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The Resurrection Of Jairus' Daughter
54-0331, The Resurrection Of Jairus' Daughter, The Church Of The Open Door, Louisville, KY, 88 min

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L-1 Good evening, friends. Happy to be here again tonight to greet you in the Name of the Lord. I just got in in time, didn't I? I want to be a little quicker than that when I get to heaven (See?), just a little bit more on time the last... We had to kinda hurry, had quite a time parking.
Is everybody feeling good? Good, that's very fine. Now, today has been a great day for me. I just have... Seem like today that the Lord's blessings just seem to be pouring in. And if I could just get a enough time to get there, all the places a calling to come, is the only thing... I think there's about four hundred or better lays constantly, of the places of the cities. And the poor people are needy, and I pray that God will just be good enough to me to--to inspire me to let me know which place to go to, just what to do.
L-2 And I have something on my heart tonight that I... This morning Billy Paul come up and was telling me about the meeting last evening. And he gave me a letter from Sister Cauble. And it was about a--a little child that I'd prayed for up in Chicago. And it's just been on my heart all day long to find the predicament, the mother and father... Maybe some night, I'd like to have her or someone to read that letter to the audience: just a typical letter of people in need. But the poor little baby, I didn't know it; 'course it just come through the line, and the mother said the Holy Spirit just began--begin to reveal and tell everything right up to the case; come on up till just at the present time and then stopped. Didn't know what to say from then on. And she's frantically... The little baby, I believe he said, had cancer and had part of his tongue taken out and its throat in here. And it's one of the pastors at the Moody Bible in--in Chicago. He's a missionary, just returned in from Africa. I think that's French Africa, French West Africa.
And he got a letter a few days ago, both of them, that their little church is about gone, and Communism has sweeping over, taking it, and... Oh, just think of the predicament. Now, their little baby laying there just at the point of death, looking for it die at any time. And there, the little church swept away; Communism has taken things over. I--I just couldn't keep from crying a little. I--I said, "God, if You'll just... I don't know what You're going to do, but if You'll just spare that baby's life, I'll promise You that'll be a open door for me to West Africa, where the Communism is taking over the churches over there, taking over their church. And I want you to pray with me that God will do something and help. 'Course, we want His will done in every case.
L-3 I believe I was testifying the other night about George Wright. I just happen to see him setting here. I have to--a... Here was a man that they'd give up to die. And I seen a vision, the same Mrs. Baker's daughter... Here he is here... That he was never, be up any more, and he's crippled; his legs has pulled him up like this. And here he is tonight by the power of God. The same night the vision come for Mrs. Baker, her daughter... Are--are you here, Miss Baker? Is the girl here too? Is your daughter? [Mrs. Baker gives a testimony--Ed.] That's just... Praise the Lord. It's wonderful. It certainly is. Well, at the same time that her daughter, while I was in the hospital, that they's--she's--they's calling. They didn't think that the young lady was going to live. And when I looked at her, I didn't think she was either. And so we walked in, and while standing, praying, I saw that Light come over her bed. That's when It--It told her what would happen, just exactly the way, and the time she'd be sent home. And she was.
L-4 And the very same night, I'd been up to Lexington, Kentucky, come back down, and got home about daylight, and got in bed; slept till about nine o'clock; and got up, and started out through the hall, and as I did, there was a young lady standing there and she was speaking. And I thought, "Well, what's she doing standing here?"
And she said, "Mother, that's what Brother Branham said." I looked over and seen her mother talking on the telephone at her home, and I knew it was a vision then. Then I heard something like clods a dropping. And I'd just left Brother Wright's two days before that, where I'd told his son and all of them, that, perhaps, he was going to die. I'd been down four or five days praying for him. And he was going to die. And the doctors had done give him up and everything. And then I heard them clods a dropping. There'd been some people there who doesn't believe in Divine healing, the church that he used to belong to. Not any criticism... The Church of Christ, and they don't believe in it. So they'd been up there making fun of him because that he had me down there praying for him after the doctor said he was going to die. And when I looked, those clods were dropping under a willow tree. I never knew the man dug graves. And He said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, he'll dig the grave for some of them that's laughing at him." Here he is...?...
L-5 I called Mrs. Wright on the phone and told her right away, what had happened. And I said when I come into the building, one of these days, he'll be walking right through the Tabernacle, make a left turn and come over and shake my hand, and say, "Brother Bill..." And then Sunday, first time I'd been around for quite a while, I didn't even know the man was--where he was at. Walked out of that Tabernacle, without him knowing this, walked right the same way. And I just stopped and waited and watched. Come right around the same way, the way It was said, and walked over and took ahold of my hand, just exactly the way It said.
Now, when I say anything, it could be wrong. But when you hear Him say something, it's just that way. He's the Lord. And aren't we so happy for those things?
L-6 I was just thinking today of what that our Lord has did for us. My wife, I caught her crying today. And I--I come out of the study and was--and she was crying. I said, "What's the matter?" It was just a little something. This is my home country (You know?), and hard here; it's hardest place in the world. And if you could notice a difference. It was something about school children. You know how women are; they're so tedious about those things. And some people that goes to a little better church than what our Tabernacle would be over there... People's got nothing against me now. They like me; and they like... But they'd rather their children wouldn't associate with our children as long as they could be with the children that goes to their own church, or something on that order. You know? Now, it kinda hurt the wife a little bit. And she said, "Well, I keep my children clean and we try..."
I said, "That's not it, honey." I said, "That's not the idea. Them pastors, they talk, say..." Here the other day a--a minister friend of mine, staying in the... He didn't know that he was setting right in the congregation with these fellows, and my name come up. Said, "He's a fine boy. We all love him and like him, but he's kind of an illiterate type. And he doesn't speak well..." Well, I... That's truth, you know. That really the truth. And a...
But I just happened to think, that's the same words they said about our Lord: same thing. See? Groups said He traveled with the common people. The Bible said, "The common people heard Him gladly," just the common and the illiterate, and so forth. And He never had any doctor's degree or whatever there was, as far I know. They didn't record He ever went to school there but He was the Son of God just the same; that's the main thing. [Mark 12:37]
L-7 So now, we want to talk just a few moments. Awhile ago there was such a terrible emergency. We haven't been taking calls during time of the meetings because you just get so... But there was a lady who called, was in a desperate condition. And my wife come into the room and said, "Honey, I hate to call you from study"; but said, "this is just such an awful emergency." And said, "The woman's fixing to commit suicide." And so, I got to the phone; and while standing at the phone, the Holy Spirit told her just who she was, what she was doing, how she was dressed, what was the matter with her, and what caused it; and He healed her right there while I was standing at the phone. Oh, my, I tell you... I heard crying: her mother screaming and holding her and everything, till I... And her just a praising the Lord. She...
So He's good all around. If you just think of how... Compare that with the New Testament early church. Just compare it and see how it--it--it--co--it coincides with the New Testament church: the apostles, how the visions came, how everything, how the Lord worked.
L-8 Here, I was going over to Africa. Supposed to be India this month. Had it by dates set and everything. Some sent and had times set with dinner with Mr. Nehru before going in, the Prime Minister, and... That was William Branham doing that. And I was all fixed and getting my visa ready. I was praying for some people in the house, and went out in my house, went into another room, come back through to--was answering telephone, and come through the little hall, going back into another room. There'd been a couple more carloads come in since I was in the room--of answering this phone, emergency long distance. And when I started through the room, there stood a man standing there. And he had a towel, looked like, over his head like this, hanging down. He's kind of a dark complected looking fellow. Looked like his nose was kindly pushed on the end or like it kindly stumped like that. He was standing there looking right at me. I thought he'd been a patient just come in. And I said, "How do you do, sir?" And I... He was a standing right in my road, so I said, "How do you do, sir?"
And he said, looked up like that and said, "Brother Branham, don't go overseas till September."
Now, I said, "What..." Well, I looked, and the man was gone. Now, if that ain't just like the Macedonian call, that went over to...?... It's the same Angel of the Lord. See? [Acts 16:9-12]
L-9 What is it? It's the Lord Jesus, that loves us all. He loves all you. He's right here tonight. See? He might not--He might deal with you in another way, but it's the same Lord. And He might deal with you in a loving heart. That's the same Lord. He might give you a--a passion for lost souls. It's the same Lord. See? "But He sets some in the church: teachers, apostles, prophets, gifts of healing, working of miracles; and all those things are set in the church. Do you believe that? I never did say where they'd be set out of the church. He set them in the church for the perfecting of the church and to be in the church until He comes again. Now, in those things...
Now, many times, of course, I know Christian friends, we have a lot of impersonations on those things. That's to be expected. It's always. We said, other night in one of our lessons, when Israel went up, a mixed multitude went with them. That's true. But now, what you are, you are by the grace of God, what God has. You're a Christian, not because you sought God, but because God sought you. That's right. See?
Man can't seek God. He just can't: it's--it's his nature to be a sinner. So he... Just like the pig; tell him he's wrong eating slop, you couldn't do it. He's a pig to begin with. So you couldn't change that. He's just the begin... But God seeks after man. And man comes to God. And when he comes to God, He gives him Everlasting Life. [I Corinthians 12:4-13], [Ephesians 4:11-13]
L-10 We want to read some of the Word, just in a moment. Now, and tonight, if possible, I just want to speak just a few moments and maybe call up some of those prayer cards that were left off last week, or last Sunday. We been having more or less, meetings of a--preaching this week, because we've been waiting for an audience. This is a--a fleece before the Lord. Now, let's bow our heads just a moment to talk to the Author before we read His Word.
Our kind, loving heavenly Father, we approach Thee tonight, in the lovely Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ. We love Him because He first loved us and gave His life for us. And we who were once alienated from God, cut off without mercy, without hope in the world, sinners by nature, dying in disgrace, going to a devil's hell and endless eternity... While we were in this condition, enemies of God, God sent His own Son, made in the likeness of sinful flesh; took upon Himself the form of man, suffered, bled, and died to redeem us back to the Father. And now we are sons and daughters of God by His grace. Oh, how we thank Thee for it.
And great One, in Your majesty tonight, we pray that You'll bless our coming together. We're not worthy for, to have these blessings, but we ask them because Thou has promised them. And what You promise, that You will do.
O God, in these years of service, we have found You to be just exactly what You promised. And we pray tonight now, that the Holy Spirit will be here, the resurrected Lord Jesus, and will spread forth His great power over this audience. Save the lost; recall the backsliders back home. Heal the sick. Rejoice with Your saints; for we ask it in His Name. Amen. [Ephesians 4:18]
L-11 In Saint Luke the 8th chapter and beginning with the 50th verse, we read this:
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made whole.
And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, but Peter... James and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she's not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
And the spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
And her parents was astonished: but he charged them that she... tell no man what was done. [Luke 8:50-56]
L-12 Now, in, just for a few moments, if I'd speak just a little on God's written Word, well, the meeting would be a success, even by the reading of His Word. Now, may the Lord add His blessings.
We're speaking now of Jesus in this great time of the resurrection. It was three people that He raised while He was earth. He said before He went to the grave of Lazarus, "I am the Resurrection and Life; He that believeth in Me, though He were dead, yet shall He live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me, shall never die." And He had the resurrection power in Him. He said, "You destroy this temple, and I'll raise it up again in three days." Now, if He was the Resurrection and Life...
But all the time in His ministry, He only raised up three people from the dead. Now, no doubt but He had many critics in that day that said, "Why didn't He raise up these, and why didn't He raise this one? And this priest just died, this holy man just died, why didn't He raise up them?"
Jesus plainly stated that He only did what the Father told Him to do, what the Father showed Him in vision. Jesus saw visions, and only worked as God showed Him by visions only. Saint John 5:19, He said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." Just what the Father showed Him and nothing else, nothing could He do except first God revealed it. So three is a witness, for it's written in the law that three is a confirmation: "In the mouth of three--two or three witnesses, let every word be established." [John 5:19-20], [Deuteronomy 17:6], [Deuteronomy 19:5], [Matthew 18:16], [II Corinthians 13:1]
L-13 A Jewish man, here not long ago, said to me, he said, "I can prove that Jesus was a--was a thief."
And I said, "How?"
He said, "He went through the cornfields on the Sabbath day and eat corn that didn't belong to Him, proving he was a thief."
I said, "You're trying to compare the order of that day with this day." I said, "He said He was the Lord of this--the harvest, and He was. And another thing," I said, "isn't it written in your law, that if a man comes through the field and he's hungry, he can eat what he wants to eat, but it's not lawful for him to pack anything away? So He was within the law." That's right, even to their own law. Oh, their hearts was just blinded so we could have a day of grace (That's all.), we Gentiles. And I'm so thankful for that and I'm sure you all are. [Matthew 9:38], [Luke 10:2]
L-14 Now, the Son of God spent much time in prayer before the cross and a healing the people. Was just prior to our message tonight, He crossed all the way across the sea; went up on top of a mountain, one evening after breaking bread and feeding five thousand. I wonder where He got the atoms, or what atom He turned loose, rather, when He fed five thousand people with two little fishes and five loaves of bread--five little biscuits, and--some little child had. Not only was the fish fish, but it was cooked fish and cooked bread. He done something: no one knows yet. But He did it because He was the Lord of creation. [Matthew 14:15-21], [Mark 6:33-44], [Luke 9:11-17], [John 6:5-14]
And there, upon the mountain, He stood and watched the disciples as they was crossing the sea. The little boat, tossed about, and was just about ready to sink, looked like. And they seen someone coming and here He come, walking on the sea. About... [Matthew 14:22-33]
L-15 That's the way He does; just about the time it gets the very darkest of hour, then Jesus comes along. We fret and worry, we Christians. And the baby gets sick, or something happens, or somebody don't show up, we're just so nervous and upset. We should just set quiet. He's the One Who commanded it. We're living under His dispensation, living under His grace. Just set still. He'll be along after while. Don't worry. He'll open up a healing service somewhere, or you'd be guided to somebody who prays for the sick when you got sickness. If not, He'll just put it upon your heart so bad, you'll just kneel down in the room and ask Him about it yourself. That's right. So just remember, He works all things together for good. [Matthew 14:22-33], [Luke 8:22-39]
L-16 He got in the ship; the storm stopped. He crossed that stormy sea that night for the call of one needy soul. A maniac, up in Gadara, up there, was just so mean till he was just cutting hisself with rocks; and they'd bind him with chains and he'd break them. Now, that's the devil's power. Did you ever fool around somebody that was a maniac? If you ever seen somebody with double their power, it's a maniac; because they're completely anointed with Satan. And that Satanic power gives them twice their strength.
Now, if a person, completely surrendered to the devil will give him twice his strength, what will a man completely surrendered to God do? See? It'll make you so weak. Maybe you're crippled and can't stand up, but surrender yourself to God, and new life, a new strength comes in, and you go to walking away.
I seen little people when their little limbs wasn't hardly that big, grown men and women eat up with cancer, rise to the floor, that hadn't stood up for months, so weak they couldn't have stood up any--any other way but under the power of God. And get up and walk around through the house praising God and get well. What is it? Full surrendered to God. Amen. That's what it takes: a complete surrender. [Matthew 14:22-36], [Mark 5:1-20]
L-17 And notice, when that man, that maniac was so--so completely surrendered to Satan, Satan used his tongue. And he said, "We are legion."
Jesus said, "Who are you?"
And the man couldn't even speak himself; Satan spoke through him, "We are legions, for we are many."
Jesus said, "Hold your peace, but come out of him."
And when that maniac was healed, those devils went out and went into some hogs, about two thousand hogs. And they come out, because it was going to cost them a little something to have the revival; they'd asked Jesus to leave the country. They felt more at home with the devil and the hogs than they did with the lovely Jesus. That's right. And they said... Well, they said, "Oh, leave our country. My, you're too much of a spiritualist for us. We--we--we can't stand that now. If you're going to get people healed around here, and such stuff as that, you get out of our country." Well, He never stays where He's not welcome, so He went on back.
But there was one needy soul that He crossed the stormy sea to get to. And He's the same Jesus tonight. He'd come from glory to one needy soul setting in this humble church tonight. Same One: He'll every time come to where He's wanted, but never come where He's doubted. So if you're doubting Him, just remember, He'll never be at your door. See? But if you love Him and want Him, He'll come anytime you call for Him. He's ready to come. [Mark 5:1-20], [Luke 8:22-39]
L-18 Now, we notice, we're taking this little fellow Jairus. Many people kind a criticize Jairus, but, that had this daughter that died. He was a priest at the temple, or one of the great men, chief men around the temple. But I believe he was kind of a secret believer. I believe, down in his heart he really believed Jesus, but he had just--he'd got hisself mixed up with the wrong crowd.
And you know what? I find that everywhere tonight. Sometimes, in the great classic society people, there's secret believers up there--great multimillionaires, and yet they're secret believers, but they're just kindy afraid to associate themselves with this class of people. They try to come by night and knock at the door, but... All right.
Nicodemus was one of those type: come around, said, "Now, Master, I know that You're not so popular. Oh, there's a bunch of these holy rollers following You, or something, they're common people. That's what they claim that You associate with, the common and lower class of people; but we in the temple know that You're a teacher come from God; for no man could do the things that You did without God being with Him." There is a true confession. See? But he'd--he'd associated hisself in the wrong class. And there's a many of those people in Louisville, Kentucky, tonight, perhaps lot setting right here. That's right. You just got yourself up into a big church somewhere, got the biggest name there is around the country; you think that gets you somewhere. It'll cause you to lose your soul. It'll do that for you.
Just humble yourself down. Always remember, the way down is up, with God. See? "He that humbles himself, God will exalt. He that exalts himself shall be brought abased," said Jesus. So just humble down, come on down. Get it the same way the rest of them does. [Luke 8:50-56], [Mark 12:37], [Matthew 23:12], [Luke 14:11], [Luke 18:14]
L-19 One night I had an altar call at the Tabernacle many years ago. And there was a fine young fellow who was a Bible teacher at a class down there in a certain church. There was a lady down at the altar just crying and going on. He said, "Oh, my." He said, "Do you mean she has to do that?"
And I said, "I didn't say she had to do it." But she was doing it.
He said, "Well, I'll never get it if that's what it takes."
I said, "Don't worry. You won't." That's...
Naaman said, "Isn't the waters up here in my country a lot better than they are down there?" But that was the Word of the Lord. He went... He didn't have to go dip, but he went back with his leprosy. That's right. So... As when if he obeyed God's Word, he got rid of his leprosy. So that's what God sometimes makes us do things we don't want to do sometime. It was mighty hard for me in a few things too, but it, He had to take the starch all out of me. He knows how to do it too, in a real way. [II Kings 5:1-14]
L-20 And so, I can a notice Jairus had a social standing among the people, and he'd get out that day and no doubt he was the talk of the country. "That fanatic, that's preaching divine healing, that Jesus of Nazareth... Nonsense. The days of miracles is passed. Since our fathers were in the wilderness, such things hasn't taken place. The man is a spiritualist. He's a mind reader. Look at him stand there, look out over the audience, and tell different people different things they're thinking about. Ha. Away with such stuff." That's what they say.
Little Jairus setting back there, "I believe Him, but, yeah, I can't say nothing. You know, I got a prestige I got to hold up." All right. And the first thing, you know, he was walking around one day and every time anybody go to talk about Jesus, he'd kinda keep quiet. He didn't want to say too much about it because he was a secret believer. Then one day his little girl took sick. You know God knows just how to work on you sometimes. Um-hum. [Luke 8:50-56]
L-21 His little girl got sick. So well, I guess the reasonable thing to do, he probably called in the doctor. And the doctor said, "Well, we'll give her some of these homeopathic drugs," or whatever they was practicing with, "and she'll be all right in a few days." So he give her the drugs and she got worse. And they called the doctor, maybe two or three times, and she continually gotten worse. Then now the blow comes. The doctor walks out the door with Jairus and says, "Hate to tell you here, fellow, but your little girl's at the point of death. She's going to die. There's nothing in the world can help her. All of my medical knowledge has--I've give it every bit to you, and still, the little girl is going to die. There's nothing can be done. She's just going to be called home by Jehovah. So might as well get ready and get the grave and the shroud and everything ready, 'cause she's going to die."
Oh, I could imagine seeing little Jairus' heart shaking like that. Way down deep under there was a little thought, "Wonder where Jesus is?" Sometimes it has to get about like that at your house to make you wonder where Jesus is, to quit that stuff you're doing, and come and find where He's at. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-22 All right. As soon as the doctor left, I can hear him come over to his wife and say, "Dear, do you know, uh, all along, way down in my heart, uh, uh..."
She'd say, "I know what you're talking about, honey. You're thinking about, 'Where is that Fellow that's praying for the sick called Jesus of Nazareth?' Yeah, that... You know, honey, really, I--I've noticed you searching the Scriptures every night. I--I believe you kinda believed on Him. You know what, I believed on Him too."
"Well, wife, bless your heart. Let's go find Him." Somebody must've come told him that Jesus was coming. He was coming across the sea then, oaring in His little boat (You know.), coming across the river, the sea--little lake. There and as He was come across (You know.), they told him Jesus was coming. Faith cometh by hearing (Is that right?), hearing of the Word. So somebody told him that Jesus was coming over to have a one day campaign, maybe, over in his country. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56], [Romans 10:17]
L-23 So, right quick, I can see him, get his coat on and pull his little turban down over his head and get started. I hear some of his church members stand there saying, "Where are you going, Jairus?" And I can hear them saying, "You know what? They tell me that that holy roller is a coming down there, that's praying for the sick. I bet he's going down there."
I can hear the deacons walk out and say, "Now, just a moment, Jairus. Now, you know every time we have the conference, we elect a new pastor if we desire. Now, we don't want any disgrace brought upon our church. Now, if you're going to have any of that divine healing stuff around here, I want you to know right now, that we're not going to stand for it."
Brother, the time had come for action. Jairus had to have some action. The time may strike to you for action. And if you want to know, I think the time for Louisville, now is for action. That's right. Time for the church, it's time for action. They've played around and throwed this off in the corner, and flushed off of this and called it 'this, that'; let's act. Amen. Louisville, stand on your feet. Claim your God given privileges. And it's time for action. Not, "I... Well, I'll tell you; I'll sit back and slip out. I'll go tonight." Like Nicodemus come by night, but Jesus had a need right... I mean Jairus had a need right then. And brother, we got a ri--we got a need right now, and let's get to Him. Not wait till the next meeting; wait and see if somebody else comes and preaches the same thing. We've got a need now; let's press forward to get Him. The midnight hour is here. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-24 The little girl was at the point of death. Doctors had failed. And I can hear them giving him a good sharp talking to. And the board of trustees and all going over him, but he had a need; a loved one was laying at the point of death, so he must get to Jesus. Here he starts on.
And about that time, the little old boat stopped down there. And Jesus got out. And a bunch of spectators standing on the bank, the priests standing back out there says, "Um-hum. There he is. Look what kind of a crowd he's got now. There comes that bunch of illiterate, unlearned, uncouthic people coming up off the banks down there, those fisherman walking out. You see what kind of a crowd he associates with? The birds of a feather..." That's it. Standing there criticizing. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-25 Way back up on the hill, I can see a little woman doing her knitting. She'd spent all of her money for, at the doctors and they couldn't do her no good. She had a blood issue for several years. And she looked down. She said, "Isn't it strange, I was just dreaming about Him last night, perhaps. And I believe if I could only get to that Man and touch His garments, I wouldn't have to get in the prayer line. He'd just turn around and tell me it was over, if I could just get close enough to Him." That's the way to do it. That's who did. "If I could just get close enough to Him, that's all I need."
Well, I see her walk down here. There stands her pastor. She looks up. "Now, where are you going? And I suppose then, you're going down to that meeting. Well, I want to let you know this, you know what the orders are around here. Any person that associates with that tribe, they're given their letter."
Said, "You can just have it," and here she goes on, right on down. And she had to get to Jesus. And as soon as she got there, I can see her standing before a big bunch.
Looked down there, say, "Well, I'm surprised at you. A woman that the doctors has turned down and can't do nothing for her, and then you... And a woman with a reputation that you got as a good woman, the reputation and--and the prestige that you got amongst the people, and here you are associating yourself with that bunch of holy rollers. There... I never seen such. The very audacity. Hmmm. The days of miracles is passed."
I can hear her turn around and say, "It might be for you, but not for me. Just let me get a little closer to Him." She's pressing on. She's got to get up there. [Luke 8:41-56], ,[Matthew 9:20-23], [Mark 5:25-34]
L-26 And after a while, some fellow says, "I just tell you right now, Aunt Lydie; I--I just ha--I'm just not going to let you do it. We're just going to stand here and not let you do it." I can see her just stoop right down and walk between his legs and go right on through. See? She's determined to get to Him, regardless of the cost, regardless of the price. That's the way we ought to be. No matter what says this or what side's that, God said it in His Word and that settles it for me then. God said so, that's just--that's all of it. I believe it.
So here she come. And she gets down there, and she seen all the people standing up, and around, and putting their arms around Him. She just slipped along behind Him and touched His garment like that. And she thought, "O Lord, I--I... That just satisfies me. I got to the meeting, so that's good enough to me."
And all at once there's something, He some way of knowing things. He turned around, said, "Who touched Me?" Looked around over the audience, and till He found where she was, said, "Thy faith has saved thee. Your blood issue's done stopped now."
Why, He's the same tonight, just the same Jesus, if He's risen from the dead. He said, "The things that I do, shall you also." Is that right? And He said, "If you believe..." That's all you had to do. All right. And she was healed. [Luke 8:41-56], [John 14:12],[Matthew 9:20-23], [Mark 5:25-34]
L-27 And then, about that time I see this little priest a pushing through the crowd. And some of them said, "Well, looky there. Well, there's Jairus, the one that just got his degree last year. Well, do you mean to tell me he's just got his bachelor's degree and here w--he is down there fooling around that group now?" Why was he down there? He had a need. That's right. He had a hungry heart; and God was going to show him all about these things.
So he slips right up to where Jesus was, and he said, "Lord, my little girl is at the point of death. Come, lay Your hands on her and she'll get well." My, I just like that. Oh, when he seen he'd got close enough to Him that he could attract His attention, if he could attract the attention of the Man... God was already dealing with his heart, so if he could attract the attention of the Man, he'd get what he wanted; 'cause he knowed that God was in His Son. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-28 I like the Shunammite woman there on that: when sh--her baby had died, and was laying in the prophet's chamber. She said, "Saddle a mule and go forward. Don't you stop till I bid you." And when she come... God don't always reveal to His servants everything that goes on: just as He wants to reveal it.
And so the woman drove up real quickly (to leave our story here a moment), the woman got up real quick, and Elijah got up and looked over, come out of his cave and looked around there; and he said to Gehazi, he said, "Here comes that Shunammite." Said, "Her heart's troubled, and I don't even know what's wrong with her." So he come up. Still, God didn't tell him what was wrong. He said, "Is all well with thee? Is all well with thy husband? Is all well with thy child?"
I like this. She said, "All is well with me, and all's well with my husband, and all's well with the child," and the baby laying dead. Well what? She had come to the man of God. It was that same man of God give her the baby by promise. And she knowed that God was in His prophet, and if she could ever get to the prophet, the prophet could let her know why God taken the baby. She said, "All now is well." Then she fell down and begin to tell him about the baby. And you know the story, how he went and laid his body on the baby... come to life. [II Kings 4:18-37]
L-29 Little Jairus had worked through the crowd till he got down there, and he said, "Now, all is well. I finally got to Him. I got away from the pastor, got away from the bishop; I got away from the pope; and I got away from all them. And now, I've got down from all the church members, and through all the societies, and everything else now. Now I've got down to where I can really worship Him. He said, "Lord, I'm so glad to be here. And my little girl is laying at the point of death. Will You come lay Your hands on her." Now, watch. His faith was laying on hands. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
But Peter's wasn't like that. When he was on the stormy sea, the night before, and--and Jesus was standing out there, he said, "Lord, if it be You, bid me to come to You on the water. Just--just--just ask me to come." [Matthew 14:22-33]
Jesus said, "Come on." You know it's, "Seek and you shall find. Ask and it'll be given to you." So Peter stepped down out of the boat and away he went. [Matthew 7:7], [Luke 11:9]
L-30 The priest, when Joshua gave the commission to cross over the sea, over the river, rather, their faith was, when their feet touched the water. As soon as the soles of their feet touch the water, they knew the sea would dry back. That's where their faith was. [Joshua 3:13]
To the Roman centurion, he said, "I'm not worthy that You should come under my roof. Just speak the word." I like that. Look at this. He said, "I'm a man under authority. And I say to this man do this and he does it. And I say to this man, 'Go,' and he goes, this man 'Come,' and he comes. And I know what I have, oh, under me, has to obey me." Now watch, he recognized that Jesus Christ had sickness under His control. He said, "You just speak the word; that's all You have to do; and the sickness of my servant will obey what you say do." Give us that kind of faith here tonight; and you'll see something happening. That's right. Just speak the Word; whatever you say, that's the way it'll be. Just say the Word.
And He said, "Thy son liveth." And so, the next day when he went down about eleven o'clock, he was coming near home. He'd traveled all that day and that night, and the next day he come in. Some of his servants met him, said, "Thy son liveth."
He said, "What time did he start to begin to get well?"
Said, "Yesterday, about eleven o'clock, the fever left him."
The man said, "That's just when He told me." That's right. The son begin to amend at that time. [Matthew 1:8-13],
L-31 Now, Jairus, wanted Him to lay hands on. Said, "Come, lay Your hands on my daughter, and she'll get well."
Jesus said, "I'll go." And He started on down there, because He knowed if the man's faith, whether he had vision or not... Jesus had done said that He did nothing till the Father showed Him. Perhaps there's no vision of it; but yet He knew the man's faith was sufficient to do the work. The woman that touched Him back there, He never said, "I healed you"; He said, "Thy faith has saved thee."
And he put His fingers... Two blind men followed Him one day in the street. Said, "Lord, have mercy on us." He had no vision about those men. So He went on and left them alone. They cried after Him till He went into a house. The came into the house and said, "Have mercy on us, Lord."
Now, watch. He touched their eyes and said, "Now, according to your faith, be it unto you." See? And they had it; their eyes come open. See? "According to your faith..."
But now what He did Himself, was what the Father showed Him to do. But He touched their eyes; they touched His garments, and they done everything like that. That was their own faith; "Thy faith has saved thee." [Luke 8:41-56], [Matthew 9:20-23], [Mark 5:25-34], [Luke 18:35-43]
L-32 So here comes the man now. A--Jesus a going with little Jairus to his--to his daughter's sick. Now, they're going along. I can see Jairus walking along now, all the priests looking at him, saying, "Ah, so that's what you choose. Yeah, this is it." Walking right along... He'd got close to Jesus; he'd had a change of heart. And every man that really gets close to Jesus can never be the same any more. No, sir. You can't associate with that old dry formal religions any more. You've got something in you that changes you and makes you different, if you ever come close. Now, you can go close to the church and do anything, but you can't come close to Jesus and be the same any more. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-33 So Jairus walking right along, his little chest throwed out (You know.), like that. "Yes, sir, I'm glad to be walking by Him. Yes, sir. This is my--my... This is my salvation now. Yes, sir."
Then the great stroke come. Here come a man with ashes on his head as the oriental type of mourning, and said, "Don't trouble Him any more. Your daughter is already dead." That was the midnight blow. I can see little Jairus as the tears come in his eyes and his little heart begin to quiver.
He looked around. I can see Jesus with those sacred eyes, look and said, "Fear not. Only believe." That's enough.
He pressed a little smile across his lips and he started on. "Yeah, I--I know what He says. He's anointed God; I--I know what He says is all right, so..." He's going on... He knew it'd be all right. See? He knew something... All right.
When they got to the house, here they was screaming and going on out in the yard, "Oh, she's dead, she's gone. We've embalmed her body. She's laying on the couch and she's dead. And she's dead, the poor little thing."
Jesus started going in, all that carrying on like that, He said, "Give peace. Keep still a little bit." He said, "The girl's not dead; she's only asleep." And they laughed at Him. You know what He done? When they laughed at God's Word, He put them out. That's a good thing to do. Don't you believe that? That's right. He put them out. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-34 How could He do any miracles with such as that around? Why, one time He had to take a man and lead him plumb out of the city so He could heal him, on account of so much unbelief. He came to His own country where He was raised up at; He couldn't do nothing, no work. They said, "We heard he's done miracles over there. Let me see him do him now." And all the people that knew Him when he raised up as a boy, "This is the carpenter's son; we knowed his dad. And we knowed them all. We know his brothers and sisters. We know they're a bunch of poor people down there. That... Where'd he get this wisdom? What school did he come out of?" And Jesus marveled at their unbelief. He didn't stay there but a little bit; He traveled on.
Then He said, "A prophet is not without honour, except among his own people and his own county." That's right. And it's been that way ever since. Now... 'Cause that's the Word of God. It'd have to be. [Matthew 13:54-58], [Mark 6:1-6]
L-35 But they--He... They laughed at Him. And what He said was the Word of God. And so then He said them words, and He put them all out of the house. And look who he took with Him: Peter, and James, and John: love, faith, and charity. I mean, ch--faith, and--and hope, and charity: Peter, James, and John, those three. That's what you want to take along with you: hope, faith, and charity, walk into the sick room.
And you notice, He taken the father and mother, put all the rest of them out. Now, He's alone with the brokenhearted, the little Jairus' wife, who believed Him with all of their heart. He said, "I told you, just not to fear: you shall see the glory of God." All right. Then as He walks on down into the house, looks on the couch, there laid the poor little girl laying there dead--laying out on the couch, about 12 years old. And Jesus walked over to where she was, took ahold of her hand, and spoke in an unknown tongue, "Tabitha," called out out there. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-36 And all around, you look on the outside, all doubting, said, "Well, the very idea, that man putting us out of that house. Oh, wait till we get ahold of that Jairus. Hmmm, just wait till we get him. Oh, my, the doctor said the child was going to die and it done just what the doctor said. The child is dead and here he is now bringing disgrace on our church. Hmmm. Just wait till he comes out of that house. We'll 'church' him right now. Wait till the general council meeting; we'll sure show him what to do. We'll fix him up. Just wait till they have the next conference. We sure won't have that guy around here no more."
Jesus, with all that bank of unbelief outside, He was empowered with a Spirit that could speak out into another land, out into another language. And he called the spirit of the dead from out of the land, yonder, and said, "Return back." And the girl that was laying dead, by the touch of His hand, rose again. Said, "Now, give her something to eat; she's weak. She's going to get all right." Said, "Don't tell nobody about this now." It don't have to be put in all kinds of papers and advertised all around. All right. He was the man of the hour. He was, but He knew it Himself. God knew it and that was sufficient. All right. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56]
L-37 And said, "Don't fear. Only believe." Now, that same Lord Jesus that was there at this scene is here tonight on this scene. When He was here on earth, we see His mercy. On the resurrection of that little girl, the Father had showed Him a vision as He went for some time. He said, "He did nothing..." When He looked around, Jairus, He perhaps had already seen what was going to happen; 'cause He said with His own lips when He passed through the pool where the cripples and lames and blind lay, passed through there and found a man laying on a pallet, for God had showed Him where that man was. He'd had a disease for thirty-eight years. It wasn't going to kill him. Then walked over there and healed that man, went on about His business. And there laid at least two or three thousand people or more, laying in this pool here, waiting for the moving of the water: Lame blind, halt, withered, waiting there.
And yet a loving, compassionate Father passing right through it. But sometimes people don't know what love is; you get love and sympathy mixed up. See? Love is obedience. God speaks; it's obedience, regardless of what sympathy or anything else is.
No wonder He said, there in the Garden of Gethsemane, His sympathy to leave His friends and everything, but said, "Thy will be done." That's right. That's love; that's real love is obedience. There He passed by. Sure, His heart bled for that poor little mother standing there with a water-head baby and that poor old blind father, crippled up with arthritis, been standing there for years and years, trying to get in that pool when the Angel come down, but they couldn't do it. [Luke 8:41-42, 50-56], [John 5:1-19]
L-38 Great multitudes, and it takes two thousand to make one multitude. And multitudes, in the plural, laid there day and night. The Angel would come down, trouble the water; the first one stepping in with faith, got well. And they had to wait till it was troubled again. So then they laid there year after year and their loved ones brought them something to eat. And the beggars laid there, trying perhaps, to get into the pool once and be healed, try their faith against the Angel--or with the Angel when it come down. And there, that great multitude laying there...?... The Bible said, 'impotent folk,' laying there with lame blind, halt, withered, waiting, and He passed by every one of them and they never said one word to any of them. Walked over there to this man, said, "Will thou be made whole?"
He said, "Well, I--I--I... Somebody can outrun me." He said, "When I'm coming to the pool, somebody can run better than I can, runs down and steps in ahead of me, and that's how it happens."
He said, "All right. Take up thy bed and go into thy house."
The Jews questioned Him. Why, He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you; the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." [John 5:1-19]
L-39 When He was here on earth, He knowed the secret sins of the people. He knew what they'd done, where they'd been. When Philip come to Him after he found Nathaniel, just walked up and He said, "Behold, an Israelite, in whom there is no guile." That was the beginning of His ministry.
Why, Philip, standing in the prayer line said, "Why, how did You know me, Rabbi? (Or Reverend, whatever you want to call it. 'Master,' I think, or 'teacher,' is the right interpretation.) How did You know me?"
He said, "Before Philip called you, when you was under the tree, I saw you." He didn't say...
Now, you know what the outsiders stood around, said, "That man's a spiritualist. He's Beelzebub. That's the prince of all the devils." In other words, "He was the best mind reader there was. He's the prince of the devil."
But you know what? Philip said, "Thou art the--the Son of God, the King of Israel." And he had Eternal Life. [John 1:43-51], [Matthew 12:22-33], [Mark 3:22-30], [Luke 11:14-26]
L-40 Now, Jesus said, "The things that I do, shall you also. More than this shall you do, for I go to My Father. You'll do more than this." Then if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, then He's here tonight. He's never left the earth, no more than He ascended up and come back in the form of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. He empowered the disciples and gave them power. And how far was it to go? To just the disciples? Listen to His last commission: "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Is that right? That's to all the world and to every creature in the world. And it's never got there yet. And how long was...?... last? "Until all the world..."
Preach the Gospel. The Gospel is not in word only, the--it's the Word made manifest. Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through power and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. See?
Now, watch and see if that coincides with what He said, "Go into all the world; preach the Gospel to every creature; He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; he that believeth not, shall be damned." Now today...?... that's just as far as the preacher goes. That's right. "He that believeth, is baptized, shall be saved. He that believes not shall be damned, and (conjunction, connecting it) these signs shall follow them that believe." Oh, you're not taught that, are you? "These signs shall follow them that believe. In My Name they shall cast out devils, speak with new tongues. If they take up serpents or drink deadly things, it would not harm them. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover. That's right. Watch where them things are happening, and you'll see the Pillar of Fire following the church, God a vindicating it. [John 14:12], [I Corinthians 2:4], [Mark 16:15-18]
L-41 Paul was going down along the shore one day, was a shipwrecked. He picked up some sticks and just throw it on a fire; a big old snake grabbed him through the hand. He looked at it, said, "Well, God done told me I was appear at Rome. That thing would never hurt me," shook it off in the fire.
All the natives said, "Watch that fellow drop dead now." He turned around and picked up some more sticks and turned around and begin to warm himself. And they said, "No, he's God." That's right. Why? He was so filled and charged with the Holy Spirit, till the poison of that thing didn't even hurt him. He's the same Jesus tonight. He never fails. He's still the same Lord Jesus. Do you believe Him? [Acts 28:1-6], [Acts 27:21-25]
L-42 I feel that He would have me to pray for the sick. Now remember, let's take a picture of what Jesus is now. Let's take... How many in here believes that there was a resurrection of the dead and Jesus Christ is the Firstfruits of those who slept? Well I thank you for your faith. Now, the Bible teaches in Hebrews 13:8, said, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Is that true? Jesus said, "The things that I do, shall you also." Is that right? And when He was here on earth, He didn't claim to be a healer; He didn't claim to be nothing but just the Son of God. He said, "I can do nothing till the Father shows Me." But yet, He could stand by a person and talk to them a little while, and tell them what--what was their trouble. Is that right? Then the Father would give Him a vision, tell Him to go do a certain thing; He'd do it. [Hebrews 13:8], [John 5:19]
L-43 He give Him a vision about the resurrection of Lazarus. Is that right? He left the house and went away. First day, sent for Him, didn't come. Second day, sent; He just kept on going. Third day, then He turned around and said, "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth, and for your sake I'm glad I wasn't there. But I go wake him." That's right, "I go wake him." Now notice, and when He come to the grave, He said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast already heard Me. But for these that stands by, I said this." See? He knew what was going to happen. If words don't condemn themselves in the Bible, don't condemn one part of the Scripture, He said, "I do nothing till the Father shows Me. That's right. "If thou canst believe," He said, "all things are possible." So, you believe tonight, and let's ask our Lord Jesus if He'll raise on the scene tonight, take over our bodies in faith and power, and if--cover us together now. We've been having altar calls and people getting saved and--and coming to God. Now, let's ask Him to heal the sick tonight. Shall we bow our heads while we speak to Him. [John 11:1-20]
L-44 Now, dear heavenly Father, we're thankful for Thy written Word. And now, I pray that as I stand here representing You before these dear Christian friends here tonight in the church, I ask, dear God, that You'll come and take a--over the body of this old miserable man, as I am, just for Your glory, and because of Your election, because of Your calling; and speak and let Jesus Christ, the Son of God, come into Your servant's body and speak to Your other servants. And may the same Jesus get into their bodies and speak back to the cross. And may great signs and wonders be accomplished tonight. Grant it, Father, for we ask it in Jesus' Name, Thy beloved Child. Amen.
L-45 Now, I think we had the prayer cards Y give out Sunday night. And then we haven't been giving out any prayer cards then. So I think we taken it from the--the beginning of the first, up to the first fifty part, in there. Now tonight, let's take the last part of that hundred cards. Let's see, Y lets get about... We had twenty-five, I think, last night. Let's see, the last... Let's just take about fifteen tonight and try it. Let's say from eighty-five: Y-85 to 100. Who has Y-85? Let's see. Raise up your hand. The lady setting here. All right, would you come right over here, lady? All right, 85. Who has 86? Someone has prayer card 86, Y-86? would you come? Do you have it, lady? 86? All right, 87? 88? 88? Who has prayer card 88? What? Pardon, 88, 89, who has prayer card Y-89? Is it not in... Someone, look around. Maybe somebody deaf? Or, here, I see a young man setting in a wheel chair. Is that your prayer card, sir? No, they have them? All right, 8--80... Now is that... Excuse me. 89. 90? Who has 90? prayer cards 90? 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100. Just line them up now. See, if we can get those first, maybe get right back in and get some more of them.
L-46 If the organist, on the organ will play for me, if you'll give me a chord... How many loves that old song, "Abide with Me"? I just feel like some great resurrection morning that when all of life is over and our work on earth is done, we been home to the wedding supper, returned back for the millennium... I just imagine, the soft angelic music sweeping through the air. The angels of God will be singing in the resurrection when we return back. I want Him to "Abide with Me" then, don't you? While she's playing it softly...
Now, I'm going to ask you something. I'm going to ask you how many in here that's needy, doesn't have prayer cards, you're not going to be up here tonight; says, "Brother Branham, remember me in prayer. I want God to have mercy on me, heal me tonight. Would you raise your hands everywhere? Wants God to heal you tonight. All right, just kind of a general idea where you are. Now, you don't need a prayer card, friends. A prayer card's just to line up; the only legitimate way we can do it.
L-47 Now, if I look down this line, I believe, fifteen or twenty people... Are they all there? All right. I do not believe there's a person in that line that I know 'less it'd be that little lady that come off the platform here, just a few minutes ago. And I don't even know her name. I know she--she sings here. That's all I know or--or goes to your church, or something. I--I don't know her. And I think that's the only person that I know of down along that line.
Now, being here at home it's kinda difficult. There's some of the people I know: Mr. Woods and his wife, here, I know them. And then I know this man setting right here; I've.... Is it Garrett? Is your name, brother? What? Bryan. I know you by putting up that big sign outside of New Albany, there, with that--that 'sword splitting through the world' or something that's in the Word of God. You're the man that did that, aren't you? It's what I thought. Then... Now, this lady setting right here, I don't know her; but I--I--she's been somewhere in a meeting with me somewhere or something. I... Haven't I seen you somewhere, lady? Phoenix, Arizona. I... All right, Phoenix, Arizona, over at the tabernacle at Carlsbad. I just remember of seeing your face and I--she looked familiar.
L-48 And I'm not mistaken, I believe this is a minister and his wife setting right there. I...?... call your name, but it sounds Jewish. Isn't that right? Wasn't he over at my house and your wife was prayed for or something, some time ago? I remember them.
And all right, I guess that's just... If I happen not to recognize you, excuse my ignorance, but I--I guess... And I see the man from the--the brother, the same morning that Mrs. Sheen from the Methodist Church, was healed. Had cancer on the liver or something, from the Baptist Church down here, him and his wife setting right there was... I remember him. Raise up your hand, brother, there. That's the brother right there. Yes.
L-49 And that's just about the limit, as far as I know now, except these two girls here, Brother Cauble's daughter. The young lady here was just healed with tumors on the breast. I guess you've heard her testimony. Her father's a noted physician here. And tumors on the breast... Come right across the platform. God knows I knowed nothing about it. But I knowed she'd been suffering with a nervousness.
Now, this is all what they told me. I can't say... I just have to go by what they say. Said that I spoke to her and told her that I knew her and knew she was nervous; but then, seeing her daddy examine her and finding tumors on her breast, and that was true. And then spoke to her, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, the operation won't be needful, for God will take them away." And now she's been examined by two or more doctors of the city. Went right back to her father and examined... There's not one trace of it anywhere. See? They're all gone. All gone. Now, that's just our lovely Lord.
L-50 Now, there's others, perhaps, in here, that's been healed of all different kinds of diseases and things, but I never healed anyone. And nobody else ever healed anyone outside of God: "I'm the Lord heals all thy diseases." I'm just His servant, was born in this world. Like Brother Cauble was born here to preach; God sent him as a preacher. He sent me as a seer, and I just see visions. That's all.
And I was born that way. It's nothing out... When the first thing I can remember was seeing a vision when I was a baby. It's not only just like this; it foretells things for months and weeks and years to come. And I ask anybody in this building here at any time, or anywhere you want to, that if one time... I'm... Excuse me, I see my dear old mother, setting here. I looked right over the top of her, her and Bro--Brother and Sister Sims.
And from any time that it ever did speak, but what it absolutely come to pass just exactly the way it said it would. Excepting of this one thing, that's yet to happen when I get overseas, that's wrote here in my Bible. I can give you a copy of it if you want. And watch and see if they don't see it in the papers, religious papers and things, at least, just exactly what it says here.
L-51 All right. Now, call up your... Oh, this is the patient. Now, I want... Remember, to you Christian people, these things are terrible, and it's not a practice of something. It's absolutely the Lord Jesus Christ in His resurrected power. As a power given to the people, not to heal, but to preach, teach... It's all under inspiration. None of you ministers setting here would want to say you just, "No such a thing as inspiration." You wouldn't want to say you preached your sermon for, by yourself. You ask God to help you. It's inspiration. Why couldn't your brother or somebody next to you preach just the same as you can? He wasn't called for it; you were the one was called. Doesn't make you any better than he is, if he's a Christian. But God set you for a preacher, maybe him for a lay member. See? "God set in the church..."
And now, in these things, I say this now because it's a state law in most the states, that I will not be responsible for critics or unbelievers from this part of the meeting on out to the end. The Lord bless you. I know His Presence is here; the Angel of the Lord is near; It's here now. And you all who have His picture know, and you'll see at the day of judgment, He isn't standing five feet from where I am right now. That's right. It's not me; He just walks in. I lose myself, and He speaks. And the Lord bless you.
L-52 And now, if you are a critic, anything happens, I'm not responsible. But I am to a Christian, 'cause by God's grace we can make it leave a Christian, but we can't on a critic. All right. Because it's punishment. You'd have to repent. So now, the Lord bless you now. And may you all--don't move around. But whatever you do, don't leave your seat. Just stay right where you are for the next few minutes, and believe.
And if the Lord Jesus Christ will come here to the platform tonight now, and will perform the same things that He done in Galilee and around over the country, will you accept Him for your healing and Saviour and all? Will you do it? Raise your hand and say, "I will. I'll believe it with all my heart." God bless you. Now, in the face of that, may He do it.
Now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I take every spirit here under my control for God's glory. All right, now, the lady to come.
Now, just... I want the audience to be reverent [] and just listen. And I want the patients just to look this a way and just believe and just--just speak as I ask. And I want you in the audience to be just as reverent as you can be. And just obey just what you're told to do or listen close what He says.
L-53 And now, I want to talk to the lady. I believe the lady's a stranger to me. I've never seen you in my life, but God knows both of us, doesn't He? And this is our first time meeting? All right. Yeah. You were...? Ma'am? Yes. Excuse me. All right, she was here last night, but last night I was just preaching as far as I know. They said right at the last there it got to calling people out through the audience there, of different diseases and healing them. Now, if we be strangers, perhaps, maybe along the same age, maybe raised somewhere difference in the country, first time of ever meeting in our life... If there's anything about you or anything that I would know, it would have to come through God, some way. Is that right? Or maybe--maybe some secret sin in your life, maybe you're here I, wanting a financial something. Maybe you're here to ask God for some other, a--a loved one, or--or a burden, or--or something on that order. It's on your--it's on your heart or something. I don't know, but whatever it is, why, He... You just come to me to intercede for you, as a--as an intercessor to help you to receive Christ, 'cause I perceived that you are a Christian when you come up here. You're a believer.
L-54 Now, then, if Jesus of Nazareth was here and was standing here, He'd perhaps talk to you like I'm talking to you. He talked to a woman at the well one day. He said, "Bring Me drink."
She said, "The well's deep. You have nothing to draw with," and--and so forth. And the conversation went on. He went right straight to where her trouble was. She had a trouble, and that trouble was; was five husbands. He said...
And she said, "I perceive that You're a prophet." And she ran into the city and said, "Come, see a Man that told me everything I ever done." He didn't do that. He just told her one thing. But He found her trouble. And when He found her trouble, He spoke it to her. That was the remedy. Now, if He has risen from the dead, and I claim that He sent me to represent Him, just the same as he--Brother Cauble represented Him in another way, then He can do the same thing for you. And if He would say the same thing to you, would you be happy, and--and be ready to go tell people that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead? You would? Well, may the Lord bless you, my sister, and help you. [John 4:1-30]
L-55 Now, you just look to me as God's servant. You're conscious that something's going on. You don't know exactly what it is, but it's something that you know. So the audience... Sometimes I get under that anointing; I don't--you know I don't realize where I'm at. But from the aud... That the audience might know that the woman is absolutely knows that there's something going on right now: if that's right, raise up your hand, lady. Now, what it is, is that Angel, the anointing, It's moving between she and I. And now in this dimension which is now, it just keeps breaking like a breath. I see It look real milky before us. Now, It just moves out. And here it just like a fading in, coming in. That's the way you can feel it, just like waves. Now, here It comes again, in like that, moves back. Here it is. I see something opening around. It's you going into a place. It's a--it's a hospital. And you--you've had an operation; that's been... I see someone standing here holding two fingers. It's been two years ago since that operation. You are... It's an Angelic Being standing near a door. Now, it--it's something in your side. It's trouble in your side, in your ribs. Is that right? You're going to get well, sister. I see you later on in a... O, Almighty God, I pronounce blessings to my sister. And may she go and receive this blessing; in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. God bless you.
Ma'am? Yes. Oh, He's all... Now, what He said that was, in your back life, was it true? Well, what He says the future will be, is just as true as that'll be. God bless you. All right, now you can go and be made well. Jesus Christ healed you. You're conscious that something's happened to you too, haven't you, lady? Yes. If that's right, so... Would you raise your hand, just say you're... That's right. God bless you. Wonderful.
L-56 Do you believe Him? Only thing you have to do is have faith. Jesus said, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible." Now, just be reverent. That's the same thing our...
Where'd that lady go was just healed? Oh, it's the lady setting next to you, praying. You believe me to be His servant, lady? With all your heart? You're suffering with a--something wrong with the blood. Isn't that right? It's a low blood pressure. Is that right? Stand up on your feet if that's right. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, make you well, sister. Go home, and believe. Amen.
Have faith in God. Don't doubt. Only believe; you shall see the glory of God. Amen. [Mark 9:23], [Mark 11:22]
L-57 All right. Come, or... Howdy do, lady? You believe with all your heart? Believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here to make you well, to heal you? Well, if you're conscious of His Presence, you know that something's here besides your brother, isn't it?
I'm not reading her mind now. Stop thinking that. I'm not. Remember, your thoughts is here just the same. Well, you say that's the reason your mind... Well, Jesus did the same thing: perceived their thoughts. Do you believe that, sir, with all your heart? If you did, and want to believe with all your heart, you'd get over that rupture you got. You believe it? Well then, stand up on your feet and be made well, in the Name of Jesus Christ. God bless you. Go. Amen.
Oh, you've got some kind of spells. It's a--it's a... No, it isn't epilepsy. It's a--some kind of a--a--a fainting or passing out. Oh, you've had an accident, an automobile accident that's caused a fainting spells, and you just pine away and pass out. Isn't that right? Come here.
O Jesus, Son of God, have mercy upon her now, as I lay hands, as the anointing of the Holy Spirit is here in the room. And now, may It go to this woman and give her faith. And may she not have this trouble, whatever it may be, any more. I condemn it in the Name of Jesus, the Son of God. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go now in peace. God's blessings be upon you. All right, have faith.
L-58 Come. How do you do, sir? Suppose, maybe, oh, us being strangers in this life, but God knows both of us. He's fed us, been with us. And all that--that we have comes from God. I'm only trying to contact your spirit, my dear brother, just so that God's blessings could rest.
Now, just a moment, It... A, It has left me and It's pulling this a way. It's--it's a man setting here, praying, looking right at me. Oh, it's for that child there. It's going blind, its eyes. Is that right? Lay your hand over on your little fellow there and I'll ask God's blessings.
Father, I pray that You'll heal that child and may it not be bothered any more; in Jesus' Name, heal its eyes. Amen. Have faith, brother. Going to be all right.
L-59 Now, I want to talk to you just a moment. You believe me to be God's servant? I believe that. And you're conscious of something moving between you and I now. Now, you're suffering with a nervous condition. You just get to a place, look like you just going to lose your mind.
Say, you're a minister too. Yes, sir. You're a minister. You just opened up a new work in a place, a mission work. And that place is in Indiana: Muncie, Indiana. You're... And another thing, you're wanting me to lay hands on you for empowerment of a blessing for your ministry. And I see you picking up a letter that's got a name on it. It's your name, 'cause it's got 'Reverend George G. B-u-t-z,' or something like it. Is that true? Go, sir. Jesus Christ is going to grant to you the desire of your heart through His blessing. Amen. God bless you.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." Just have faith, back in the audience. Believe with all your heart and you shall see the glory of God. The Lord Jesus Christ Who is raised from the dead, stands here in this audience now. His great magnificent Being, the anointed One from on high--on glorious high, Who blowed the worlds off from His hands as it was: Who created all things by Christ Jesus. Has come up from the dead and shed forth this which you do now see and hear. It is not your brother. It's being submissive to the Holy Spirit. Do you believe it?
L-60 You're having trouble with your neck, setting there, aren't you, lady, setting there with the little yellow scarf? You've... Isn't that right? You was praying just then. You had your head down and you asked God, "If You'll let Brother Branham turn around and speak to me, I'll accept my healing." Sa--Isn't that what you was praying about? Isn't that what the word you said? If it is, raise up your hand. Stand up to your feet now. Therefore Jesus Christ heals your neck and you can go home. How'd I hear your prayer? You just don't realize what a place you're in just now. You're under His power; the whole audience is under the domination of the Holy Spirit. Praise be to God.
L-61 All right, where's... Excuse me, lady, I--I believe I recognize you. You're the lady that sang here the other night. But as knowing anything of you otherwise, you're the judge: know nothing about you as far as more than just seeing that you sang in here when I, something another. But God knows all about you, sister. He's knowed you since you were born. And I know that you're a believer. And you believe in me as your brother? You do. Your trouble... You got a sinus or something that bothers you. You've got a--a he--hemorrhoid; it's a rectal trouble. Isn't that the truth? This is your husband setting here. There's some kind of a something moving between you all. Look here, young man, just a moment. Oh, I see a person that's--that's standing here. It's a--it's just--it's your--it's your mother-in-law. And she lives in a place where there's a lot of lakes or something; it's Michigan; and she's a crippled woman. Is that right?
Almighty God, let Thy mercies come now and bless this, Lord, this blessing that we ask in Jesus Christ's Name, that this will be for, in Your glory. Amen. God bless you. May the peace of God rest upon you. I lay hands on you for the blessing while the anointing is here. Amen, amen.
L-62 Have faith in God. All right. Is this the patient? Do you believe? Then if a man says anything, as a man, you got a right to doubt the man. But when God testifies that it's the truth, then you've got no right to doubt God, but to say that it's the truth. And I have testified to you that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, rose from the dead and promised the same things that He did, will be done also; and here He is tonight, doing the same things that He did when He was here.
You want to get over that hair or head trouble you're having? Believe that God will make you well of it? You do, you can have it. May God bless you. Go home; be made well. And you with the arthritis, setting right there, He healed you too a few minutes ago. Just have faith and don't doubt. [Mark 11:22]
L-63 Bring the... Is this your patient? Is Dr. Cauble come. Excuse me, I'm getting weak now. I'm...?... Come near. You believe? You believe me to be God's servant? Well, I'm a stranger to you, or you're a stranger to me. I suppose we're strangers, aren't we? You've been around several of the meetings. I mean to know you, I don't know you. I don't know. But God knows both of us. All right. Then if I could do anything for you and wouldn't do it, I'd be a brute. But if I could do something for you, and if I could give you your desire, I'd do it. But I can't. But by being borned in the world to see visions, and in His Presence, which you're sure now that you're standing; 'cause I believe you, under this anointing, you'd probably pass away into eternity. Do you believe me then? With all your heart?
You're not even from this city. You've come from another state, and that's adjoining state on the north, which is Ohio. Is that right? And you're having trouble. You had--you've had some serious trouble since you've been here. You had a heart attack. They've had you in a hospital since you been here. You got a gall bladder trouble. Is that's the truth?
O Lord, Creator of heavens and earth, I condemn this disease and ask it to go from her that she can go to her home, normally and well. And while Your anointed Presence is here, that we're both aware of, know that someday we'll have to stand in Your Presence. Now, may this pass from her and may she go and be well; in Jesus Christ's Name, I ask it. Amen. God bless you, sister. Return, happy, healthy, and love God all your life. All right.
L-64 How God would heal this whole audience of people at this very time, if you believe with all your heart. If you just have faith and don't doubt. That's all I ask you to do is to believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Now, no matter whether you're up here or whether you're out there... []...?...
You believe with all your heart? You? Before God you say that? You understand that? And there's a vibration or moving of a channel come through the audience a few moments ago, it's left now: but thought it was mental telepathy of reading a mind. But it is not. I've never looked at the woman. I want you to lay your hand on my shoulder, lady. And you believe me to be God's servant, I'm telling you the truth? If I shall ask God and He'll tell me what's your trouble, will you accept Jesus as your Healer? You will? You got heart trouble. If that's right, raise up your hand now. Now, go and be made well, in Jesus Christ's Name. You shall have what you've ask for. God bless you. All right.
L-65 All right, lady. You believe with all your heart? You want to be made well? Life hasn't been a flower bed of ease for you though. Has it? You've had many trials and ups and downs. Been extremely nervous all your life, especially in this time, just about the age you're coming into now, to be--to be a nervous and upset. Makes it more than ever, 'cause it's entering the menopause stage of life. But in your life, you've always desired a closer walk with God: do yet today, trying to all the time. Now, between you and I is dripping some blood, and it's turning kinda to a--a white color. You're anemic. Is that right? Now, let's just go to Calvary now, by faith, to a blood transfusion.
Almighty God, may the Blood of Jesus Christ bring back the life to the blood of my sister, and may she go from here and get well, in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go, and the peace of God rest upon you and make you well.
L-66 All right. Is this the little boy? Come here, sonny. All right. This is a very fine boy. He's just a little excited, of course the childlike, and that anointing touching the little lad now. Look, honey boy, when our Lord Jesus was here on earth, He would take little children like you, and He would set down, and put His hands upon them, and bless them and they'd get well. And do you ever like to hear your Sunday school teacher talk about that, when Jesus was here, how He'd bless the little boys and girls? Well now, He went up to heaven and come back again in the form of the Holy Spirit. Now, if He was here, He would tell you what was wrong with you. Is that right? And then you'd get well. You believe that, don't you, honey? You believe those kidneys are going to get well? That's what was wrong with you, wasn't it? Kidney trouble. If that's right, raise up your little hand so the... Now, you come here just a minute.
Heavenly Father, I bless this child, and condemn this trouble in his body, and ask it to leave; in the Name of Jesus Christ, may it go. Amen. God bless you, honey. You can go back to your folks and tell them you're going be well now. Don't fear, sister; he'll be all right now. That'll all leave and he'll--he'll get all right.
L-67 All right, would you come, lady. Are you believing with all your heart? And realizing that one of these days that you and I are going to have to stand in His Presence to give an account of our lives, then it behooves us to live like Christians, doesn't it, to live true and to live upright before God? You realize that you have something wrong with you now that could take your life, if it be--goes a little farther, that condition of the female gland. But do you believe that God would heal you now and make you well? You accept it that way? God bless you, it's gone from you now. You can go...?...
Now, the reason that I did that, waiting on the woman, was just because that I knowed she was healed while she was standing here. God healed the woman while she was standing here to make her well.
L-68 And I know that in this building, just now, you'll never know how weak that made... Look here at the sweat on top of my hand. See? I'm just about to crumble here at the platform. It's all getting milky all around over the building and everything. Remember, the Lord turned around; He said, "Strength has gone out of Me." Now, I'm not Him, but it's Him, the One doing the... If it was doing... If it was God in the Lord Jesus Christ, in that virgin born body, made Him feel when anyone touched Him by faith, what do you think it would do to a sinner like me, that's just been converted and brought into the way?
Every one of you, do you believe with all your heart? Hear me now, as God's servant. I tell you the truth. Every person in here, according to the Word of God, is healed right now. Do you believe it?
I want you to do something. We could bring line after line, but I want you to lay your hands over on one another and let me pray, just before I go any farther. Lay your hands on each other that wants to be made well. O my, if you could stand here and just see how well pleased the Holy Spirit is with that, with your hands on one another. [Mark 5:25-34], [Luke 8:43-50]
L-69 Kind, loving Father, as my strength is so swiftly going, and my legs will hardly hold me any longer, truly, I understand why You can lay in the back of a boat after a healing service, and not even the waves wake You up.
Now, I ask for mercy. There's many mothers, and dads, and sisters, and brothers setting here tonight that's really needing You. In the beginning, trying to speak a little sermon, and now You came on the scene and really confirmed that it was the truth. Now, hear my prayer, dear God, with the simplicity of my heart, I offer it with sincere faith. Hear me, my Lord. And may the lovely Holy Spirit just now settle down over each of these people and may all the doubt be moved away. And may God Himself just touch a little special blessing to every heart and give them faith that they know that You're Presence is near. O eternal One, grant it, through Jesus, Thy Son.
Brother Cauble, finish this prayer out.

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