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Prayer Line 62-04
62-pl-04, Prayer Line 62-04, 68 min

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62-0218 - Branham Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, IN (Paragraphs: 135 - 167)
L-136 All right, now let's see how many in here that's got prayer cards... How many in here hasn't got prayer cards and you still you want God to heal you, raise up your hands. Believe. That you got... You ain't got prayer cards but you want God to heal you, raise up your hand.
Now, while they're getting those lined up, give me your attention now, 'cause if you miss this now, you--you won't know what to do. Now, we're going to take our time, just take our time. Now, don't be in a hurry. I have to get quiet, myself, 'cause the Holy Spirit in these kind of things wouldn't anoint in that way of doing.
L-137 Now, how many in this room, or this prayer line standing here, that knows that--that... I know some of these people. I believe I do. I know I know this lady right here, this lady here. She comes here at church, can't call her name. Baker, uh-huh, I know her. I'm not sure; I don't... I believe this big tall fellow standing right here, I believe I know him. I don't know his name, but I've seen him here.
Well, anyhow, each one of you in the line, each one of you out in the audience that's sick, that knows that I do not know nothing about you, raise your hand, know that I don't know, know. I'm don't know nothing about you. I'm a stranger. Now, let's see the prayer line again; raise up your hand, know that I don't know nothing about what's wrong with you or not. All right, all right, all right, just about hundred percent, I think. All right, and in the audience now, now you raise up your hands, you that's sick and raise up your hand and you'll will say that I--that "He don't know me or nothing about me." See, there's a lot of people here. I come in and out, and some people I know and some I don't know. See? And I--I don't know. But them that I do know, I wouldn't know what was wrong with them.
L-138 Now, I want to ask you something. Now, if... Now, look, there was a little woman. You people that won't be in the prayer line (See?), you people that won't be in the prayer line, now, there's a little woman, one time, that she wasn't going to be in the prayer line either, and she had a blood issue. But she believed that that was a godly Person. Now, listen close now; don't miss it. She believed that Jesus was the Christ, and she said, "If I can only touch the hem of His garment..." Now, she didn't have any Scripture for that (See?), no more than just maybe like Elijah taken--or taken his staff and laying on the child, or something (See?), or touching Elijah's bones after he was dead.
But she believed if she touched Him she'd get what she asked for. She slipped through the crowd and reached over. Now, if anybody was ever in Palestine, they have an underneath garment and a top garment, and it swings loose. That's the reason they have feet-washing and things, the dust picks up on their feet. And she touched the border of His garment. Now, if she touched my coat, like that, I wouldn't feel it. It hangs right close to me. But she touched down at the hem, the border, which probably was that far from His feet, or, His body. She touched the border of His garment, and went back and set down, or whatever she did.
Jesus stopped. And remember, all the crowd had their arms... "Hello, Rabbi. Glad to see You. Are you the Prophet? We--we're glad to see You." "Oh, You hypocrite." "You're a fine Man." Oh, just different expressions. [Mark 5:27], [Luke 8:44], [Mark 5:27], [Luke 8:44]
L-139 Now, listen real close. Then this little woman, she touched His garment, and she went back because she was satisfied she'd touched God. Jesus stopped, said, "Who touched Me?"
Peter rebuked Him, said, "Oh..." Said to Him, "Why do You say a thing like that?"
He said, "But I perceive that I've gotten weak; virtue's gone from Me." He looked all around over the audience till He found that little woman, and He told her about her blood issue, and it had stopped. Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen"--Ed.] Now, now, now hold that. Now, you say, "amen" to that, that means "so be it."
Now, notice now, does the Bible say, to you Christian readers, that Jesus Christ now is a High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities? How many knows the Bible said that? Well, if He's the same yesterday, today, forever, wouldn't He act the same way He did then? Well, then, if you setting out there would touch Him up there, and if I be His representative, His voice here now, wouldn't He say the same thing that He did then? Doesn't that sound Scriptural? Isn't it right? See? How you know you touched Him if He didn't act the same? See? "The works that I do shall you do also." [Mark 5:27], [Luke 8:44-48], [Matthew 9:22], [Hebrews 4:15], [Hebrews 13:8], [John 14:12]
L-140 All right, now you without the prayer cards, you just pray and say, "Lord Jesus, I didn't get here in time to get a prayer card, but I--I'm praying to You, and I believe what this man said is the Truth. So I'll... Will You please just let me touch Your garment, Lord Jesus? You're my High Priest. I ain't looking at that little baldheaded man stand up there on the platform. I'm looking to You, and I'm touching You, and I'm believing that You're going to make me well. So I'm touching You; You speak to Brother Branham and do the same thing here like You did to that woman. And I'm going to believe You with all my heart." Will you do that? How many will do that, raise your hand, say, "I--I'm going to do it." All right, you just pray.
Now here's the place you put your faith to work. You believe it; don't you doubt it. You believe it with all of your heart. Amen.
L-141 And then you in the prayer line, now is it... Which is the first person? Just come here. Now, just stand right there. That's--that's good enough (See?) stand right there. I believe, awhile ago, you raised your hand I didn't know you. That's right. We're strangers to one another. All right.
Now, I want to ask this audience something. Here's my hands up before God, and she raised her hand that we knowed one another not. Now, isn't this a Bible picture of St. John 4, when Jesus met a woman at the well? A man and a woman met for the first time. And what did Jesus do? He went to talking to her. What was He doing? Now, He said, "The Father..."
L-142 He had need to go up to Jerusalem, or up to Samaria. Now, see, the--the Jews had seen that sign, for He was a Prophet and He showed the sign of a prophet. And there's--there's only three races of people; that's Ham, Shem, and Japheth's people. Now, the Jews had seen their sign, 'cause they was looking for a Messiah. They saw it. Now, the Samaritans must see it, because they was looking for a Messiah.
Not the Gentiles, not one time did He ever perform that on a Gentile, but He prophesied "In the last days..." like He did, "As it was in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot," when that Angel come talked to Lot, told Sarah what she did in the tent behind Him. Jesus said that would repeat again at the last day. How many Bible readers know that? See, right. See? Now, we're in the last days; it's the Gentile's time. If He... See, I said in the beginning of my sermon, if God does anything, makes Hisself known one time, He's got to remain that way. [Genesis 5:32], [Luke 17:26], [Genesis 18:10]
L-143 So how did--how did Nathanael know He was the Son of God? Because that He told him where he was at, something about him.
How did this woman know? Look, let's take her conversation, see how much--how much more she knowed about it than all them preachers down there. She went out there. She might've been a beautiful woman. She was going to get a bucket of water. She pulled up the bucket of water. He was a Jew; she was a--a Samaritan. And so, pulled up bucket of water, and over against the little panoramic there where the well is. Still remains there at Sychar. So then He was setting there like that, He said, "Woman, bring Me a drink." She turned around. Now, she was a woman of ill fame, you know; she'd been married too many times. And said, "Bring Me a drink." He...
She said, "It's not customary for you Jews to ask a Samaritan woman something like that." [John 4:7, 9-11, 17-19, 25-29]
L-144 The conversation... See? The Father had sent Him up there. Now remember, He did nothing till the Father showed Him. See? So now He set there, so what was He doing? He was trying to find what her trouble was, so she could take a message to that people. Said... Wanted to find her trouble, you know. Said, "Bring Me a drink."
She said, "It's not customary."
He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to, you'd ask Me for a drink."
She said, "Well, the well's deep, and You have nothing to draw with. How would You get water out of here?"
And went ahead talking, the conversation, you know, about worshipping at Jerusalem. What was He doing? He was trying to find her spirit to see what was wrong. He found it. You know what it was? She had five husbands. And He said, "Go, get your husband and come here." She said, "I don't have any husband."
Said, "You've said well. You've said well, for you've had five and the one you're living with now is not your husband."
Now watch. Now, she didn't say, "He's a fortuneteller," like them preachers did. She didn't say, "He's Beelzebub." She said, "Sir (Listen.), I perceive that You're a Prophet. We know when the Messiah cometh He'll tell us of these things." That was the sign of the Messiah.
Jesus said, "I'm He that talks to you."
She ran into the city, and said, "Come and see a Man that told me the things that I've done. Isn't this the very Messiah?" [John 4:9-30]
L-145 Well, if that was the sign of the Messiah to the Jews, to the Samaritans, wouldn't it be the sign of Messiah to the Gentiles? Wouldn't the Messiah then, if He's raised from the dead and living in His Church, manifest Himself through, wouldn't He do the same works when He promised He would do it?
Now, me standing here talking to you, I don't know you, never seen you in my life. See? But if the Lord God will tell me something that you're here for, you know whether it's true or not. See, telling me something you have done, something you ought not have done. And if He can tell you what's in the--you have done in the past, surely He'd know what the future was. Is that right, if He could tell you that? Sure. And if He'll tell me what you're here for, would you believe Him to be the Son of God? You believe it? How many in the audience will believe that? For me and this woman here with our hands up, we--we don't... Believe... We're--we're a stranger. I have no idea, you know I don't, to you standing there, just a stranger to me. But if the Lord God... I'm talking to you to get the Spirit started to anointing the people (You see?), and then it just breaks right through. See? And I--I'm just looking at you to see what He will tell me, 'cause I know nothing about it. But if He will tell you something, then you'll know whether it's the truth or not, won't you? Will everybody believe, if He'd do it? That's right. [John 4:9-30]
L-146 Now, heavenly Father, I can do no more now. It's up to this time, it'll take You from here on, Lord. I've brought the people to Your Word. That's all I know. You've promised these things. And it'd take weeks and weeks, we could still be on it, telling of Your promises of these very things for the last days. As we've been all these times around the world, You've never failed us, Lord. Now, here stands a audience of people. I know that one of these visions will make us weak. I realize it. Virtue went out of You, the Son of God, unadulterated Son of God. How much more will it be for me, a sinner saved by Your grace?
I pray, Father, that You'll let it happen now though, that this message this morning would not go unfruitful, but these young converts, maybe twenty or thirty of them that's just raised their hands to You, that they will be satisfied, Lord, that their God has raised from the dead and He's living forevermore, making Hisself known, the very God that knows the secret of the heart, and promised in the last days it would take place again. Here we are, the end of time. And the Gentiles has had two thousand years, just like the Jews did to learn of God, and now they're getting the same sign and rejecting It just like the Jews did. The Jews rejected their Messiah, 'cause they had it all denominated up. And so have they today, Lord, done the same thing. But we cannot voucher for that. We're only to bear witness, Lord. Just like a sheep, it don't manufacture anything, it bears wool because it's a sheep. And, Lord God, let us bear the Spirit of God, because we are Christians. We believe in You. We believe in the Son of God. Now, Lord, I'm unworthy, but take... Who is worthy? Who is worthy, Lord? None of us. We're all born in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies. Forgive us of our--our filth, Lord. And now, use us in this last day that You're dealing with human race. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
L-147 Now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I take every spirit under here--in here, under my control. See? Now, be reverent. Not knowing you, knowing nothing about you... It's a gift, just the way you pull yourself there before God, empty yourself out. Let Him do the working. I don't know, but I know He's here. I know He stands here. Yes, ma'am, here's your trouble. You want prayer for a cancer. That cancer's on your face; it isn't noticed, like, but it's up around your eye. That's right, raise your hand.
I felt that come right in from out there in the audience, you said, "He guessed that or looked at it on her face." I did not do that. Stand still. Let me... Satan, you're wrong. Stand still, sister. See? You get him started; he gets started then he'll go on a rampage. We rebuke that devil, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and put him to shame.
L-148 You have more than that wrong with you. You got heart trouble too, complications, just all nervous condition, been that way for years. That's exactly right, weary, dreary feelings, and everything. That's... If that's true, raise up your hand. Now, you're healed. Your faith has saved you. You can go home now and be well. It's all right. Just go believing...?... and thank God.
You believe? Just stand right there, lady; look this way. You believe me to be His servant? Can God heal heart trouble? All right, He's healed yours then, if you'll believe. Go believing.
You believe He healed cancer? Then go back to your seat, say, "Thank You, Lord."
What if I didn't say one word to you but just... Would you believe if I said you was healed when you come up there in the line? Would you take my word for it? You are, and there's no need of telling you; you're already healed. Go...?... I haven't touched the person.
You don't--you won't have to have an operation if you believe God. You believe it with all your heart? Tumor's gone. Go home and you'll be well.
L-149 Look this way, sister. You believe me to be His servant? Just a moment. Now, there's a man keeps appearing before me here, he's got the same thing this woman has, somewhere in the audience. And see that Light over the picture, That's standing right here. Can't you see that? Look here. This man setting right here, you have a prayer card, sir? Young fellow, I believe you're Brother Hupp, aren't you? I just recognized you. I don't--I don't know what's wrong with you, Brother Hupp. You know I don't. You believe God can tell me what your trouble is? You have a trouble. You was setting there believing. You should believe on the account of your daughter here recently. You believe, don't you? This woman has arthritis; you do too. If that's right, raise up your hand. You, believe with all your heart you both can be healed...?... God bless you. Satan thought he'd get by with that then; he missed it. Have faith now. Don't doubt.
Now, this man here never... Brother Hupp, you don't have a prayer card, do you, Brother Hupp? Yeah, you just setting there, believing. You watch what happens to you. Just believe now with all your heart.
L-150 Everybody in prayer. You believe now? Now, you realize these things just makes me so weak I just...
You believe with your heart? If I'd tell you go get well, would you--would you take my word for it and believe it? Then go and Jesus Christ make you well. Believe it with all your heart.
Do you think that God can heal nervousness and make you well? Go, believe it. I believe I... I'm not sure; I thought I knowed that woman. I wasn't sure. A vision broke over her but I--I stopped it, just looked back the other way; 'cause I believe I--I knowed the woman, but I--I wasn't sure.
Now, be reverent, everybody. You believe? See, I got a big long prayer line here; I don't want... Just stand here. And right now, I've preached to you for about two or three hours, but right now I'm twice as weak as I was with all the preaching. See, it's just sapping my life. But, these... We could keep talking to people, it'd be all right; that don't make a bit of difference. You could stand, talk long as you want to to people, what the more it keeps happening, but I stopped so I can save my strength a little bit for others coming in the line. See what I mean? How many's ever seen it where a lot of times I stop and talk to people, It tells them all about them, and about who they are and where they come from? My, you've been in the meetings and seen it; you know.
L-151 This--this the next... Are you're the next person? All right, sir. You believe with all your heart? Well, fine. We are believers, believe with all of our heart. And not knowing you, the Lord Jesus would tell me something wrong with you, you'd know whether it was right or not, wouldn't you, sir? Yes, sir. This being our... I guess we're strangers to one another. I don't remember your face. We're ministers together, and we're... But we don't know one another just personally as friends. All right, sir. Then you look this way, sir, and you believe me to be the servant of Christ with all your heart. All right, sir. This man suffers with a colon condition. It's in his colon. It's also a heart trouble you're having. You're a minister; that is true. You belong to the United Brethren Church. You come from Ramsey, Indiana. Your name is Mr. Beanblossom, Reverend Beanblossom, that is true. Is that right, raise your hand. Then go home and be well. Jesus Christ make you well. You believe with all your heart.
L-152 Arthritis is no job for God. You believe He can make you well? You believe He'll heal you? Go, believing with all your heart and you can have it with all... Just believe with all...
Brother, I know you, know your condition. You believe right now, while I'm under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, that God will heal you and make you well? Go and believe it, Brother Collins, and be made well. All right.
I--I... Looked like I seen you, but I'm not sure. But if God will tell me what your trouble is, will you believe me to be His prophet, or His--His servant? You believe it? All right. You suffer with a nervous condition. That's what you want prayer. Is that right? Raise up your hand if that's right. Go home, be well. Believe it right over now. Have that little faith that really makes--makes it well.
L-153 You believe Christ will make you well right now while you're standing there? Believe it, and go home and say, "Jesus Christ makes me well right now." Believe with all of your heart. You must believe to live. You know that, don't you, sister? If you don't, you must die. You know that. But He heals all kinds of diseases, cancer, anything else, and makes you well. You believe that with all your heart? Then go and believe with all your heart, and be made well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
All right, brother, you know I know you, and so I'm just trying to catch those. But do you believe that Jesus Christ will make you well right now while you're under the Divine anointing of the Holy Ghost? Go and believe it with all your heart.
L-154 Now, now, what? All right. Just a moment now. From where did I stop, where did I stop at awhile ago? 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, go right up and get in the line. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, 36, 37, on up to 50, line up right there now, the ones that's got your prayer cards, so you hand them to the usher or the brothers as they come through.
Now, let's take just a moment's time for rest, just a minute. Are you believing...?... All things are possible; only believe.
Brother and Sister Spencer, I've knowed you since I was a little kid. I know what your trouble is, and know what you're standing here. You believe Jesus Christ will make you well, standing there? O God of heaven, grant Your blessings upon this aged couple, sending them to be well, Father. Way up in the years here, but still serving You. I bless them in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Return to your... God bless you, sister. He'll take eighty-three, you got more years coming, believe it with all your heart and God will be with you. And you too, Brother Jess. God bless you again.
L-155 You believing now with all your heart? Wait, I believe I've missed this little sister down here. All right. We got two stretchers, we got to get to them just in a minute. You don't mind waiting just a minute, sisters, ever who the other person is?
Now, be real reverent and stand quiet, everybody be reverent. See, you must be real, real reverent. Now, let's rest just a moment (See?) from the visions, just a second. And be real, reverent. Now, everybody look this a-way, and let's sing quietly, "Only Believe," now, all of us together now, brothers.
Only believe, only believe,
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe,
All things are possible, only believe.
L-156 Now, he asked me go pray for them now, but I'm just kind of relaxed just a little bit now. Let me start the line again; in just a minute I'll stop. Now, where is the people that's to be prayed, that lady there in the chair? All right, just a moment, I'll--I'll get... I'll come over to her (See?) just a minute. All right, just a moment. Now, everybody real reverent.
I'm quite sure you're--you realize what I'm under here. See? Not only here, but in the foreign lands, sometimes with the thousands times thousands.
I heard a little, felt a little resentment awhile ago, of somebody's name was called. Don't you realize that Jesus knows your name? Haven't you seen that? Must be strangers in here, they haven't seen it. Why, my, sometimes here at the platform He tells the people all their sins and digs it right out. You know that. Every...?... Didn't Jesus tell Peter, "Your name is Simon. Your father's name was Jonas. The son of Jonas"? See? Just to show that He's here. Now, anyone knows, everybody here is bound to say that there's some kind of Spirit doing that. Now, you can say, "It's Beelzebub," or you can say, "Christ." God will judge whatever it is. See? I'm telling you that that's the promise of the Bible; God's Holy Bible here gives it the promise. [John 1:42]
L-157 Now, now, be real reverent...?... Now, just a moment. Is this the next man? All right, walk out this way, sir. Don't know the man. God knows him. But, sir, if God will say to me what you're here for, would--it'd make you believe Him, wouldn't it? It sure would. How many more out there would it make believe? Here's two people meeting; the man's younger than I am. God's fed him all of his life. He's standing there with his eyes closed. But if God will reveal to me what the man's here for, or something about it, it ought to make every one of you believe with all your heart. Don't you think so?
L-158 Here. Just a moment, right back here, setting in the row right back here, is a man, praying. He's got a very odd thing. I see a flash. Yeah, he's been hit by lightning. Yeah. Have faith, my brother. I'm a stranger to you, sir. If that's right, raise up your hand; we don't know one another. God knows you. Have faith now.
Now, you say, "What you doing, Brother Branham?" I'm watching that Light moving.
Bladder trouble, setting there praying for--with bladder trouble, a man looking at me. We're strangers to one another, aren't we? Tell me what that man touched. Your bladder trouble's gone, sir. What did he touch? He's thirty feet from me. He touched the High Priest that can be touched by the feeling.
That man setting next to you, he's praying also. Here's what he's praying, "Lord, let it be me next." He said that just now. That's right. How did I know what you're praying about? He that answers prayer... That hernia you're praying for, that's what you got, a hernia. If that's right, raise up your hand. All right, if you believe with all your heart, the thing will heal up. [Hebrews 4:15]
L-159 I challenge your faith. In the Name of Jesus Christ, you believe. Oh, my, what a feeling. He's here. Yes. Now, let it happen. Now, you'll see Who's Boss. He's Boss. Let the infidel say something now, the unbeliever. The Lord Jesus Christ, to prove to you that the end time is here, that's His Spirit on me. That's Him. It's not me; I don't know you. It's Him. Just believe with all your heart.
This man, I believe which was the next, this man here. Sir, I'm--I just have to watch the way That goes. I don't know you. If God will reveal to me what you're here for, will you believe me to be His prophet, His servant? You're a gallant person. You're standing here for somebody else (That's right.), goes to the church with you: ulcers. That is right. You're not from here. This is not your home. You come from quite a ways. Believe He can tell me where you're from? Missouri. That's exactly right. Mr. Frills, now if you believe with all your heart, you can go home and be made well, and all the rest of your things you're asking for. Go and believe the Lord Jesus Christ.
L-160 You believe? Seems like I ought to know you. I've looked at you somewhere. Oh, I do; I know where you were at. You are... Now, wait a minute. I'm not beside myself, but this is anointing. You are... Now, wait a minute. You were healed in Louisville, Kentucky, or your sister was healed. You are what's... Hupp, Sister Hupp's girl. That's right. You believe with all your heart to be healed like your sister was? Go home, receive it, Jesus Christ...?...
Brother, believe that nervousness is gone for good, and just go home, saying, "Thank You, Lord Jesus, I'm going home, be made well," and He'll do it.
You believe with all your heart, sir? What if I come down and laid hands on you, with this anointing? You'd believe it would be, happen to you? I'll come down and do it. In the Name of Jesus Christ...?... die laying there; you're very, very sick; nothing can be done. Absolutely, be the lung. That's right. You'll die laying there, as sure as the world. Now, why not just believe Him to heal...?... Get up, in the Name...?... You believe? Now...?... in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, may he be made...?... In Name of Jesus Christ, grant it. Amen. Lord, grant it...?... He heard my prayer in Jesus' Name. God, grant it.
L-161
Pass me not, O gentle Saviour.

Raise your...?... right now...?... together. Going to lay hands, with the anointing of the Holy Spirit I'm going to lay hands on these people. The Bible said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. All right. [Congregation sings "Pass Me Not" while Brother Branham prays for the people--Ed.] [Mark 16:17]
L-162 Let's pray now for these cloths here. Our heavenly Father, they taken from the body of Saint Paul, handkerchiefs or aprons, and it said that unclean spirits went from them. We realize that we're not Saint Paul, but we know that You're still the same Jesus, for You're just as much alive today as You was in the days of Saint Paul. I pray for these requests, Lord, that these handkerchiefs represents, little cloths and handkerchiefs, and little boots for babies. God, I pray that You'll grant it.
We're taught that Israel was on its march to the promised land; a great Pillar of Fire went before them; a prophet represented them, represented God for them on earth. And they--this prophet led them out to the Dead Sea, and it shut off the road. There was something in the way while they were walking in the line of duty. God looked down out of the heavens through that Pillar of Fire, and the sea got scared, and it rolled back and opened up the road right through the sea for Israel to go on on the path of duty, and they went to the promised land.
God, when these handkerchiefs are laid upon the sick and the afflicted... Satan has crossed their line; he's hindering them from the path of duty. Let the power that raised up our Lord, Who's present now, come upon these handkerchiefs. And whenever they touch the sick, may the devil get scared, while He looks down through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and may every one of them be healed and continue on in the path of duty. Grant it, Lord. We thank You. Your Presence is here. Oh, this glorious anointing of Your Spirit that shakes we mortal beings, Lord. How we thank You for Your goodness. Bless these now, in Jesus' Name. [Acts 19:12]
L-163 With your heads bowed, every person in here. Not only bow your heads now, I'm going to ask you to bow your hearts with it. What more could God do to let you see that He's here? Now, take my word. This anointing is so tremendous right now till I'm almost dizzy here. I am not a fanatic. You know I'm not. I'm not given over to illusions. I'm only telling you what is truth. It's Scriptural. That Light has actually spread all over; it looks like just everywhere around here. Such a tremendous need. Believe me.
The Bible said, in Mark 16, "These signs shall follow them that believe." How many believers are here, say "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen"--Ed.] Well, the Bible said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." So that you'll know it's not me, you're just as much into it as I am. This is just a gift from God to manifest Him; It tells things. And I take any to record, through the years, has It ever told anything but what come to pass just exactly, perfectly true, every time? It's--it's got to be, because it's God. Now, don't just kind of halfway look over, look for something way out yonder. Look, He's here now, right now. [Mark 16:17]
L-164 Now, if you are a believer, put your hand on somebody next to you, and they're going to put their hand on you. Don't you pray for yourself; you pray for them because they're going to be praying for you. Now, that you might know, and if you will do this, I'll assure you... Well, there's not any stretchers or cots left; they're all gone. But you've been here when the stretchers and cots was laying here: crippled, lame, halt, blind, never one time but what every bit of it... Now, the way you pray in church, if you're a Methodist, pray like the Methodists do. If you're Baptist, pray like the Baptists do. If you're Pentecostal, pray like they do. Whatever you are, pray. But you pray for the person that you got your hands on. Then believe.
Now, remember, the Bible said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." Now, you pray for each one, as individuals. I'm going to pray for you collectively from the platform. Now, each one in your own way... [Mark 16:17-18]
L-165 Our heavenly Father, we are approaching Thy mercies. We would not come in our own name; we've not been given a promise by that. But we've been given a promise by Your own dear Son, that, "If you ask the Father anything in My Name, I'll do it." That was Your promise. Now, Father, I pray that You will manifest Yourself with these believers. They're laying their hands on the sick, on each other, and we're coming now to the throne of God, bringing them. In the Bible, in Mark the 11th chapter, the 23rd verse, it says, "If you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you said will come to pass, you can have what you said. If ye abide in Me and My Word's in you, ask what you will, and it'll be granted."
Now, Father, on every precept of Your Word, I have accepted It regardless of what others say. I have believed It just the way It's written. For It is no private interpretation, we're told, but just the way It's written. If You're going to judge us by this Book, You certainly seen that It come to us in the right kind of a shape, because we're to be judged by the Book. And now, Father, I believe It with all my heart, and beyond even the gift of the Spirit of prophecy that You make known... And that's the reason I know It's You, because It's always exactly with the Scripture. Now, we come, Lord, and thank You for It. And anoint us now. We're approaching the enemy's grounds. [John 14:13-14], [John 16:23], [Mark 16:18], [Mark 11:23], [John 15:7]
L-166 O Satan, you are a defeated being. You have no power. The Son of God taken your power, stripped you of everything you had at Calvary; proved that He was with us by the resurrection. And like those coming from Emmaus, He has appeared to us this morning and done something the way He did it before His crucifixion; therefore, we know that He's raised from the dead.
And, Satan, we're coming in His Name, the Name of Jesus, with the power of Christ. And you are defeated, and you're only a bluff. And if we'll accept your bluff, you'd kill us prematurely. But you can't do it. We're coming, challenging that by the Word of God, by the vicarious suffering of Jesus. We defeat your bluff. We call your hand, Satan. And we're coming out after that sheep, like the lion in the days of David. We're coming to bring that sheep back to good health and strength. Turn them loose, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Come out of this place. Get out of this people, Satan. We rebuke you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let them go, for by Christ's Name, we're bringing them back to Father's throne this morning with health and strength, through the Name of Jesus Christ.
L-167 All you people now that believe that the prayer of faith is prayed, that you've laid your hands on somebody, that you have believed, and believe that Christ has healed them, and you believe that you're healed because the person prayed for you, and you accept it right now that you are healed, I don't care how crippled, how blind, how deaf, whatever you are, how weak, how sick, stand on your feet, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and accept it. Amen. Get up, everywhere, no matter what's wrong. Stand up to your feet, raise up your hand and praise God for His goodness to you.

62-0407 - Church Of Faith, Cleveland, TN (Paragraphs: 129 - 152)
L-130 Lord Jesus, now I realize what I face. I realize that now I must be found telling the truth or telling something false. I'm not trusting in myself, Lord. I--I'd be afraid to do that. I know... Even though I know it's--it's Your Word, and I know it's the Truth, yet, Lord, it'll take You to do it. You'll have to help me. You'll have to permit me to do this, Lord, or I can't do it. It would be totally impossible for me to do it. I pray that You'll help me.
Bless me, forgive me of my mistakes in life. Lord, here I am, way up here in middle-age now. Wish I'd have served You from all the way back, from the time was a little bitty boy, till I was--did start, about twenty-one years old. Wish I could make restitutions for that lost time, Lord. I've got to come forth... If You'd turn me back tonight to a young man, I'd be out of my place. I could never be a young man now. I wouldn't know what I know. I--I wouldn't raise in the resurrection with this people I've preached to. I've got to raise in this--this very generation to stand as a witness of Your Word. So, Lord, let me be true and honest with the people, honest with You, while I'm here. Then, when You're finished with me, Lord, receive Thy servant in peace.
L-131 I pray that You'll guide me now and direct me. Bless these people, bless this church, this lovely pastor, his wife, all the people here, Lord, such lovely, sweet people. I pray that You'll be with them now, and let them see that what I've just said, that the end-time signs, every... plumb on back from Noah's time, Lord, You give those signs. Just with a hour or two to try to explain it, would be hard to go into detail with all of it. But I pray now, Lord, that You'll confirm it. That's the main thing. Confirm it and let them know that that same God that performed that sign down there in the presence of Abraham, Sarah, and that elected church setting out there in that desert, a little interdenominational group setting out there... They wasn't no city. They was a little group dwelling in tents. They had no big buildings and great things to glory over. They were just a bunch of pilgrims. But You appeared to them, because they had the promise of a coming son.
We have too, Father. We believe that. I pray that all out through Sodom here tonight... Look across this nation. How many great adulteries is being committed now? How many homes are being broke up? How much sin is coming up before Your eyes right now, Lord, in this very city? God, how can You stand it. I pray You forgive them, Lord. They don't know what they're doing. Be Thou near us, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
L-132 All right. Your attention for a moment. Let me look down the line here first. I believe that the people, as far as I know down the line, is strangers to me. I don't know them, don't know nothing about them.
Really, to look out across the audience here. I see my good friends there, Brother and Sister Palmer setting right down here from Macon, I believe, or down in Georgia. And I know that brother and sister; I can't call their name, setting right next. And here's right setting--man setting here right, Brother Fritzinger from Ohio. That's right.
Now, I know that Fred Sothmann and Mrs. Sothmann is here somewhere. I don't know where. I heard him say "amen" awhile ago. I don't know where he's at. He's in here somewhere. And Brother and Sister Evans is here. I think Brother Evans is. I think Sister Evans is in camp down there tonight. They seen they didn't have no room to get in, so they went back, my wife, and children, and them. So we--we wanted this meeting... And Brother Tom Simpson is here, Brother David Wood is here, and they're... I don't see them, none of them.
L-133 But how many in here knows that I know nothing about you, what's wrong with you or anything? Raise up your hands. Every person in this... Oh, it's just everywhere. All right. Now, you just have faith. You believe with all your heart. Oh, my.
Now, here's where something else has to speak besides a man. Now, you know that. Now, look here. Look at this prayer line. Every one of them raised up their hands; they're strangers. And here's my hand; here's the Bible; they're strangers to me. I don't know them. And I've told you just exactly who I knew out there, could recognize from this platform. Behind me, I don't know nobody but Brother Littlefield. As far as I can see, I don't know a one. Is this Sister Littlefield? I didn't. Whether it was her or not, I wasn't too sure. Excuse me for waking you up the other night. So I--I don't know no one hardly here.
L-134 But now (See?), now if the Holy Spirit is in the Word, the promised Word, then He promised in the last days to give a Scriptural sign just before the coming of the Son of man as it was in the days of Sodom. Is that right? Now, don't you believe, brethren among us, that this little group of people is that called-out bunch? Don't you believe the--the Pentecostal church... In all of its ups-and-downs, I believe in there is that elected called-out group of people. I believe it. Sure, sure.
Not all of them in the Pentecostal world is. But I mean, in that group they're in there somewhere. I don't know where they're at, but they're in there somewhere, 'cause there'll never be another church age. This is the last one. But God will take that elected out of that Pentecostal group, and shape in that coming stone just like... That would have to fit like that to bring that roof down to it. You watch. It won't be cater-cornered, and setting this a way. It'll be a perfect fit. And this church will have to have that same ministry, and Jesus testified of the same thing. [Luke 17:29-30]
L-135 Now, where do we start? Is this the first person, or that one? This here? All right, lady. Just stand where you're at if you want to. You don't have to come any farther there. Now, here we are: man and woman meeting here, just like Jesus met the woman at the well. I've never seen her, know nothing about her. She's just a woman standing there is all I know. And you're people out there. Now, I have a... Now, look. She looks kind of thin, but she actually could--could be a good, healthy, strong woman. She may be. She may be standing there for somebody else. I don't know. I never seen her. Well now, if the Holy Spirit...
If I could heal her, I'd walk over there... If she's sick, say for instance, say, well, a thin woman you'd think of TB. All right. Say she had TB. I'd walk over there and say, "I'll lay my hands on you, sister. Praise God. I heal you in Jesus' Name." If I... If the Lord would speak to me to go do that, I'd go do it. See? But I ain't going to go over there and say that until He tells me to say it, 'cause I don't know it. [John 4:7]
L-136 A man drove up in front of the house just recently, whole big group of people out there, and he said, told my wife (I'd just got in), he said, "Just let Brother Branham come to the door and tell me my daughter will be all right. That's all he has to do--just walk and tell me." Meda said, "Well, go out there and..." And I said, "Well, what could I do? If I'd go tell him, not knowing, I'd be lying." I said, "If the Lord would tell me to go tell him that, I'd go tell him that. But until He tells me that, I can't say no more than what He tells me to say." That's what it is, just going and presuming you're all right. But that's--that's wrong. Can't presume it. You... And right here you can't presume.
I can't say, "I presume this woman is praying for her sick aunt." That won't work. She'd know better. Well, she might be at that. See? But I mean, just presuming it (See?), you can't do that. It's got to be truth, got to be truth. And here's where it's got to prove whether it's truth or not.
L-137 Now, remember. Let every person remember, I'm your brother (See?), just a man. But--but the gift of God, believing this message, and believing He sent me to preach this message, then yielding myself to the Holy Spirit, and that Word in there is in my heart. And "If ye abide in Me, and My Word in you, ask what you will." Not... Abide, not just running and jumping from here to there; but "If ye abide in Me, My Word in you, ask what you will." Is that right?
Now, I'd just like to talk to you a minute, lady (been preaching), just for a few minutes, just while you stand right there; just so I can single you out from somebody else. And just like our Lord talked to the woman at the well, you know. He was just catching her spirit, till He found out what her trouble was. Then when He found her trouble, He told her what her trouble was, and she said that was a sign of the Messiah. Well, if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and then, you know me, as a man, I couldn't do that; and if it'd be performed again, wouldn't that be the sign of the Messiah again? Would you believe that, church? [John 15:7], [Hebrews 13:8]
L-138 Now, just to talk with her a minute now. See? Not me, Messiah, but Messiah talking through me. See? That's it, 'cause I don't know her. I've never seen her. Now, we get... Just a moment till I... I don't know as He will do it. He might not even do it.
Yes, the lady's got to have help right now, or she's going to die. She's got cancer. That's right. That's right. So the people will know, raise up your hand like that. You want me to tell you where it's at? It's in the throat. It's correct. You believe with all your heart? Then will you accept...?
All right. Now, look. Now, you say you believe that He can heal you. Then according to the Bible He has done it, if you believe that. Now, is that Word right? Then you are healed, aren't you? That's right. Amen. Go down and say, "Thank You, Lord," and forget all about it, and get well. Amen.
L-139 We are strangers one to the other. I don't know you. I've really never seen you, I guess. We're strangers, just met here. But God knows both of us. You believe that, don't you? The Bible said, "He that believeth..." Just be real reverent. If the Lord God can tell me... If I walk over there and say, "Lady, you're sick." Now, you may be sick, standing there in that prayer line. That may be true. And it maybe you're standing there for somebody else. I don't know. But if you was sick, and I went over there and put my hands on you, say, "Jesus said, 'These signs follow them that believe: lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.'" That's the truth. [John 14:12], [Mark 16:17-18]
L-140 But wait a minute. Let's a-vindicate whether He sent that person or not. See? Let's find out first (You see?), whether it will work that way or not. See? You remember that. Them two words, presumingly, come to two dif... always has been a... Satan tried to make God's work in the--God's Word in the garden of Eden by whitewashing it. Moab tried to do the same. Satan done the same thing in the presence of Jesus--flew into Him with his ecclesiastical education and knowledge, and said, "It's written; it's written."
Jesus flew right back onto him, and said, "It's also written..." It would work for Jesus. Why? The Word was in the Word. That's what made it work. The current was in the wire. That's the difference. [Luke 4:4]
L-141 Now, it takes the current in the wire here. See? I'm just the wire; but He's the current. So the wire's dead without the current. So if the current of God, the Holy Spirit, can come through a wire (your brother) and can describe to you (or by the Holy Spirit, like He did the woman at the well), describe something that you have done, or something you ought to have done, or--or something that's--that's past tense, that you--you'll know whether it's the truth or not; or, if you're sick, if something's wrong with you: tell what's wrong with you, then you'd know whether that's the truth or not, wouldn't you? You'd know it. Is that right, church?
Then if He can tell you what has been and you know whether that's true or not; then if He tells you what will be, you know it's right. See? And you already know what will be, if He--if He said it right here in His Word. It don't have to come from me; it's already come. The only thing is a vindication now, that this--this Word, your faith, your being and God's Word is meeting together right here. See? I'm just a mouthpiece to transfer. See?
L-142 Here's God's promise. God said this would be a sign of the last day. Here's the last days here; we're living in it. All right. Now, is it true? Here's the Holy Spirit standing present right now. How many ever seen the picture of that Angel on that--that Light. See? It's right here right now. It's right here, right where I'm standing. That's exactly what's talking. That's exactly what's doing this to this woman. See?
The woman has got some trouble with her ears. She's having trouble with her ears. That's right. Getting a little hard of hearing too, with it. That's... Raise up your hand, if that's true.
L-143 I always catch that. Somebody thinks I'm guessing that. You're presuming wrong. I'm not guessing that. Just watch a minute. Just want to talk to you. Now, let's see. I don't know what it was He said. Whatever it was, was right. Yeah. It's your ears. I see now something's going wrong in your ears. And you're having something wrong in the head. It's like a headache, like migraine headaches or something say. That's right, isn't it? Not only that, but--but you're praying for somebody. You got somebody with you tonight. That is right. She's a--a woman, elderly woman. Exactly right. She has trouble with her ears too. I'm looking right at her now, looking at you.
Yes, sir. Another thing she's got, she's got high blood pressure. She's got arthritis. That is true. That's exactly right. All right. Ruby, do you believe she's going to get well? You believe she's going to get well? You believe you're going to get well, Mrs. Crumley? Ruby Crumley? Go back and tell them...?... Do you believe? "If thou canst believe..."
Now, just believe. Now, calling her name was nothing. Didn't Jesus say to Peter, "Your name is Simon? Your father was Jonas," See? See, it's just still Him.
L-144 I don't know you, sir. We're strangers one to the other. But do you believe that God can reveal to me your trouble? Would you believe me to be His servant if I did that? Would the audience, every man in there believe the same thing?
Something happened. Not in the audience... I didn't get it just right. Let me catch your--get attention again, just a moment. You're here for somebody else. That person's not here. They're not in this town, not even in this state. They're in Carolina. That's right. It's a minister's wife. She's got cancer. The cancer is on the breast. You're standing for her. You believe she's going to be well? May Jesus Christ grant it.
L-145 How do you do? We're strangers one to the other. But you believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lives tonight? It's just starting out in the audience now. It's just kind of hard to hold here on the platform. It's just going on. It's sweeping out through the audience. See? If you just could believe, friends, right now, you'd see the Spirit of God go to moving. I'll try to keep my attention this way as much as possible for these people I got lined up.
You're a stranger too. That's right. Been in the hospital, had some operation: spinal condition. That's right. Want to go back to Georgia and be well? You do, Mrs. Colleen? Go back down and believe it with all your heart.
L-146 What if I told you your back trouble's healed, standing there? Would you believe me? All right, go back and just claim it. Say, "Thank You, Lord." Go believing. And you have the same thing. Just go believe. That's all you have to do. Your stomach trouble? Go eat. Jesus Christ make you well, if you believe with all your heart.
Got a nervous condition, gives you a stomach trouble too. So you just go right ahead and eat your supper. You believe with all your heart? Have faith.
Heart trouble is nothing for God to heal. You believe He will make you well? Go back to your seat, and say, "Thank You, Lord, for healing me." Yes, sir.
L-147 Don't climb up on there, 'cause arthritis hurts. But God can heal it. Do you believe that? Go right back, and say, "Thank You, Lord," and get well.
Nervousness is a great thing. But you believe God can heal your nervousness? Go back and say, "Thank You, Lord," and be made well.
Do you believe with all your heart, everybody? "If thou canst believe..." What if I didn't say a thing to you, and just told you you'd be all right and your heart... Well, go ahead. You're healed anyhow. I said that before he...
Now. Long time this has been bothering you (See?), and sourness in your stomach and everything like that. You believe He's going to make you well now? Go eat, may just be well. Does everybody believe with all your heart?
L-148 This little lady setting here with her head bowed, setting right in here, she's praying. There's a woman setting next to her there. I can't call her name. I don't know who she is. But that person is praying for a loved one to be saved. That's exactly right. If you'll believe with all your heart that God will save them, go, and God will give it to you just exactly in answer to your prayer. What's that lady's name, setting there? I can't see, setting right next to her? Yes. Tell her to believe it. God's answered her prayer. Amen. Praise the Lord. Amen. You believe? Don't doubt. Have faith in God.
Ron Sothmann, is that you setting back there, I'm looking at? Lay your hand on that woman next to you there, your friend setting there. She's got a kidney trouble. You believe you'll be healed, lady? Yes, sir. Your husband setting next there got trouble with his eyes. You believe he will be healed? Lay your hands over on him. They're both perfect strangers. I've never seen them in my life. You believe with all your heart? Jesus Christ makes you well. Amen. You believe?
God can heal stomach trouble, nervous stomachs. Do you believe it? Make you well? Receive it. Jesus Christ makes you well. Amen.
L-149 How many in here believes with all your heart? Up-and-down, up-and-down... Do you believe that's the same Lord God that stood with Abraham down there that day, represented Himself in human flesh? Don't you see it's the same God in you, the same God in me, the same sign that He gave just before the end time to the elected church? Don't you believe that? Don't you believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Don't you believe that's a sign of Him coming? Don't you believe that's a sign soon the world is going to be destroyed, and the millennium is going to set in, we're going to have a great reign with God? Don't you believe that? It's the end time sign.
How many seeds of Abraham is in here tonight with that hope in them, resting in God? Jesus Christ the Son of God said, "These signs will follow them seeds of Abraham, they that believe." Are you a believer? Raise your hands. Now, I don't care what's wrong with you. That don't mean a thing (See?), just telling you, and revealing. See? That takes your faith to do the healing. See? Your faith does it. See? It's my faith in the gift of God that reveals it, because God made a promise. Then God revealed the promise to me through His Word, and I stay with that promise. You get what I mean? I stay with that promise. [Hebrews 13:8], [Mark 16:17]
L-150 That little lady setting there with that bladder trouble, you believe God's going to make you well? All right, sir. You can have your desire. God bless you. Worried about your prayer card? Don't have to have any after all. See? God made you well.
Now, don't you see what I mean? It's just everywhere. Do you believe it? Lay your hands over on one another. Just pray for one another. I'm going to listen at you. Pray for one another; lay your hands on one another. I want to see how you pray. What...?... here, in this little group standing in the prayer line, lay... Turn around, turn your hands one to another; put your hands... Now, pray one for the other. Just... I want to hear you pray. Now, don't pray for yourself, now. Pray for the one you got your hands on. That's it. Standing out in the hall, around the place everywhere, put your hands on each other.
L-151 Our heavenly Father, we bring this meeting to this great climaxing moment. The devil would do everything he could to hinder it. But, God, You have showed yourself present, the Presence of the Holy Spirit by the Word, by Scriptural signs, by the very Bible itself, Who gives the promise, and said these things would come to pass in the last days.
Jesus Christ, Son of God, who knows the hearts, the names, the everything, the diseases, and what was, what is, and what will be, You know all about it. And these people setting here are your people. They're children of God, and they believe You. They have their hands on one another. You said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." Now, I'm placing my prayer with theirs. I'm believing with them. I'm believing that what they're asking You're going to give them, because they are Your children. You will withhold no good thing from them that walk upright before You. [Mark 16:17-18]
L-152 Now, Satan, we come to this moment to challenge you. You are defeated. You've been defeated since Calvary. There's not a thing that you have that you can offer but a bluff. And we're not letting you bluff any more. We are laying out the Word of the Lord God. The Word of the Lord said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." These people profess to have the baptism of the Holy Ghost. They have felt the supernatural power of God surge through them to change their lives. They have sympathy one with another. They're praying one for the other.
Oh, Satan, you evil one who's made these people sick, we adjure thee in the Name of Jesus Christ turn these people loose. Come out of them in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let them go. Come out in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Stand to your feet now. Raise up. Give God praise. Raise up your hands to Him. I don't care if you're crippled. Raise up anyhow. Raise up your hands and give God praise. [Mark 16:17]


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