And there's only one more Person knows it; that's God knows where you stand. So if your heart's right with God. Really live for Him. Be true to Him. Love Him so much that He--everything else becomes secondarily. And then you'll love the Lord with all your heart, with all your strength, with all your soul, with all your might. God will lead you then. "The footsteps of a righteous man is ordered by the Lord."
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Now, these things that you see done, I believe that I--reading these Scriptures and so forth in this Bible, how about many times... Brother Pethrus, I guess he told you about the resurrection of the little boy, or something another (I just went out there at the side of the road to pray in my car again, trying to get myself back a little bit, so I could get into the service.) of the things that would take place. Setting there in Lapland where I couldn't even speak one word, and half the Finns couldn't, or Swedes. And there the Holy Spirit would set in and tell people things all down. They were just in one accord, everybody just pleading out for God, and just great signs and wonders. There was no friction. There's sometimes you get in such a rut till there is no really setting right to a man. Is that right? You just get to a place till subconsciously you're disbelieving when you don't want to do that.
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See? The thing to do is lay down everything and believe with all your heart.
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Now, I believe that at--that tonight, I could say this... Outside I said I would tomorrow night. Now, when we come here to this--your city about five, four years ago, there gifts of healing was only working by holding the person's hand. And if God will permit a cancer case tonight, I want to show it to my minister brothers, that the effect that that literally takes upon the human body. Nothing that I have in myself, it's the beat of that demon power pushing back to me. That don't mean nothing. I take hold of you in my hand and show you it just, swell a nearly, again its size, and white, big white things will run over the top of it, like that, holding that person's hand. Now, what does it. I can't tell you. My hand just gets numb. That don't have one thing to do with Divine healing, no power at all to heal. That's just a reaction. When my body becomes anointed with the Spirit, that's that germ disease out there reacting back. Now, I can go down here and take ahold of a cripple, and it won't work at all (See?), because there's no active germ of disease there. If there is, it'll tell me.
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Now, and I said then, God promised me if I'd be faithful with that, it would come to pass that I'd be able to--to tell people what they had done in their life, and to... Is that right? And many of you Phoenix people know that's true. Oh, here it is, just exactly. Now, the Bible says if there be one--something or another in there about a spiritual or prophet among you, and what he says comes to pass, then hear it. Is that right? "For I'm with... If it doesn't, then don't believe it, for I've not spoke." See? Now, what I'm trying to say to you, that God is here. He's confirmed the things that I have said. That--that's true. He's done that. And I believe that He will continue to do it.
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And tonight when we call these people to the platform and pray, I want every person in here to... this night, to help me. And if I can... Now, when I'm talking to the person... Now, looky here what a statement I made. How many's here for your first time? Let's see your hands, you're first-timers...?... Each night there's a group of the first-timers, maybe a hundred or hundred and fifty: oh, more than that, maybe two or three hundred. Well, that's when... We're happy to have you here. And now, I want you to notice. Now, here's people setting here, and I don't know... God in heaven knows I don't one thing about you. I don't know. There's... They look like they're...
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I see one, two, three, four--four or five prayer cards right here. There may be some setting all out through there. You've got prayer cards. On it, you'll find a number. And that number will just be--will just be called up here just merely to keep the row, I'd say it, "Well now, we're going to pray for some tonight, ever who wants to be prayed for, stand up." You know what starts.
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And we've tried every way in the world to send... We used to send the prayer cards to the ministers. And the first minister got all of his people in, that was about what lasted the meeting. It take about five nights to get all his through. And then if he failed to give somebody one of the prayer cards, he give an outsider, then his congregation fell out with him about it. And then we said we'd go to a prayer meeting, and all was there was first there first served. We give out the prayer cards and just keep right on down till we got the whole bunch. Then people flying in, spending their money, and things like that, was coming in, maybe have one day to spend, and have to go right back. Well, there's no need of coming if you can't be there the first day. The prayer cards give out. And that'll take care of the rest of the meeting. So then they... I figured the only way that I knowed how to do was to come down and give out prayer cards every day. And everybody has just as much chance as the other one. That makes it equal for the, maybe, for the people here. The minister's not responsible. Nobody's responsible. I'm not myself. I give them to my brother, and he gives them out, or somebody, or my little boy this time. And I thought, surely, the people would respect the little fellow to give out the prayer cards. And he give them out. And no one in the world... Only time I come here to the platform...
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I used to have a little child to stand up and count. And where he stopped, that I would... And then we'd start the prayer line from there. It got so people would put their little children up in front so they could count of it. That was--don't think they'd do it. But it--it would do it anyhow. So the only thing I knowed to do was to come here at the platform, and say, "God, where shall we start that prayer line?" And start it from right there. Then sometimes we stop, like last night...
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And by the way, last night I called someone, a certain number. I don't know. I was calling on down through the place, just a one here and there, just whatever would drop in my mind, I would call it. And when I got home, somebody had give the little boy a letter, or somebody. It was laying on my table when I went in home. And one woman said, "I have followed it as long as I can, Brother Branham.

And the next thing is suicide." And she described her case. And my little boy, and Brother Sharritt and them, said, "Brother Branham, that's the same woman that come to the platform last night," and described the same things, her setting on the platform. And the woman was healed last night in the meeting, setting there. How God had that number out there. He just called it, just picked it out, like that, to stop a suicide case. You see how it is? God is so wonderful. Just believe Him with all your heart. He'll bring it to pass. Now, God will confirm His Word with signs and wonders following It. We all believe that. We believe that with all of our heart. And now, He's here and can do all things.
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What time is it, Brother Hall? I guess I'm awfully late. Yes, all right. I haven't got a chance to say how I appreciate Brother Hall. I've just been talking so much. I've talked more in this meeting than I have in a dozen meetings since... before there. There's just something about Phoenix that I love. I don't know. And it's just something in my heart goes down all... Since I was a little boy setting in school, I used to read of Arizona, how I always longed to go to Arizona. And when I get here, I just get beside myself. And this morning in that ministerial group, to see that wonderful fellowship, my heart just went right out to them brothers. And now, all of you cooperate together and have a great church here.
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Brother Hall has done a wonderful job. I met Brother Hall some time ago. He's been a bosom brother to me. And I tell you; I've been with Brother Hall a long time. And I believe Brother Hall lives just exactly what he talks about. And that's right. A good man, a Christian man... Brother Lindsay has gone back to the "Voice of Healing." He has a lot of--of subscribers and things. He has to be there. Perhaps Brother Hall and I will be together the rest of the summer, all but when I meet with Brother Baxter, another fine Christian gentleman, Brother Baxter. We'll be going to Africa together pretty soon. Now, God bless you all. And let's have our prayer line now. First, let's bow our heads for just a word of prayer. Everybody be deeply and sincerely... And forgive me for talking too much and taking up time. I want to pray for just as many as I can get through this line tonight. When I talk a long time to a person, He keeps telling what's wrong with them, and what's this, and what's that. As soon as I can see the first speck of faith, I--I dismiss them, just so they can go ahead and get well.
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O Father, You're here. We love You. This morning in the

fellowship to see that young man come up, pulled out of that little box his glasses, that he had to put in his eyes to see. I don't know, but he felt in here. I called him out the other night in the audience there. Been in that condition for a long--eyes going blind. And now, he's packing them artificial eyelids or lens in his pocket. And through the power of the Holy Spirit looking through them eyes, how we thank Thee, Lord. Hearing those that said, "I was sick. Diabetes was killing me. And now, I'm healed." Hearing all these great testimonies that's coming in from the meeting. We thank You, Lord. We thank You for the wonderful fellowship.
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And now, may the Holy Spirit meet here. And dear God, now I've talked a long time. Many have talked; the people are well worn. They've been setting. But I thank You for them. They're not weary. They're still waiting to see You. They've loved You. They've believed You before they could even see any move of You. And now, You're beginning to reveal Yourself closer. And after a while, we shall see You appear. You revealed Yourself in Your Word years ago to our fathers. In this last days, has been coming down by the Holy Spirit, and now, coming into a healing manifestation of the supernatural. The next step will be: Jesus to appear. And how we thank You, Lord. And now, may all these poor sick people here tonight believe with one accord, and every one of them be healed, Lord. Thou knowest who's coming to this platform. You know how many of them cards that's out there, and what the disease is, and how long the people's going to live. There might be some that must have faith right now, or tomorrow may be too late. Now, Father, in that group, You call Your people. Give them faith to be healed. Grant it, Lord, for we ask it in the Name of Thy Child, Jesus. Amen.
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All right. Thank you so much for your kindness, and if I ask you to bow your heads... I just looked over the audience. And even standing on the outside, the people had their heads down. No wonder God's working through you like He is, because you have a great respect. I believe, not because I've been here, but because we've got together, I believe God's blessed us. Don't you think so? May be... It made my heart feel happy and rejoicing. Now, there's a group of prayer cards out there. Where's Billy? How many did you give out today? A hundred? That's fifty more than we have been giving out. All right. Maybe we can call... Just let me stand tonight as long as you can. And now, I just then, I felt the Spirit of the Lord come down on me just then. Just then He touched me. That's right. God, Who is my

Judge, He's standing here now, just now, whirled down over me just then. I feel It now. And my hands are beginning to numbing, feeling strange. My lips get so thick. Sometimes you'll notice me rubbing my face. Feels like my lips are that thick. It just...
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And if I don't talk very much to the person, I can get more through. But if I go to talking... You've noticed that, haven't you? The more you talk to a person, the more It begins to show. And sometimes I get them at home, in my home or somewhere, set them down to themselves and just set and go to talking. The Holy Spirit will just talk a hour right down along the line. That's the reason out in the meetings they keep my staying secret, 'cause when they get ahold of... And what that just weakens me right down. And when I get to the meeting, I'm just all out. See? That's the reason we try to... As long as I can live, we want to share It along everywhere so everybody can get a view of It and start praising God and believe in Him. All right, sonny. So you give one to a hundred? Let's make the first... What? "Q." Q-1 to a 100. Well, let's begin... Where'd we start last time? Seemed like we begin at 1 last night here; 1, I believe we begin at 1. Well, let's begin 25 tonight. Let's begin 25 to 35: Q-25 to 35. And you watch your cards now.
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And if you're not able to get up, then just--just hold your card. When you see... If you're number twenty-eight and you see three passed through, then hold up your card (See?), and tell the ushers. They'll come get you and put you right in the line anywhere. Now--now, this is the ministry, friends. This is to make faith. It's a power. I--I--I wouldn't say a gift of Divine healing, which it is. Anybody that's got faith in healing has the gift of healing. See? Anybody that believes in Divine healing and believes in prayer for the sick, that's a gift. But now, to heal somebody, no, I can't. The only thing I'll be able to do, would be know what's wrong with you, or know why that you can't get healed. Now, remember this. Listen close. Remember this, that "Q"... What was that called for? 25. Q-25 to 35 first. Q-25 to 35. Look on your card.
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Some Spanish brother ought to speak that so that they would understand. Somebody can speak Spanish, say, "Q-25 to 35," please. Anybody speak Spanish here? Come here, brother. I'm sure I couldn't say that unless the Lord was telling me. All right. [The brother makes the announcement--Ed.] Thank you, brother.

All right. Q-25 to 35 first. Now, as soon as we can get through with those, if you have good faith, those that's coming in the line, then I'll--we'll call another number, or either just start and start picking numbers around all over through the whole thing. And I--I want you to see, my dear brother, sister, that coming up here, it doesn't matter. I--I don't say, "Well, let Mrs. John Doe, or this over here, comes." It doesn't matter to me. I--I have the... I don't know where to start and what to do. I'm just leaving that to God. And only thing it will do will help you build faith.
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You--you could come here and stay on this platform, and I could pray for you until tomorrow night at this same time, and it would never have a bit effect on you until you believe that God heard my prayer. Is that right? But you can't come here and stand here without me knowing what's wrong with you. That's right. Yes, sir. And the things that's causing you, your sins, and the things that you've done. It'll certainly tell you that. That's a gift that God gave to me. See? That's my possession that God gave me. But now, the other, Jesus Christ has already done that for you. Nobody can do it, because He's already done it. We believe in prophetic things, don't we? We all believe that.
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And now, everybody reverent. Is that your first patient, Billy? All right. Bring the man along. All right. Brother Sharritt, you just watch. And if there's some of them kind of sickly, set them a chair so they can set. All right. That's fine. Now, I'm sure that all of you... How many love God? Let's see your hands. All right. Now, you love Him. And I--I... By His grace, I trust that He'll let His humble servant bring His Presence down to you all now. See? That's what I pray that God will do. Now, here stands before me a--a Spanish or an Indian brother, perhaps Mexican brother. And there's something that's wrong with him. I--I do not know. I can't tell you. And I'll have to find out. Then if he'll believe, well then, he will be healed. If he doesn't believe, he couldn't be healed if Jesus was standing here and wearing my suit, standing right here, he couldn't be healed. He'd have to believe. I don't see what more He could do now than what He's doing.
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Now, everybody real reverent. Just be as reverent as you can and listen close. And I'll just try to get just as many through... 'course, if It goes to stopping me and pulling me, and many people are kind of halfway faith, then It goes to moving out and tells something else, and something else, and something else. Then first thing you know, It tears me away.

And they're standing everywhere, watching me. 'Cause last night was--was kinda hard. And I'm spending my life for you people. You understand. Come, sir...?... Yes. I perceive that you're a Christian man. You believe in God. I believe that, my brother. Isn't that a strange, how that makes you feel standing here? Yes, sir.
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Now, I was reading awhile ago, in the Scripture where Nathanael came to Jesus. And Jesus, when He seen him coming, He called him a believer too. Now, when you come, you might not have been a believer. I would've knowed it. But I knew you was a believer. I said you are a Christian. That's something like the same Spirit. Is that right? Now--now, we'll see what our heavenly Father will reveal to me. You know that He's here. You have a--a feeling. You know that there's something different. Isn't that right, sir? Hold your hand up so your Spanish people can see. There's something near. Now, we're strangers here, brother. We never met in life, never met before. But, brother, I see your trouble. You have rheumatism, don't you? Yes, sir. You did have. You're free from that now. Jesus Christ has healed you. Raise your feet up-and-down like this. You are healed, my brother. You can go and be of a good courage...?... Thank you, brother. Let us say, "Praise the Lord."
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Some of the Spanish brethren get around him and thank the Lord. And he's wonderfully... Now, how did I see that? The man has attacks, and his hands hurt. I seen him setting behind a house, a rubbing his arms first, setting behind, or leaning back with a chair. If any of his loved ones are here, might know that he's setting like that. And then I seen sometime, he was trying to get up from a bed. And he just couldn't hardly make himself out of bed. And it--it was hurting. Anyone here know the man? Raise your hands if anybody knows the man, anybody knows of him. You know that's what was wrong with him? Is that right, brethren? There's your witnesses out there. You see that... See? Amen. Now, that's a vision that is seen. See what I mean? Now, everybody be reverent. Now, is that the same kind of a Spirit that was upon our Master? He told him, said, "Before you come, I seen you when you were under a tree." I seen him when he was getting out of the bed, and when he was setting behind the house. See? All right. There it is, the same Holy Spirit. Isn't He wonderful?
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All right. Now, bring the man here. Howdy do, brother. You're

a believer. Yeah, you're a minister too, aren't you? And your--your eyes is what's bothering you. Isn't that right, brother? Go, and God bless you, my brother. Heavenly Father, bless my dear brother, and give him his sight normally again. His heart's full of love for You. And I bless him in the Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. How wonderful our Master is. All right, you bring her. How do you do? You speak English? A little? All right. Are you an Indian? I thought so. Are you Apache? I--I want to come, visit your people again. Were you up when I was at the reservation, San Carlos? You was? I have great respect for the Indian people. I love them. And God loves you. And we are strangers, you and I? But you have been sick for some time, haven't you? Yes, ma'am. You--you have a--a female disorder (Isn't that right?), and a heart trouble. Many times, you get upset. When you lay down, the heart bothers you worse. I see you reaching for your breath. Is that right? You're healed, my sister. Jesus Christ makes you whole. Heavenly Father, we bless our dear sister, now, may she be a great testimony among her dear people in Jesus' Name. Amen. God bless you, sister, dear. Now you go and be healed, Amen.
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Let us say, "Praise be to God." All right. Everybody reverent. O God, if--if there's a Apache Indians here, I've got your telegram from San Carlos. And I may have to leave real early Monday morning to go home to get my wife, to get back to California for the summer. If I don't go, I want to have two or three days up on the reservation with you people. And if I do go, maybe I can get a day at least on my road back to stop in and see the Indians at the reservation at San Carlos. If the missionary is here, I will try to be back right away to be with you dear people. Sometime, if you would like for me to, I'd like to come and be your associate pastor out there for a little while, just to be with you, to help you out on for a while. I don't like to see people pushed back. No, sir. I think we owe the Indian plenty. Amen. God bless them. I've never seen one come through the line yet but what was healed. That's right. Them and the Spanish, humble, very humbly, they believe what you tell them. And that's what it takes.
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All right, Billy, bring the... How do you do, sir. Well, as soon as you walked up, when you were setting there you were thinking about, "Well, this is the time that I've wanted to be here." Isn't that right? And when you were there, a real strange feeling come over you while you were setting in the chair. Is that right? That's when your heart trouble left you, brother. You can go ahead home now and thank the

Lord. Let us say, "Praise the Lord Jesus." All right. Now, you're going to get well, brother. Just go ahead. Believe the blessing of God is upon you. Have faith. Just praise Him. Forget all about it. Just go ahead. The promise is yours now. It's yours. God has promised it in His Book, promised it through His prophet--or servant. Is that right? Amen. Remember, believe.
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Howdy do? Speak English? Look...?... Could you come just a little closer to me? You love the Lord? I believe you do, sister. Wouldn't you like to be a testimony up there on the reservation of your healing when I come back? Was you up there the last time I was there at San Carlos? You remember the lady? I wanted her to give me that little black-eyed baby? She said, "No." She didn't want to lo-give me her little baby. It was pretty, the little baby. You've been sick some time, for years back. You started getting nervous first, having funny feelings, weary, strange feelings. Then all at once, you begin to spit up, something in your mouth; your stomach begin to hurt. And now, you're sick at your stomach. That's right. You have a peptic ulcer in your stomach, caused from nervousness due to menopause, change of life. Let me have your hand. The Lord Jesus loves you. And He died that you might be well. He sent me as His prophet to tell you what is truth. You believe true? I'm going to pray and ask Him. You go home and you can eat what you want to without any trouble. Almighty God, have mercy upon this dear woman, standing here with truly a real faith. And You're standing here showing me a vision of what she's done. And I pray Thee, heavenly Father, to grant Your blessings upon her as I bless her in Your Name. May she go home. May this condition leave her, she be a good well woman to testify of Your glory. I ask this sickness to leave her in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go on your road, eat now. You're all right. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. Oh, my.

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I've done all that I could this past week to--or the both weeks to try to see our Lord help you dear people here. There's been many things that I've wished would've taken place, and may yet tonight. And I pray that it--that it will. And I--I have been trusting to see everyone healed at one time. Then in the meeting, I see many things that--that's been done, many things that people... I see them setting out there sometimes, looking at me, trying their best. And I'll think, "Oh, I've seen that they were healed. But I'll test them in a few minutes." But it--it's done past my mind; I forget about it. And they're healed.
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For instance, there was a little girl here the other night. She was in the building. She was suffering. She was... Probably wasn't over eight or ten years old. She may never be back in the building again, as far as I know. But the child had a burst appendix; the parents didn't know it. The appendix was bursted inside the child. That baby's healed, healed setting here in the meeting. I know that. There's a lady here that's got a little baby that's got a--a affliction on its arm. And it's a very serious thing. They had it here last night. I seen the baby setting before me. That baby's going to get well. That's right. See, that's right. But there's many of those things that I--that I--I see, but I don't have time. But what it is, friends, that--that doesn't mean so much. The thing of it... As long as their faith will touch God, they'll see theirself that it's done. You see? So... that it's over...
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If I speak it, what I speak here confirms what I'm talking about. If I speak not God's Word... But I--I have a Witness, and God is my Witness. It--it... I'm thankful to have my brothers as--as witness of the Gospel. But I have a--a witness with my brethren and my friends. And I have a... The greatest Witness is my heavenly Father Who confirms what I'm saying to be the truth. And I'm so thankful for that. Then it isn't I that does the healing, which you know. So if you say it to the people, as long as I see they got healed, that's all I care for (You see?), to see that they got the blessing.
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Now, tonight will probably be the greatest of all the nights. The great anticipations, the great strain, the people are pushing, trying to
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get in, trying to get healed, will be the--the great time. And many will be healed tonight. I just have a feeling that tonight will be one of the greatest times of healing we've had in all the meeting. And I--I believe that it'll be tonight. Now, as we're speaking today of "Life Story," I... While I'm--I'm telling my part of things... And I know that I have many fellow citizens here that have had like manner of things. And let us all...
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How many people here is away from home? Let's see. This is not your native home, let's see your hands. You're from some other city, somewhere else. Oh, my, half of us, oh, more than half is away from home. And no matter what city we're from, or where we come from, if it's just a little... As the minister said the other day, the little church in the desert he was pastoring. No matter what it is or how humble it is, it's like the old proverb, or the old song, "There's No Place Like Home." Isn't that right? No place like home...
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And if you'll notice, always before a people die, you'll--you'll notice they'll always have a longing to go back to the old home place again. My father, before he left, he hadn't been down to his old home place for many, many years, some twenty-five years, I guess. I seen him setting on the beam of--of the plow one day, he was crying. I was just a little lad; and I didn't know very much about it. I said, "What's the matter, dad?" He come over, said, "You don't understand, Billy. But someday you will." He said, "I want to go home. I--I want to see the old homeplace again." You know, it wasn't but a little bit till he... After he visited his old home, he--he went away.
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My father-in-law, he went squirrel hunting one day, and I said-he said, "Brother Billy, you want to go with me?" And I said, "No, Brother Frank, I don't want to go." He was born up above Utica, at that place called Battle Creek, old home place. There's an arsenal up there now. Oh, my. And there's an arsenal, Indiana Arsenal's there. But that was just before the arsenal was built.
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He went up there, and he come back down, and he--he was crying. And I was going with his daughter. And I said, "What's the matter, Brother Frank?" He said, "Billy, I set upon the old place up there today," and he said, "where the old house used to stand," said, "the old spring along over on the side of the hill." Said, "I could just hear my old mother say, 'Oh, Franky.'" Well, a few days, I buried him. Maybe it was a call coming from another land. He could hear the echoes across the earth.
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Did you ever notice a person when they're going? I've stood by many a person, held them in my arms and watched them when they were going. I find it very strange. Please, ministers, excuse this. This is not a doctrine. I don't want this congregation to think that this is a doctrine. But I often wonder if when we are going... I'll give my story first here.
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I stood by a man not some five or six years ago when he was going. He'd just been saved a little while. He was setting in a chair. He was all swollen up with heart trouble. He belonged to a certain church there in the city. And I said--went to him; I said, "How do you do, Mr. Bledsow. Do you know me?" He said, "Yes. I know you, Billy." He said, "Billy, I think I'm going." I said, "Are you ready, Mr. Bledsow?" Said, "Oh, yes, Billy. I've--I've made my calling with God. I've answered the call." He said," I'm ready to go if He calls me." And said, "I believe He's calling me." I said, "Well, if you're ready Mr. Bledsow, are you willing?" He said, "Yes, Billy, I'm willing." And I had prayer with him, and went out, was talking to his wife, setting there. And he was looking across the room, talking. And we'd just been in prayer, and the Holy Spirit was in the room. And he raised up; he said, "Mother, why, I haven't seen you for years." Mrs. Bledsow said, "Dad, are you delirious?" He said, "Well, don't you see her? There she is." He said, "Sis?" Wasn't a little bit till he was gone.
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I went to a man here sometime ago, killed in an accident. He

was just dying. Come out of the accident, like manner. I seen many of them going that way. And I just wonder, that if when we're coming... Even death is hard. Jesus fought against it: "Is it possible this cup should pass?" But when we're coming right down to the end of the road... And I watched my wife when she went. And I--I wonder, when we get to the end of the road there, if God just doesn't say to mother or some of them on the other side, "Look, daughter's coming home this morning. Go down there at the bank of the river, watch for them." We get to see them when these eyes are becoming transformed from the natural to the supernatural. In that vision, when it's catching on us... It's a fog just dries away there, and we can look the other side and see them coming down to the river. I hope that's so. I don't know. I couldn't say it's true; I don't know. But I've seen that many times. Our loved ones pass on...
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Many of you here, most of you are more like myself. Seems like yesterday I was just a little bitty old boy. And here I am. I look at my hands, and I think, "Oh, my." And I--I see myself, as--as just creeping along. I'm getting up in the years. I've yet... Well, it seemed like yesterday I just a little boy playing marbles. But here we have no continuing city, but we're seeking one to come whose Builder and Maker is God. I think of when I was a little boy, we used to live in a little old cabin. There was a bunch of trees around it, a little old apple trees, and some big ones. And I remember dad used to come home from work. He was a real full-blooded Irishman. His black wavy hair and blue eyes, small man about my size, but he's sturdy, husky built. He was a logger. I'd see him roll his sleeves up like that, and his muscles in his arms. Oooh, my. I wanted to be like my daddy. And I thought my daddy will live to be a hundred years old. But he died with his head on my arms at fifty-two. We don't have any continuing city here, but we're seeking one to come.
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I used to look at the little old house we lived in, little old log house boarded over. I thought that house will stand for a hundred years--hundreds of years. But there's a housing project there now. We don't have any continuing city here. I used to see out in front of the door when a bunch of those
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Branhams... There was ten of us in the family, nine boys and a girl. And when there was about five of us, when we... I was... To begin with my life story there, we used to have a place wallowed off out in front of the grass--or the porch. Look like where a bunch of little opossums had been playing, wallowing around, all of us.
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Mama used to call dinner. And she would have a big old kettle. Did you ever see one of them big old kettles, had three legs? Great big old kettle, you put...?... How many ever seen one of the old kettles? Oh, my, just look at that. Ha. We all know what good eating is then, don't we? Just as slick as it could be on the inside. And she'd cook mulligan stew. That's very Irish. How many knows what mulligan stew is? It's beef, barley, potatoes, yes, there you are, carrots. We chop it, put it all in together, cook it up, and then leave it set for two or three days, keep eating out of it. Last day it was better than the first, because the cabbage got the taste; and potatoes, potatoes, and cabbage, and licked it all up. Dip it out with a teacup. Yes, sir. Mama got a big old dipper.
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And we had a spring down below the house. And--and I used to go down there, and had a gourd. Used to dip the water up in an old cedar bucket with a gourd. How many knows what a gourd is? Say, I'm not the only country boy here today, am I? No, sir. I feel better now. Makes my clothes fit me better. I know what you're talking about. All right. Had an old gourd, lay on that old spring. My, what a time. And back under a rock, had the butter setting there, you know. All right. Couldn't keep the cream there, because there's too many little Branhams, and that... Yes, sir. We all liked it.
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So pop used to get seventy-five cents a day and a bucket of milk every night. Mama would skim the cream off of it to save for the butter. And so that'd keep as long. Sometimes it'd sour, nearly before you got to churn it. We used to churn it in a... Had an old churn, and had a lamp chimney setting on top of it, you know. You rise it upand-down. Did you ever do that? My, just looky here, brother. My, did you ever grind coffee? Have the coffee mill set... Oh, my, that does it. Well, how many's here from Kentucky anyhow? Let's see your hand. Oh, my. Well, anywhere along here... We're in a different day
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now, aren't we? You press a button, and the nation goes to work. That's right. So them was good old days, I guess. Anyhow, we had a little more brotherly love and feeling for one another in them days than what we do now. And...
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I remember when dad used to make seventy-five cents a day, he'd come in home... Now, my daddy did that which was wrong. He drank. And he'd go pay off his bills, and what he had left, he--he'd drink it. And I hate to say that, and it's... But it's truth. If I have to tell anything, I--I must tell the truth. No matter if it's black against me, why, it--it's black. That's all. See? If it's something scarey to me, well, I might as well tell it here, because it's going to be on the canvases of the skies someday for everybody to look at. Not only had--would I confess it, but I'd been lying. So I'd just rather go right along and just tell the truth about it, and let it be just the way it is. Daddy drank. Not only drink, but he made the--the whiskey. And when he would come in at home and--and drink right after he'd get his groceries all paid, so forth, he would--he would drink up what he had left. But I don't care what he ever done; I love him today in his grave. That's right. He was my daddy.
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And look, young children, young folks, I don't care what it is; you always have a respect to your father and mother. I think one of the awfullest things that I can hear little children say, or young folks, "the old man" and "old woman." Listen. That's not the "old man" and "old woman"; that's your daddy and mother. And someday, when you see them going out of the room head first, and the wheels beneath the casket, squeaking, you'll know it isn't the "old man" or "old woman" then. That's right. You hear the preacher say, "Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust," you realize the best friend you ever had on earth is going down. The trouble of it is, you learn too late. Don't weep, and cry then, and send lots of flowers, give them to them now. Be a good boy or good girl.
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I remember when old dad used to come in, his shirt patched upon patch. And he'd stand there, and sun burned his back into his shirt, till mama'd take the scissors and cut it loose from his back. Seventy-five cents a day in the log wood to make me a living? Sure I
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love him. Yes, sir. Every time that I pass by the grave and see the snow banked up there, I just feel like if I'd just throw myself down there, warm up the ground where his body lays beneath there. But he's not there. I had the privilege of leading my daddy to Christ before he left. And I seen him stare and fall back across my arms and looked up at me. "Honey." He went out to meet God. I baptized my mother just a little bit after my conversion. And last Easter morning, I baptized my boy. I've got a little girl five years now; she's been dedicated. She's coming on. And if God lets me live, I'll do everything I can to see her baptized in...?...
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My little boy now, I took him right out of col--out of his high school. I'm going to send him up here if I can to this Assemblies of God, or whatever it is up here, around Dallas somewhere, to finish up his high school, and on to college; to get him in amongst Christian people where he can work and people that's got the Holy Ghost, that'll help him come through and put the right thing before him. And if he goes wrong, he will go over the Bible, over the Holy Spirit, and over a daddy's prayer that prayed. That's right. He will have to cross over all that before he can ever go to hell. And I--I believe if you'll pray and hold on, God will answer your prayer.
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And my daddy, just before he left, he--he--he called for me. He'd been... He'd... Poor old fellow, I hate to say this. It just kills me to say it here; he died hungry. That's right. My daddy died hungry. And he... It was during the time of the depression. We work--couldn't work, and couldn't find nothing to work, and he was sickly, and we was just barely making on it, just--just dividing what we could divide. But I know he was hungry, 'cause we hadn't eaten since the day before. And he had a heart attack, and I stood by his bed. And I picked him up on my arms, like that, and he looked at me, and went out to meet God. I believe someday I'll see him again. Mother, she's getting aged. It won't be but very much longer. Every time when I leave her, her old quivering lips when she kisses me, she says, "Honey, someday, you'll return and mother will be gone." I said, "Then mother, I will come where you are someday." That's right. I'll get there.
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And so I remember one day we were getting mar... When they were young, when I was just a little bitty fellow... Daddy was eighteen years old; mama was fifteen when I was born, just children. And we was children with them, growed up with them. I think that's a good thing. I do. My little girl, when she gets to be any age, and she finds a good Christian boy that she wants to marry, I'd rather she marry him and settle down, be a lady, than be out in some of these roadhouses running around and what they call, "having a good time." That's right. The Bible said, "Let your daughters marry young." Some's already turned aside after Satan. And I ain't meaning for little bitty kids to get married now. Let your father and mother, they know. They're Christians; they can instruct you.
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And I remember how we used to go to town on Saturday night, go in and pay the grocery bill... We'd all get a treat of candy. You remember when we used to get a treat? Oh, my, that old peppermint stick candy, remember that? Boy, wasn't that real candy? Oh, my. I remember we'd all get in the little old jersey wagon, we called it up there. You all called it buckboard here, I believe. We put some straw in the back and a whole lot of quilts, and get in there, and all that bunch of kiddies. We had a little old mule. We'd drive about seven miles down to the city and stop. Dad would go in, he and mother and get the groceries and come back out. And I remember we used to have a--a two gallon can of coal oil. We burned coal oil lights. You've done that, haven't you? Many of you, burn the coal oil light. Did you ever get to a place where you didn't have enough oil for the wick to reach in there, pour water in it, and let it get up there so you... Oh, my. That's... Take a big old potato, and stick it over the stop, so going home, you know, wouldn't shake the coal oil out of the can, get it on the groceries. Them was great days, wasn't they? That's right.
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So we remember going up, we'd set there. And when pop would pay the grocery bill, and come out with a little sack of candy. Mr. Grower would gave us--us a sack of candy when we'd pay the grocery bill each week. And then we'd come out. And maybe there'd be about five sticks, or maybe four sticks, and five little Branhams for it be divided amongst. Boy, there'd be about five sets of little blue eyes, every one of them watching that candy and if see it was equally divided. Had to be equally divided. We'd break that candy, you know,

suck on it. I had a little trick I'd do. Here am I. Monday wasn't a blue day for me. I'd take a suck on my piece of candy a little bit, wrap it up in a piece of paper and put it in my pocket. Then on Monday morning, mama'd say, "William." Say, "Yes, mama." "You have to go to the spring and get a bucket of water." I'd say, "Humpie, if you'll go get the bucket of water, I'll let you suck on my candy till I can count ten." I said...?... I'd have this old piece of peppermint, you know. Oh, my. It was the real thing. Did you ever eat it with salted crackers...?... My, oh, my. Listen. I guess tomorrow, I could go and get me a whole box of Hershey's if I wanted to, but I... There's no candy like that. That's the best there is. Like when you're just a little kid, that old peppermint... My, I'd get... long as candy lasted, I loafed. I'd keep that candy and wait for the--for the work, something hard I didn't want to do, you know, and then I'd get my brother to do it, some of them, you know. And they'd go ahead and eat their candy up, and I'd save mine.
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I--I remember when daddy used to shave. He used to have a shaving brush made out of shuck. How many ever seen a shuck shaving brush? Well, some of you has. I shaved with them. Take the old shuck like that... Did you ever have shuck pillow, where you take the pillow, and strip the shuck and put it in there? Why sure, and a straw mattress... And take this old... Had a little piece of glass drove up where we used to wash out there, you know, at the old wash bench. And them little fellows would slick their hair down so tight on those little...?... They had an old bench built back behind the table. And mother would call dinner, and all of them... We'd go under the table and everywhere getting up there. And she'd set the great big bowl out in the middle of the table, like this, and--and bake the corn bread in the pan. How many ever ate corn bread baked in a pan. Oh, isn't that fine?
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And you know, I used to set right on the corner next to daddy. And we'd pass the bread, and I'd break the corner off so I get plenty of crust around, you know. That was good, down on the corner. Go around... And you know, we broke bread then. Now, you cut it with a knife. Well, then you'd--you'd--you broke bread. Used to say that Jesus broke bread and blessed it. He never cut it. So... And so that wasn't our reason of it; we'd just break it. Each fellow'd break him off a piece, and go right around the table. And that great big old pot of beans there, with that big piece of jowl in it. Say, you know, that wouldn't be bad right now, would it? That-that would be fine, even right now. That's good eating. Yes, sir.
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And then we would have a big day. And Sunday, we'd have a pudding. How many ever had the old sweet pudding, you know? You used to make it up in the pan. We had a little, some kind of a little dabs of stuff right out in the middle of the pan, you know. And that was a rarity. My, be glad to get a hold of that. Brother and I used to argue who would sop the pan. Did you ever sop the pan? Oh, my. We're just a big bunch of kids growed up yet, aren't we. So we'd get out there and sop the pan. My, what a time we would have. And I'll tell you; that puts me in the mind of an old fashion Holy Ghost meeting. But one good thing: we're not sopping the pan any more now, all this old... We ain't just getting a taste now. That's right. And God comes right down with us and gives us a foretaste of glory Divine.
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And then, not long ago, I was coming out of a meeting. I--I passed by and seen that old place. You don't know how it made me feel. I remember when we used to go to school down there, a little old fellow. I didn't have no clothes to wear, and getting ragged. I remember I went to school all winter one time with a coat on. A rich lady had give me that. And I didn't have no shirt. I took this coat, it had a little old eagle on the arm. And I thought that was the prettiest thing. And--and I'd take this coat. And I had a big catch then, I'd pin it up like this. And so kinda got on till the springtime, and it was awful hot. Teacher said, "William, why don't you take off that coat." I--I said, "I'm chilly." I couldn't take that off; I didn't have on no shirt. So she said, "Well, you're probably catching a cold, William. Come over here to the stove." My. She put on that stove on over there, an old country school there, you know, and the sweat just run off of me. She said, "Are you comfortable?" I said, "Yes, ma'am." I--I couldn't get that coat off there, why, I had no shirt on, I just couldn't do it. I went home. And they had to be some arrangements made for that, you know, because I didn't... I'd... She'd see me... I'd just set all winter with that coat on, till...
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I remember one of my cousins that come over to see us. And the... She... They had the three of them, two boys and a girl, and the girl was about my age. So she left one of her dresses there. See? I took the skirt part, cut it off real low down here and put it on for a shirt. I went to school, you know. And it had that little, you know, little stuff on it. What is it they call it? Riff-raft? That... Rick-rack.

That's what it is. Little rick-rack all over the sides of it. [Congregation laughs--Ed.] I said something wrong there, didn't I? What is it? That's what it was. Yes, sir. It was all over it, you know. And so I--I... Some of them said... laughing at me. And I said, "Why, what do you think that is? That's part of my Indian suit." Sure looked funny with all that stuff on it. Oh, my, what a life.
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I remember in 1917, we were in school. And come a great snow in Indiana, and the... Oh, the drifted sometimes as much as seventeen, eighteen feet high. And it started raining and sleet. It froze a crust, oh, some inch and a half thick. And all the boys at school went sliding, you know, on their sleds and things. We was too poor to have any of that. We got something to eat, we done well. So they... We didn't have... Brother and I didn't have any sled, but we got us a big old dishpan out of the dump. We'd put our legs around one another and slide. We wasn't in as much class as the rest of them, but we were sliding just the same. So we were--we'd go right on down the hill turning around, and around, and around in this old dishpan. That served as a sled till the bottom come out of it. So we went down and got us a log. And we took pop's axe and we chopped it up like that, the end of it. We made us a sled. We'd pull this little log, you know, and go on to school. We got down there.
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And I remember, that winter there was a--used to be a--a magazine they sold, called "Pathfinder." I don't know whether you ever heard of the old "Pathfinder." My, I might be talking to a lot of b--boys that sold it. Anyhow, and that was of the time of war, and everything that was big enough to put on a uniform had a uniform on. Everything was... Oh, the highest respect was for a uniform. When I used to see those soldiers come up the road. We had a big old sassafras pole out there, and we'd run the flag up on it. We'd get that flag up and see all those soldiers have to stop and salute that flag, 'fore they passed it at--at school, you know. And oh, my, we'd have a big time out of that.
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And I'd see those soldiers, them wrapped leggings, you know, and everything. Oh, my, how I wanted to wear a uniform. I said, "When I get to be a man, I'm going to be a soldier." Well, I was too little then. And when I this other war come along. I guess I wasn't man enough. I tried to enlist, and then they wouldn't have me. So I finally got to join the army, a uniform. I might not show it on the outside, but I got it on the inside. That's right. I joined the ranks of

Christianity. In there I have a uniform on called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I'm in a great battle, doing everything I can. And I--I might not be able to... I can feel It. I know It's there. And that's the main thing.
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And Lloyd Ford, a friend of mine, he went to school down there. I guess Brother Curtis is laughing now, the boy that's here. One of my friends, remembers Lloyd. And he--he was selling this "Pathfinder," and he'd got him a little Boy Scout suit. And oh my, how he--he looked so nice in that scout suit. I said, "Lloyd, after you wear that out, will you give it to me?" He said, "Yes, I'll give it to you." My, how that old suit lasted. Went off a long time. One day I said, "Lloyd, what about that suit?" He said, "Well, Billy, I'll see if there's--where it's at." He come back, and he said... Next day at school, he said, "Well, Billy," said, "I tell you." Said, "I wore it out, and my mama taken the--the part of the salvage and patched dad's clothes." And said, "And the--they made dog pallet out with the coat, and it's all gone." Said, "I haven't got a thing of it left but one legging." I said, "Bring me that." I wanted something.
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So he brought his little old legging, about that long, had a little draw string in it. Many of you remember what they was. I wore that around the house, and I thought, "Oh, if I could only wear that to school. Wouldn't I--wouldn't the kids look at me, (you know) this legging on?" So I--I went out to school, and I put it back in my coat. I was riding down on the sled, on this old log sled, you know, down to the bottom of the hill; and the log turned over and over. And I wanted to get some excuse to put that legging on. So as soon... I said, "Oh, I hurt my leg." Not half as bad as I was acting like. I said, "Oh, my leg. It hurts." I said, "Um." All the boys standing around, saying, "You hurt yourself, cornpicker?" Kentucky. I said, "Yeah, I hurt my--my leg." I said, "Oh, it just reminds me, I've got one of my leggings to my scout suit here, that'll help it a whole lot. I put it on. They all got away from me.
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And I went--I went to the board. You used go up to those old blackboards, you know, to work your problems? Just wash one hand, the one you had to hold up to the teacher, you know. So I got around like this, and I put both legs together like this so they wouldn't know, and hold out like this, and stand sideways to work my problems. Begin... Everybody looking at me with that legging on. All the kids got to laughing at me, and teacher made me go home. I got to

crying, so she run me home. So I had to go home. I... Oh, my, that's... As I say, God finally dressed me up on the inside. I'd rather have it on the inside anyhow.
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I'm American; I love my nation; I'm willing to go to war any time it goes to war. There's just Branham after Branham laying dead around France there and Germany. That's right. Many of them are laying there waiting for the resurrection. And I'll... If it would come necessary for my country, I'd be very happy to lay myself with them, to keep freedom where we can have religion, and like we've got it now. No greater nation in the world than our America. I mean that from my heart.
Long may our lands be bright, With freedom's holy light. Protect us by Thy might, Great God our King.

But dear Christian friends, I had rather be in the army of the Lord, than any place I know of. That's right. 'Cause I know that someday we're going to a land where there's ceaseless ages; we'll live there forever. And--and if I'm not man enough to be out in the army to fight with the armed forces, then God give me a job here to fight the powers of the enemy. And I am a soldier after all, one in the ranks with you, dressed with your type uniform and your brother in--in the service.
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Now, how them old days, they really tantalize us. And there's many things happened that I wouldn't have time to tell you, along the road. But you know how it is in old school days. Wouldn't you like to go back there again? My, go back to just... I wished I could live one day again. I wished I could get by that old table that my daddy built on top of a stump. And I--I would like to go back there, and set down there, and just live one more day. I'd give all, if I had a hundred million dollars laying on this platform. God knows my heart. And I realize that night after night, I wrestle with demon powers, and I'm not immune from them. They can come to me. Remember one time, some boys who thought they had a gift of healing? Said to a man who had epilepsy, "I adjure thee by Jesus Who Paul preaches, come out of it." The devil said, "Paul I know, and Jesus I know, but who are you?" Is that right? You have to watch what you're doing now. Be sure that you're called for these things. And the men was jumped on, stripped the clothes off, and run through the streets naked.

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Now, if I had this platform laying full of money, millions of dollars, and could pass it every bit away, just to see one more scene; and that is, if I could see my old dad enter that tent right there, come walking right down this way, and reach up his hand, and catch me by the hand, I'd give it, everything I ever had in my life, or ever would have, if I could just hold his hand one more time. The real things of life are right around you; you don't see them. That's all. You don't know it till it's gone. That's right. If I could just once more see dad, but I can't; he's gone on.
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On down through life, many times I... You seen in my little book there how the Angel of the Lord appeared back in those days when I set right on a keg, when I was only about eight years old, or nine, watching the whiskey still run all night long, and get right up and started down packing water back to this still. And it was right down my road back from the pump where the Angel of the Lord spoke to me, said, "Don't you never drink, or smoke, or defile your body in any way; for there'll be a work for you to do when you get older." Like scared me to death.
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I remember one day, my daddy was going down to the river, he and another man. I was trying to find favor with this man, 'cause he had a good boat. I wanted to pull the boat. We got ten cents a dozen for finding bottles for them who was--the moonshiners that was fixing the whiskey. And I had a--an old paddle, and we'd... That river'd be up. We'd have to paddle, we didn't have no rudder on the old boat. And had to bail the water awhile and so forth, trying to get along to find the bottles, the brother and I. And this man had a fine duck yawl. And I... He acted like he liked me, and I--I wanted to keep favor with him.
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And we started across a little tree. And dad just set his leg across like that, to cross over the little blown down tree. And when he did, he stopped, pulled a little flat bottle of whiskey out of his pocket, handed it over to the next man to take a drink. And the other man taken a drink and handed it to me for me to take a drink. I said, "No thanks, I don't drink." I was about eight, nine years old. He said, "What? A Branham and don't drink?" Most all Branhams died with their shoes on. So he... I said, "No, sir, I don't drink." My daddy said, "No, I raised one sissy." Oh, my. A sissy. I said, "Give me the bottle." And my daddy looked at me. I took the bottle, pulled the stopper out of it, just as determined to drink it as I am to finish up my service this afternoon. I turned that

bottle up, and started to take a drink. When I did, I heard them leaves in that bush again going, [Brother Branham illustrates.--Ed.]. That's the way It appeared to me when at first, just like a roaring of leaves. Looked up and seen about the size of a barrel going back and forth through the trees. And there a human voice spoke to me and said, "Don't never smoke, or drink, defile your body." And I... Now, He said to me, "Don't smoke or drink."
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Now, I'm not preaching against one thing or the other. He told me not to smoke or drink. If you smoke and drink and say you're a Christian, that's up to you and God. But He told me not to do it (See?), not to do it. And so I didn't. I've heard many people say, "Well, I--I drink a little bit, a sociable drink. And I... And I use... I smoke, and it don't condemn me." Well, maybe you just ain't went far enough yet. That's right. That's all. You get a little farther on and you'll--you'll understand. That's right. That's right. You won't have no desire for that.
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And so then when I was standing there, and I took the bottle just as determined to drink it as I could be. And I heard that going, [Brother Branham illustrates.--Ed.]. I dropped the bottle, and screamed, and run up across the hills through the fields. And they laughed at me. Then along about... When I got to be about eighteen, seventeen, eighteen years old, like all boys I got a little girlfriend, you know. You know how that goes. Now, don't you men look at me like that. You did the same thing. See? And you know how pretty she was. You know, she had eyes like a dove, and teeth like pearl, and a neck like a swan, you know. And there you are. And I just... You loved her, and the prettiest thing you ever seen. And oh, she was pretty.
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And a little country boy that lived there by me, he said he could get his old daddy's--daddy's old Ford. We had to jack the back of it up and crank it, you know, with that back wheel, you know, going. We got us a couple gallons gasoline. I had about forty cents. And we got our girls, and going to go riding. So we went out. I was so bashful. My, I set way over on one side of the car and looked at her. She was pretty. My. She was from the city, and she just moved out there. And I thought, "My, she's a pretty thing." And I looked at her, and I'd say, "Yes, ma'am. No, ma'am." Watch her, you know.
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And so we stopped to get some sandwiches. And I went in, got

the sandwiches: Get a ham sandwich for a nickel. So I got some Cokes and come back out. And we started eating the sandwiches, drinking the Cokes, having a wonderful time. I took the bottles back. And when I come back out, to my surprise, my girlfriend was smoking a cigarette. Well, that was just about the time that girls started smoking cigarettes. Well, I've always had my opinion of a woman that would smoke a cigarette, and I haven't changed it a bit. That's right. It's the lowest, most degrading thing that a woman ever done was smoke a cigarette. Worse than being drunk on the street. Now, watch your face get red. That's right.
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Listen. Let me tell you something. Brother, that's the biggest fifth columnist we have in America. I'm not afraid about Russia coming in and whipping us, or some other nation come in and whipping us, we're whipping ourselves by our own morals is degrading us... That's right. Brother, it ain't the ap... It ain't the robin that pecks on the apple, that hurts the apple; it's the worm at the core that kills the apple. That's right. And I tell you, brother: You let a woman get an old time taste of salvation, and it'll straighten her up. That's right. It puts you in the... or a man, either one. That's exactly right. Amen. That's right.
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Well, I'm not here to preach the Gospel; these preachers do that for you. You see? You don't want me to go to preaching to you like that. I tell you, that's... You would hate me, sure enough. 'Cause I believe in a real old fashion Gospel that straightens a man or woman up, and makes me puke up the devil (That's right.), and get right with God. That--that's just little... I oughtn't to... I mean vomit it up, and that, instead of that... use that word. Well, I'm just as sick when I'm puking as you are when you're vomiting; I'll tell you that. So it's all just the same, you know. All... Some them fine words, I don't know much of them about it. But it's the truth anyhow. I'll tell you though, you get God in your heart, and It'll sure make you fix yourself up. That's right. It'll bring the real thing out.
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I wanted to find a girl that... Didn't want nothing to do with one that smoked cigarettes. And you know, sir, I get the statistics from the government. And they claim that eighty percent of the women that has their babies today can't raise them as mothers ought to. Cigarette smoking mothers, their babies don't reach eighteen months old. They take nicotine poison and kill them. They have to raise them on the bottle, on cow's milk. Talk about a fifth columnist. What all will America be? Here not long ago, I was in a barber chair. And there was a fellow

setting there, and he was just a shaking and a trembling. And he got up and said, "Aren't you Preacher Branham?" And I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "I--I--I appreciate..." And just smoked as hard as he could, "I appreciate your--your--your comments the other--the other day on the cigarettes." Then he give me his story. He said, "My father and mother both smoked. And when I was born," said, "I cried the first six months of my life." And said, "They couldn't understand it. And one day when the doctor came," said, "stand there. My father lit up a cigarette and was smoking," and said, "I quit crying. The doctor said, 'Wait a minute here.' Said, 'Take that baby outside.' Took outside, I started crying, brought me back and smoking cigarette smoke into me." And said, "I quietened." Cigarette nerves... "They had to give him nicotine from that time." Said, "Looky here at me now; I--I just can't stop it. My daddy and mother, oh, said they was the cause of it." What will his children be? There you are. There you are, brother.
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I tell you: It's a shame and a disgrace. If you women smoke cigarettes, for goodness sakes, today, get away from it and stay away from it. Be a real lady right to the core. That's right. Yes, sir, stop it right now. And I tell you now: If God don't think no more of you than the Angel of the Lord does against that stuff, you have a slim chance when you get to the--to the gates of ever getting in. And that's--that's right. You don't have to do that. There's no sense of it. Now, if it's something to eat, or something like that it would be different. But that's something that's no--no need of, no sense of it.
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Now, watch closely as we have to hurry. I'll get started over on the Gospel and forget about my life's story. But anyhow, I remember her setting there, you know, when she was smoking that cigarette. I said... She said... Blowing it out of her nose, you know. And that fire fly. If God expected you to smoke, He'd put smoke stacks on you. So she setting there blowing it out of her nose like that. Now, that just degraded her to me right then. And she said, "Will you have a cigarette, Billy?" I said, "My." I said, "No, ma'am. I don't smoke." She said, "You don't drink now, and you don't dance, and you don't smoke," said, "what do you like to do?" And I said, "I like to go fishing and hunting." 'Course, that didn't interest her. So she was... She didn't care about that. She said... And she got to laughing at me. She said, "You big sissy." Oh, my. My girl called me a sissy. I said, "Hand me that package of cigarettes." And I got a hold of one, just as determined to smoke it.

God is my Judge, when I started to light that cigarette, before I could strike the match, I heard that come again, [Brother Branham illustrates.-Ed.].
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And they turned... I got out of the car, crying, and they turned the lights on me, and let me walk up that road, following me with their lights on me, singing to me and making fun of me, because I was too much of a sissy to smoke a cigarette. It wasn't I was too much of a sissy, but God was preserving that gift for this day. That's all it was. And me, I was determined to do it. But it was God protected it in that day, course...
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Thank you, honey girl. Thank you, sweetheart. Ain't that lovely? Let's say "Praise the Lord" for the little girl. [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] God bless you, sweetheart. Fine, fine. God bless you, honey. God bless you. Look at her little...?... Well, bless her little heart. [A sister speaks to Brother Branham--Ed.] What... God bless you...?... Well, God bless her little heart. I want to give this testimony here. The little girl was unable to speak or anything when she come four years ago. And she brought this as a little commemoration for healing, as she was healed four years ago. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," every one. [Congregation says, "Praise the
Lord."--Ed.] LIFE.STORY_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 51-0415A E-53 Going to get well? [The sister continues talking to Brother Branham-Ed.] What? What was the matter with him? Her husband was healed a

few nights ago. Said he was setting near the post there and was called out with cancer. And he's healed. There he is standing in the aisle back there. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.]...?... Let's say, "Praise the Lord" for that. How wonderful. [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Her husband. That's fine. Said he come up from down around Douglas, or somewhere, that--that the--from Brother King's church. All right. We're thankful to hear of them. That's mighty nice, a little commemoration to come back just to--to give it me. I'm... A little Spanish girl. She was awfully afflicted, and she couldn't speak. And her little hands was just growed together, or something another, as little stubs then. I believe the child will be all right now.
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Now, back to the life story, of when we were in the... That night, the--the girl, when they turned the light on me and let--made me walk up the road. And I went up and set down in a field and cried. And I was ready to try to take my life. I said, "Oh, I just don't know. I--I'm ready to--to--to end this thing." I said, "How in the world could I ever go through life and--and everybody against me?" Looked like

when I'd go home, they'd have parties and so forth. Then when I would--when I would try to get out with people, I was misunderstood. I never was understood right until I got amongst this group of people. That--that's exactly right. Then I had people who understood me and loved me. And then on down, some of you might wondering, being so backward and bashful, how I ever come to get married. I'll tell you about it as quick as I can.
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Oh, my. That... After that girl done me like that, I just soured myself against the women. I said, "I didn't have nothing to do with them at all." And I thought that was horrible. I said, "I'll never have nothing to do with any more girls. I'll never go out with one as long as I live." I'd go down the street, and I'd see one on one side of the street, I'd cross over and get on the other, if I thought she was going to speak to me. I was really against it.
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So, one day I happened to be out making a high-dive somewhere, out of a tree. And a car drove up, and a young lady stepped out. And there it was again. So there it all started. She happened to be a Christian girl, my little boy's mother. And she started me going to church. And I went with her for about six or--six or eight months. And she was such a nice girl, so friendly, and nice, and ladylike. That's the type of girl that I liked. Only her father was... Well, he done pretty well. He had a good job, making about five hundred and something dollars a month on Pennsylvania... organizer on the Pennsylvania Railroad. I made twenty cents a hour. He drove a--a Buick, and I had an old T-Model Ford, backslid. So I... Quite a difference in the way we had to--to live.
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So I liked her, and I went with her. So I remember... I know I had to either marry her, or--or ask her if she would marry me, or--or let somebody go. She was too good a girl just to take up her time like that. She'd make somebody a good wife. So I didn't... I wanted to be... I loved her well enough, that I didn't want to ruin her life like that. So I said, "I got to make up my mind now, and I haven't got the nerve to ask her." So I--I said, "Now, what can I do?" So I guess you wonder how I ever asked her. Well, I--I--I tried to ask her. And you know how that great big lump comes up in your throat here, and you can't swallow, you know, when you're trying to say anything? I'd say every time I'd go... "Now, I'm going to ask her tonight. Yes, sir, I'll do it." And I'd be telling her say, "Now, ten minutes more by my watch, I'll ask her." I'd--I'd say. Then she'd roll

those eyes, didn't do any good. I couldn't ask her. So guess you wonder how I ever got married. I wrote her a letter and asked her. Yes. I wrote her a letter, and I... Now, it wasn't a "Dear Miss..." It had a little more mush, as we call it, than that. And I wrote it.
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And I remember I wrote it all out, and I asked her if she'd marry me. And I didn't have nerve enough to give it to her, so I just put it in the mail. So I put it on--on Monday morning, went on to work. I had a date with her for Wednesday night to go to church. And so I... As Wednesday night begin to come along, I--I--I begin to think about it, "What if her mother got a hold of that letter, and that... and she didn't get it?" And then her dad and I were very good friends. Her mother too, but her dad was just a fine old Dutchman. And he... But her mother, she was a--she was kind of a little fritzie, you know, and she... I guess she thought I was a little trashy for her--her daughter. And so I... She was a good woman, but I was--just wasn't up in the place to marry her. That was all I know. And she didn't think so much of me. But I tried to treat her nice, but I just couldn't get on the good side of her somehow.
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So--so I remember, I got to thinking about it, and I was scared to death to go up there that night. So I got my old Ford finally, dressed up with the best that I owned, you know, and went up there and stopped in front of the house. And I knowed better than to blow the horn. Oh, my. She was a lady. Yes, sir. If your girl... If you love her enough to go with her, go in like a man and enough to get her. That's right.
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So I'm... I knew better than to blow my horn. So I got out, walked out of the car, and walked up to the door. And I thought, "Oh, my, this is all of it." I [Brother Branham knocks--Ed.] knocked at the door like that. And oh, my heart was racing as hard as it could, you know. And I thought, "Who's going to come to the door." I could just see her mother come look at me, "William, I got that letter." Oh, my. So I said... Hope come to the door, and she said, "Oh, hello, Billy." And I said, "Hi, Hope." Her name was Hope. And I said... She said, "Come in." I thought, "Oh, oh. Uh-huh, they're getting me inside. And then I know I haven't got a running chance then. What--what will I do about that?" So I said, "Well, I--I--I will just wait out here. It's awfully warm." And she said, "Oh, step in. Mother wants to see you."

And I thought, "Oh, no." You know how Satan can lie to you, you know, and tell you, that's it. That's it. So don't never... Circumstantial evidence won't do every time (You see?), so...
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I stepped in the door with my hat off, with all my Sunday manners. My, I was just best that I knowed how to act. And I said, "Sure is warm, isn't it? My." Just going. She said, "Yeah, I'll be ready just in a few minutes." And so her mother come in, and she spoke just as nice. And I thought, "Oh, oh. She never got that letter. Uh-huh." So then I got feeling pretty good. And so, I went on down; we went to church, and she said, "Let's just walk to church tonight instead of going in the car." I thought, "Oh, oh. She got it." Ha...?... So we went down and walked to church. I never heard a word Doctor Davis said that night. He preached and preached, and I was setting there thinking, "Yep, this is my last date. She'll tell me as soon we get out here, 'That's all off now. I got your letter, and that's... '" You know how...?... think, you know. You keep thinking, it'll be a realizing to you after while, you know.
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I could just hear her saying this was all, and I thought. "Oh, isn't she pretty. Isn't she a nice lady. Don't I hate to hear this time come." I didn't even hear what the preacher was saying. After the service was over, we started walking on down home. She never said nothing. I go along. When we come out from under the trees, you know, the moon shining bright. And I'd look over in those dark eyes, you know. And I said, "I hate to hear her say it, but I-I..." After while I got pretty brave. I thought, "She never got the letter. It just stuck in the box; that's all." Got to breathing better. I said, "She'd done named it to me before now, if she'd have got that letter." So I was going along, you know, feeling pretty good then. And I was walking right along. We was walking along, she said, "Billy." And I said, "Yes." She said, "I got your letter." Oh... Oh, my. And then she just walked on, never said a thing. I said, "You did?" She said, "Uh-huh." That's all. Just went walking... You know how a woman can do, just--just keep you in suspense, you know. She said... Just walked on, never said a thing. And I said, "Uh... Hmmph... Well, uh... Well, uh, did you read it?" She said, "Uh-huh." Oh, she'd got it. I said, "Did you read all of it?"
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She said, "Uh-huh." That's all she said, just kept on. And I thought, "Oh, girl, do something and...?... kill me." And just on like that. And she just kept on going like that. And after while, oh, I said, "What'd you think about it?" She said, "It was all right." Well, we got married...?... We got married; that was it. So...
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But one more thing. When she was... I remember she told me I had to ask her mother for her. Oh, my. I said, "Honey, look. Let-let's you and I make an agreement. See, we're supposed to be fiftyfifty on these things. You ask your mother, and I'll ask your daddy." She said, "All right. Very well." I said, "That's all right." And so, I thought I could get by pretty well with Charlie, 'cause I'd... He liked me real well. And I... He understood me more.
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So that night, I remember I had to ask. I sat there and I... My, I wasn't having me a good time at all. He was playing the victrola, you know. And I went outside. I got to the door, and she looked at me. You know, I was going to go without asking him, you know. And I said... And Charlie was setting there typing on the typewriter, you know, and it was nine-thirty. Time I had to go...?... He said... I walked to the door, and I said, "Hmmph, Charlie?" He said, "Yes, Bill." I said, "Uh--uh... Could I speak to you out here just a minute?" He said, "Yes?" He looked over at Mrs. Brumbach, and she looked at me, you know. Oh, oh, oh, oh. And I said, "Here's where it all ends is right here." We went outside. Then I thought maybe that Hope had already told her mother, and her mother had done told him to say "No," you know. So I had it all fixed out how it was going to be. "Well, how are you, Bill?" I said, "Oh, pretty good." I said, "Sure is a nice night tonight, isn't it, Charlie." He said, "It sure is, Bill." He said, "Yes, Bill. You can have her." I started... Oh, my, what... I like him yet today. He just went home to glory a few weeks ago. God bless his soul. You don't know what he saved me then.
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I said, "Charlie, look. I'm as poor as I can be. I'm working down here in a ditch for twenty cents an hour." But I said, "I love her with all my heart. I can't clothe her, and feed her, dress her the way you can. But, Charlie, I'll say this: I'll be as good to her as I know how to be. I'll work until my hands run blood to make her a living." He put his hand over on me, he said, "Billy, look. I'd rather you to

have her and be good to her. After all, happiness does not consist of how much of the world's goods you own, but how contented you are with the portions that's allotted to you." That's right. I said, "Well, Charlie, I'll be just as good to her as I know how to be."
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And we was married. And when we got married, we didn't have nothing to go to housekeeping with. We was very poor. I didn't... I--I was the one married her, and she was the one taken me to... 'for I to support. And we were happy, just as happy, some of the happiest days of my life. I'd just... Along during that time, I'd just been ordained to be a--a minister. I didn't have no church as yet but we was just preaching around wherever I could in tent meetings and so forth. And I went to work. And I never will forget how we set up housekeeping. We went and rented two rooms for four dollars a month. Who doesn't know, that wasn't much. And some lady give us an old folding bed. Did you ever see one, the folding beds? And I went down to Sears and Roebuck and got me one of these little breakfast sets without being painted. And I remember, I painted them. And right... On the seat and on the table, I painted a big shamrock, being Irish, you know. And so I--I painted a big shamrock. And--and we went to housekeeping. I went over to Mr. Weber's, Brother Curtis back there, one of his--some of his people, and he dealt in used goods. And I bought an old second handed cooking stove for a dollar and seventy-five cents. And I paid, I believe it's a dollar for new grates and put in it. And we--we started to housekeeping.
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But we were happy. We were happy as we could be. We just had one another, and that's all we cared for. We loved the Lord with all of our hearts. And that's how we lived, just as happy as we could be. And I remember one day then I wanted to go on a little fishing trip up at Mishawaka, Indiana. That was my first time to ever come in contact with any Pentecostal people. And I went up to old Brother Ryan's and went fishing. On my road back, they was having a... It was the--the P. A. of W., I believe it is, or P. A. of J. C. I think the organization's died out and gone now, but--or reunited with some other organization.
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But anyhow, there's a preacher by the name of Rowe at Mishawaka, had the tabernacle. Some of you might know him, a Reverend Rowe. Well, yes, there's people with their hands up knows Reverend Rowe. Well, it was at his tabernacle. I was coming back, and I--I seen such a crowd of people and heard

such a noise, and I thought, "Well, where in the world's all that noise coming from." And I went down there. It was religious people. And they was a screaming, and shouting, and jumping, and running, and carrying on. I thought, "What kind of a bunch of people is that?" So I drove my old Ford over to one side. I only had about a dollar and a quarter, and to live on. And so... Enough gasoline to get back home, about two hundred and fifty miles. And I walked over there and went in. And those people, I never seen such church manners in my life. Umm, my. They were dancing; they were running; they were screaming.
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Why, I said, "What kind of a people is this?" I thought, "I'll just slip inside the door and watch what they're doing." Why, they're clapping their hands, and they're screaming, and some of them beating the tambourine, and some running up and down the boards, and some dancing and running around." I thought, "Well, what's wrong with those people?" Never seen anything like that. So I got inside the door. Now, it never rubbed off, but it begin to get on me. I begin to looking around; I thought, "Well, you know what? They're awful happy, awful free. They're just a little bit more freer than I am." So I said, "Maybe the Lord's got something that I don't know nothing about." So I begin to look at them. And somehow, I begin to get a love. I seen they loved one another. And those women would grab one another, hug one another, and kiss each other; and the men throwed their arms around one another, and hugged each other. Why, I never seen that before. I said, "Say, this is--looks good to me. Believe I'll just stay. They said we're going to have services tonight."
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So I had a dollar seventy-five cents. And I said, "No. I've got to spend at least one more dollar of that to go home on. Now, it'll leave me seventy-five cents. I can't rent a room." So I went down and got me a--about two dozen rolls. And I said, "I can live off these for a few days. I'm going to look around here and see what this is all about." So I went out in the--got me a place in a corn field located, where I could sleep that night. I come back down to the service. And that night, he said, "I want all the preachers to come to the platform." And I guess there's three or four hundred preachers got on the platform. They was having a conference. And they had to have it up there on account of the... Well, the southern states wouldn't let the colored and white together. So they was having it up there. And I noticed all them preachers.
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And that night, they had their main speaker was an old colored man. They had to lead him out to the platform. Had on one of them little bitty--them cut away preacher coats, you know, the belt and collar. Just a little rim of white hair, and the poor old fellow come out there. And all that ministers that day had been speaking about Christ, and how great He was and everything. I was listening to them. Said, "All the preachers come to the platform." I went up and set down with them. "We only have time," they said, "just to have the preachers say who he is and where he's from." I just raised up, and I said, "Billy Branham, Jeffersonville," set down. The rest of them along like that. Went on along down the line.
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This old preacher come out to preach. He said he had--was going to preach the message that night. And the old fellow come out. And I thought, "Poor old brother. He was just all crippled up like this." He come out. And he took his text from over in, I believe, in Job 7:27, or somewhere there. "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the world?" Said he, "When the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy." And instead of preaching what He'd been done out here on earth, he took Him up back yonder about ten thousand years before the world was ever formed, brought Him on down across through the skies, and come down the horizontal rainbow back yonder in eternity somewhere. When that old fellow got anointed, he jumped up in the air, kicked his heels together, hollered, "Whoopie." Walked off of that platform, looked around. He had more room than I've got up here. He said, "You ain't got room enough up here for me to preach." Walked off. I said, "That's what I want. If--if It'll make an old man act like that, what would It do to me?" I said, "That's the thing I want. That's what I want." I said, "My, what a wonderful people."
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I went out that night, and I got down in the old corn field, and I prayed and I prayed. Nobody knowed me. So I took my trousers and put them between the seats of the Ford and pressed them, you know. Took the back seat out and the front seat out, put them down. Probably you've done the same thing, pressed them overnight. I laid down over there in the grass, and I prayed nearly all night. And next morning they said they was going to have breakfast at ten o'clock. I wouldn't eat with them, because I had no money to put in the offering. And I just had my rolls. So I--I eat my rolls, and come by a hydrant down there, and got me some water, come on down. Now, I'd been welcome, but I just didn't want to do it, because I couldn't help them out. So I didn't have the money to... But I was wondering what they had spiritually. And I... And then that morning, they started singing that little song, "I Know

It Was The Blood, I Know It Was The Blood." And oh, my, they was having a real time.
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So after they got through with all the jubilee part, then he said, "Last night on the platform, there was a--a young minister by the name of Billy Branham." I thought, "Oh, oh." Said, "If he is in the building, tell him to come forth and speak for us this morning." Well, I never even seen a microphone before. And I was sitting back there with a pair of seersucker trousers on and a little T-shirt. I just hunkered down real easy, you know. So they said... That fellow come up again, Mr. Kurt, you all may know of him. Yeah...?... from Cincinnati. Reverend Kurt, he's a chart teacher he was there at the meeting. He said, "Anybody outside know where Reverend William Branham from Jeffersonville." Said, "Tell him to come up at the platform and come to the service." I got down real low like this. I was setting right beside of a colored man. He looked over to me; he said, "Do you know that guy?" My, what was I going to do? I just couldn't lie. I said, "Yes, sir." And he said, "Well, go find him." Well, what was I going to do? I--I--I just couldn't lie to the man. I said, "Hold over here a minute, brother, and I'll tell you something...?..." I said, "I'm he. But I can't..." "You is?" I said, "Yes." I said, "I can't..." Said, "Go on up there." I said, "Let me...?..." I said, "I--I got on these seersucker trousers and this T-shirt." I said, "I can't go up." Said, "Them people don't care what you dress like. Get on up there." I said, "No, no." And in--and in just in a few minutes, he said, "Did anybody find Reverend Branham?" That colored man said, "Here he is. Here he is. Here he is." Seersucker trousers, T-shirt, talk about...?... Wonder what...?... My...?... you know. All them people looked at me, them people who really have their religion, you know. And me up there my old cold Baptist ways, you know, and the... got up there, you know. And I said, "My." I thought, "Lord, if You ever helped anybody, You help me." I said, "I'm grateful to..." I finally thought, "Well, what am I going to read? Or what am I going to do?" I was so nervous, I just couldn't hardly hold myself together.
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And I got over here, and I jumped over to Luke there where It said, "The rich man lifted up his eyes in hell and then he cried." I just happened to fall on, "And then he cried." I took that little three

words, "And then he cried." I started talking. Everybody got to hollering, "Amen." And then I cried. First thing you know about--about two hours later, become...
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Outside. The next thing I know, It done got on me or something. I got out of that...?... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Some fellow walked up with a big pair of boots on, big Texas hat, said, "I'm Reverend So-and-so." Elder, I believe he called his name. I said, "Are you a preacher?" Them Texas boots on, and a big hat. Well, I'm not so bad off after all. I said, "You a preacher?" "Yes, sir. I'm a Pentecostal preacher. I..." Said, "Why don't you come down to Texas and hold a revival for me." I said, "Me?" He said... I said, "Look--look, brother," I said, "I--I just don't know religion that good." He said, "I don't care. Come on down, I like it," he told me.
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About that time a fellow tapped me on the shoulder, said he was a preacher. And he had on a little old knickerbocker golf pants like, you know. He was a preacher from Florida. I said, "Well, my seersucker trousers are not so bad after all." Well, I looked around like that, and they had...?... A woman come up was a missionary to the Indians. And why, I had all kind of places to... Why, my, you don't know the places I had to go. And I went out there and got down in the corn field, and I just praised the Lord for giving me the opportunity, jumped in my old Ford, making forty miles an hour: Twenty miles this way, and twenty miles up-and-down this a way. Down the road...?...
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When I come home... When I got home, my wife, bless her heart, she was waiting as usual. She'd run out and meet me. She seen me coming. She's real... had a little old long black hair, pretty eye--brown eyes. She come running to me. She threw her arms around me, her and the baby. And--and she said, "Oh, I just know you've had a good time fishing and... up there in the lake." I said, "Honey, I want to tell you what I done." I said, "I--I met the best people in the world." She said, "Well, what?" I said, "The best people in the world. You talk about people that's not ashamed of their religion, you ought to see them." I said, "They clap their hands, and they scream, they run all over the floor, and everything." She said, "What?" And I said, "Yes." She said, "Where they at." I said, "Up at Mishawaka." I said, "I'm going to tell you something. Looky here." I pulled out a long piece of paper. I said, "They want me
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to hold revivals for them all over the country." She said, "You?" And I said, "Yes." She said, "Sure enough. Is that right?" And I said, "Yes, sir. They told me I could hold revivals for them." And she said, "Well..." I said, "Will you go with me?" She said, "Sure." Bless her heart. She said, "Sure, I'll go." And that's a real wife, go with you through thick or thin.
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Well, now, when I started out to hold the meetings then, I was going to go to hold them. And I went and told my mother. She said, "Well, God bless you, honey." She said, "Years ago down in Kentucky at the old Lone Star meeting house, we used to hear the people shout like that long time ago, and had that kind of a demonstration." Said, "But it faded out." And--and--and I said, "Well, mama, these people, It ain't faded out of them." I said, "They sure have got a...?..." And so she went...?... things.
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When we got to her mother--got to her mother...?... When we got over there, why there's where the trouble started, right there. She said, "William Branham, do you mean to tell me that you'd take my daughter out amongst a bunch of trash like that?" I said, "Well, look, Mrs. Brumbach. They're not trash." She said, "That's a bunch of holy-rollers." She said, "And you take her out of here, she'll starve to death." She said, "Today she might have something to eat, and tomorrow she might not have nothing to eat." But brother, I come to find out what she called "trash" was "the cream of the crop." And bless my heart...?... And said, "You mean to tell me that you'd take..." Said... And Hope started crying. And she said, "Mother..." She said, "I--I--I want to go with him." And she said, "Very well, Hope. If you go, your mother will go in a grave heartbroken. That's all." And then Hope started crying.
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And--and there, friends, is where my sorrows started. I listened to my mother-in-law in the stead of God. He was giving me the opportunity. And there this gift would've been manifested long time ago, if I'd just went ahead and done what God told me to do. But instead of that, I didn't want her to be angry, and I didn't want to hurt nobody's feelings. And so I just--just let it go like that. Just walked, I just said, "All right, we won't go." And right there, the sorrows started. Immediately after that, my

father died. My brother was killed a few nights later from that. I almost lost my own... I lost my father, my brother, my wife, my baby, and my sister-in-law, and almost my own life within about six month's time. And just started going down. My church, pretty near everything went down, down, down. Hope taken sick.
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Just right after that, the 1937 flood come on. And when it did, the... I was--got a job then. I went to working for the conservation. And I was patrolling out in the... So when I--the floods begin to come up and you remember hearing it here. Many of you was there, and how people being washed away and things. And Hope taken sick. She was going over to get me a--a Christmas present. And... the Foxe's "Book Of The Martyrs," is what I wanted for a Christmas present. And she got me a little fish box. And when I come in that afternoon, she was laying on the floor, fainted. And I called our family doctor, Doctor Adair. And he--he came up there, and he said, "Well, Bill, she's got pneumonia." So he said, "You have to stay up all night...?... nights." And during that time... Before that, a little girl baby, little Sharon Rose (Bless her little heart. She's in heaven too today.), she had been born into our home, just the sweetest little thing you ever seen, just a few months old.
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And so then I remember that Doctor Adair told me, he'd say, "Have to stay up late, Billy, keep the children out of the room here." And said, "Stay up and--and--and give a lot of fluid that night." And I did. And the next morning her mother wanted to take her down at the house. And she didn't care too much about Doctor Adair, and taken her out and throwed her into the--the tubercular. So then, I remember the flood coming on; they rushed her out to the government depot, out there for the hospital. And--and, oh, that part of the night, it raining, twisting, blowing; and how brother, sister...?... now. Always mind God. No matter what it is, God says for you to do. And I tell you, today, that God in heaven, Who looks down upon me standing in this platform, will forgive me. I know that many thousands of souls that I'll have to answer for at that day, for listening to somebody else instead of God. That's true. Now, I remember out there that night. They taken her out to the government barracks where, used it for people who are in hospitals. And the floods were on.
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And I was down trying to patrol. I slip out to see her. And she was sick, and both babies had taken pneumonia. And they were laying there sick and... And I'd worked back. They was calling me

everywhere in patrol car I was in... I went downtown. And--and I was coming up the street along about eleven o'clock. And the old dike had broke through up there. And down through the other part of the city it'd washed, just washed out. And they didn't know how many was killed or--or nothing. And such a horrible time. And I remember I heard somebody hollering and screaming. I looked way over there past Chestnut Street, a big two story building and it was shaking like this. And there stood a mother out there with her baby in her arms, and the building going down, screaming for mercy.
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Well, I lived on the river, and I thought I was a pretty good boatman. I'd get... went and got my boat out of the back of my car, and set it in the water, the little patrol car I had. And I set the boat in the water. And I got out there to her, and got her in and two or three other girls in the--in the room. And I got them out. And just the time I got them to the bank, they heard... She said, "My..." She fainted. She hollered, "My baby, my baby. Get my baby." I thought she'd left her little bitty baby in the room, and I'd left it.
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So I started back. And the water just a twisting; I couldn't hardly make it. And I finally got way up this way and come down, and caught a hold of the--of the--the outside post and tied my boat, and went in. The baby she was talking about is the baby she had in her arms, about two and a half years old. And then when I heard the building go out from under me... And I run out real quick, and I fell in the water, probably twenty-five feet. And I fell in the water, and just got a hold of the boat like this to pull the... keep it from pulling my boat down too. And undone the... loosed the--the knot in the rope, fell into the boat. Then came freezing like that. I couldn't get the outboard motor started on it. Out into the river, I whirled right out into the main part of the current, me pulling and pulling. And it wouldn't start. Them great waves, almost as high as this building here, licking up like that, and that little bitty boat like that, and me out there...?... Ohio Falls, just about a mile and a half below me there, going right to them, which meant death at any minute... And there, brother, I had to think it over, whether it was trash or not. I was going out to see.
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There, pulling on that rope, and it wouldn't start, and I'd pull again, and it wouldn't start. Sick wife and baby laying out there, just lost my daddy and everything, I knelt down in the boat, and I said, "Oh God, have mercy. Have mercy. I don't want to die out here in this river like this. And I want to raise them children. Please, dear heavenly Father, if You'll just let it start, dear God."

And that boat rocking from side to side like that, me trying to pull then. I thought, "Oh, it--it can't be but just a little bit farther to the falls. I knowed that was the end of all of it then, 'cause them big waves like that, and they're coming back this way, take me right into the whirlpool there. And it's seventy or eighty feet deep right straight down through there. In normal times if anybody ever goes in there, that's all of it. And hang on those big rock ledges down through there. And there seldom ever find their body.
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And so I just praying out there, and I said, "God, I know I've done wrong. I know I oughtn't to have listened to what I did. Please, dear heavenly Father." Just trying to start. And just in a few moments, it give a couple of little sputters and started. "Oh, Lord." Back in. I landed, come back and give it all I could, and heard... cutting this way, and praying my gasoline hold out. Finally landed way down towards New Albany there, the other corner. And--and got in and went back and got my boat--or got my car. And when I got up there and found out about the mother, and everything was all right. I slipped out to the ho--or the government hospital to find out how my wife was. I was going to talk to her about it. And I went out there, and they was just laying in little old army cots. And when I got there, it was all covered over with water. Where were they at? Then I started screaming to the top... And I got excited then.
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Major Weekly, a friend of mine there at the government, he walked up to me. He said, "Reverend Branham?" I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "I don't think your wife is gone." Said, "I think they got everybody out of there." Said, "I think they went to Charlestown, a city about twelve, fourteen miles above here." Said, "I think they went out in a cattle car." Her with pneumonia and it sleeting and blowing like that. Two sick babies and them with pneumonia, one of them just eight months old. I thought, "Oh mercy, they was on a cattle car." Then I jumped in my truck and run out there towards--to get the road to go to Charlestown. There's about six miles of water where the Lancassange Creek had come through like this to get back. I run down and got my speed boat, and I'd tried my best to get through them waves. I'd hit like this and go plumb back around like that, and I tried to duck the waves.
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And out there, I got cut off from everything, out there myself. And I set out there marooned for about eight days where they had to
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drop me something to eat. I had a lot of time to think over on who I was going--going to listen to, God or somebody else, let it be one who loves his mother or whoever it was. You listen to what God's got to tell you...?... I'd set there and I prayed and cried... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Got to make your stand. And then instead of standing up against it, I thought more of some--what some woman respected than what my own conscience and God was planting in my heart. I said, "Oh, God, what can I do?" I looked down there and I met another fellow, and I fixing...?... "Did any of them in the hospital get drowned, you know?" He said, "No, I don't think there was." He said, "I think they all escaped." And said, "Reverend Branham, I think your wife was on a box car, and they took her out to Charlestown when that boat went up."
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Well, I run down to my car and got my speedboat, and come back up and put it on the back of my truck. Run up and started to cross. I set up there to...?... was back to it, and about six miles of water just waves through there. Some of them said, "That train?" Said "It washed off the trestles right up there." Oh, my. There it was again. I tell you, brother, back down in behind this heart, there is sorrows that you know nothing about... Then I put that boat in the water, and I tried hour after hour to pierce that current. And I couldn't do it. And then the water cut me off, and there I was marooned out there for about seven days I set out there. I had plenty of time to think things over. When the waters got down...?... I had two choices. I walked up there...?...
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They had on boots. I was going just as hard as I could. I run up to an old friend of mine, Mr. Hayes, called him Colonel Hayes, superintendent of the public service company. I went up to him, and I said, "Mr. Hayes." I said, "Did that train come through with that bunch of people fr..." He said, "I don't know, Billy." I said, "Let's go." We went on down through... Just a little bitty city there, about two or three thousand people. We went everywhere. Nobody had heard anything of my wife. Oh, I thought, "Wife and babies are wound around some bailing wire or something or other down there in one of them swamps, and maybe plumb down in the south somewhere; swelled up, laying there in a bunch of bushes, drowned." "Oh God," I said, "what can I do? What can I do?"
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I went out. We went down to the railroad station. And there's a dispatcher there said, "Just a minute." Said, "I believe that train come through." Said, "The engineer of that train is here in the city today." Said, "He was supposed to be down here in a little bit to take a train out." Said, "I'll ask him." After while, he... I run to him as soon as they told me that was him coming." I said, "Sir, did you drive the train from the government depot that come through?" He said, "Yes, I drove that train." I said, "Do you know Charlie Brumbach?" Said, "Certainly." He said, "His daughter was on the train on back there with two sick babies." And I said, "That's my wife, sir." I said, "Where they at?" Said, "They're--they're somewhere. I let them off at, I believe at--at the Kokomo, Indiana." And I said, "You did?" He said, "Yes."
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And I started at foot to walk. Could... I was going to get there some way. I begin to come almost beside myself. I started off. I met a man. He said, "I know who you're looking for, Billy." It was a friend of mine. Said, "You're looking for Hope, aren't you." And I said, "Jim, you know about her?" Said... I mean at... not at Kokomo, it's Seymour, Indiana. He said, "She's laying up there in the Baptist church at Seymour, Indiana, dying with tuberculosis, laying by the side of my wife." And I... or "my girlfriend." And I said, "Dying with TB?" Said, "Yes, Bill." Said, "I hate to tell you, but you wouldn't know her." I said, "Is the babies alive?" Said, "I don't know nothing about the babies." Oh, my. I said, "Oh, can we get there?" Said, "I got a secret road." Said, "I can take you." And we got in there late that night, in the--the basketball arena where the Baptist church was fixed up for the--the refugees to come in. And they said she was down there. And I run through there screaming top of my voice, "Hope! Hope, honey! Where are you? Where are you?" And I looked.
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Oh, I will never forget that. Back over there on this old government cot, I seen a little bony hand raise up. That was my darling. I run to her real quick. I fell down at her. Those dark eyes was sunk way back in her head. She'd falling lots of weight. I said, "Sweetheart?" She said, "I look awful, don't I?" I said, "No, honey. Is the babies all right?"
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"Yes," she said. "Mother has the babies." Said, "Billy's been awfully sick; Sharon's a little better." And she said, "I'm awfully sick." I started crying, I said, "God, don't--don't take her from me. Please don't, Lord."
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I felt somebody touch me on the back. It was a doctor. "You're Reverend Branham?" And I said, "Yes, sir." "Come here just a minute." Said, "Aren't you a friend of Sam Adair?" And I said, "Yes, sir, I am." He said, "I hate to tell you this, Reverend Branham, but your wife's a dying." Said, "Your wife's got tubercular. Sam told me to tell you just to make her comfortable, and not to be excited around her." I said, "She dying, doctor?" I said, "She can't, doctor. That's all. She can't do it." I said, "I love her with all my heart, and I'm a Christian." And I said, "I just--I just know she ain't going to die. I just can't think of the thoughts to think that she'd be taken away from me here, and with these two little babies, how could I stand it?" He said, "Well, I hate to tell you, but," said, "there's nothing can be done as far as I know."
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I went back to her, trying to brace myself up and talk to her. A few days we took her home. She just kept getting worse and worse and worse. Went to Louisville, and they had specialists and everything. Took her out to the hospital. Doctor Miller from the sanatorium come down and looked. He called me out to one side, said, "Reverend Branham, she's going to die." Said, "There ain't nothing can be done for her." Said, "She's--she's going to die." I said, "Doctor Miller, honest, isn't there something I can do? Could I take her to Arizona? Could I do something for her?" Said, "t's too late now, Billy." Said, "That--that's a... That's galloping tubercular." Said, "It--it kills them right away." Said, "Her family's had it back behind there," which I knew later that they--they did. And said, "She's just broke with it, and it's got such a hold on her." Said he'd give her pneumothorax treatments and everything. And said...
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And I'd hold her hand when they were boring that hole in her side to collapse them lungs. If I had it to go over, it wouldn't be done. And she'd hold my hand there, bless her heart. I'd have to almost pull her hand off of mine from suffering, holding where they'd bore that hole in there and collapse the lungs on the side. And that was tubercular traveling right on up like that. I knew she was going, and I was doing all that I could do. And I'd work at night. I remember, I was out, and I heard a patrol sign come through. It said, "Calling William Branham. Come to the

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I never will forget; I took off my hat. Setting in the truck, I held up my hands, and I said, "O Jesus, please don't let her go. Let me talk to her once more before she goes. Please do save her." I was about twenty miles away from home. I turned on lights and everything. I went down the road real swift, stopped in front of the hospital, and throwed off the gun belt, and into the place I went real quick. I started walking down through the Clark County Memorial Hospital. As I started down through there, I looked, and I seen poor little Doctor Adair come walking down through there with his head down. God bless that man. And he--he looked at me like that when he seen me. He throwed his hands up like that and started crying and run in the halls. And I run up to him, put my arm around him, I said, "Sam, is it?" And he said, "Billy, I'm--I'm afraid she's gone now." I said, "Come, go with me, Doc. Let's go in." He said, "Bill, please don't ask me to do that." Said, "Oh Bill, I love you." He put his arms around me. Said, "I love you, Billy." He said, "We've been bosom friends." He said, "I can't go in and look at Hope again." Said, "That's like my sister laying there." Said, "She's baked me pies and everything." Said, "How--how could I go in and see her going like that." Said, "Come here, nurse." I said, "No. No, let--let me go myself."
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And the nurse said, "I'll take you in, Reverend." Said, "Here's some... Here's..." Tried to give me some little old medicine there to quieten. I said, "I don't want that." I walked on into the room, shut the door behind me. I looked over there. They done had the sheet pulled up over her face. I pulled that sheet down and looked. She was real thin, and she was drawed up like this. I put my hands on her; perspiration's real sticky; her face was cold. I shook her. I said, "Hope, Sweetheart? Please speak to me once more." I said, "God, have mercy." I said, "Never again will I think them people are trash. I'll make my stand." During that time, we'd both received the Holy Ghost. So I said, "Please, will You, Lord?" I shook her. I said, "Oh, please speak to me once more." And I--I shook her again like that. Those great big dark eyes looked up at me. She said, "Come near." And I got down real close to where she was. She said, "Oh, why did you call me, honey?"

I said, "Call you?" I said, "Sweetheart, I thought you were gone." She said, "Oh, Bill..." About that time the nurse run in, said, "Reverend Branham, here." Said... "You had that little medicine?" I said, "No." She called the nurse, Miss Cook. She said, "Come here." She said, "Set down just a minute. I've just got a few minutes left." And she was Hope's friend. And she was biting her lip. She said, "When you get married, I hope you get a husband like mine." And that... You know how it made me feel. She said, "He's been good to me, and we've loved each other the way we have." And said, "I hope you get a husband like mine." I--I turned my head; I couldn't stand it...?... walked out of the room.
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I walked over to her I said, "Sweetheart, you're not going to leave me, are you?" She said, "Oh Bill." She said, "You've talked about it; you preached about it, but you don't know how glorious it is." Said, "Just before you called me, there was something in white was taking me home. I was going down through a great big place where there was pretty trees and big birds and swings. I was at perfectly at peace being taken my home." I believe she seen paradise as sure as I'm standing in this platform. She said, "You've talked about that wonderful Holy Spirit, Bill. But you don't know how wonderful it is when you come to cross. That's the reason I'm going, brother. I know it's real. I've seen it at the end of the road." Yeah, you can call me holy-roller, if you want to but let me die one; that's the way I want to go. Yes, sir. She said, "Oh, you don't know how wonderful it is." She said, "Sweetheart, you know I'm going, don't you." And I said, "Yes."
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She didn't mind going. She said, "Oh, it's all right, Bill. I hate to leave you and the children. But oh how wonderful that place is over there." She said, "I want to go back." And she said, "You know why I'm going don't you?" And oh, that's what killed me. I said, "Yes, honey, I know it." I said, "If we'd have minded God instead of your mother, it wouldn't have been this a way." I said, "I'm going with them, don't you worry." She said, "Promise me that you'll preach it as long as you live." I said, "So help me, God...?..." I said, "I'll do all that I can, honey." And she said, "I want you to do a few things for me. Will you?" I said, "Yes, I'll--I'll try." I said, "I'll do all I can." And she said, "Remember that time when we was in Louisville, and-and you wanted to buy that rifle to go hunting." And I just love guns. And she... And it taken three dollars to make a

down payment on it. And I said, "Yeah, I remember it." She said, "We didn't have no money to pay for it then." And I said, "No." She said, "Sweetheart." She said, "I wanted to get you that rifle so bad." She said, "I've been saving for about eight months." And she said, "After I'm gone, would you go home, look up on the folding bed under that paper, and you'll find the money there. You'll..."
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I think she had a dollar seventy-five cents saved towards it laying up there. You don't know how I felt when I picked up that dollar seventy-five cents and looked at it. She said, "And another thing..." One time I bought the wrong pair of stockings for her, I'd never-didn't know what kind of goods to call for, and I called for the wrong thing. And she told me about that. Then she said, "I don't want you to live single. I want you to promise me that you'll take my children and promise me you'll get some good girl that's got the Holy Ghost, and get married, and she'll be good to the..." She said, "Then they won't have to be pulled about from pillar to post." And I said, "Honey, I--I can't promise that." I said, "I love you too much to ever get married." And she said, "Please, please." And I said... She said, "You can't take care of that little girl and little Billy." I said, "Oh honey, don't make me promise that." She said, "I made you promise me you'll do it."
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going?" And she said, "Yes." I said, "Is...?... If I'm alive, I'll be on the battlefields somewhere preaching the Gospel when Jesus comes. But if I'm not," I said, "I'll be planted by your side." And I said, "When the dead in Christ arise, if I happen not to be right with you, if I'm out in the field somewhere, and you go...?..." I said, "You go over to the east side of the gate. You stand there. When you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob coming up, you scream, 'Bill' just as loud as you can." I said, "I'll get the children together, and I'll meet you there." She said, "I'll be looking for you." She threw her hands up like that. And I kissed her good-bye. She went to be with God. That's my date with...?... I'm living as true as I know how to keep it. Someday I'll be there by God's grace.
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And I seen her going fast. And I said, "Sweetheart, are you

When I returned home, oh, how I felt. I just couldn't hardly

stand it, how they'd--they taken her down to the undertaker morgue and then they embalmed her body and laid her out. I was laying there that night; I happened to look. Somebody knocked at the door, Mr. Broy come up, he said, "Billy," said, "I hate to tell you the bad news." I said, "Brother Frank, I know she's down there in the morgue." I said... He said, "That's not all of it." Said, "Your baby's dying too." I said, "My what? Sharon's dying?" Said, "Sharon's a dying." Said, "They just took her to the hospital, and Doctor Adair said she can't live but just a little bit longer."
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I couldn't stand up. They picked me up. I set in a little old Chevrolet truck. We went out to the hospital. I jumped out of the car, started in. Nurse said, "Reverend Branham, you can't go down there." Said, "That's... She's got tubercular meningitis. She's caught it from her mother, and it's went to the spine." Said, "You can't go in there on account of the little boy." And I said, "Nurse, I got to see my baby." She said, "You can't do it." When she turned her back, I went in anyhow. And I went down there in the room. And there, flies was in her eyes. Just a little old hospital out there. And I took this little old mosquito bar, what it was, shooed the flies away from her. And I looked down at her. Her little fat legs was moving up and down. Looked like she was waving her little hand.
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I remember when she used to... The wife would put on her the little three corners and set it out there in the yard. And I'd come along that... Just the way I touched that little siren, and she'd know it was me. And she'd just jump and go "Goo, goo, goo." And I'd pick her up in my arms, and she'd love me. And I seen my baby going. Oh, God, I just couldn't stand it. I thought, "Oh, God, what could I do? What can I do?" I knelt down, I said, "Heavenly Father, please don't take her. Take me in her stead." I said, "Let me go. You're--You're tearing me to pieces. Let--let me go." Just then as I raised my eyes up, I seen a dark-like veil floating down through the... I knowed she was going. I raised up and looked down at her, at the bed at her, her little fat arms, waving. It was a spasm like. And I looked at her. Why, she was suffering so hard till her pretty little blue eyes were crossed, one of them was.
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in three months time in my meeting. I've never seen one cross the platform without being healed. And then I think of my little baby. Sometimes God has to crush a rose to get the perfume out of it, you know. I seen little Sharon, and her little eyes crossing, her little lips quivering. I said, "You know daddy, honey?" And her little lips quivering like that. I seen her little mouth coming open. I knowed she was going. I laid my hand on top of her like this. "God bless you, darling. You're an angel. You're going to be with mama. Someday dad will see you by God's grace." I raised my hand, I said, "Lord, I know I've done wrong. But as--as Job of old, though You slay me, yet I love You. I can't help it. I love You in my heart. You're just about to kill me, Lord." But I said, "I--I love You anyhow. Take her, Lord. Not my will, but Thine be done." Felt like every bone in my body come unjointed. I...?... In a little bit, the Angels of God come took the little thing, took her home. I took her down, and put her in the casket... her mother.
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We took her out to the cemetery. The minister stood there. He took a handful of ash--of dirt. Said, "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and earth to earth." I heard the ropes squeaking as they let them down. Then like the breeze coming down through them old maple trees, said,
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There's a land beyond the river, That they call the sweet forever, We only reach that shore by faith's decree. One by one we'll gain the portals, There to dwell with the immortals. Someday they'll ring the golden bells for you and me.

I returned home. I couldn't be satisfied. I could see my wife going, but that baby, how could I give it up? What could I do about that? My, I went on back to work. One morning I was climbing a pole working as a lineman. I hooked my belt like that. And I was singing up there, working around the primaries. I was singing,
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The sun was just coming up. That cross-arm on the pole made my shadow on the side of the bank look like a body on the cross the way I looked. "Yes, it was my sin and shame that put Him there. And I was the one who nailed Him to the cross, the Prince of Life." I said, "O God, but in heaven somewhere, You've got my little girl." And there, I become almost frantic, almost a mental collapse. I took off my rubber glove. Twenty-three hundred was running right by the side of me. I said, "God, I hate to be a coward, but Sherry, honey,

I'm... Daddy's coming to see you this morning," as I laid my hand down on that wire. Why, it broke every bone in my body. How I don't know, unless God had foreordained that this gift should go forth.
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The next thing I knew, I was sitting on the ground, perspiration running off of my face. I took off my spurs, put them in the truck, went down and went home. As I went around the house, I picked up the mail. Went around the house... And few months had passed, turned cold weather, frost was coming up through the floor there. I wouldn't go nowhere. I said, "We didn't have very much, but what we had..." We--she and I had lived together with it. It was home sweet home to me. I don't care how it was, it was... It was her furniture, and I wanted to stay at home. When I went in the house, first letter I looked at, Miss. Sharon Rose Branham, eighty cents, Christmas saving. Oh, my, it was all over again. I knelt down on the floor there. I started crying. I said, "God, please have mercy upon me. I'll take my own life."
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I'd been a warden. In the room I had a gun. And I went in to get this gun. And I put the shells in it. And I pulled the hammer back on the gun. I said, "Lord, I--I'm... I've gone wild." I don't know. I was out of my head. I put it up beside of my head like this. I said, "Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name," squeezed the hammer, it wouldn't fall. I said, "O, Lord, I can't even take my own life." I threw the gun down, shot it off through the house. Went on like that. I thought, "O God, why, I've gone crazy. I've lost my mind." And I...?... on at work.
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I went to sleep. And when I went to sleep, I dreamed. I thought I was out west here somewhere. I always loved the west. And I had on one of these big hats like the cowboys wear. And I was going walking down through the prairies; there's an old prairie schooner laying there and a wheel broke down on it. I was singing,
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The wheel on the wagon is broken, Sign on the ranch, for sale.

Going along like that, I looked standing there, and there stood the most beautiful young blond-headed woman standing there that wou-hair blowing; she was dressed in white. That's the prettiest girl I ever seen. I tipped my hat; I said, "Howdy do, sister."

And then she said, "Hi, dad." And I looked around; I said, "Dad?" She said, "Yes." And I just said... I said, "Well, I don't understand this." I said, "You call me your daddy." She said, "Dad, you just don't know where you're at." Said, "This is heaven." Said, "Down on earth I was your little Sharon Rose." Said, "Don't you remember your teaching of immortality?"
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I teach that there won't be little bitty babies like that in heaven. We'll all be one age and one size, immortal. You have to always be that way. We'll just be... There'll be no real old people and no real little bitty babies; we'll be just one age, the youth forever. And she said, "Don't you remember your teaching of immortality?" I said, "You're not Sharon?" She said, "Yes, daddy." I said, "Well, Sharon, honey, I don't understand." She said, "Where's Billy Paul?" That's her little brother, the one that's here. I said, "Well, I left him just awhile ago. But I don't understand." She said, "Daddy, mother's waiting for you up home." I said, "Home?" I said, "Honey, I never had a home. Branhams are vagabonds like." I said, "I never had a home." She said, "But dad, you got a home up here." She said, "Turn, look this a way." I looked back there and I seen the glory of God coming up. And I seen a great big pretty mansion there. She said, "That's your home, daddy." Said, "Mother's waiting for you." She said, "You go on. Mother wants to see you. I want to wait here for Billy."
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And I took right up through there. I got to the door, and there she come out to meet me as she always did, not sickly, not all drawed up and eat up with tubercular. She come out with her arms out, that black hair hanging down her back, dressed in white. And she said... Held out her arms to me and I run to her, grabbed her by the hands and knelt down. I said, "Oh, Hope, honey." I said, "I met Sharon. Didn't our darling make a pretty woman?" Said, "Yes, Bill." She said, "You're worrying too much, honey." I said, "Worried? How could I keep from worrying?" And she said... She said, "Look." Said, "You're just worrying about Sharon and I." Said, "Don't worry about us. We're so much better off than you are." And I said, "Well, honey, everything's been going wrong, and everything..."

She said, "I know all about it." She said, "Now, stand up."
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And I stood up and I looked at her, and oh, she looked like she did the night I married her. And I looked at her building. She said, "Won't you set down?" And I looked, and there's a great big Morris chair setting there. And I looked over at her. She said, "I know what you're thinking." When we didn't have any chairs... We had the old hickory bottom chairs. You know what they are, cane bottoms? We had two or three of those. And I wanted a--a Morris chair to set in. They could finance us fifteen dollars, and I paid three dollars down and a dollar a week. And I got one; and I paid up to about eight or ten dollars on it. And I just couldn't make the payments. I just couldn't do it. I couldn't shave that dollar out. And I went about two or three weeks behind, and I... They sent me a dun; they was going to come get it. And I wrote them, told them they'd have to come.
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And I remember the day they come and got my chair. Wife baked me a cherry pie, and she had it all fixed for me when I come in: a real wife. God bless her. Her grave may be white with snow, but I still love her. And then she... When she had this pie, I thought there was something happening. I went in; she was talking. She said, "Now, I had some of the boys to dig some fishing worms." Said, "We're going down to the river." She knowed I love to fish. Said, "We're going down to fish tonight." I said, "Well, honey, what's the matter?" She said, "Nothing." After supper, I felt something. I said, "Let's go in the front room." She said, "Bill, let's go fishing first." I--I knowed what it was. And I walk--got up and started walking to the door, and she come put her arms around me. They'd come got my chair. I'd work all day and preach half the night, then I'd set in this chair and study when I'd rest and go to sleep. And they'd come gotten it. I owed money on it and couldn't pay it. They had to come and get it, and I never will forget how we felt.
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And she'd recognized that when we were standing talking. She said, "Do you remember that chair they come and got?" And I said, "Yes, honey." She said, "They'll never come get this one. This one's yours." She said, "Set down." Said, "Promise me you won't worry." She put her arms around me, and I said, "Honey, I promise you I'd never worry again."

I woke up and I was in the room, and I could still feel her arms around me. But from that day to this, I haven't worried about it. They're beyond the blue.
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Someday, I got to go too. Each one of us has to make that journey here. Oh, my, a life, brother, sister. Scars and cuts, and went through that stream of poverty, and tears that paved the way...?... You don't realize. No wonder that sometimes it saps the very life from me. But today, I'm trying to be as reverent as I can be before you. I'm trying my best, coming right back serving that same people that was considered trash at one time. They're my brother and sister, and I love them with all my heart. And I'm taking that gift and going day and night. We been here two weeks when it's nearly got me to a place I have about an hour and something sleep last night. What do I... I was keeping my promise to God. Yes, sir...?... into all the parts of the country wherever I can go with a reverent, sincere heart. I want to serve God until the day He calls me home. There's a beautiful home, oh, over the sea somewhere.
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Some woman said to me not long ago, said, "Brother Branham, when you going to get some rest?" I said, "When I cross over the river. I got a home over there and loved ones. I got a chair to set in. I'm going to cross over one of these days." She told me, said, "You're so tired and...?..." I said, "Yes." Said, "You been praying for the sick so much." I never prayed for the sick like that before. So one of these days, setting on the platform like this, God will open up the windows. I'll be a--maybe an old man shaking on a cane. But He won't turn me down. I'll cross over as sure as I'm standing here, if I can only prove faithful to my Saviour is my plea. He will bear me away in that day. Don't you believe that? We'll be faithful. That's right.
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Time is filled with swift translation, Naught on earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God's unchanging hand.

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Friends may come and go. When the way growing drear, precious Lord, lay Your dear hands. When my life is almost gone, at the river I stand, guide my feet, hold my hands. Blessed Lord, take my hand and lead me home. Let me...?... my Saviour. If I'm faithful

to Him, someday He will guide me to the other side. I trust that every one of you here, friends... If there's one here who's not ready to meet God, listen to me as I speak to you in the Name of the Lord. You've got the good opportunity now. You've got a wonderful time to come and accept Him. With my Bible over my heart, someday, everything that you've ever done in this life will be naught unless you give your life to Christ. Come with me. If you love me, let's us go together.
There waits for me a glad tomorrow. (Sing it with Where gates of pearl swing open wide, And when I cross this veil of sorrow, I'll stand upon the other side. Someday beyond the reach of mortal Kin Someday God only knows just where or when, The wheels of mortal life shall all stand still, Then we shall go to dwell on Zion's hill.

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O God, someday these wheels are going to stop this old body, all of mortal life will stand still. Then oh, like a tooth coming from a body, been extracted, He's going to go...?... on will break through, and our souls will plunge into an eternity. Help us, God. Help us today. Grant it, Lord. May sinners without a way come in today, Lord, and be saved. Come to the fold, come to the Shepherd, find faith and shelter. And may they see that by Your poor disobedient servant's mistakes that they can be blessed. O God, I think years ago if I'd have went on and done what You told me to do, how many more people'd been saved today. I'm sorry, Lord. Help me now, will You, Lord? Bless everyone that's here, and the sinners here, bless them, Lord. While we have our heads bowed, the sister's playing there... the brother, "There Waits For Me A Glad Tomorrow," I wonder how many sinners in here, put up their hands and say, "Brother Branham, pray for me. I--I'm unsaved and I want to be saved." God bless you. Oh, my, hands up everywhere.
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Look, if God will hear my prayer to heal the sick, don't you think He will hear my prayer to help save your soul? How many now, while we're singing that song in a few minutes, "There Waits For Me A Glad Tomorrow." Will you come down here and shake my hand, stand here at the altar just a moment that we have prayer. Don't you love Him? Oh, what could you do? Here the other day, a young fellow come hear me in the meeting. He set here, and he just give his life to Christ, and went out and was killed instantly on a tractor. Another man standing the other night

holding his hands went home and died in a little bit. Oh brother, if you know not God, how about coming down. Won't you come right now while we stand and sing, if you be will. You that wants to find peace with God, believe that He is, my brother. If you need something from God--salvation--won't you come just now. All right. All right. Give us... All right, that's... All right, that's okay. That's all right. "Almost Persuaded." All right. "Almost Persuaded." God bless you.
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Just comes down and shakes my hand. Come all the way from South America to meet this time. Won't you come too? Come down. God bless you, sister. That's the way to come. Now, remember, friends, this may be...?... your opportunity. God bless you...?... Oh, that's all right. Come, stand right here. Just stand right here. Come right around and stand. God bless you, brother. That's wonderful. God bless you, sir. Oh, my, look at them coming. Won't you come?...?... God bless you, brother. Oh, that's marvelous. Come right ahead. All of you today that needs, come right here. Gather around the altar in an old fashion altar call. Now, everybody together now while we sing. Come right on down. We'll get down here with you people. I believe God will save everybody that's unsaved...?...
... now to believe; "Almost per..."

Come right down this way, brother, so I can see you just in a moment. Won't you come now?
... to receive; Seems now some soul to say, "Go, Spirit, go Thy...

God bless you, young lady. That's right. Come right on in.
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Christians, pray, everywhere now. Everybody not stirring, less you're coming to the altar.
... on Thee I'll call."

Friends, God is here. He's calling for you. If you're backslidden, come on. You need God, come on. This is the time. Make your calling now. What a wonderful time to know right in this revival you were saved, resurrected in by the Holy Spirit here...?...

... Oh turn not away; Jesus... (Come down to the altar. That's... ...?... dear Lord, Angels are lingering near, Prayers rise from hearts so dear; O wand'rer, come.

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Won't you come now? People coming. Just think, what if you could step over and open up the gates of hell and look down in there. There's a people set right on them same benches where you set. Yes, sir...?... They had the same opportunity that you have. Mothers and daughters are weeping. Fathers and mothers holding each other's hands. Won't you come? You're invited now, Christian, today. We believe that the Holy Spirit's going to fall in here in a few minutes. It's a great... Isn't this wonderful? Can't you feel that, friends, that heavenly atmosphere around the people now? Angels of God mingling near.
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Won't you come? This is the hour... You've always wanted to be saved, haven't you? This is the time to fulfill the things that you've promised God. Remember when He took the baby? Whenever it died, or some of them, you said, "I'll be a Christian." You haven't fulfilled that yet, won't you come on down? Take your stand. Come on now while we gather around, everyone. Everyone, backsliders, and sinners, gather around the altar now for an old fashion altar call. Christians, pray now. Reach to somebody setting near you. Ask them if they're a Christian. Say, "Come on down at the altar." We want those who are backslidden. Here's many of the Spanish standing around, Indians.
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Oh, Jesus is concerned about this. What's this meeting been going on for? What's the Supernatural showed? Here He is. He's here now. Hear me, believe me. Everybody that'll come here believing, will be saved right now if you'll just come. The doors of mercy is open now. In the morning may be too late for you. Won't you come? How many here has not received the Holy Ghost, let's see your hands, that wants the baptism? A few of you, walk right down...?... Come right down the aisles. Come right on down. Won't you believe He will...?... give you the Holy Ghost now? Without being born again you're lost. That's--that's right. Come right on down the aisle. How wonderful. Christian, get your sinner friend, come up around the altar here where...?... one of the greatest times that you've ever witnessed, I believe.
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Here comes a poor boy walking on crutches. God bless you, boy. Have faith in God. Give your life to Him right here. Throw your old crutches away and walk out without them. God will heal you while you're standing there. Come near now, you that has a need of Him. Oh, my. Just look now, coming down the aisles...?... Gathering in closely everybody now. I believe God is going to pour the Holy Spirit upon this building here in a few minutes. The Glory of God will be falling. People will be coming through with the baptism. Sinners will be saved, backsliders returned. It's here. Walk up, dear friends, a little closer. Come a running...?... Now's the time. Sinners, ask God to forgive you. Raise up your hands and say, "Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner, for Christ said it." Oh, my. Here it is all over the building, everywhere now. Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus. O God, baptize them with the Holy Ghost. Forgive these sinners of their sins, Lord. Return faith that they'll...?... the glory of Jesus.
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Recently she had sent one of those handkerchiefs to her sister for her little baby that had a clubbed foot. And she told the lady; she said, "You tie the handkerchief on its foot, and the Lord is going to heal it." So she left the handkerchief on about two weeks, and it got so dirty. And she said, "You can wash it, and then put it back on." So she did, and the handkerchief got--getting kind of old and worn. She said, "Well, there's no difference in the baby's foot." Said, "I guess I might as well take it off." And she said, "Oh, don't you do that." Said, "If it comes to pieces, you tie it with strings, then tie it back on there." She said, "Because I know that it will get well." She'd seen so many things done in the meetings.
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And the woman did that--or, she just had a few strings of that handkerchief tied on the baby's foot. And one morning, she went to get the baby, and the Lord had been there that night. And the baby's foot was straight. And she brought the baby to the meeting to show, and brought the

strings that was left on the handkerchief, and had the baby's picture before and where it was then, how the little baby's foot was clubbed in like that, a little baby about eight or ten months old, and there was the little baby's foot just as normal as any other baby. Now, what if she just throwed the handkerchief away and say... Well, that's where we miss the blessings. We're afraid to wait on God just a little bit. See, see? You've heard that, "Only wait. Again I hear that whisper. Only wait. It won't be very long. Even now the Father's hand is pleading. Soon with Jesus we will sing the victory song." That's right. Just wait on God. Believe it, confess it, stay with it; and God will bring it to pass for you.
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Which... I'd be happy to send, write to you, do anything that I-I could. And if you ever want me to have a personal letter, just write on it, "Personal," and my secretary won't even open it. He will wait till I get home, or send it to me where I am. If anything that I can do to help you, I'll be glad. Now, if it's anything concerning the religious idea, I'd rather you'd ask your pastor, because I don't--I don't like to do that (See?), 'cause I'm out here praying for the sick. And you take your local pastor and something like that. If there's anything that I can help otherwise, I will be glad to do it.
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Now, I believe I have covered everything that I know of, of thanking you dear people for all that you've done. And now, may God be with you. And I want to read just some Scripture a little bit. And then we're going to start the prayer line, and we're going to expect our heavenly Father to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we could even...?... Aren't we? That's what we want Him to do tonight, is to do the great, the impossible things to do, to make all these sick people well. And I want you to do this for me tonight. This is a strenuous time, great anticipations. And dear Christian friends, from all my heart, I--I tried just hard as I could in this meeting. I've watched...?... over these wheelchairs, night after night. There's only been two or three of them that's been healed. I've watched. Usually I try to call somebody that's not on a wheelchair when I'm talking about their diseases, 'cause anyone could look at the person in a wheelchair and know what's wrong with them. That's not a mystery. But every time that I'm talk to the person a little bit, then watch them, I see what's their trouble. But then it wou--it wouldn't be right for me to say that they were healed. God wouldn't respect me if I--if I didn't tell the truth. You see? And they wouldn't be healed. When I see them healed, then I say it.

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And I want all you people suffering here... There's people laying here on cots and stretchers, probably with arthritis, and all twisted up or bound up. And some of them laying here in chairs, and people leaning on canes, and crutches, all along here. I want you people to do this for me tonight: I want you to pay real close attention to what I'm going to say in a few minutes. And then I want you to accept my word and believe me. Will you do it? And just... Don't think that your case is too hard. What is a hard case with our Lord? When I... With my Bible here can testify of three people that I know has died and passed into eternity; some--one of them even pronounced dead by the doctor and gone on, their loved ones had done gathered; and it's alive tonight. See? It's alive. And cases of... You take your cancer. You take your cancers when they're eaten up, the flesh is all gone away, and they've been eaten up. And here they are tonight.
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A lady came in not long ago, her boy is an exterminator at Texarkana. I was down in, I believe it was at Dallas where we was having a meetings. And she came through the line, she had her handkerchief up like this. And she was trying to hold my coat. It was a... We was having what we used to have, the fast line. She was holding my coat. And she... I thought she was weeping. I took a hold of her hand. And there, a big cancer begin hitting, hearing, it makes a funniest kind of "thrrrr, thrrrr" [Brother Branham illustrates.--Ed.] And I held her hand. I said, "Sister, do you know you got cancer?" And she dropped her handkerchief down, and her nose was eaten off. And she said, "Yes, sir. I've been being treated at Memphis, Tennessee," said, "for a long time. My doctors give me up," a young lady about thirty-eight, forty years old, maybe just a little older. And I said, "Well, that... Do you believe?" And she said, "Reverend Branham..." She herself was a pastor. And she said, "I have... Ever since I've heard of your meetings," she said, "I've always said, 'If I could just attract you're attention to get you to know that I want you to ask God for me to be healed, I'd get well.'" And I said, "Bless your heart, sister. God will surely reward you for that."
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And one night, about two or three months after that, here come a young fellow running up through the building. He said, "Brother Branham..." Asked me if I knew this lady he had by his arm. And I said, "No, I don't believe I do." It was his young mother. And she wasn't only healed, she had her a nose. And so she said, "When it started, just...?... quit hurting that

very night." And said that one morning when she got up and looked (she had a cloth over it) in the mirror... Why, her children was excited and everything. The flesh was growing back. And she didn't only have a healed nose, but another nose that growed out to where that one had been eaten. And she went to testify to her doctor. Now, listen to this. She went to testify, said, "Don't you remember me?" Said, "Yes, but what's happened?" Said, "Well, I've changed doctors." And she... He said, "Well, who's your doctoring with now?" And said, "I'm doctoring with Doctor Jesus." And said... You know what that doctor asked her now? Think of this. He said, "I don't believe I ever heard of Him. Where's His practice at?" Would you... "Where's He in practice at?" She said, "In glory." That's--that is right.
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Now, dear friends, those things are not made. I'll give you name and address. You can write and look at the woman yourself. And oh, thousands of cases. Now, if only one case could be definitely proven to be healed, that would prove that God was a Healer. Is that right? How many in here's been healed by Divine healing, let's see your hands. Just look. Seeing that we're compassed about with such a great crowd of witnesses (See?), now let's believe Him with all of our heart tonight. And then I want you tonight to do this: to accept Him as your Healer. If you're blind, crippled, or got heart trouble...
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Now, the worse thing there is, the quickest thing, and one that kills more people than anything else is heart trouble. Number two is-is cancer. Number three is tubercular. And those are the three major enemies of the human race here in America. Now, looky here. I see people here, old mothers leaning on their crutches. I see them setting in wheelchairs, and the poor little fellow setting here all drawed up. And I... Why, he wants to be up and be well. I look at an old dad setting out there drawed with arthritis. And he's weeping now, looking at me. He wants to be well. But those people may live an ordinary lifetime just in their afflictions; they suffer much until arthritis gets at a certain stage, and then it's-it's painless. All the bones run together.
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Now, but, friends, but they live maybe several years. But a man with a heart trouble or a cancer's got to have some help right now, or he's going to die right now. See? And so now, I want tonight, being that you've seen so many things, I want these people on these stretchers, and wheelchairs, and on

crutches, and supports; I want you... I'm going to pray God will give us a prayer line in a few minutes, and start praying for the sick and-and the afflicted. And if--if your prayer card is called (Amen.), when you come up here at the platform, I want you to believe with all your heart that you're going to get up from that chair, or cot, or stretcher, or whatever it is, and get off of this platform and walk off of here well. See? Now, I will not... I cannot tell you whether you will or not, but I can only say what He tells me to say. And if you'll do what He says, then you'll be all right. If you... If I ask you to--to get up, you get up. I don't care how bad you're crippled, you get up. Just make your effort. Stop... Start and watch what happens. See? I've never seen it fail. And I won't tell you till He tells me.
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Now, I asked you people the first night that I come here, that if these signs didn't take place down through the meetings, the speakers of the people's hearts, things that they'd forgotten for years, the diseases showed, and all like that, perfectly, everyone perfectly; then you say that... If I... If that didn't happen, then you could say I was a false prophet. But if it did happen, I said, "Give God glory." Is that what I said? Now, I want to ask you, has it happened? If it has, be honest, raise your hands if it's happened, if you've seen them things take place. Thank you. How many's here for your first time, let's see your hand? People's here for your first time? Just look at them here for their first time. Now, how many here will testify to those people that's here, by raising up your hands, that those things really happened. Let's see your hands. Now, you first time people, look. You'll see the discernment, tell the people what was wrong, tell them the things of their life.
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Now, sometimes I have to hurry right through sometimes, just so It gets three or four or five things to the person that--that they know back. If you set down and talk, just as long as you're talking, that vision will keep moving. And then you... When It stops, then if you want... start again, just keep talking, It'll start again. I have no control of It. And now, I'm testifying that myself, I--I'm the least among you. You heard my "Life Story" this afternoon, and you know that I--what I've had to come through. And I'm--I'm the least among you. But I am very thankful for the opportunity to represent my Master before His children. See? That's right. God bless you. I want to read some of the Word now. And we'll go to the service just in a moment. I want to read from the 4th chapter of Saint Matthew, to begin with the 23rd verse.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues... preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all the sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunaticks, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him a great multitude of people from Galilee... and from Jerusalem, and Judaea, and from beyond Jordan. Now, just for a--a brief moment's talk, I'd like to take this for a text. In the 17th chapter of Saint John, the 1st verse. Jesus... These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes unto heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come;...
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Can we bow our heads. Our heavenly Father, solemnly, reverent, we bow our hearts to You just now to thank You for this great meeting that we're now coming near to the end, and ask of Thee to make this the climax, the great climax that many... Not only many, but that all the people who are setting present that's sick, or possessed with foul spirits, that they may be delivered tonight, and that You might receive glory. Father, I thank Thee for the ministers, my brethren, that's sitting here with me tonight to lend their faith in this healing line as I pray for the sick. And I pray that Your Spirit, the Angel of God, Whose servant I am, may come tonight and vindicate His great Presence to be here and make it an outstanding time, that the people may never fear no more; but to know that the supernatural great God of Heaven is here among people, and is now working among His children, that they may... If they start to do anything wrong, that they will know that there's an all-seeing eye watching them; and if they would do something right, know that there's a heavenly Father watching them Who will in return give them a reward. For we reap as we sow. Now, Lord, I pray Thee with my whole heart, soul, and mind that You will make this meeting a great blessing, and may the people understand these few words. And I pray that You'll circumcise the lips of Your servant and the hearts of Your people, that I may speak the right thing and they may hear and believe. For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
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Now, let us all, for just a--of this next part of the service now, and the prayer line, let's just settle down, all around the outside. And I thank you young people for your fine behavior or--or at the tent. And now, here's your mothers and dads. If they're not yours they're

somebody's that love them just as well as you love yours. And they're wanting to get well. And I'm trying to do all that I can to help them to be well. And I'd appreciate anything that you all would do for my mother if she was sick or in need. And I know that you'll feel the same way towards me.
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And now, everyone listen as close as you can, and--and believe with all your heart. Now, I'm not a speaker, and I don't aim to preach. That's right. But I just want to speak a few words so that your faith will not fail you now. Now, we'll talk for a moment about gifts. The gifts of God has always been on the earth. Many times, God couldn't find anybody to put them on. But listen closely. God never takes His Spirit from the earth. God will take His man from the earth, but never His Spirit. Did you know that? The Spirit that was upon Elijah came upon Elisha (Is that right?) in a double portion. Came on down in John the Baptist. Is that right? So God never takes His Spirit, He takes His man. He taken His Son up to heaven, sent back His Spirit. And He promised that He would be with us to comfort us unto the end of the world.
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Now, I want you to notice that it's the same Holy Spirit that was in the days of the apostles, are here--is here now (present tense), in this meeting working among the people. Now, it behooves us to realize this: that it isn't your brother, I. It is your Lord, Jesus, Who is here. And we're all representatives of His. Now, we know that's the truth. Do you believe that's true? Now, that His Holy Spirit is here, and He's just as willing, and He can work through the people as the people will let Him work. Do you believe that? Now, there was many things that Jesus Himself could not do because of unbelief. Is that right? Many things He could not do. We hate to think that, but He could not do it because of their unbelief.
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Now, the right mental attitude... All you along here, do you understand what I mean when I say, "The right mental attitude?" That's... Your right mental attitude towards God's Divine promise will bring any promise to pass. Now, maybe you don't believe that. You say, "Well, my faith is weak." I wouldn't confess it. See? Don't let the devil know that. Always say, "I've got good faith. I believe God with all my heart." See? Don't testify nothing of the devil. And when you accept Him as your Healer, don't never act like you're sick or crippled any more. Believe that you're healed. Take Him at His

Word. Then it's all over on God then and not on you. See? You... As long as you take God at His Word, then the Word will produce what It promised to do. Is that right? Now, have faith, believe Him with all your heart.
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Now, Jesus here was speaking, He said, "Father, the time has come." Now, there's seasons for everything. Do you believe that? You sow in a certain season, and you reap in a certain season. And there's seasons when the time comes that's right for things to happen. Do you believe that? The time came one time for God to destroy the world with water. And He sent a man by the name of Noah. And God got the world ready for judgment. And He taken... The time came for Noah to go into the ark. Look. Noah could not go into the ark before God was ready for him to go. But when the season came for Noah to go into the ark, God shut the door behind Noah. Is that right? All the opportunities for anyone else to ever enter, it was gone, because that God had closed the door. And there's coming a time when God's going to close the door for every one of you. Do you believe that? A man, certainly, can sin away his day of grace. Do you believe it? If--if--if someone... Take hold of that here. Some of the ministers go out there and pray with them, if you will. Bring them out to the side there. Probably someone fainted; it's so hot in the building. And take them out there so they can pray with them, a couple of the ministers.
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Now, look this a way, friends. This is the Word of God. If you're concerned about being healed, listen to what I'm saying. See? Listen to me. Satan made that person sick, certainly, to attract your attention to get away from what I'm trying to tell you. That's his business. And I'm determined tonight, by the grace of God, to see God's great hand move in here no matter what takes place. And then--and I want you to listen to me, so watch this a way. Give me your attention. And now, if you will just only believe and take God at His Word.
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Now, notice. When the time came for Noah to go into the ark, the doors closed; but they would not close until that time came. It can--came time one time for the children of Israel to be delivered from--from the Egyptian bondage. And when the time of the promise drew nigh, there raised up a Pharaoh who did not know Joseph. Why? The season was there. They'd respected Israel till that time. But the season was there for no more respects that God could shower down His judgments upon the people. The time had come.

One time, the Hebrew children, when they were carried over in Babylon... Listen. The time came when they had to stand for what was right. The king made a--a proclamation. And he said that whosoever will not bow down to this image shall be throwed in the fiery furnace. The time came for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to show their colors, their faith in God. So they turned their back to the image. They said, "Our God is able to deliver us from this fiery furnace. But nevertheless, we'll not bow down to any of their images." There it was. It was time, the season was there. So then the time came that when he was going to throw them into the fiery furnace, burn that religion out of them.
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That's what the devil tries to do all the time--burn you up on something, make you sicker when you're prayed for, make you think you've lost your experience with God. He's a lying to you. The time comes when you have to stand on God's Word. Stand alone. But when that time comes, stand there. There's got to be a time when you've got to separate yourself between your feelings and your faith. That's the time it is tonight. The time comes that when these Hebrew children had to seal their testimony by a fiery furnace. I can see them that morning. Let's look immediately. I can see them that morning. There'd come a great time in Babylon. The king said, "Now, look. We've got some fanatics down here. And they're 'causing us a little trouble with their religion. So we'll just build a furnace fire over there, and heat it seven times hotter than it ever was het. And we'll burn that out of them."
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Could you imagine burning the Holy Ghost out of a man? Can't be done. Notice. I can see the king set himself upon a throne. His...?... hour ti--time came. They bound these Hebrew children, put them in front of a stair and started walking up a platform that they were to fall into this great furnace. I can hear Shadrach say to Meshach, "Say, did you... sure you prayed through?" Sometimes when Satan puts the heat on, we have to stop and check up. "Lord, do I truly believe You?" I can hear Shadrach say, "Yes, it's all prayed up now." The...?... said, "You want to take that back, boy?" "Nope. We're willing to seal our testimony with our own life. We're ready now." I can hear king Nebuchadnezzar say, "Now, if you'll bow down to the image, I'll take it back." "No. We've took our way with the Lord's despised few. I'm going through with it." The time was for decisions, just a few minutes left.
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Many of you are setting here tonight in that same condition: heart trouble, bound in these chairs, and on these crutches and things. Just a few minutes left in this meeting. Make your decisions. The time has come for you to do it. Either you've got to believe what I've said to be the truth, and what God has wrote in His Bible; or walk away in the same condition. But the time has come. I can hear him say, "All right. Walk them on up." The heat begin to get a little bad. Don't worry. If you accept Him tonight as your Healer, Satan will put the heat on you tomorrow. Don't you worry about that. Yes, sir. They started walking a little farther, and I can hear him say, "Are you sure you're prayed up?" "Yep." "All right." Got right up the steps to about one step. They begin to feel fainty, like they was going in. In a few minutes, I can see these guards with their spears ready to push them over into the fiery furnace that was het seven times hotter than it ever was het.
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Notice. We're painting an awful dark picture down here. Let's turn our camera up this way once. Oh, my. Always when there's anything going on down here, there's something going on up there also. There's always two sides to it, you know. When Satan's on the job, Jesus is also. Ever who you yield your faith to, that's the way it's going. Give it to Christ. Let's look up this way. You know, I can see Him setting up there in His majesty. His priestly robes draped around Him, looking down. I see coming to His right a great Angel. His name's Gabriel, great Archangel. He comes running up, pulls His sword. He said, "Master, have You looked down in Babylon? Your people's taking a stand for You down there. The hour has come for them to stand, and they're taking a stand. But that bunch of people there is going to push them into that fiery furnace. And let me go down there. I'll clean that thing up." I believe He could've done it. Yes, sir. He said He will give His Angels charge over these. And I believe the Angels of God are encamped about those who fear Him.
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I can hear Gabriel say, "I'll go down there, and I'll strike Babylon off the map if You'll let me go down there. Have You considered them?" I can hear the Master say, "Yes, Gabriel. You're a wonderful Angel. You've obeyed Me, and set at My right-hand ever since the day that I created You. But I can't let You go. Just can't let You go." Then I see coming this way comes another Angel. You know, God's got Angels in heaven at His command. I can see another one coming

up, look at Him, He rushes up. He's called Wormwood. He falls down. He has controls of all the waters. I can hear Him say, "Master, down in Babylon Your children has took a stand, and they're going to throw them in the fiery furnace this morning. They're almost there. And I've stood by Your side since You created me. I have the controls of the water. In the antediluvian destruction, I broke up the springs of the deep, I swept over the earth and destroyed the whole world with water. Let me go down there this morning. I'll wash her off the face of the earth." I believe He could've done it, don't you? I can hear Him say, "Can't let You go. You've been a good Angel, but I can't let You go.
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"Have You considered them?" "Yes. All night long I've been watching them." Brother, His eye's on the sparrow, I know He watches me. He's watching you. He's seeing how much faith you got, how much you got, how much you got. He wants to see what kind of a stand that you'll take. That hour has come now. What are you going to do? He said, "I've watched them all night long. I heard every prayer they prayed. You Angels has been good Angels, but I can't let You go, for I'm going Myself." Amen. I can see Him rise from His seat; the priestly robes drop around Him. I can see Him say, "Come here, east wind, west wind, north, and south." Everything obeys Him. I can hear Him say, "Get over here," that big white thunderhead out yonder where it's at. I can see Him roll up to His throne, step over on there. Oh, my. Reach up and get a hold of a zig-zag lightning, pass by the Tree of Life and pick off a pine. "What's the matter?" "I'm going to Babylon this morning. My children has took a stand. I'm taking a stand too."
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My, my. About that time Shadrach and a Meshach, and Abednego went down into the fiery furnace taking their faith--final stand for the Lord. And about the time they got into the fire, there was a fourth Person like the Son of God standing there fanning away the breezes down there. Oh, my. His eye is on the sparrow. If He would come all the way from glory to Babylon for three children, how much more will He come to Phoenix tonight for all of those who are setting here bound. The hour has come. Father, the hour has come. The hour has come for you. You're going to make your decision now.
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The hour come for some more boys one time, about four of

them setting at gate. The Syrians had besieged Jerusalem, or Samaria. And they didn't know what to do. And they were covered with leprosy; they couldn't go in. They were outside the gate. They said, "Why do we set here until we die?" Amen. "Why set we here until we die?" In this city, they were boiling one another's children and eating them. You remember the case. The Syrians was camped all around, starving them to death. There was only two roads. They said, "If we go in the city, there's nothing to eat there. And if we set here, we'll surely die." Many of you are setting in the same place tonight. You've went to the doctor. He's done all he could do for you. If you return, he can't do no more; he's done told you so. So why do you set there till you die? They only had one opportunity. If they go down to the enemy's camp, if they spare them, they'd live. But if they killed them, they'd just going to die anyhow. They was going to die setting there. So they was willing to take the chance. We'd call it a starvation committee formed right away. They come to a quick decision.
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You must have it the same way tonight, a quick decision, now. Choose you this day Who you'll serve. Take God at His Word. The Word's been preached; the signs has been done; the Holy Ghost is here; the time... The hour has come for a decision made amongst the people. What more can God do? Sent it down with signs and wonders, discernments, proved it scientifically, put it on a picture, sent it across the world. Thousands times thousands are witnessing. Others are being healed. What about you? They arose in the middle of the night and started down towards, walking by faith towards the host of the Syrians. And God honored their faith. And He caused a great storm to come on the desert, a roar, run all the Syrians away. They went right on in. They got plenty to eat, got some wine, got happy. My, and they didn't only save their own life, but they saved the whole city. There's a lot of sick people here with heart trouble, lot with tubercular, and lot was bound in chairs. Why, don't you tonight, why do you set there till you die? The hour has come for you to make a decision, now. God can't do no more about it, it's up to you. You've got to make the decision. "Why do we set here till we die?"
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And look, you're not invited to go down, and you don't have to go down to an enemy's camp. You come to a Father's house where He's expecting you tonight. He wants you to come. He sent His Son; He died; He put the deposit in there for your healing. And the hour has come for you to make your decision, now. Amen. The hour has come. There was a little woman setting one time with a blood issue for many years. The blood was flowing from her, and she couldn't get it

stopped. She spent all of her living with the doctors, and they couldn't do no good. And she said within her heart, "If I could only see that Man, and touch to the border of His garment, I'll get well."
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The hour finally arrived. They heard a noise down there, a boat just landed. Here come the little woman, my, trying to get through to Him. What was it? The hour was there; her opportunity was there. And here she comes, pressing right on through the crowd. Them old people saying, "Go back. They'll put you out of the temple." She pressed right on. She didn't stop for any of them. Some of them said, "The days of miracles is past." That didn't stop her. She pressed on. The hour had come for her to touch. That was all. She'd go right between their feet, anyway she could get until she got her heart's desire. She touched the border of His garment. And immediately (Amen.) the blood issue stopped. The hour had come. Amen. The hour has come. Wished we just had a little time on that, but I've got to stop now.
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Look. The time has come now where you've got to make a decision. I put this challenge to anybody to accept God's Word, no matter what's wrong with you, if you'll make your heart right with God, and promise God that you'll serve Him, and then take Him at His Word. Don't pay no attention to the results you have then, just believe, and God will bring it to pass. "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray believe you receive them and they shall be given to you." You shall have them if you believe you receive them. You see what I mean? The hour is here. "Father," said Jesus, "the hour has come... or, the time has come." The time has come when the world's full of scoffers, like the Bible said it was: heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, truce breakers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. The time has come. The time has come when the signs should follow the believers. The time has come for the Church to move up or go back. You have to make your decision. Isn't that right? The time has come.
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And the time's come now for this revival to--to come to a close. And dear Christian brother, sister, with all my heart's love for you, I don't know how our Lord Jesus could do anything else to bring your faith to where you should be healed. Is that right? Remember, in the days of His ministry, He passed by hundreds and hundreds of people, twisted, blind, and everything, and walked right on by them, because they didn't have faith to be healed. He said... Walked right by the Pool of Bethesda where great multitudes was laying there, lame, halt, blind, and healed one man that had an

infirmity for thirty-eight years, and passed the group on by. Is that right? Saint John 5. And they questioned Him. He said, "Why, the Son can do nothing but what He sees the Father doing. And whatsoever things that the Father doeth, He showeth the Son. The Son can do what the Father has already done." Now, what happens? The person believed. They believed. They accept it. And then God shows the vision to His Son, His Son reveals it. And He said, "Now, these things that I do shall you also, and greater, for I go unto My Father." Is that right? Now, them same signs and wonders are here. We've just got to close, 'cause it's getting late. I'm sorry that I've been this long.
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Now, look, dear friends, again tonight the hour is here now. The time is come for a decision. The time has come when I've got to call a number of people. My little boy said, "I just filled both pockets full of cards, daddy, and just give them out everywhere." All right. I want you all to--to be ready now to be healed. I believe with all my heart that God is going to help you. What do you think about it, lady, for that baby. Do you believe that with all your heart? Do you believe, little boy, would you here. You do? What about you, lady, you believe with all your heart? And you there, do you believe? You do; I know you do. Do you believe with all your heart? You do? Down through that way, do you believe with all your heart?
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Now, look. You do this: you do... This time... Paul said, "Be a follower of me as I follow Christ." If the Spirit of God, Who came to me that night and said that I was born in this world to pray for sick people (See?), that I was to pray for sick people all over the world. (I'm making one of the... a tour that'll practically cover the world now.) And He told, that as I pray for sick people, don't... Didn't say nothing else about it. The Bible said, "If they lay hands on the sick they shall recover." Jesus sent His Word, and He healed the sick in many ways. Then when I questioned, told Him that they wouldn't believe me, He said, "You'll be given two signs as the prophet Moses was given two signs." Now, that wasn't easy thing for me to say, because it was... I had to take that Angel at His Word. And I took Him at His Word. And He's confirming the same.
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And as well as I love you people here, and wish that I seen and know you're near to us, and coming here that's been sick and
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laying out here in these... in sunny slopes, and around trying to get rid of tubercular and diseases, how I... My heart goes for you, how that I want to see you well. Now, please believe this tonight, if Jesus Christ were here, if He'd stand right here and offer prayer for this entire crowd, and you would everyone believe it with one accord, God would heal every person in the building. He will do it.
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Now, I'm going to ha--have--I'm going to have a prayer line, call up some people and pray for them. I don't know, I'm just going to do what the Lord tells me to do tonight. I don't know how to...?... How many wants to be prayed for, let's see your hands? My, my. Many, many hundreds. Now, look, dear friends, I--I'm... I wished I could just come down and take each one of you here at the platform, stand you up here. I realize that brings faith. Certainly it does. That brings faith. When you're told of your troubles and so forth, and sometimes things back in your life, and things that you've done. That does. But just as God has on these here that'd be on the platform, He has the same attitude towards you out there. Don't you believe that? Now, everybody be reverent. How many's going to believe with all heart, and be praying out there that God will heal you? All right. I believe that He will now.
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Let's bow our heads. The sister or brother, whoever is playing there, I want you to play "Abide With Me" just now, if you will. I just feel the Angel of the Lord is near now. Our heavenly Father, we love Thee tonight, dear Jesus. We love Thee so much. Thou did first love us and gave Thyself for us. And now, tonight, here's the purchase of Your Blood here before me, many poor, sick, crippled up people. And I know, Lord, that if You don't help, there'll be many of them won't be here in a few days. They'll have to pass beyond the veil. Save them, Father, now I pray. If they be not Christians, save them, that You would take them home to glory. And Father, I pray that somehow, that while I am ministering by Thy Spirit tonight to Your people, that they will see and believe with all their hearts; and may this be a great night. Father, I pray for these here that's--that's bound on these chairs, and crutches, and stretchers, and cots. And, Lord, them people that's really sick, You know every one of them. Give me favor before them, will You, Lord? that they might just say, "Well, I--I'm going to... I'm going to take his Word for it." Lord, I'm trying to tell them it's Your Word, not mine. Grant, Father, tonight, that great things may be accomplished for the glory of Thy Son, Christ Jesus. For we ask it in His Name. Amen.
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All right. Billy Paul in? What? What you... How many'd you give out? Hundred? What's the letter? All right. I'll tell you what let's do, beginning with--with Z. Z was the letter that they give out today. Each day we give out so many... Then all I don't get, Brother Hall and them gets them the next day and prays for them all. And then each night, we give out a-a new group of cards. If you will, just continue play that while I'm praying for the sick, if you will, sister. I just love that piece, don't you? "Abide With Me." God grant that He will abide with us.
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Now, I want all you people in here, out there, wherever you are, I want... Now, if your prayer card is, or, is called, I want you to-to line up. And if it isn't: until it's called, just hold your place and wait. Be reverent. And then, just keep praying. Just keep praying. And say, "God, I believe everything that's been said. I believe Your Word. I believe It with all my heart. And I believe Brother Branham's told me the truth, and I'm going to believe that I'm going to be healed and well, right now." And now, to the--to the rest of you that's around, out through the outside, remember now, let me make this, 'cause this is really lawful that I do this. I'm not responsible for critics, 'cause these diseases go right from one to another. You know that... How many knows that to be true? Been in other meetings and seen... They'll go right from one to another. So now, remember, cancer, or whatever it might be, or epileptic, or something, coming into the line, it's... If you don't be reverent, I--I will not be responsible. And you might bring the patient to the platform, but if it's an irreverent spirit, it--it certainly won't come out. That's right. 'Cause He said, "If you get the people to believe you," then I have the authority from my heavenly Father to ask and believe that He will do it. But if the person's been irreverent, I have no authority, no faith for it at all. See? It's those who have reverence. So let's... What was that? Would you please pray for...?... now...
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Will everybody be in prayer now? Let's just begin out there. Let's begin with the number-1, and start from number-1 and line up over here. Number-1 prayer card. Fine. Then Z-number-2, number-3, number-4, number-5, on down, number-6, number-7, number-8. How many can you put down there, Brother Sharritt? About ten or fifteen, line up down there somewhere. All right, everybody reverent. Take ten first, so you won't get them all... everybody have to stand a long time, 'cause seldom we ever get over that. Yes. Yes, sir. Thank you, brother. All right...?... Billy, check all these along here. Some of them are hard hearing and things. Look

along on these and see if--if any of these crippled people here's got them. If they have, then you pick them up ever where they're at. Z-1 to 10 or 15, somewhere along in there. Check all them.
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I've been calling here two or three nights, and I've been wanting to see someone get up here, and I... Maybe that's selfish. Maybe I oughtn't to do that now, maybe God forgive...
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Be really reverent, and be respecting with all your heart now. All right. Now, some of the... If they got... Did I get too many up there? Okay. We... Sometimes we... It's--it's slow, and have to wait just a little bit. And tonight, of course, it's going to be a little strange. My minister brothers setting here on the platform, and I'll be conscious of that; they're men of God.
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But do you realize... Looky here, friends, from this side's coming spirits, from this side's coming spirits, here's coming spirits, and here's coming spirits. Mighty easy to get mixed up. Don't you think so? It is. We even have... You notice, of a night time, I usually turn the patient around this a way to talk to them. You know what that is? Get my back to you all. See? That's true. And I want you to... As you're standing here tonight, a praying. Down there in the prayer line, I want to ask every one of you if you believe with all your heart that God's going to make you well? Do you believe it? All your heart? All right.
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Come ahead, brother. Come here, sir. Are... You believe with all your heart? Do you believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God... that He died to make you a whole person? Do you believe that I am His servant? All right...?... You got several things wrong with you. One thing, your eyes are going bad...?... What it is, is a hardening. The eyeballs are becoming hard. The--the nerve in the eye is becoming hard. That's what's doing that now. As I...?... Now, do you believe if I will ask Him, my brother, that He will grant your request? Well, you believe that? All right, let's bow our heads everywhere. Dear heavenly Father, the Author of Life and the Giver of every good gift, send Thy blessings upon the man and heal him. May he receive his blessings just now, go off the platform and be well, for we ask it in the Name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. All right, brother. Go home...?... Let us say, "Praise be to God." Now, everyone reverent.

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You brethren be in prayer, if you will. It makes it kind of... awfully hard. I'm not try... I'm so conscious, not... As you brothers believe, God know, you're believing. But you see, you're human beings. You got a spirit. And that spirit's moving every way like that. It's like...?... All right, lady. You come now. I want you to look right this a way, sister. I want you to believe me with all your heart. It's kind of a little hard. I can't get the anointing just the way that It should be. You see? And I--I want you to--to--to believe me. You know, many times our Master... Sometimes He took a man by the hand, and led him out of the crowd, and went outside the city, stood out there and talked to him. Remember that? See? One time, there was a whole bunch of people in, and they were weeping and all tore up, confused. And a little girl had just died. The people were all confused about it. And Jesus put every one out of the house, and took the mother and father with just some of His campaign men--Peter, James, and John--walked in the room, took the little girl by the hand, called her life back. You remember that?
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Well then, it was also practiced down by Saint Peter when Dorcas died. You remember that? The widows up there were all weeping, because that--that she'd been so kind to them. And Peter come in and seen them all tore up; he put them out of the house so he could find what God wanted to do. See? Well now, here it is. Hundreds of people setting there, wanting to get in that line. See? He's got them...?... See? And it makes it hard. And I'm just talking to you like the--the Master that talked to the woman at the well. Now, we're strangers, aren't we, sister. We don't know each other. We're strangers in life. If there's anything to be known of your life, it would have to come through the supernatural. Isn't that right?
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I--I believe that you're a Christian. I believe you're a Christian woman, and you have been for some time. You're--you're awfully nervous for one thing. As your nervousness is--type of nervousness, a worry nervousness. Isn't that right? You're awful person to take other people's troubles too, aren't you? You cross some bridges before you get to them and call it. Isn't that right? Now see, that always happens before... Something's blocking you like there, because you made plans, and it never comes out that way. You get in your mind something that's going to happen, and it doesn't, it just takes that way. Isn't that right? And you're... Now, it stopped on me just a moment. It's kind of hard. Now, everybody be in prayer, please.

Now, just look this a way, sister. I just want to talk to you (See?), just order to contact your spirit. I seen a vision coming up from a child, from a little girl. And I--I... It just... I have to speak it as it's coming (You see?), or I--I don't get it. Now, just keep praying.
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You're conscious that something's here, isn't It? You're conscious. It's the Spirit of the Lord. You believe it? Yes, ma'am. I see it coming back again now. Oh, yes, you--you have something... It's in your... No, it--it's your stomach, isn't it, that--you have stomach trouble. Isn't that right? Yes, ma'am. I--I see it's the foods and stuff that you can't digest right. Isn't that right. It's something like...?... that's caused you to have like a spasm in the stomach, 'gurgitation, sour, and your teeth become sensitive, cause you to have persistent headaches and things. Isn't that right? That is right. Is that true, sister? That wasn't me talking now. That was Something else talking. That's the Angel of the Lord. Do you believe me as His prophet? Would you obey me as His prophet? You go and eat anything you want to, your stomach trouble's going to be all right. You're healed now, sister. God bless you, sister, and may the Lord bless you.
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I felt another stomach trouble or something right in here, moving somewhere, just the same time she was healed. Now, just a moment. Them spirits sympathize one with another. That's right in this a way. I can tell it. I can see the two was crossing up. Somewhere there was a--cross up. Now, everybody be real reverent. Just reverent till I can see it again. Was that what it was, sister? God bless you, my sister...?... Aren't you one of these minister's wives. Didn't I meet you the other day? That's right. All right, you were believing for her. That was your faith, sister, that was pouring in. That's right. That's right.
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All right, sister, you--you come forward here. Now, there's a minister's wife setting there. See, it's her faith, sister, brethren. You understand? It's your faith. You believe me. Just believe one time. Look. A minister testified at the meeting the other day that God said, "I do a work, though it be done by a man, yet, you'll not believe." See, I'm trying to say that it is not me. Your faith is what operates that. Without faith, there's nothing... You can't receive anything. The people who beat Him on the head with a stick and said, "Prophesy," there was no virtue at all for them. See? It's those who believe.
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Now, you're the patient. Now, I want you to kind of come over this way just a little bit, if you will. I want you to stand right there,
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and I want you to clear... Just let--let yourself be quiet. I just want to contact you... It's just a little difficult. See? You don't understand what I mean. Now, you are... We're strangers, aren't we? I've never seen you, knowingly. I--I don't know nothing about you. And we've just met here at this time. Now, the Holy Spirit is so timid, you know, very timid. And I must find favor with Him first. Now, brethren, you that's setting here to my right, now can you under... can you understand... feel what I'm speaking of? Now, that's the Angel of the Lord is coming to me now.
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Yes, your health hasn't been good for a long time, has it, sister? Of course, like the lady that just passed through, you're-you're nervous, extremely nervous. Your sight's not good. You're-you're near-sighted, aren't you, sister? Your sight, you don't see very good. You've been that way for some time, haven't you? And you... Now, I just... Just look this way. You--you remember when the Master was talking to someone? And He had a personal contact. He sent all of His disciples away, and a lady came out to the well. Is that right? You remember that? Yes. And He said one Word to her, "Go, get your husband." She said, "I have no husband." He told her she didn't. Isn't that right? You're a Christian believer. And you've been seeking God for a deeper walk with God too. And I seen you praying. Yeah, there it is. You've got stomach trouble too, haven't you? That's right. Go home. God blessed you, and you're healed, my dear sister. God blesses you. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Everybody, real reverent. My, friends, you know the life that I take from a human.
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All right, come ahead, sister. Howdy do, sister. Of course, I can see you're wearing glasses, which is... No doubt you have something wrong with your eyes. But I just want to talk to you just a little bit...?... Do you believe with all your heart? Yeah, I believe that, sister. Yes, sir. You're good conscientious person. I believe that. What would you think that is that you feel at this time? Do you believe that's the Spirit of God that...? You--you believe it? It's like a reverence, isn't it, sister? You have complications, many things wrong with you. 'Course, this is your age. You've had an old trouble that's bothered you for a long time. You also have stomach trouble too.

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God bless you. Good evening, friends. I'm very happy to be back in California again tonight with you people again. Thank you very much. [The congregation applauds--Ed.] Thank you kindly, and God bless you. I appreciate that. And it was quite a struggle this time a-coming back, not to come back to you, but under the circumstances now, it was kindly hard for me to get in, but I wanted to live true to my promise that I had promised you people. Being another meeting in the city, Mr. Freeman's meeting, and I knew nothing of it. And I was asked to cancel this meeting because of it. And after I had promised you I'd come back, I--I couldn't do that; I hope it doesn't hurt Brother Freeman...?... [The congregation applauds. A brother makes a statement concerning the meeting--Ed.] No, no, it wasn't. It was...
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I believe someone is... I know what is the place before it gets here; it's my birthplace, isn't it? Well, God bless you, sister. Are you the same lady that drawed the other? The same? You bring... What is your name? [Sister says, "Lujack."--Ed.] Lujack, it'll hang loveliest, in my room. I thank you so much. Thank you, sister, very much. God bless our sister. It's of my birthplace, she painted it. Amen. She painted it. Oh, my. Forty-two years ago, the sixth day of April, that's where God gave me my life on this earth, beginning at that place, in this little cabin here near Burkesville, Kentucky. And she's probably got the picture out of the book and painted it. And I certainly appreciate someone like that. Thank you very much, sister. God bless you. And may God have you a palace to live in when you cross the river on the other side, sister, is my prayer. I shall take this home, and it'll always be a treasure of mine as long as I live. I'll remember this memorial came from here. God bless you, sister.
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want one of those pictures too? That's the--Mr. Upshaw the--the Congressman that was healed. Now, this is on canvas, and it lasts on and on. And she gave me one the last time I was here of the Bible and the--and the hour. And I have it hanging in my room where all the sick that visit me comes to look at it like that. And I certainly appreciate that so much. I expect I have to take that down to my home place and show them down there and say it come from California.

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Well, this is the beginning of another meeting, and I trust will even be a greater meeting than the other one was because of His glory. And I'm so happy to be here with you all again tonight. You won a place in my heart that--that'll always be. I thank you very much for your kindness. And now, we do not wish to be doubling a meeting here. And I was speaking of Brother Freeman's meeting. I--I've never met Brother Freeman, no doubt a real Christian gentleman. And I didn't know nothing about his meeting coming. And I just got a letter a few days ago just before--the day before I started out here, something about asking us if we could cancel this meeting. I set down, and I thought it over. And I thought, "Well, I promised those people I would be back. And if there's just... If I just spend few days, I'll keep my promise to someone who's kept their promise to me." And I--I appreciate your loyalty.
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And may God bless our Brother Freeman, give him a great meeting while he's in the city. And I know he's up against a whole lot by having a tent up and so forth. And I'll just do anything that I can to help his meeting along, for I--I love the brother and all our brethren that's out preaching the Gospel and trying to help get somebody in better health or--or get their soul right with God. There's nothing any greater than that, to try to help somebody along. And we trust that this--that our meeting won't interfere anything with Brother Freeman. And now, we are--start our regular services tonight. And we are--just don't have any set time. We're going on just as long as we can.
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I've got to go to Grant's Pass and then back over in another part of California. And then we go to Des Moines, Iowa, Sioux Falls, and from there to Cleve--Toledo, and then to Erie. And then I follow Billy Graham at Memphis, and--and then I guess from there to Shreveport, and then to Southern Rhodesia, Africa, and then up into India, and back to Jerusalem, and then back home again around Christmas if the good Lord is willing. I don't know; He may be here before that time. And I... We all want to meet up there (Don't we?), up in the air when we go up to meet Him in glory. And that's the great event that we're all looking for, isn't it? And you're... That's when we'll get together and have each so much time, that... We'll just have all eternity. We're in--in time now, but we'll soon go into eternity and then it'll be over for time space.
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Now, most all of you were in the other meeting, I suppose, and

I--I trust that you understand the--the operation of the way I have to pray for people. [A brother says, "A lot of new ones, Brother Branham."--Ed.] A lot of new people... That--that's... How many people that has never been in my meetings before, let's see your hands? Oh, my. That's-that's fine. Thank you for coming tonight, and I trust that our heavenly Father will do you good while you're here, that He'll do something for you that you'll love Him a little more than what you do now. And I trust that He will do that, and if my praying and asking Him will do it, well, I--I--I'm sure you'll get a blessing. Now, many of you has attended healing services, and many of our brethren have different ways to conduct them, and that's the way, perhaps, the Lord has told them to do it. And I--I have to conduct it in the way that the Lord has told me to conduct it. You see? And I'm...
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Just had a lovely meeting at Phoenix about three weeks ago, and I come through there yesterday, day before yesterday, and was at one of the churches that while passing through, and my, the people are still being healed. And there was a lady had come that had a--a great goiter on her throat, and she'd gotten two or three prayer cards, but never had gotten in that meeting, in the prayer line to be prayed for. And but she was just believing anyhow. And one morning she'd gotten up and was doing something... Now, the lady may be setting present now for all I know, that was... And she felt something cool go through her, that she said, and the goiter had disappeared. There was no more of it at all, and it's...
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I--I know this, dear Christian, friends, that it's a noted fact that--that God is our Healer, and there's nothing that any man could do. And now, there may be some of you here from different churches that's--that's not full Gospel churches. Perhaps may be some of you are from churches who maybe doesn't practice Divine healing. If--if you are, I would just like to say these words to you, that we do not claim to have any powers to heal anyone, and no one has power to heal anyone. See? Healing is already purchased at Calvary. The only thing that we try to do is point the people to their redemptive blessings. See? Jesus redeemed us from our sickness when He died, and He redeemed us from our sins when He died. And it's... The work is complete. The thing we have to do is to accept it.
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Now, we know many brethren has different ways. The main principal way of Divine healing is preaching the Word, so people could
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hear. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing of the Word. And they preach Divine healing and prove it by the Scriptures that Jesus Christ died for our sickness when He died for our sins. And that is true. I believe that's undisputable with Bible scholars, that--that Jesus, when He come to destroy the works of the devil, He--that sickness is directly the work of the devil. It--it... We can't pin evil things on our heavenly Father, because evil can't come out of good. It--it has to... Good comes from good. And God is all good. There's nothing evil about our heavenly Father. And He's all good and Satan is the enemy.
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Now, sometimes, I will admit this, that our heavenly Father sometimes chastens us with sickness, permitting Satan to do it, to try us sometimes to--to bring us back. If we go out of the way, then our heavenly Father might let something happen to us to bring us back. But it'll only be for the good. See? The chastening of our Father is not pleasant for a season, but finally it brings... All things work together for good to them that love the Lord. And if I was way away from God and out of the will of our heavenly Father, why, if God would just... That He could do something for me and--and help me to come back, why, I would appreciate our heavenly Father, wouldn't you?
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Now, this being the first night, I just want to talk just a little while to you till we get ourselves mainly in the... [Blank.spot.on.tape-Ed.]... as well in our churches, we know that. And then there's in Divine healing the full Gospel people, oh, I've seen many of them, being that this is a full Gospel church... Many times, I guess, that-that I'm no judge, but many times people maybe act like they just got the Holy Spirit, when really they haven't got It, because their-their life doesn't prove it. You see? That... It just isn't there. And they may shout like the rest of them, and they may make demonstrations like the rest of them, but if they don't live the life to back that up, then it's--it's not right. You see? It--it proves it.
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And someone ask me not long ago on that question. "Brother Branham, do you really think that they are shouting under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit?" I say, "Yes." You'd say, "Well, how could the Holy Spirit fall upon them, if it--and make them shout if they aren't the blessed of God?" Well, I believe Jesus, in Hebrews the 6th chapter, said that the rain come oft upon the earth to--to prepare it, to bless it and so forth. But in the field the sower went forth and sowed seeds and they were good seeds, but an enemy sowed thistles and thorns and so forth behind it, and when the rain fell upon a wheat field, why, it waters
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the thistles and thorns just the same as it does the rest of them. That's right. It's the same unction of the Holy Spirit. Sinners sometimes gets happy and free, but that still doesn't mean they're saved. You have to be borned again to be saved.
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Now, when the... Now, Jesus said let them grow together and at that day, as He spoke here in Hebrews 6, that the thorns and thistles which was in the wheat field would be gathered and burned (See?), to the judgment. But the--the fruit, of course, we're known by our fruit, the way we live. And now, the same thing is by Divine healing. Now, many brethren or--have a way that they probably lay hands on the sick, or I seen some of them shake them, and some of them put their hands on them they'd fall down on the floor, and they'd--and--and different ways like that. I--I do not know. I--I cannot say. That God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform, and God is working, as long as the people are getting healed and they're pointed to Jesus Christ, amen. See? Now, here not long ago, I seen that a brother was stomping his foot real hard trying to make a demon go out. Now, I don't believe you could scare him. I--I don't believe you could. No, he... When... I don't believe we... The thing we have to do, if I can get you audience to see this right now, that's... To be healed is just as sound and solid as the faith in God that does the healing. See? And you must be built first upon the Word of God, 'cause when the storms come, it'll never move from there. It'll stay there.
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If you know first that Jesus Christ taught Divine healing and give it an issue to His church to practice it until He returned, then you'll see that it is. He said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel. These signs shall follow them that believe." Why? "If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." Now, that's--that's His last words. He was taken up into heaven. "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." And the Gospel never come by word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. You see? So it's to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, each one us, now, by the acting upon our faith in God for Divine healing. So then... And other things, redemptive blessings... So now, all the things that's--that's done is the people to believe God's report of it and believe it.
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Now, I--I think if you dear people will bear with me on this just for a moment, that when our Master, when the--the demon of-or from Gadara there, when he came out, this demenic--demoniac came out and saw Him, He... There wasn't no demonstration. This

demon knew Him. He said, "We know who you are, the Holy One of God. (You see?) Why comest Thou to torment us before our time come?" They recognized that still faith that He had, like virtue going from Him. See? And the woman touched the hem of His garment; He felt the virtue leave Him. Now, see, it's a--it's of faith just as sane and solid as it can be, to look at the Lord Jesus and believe it with all your heart, accept your healing and be made well. See?
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Now, I realize when a person's healed... Oh, I've seen them scream and praise the Lord. I did too, when I was healed. I certainly still screaming and praising the Lord about it, because it was really something to me. And now, I want you all to--to do that. When God heals you, be happy and testify and praise the Lord for it. Just keep in the... And one thing is stop fearing. Oh, the... When Jesus rose from the dead, He said, "Fear not. I have overcome." See? It's...
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Everything is don't fear; be ready now when you're called up here or when you're setting in the prayer lines out there... All that's the prayer line. And when you're setting there just be ready to receive. Just be ready. And just when you feel that your faith is appropriated or not--enough to receive it, say, "Thank you, Lord." And that settles it. That's all. That... You received it. Don't you believe you can be saved right--without coming to an altar? It's routine to come to the altar, but you don't have to be. You can be saved because you believe. You can be healed because you believe. See?
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And remember, that no man has any power to heal anyone. And no matter how much you believe that virtue goes out of your hands and arms or whatever. It's not that, because Jesus has already done that. When He died at Calvary, He redeemed you from your sickness. That's right. And you have to accept it. It's a faith that you have in that that does the healing. Now, that's inquestionable too, because we've got thousand times thousand of evidences to prove that--that lame, blind, halt, and everything... Look setting here at the senator, Mr. Upshaw, tonight standing here that was a cripple for all these years, sixty-six years. Look at him tonight (See?), up like a little child, so full of glee he run up and shook my hands and hug me when I come in. Why, he was all... Now, that's the proof for one thing, isn't it? And others who has been blind and death and dumb... Now, we know that the redemptive blessings included Divine healing, so let's believe it with all our hearts.
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Now, the way that the blessing that comes through this... The Angel of the Lord, and Whose servant I am, when I was a little boy born in that little log cabin forty-two years ago the sixth day of April according to the Kentucky count... That's the... They have no... There's no doctors, so they just... My... The year the old snag blowed away upon the hill, that's the year that I was born. My brother was born at tomato picking time, if you know when that was. Why... And so that--that was the count, and... That's awful to say that, but it's true. And... But that's the way it was. So I suppose I'm somewhere along there. So then at that time... To the only way that I can justly say it, that-that God has sent some of us in the world, some to be teachers, and some different things. Don't you believe that? And--and some of us be musicians and different things.
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And my coming into the world for the purpose, that I just found recently in the last five years, was to pray for sick people. Now, He told me that when He sent me... A supernatural Being... God in heaven is my Father and He'll bear record of what I say if it's the truth. God will always do that. He'll bear record of the truth. Now, I could come here and tell you that God was in a certain-certain thing. Well, any man can say anything he wants to. But now, for a man to say anything is one thing, and then for God to--to verify that, it's something different. That--that's--that's different altogether.
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And now, I... The only thing that He told me, if I'd pray for the sick people, and get them to believe me, be sincere when I pray, that no disease would stand before my prayer. Now, that's true. Now, that doesn't mean that my prayer has anything to do with it; it's the people's faith. He's always had an object somewhere for people to look at or something or some... Look, the brass serpent... Why would He have that brass serpent there, as some...?... The woo-the water on the pool of Bethesda, why was that water? Why they's no virtue in it? It was just something for the people to do to step in.
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Jesus went and spit on some mud and made a little cake and put it on a man's eyes. He didn't have to do that. Do you believe that? He...?... another man's ears and spit and touched His tongue. And He had... He didn't have to do that. It was for some symbol. Is that right? Naaman was suppose to dip seven times in the Jordan. Why, he didn't have to do that. It was just a symbol that the prophet give him to do, something to do. And God sends some of us forth to do certain
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And I noticed when I was just a young Baptist preacher, why, my, the people would come up in our congregation; we'd pray for them; they'd get well. Now, I didn't know nothing about any gifts of healings and so forth. And I went out to the hospital, and I used to go in out there, and the nurse when they'd see me come in, say, "Well, you'll get well now. Here comes that preacher to pray for you." Well, I didn't know nothing about Divine healing, but when He met me and declared that I was born to do that, I still questioned about going out and meeting the public, say, like this. And then He told me... I said, "Sir, they will not believe me, because," I said, "I am uneducated and I'm not qualified for--to do that." And He said, "I'll be with you."
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Now, He--He was a Man. Now, He... How many's heard the story of it? How many has not heard the story of it? Let's see. And well, it--it was the... Just briefly to those quickly... There when I was born in this little cabin, which the writer of this book has the book back there at the desk, has all been tested down through critics and everything before we could publish it and so forth. That morning when I was born down there in this little cabin, He... A white Light, about the size of a, oh, I guess about like a pan or a little larger about like a, oh, something that I imagine about that shape, came down over the bed about a minute or so after the midwife had laid me in my mother's arms. And the--the little old window there, as you can see there's no glass. They just shove the window out and-little old door like. And there It come in... In a little old bed in the corner, a straw mattress, and shuck pillow... And the people of the mountain country didn't know what It was, what happened. They all started weeping.
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Later on when I was about three years old, I remember hearing a voice speak to me and tell me that I would live near a city called New Albany, and I live in three miles of New Albany. I've lived there all my life. And I was living in Kentucky then. This was two hundred miles farther north. And then at seven years old, while I was packing water in a little molasses bucket, why, it was a Voice spoke out of a bush in a whirlwind, and told me never to drink or to smoke or to defile my body in any way that there'd be a work for me to do when I got older.

Then He started immediately after that to moving upon me; It'd show me things that was going to come.
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I was raised in a home that was sinful. My father and mother, their people before them are Catholic. And my father and mother married out of the church, and they had no religion at all. And I never was in church till I was a young man, about twenty years old, twentyfive. That's horrible to say that, but down through life I didn't smoke or drink or so forth. And always It would meet me and tell me different things that was going to happen. Then when I become a minister, it got worse. And then I received the Holy Spirit, it just kept going on. And then later on, why, He met me, and It--It was a Man. I was setting in...?... of a room in a little cabin where I used to hunt at, and I was praying. And I seen the Light come in the room. It appeared visible. They have It on pictures back there that was taken, and scientifically proven and all that... It's been through the critics and everything. Then they--they brought into the-the government affair, and checked it and so forth. And when this comes...
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It comes in the meetings, many times while we're having the meetings, just like this right here now. And so this time, when It came, I just seen a Light shining on the floor, and It come across the floor walking to me, a Man some two hundred pounds, dressed in a white robe, had dark hair to His shoulder, very pleasant sort of a Man, and I could not move; I was just shaking so. And He... I heard His voice, oh, ever since I was a little boy, but I'd never seen nothing but a whirlwind and different--and a--a Pillar of Fire like. And now, when He got real close to me, the Man then when He spoke, He said, "Do not fear." I knew It was the same Man, that same Voice that talked to me since I was a little boy. And He said, "I am sent from the Presence of Almighty God to tell you that your peculiar birth and life has been to indicate that you're to pray for sick people to take this to all the world." And said, "If you'll be sincere when you pray, and will get the people to believe you, nothing shall stand before your prayer. For this cause you was born."
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Now, I can only be honest. You see? That's what I've always tried to be: honest and--with my people, with God's people, my friends. And I--I said, "Well, Sir, I'm born and raised in a poor family." And I said, "I'm uneducated and I--I--I couldn't go." He said, "I'll be with you." And I said, "Oh, I'm... They wouldn't believe me."

He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to a-vindicate his ministry (He'd sent him to Israel, you know, to deliver Israel.)," said, "so would you be given two signs." Said, "One of them will be, that you'll take people by the hand, knowing nothing of what's wrong with them, and tell them what's wrong." Said, "Then if you'll be--if you'll be reverent," and said, "it'll come to pass later that you'll know the very secret of their heart." And He said, "If you would question of this..."
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If I sent the Spirit that our Master said that was upon Him would be upon His people. See, see? And when He told Philip, when He came to Nathanael, He said, "I seen you..." Said, "When did You know me?" He said, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the tree." See, see? He said--He said then to the woman at the well of Samaria, a Samarian woman--Samaritan, rather. He said, "Go get your husband." She said, "I have none." He said, "You've had five." Now, Jesus said, "These things that I do, shall you also. (See?) Greater than this shall you do (or more), for I go to My Father."
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That's how our brother Senator here was healed. When I was standing here looking at him out there over the audience, I seen a--a bench come down and right over, kinda this way from that clock, I suppose, be north. Right in here I seen a bench and I seen a man there, and I seen the people applauding him. I seen him with a big kind of a collar on. I seen a young man fall on a hay rack or something there and hurt his back, begin to talk to my... And there It went. And I looked down, and I found the man. He was setting back in the audience there in a wheelchair, but I didn't get it just right. I didn't see him healed. I didn't say nothing about it. Already while I was standing here, already seen two people healed right here in the meeting tonight (That's right.), standing right here now. Oh, I know they're healed right now. That's right. And it's... I noticed it. And then when I was leaving the platform, I told my manager, Mr. Baxter, about it and that was--which was managing the meetings at that time. And the... When I went out then I seen Mr. Upshaw healed and happy. And I told Mr... I seen there it was. And here he is. He's well.
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And I can only see... Now, the first time... How many remembers before when that part of the--of the operation of the
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Spirit of God that come upon I, His humble servant? You remember when a gift, could show the people by the--holding my hand and knowing what was... You remember that part? Do you remember hearing me say that the other would come? You remember that? And it has, hasn't it? That's it. Now, remember, it's going more than that. See? It's moving all the time upward. Now, you... Now, those things... Now, the people can come to the platform. I can only pray for them. They'll be all kinds of diseases. Now, it is possible, and will be... Now, you remember this. This is the only thing that I can say; God said in Hebrews 11:2, God testifies of His gift. Do you believe that? God testifies.
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Now, the person can come to the platform, and if I've got a good clear and there's not too many pulling, I can usually begin... And I don't--don't use my own thoughts or mind about anything. You'll tell them what's wrong with them. Perhaps if the faith is not there right, It'll tell them of the disease they got, and perhaps what they done in life that's caused them--reason they can't get healed. But now, for the healing, it only comes through our Lord Jesus Christ. Everybody know that? Now, that's all I can--I can do, friend.
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Now, this is the... And do you know Jesus our Master never claimed to be a Divine Healer? Did you know that? Now, watch what Jesus said... Now, we're just going to... Now, if some of you might go away and say, "Well, I don't know what kind of--that is or what it is." Jesus said, "Verily, verily I say unto you..." When the Jews was questioning Him, when He healed one man and left a big bunch of cripples laying there at the pool of Bethesda, He said, "The Son can do nothing in Himself, but whatsoever He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." Is that right?
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And now, if you'll pray out there and believe with all your heart that what I told you is the truth, and Jesus died to heal you, and you believe it with all your heart, then God will heal you where you are in your seat. Then He'll reveal it to me and let me know what you had, and what's happen to you, and what will be. You see what I mean? Now, that's... Now, it... Isn't that lovely in Him? Now, it's not... It's--it's just the idea that the only thing that... I did foretell different things that He did that comes to pass. And many of you have read it in books and so forth about even people... Two or three cases now we have on record that's absolutely been dead and passed away from this life. And I--I was with a lady the other day at Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Hattie Waldrop at her... She had died with cancer of the heart and
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Only thing I could see a vision, see what's happened, and there it is; and I just act out. It's just drama to me. I just act out what He shows me to do. Do you understand now? So it's not me; it's our heavenly Father just showing me what--and-and in that channel where He has placed me. I use that to the best of my knowledge to help His people along, thinking that someday when I come to the end of this journey, I may, if Jesus tarries, I hope to be able to serve His people until I'm an old man. And--and I'll do it with all the reverence in my heart to Him that I know how.
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And remember, friends, you are... I--I love you, and I must be honest with you, for... I have a little boy here, little Billy. It's... He's here on the platform or down here somewhere. I have him with me. If you want to love somebody, if it's between me or he, you love him. See? That's my boy. And if our heavenly Father wants me to love somebody between He or you, love you. You're His children. You see? Wouldn't you rather someone love your children than to love you any time? Well, our heavenly Father, what about Him? If we being carnal know how for good things for our children... See? And I love you, and I'm here to help you.
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And now, when He placed me in this channel of this prophetic gift, whatever it might be, I do not know, I'm... The Bible is open here before me; I do not know just what to call it in the Scripture. Brother Hall and them speaks much about it, but--about it being some prophetic gift. But in there I try to... When He places upon me, I try to glorify our heavenly Father. And He... Whatever I can to help His people, that's what I do, and God bless you.
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And most of my people, a lot of them has been long life people. For instance, my grandmother Branham lived to be a hundred and ten. My grandfather Branham lived to be ninety-some odd, Grandfather Harvey, from my Mother's side, lived in his nineties, but my grandmother she died with staunchlow about--about thirty-six, thirty-eight years old. My father died early, fifty-two, with a heart attack. And most of my mother's people, who I take after, is... When they get old, real old, they usually get a palsy, shake a whole lot. I

remember old granddad, he--he just shook constantly all the time like that, especially when he'd get a little excited. And if I live that long, I may too. I don't know. This body wears down like an automobile wears out. But if it does, and I come to the end of my road; and I can look back and think of the meeting here in California and different places when I was a younger man, think of all of these people... And I know that it's coming to me then, and I'm fixing to go. And I'm standing an old man, white... What hair I have will be white, stooped in my shoulders, and a cane in my hand shaking, and I feel the waves of death coming over my soul, I want to serve His people and serve Him so now, that when that time, I'll raise up my hands and drop my cane; I believe He'll come and meet me then, take me to a better land.
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Now, you pray for me as I pray for you; God bless you while we read just a Word of Scripture, and then we'll bow our heads, and have a word of prayer, and go right straight into the service. In the book of Matthew beginning with the 23rd verse of the 4th chapter... And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness... all manner of diseases among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all the sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunaticks, and those which had palsy; and he healed them.
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And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from--and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
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Now, can we bow our heads? It's all right. If our brother has accepted his healing, it's all right. God bless him. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee that You are lovely Jesus as in Your people tonight making them as You are, making them a body. And if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting, fashioned in heaven waiting to go to, just to step out of this old wrecked building that we live in here into a new one. But, our Father, the reason that we are here tonight in these services to see these buildings and tabernacles that we have our dwelling in now, some of them are very badly riddened
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with diseases that Satan has--has did. And we're here speaking of You, the great Divine Healer. And, Father, I pray tonight that You'll deliver every one that's in the building tonight from all their diseases. And as You come forward, coming down from glory into this little building here tonight, coming from thousands and thousands of Angelic beings there tonight that's before You, and You promised that wherever two or three was gathered together that You would be in their midst. How wonderful to think that the Lord Jesus is here with us tonight, and to grant to us anything that we desire.
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And, Father, my desire is tonight, personally, that You will magnify Yourself before the people in this day to let them know that Your Spirit, that Your Word, that Your promise... Oh, Master, Your promise... It is written in the Scripture that You healed the people, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet. You did these things that it might be fulfilled. And O Lord God of heaven, these things we do tonight that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by our Master, "These things that I do," He said, "shall you also." He knew the hearts of people. He knew what was wrong with them. And His Spirit is here. He healed the people. And, Father, this is tonight to fulfill which was said by our Master, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel. Lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." And grant, Lord, that You'll send tonight, Your great Divine Angel, Your healing Spirit; maybe it's the same Angel that was on the pool of Bethesda; we do not know. I do not know Him, Father in that way, His Name. Maybe it's the same Angel that followed the children of Israel, that led them, rather, in a sign of a Pillar of Fire. Maybe that's the same Pillar of Fire that we're looking at. Maybe He's here tonight. I trust that He will be and will show great signs and wonders. And may there come a stirring among the people quickly, for we realize Lord that we just have a few days to be here.
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God, bless our Brother Freeman. Lord, you see how these... I don't know how it happened this a way, but Thou does know. And I pray God that You'll bless him tonight and give him a great service down there. And may many many of those people down there be healed tonight, the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, the dumb speak, oh, people be saved. And grant it, Lord, that there'll be great stir down there in that tent tonight, and may many hundreds of people be healed and saved.
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And, Father, get--grant tonight in this little group that it'll be likewise here for Your glory, that You might receive glory, and all these people around in the city here might know that You're the Lord Jesus in healing, and saving, and soon coming. We believe the end is here close. When we see the signs appearing, we know that You're near Your journey back here. God, bless us tonight and send Your Angel to discern these spirits and to cast them out of the people, by the Name of Your Child Jesus Christ, we ask it. Amen.
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God bless you all, and may He add His--His tender mercies to you. Let's begin our prayer line over to the right here. And let's call up the first group and--and... What... Where'd you... What numbers did you start it from, 50 or from the 1? [Brother answers, "1."--Ed.] 1, let's begin at 1, and take the first ten over here. What's your letter of the... S, S-1 to 10 stand up first, and--and then maybe if we get finished, why, we'll have some more in just a few moments.
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say believe me. That... I don't mean that by it; just... I'm just the least among all of you. I'm your brother and not worthy to be called your brother. That's right. And I--I don't say that to be humble. I say that from my heart. See? I've learned this, friends, that God knows what your heart is. See? And if you don't speak from your heart, then you're a hypocrite. Is that right? And I really mean it. Some... I look out here and see you old people who's had the Holy Ghost for years and fought back there when it was hard. And me standing here much younger than you and just... And, my, when you had to stand on the street's corner, maybe had four or five listen to you and some of our meetings run up to thirty-five and forty thousand. See? Well, my we're just will put--run the highway that you've already paved for us. See? We're not worthy to be called your--your--your brethren. But you pray for us now. And as you believe, having faith in God, asking God to help you and so forth, God will grant it to you. Do you believe that?
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Now, let there--I've... Sometimes I have to wait just a little bit. Now, on... All of you understand this being the first night, I'm going to pull these mikes out a little bit, because talking to the people sometimes they don't pick it up. And now...

Now, at the close of the service we may... We have no certain definite time. We may be here three nights; we may be five nights; we may be eight or ten nights for all I know. I don't know. That depends on how the Holy Spirit moves. And if... That's right, "Only Believe" real slowly. And you--and you pray for us now and--and God will--will grant you your--your healings and so forth.
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And I just see Brother Shrew taking recordings. Is that-is that right, Brother Banks? Fine. I just... If I... And when the Spirit of the Lord is on, It's so sensitive, just any little thing you... Oh, It's very sensitive. How many realizes that? Just real sensitive, if something moves contrary or... Was you ever so deeply sincere praying somewhere and somebody step in the room or slam the door? See? Now, that's the way it is when this Anointing comes down. I feel It moving in from out here and out there and around here. That's the reason I ask them to leave the platform in there so that I can have at least just one side, 'cause it's hard... Maybe here sets a person with a cancer and that's coming in just... [Brother Branham makes a whistling noise like whirlwind--Ed.] and here's one standing here maybe with heart trouble, and then here's them two hitting against me and... See? You can see what I mean? But I thank God from the depths of my heart with my Bible over my heart, and not one time in five years has It ever failed to be the solid truth right at the platform: not one time. And I'll take anyone to record here in the building that's been in my meetings time after time. It has never failed to be exactly the truth. That's right. And--and then if the patient hasn't got good faith, well, then it'll maybe take a little time to build them up. You'll have to tell them something else and get them to talking.
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Now, let's just kinda pray again just for a moment, if you will, 'cause been talking and it makes it kinda odd for me. Now, dear Jesus, now we're here and we've ask You, and I've explained all that I know how, and it's getting a little late; we don't want to weary the people. But now, Father, I have tried with all my heart to let them know that You are here and willing to heal each one. Now, I have told them that You have sent Your humble servant to encourage them to believe on Your Son Jesus. And by signs and wonders that You have given me to perform is for their encouragement and the vindication that Thou has sent Thy humble servant to pray for their diseases and afflictions and they will get over it. Now, Father, I've done all that I know how. And now, I commit

it all to You for a great service this coming this week. Grant it, Lord, beginning tonight. May many of the people in the audience just believe with all their heart when they see the evidence of the great Angel of God, which I know is on the platform now. And may He move up to Thy humble servant now, anoint my human body that Jesus will be manifested before the people. Hear my prayer, Father, for I ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
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Oh, my brother, do you believe Him with all your heart, you kneeling here. God will surely take care of this for you. Now, do you believe that He'll hear my prayer? Our heavenly Father, as our brother comes kneeling at the platform now, he's terribly tormented, and he wants to be a real Christian, a real man. God, be merciful to him, I pray. This power of the enemy that's driving him into these things that-that's not right... But Thou art here, heavenly Father, and I pray that You'll heal him, and from this night may he be well. Satan, you who bound the man all these years and caused him these heartaches and troubles, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, leave the man. Come out from him. God bless you, brother. Go delivered now. [The brother continues to talk--Ed.]...?... Amen. Brother, those things I do know. You-you can go home and be...?... You're welcome, my brother...?... deliverance now if believe...?... Uh-huh...?... on your road now, and go believe forever, and be whole, my brother. God bless you. Yes... [The brother asks if he may say a few
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He was just wanted to speak a word. The man has been in an awful condition. And, 'course, it was too low here for you to hear what was going on, but the man has been in a--in terrible condition ever since a little boy of--of about seven years old. And he's had... just couldn't... He's been fasting and praying for this tonight, and he was warned. And so he came, and God has delivered him. He said, "Could I just speak a word on..." [The brother testifies to the congregation--Ed.] God bless you, my brother. How wonderful is our Lord. Isn't He wonderful? If you will believe. He is just been revealed down here to the brother just by telling when he was a boy, and what he done, and all about it in there. It wasn't... He brought it right on the microphone. It's... He's wonderful, isn't He? Amen. And... Now, if God knows what has been in your life, He knows what will be in your life. Is that right? Now, you just go believing;
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that's all. All right, you bring the--the lady here if you will. I think we ought to say, "Thank the Lord," don't you? Say, "Praise the Lord." ["Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Now, brother and sister, we're in no hurry, you know. There's just all these things... That means a lot to that man, since he was a little boy, has been that way, and the Lord has delivered him.
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Now, howdy do, my sister dear? You believe with all your heart too? Our Lord is always near to heal the needy and the--the sick. Now, sister, there was... Our Master one time, He was speaking to some man. Or perhaps, let's think, He had a prayer line somewhere, was praying for the sick. And there was a man come up to Him and he said, "Behold, an Israelite in which there's no guile." He told him what he'd been doing and so forth and said... He said, "How'd you know I was a believer?" A Christian, you know, as we'd call it now. He said, "Before Philip called you, when you was under the tree, I knew you." And he said right then, "Thou art the Son of God, the King of Israel." Isn't that right? And he believed Him with all of his heart. And do you believe like that with all your heart? Believe with all... Do you believe that--that this what I am speaking of is our lovely Lord Jesus Who loves you and--and wants to make you well? Is that right? Well... And you believe that He knows what's been in your life back before, hasn't He? And He knows right now what's wrong with you, right now. And He knows what will be hereafter. Isn't that right?
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Well I believe right now that you're in a balance right at this time, because as soon as I said that, I seen something happen and seen what was wrong with you. Suffer with a tumor, aren't you? Isn't that right? You want to be rid of the tumor? Come, come here just a moment. God bless you. Our heavenly Father, this poor sister is so in need. And I pray Thee to be merciful to her now, and I bless her in the Name of Thy Son Jesus, that this tumor will leave her, Lord. And, O Father, be merciful at this hour. And may others be healed of tumor at this same time out there in the audience. Grant it, Lord. And may the Spirit that's here at the platform now, that we are both aware that's anointing down here at this time... We pray that You will let Him bless her as I--as a--Your servant, minister to her the blessings of God by laying on my

hands upon her that was commanded of our Lord Jesus. And I say to this tumor: leave the woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go, be well now. Yes, it's...?... you back down. Go and believe with all your heart.
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All right, let's say, "Praise the Lord, everybody. [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Now, now, look for Him. He is here. Now, He'll only reveal Himself to those who believe Him. How many... You here in California blessed with a great observatory up here, planetarium, where you see stars way out. I believe a hundred and twenty million years of light space you can look out through that glass, one of the largest in the world. They had those, not that type, but they had planetariums and so forth and stargazers in the days of Jesus. But there was a star that passed through the land. And three men followed that star, and no one else saw it but them, for they were looking for it. They were looking for the star of Jacob to rise. See? They were down in the country there where Balaam, the prophet, had spoke that this star of Jacob would rise. Now, you look for Him. Believe Him with all your heart. All right, that's...
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That's--that's... Is that the patient? Is that the--the patient, son? All right, you come right up, lady. Now, every one be real reverent, just as reverent as you can. You don't have to bow your heads to pray. You... I just want you to... When I ask you to bow your heads... Sometimes a spirit gets real contrary, and they just don't want to come at all. And that's the time you have to have an authority. Do you believe in that? See? Now, there's sometimes if a person's faith will come up, but maybe they don't have enough faith and it--it's just waving there, and there's a demon trying to hold a, maybe a little unbelief there, just kindly skeptical, sometimes you have to--to command it out. See? And if you do that, then they're angry. That's when they go from one to another. And when they come out... You know Jesus said to them demons, "Come out." And they said, "Suffer us to go into them swine." See, a devil is helpless if he isn't in a body somewhere. See? He's just a spirit in the world until he's in a body, and then he-he can torment us.
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Now, sister dear, you just come near. And I just want to talk to you just a moment. And what I do that for to speak to the person is merely to contact their spirit. You see? You realize that we're dealing with spiritual beings. Isn't that right? It's a--it's a spiritual being. See? You and I are human flesh. It was born in this world. And now, you're... Inside of you is a spirit. And inside of me is a spirit. Well now, if the spirit of sickness or something has come upon you... And then... Now, I don't know what that is. I know that you're a lady standing there, and--and I don't know nothing about the inside part. Now, the only thing that I know is when this Spirit of God comes down here and He'll speak through here to that what's in you. You see? Now, a person... If I can contact your human spirit (You see?), to--to myself that gives us a--gets you in the--the place--contact. That's right.
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Like Jesus, He talked to the woman awhile. He said, "Go bring Me a drink." She said, "Why, it's not customary for you Jews to ask us Samaritans." He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to (See?), you would ask Me. (See?) And I'd give you drink that (See?) that you don't come here to drink." Now, that's the same thing this is. See? Now, I... You--you're conscious that there's something going on now, don't you? You know that--that... You--you know there's something going on, a strange feeling in your inner being. Is that right? Now, what it is, it's that gift a-moving. You see? It's not my gift: God's gift. See? His gift, I'm not it. I'm just... If you see the picture back there, you can see my picture too, but I'm not It; It's a separate Person. But I'm just a--like the brass serpent. You see what I mean? See? Just... You're just looking this way, and I'm just... See? Now, there, that's it. That's the idea.

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You're suffering, aren't you, sister? You got kidney trouble, haven't you? That's right. A kidney trouble. You're real nervous too, aren't you sister? [Sister says,"I guess I am a little bit, but not as much as I thought I would be. Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Yes, it is. Yes, sir, that's it. See? I mean, not be meant... What I mean, just kind of... You're a deep thinker, that kind of a nervous, always just thinking ahead of time too. That's right. All right, sister, come here just a minute. Now, will you bow your head. Dear merciful Father, I pray that You'll be merciful to our sister tonight as I bless her now for her healing. Satan, you who bound her, in the Name of Jesus Christ, leave the woman. Come out of her. Now, will you do as I say do? Go on and don't even think about your kidney trouble no more. It's going to leave you. Now, I tell you what... Now, you may have symptoms for at least, oh, eight or ten days, the burning and so forth and the weakness, but that'll clear up now, and you'll be all right. You go and God bless you. Amen.
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Now, sister dear, I want you to look this way, and just believe with all your heart. And you will, won't you? You--you believe. You want to be well. I perceive that you're a believer, a good believer. You're not very... You're--you're a--a deep believer. You hold on to what you have. You was praying awhile ago, wasn't you?...?... Wasn't you happy when you got that card this afternoon or tonight? And now, you thought, "I'll be rid of my heart trouble now." Isn't that right? Now, you can go on your road. You are healed. Let us say, "Praise be to God." [Congregation says, "Praise be to
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Everyone reverent as you... Trying hard, aren't you, dad? Poor old man laying here on a cot praying... I see a woman laying over there trying to look right at me, just trying... Just keep on praying now. Have faith and believe. All right.
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Come forward, lady. You believe, do you, sister? You-you believe with all your heart? And isn't He wonderful? That's when they're... Sometimes we get in such a condition, you know, or sickness and everything, and then God comes along and heals us, and lets us get well, and spare our life a little longer. That's--that's the way He does and He's so lovely to us. Isn't that right? Had a strange feeling come to you then, didn't
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Now, let's say that you believe (You see?), without even being prayed for. She's healed. God healed her right there, made her well...?... Now, you might say, "Brother Branham, how do you know she was healed?" I got real weak. You see? I know when it--when it went away she got... Now, just have faith, and believe with all your heart. Do you love Him? Now, this is wonderful to begin the first night and see It so richly in here now. It's just... Anything could happen. And-and... Now, if you just be real reverent...
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How do you do, sister? I was just watching a lady that's packing a little baby. I was trying to find out what was wrong with it. You see? Now, only believe. Just fear not. Have faith in God and believe. Now, sister dear, you are conscious of the fact that you have made a testimony by coming up to this platform here. Now, you've come to this platform before this group of people here as a witness that you believe in Divine healing. Isn't that right? And--and I have told you that I have no way of contacting you only by spirit. That... It will have to be--come through the Lord Jesus and His mercy. And if you're ever healed or anything is ever known of you by me, will have to be through Him. You realize that. Yes, ma'am. Yes, ma'am. You seem to have a very good spirit, sister. Oh, yes, ma'am, had much trouble, haven't you now? And you're suffering now with a cancer. Isn't that right? Come here just a moment with me.
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The Almighty, Who stands here as a--my witness knows that this supernatural Being that Who I speak of, and my Bible is here before me, this supernatural Being, testi--in the testimony to me which I will have to answer before all you people and God at that day for these words that I say... The supernatural Being that spoke to me said that, talking about praying for the sick, He specified one disease. He said not even to cancer shall stand before the prayer. There's been more cancers healed than anything else. Now, I--I wouldn't say that, friend, unless it was... Oh, my, certainly it'd have to be.
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Now, mother, I have no way just... I just seen your suffering, and seen what you were doing. And it come before me. Now, I'm going to ask God to bless you and to let you get well. And you'll give Him praise, and you'll never no more say... And you'll give Him praise for the rest of your life, won't you, sister? Jesus of Narazeth, bless our dear sister. You said, "Whatever you bind on earth, I'll bind it in heaven. What you loose on earth, I'll loose it in heaven." Now, You promised that, Father. "And these signs should follow them that believe." And now, by laying my hand upon this dear old mother's hand, that's bound here by a demon that would take her life in the next few weeks, but I pray Thee, Lord, to be merciful. And I now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, loose the woman from this terrible thing called cancer. Come out of the woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go happy, believing Him, praising the Lord. Let us say, "Praise the Lord," every one. [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Now...?...
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Now, watch. Now, just a moment. There was something happened just then. Now, another cancer spirit... Now, everyone be just reverent. Now, let's see where it was. Be real reverent. There's somebody was suffering with a cancer just then that... I felt it strike again. Look this way again, mother, you standing here. No, I believe it's still--maybe still on you. Come here just a minute. Just... No, ma'am, it ain't. It isn't. Stand right there just a minute. It's in this direction here. Now, stand right there just a moment. Let's see. Look this way, sir. You on the cot. Let... You look up here at me. Here it is. Just a moment now. Everyone reverent. Have you believed me, sir? Do you believe that I am God's servant, that I am His prophet, that He sent me here for you? You're suffering with--with a cancer: cancer. I believe it's cancer of the blood. Isn't it leukemia or something like that in--in your blood, isn't it? And it--it's in your blood. It's leukemia. That's right. You're all... You're... I see... You're--you're swolled up inside the inward glands, the spleen, and through the kidneys and stomach. Isn't that right? Oh. Everybody reverent. Does anybody know the man in the building? Anyone know him? Is that truth? If it is... If that's truth, is the truth? I can tell there's something move... Yes. Oh, yes. They know all... That's all right. Just be... Just stay where you. That's okay. I just want to... I seen it. It left him... Now, be real reverent, my brother. I--I--I'm just going to ask... I see it right there... They... The... You can go ahead and by now, sister.

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I thought that cancer had crept back again. And what it was, was this man here praying. You see? When the cancer let loose of this woman, it--it hit on that man there. You see? They're--they're in sympathy one with another. You understand what I mean? Now, see? It's--it's kindred spirits. You know what I mean. Doves stay with doves. Scavengers... See? It's like buzzards, you know; they're together. It... And that's the way this kindred spirit, that cancer. Cancer is a demon. It's a devil. That's what... Now, be real reverent, and believe with all your heart. All right.
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Mother's trying to pray, aren't you, mother? Now, just have faith for the... I see you coming down through there. I believe that the--the baby's going to be all right. Now, just-just be reverent now. Now, just... Everyone... Now, don't go and be excited. See? It excites me a little, but don't get excited because I do. Because I... You see what I'm up against here. I'm working under a strain. He'll--He'll come down over me and go [Brother Branham makes a noise like blowing wind--Ed.]... like that. Then you have to watch when it tell you, just feel it hitting everywhere. You have to be careful. Then sometimes it'll jerk here and then some over here... I'm just trying to take my time just as I can. All right. See?
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nothing to be weary, but it's--it's something kind of an awe, sacred. Now, that's that anointing that I feel. You see? It's--it's on me now. That... If there's anything wrong with you... If you believe that that is the Angel of the Lord, God will reveal to me what's your trouble and--and then you'll get well. And if He'll hear. You believe It's the Angel of the Lord, you do? Have you got... You're nervous for one thing, aren't you, real extremely nervous? I see that. Haven't you got something wrong with your ear or something like... Is in it your... I believe it's your right ear, isn't it? Isn't it your right... That's your... Say, you're... Ma'am? [Sister tells Brother Branham something--Ed.] The one... The right, I seen that there.
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Say, don't you work in some kind of a telephone affair or something? Is that right? I seen you there with that... I seen one of--that thing over your ear like that and I wondered

if... Yes. I just didn't see no trumpet in your ear, but I could see in the vision there, some... Oh, a headset. Well, oh... I... You take telegrams. I seen it was something like that when I seen the thing sticking up on. Come here, sister. Merciful God, bless our dear sister now. I pray that You'll be near her and may Your Spirit come upon her just now and bless her. Knowing that there's a great supernatural Being here at the platform standing between she and I here, as brother and sisters in the Lord Jesus, and I pray, God, that her faith in Him to believe it, that Thy servant has testified of that which is true. And there's no way for her to doubt any more, for I have spoke of it being from You, and she's witnessed it by feeling and telling her even the things of her life. Then I bless her, dear God. And, Satan, you who's harmed her, leave her in the Name of Jesus Christ. Come from the woman. Now, look this way. Oh, yes, sister, it's all right now. God bless you, sister. You're... You've been seeking for a deeper, better walk with God too. That right? You're going to have that also. God bless you, sister. Now, let us say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Isn't He wonderful, marvelous? He--He knows everything. There's nothing that He doesn't know. And He's the Witness.
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Now, if you'll just give me a few more moments to get at least what's in the prayer line there, then I'll--I'll dismiss just in a little bit. Would you bring the lady, please. Now, everyone just reverent for a few moments. And you out there in the audience be--be praying, down in this a way, up all around now. God bless you, brother. Now, would you... It's... I just want you to... You look very healthy, young lady. But of course, there's something wrong or you wouldn't be here. You're a little nervous. Yes. 'Course that's just a little excited now too, because it's that this is a very sacred thing to you, isn't it? You regarded it that way. Isn't that true? And you've respected it, haven't you, sister? And you--you had that in your mind before you come here. Isn't that true? And because you have believed that, God's going to let you get over that diabetes and you're going to be well. God bless you. God bless you, my sister. Now, you can go and the Lord Jesus is going to...?... and heal you. And let us say, "Praise be to our Lord Jesus." Isn't He wonderful?
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Now, some of you here, these stretchers or cots and... Just a moment. You on the cot, lady, you look this a way. See? You believe with all your heart? Now, I cannot heal you. I--I don't know you. I've never seen you in my life knowingly. But our heavenly Father knows all about you. And He will make His secrets known to His servant as He will. You believe that? And... Yes, you must believe God or you can't live very much longer. You're conscious of that, aren't you, sister? You have a severe heart trouble. Isn't that right? Why don't you accept your healing and stand up in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us say, "Praise be to God." [Congregation says, "Praise be to
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Everyone reverent now. Believe with all your heart. Now, she's...?... accept her healing. Let's say, "Thank the Lord." Some of the ushers pull the stretcher out of the way there so she...?...
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Sir, why don't you accept your healing? Let's say, "Praise be to God." [Congregation says, "Praise be to God."--Ed.] Now, everyone just a moment. Now, what's--what's the... You have a--your hand onto somebody. What's that, a little boy? Set him up just a minute. Look this way, young man. Is that you... The lady gave me the picture just a few moments ago. Aren't you? I... Now, that's as far as I--I know, but I seen your hand on that child there. You're interested in him in some manner. Look this a... Oh, yes. I can't say what will or what won't. That child's suffering with a, I believe it's asthma, isn't it, or something? Isn't that right? He has a hard time sleeping. Isn't that right? Isn't that right? Oh, heavenly Father, I bless this little lad right now, that You heal him and make this the greatest night of his life, Lord. That You'll take this away from him and may he recover and get altogether well and be healed and a well young man, in the Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ, I ask it. Amen. Now, look this way. Oh, God has a...?... or want to show it to the loved ones. All right. The baby's going to get over that, little honey, this little sister. That's all right. It's going to be... The baby will get well.
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Now, don't fear. Look this way everybody. Here back in this section, back in this way, look and believe now with all your heart. I'm watching these crippled people. I see arthritis and things. I'm... And there's a lady setting here that I... She was here at

the other meeting, I believe; I'm not sure. The lady here, she's a very religious woman and a fine lady. And I--I trust that this will be the time of your healing, my dear sister. You belong to church. Isn't that right? Have--have--have faith. Now, somebody without cards or some without a prayer card, look this way. So you can see the lady with arthritis setting here has--has laid there with a heart trouble, swelling and so forth.
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Now, look this way from away over from. You believe with all your heart there? Just a moment. [A baby in the congregation is crying--Ed.] The little baby there... Just a moment. A little girl, there with her blue... No, it's just a little bit behind her. I believe it's a--a colored lady setting there. I believe she's the one pulling so. Or... Are you praying, lady, there? I believe it was the mother of the child there... I can't get them separated, just... Stand up. I want the colored lady to stand up there. Yes. You're suffering too, aren't you, sis? You have stomach trouble...?... in the stomach, isn't that right? You can go on and eat what you want to. Let us all just stand and pray, just then if you will. Merciful Father, we thank Thee for...?... In Jesus' Name I pray that You'll heal everyone in Divine Presence.

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My voice is just a little bit hoarse. Thank you. Can you hear all right back at the back, way back? Way back at the back, can you hear all right? That's fine. Thank you. I don't have a very loud voice, and I'm not too big to begin with, so it-it's a... When I was borned I weighed five pounds, and I got a bad start. And I haven't... out-growed it yet. So I--I--I wished I was bigger for one purpose: I could maybe have more room to love the Lord more. I've just--just... And if it's any--He's any dearer and better to the big people, I certainly admire them, because He's certainly wonderful to me. And I love Him with all my heart. Wonder how I ever got along those years that I lived without him. It's been a... I was telling my little son. If there's anything that I have to regret in my life, that I did not turn to Jesus when I was a little boy, just a little bitty boy, and serve Him.
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Now, we're going to take tonight our... 'Course we realize, knowing that another service is going on in the city (I'm very conscious of that.), of Brother Freeman's meeting, and our crowds are not very big yet. And while this is, I was-just thought maybe that I would take a few minutes each night to teach just a little on the Word and kinda run just a--maybe a little series in--in the book of Exodus here, and just speak on it a little while each night and watch the clock and try to get out in time that we would have a little prayer line. Now, each evening... And as Brother Hall was saying a moments ago (If I understood him right, I was downstairs, or down in another section of the church down there.) that the leading, the principle of the meeting is to inspire faith, that each individual would--would accept Christ as their Healer and--and would be healed. That's what the purpose of the meeting is for. See? It's impossible almost for me to get to each one. And I hurry just as quick as I can. If you'll notice with each patient, when I think that the appropriate faith is there, I go ahead and pray for the person. Now, it'll be just the same for each one of you out there in the audience. Each one of you that'll accept it and

believe it, it'll be just the same to you there as it is up here. Now, the only thing this does to the person that does come up to the platform, it'll almost could tell whether it's really, really faith or not.
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Now, you meet me on the street and say, "Brother Branham, what about..." I probably know nothing about that. But now, on the platform when someone meets me, then I--it's not me that's speaking. When you hear my voice speaking when that inspiration is on, I--I have no more control of that than you know what you're going to say next New Year's day. I--I do not have no control of that; It speaks Itself. It's my voice, and I'm listening to myself talk just as you're listening to me now talk. I hear myself, what It says to the people. And-and then I know then... Sometimes take ahold of their hand, I'll wait there, and after while I'll hear what It speaks, just hear myself speak, talking to the people. It's a very strange feeling. And under that anointing, being that my services are so close together, that it's best for me not to be too much under it at a time in one service. And Moses of old was committed--the Lord committed to him two signs to do before the people. And he performed those signs one time and that's was all he did it. Israel believed from then on and--and followed the leader. Why, these signs, is not for you to follow me, but to follow what I tell you. And that sign is this: that you are to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will lead you. And then when you're told something up here at the platform, you must believe that with all your heart. And the purpose of this is that the people... There may be somebody in the prayer line tonight that I'll know, have met somewhere else. Probably when that anointing was on I would not recognize them: sometimes I do and sometimes I do not. But if--if I would, well, er... Now, I've met... Two or three times I've met people like that, but very seldom. Then I have no way of knowing what's wrong with that patient or what they've done in their life. And many things that--that they do not wish to be told out here at the platform, but I can't help it, It--It speaks Itself.
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Now... And if It tells you exactly what has been in your life, and you know that, you--you--you're aware of that, and you're aware... The first thing when the patient comes, if you'll watch then when they come reverent, when they get real near, watch the expression on their face change. It'll change me, and I... Some of them... There's a picture back there when the Angel of the Lord was up
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over me when they had the picture taken. Said, "Brother Branham, that don't look like you." No, it set... When It's just that close to you It just changes you; you're--there's something different, you're... Something happens. Then when the patient's coming, they will... If they're a believer... Now, if you're not a believer, if you're just coming just for curiosity, or maybe you're a little skeptic about the Angel of the Lord, you'll never notice it. See, only those who are looking for God are the ones who find God. Only those... When the woman touched the hem of His garment, why, she said, "If I may but touch Him, I'll be made well." Why, she thought the virtue went out; she got what she wanted. But those who put a rag over His face and--and smote Him on the face and said, "Now if you're a prophet prophesy and tell us who hit you." they didn't feel any virtue at all. They wasn't feeling for it. They didn't believe it. But the ones who believed it was the ones who received it. And that's the way it is with salvation. Those who believe God... If someone said, "I do not believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit." He'll never be able to receive it until you believe it. That's right. You got to believe it. For all things of God are by faith.
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And then when you see the person here... The benefit of having them on the platform... Usually I would never have to have a prayer line, just stand here in the audience and maybe speak to the people right out in... I have done that, but it's so strenuous. Usually I have to wait till the anointing gets real deep and then maybe I can single out the people where they're--the sick ones out in the audience. Many times I see the people that's crippled, or afflicted, or something like that, and I--I know what's wrong with them, they're... I could tell them what was wrong, but that's no mystery; anyone could see anyone was crippled. That... Any could say, "Well, sure, he said that person had arthritis. Why certainly, look at them all crippled up. And that man's blind, that they're leading him around, why, he's blind. Why certainly, anyone would know that." But the person that looks healthy and then go down and tell that person, now, that's the difference. That--that--there's where the mystery part comes, that's not a mystery, it's a--for the people, the children of God to recognize that their Saviour is present. You see?
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Now, I truly believe that the coming of the Lord is nigh at hand. These things would not be taking place, children of God, unless something was going happen. Now, I do not claim

to be knowing all things of God. And I do not say that this is what the Lord has told me, for many times I say things, "I believe this or believe that." like you do. That doesn't make it so. I can... You say, "Brother Branham, you pray for me. You believe I'll get well?" Yes, I can believe it, but I won't know it until He tells me so. Then when I see the vision that it is, then I know it's going to be. And in doing that that weakens my faith a little on the other side (You see?), because I'm looking to that direct positive side always. And that's what hurts in my meeting many times. The people watch to get into the line to get that direct positive side of what's going to happen to them. You see what I mean?
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And--and as far as I know, the best of my knowledge, to all of the people that I--have come before me to be prayed for, there has never been one time in all my life that I can remember praying for the sick when I absolutely saw the vision and told them that the Lord Jesus had healed them but what was well. Now, I never seen it my... See, I never seen it... I seen... Many times I've seen the people on the platform and knew they were going to die: turns dark around them. And I--I know they're not long. I'll say, "Go, and may the Lord Jesus bless you. Go, and have faith in God." Now, maybe He show me that that person, death is on the person, I can't overcome it. Maybe if I could set down with that person awhile, talk with them, take a long time, twenty, thirty minutes, sometimes a hour, and just speak to the person till God will show the vision, then there may be something told to that person that would cause them to repent of something that--that's maybe--or some promise they could make to God that would bring God's favor to them and heal them, because many times God pronounces something and then He changes His mind on it. Did you know that? A king one time was told by the prophet that he was going to die. You remember that? And the prophet, after he give his message, walked right back out of the room, and the king turned his face to the wall and wept bitterly, said, "Lord, I beseech You. I've walked before You with a--with a pure heart." And now he wanted his life spared for fifteen years so something to glorify God. And the prophet had done gone, but the Spirit of the Lord come upon the prophet after God done told him he was going to die, said, "Go back." And the prophet told him in three days he was coming off his bed, that God heard his prayer. So prayer changes things. Isn't that right? So prayer changes things. So therefore, I ask the people then to
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Now, but each individual... And my--my business here, I see our land that... The reason that I'm figuring on... This will probably be my last trip through the country for some time, unless the Holy Spirit leads. Our... We're got many great campaigns out on the field, hundreds of them. I noticed in the "Voice of Healing" this month (Brother Lindsay's paper back there), there was many many new ones had come in. And look like we're kinda getting in one another's way. So it's a--too many in--even in one city, so I think that God used me to go out, which I'm thankful to let the little sparks begin to fly now that the thing is kindled everywhere. And I pray that God will not only use those brothers out there, but will send hundreds of more campaigns everywhere, everywhere. And I feel that after a bit I'll probably spend a--most of my life in the--in the foreign field. And I come and... And 'course I'll have to have a little finance to carry me on, and then maybe have a few meetings till the people send me again back into lands of the Africa and different places. Now, I don't believe it'll be very long till our Lord Jesus comes.
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Now, remember this. Now, this is not the Lord speaking; this is your brother, Brother Branham. And the best of my knowledge... Now, just remember this and watch it close. We are in for the end time. Watch geographically where your war is coming out. See? Watch the Gog up there coming down (See?), down in Turkey and so... The battles will not be settled in Korea but over there in Palestine. See? We're--we're near. And I--I'd appreciate it... And yesterday I--or this morning, I believe it was, I almost...?... joy when I heard that-that the Brother Graham, Billy Graham, is going to have a meeting there in Washington. I--I was so happy for that, but I'm--I'm just a little afraid that is, that we've sinned away our day of grace. I--I believe we're in for it. When we come to a place where we join up and won't--and would throw aside the Bible and not even offer prayer, nor nothing else to appease some ungodly nation that doesn't believe in God, we're in for it. That's right. Yes, sir. I said that from the beginning, so how can two walk together except they be agreed? That's true. And when we throw off Christ, we--we refused the cross, and now we got a double cross, haven't we? That's right. That's--that's what it is. All right, so much and God bless you now, as...

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I want to read just, set, maybe three little, or four little sermonettes like, or little teachings here on the Book of Exodus. I want to read some out of the Book of Exodus over in the--the 3rd chapter. And I will watch the clock and hurry. And just as it gets time, then I'll cut off and take up again tomorrow night. We want to study just a little bit in the Book of Exodus. How many would like that, let's see your hands; just--just study a little bit on the Church? Now, the 3rd chapter, I'll read for a portion of Scripture. Wish we had time just to... At home, we used to take these lessons in Exodus, and Genesis, and so forth, and just teach them, just those old nuggets. And oh, what a time we had with them. And I thought it would... I would just like to try it again right here while we're not crowded, just for a few nights in Exodus the 3rd chapter. Listen closely now to the reading of the Word. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mount of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
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Now, shall we bow our heads just a moment. Our heavenly Father, we have come here tonight for a compound reason. We've come that people might be saved by believing on the Lord Jesus, then that they--the sick might be healed by believing on the Lord Jesus. Therefore, our fathers has taught Thy Word, and You have worked great miracles with our fathers. And we are--are happy to be their children today, to inherit the rights of being a free American where we can open the Bible and teach, and believe God, and worship Him according to the dictates of our conscience. We're very happy for this privilege. We ask You to bless those who paid the supreme price on the battlefronts everywhere that's given us this hour of freedom. O Eternal God, have mercy. But we realize that the dark clouds are floating high now, and that they're going to get darker according to Thy Word. And we're so thankful to know that we're children of the Light tonight, that we have the Light of God in us. And we are happy that our heavenly Father has so blessed us in this last day, of pouring out His Spirit, giving us the Holy Spirit to live by and to

enjoy; and now, has given us great signs and wonders: mysterious things to the world, but not mysterious to those who believe in You. For we've been looking for these days.
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And now, to think that here on the platform in this tabernacle where once stood great men, the founder, our brother, Paul Rader, and many of those great men who stood here. And tonight, the Christ that they preached is coming down in great power, manifesting Himself, sending forth His Angel to declare His Light. O God, have mercy upon us. And may we pinch, as it was, our conscience, waking ourselves up to the realization that the time is drawing nigh. Deliverance is at the door. And we're ready for the journey. Help us to put on the full armor of God now tonight, get ready, buckle up, shod ourselves with the Gospel, put the helmet of righteousness, the breastplate, and the armor, and take the sword, and go forward now (Grant it, Lord), as full dressed warriors tonight of Christ. May every demon of darkness be driven back. May the power of the Holy Ghost come down in this building, the Angel of God appear visibly right here on the platform tonight, giving us such a shaking like we've never had before. Grant it, Lord. May many be healed tonight and saved. For we ask it in the Name of Thy Child, Jesus. Amen.
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I believe that all of the old things was a type of the new to come. What Israel was in the natural, we are in the spiritual. God leading Israel naturally, was what He's doing for us spiritually today. We're all very familiar with this Scripture that I've just read. And we're going to try to set forth tonight, God preparing for the--the journey, God setting His Church in order, then God's exodus of the Church--taking it out, God's journey with the people in the wilderness. And then the last call where Joshua takes the children of Israel over into the promised land. Oh, I trust that God will make Hisself visible to us, so real. I don't know what more He could do. He's never done hardly anything in the ages past any more than what He's doing now. And to think that we have the privilege of being alive here tonight. Well, that thrills my heart beyond my words to utter, how I appreciate that what God is doing for us now in this present day. And to think that God has given me the privilege to share His blessing with His people, you, the purchase of His Blood. That I, by this that He has given, might be able to show Him to you, and to bring you to a closer fellowship with Him, that's more than my heart could even comprehend.
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Now, we all are familiar with the Scripture of how Israel came down into Egypt. It was because of a famine. He was driven down there from starvation. The story is very pathetic. All the Old Testament speaking of the New... I believe in Hebrews 12, It said, "Seeing that we're compassed about with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that does so easily beset us, that we might run with patience the race that's set before us." Amen.
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All right. Joseph, one of the patriarchs, sold down into Egypt, perfect type of Christ, betrayed by his brethren, sold for a few pieces of silver--about thirty pieces, about like Christ was. He wore a coat of many colors, as Christ was seen in Revelations 1 setting on a throne and a rainbow over Him... There's seven perfect colors representing the seven church ages. Rainbow representing a covenant, He was to look upon as jasper and sardis stone, which was Reuben and Benjamin, the First, the Last, He that was, which is, and shall come, the Root and Offspring of David, the Morning Star... How marvelous. And with the covenant to His Churches, seven golden candlesticks behind Him, each candlestick representing a church age. And we're living in the Laodicean age, the last. And He was standing with His hands out to look upon. And there, one hand like this was Alpha, the other one as Omega. As the lights went out, on up to the dark ages and come down; just as they come in, so will they go out, the same kind of Church, same kind of signs, same kind of people, Alpha and Omega.
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Oh, my. Then I think of God speaking to Joseph. After he was taken up, he was the blessed child. There's why I believe that men are borned in this world to do certain things. Joseph could be nothing else but a prophet, for he was borned a prophet. God foreordained Joseph to be a prophet. No matter how much cursings and kickings he got around, he was God's prophet. He had to be. Gifts and callings are without repentance. Notice. Then he was taken up, supposingly, out of the pit to have been dead, like Christ was raised up. And he set at Pharaoh's right-hand. When he was in his prison, like Christ with His cross, there's one thief lost and one saved; so was there in Joseph, one butcher and the baker, one was lost and one was saved. Joseph foretold them what would be their destination, and so did Jesus at the cross. And notice. Then when he died, Joseph, he made mention of
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Now, those Hebrews, when they were being bondaged and beaten, and the taskmasters upon them beating them, slaves; many an old Hebrew would pass by that coffin and would look in there, and see the bones of Joseph. He could look up and say, "Someday we're going out, for our prophet, our brother, has said that someday his bones would go before us. God's Word said that they would go out of there." God had told Abraham years before. And they had a promise. And every tired Hebrew could look upon that and say, "There's the promise of God." What a great promise we have today. When we stand at the grave and see our loved ones go down, a few of those flowers crushed in the minister's hand, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and earth to earth, but down through the old pine trees whispers, the wind blowing,
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Notice. Then we look at that tomb, that grave mound up. Then we can look over yonder in Jerusalem. There's one that's empty. He's coming again to receive those... All that are dead in Christ shall come with Him. God shall bring them from... And today, when we bury or children, and our mothers and fathers, we hear that ceremony. Then we sh--close our eyes, look away to Jerusalem. "If I go away, I'll come again to receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also." Taskmasters and sickness may drive us. That's right. It's drove us. Death has drove us to the grave. But as Paul of old, when he was ready to die, and they fixing the chop block to fix--cut his head off, he said, "O grave, where is thy victory? Death, where is thy sting?" In other words, "Death, you're coming. You're trying to scare me, but you can't scare me." The grave said, "I can hold you." "You can't do it, for in Jerusalem there's an empty tomb. You can't hold me. Where is your sting? Show me where you can make me scared of you. I'm not afraid to die. Grave, show me your victory. You can't do it, for I can point an empty tomb to you, and I am in Him. And those that are in Him will God bring with Him." There you are. Just as sure as He arose from the

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What a perfect type Joseph was, and Christ the antitype. Then we notice that years passed by, and they fared sus--sumptuously. But finally there rose up a Pharaoh who did not know Joseph. God was fixing His Church now to bring It out. And I believe that we fared sus--sumptuously. In the early days there was a great persecution against religion. And as we know in Revelations and so forth, where the woman fled into the wilderness and was nourished there for a time, time, and the dividing of time. And we're down to that end time now.
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The word of the little lamb that rose up in Revelations 13, a lamb. Two little... Probably a little horn--civil and ecclesiastical power. But after is lamb, freedom of religion and so forth. But after while, he spake like a beast, like the dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon did before him, a bitter religious persecution. We're nearing that time. You remember, Church, that you're living in the best day that you've ever will live in, right now, until Jesus comes. It shall gradually... Not gradually, but rapidly get worse and worse. When Russia goes down there to get that oil, look out. That's all she needs. That's what the prophet said it would do. And we're ready for it then. So Church, get ready to meet Christ. He's sending great revivals and meetings, and stirring the full Gospel people. Signs and wonders appearing everywhere, Great wonders to draw His people together. And one day He shall come, the deliverer.
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Now, notice. Just before He taken them out to the promised land, they begin to cry, bitterly cry. The taskmasters was heavy. And he begin to bitterly cry to God. And when they did, God had a little boy born down there, a very peculiar birth, Moses. You know the story of how he was put in the bulrushes, and the--the little ark was slimed and pitched. And Pharaoh's daughter raised him, or was supposed to be her foster child. And when he come to the age of where he should be on the work of God, why... about forty years old, one day he went out and identified himself with Israel thinking surely that they ought to know that he was their deliverer. And when he killed the Egyptian, slew him, the next day he found Hebrew brethren stroving amongst one another, and

they discovered his sin and told him. And at this Moses fled into the wilderness, rejected of his brethren, just like Christ was rejected of His brethren.
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And notice. Then Moses taken unto himself Zipporah, a wife... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... So one morning there, the Pillar of Fire came out of the heavens and dropped down into a bush. And Moses looked, and the bush was on fire, but the bush would not burn up. God was doing all of this to attract the attention of Moses. And when God saw that Moses turned aside... Oh, my. How today the Church is in bondage of sickness. The Church is crying, been crying for years for deliverance. Some of you old people here has cried to God for numbers of years, "God send the gifts back to the Church." Have you done it? Many of you. Years ago, sent and prayed all night at a time. And we're on the age of the march, I believe. We're ready. God's calling His Church spiritual together. Just as all the Church come together... The word "church" means "the called out.
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Today we come through all kinds of dogmas and denominations. And each fellow having his own idea, "Look through my glasses and you'll see Him." But God has got to a place now that He's sick and tired of those things. And He's calling His people together in one accord, setting together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Christ coming down with them revealing Himself to them. Amen. Oh, my, I just love that: Church spiritual, getting ready now.
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All right. Notice now, that... Then when God spoke to him, attracted his attention by a Pillar of Fire that fell into a bush and begin to burn and pop, and burn. Now, looks like if it was fire, it would've scorched the bush or burned it. But it was a supernatural Fire Who could burn the bush, and yet it would still be there. Amen. I'm thankful tonight for a supernatural, the Holy Spirit, God's Flame of Fire, Who could come down in the human heart, burn out all the sin, unbelief. Don't harm the person, but It purges him, make him grow greater, be stronger, more faith. And He comes tonight in that way. He can come down into a human body, drive out the power of cancer, tumor, cataract, tuberculosis with fire, heavenly Holy Spirit Fire falling from God out of heaven. Why, my, that's no mystery. If He can burn inbred sin out, how much more can He
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burn cancer out by the same Holy Spirit. Amen. We've got witnesses on both sides. Men and women who were once sinners lost in sin, come to the world speaking lies, shaped in iniquity.
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A harlot on the street, so immoral that hardly maybe a decent person would look at. The Holy Spirit can take that same woman and make a saint out of her, take the desire of sin from her. When the religions of the world met here some forty years ago, old Doctor Magney represented the Holiness religion of America. When all Buddha had their say and so forth, their beauty, the different isms put forth their beauty and their flowers, and all their different flowerly speeches, our little brother stood up. He told a story of a vile woman that lived in Oklahoma years ago who broke all the speed laws coming through the streets driving a carriage with a cigar in her mouth, a big gun on each side. And she killed so many men, and done so many bloody deeds until when the law caught her, they poured tar and feathers on her, and taken wires to kill her. They wouldn't want to get that close to her. When he told the story with such--with such a spiritual feelings to it until his audience was sitting on the ends of their seats, ready to hear what he had to say. Then he said, "Gentlemen of the religions of this world, has your religion got anything that would clean the hands of this vile woman?" No one said nothing. Tears rolled down his cheeks, as he clapped his hands together, jumped up in the air, kicked his heels together, said, "The Blood of Jesus Christ won't only clean her hands but will clean her heart." Hallelujah! Yes, the Blood of Christ won't only clean hands, but it'll clean the heart, make the vilest sinner a new person, purified, cleansed by the Holy Spirit, give them their inheritance that they lost long ago by the fall, put them in relationship with God to become sons and daughters. Amen. It's enough to stir the heart of anybody.
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Just as sure then that Jesus rose from the grave, so will we. Them that are in Christ, there... Then I seen Moses as he turns aside to look at the bush; he sees the fire burning. Then God seen He attracted Moses' attention. And when He did that, He said, "Take off your shoes, you're on holy ground." Well, what if Moses said, "I'll just take off my hat?" That wouldn't work. He said, "Shoes." That's right.
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Somebody said, "I'll just join church, and that'll be just as good." He said you got to be born again. That's right. Join church is all right, but He said you got to be born again or you won't get into the Kingdom of heaven. That's old fashion preaching, but it's the truth, brother. That's right. It'll make a new creature out of you.
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All right. "Take off your shoes, come in respects; you're on holy ground." He seen this Pillar of Fire. He said, "I've heard the cries of My people down in Egypt and the reasons of the taskmasters, and they're groaning and crying to Me all day and night. And I've come down to deliver them. And I'm going to send you down there now." Oh, my. Deliverance on the road. Yes, sir. Just as soon as He gets an order, deliverance is there. He's setting the picture together now for a great drama. I believe that God that lived in Moses' time is the same Jehovah today. And I believe now that the Holy Spirit has come upon the Church, calling the people out, getting them ready. The word "church" means "called out." God's called out of every denomination a people, cleansing them from their sins, filling them with the Holy Spirit, setting them aside for service, for the great march is coming.
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Just reminds me of here not long ago, I was asking them about the picture of "The Last Supper" (Someone give it to me recently.), of how the painting, the light in it. And it cost the man the lifetime that painted that picture. Any famous picture, before it can be put in hall of fame, it has to go through all the critics first before it can be put in the hall of fame. And then after it's passed all the criticisms, and still can stand the test, then she's hung up in the hall of fame. The little Church, for years it's been pushed back. This is big words for a Baptist, but it's been pushed back, called holyroller, a bunch of people that's crazy, acting foolish. That's right. I know we got some impersonators. That's true. But we've got some genuine Holy Ghost material. Yes, we have. The devil will point you to the bad side every way. Lets the off-falls. Just remember, in there... She's been criticized and criticized, and pushed back.
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As I said the other night, many times I look out and see these old dads out here and mothers who stood on the street corners and testified, when people would laugh at them and

starve them to death, nearly. And here we come into big fine churches like this. Why, I'm just running down the highway that you paved. That's true. But brother, the little Church has been pushed back and pushed back till after a while God has come down here in these last days. He sent the gifts, putting His Church in order. She stood the criticism. They said, "Pentecost and Holiness will die out," years ago. But It's becoming the greatest Church there is on the face of the earth. Last year, nationally know, one million five hundred thousand conversions last year. Hallelujah! What's the matter? The gifts are in Her. Churches from everywhere is pleading to see it. Hallelujah! God's going to hang Her in the hall of fame.
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One of these mornings, She'll go up in the air to meet the Lord after She's went through these hard tests. That's right. Great picture, persecuted, laughed at. But God's bringing Her out. She's held right on. You cried for deliverance. Sickness broke out among you; diseases, cancers, blindness. That's the thing that's been harming the Church. Then the Church begin to cry, "O God, send the restoration of the gifts." Oh, my. I hope you pardon this personal expression, but about a few years ago... I believe with all my heart, the same Pillar of Fire that came down in the burning bush, swept to this earth again. I believe It's in our midst tonight. If God could do that, and bring deliverance in the days gone by in the church natural, so will He in Church spiritual. And I believe tonight, that the same Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel is here tonight leading the Church spiritual now, delivering them. You can only be di--delivered by faith.
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God went down there and told Moses, "Set yourself. Go down there and tell the people. I'll harden Pharaoh's heart, 'cause he don't believe." And do--could you imagine, that how a man that rejects Light... When God went down there with Moses, it wasn't Moses; It was God. And God said, "I will send an Angel before thee to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee to the place that I have prepared." Is that right? And when the children of Israel seen this Angel, He was a Pillar of Fire. Is that right? Amen. I'm just old fashion enough to believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That the same God, with the same power...

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Now, when He appeared back there first, He was a whirlwind in a bush to me when He appeared. And I come as Moses of old to tell you not to follow me, follow Christ. Believe Him, that He's here--here to heal all the sick and the needy. Do you believe it? And I believe He's here to heal those who have need of Him, save those, put those in harness of God (Do you believe that?), send them out to be soul-winners and to preach the Gospel. How marvelous He is. How good.
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Now, notice. In the old days, when God told Moses, "Now, you go, and I'll send an Angel before you to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Beware of Him. Obey His Voice, for He will not pardon your transgressions, for My Name is in Him." That Angel was the Angel of the covenant, which was Christ Jesus. The people, many of them, did not believe it. Those who did not believe, perished. Those who did believe went on into the promised land. And the men who reject Light went into total darkness. And I believe today, those who reject the Holy Spirit in the Light of God, the days of miracles, and so forth, go out back into total darkness. Did you see how Pharaoh's heart, how dark it got. He did not have nothing to do no more with the Israelites. He showed them no favor, because he hardened his heart against the Light. And men who harden their heart against the Light walk in darkness. Amen.
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Time's up. Brother, sister, in the Name of our Lord, please get me right now. What am I trying to say to you? That God Who came out in the old days, and led the Church of God out of the--Egypt, the bondage into freedom, has come down again in the same manner to lead His Church spiritual out of bondage of sin first, by the Holy Spirit, sickness next, and the third step is to go into glory: take this mortal and make it immortality, the transfiguration of the human bodies, to transform them into the perfect image of the Son of God. Please, believe with all your heart. I can't make no one believe. I--I can only... I can only speak what I--my convictions is to be truth. And if I speak the truth, surely God will confirm the truth and will heal the sick and the needy.
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out over this audience tonight to heal anybody that's in the audience. Now, this may be a little different from what you--you seen of brethren pray for the sick. I can only do as God tells me to do. I can only say as He says for me to do. And if I tell the truth, then God will testify that I told the truth. Now, what I'm afraid of is this, dear friends. What I'm afraid of, if it was back there, it'll have to be that way. Because when our Mast... when Moses came, many refused Moses because he was a man. When Jesus came, many of them refused Jesus because He was a man: Said, "Him being a man make Himself equal with God." Now, He was God manifested in the flesh. So there'll never be a man like Him on earth. That's right. There'll never be a man like Him. But He ordained certain things to be done. And then, it's so hard sometimes for people to see that, because a man said so. He said, "I'll do a work in the last days; though a man bring it, they will not believe it." That's right. He... That's the Scripture. How many knows that's Scripture? He'd do... "though a man would bring it, speak it." Now, it's hard. The hardest thing that God has ever gotten to do--or had to do, was to get one mortal to believe another. You'd believe anything almost, but a--a one person believing another. That's a hard thing. And I've... I have just taught this. For years I've tried... Ever since I've been out to stand back and try to keep out of the picture, just as much as I possibly could, so they would see the Lord Jesus. See? Stand back... And I want you now to look to what I'm pointing to, not because I'm telling you this: That the Angel of the Lord... How many's seen the picture of It back there at the counter? Let's see your... You should see it. I wished I could afford to give them--and give them every one to you. Just about cost us what we got on there. And we'll be glad if you can get it. We just a very few of them left that we have.
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But first they had it so copyrighted and everything till we couldn't even touch it by no means. But I got a hold of it. And there, they was charging so much for it and everything, till they made thousands times thousands of dollars out of it, over there in Houston and around. And then when I got a hold of it myself, myself, I let it back to the people just at the cost. First I was afraid to touch it. There is the same supernatural Being. I say this as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, fearing God, knowing that someday I must stand before Him in His

Presence to give an account for every word that I've said on this earth. I realize that. And I may be wrong. And if I am wrong, Almighty God forgive me, for I don't mean to be that way. But awhile ago when I made a--a personal, just a little personal saying about myself, about ten people got up and walked out. Well, there it is. If people were concerned about your soul, friends, you'd set down and solve the thing through, and not be so cut and dried in your own ideas. Someone's got to go to heaven, and someone's going the other way. So I guess there you are. "They have ears but they can't hear, eyes and they can't see. Is that right?
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Now, I want you to know that that Angel of God is no more to do with me that It is to do with you. That It's an Angel sent down from heaven. And if you don't believe Angels are ministering Spirits sent from the Presence of God, then you don't know the Bible. Yes, sir. Someone said, "Brother Branham, Angels is only for the Old Testament." Why, that's a error. The New Church had more Angels ministerings than what the Old Testament did. Yes, sir. Well they said, "The Holy Ghost leads the Church." That's correct. The Holy Ghost is over all. This is the body. And it's true. But there's also ministering Spirits sent from the Presence of God. We know that Mary and all those, they seen Angels. And we know the New Church seen Angels.
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How about, you say, "Do you believe Philip had the Holy Ghost? Philip the evangelist?" After the Pentecost, he had the Holy Ghost, didn't he? But Who was it told him to go out to the desert at Gaza? The Angel of the Lord came down (Is that right?) when he was having that revival at Samaria. Peter had the Holy Ghost. Do you believe that? And while they was having a prayer meeting for him at John Mark's house, the Angel of the Lord... What was it? A Light shined in the window. And the Angel of the Lord touched him and dropped the shackles off of him, and put him outside of the building. Is that right? And Peter had the Holy Ghost. Is that right? Paul the apostle had the Holy Ghost. Do you believe it? But after fourteen days, after no sun, moon, stars, Paul was absence for a long space down to galley, praying. And he came out on the deck and said, "Be of a good cheer, for the Angel of God, Whose servant I am, appeared to me last night and told me what things would be. And I believe God. It'll be just as He showed me." Is that right?

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The whole Book of Revelations was showed John by an Angel. "I, Jesus, have sent My Angel to testify." Is that right? So Angels are ministering Spirits, usually come in the form of lights. And I truly, personally, as I started to say awhile ago, with my Bible over my heart, I believe that the Angel of God... I've seen It since I was a little boy. In that little cabin they I told me He come in, that you seen the picture that the lady drawed last night, of a little cabin where I was born. That doesn't make me even equal with the Church, or the people. That's right. It isn't the idea today, who's great and who's not great. The idea of it today is to get people to believe the Lord Jesus.
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Now, God always works through man. Man is God's agency. Do you believe that? Jesus said, "As you have believed in God, believe also in Me." Now, the people that believed in God crucified Him. Is that right? thinking they were doing God's service. Now, I want to be honest with you. I think and believe that... The only way I can see that God sent His Angel down. I've seen It many times. I've... It's... I happened to be borned at that time, or somehow to... God just had mercy upon me and give me the privilege of taking this out. And that doesn't mean even I'll be saved. I may be lost, maybe lost at that day. If I am, I'll love Him no matter where I am. If I've got a conscious of Him, I'll still love Him if He turns me down. I'll love Him with all my heart.
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Now, I believe He sent His same Angel. I have seen It. I've told people. Hundreds of Christians seen It come down visibly before ten thousand people one day when I was baptizing. They looked at It and seen It; the papers carried articles of it. Said it looked like a star appearing over a Baptist minister while baptizing at Jeffersonville. I seen It up there near Ft. Wayne, Indiana, that night when I was standing there. And It come right down through the building. I was praying for a little boy, crippled. And there was a Nazarene girl playing the piano there, "The Great Physician Now Is Near." And I was praying for the little boy. And I thought the custodian turned the light in my face. And I thought, "That's ill-mannered." I looked up, and here come that Whirl of Fire, going, "Whew." [Brother Branham illustrates.-Ed.] Come right to me where I was at.
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I dropped the little boy, or he jumped out of my arms, or something. His little feet was drawed down by polio. And his-he hit the floor, and his little feet become normal. I'll give you the mother's address and those that... There he started walking off. His mother fainted when she seen the little lad. The Angel of the Lord was still near.
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The Nazarene girl looked up. And when she seen what had happened, she jumped up from the piano right away, and her hair fell down. She begin screaming and shouting, and the piano played the song completely through, "The great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus. He speaks to drooping hearts to cheer, no... There seventeen hundred people rushed to the altar, giving their hearts to Christ when they seen the ivory keys of that piano moving back and forth, the "Great Physician Now Is Near." I tell you: God's still God. Here at Camden not long ago, when I was trying my best to explain to the people. They were setting starchy. Down through the audience, I said, "I will not have to speak farther. Here He comes now." Here He come down through the audience, whirling around. A minister from California by the name of Adams up here, rushed to me. The Light was so, he stopped and shut his eyes, like that. And a photographer setting close took the picture. There it is in my book.
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Then down at Houston, Texas, when a... own... Right in my own faith, the Baptist church, a minister discussing before many many thousands of people there in a big stadium. They was all discussing. This minister said, "I'd like to see that miracle worker. I like to see him," just acting smart. And Doctor Bosworth, he was the manager at that time, said, "I know Brother Branham's in here." I was up in balcony thirty. He said, "If he wants to come down and dismiss the audience, all right." When I walked down, I said, "Brethren, I only testify for the truth. I am not a Divine healer." I said, "My literature is published practically in every language under heaven; I've spoke direct or indirect to around five or six million people. And never did I ever say that I was a Divine healer. But to the contrary, I said Jesus Christ is the only Healer there is." I said, "He has sent me with signs and wonders," I said, "which is infallible. I can prove that tonight." I said, "That's infallible. And if I speak the truth, God will testify of me. If I speak not the truth, He will have nothing to do with me." And about that time from heaven, here He come whirling down
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And a photographer who had been hired, on the American Photographer's Association, come there to take six pictures of the man that was holding the debate--by the enemy. He snapped six pictures of him. And they asked all of them, the Look, Life, and Time, and them reporters to get back, take no pictures because they sell them. And this man run forward and shot a picture of It. And that night... He was an Orthodox Jew. The other man that was with him was a Roman Catholic. They took the picture home, put it in the--the acids to develop it. And to find out... And when they brought it out, my enemy's picture... Not my enemy, I wouldn't say that. He was an enemy of Christ, saying that he did... even denied healing of Christ. He said, "Lazarus died, and Jesus spay--supposed to rise him again," said, "then he died again." He said, "When this corruption puts on incorruption, this mortal put on immortality." Doctor Bosworth said, "I believe every word of that. But we're talking about Divine healing, the earnest of our salvation. That's what we're speaking of. If there's no Divine healing, there's no redemption of the body. We have the earnest, the down payment of our salvation now." Amen.
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Notice. And then when the man pulled out those six pictures of the minister that was debating that the Divine healing, and I was a devil and so forth. Every one of them was solid black and blank. There's his name and address. Send to the American Photographers Association and find out. When he pulled out the one he snapped, there was the Angel of God's picture whirling around where I was at. The first time in all the world's history that a supernatural Being was ever photographed. It was rushed to Washington, DC, copyrighted, sent back and give to George J. Lacy, J. Edgar Hoover's, examiner. They kept it two days at the Shell Building in Houston. And when he come over there, and they all set out there together to find out what it was all about, he said, "Whose name is Branham?" I said, "Mine, sir." He said, "Stand up." He looked, said, "Mr. Branham, you'll die like all mortals do. But as long as there's a Christian civilization, your picture will never die." He said, "Because it's the first time in all the world's history that a supernatural
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Being was ever photographed." He said, "The old hypocrite has always said, "They... Scientifically, you can't prove there is a God." But said, "That has to be changed now, for here's scientifically... The Angel of God was there, and the Light struck the negative." There it was. There he signed... wrote out a big document, signed his name to it. There it is right back there. You can look at it yourself. There's the Angel of the Lord.
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Brother, sister, if I don't come here tomorrow night, and you never see me again 'less I'm in a casket somewhere, I still say that God has testified that I've told the truth. The Church knows it by signs and wonders; the scientist knows it by scientific research. And this same... I believe that's the same Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel. It's not me; it's Him. He can fail to come tonight. I have--have nothing to do with it. It's your faith that believes that it brings It down here to this present tense. Hallelujah. Don't think I'm excited. I'm not. I know what I'm speaking about. The Angel of God on the water of the pool of Bethesda, it was not the water that done the healing; it was the Angel that was on the water, and the faith of the people that stepped into it. Jesus said, "I can do nothing in Myself, but what the Father showeth Me to do... Whatever I seeth the Father doeth, that doeth the Son likewise."
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It's your faith. God has to have some sort of an object. He sent His Word. You... That's the real foundation there, the Word. Then He finds out that people has misconstrued It and set it this way and that way. Then when He sees the end drawing nigh, the time for deliverance again, He sends an Angel down out of heaven that verifies it, proves it scientifically to the Church by the witness today. If Jesus should come today, the world is without an excuse. Amen. He's here. Someone said, "Brother Branham, aren't you afraid to make such statements as that?" No, sir. I've stood before tens of thousands, critics setting everywhere. I've never seen a time but what God always brought the deliverance. I've seen the critics come. A hypnotizer once was going to come to hypnotize...?... Yeah, what the... And the man's paralyzed yet tonight. That's right. Said, "You child of the devil, why do you try to deceive God?" One come to the platform one time, making out something; a minister of a certain church. His sins was called out, and he fell on the platform. We're not living in the days of playing church;

we're living in the days when Jesus Christ is making Hisself manifest to His Church, to prove through His Word that He might be fulfilled. "These things that I do shall you do also." Amen.
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I'm thankful to be alive tonight. I'm thankful for the privilege to witness for my Lord, the power of His resurrection. Yes. And if no one in the world ever believes it but myself, I believe it with all my heart. But I'm thankful to give witness to tens of thousands, yes, into the millions that believe it, and believes. And I believe that God's going to let me live to pack it until all around the world it's been circulated. I believe when I get into those dark lands of Africa over there, where those poor people that's deprived and set back, I believe there'll be literally thousands times thousands of them accept our Lord Jesus when they see His power, and feeling the sweetening in different places. When they see them miracles raise up and tell the people, even when they're speaking their own language and tell them what it was, and it'd perfect every time. They'll fall by the hundreds at the altar and repent of their sins: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.
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Let's bow our heads. Our heavenly Father, oh, my heart gets warm, real warm. The old world is judgment ripened. It won't be long till it'll be over. But oh, Father, while the hour of visitation is here, grant that Your children will see Lord, quickly. May great faith be built, translating faith, great faith that'll just make the people be ready for the great translation. Now, there's sick in here tonight, Lord. They're needy. Help. May that great Pillar of Fire that's showed there in the picture... Lord... That that I feel moving in my soul now, quietening these nerves from... I--I believe, Lord, that You're here to make manifest that what I've said. Grant tonight that Your people will be caught away on the wings of faith, flying beyond this faltery sense bound world, bound to their senses. Grant tonight that they'll break out into that realm of faith beyond the senses, and accept You, and believe, and walk from this building, and be made well. Grant it, Lord. For we ask it in the Name of Thy Son Jesus. Amen.
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You love Him? Honestly, tomorrow night I'll try to get just a little earlier. I love you, and you got such a respond out there. I don't get a chance every often to push my soul out like that and feel good. I--I just get a great big loving something

out of it. I just... Last time when I was here, Brother Baxter was here and preaching hard. And I just wanted to talk to you so much, I just... I started preaching one Sunday, and the Holy Spirit caught me away. And the first thing I knowed, I was... Somebody had me outside. And I never did get to finish up. So I--I thought, "Oh, I'd just like to get a hold of that audience sometime and set them for a few days like that till we build up to a certain place like that, to a climax." I believe God will sweep over this building. May He grant it, and just heal every person in here before this service is over. Oh, I want to see it so bad.
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Right here where Mrs. McPherson went down, Paul Rader went down, great warriors of faith has went down here. O God, let me do it too, is my prayer. Let me stand here. Let me bring that faith that they've taught to a realization to the people, where it'll be a citywide sweep everywhere. Then men and women will realize that the great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus. Yes. That's what I want to do.
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Over on the east coast, they're always hollering to me, "Why you going to the west coast." Everybody pulls out to Los Angeles. Maybe that's God's place. That's right. Right here is probably where judgment will strike. And that's right. Let's get ready. My, this will probably be the first place it'll be hit, right in here. O Church, hold to God's unchanging hand. Pray. How many will pray this week that I'll see my prayer answered, that God will sweep us something over this building that'll heal everyone that's in the Divine Presence. I seen it one time in Vandalia, Illinois. Is anybody here was at the Vandalia meeting that night, when that great claps fell down in the meeting like that? And every wheelchair, every stretcher, every blind person, every deaf, dumb, every one of them was perfectly healed, plumb to the end of the audience. They just pilled the old things in the corners like that, twenty or thirty of them in the corner. And God, how He worked. I want to see It again. God, grant it in California, is my prayer. There's one of the great feelings of me to returning back again. I want to see it.
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I love Paul Rader. Oh, I was a little boy, set at his feet back there when he was teaching. He preached. I remember one of his sermons he preached when he was in some land, and oh, what taken place. And he's setting on the log, saying,

"I'm riding on it; I'm riding on it." He had malaria fever, or something or other, done blacked out and God healed him, and he believed it. I'm standing in his platform tonight. O God, have mercy. Yes. May God grant the great healing. Now, let's call the prayer line. Where'd we call from last night? One? All right. Where... How... Did you give out what today? All right, let's start somewhere over, let's get eighty, start from eighty tonight. Wha--what you--what's the letter? S, S-eighty, eighty to ninety, that'll be eleven. Let's try them first. You--You here now which crippled in the wheelchairs and things, well you just--you just keep watching and look this a-way and if you've got a prayer card hold it up. I don't see but about two or three with--with prayer cards. Watch the--the different ones now in these chairs and things, line up quickly now. Let's sing if you will, "A Great Physician Now Is Near." Oh, let's everyone believe that He's going to show Himself tonight, before the audience. If you'll just give me a few minutes, and everybody be reverent now, just a few minutes now. Oh Father, help me. Do Lord, speaking now, the hour is getting late. But I pray God that your Angel will anoint Thy servant like never before. Grant it Lord, that these next few minutes, grant there'll be more healings done as ever been done here in the last revival that I had, Lord. Grant it, in Jesus' Name, I pray.
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she was...?... God bless you...?... God...?... prayer right now. God bless you. Everyone be just as reverent as you can. This--this brother says he's drove five hundred miles. His daughter's dying in Pasadena with a cancer. And said, "Oh, have mercy, have mercy." Dear Jesus, please. The meeting's just starting now. Grant Lord, that just now that the same Angel that came into the prison bars where Peter was laying bound with his feet and hands. He couldn't get up, and he was going to be killed the next day. But down at John Mark's house, they were praying. And then the Angel shined through the window, and Peter was

delivered. Grant just now that the Angel that I have spoke of, the Angel of God will shine into that hospital where that woman's laying bound by that demon. May his power be broken. May she be delivered as Peter of old, be brought out of the hospital and turned free to serve the Lord. Hear the prayer of Your humble servant as we ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, my brother. Go now. And as you believe, God is going to grant it to you. Amen.
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All right, bring your patient. Have faith now. You believe do you, dad? You believe? Let me hear from her. Let me hear from you. Amen. He feels His Presence now, believes that God has done the works. How many believe with me now? That's right. Now, it's late. And if everyone will be just as reverent as you can for a few minutes now... Don't stir if you possibly can for a few minutes. The anointing is great upon me just now. Look friends, I--I'm telling you from my heart (See?), just as sincere as I can: The Angel of the Lord's here now. The Angel that I speak of, the One that's there on the picture, is right here now. That is right. Believe now. I want to talk to the people. You be just reverent. Believe with all your heart that God will grant it. Maybe the people get even healed without discerning their conditions to see what's wrong with them. Everybody reverent please.
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Now, good evening, mother. It's kinda shook me just a little too, and I--I want to kinda quieten myself as I talk to you. You love Him? Do you love Him with all your heart? With all your heart? Yes, ma'am. Been serving Him for some time too, haven't you? Since a little child, a little girl...?... It started...?... condition. Come a long ways, and now you're bothered with a nerve trouble, isn't that right, sister? Yes, sir. You've been... You've tried everywhere, tried to have... You've had many specialists to look at you, haven't you, to see if they... No one knows what causes it. Is that right? That's right. All right. This what is speaking now knows what it is. Our heavenly Father, be merciful to this mother. As she's standing here, she wants to be healed. She's sought many doctors, but none can do her any good. Like the woman with the blood issue, she'd done many things, and spent all of her living with doctors; none could heal her. But she said within her heart, "If I can touch His garment, I'll be made whole." And this woman has been to many doctors, as I seen them examine her, and see them shake their head, and telling her

get next to herself; as she witnessed back on this microphone that it was so. Grant, Lord, Your blessings upon her. Poor thing, she wants to live. She's getting aged. But You appeared to Abraham when he was a hundred. And You give him a promise, and he believed You for twenty-five years before it come to pass. But he counted those things which were not as though they were, and You rewarded him. Age means nothing to You, Father. You're Divine. You're the Creator. Help me to have faith for her, seeing her there many times being prayed for in a prayer lines. But O Eternal God, hear the prayer of Your servant tonight, give her relief at this time, and she'll believe You. Thou demon, oh, you've hid from the doctors, true. But you can't hide from God. Come out of the woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Raise up your hand. Say "Praise the Lord." Go on off the platform; you're well.
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Let us say, "Praise the Lord." All right, bring the lady. God healed her. That is right. Do you believe me as God's prophet? You want to be healed? Forget about being nervous; you're already healed, sister. God has made you well in the Name of Jesus Christ. God bless you. Let's say "Praise the Lord," everybody. Amen. A usher caught it too, down there. See? All right. Everybody reverent. All right, bring the lady. Come quickly. Believe on the Lord. Now, He's here in a great power. You remember, they led the lady to the platform. There she goes, walking out. Everyone reverent, believing. You believe, sister? All right, your tumor has left you, sister. Go off the platform and rejoice. Say "Praise the Lord."
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All right, bring your patient on. God bless you, brother. Go on rejoice and be well. Amen. Howdy do, sister. Do you believe me as God's prophet? With all your heart? You want to get rid of... What you want to bel... You want to get rid of your arthritis, don't you? Raise up your hands and say, "Praise the Lord." Now, jump your feet up. Now, go off the platform believing with all your heart, and you'll be healed. Say, "Praise the Lord." That's what He's trying to get you to praise Him for. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. Believe now. The lady stumbled on that. I'm afraid of that. All right, bring the lady. Just a minute. Just a little afraid she missed it. But wait till they...?... Get her in the... Howdy do, sister. Look this a way. Do you believe with all your

heart? That... Wear glasses. That's from astigmatism from your eyes. But you're nervous, aren't you? I see you... Yes, you've got stomach trouble, haven't you? Peptic ulcers in the stomach. Go home and eat what you want to...?... Let us say, "Praise the Lord." He's here, friends, if you--if you believe Him.
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All right, bring your next patient. Everybody, reverent. Have faith. Here stands faith by my side. You believe, don't you, mother? You want to be healed? All right, forget you ever had a cancer. God just healed you of it. Go off the platform and say, "Praise the Lord." Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. That's the way to believe the Lord. Have faith. Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Is that right? "If they lay their hands on the sick they shall recover." Is that right? If I lay my hands on you, would you be healed of arthritis? Go, and as you have received, believe it in the Name of the Lord Jesus. All right. Amen. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. An old mother setting here in a wheelchair. She's happy about the rest of them being healed, aren't you, mother? You're trying to have faith, aren't you? I see your conditions. You-you--you're--you've been paralyzed, haven't you? Is that right? On the right side mainly. You've got a paralytic stroke. You're suffering with a gallbladder trouble too, aren't you? You have a gallbladder, kind of a nervous condition. Now, if you'll believe with all your heart... Now, just have faith. There's somebody behind right there setting there, pulling in on the same thing. I'm... Just see what was wrong. I see it coming. Just keep praying just for a minute.
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All right, everybody believe. Come on, now. Bring your patient right quick. Everybody reverent now. Now, keep praying, sister, looking this way. You do this: you look and believe that God has told... This is the truth that what I'm telling you now. Do you believe it? Have faith now. Howdy do, sister. You believe with all your heart? Do you believe our Lord Jesus is here to make you well? Now, we're perfect strangers, aren't we, sister? Now, just a minute. I want to talk to you just a little bit. I feel it shaking. Maybe I--I want to talk to you, just to see what the Lord will say. Do you love Him with all your heart? Are you conscious of this Something near now, aren't you? You know that there's Something near that's taking place. Now, that is the Spirit of God.

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You're--you're have a... You're worrying about something. You're bothered, upset. And it's not--it's nervous for one thing. You're real nervous, aren't you? kind of a mental nervousness, kinda causing you to--oh, have all kinds of funny feelings and so forth. Isn't that true? Then that mainly works on you in the afternoon, along late in the evening when you get tired and run down. And you... That has caused a trouble. Now, if I can just get to it. Just keep praying now, just a minute. It's... That's what's caused your trouble. It--it's from a nerve condition. Now, I want you just to remember that I--I'm talking with you just as Jesus talked with the woman at the well. And this, sister, this is what's standing near is not your... This is your brother. But that what's speaking, and on your heart is the Spirit of God. Do you believe that? Oh, yes, I see what's your trouble. You have a tumor, don't you? That's right. Isn't it a tumor? That's right. Do you believe that God's going to heal you? In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing.
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Let us say, "Praise be to God," wonderful. All right. Bring the ladies together, right quick. Come, sister. All right, now everyone reverent just for a few moments now. And we... Now, sister, I want you to look this a way, so I can kind of get it to talking just a little to you. Now, sometimes, it--it depends on how long you talk to the person, how It reveals. I have to come in contact with you. Sometimes I look around people with great faith, and just speak what's wrong with them, and quickly they get healed. But I'm trying to fight that off now, you see, to see just what is going to take place. Now, do you believe me as God's servant. Do you believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ has sent me to pray for the sick? And if I would--should lay my hands upon you, you believe that that which you're now feeling coming this-between you and I now is the Spirit of God? You believe that with all your heart? All right, sister, you've suffered quite awhile with what's wrong with you. You've been prayed for before. You've been in lines, had prayer. You had prayer at home for it. You're suffering with a heart trouble. Isn't that right? Yes, sir; it's a nervous heart. Now, I... You--you believe that God will make you well if I'll ask Him? Come here. O Jesus, now realizing this number one enemy takes more people than anything else, You sent Your delivering Angel to deliver the people. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may our sister be healed.

God bless you, sister. You may go and rejoicing, happy. Say, "Praise the Lord."
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All right, come ahead, lady. All right, everybody reverent. Do you believe, sister? I want you to look this a way now. Have faith. Believe in God with all your heart. What do you think about all this? Think it's wonderful? Do you believe It's the Spirit of the Lord? Do you believe that that what you feel now is the Spirit of the Lord? I see down in your paths it's been shadowed, hasn't it? many shadows. Now, everyone reverent. Now, it's just... It's kinda... I don't see just exactly for the sister now. Remember, friends, I have to see this. This has to come. I'm trying not to touch her body. If I touch her body, in a moment It would probably tell me what was wrong. But I'm trying to do it by seeing, to see if I can see a vision (You see?) just before it happens. Everyone believe. How many believes that God's able to do this through His servant? All right. Now, Satan's trying to battle me here. Just a moment.
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I want you to just to--just look this way, sister, and believe. I want just to talk to you just a moment. I... You're--you're truly made up your mind that--that this is truly God's way of healing you. Is that right? You believe it with all your heart. You're nervous, aren't you, sister? You're--you're very nervous now. Now, you--you can't... You feel that Something strange around you. That ain't--That isn't going to hurt you. That's the thing that'll heal you, if you're ever healed. Because I believe It's the Lord Jesus. I feel... Yes, it's in your... You got kidney trouble, haven't you? And it's in your back. That's right. All right, come here and be healed. O God, Author of Life, have mercy upon this woman, before she gets this uremic poison and kills her, Lord. Satan's determined to send this woman to a premature grave. But Lord, I come tonight in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Satan, turn the woman loose. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke thee. Amen. You believe? Go rejoicing and be happy.
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Let us say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. All right, bring the lady. All right, everybody reverent just a moment. Come forward, mother. I see someone on a crutch here. I'm... Now-now, He may not tell just what caused her that to--to be crippled. Just a moment so that you will see that the Holy

Spirit works on the crippled the same as It does on any. Now, I can't heal the woman. God knows that. But I can, by the grace of God, by this gift, I can tell her what's wrong with her, and what's caused it and so forth. That's right. Now, I could stand here and pray for you till I got to be a real old man. It would never heal you. But you can't stand here without me telling you what's wrong with you and what's in your heart. Because that's the gift that God give to me. That's to my--to work with it as God will let me. And... But now to heal, Jesus is already done that.
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Now, I'm going to talk with the lady. Now, mother, I--I want you to believe with all your heart that our Lord Jesus is here. Now, we're strangers, aren't we, mother? We've--we've never met in life. We're strangers. And never... And now, do you believe that by the grace of God, I'll be able to help you through prayer? You--you believe it, and you believe that what I ask Him, He will grant to me? Now, if I--if I asked you... If--if I... You know we're... I know nothing about you; it's just... No, I don't know nothing about you. But I'm trying to speak with you. You're--you're human, mother; you got a spirit that I have got to contact also by this gift. And as your faith pulls It down, It comes over me and speaks Itself. See? It's not me operating; it's you. You see? You're the one that's doing the operating. Now, I'm... I just... The talking to you. Do you love Him with all your heart? With all your heart? With all your heart. God bless you, my sister. God grant you a closer walk with Him, mother. Yes, mother, isn't that cane that's bothering you; you have cancer. Isn't that right? It's cancer. That's why you're weak on it. Is that right? Come here and be healed. Our heavenly Father, help our dear sister. O merciful Father, grant the healing of our sister. Thou demon called cancer, in the Name of Jesus Christ, leave the woman. Come out of her. Believe now, mother. Put your old cane on your shoulder and walk on out of the building...?...
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Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. There was something shook me at that time when I called that cancer. There's... Now, just a moment. If I can find it in the audience... Everyone reverent now. The little boy, I see you got a prayer card in your hand, honey. Now, just a moment. Look this... It's not cancer there. Just... Here--here it is. It's a lady laying on the cot here. Isn't that right, sister? You believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and God will heal you of the cancer. You've had it

for a long time, haven't you, sister? Been bothering you for years. Isn't that right? I see a long space of darkness. Isn't that right, dad? Do you believe she can be healed? With all your heart you do? Mother, do you believe it? Now, look. I'm going to tell you your trouble. Here's your trouble. You belong to church. That's right. But you're not as far along in God as you ought to be. You want... Isn't that right? You're trying to have faith. You belong to a certain denominational church. Isn't that right? I could call it right now, but... You wish for me to call it? Would that help you? I believe, if I'm not mistaken, it's the Methodist church you belong to, either Methodist or... It's the Methodist church, and I... Is that right? All right. You believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will heal you of that cancer right now where you're at. Amen. Amen. Believe it. Accept it. Raise up. Throw your clothes back. Walk out of the building and be healed, and go home. God bless that woman. God heals Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian. She's standing up to accept her healing. Out of the crutch--out of the cot. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Take her right on out. Walking by faith in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
The great Physician now is near, The sympathizing Jesus; He speaks the drooping

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Oh, hear the voice of Jesus. Sweetest note in seraph song, Sweetest name on mortal tongue; Sweetest carol ever sung, Jesus, blessed Jesus.

All right, be seated now just a moment. I don't know what happened to the woman. Just a moment now. Everyone reverent. There was somewhere I spoke to a--spoke to a little boy. I believe it was right here. I seen something on the little boy, but I couldn't get--get what it was. Honey, you're setting there, a mighty sweet little boy. I want you to stand up just a minute. I want you to look at Brother Branham. Do you believe me, honey? You do. Well bless your little heart. Now, I've never met you in my life. I don't know who you are, nor nothing. But I want you to look this way, and I want you to... Do you believe if our Lord Jesus was here... Do you remember when He--He took up little boys like you and blessed them? and--and said, "Suffer little children to come to Me." Didn't He? Well now, if He was here tonight, what would He do for you? He would heal you, wouldn't He?
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I want you to lay your prayer card down there in the

seat. I want you to come up here to me. Something's wrong with him. There's too many pulling right in there. I can't find out what it is. If I can get the little fellow here by myself. Come here, little boy. Now, I want you to look this a way. A fine little boy... Yes, honey boy. It's a rupture (Is that right?) in the rectal, I believe. Is that right? A rectal trouble... All right, little boy, come here. Jesus has gone up to heaven, but He sent Brother Branham to lay hands upon you. Do you believe that? Father, I obey the commandments of my Lord, that this boy will get well from this trouble. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask it. Amen. God bless you, honey boy. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Oh, my. Be reverent. How wonderful. Oh, lad, he wants to shake hands with them all over there. Isn't He wonderful?
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What's you looking so strangely about, sister? You're wanting to be prayed for, don't you? You're trying to get... You said in your heart, "If I could get up there, I'll be healed." Is that right? Lay your prayer card down and come here. Yes, ma'am. That's right. Come around here just a minute. Good faith. The reason I'm bringing her up here is because she wants to come. It's in her heart to come. She just wants me to touch her. She's already healed. She wants me to come touch her. Wasn't that a very strange feeling come over you when you--I said that to you? Come here just a minute. Now, your female trouble is gone, sister. You can go off the platform rejoicing. Serve the Lord now with all your heart.
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Let us say, "Praise the Lord." The colored sister setting there. She wants to be healed too, don't you sister, sitting there on the end there. All right, stand up on your feet. All right. You want to be over that nervousness, don't you? Isn't that right? Raise up your hands, say, "Praise the Lord," and be over it. God heals you now. Amen. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." How many believes with all your heart? Stand up on your feet. Let's be healed, every one of you. O Jesus, Son of God, heal... Every one... I just touched a little baby with eczema broke out on a rash for God to heal it. Lay your hands on one another there, you people. Lay your hands over on each another. That's right. O God, have mercy just now. Heal those that's in need. May the Holy Spirit fall upon this audience just now, and heal every one of them. Satan turn them people loose. In the Name of

Jesus Christ, I adjure thee to leave them.

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Thank you, Brother...?... Sorry I was late. Good evening, friends. I'm awfully sorry I was late tonight. I just was praying, and got just kind of caught away. I just seemed like I couldn't get away from it. And I happened to look up, and I said, "Oh, my." And my little boy had been walking up-and-down the streets. And he said, "Daddy, where have you been?" He thought something had happened to me. But I'm very happy to be in, and to minister to the people again tonight. And I wish to--to make... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] right straight to the prayer line.
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Today, God has seemed to deal with me today upon some serious things. I--I've always wanted a place where I could pray for many people. It's always been a defect, seemed like, in my meeting to try to get the people... (Thank you, brother.), to try to get the people to believe the... just to accept God. And I understand today that some brother that had a paralyzed arm. That was just straightened out for him. Now, a man that's been paralyzed for... There he is back there, waving is arm back there. I guess he's just testified... That's wonderful. That paralyzed arm, waving. Now, that's the way. That's the purpose of my meetings. See? I... It isn't a self-glory. It isn't nothing that I can do. I just try to introduced to you the One that's out there among you now (See?), to do the healing out there. It's---it's nothing a personal something that I had to do; it's Him that's right where you're setting right now. He's right by you. It's faith in Him. But it's been so hard to get people to believe that, to real... When they see one coming to the platform and get ministered to, and--and see the faith of the person build right up like that and be healed, then they all want to... they just won't sep-accept it out there; that's all. They just... It's hard for them to do.
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And today I have wondered and prayed today. And last evening, someone told me, said, "Another brother would pray for five hundred people while I was praying for five." Well, maybe that's right. Maybe that's the way the Lord wants the brother to do it. And I--I've always thought instead of personal contact with the people, if--if I could get them, not so much in contact with myself, but in contact with Jesus... That's--that's way. I want them to come in contact, because I'm just as your brother. There's nothing about me that could help you. And it's Him. And He's right over you just everywhere, just like the air that's in this room here, the Holy Spirit is.
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And now, I'm very thankful that--that God is confirming that what I have--or, have spoken to be the truth. Now, there's the brother that was in the meeting yesterday, a paralyzed man, today, a well man. I never touched him or nothing. He looked up here on the platform; he seen the Holy Spirit doing signs and wonders out there. He just said in his heart, no doubt, "That's what I... Why, Holy Spirit, You healed me too. So I'll just accept You." And there it was. And that's happened. The congressman, Brother Upshaw here, who was crippled for sixty-six years. I never even touched the man in no way. I just stood here. I did see a vision of the man; that is true. And then he just accepted what I said. That was all. There he is; he's walking. See? I never had nothing to do with it. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is what made him whole. That's right. See? "Thy faith has saved thee." And when faith come, he wasn't afraid, and put the works with them. And so faith without works is dead. See?
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And thinking... Some of them said, "Well, so many people come, though, Brother Branham," someone said to me, "for you to pray for them. Well, [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] they want you to pray for them. No matter, you don't have to have... take so much time with each one, just so you have a prayer for them. That's what they want you to do, is pray for them." Well, I--I can... I can do that. I just... Anything that your faith looks to; that's what I'll do. I... As long as it's in Christ Jesus. You know, one time, it's different people. Of where maybe that this man could receive his... from his paralyzed arm, healing, just by believing what I've told him to be truth.
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If--if the people could see this and believe this, that I--I would not tell you anything wrong willfully. God knows my heart. And I--I wouldn't do that for nothing, because I would have to answer for it. And I would be just truthful and honest with you. So therefore, when I say that Jesus has already healed every one of you... When He died at Calvary, He healed every one. He atoned right there. That's when your... when the debt was paid for sin and sickness, and all the attributes of sin. Now, sin is the cause of sickness. Before we had any sin, we had no... Now, sickness is either a direct or indirect cause by sin from the fall. Maybe nothing you done, something your parents done, you just inherited their weaknesses and so forth. I... For instance, my father drink, and was a terrible drinker. Well, I would've been a drinker, but the Blood of Jesus Christ cleansed me from that. See? I never drink in my life and don't crave it. But... And all of my people used tobacco, every one of them both chewed and smoked, most of them. And why, I, by nature... Just like a--a grain of corn, it'd have to be... If it's a grain of yellow corn, it'll be yellow corn, unless there's a conversion made. Well, I--I never did smoke in my life, and never even craved it. But the Blood of Jesus Christ did that. See? See?
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Now, that's the same thing. If you have a inbred weakness from some sickness that you inherited from your peoples back in the generations, which each one growing weaker and wiser; the Blood of Jesus Christ atoned for that at Calvary. You've got a right to accept it and be healed. That's what... See? Now, sickness is an attribute of sin. It's just one of the things that come because of sin. Now, if you've done something in your life that you know that's wrong, well you make that right. That's usually the cause here at the platform, is to trace down and find out something in their life there, that they did that caused them not to be able to be healed until they are--until they make that right. And then when they make that right with God, then God will heal them. See what I mean? God will--will--will heal them if they'll--if they make that right. Now, I... That's what... But if you know in your own heart whether you've done something wrong or not, don't you? And so you make it right anyhow.
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Now, it is the truth that when the appearing and the

commission that was given... Let me repeat this slowly now so that you'll surely understand. I never heard Brother Hall's sermon tonight. I just got here. Sometimes I hear a portion of it when I'm standing back there. But he told me he was going to explain to the people. Now, when He met me, He told me that I was born in this world to take this to the people, to pray for sick people. And if I would get them to believe me, and be sincere when I prayed, that no disease would stand before the prayer, not even to cancer. Now, that is true. And then I questioned the supernatural Being that was speaking with me, the Angel of the Lord, Who said that He was sent from the Presence of God. And He told me that I'd have great congregations of people across the world, and would pray for kings and monarchs. I have: kings of the world. And--and praise the Lord they were healed. See? That's...
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Now, it was hard for me, with a seventh grade education, and just a local game warden working for a living with some children to take care of a living in a two room cabin. How was I to ever--to meet kings and monarchs, and great men of the world; and congregations from east, west, north, and south to come to s--see me to be prayed for. That was more than... That--that shock at that time, that my faith could-could--could comprehend. Then He said to me... I said, "Sir, they wouldn't believe me. Why, I couldn't talk." And that's true yet. I can't talk a real good conversation with people, because I'm not educated enough. My... I was coming down the elevator of the hotel that I'm staying in. I believe it was last night. I was saying something to an elderly woman there. There was a big fellow standing there, said, "You sure from Texas." Said--said, "Your talk sure sounds like you're..." I said, "My mother was. I'm from the south." But I--I just can't... There's just no... I haven't got the--the ability to make a speech even. And sometimes at a ministerial's dinner and so forth, I--I just let my manager, some of them, talk, because I can't--to make a sensible talk to the people in a way that educated men like that should talk to one another. That's the reason someone comes to the platform and introduces the things, is because that I... my ability is not enough for that.
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But He told me that He would give me... When I told Him that the people would not believe me... How would a king

or a monarch, or an educated person. Most of them that looks to wisdom in the--of the world, and talents of that type, listen to a man that talked like me? They wouldn't do that. And so I said, "They won't believe me." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to vindicate his being sent of God (See?)," said, "so will you be given." Now, that was something not in the educational realm, but out in the Supernatural realm. See, see? And said, "The first thing, you'll know diseases by taking people by the hand. And then it'll come to pass, that you'll know the very secrets of their hearts, and the things that's happened in their life, and be able to tell them from the beginning to the end." And said, "They'll believe this." Well, I said, "I will go." He said... He first He said, "I'll be with you." And I said, "I will go." And the Light gathered up around the Angel; the Angel went up in the light; the light kept whirling in the room, and went out of the room. And I'm... That's all I can say. That's all I know.
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And I've been going forth, and have almost covered the world now. And the message has been... When He said He'd be with me, He has been at the platform, He's done great things. I do not say that everyone I prayed for was healed. No, now don't get that. No. But I say that everyone has ever come has been told what was wrong with them, and the things of their life, and so forth like that. If I would set and talk to them a little while... Now, the great complaint... There's no question about that; that's known everywhere. The great complaint that I hear, that I don't minister to enough people. Well, maybe I've got too much on the other side. Maybe I have.
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I've thought this: If I could--could pray and God would do something here in the Supernatural realms to let you know that He was present, and then surely you would take my word for it. See? You'd take my word. And then I'd tell you He was out there and would heal any of you that would confess His-Him to be your Healer. Remember, He can never do nothing for you until first, you say He's done it; believe Him, and accept it, and testify of it. Did you know that? He's the High Priest of our what? Confession. Hebrews 3:1. Now, He's setting at the right hand of the Father, to make intercession upon our confession. See, we've got to believe it,

accept it, and confess it. And He's before the Father to make good anything that we confess in the redemptive blessings, of course.
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Now, Jesus said, "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe you receive them, and it shall be given to you." Is that right? "And verily, verily, I say unto you, if you should say to this mountain in your heart, be cast--plucked up and cast away (or removed) and doubt it not (but now watch), but believing that those things that you say shall come to pass, you'll have it." See? "Whatsoever he saith..." See? Whatsoever you confess. If you, in your heart tonight... If you're... If you're dying with heart trouble, if you've got cancer, if you with the appropriated faith... If you believe with all your heart, and just something is anchored there that says, "I believe Jesus Christ. I believe Him with all my heart, and I now accept Him as my Healer, and I believe that He heals me." And from your soul believe that, then say, "I am healed."
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Let him that's weak say, "I am strong." See? Just say in you heart that "I am now strong. I have now accepted Jesus as my Healer," and never have any negative testimony any more, just believe it, God is under obligation, or Jesus Christ is-sitting at the right hand of the Father to accept you; for He's setting there the High Priest of your confession to make good before the Father anything that He died for, that you're confessing that He done. There you are. Now, Divine healing cannot be any plainer than that. It's to the weakest. You do it... Any... Remember, God's Word will defeat Satan anywhere, anyplace, any time, and any condition.
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When Jesus of Nazareth... I believe the--that the Father was in Him, that all the great things that was the Father's was given unto His Son, all the great blessings and gifts; for He was just expressed image of the Father. And in Him dwelled all the richness of God dwelling in Him here, looking up. And I... He said, "I and My Father are One. My Father dwelleth in Me." Just as Jehovah... Just what Jehovah was, Jesus was. He was the expressed image of Him. He was God shaped out here, and all the powers of God formed into, and put in a human body. He said, "It's not Me that doeth the works; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me; He doeth the works." Now, He had all those fine gifts at His command. But when Satan found Him, He didn't use those gifts. When Satan said,
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"If Thou be the Son of God, change these stones to bread. Turn them into bread and eat, for You're hungry." He said, "It is written..." And he taken Him up on the pinnacle of the temple, and he gave Him Scripture. And he... Jesus said, "And it is also written..." And when he set Him up on top of the mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, said, "I'll give them to You." Jesus still never used His power. He said, "It is written... It is written..."
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Now, in His first battle with Satan, He officially... Listen close now. He officially overcome Satan and all of his powers by the Word of God, the written Word of God. Now, these, our brethren, who's out on the fields tonight a praying for the sick; that's what they're doing. They're ministers. Every minister in here, any minister that believes in the Word of God could start a healing campaign, and has a right to. That's exactly right. If you feel led to do that, go do it. For it's this a way, friends. You say, "Am I sure that I can be right, Brother Branham?" Don't go because I told you, but I'll give you general orders. Jesus, His last orders--and that's general orders from the headquarters, "Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel to every creature." Is that right? "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; they'll lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover." Every called child of God, every minister that's ordained of God has a right for a healing campaign if he wants it. Go on, brother. I don't blame you.
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I was looking and seeing little--little groups here and there, that say, "Well, there's too many of them?" No there's not. Every one of them's having success some way. And every person can be healed, glory to God for it. That's right. Everyone, everyone... It's a good thing. Now, a few years ago when I started, there was none of that going on. And the only thing that this has done, and this supernatural, has wakened ministers out of the sense-bound realm into a place to where they see God is present. They take His Word; start a healing campaign; God heals the sick. You see what... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] That's just exactly. Search it through anywhere you want to, and see if there's anything any more Supernatural than that. That's right.

But wonderful what God is doing. He started... He started a universal revival of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Now, we're very thankful for that.
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Now... Now, after the Word, and reliable men who's able, many, many times more able... There's ministers setting right here now, many of them that's a thousand times more qualified to speak that Word than I am. That's right. I don't know too much about it. I don't know the Book; I know the Author right well. So I--I... But many of them are--are more qualified to speak the Word. And I love Him, and He... we have just a personal contact. Well if I can't explain His Book, He comes down upon my ignorant and illiterate being, and manifests Hisself in another way, see, and it lets the people know that He's present. And He loves me and I love Him. Now, He's here tonight.
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And now, Brother Hall said, "Brother Branham, I believe the people are... their faith is... They've seen so many..." And I say this with--with a humble heart. O God, have mercy upon my soul. And many people has come by. I seen the time when they just touch your clothes, or something. Now, that sounds like... If I'd speak that to unbelievers and critics, which I know is present, you'd--you'd think that--that... Now, you say, "I didn't know you were here." Oh, I did too. Certainly I know you're here. And so you--you say, "Now, he's trying to get somebody to touch?" No, dear brother. You're mistaken there. Far be that from me. God knows that. And I'm not here in California tonight because there's no other place to go. I'm not here trying to crowd in on someone else. I have a tabernacle at home where there's... If I'd start a meeting and announce it in the paper, there'd probably be three times the group that's setting here, standing there.
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Here a few nights ago, I was there for one night, and they couldn't even get the people for city blocks around, right at my own home. Why would I be here? Because I feel that God wants me to be here. That's right. That's why I feel like that I'm here. And--and I'm not... And--and the Word that I have spoke, our heavenly Father has confirmed them to be true. So I... There's nothing for me to worry about. If I die tonight, I... All right. It's okay. See? I don't want to die. I--I want to stay and live with my wife and family and children, and--and--and

preach the Gospel to God's people until Jesus comes, if I can. And I'm not trying to get someone to touch my clothes. There's nothing to me. That's right. But to that person that believes that I've told them the truth, it'd be something to that man. That's right. There was no more virtue in that coat than there was in the brass serpent. But if your faith looks that way, that's what you ought to do. Isn't that right?
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To Jesus of Nazareth, as I said last night, the woman touched His garment, virtue went out. Another one put a rag around His face and spit on Him and hit Him, and hit Him on the head, said, "Prophesy." There's no virtue to them. One wo... man said one time, said, "Lord, I'm not worthy that You'd come into my house." Jesus said "I will go down to heal your son." He said, "I'm not worthy that You'd come into my house." He said, "I'm a man under authority. And I say to this man, 'do this'; and to this 'do this,' he doeth; and I say to this one 'come,' and he cometh."
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Now see, that Roman recognized that Jesus of Nazareth had the authority over sickness, for he was a man in authority. And he knew what he said, it had to be. See? Now, he says to this man, if he's going that way, he said, "Come back this way," he has to do it. He has to, because he's in authority. Do you know whereof I'm talking about? All right. And he knowed Jesus had that much authority, and more, over sickness. He said, "I'm not worthy that such a holy Person as You would come under my roof. But I know what authority is. You just speak the Word, and my servant will live. Just speak the Word." And Jesus said, "As thou hast believed. All right, go, thy son liveth," and so forth. All right. That's His... That's His Word. And His written Word tonight is a Seed that'll take life as soon as you believe His Word. It's just the same authority tonight over all sickness as It was then. And these Supernatural acts is to bring your faith back to Him, quicken it right quick (See?), make it quickened to Him. Now, but Jairus, he just couldn't see that when his daughter was die--dead. He said, "My daughter is dead. But come lay Your hands upon her." Now, if Jesus would've said, probably, "I'll speak the Word," Jairus couldn't hardly see Him speaking the Word. He wanted Jesus' hands to be laid upon him. And as soon as Jesus took the daughter by the hand, it confirmed his faith, and there it
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Now, many people say, "Brother Branham, the Angel of the Lord told you to pray for the sick. And I want you to personally pray for me, and I'll get well." Now, that's--that's right. That's what He told me. But I know He will do the other way. But tonight, I've wanted to get the prayer line with, maybe without the discerning part, and just pray for the sick. Oh, take them... Not pass them through a fast line where they have to go through like that, talk to the person and pray for the sick. And I believe we can get a great number of them prayed for tonight. And then, I'll do that if you'll do this with me. If you will believe that I have told you the truth. And if I ask God, you have faith in my prayer that God will hear my prayer, and you'll go out of here, and say, "Lord, I'm going to be well from right now. I'm going to believe it." Would you believe that? I want to see how much audience I got to believe that. Well that's wonderful. That's wonderful.
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I shall read a little Scripture here that's always come to me. And then at that time, we're going to start praying for the sick. Joshua, the 1st chapter, 2nd verse beginning. My servant Moses is dead; now therefore arise, and go over this Jor--Jordan, thou and all the people, unto the land which I give unto them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that I have given unto you, as I said unto Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea towards the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (You don't know what that meant to me when that--this first come to me. It's been my life.) Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shall thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their father to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee: turn not from it to

the right hand or the left, that thou mayest prosper wheresoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written... that thy ways may prosperous, and then thou shall have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee wheresoever thou goest. That's the Scripture that was ringed in my heart when I was sick. It's been something that's stuck to me since I was converted. I believe it with all my heart that God is here tonight, and that God is going to do great things.
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I've kinda got to a place where I want to get more boldness. I want to take the initiative side, regardless of whether it's under the discernment, brother... I want to go forward and challenge the enemy in--in--in a bold... I'm more like a timid sort of a person. And I only try to work as I see the Spirit of God working. And then I speak, and that's... But that's not exactly of faith; that's seeing exactly what's going to happen before you say it. I want to step out with faith tonight. I want to come out with when something new that I haven't done before. Take the other side and say, "Satan, Jesus Christ sent me to do this. And you've got to leave the people." And just make a bold command without even seeing anything, believing it with all of my--my heart. And I believe God will confirm it, and great signs and wonders will be done. And I'm putting it to the test tonight. It's a new place.
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All my life, I've wanted to read that Scripture in my lesson--Scripture lesson, knowing that sometime, that God was... what that meant to me. And tonight's been the time where I was going to come to the other side without the discernment, just going right out and pray for the people and command that spirit to leave the people that's got them bound; not knowing what it'll be, but put myself and them too out there on God's promise, and stay right with it. He's told me if I pray for the sick people, that they'd get well. And I believe it. I believe it. And tonight, as I just... I believe Satan's keeping me too coward. That's right. He--he's let me just hold that there. I believe God wants me to move right out. And I'm going to go right out and start praying for the sick, and pray for as many

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Now, the discernment's here. God is here. Oh, yes, He is. He's here. And I know the Angel of the Lord has been with me since over an hour ago. And I know that's true. The power of the Holy Spirit is right upon me now (That is true.), this Angel of the Lord, and He's here and can discern anything. And that's true. But then, not so much for that. I want you to come and let me pray for you. For He told me if I'd pray for the sick, and be sincere when I prayed, and get them to believe me, that nothing would stand before the prayer. I believe it. Now, I believe the hour is come when that's been confirmed enough. It's been here for two weeks or more. You've never seen It fail a time. And It never will fail, because It's of God. That's right.
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Now, my commission was to pray for the sick. And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to pray for the sick, and just get as many as forty, fifty, or sixty through a night, maybe more than that, maybe a hundred of a night, and just pray for the people, stand here and have an individual prayer for each one. And then I want them to leave the platform rejoicing and believing what I've told them to be true. Now, I have spoke and God has confirmed. How many believes that's true, that He has confirmed what I have said? That's the truth. You bel... You know that, and now I want you to believe. But now, let's... for instance, someone might say, "Well, I believe maybe the Spirit left Brother Branham, like this." No sir, I just told you from my heart, I'm stepping out on the other side to take the...?... to claim my given rights from God. That He told me to pray for the people, and get them to believe it, and they'd be--get well. And I believe it with all my heart. Now, let us have prayer. Our heavenly Father, I believe that I am right tonight. I--I believe it with all my heart. I believe that You want me... And these people are setting here; they're looking, and they're just wanting to come here and be prayed for. And many of them has accepted what I have tried to tell them in Thy Word. Cripples that's been crippled for years and years, was crippled many many years before I ever come on the earth they were bed-fast and cripples, and tonight is a walking and well, and normal people. Your Word is confirmed, Father. Signs and wonders have been done. But it seems that the people are just a little anxious for me to ask You individually for each one. O Father, I pray that You'll

heal the people tonight. Grant it. And speak to Thy servant. Now, Lord, if I am in Your will by doing this, may every one that I pray for tonight... Or I would say, Lord, knowing that many will come maybe that doesn't have faith, if You just let seventy or eighty percent of what I pray for tonight be back tomorrow night testifying it's--of a results that's happened to them, I'll go forward in faith, Lord, believing that I am moving according to Your will. I say not this for the audience to hear, but I'm speaking to You, Father, in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Isaiah 53: Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? Now, my little boy, I think has give out... You give out prayer cards... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Pray for all of them, every one... And I... Every one that I can pray for... Now, each afternoon they're given out, and at night. Now, we could start a prayer line and run a few up, bring a few under the discernment. It's here. God is here to grant this to us. But it isn't necessary. But how many here's got prayer cards, raise up your hands? Let's see you that's able. Well there's a group of you. Now, what number did you start with? 50? 51 to a 100. That would make fifty. And maybe then for... What is the number--what's the letter? O? All right. And maybe then after that... Is there anyone here that got old prayer cards from the night before, and the other nights back, let's see your hands? There's a group of them here. All right.
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Let's just have one or two up here, just to the platform, just that... I--I don't say they'd be healed, but that you might know the Lord is here to speak the things. Let's bring up prayer card... Now, I don't know your numbers. You're out there. Each one's got a number. Look on your prayer card with letter O, and let's bring up... What'd you say? 51? Let's bring up 63. Ever who's got prayer card 63, just to pull it out of the audience. Let someone out there... Look on the... Turn your card over there, you, and see if one of you, anybody here is got six... Have you? 63. Now, just a moment. Now, let us just pray now, that our Lord will be near. I'm going to pray for every one of you tonight, I believe. All right, now everyone reverent. All right. Is that the 63? All right. I just want to... just to talk to the sister just a moment.

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Now, how many understands thoroughly that I... Let me speak this now. That our Lord Jesus commissioned me when I was born in this world to go pray for sick people. That's my life's 'lotted to me to do that. How many understands that? And when the Angel of the Lord appeared to me... Down through life I did not know what It was until He revealed Himself a few years ago, speaking this, that I was to pray for the people. And if I could get them to believe me, to believe that God heard my prayer, and I was sent to pray for sick people, that they would be healed of whatever disease they had. Now, do you understand that? And then I questioned the Angel, and told Him that I did not believe the people would believe me. You--you understand that? And He gave me two signs: said to do these signs before the people, and by this, they would believe that God had sent me to do this. See what I mean? Now, how many understands that? That's right. But just... That doesn't have anything to do with the healing. Oh, a person could come here and be ever so sick, and you tell them what was wrong with them, unless their faith is anchored in Christ, it--it's that... See? But this is the vindication.
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I wish this audience could feel just what I feel right now. It's a--it's a sacred, real... I just feel it just pouring over me now. The sick person's standing near me. And now, I do not know the lady. I--I never seen her. As far as I know, I never seen you in my life. And I--I don't know nothing about her. But God knows all about her. He knows all about her. I believe He would reveal to me what is wrong with our sister. Now, if He does, then God be glorified. I shall ask God to heal her. And if God does, we'll be thankful for the Lord to do it, won't we. All right. I want everybody to be reverent, while I just... This is just one out of the bunch, and just called her up. That's all right. Just so that you'd know, and the lady knows here that there's--there's no way at all that I'm--have any contact with her outside of... Just have to be from the Holy Spirit some way.
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I wonder if you'd just... If I could just have a place I could get her relaxed just a few moments. I feel the pressure of nervousness, that she's--she's nervous. It's... Just bring her a chair. I'll bring one also, and just set down by you. Just a moment, sister.

Now, I do not want you to think, sister dear, that this is any other purpose but just for the glory of God. And it is the Holy Spirit of God that's here present now. Now, to the audience, if I could get each person to set like this here, and talk... But I'm going to have to move myself around just a little bit because of the audience. It's just coming in with a vibration from the audience, as I would not say, some kind of a--a pressure of sickness pulling. And I might get mixed up on what I'm saying to the lady. But now, I wish just to set down and talk to you, sister dear. Now, you were probably surprised when I called your card tonight. [The sister says, "No, sir. I prayed for it."--Ed.] You'd prayed for it. Well, you wasn't surprised. You believed that you were going to be called tonight. You did? Now, the order of me talking to you is only to contact you, to see what is wrong, like Jesus spoke to the woman at the well. And all at once, He changed His conversation. He said, "Go, get your husband." Isn't that right? And she said, "I have none." He told her she had five. And then when that was done, why, she said, "I perceive that You are a prophet." And our Master said, "These things that I do shall you do also. And greater than this shall you do (or more), for I go unto My Father."
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And now, that's the purpose of me here tonight, is before this audience of people, and not for show my own. My Father knows that. It--it's for--that they might believe on our Lord Jesus. And I don't know. That microphone's not--might not be packing that out. I don't know. But whether it is or not, I--I can't say. But I know that--that He's here, His Presence. And I believe that you feel and notice that there's something going on, something taking place. The reason I'm talking fast is to keep It from speaking out, you see, until I got through talking to you.
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Yes, ma'am. You've got a serious trouble. Isn't that right? It is... It isn't known by doctors what it is. Doctors don't... And you've been to specialists with it, haven't you? Isn't that right? You've been to some renowned men, great men. I see a great office. You... Wasn't you examined, or something or other, in a great office recently? Is that true? And you have some kind of an infection or poison that's went through you. Isn't that right? Itches you there. It wants you to

scratch. Isn't that true? Something happened then, didn't it. You're blessed, sister, of God. You're going to get over that. You're going to be well. The Lord Jesus...?... Father dear, You are here near. And I thank Thee for Thy goodness and mercy. Now, bless our sister. The doctors do not know what's wrong with our sister, but Thou does, Lord. And You reveal all things to Your servants. And now, have mercy, Lord, and bless Thy servant. Satan, you who've bound her, come out of her in the Name of Jesus Christ. And my sister, I bless thee in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Now, you go from here tonight believing, and you're going to be well. Now, you go believing and thanking God with all your heart. Walk close, as you have been praying for that close walk with Him. Go, and just walk with Him, and believe Him with all your heart, and you'll be a well woman again. God--God bless you, sister dear.
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I just take that just a little bit, so maybe I could get another one. Say, bring me pra... What was her number? 62? What was her... 63? Bring me 80. Bring me prayer card 80. Who's got prayer card 80? O-80. If anybody here has prayer card O-80? Or... Is it here? Is no one got prayer card 80? Oh, well... All right, you come then. Now, everyone reverent. Please, friends. I want you to know that our Lord Jesus Christ is present to heal all those who are... [Brother Branham is interrupted: "On the card it said, 'Skin disease.'"--Ed.] While our sisters... [Brother Kopp said, "Last night we
watched the cards and not one thing missed the whole evening. I think that's remarkable."--Ed.]

Now, sometimes the people... I don't know what they write on their cards. That has nothing to do with it. That doesn't-doesn't mean a thing, the card. She had the itching on her skin. Well, that's--that's all right.
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How do you do. Isn't our Master lovely? Well, I--I love Him very much. And I'm... I believe you do too, sister. Now, the--the Spirit of the Lord is present, and our Master is always full of love and compassion. You have a great faith, but there's something seriously wrong with you. You have... You've lost a lot of weight recently, haven't you? Much weight: I see a vision before me of a woman much larger than you are. And it's been brought down by some kind of a... It's a nerve trouble. Isn't that right? Not only that, but you have a--something wrong, you can't eat.
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Isn't that right? I see... God bless you, sister. That's enough for you. You may go now. God bless you, my sister, and be healed. Almighty God, have mercy upon our sister, and bless her in the Name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen...?... and her recommend...?...
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Will you have another one? All right. Call me a prayer card... Let's see, call... What was that? 80? Well, call... Let's see, what would we call next? Say, 90? Let's call 90. All right. What? O--O... Call it, O-90. [A brother calls prayer card O-90.--Ed.] Let Brother Hall call that one so he... All right. Everyone reverent. Is O-90 not here, then get O-100. Oh, here... O-90? All right. Come down, sister. Well, I appreciate you being in mission work. That's a--a great work to be in for our Lord, sister. I--I do appreciate any soldier of the cross. I--I love God's children. And God loves His children. And now, you're aware tonight that you're in Presence of a prophetic being, aren't you? And it's a... I can feel the effect It's taking on your spirit now. And It's no more than the Spirit of our lovely Jesus, sister. Now, you are stranger to me. I--I do not know you. I know nothing of you. The only way that I'd know anything, would have to truly come through God, is that right? It would have to come through God. There's no other way that I have of knowing.
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Now... But now, the people... I think a whole lot with we people, that we just, you know, just kind of take God as like the reading, and writing, and arithmetic: what we learn by the Word. And It just becomes the Word, and we know that in our mind. But we're afraid to accept It, to bring it to life. Don't you think that? You do? The reason I'm talking to you, just a little tightened up (You see?), just a little upset, because of your calling here, and coming present. And anyone who comes near feels it (See?), especially when I'm contacting that person. Now, you understand what I'm speaking of. All right.
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Now, that you might not think... That you might not come... Which it isn't in your mind, but it is in some sitting out there: mental telepathy. Mental telepathy is to concentrate upon a number or something that you have in your mind. That's true.

But the power of God, through a Spirit of a prophet knows things that you don't know in your mind. Isn't that right? All right. May God of heaven grant that to me tonight, to know something to get--to encourage your faith, that you know nothing about in your mind, that you're not even thinking about. For God in heaven, Who is my sole Judge, and knows that I--I know nothing about mind reading. I know nothing of it. Only thing I see is a vision. And I tell what I see. You're conscious of that, are you? You believe that what I have told you is the truth?
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Your trouble is in your lower part of your body; it's in your bowels, I believe. Isn't that right? It's in your bowels. Now, just a moment. I... You had some sort of a trouble when you was a child, a little girl. You wearing a, look like kind of a checkered looking dress. Say, you had a fall, didn't you. Didn't you fall into a hole or something somewhere? Is that right? Did--did you fall into... I believe it was a well, wasn't it, or something like that? And it's... You've been injured. Is that right? God bless you, my sister. Is that true? You wasn't thinking nothing of that. If that's true, God is here to witness it. Our heavenly Father, this poor child since a little girl, has been injured. This accident's tore loose her bowels, Lord, and they're not right. But Almighty God, the Creator, bless this, our sister, and grant, Lord, that she may be healed tonight. O Father, I bless her for this purpose, that she might glorify You, in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go with all your heart.
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And now, let's see now, what times have... Well, reckon we'd better start a prayer line? Now, just a moment. Now, do you believe with all your heart? Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Now, somebody here without a--that hasn't got a prayer card, that nobody's--you haven't got a prayer card. How many here that hasn't got a prayer card that's sick, raise your hands, that hasn't got a prayer card, raise your hands? All right. There's so many of you, I don't know just where... Well, somebody consecrate down there, down in this corner, way down. Now, just believe, some of you down there. All right. Just a moment now, everyone. I believe--I believe the lady there I see, setting right through here, that's got a white coat on, the white coat, setting right there, right through here by that gentleman. Right there, yes. Stand up just a minute, sister.

You believe with all your heart? You want to get rid of that tumor, don't you? You want to be healed. You have no prayer card, but Jesus Christ make you whole. God bless you and heal you of that.
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Now, somebody in this section with... Look this a way and believe now with all your heart. How about the lady on the stretcher there? All right, lady. I want you to look this way. I want you to believe that I am God's prophet. Not a... Not in myself, I have nothing to do with this, God ordained this to be so. Do you believe me? I--I am not able to heal you, my sister. Only Jesus Christ can heal you. But you being a stranger, and no contact with you at all... Now, you're... I see you're very thin. Yes. You've been bed-fast for a long time, haven't you. I see a long stretch of darkness around you. Also this, you're suffering with heart trouble. Isn't that right? Is that true? Now, if you will believe on the Lord Jesus with all your heart, God will honor your faith, and you can be healed. Now--now, it's not too far. I know you're awfully weak. But if you'll just believe on Him with all your heart... There's so many people a pulling and trying... This lady here with this green looking coat on setting here is trying awfully hard to come in contact with the Spirit of God. Isn't that right, lady? You was setting there praying or something, for me to just speak to you. Isn't that right? I'm not reading your mind, but that's true. Just stand there, or... you know. Do you believe me as God's prophet? Do you believe that what I say is the truth from God? To vindicate that, if I tell you what's wrong with you, will you believe me and accept me as God's prophet? You have cancer. Is that right? Jesus Christ make you whole, my sister. God bless you...?...
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Everyone have faith, believe. Now, back in this section. Just so that you know, people without prayer cards or something. See? Somebody that knows nothing, or plumb out of contact, back in here somewhere, believe. Here--here's a lady setting here with a red coat on, setting looking right at me. Your trouble there, sister, yes. You're... You look this way, kind of an aged woman. Yes. It's your eyes is what's bothers you, isn't it? You've got a... You got glasses. Of course, any... It look like someone... We... You... That's... God bless you, sister.
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Say, let the next lady raise up, next to you there. Let

her raise up, 'cause her... You with glasses on, people would see that. That's all right. You can be seated just a moment. You look this a way, lady. Are you sincere? And you accept me as God's prophet? Do you believe that with all your heart? Do you believe that I've told you the truth, that Jesus Christ blessed His humble servant from birth to come here, and these signs that I'm speaking of vindicates what I've said to be the truth? Lady, you're a stranger. I never seen you in my life. No way in the world... There you are, just setting there. A lady's come in and set down. Now, you believe that with all your heart and look this a way. My sister, God is going to reward you of your faith. You've been suffering with a stomach trouble (Isn't that right?), ulcerated stomach. I see you refusing food at a table. That's right. You're going to be a well woman. You go on out, and believe the Lord Jesus with all your heart, and you shall be made well. Everyone that believes that with all your heart, you can...
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Thank you, Brother Hall. All right, friends dear. That... I want to get back a little bit. The... That anointing is so strong, that when they'd interrupt me... And the people, if... As long as on you, you just keep feeling It; It jumps and pulls you like that. Do you believe that I've told you the truth? May God bless your dear sweet hearts, every one of you. I love you, and I'm here to help you. Now, as they bring the people, may they... You bring your patient. Now, I just want to pray. And as you... I pray for you, you go through. And let the piano constantly play, 'The Great Physician Now Is Near." Don't you believe He's here? All right. Now, everyone just coming through...
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Come, mother. You believe now with all your heart? Our dear heavenly Father, I accept Your Son Jesus now as the Healer of this woman. And heavenly Father, I pray that she'll be healed tonight. I lay my hands upon her in commemoration of our Lord Jesus Christ for her healing. Amen. God bless you, mother. All right. All right. Do you believe now, sister dear? You believe that Jesus Christ will make you well? You--you believe that He will. And you believe that if I'll ask Him, He will let you get well without telling you? You realize I know what's wrong with you, don't you. You--you know that? All right. And I--I want you to--to believe that that heart trouble will--will... Well, God bless you,
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Now, sister dear, you believe with all your heart, do you? You believe that Jesus is here to make you well? You... Do you believe that if I ask Him without telling you... You're-you're wanting me to tell you what's wrong with you. I know you do, but that's what your faith is in, isn't it? All right. Now, if I... I'm just going to pray for you and ask God to heal you, you believe you'll get well? Our heavenly Father, bless our sister, Lord. We realize that she must get well right away. And I lay my hands upon her, and I rebuke this demon that's binding her. In the Name of Jesus Christ, thou demon called cancer, leave the woman. Come out of her. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go, and be well. All right. Howdy do, sister. Do you believe with all your heart now, that you're going to get well if I ask the Lord Jesus? I'm afraid I oughtn't to have had that discern...?... the people. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Amen. Let--let's say, "Praise the Lord," everyone, now. That's right, sister. God bless you, sister. Amen. Oh, my, now that's the way to do it: come by and accept it, passing by.
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You believe, brother? If you do, the arthritis will leave you, and you'll be well man. Go to praising God. You believe, sister, with all of your heart? You believe the heart trouble will leave you? It has then. Then...?... Now, go on; believe you're going to get well. You believe too, sister? God bless you. In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing then...?... Right. Her sight come to her here. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. Let's stand up and rejoice, everybody, and accept the Lord now as your Healer. Praise the Lord. That's the way, sister. Amen. A blind woman received her sight, standing here. She threw her hands up to the light. Let's raise our hands and praise God, everybody. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and Your kindness. How we love You and adore You, Thou Great Physician. Marvelous, Thou art, Father. We love You and praise You. Get glory from these services. Magnify Yourself among Your people. We love You with all of our hearts. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we praise Thee. The audience said, "Praise the Lord." There's her daughter down there hugging her, and she's screaming, waving her cane

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You believe, sister? Go and be healed in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Go rejoicing if you believe...?... Amen. Aren't you happy? The Bible said, "and the people glorified God." Sure, you can't hold your peace. He said if they hold their peace, the rocks will cry out. A woman blind for them years, receiving her sight... Look at them weeping and crying and hugging each other here in the corner. It's marvelous. Sight flew into her eyes when she believed on the Lord Jesus. Now, it'll be the same thing to all that believe. Oh, my, how marvelous. Oh, how we love Him. Now, just come one at a time and be in single file. Oh... She's just so happy she don't what to do. All right. Well, if they're glorifying God, let's us too. Praise the Lord. Oh, Jesus, we love You, and praise You, and adore You: You're wonderful and glorious. Magnify Yourself, Lord. Get glory now. Stir this city like never before. May the Holy Spirit literally wake up thousands because of Your glory, Lord. Grant it, through Jesus Christ's Name.
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[A man says, "He's just going to rest a moment. Then they're going, take the line through. Amen. All right, come right up here." Here's the lady that wants to testify. She was blind when she came through the line, but now she can see:" The woman says, "Oh, blessed to the Lord. I see. I see. Jesus heals. Well...?... Oh, glory, glory to God...?... When I first woke up this morning, before I moved Jesus say, 'I walk with you.' Oh, He walk with me and He talks with me, and He tell me, I..." A man says, "Told me she could only see light and dark before. Now she sees our faces and some more. Praise the Lord. Amen." She continues praising the Lord. "Glory to God. Hallelujah. Oh, glory to Jesus. Praise His Holy Name." A man says, "She could... She could just barely see light from darkness and now she can see people's faces now...?... Amen. Now everybody be steady now. We're going to see greater things. Brother Branham's coming back in just a moment. Amen. You may be seated. God bless you. You may be seated. Amen. Now, it's all that's needed, my friends, if these folks will come through the line, looking unto God, believing Him, all they need to do is to just receive their healing. That's all they need to do is right here. Hallelujah. Amen. Now, Brother Branham, don't you do another thing: just stand there and let them go through the line and they'll be healed and... Glory to God."--Ed.] AS.I.WAS.WITH.MOSES_ LA.CA THURSDAY_ 51-0503
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I've tried to be honest. It's the truth, friends: He promised me that nothing would stand before the prayer. Now,

everyone come reverently. Come, sister. All right. You're wanting to be healed, aren't you? You believe that if I'll pray for you, you'll be healed? Wouldn't you like for me to tell you what's wrong with you? Your heart troubled, wasn't it? You can go on and be healed now, mother. Be well. All right. You believe, brother? Go on, get over your heart trouble also and be a well man...?... the Lord Jesus. Those people are healed the same as the blind woman was. They'll see it. They'll be all right. It don't physically show now, but it will be. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." You believe, mother? O, Lord God of heaven, blessed by Thy Name. Heal our sister now, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. May she be well. Amen. Believe it now. Go rejoicing. Be happy. That's right. Amen God bless you, sister. You've longed for this moment, haven't you? Your faith has made you whole, sister. Go and be made well. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." You believe it? Go, rejoicing, stomping your feets up and down, saying, "Praise the Lord. There he is, loosed from his arthritis and spinal trouble that the Lord...?... You believe too, sister? You want to get over your arthritis, don't you? All right, just raise up your hands. Wipe your feet up and down like this. Go off the platform. You're free now. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Look. Before I look at this woman, she had the same. Thing's healed too. Didn't you have arthritis? Raise your hands up. Stomp your feet up and down. Claim your victory right now; in Jesus Christ; you're free. Go off the platform rejoicing. Go and be healed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Oh, wonderful. Here it is. This is it. Amen. This is what we long for.
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Believe, sister. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, receive your healing. Raise up your hand. That's right. Amen. Go off the platform rejoicing. Be healed, sister. You believe? In the Name of the Lord Jesus I bless thee for thy healing. Amen. You had many things, complications. You also had arthritis, didn't you? Raise up your hands; you're healed. Amen. Bring your feet up and down. That's right. Go off the platform happy. Amen. You believe, sister? You want to get over that heart trouble, don't you? In the Name of Jesus Christ, may it leave you. Go off the platform thanking God for it. Believe with all your heart for this...?... this little baby. You believe it'll leave it? In the Name of Jesus Christ I bless this child for its healing. Amen. Go, put a string around it tonight. Measure it, and bring back the part that shrinks off tomorrow

night, for me. God bless you, brother. Amen. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Oh, my, anything can happen. People, be God-conscious now. I'm not excited. But I know Who I believe. Believe with all your heart. Receive your hearing, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go off the platform rejoicing. Amen. You believe with all your heart? In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. Go believing now with all heart. Raise up hands...?... Do you believe with all your heart, that God will make you well? O heavenly Father, I pray that You'll take this demon away from the woman. Come out of the woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Look, lady? You've been bothered a long time, haven't you? Mental, nervous depression, is that right? Demons; something haunts you and scares you. Is that right? You accept me as God's prophet? Raise up your hands and say, "Thank the Lord for my healing." Go off the platform and forget all about it; be well. Amen.
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All right, sister. You believe with all of your heart? Looky here. Now, so that you'll get settled down now... You're nervous. You believe with all your heart? You believe that God sent me to do this? Never seen you in my life, as I know of; you're a stranger, is that right? I want the people to know that the Holy Spirit... No matter... Think I'm excited, but I'm not. The Holy Spirit's here. Do you believe it? You're wanting to get healed of a cancer, isn't that right? Go off the platform and be well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us say, "Praise be to God." Oh, my, this is what we need. This is it. This is the time. Is this the patient? Howdy do, sister. Look like you're distressed. You believe me as God's servant? You believe that this Spirit of God is here now, if I shall touch you, you'll get well? You're an awful deep thinker, aren't you, sister? Got a weary spirit too: always worrying about things you haven't got no business to be. You're nervous, upset, caused you to have acid in your blood which has give you arthritis. Is that right? Go off the platform and be well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go and be healed. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Believe, my brother. Do you believe with all your heart? Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless this brother and heal him in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go believing now, my brother. Be well. You believe, brother? Now, you've caught my hand. Yes, sir. I know what's wrong with you: cancer. Now go off the platform and be well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." You Believe Him?

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Just a moment. Now, some of them here didn't have prayer cards, hasn't got no prayer card. Now, the prayer card don't have nothing to do with it. Now's the time to be healed. Remember, the Presence of the Lord is near to heal. You believe it? Look this a way, audience. Now look this way and believe that I've told you the truth; you shall see the glory of God. What do you think about it, lady, setting there? You believe me? Stand up just a minute so you'll be above that pull. You're a stranger, aren't you? You have no prayer card or nothing. You just walked in this meeting and set down. Is that right? You've had an awful life before you: lot of worry, troubles. You've been studying here lately. Isn't that right? That's right, exactly. And you're suffering now with a cancer. Isn't that right? Go home and be healed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Hallelujah. All right. How about the cripple that--laying on the cot there? Look. Why, I'm looking right between the arms, there... Wait a minute, brother. That lady there with her hands up, laying there bound up on the cot. Look this way, lady. Do you believe with all your heart? You believe that God sent me here? You have no prayer card, do you? No prayer card or nothing... We're strangers, is that right? No way in the world will I have knowing anything about you, except it would be from God. Is that right? I'm not able to heal you, sister, but if you'll believe on what I'm speaking, and what's speaking at me now, you'll get healed. You believe that? All right, you're just about dead, aren't you? You have a terrible tumor. That right? Won't you stand up on your feet and accept your healing. Come out of that condition. You've been bedfast a long time. Let her friends help her. Get her up. Stand on her feet till she receives strength. She can walk home. Take... The audience... Amen. There, she accepted it.
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Everyone, just a moment. Have faith now. Here it sits yonder. Just a minute. Here's a man setting near the door, looking right straight at me. You have no prayer card either, do you, sir? A little fellow... Say, I see something strange about you. Just a moment now. It may be the lady in front of you, here. Just a minute now. Every one, reverent, if you will. Now there's a--a pulling now. Yeah... Over this way a little bit, ladies, will be... Let me see the man just a minute. Sir, you... That's right, you. Say, you--you're bothered... Well, you're a cripple, aren't... You got... You're--you're crippled. You--you have a--a... Let's see, I... It's some kind of a--something wrong in your spine
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Thank you, Brother...?... Good evening. Thank you, brother. Good evening everyone. Very happy to be out tonight, feeling good. I'm feeling good since the meeting last night. It was such a great blessing to me to see that poor blind woman receive her sight. And many others... I got an encouraging letter today that some lady (probably is present now) was telling me about some of the things that happened in her neighborhood yesterday after night before last's meeting, how that the Lord restored hearing to a woman that was--been totally deaf for a long time. At the... Said... Claimed the Angel of the Lord came into the house where she was at, and gave her her hearing. And she can just very... We would like to have her testimony, to write it out back there. And so, that's very fine. And we're happy for that. Just very happy. And so we were planning on... Was going to close the meeting Sunday night, but we decided we'd better not do it. Maybe we better go on just a little longer. We was... We were going to... [Audience applauds.--Ed.] Thank you. Thank you a whole lot. Thank you so much. That makes me feel good.
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The reason that I was doing it, was not because of no cooperation here, but was in respects of Brother Freeman. You see? And I didn't want to be holding the same time he was. And if I thought that I was hindering his meeting in any way, I wouldn't do it. But I--I--I just had a little note a while ago, so I feel a lot better about it now, that it's--it's all right, so...?... Thank you. Thank you very much. It just got a little mixed up among some of the ministering

brethren, that our meetings got twisted up and we got in the same city at the same time. And I'm sure we wouldn't want to do that. But we don't want you people to think that we're just trying to rush in on you.
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But I believe like... I believe Jacob dug one well, and the Philistines drove him away, and he called it malice. And he dug another one, and they run him away, and he called it strife. But he dug the third one and said, "There's room for us all." So I... That's the way... Thank you. Thank you much. So when Brother Freeman and I was in that little city, Chicago, well, I left it alone, walked away, you know, and we had... But there's room for us all in California there. We got us a big well out here...?... Someone told me there's four hundred and fifty square miles of this city. So there's plenty of room, isn't there. Lots of sick people too. So many of them come here for their health. And I just trust that God will give us a great meeting here, both of us, and will bless the services everywhere, and all the campaigns and ministers everywhere.
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And tomorrow, the Sabbath, let's pray that God will just give many souls across the nations, everywhere, to His glory. After all, we're going home pretty soon, you know. And we're just getting ready now. So let's just keep all cleaned up all the time. So we don't know what time it might happen. And we love Him, and I'm sure you love Him or you wouldn't be here. And there's some little speck in your heart that you love God, or you wouldn't come here at all. You'd be somewhere else. So we're happy that you do. So that... Last evening was such a--a great meeting, and--and this tonight we expect to be another great meeting for our Lord. May He just add His blessings. And now, tomorrow afternoon, the Lord willing, I--I want to speak to you tomorrow afternoon, just... Well, if you'd call it "try to preach." I... As I told you the other time, I'm kind of a spare tire when it comes to preacher, you know. I... when... You know, when you have a flat, you use a spare to roll in on. So we have... But we haven't got no flat, but they're just going to use it anyhow.
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So tomorrow afternoon... I always try to speak in the afternoon. And the people take a--a missionary offering for me that--that helps the overseas missionaries over in the foreign

fields. I never knew what missionaries was till I taken a taste of it myself. It's glorious. But oh my, if there's anyone needs help, it's a poor missionary on--on the far flung fronts there where he has to go up against everything; and especially those who are battling the battle with the supernatural. And so tomorrow afternoon... I--I believe that's two-thirty, isn't it brethren, is when we have...? Two-thirty tomorrow afternoon. And we'd be very happy for you if... If your church doesn't have service... Now, tomorrow's Sunday. And--and your own churches have service. So we'd be very happy, if you don't have any service of your own, that you would come. 'Course, if you've got a service in your own church, that's your duty to stand at your post during the time of your service: every person at their church. But if you have no church, and you... or it's not having church at your place, come out and be with us. And remember again, all the campaigns going on around over the city and everywhere. And God... And pray that God will send more reapers in the harvest, for we certainly need them.
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And so many of our dear people are sending me invitations to come and go to dinner with them, and--and... Oh, I certainly wished I could do it to--for everyone. And I would like to do that. But it's--be kind of hard for me to do. I'm afraid if I go with one and not the other one, it might make them think that I thought a little more of that one than did the other one. And I don't. But I--I love all of you. And I want you to love me. And if we love the Lord, we'll feel that way about each other. So... And then we'll... Someday, I'm going to go to dinner with all of you. Amen. Won't that be wonderful? Now, just think, after the battle's all over and the smoke's died down, we come up, meet our loved ones, and then meet Him. We set down at the table across from each other. Won't that be wonderful? There'll never be a crutch or a wheelchair around the table, never no... Oh, won't that be marvelous?
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much for Me." He wipes all the tears away from the eye; "Now, don't cry any more. We're--we're... It's all over." Oh, for that great time when...?... That's why we're here, isn't it? Won't it be wonderful to feel His arm around you, and say, "Now, don't cry. Enter into the joys of the Lord. You've fought a good fight." So while we're here and got this opportunity, let's make it a good fight, a real fight.
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Now, I want to read some Scripture, and we're going to start right straight into the prayer line, so we can have good time, let the people out early, so you won't be late for your Sunday school in the morning. And we're trying to make a habit, if we can, letting out real early, and so the people can go to work and come back again, so--for the following night. How many's here for your first time? Let's see your hands, those... My, that's wonderful. Let's give them a hand, all of you here that's...?... That's wonderful...?... My, we're so glad to have you here and get acquainted with you. I wished I could shake your hand and make you welcome. But I pray that the Holy Spirit will just put His arms around you and say, "Here's what he means, that you're--you're welcome."
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And now, in the services, our services are a little different from usually in Divine healing services that we come to. It's under the operation of a supernatural Being Who I--met me a few years ago. And being that this is strictly a Baptist doctrine, I... You hear me refer to a lot of times, about being a Baptist. Now, I'm--I'm not a--a Baptist. I'm a--I'm a Christian. That's it. I could still be a Baptist and be a Christian, understand. But--but not long ago at Little Rock, I... There was a man that had some crutches, and he was--was--been on them for years. And he got into the line, and the Lord healed him. Oh, he was so happy. And he was a shouting, going down the street with one crutch hanging over the other one, testifying to everybody, down through Little Rock. And the next night, he come back in the service, and he raised up, he said, "Say, Brother Branham, I heard you say... I can't get this straight." He said, "Now," he said, "when I heard you preaching, I was sure you was a Nazarene." That's what he was. Said, "I was sure you was a Nazarene." Said, "Then I seen all the Pentecostal people, and I said, 'No, he's Pentecost.' And here you say you're a Baptist." He said, "I--I can't get that." I said, "Oh, that's easy, dad." I said, "I'm a Pentecostal, Nazarene, Baptist." So that's what I am. Yes, God loves us all.
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And so I was... Truly, I... That's... I was ordained in the Missionary Baptist church, and haven't been ordained in any other church since. But coming into Divine healing services, I make it a inter-evangelical, just a interdenominational for everybody. Just... God never questions in the line whether you're a Methodist, or Baptist, or Catholic, or what you are. It's your faith you're healed by. By your faith you're healed. And... But I wouldn't want you to think now this is just exactly a Baptist doctrine when I say that gifts and callings are without repentance. I believe that they're foreordained will of God.
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When I was a little boy... Today... That lady that made that picture of the little cabin that I was borned in, that was very nice. And when I was born, there was a supernatural Being came into the room, just about the size of one of those lights there. It followed me all the days of my life to this time. I didn't know what It was. I... My people before me were Catholic. I'm Irish on both sides, father and mother. And there's forgiveness for that. So I--I have... And someone said, "You being Irish and from Kentucky too, oh, my, that makes it awful." So I... But God had mercy to me, and He made a Christian out of me by His Son Jesus Christ. And I'm so happy. And then when I became a Christian...
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When I was a little boy, before I was a Christian, This would come to me, and would speak to me, and tell me things that were going to happen. Well, It would scare me to death, nearly. I would be nervous and trembly about it. But It would... It spoke to me the first in a bush, just like a wind whirling in a bush. And It told me never to drink, or to smoke, or defile my body, that there'd be a work for me to do. And down through life, I've tried to live to be a gentleman. And I was misunderstood. And even my father said I was a big sissy, because I didn't drink like the rest of the Branhams, and--and so forth. But there was something in my heart wouldn't let me drink. It was Christ. And I have a idea. I may not be right on this. I think that God was preserving this for His people, that they might benefit by it. I could figure no other way, because by nature, I was the other way. So all my people drink and so forth.

And just like if you plant a grain of corn, if it's a yellow grain of corn, it'll produce yellow corn. See? But... Unless there's a conversion made. And at this time, God did it.
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And so then later on, It wou--it would come to me, and would speak to me, and tell me things that were going to happen. Well I stayed away from It. And after my conversion, my own church, in the Baptist church, I took it up with some of the ministers and so forth. And they advised me to stay away from it, and never have nothing to do with it, it's wrong. "So, if anything comes to you," said, "we... Them days of--of the supernatural... And that's on the other side." Said, "We live by the Word." And I read one day where the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life. So I tried to push away. I recognized it. Set down and tried to consider it just in the best way that I could. And I said, "Lord, if I've been wrong, forgive me."
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And It came into the room and walked to me that time, a Man, somewhat six foot tall, but of an olive looking complexion, dark hair to His shoulders, weighing about two hundred pounds in human weight, and told me that I was brought to this world to pray for sick people. If I'd get them to believe and be sincere when I prayed, that nothing would stand before the prayer. I questioned the Man, a being poor for one thing, and I-uneducated. And I said, "People would not believe me." I said, "I couldn't make people believe me." And He told me I'd pray for kings and monarchs, and so forth. I could hardly believe that. A boy with a grammar school education, and to pray for, and for kings and monarchs, I couldn't hardly believe it. Yet I knew that It'd never told me nothing wrong. But He was standing near. I'd heard the voice, and seen signs.
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About twelve years ago, I was baptizing my first group after my--one of my revivals at Jeffersonville, Indiana, where I lived at this time--my home is, rather. And standing on the banks of the Ohio River where [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] had gathered out. And while I was baptizing... It was two o'clock in the evening, on June. And the seventeenth candidate, I was baptizing in water at the Ohio River at the foot of Spring Street. And I heard Something speak, and I felt Something take a hold of me. And I looked up. And when I did, coming down from glory came this whirl coming down where I was at.

"Courier Journal Newspaper" packed an article of it, said, "A mystic star appears over a local Baptist pastor while baptizing in the river." They couldn't make out. Oh, up to probably ten thousand people saw It as It moved down where I was at, and went back up in the skies. Come right where I was and went back up into the sky. Well I... Many asked me what It meant. And I said, "I do not know."
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But then when this came, and He told me... This time He looked, He... It was a Man. When I told Him that I was afraid people wouldn't believe me, He said I'd be given two signs as the prophet Moses was given, to vindicate, or to (other words) make plain to you people, or any people, that I am telling the truth. See? That's it. Now, man can say anything. But if God doesn't speak back that that's true, then it isn't true. But if God testifies that it is truth, then I would believe it. If God said so, I would believe it. Now, I want you to believe that it's true.
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And He told me I would know diseases by taking a hold of a person's hand first. If I be reverent and--and go on, it would come to pass at a certain time that I would be able then to know the things that people done in their back life, and--and be able to tell them what would be before them. And then while I studied a moment, He referred to the Scriptures that I many times do, about Jesus of Nazareth, knowing that He was misunderstood, and let me know that I would be misunderstood. And I am misunderstood by many. But I am very thankful that many have believed the message. And Jesus was misunderstood.
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There came someone to Him one time. Nathanael went and got his brother. That's just where this Angel referred to. Or--or, Philip went and got Nathanael. And when he came, Jesus said, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile." He said, "Whence knowest Thou me, Rabbi?" He said, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the tree." And watch his heart. Now, he could've backed off and said, "There's some kind of a trick to this." He would've never received the blessing that he did. But he said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, the King of Israel." And he fell down to worship Him, and he gave God praise. His heart was ready to receive after Jesus had vindicated Himself to him, that He was

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Then a woman, one time came to Him at the well. And He talked to her a little while to contact her spirit. And He spoke to her, saying, "Go get your husband." She said, "I have none." He said, "You've said well; you had five, and the one you have now is not your husband." Said, "I perceive that You're a prophet," and so forth. As she went and told her people, "Come, see a Man Who told me everything I ever done." She was little excited, He never told her all things, but He knew if... Now watch this. She knew if Jesus knew that, He knew all things. See? That's right. He knew all things. If He knew that, God could reveal to Him.
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Now if you'll notice, my dear Christian friend, fellow citizen of the Kingdom of God, that Jesus testified while on earth, that He did nothing in Himself, that He only did, what the Father showed Him, by vision to do. Is that true? That's right. See? Only by what the Father showed Him. See? He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what the Father showeth Him, that doeth the Son." Did you notice when Lazarus had died? Jesus... They sent for Him to come pray for Lazarus. He didn't come; He just went on. Wonder why? He had a vision that Lazarus had to die. So when He went on, if you'll notice the Scriptures close: He goes on. They sent again. He never came. And on... Then after He... He said after while, "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth." Or he's dead; He told them in plain words. And so He said, "But for your sake, I'm glad I wasn't there. But I go wake him."
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Now, according to His words of Saint John 5:19, the Father had already showed Him what was going to take place, because He said, "The Son can do nothing but what the Father shows Him." Is that right? And at the grave, watch His prayer. He said, "Take ye away the stone." But if he's going to raise, why take away the stone? The women had something to do. You see? He said, "Take away the stone." And He said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou has already heard Me. But I said it for these who stand around."Just a routine prayer, and always--just to let you know. Then He called Lazarus from the--from the dead.
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Now, that same... And in our Master doing those things, and making those predictions, and saying only what the Father showed Him. Only... He knew where two mules was tied one time. He knew where there was an upper room to be made ready and a man would be packing a pitcher. Well, I've been accused of being a spiritualist. I've been accused of being a medium. And somebody told me the other day that... said, "Do you belong to..." Was there ever a group of people owned this church called "I AM," or something like that? Somebody asked me if I AM." I said, "No, He IS, and I'm His servant." I said... He said, "Aren't you holding a meeting up there were the I AM's was?" I said, "I AM is still there." I AM, that's our Lord Jesus, our--our God, His Father. "I AM THAT I AM."
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Now... that is misunderstood, dear Christian friend. By the grace of God... I--I--I am not none of those. I'm--I'm your brother. I am your brother. And I may not be blusterous, and can tear down and build up, and shake down like some great powerful preacher. I don't claim to be. And my timidness, I can't help that, that's the way God made me. I--I just have to be what I am. That's all. And just is the way He wants me to be, that's the way I have to be. And I only do as He says do. And... First, that would hurt me... One time at a meeting in Cleveland not long ago, there was a colored man walked up, and said, "Can I get a prayer card to have my fortune told?" Oh, my! To me, that was... I--I pray that God wouldn't hold that against the poor brother. He was drinking, but he--he... I ho... trust the God won't... Remember, you could blaspheme the Holy Spirit there. You see, see?
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Although, friends, Satan has got something to pattern, or impersonate anything God has. All the things that he has, he had to impersonate God with it. But where there is a--a false, if--there's got to be a true one somewhere for it to be made off of, or it wouldn't be false. Is that right? If you had a bogus dollar, well there's got to be a--a real dollar somewhere. Or if it isn't, that's the original (See?), and it would not be bogus. But Jesus was misunderstood too. He was crucified. They called Him Beelzebub. And Beelzebub is a fortuneteller, or demon. Did you know Beelzebub was a devil? The prince of the

devils. And they said His work, His--His doings where He could foretell things, and see things that was coming to pass, and "He cast out devils; it was by the power of Beelzebub, who was the prince of the devils." They knowed His power was way above all the prophets. They knowed He was on a higher level than any of the prophets, for He knew and understood, and the Father was with Him, and so forth as He claimed, and God was confirming what Jesus was saying to be true. But the outside ecclesiastical world, the religious world was the ones who said He is Beelzebub. "He cast out devils through the prince of devils."
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But did you notice, the devils when they met Him, they said, "We know who You are. You're the Son of God." That's right. And they had to recognize His authority. Now, if they called the master of the house, Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of His disciples? You see what I mean? And I--I hope that I haven't given anyone an impression that I was here to try to do wrong. I--I would rather go home and not try, than to try to be a deceiver. Someone was in the building the other night, had a great strong feeling of that, that I was a deceiver. And so I knew it. And I told my son about it. And today, a letter came in from a lady that's been...?... My boy looked down, said, "Look at there, dad. Just what you..." I said, "Sure. I knew it was coming (See?), 'cause He showed me it was coming." I said, "He was there the other night." Did you hear me speaking out, "I'm not a deceiver," to the man setting back there? I knew he thought that, said I was a faker. Well, if I'm a faker, come prove that I'm wrong. That--that's right. See? I--I--I am nothing but a servant of--of the Lord. It's like you are, that's a Christian. See? And I can do nothing within myself, only what the Lord shows me, that I can do. I can't do no more than He shows me to do. And in these visions, He shows me things that will come to pass, shows me things that people has done.
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For the first, about two years... or, a little over two years, about three years, only way I could tell was when I held a person's hand and it would show a strange look upon--on the hand. And perhaps God knew that that was going to cause a little confusion. Can I say something from my heart, if it's all right? See? There was so many--some people went forth and had strange feelings in their hands afterwards, you know. And they got the

wrong impression, thinking you heal people by some feeling that you had in your hand. Many would come to me and say, "Brother Branham, feel and see if I got healing power." No, I tell you now: you haven't. The only healing power there is lays in Jesus Christ. That's right. That's all. That's all. The only thing you can do, is point people to that. And that's all I can do, or anyone else can do, is to point people to Jesus Christ Who has already healed them. When He died at Calvary, He paid the supreme price. He paid... All the redemptive blessings that He died for at Calvary, is already paid for before God. The debt is fully paid. And you're excused before God. You're taken out of the pawn shop. That's right. The only thing you have to do, is accept faith in Christ, and walk out of the pawn shop. That's all.
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He's our Kinsman Redeemer. Isn't that right? That God was manifested in the flesh to take our place, to be a Kinsman to us. As in the Book of Ruth, and Exodus, and so forth, how it preaches--teaches there of how the--we become kinsmen to God. And God came down and dwelt in His Son, Christ Jesus, became Kinfolks to us. And He was our Kinsman Redeemer. And a public testimony was to be made before Israel at--at the gates, as Boaz kicked off his shoes to show that he had firmly redeemed Naomi. And in redeeming Naomi, he got Ruth the bride. And Jesus, when He redeemed Israel, He got the Gentile Bride. He made a public testimony. He was lifted up between heavens and earth as a Ensign, right outside the gates of Jerusalem. And there's where the supreme price was paid. There's where we was redeemed. And all of our inheritance was lost--our health, our strength, our salvation--all that was lost back there in the fall, was redeemed at Calvary. There it is.
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And my brother, sister, it isn't how graceful you can pray, or how much penance you can do, it's your faith to believe that He's done it for you. That brings you forth. That's right. Every sinner is saved tonight in the sight of Jehovah God. But it'll never do you any good until you accept it, and believe it, and confess it. And then He's the High Priest of your confession to make it right before God. And any redemptive blessings... If you're weary... "He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity; the chastisement of our peace is upon Him; with His stripes we're healed." It's already done. You just accept it.

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Now, a minister can take the Word and explain it. I'm uneducated. I do... know too much about the Word, only the plan of salvation and things that God has revealed to me. It never come by seminary or teachings; it came only by revelation of the Spirit. And what I know, I know that God gave it to me. And then, knowing not too much about the Word, He gave these other things that might be a confirmation to you people that I'm telling you the truth. And God knows of all the... I've preached before millions. But there's never been a time that I've ever said that I had one thing to do with it, it... All glory goes to Jesus Christ, the Son of God Who redeemed you back there. And I only can speak and say as He speaks and says. And I believe tonight, if I was leaving the building tonight to never to return again, I believe you people would have to give a witness that's been in the meetings, anywhere in the nation or out of the nation, that knows that every time that the patient... When I set down with a patient, no matter who they are, when or where.
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Like the lady I met in the park the other day down here. She was coming across the park. She'd come from Illinois, and she was very sick. And she came across the park, and she said, "Oh, Brother Branham..." And she started over there. And I set down by the side of her. And there the Holy Spirit went back. And she may be present now. I guess she is. And He went back and told her all down through her life, setting there in the park (See?), and about... You've never seen a time, any of you, but what It told just what was the matter with the patient, and the things back in their life, what has been. Is that right? And that's... How many knows that's the truth? Now raise up your hands as a--as a vindication that. See? Now, that doesn't heal. That's just an a vindication (See?) that Jesus Christ is present.
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And the last two nights, friends, we have just turned the people loose on their own faith, and bring them through here. And I've just tried to stand here and take the initiative side, and just... When the people come, just keep from getting into-speaking to them, but just praying for them and pass them through here. And God has worked marvelous things for us. And I'm happy and thrilled over it, because I can meet more people. Usually taken them one-by-one, one-by-one. It takes so long to get into the--to get a--the appropriate amount of people.

But now, I'm getting to a place where I can take fifty each night. And I believe before the week, next week, I'm going to be doing a hundred or more each night. I believe that God can...
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And I want each one of you, when you come through here, regardless of your condition, I want you to accept Jesus as your personal Healer, and go out of here believing, testifying, claiming your healing before you feel it or anything else. Now, the elderly lady last night that was blind. They got the poor old thing to the platform. Just as... Of course, the anointing was hitting awfully hard. She was right in the first of the line. And I said, "Set her down." I thought I could get to her in a few moments. I seen she was blind, bumping into things. And--and they tried to set her down. She come through. And I put my hands on her and blessed her. And as she started on past, just as the Spirit turned her, it pulled me around. I knew it was over then. There she was, received her sight.
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Someone tell me she's setting back there reading and things like that since, and how that God had blessed her. And how thankful we are. And others who has been deaf, and some that were dumb, and all different types of diseases has been healed in the meeting. Now, we're expecting great things. I just happened to look at a little lady setting here sick in a chair. Now, God be merciful to all. Now, I want to read some Scripture right quick now, so we can get our prayer line going. Are you ready to be prayed for? Have you believed with all your heart? Oh, may God bless you.
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Stranger in our gate, you may have not never seen the-the supernatural discernment of diseases. I don't know what the Holy Spirit will do. I... Maybe He will catch someone in the line, or someone ask me what's wrong, or something like that in their life. They may be somebody sinful pass across the platform. He may call me right there and stop it. Usually, after they've been in the meeting and seen so many of the things called out, they usually repent before they get to the platform, and get ready; because many horrible things has been told to people, and so forth, over the platform. And you're witnesses of those things.

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Now, I want to read some Scripture right away so that if... My words will fail. I'm a man. But these Words won't fail. This is God's Word, It can't fail. Now, how many in here have faith in Jesus, let's see your hands? Oh, wonderful. All right. How many believes He's the same today as He was yesterday and every day? Oh, that's fine. I want... Now, that's your faith. Now, I want to show you what else I want you to have tonight. The 14th verse of the 2nd chapter of Saint James. And I will read even the 26th inclusive. Listen close to the reading now. What does it profit, my brethren, though a man say that he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him?... (It can't. If you believe God will save you, you've got to believe it and then confess it that He has done it, before it will come... And then it works righteousness. You see?) If a brother or sister be naked, and--and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit? Even so faith, if it has not works, it's dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I'll show thee my faith by my works. Thou believest there is one God; thou believest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But will thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? What... Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scriptures was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?... (Now, the last verse, listen closely.) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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Now, all you with faith, and you're afraid to put it to work, it won't do any good. Why not--why not just lay aside everything that's unlike faith. Believe and act on what you believe; not what you--what you feel, or what the senses bear witness of, but what your faith bears witness of. Is that right? You have faith in God, and then act like you have faith in God. Now, if Abraham says, "I got faith in God," but was afraid to offer his son Isaac, then his faith was no good. Paul justified Abraham by faith. Paul was talking about what God seen in Abraham. But James justified him by works. James was talking about what man seen in Abraham. See? God sees your faith; man sees your works. And if you say you have faith and are afraid to step out and make works out of it, then it don't do no good. It will never do you any good. You've got to believe it. You've got to accept it, and you've got to act like it, haven't you?
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Now then, you think it was a easy thing for me to come when that Angel came to me. And nothing like that, as I knowed of, since the days of the apostles, had ever happened. For me to step out before thousands, and sometimes as many as twenty-five and thirty thousand people in a single meeting, and say... and make a challenge of that type, when there sets "Look, Life, Times, Colliers," critics, doctors and everything trying to find one flaw with it. You think that was easy? But brother and sister, I believe God, just what He told me, and it would be that way. And when I stood there and said kings and monarchs of the country will be calling for me to pray for them, was that... I believed it because He told me so. And the greatest king in the world sent me cablegrams to go pray for him, with King George of England, and different ones like that. And great men all over the country...
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Here, there was a great man right here, setting here that wore crutches for a long time, the congressman of the United States Congress, setting here Mr. Upshaw set here, was a crippled for many many years, sixty-six years, injured. And here he is tonight without his crutches, without his chair, without anything, walking just as normally. The Holy Spirit is true. God does... That's him with his hands up. If some of you have never seen him, that's him here. How many ever seen--never seen

Congressman Upshaw, the congressman? Let's see you raise your hands. Well, he was a invalid for sixty-six years. He fell. And while standing here on the platform, when I walked up... Eternal God, Who is my Judge, knows I never seen or heard of the man in my life, not know him. I'm uneducated. If I'd had any education, I would've knowed this man. If I'd been in libraries and read books, and... He run for president, I think, in 1926. And he... And a great man from Georgia, but I never knew him.
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And one night, I walked into the platform here. Mr. Baxter had just left the platform. I looked, hanging right out here, and I seen the White House, seen all about it. Begin to speak, and I couldn't tell. And I told Mr. Baxter. In a few moments, It fell and I seen where the man was setting. I seen it was him, seen him get hurt when he was just a little boy. And he'd been a crippled for all... And I started to leave and the Spirit of God begin to fall. And a woman had raised out of a wheelchair, and some more things had taken place where the Holy Spirit revealing to them. And as I started, Mr. Kopp here, the... Brother Kopp, the pastor run up there. And I said, "Go tell the congressman that God has healed him. I seen him, going walking away." Here he... Would you stand up, congressman, just so the people could see you? Here he is. The--the congressman of the United States of America that was a crippled for sixty-six years. Let us say, "Bless the Lord." God bless you, my brother. And they could say nothing evil of it, for the man stood with them that had been laying at the gate for forty years. And this man was sixty-six years an invalid. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever...
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How did Mr. Upshaw... I never seen him in my life. I knowed nothing of him. How'd I know he was a congressman and who he was? But the Holy Spirit revealed it here at the platform. See? He revealed it. His... Makes His secrets known... Now, that's nothing to do with me. See? I... Just happened to be that I was born for that purpose. See? Just like the pool and the water of Bethesda. It couldn't say, "Look what a great water I am." For when the Angel went off of the water, it was just water. Is that right? That's right. Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel of the Lord moves down, It becomes then a Voice of God to you. Maybe it... If I offended you by saying that, forgive me. But I felt that

might been resented. But I am God's Voice to you. See? I say that again. That time was under inspiration. See? And I--I felt bad about the first time, but It repeated it. Now see, I can say nothing in myself. But what He shows me, I say it. You believe it and watch what happens. See, He did. After setting in great meetings...
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Now, looky here. Mr. Upshaw here sets under Mr. Freeman's preaching. And Mr. Freeman, oh, my, is probably a powerful man in Scriptures. I do not know Brother Freeman, only just by seeing his picture. But no doubt, he's a wonderful man of God. And Oral Roberts, my, he's... I know Oral. And Oral's a wonderful man of God, a great preacher. And Brother Ogilvie, I've met him twice, a wonderful man. And Brother Upshaw set there and those men praying for him. But what happened? It happened to be just the season. And then when it come along, and he seen the--the supernatural moving... See? Isn't it wonderful? And God sends His Word, then He sends something to confirm that, to back it up. You see? So we have all of it. And we ought to be thankful for it, don't you think so?
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Now, he said in his testimony, he said he believed that I had... The Word of the Lord was speaking through me. So down went his crutches and things, and away he went, normally and whole. See? I would not have told that man that if first I did not know that God had told me so. See? That's right. And I'll try to be honest with every one that I know how to be. And I... If there's... Jesus said, "Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Now, we can do that as the Father permits. Now, may the Lord Jesus bless you.
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And now, to some of you that's strangers here, if the Spirit of the Lord, which is present... If He does not detect or say anything concerning the audience, why... or--or tonight, or anyone in the line, it--it's vindicated already by these people that it's true, because tonight... each day... Today I haven't. I've just tried to stay happy, and--and pray, and, you know, and--and walk around, and rejoice. When I get under the anointing, I lose... I'm losing on the average about two pounds a day when the--when the--when you're under that anointing. I've lost, I believe, six pounds I think it was, or something, since I've been in this meeting.
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So today I've just tried to relax myself, and just go out. It's something that does to me, that takes the human part away. And therefore, we know you couldn't live very long like that. And now, you pray, and I'll pray. And then when we line the people up for the prayer line, God, I'm sure, will hear prayer and answer.
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Shall we bow our heads. Dear heavenly Father, I am very thankful tonight to have this privilege of being numbered among this group of Christians--this group of God's saved people, sons and daughters of God, that's on their road tonight to that great happy region beyond the stars, beyond all sickness, trouble. I'm so thankful, Lord, that by the grace of Christ, that You called me to be their brother. How thankful I am. And now, dear Father, I am very thankful that Thou has so witnessed to the people since the beginning, and the things that You've permitted Your poor illiterate servant to say, that-showing that it was You speaking and not a poor unlearned person. That You've brought it to pass, that great men and kings of the earth... And I believe that more is still coming.
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And now, Father, it's my privilege to be here in California tonight where great services are going on everywhere. Your servant, Brother Freeman, is down at the corner there. You know where he's at, for You're with him. And I pray that You'll heal many down there tonight. Grant, Lord, that many of those poor people... Many of our colored friends are in there. God, I pray that You'll bless them and heal them tonight. May it be a great night. And we hear over at the Temple, the... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] where Your servant, Mrs. McPherson... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Touch every one tonight of those poor sick people that comes in to be delivered... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Grant it, Lord. And all over the world, remember all Your children tonight. Heal them, Father. Bless every minister and every one of Your handsmaids, and those who are trying to put forth an effort to-to get something done for You in this great harvest field. Bless them all.
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And then, Father, remember us tonight here in this little group tonight. We pray that many will be healed, many will be saved, many will be convinced of Your Presence, Lord. And may all of us, with Thy servant included, and all the ministers, and all of us here, will go from the threshold of this house

tonight a better Christian than we were when we entered, with more faith in You, and more love for You, Father. Grant it, these kind blessing. And if it be Thy Divine will tonight, Lord, that if there be some come across the platform who are crippled, and it be Your will, which I believe it is, to give healing to them immediately in the form of a miracle--spontaneously, that the people out in the audience might see and believe with great faith, I pray that it'll be so, Lord. But howbeit, if not, when we ask You, we believe that we receive what we ask for.
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And Father, I pray that You'll give them great faith, that they will not be disappointed, but will go from here happy, rejoicing, looking for it at any time, trying every minute of their life to walk better, or to--to see, or whatever might be their trouble. And if it be Your Divine will to reveal the secrets of the hearts of any of them, that's caused them to be in this condition, speak to Your humble servant, Lord. Behold, I stand trusting that the Blood of Christ will cleanse me from all my sins, that I'll be a channel that You can speak through this night to Your people. Hear my prayer, Father, as I ask it with all the sincerity of my heart, in the Name of Thy Son, Jesus. Amen.
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Now, beloved Christian friends, I want all of you out there to be in prayer with me. All of you, many of you probably will not be in the prayer line and--that wants to be in the prayer line. I--I wish I--I could. As the faith keeps building up, I believe we're going to try a hundred maybe tomorrow night, if the Lord willing. And then if we can go on for a hundred, if there's not too much of the discernment, then I can make it all right. You see? But I... In-in that, when it comes up, there's just many things... Now, when he starts playing that music right there, I can begin to feel It coming down. There It is. See? Look, Christian friend. I don't know where they--one of those pictures are. But you've seen it, all of you. Have you... Most all of you seen the picture of It. It's back there at the counter. It's been proved by the scientific world that It was an Angel of God by the best examiners America has, the FBI.
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Now, He's here now at the platform. It--it is true, dear friend. I don't know how to make you believe it, but it--it is true. And if you will not look at the man, your brother, but if you will look to what I'm speaking about, the Lord Jesus, and

His healing Angel at the platform... Do you believe God has Angels of healing commissioned. What was it on the brass serpent then? What was it on the water of the pool of Bethesda if it wasn't an Angel came from heaven down. See, see? I'm not God's gift. The Angel is God's gift. It came out of heaven. I came from the earth, and He came from heaven down to enshroud, or inclothe an earthly vessel to speak to earthly people (You see?) that--that they--you would believe on Him; not on me, on Him what I'm talking of. And by doing so, God will heal you.
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Let's call our prayer line now. What--what--what numbers--or, letters and numbers did you give out, son? 51 to a 100. And what's that letter? U. Still in U. All right. 51 to a 100. Now, let's see. How many... Let's see, is 51 prayer card here? Somebody raise up a... Just raise up your hand's got 51 prayer card. Right there, 51 prayer card? Is 52 here? All right. 53 here? Now, that--that's the way to come. Now, that's the way just to--to bring them out. Now, I could... If you want to, we could bring those people up here, and God would just tell exactly what was wrong with them, or I could call one out of the audience, or somebody without a prayer card. The anointing's here. The anointing of the Holy Spirit is here present now to heal. Now, how many... Now, call... Let's see, how many's here... Why, we could call the whole group at once.
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You all have faith. Now, remember, you that's coming, you get right here. And when you pass here, you believe you're going to be healed. And the rest of you, be seated just for a little. And the lady in the--the cot, you got a prayer card too, sister? Have you? Huh? Just a moment. My son has just told me. Now, them with the cots and wheelchairs and things that's going to be called in the prayer line, if you'll line up right down here when I--we call your number, I'll come down pray for you. You won't have to even bring you to the platform if you don't want to come. Or if they want to lift you up... I see the little lady here's got a--a... Look like she's setting in a chair.
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Now, 53? 54? 55? 56, 57, 58, 59, 60? You line right up along here, right in--in numerical order just the way you are. All right. All right, 60? Is that about...

All right, just a moment. I believe there's something wrong somewhere. Oh, it's someone to get... The little girl, is she... Wait just a moment. What... Is someone to pack her over there? Just let the little thing set there. You got a prayer card, honey? You've got a right to be prayed for. Just a moment. Leave her set there in that seat.
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What do you think about this, sweetheart? Do you believe this is truth? What do you think that strange feeling that's coming over you now is? That's the Holy Spirit, isn't it? You believe that, do you, honey? You believe what Brother Branham has told is the truth, that the Angel of God sent me to know these things? You believe that? I see you're--you're crippled or something. I believe you have one limb amputated. Is that right? Is that right? Yes, that's... I don't know you, do I, honey? A brother walk in there, and see, it broke kind of vision. Now, just a minute. Now, everybody be reverent again just a second. Now, look this way again, honey. I just want to contact. See, there's many people out there trying to believe, and that's... Now, yes, uh-huh. You have a... you've... A cancer did that, didn't it, honey? Isn't that... You take... and amputated your leg. Still in your system, still going through. Isn't that right? I'm going to pray for you right now, honey. Our heavenly Father, that poor little girl setting there, I believe You're going to let her live, dear God. Have mercy upon the child, lovely little thing. Grant her healing just now. I pray this blessing in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Amen. God bless you, honey. Are you believe you're going to get all right now? You believe? You accept it now? God bless you; that's fine. You are. That's right. He met you.
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What you say? Oh. Oh, all right. 51 to a 100, line up. From 51 to 100, line up over that way. Everyone be just as reverent as you can, believe with all your heart. What was the... [A brother comments on the little girl's card--Ed.] Oh, yes, I seen it. That doesn't heal, it just... But I do believe with all my heart... I couldn't see. The people was moving so, I'm going to get closer to the girl before... I believe I... What... When you're healed, I see a white Light. That same Light goes around and just blesses. It's like a blessing. I see It, and I believe the little girl's going to be all right. I believe she's all right, sister. See? I believe you have nothing to worry about, honey. You're going to get well.
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All right. Now, everyone... Now, they're kinda maybe a little... Now, the ushers will see that they come kinda in numerical order, 'cause I don't know just how that these things will be. I just have to--to... as the Lord moves on... Now, Everybody reverent now. Now, how many is back there in the prayer line now is going to believe with all your heart that-that you're--that you're going to be made well. Believe it with all your heart, that you're going to get well. Do you now commit yourself to the Lord Jesus and say, "I now accept You, my heavenly Father, as my Healer. And by Your grace tonight, no matter what happens, when I am coming through that prayer line, I accept Your blessings. And I believe that when hands are laid upon me that I'll get well. I'll never have a negative testimony no more. I'm going to believe the Lord"? Will you raise your hands, say, "I believe that, and I now confess that"? God bless you.
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Now, someone said one time to me--not to me, but to another brother, a--a minister con--attacked him, said, "Oh, that's a shame. He tells the people though go believe before anything's happened." How are you going to be healed except it's by faith? Abraham believed God, that He was going to let him have a child by Sarah; and it never happened for twenty-five years. And he growed stronger all the time, believing it was going to happen. And we're the children of Abraham. Is that right? All right. Now, everyone just as reverent as you can be. Now, maybe that the Holy Spirit... Just a moment. Now, maybe It will give just a--a little of discernment till I can get under the deep anointing, just for a moment. And--and then... So the people can come through. And I believe if they'll come through and just believe, like stepping into the pool of water. As the Angel of the Lord is here at the platform, and He will do it. Now, let's pray. Father, You know all things; I know nothing. But we--we pray that You'll come now in a great visitation, and bless Your people, and speak to them, Lord, just now, and heal them. And may You give a manifestation that You're here and are--as with Your servant. Grant it, Lord. And may each one be healed in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. Amen. All right, be in prayer now. And if you will...
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Now, you bring the... your patient. Now, just a moment. Now, I don't know just exactly what. Howdy do, lady. I was kinda getting this up so that the patients coming through, you know, why, they would--they would be able to--to hear... I mean the people out there would hear the patient (You see?) is
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what I mean. And you have... You come to be prayed for. And you're perhaps wanting to know a little something about yourself, because that I--I--I feel that there it's something that you're desiring to know: your--your conditions. You're nervous, aren't you? Extremely nervous. And haven't you lost quite a bit of weight too? I see a lady standing before me that's much heavier than you. And say, aren't you a minister, or something like that of the Word? Don't you teach, or something there like? Yes, that's what I thought you were. Uh--huh. Do you believe now? You're all tightened up all the time. What it is, is you've put yourself in a strain. You've been through quite a bit of strain anyhow. You started worrying not long ago, and looked like something happened to you that you got to--just all tightened up. Now, that is nothing but the devil trying to hinder you. Now, it's Satan trying to curse you and throw that before you. And as... You mustn't accept it. You must throw it down and--and believe now. Is that the truth? Well, come here just a moment. O Father, I thank Thee for Thy mercies and kindness. And I pray Thee to heal our dear sister just now. Thou demon, leave the woman. Come out from her. In the Name of Jesus Christ, leave her. Now, looky here, sister. You accept it now? All right. Go rejoicing and happy, and get into the work of the Lord.
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Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Now, the lady... The lady's going to get all right. Now, she'll be all right. Now, just a moment. Now, standing here to my side stands Someone else. Now, everyone just... Come here, sir. [The brother asks a question.--Ed.] Sir? [The brother asks, "What's wrong with me?"--Ed.] Well now, if you'll just look this a way and believe me as God's servant... Now, we're--we're strangers in--in this life's journey. I--I do not know you, my brother, no more than you're just standing there. And I perceive that when you walked up, there's a welcome spirit. And you're suffering too. That's right. And you--you have a stomach trouble, isn't it? Yes, sir, that's right. You're suffering. I see food come before you and then go away, so I know. Say, aren't you a minister too? You're a minister of the Gospel also. Isn't that right? Yes, sir. And--and you're--you're a believer, aren't you, brother. And you want to be healed, don't you? You come here just a minute now, brother. Our heavenly Father, I hold my hands on a... Your servant tonight, Lord. And the Bible has said that if they lay hands on the sick they shall recover.
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Satan, turn this man loose. You're trying to bind him. In the Name of Jesus Christ, leave the man.
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Now, my brother, what has caused your stomach trouble has been something similar like the lady that just passed. It's a nervous condition. You've been nervous for quite awhile. And lately, it's been worse than ever. Isn't that right? Yes sir. And then you've had lots of trouble that's caused this and so forth. Now, you go right on. I told you the truth. Is that right? You're a minister. Raise up your hand if that's true. That--that is true. All right. Now you... No way of me knowing that only through Jesus Christ. Is that right? You feel... Now, being a--a Gospel minister there, you feel that there's something strange right here, or a feeling of--of love, and like... Is that right? Now, so the people will see that that's right, raise your hand.
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Now... Now, that is the Angel of the Lord that this minister is a witness, what He spoke to him. Now, what more is this, the Spirit of the Lord. God in heaven knows I know nothing of the man no more than... But standing here at the platform just now, as he walked up, I felt a welcome spirit. I said, "You're a Christian believer." Now, that's the same Spirit that said through our Master to Nathanael, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, a believer, an Israelite in who..." And he said, "Whence knowest Thou me?" And here, I seen him, his trouble, his things and stomach condition and so forth, what was right. He feels the witness of the Spirit. Is that the same Spirit that the Lord Jesus Christ promised us that would be here in the last days? God bless you, my brother. Go and you're going to be a well man. And God bless you and be... Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Everybody. And believe with all your heart that God is here to make well all those who believe.
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All right, come now, sister. What would you say if I told you you were healed setting there in that chair. You are, sister. Go on your road and rejoice and be healed. Amen. Now, that the audience might understand, some of the people... I want some of you without any prayer cards out there to look this a way. I want you to believe. The little sister that just passed by there, and been suffering with that diabetes and stuff, she's going to be all right now...?...

Now, just a... have faith. Now, wait. A lady is looking at me here on a cot. Now, lady, I want to contact you by just talking to you. You have no prayer card. And you're stranger, and I don't know you. But you're suffering with a arthritis. Isn't that right? It's got you crippled up too. Isn't that right? And now, if you will believe with all your heart... And when God's miracles, or things begin to happen on the platform... If I was in your place, I believe I would say, "Jesus Christ, I accept You now." There's a man's here pulling right across the lady setting here in a wheelchair, that I can't see what's a happening. But I--I believe if you just accept Him with all your heart, God would unbind you, and you could get up and go out of the building and be a well person. Now, think of that. You're trying to have faith, aren't you? You're trying to have. You have a desire in your heart too, don't you? I see a close walk with God, to walk closer than... by Him. I see that above you. A shadow like pulls around above you.
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Somebody else just made a... Just a moment now. The Spirit of God is moving. I believe it's the lady setting right... or the man, either, right here just... No, I believe it's the lady back there on that seat. There's something wrong. Blood, isn't it, sister? Ain't you anemia or some... Yeah, right there. Isn't that right? Stand up on your feet. Jesus Christ makes you well. That... Amen. The lady right... Yes. There's another one right behind her too. That's right. Stand up, lady. That's right. You're going to get over that. Now, wait a minute. The lady, your friend setting there by you, cancer case. All right. Stand up, sister. The Lord Jesus will make you well of that cancer if you just believe. Amen. Now, everyone reverent as you can be now. All right, sonny boy, bring the lady.
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Are you a believer, sister? You believe the Holy Spirit is here now? You believe that this what you feel is Him? I--I bless thee, my sister, for your healing in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go and be well. God bless you. Have faith now, every one believe with all your heart. Now, little sister, how are you feeling about it this afternoon? Are you a believer? You believe that--that God sent me to do this for you? You--you truly believe it with all your heart? You do? What would you think if I could be able, not knowing nothing about you, tell you what's wrong with you? It would be wonderful, wouldn't it? Now, look. So that you will know this to be sure, you've been this way for quite awhile, haven't you. That's right. Since

small. And of course now, your eyes is astigmatism, what's causing that. Your eyes are not very good sight. That's one thing is wrong with you. That's not all. Then you also... I see that--that you've never satisfied yourself in the way that you've tried to serve God. You've always wanted a deeper walk with God, because I see a shadow following your path. You're suffering with a heart trouble, too (Isn't that right?) that's bothering you. Isn't that right? Now, what if... Is that the truth? Have I told you the truth?
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Now, will you accept my word as God's servant? If that... If I know what has been in your life, do I know what will be in your life? Will you now say before God that you take Him for your Healer, and will go along with your head up, and rejoice, and praise God, and live as close to Him as you can, and be a well woman? Would you like to do that? Come forward. Our heavenly Father, I bless this young lady. Take away all the things. She's pressing hard, Lord, towards that goal there, trying to get there. Satan's determined to send her to a premature grave. But You're here to heal her. I bless her, Lord, that this heart trouble will leave her, and she'll be a--a well woman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Now, you believe it? All right. You may even remove your glasses, sister, and go off the platform and be well. Bless you. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Everyone.
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All right, come. Now, it's her hearing. I see that now in your... It's your eyes are very bad. You're going blind. And you believe that God will make you well? With all your heart? See, somebody's standing there, crossed me up then. I happened to catch it just before it got into there. I see what... Now, you're going blind. And Jesus Christ is here to give you your sight, mother. Do you believe that? With all your heart? Now, mother, you may be a little aged, but God loves you. When I hold your hand, I think of my own dear mother at home tonight, is praying for me. She does every night. And one of the greatest mother day blessings you could receive right now, outside of your--your salvation, which you have, that you would be--to be able to see good and get around again. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Now, mother dear, I--I know that one of these days, that you and I are to stand before our Lord Jesus. Now, I'm going to ask Him to heal you. And you believe that what I have told about Him is the truth. And I want you to bow your head now.

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My Father, as a dear mother leans her head on my shoulder, weeping, blind. Satan has did this evil to her. Nerves give away in her eyes, and she's gone blind. But Thou art here to restore her sight, Father. She's standing so humbly and submissive tonight. I'm thinking of Sarah of old, and thinking of blind Bartimaeus at the gate, the man that You spit on clay and anointed his eyes. And now, Father, if You were here tonight in a body of flesh setting among us, she'd run, lean her head over on Your shoulder. You'd bless her, dear Father. And I know my... I'm a very poor substitute. But dear God, if You were looking for righteousness, where would it be found? So Father, I bless her, that You'll give her her sight again. In the Name of Thy Son Jesus, may this blind spirit leave this aged mother, and may she be able to see now in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Now, mother, I want you to look here to me. You see me? You see me good? I want you to put your finger on my nose, just so that you'll know that... Can you see my fingers? All right, could you see my fingers now? You can see them? How many have I up? Well, how many now? There you are, mother. You have your sight. What has happened, Satan, a blind spirit... Now, the Bible said when the deaf and dumb spirit... Now, the doctor would say it was--it was your ear drums went dead, or your eyes went dead, the nerves, you know. But listen. What it is, the only thing he says the nerve went dead. But what made it die? There was something taking a hold of it supernaturally. It didn't die all over your body. It just died there. All right. Now, if I had a transparent band around my hand, holding it like that, it'd shut the circulation off. See? Well then, all the salve I put on the fingers wouldn't help it. The thing to do is get this loose so nature can flow again. Is that right? Well, the energy of the--the sight, the optical nerve, wasn't flowing in your eye because a supernatural being, a demon, a blind spirit had caught your nerve and holding it. See? Now, he's gone. That's the reason you can see better. You're going to be all right. Can you see good now all right? She says she sees well now. God bless you, my mother. Go off the platform by yourself, rejoicing and praising God. Let us say, "Praise be to God."
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Howdy do, sister. Come forward. You want to be healed of your eyes also, don't you. Do you believe God? If He could make that woman who was almost plumb blind, and that one
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O God, think, a white cane in her hand on the street. This is the hour. O God, seeing a vision there that they'd turned her down and nothing can be done. But Thou can heal her. Satan, leave the woman. Thou blind spirit, come out of her in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. You believe now? Why, remove your glasses and go on. Uh, huh. There she goes without her glasses. And she was... All right. Everyone come forward now. Everyone believe with all your heart.
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Howdy do, sister. I see you're wearing glasses also. Yes, ma'am. Now, we'll... Now, I want you to--to look to--at me. Now, we're strangers, aren't we, sister. I'm not trying, just enough till I can see what's wrong with you, and then we'll go right ahead. Now, I want to--to--to speak to you just enough to contact. No, but it's not your eyes that you're interested in. You have arthritis, don't you? Isn't that right? All right. I want you to come here just a moment. Our heavenly Father, Satan has bound our sister, but Thou art here to deliver her.
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Turn her loose, Satan. In the Name of Jesus Christ, come out from the woman. Now, will you obey me as God's servant? Raise up your hands in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Stomp your feet up-and-down like this. The arthritis has gone. You... Amen. Now... She is not stiff no more by arthritis. God has healed her from it. Not only that, but her eyes also is healed, which was astigmatism. It's gone from... Cataracts behind the eye. Now, everyone be reverent and believe with all your heart. Have faith in God, and God shall bring it to pass.
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All right, bring the lady now. All right. Howdy do, sister. I--I see you're reading a--a paper here, been of the congressman's testimony in there. That was wonderful, wasn't it, mother? It's very fine. Yes, ma'am. You have several things wrong with you Isn't that right? A kidney trouble's been bothering you for time, an old female order and stuff. And then you have arthritis also, don't you, sister? I see you trying to get out of a bed at morning. You get stiffed over the night. Isn't that right? That's right. Raise up your hands. Jesus Christ makes you whole right now, sister. Let... Step your feet up-and-down like this. Stomp them up. Don't be afraid. Move your feet up-and-down like that. You can receive your... That's right, mother. Go off the platform saying, "Thank You, dear Jesus." It's over. Let us say, "Praise be to God." Our sister's healed. That's right. Now, everyone reverent as you come.
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All right, just a moment. Let me have this one more, if you will, under the discernment. That's what you wanted me to say anyhow. You were wondering. Now, don't be nervous. You see, you have been nervous for some time. Now, this that you feel now, sister, It's nothing to harm you. It's something to help you. See? It's something that'll help you. It's the Angel of God. It frightens your--your soul, of course. Now, you're extremely nervous, aren't you? You've had that since you've--coming out of the menopause now. You've been in it for some time. Isn't that right? Exactly right. Get real weary feelings come over you. Isn't that true? And another thing, have you got sugar diabetes too, in your blood? Is that true? That is right. All right, a kidney trouble that's been bothering you. It's sore and tired. In the evening late, you go set down in a chair to take... Isn't that right? God bless you, mother. Go off the platform and be well in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." All right. Everyone reverent.

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...?... Like over this audience now. It just looks like kind of a milky looking, kind of like a creamy look is hanging in the building. Why, It's the Holy Spirit. And--and friends, It's just all over you. And It... If... You can be healed if you'd just believe it. Now, if I can, if God help me, I'm going to try to pray for the audience. And I see we got some people down here in the wheelchairs. I'm going to come down and pray for you. Now, don't let me get too weak before I get to those people in the chairs. Now. And now, sister, while you're there on the cot, try... I'm trying to see you if I possibly can. I don't know what's happened, there's two--in between here (See?), it's got me shut off. Now, try to believe with all your heart. And you there with the crutches, my brother, in the chair, have faith now. Believe with all your heart.
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Now, will everyone help me pray for these people while we pray. Father, bless our dear sister tonight; and may she be healed now, and leave this building well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Come away from here. If you...?... Howdy do, little sister. Oh, my, I... What's... You know what's your... You want me to tell you your trouble? Is curvature of the spine. Isn't that right? All right. God bless this poor little girl, and may she get well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Oh, God bless this little girl, Father. I pray that You'll heal her and make her well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. You believe she'll be all right? Come, sister. Father, I pray that You'll bless our sister, and make her well. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask it. Amen. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] God bless you, sister. All right. Come, lady. Father, I pray that You'll bless our sister and make her well as I bless her in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Howdy do, sister. Yes, you--you have faith, don't you. You believe that the arthritis has left you, sister, already. You can praise Him for it. All right. You likewise, sister. Go, believing now with all your heart and receive it in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Everyone believe with all your heart. All right. Do you

believe it'll leave him if I ask? In the Name of Jesus Christ, may the little fellow be healed, and mother also. Go now, he's going to get well. The trouble's going to leave him. He will be... All right. In the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I ask for the healing of my sister in Jesus' Name. God bless you, sister dear. Do you believe, sister, with all your heart? In the Name of the Jesus Christ, I ask for her to be healed. Now, that... Come, sister. You believe Him with all your heart? All right. If you will, God will let you get over the heart trouble. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask...?... Amen. You believe, my brother? O God, I bless my brother for the healing of his body in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Amen. You believe now, brother, with all your heart? Something happened. I must tell you this. See? 'Cause you--you can't get over it 'less--'less I tell you. And if I tell you, you accept me as God's prophet? You have something you're hanging onto, that you don't give up (Isn't that right?), a habit that you have that you must give up before it... Exactly. Go. God bless you.
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All right. Will you believe, my sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, I bless you, sister, for your healing. And go believing now, and you shall have your healing. All right. Do you believe, my sister? So many things--weary, premature menopause, arthritis, and just also... Isn't that right, so bad. Go and be healed, sister, in the Name of our Lord Jesus. All right. Come, sister dear. Heavenly Father, bless our sister and heal her just now. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask it. All right. Are you believing, sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, I bless thee for thy healing. Go, rejoice now, saying, "Thank You, Lord Jesus." All right. You believe now, sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask Him to heal you just now and be made well. Go say, "Thank You, Lord." Now, audience... People, you--you go to thanking God as soon as you leave here. Say, "Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord." Everybody reverent.
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All right. You want to be over the female trouble, don't you, sister, and be made well? Go ahead, and God bless you. Let us say, "Praise the Lord." I just can't hardly get... All right. God bless you, brother. Go eat what you want to now, and be of a good courage. And God is going to bless you and make you well. All right. Come now. All right, brother. If you believe with all your heart, you'll be made well and your eyesight will come to you good. God bless our brother in Jesus' Name. All right. God bless you, sister. Come now. You want to get well, don't you, get over your heart trouble?. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may she be healed.
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What about it now? Everybody... What say? Want me to get in there? Is this all of them? Or have you got a few more left? Now, they put the people over... the wheelchairs. They're going to line up, and I'm coming down, going to pray for the rest of these. And go right on through praising...?... And get rest of them...?... He's going to bring the rest of them through. All right, bring the lady right on. Come on, sister dear. All right. Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless our sister and make her well in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. How long has that been on your hand...?... Come, sister. Wouldn't you like to eat and be normal like you used to be? How would I know that was what was wrong with you? Only through Jesus Christ. Is that right? Now, you know you're blessed of God, and you're going to get well, aren't you? God bless you, sister dear. Amen. All right now, sister. Oh, many things you're suffering with: heart trouble, and having a bad nervous condition. O dear God, I pray that You heal our sister and make her well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen...?... That's what your nerves...?...
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All right. Oh, my. Brother dear, I see you're on a crutch. What do you think about this? Do you believe it to be the truth? You do? Now, I--I can't heal you, my brother. But I'll be able to know what's wrong with you, if you'll believe me as God's prophet. Do you believe that with all your heart? You do? That which is now you're feeling, and the Spirit by, that's the Angel of God. Your trouble is unknown to man. You just get real weak, don't you, just get weak, awful weak? And you walk on that... About a--a little bitty piece of time, and then you just give out and set down. Is that right? That's right. How would I know that you were doing like that? Only through vision is only way that I'd know, 'cause I don't know you. Is that right? What it is, your nerve system is give down, brother, in your spine. Now, come here just a moment. O God, bless this man. Give him strength. You said, "Let him that's weak say, 'I am strong.'" Grant it, Lord, as I bless him in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. I want you to walk off the platform. Take your old crutch and throw it down there and go on home...?... you never have no aches.
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All right. Come, sister and be healed now in the Name of Jesus Christ of your eye trouble. Amen. God bless you, sister. All right. Do your believe, my brother? In the Name of our Lord Jesus, heal my brother. Amen. You believe, sister? In the Name of the Lord Jesus, heal my sister. Do you believe, sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing. Amen. In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing, my sister. Go, rejoicing now. You believe Him sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing. Amen. Praise the Lord. All right... Let's all of us say, "Praise the Lord." Just raise up our hands and praise Him. All right. Now, there's a group of people sta... down here in the wheelchairs that we haven't got to. Now, I want everybody to pray with me now. These people doesn't have prayer cards. And I'm just going down to pray for them anyhow, because they--they're setting here. Some of them, I think one or two has prayer cards. And I want to pray with them. I want my minister brothers to join in with me.
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Now, I'll be able to tell each one of them how it happened, and all about it. But to heal you, I can't. But I want

to ask you something. Will you accept my Lord Jesus as your Healer if I'll come pray for you? Let some of the ministers line up here with them so... also that they can... they can be in on this, the whole... I want the audience to be reverent. God may perform some mighty miracles right here. I just see crippled and the afflicted, real crippled and twisted up so that they can't get out. Just let them set down there. Now, everyone reverent. Let some of the ministers stand right back here. Christian friends, how many will join with me in prayer while I'm down here ministering to these people? Will you believe with me with all your heart? Will you be reverent and keep your head bowed, and be in prayer? And we're asking our Lord Jesus to heal these sick and a... What if this was your people setting here. Some of them all twisted up and--and crippled, and some totally blind, holding canes in their hands. I believe our Lord Jesus will heal them.
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Now, everyone be seated, all but the cripples. Just the cripples here now. [A brother instructs the congregation.--Ed.] Now, to you that's crippled, and all twisted and afflicted here, my heart goes out for you when you see me here on the platform pronounce blessings upon some of the people. There's been several of them here that's all crippled and twisted up has been healed. You've heard of that. For instance, Mr. Upshaw here that was crippled for sixty-six years. There's not a one of you that was in the condition that he was in since a little boy, and tried to be healed when he was seventeen years old when he had his back first broke. He was like President Roosevelt, our late president, from his waist down, is where it had him. I only could do as God told me to do, to see a vision and tell him about it, what would happen.
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Not only he, but others have set here in wheelchairs, that's not in wheelchairs tonight, that's been healed. Many of you know that. Phoenix, week before last, and how that God taken them from the wheelchairs. While I'm standing here, I'm watching you. I could tell you what was wrong with you. But the reason I don't some... most of the time speak to wheelchair cases, somebody'd say, "Well, anybody could look down there and say, 'That man was crippled.'" That's right. My ministry doesn't lay so much in that; it's to see a healthy person and then tell them what's wrong (See?), healthy looking person. And if... you'll notice it.

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And tonight, the audience, to you strangers, I've tried to keep It back just as much as possible, to retain my strength to come down to pray for these people. Now, I'm going to ask you something. Do you believe that I've told the truth? You cripples and things? It... I--I'm going to come down and--and-and ask God to bless you, and pray for you each individual. And I want you to believe that God is going to let you get well. Now, He may do it right now. If you feel that ty--the faith that you're going to stand up, all right. If you do not, well then believe that He's going to heal you. If you've got that much faith, it'll take it a long time to bring it out. But Jesus said, "According to your faith, be it unto you." But now, if you have great faith, you'll be able to be healed right then. I see some blind men setting here with canes. I want you to believe. And I want all of the audience... What if this was your dad and mother or somebody setting here?
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Now, let's be sincere. Only thing I can do is go pray for them. Now, if they want to know what's wrong and what happened, God will reveal that. That can be done. But they want to be prayed for. And they believe if I'll come pray for them, God will let them get well. And I believe if they'll believe it with all their heart, it'll happen right now. And if they'll do it... And if it doesn't right now, don't be discouraged. It may be in a--a half hour from now; it may be in a week from now. I don't know. But it'll be, if you believe it. According to your faith, be it unto you. If that's Scripture, let the audience say, "Amen." Now, you believe with all your heart.
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How many times we see them out of the insane institution and in straight-jackets and things, and they're home now and normal people. See? And all kinds of afflictions... Now, the minister brothers are going to be praying while I'm praying. And I wonder if the audience will do the likewise. If you'll bow your head, and Brother Hall, you stay at the microphone here. And sonny boy, if you'll go with me down in the line. I'm wanting God to call my boy to pray for the sick. And I'm wanting to see something happen first to vindicate it. You see? And I want him to be with me when this is going on. All right. You be talking to the audience. [Brother Hall speaks to the audience
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Christian friends, to you who believe with all your

heart... Now, everyone just as reverent as you can be. I do believe that God has blessed each one of you for your healing. A man here is testing his eyes back and forth here that was blind. Another lady putting her feet outside of the wheelchair here, a colored lady, she's going to be up from there in a few minutes. Here's another lady has got up. All right. Now, just everyone reverent. The Holy Spirit has... The people are blessed; I believe with all my heart. Now, I want the audience to stand up, everyone in the building. Minister friends, I want you to walk forward now and put your hands upon the--upon the afflicted. My minister brothers here, walk forward and lay your hands on them, so you can assist them in helping them in their faith to raise up from the wheelchairs and be healed. Now, I want everyone to raise your hands to God, like this, while we pray.
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Now, lady, the colored lady here, I want you to rise up from there. And this lady here, and over there, I want you to believe now with all your heart. All Christians pray. Now, Father, we have blessed these people in Thy Name, knowing this one thing, that Thou has promised that, "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe you receive them." If You could take that poor woman that was bound and twisted there on that cot, out of that cot, You can take every one of them, Lord. Grant just, now that they can be healed and made well. Hear the prayer of Your humble servant, Father Now, grant it, Lord. Satan, you who bound these people, they have been prayed over. God's blessing's been asked over them. You are a looser.
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In the Name of Jesus Christ, rise up from there. Here comes a lady paralyzed out of the chair, coming up, ri--raised up. Looky here, coming out of the wheelchair, walking without... Praise the Lord. Here comes another one up. Another lady paralyzed from the wheelchair standing up praising God. Let's raise our hands giving God praise everywhere. That's right. Rise up over there. In the Name of the Lord Jesus, stand on your feet. Little boy, stretch forth your hand there and be made well. Wheelchairs are moved back. People are falling in the wheelchairs and having a glorious... Hallelujah! Praise be to God.

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...?... Thank you. My, he shouldn't have said that. Now, to you dear strangers, he was just making--trying to make me feel a little more encouraged to stand up here; that was all. I don't even claim to be a preacher. I--I just like to get around where there is preachers and I... Mine is praying for the sick. And I'm happy to be here this afternoon to--to see this audience, and to feel the Spirit of the Lord here, and to enjoying those blessings since last evening. I was noticing in the last evening service, those cripples and setting in those wheelchairs, how that they got up, walked out of those wheelchairs. And I... Now, they're not here; I don't see a one of them this--this afternoon, not a one that was there as I see, knowingly. But I notice one thing: just the ones that was dealt with the longest was the first one'd got up (Did you notice that?), the very first ones that got up. And there's something about it that I don't understand. And since last night I been praying to wonder what that...Why? Why would that? So you pray with me that God will make it known.
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Now, I thank you all so much for the missionary offering for this afternoon. If our Lord tarries and permits me, I want to go over to Africa, and then we come back to--to India, and from there to Jerusalem to--in this next missionary tour. And my heart is bleeding for all those countries. Sister Hall was saying; she said, "None of that for me, over way in there," said, "I don't think I..." I said, "Fleshly speaking, I--I don't desire it, but there's something back there that's making me go (See?), just--just making me go." And with the love for those who need Christ, I want to go.
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I got a--a book from Africa not long ago and it's the colored man, old, he said, "White man, white man, where was your father?" He said, "Here, I'm old, and dull at mind, and I've just now learned of Jesus. If I would've knowed Him earlier, I could took Him to my tribes." And I thought, "Well, I won't have to answer for my father's generation, but I will have to answer for mine, for what I do." And under the difficults that I have to labor under, and so
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As far as I know of in human life, I only have...Thanking God as far as health and everything, knowing that I was once a blind man and--and--or so blind they had to lead me around... And my eyes sight's 20/20 now. And so I--I was once real sick: I couldn't eat nothing and stomach trouble so bad. And I'm healthy and happy, can eat anything. There's only one thing that bothers me, as I know of. And there's none of us perfect; we know that. And that is, the meetings, when they carry a little long, it puts such a mental, nervous strain on me, because you're just on the point at any moment. See, in my meetings there's setting hundreds, sometimes in big meetings where is many thousands gather, of critics that would--just trying their best to find one thing to talk about. And I'm conscious of that when that's coming against me. Then the Holy Spirit moving down to be able to know what's wrong with the people... And I know that He knows all things. And that... Under a few minutes under that (Oh, my.), it'll take more off of you than you could hit with a sledge hammer and--and rock pile for two days straight without even laying down, resting.
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You know, according to modern science that speaking, ministers, who just speaking to an audience of people, takes more strength for them in twenty minutes of speaking than eight hours in physical labor. That's what a--a tear down. Now, multiply that by about one hundred and you get some conception of what it is. And so that's the thing that I desire all you dear Christian people to pray for me that God will somehow... I don't know. I once wondered how He could--how He got tired, and being the Son of God, but I know now what it is. It's a... It isn't a--it isn't a physical stain. It's a more or less, I'd say, a mental strain: nerve and mental. See, it--it moves over you and you're just at the age, coming in the meeting... Not this afternoon, but at night time...
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There's sets one out there, maybe out... Maybe here sits a poor person with a cancer, setting there. Just one word will do the work. Here come a minister up, a few moments ago, setting over here; an aged man had had a growth on his lips. He told me he'd been preaching, I believe, nearly forty years, and--a Pentecostal preacher for forty years. And said I told him all about his conditions in a line somewhere, and God taken that

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And here, come up here... Now just one word here, the Congressman, Mr. Upshaw from the Congress of the United States, setting here. Invalid for sixty-six years and me standing here under inspiration and seen a vision when the man had just been brought in: of where he was, and what he done, and what happened. And here he is today, walking around like the rest of us. See? That set under things for years... And last evening, I watched that woman laying there that was bound with arthritis. I was told when they brought her in, taken three men to bring her in there, she was--how she was, and how that...There she's...After dealing with her a little while, going down there and laying hands on her, she got up.
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Here set a woman in a wheelchair: her feet hanging down and such a condition there. And I--I talked to her. And while speaking to her, the Holy Spirit begin to reveal to her. And--and I said, "Now, in a few moments when I go to the platform, now if I look down at you, I want you to obey what I tell you. And when I got to the platform, up she got out of the wheelchair. There she was...?... Oh, well, now, those things is what makes a... Did you know that most all poets and--and prophets, and so forth, are considered neurotics? Did you know that? You--you don't believe that, but I'm going to... I'll prove it to you.
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There's a land somewhere that the human person... And one out of every ten thousand Christians knows no more about but just by faith to believe about it. But there's a place that a human being, while yet in here, can be lifted up into that spot. Now, it is not a rejoicing time like you just lifted up in joy. I seen much joy, not enough real solid faith to cure a toothache. You see? That's the joy of the Lord, not the power of the Lord. See? I--I want more joy of the Lord. That's what I desire. And that's what you have need of. But, not long ago, Stephen Foster... My little son's setting in the back of the building, it's--was his favorite poet. Many of you know Stephen Foster, know of him: He was--gave America some of its best folksongs it ever had. Now he was considered a neurotic. And he'd...When he wrote, "The Old Kentucky Home"... "My Old Kentucky Home..." that's just a little ways
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from--from where I live now and just about seventy miles from where I was born. And two--about two summers ago I visited "The Old Kentucky Home" for my first time. And I was setting at--at the bench or the desk where he wrote that song. (And it's world famous.) And I was looking at his picture and where the seraphim, the angel was supposed to have touched him to give him inspiration to write it. The guide and so forth had done left out of the room. I was setting there, and I thought, "Mr. Foster, you look like a very intelligent looking man." I thought, "Why? What made you do what you did?" Now, he would write a song and he had it in his mind. But after he'd get through writing a song, coming down out of that inspiration, he'd get drunk: go out on a drunk. And finally, he got to such a place till he called a servant, ordered a razor, and committed suicide, cut his throat: Stephen Foster.
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Not long ago, I stood by the side of William Cowper's grave. He wrote,
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In London, England... And I stood there by his grave, and I laid my hand over on the tombstone, and I thought, "God rest your gallant soul." I thought, "Mr. Cowper, why were you considered a neurotic?" You know, after he wrote that song, "There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Emmanuel's vein," he came out of that inspiration and got--went down to the--to a cab--tried to find the river to commit suicide, to drown himself in the river. William Cowper; that's his history right there by his grave. Then I remembered the prophet Jonah, how that he was going down to Nineveh, take him a ship to Tarshish. And the inspiration of God fell upon him, and he went down and gave his prophecy before Nineveh where God sent him. And they even put sackcloth on the cattle on the hills. And God spared that great city. And such inspiration... Then went up and set down under a gourd, or a tree, and prayed for God to take his life. Is that right?
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And I thought of Elijah, who went out there and set by the brook Cherith, and was fed by the ravens. And he closed the heavens that it wouldn't rain. Then he opened up the heavens and brought down water, brought fire out of heaven the same day, and then when the inspiration left him (by the
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threat of a woman), run out into the wilderness and prayed for God to let him die. Is that right? Now, I could go on and on, but what is it, friends? Men who are--are brought under such tremendous inspiration of another land... You go out of this world, somewhere else, way up. And then when you're--when you're up there it's all right. Or when you're down, it's all right. But when you come in between there... Now, as long as the inspiration was on them, they were all right. But when the inspiration leaves, that what hurts.
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Now here, not long ago, standing in meetings and finding so many people desiring... And I just stayed for discernment, so much, and one meeting right after the other, not having no interv--just--just constantly... And for eight months I couldn't get up or down. I stayed right in between there. You know the time it was, when they rushed me everywhere. Even to the Mayo's clinic said, "There's not a earthly chance for him." That's right. See? Now, when it's...You're up or down. When you get down, why you're seem to be all right, when you're up... But in between there, that's what hurts. And now, what does this all say? It all says this, friend: that there's a land beyond the river somewhere, way yonder, somewhere, that we're going to. It's heavenly there. So we do not understand those things, but misunderstood, but we try to do the best that we can for the imbetterment of human beings by Jesus Christ, while we have time to work.
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And I desire your prayers for me that I will maintain the strength. Since the time of that, I have been healthier than I ever was in all my life, more healthier. I never weighed over a hundred and thirty-five pounds in my life. And I weigh a hundred and fifty-five now. See? And because that I--I took Christ. I promised Him that I'd never abuse myself any more like that, that I would... I'd... When I got tired and so forth, I'd leave. I didn't care what the meeting was doing, I'd come apart into the wilderness and rest awhile (See?) and then go out again somewhere. But under management and so forth, where they've got these itineraries made up, and you have they get the auditoriums, it just certainly keeps you pushing like that to go, to keep it up. So God bless you.
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One word I want to say about... Someone asked us about if I would speak the time that our--our baby was born.
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Mrs. Copp just told me she'd just received a letter from my dear little wife at home. If there's anybody at the Branham family that deserves credit it's the--the--my wife, Mrs. Branham; she's a lovely little character. I wished I could've brought her with me, but I can't because the baby was too young. I went for her to bring her here. I want you to meet her. Sometime on my return I hope to be able to bring her. She's only... (Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate that.) And she's thirty years old and almost white-gray. And five years ago, her hair was as black as it could be. But you set at the phone where sometimes sixty long distant calls an hour, day and night, and at the door where this, that, and (Oh, my.), it won't take it long till things will change. But, friend, I say this with her: we're only sorry that we haven't got a thousand lives to give for Him Who gave His life for us. That's right. The public, sometime... You have your individual case to deal with, but when this case, in the spirit line, you've got the--literally millions pulling to you. See there? And there... It's more than what people think it is.
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I had prayed so earnestly, reading in my Bible one day, after I come back from overseas. My first wife died many years ago. We lived together three years. Two little children was born in our family. One of them remains: is at the back of the building now, our little boy. The little girl died with the mother. I was single for several years: her begging me at her death, "never to live single, but to get some good Christian girl who would take care of the children," not knowing that the baby'd be buried in her arms; but it died immediately after her--few hours. Which was perfectly healthy at the time of her going... I lived single for several years. Then my little boy entered school, I--I got married again.
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And we lived together four years and God gave back another little lump of sugar... My little girl, little Sharon that was taken from me, He gave me a--a little Rebekah. And I love her with all my heart and I feel that God sent her. She's a very living image of the other little girl. And then, seemed like she was going to have no more children. Four more years have passed. And when I come back from overseas, I was reading in Cleveland, Ohio, or not Cleveland, but I believe it was Minneapolis, taking the Old Testament, a subject to read. And I was reading of Joseph. And he just outstands to me, Joseph does, of all the patriarchs. And I got down on my knees, and I asked our Lord if He would give us another child: possible, give us a little boy. And I would name him Joseph, if He would give

me another little boy. Immediately, after that, about a month or so, I knew my wife was to be mother. I looked forward for the coming of a little boy: Joseph. And when he was born, or to be born, I said, here at the tabernacle...You all sent so many nice presents and things which will always be remembered in our hearts. And I'm sure the heavenly Father has a record of everything up there. And I pray that He'll bless you.
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And I wanted to go home to go to meet the child, to see what would happen. I wanted him to take my place. I wanted someone to take my place, that I would know that the mantle would be on my children, if it could. And it's always been a little place out there, if I could just press over... I see things in part, but I... It just seems like I'm just living a little tributary to a great lake just beyond. And I always thought if I could just get past that one place, oh, my... And maybe I... My background's being so sinful, as I explained, that my people were all sinners before me, and I was raised in a sinful home. And then, trying to keep myself from sin at that time, as much as I knew how, I thought maybe God would let my children come into the blessing, the full blessing. And maybe my little boy would fully be a prophet sent from God; I pray to that. When I went to meet the little baby, as a nurse from Mayo's had been healed of a cancer a few years ago, given up to die, she was our nurse. When the--the baby was brought and--or come to meet it, instead of the Spirit falling to the baby, it fell back this a way again. And I--I believe it's just ahead of me. I- what I've ask for is, I believe that God has it just ahead. I believe I'll live to see it. And that's what I pray for.
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My little boy which is with us now, soon be sixteen years old, he was... He seemed to be a good boy. He minded me, and was very lovely little fellow. But I talked to him about being baptized and making his public confession of Christ. He lived good and everything, the little fellow. But about a week after that, I walked into the house, and he come without me asking him anything, said, "Daddy, I want to be a Christian; I want to serve the Lord." My Joseph was right with me when-and I didn't know it. The little baby that I thought would be Joseph is a little girl and I called her "Sarah." I'm thankful for her. I love her with all my heart. I had a boy and a girl; either which way it went would be all right. But I so wanted a--a--a boy. As far as so I--he could be a minister of the Gospel. And I believe that God is calling my little boy back there, going be minister of the Gospel. I...

Thank you. Thank you. Seeing the wisdom of God, now, I more understand. If you ask God, God will give you the desire of your heart. I don't believe if the little baby would've been born to have come up to the age to be a minister, Jesus will be here before that time, I believe. And God just throwed it over on my little boy back there and that--and we thank you for your kindness and God bless you.
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Last time...Now, I've taken about fifteen minutes, or twenty, there, in explaining those things, so I'll try to get out real quick now, in the next hour. As I've told you before, and many of you people now... As a preacher, I am not. I--I just... Oh, I don't know... I used to think that... When I was first ordained in the Baptist Church, oh, I'd carry the Bible down the street, and they call me, "Reverend." My, I was a big fellow. When I got to meet some real right down preachers, I--I kinda decided I wasn't. You know I told you about riding the horse, you remember the last time? I believe I was here about... I thought I was a cowboy at one time, when I'd put cockleburs under our old tired horse and get up on him and he would--on the saddle, you know, and he'd just bawl a few times. And I thought I was a real rider. My father was, but I was--wasn't my--wasn't he. So then, I went to Arizona one time and I seen them really ride in one of those rodeos. And I went out to be a rider too like my dad, but when I seen them riding them outlaws, I--I knew I wasn't no cowboy by a long ways. So... I thought I was a preacher when I first ordained, but when I got around where some preachers could really preach, I quit saying I was anything about a preacher, because it was another case of maybe "the cockleburs under the saddle." So... But what I do know of it, I like to tell it to someone else. That's right.
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Sometimes, in the meeting this way, just to have...?... relax myself and speak to then, oh, I take a little old text somewhere in the Bible and speak on it a little bit. And I was going, ask Brother Copp awhile ago, what was that I spoke on the last time I was here. And I think he said it was a--it was, "Four Ways of Seeing God: God in His creation, and in His Son, and so forth like that." And so now, this afternoon, I want to--to read some Scripture. And probably some of you has been here; I've read this before. I was going to speak on, "Come and See a Man." The woman at the well, she said, "Come, see a Man that told me all things." Kinda lengthy, so I'm going over to the resurrection of Lazarus here, if the Lord willing, at the eleventh chapter of St.

John, in the Gospel. If you'll listen closely now while we read, and go right straight into the service. And you pray for me, will you? all of you? And tonight, come out believing there's going to be a great outpouring tonight. I want to see the time in this meeting that there will not be one wheelchair, or blind person, or anything left that isn't healed, that... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
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Meetings that's going on around the city: Brother Freeman, and--and the other brethren and sisters who's holding... And I pray, out of this meeting... Some colored Brother came, said, "Brother Branham, pray that God will send me into the harvest." Another minister come, "Pray that God will send me..." Go, brethren, God bless you. Just go right on out. They're just everywhere. Dash out. There's a many, many peoples in need. And now last night, there's been three or four wheelchairs been made empty now. And we pray that God will heal every one of them and make them well.
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Eleventh chapter of St. John, listen closely now, beginning about the eighteenth verse of the eleventh chapter of St. John. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing of the Word. Is that right? Read the Word. Now, you can mark it if you'd like to refer back to this Scripture. And I'll try my best, watching the clock, to be out within forty minutes or forty-five, fifty minutes, somewhere along there if possible. Now, the eighteenth verse, we--we begin reading. Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. When Martha, as soon as she had heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary set still in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask... God, God will give it thee. (I like that, don't you? "Even now, whatever You ask God, God will do it. No matter what's happened, what You ask God now, God will do it.") Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. (When that kind of faith comes, something has to happen.) Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She said unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which... come into the world.
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Let's bow our heads just a moment. Our heavenly Father, many years has passed since these words were first written, since this scene took place down there in a lonely little graveyard, where two broken hearted sisters and loved ones weeping. But way down beyond the tears, there was an expression in their heart to believe that God's Prophet stood on the earth, the Son of God, and was able to deliver to them the desire of their heart. And we, this afternoon, after many years, and these things are written that we might understand, we too believe that God will withhold no good thing from them that walk upright before Him. He'll give us the desire of our heart. And You know my desire this afternoon. You know the desire on every heart in this building this afternoon. And Father, while we're here in this healing campaign, if it should be called such, we pray, God, that in this hour while I'm to speak on faith, I pray that faith will move over this audience and there'll be such a great response to it, that the cripples will just get right up out of their chairs and walk out; the blinds will throw down their canes and raise up and receive their sight; cancers will vanish; and sin will fly from the sinners; backsliders will rush to the altar. Grant it, Lord. And may there be such a great hour now, like we've never seen before. Grant it, Father, because we ask this for Your glory, in the Name of Your beloved Child Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Our setting of the scene for this little text, if I would say it'd would be, "Believe This... Believest Thou This?" for this afternoon. Now, I just...Will you give me your undivided attention just for a few moments, and pray for me? Now, during the time of our Master's life, this had come to the place to where He had become very popular. When He was first here, in His first claims, He was not very popular. But when they begin to see the physical results of His ministry, then they were willing to--to admit that there was something about Him, especially the common people, they heard Him gladly. They still hear Him gladly.

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I've never desired to be rich. I've... I--I believe Solomon, I believe, had the most level prayer to God that I ever heard. He prayed that God wouldn't make him so rich that he would forget God, and yet, not to make him so poor that he would have to steal. So just the comforts of life is what we desire. Is that right? And that's about where the most of us stand, I guess, and very fortunate and thankful to have that. Jesus dwelt amongst the poor and the humble. If you'll notice Him in calling His ministry, He--He never--He never called the-the rich; He--He called the poor. When He was born, why, they never--the angels never went down and sang in the temple, about--to Caiphasis and the high priest and those, and told them about, "There's born tonight, in the city of David, Christ the Saviour." But there, the angels came down and give this salutation, or the visitation, rather, to the shepherds and peasants, the poor people.
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When He called His disciples, He never went and got the educated priest out of the seminaries. He went down on the river and got fishermen, peasants, poor people that they would have nothing. That the--the world could say, "Why, yes, they become great men because they had a great background. They had this...." They had no backgrounds at all, and He just picked them up like jewels out of the dirt and made their names immortal among men today: Peter, James, John, and so forth, fishermen of lowly peasant-type people. And I'm so glad that God still deals with poor people and common people, for we don't have much of this world's goods. We don't desire this world's goods. If there's anything that we ought to--not to desire is too much of these things: just enough to live by, that's all.
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If I'd probably taken the money that had been offered me, I'd be an independent rich man. But today, as far as I know, I own this old backslidden Chevrolet truck, out here, about six years old, and a Pontiac about three years old, that I take my wife along in when I take her. And the clothes that we have on and what we have at home, that's all we own (That's right.), everything that we have. But I'd rather live like that and have favor with God, than have the best movie star home there is setting on Hollywood hill over here. That's right. That's right. I'd rather feel in my heart the Presence of Christ that I feel now, than to have the riches of this world. That's right. I love Him and He's Wonderful.

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And He came to this world as my example. And He came as your example to be--to just be content with such as we have. And when He was borned in the world, He had a--a hard start. When He was born, He was borned in a manger in a barn. Could you imagine a birth of that type? No lower birth could be, I don't expect, than to be born in a manger. And before He even got here, it was tacked onto Him of being a illegitimate child, that He was absolutely a--an illegitimate child; that Joseph was his father and he was going to be born out of holy wedlock, and that was not nothing but just Joseph's boy. Now, that... And you know, that old curse hasn't left today. Many people actually believe that.
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Why, here not long ago, I was up in the mountains where I go for a little retreat to rest and hunt. And I was up there, and there's a--a man, a cowboy riding along with me, the rancher. And I'd met him, and he said... I was hunting, and he said, "Well, get on my horse here, ride along." He said, "Where you from?" And I said, "Indiana." That's been a few years ago. And he said, "What do you do for a living?" I said, "I'm a game warden." He said, "Well, they're not welcome in this country." I said, "Well, I'm here... I..." And he said... I said, "That's what I do as--to make a living," but I said, "otherwise, I'm a preacher." He looked and said, "A what?" And I said, "A preacher." Said, "You look too intelligent for that." And I said... I said, "Well,..." I said, "I tell you..." I said, "I--I-I think that's a mark of intelligence." And so he said..."Oh," he said, "you don't believe that story, do you?" I said, "Yes, sir. I believe it with all of my heart." He said, "Do you really believe that He was--the virgin birth, as it was said?" I said, "Yes, sir, I really believe it."
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Well, we went arguing along about it for a long time, and he--he said, "Why, that couldn't be so, preacher." He said, "That's against all scientific... It's against... All science." says, "it can't be so." Said, "Trees has to be--have pollen, one to another." Said, "They have to actual be a--a literally a father

and mother before a baby could be born." And I said, "Do you believe that there's a God?" He said, "Certainly not." And I said, "Oh..." He said, "That's a Santa Claus story." And I said, "Oh, you think so, do you?" And he said, "Yes, sir." And I said, "Well, every man..." I said, "Good thing this is America: we all have our own ideas," but I said, "for me He's more than life." And he--he just got right back at me, fiery, you know. He said, "You know now, right down to the bottom of your heart, that's just because you read it in the Bible." I said, "No, sir. That's one reason. But the next reason, the reason I know He is: He lives in my heart." I said, "I know that He is." He said, "Could--could you--could you prove that He lives?" I said, "Yes, sir." I said, "Go back over my life and see what I was, and what I am now," and I said, "There proves that something has happened." He said, "Well, it's against..." Said... I said, "You will admit that that woman, that He had an earthly mother, as the Bible said?" Said, "Oh, yes. He had a earthly mother." "But it's impossible now, for a child to be born with a heavenly father, a Spirit, without being a natural man." Said, "Yes, that's right." I said, "Well, I want to ask you something. If that's... If He... If you'll admit He had a mother, and He couldn't have a--a supernatural being for a father, then how did the first man get here without father or mother? How'd he ever get... Let him be monkey, tadpole, whatever you want to call him, how did he get here? He had to have a pappy and mammy from somewhere. Isn't that right? He had to have..." He walked on--went on a little farther, riding along. And after while, I said, "Can you answer me where the first man come from?"
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He walked--rode on a little piece, and after while he pulled his big hat down over his eyes. I didn't know what he was doing. I looked. He looked sideways and was looking towards them snow peaked mountains. We were up there hunting; the tears was dropping off his cheeks. He looked right at me, and said, "I lift up my head unto the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord." He rode back there with his horse and put his arms around me, said, "Preacher, I got respects for you." Amen. He said, "There's

been a lot of preachers up here that come and tell me..." Said, "I wanted to find one man that really believed it was so." I said, "I believe it with all my heart." We go up there hunting and we sleep out on the snow. And at night time, after the day is over, we've been different places, coming in... And he... I usually go up in June, sometime (I won't this year.) and salting the cattle. When the rounds-they're putting out the salt and things, I ride right with them. Then when we all round through the daytime, then at night he pulls his camp bag right up next to me. And everybody gets asleep, and he reached over and got my hand; he said, "Parson," said, "Isn't He wonderful?" Amen. Oh, hallelujah. Yes, sir, brother. He's still the Lord Jesus...
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You know, springtime here in California now. I'm amazed of a morning to hear those birds and doves out there, how they're mating and fixing their nests. And I just think that bird could lay a whole nest full of eggs. And no matter how much she would hover them eggs and try to keep them warm, if she hasn't been with the male bird, they'll never hatch; they'll lay right there and rot in the nest. Isn't that right? And friends, that's... We know that the germ of life comes from the male sex. You're your mother's flesh, but your father's blood: life comes from the male sex. A hen can lay an egg, or a bird, and it won't hatch. I think that's just about what that I said, a lot of times, the matter with our churches today: like a--an old nest full of rotten eggs that ain't never been with Jesus Christ. And that's the reason they just got it reading, writing, and 'rithmetic, don't know nothing about Jesus Christ. Might as well dump the nest out and start over again. Don't you think so? Time to get an old fashioned Holy Ghost church: somebody that's been in contact with God; got a borned again experience, till they can stand for what they know that's right. That's right.
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Said, awhile ago, some of them said something about Peter on the day of Pentecost. Well, listen. I've been along these Holy Ghost meetings now for some five years. And Peter said on the day of Pentecost, "This is that." And if this ain't that, I'm going to keep this till that comes. I'll tell you that. You can criticize it, say what you want to, but I believe it's the real old fashion baptism of the Holy Ghost just exactly like it was on the day of Pentecost. Amen.
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Oh my, I can see our Master when He come with that

blackness behind Him and saying: that He was an illegitimate child. But God sent a warning always before the coming. He sent a man by the name of--of John the Baptist. He was a great forerunner of Jesus. God always sends a forerunning before some great event. Whenever you see angels will come to the earth... For instance, maybe the Angel that deals with God's humble servant here. That's a minor, no doubt, Angel of healing, or something. Or the Spirit of some great something that's--that's here, one of God's attributes. I do not know Who He is. But when you hear of Gabriel coming to the earth, something's going to happen then. Gabriel announced the first coming of Jesus, and He will announce the second coming of Jesus. Gabriel, the great Archangel Who stands in the Presence of His Majesty... How marvelous.
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Now, I could think of when Zacharias... God setting Hisself in order, getting His church ready... Zacharias, the great high priest--or great priest, rather, he was to burn incense. He had a home that was consecrated to God. God give us some more homes like that. Yes, sir. They believe God and waited on God. And Elisabeth, his wife, was barren. She was way past the age now, and she was barren. And down--had pray for years for God to give them children, but seemingly, He had not done it. Sometimes God holds off to the very last moment, just to see what you will do about it. Oh, my. I feel kindly religious right now. I--I really do, when I think of His goodness, how that many times that He holds it right off to the last moment to see what you'll do about it.
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Down in Babylon, if I can you jump back for a minute...Thinking down there, that how that the Hebrew children, He let them get right up to step off into the fiery furnace before He ever showed a hand. Is that right? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, there they was. They had purposed in their heart that they wouldn't bow down to the king's image. And He let them come right up to the last moment. Let's just look at that just for a moment. It's a little off the lesson, but let's look: God waiting to the last moment. No doubt, brother, you've been in that chair a long time, but God may be waiting till the last moment, see what you're going to do about it. Maybe you setting there too, sister, it may be just waiting till the last moment. Maybe this is it.

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I can see Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego say, "You can burn us. You can do what you want to, but we're going to hold fast to that what's right. And you today, you can make fun of me, call me holy roller, whatever you want to, but I'll hold to God's unchanging hand. If He could bring one from a wheelchair, if He can bring the Congressman of the United States, from a cripple from sixtysix years, to a perfect, well man, He can do me the same way. Though it linger, yet will it speak. The vision will speak; it has to. "He that readeth, let him run."
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Notice, then when it come down to that great hour, I can see king Nebuchadnezzar (representing the world) saying, "Well, all right, we'll just burn some of that religion out of them." You know, that he may not be called Nebuchadnezzar today, but he's still in the earth, his influence, the laugh, "Burn it out." Mockery... And said, "We'll just take some of that religion out of them. We'll heat the furnace seven times hotter than it ever was het." And I can see Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a prayer meeting, knowing God was able. There they go on the death march. The next day the king sets up and says, "Now we'll see what takes place. When we put the heat on them, they'll deny it then, like the rest of them." And don't you think the devil ain't here to put the heat on you when you claim your healing, or salvation, or the baptism of the Holy Ghost? He'll throw the heat to you. Yes, he will.
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Then when they got at that great hour, walking up the gangplank, as it was, to drop off into this furnace, seven times hotter than it ever was het... Notice, I hear Shadrach say, "Meshach, you're sure you prayed through?" Oh, my. You better know it. He say, "Yes, I prayed through." Take a hold of hands then. Here they go walking on up, up to the very next to the last step. Men begin to get fainty from that hot heat coming out of there, the intense heat of the foundry. Or push them on up into there, or this furnace, rather, with these spears... Looks like God has just forsaken and turned His back upon His people, no answer to prayer, no nothing. Fainty, sickly, staggering right on up, going into the furnace standing firm on their conviction: "God is able to deliver us from this fiery furnace, but nevertheless..." Going right on, and the heat's on. Amen.

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That's the way it was, Congressman. You said, "Don't give up." All right, stay right there. "God is able to deliver us from this fiery furnace." Just a few more steps, I can see Shadrach look at--at Abednego, to see the last time before they step into the furnace. Looks like pretty dark, doesn't it, the picture I'm painting? Let's turn our camera now. Amen. All the time there's something going on down here, there's something going on up there at the same time. Amen. We only look to the earthly side. But let's look up there. My, I can see Him setting there in His majesty (Oh, my.), His kingly, priestly garments hanging around Him, setting there. I can see a great Angel coming up. You believe God's got angels in heaven? They're at His command. Is that right?
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I can see one of them come up; he's called Wormwood. He's the angel over all the waters. I can see him rustle up, quick up beside of the throne and say, "Master, have You looked down, down there? Why, they're fixing to burn up three faithful believers." I can hear the Master say, "Yes, Wormwood, I've watched them all night long." Brother, His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. I know He sees everything that's going on right here now. He knows. Not even a sparrow could fall in the streets. I hear Wormwood say, "Back in the antediluvian destruction, You give me the authority and I broke up all the fountains." You know Wormwood in--up there has control of the waters. He said, "I've washed the whole thing off. Let me go down this morning and I'll wash Babylon off the face of the earth." I believe he could've done it. You say, "Well, I tell you... You can..." "I can't let you go."
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Here comes another angel. Who's he? Let's see, maybe He's Michael. Let's think He's Michael, the great Angel that stands in the Presence of God. I can see him draw His sword and say, "Master, look down there. One more step and death's right before them! Have You considered them?" "Yes." "Let me go down there; we'll see who's boss when we get down there." I believe He could've done it, don't you? I can hear Him say, "Michael, you have obeyed Me since the day that I created you, but I can't let you go because I'm going Myself. This is a Man-sized job." My, my. I can see Him rise up

from His seat; His robes drop 'round Him; walk out there and say... Way back over there in the north, I can see a great big white thunderhead; I can hear Him say, "Come here." Amen. Everything in the heaven obeys Him, but man thinks he knows more than He does (You see?), so he can't obey Him.
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I can see Him say, "Come here, East wind, North, South, and West. Get under this thunderhead; I'm going to drive you like horses this morning." He'd takes that big thunderhead, step out on it like a chariot, reach up and get ahold of a zigzag lightnings out of the skies and crack it across the sky. King Nebuchadnezzar could hear it down on the earth down there. And about that time He passed by the sea of life and picked off a palm. When they made their last step into the fiery furnace there was One like the Son of God, standing there fanning away the--all the breezes like that; talking over the future for them. I tell you; He's God today. He knows all things.
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He has angels in charge. When He knew His Son was coming to the earth, He said, "Now look, there's a good man down there by the name of Zacharias. I want you to go down and stand by him, and I want you to speak to him." And I can see Zacharias go in now. He's down at--at the temple, and he's making his wave here before the altar, burning incense. The people in the congregation was praying. And as he turned, there stood Gabriel (Oh, my.) standing by his side, said, "Zacharias, fear not!" Hallelujah. That's the Word: "Fear not." You got faith in God, stand pat, God will do it. Now, I'm not excited, I just feel a little good. See? Notice, I get a little noisy, but I don't mean nothing by it. If you felt like I did, you'd be noisy too maybe. Look. All right. I can prove anything without emotion is dead. So your religion hasn't got any emotion about it, bury it somewhere and get one that's got some life in it. Amen. That's right.
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Now, notice. I can hear him say now, "...?... when you go home after the days, your--this administration here, you're going home, and your wife is going to bring a child, and you will call his name John. Now notice, that man who had read the Bible over and over, prayed and so forth for God to give him children... "How could these things be?" And he said, "Because you have doubted my word... I'm Gabriel. My words will be fulfilled in their season." Hallelujah.

Oh, when He speaks it...When He sends an ordained angel out of heaven, it has to come to pass. Amen. Said, "I'm Gabriel. And because you've doubted my word, you will be dumb till the day the baby's born. My word will be fulfilled anyhow." Amen. All right. And when he come out and beckoned to the people, he went home after the days of the ministration, and his wife conceived. Now look, he ought to have believed it: there was Sarah and Hannah and many examples in the Bible that showed it had been before, but he doubted it in his individual case.
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Now, to you people here in a wheelchair, if those people here last night walked from a wheelchair; if this man from a crippled bed, and so forth for all those years, it's so in your case. Amen. All right. Notice, there he was. He went home. And after the days his wife conceived. And at the point she was about six months, along something like that, then God sent Gabriel back again. Amen. Here he come. I see a little old girl living down there in Nazareth, just the--out of a poor humble family (And her name was Mary.), about eighteen years old, engaged to a man that had been married before, had some children. And here they come along. She's walking. Maybe it's wash day. She's got the water on her head. Maybe it's Oriental type packing water from the well. And all at once a big bright light flashed before her. And there in the bright light stood Gabriel, the Angel of God. Said, "Hail, Mary. Blessed art thou among women. You've found favor with God. And you're going to have a child, knowing no man. And He'll be called the Son of God."
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Look, the priest doubted Gabriel's word. But Mary... And he had something to believe that'd happened before that time; but Mary didn't have nothing: never a baby had been born without being, well, like man and wife. But she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit. And instead of doubting him, she said, "Behold, the handsmaid of the Lord. Be it unto me according to Thy Word." Hallelujah. Oh, that's what we need is some more Marys. Take God at His Word. She didn't wait till she felt life; she started right then testifying she was going to have a baby. Hallelujah. As soon as God's Word sinks in your heart, get up and give a testimony, and... "Hallelujah." That's it. When God takes the Holy Spirit and brings that Word to you and makes It alive to you, a reality that your faith, stand up and claim it. You don't have to feel nothing, see nothing, or nothing; you have to believe

something. Amen. I'm not amening myself, but it means "so be it."
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All right. Watch this. There He is. She said, "Behold, the handsmaid of the Lord. Be it unto me according to Thy word." She took Him at his Word and begin to rejoice. She had to testify about it. And as soon as real genuine Christian faith anchors in a person's heart, let them be bound in a wheelchair, blind, whatever it is, they'll tell it. That's right: "I'm healed." "How do you know you are?" "Jesus said so and I believe it." There you are. Yes. Oh, I like to throw that in the devil's face. When he stood there at Mayo's... The Mayo's, them group of doctors around me said, "Reverend Branham, you're finished." Jesus said, "I'll heal you." Hallelujah. I took Him at His Word. Yes. He hates me; I know he does. But Christ loves me, 'cause He redeemed me. All right. Yes, I like to push it back at him every time I get a chance. He said, "You don't feel any better than you ever felt. When I come out come out of there, I said, "Old boy, if you want to hear me praise God, stick around. You'll hear me." Yes, sir. I mean to praise Him till death shall set me free. Yes, sir. Let it be little, big, wherever it is, He's worthy of all praise and glory.
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Oh, my. There He was. Took Him at His Word. She started telling people about it. She heard... The angel told her about her cousin. Mary and Elisabeth were cousins. And so she went up out of--to Judaean to her cousin Elisabeth, to tell her the great news and to appreciate the angel's visit to Zacharias. She said, "Now, it's six months with one who was called barren." So I can see Mary going along the road, just full of happiness (No sign of life nowhere, nothing at all.). She had the promise. That's all she needed. Glory. Said, "Oh..." I wish you could see it. The promise is all you need.
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When I spoke to a Baptist bishop, overseer, general overseer of the conference, he said, "Reverend Branham, aren't you ashamed to make such statements as that?" I said, "No, sir." "You think that you..." I said, "I can, for Christ promised it." Hallelujah. It's mine, I believe in it. Christ died that I could have that privilege. And today I stand still on it. Hallelujah. Yes, sir. Mine because He gave it to me. He died and He sent the Holy Ghost to persuade

me to take it. And it's mine and it's yours. Every redemptive blessing of the Bible belongs to you. Hallelujah.
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All right. I see her go up there now, and Elisabeth, her cousin sees her coming. She's so happy along. And here comes Elisabeth out to meet her. Oh, my. She puts her arms around her, and hugs her, and says, "Oh, I'm so happy..." and so forth, like that. They had love for one another in them days. We lost that now. That's right. There's no more love among people hardly, 'less it's the saints of God. Why, used to be down on the farm, down there, if we run out of money, we could go over to the neighbor and borrow fifty dollars, maybe, till we harvest... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Hallelujah.
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The Bible said, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He was a man. When He come down off the mountain that night, hungry, and He was looking for some to eat around a fig tree. He was a man when He was hungry. But when He took five biscuits and fed five thousand, He was God. Hallelujah. That's right. He was a man when He was laying there on the back of that boat that night, so tired from healing the sick and the virtue going out of Him, till He was so sleepy till the waves didn't wake Him up. The sea, angry, ten thousands devils swore they would drown Him that night. He was a man when that little old boat, like a bottle stopper jumped about on the sea. He was a man when He was laying there asleep. But when He rose, put His foot on the brail of the boat, said, "Peace, be still." He was more than a man when He stopped the roaring seas and parted the waves. God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. He was the Divine Son of God. Hallelujah. He was a man when He cried for mercy at the cross. That's right. He died like a man, crying for mercy, the cross, but when He rose on Easter morning, He proved He was God. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
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Every poet that's ever mounted to anything, any man that ever mounted to a hill of beans, believed in Him, had faith in Him as being Divine. One said,
Living He loved me, Dying He saved me; Buried, He carried my sins far away; Rising, He justified, freely, forever; Someday He's coming, O glorious day.

What do you think about Him, Eddie Perronet? When he was there in prison they were making fun of him, he wrote with a

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All hail the power of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all.

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Hallelujah. The Bible said, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] Believest thou this? He's Divine. Believest thou this? He's the Son of God. Believest thou this? He's here now. Believest thou this? He's the One that's made Lazarus come from the grave. He's the same great Jehovah God. Let's stand and accept Him. O, Almighty God, send Your mercies, Lord. We believe You with all of our heart. O Master of life, pour upon this congregation now forgiveness us of sin. Heal all the sick and the afflicted. Get glory out of this service, Father. Grant it, Lord. He's here now to save. Believest thou this? This is Him now that's moving on your heart. Believest thou this? He sent me here to pray for you. Believest thou this? An Angel met me not long ago, said if I'd be sincere when I prayed, nothing should stand before the prayer. Believest thou this? Do you believe it? Accept Him right now as your Healer. Stand up on your feet and be made well. Every person that's in Your Divine presence... Hallelujah...?...

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Thank you, brother...?... Good evening, friends. Happy to be back again tonight to minister again. We're very happy for the results of last week's services, and how our heavenly Father has blessed in such a great way. Many of them has already given in their testimony. Some colored lady just come running up just now and placed a

testimony or something in my hand, said, "I was healed." And-and I see different ones that tell me about, and their letters come in, of how different afflictions has left their body. We're so happy because that our Lord is here to--to make Hisself known to the people by healing their bodies, forgiving their sins. And we trust that the next days of this meeting will be more than what the first part of the--this last week was. May God grant it to all.
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And we're happy to be here in this city. And knowing that other great campaigns are going on in the city, we pray for each of them, that God will--will work great wonders in their meetings also. We've been trying to get out a little early each night, so that we can give the people an opportunity. Many of them has to go to work. And after being here for two weeks before, and speaking many things that the Lord did, and giving testimonies, speaking on the Word, I feel that all's about necessary now is to be praying for the sick people. And last night, we had a glorious night of cripples, and them out of the wheelchairs and things being delivered. That was what many people term the evidence of--of a miracle. Not altogether, that isn't right. Anything that's contrary to--to the regular run of anything, the run of nature or something is a miracle.
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Jesus healed a boy one time by... He spoke a Word to his father. And the next day... The boy's fever left him that day and he begin to amend. And the Bible called it a miracle. This is again the second miracle Jesus did when He came into Galilee. First, He turned the water to wine. Now, that water would have been wine someday anyhow, perhaps. But it'll have to go through the regular procedure of going up into the grape vine, coming out into the grape, and being brought back, and so forth like that. Jesus just bypassed all that, because He was the God of nature. He just bypassed the vine and everything, and made the water right into wine, because He had the control of all things. Didn't have to be distilled, or however they make wine. I don't know. But they... Anyhow, He just turned it right into wine there. And that was what we would call a miracle.
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Then the next thing He did, was to just speak a Word.

The man was trying to get Him to come pray for someone. He said, "Go your way; thy son liveth." And the next day, his father come to the place where he--his home in his own country, and he met one of his servants. And he said, "Thy son liveth." He said, "What time did he begin to amend?" He said, "About a certain hour yesterday." And Jesus... Or the man knew that that was the hour that Jesus said, "Thy son liveth." And himself believed. He believed what Jesus said, and he said, "This is the second miracle when the fever begin to leave."
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So we're happy that our Lord is working miracles all over the world. I just heard a sailor boy on the radio a few moments ago. I tried to get this temple over here, the Evangelist, or Angeles Temple. Oh, they have religious program all the time. And I have a little radio I pack along with me for that purpose, especially when I come out here. And I was hearing on a radio from... a broadcast from down to some sinner down here, that, a sailor boy that just come back from overseas or something. And said in Korea and different places, having a great revival. Oh, my, isn't that marvelous? Our Lord is coming back to earth again. All nature is groaning for that day of sweet release.
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Setting at a table here some time ago with some fine Armenian friends of mine up at Fresno. I was very thin then. A lady wanted to help me. And she come out, and she said, "Brother Branham, take these." And it was medicine. And I looked at it, I said, "Well, thank you." I didn't want to hurt her feelings by it. And I--I don't take much medicines. I said, I..." And I said, "It's all right. Now, it's all right." And there set a doctor setting right there by my side. He said, "Let me see what it is." And he looked over, and it was some kind of a vitamin. And the doctor said, "Brother Branham," said, "that's not a medicine." Said, "That's a vitamin." I said, "Well not... See, it's all right." I said, "Medicine's okay." And I said, "I don't mean to disregard anything that'll help anybody. No, sir. I... Anything that'll help you, I'm for that. That's right. That's mercy." And I said, "I don't disregard it as medicine, if it was medicine anyhow."
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He said, "But here's what it is, Brother Branham." He

said, "Our land has become so poor. All the vitamins pulled out, till it's artificially fertilized and things, to when we eat, we don't get the right amount of vitamin no matter how much we eat. It's just bulk." And said, "We don't get the vitamins. And everyone should take those vitamins." You see, the ground's wore out. Everything's just... It's just the end, isn't it? That's right. It's just the end. That's right. Looks like the old world's a reeling in home. One of these days, there'll be a big atomic or hydrogen explosive somewhere will start a relay of that chain of items of splitting. And I don't know what I'm... maybe what I'm talking about. But I feel that somewhere in there, she'll be destroyed again by fire.
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And ten... I say five hundred years from tonight, this little group that's setting here will be somewhere. That's right. And wherever we are then, we'll be where we'll have to be to spend eternity. And tonight, it may be a decision time, and the last time that some of us will have to make our decision. Let's make it tonight in the One Who, the only Man who ever proved that what He was. We have many great religions in the world, of philosophers and so forth, Confucius, and Mohammed, and different ones. And at the grave of Mohammedan, for two thousand years now, they've led a white horse daily, expecting him to rise and get on that, and ride away to victory, and ride the world down. But he died, and he's laying in the grave. Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, and--and the founder of Buddha religion and so forth, of all those religions, they're all dead and gone. But there's only one man Who says, "I have power to lay My life down and take it up again." And He proved that He had the jurisdiction over death.
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His followers coming down from the great Saint Paul. When death strikes them, they're... I've seen them many times. Their eyes are glant--glazed, look like shine like an Angel, scream, "O death, where is thy sting? Grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." He's the One that I've got my confidence in tonight. He's the one that I love. And I know that you love Him too. So let's worship Him with all of our heart. It's my lot tonight to bring this part of the ministry, as His servant here that's... Where His other servants are all over the world... His Gospel's went around the world. And I'm here tonight to try with all my heart to bring the facts of a risen

Jesus Christ in the--in the midst of this audience to you people. Please receive Him, and believe that His Words are true.
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Now, in here His written Word. And it... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... his friend. And he jumped off of the tractor, run through the field. They grabbed one another up in their arms and lifted each other up and down, praising God. He was a friend to the king's private secretary, King George of England. Coming into the Jeffersonville office there, came a cablegram from King George of England, "Brother Branham, I understand through my secretary that one of his friends was healed of multiple sclerosis. I desire of you to come pray for me, that our Lord Jesus will heal me." And I know the Angel of God which said, "You'll pray for kings and monarchs and great men." Oh, I asked Him if I could go. Now, King George of England is healed of multiple sclerosis. He's well. He's a well man. His ulcers is gone. Oh, my.
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I think of the time coming down through Louisville, Kentucky, feeling along the stone wall, big glasses over my eyes. I couldn't see where I was going. Someone walked up to me and said, "Do you believe Jesus Christ can heal you?" Oh, my. Tonight, my eyes are 20/20. I can read newspaper print five feet away from me. What was it? The power of resurrected Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, Which is in our presence now. Certainly He is. Oh, Christian people, talk about a day of Pentecost, what could happen in this building tonight would make that look little back there. That is true. Oh, if you could just get with one accord, have one alternative: that is to see God glorified.
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When Jesus was here on earth... Now, I know a lot of people said I was a spiritualist, a medium, and I was mental telepathy. And any one with good common sense knows better than that. That show that there's a mental deficiency of those people that think that. That--that's right. Not long ago in a certain meeting at Cleveland... Brother Hall was at the meeting. A doctor came into the meeting. He said, "Oh, it's mental telepathy." He said... He said, "I want..." Told

one of the ladies that just been healed. She said, "Oh, that brother's doing miracles in the Name of the Lord Jesus." He said, "Well, I want to see him." Said, "What you want to see him for?" He said, "I got something wrong with my leg." I said, "Doctor, it's not your leg; it's your head what's wrong down there." I said... That's right. Yes, sir.
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Talk about mental telepathy... My, it's the power of Jesus Christ in His promise by His Word, that He said He would do these things in the last days. And they're here to vindicate His Presence. Amen. Do you believe that? No, sir. He was called a spiritualist and a medium too (That is true), called Beelzebub. One time, there was a man came to Him by the name of Philip. And he got saved, and he went and got his brother, Nathanael. And when he told him, said, "Come, see Who I found, Who Moses and the law spoke of, Jesus of Nazareth." He said, "Could anything good come out of Nazareth?" a little critical. Said, "You come and see." And when he got down there to Him, He's... Maybe Jesus was having a prayer line, praying for the sick. He seen Nathanael coming up; He said, "Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no guile." Went ahead... And he said, "Whence knowest Thou me, Rabbi (or Master, Reverend, whatever you want to say, Teacher)?" And He said, "Before Philip called you, when you was under the tree..." He said, "You're the Son of God, the King of Israel." And he fell down and worshipped Him, become a disciple. Is that right?
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Now, what if he'd have walked away and say, "I... You know, that's mental telepathy. I've got to study that thing out." You'll never figure God out, so you might as well forget about it now. You've got to believe it. God is not known no other way but by faith. You have to accept it. Then there was a woman coming out from the well to get some water, about eleven o'clock in the day. Probably she'd been out all night and didn't get up early enough. Or maybe she was so ashamed of herself, she didn't go out with the respectable ladies. But she came to get some water from the well. And when she did, why, there Jesus was setting at the well. And she came up, and He spoke to her, and said, "Bring Me a drink."

And she said, "It is not customary for You to..." He talked to her a little while, and He said one word, "Go get your husband." She said, "I don't have any husband." Said, "You had five." She said, "I perceive that You're a prophet." She went into the city and said, "Come and see a Man that told me all the things I ever done." See?
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Now, Jesus said, "These things that I do shall you also, and greater than this (or not greater, but more of them) shall you do, because I go to My Father." Do you believe that? That's the promise, is it? And when Jesus was here, healing the people... Listen closely, we're going to call the prayer line. When Jesus was here healing the people, He said He did it that it might fulfill the Word of God. Is that true? Now, I want to ask you: since that time down to this time, I've never seen, or never knew of this Spirit being in the world: never read of it, or any book or anything, teachers, and so forth. It's the hour for It to be here at the Church. That's right. Here it is. It's here in vindication. It's here in regards to God's Word, to fulfill what Jesus said would come to pass. Now, It's moving on. While It's here, you receive It, believe It, accept It. Say, "God, I believe You with all my heart." And He speaks of Jesus. Jesus is the One. Jesus is the One paid the price. He's the only One can heal you. You just have faith in Him, and believe it. And this Angel of God vindicates that He is here; His Presence is here, and His Word is being fulfilled. Do you believe it? God bless you.
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Now, we... Is Billy Paul near now, to see how many cards they give out? My boy, if he's near... All right. while he's coming, I wish to say these words, that... I suppose he give out fifty cards, probably in the service this afternoon. Now, while we're waiting on him, let's just have a few of the people that's got maybe some certain diseases, or got prayer cards, or so-and-so; they'd like to be... How many's already seen the discernment? So, let's see how many's already knows that that's true, that It sets right here, tells the people the secrets of their hearts, the things that they've done way back in their life, and so forth. Is that right? Tells them all about their lives and so forth...
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Now, we know that that is truth. Is there anybody here

that's got a prayer card, that's going to be prayed for tonight, that has never seen the discernments of the Spirit of the Lord? Nobody. All right. Then you're the ones that's the ones asked to believe. You're the ones to--to take on and believe. Has anybody found out where the boy is at yet? We have to kinda put a bell around him, won't we? Whew. Did someone wake him up? His face turning red now, he--he's an Irishman too, although his mother was a German. His... He was borned on Friday the thirteenth at three o'clock in the evening. We was going to call him jinx. But I... We don't believe in that, do we, son. No, we... His mother was a German, and I was Irish, so instead, we call him Hiney Michaels. But God had us to call him Billy Paul from his father and the great Saint Paul the Apostle.
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And I'm happy tonight that I believe that with all my heart now, that God is going to send my boy into the ministry, into the fields to win souls for Him. I just brought him from the regular high school and putting him now in a college, a Christian college. First, before this in this, he was converted recently, came in. I'm... He's wanting to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And I want him to get that. That seals him away in the Kingdom of God then. "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you're sealed until the day of your redemption." And in the last days, there's going to be two classes of people: them that has the seal, and the others will have the mark of the beast. That's right. So the Seal of the God is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:30. Is that right? The Seal of God...
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All right. Now, we're... Most everybody here has seen the discernments of the spirits, of how that the Holy Spirit does these things. And I've tried to keep myself from It tonight, to see if we could keep from having that, if possible. But God knows all about your heart. He knows every one of you, and He... Only difference it does, when you call the people up here, it gives them a present contact. Did--did you ever... Have you noticed their faces when they be come up here when the anointing was on, when the anointing was on? Now, I tell you what happens. How many seen the picture of the Angel of the Lord, where it's been tested over there? Just a very few. How many has not seen it, let's see your hands, never seen the picture of it? Well my. I guess we're completely out of them, long ago. And the picture of It, scientifically proven by scientists. That's right. The best that we have.

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Ma'am. Sister Kopps wants to be prayed for, now. Dear heavenly Father, I pray Thee to be merciful to our dear sister just now. Grant just now for her healing. May the Holy Spirit come upon this woman. We know that she does a great work here with her husband, working for You, singing, and teaching, and doing many things around the church here. We feel that she's worthy of this blessing that we're asking. And Lord, Your servant, with my hands upon her, I ask that this will be the turning time, right now. From this hour on, may it leave her and never return again. In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, Sister Kopps. Let us say, "Praise be to God." Believe Him.
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Excuse me. Now, praying for her brought that Spirit down on me again, now. See? It come down. I believe I'll call just two or three out of the audience. Will you be reverent while It's here? I didn't... I was trying to keep away from that, but maybe the Lord had something else different. Let's just call maybe a certain prayer cards. Go get me prayer card... How many is there along there? Let's see you all with a prayer cards. How... Is it from 1 to 50? In Y's? Y's, 1 to 50 I thought. All right. Y's 1... Bring me... Let's start in... Let's bring me number 3, number 3 prayer card. Who's got number 3? And then we'll take another number away over in the... somewhere. Maybe get two or three. Anybody with prayer card number 3? All right. Come ahead, lady, if you have prayer card number 3. And--and let this lady come up on the platform.
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Just a moment now while the anointing is near. Everybody reverent. While she's coming, I--I wish you just know how this feels here, what a--what a feeling of a--a great supernatural feeling. I'm going to just... Maybe I can stand up for a few minutes. That's all right.
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Here's what happens, friends. Now, right now, God Who loves us all, that Being, that One, I--I... You may not be able to see It, but It... Something's happened to me. Now, It's... I-I feeled It. I feel different, kind of a strange feeling of awe and reverence. And It's here now. And there's not a thing but what He knows about. He knows all things. He will reveal it to me just as He will let me know it. All right, you bring the lady on over.
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Now, this lady here is just one. We'll call maybe another number or two out in the audience. Now, don't--don't motion or hold your card to me. I don't know what... I don't want to know that. See, see?
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Howdy do, sister. I want you to come just a little close. Do you had the prayer card number 3? Is that right? And do you love our Lord Jesus? Do you believe that He is near? You do? Now, that feeling... Now, audience, that's what I want you to get at. Watch the people when they come, when this is anointing like this. See? Now, I don't know nothing about the lady. And what am I trying to do now? God knows I know nothing about that woman. Only thing that I know, that she's a lady standing there. She was called by a number on a prayer card, just happened to come up here. You don't even have to have your prayer card. You know that. My, hardly any of them last evening had prayer cards. The prayer card just keeps everybody from rushing up at once, so we can be in order and have some kind of a system to it.
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And now, that's near. Now, in a few minutes... Now, if It would... If It does, I don't know It will. If It does, you'll see It. It'll move down over me. Now, It's--It's here now, real close. Now, the One that does that speaking is ma... just a... Is right here near. I don't see It. I have seen It. Hundreds and thousands have seen It. But now, It knows just what's wrong with her. It's the Spirit of God. The same Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel is right in our midst now. See? Now, if It does... Now, if someone don't get in line out there... There's so many people trying to believe now. And now, but you watch her, just what takes place now.
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Now, I want you to talk to me, sister, so that I'll be able to see just what's wrong... Now, I--I can't heal you, you understand that. You--you know that, sister. Yes, it's the Lord Jesus. You're Spanish, I suppose? Italian. And are... Do you believe Him now with all your heart? With all your heart now? Now, if you and I... Are you American borned here? You born from across the sea. Well, you from across the sea and me over here, it'd have to be some--something or another contact. Is that right? Yes ma'am. Now, this that you feel is the Spirit of the Lord. And now, I'll have to let Him do the speaking. 'Course, you being the first patient, it may be just a little strange for a

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But you--you... I see that there's been a great change in you and your nerve condition in the last year or so. Isn't that right? You're begin to get extremely nervous. Isn't that right? And now, that you might know what that is, it's a--it's a strange feeling that just strikes you... It's spasmly like. It'll strike one time; then it'll be off and you'll feel good; then you'll... Is that right? I see you. I see you where you're standing, and where you're--you're--you pray about it. Sometimes when it hits you, you try to go and pray. Isn't that right? I see you with a light looking like dress on. And then, you are... You're su... There's something wrong with liver too, isn't there? Don't you have a liver trouble? Isn't that... Yes. Uh-huh. It comes down and... That is right. And you have something wrong in the... and you... Well, you're just a almost a wreck, aren't you? Don't you have a hernia also? Isn't that right? Both sides are hernia'd. Isn't that right? Yes ma'am. I'll call... Yes, ma'am. Isn't that true? You... But you've tried so hard. I see you've been prayed for from this, and it seems to get no results. Isn't that right? See? Yes.
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Now, I want you to come here just a minute. Now, sister, I--I--I'm here to try to help you. And I--I want to help you. And the only thing that I can do now, is... Jesus said, "If ye believe that I am able to do this..." And do you believe now that I have told the truth about this Angel, and He told me if I get the people to believe me and be sincere when I prayed, nothing would stand before the prayer. You believe it? Come here and let me pray for you. Our heavenly Father, seemingly while speaking to the woman, her faith moved way up. And knowing that this ulcerated liver here will cause great trouble quickly if something isn't done... And Father, I pray that You'll heal her. Grant it, Lord. I lay my hands upon her in commemoration of Your Word. The last Words that uttered from Your lips as You were going up, You said, "They shall lay hands on the sick; they shall recover." I believe You, Lord. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I ask for her healing. Amen.
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What do you think, sister? You're going to be well? You are, sister. God bless you. Go... You've been worried about your eyes too, haven't you. It's been bad. Yes. Weak--weak eyes. Go, take them off, and just go on, and forget about it,

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Now, the Lord is here to heal anybody. Now, let's see, what was her prayer card number? 3? Let's try another one, a little... Let's try 7. Who's got number 7? Just a card number 7. If 7 isn't here, let's try 25. Here--here's... Wait a minute. Right here. Number... That little boy started up. Was his number 25? Well, bless his little heart. Bring him anyhow. God bless his little heart. Oh, isn't that lovely, a little lad? All right. Let me have the--this man first. Howdy do, sir. No, I just want to speak to this man just a moment. Sir, I want you to come this way and believe with all your heart. I want to ask you a question, sincerely. We are strangers. I--I do not know you, and I don't know whether you've ever seen me before or not. I--I'm just talking now before this anointing comes. Therefore, if there's anything known about you, it'll have to come supernaturally, won't it, sir? That... You... Just so this audience of around, nearly three thousand people I guess, wants... Just so that... I'm trying to get before the audience, not myself, dear brother; I'm trying to get the Lord Jesus before the people. And He sent this Angel to vindicate that I am His servant. And He sent me to--to prophesy in His Name, and to say things. And He gave these signs of vindication. You believe that, do you, sir? With all your heart...
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I feel now just your welcome spirit, that you are a believer. Now, I want you to come just a little closer to me. I-I am not trying to--to--to read your mind, sir, at all. You don't believe that, do you? No, 'cause that would just be something that you had on your mind. I pray that God will go back and do something that's not even on your mind so you'll know. You see? Now, the... There's something wrong with you, no doubt, or you wouldn't have gotten that prayer card. And--and then you-you've come up here to--to be prayed for. And you've confessed your faith by believing, that He will heal you. Now, what I'm trying to do now, is just speak to you to contact your human spirit. That'll br... Your faith... You see? Your faith operates this gift. See? Your faith brings it down on me. And then, when It does, It starts...
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See, Jesus could do nothing except the people believed Him. Is that right? You ha... You ha... See, you believe in God;
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you believe in the Son, believe in the Holy Ghost; that's the Trinity. We believe in that. See? But then, in order for this to operate, you must believe me, not as Them, but They sent me here for this. You understand? Yes, sir. You understand. My dear brother, I--I... You can tell now that something's taking place, can't you? I feel it. Yes, sir. Now, you have... You've been a sufferer of TB. Isn't that right? Yes, sir. Yes, sir. You... Say, you've got... You've got a desire of so... Yeah, you're a minister, aren't you? Isn't that right? Yes, I... And aren't you planning a trip on going somewhere, maybe a... Isn't that right? Across the sea? You're going to missionary, aren't you? God bless you. I see that that's so close there. My brother, go in peace. The Lord Jesus has made you well. Go, God bless you.
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Let us say, "Praise the Lord." Do you believe Him now with all your heart? Now, the man's healed. I seen him getting ready, making himself ready. And I seen trees a blowing in another nation. And I couldn't help from saying it; It just spoke right out to me. Now, now, you all are aware there's a supernatural Being here. Is that right? It's the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. These things that I do shall you also. Is that the same way that... How about that man getting hisself ready going somewhere, and something's going to take place, and so forth. I don't remember it just what it was. But anyhow, what I told him, isn't that just like when Philip come to see the Master? Well, then the Master's Spirit... He said, "A little while and the world will see Me no more." Now, the world would come in here; they'd say, "Mental telepathy." "But yet, you shall see Me, for I'll be with you, even in you to the end of the age." Amen. Now, you believe, don't you, with all your heart.
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All right. Is that enough to prove it to you, that the Lord Jesus... What? All right, we'll start the prayer line in a few... If you wish to, or you want to call some more out of the audience. I don't like to get too far under this... What? Oh, excuse me. All right, honey. Come here. I'm sorry, honey. I'm awfully sorry. What a fine little lad. Now, just a moment. Now, little lad, I want you to come here just so you just lean up against me, like this. I want you to put your arm around me. I think you're a fine little boy. Now, so that the people can hear you, I will just look this other way, so that I'll not be
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Now, in here... Now, a long time ago, there was a wonderful Person here on earth, and His name was Jesus of Nazareth. And He was the Son of God. Do you believe that? You, you do. And He... And He came down on the earth, and one day the disciples were... They were by Him. They--they put the people away, because the people were thronging upon Him. And they'd touch Him, and virtue would go out, and He'd get weak and so forth. And so they had to keep the people away from Him. But some little boys, about like you, come up one day, and little girls. And He... They, the disciples started to put them back. He said, "Suffer little children to come to Me. Forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
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Now, if Jesus was here tonight, He'd take a hold of you, and you'd set on His lap, or something. Wouldn't you like to do that? Oh, I would too. My, I would. Now, if... Now, you believe that Jesus of Nazareth sent Brother Branham down here to do His work? You believe that. Bless his heart. That little faith pulls it right down. There it is. This little lad is suffering from a nervous trouble. Isn't that right, sonny boy? That's right. You can't sleep at nights, can you, honey? Honey boy, you've had a great desire in your heart. You wanted to be a minister, isn't that right? That's right. God bless you, my sonny boy. Our heavenly Father, I bless this little boy in Your Name, and may he be healed. And may he go home tonight and sleep just as sound. May the nervousness all leave the little lad. And may You give him the desire of his heart, to become Your servant. And may he grow in strength and favor before God and man. May he make a great minister of the Gospel, Father, if You tarry that long. I bless him now for his healing, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God in Whom he loves. Amen. My little boy, the nervousness is going from you. You're going to be a normal well little boy. God bless you, honey boy. God bless you, honey boy.
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Oh, my. Isn't Jesus wonderful? He certainly is wonderful. Now, that you want to call some other card, or... All right. There's--there's... Oh my, isn't that wonderful. Eighty-eight and about six there, talking to each other. Both of them healed

by seeing a vision of the Lord. Mother, what was said to the little boy, it said... Praise the Lord. Is that the truth? Was that the truth, whatever it was? Father, is that right? If it is, raise your hand so the people can see it. That's truth, for the parent says it's true. Hasn't the little boy longed to be a minister, talked about it? I could hear him as he said, "I want to be a preacher." You see? I heard his little voice out. And I know it's true when I seen the vision of him, seen his nervousness, restless at night, turning, get up, and so forth. Isn't that right? Makes him weak in his kidneys and everything. That... Isn't that right? Now, he's going to get all right. He will be over that, and he's going to be all right. Now, don't fear.
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The Lord Who knows what is, knows what was, and knows what will be. Is that right? And by this same voice speaking what was, that you know; what is now, which you know is present tense, He knows what will be. Have faith in God and believe Him. How many believe Him now with all your heart? There couldn't be a solitary person come to this platform without being told. I don't say they'd be healed, but could be told just... And longer you talk, more it is. All right, call your prayer line together. Get everybody together now, and--and we'll... All from prayer line number 1 plumb on up to 50, while we all stand and sing, "Only believe, All things are possible, Only believe." Everyone now, while the rest of you line up, get yourselves over here in order. Prayer card Y 1 to Y 50. All right. Let's sing now. Give us a chord, if you will, brother.
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Our heavenly Father, oh, we didn't mean to take so much of Your people's time. Tomorrow they have to work. But O Father, just looks like I can't get away from that. It just seems to grip and pull at me. I look up the clock and see it's getting along time that we should be--being dismissed. Lord, there's... These people here's been given a prayer card. They are supposed to be prayed for. And we pray, God, that You'll bless them. And not only them, but everyone's in the building. May great signs and wonders be done tonight. Grant it, Father, in the Name of Thy Son Jesus. Amen. Y 1 to 50. Prayer card Y 1 to 50, and be it lined up. And now,
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Now, to the strangers in our gates, we--we love you, and we want you to be just as reverent, everyone, as you can for a few moments. There's people down there who's got cancer and all kinds of diseases. Now, I'm going to ask prayer for them and lay hands on them while you join with me in prayer. Will you do it out there in the audience? Will you promise? Just think, when you used to go at the picture show, and it was nine-thirty, you never noticed that, did you? You'd stay and see the other show. When you went to the dance, you danced all night. What about now? [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... the Lord's work.
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Now, all you cripples move up... Or they'll get you up here, as I see they're getting them up, so that we can have prayer for them. Last night, I come down among them, and several of them got up and walked. And I think there isn't but about one left in the building tonight, one lady that I seen. And she's here somewhere. I seen her awhile ago, that was here last night. One lady out of the whole group of la--yesterday that wasn't healed as far as I know. Some of them setting there crippled up with arthritis and everything, rose right up. One woman on a stretcher, bound tight, rose right up and walked out of the building, normally. How marvelous God is. Isn't He wonderful? Now, He will do the same thing tonight. Now, everyone be reverent, and we'll pray now. And you... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
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Now, we're going to try... Now, Brother Hall, I'm going to make a promise to this people here. How many of you will do this: if you'll be real reverent, be seated and be reverent, and let Brother Hall watch the clock for the next five minutes. And after five minutes passes, then let... till I can kind of get away from this heavy anointing, 'cause it'll going to calling the disease of the people, I'm afraid. And if it does, then we'll just start the people, just let them come right on through the line and pray for them, lay hands on them, believe they'll get well. Do you believe it'll happen if we come through the line? You out there in the line, do you believe it?
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And now, remember, tomorrow night, the Lord willing,

we want at least a hundred people prayed for tomorrow night. Would you like that? Say "Amen." A hundred people... Let's come real early and get the people right through and pray for them. All right. Now, I know the anointing's still burning down. Brother Hall, I want to ask you a question I've never asked before. Can you tell when that's near like that, when that anointing near? You stand here? You--you can tell. I just wondered after It being there. I noticed the patients coming; I always notice that. I remember one night, Brother Hall was suffering hisself. And I was trying to show something, and I found Brother Hall with a... with a disease on his--of his liver. And he said that there'd been something wrong with him. He just told me that it was all sluggish and everything. He had abscesses on his liver. It's all right now. [Brother hall says, "I'm twenty-nine now."--Ed.]
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All right. Come ahead, brother. All right, sir. You come here now. And get your... the people together. Now, everyone in prayer. And right after about five or eight minutes from now, I want Brother Hall just to get the line started so you'll sh--bring the people right on through, 'cause we won't get them prayed for. And we're... And you pray for us out there, will you do it now? All of you's going to be in silent prayer as they come through. Now, come here, brother. Do you believe with all your heart? Believe that God is here? Now, I want you to look this way just quickly while I... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
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Lady right away. Now, sister, come quickly. I see you have something wrong with your eyes too, don't you? 'Course, that'd be one thing you'd want to be prayed for. Isn't that right? But besides that, you have a tumor. Is that right? Go, God bless you and be made well. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. Just this, everybody just praise the Lord. Now, be happy, and... All right. Bring your... Are you the lady that's to be prayed for? What do you think about this, sister dear? Do you believe it is the Spirit that was on Jesus Christ? Now, we're strangers aren't we. You just come up here and that's... You just come up. Now, if there's... You know that I'd have to have some way of knowing there's something wrong with you. Is that right? If I will tell you, will you accept your healing in Jesus Christ? Is arthritis. Is that right? Go off the platform...?... Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody.

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Come here. Bring the lady. Howdy do, sister. You're wearing glasses I see. You're very thin; you look delicate. And you'd like to be well. It looks like... Of course, one thing would be your eyes are bad. We know that. Anyone can see that. But I want to see if there's something else, if the Holy Spirit will reveal to me. Yes, it's in your blood; you're anemia. Is that right? Go off the platform and get well in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. All right, come ahead, sister. Come here. Believe with all your heart. Do you believe? Do you believe that Jesus Christ sent me? Oh, isn't He wonderful? I see you wear glasses too. 'Course, that's caused from astigmatism in your eyes. It's been there for, oh, long, long, long time. Isn't that right? When you was a child... Now, I want you to watch something. But besides that, you're suffering with heart trouble. Is that right? Go, get well in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Praise the Lord.
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All right, sister, you had heart tro... [Blank.spot.on.tape-there, but it's done gone from you. So you can go on off the platform and be made well with all... Let us say, "Praise be..." Say, "Praise the Lord." If I could just get the people... All right, come now. Believe with all your heart. You believe, honey? You want to be well? Them eyes is bad too, aren't they, sweetheart? In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I bless thee, honey, that this will leave thee and never bother thee no more. Amen. God bless you, honey. Take them off. Amen. Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Oh, how marvelous, how marvelous!
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All right, come forward, sister. Do you believe with all your heart? We're strangers, aren't we? You just come in here. There's something wrong with you. Is that right? I tell you what it is, sister. It's just the time of your life. You're nervous. Isn't that right? Real, real nervous. You're bothered with that. It's just a premature menopause a working on you. There's really not... You think there's lots wrong with you, but it's not. It's... That's the main thing. You believe me as God's prophet? In the Name of Jesus Christ, I bless you, my sister. Go off of here be happy, and don't worry no more about it. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody.
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All right. Come, sister. Amen. Howdy do, sister. All

right. You're awfully nervous, aren't you? And you're suffering with sugar diabetes. Go off of the platform and get well in the Name of our Lord Jesus. Let us say, "Praise the Lord," everybody. All right. Come here, sister. Do you believe with all your heart? Do you believe Jesus Christ is here to make you well? Would you accept it if I told you... If God can reveal to me what's wrong with you besides your eyes? I don't mention that, because you're wearing glasses, and you'd know that I'd know that. But I tell you, sister, weaving between you and I are something moving like a heavy vibration, dark, death like, settling around over you. It's a cancer. Isn't that right? Go off the platform. Accept your healing. You'll get well in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everybody.
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All right...?... All right, after this lady then, we'll start the line. Come here, sister. I want you to look this way and believe with all your heart. Do you believe with all your heart? Don't cry, mother. The Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ is here. I know It's here. My own lips is so thick and feel so anointed. There's Something here. And if I can just get quiet just for a moment till the vision moves without touching you. I could take you by the hand. In a moment He would speak. But I mean just by a vision. Here, lay your hand on--on mine. Look this a way. You're suffering with stomach trouble. Isn't that right? Go home and eat what you want to. Jesus Christ will make you well. Let's say, "Praise the Lord," ev--everyone.
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Now, sister, being that you set there suffering with TB, you can get up and go on home and get well. God bless you, sister. Amen. All right, let the people there... Open up the line let them...?...
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God bless you, Christ. God bless you, God. God bless you, Christ. God bless you, Christ, I pray.

my sister, and heal you in the Name of Jesus

my dear sister, and make you well. Believe in my sister, to heal you in the Name of Jesus my sister, to heal you in the Name of Jesus

God bless you, my sister, to heal you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.
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In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, heal my sister. In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, receive your healing, my sister. In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing, my sister. In the Name of Jesus Christ, receive your healing, my brother. Stomach trouble's going to leave you gradually. All right. Go, sister. You're bothered aren't you. Know you must have healing right at once. It's left you, sister. The cancer's dead. So go praising the Lord. All right. O God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, heal my sister, I pray Thee. In the Name of Jesus Christ, heal this woman with this diabetes, Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Come, sister, believe. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, may my sister be healed. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may our sister be healed. In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, may our sister be healed. God bless you, sister. You believe with all your heart? Your arthritis will leave you, sister dear. God bless you.
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All right. You believe with all your hearts? I believe I'm... He--He--He... So...?... How many wants to be healed just now in the audience? Will you do something for me at this moment? Will you do something for me? Do you believe He's here to heal you? I want to ask you something. How many sick people's here, raise up your hand? Now, you people that's well, you that's well, lay your hands over on that sick person, will you? You're God's child, just the same as any of the rest of us. Lay your hand on one another. Ministers down there, some of you ministers, come here and lay hands on these people along here. Let's bow our heads, everywhere. Dear heavenly Father, so much, so many things. I'm getting weak, Lord. You know that. And I--I pray that You'll be merciful to this audience tonight. May they be healed, dear Father. May the power of sickness, the devil, Satan, may they turn this people loose tonight. May every person here be healed in the Name of Jesus Christ. Now, you can...
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Good evening, friends. That was just in time, wasn't I? I'd had to spring that one on a run to get up, because a... Brother was just giving the testimonies of everything happening. And--and Brother Hall just wanted to bring the xrays to show me that he was healed and so many talking about great things. And today he was reading letters that, oh, my, it just stirred my heart. The mail's so heavy, it'll take me a week to get through it. So I'm happy to hear those wonderful testimonies.
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One lady was telling me in a the letter today about... She was... Cancer in the very worst stage and that I had saw her in a vision, and was at my hotel room, and come, and spoke, and told who the lady was and what her conditions was. She was healed and normal and well now. The lady's in the audience. Oh, God bless you, my sister. And many other great things that our Lord has been doing, and I'm just so happy and then many of meeting me and saying different things happening. I just trust that they'll never cease, just keep on going, and... How many's been healed in the meeting, let's see your--been healed by Divine healing? Let's see your hands in the meeting. Oh my, just look. Some of them crippled, been people blind, and deaf, dumb, and in chairs, crippled up, paralyzed. How our Lord has worked with us in great, marvelous ways, and how happy and thankful we are for that tonight.
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I was just talking to my Brother Shakarian. Now, all of you know Brother Demos. He's here somewhere. I think he's setting right over here to the right. How many knows Demos Shakarian? Let's see. Oh, sure. Would you stand up, Brother Demos? There's something... Just raise yourself up, will you? Oh, I... Brother Demos Shakarian...?... Nearly all of you know him here. He's from down Downey around here. A very fine brother that we've had much friends. No one knows this man of course. This is Congressman Upshaw. He--He... Was talking to him back there and I have-was just thinking... I could... Tonight seem like that God put it upon my heart tonight to come and maybe just before going to Africa... I would like to have my farewell meeting, maybe at my hometown in Jeffersonville.

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If I could get that auditorium there, right where the--this was ministered to me. And I would like to have my farewell meeting there. If I can, I'd like to give everybody an invitation to come. All my friends... At my home I'd like to gather a big group of us together and go right to the little cabin where He met me and talked to me then. And just a-gather out there on that hill by the thousands and offer our praise to Almighty God right there for what He's done before we plunge to dark fields of Rhodesia and in India, and--and down in--and back into Jerusalem. I would be so happy... I don't know whether they--they--whether I could get that at that time or not. It seats several thousand people, and I would be happy to do it. If it is, I'll have it announced in papers and things. And if you're vacation is that time; I wished I could say I'd pay your way up there, but I'll take up a offering and do the best I can. If I take up an offering... I never took one in my life. So I might be easier to almost have hitch-hike if you take my offering.
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I told you about one time I started to take my first offering. Did you ever hear me about the first time I started to take an offering? I couldn't do it. I told my wife... We got in one of those places where we couldn't make ends meet, you know. And I said, "I'm going to take an offering tonight. " She said, "I'm going to set right down in front and watch you." And so, we was just had a tough time. We almost had to do it. I thought, "Well, I just can't make that. I just got to do it." I never did take an offering in my church, so I... Not because they wouldn't give it to me, 'cause they would, but I just... I was big enough to work, so... I'd... Right now...
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Now, this is not to be--to be humble, or it's not to show off, but from the bottom of my heart, I wished I had a place where I could work while in these meetings (That's right.) so I wouldn't have to even take up an offering or something. That's the truth. I just dread the thoughts of taking up an offering. Don't know why, but I've often seen that three things that hinder a minister. One main three things, one of them is money, and the other is women. The other one's popularity. That's exactly right. When a man gets to a place, he just has to scream, and cry, and carry on, and think so much of money, he forgets God; he's gone. That's all there is to it. That's right.

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We have to meet expenses and so forth, and the next thing, when... I have the greatest respects for women, Christian women. I think that a good woman is a--one of the best gifts that God could give a man outside of salvation. I believe that. A good woman, but... I better keep still right there. I married a little old fat girl up there I love with all my heart. I've never seen a woman to take her place. So I know as long as I stay a Christian, I'll feel that same way. That's exact.
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And the next thing is--is popularity. When... Sometimes God can give a man just a little bit of--a few friends or something and--and they... Which we all love friends. Now, don't get me wrong. I just love friends. But when you get to thinking... Maybe you'd had a little audience of people or something a little above the average, begin to think, "Look who I am," brother, you're on your road right down right then. That's right. That's... So it should be that way. God knows what's best. That--that's true. And you have to watch that. Satan sure throws it out there, awful flowerly. But if we just stay under the Blood, and you pray that I will. Now remember, I'm... I could fall, but if you keep praying for me and God keeps loving me, I'll make it. And I believe if He prayed for me and I try my best, God will continue to love me then. So I'm... I pray for each one that way.
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And that's the reason in my meetings I usually have a night for ministers to pray for the sick. Last time when I was here, you don't know the fine letters I got at home, you minister brethren. Every meeting I always try to get the minister, the local pastor before the people, let them come and pray for the sick. I--I'm not the only person to pray for the sick. No, sir. Any Christian that believes in Divine healing is ordained to pray for the sick.
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You notice, one night I'll have you stand up and put your hands on one another, and if the person gets healed, then the person say, "Well, sister So-and-so had her hands laying on me." See? Or, "Brother So-and-so had his hands laying on me." Many times a Christian has his hands laying on a sinner. He said, "A Christian man laid his hands on me and I got well."

See? After all, it's the Lord Jesus that does the healing. See? It isn't who's doing the praying; it's Who's doing the healing and who's doing the believing. That's the main thing. It's your faith that heals you (See?), not mine, yours. And so there... I like to have a night and let all my ministering brethren. come up and stand up and let the people come and pray for them. And when the anointing of the Holy Spirit's down, then let the people come through the line, and the ministers lay hands on them and--and... Oh, my. It gets the ministry before the public.
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And you don't have to wait till somebody's got a healing campaign in town to be healed, because your pastor or your neighbor that's a Christian, anybody's got a right to pray for you. The Bible said, "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another that you might be healed. If there's any sick among you let them call the elders." Now, we call them in our groups, we call them the deacons. See? The... "Let them call the elders of the church, let them anoint them in oil." It's not call the "elder" but "the elders," plural, two or three. Where two or three are gathered together and agree and pray (See?), that's the way to do it. And after all, we're here to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ, His mercy and His goodness to us. And we're thankful for Him.
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Now, beginning on the fourth day of June, our dear Lord being willing, we're to begin over here at this Bible College at... You know where he said last night. I can't speak Spanish, so the... [Someone says, "Costa Mesa."--Ed.] Yes, sir. That's where it's at right where he said then: Costa Mesa? Is that right? I'm improving, Bobby. And so I... That's where the next meeting is going to be at Costa Mesa. And... I got that wrong now there, did I? [Someone says, "About right."--Ed.] Just about right? He said as near as he was, so I'm getting along pretty well. So that will be the next meeting after Oregon, going up to--to Grant's Pass with our Brother Hall, where a people up there has went out and built a big tabernacle and we went up there in one meeting and almost, I think, almost paid for the thing, didn't we Brother Hall? Paid a whole lot on it in one meeting. See? And so then with the... We're going back again this time. I wish you all had them big tabernacles everywhere, just everywhere. You got one here in Los Angeles, and--and they should have them everywhere over the country, that when we can't get those auditoriums, there'd be big tabernacles open (You see?), like that.
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The world with their jazz bands and things has the auditoriums all tied up. But I'm thankful for places like Calvary Tabernacle and different places like that. We can--we can come in here and have a meeting. Thank you. [Congregation applauds-Ed.] Thank you very much. And so this time it's in a tent. And we were out there today looking the place over, and it's a very nice place. And we--we hope we have a good meeting in there. Tell your neighbors down in that part of the country to come. Now, the Lord bless you each one.
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I think that this meeting has--has already produced a great result. And--and the fact that we're all kinda in strain because of so many different meetings going on in the city, and we... I haven't heard of--from Brother Freeman, but I know he's having a good meeting. We're all praying for him that he will have a good meeting. And we got crossed up a little bit there, not he and I, but through some way a misunderstanding or of management getting the meetings together. They didn't understand either. But it might have been God's will for us to do this (You see?), that we--that we can see that we're brethren, and at the Angelus Temple and the other places where the meetings are going on.
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And I understand that Brother King or Cain. [Someone in Brother Paul Cain is to come in, beginning, I guess, Thursday night. Is that... [Someone answers, "Starts Thursday night."--Ed.] Thursday night in this very tabernacle here. And we pray that God will give Brother Paul Cain a very wonderful meeting here with hundreds of souls saved and many healings, and fill with His Spirit and goodness, getting ready for the coming of the Lord. I'm happy that Brother Kopp here throws his doors open for all of us to come in here at this--this temple. And the board of deacons and whoever, what the control is, management... I want to say another thing for our ushers and so forth that you got here. They're wonderful men. So happy for them.
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Now, I wish to read just a few words. I'm not sure whether I read this since I've been here or not. But if I do, why, I don't mean to retrace things, but I've been around down in...?... so long here that... This is the longest I believe I
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ever come and stayed in one place since I been in the ministry, is right here in Los Angeles. And this is my second trip back in a--a few months apart, few... And--and then nights run anywhere from three to five nights, and we're on the move somewhere else. Now, in the Book of St. Luke the 2nd chapter... I'm going to watch the clock and do my best. I talk too much. Mother said I talked before I walked. You know what the old saying is, "Your tongue's your ruin." That's right. Maybe that's right, but I'm talking for the Lord now.
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And so, in the 2nd chapter of St. Luke, beginning with the 25th verse, just to read just a few verses and then pass a few comments and then to call our prayer line... Tomorrow night after the main line is--one of the lines are over, I'm going to have a ministerial night. I want all the cooperating pastors to get their place here and to set up here on the platform with me, while... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] ... group the people up, and--and let all the pastors be out here and along with them praying for them after the service and-that you all might see great signs and wonders to be done. Then Wednesday night is closing night. Now, in... We read this way in the Word of God. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For my eyes have seen thy salvation,
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We bow our heads just a moment. Our beloved Saviour, tonight we're happy for this privilege to gather here in the house of God in the company of this people to worship Thee, as David of old said he would praise the Lord in the congregation of the upright. And we're so thankful tonight that the Spirit of God still makes our hearts rejoice to praise Him in
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the congregation of the upright. And now, Father, grant tonight that in each heart there will be a manger made or a room made that Jesus of Nazareth might come in with all the fullness of Divine faith, that He might stand in each heart tonight and take the initiative side and--and take away all doubt, throw away everything that's unlike Him, Lord, all the unbelief and skeptic ideas, and just take over the heart, and oh, what our eyes will see then. What a night this could be, Father, just by every Christian with one accord while we're gathered here where the Holy Spirit has fallen many times. Save; fill the believers; heal the sick and the afflicted, and constantly meetings are going on. What a place and what a time just now for Him to come tonight just at the eve of the closing of this meeting, Lord, and sway every heart to Him with full assurance that He's here, present tense now, to deliver every person that's in the building from anything. And every redemptive blessing is theirs by faith, by believing just now.
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God, for these next few minutes just hide us away. May the shades be pulled down of the cares and thoughts of this life over our memories and our hearts. And may we just see Jesus and Him alone. And we know that if we could draw a picture of the love of God, ten million times more than the seas of this earth, banked into one tube a few inches across would reach billions of miles beyond the stars. And thinking of the pressure that there would be on the bottom of that tube. How that water with all them billions of tons of pressure trying to press down, and yet the love of God is searching our hearts tonight, great powers of strength that He would like to find one little crevice to leak through, to come into our lives and give us this great power and unction beyond even man's understanding. Grant it, Lord, tonight that the doors of heaven will be pulled back and the Holy Spirit will take over full control. May our souls be flooded with such a rush that we'll forget all about being crippled or being sick, and just rise to the feet, glorifying God, taking Him at His promise, claiming His redemptive blessings. For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
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I'm thinking just now of this aged old priest that we just read about by the name of Simeon. And he was a man who waited for the consolation of Israel. There's been times where the church has got real low, but God has never been without a witness since the world began. He's always had somebody that He could put His finger on and say, "That's My servant. And I can send him anywhere I want him to go and he'll go." Aren't we happy for that? God's ministry...

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And the day had got very dull in those days. There were hundreds of people, thousands of them that had turned away from the traditions and away from the faith, gone back, lukewarm. But there was a little remnant who looked for the consolation of Israel. That was John the Baptist, and Simeon, and Ann, the prophetess at the temple, and many more who waited constantly believing that God would fulfill His promise. They was waiting. They believed. No matter how long the promise had been, they believed that the woman's seed would come and would bruise the serpent's head like God promised.
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Now, the waiting of the Messiah had been four thousand years. And in every generation they had looked for the Messiah to come, but that didn't stump Simeon. He was an old man in his eighties, but still he believed that he would see the Messiah. And he had a long white beard, I can imagine, and white hair. And he was a--a great man among the people. He had a great prestige. But he had a testimony besides that. That's what I like. Besides all of his scholarships and all of his popularity, he had a humble heart before God, a receptive heart that God could deal with. And he had a testimony by that that he was going to see the Lord's Christ before he died. Think of it.
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Great men, David, Solomon, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, a string of prophets and righteous men had looked for the coming of the Messiah for four thousand years: great men. But yet this man, even eighty years old, approximately. He was an elderly man, believed by theologians he was in his eighties. An old man and yet went around and said, "I am not going to see death before I see the Lord's Christ." Why, they'd say, "Simeon, why do you think that?" "Because the Holy Ghost revealed it to me. And I'm not going to see death until I see the Lord's Christ. And I believe what He says is the truth." Amen. Oh, my. That'll get us feeling religious right away, won't it?
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You know, I feel religious once in a while. I can shout. Yes, sir. You might... That's... I know salvation don't altogether rest upon shouting, but that goes with it. That's right. And yet somebody said, "You're an awful noisy Baptist." Well, I'm a Pentecostal Baptist now, you know. So I got the Holy Ghost. So I--I--I... When the Holy Ghost comes in, He
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Now, I think of Simeon, the Holy Spirit revealing it to him that he was not going to die now until he's seen the Christ. Although he was awfully old, but... And he had a lot of prestige. Now, what if he thought, "Oh, wait a minute, maybe that's just an expression down there. Now, I--I--I just... Maybe I'm just--I'm just a little worked up. I'd better not say this around where people can hear me, because I've got a great prestige. I belong to the big church, you know, so I'd better be careful." But he believed God. And he believed what the Holy Ghost said, it was the truth. And he expected to see Jesus be--or Christ before he saw death, because the Holy Ghost revealed it to him.
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How many times God's working with people in the ages past... When you're expecting anything... And the only way that you can be expecting is upon some sort of a revelation or a promise. If I told you I was coming to Downey, California, over here to this place in California on the... I... That's where it's at, Costa Mesa. If I told you that I was coming to Costa Mesa... If I could spell it, I'd write it down, but seventh grade education couldn't get that out. Anyhow, if I told you I'm coming on June the 4th to begin there, you kinda believe that I'll be there, don't you? If I say I-I'll meet you there, well, if all possible, I'll do it. Because a man of his word will be honest and keep his promise, let alone a Christian. Now, there may be something happen that I can't, but as far as I know, the Lord willing, I'll be there. Now, you'd believe that. And the people believe it, so they're are fixing to erect a big tent down there and fix it up. Now, that's because that we promised to be there. I promised I would come back here. And when I got here, found out other meetings was going on. Oh, my. I thought, "I'd better get back," but I promised that I was coming. So I--I had to stay here. I promised it. And so God has rewarded us for keeping our promise.
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Now, Simeon believed because the Holy Ghost had promised him. He was looking for it. If you're expecting it, you got something behind that you believe that God has promised it, then you got a right to expect it. Is that right? When God

promises it... Now, I might break my promise, 'cause I'm a man. And your friend might break his promise or her promise, but God won't break His promise. He can't, because He's God. Can you imagine how pure and unadulterated His promises are, how infinite? Why, if I'd go to a spring and my grandfather drank out of that spring and it was clear, and--and testing the water, it was a hundred percent pure... My father drink out of it; it was hundred percent pure. And all down through life, I'd dranken out of it at a hundred percent pure, why, I'd have enough faith to go back and believe if I take a drink of water, it would be all right. Wouldn't you? Through the generations, down through several generations, it's been proven one hundred percent pure. Why? Because the stream that's a gushing it up, where it's coming from, its foundations down here, its bed, is throwing up pure water. Now, if it'll test one hundred percent pure, how much more will the promise of God test one hundred percent right. Because the basis of it, God's Word comes from God, which is infinite and pure and holy, and He can't lie, for He's God. There you are. Now, when God promises anything, say, "That's right." Amen.
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I was thinking when I was talking to the Congressman this afternoon, when I met him, about when he'd been all these years on these crutches and crippled, and the times he'd been prayed for. But he had stood here, and he had seen what the Holy Spirit had said to every one while revealing the hearts and the secrets of the hearts. And he seen that when He'd told people, no matter what was wrong with them, that they were healed, they got up and acted on it and was well. Then he thought, "Oh, if he could only tell me." And there the Holy Spirit fell down, told him his condition and all about it, and said he was healed. Up he got. He believed it. No matter what the ifs, how long he'd been crippled or what it was all about, God had done made the promise, and it was him to believe it. Amen. God's promised, "Where two or three are gathered in My Name I'll be in their midst." He's here. And whatever they agree upon and ask, they shall receive it. Whatsoever things you desire when you pray, believe you receive them, you shall have them. They'll be given to you. Now, isn't that wonderful? That's the promise, God's promise. We believe it. I believe it's so.
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Not long ago standing at the place when the--this Angel,

supernatural Being came down and spoke this, "Who am I?" King, monarch, rich man, poor men and all, thousands come, and, "How could I believe that?" But I know He had told me the truth every time that He spoke to me. And I knowed that was bound to be the truth. And I stepped out saying it was so, and He fulfilled it. And I've never seen Him, and He never will say anything but what's right, 'cause He can't; it comes from God.
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Daniel, when they told him they was going to throw him into the lion's den, he was expecting God to be there. He believed that he lived right before God and he had a right. And every day he raised the shades, if there was any in them days, towards the temple and looked towards that holy temple and prayed. Because he believed that there was a--a burning sacrifice on the altar at that hour at the temple, and he believed that God heard his prayer, because there was an innocent substitute died in his place making an atonement. And when he went into the lion's den, he did not fear the lions because he was expecting God to deliver him. Amen. Jonah, there's the man that had a lot of symptoms. People think that... When I look... They was prayed for, and say, "Well, my hand isn't any better." That don't mean you're not healed. When you're prayed for, you're healed. And frankly, you're healed before you're prayed for. For Jesus died at Calvary to heal you and paid the price.
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If you had a watch in the pawn shop, somebody went down and--and paid the pawn bill, or ever what you had on it, and the man gave a receipt and sent it back and said here you are it's paid off, you've got a right to go down, not pay for the watch again, go down show the receipt and take your watch. Is that right? Or whatever you got pawned... And listen. The devil put us in the pawn shop, back there from Adam's sin. But Jesus came down and paid the pawn bill, wrote it on the Word. I got a right for it. Amen. "Satan, get back." I got a right for it.
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Mayo brother told me, "You can't get well." I said, "I got a right to." Amen. My... He said, "Well, you inherited it from your father." I said, "But my heavenly Father redeemed me." Amen. I'm out of the pawn shop now. Amen. So just move over Satan. He said, "I'll just pull symptoms all around you." And I said, "Stand around, listen at me testify. I'd like for you

to hear me." He said, "I'll make you sick." I said, "I'll testify that much harder. I'll make that much more testimony. If you want to hear me praise God, stick around a little while, you'll hear me." I just kept praising God and made it so hot for him he had to flee. Just heard him [Brother Branham makes a noise hitting his hands together--Ed.] scoot off his old slewfoot right down the street as hard as he could. Had to. Why? The Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Ghost, was burning him up. Amen. He had to. God's Word's right. We've got a right for them redemptive blessings. Let's expect them. Believe them. God's going to bring them to pass, don't you believe it?
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I am not taking very much discernment these nights. I just turned myself loose to feel good with the Holy Ghost with you all while I'm here on this time. And we got a right to anything God promised. Just claim it, receive it; believe it; go on. You got any symptoms, forget about them. The symptoms don't mean nothing. That's right. Just believe it.
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Not long ago in Houston there was a boy came by, I believe I might've told you about it the last time I was here. So many things that's happened... There was an old man... I'll tell this one then. There was a fellow named John Rhyn, and the fellow was blind. And he was at the meeting here and at Fort Wayne. And he come in the meeting. They was several thousand people had gathered in that night, and about two nights after the piano had played "The Great Physician now is near the sympathizing Jesus," when the Angel of God in a whirl of a halo whirled down in the room where I was at, and I thought the custodian turned the light on me. And here... When I had the little boy in my arms, I dropped him, and, why, the girl, Nazarene girl, playing the piano, she jumped up and started running and screaming. She seen that little boy walking off the platform normal. Why, she jumped up. And she was playing "The Great Physician," and it just kept playing on,
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About a night or two after that, this old man came through the line. I prayed for him, had a line coming just as fast as they could. Two men was leading him. He was blind. And he said, "Is--is--is this Reverend Branham?" I said, "Yes, sir." And he said, "Well, heal me," said. I said, "I can't." Said, "Well, why can't you?" I said, "Jesus already done it." And I said, "I couldn't do what He's already done." He said, "Well, can..." He said, "Will you pray for me?" I said, "Yes, sir." And I prayed. I said, "Do you believe me?" He said, "Yes, sir." I said, "Go on. You'll get your sight." He said, "Well, just a minute." He held me by the coat. He said, "Just a moment." Now, he said, "Will I receive my sight?" I said, "Yes, sir. You're going to receive your sight, going to be all right."
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And He said, "Well..." walked off on along little piece, and he come back. Said, "Say, you told me I was going to receive my sight." I said, "That's right." He said, "You said I was healed." I said, "You are." He said, "Well, you told me I was healed, and I can't see." I said, "That don't have nothing to do with you seeing." I said, "I told you... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] The man, by the way, was Catholic by faith. And I said, "Look, sir. You told me that you believed me." He said, "Well, these other people are talking about out here, they're healed and well." I said, "You are too, sir. Get... Give the Angel of the Lord a chance to..." And he said, "What must I do?" I said--I said, "Do you believe what I told you?" He said, "Yes, sir." I said, "Well, I want you act like it?" See? I said, "Go on off here testifying, saying, 'Praise the Lord. He healed me.'" He said, "All right." They led him off, and he hollered, "Praise the Lord for healing me."
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The next night the old fellow interrupt the meeting four or five times. He was setting up in the balcony. He'd say, "Everybody be quiet a minute." He'd raise up and holler,

"Praise the Lord for healing me," and set down. And I was speaking, you know, when he'd say, "Just a minute, Brother Branham." He'd holler, "Praise the Lord for healing me." The ushers went over there, and I shook my head; let him alone. See? He was having a good time at it.
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Well, afterwards he went out on the street, and he sold papers, and he was, "Praise the Lord for healing me." He'd holler, "Extra, praise the Lord for healing me." And the people laughed at him, made fun of him. They thought, "The old man's gone crazy (You see?), went crazy over religion." See? So they had thought he was ready for the institution. So he went on like that for several days, guess up to two or three weeks. And one day a little newsboy was sold papers near him, led him over to a barbershop to get a shave. And the barber, a little smart aleck, was always trying--had more sense than he had gumption to know how to take care of. So he was whetting his razor, and he had Mr. Rhyn shaved about halfway down on his face. He said, "Say, dad, I heard when--that you went up to see that Divine healer not long ago." He said, "Yep, I went up to see him." Said, "I heard you got healed." He said, "Yep, praise the Lord. He healed me." And his eyes come open in the chair. He looked around; he said, "I am healed now." And he jumped out of that chair with the towel around his neck, and out the door he went, the barber behind him with a razor, down the street. Now, he couldn't see perfect. He could see objects and everything, screaming to the top of his voice. And that man, John Rhyn's in Dowagiac, Michigan, as far as I know tonight, preaching Divine healing by faith. That's right. What was it? He expected God to heal him.
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Jonah, backslid... (Now, you know I'm not a Baptist. All right.), went in the belly of the whale, missed his calling, went... God had him tied hand and foot, throwed him out in a sea, probably three or four miles deep out there from Nineveh. Look at him now, on a stormy sea, hands tied behind him, backslid, throwed out into the sea; a whale swallowed him. Yes. You believe that? I believe the whale swallowed Jonah like the Bible said.
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A little girl once... I think this is Brother Rediger said this, Paul Rader's friend, and I believe it was at the Fort Wayne
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There he is now, backslid, stormy sea, hands tied behind him, belly of a whale. Every time that fish eats it goes to the bottom of the sea and or the... A gold fish, when you feed him, he'll go down and throw his little swimmers out and rest at the bottom of the water, the bowl. He's found his prey and fed and went down to rest. The whale probably after he got a bellyful of backslidden preacher went down to the bottom of the sea, throwed his wings out like that, or his fins, and he was going to rest awhile. Here this Jonah was down there, seaweeds wrapped around his neck. Oh, talk about symptoms, he had a right to have them. If he looked this a-way, it was whale's belly. If he looked that way, it was whale's belly. Everywhere he looked was whale's belly. My, you're not even in that bad of shape tonight, no matter where you're at tonight. Look around everywhere, whale's belly, he had plenty of symptoms, didn't he? More than you got... But you know what he said, "They are lying vanities."
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He said, "Lord, once more will I look to Your holy temple. Now, I ain't going to look at the symptoms. I ain't going to look at how deep I am in the sea. I'm not going to look to my backsliding. I'm not going to look at these seaweeds around my neck. I'm not going to look at the whale's belly, but I'm going to look beyond that to Your holy temple." Amen. There you are.
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Now, he knowed if he could ever pierce through that symptoms, three miles of water, through the whale's belly, onto the temple and get a prayer through to God, something was going to happen. Amen. I can see him turn over on his knees and say, "Lord, I'm sorry I backslid. I'll take the right road if you just let me out here." And you know what? Why, he had faith. When Solomon dedicated that temple of the Lord, he prayed that if God's children be in trouble anywhere, would look toward that temple and pray, then let God hear from heaven. And Jonah believed if he could look towards that temple, he had God's promise that he was expecting the whale to get him out. God made that old whale so sick till he puked him up on the shore. That's... Well, I... Excuse me; I didn't mean to say that. Vomited him up on the shore. [Congregation laughs--Ed.] I didn't aim to say that folks. Honest I didn't. Anyhow I'm just a country boy, but I'm just as sick when I'm puking as you are when you're vomiting, so... All right. He put him out upon the shore. Is that right? Aw, it made him sick. If you go into a church that don't believe in Divine healing, claim your rights in Christ, you'll have the same experience. That's right. Fellowship not with darkness.
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Notice, he looked towards God's holy temple, and if Jonah in the belly of the whale could look towards a earthly temple, where Solomon prayed, how much more ought we tonight look towards the heavenly temple, where Jesus sets at the right hand of God, shaking His Bloody garment, making intercession for your cancer, blindness, whatever it might be. Hallelujah. Oh, a brand new case of old time Holy Ghost religion (Yes.) brings you out of it. Expecting his prayers to be heard... That old whale went right on toward Nineveh just as hard as he could go. God set an oxygen tank down in there and kept him alive. All right. He got it somewhere; I don't know where God put the tank there, but he had the oxygen there that kept him alive. All right.

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Like God told Elijah, "Go up and set down up there at the brook Cherith. I've commanded the ravens to feed you." My, they said that fellow's crazy, you know, making such a prediction like that, like the Holy Ghost talked to him, and said it ain't going to rain until he calls for it. You ever hear of such a thing? God told him so. He believed God. He went right up there by the brook Cherith and set down. Every morning here come some ravens, packed him along some food. He set down, and handed it down to him, he eat...?... God, knelt down and got him a drink of water and went on. Dinnertime come along, here come the ravens back, give him some more. Say, "Where'd them ravens get it?" I don't know. They got some sandwiches somewhere. They had meat and bread. I don't know where they got it, but they brought it. Elijah accepted it and eat it and lived.
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A doctor one time said to me; he said, "Brother Branham, don't you believe those people was shouting and going on like that, don't you think that's just emotion?" I said, "No, sir." I said, "It's the Holy Spirit." Said, "Where's it come from?" I said, "I don't know. He brings it. I accept it. I live by it. I don't know where it comes from. God commanded it to come. I believe it." Hallelujah. Yes. He said it was so. I believe it. Oh, do I feel religious right now. Um. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]

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Thank you Brother...?... No, I won't have any discernments...?... Good evening, friends. We're happy to be back again this afternoon to--this evening, rather, to have this night of the minister's night that I've been promising you all along. And we're sorry that tomorrow night is our last night, but I... We just have to go on. I just met the--another man that's to come in after tomorrow night, the Reverend Mr. Cain. And he's to take services Thursday night and go on through: Paul Cain. It's Cain, I believe, was that, Cain, Cain, C-a-i-n.
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I think after my poor grammar last night, I feel very sorry for what I said last night. I will have to apologize for that poor grammar. I didn't--I meant to say "that whale vomited him up" and not--I didn't... I felt very humiliated today about that. I caught myself, and I didn't mean to say that. I--I was probably just all kind of worked up and didn't notice what I was saying. So I'm sorry about that; I didn't mean to do that.
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Most of us through this last week, or through the week-I've had a very lovely audience. And tomorrow night we expect it to be our--we trust that it'll be the greatest night of this revival anyhow, the one that's on now. I want to try tomorrow night if we can, to--to see how many that the people that I can minister to. And then the next night, well, Brother Cain will take right over to minister to the people after that.
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And the purpose of--of having a minister's night before the people, is that I want to get the pastors and the local ministers before the people at a... Divine healing has many times been very much misinterpreted, about Divine healing. That just certain people has the rights to pray for the sick people and them be healed. But that's misunderstood. The--Everybody that believes in Divine healing has a right to pray for the sick. See? And it isn't a one man, or one evangelist, it's for whosoever, everybody.
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A fine group of ministers here tonight. And if they're not pastors of local churches. I trust that in the next few weeks God will have them out on the field somewhere praying for the sick. If I had any way at all, or any authority to send them, I'd sure be happy to do it. For each one of them going out, they would reach into a group of people that was in need, somebody surely would get healed somewhere. And if there's just one person healed, that's--that's one. My, what if that one would be you. See?
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And I've noticed in the--Brother Lindsay's paper that "Voice of Healing," there's many in there, many, many ministers. I think any minister that wants to be represented in the paper, that's trying to do what's right, can certainly have a itinerary in the paper. I think that's way Brother Lindsay carry's her. And I've noticed there's just picking up all the time, many, many. And every one of them, they have a place in the paper
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of different people got healed while they were praying for them. So I put all that together, wouldn't that make a big meeting? That would make a real meeting. So one of us can't pray for all the sick; and we need many, many, many, more.
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And I trust to God that out of this meeting that many of the peoples, many of the ministers that hasn't--in all time work for the Lord in their churches... I think a pastor, if he's called to be a pastor, he should be a pastor. And I want all peoples to know that that pastor has just as much right to pray for the sick as any other person, just as much right.
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Healing: There's no one in the world... Now, get this real close. There is no one in the world that could do one thing for you towards Divine healing, only to get you to believe in what Jesus has already done. See? People say, "I have healing power in my hands. Lay..." That's wrong. There's no such a thing as that. Now, get--you just get that away from you. When anyone says that, you know they're... They may be honestly, but ignorantly interpreting God's terms of Divine healing. That's right. For no one, no matter who it is, no one could already do what Jesus has already done. For healing was in the redemption, the redemptive blessings. One of them is Divine healing, and Jesus paid the full price for that at Calvary. Only thing you do is accept it.
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I--no matter how much I would pray for you being a sinner, my prayers might help you, and my persuasion might help you. But I couldn't forgive one sin of yours. God has already did that; you have to accept it in Christ. When Jesus died, He saved everybody, as far as God was concerned. For He paid the full price of human redemption. And we just, but...
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Now, don't think that I'm a Universalist that believes that everybody's saved and will be; I do not, no, sir. I believe that all those--everybody was saved as far as God was concerned, for Jesus paid the full penalty for sin when He died. Now, it will never do you no good until you accept it. See? You have to accept it. And it's not how hard you cry, how much you beg, how much you persuade; it's a surrendered heart to God with faith believing He done it. Even our altar calls that we have, in bringing people up around the altar, they didn't do that in the Bible time; that's a tradition

of our people, originated formally in the Methodist church. But look, it's a good thing. I don't like this dry-eyed repentance. I like to see somebody get up and really be sorry for what they done, and really mean it. But no matter how much that you pray, you'll never be forgiven until you believe you're forgiven, then you confess that you are, then live like you are. And no one will still know, no matter how much you cry, how much you pray, how much you shout, how many times you speak with tongues, or whatever you do, you're still not, until the fruits of the Spirit bear record in you. For "By their fruits, you shall know them." That's right. "By their fruits..."
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There's going to be a redeemed body. Many of us people say, "Well, that person's going to be there, because I heard them shouting and praising the Lord. Sometimes we like to take a person in that way, but that's not what Jesus said. Sometimes we say, "Oh, they'll make it because they was so filled they spoke with tongues." That's still wrong. That's all right, but it's still wrong. Shouting's all right too. But the only way you'll ever get in there when--it's by the fruits of the Spirit. "By their fruits you shall know them."
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A tree might have sycamore bark on it, but if it's a bearing apples, it's a apple tree. That's right. It's a apple tree because the sap, the life on the inside of the apple--of that sycamore tree is changed to apple trees life and bearing apples, in a kind of a... No matter what outward demonstration you give, as long as the inward, here, is the Holy Spirit, it'll be the fruits of the Spirit, long-suffering, goodness, meekness, patience, gentleness, faith, temperance. Satan can copy any kind of a gift, any kind of a manifestation, but he can't love. God is love. that's right. See? Satan can't love. You see a man humble, and loving, and good to his neighbors, and a good citizen, a good fellow, and a good man, and a Christian man, full of love and humility; you watch that man. See? That's right. He's good charitable, long-suffering, you can talk about him, it's a--all right, he forgives you, don't make any difference to him. There, that's the real man; keep your eye on him. See? That man bears, he's an example.
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But no matter how much he shouts in church, and how much he does this, that, or the other, and still hasn't got that,
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Paul says, "Though I speak with tongues of men and angels; though I have the--all these other things; and have enough faith to move mountains, and understand all the mysteries of God. And I've been through all the seminaries, and know it all, up and down one side and the other; and have not charity, it profit me nothing."
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Not long ago, my little girl called me, when I was here the other time. It kind of give me a thought. She said, "Daddy, I want you to come home." And I said, "Honey, from Texas I sent you a--a little doll." She said--she's just four years old. I said, "I sent you a little doll, honey." She said, "I got it Daddy." And I said--She said, "I want you to come home, daddy." And I said, "Well, honey, I sent you a little rabbit from down Chattanooga." She said, "I got it, daddy." But she said, "I want you to come home." See? And I said, "Well, honey, I--daddy..." She said, "Daddy, I love you, and I love the gifts that you give me, but I want daddy."
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That's it. All these gifts are wonderful, but I want Father. I love these gifts, the hearing and the manifestations, the praising God, and shouting, and healing, and speaking with tongues, and the interpretation of tongues, and all the different gifts. I love to set and watch them. I have not them, but I love to watch them in operation in the Church. But after all that, I want Jesus. I--I want it. His gifts are fine, but I want the Giver in here. See? That's right.
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So Paul said it was possible for him to do those things without having the Giver, "Thou I speak with tongues as men and angels, and have not charity, it profit me nothing." See, see? All right. Now, love one another. Above everything that you do, love one another. And as you love one another, you'll love God. See? You love each other and you'll love God. For God is love. And a man that walks in love, walks in life. And perfect love casteth out all fear. Then if you can take Him at His Word, and not fear a bit about it. Say, "Lord, I love You; I know You're going to answer because You promised me You would, and I just know You're going to do it." See? And it takes away all fear.
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Now, tonight I'm just talking for a little like this that you might know that these things that are going on and taking place in the meeting, are only vindications of His Presence being here. And He is--He just isn't bound to my prayer or to the pastor's prayer; to any person in this building or anywhere else in the world that believes that He will answer prayer, that's who He will answer for. And a person might be standing here, with ever so gifted of God, and yet they could never do nothing for you, until first you believe that they were able to do it.
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I want to read just a little Scripture before I express that thought: Hebrews 11:1. Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. Now, faith is the substance. Now, it isn't just a--a makeup, or a thought, it's a real substance. It's something that's just as real as any other sense of the body. There's these five senses that control this body, and there's two senses control the inward man. And that's faith and unbelief for the inward man, see, taste, feel, smell, and hear for the outward man.
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Now, I believe the last time here I had a demonstration and showed you how that the different senses would operate. For instance, like by faith, you'd say... Now, you don't have to see by faith. You say, "that shirt's white." All of you that have your correct sight know that if your sense is correct, it says it's white. And now, they say, faith--seeing is believing. How many has heard that expression? "Let me see it and I will believe it." Oh, I--I can prove to you, that's wrong. That's wrong. Seeing's only one...
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Come here a minute, Reverend Kopp, if you will. Stand right there. Just watch this demonstration. Stand right back here. I want you to watch whether seeing's believing or not. Now, I believe there's a man standing before me with a suit on, blue suit, and he's got a--a red rose in the lapel of his coat. How many--how many believes that I'm right? Let's see now, believes that? I--I miscalled that. It was a carnation instead of a rose, but I--I... [Brother Kopp says, "Seeing wasn't believing then, was it?"--Ed.] That's right. How many believes that man's standing before me? Let's see

your... You know he's standing before me. All right. Now, I know he's standing there too, because that I can--I can see him. My sight is correct, and I believe in my sight. And I--I'm thankful for my sight. One time I was blind, so blind I could just make out objects, and they had to lead me. My eyes are 20/20 now, because Jesus Christ healed me. And I--I believe my sight. And he's--he's standing there because I see him.
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Now, it's totally impossible for me to see him, is that right? My back's turned to him. But he's still there. You want to argue with me if he's not there? You just try to out argue me. You couldn't do it. Now, that's the same man standing there. Why? I noticed he had a piece of paper in his hand; it's still there. See? And he... That's the same man. Yet I do not see him, but yet I know he's there. How do I know he's there? I feeled him, is that right? Then seeing isn't believing, is it? Feeling is believing in this case. Now, I will just argue with you all night, that that was Brother Kopp.
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Now, I want you to start talking, just repeating a Scripture, when I tell you. Now, I do not see Brother Kopp, I do not feel Brother Kopp. Start quoting a Scripture. [Brother Kopp says, "Revelation 1:7."--Ed.] Brother Kopp's standing there. I don't feel him, I don't see him. You want to argue with me? I know he's standing there. Why? I could hear him. Then seeing is not believing, is it? So then forget about that. God bless you. See? No, seeing is only one of the senses. And see, taste, feel, smell, and hear, that's... God never did intend for man to use those to recognize God by. God made man in His own image first, and God is a Spirit. Saint John 4: They that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth.
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But then when man was put in human flesh, then God gave him five senses to contact, not God, but his earthly home. These things, the senses of the body, is only to declare, or to contact earthly things here on earth, not heavenly things. And then your inward man is the spirit which has two senses: faith and unbelief.
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Now, watch. Faith is the substance, just the same as my

sight says, just the same as my feeling says, just the same as my hearing says, my smelling. See? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things you do not see, taste, feel, smell, or hear. See what I mean? They are direct.
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And now, to say with, and feel just a little bad about having to say it, that about ninety percent of the people that come to the platform has hope instead of faith. See? You just-you... I've heard people come and say, "Brother Branham, I've got all the faith in the world." Oh, my, that's a whole lot. All right. Jesus never questioned, when He came back would He find respects? He never questioned whether He'd find saints; He never questioned whether He would find righteousness; but what Jesus questioned whether He'd find or not, is what I'm trying to uphold. "Will I find faith when I come back?"
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Faith, you must believe. And upon believing, the only way that faith can be based sanely and sensibly for Divine healing, is upon the written Word of God. This is the Foundation. And I'm very illiterate, but I believe I--if the person would sit down and just not try to argue, but would just try to be like a brother, I do not believe that there is a bishop in the country could, run over Divine healing, of my own interpretation in the-show in the Bible. I believe that I can prove that if there is no Divine healing now, that when you die you're finished forever, there's no more to you. This is the earnest of our redemption. This is...
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And we have the earnest of our salvation. And salvation was both physically and spiritual. He told a woman when she touched the borders of His garment; He said, "Thy faith has saved thee," physically saved her. She was saved physically; she had a blood issue. And she believed if she could touch Him, she'd get well. Now, that was her faith. And the only way that Jesus interpret that was to say this, "That I can if ye believe that I can." Is that right? "If you believe that I'm able to do this," is that truth? He said to the blind man when they came in. He said, "do you believe that I'm able to do this?" They said, "Yea, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith (Is that right?) be it unto you."
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Now, closely, I want you to notice this. God shouldn't have to have this, but He's always had to have it, seemingly, some object that people could look to, some object like the brass serpent. Now, they should not have had that, they should've believed God. But for a memorial, that there'd been an atonement, or was one coming, which the brass serpent spoke... Serpent spoke of sin; brass spoke of judgment, for judgment already; the brass serpent represented the brazen altar: sin already condemned and judged. Like Elijah went up and looked, and Gehazi said, "Why, the skies are like brass," judgment. Brass always speaks of judgment. The brazen serpent, serpent spoke of sin. It was nailed to a pole, showing that sin would be nailed to a pole, a tree, someday for a compound cause. When the brass serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for forgiveness of sin and healing of the body. Is that right? Jesus said, "As Moses lifted up the brass serpent, so must the Son of Man be lifted up," for the same cause. One was type, and the other one was antitype. And you mean to say that there were more blessings in the type than there was the antitype? Could not be.
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So I won't--we won't have to go in that 'cause you taught that with these evangelists, and pastors, and so forth, till you know it's the truth. That the healing is in the atonement. Healing--sickness is an attribute of sin. And when Jesus killed sin, or atoned for sin, He atoned for every attribute. Everything down that was caused in the fall, Jesus atoned for it. Oh, my, that makes us feel our Methodist bones getting tickled up. Look. I don't want to get started preaching no more. So, my. Now look.
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When the brass serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for a--an ensign, that God said whosoever looks upon the serpent, believing, will be healed of their snakebite, and the snakebite was caused because they had murmured against Moses and God: sinned. And God made an atonement for sin. And in there their sickness was an attribute of their sin. You see it? The snakebite that was killing the people was an attribute of the sin that they had committed. And when Je--when God made them an atonement for their sin, it brought in the attribute--their healing. See what I mean?

When Jesus atoned for sin, He atoned for sickness. "He was wounded for our transgressions, and with His stripes we are healed." The apostle said, "By whose stripes we were (past tense, already) healed." It's already done; the--the price was paid.
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Now, the people come and looked upon that atonement and was healed. After--after while that thing become a idol to the people. And the prophet run, and got the thing, and took it out, and tore it up, because the people were worshipping the serpent and instead of the God that it represented. So then God made another way for the people. He put an Angel, that came down on certain seasons, and went into a pool of water and troubled the water. Do you remember that? And whosoever stepping into the pool first, was healed of whatsoever disease they had. See? Why couldn't they have got healed some other way? But they had to have something they could look at, something they could believe in, something that your eyes could see. All right.
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After the days of that, came along Jesus. He was God's Ensign. And He was lifted up. He ascended on high and give gifts back to men. And men received the baptism of the Holy Spirit to be made deity himself. Now, that didn't set very good. But that's according to the Word. A man or a woman that's borned of the Spirit of God is a part of God. Amen. You are sons of God and daughters of God. Didn't Jesus say, "Isn't it written in your Scriptures, your laws, that you're gods." Not to forgive sins now, but you're sons and daughters of God, limited to your faith.
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And the very God, back there in the beginning that rolled the world, the moon, the stars, and made them from things which do not appear, or made them out of things that do appear. Out of things... And where did He get the material to make it? He spoke it into existence by His Word. He said, "Let there be." And it was so: Deity. And that--a portion of that deity dwells in the heart of every borned again Christian. Hallelujah. Then what did He say, "Ask what you will, and it'll be given to you." There you are. Deity, it fell on the day of Pentecost. It's still falling. All right.
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And men are regenerated, made a new person, sealed into the Kingdom of God by the Holy Spirit. The life of Christ
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pressed into them. All their drinking and immoral habits, and everything go out. The love of God is like a Notary Public: takes a seal and presses it until the inscription of that seal is pressed in the paper over the signature. Oh, my. And when Christ signs your name on the Book of Life, and the Holy Spirit presses It in there until the Life of Christ is formed in you (Hallelujah.) becomes deity. Men and women are sons and daughters of God. It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know we'll be like Him. For we shall see Him as He is, have a body like His own glorious body. And we're waiting our perfect redemption. Amen. You believe it?
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Our bodies are groaning, and we have an inheritance. And we're children now, heirs of the Kingdom (Oh, my.), kings and priests unto God offering spiritual sacrifices. What does a priest do? Make a sacrifice. What is a sac--a spiritual sacrifice? That's what these sons and daughters do, which are kings and priests, yet not in full possession, but they're making sacrifices, offering to God spiritual sacrifices: the fruits of our lips giving praise to Him (Amen.), fruits of our lips. You say, "Brother Branham, I just don't feel like praising Him." That's the time to make the sacrifice. Praise Him anyhow. Kings and priests, sons and daughters offering spiritual sacrifice, the fruits of our lips, giving praise unto His Name.
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While we're groaning, veiled in this tabernacle of humiliation, we have the earnest of our perfect, complete redemption back like we was in the beginning when God created Adam in the garden of Eden. We have a foretaste of glory divine by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the refreshment coming from the Presence of God to water the Church to make it grow in grace. And when we're sick we have redemption, the blessing, the attributes of the death of Christ. Divine healing as a fore-sign to us that someday this mortal will take on immortality. Yes, sir. Amen, Oh, my, marvelous. He's here to do it. Glory. [A sister speaks in tongues, another sister interprets--Ed.] Jesus... [A
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Blessed be the Lord. Now, this Holy Spirit has spoken; it's time for the prayer line. These ministers are standing here, which is the ministers night. I'm so thankful to hear that message confirm just what I was saying going back. I'm going
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to read what... How many knows these ministers here on the platform? Let's see your hands, you know these ministers? How many in here know these men setting here, that they're ministers of the Christ of God? Not too many of you. Well, they're God's children. This is the night that I--we've given to them for the services that God would--would bless and would heal the people as they pray for them.
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I want to read some of the Word just now again. Listen to the last message that fell from our Saviour's lips, then believe: Mark the 16th chapter, the 14th verse beginning: So after He had appeared unto the eleven as they set at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and their hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen. And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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Now, many people just call It the Word. The Word is right. But the signs follow the Word. Paul said, "The Gospel came to us," something like this, "not only in Word only, but through power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit." Now, to prove that that's what he was speaking of, listen: ... preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; and he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; If they take up serpents... or drink deadly things, it shall not hurt them; if they lay their hands on the sick,... they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken these things unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth every where... they went forth preaching every where, the Lord working with them, confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
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How many's been here in the other meetings this week, let's see your hands now, all over the building, everywhere? You see what a... the Holy Spirit has done, don't you? Right here by this platform there's been man who been crippled for

more than fifty or sixty years. Invalids raised up and walk out of the building normal and whole. Those who've been blind since little children, not just mythically, thought, but receive your sight, and walk away. And things--the Holy Spirit has been here and has revealed the secrets of the peoples' heart every time, perfectly, told every person their disease and what was wrong with them and... Is that right? That is right.
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Now, that wasn't because that I was here; that's because that He is here. See? He is here. Now, He's here tonight. And we've been taking, just having about fifty people, but how many's here to be prayed for tonight? I want to see your hands, I don't care where you are in the building. There's probably right on three or four hundred people, maybe five hundred people to be prayed for.
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Now, this night as I annou--been announcing it, and tonight, everybody, I believe, is going to have a chance. When one gets tired, the other one can stand. And we can start right now while it's early, I believe, and pray for everyone that wants to be prayed for. And then--I want you to believe me, honestly, dear Christian, I--I don't hardly... You might not like me, but I don't see how you could keep from believing but what I told you the truth. That's... You--you might not like me. You say, "Now, I don't like... Brother Branham's all right, I guess, but I just don't like him." Well, that's--that's your--whatever you think about. I want you to like me.
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And if there's anybody that I didn't like, why, I would try to make it right with them. And I'd try to be as sincere and act like a Christian as much as I can, be at my home or anywhere. Everywhere I go I--I've always tried to do what was right, and try to live what I speak about and talk about. And I'd rather any man would live me a sermon than preach me one. For we're written epistles, read of all men. I'd rather live right, and have my name up clear, where my Master could say, "He's a Christian," and the people say, "He's a Christian. I don't know one thing I ever seen him do wrong." And if--or something on that order...
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Now, if I have, if I have found favor with you, and I believe that God has proved to you by the things that I have
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testified of, three weeks now, that I have testified of the truth. And God has come behind me and testified that I have told the truth. Is that right? Now, that's in above question. That's the truth. And I--I never, never tried to--to express my feelings towards people any more in my life than I'm trying to get you now to believe me.
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I--I say this, dear Christian, that if you will... Now, if you're a sinner in here, and you'll confess your sins, or if you've done anything wrong in life, if you'll ask God to forgive you, and then come through here to be prayed for, believing with all your heart that God is going to heal you... And no matter what's wrong with you, when you get to this platform... Well, if--if you're a--if you're blind, hold your hands over your eyes, and as soon as the hands are laid upon you say, "Lord, I receive my sight." And if--if the person's deaf, or hard of hearing, somebody will teach them that's setting next to them, tell them as they come across the platform, hold their hands on their ears, or something, then when they get here, say, "Lord, I receive my hearing." Those who are sick, many of you here are past doctors aid. Medical aid can't help you, especially heart trouble, cancer, and so forth like that. They're trying hard, medical science. I pray for them. There's not a day past but I don't pray that God will give into the hands of men somewhere, that'll find something to help these people. I don't believe we could actually be a Christian without doing that. That's true. Could you imagine some poor suffering person that somebody could do something for to help? When you say, "Pray for medical science?" Yes, sir. I mean that.
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Now, keep your heart towards God. Now, God used remedies Himself. Isaiah went and got some poultice that was made out of figs and put them on Hezekiah to heal him of his boils. And many things was dipped in water. And Jesus put some mud on a man's eyes, mud, the very thing that medicine and things come from. Medicine does not heal. No doctor could say that medicine heals. Medicine only assists nature. God's the only Healer there is. That's right. Now, there's lots of doctors when Jesus come on the earth; He never condemned a one of them, never said a thing about that. They're all right. And the day that we're living in, where there's millions and billions of people, and a earth full of germs and diseases, what in the world could we do if we didn't have these things? [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]

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So dear Christian people if you've got a human heart, let's look at the thing right. Now, taking medicine or anything hinders your faith, keep away from it. See? But I will tell you... Now, I know you said, "Well, I know doctors that laugh at Divine healing." I do too, and I know preachers that laugh at it too. That's right. Many of them laugh at it. Frankly, to be honest with you and my Bible, I found more unbelieving preachers in Divine healing than I have doctors. 'Cause many, many, fine doctors comes to my place to be prayed for. And we set right down in the room, heart to heart, and talk. I never have heard a one yet, but what didn't tell me, "Why, Brother Branham, I believe." And especially a surgeon, said, "I've laid people out," and said, "why they just quit breathing. We'd take them down and after while they start; there they go again, breathe and get well. What did it?" He said. I said, "God." He said, "You're right." Said, "We might move an appendix that's ruptured, but we can't heal the place we cut. God has to do that." A dentist could pull a tooth out, but who's going to heal that socket? Medicine does not build tissue. Medicine only keeps the thing clean. A doctor might set a bone in your arm, but he can't produce the calcium and stuff that heals the arm. God has to do that. That's right.
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And just like in the realms of the Pentecostal church... Oh, I don't want to say this or not, you might not love me so much. But if you had kept fanaticism down, and kept it running clean and clear, this world out here is a hungering for what you got. That's right. If you'd a let--add to the church daily such as be saved, and not broke off your little denominations and fussing with one another, the Church had been gone on in glory long ago. That's right. Amen. That's right. Amen. Thank you.
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And that's the sole purpose of my ministry, is to see God's Church welded together. See? Don't make any difference what the other one believes, that's all right. If you're borned again of the Spirit of God, you are a Christian. See? For you're born again. See? But you must be borned again. Must be borned of the Holy Ghost, must come into your life, and that makes you a Christian. That seals you until the

day of your redemption. As long as you live right, and keep Him with you, you'll make it, Ephesians 4:30: "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the next revival? until the day of your redemption." That's right.
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The Holy Spirit witnesses, and receives you, and God receives you and puts His seal upon you, and He brands you. I've herded a few cattle. I remember when we used to bring the yearlings in, branding time. We'd go out there and have to throw them down with a rope and hold them, and get a big old hot brand and come out and stick it on it; he'd bawl and snort awhile. But brother, he was all fixed up. We knowed who he belonged to.
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Sometimes somebody have to get out yonder and burrow around a little while. But when the Holy Ghost burns all the devil out of you, you know what side you're on from then on. That's right. Jerk the hobbles off of him, he will almost have a running fit, but he--he is branded, brother. I'm telling you, I've seen them come up from the altar have a running one too, just as hard as they could go. But they were branded. When the Holy Ghost ever seals you into the Kingdom of God, there's something happened that you'll remember as long as you live. That's right. No matter where you wonder, you'll still remember that, and you'll be--you'll be haunted till the day you die if you don't serve God from then on. That's right. Yes, like the dove that went out of the ark. She went out and she couldn't find no rest for the soles of her feet till she come back and knocked on the ark door. She come back.
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Now, the signs that God permits and does, that's--that's the Holy Spirit here a working with the people. Now, He's here. He knows everything that's in your hearts. He knows all about you. He's right here now.
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Now, look, to heal a person, I couldn't do it, or no one else can. Jesus could not heal no one except first they believed that He was. And there was no virtue in Him unless they believed there was virtue in Him. Some people one time, they wanted some curiosity. They tied a rag around His face, and they hit Him on the head with a
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reed, said, "Now, if You're a prophet, prophesy and say who hit You." He never even opened His mouth and said a word. He didn't clown for nobody. No, He was the Son of God. But a poor little humble woman, who really believed Him, and had a blood issue, she slipped through the crowd and touched His garment, and He said, "Virtue has gone out of Me." It's the attitude of approach. And when you're coming tonight, how can you hear except it be a preacher, and how can a preacher preach 'less he be sent? Now, the--I want you to realize that the--my main reason here now, is to introduce to you a phenomenon of God. Now, you couldn't come here without me knowing what was wrong with you. You couldn't stand here.
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I've set right across the table and talked to ministers, when I was eating them--eating with them at the table, and walk right outside and put my arm around them and tell me that they was living in adultery. And he said, "Brother Branham, please don't, oh, don't--pray God that..." and thing. You can't keep that. That's a gift that God gave to me; that's mine. And I want to use it just as respectful, and as honorable, as I know how, and only to glorify Him. And what--all He will let me know, I want to magnify Him by it. See?
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But I could stand and pray for you until this time next year, and it would never do you a bit of good until first you accept Jesus Christ as your Healer. And if any of these ministers standing here would be standing in my place, and you'd come and believe that God hears their prayer, you'd be healed just the same as you would be if Jesus Himself was standing here praying for you. That's a hard word, isn't it? But it's the truth. He gave all the power and authority that He had to His Church, and you're just afraid to act upon it. Now, you believe that?
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Now, look, if God has confirmed what I said to be true, I want to ask you something. Hasn't every person that's come here to the platform, if I'd set and talk to them a little bit, go way back in their life and pick up things and bring it right down, so that--just bring it down and say what they'd done back in life and troubles that they had had, and everything, just exactly perfect... Is that right? If it is all you people be here for a witness to the others, raise your hand if you seen that--that... There you are. Any time in any meeting,

anywhere, since I made this claim over four years ago, it's been just exactly the same. You who's been along in meetings for a long time, different meetings, raise your hands, see if that's so everywhere or anywhere, in other meetings. See? Now, that shows that there's some supernatural Being here. Isn't that right?
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Now, just look at the people's been healed. Look at the things that's taken place. Look at this old brother, the Congressman (He isn't here tonight.), that was a cripple for sixty-six years, paralyzed from his waist down. Set in great meetings back yonder with Billy Sunday and all them great men, and down through with Paul Rader and Rediger, them men who taught Divine healing down through the age. Men, Mr. Freeman, and Mr. Ogilvie, and many of those men who preached Divine healing, that set and prayed for him and everything. But he just couldn't take a hold. And then when he come in, and I walked in here, never seen or heard of the man in my life, and seen that vision come there, seen him as a--in the high courts and things like that, and spoke. And I wondered where it was at. Looked around a few minutes and spoke to a little colored girl laying over on this side. Then a few minutes, I seen a doctor standing there with something on his head, and begin to describe, and the lady begin to weep. Looked back, and I just see it, and then seen the man walking out, and the man said, "Well, if God is here to know my life back there, it's the truth." And he threw down his crutches, and there he went (See?) perfectly normal. That was in February. He's been here every night. But tonight, he had to speak tonight, is going to be back tomorrow night.
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He's wrote every king, I believe, every governor, of the congress, the president, Churchill, and all of them, sent them his testimony about it. And King George of England is going to-I guess send him back his testimony. I have a photostatic copy of King George's thanks for my prayer and things when he was healed of multiple sclerosis. And other great men across the nation in fulfillment...
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Now, I've tried to be honest; I've tried to be as true as I know how. Now, please, my Christian friends, accept my word now. Now, I speak now upon the authority of the Angel of God Who is coming nearer and nearer me all the time here at the platform.

And on the Word of God which Jesus Christ inspired to write-men to write. If any of you people coming through this line, will, and these men and myself standing here laying hands on you, believing that you'll get healed, you'll be a well person. Now, if you can believe it, and if you can't get enough faith up, come try it, confess it anyhow, and hold with it till it does come to pass. See?
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Now, do you believe that I've told you the truth? All the credit's given to Almighty God, the Gospel I'm preaching, centered firmly upon the Word of God. And this signs that He's given now is in fulfillment of what He promised, "These things that I do shall you also."
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And now, you ministers here as you go pray for the sick, you probably never will, and it probably won't be in my age, never again for these things; and don't try it, unless you know that God is speaking, 'cause something would happen. But you're ministers; you're children of God, and people are sick. Look at the hundreds of them there. Go out, get going, pray for the sick, get them started, build faith, lay your hands on them. You got a right to claim it. Go and do it in the Name of the Lord, every one of you. See? Go out into the highways, hedges, byways, everywhere, claim this Gospel.
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Many of you ministers that's out there, that come in late and isn't represented on the platform, do the same thing. Go out somewhere, you women even, in your neighborhood, go at the hospitals, pray for the sick, believe it, exercise your faith and do something for God's children quickly before Jesus comes. Now, don't say, "Well, maybe I wouldn't be able, Brother Branham, to tell them the secrets of their heart and all this, that, or the other." You don't have to. You don't have to do that. You pray for the sick. This is an evangelistic affair here that inspires. You have to be borned under a--a sign to do that. You have to be ordained by--by that to do that. You have to be ordained to do a certain thing. That was given plumb back maybe thousands of years, I don't know.
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But now, that doesn't have nothing to do with the healing; it doesn't make anybody any more righteous than the rest. It's just something that I want to be true and honest with

you. When I stand up there by the judgment, I will have to face what I'm talking about. See? Don't try to impersonate. If this man prays for the people that holds their ears and jumps up-and-down and screams, don't try to impersonate him. What the Lord tells you to do, go do it. If He says go at the hospital, kneel down and pray silently, you go do it. If He tells you go over and pray for somebody in the building when they're sick here, and our meetings are going on, walk right over there and pray for them. That's right.
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That's a gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit. Nine spiritual gifts are operating in the body. And tonight it may be on this person, tomorrow night on that person, one over there. And you do what the Holy Spirit says do. For it's the gifts, nine gifts that's in the Body, working in the Body everywhere. And the Body ought to be working together, tempered together. We get all the dross out, it would be that way too. Amen. All the difference...
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Now, God bless you all. Now, I believe my little boy give out prayer cards here today. He give out fifty, I believe. Z Where's he at? Z 1 to 50, I think Billy give out, yeah. Is that right Paul? Z 1... Reason I call him Paul, at home all around Indiana, my name is Billy too, and his, and his' Billy, so I have to call him Paul, so they know which, what we're talking about. Now, he give out fifty prayer cards. I would like for those... Now, let's see, how many here on these cots and stretchers has these cards along here? I see only one on the stretcher right now. I think you didn't get in this afternoon. We were-didn't get back in time. But now, I tell you what we're going do, besides that we're going to try to pray for everybody.
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Now, this lady laying here in a cot, now, just a moment. You have the prayer card, sister. Do you believe with all your heart? You--you do. You believe that God would heal you? You believe that He's here to make you well? I want you to look this way. I want to ask you just as humbly as I know how as a minister, you--I see you have a prayer card there. Now, I'm not able to heal you my dear sister, but I can tell you, if God will permit me, just what's wrong with you. Do you believe that? You believe that God would let me do that? And you know sister, I--I know nothing about you, but I want you to look this a way and just believe with all your heart. You do? All right. Do you believe me as God's servant? I'm just trying to

get you to talk to me, like the Master at the well. You see? Yes, you have tumors, don't you? Yes, you do. And don't you have heart trouble too? Isn't that right? All right. You been very much weary lately, haven't you, sister? Won't you just get up from your cot and go on home now and believe.
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She is accepting her Healer and healing, coming off her stretcher. They're raising her up to give her a lift. There she is. Amen. Let us say, "Praise be to our heavenly Father." Now, you may thank the Lord with all your heart. Now, that lady had a prayer card. Now, somebody in here that hasn't got a prayer card, I want you to raise your hands, or somewhere around where you haven't got a prayer card. All right, just a moment. All right, now just reverent. Now, you that don't got no prayer card and don't know nothing about me, and no contact with me nowhere at all, I want you just to-to look this a way and believe, somewhere now. Just a moment.
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Yes, the lady that's setting there with the pink dress on. You look this a way, sister; you ain't got no prayer card, have you? Suffering with a cancer. Isn't that right? Stand up on your feet. Now, go home and be well and forget about your cancer; it's gone from you, sister. You have none.
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You believe the Lord? You people with your prayer cards now, Z 1 to 50, line up here, numerical order, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and on like that. When you're praying for the sick and talking to them, more you pray, more you talk to the person, the more you know of them.
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I'm going to have my minister brothers, if they will, to stand right back here behind me just a moment. The reason that I said someone without a prayer card, some of them think, you know, that looking at the prayer card that the person thinking about what, it'll be mental telepathy. But it is not. It is--I take those who don't have prayer cards. That doesn't matter. Anybody in the audience, wouldn't make a bit of difference; you know that. The people come here and told of things they done when they were little children, and so forth. Isn't that right? And that's not mental telepathy, anyone. It's the power of Almighty God. Now, if you don't believe it, it'll never do you any good. But if

you do believe it, it's healing for you. Everybody be reverent. Now, bring those with prayer cards Z-1 to Z-50. And let them line up in numerical order, right along here: Z-1, Z-50. And then immediately after that, when those go through, we're going to line up all that wants to be prayed for in that aisle, then all that wants to be prayed for in this aisle, then all that want to be prayed for in this aisle, and all that wants to be prayed for over there. And bring them right around, and pray for everybody tonight. You believe we can do it? Are you going to accept it as your healing? Now--now, just let those stand up first who have prayer cards.
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All right, sister, you believe with all your heart? Suffering TB ain't you, sister? You've had tubercular a long time. Isn't that right? How would I know what was wrong with you if God wasn't here? Just stand and let--look at me just a little bit, I want to talk to you. Now, you're a stranger; you just walked up here. And when I looked around at you, something spoke from you. I tell you, sister, you're worrying a whole lot too, aren't you? Huh? You've had this before. Isn't that right? And you got well, and you're afraid it's come back on you again. Isn't that right? I want you to go from here tonight and believe with all your heart that it's finished, and you'll be well. You believe me? Come here. Our heavenly Father, we bless our sister for her healing tonight, in the Name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Now, look sister, quit your worr