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Prayer Line 60-06
60-pl-06, Prayer Line 60-06, 67 min

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60-0515m - Branham Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, IN,
L-69 We have just a few moments to pray for the sick. I see we got a little sick girl here and a lady in the chair. Now, to my most precious brethren, sisters, please do not misunderstand me. I--I don't know what happened. I don't know what happened. But God, when I die, let me go back there...?... Just let me go to that place, is where I want to be, wherever it was. I'm not trying to be a Paul that was caught up in the third heavens. I'm not saying that. I believe that He was just trying to encourage me, trying to give me a little something to push me on in my new ministry coming up.
L-70 Would it seem irreverent if I read something here just a minute? Would it be all right? One of the nations leading magazines... Billy Graham: "Dr. Billy Graham Invited To The Islams." On the front page of the "Afrikaans Times," February 15, 1960. The writer of the article, who was a Moslem (Mohammedan) thinks that miracles should follow the preaching of the Gospel of Christ, the same, yesterday, today, and forever. We quote:
It is this Christ promised His followers when He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; even greater than these shall he do." Has the church ever done the works that... the--the attributes of Christ in the Bible; can it today? Can any of the church distinguished...?... perform even half the miracles performed by Christ? Not to say greater works. Can you as an individual renown, advocate of the Christian rise to the--raise the dead to physical life? Can you walk on the seas? Can you heal the sick and give sight to the blind? Is not this according to the above-mentioned error set forth of the Mohammedan? Or set... Or the test by Christ which follows as the statements of somewhere in your belief? [John 14:12]
L-71 Much to the Moslem article is plainly one misstatement after another. They discredit this Moslem, but he was right. But here's what they had to say.
The best answer to which to read the Bible and to know the Koran. The Koran suffers that the--by--suffered by the comparison. The claim of Mohammedism is outstanding and out-pacing Christianity, is pure b-o-m-b-a-s-t-i-c (bombastic I suppose) imagination. The writer nevertheless has touched a vital point regarding miracles belonging to the church. But here again we doubt the writer's sincerity. For who could point out and could dispute the miracles done by Reverend William Branham before the Moslems in South Africa, when ten thousand received it, Christ the Saviour, under the ministry of William Branham at Durban, South Africa, and elsewhere throughout the world, or to T. L. Osborn in East Africa. Of course we stand one hundred percent for Billy Graham. We've talked the point of question is of no value--this point of question is of no value."
L-72 But in the midst of every bit of it, he told me--said we was fanatics; we didn't know what we were doing. They had to witness in their own paper that God did do it anyhow. God's just as much God today as He ever was. You might not think that they don't believe it; they don't see it. It isn't hid; it isn't done in a corner. And hundreds of thousands of people setting there watched that. When they seen that crippled afflicted boy come there, the Holy Spirit tell him about his life and things, and what took place, and there, and see ten thousand Moslems lay themselves on the ground flat, and accept Jesus Christ as personal Saviour...
We still got T. L. Osborns, and so forth, that still feed sheep food. I guess Brother Osborn hasn't had--been down amongst the Moslems yet. They claim they're so predominant. But we still have a God Who can deliver the sheep from the lion; can deliver the sheep from the bear.
L-73 And it done me good to know that they'd have to write it and recognize it. When they think they don't. They'd walk away and turn their back and said, "All them days are past." The Moslems said, "Are--they, the whole Bible then is past. You're all wrong. You're worshipping a man. A man that died, and his name was Jesus, and He died long years ago, and there's no such a thing as Him being a-resurrected." But they couldn't say that at the Durban meeting.
There He stood doing the same thing that He did and proved to them. Now, even the--the denominations has to come back... The very person that wrote and told me that I'd have to with-trace my teaching on the Bible was the one that had to write that in their paper. God will make them praise Him anyhow there regardless. That's right. He will make them praise Him anyhow.
L-74 We got a little sick girl setting here. That your child? What's her trouble, sister? Ma'am? Brain hemorrhage, [Brother Branham has conversation with mother of afflicted child--Ed.] No, they are... Four years in all? Oh, he's from Maringo or somewhere down there? Peoria. Is this the girl you just...?... There's only one thing, mother, can...?...shall save the girl. That's God. You know that. Oh, I'm so glad of that. Have you been down and prayed for her, Brother Neville? Since Brother Neville went down and prayed for her she's gotten better. Still have shepherds that know sheep food.
L-75 What's your trouble, sister dear, setting in the chair there? Yours. Cancer, well, if I just ask you something, maybe right here. How many in here has been healed by--of cancer, raise up your hand? Look here, sister.
God is the Healer. We know that. If I told you, I could go down there and take that hemorrhage off of the girl and make her well, I'd tell you wrong. Or I could take the cancer off the woman... But I know one thing: there was a bear, a cancer, a tumor, a blindness, and even death grabbed some of God's sheep one day. And I went forth with the power of God; I slew him and brought that sheep back. That's right. And we go forth today, not with any great something so-and-so. I go forth with a plain little slingshot of prayer. It'll bring her back. You believe that, don't you, sister? You believe too, don't you, sister?
L-76 How many of you believe with your heart now? Now, you bow your heads while I go to pray. [Brother Branham leaves the platform to pray for the sick--Ed.] All right.
Dear Father, a beautiful young woman lays here that can never walk no more or get around, except You help her. The enemy has caught her; she's beyond the reach of any doctors. The enemy has jerked her so far out yonder in space till the doctor couldn't even do a thing. But she's not out of Your reach, Lord. She's right where You can put Your hand on her. On the basis of the Word of God I lay my hands upon the--the young woman and condemn this brain hemorrhage; in the Name Jesus Christ, call her back to a normal woman again. She'll live to the glory of God. May she be well, walk in and out of this church like others do after coming to know you. Give praise to God. So be it through Jesus Christ...
L-77 As the frosting of her hair, just a few more rounds and she would be in that land yonder where I saw...?... not old no more, but young, but her loved ones set here weeping, and they love her. A great enemy has grabbed her and jerked her out of the reach of the doctor, a fearful lion of cancer. God, I come after her. And I--and I come to bring her back. I slay the lion...?... in the Name of the unseen Christ to Who I'm an ambassador to. May it leave her, and may she be well and live many years yet to the honor and glory of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our heavenly Father, as just not in great armor, not with a polished spear, like You said...?... come forward here. But with a common little slingshot of faith I come for this soul and this body, that the enemy of cancer has grabbed her beyond the reach of the doctors, but I come forward this morning, Lord, getting her back to shady green pastures and still waters. In the Name of the triumphing Jesus to which I am His ambassador with unfailing faith I believe she shall be brought back by the power of this prayer. And may so be it, in the Name of Jesus...?...
I believe there is a baptismal service just now?
Would you raise your head just a moment. The pastor has just told me these people were very, very sick. They'll be all right. Just don't... It's okay. God's promise never fails. We go after them.
L-78 They've got a baptismal service this... There's some people that must go. We're going to have service again tonight. Is there anyone here that could not come tonight, would want us to offer prayer for you now, that cannot be here tonight? Would you come right here then? You that cannot come tonight, I'll have more time; form a prayer line tonight. They got to baptize these people.
You got a little boy there... All right. Yes, brother. Thank you very much. Is it all right if I read it after a bit, or... Thank you, sir.
Now, if you just give us just a minute or two longer, we--then we'll have the--the service for the--for the baptismal. I know you want to see it. And those who are wishing baptism this morning, well, you--the ladies go over here to change their garments, and the men go over on this side. And then, while I'm praying for these sick people, then you may be making ready for the baptismal service. And those now that...
L-79 Now, tonight I'll try to run a--a little prayer line tonight, right away, as soon as I come in. And we're going to start in the first Book of Ephesians tonight. And we'll be very happy now to have you in if you have no church to go to. But if you have your own pastor and church, then you--you attend your precious church to where you support. If you, that have to go, and are going to leave at this time, God bless you. Be with us again when you can. We'd be happy to have you.
Are you to be prayed for through here?...?... Now, the rest of you while you bow your head a minute, we want to pray.
Father, I thank Thee today for the little shepherd's sling, the prayer that brought the lion to his knees, and the little lamb was jerked away from him, and took back to its mama and daddy. I pray for our brother. I ask that You'll bring him safely in too, Lord. May the blood pressure and troubles of his body cease. I go after him, Lord, bring him back. In the Name of Jesus Christ, so be it. Amen. God bless you, brother.
L-80 Going down I see another little blind boy. One more thing I'd like to say. I was having, very sick, was vomiting, and I thought... I don't want you to miss this if you can. I thought, "God, what would I give if I could hear somebody stop outside."
My wife would say, "Billy, there's an old gentleman here to see you." And here come in a little bald-headed fellow with the gray whiskers hanging around his face.
He'd walk in and say, "You're Brother Branham?"
I'd say, "Yes, sir, I am."
"My name is Simon." Put his hand over on me and look at me a minute, say, "You're a believer, Brother Branham?"
"Yes."
"It'll be all right." Simon Peter of the Bible... How I would appreciate that. He wouldn't have to say much, just put his hand on me. It'd be all right.
And then what come to me: "By God's help and by God's grace, there's tens of thousands of the people believe the same thing if I come to them." And I thought, "Lord, let me get to everyone I can then. Let me just--just..." I thought if Simon would or just Paul, some of them just come in and say, "You Brother Branham?"
"Yes."
Put their hands over on me and look at me and say, "All right, Brother Branham," just walk out. I'd get well. I'd be all right, Sure. I said... "Boy, my courage would pick up right then." I'd say, "I'm going to be all right." Yes, sir. And there's people believe that same thing today. And that's what I'm coming down here to do: lay hands on you, ask God.
L-81 I want to go to this little boy, sis, in just a minute, this little blind boy. How long has he been blind, sister? Ever since birth. Hi, little boy. Oh, you're not...?... Now, just a minute.
O gracious God, beyond the reach of doctors, at the birth of this little boy, being born blind, and he can't see, this beautiful, lovely, little boy... And the enemy, before the little fellow had a chance in life, jerked him beyond the reach of the doctors. But I'm coming right after him this morning, Lord. This simple little slingshot of prayer...?... let me bring him back, God. And I meet the enemy, the devil, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and I claim this boy for God. I claim his sight for God, giving him back this what Satan robbed him from. May he have it in the Name of Jesus Christ, it will be. Now, so be it.
Now, sister, dear, now don't you have one speck of doubt, for this little boy is going to be all right. I want you bring him back here at the church and show the people that he can see...?... give him his sight in the Name of Jesus Christ...?...
L-82 Yes...?... Lord Jesus...?... this little one that we have offered so much prayer for, but this morning I come again in the Name of Jesus Christ, packing this little slingshot that You gave me; You've helped me with this, Lord, by Your power to take the... out of the mouth of...?... out of the mouth of death itself, raised up the dead after they'd been pronounced dead, and laying stiff and cold. I come after this enemy, in the Name of Jesus Christ. So bring her back to good health again. Grant it; so be it done for the glory of God.
And you're to prayed for... You are a believer? Lord, I bring her in the reach of this little sling. In the Name of Jesus Christ may it leave her and never come back. Amen...?...
Well, that same little slingshot that went and got for that heart, and for your daughter, and...?... Dear heavenly Father, I come after the enemy, using this little sling that You give me, for You said if you get the people to believe and be sincere when you pray...?... go now, as I send it to her request. In the Name of Jesus Christ may it be so. Amen.
L-83 All right, sister. Now, we're... Nerves is beyond the reach of doctors. They could give you something to kind of quieten you, but it'd make you worse after...?... Now look, we're going out after it this morning. We're going out, bringing it back. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
Lord Jesus. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] I... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] five [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] little stones, f-a-i-t-h, in the slingshot of prayer, and I'm bringing back my sister from the clutches of that nervousness...?... doctors...?... I'm bringing her back to peace and shady green pastures and still waters; and I do this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen...?...
All right. It isn't muscular dystrophy. Father God, this little girl, we're so glad that it wasn't muscular dystrophy; but regardless of what it is, it's still in Your reach, Lord, and I come with a little sling of faith in this sling...?... And I press this stone with all the strength that I can throw it, in the Name of Jesus Christ may it hit the mark. May our little sister be well. I do this in the Name of Jesus Christ...?...
L-84 As this young mother and her little offspring, a little one that she wants to meet over yonder on the other side, in that glorious land that I just spoke of. And they... The mother won't live to raise the little fellow. And neither can the little fellow live long without Your help, but I'm coming with this sling, with all of the strength in that aim that I can take at the enemy. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I sling this at him. They shall be well for the glory of God, in the Name of Jesus. Amen...?...
Oh, well that's so nice. I'm just glad, for that ministry then was a great ministry pointing them to...?... She is going to be worse? Our heavenly Father, Satan has jerked this little mother beyond the reach of the doctors yonder. They can only sling a drug out that way, Lord, that'll only tear around and around and hardly make her know where she's at, and then when she gets through, she's worse. But I'm coming with this slingshot of faith with a stone directed with direct aim, to zero in on the target. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I take this nervousness from her for the glory of God.
L-85 Dear God, Brother George laying yonder dying not long ago, see what a faith did for him. Now he's got rheumatism, Lord. He realizes they could give him some cortisone or something that would be kinda ease the pain but it won't take the thing away; so we aim this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ, may the rheumatism go. May he go home and be well. Thank you very much...?...
How do you do. Oh, my. Yes, ma'am. Did you hear it all? Just beyond the reach of mortal kin. You a believer in the Lord Jesus? I see a beautiful woman over there...?... You'll be young again forever. I know you want to live now to His glory. Going fast to the--the other...?... Your son... Can't you find him? Oh, he can't be...?... grief strickened, I see.
Sister dear, I want you to get...?... here. Is she here to...?... All right, you tell her. Well, she's going to tell you what happens just beyond your breath here that precious boy is waiting for you. You'll be young like him...?... just...?...
Dear heavenly Father, life's race has been run. There's not much more left, and her precious boy's just across the river. He can only look back...?... just...?... She's waiting for the boat, Lord, that'll take her through the falls, to that glorious Land. You bless her, Father...?... her heart. May that be a great reunion, just across the river.

60-0522e - Branham Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, IN,
L-90 What is every--what's every name every name of, every person will bear the Name of what? [Congregation says "Jesus."--Ed.] The whole heaven's named Jesus. The whole church is named Jesus. Everything is named Jesus, for it's the only Name that God ever had. He's called Jehovah, Jehovah-jireh, the Lord's provided Sacrifice; Jehovah-rapha, the Lord that healeth thee; Jehovah, the Lord's banner, Manasses; and Jehovah, di--different Jehovahs. He's called the Morning Star. He's called Father: He's called Son; He's called Holy Ghost. He's called Alpha; He's called Omega. He's called Beginning; He's called the Ending. He's called the Branch. Oh, He's called--He's just called all kinds of titles, but He had one Name.
That's what Matthew was talking about when he said, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name (not in names), in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." Father's not a name; Son's not a name; Holy Ghost is not a name. It's a title to a Name. It's a name of three attributes that belongs to one God. What was His Name? The Angel said, "Thou shall call His Name [Congregation says, 'Jesus.'] for He shall save His people from their sin." That's the reason they all baptized that way in the Bible. That's how Saint Augustine baptized the King of England, about--about a hundred and fifty, two hundred years after the death of Christ, in the Name of Jesus Christ. All right. [Matthew 28:19]
L-91
Far above... principalities... powers... might... dominion, that--that every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And has put all things under his feet, and has given him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body,...

Now, if my body has the power over all things, then what my body is, is what I am. Is that right? That's what I am; that's what you know me as. Is that right? Well, then, all that God was, He poured into Jesus, for He was the Fullness of the Godhead bodily. Is that right? And all that Jesus was, He poured into the church. "These things that I do, shall you do all things--also. Even greater than this shall you do, for I go to the Father."
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
[Ephesians 1:21-23], [John 14:12]
L-92 Oh, how I love that. How I love that. I was reading the other day a book that was wrote about of the trip I went to minis--minister in Africa. Never did read it before. How many ever read the book, "Prophet Visits Africa"? In there I was looking at a little Indian boy. How many seen that picture?
I heard a certain evangelist, been praying for the sick for about fifteen years or more; he said, "I never seen a miracle performed in my life." He said, "I've seen people that said they had headaches, got well. I seen people say they had tummyache, got well, and so forth. But a miracle, something that created and made something..."
I thought that boy ought to have been standing there and seen that. That Indian boy's leg was just about this big around, one of them. The other one was a normal leg, like the human being's leg. And if you notice his brace, there was his shoe about fourteen inches, or fifteen inches, higher like this. He had an iron plate on the bottom of it. His shoe set up on top of two long standards that stood. He walked up to where I was standing; they brought him up there. He had two crutches. He took this big iron shoe and chomped it down like that. I looked at his leg; it was about that big around.
L-93 Now, them people are Mohammedan, Mohammedans. Did you remember last Sunday when I read you what the papers had to write? I've got it right here myself from Africa, sent to me by return missionary, Brother Stricker. There's the article how Billy Graham backed up on it. That's exactly. There's the Mohammedan pushing him right into the sea. What's the matter? The missionaries are leaving the field. What's the use of staying any longer; they're just whipped.
I love Billy Graham; I think he's a wonderful man of God. But what Billy Graham ought to have charged him with, say, "Wait a minute..." If some of these self-starched Baptists would've let him do it, I believe he would've done it. I believe Billy Graham's a man of God. But if he'd said, "Wait a minute. I'm a minister of the Gospel. You believe in the Old Testament, and you said that Jesus wasn't nothing but a man. I challenge you on a debate." I don't believe in taking the devil's challenges, no, sir. But I'd have challenged him back, and said, "Let's you and I come together. I'm a Doctor of Divinity." Billy Graham is a Doctor of Divinity. "Let me challenge you on this, and let me prove to you that Jesus was the Christ. Now, when it comes to Divine healing, I don't possess those gifts, but we got some brothers that does. Now, if you want to bring them people out there, let me just call one of them, Oral Roberts or somebody, somebody that has a great ministry that would really get there." Come over there, and then seen what take place, say, "Christianity is not what you think it is."
L-94 Now, everybody feels let down 'cause he just walked off and left him. 'Course now, I don't believe in the devil giving you a challenge. I've spit in his face too like that, and walked away from him. That's right. But when it comes to a place where... Billy could've--could've made that Mohammedan feel like a little weed like that. He could've took that Bible and took Isaiah 9:6, and said, "Who was he talking about, 'Unto us a Child is born, to us a Son is given'? Who was this Man? Who was these--that he was talking about? Who was this Prophet? Who was this Messiah that was to come? Show me where he produced Hisself in Mohammed. 'He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity, chastisement of our peace upon Him, with His stripes we were healed.' Show it to me in Mohammed. How did he cry, 'My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? They pierced My hands and My feet,' and so forth? Show me by your own word, your own testament." Why, he'd have beat that Mohammedan so bad till he wouldn't knowed where he was at. That's right. [Mark 15:34], [Isaiah 53:5]
L-95 But when the paper had to turn around, that's what hurt--what made my heart jump, when it said there, "Though Billy had to back up and made a back up, how can the Mohammedans say that it was wrong," said, "when Reverend William Branham at Durban, South Africa, on undisputed miracle after miracle, with Divine power, when ten thousand Mohammedans fell on their face at one time and surrendered their life to Jesus Christ..." Absolutely, they know about it. Them fundamentals know about it. Don't you tell me.
One time there's one come to Jesus, said, "Rabbi..." You know he was a Pharisee. Said, "We know You're a Teacher come from God. We know it. We know it, 'cause no man could do the things You do except God be with Him. We understand. We know it. But we just can't confess it (See?), 'cause if we do, well, we'll be put out of our church. See, we'll lose our prestige." And so Jesus said, begin to tell him he must be born again.
L-96 On that Mohammedan boy, when he was standing there; there's his picture. The camera won't take a lie. There he's standing there, one leg that much shorter (about fourteen inches) than the other one, standing on that iron shoe. Said to him, I said, "You speak English?"
"No, sir." Couldn't speak English.
Interpreter said, "He don't speak English."
"How long you been that way?"
The interpreter asked him. "Since birth."
"Can you move the leg at all?"
"No, sir."
"Do you believe in Jesus Christ?"
Said, "I'm a Mohammedan."
I said, "Will you accept Jesus Christ if He'll make you well?"
"I will accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour if He make me well."
"If He'll make that well, that leg come like the other, you'll accept Him?"
"I will."
L-97 Thought, "God, what will You do?" This was the next thing. All questions are answered. Brother Mike, that's the feeling. I'll wait just a minute to see what He was going to say. I looked over there; I seen the boy going, walking along, like aside of the walls like that; I said, "How many of you Mohammedans will accept it? Here's a Mohammedan boy; look at him; stand him up there." I said, "You doctors, you want to look at him? There he stands." Oh, you know where you're at then. See, you know where you're standing. Nobody... Here he was.
I said, "Walk across this way, son." And they got him, here he come. (Cha-lomp, cha-lomp.) I said, "Look like about twelve, fourteen inches shorter. About like that."
"Yeah."
I said, "But Jesus Christ the Son of God can make him well. Will you Mohammedans believe it and accept Him as personal Saviour? There's thousands of those black hands went up out through like that. "Oh, Lord, now's the time." I said, "Heavenly Father, if You ever answered, answer me now; this is for Your glory; this is for You. I pray You make this boy well." I just prayed over him like that.
I said, "Take off your shoe." He looked at me real funny, the interpreter. I said, "Take off your shoe." He unlaced it. 'Cause I done seen that vision, what was going to happen. He took off that thing. When he took it back and walked over there to me, both legs just as normal, and both of them walking like this. I said, "You want to walk back and forth?"
He started crying like that, going back and forth; he didn't know what to do. Walking like that, he said, "O Allah. Allah."
I said, "Jesus. Jesus." Oh, "O Jesus, Jesus," then. "Jesus. Jesus," like that. I said, "Is there any questions, any questions?"
L-98 Julius Stadsklev, how many knows him? Brother Stadsklev's come here at the church. Just--just went to Germany. See? Said, "Just a minute, Brother Branham, just a minute." said, "bring the photographer right quick and I'll get his picture?"
I said, "Help yourself."
"Walked over here, stand your shoe here." He stood like that, took the picture of the boy there, with both legs just as normal and straight as they could be. There stood his old show and brace like that--like that.
I said, "How many of you Mohammedans now reject Mohammed as prophet, and believe Jesus to be the Son of God, and accept Him as your personal Saviour?" Ten thousand hands went...?... Hallelujah. They don't want a...
L-99 They try to keep it back, because we're "holy-rollers," they call us. You see? Just the same, God's a moving, placing His church. He's doing the exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could even do or think. He's just as much God tonight as He ever was.
So little friends, let me tell you something right now. My darling precious people, you here in this land, and the others in tape lands which will be overseas and wherever you are, don't be afraid. Everything's all right. Father God, before the foundation of the world, knew everything that would happen. Everything works right along. You love Him? Keep your heart right.
L-100 And, remember, when this breath passes from this life, to you old people, or to you young people... And you mothers, when you see your little babies, that little girl baby that died when she wasn't eight days old or five days old, she'll be a beautiful young woman when you see her. That old grandpa was all so stooped over; he couldn't hardly see where he was going; when you see him, grandmother, he'll be a fine handsome young man, just as young as about twenty years old, just in the splendor of youth. And he'll be that way forever. You'll can touch his hand; you can shake hands with him. You'll throw your arms around him, but he won't be hubby; he'll be brother. Oh, my. He'll be so much greater than hubby. You think you loved him? Sure you did. But that was phileo; wait till you get agapao. Wait till that real Divine love catches, and then see what is.
This here just is like an old smoldering dump; it's no good; there's nothing to it. Only thing I advise you to do now, is this, my--my--my friends.
L-101 A little later on I'll... Would you like for me to pick up them other two chapters sometime? The Lord... I've--I got to rest just a little before Chautauqua.
Now, I can't preach these things in them meetings. There's too many un--too many different beliefs. See? This is just church alone. See? I can't preach... But I got a right to preach in here whatever I want to. This is my Tabernacle. See? And I'm telling you. Now, I believe them people are saved. Yes, sir, I truly believe it. But oh, how much more it is to walk when you know where you're walking. How much, know--it is to know what you're doing (You see?), instead of staggering, stumbling along. Let's just stand up in the Light, and walk in the Light, and know which way you're headed. That's true. The Lord be with you.
L-102 And if each one of you in here now has not been positionally placed... You might not be nothing but a housewife. Well, you say, "Brother Branham, I never done a thing in my life. I'm not a preacher." Well, maybe God brought you here to raise a family of children; out of that family of children may come another family of children, that'll be a preacher that'll send a million souls to Christ. You had to be here. You're here for a purpose. Did you know that?
Well, you say, "All I ever done was harrow across these old clods. And I'd take out early a evening, didn't know how to make my kids a living. I looked at the poor little fellows with no shoes on. I've set and cried. I got an old buggy, and me and maw went to church." Don't you worry, brother. You just keep loving Him; He's got a purpose for you. You just stay right the way you are; just go right on. See? You might not never preach a sermon, but you might be the great-grandfather of one that'll do it.
L-103 Did you know that God credited (Let's see now, what was his name?) Levi, to pay tithe when he was in the loins of Abraham, when Melchisedec met him? How many knows that? And let's see, Abraham begot Isaac; Isaac begot Jacob; Jacob begot Levi, which was father, grandfather, great-grandfather. When he was in the loins, in the seed of his great-grandfather, the Bible credited him for paying tithes to Melchisedec. Oh, my, my, my, my brother. Oh, I'm...
L-104 As the little--as the little Englishman got converted over there one night in England, he said, "I am so hoppy. I am so hoppy." Yes, so happy to know that that is true. And some glorious day, I don't know when that day will be, but if that was a vision... I don't say I was here. Remember, always bear this in mind; may the tape holders do the same. Whether I was in a vision or carrying away in the Spirit, I do not know. But it was just as real as I hold my Brother Neville like that, just as real. And I could look and talk to those people.
And there stood my first wife; she didn't holler, "My husband"; she said, "My darling brother."
L-105 There stood a girl that I used to go with years ago. Perhaps some of her people's setting here, Alice Lewis from Utica, very fine royal Christian girl. Got married a little late in life, and had her first baby, and died in childbirth: Alice Lewis. I walked into the funeral home to see her. I just got in home; I heard she was dead. I walked down there, was nobody in the room, I said, "Is there a woman here, Mrs..." Her name was Emmerke. She married a fine Christian boy, and she was a fine Christian girl. I've been with that girl everywhere, all kinds of places, and everything, as just kids, eighteen, nineteen years old, everywhere. Fine Christian, never knowed nothing about her but genuine Christianity. And I was a sinner. But I would go with her. I walked into... And her husband a born again Christian, real man. And I didn't know; I knowed she was died; I'd seen in the papers. And I went down; they told me. I went down there to Coot's, and I said, "Have you got a Mrs. Emmerke?" He said, "Billy, she's right in the room there."
I went in there and stood there by the side of the casket. I thought, "Alice, I've been in the darkest of dungeons; I've been over dark roads. You and I have walked together down through the roads and down across by the--by the river. When they used to have the old showboats, we'd set down there and listen to that calliope play. Up and down the lanes, what a lady you were. How I thank God for your life. Rest, my dear sister, rest in the peace of God."

60-0604 - Gospel Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, IN,
L-63 I want you reverent, for we realize we can't... This is not playing church; this is calling the Presence of Almighty God into this little building. Now, you see where I stand? There's a hundred and fifty people here. I've said this before tens of thousands and hundred thousands, and as many as five hundred thousand at one time--where they're setting there with atheist, unbelievers, infidels, snake handlers and everything else. He won't fail.
Now, He's got to prove that He's the God of the Bible or He isn't the God of the Bible. And if He is the God of the Bible, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He can tell this woman what she's here about--I never seen her--or tell her something that she knows I don't know nothing about... If He can tell her what she's here for--like He did the woman at the well--if He can explain to her something that she knows... If I don't even know her and she don't know me, then here we are standing here for the first time in life--surely that would shake you so hard till all the fog would go away from you. May He grant it, is my prayer. [Hebrews 13:8]
L-64 Now, the lady that's here to be prayed for... I want each one to believe now. Now, not knowing the lady, I would just like to talk to her just a moment as our Lord did the--the woman at the--at the well, just in order to contact her spirit.
Now, we are probably... We've never met before, but yet the Lord knows you and He knows me. And if He can tell me what you have come here for to ask me about, something that--that you know, and I don't know nothing about you. Now, if He's sent you here, and brought me here to... maybe can explain to you, or He can speak through me and tell me what you come up this platform for, would it make you believe Him? If He would, it would make you believe.
L-65 Now, see, and the audience said they'd believe. Here we are, ready for something to happen if God's still God, the same thing that Jesus Christ did.
I can see the lady now. She wants me to pray for her eyes; she's got something wrong with her eyes. Now, that wasn't a guess. That's right. Her sight's failing her, and she wants to be prayed for her eyes. That's the truth. That's... If that's right, wave that handkerchief to them, sister.
Now, I never seen her before in my life. What did that? What did that? She seems to be a nice person. You think I guessed that? All right, we'll see.
Now, lady, that the all suspicion might be taken out of this church from henceforth, that when Brother Ruddell preaches that Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, that it might be known by this pulpit that Christ Jesus manifested His glory and proved it to be so... Now... [Hebrews 13:8]
L-66 Yes, I see she's... Her eyes is going bad. It's astigmatism that's in her eyes. Then another thing she's got something wrong with her; she's got a... She's had an operation of some sort that's made a great scar of tissue. She isn't from this city, neither is she from this state; she's from Kentucky. That's right. And she's got a daughter she wants prayed for, a little girl about eight or ten years old. She wants prayer for that daughter because the daughter's up for an operation. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD.
See if that's true or not. Was that true, lady? If that's true, wave that handkerchief again to the people. It's a little girl. All right. You believe that God can tell me what your name is? If God...
Here, I'll tell you something else. Here comes a man standing by the side of you; that's your husband. He's standing right back here. That's right. He's also needing healing. He's got rheumatism. That's right. See? Your name is Camphor, that's right, and you're from Kentucky. Go back down in Kentucky and receive... Take that handkerchief and lay it on the child. Believe with all your heart...?... Operation, amen.
Do you believe with all your heart? That's almost an encyclopedia of the woman's life. I hold my hands; I never seen her before in my life. That's right. Uh-huh. Now, see? What did he touch? What did he do? He touched that High Priest. He touched that One that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities. Now, healing is God's own witness, His own glory. [Hebrews 4:15]
L-67 All right, you... I believe you're a stranger to me; I don't believe I know you. God knows you. If God will reveal to me what your trouble is, or what you want, whether it's sickness, domestic, or whatever it might be, you'll believe with all your heart? Will you, lady?
Now, here's another lady that I do not know, and she does not know me. We're total strangers to one another. This is our first meeting time in life. But if the Holy Spirit can come present, come in here now and tell us something about this woman... Now, to heal her, I could not do that. She... God did that when He died at Calvary. If she's a sinner, I could not save her, because Jesus did that at... That's already finished. But He can come in the Presence of His Being to show that He is still alive and His works are still...?... to make it real to us. If we can believe it. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible." If you can just believe now. Have faith in God; don't doubt. [Mark 9:23]
L-68 Now, somebody's feeling good, just... That's all right. I was going down through the state of Kentucky the other day, I heard a man come up through the bushes screaming.
I said, "Is that man... What's the matter with him?"
Said, "He's just drunk and feeling good."
So is this man, but he's drunk on a different drink, just drunk and feeling good...?... "Be not drunk upon strong drink, but be drunk on the Spirit," said the Bible.
Now, this woman here, being a stranger, if God can tell her what her trouble is, or something about her, that she knows that I do not know, let her be the witness. She'll know whether it's true or not. Is that right, lady? Would it help you if--if God did that? Now, to heal you, sister, if I could do it, I'd do it, but I can't. I'm just a man.
L-69 But the lady is here to be prayed for. She's got a gall stone condition. That is right. And she's also got diabetes. That's what you want prayed for, isn't it, lady? If that's right, raise up your hand so the people can see. You believe God can tell me who you are? Would that help you? It would? Then Miss Johnson, go back and take your seat, and be healed, if you believe it, in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
If you can't believe, I don't know what's wrong. There's something wrong. Don't you see the sun light is shining? That's the same thing that Jesus Christ is.
L-70 I know this man. I was... His mother-in-law is here, and--and I know his wife. I haven't seen him for a long, long time. His Name's James Morris. But I don't know what he's here for; I don't know what's wrong with him. I haven't seen Jim in so long, but I... He knowed me when I was a little boy.
But Jim, if the Lord can reveal to me what you're here for, will you accept it as... get... You believe then you'll get what you ask for? You're here for a son. That's a mental condition. Do you believe he will be healed? Go believe it then, and may he be healed.
L-71 I know this lady; she's the wife of a very dear friend of mine. Her name is Himmilhaver. I seen you in a store here not long ago. I have no idea what's wrong with you. I know you; I know your husband. Your husband and I come up together as boys. And he studied, I believe, a chiropractor--to be a chiropractor. That's right. And I--just to know what's wrong with you... But if the Lord will reveal to me...
Now, Mrs. Himmilhaver, for the sake of--of--of--of Gilbert and for his sister that I used to go with, if for--for their sake, if I could heal you, I would do it. But I can't, but He will if you'll believe now. And if He will let you know that--that... Of course, I know your name, and I've known you for a long time, but I don't know what's wrong with you. If God will tell me what's wrong with you, will you believe Him with--for your healing? Arthritis is what's your trouble; I see you stiff, trying to get out of the bed at morning. That's exactly right. All right, go back home and receive your healing, Mrs. Himmilhaver. The Lord God make you well; believe with all your heart. The Lord bless you.
L-72 Do you believe with all your heart? Have faith in God. All right, here's a lady. Look here, sister. No, I don't know the woman. I suppose that we don't know one another, but God does know us. Is that right? We were born years apart. But this is our first time meeting, as I know of, or you know of. This is our first... You can see her shaking her head, "That's right." This is the first time I ever seen the woman in my life, and...
But--but God knows us both. He knowed us since we were children; He knowed us... He knowed us before the world was ever formed. He knowed we'd be standing right here tonight. He knowed this instant would take place, before there was even a--an atom or a molecule. He--He--He knew it. See? Because He was... He's infinite. He knowed everything before the world was ever formed, He knowed everything that ever happened. He knowed every gnat, every time it'd bat its eye. He knows everything, 'cause He's infinite. See? And you can't confine infinite to anything. He's just... He's... It's just perfection of perfection dwelling in. He's just arrived; that's all. See?
L-73 Now, if He can tell me what your trouble is, then will you believe with all your heart? You will? With all your heart? All right. You are suffering with a heart trouble that you want prayed for--heart. That's right. Now, there's something else on your heart though. That... See, I caught that. See?
You thought, "Is he going to turn me back 'fore he says this thing?"
No, I'm going to tell you. You're here for a boy, your son. That's right. And that son's not here; that son is in Ohio. He's in a TB hospital with TB, and he's not saved. And your praying for his soul and for his recovery, THUS SAITH THE LORD.
I challenge you to test that out and see if that's right or not. That's true, isn't it lady? It's the truth. All right. I can't heal; will you believe? Then go and receive... Just as you have believed it; that's just exactly what you will receive. Go, in the Name of the Lord. Amen.
L-74 You believe with all your heart? See, He... The--the--the Light's a shining; we know where we are now. We're in the Presence of the Lord Jesus.
You say, "He's reading their minds."
All right, I won't even look at this lady. Put your hand on mine, lady. If the Lord will tell me this way, looking this way, what's wrong with you, will you believe it and believe that you'll be healed? It's in your back. That's right. If that's right, raise up your hand off of mine. Go, be healed; Jesus Christ makes you well. See? All right.
He's--He's just the Lord Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever. All right. [Hebrews 13:8]
L-75 This man coming, you want to be cured of the arthritis. You believe that God will heal you? Return back and get well; that's just how simple it is. Just believe it. Go back to your seat, and say, "I believe with all my heart, with all my mind." You'll get well. Just believe it with all your heart; don't doubt. All right, sir?
This woman here... 'Course you see she's shaking; she's got palsy. Maybe there's something else wrong; let's see. Yes, sir, she's got sugar diabetes. You believe God will heal you of that sugar diabetes, mother?
Lord God, we condemn this evil thing in the Name of Jesus Christ. May she be healed. Amen. Return to your seat, and get well, sister. You believe with all your heart?
L-76 What about you setting there? You believe? You believe me to be--to be God's prophet? There's... If you can believe... You that don't have a prayer card, you that's--that's sick and needy, have faith in God. You can believe it.
All right. You brought that boy for healing. It's in his back. That's right. He's crippled. You believe you can take him back down to Arkansas, and he'd get well and he'd be all right? You want to give up them cigarettes, and say, "I quit," and be--and serve the Lord and do what's right? Will you do it? All right, all right; then go. Lay your hand over on the child now while your setting there. May the Lord God of heaven heal the child, and make...?...
I challenge you to believe! There's a lady setting here looking with her eyes down, looking--looking at me. You got trouble with your leg. That's right. You believe God can tell me who you are? Would you believe me? Mrs. Wooley. All right, sir. That's exactly right. Never seen you in my life. That's your husband setting behind you there. He's a preacher; I never seen him in my life, but that's true.
You believe God can tell me what's the matter with you, sir? You got a place on your face; you don't know whether it's cancer; you don't know what it is. Got a rupture too. That's right. You want to be healed. That's true, Mr. Wooley? All right. Do you believe with all your heart? Then go and receive your healing in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. That's right.
L-77 What about your eyes? You believe God will make you well back there, setting there looking at me? All right, if you believe with all your heart. Just have faith in God; that's all you have to do.
Oh, my, it's happening all over now, if you can just believe it. It's just getting so much in here now, everybody's trying to believe. Now, do you believe that He is the Son of God? Do you believe He's the same yesterday, today, and forever?
Now, is there a person here that don't know Him as your Saviour and you want to be saved? Would you want to do that? You never have received the Holy Ghost and you'd want to come and be in Christ so you could be a believer? Raise up your hand if you say, "I would like..." [Hebrews 13:8]
L-78 God bless you. Come up here at the altar right now. (Give us a little chord on that piano there just minute, 'fore we finish up.) I invite you to come here to the altar here. Come right here and kneel down. That's it young fellow. Rise right up... Come here, little girl, you... That... Look at this little boy; that ought to be a shame this...?... You want to go over and apo...
You want to come close to Him? Come right on now; come right on up. Amen. Come right up now in the Presence of the Holy Spirit. That's right, brother. Come on, now; won't you to come up here and kneel down before the healing service goes on. Come right up here now and get healed in the soul, then watch what takes place. Come into Christ. He's the Way, the Truth, the Light. No man comes outside of Him. Say, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterian, Lutherans, whoever you are that hasn't received the Holy Ghost, now's the time to do it. Come on up now and come into Christ.
L-79 You'll wonder at this; you won't know how to take a hold of it. You won't understand it, 'less you receive the Holy Ghost. Come now. If I've told the truth, God spoke to me; God spoke through me. I've told the truth. He is the only Way; He is the only Foundation; He is the only salvation. There's not salvation in any other Name given under heaven, but in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Won't you come receive Him now? How many backsliders is back there and would like to come up here and kneel down now? You that's backslid and went away from God, would you come right now? Come on up; this is the hour.
Now look, if you turn this down, I don't know whether's any--be any hope for you or not. And I ain't saying it, because I'm standing here. But I'm telling you, friends, what more can God do? This is the time; this is the hour. God's speaking to people.
L-80 That's right, sister; that's right, sisters. Come right on. This is the hour; this is your time. You'll never be any closer to Him till you die and go in His Presence. He's right here proving Himself alive. Won't you come?
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that I come...?... to believe,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one...
Don't have one dark blot of unbelief. Come on! This is it!
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come! I...

How could you turn Him away, after He's come through the Word, come in Person, let you know that He's here, speaking to you, speaking to you now? That little voice Who's speaking to you, that's God. He wants you to come. We ain't got much longer to be around here friends. We're leaving here.
Won't you come and kneel with this bunch of people, and say, "God be merciful to me. I now want to accept Christ; I want to be borned again. I want to be filled with the Holy Ghost...?... I want to be real."
Come on right now down around the altar as we sing this next verse. Will you come now while we come?
L-81 Now, some of you good Christian people, come up here around with them. Some of you sick people, come kneel down too. Some of you people that's Christians, come up and kneel down with these as we pray.
... receive,
Will welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because (You come with them, sinner. Come with them, you... ) I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come! (Come right down here in now.)

Just as I am...
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God... (You'll miss out of a blessing if you don't come.)

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Will welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

I want...?... the whole church now, bow your heads every one in prayer. Pray for these people around the altar, each and every one.
Everybody here at the altar now, you've come upon the basis of the shed Blood. You've come here to receive the Holy Spirit; you've come to be forgiven of your sins. God, Who is just and willing... There'll be water waiting; you could come to the pool tomorrow to be baptized down at the church if the pastor wants to bring you there.
"Repent every one of you and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on them that heard it...?... God of heaven, Who was with the apostles, Who is God forever more, is here tonight.
I want everybody bow in prayer. Everybody just raise up your voice and pray while the pastor leads us... [Acts 2:38-41]


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