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53-1112, Demonology, Sport Center, Owensboro, KY, 91 min

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L-1 ... Jesus and what they had done and so forth, He called their names. Said, "Wonder where that would be in the Scripture?" I'll read it for you. In the 1st chapter of Saint John the 24th ver--40th verse...
And one of the two which heard Jesus speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first finds his own brother Simon, and said unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. [John 1:40-43]

See? Not only that but other places, many places through the Scripture. He knows all things. He knows your name, your address, where you live, what you're doing, all about it. See? He just reveals as He will. [Jeremiah 1:4-5]
So now, I wish to bring maybe a few moments of something before you tonight. I think it's best for me to continue just to pray for the sick. So I want to bring something to your memory. There's many of you, perhaps has read. And maybe while we're looking at that, I want to get a Scripture here for that too.
And there's a... How many read last November issue of "Reader's Digest," that article in there about the "Miracle of Donny Morton," where he was healed? Any of you in here ever read it? I see one lady, just two, three, oh, it's many of you, I guess, read it. Well, here it is.
L-2 I want to read in Acts 2 now please.
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by signs, miracles... and... God did by him in--in the midst of you, which yourselves also know:
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel... the foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, with... wicked hands and have crucified and slain:
Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
David... For David spake concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover... my flesh shall rest in hope:
Because thou will not leave my soul in hell, neither will thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. [Acts 2:22-27]
L-3 Let's bow our heads just a moment.
Now, Father, dear, we love You; we pray that You'll forgive us of our trespasses, and help us in--in this coming part of the service now. And then in the healing line, grant, O Lord God, that Your Spirit will be so overpowering tonight, that Satan cannot hold one speck of doubt in people's heart; but they may all believe with one accord, and may there be a great rejoicing. And may many that's setting here that's sick and afflicted, go home well; sinners go home saved; backsliders go home back in fellowship with God again. Grant it, Father, for we ask it, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Now, I'll try to get over here just a little bit, if you excuse me. I want to watch that clock so I won't... I want to start the prayer line at nine o'clock.
L-4 Now, in the "Reader's Digest," it was a very nice article. If you haven't gotten it, just write in and tell them you want last November's issue of "Reader's Digest." And now, while I'm saying these things, I--I don't want you to get worked up and walk out; I want you to set and listen at it through, just a few minutes, so you could see how the narrative, how people get, and how--how thin-minded that people can be. I...
In there was a--a--a glorious article. It was well written. Now, you, when you get it, you find a--the subject, "The Miracle of Donny Morton."
I was in Costa Mesa, California, at the time when the--the event taken place. Now, I don't like to testify about my own meeting; I'd rather somebody else would do that; because I haven't done one thing, friends. It's what Jesus Christ has did in--in the meeting that... It isn't me.
I've always thought in the writing of the Acts of the Apostles, it's called, "The Acts of the Apostles." I would--to my opinion now, the writers of the Bible, ever who put it together--the early writers, they called it, "The Acts of the Apostles." But I think what it really is, is the, "Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles," is what it is. See? They act... The apostles never acted it. There's a Holy Spirit acting in the apostles, what did it. But a... Called that, so we just leave it that.
L-5 Now, the "Reader's Digest" writes it like this. And it's a most dramatic story and heart-rendering story that you've read in a long time, to hear how this story starts. It was up--up--way up in Saskatchewan, Canada, almost up into the no-man's-land. I had meetings up around Saskatoon and from there, all--way on up into the... Why, I forget the name of the place we had up there: had ten thousand Indians and the Eskimos in--in the--in the meeting. And a--oh, a place was many times bigger than this and just packed out; they was just setting everywhere and standing on the outside: of Eskimos and Indians that came to the meeting. And white people... Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and a--so I remember having the meeting there.
Anyhow, in there was two deaf and dumb people that had been--come down from over around another province and were born deaf and dumb. And both of them were healed and went back into their province a speaking and hearing.
L-6 And so the little Donny Morton, he'd set up some kind of a rare brain disease. And the--the people of the--had taken him to be examined, and everywhere, and they'd give him up. They brought the boy to--to my service. Now first, the doctor said the little boy must die. Mayos, Johns Hopkins... They had him in the United States. Everything give him up; there's no operation. Said it'd be impossible: if you operated on the boy's head for that, it would kill him instantly: Mayo Brothers.
Now, of course the "Reader's Digest" didn't say Mayo Brothers, because Mayo's would get after them for that. You have to watch what you're putting in public literature. And so there's... But you can read between the lines and see what it meant, see what it said.
L-7 But we have the tape recording. That's the reason on our meetings... You see, we pick up tapes of every meeting. Somebody comes and says, "Well, the Lord said to me, "Certain--certain..." We'll play back over the record and find out whether that's truth or not." See? Then we know right where we got it (See?), on the recording.
So, there's a woman come to me here some time ago and said, "Why, the Lord said a certain woman was going to be healed right then."
I said, "Well, if He said that, that's just..."
Said, "She hasn't been healed yet."
I said, "Well, I don't know."
Brother Hall was talking to her, so he said, "We'll play the recording." Asked what night it was, went back and got the recording and played... Well, the Lord never said anything about it.
L-8 The woman come on the platform a perfect unbeliever. She was a rich woman; this was her maid that brought her. And she persuaded her and begged her to come. And finally she got her to the platform like that, and the Lord told her where she had been, and who she was, and what was the matter, and asked her why she had so much unbelief in her heart. And she said, "Well..." She would try to believe.
And I... And It said to her... Then after He got through, I said, "The Lord bless you and heal you, my sister." She went off the platform. Why, that... I told her; I said, "The Lord bless you and heal you." But when God speaks, and you hear Him, you know it--Who is this speaking then. It's not the preacher; it's Him that--that speaks. Then that's different. But what I say, just like any other man. I wanted her to be healed and I prayed for her; but that's all I could do.
But she said, "The Lord said so." You watch what He's saying, watch what He tells them, then you'll know just what to depend on.
L-9 When the little boy... Now, here's the "Reader's Digest," the way they wrote it. The little fellow had been brought from... They had to put him in a sled or something and bring him over ground. He's twisted. His little hands was drawn down in this condition, his little legs up under him, about eight years old; his little head setting sideways; his eyes pushed one, one way and one, the other is a... Oh, it was a pitiful looking sight. And the little fellow shook like this and just smelled terrible.
And the poor little father, the little sled would turn over, nearly, when the horses packing them through the way, bringing them out. And he'd keep patting him on the moonlight night and saying, "Don't fear, Donny, honey. We're not whipped yet." Said, he knowed two people that'd been healed in my meeting, and said, "If I could ever get where that man's at, God will do something for my baby."
So he--they finally got to the airport, him and his wife, and they couldn't--they couldn't--hadn't--didn't have enough money for even one of them to come on a plane. They didn't have enough money to come on a train. So they had to take just the man, and he brought the baby. And they come all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Los Angeles, California, and went into Traveler's Aid for help.
L-10 And then, of course, watch the "Reader's Digest." It said he was searching for the... Said, "A divine what?" A question mark. I'd imagine what they said. And so he said, "Never mind. This man believes this, if the man prays for his baby, he'll get help; so let's see if we can get it." And they dispatched a the paper; put a car, and they took way down in Costa Mesa, forty something miles down to a Assembly of God campgrounds where they had a big school there. And I was speaking to the ministers.
And they brought him in that night. And at--he... They said there was twenty-seven hundred people standing in line to be prayed for when we got there. And of course, everybody had to require a prayer card. And I was praying for the people.
Now, here's where I begin and would know. I seen them. Here he said, when he stepped out of the car, that all those people standing in the prayer line, they just stepped back when they seen that poor little ragged father, that little Canadian cap on, walking with this poor little baby, and coming along." He didn't eat. He had to change it just like a baby: its diapers and everything. And he didn't eat, didn't have time to eat. He'd just run and get a drink of water and get him something to eat and then go on. Oh, it was pathetic story. And so he kept saying, "All right, Donny, we're not whipped yet, honey. We're not whipped yet." Just keep on like that.
L-11 And when the folks at the place saw, standing in that prayer line, way down through that field, when they saw this poor man coming, they just stepped aside to give him his place. Well, when he come to the platform, Billy Paul asked him for his prayer card. 'Course he didn't have any. He said, "Sir, I didn't even know I had to have a prayer card." Well, Billy and the ushers had orders to--for the people to line up; that's legitimately, and that's right, just exactly what it should be. And I heard him say, "Well, that's all right." Said, "What must I do now to get a prayer card? Where must I go?"
They was holding up the prayer line. I said, "What's the matter?"
He said a--a, "Just a man without a prayer card."
I said, "Well, just have him to step off to one side."
And I looked back and I seen that baby, and something said to me, "Call him now." I never seen the baby. So the "Reader's Digest" gives the whole article of it.
L-12 And I brought the little baby up, said, never asked a question but looked right into the little baby's face and said, "You bring this baby from Canada. And you come here by a bus, a Greyhound Bus. Traveler's Aid has helped you." And he'd been there about five minutes. Said, "Traveler's Aid has helped you to get here. And the baby has been to Mayo Brothers and Johns Hopkins. It's got a rare brain disease, and there's no way for them to operate. The baby must die."
And he started screaming real loud. And I prayed for the little baby. He started crying real loud and started off the platform. He turned around. He said, "What about my baby? Will it ever get well?"
I said, "That, I don't know, sir." And while I was speaking to him, a vision broke forth. And I said, "Yes, your baby... Three days from now you're going to meet a woman with a--a brown looking, I guess you call it, coat-suit: it's got a coat here and a skirt beneath. And she's black headed. And she's going to tell you of some country doctor that can operate on that baby; and you won't believe it. But that's the only hope that you have, through the mercy of God, and that operation. You let the doctor operate on the baby."
L-13 Well, he went off the platform crying, and he... Well, the next day the baby seemed to be a lot better after he was prayed for: could move its little arms. Well, he forgot all about the woman; and he was going to go on that way. So about few days after that, he was walking down the street, getting it out, so it'd get in the air (You know?), walking it down the street; and a--or walking down the street with it in his arms, rather. And a lady said, "Well, what's the matter with your baby, sir?"
And he said, "Well, it's a--a brain disease," he said, "a rare brain disease."
And she said, "You know, I know a doctor that operated on a baby like that one time that was that way and the baby's normal now."
"Well," he said, "But, lady..." Said, "Mayo Brothers said that this..." Said, "Wait a minute: 'a brown coat-suit, black hair...'" Said, "Say, lady, where's that doctor at?" And "Reader's Digest" gives the place, who he was. And he took that baby over there, and the doctor performed the operation absolutely successfully. And the baby come out of it. And so they had the baby around there; it got so he could run, meet his daddy and everything.
The daddy went back to plant his spring wheat or something another. Now, here's what the "Digest" didn't get (See?), what didn't picture. But we had to know behind, because if you did, that a hospital would bring suit against this paper, and there's where it would be; a slip-up come. Somebody left a window up one night and throwed a draft across the baby. And the baby taken pneumonia and lived about two days with the pneumonia, not with the disease, with the pneumonia killed the baby. The "Reader's Digest" give it. Then it goes ahead and gives a nice good write up about--about the miracle was already performed anyhow.
L-14 Well, about three months before that...
I told you, one night I was going to speak on "Demonology." And I want to speak these next few minutes on "Demonology." The next...
I'm writing a book, if I can. You... I don't know whether you'd be able to read it or not, but that--when I get it wrote, on Demonology: my personal contact with demons.
Friends, they're just as real as--as you're real. And I see them, many times, when they leave right... I've seen them leave right from this platform here. I see them, some of them in shape of bats, look like long hairs hanging on their legs. But an epileptic demon look like a tortoise with round legs, hanging up like that. But usually, a demon of--of oppression seems to be more of a--of a cloud form, like a wave; and it just makes a real funny sound when it's a--when you're in that other dimension to see the spirit.
Now, you may think that's wrong, but some of these days you'll realize. If you could only take a spiritual looking glass and look into your soul, you doubt, and you'd find out what it looks like. And the greatest devil, and the chief of all devils is unbelief. That's the only sin there is. There's no other sin but unbelief. All these little morals and things: smoking, drinking, gambling, and committing adultery; that's just attributes. You do that because you don't believe. Unbeliever is what makes you do that. If you was a believer, you wouldn't do it. That's right. [John 3:18]
L-15 Now, it's just like I think the gifts of the Spirit: the gifts of the Spirit is not the Holy Ghost; it's the attributes of the Holy Ghost. See? Gifts of healing, speaking in tongues, and all those other things are attributes; it's a fruit that the tree bears. See? The tree's the main thing: the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is God, and God is love. [I Corinthians 12:1-11]
And--but the strange thing, about three magazines... I'm not too sure. Three months before this article come out, many of you read that article of Mrs. Pepper, that great spiritualist in New York. How many read that, "Mrs. Pepper," in here? It's come out about three months in the magazine before mine. Well, since nine--1895, the whole world's tried to stump that woman.
How many Christians in here, raise your hand, Christian believers raise your hand? I want... From the depths of your heart, I want you to say, "Brother Branham, I am a believer." Well, there's most of you are. All right.
L-16 Now, I'm speaking directly to Christians so that you could see the pro and con, the negative and positive where there's anybody asked you, then you can give them a--an answer.
Now, of everything that God has, the devil has a counterfeit. You go and whatever you want to do... You find like these old dances; that's of the devil; but God has a holy dance for the people. The Bible said so.
I was one of the greatest critics on that you ever seen, till God told me just what to do. I find out that Miriam danced in the Spirit. David danced when he had victory. And oh, many time--it... All of it was through--was victory. It was dancing, holy dancing. [Exodus 15:19-21]
L-17 For instance, in the Bible, if a dreamer dreamed a dream, or a prophet prophesied, they had a--a plate called the Urim Thummim that went over the breast of Aaron. And when they went before this plate and spoke, and them lights flashed on the plate, God would sanction it, that it was the truth. Is that right? If it didn't speak on there, then it was wrong. Now, look. The devil come around in a pattern of that, took a crystal ball. See?
Everything that God has, everything in the natural types the spiritual. I know I'm a typologist. And I believe that every natural thing types a spiritual, don't you? [Exodus 28:30], [Numbers 27:21], [I Samuel 28:6]
L-18 For instance, like this: When Jesus died at Calvary, how many--what elements came from His body? Water, blood, Spirit. Is that right? Now, any minister, any believer knows that that's what constitutes the new birth. Is that right? That constitutes the new birth, Saint John 7:5: "For there are three that bear record... of water, blood, and Spirit." When they pierced His side, water and blood came out. He said, "Into Thy hands I commend my Spirit." Those elements went from His body, and it takes those same elements to bring you to His body. That constitutes the new birth.
Now, what constitutes a natural birth? It's a mixed audience, but listen. The first thing is water, blood, spirit. See? Everything in the--everything in the natural and spiritual all type together. Watch. Get acquainted with God and you'll see His great move in nature. You see Him in the sunsets, in the flowers, in everywhere. You can see Him all around you because He is all around you. That gives you perfect confidence that you're in love with Him, and you're--He's in love with you. He loved you, predestinated you, foreordained you before the world begin, has brought you here, saved you, cleansed you up, and filled you with His Spirit. Well, how could you have doubt? ...?... it. See? That gives you a perfect setting of faith. When you know those things, that gives you courage, and my, you know where you're standing. [I John 5:6-8], [John 19:31-37]
L-19 Now, back to the--our subject. This woman, they taken... And she was just a housewife, common woman, Miss Pepper. You get the article. The "Reader's Digest" will be glad to send you one. I just have the one left or I'd say I could give it to you. Mr. Baxter has one, one of the managers.
And they wrote about ten pages in there of her. Way back in--over fifty years ago, she begin to fall in trances, and she would talk to the dead. Now, that's spiritualism, which is of the devil. Now.
And then they taken her to England. And she stumped the best they had in England. They taken her to Italy, everywhere; and she stumped everything they've ever put before her; 'cause she spoke to the dead all time.
They'd go down in Italy and get a man who could speak English and bring him to England and dress him up like an Englishman and propose to be an Englishman, and call one of his dead friends, and he'd tell him who--tell him that, "Well, remember the big times we had," and what all they went and done and everything like that. So the "Reader's Digest" said that it was proved here not long ago that some statesman thought he kissed the hand of his ghostly mother in a seance meeting, but the next morning was proved in police courts that he kissed a piece of cheesecloth: just a trick.
L-20 But there is a real medium; she's of the devil. And there's a real Spirit of God of Jesus Christ. Now, the Bible, Jesus said that in the last days, it'd be so close that it would deceive the very elect if possible. And as soon as Miss Pepper's article run, that greatest, widest published magazine in the world... And isn't it strange that those two articles run side by side, just a little bit apart? [Matthew 24:24]
Now, talk about preachers over the country who didn't know their Bible, they wrote to me by the hundreds: "All right, Brother Branham, we exactly see where you stand now. There you are. There's that spiritualist, she's still living, over a hundred years old in New York, now." says the "Reader's Digest." "Perfectly deaf" and setting back in there. But the scientific world takes care of her, because they've used her for a guinea pig. And then they had to say there at the bottom, "We have to say that when the people cease to exist here, they are existing somewhere else, because she calls them up. And she's been everywhere. And they've tried her for everything. She calls the spirits of the dead. Why, you wouldn't have to do that. The Bible said so. But it's of the devil.
L-21 Then, here the ministers fired letters into my office, till the secretary packed them up by boxes full. "There you are, Brother Branham, that shows just exactly... We knowed you was a spiritualist."
So I set down and wrote a--a form letter. Now, listen closely. And here's what I told them. I said, "Brethren, if that's all you know about God, you ought to come out from behind the pulpit." That's exactly right. "If that's all you know about God, you don't need to be behind the pulpit; because Satan could just do anything to you and you'd never know nothing about it. Why, it's a disgrace.
L-22 Now, let me just show you a simple thing, friend. You get the two magazines; read them yourself, both--both articles. Now, the first thing, that if I--if the two spirits, Jesus said, in the last days... 'Course them demon spirits is arising; sure they are. They've always been here. They will be until Jesus comes. And they live right in people and people don't know it. They give them unclean habits and--and sicknesses, and diseases, and all kinds... Everything's caused by a spirit.
Deafness is a spirit. Did you know that? The doctor says the nerves went dead. But what made it go dead? What made it go dead? The Bible said, "When the deaf spirit come out of the man, he could hear." Is that right? So it's a spirit.
A cancer's a spirit. A tumor's a spirit. All those things are... Epilepsy's a spirit. Jesus rebuked the devil; the boy with epilepsy, and he fell on the ground and had the hardest fit he ever had. But when he got over that one, he was finished with it. See? Lot of them said, "Well, he didn't get healed. Look at him; he's got the worst spell he ever had." But that was all of them. See? [Matthew 24:24]
L-23 Notice. Now, the woman... If I gave any of you men here tonight a dollar bill, and would say, "Is this... I give you this envelope." And I'd say, "Is that a dollar bill?"
Why, you'd say, "Certainly not." The devil's too smart for that.
But Jesus said, "The two spirits be so close together, deceive the elect if possible." Then if I give you a dollar bill, it'd have to look a whole lot like a real genuine dollar, or you'd recognize it right now. Is that right? That's how the devil comes around, friends. It ain't a Communist. Communistic spirit, it's an antichrist but that ain't the antichrist Jesus spoke of. That's anything that...
The antichrist spirit is so religious. Cain, as I've been telling you about, was just as religious as Abel was. And those things come right down and they're brothers. Esau and Jacob... Everything has been...
The Christ--and--Judas and Jesus... Some people only see three crosses on Golgotha. They was four. There was Jesus, and one thief and another thief. "Cursed is he that hangeth on a tree." And Judas hung hisself on a sycamore tree. Is that right? He was on just as much cross as Jesus was: on a tree.
Now, there was the Son of God came from heaven, returning back to heaven, taking with Him the repented sinner. There was the son of perdition from hell, come from hell, returning back to hell, taking back the unrepented sinner. "If thou be?" that question mark on God's Word; "If thou be the son of God..."
But this other one never tried to figure it out. He said, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest in." See? [Matthew 24:24], [Hebrews 11:4], [Hebrews 12:16], [Matthew 27:3-10], [Acts 5:30]
L-24 Now, watch this closely, those pro and con. Now, if I gave you a dollar, if you're a smart man, the first thing you would do to that dollar, if it looks and here it's--it's drawed out, looks so perfect like it. The first thing you'll do will take a hold of it and feeled it. A real dollar is not exactly paper; it's silk. It's the value in it, what makes it the dollar.
Well now, let's just take that now to these two: take Mrs. Pepper on one side, and on the other side--and myself for the other side, representing God. Now, look. The whole article... You read it yourself and just see how people could be that loose minded on it. A...
For the past fifty years, in all of her experience, there wasn't one time she mentioned God, Christ, resurrection, Divine healing, anything at all. It was everything, some kind of a frolic and nonsense that somebody done back yonder a long time ago: no value to it at all, no help to nobody.
But watch over on this side. It's constantly preaching repentance, "Come to Christ," Divine healing, resurrection, second coming of Christ. The value of it proves what it is. Is that right?
L-25 And then, another thing. If you're a little bit in doubt about the dollar yet, take the numbers off of it, and take it back to the mint, and find out if that number on that dollar bill corresponds with the mint. If it does, there's a silver dollar waiting there for it. Is that right?
Well, take her word and take it to the Bible, and take the work that I do for the Lord and take it to the Bible and see which one's right. That's the Mint, that's the One that proves it. If this don't declare Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, and she no more than the wi--and--the--the witch of Endor. There exactly. There they both are at the Mint, if you want to know what they are. But the looseness...
You say, "What about..." Let me just give my little expression here, just a minute, if you'll excuse me just a moment while we're on this. I'm going to stop this just a minute, 'cause I feel something to tell you.
L-26 Here's a channel right here. I don't tell this before people. I got a lot of secrecy in my own life, of course between God and I. But looky here. There's a channel like this, and that's where mortals live in here. In it's a conglamoration of gaity, and blackness, and sin. And every once in a while, you see a little white spot or a light. Jesus said, "You are a light that sets on a hill. Don't light a candle and put a bushel over it." That's Christians in this conglamoration of this dimension of mortals. Well, going this a way downward, the next dimension is the souls of the unjust who died not knowing God. The second is demons. And the third in the trinity is hell: unjust souls, demons, and hell.
There's a trinity here. One of them was caught into the third heaven. The first is a Ghost too: the Holy Ghost; second, angels; third, heaven itself. Now, these mortals in this dimension here, is influenced either from there or from here. [Matthew 5:14-16]
L-27 Now, what happened to that woman, she broke through into this dimension here, like the witch of Endor did. She called the spirit of Samuel. Now, the Bible, I know and you know, many people fuss about it, and say it was somebody impersonating Samuel. But the Bible said it was Samuel. And I believe it was Samuel, 'cause God said it was in His Bible.
Now, Paul--Saul, he went to the prophet. The prophet didn't see no vision for him. Then he asked the Lord for a dream. He wouldn't give him no dream. Then he went and spoke to the Urim Thummim, and it wouldn't flash for him. So he disguised himself and crawled up to the witch of Endor, and said, "Call me the spirit of Samuel."
And she called the spirit of Samuel. And when Samuel come up, the witch fell on her face and said, "I see gods rising up out of the earth." Is that right? "I see gods coming up out of the earth." And she was scared. Now, watch. There stood Samuel in his prophet robes. And he wasn't only just standing there, but he knew Saul. Is that right? [I Samuel 28:1-20]
L-28 I might slip a little bit of my Calvinistic doctrine in here right now, but I guess I'd better hold it still. Ha.
Somebody told me, said, "Saul was lost." When a man's truly borned of the Spirit of God and remains with God, he's not lost. He can't be lost. A grain of wheat can never produce nothing but a wheat. That's right. That man backslid. That's the truth, but he wasn't lost.
Looky here. I'll prove it right here. Watch. The witch called the spirit of Samuel, and Samuel recognized Saul and said, "Why did you come to me, seeing you become a enemy of God?"
Now, you Baptists ought to holler, "Amen," for me in a minute. Now, why did he... "Why--why have you called me, seeing that you're a enemy of God?"
Now, watch. He said... Not only was--was Samuel stand there, but he was still a prophet. Amen. He was still a prophet, and he said, "Tomorrow, you're going to fall in the battle, and your son will fall with you. And by this time tomorrow night, you'll be with me." Then if Saul was lost so was Samuel. That right? Huh. [I Samuel 28:6-20]
L-29 Saul never committed suicide. A Philistine killed him. Any of you Bible readers that reads it thoroughly know that. A Philistine killed him, and David killed the Philistine for it. All right. Notice, Saul was wounded; it's true. But he... A Philistine killed him. And David killed him because he said, "You have taken the life of the anointed of God." And Saul was a prophet himself. [II Samuel 1:1-27]
Now, but now... Now, my good Catholic friend, don't disagree. If you disagree, it's through friendliness now. See? Now, remember my people are Catholic too. But now, just a minute.
Now, the Catholic church believes in the intercession or--or a communion of saints, of dead people who die and go on. It's purely a form spiritualism.
And the Protestant church, right in their own homemade Apostle's Creed (which was never no such a thing found in the Bible), they say they believe in the holy Roman Catholic church, and they believe in the communion of saints which brings Protestantism into spiritualism. Then when they see the Spirit of God moving in a person, they want to claim him to be a devil when they're the thing theirself: confessing it in their own creed.
L-30 Now this... Brother, I tell you; sometimes we need to be skinned down and rubbed a little bit to see where we're standing. Don't you think so? Make right, right. Any person... If those saints... Now, I'm not condemning Catholic saints. But look. The reason that the witch of Endor could call the spirit of Samuel, because Samuel couldn't go into the Presence of God; he was in paradise; for the blood of bulls and goats would not take away sin. But since Jesus died, He divorced sin, and taken away sin, and the believer now goes into the Presence of God. And he can't come back, Jesus said in Luke when He was talking about the rich man. He can't return. So if you're interceding with any kind of a spirit of someone that's gone on, outside of God, Christ, the only Mediator between God and man, then you're in spiritualism called religion. Now, where is spiritualism at? So be careful what you say about the Spirit of God. See? Communing with saints is spiritualism. [I Samuel 28:6-20], [Luke 17:19-31], [I Timothy 2:5]
L-31 Now notice. These souls under the altar here... These souls, I mean in... Jesus here... I read the text a few minutes ago. David, foresaw Him always before, and said, "Moreover my flesh shall rest in hope, for He'll not leave my soul in hell, neither will I suffer the holy One to see corruption." [Acts 2:22-27]
A better Scripture than that is found in Peter. He said Jesus, when He died, He went and preached to the souls that were in chains of darkness, in prison, waiting for the eternal judgment; that Jesus, when He died at Calvary went and preached to souls, unjust souls that repented not in the long suffering of the days of Noah. [I Peter 3:18-20]
L-32 Let's get that. Here He stands on earth. The most glorious... You have to read between the lines to get the Bible, a lot of times.
I think of old Job there, when he said... He was all broke out with boils; and the people were coming and saying how... "Won't you curse God and die?" his wife said.
He said, "Thou speakest as a foolish woman." And there he was all broke out, setting on the ash heap.
I preached on that for about three months one time. A woman wrote in, told me, "When are you going to get Job off the ash heap, Brother Branham?"
And I... He was scraping his boils. The woman come to the door and told him he ought to curse God and die.
And he said, "Thou speakest as a foolish woman. The Lord gave, and the Lord taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord." [Job 2:1-10]
L-33 I want you to notice, when Job died, he specified his burial. Along came Abraham. Watch between the lines now, you readers. This is not written right in the Word; you have to read it in between. It's hid from the eyes of the wise and prudent. When Job died, he specified his burial ground.
Along came Abraham; and when Sarah died, he bought a parcel of ground: bought it. You know how he did with a shekels of silver, near Job. And he bury her... When he was--died--he was buried with her.
Abraham begot Isaac. When Isaac died, Isaac slept with Jacob, or with Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac, and Isaac begot Jacob. Jacob died down in Egypt, but he said, "Don't bury me down here." Why? Ha. "Take me back up in Palestine and bury me." Why? "Bury me in with my fathers in the cave." [Genesis 47:29-31]
L-34 Jacob begot Joseph; we know, the perfect type of Christ. Well, when Joseph was dying, he said, "Don't bury my bones down here." Why? He was a prophet. He foresaw things that the rest of them didn't see. He said, "Take me up in Palestine and bury me with my fathers." And Moses, after four hundred years, took Joseph's bones and buried them in Palestine. I wonder why. [Genesis 50:24-26]
Job said, "I know my Redeemer liveth, and at the last days He'll stand on the earth. And though the skin worms destroys this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself. My eyes shall behold, and not another." That God would stand on the earth and he'd see Him. [Job 19:25-27]
Abraham said, "If Job's going to see Him, I'm going to be buried right with him so I can see Him too. I'll bury Sarah there." Buried them all there, for they knowed that the firstfruits of the resurrection wasn't coming out of Egypt; it was coming out of Palestine. [Genesis 23:1-20]
And that's the reason today, I say have all your frolic and world you want. Those that are dead in Christ will God bring with Him in the resurrection. So bury me in Jesus Christ, for I know there's where the resurrection's coming from. Call me what you want to: a holy roller, don't make any difference to me, just so I'm buried in Christ, hid away from the world. There's where the resurrection's going to come from the Spirit born Christians that's dead to the things of the world: crazy to the world, silly acting. That's the ones that's coming in the resurrection as the Bible states. That's right. Read between the line, brother. [I Thessalonians 4:14]
L-35 Notice. My wife write me a letter, she'd say, "Dear Bill, so-and-so..." I read what she says, then I read between the line; 'cause I love her and I know what she's talking about. Get in love with Him one time. Don't try to stall and argue about the thing, just get in love with Him, and you'll, He'll reveal it to you. Hide it from the theological seminaries and reveal it to babes such as will learn. It's proved to be the truth. You've had twenty, oh, almost two thousand years to prove your argument, and you fail till two-thirds of the world has never heard of Jesus Christ yet.
Give me five hundred people born of the Spirit of God, filled with the Holy Ghost, and on fire for God, I'll do more for the kingdom of God in one year's time, than the whole church has done in two thousand years. That's right. That'll believe in signs and wonders and miracles, and be truly, not a make belief, but truly borned of the Spirit of God. That's right. What we need, that's God's program. All right, just a minute now. Let's get these things. [Matthew 11:25]
L-36 When Jesus died, He was the Son of God. I believe He was the virgin born Son of God. I believe Jehovah God overshadowed a little virgin, created a blood cell in the womb of Mary, 'out knowing any man. It developed, was born, was the Son of God, and Jehovah come down and dwelt in His Son. God was on earth dwelling with us in a Man call, His Son Jesus Christ. Just this. If you don't believe that, you're lost. That's right.
An atheist arguing with me not long ago, said, "Preacher, do you mean to tell me that woman could have a baby without knowing a man?"
I said, "Yes, sir."
Said, "It can't be. Can't be." Says, "It's against all scientific rules. Co--corn won't even pole, nothing else, without a actual contact of male and female."
I said, "Is that right?" I... "So I want to ask you something. Will you admit that Mary... Jesus had a mother?"
"But it's impossible for God to be His Father."
Said, "There is no such a thing as God."
"You mean the great Spirit of the great creation couldn't have created the blood cell?"
"No, there is no such a thing. She had affair with Joseph, and just a little slip-up like we have now. And they started a religion by it."
I said, "I want to ask to something, then, sir. Where did the first man come from, let him be tadpole, monkey, or whatever he was, that you want to say? The first man, where did he come from, and who was his pappy and mammy? According to your statement he had to have a father and a mother before it could be done, then where did the first man come from: let him be anything he wants to be?" That's right.
Fifteen minutes from there under an old pine tree (where me and Brother Wood passed the other day), I led him to Christ. Amen. He couldn't answer. Certainly not. According to their statement, he had to have a beginning of both father and mother. So where--who was he? Who made the first ones?
Oh, they're... I'm like what Billy Sunday said about prohibition. "Their argument is--is thinner than the broth made out of a shadow of a chicken that starved to death." Now, that's how thin it is. That's right. They just haven't got no legs at all to stand on. No, sir. God is, and a Rewarder of those who seek Him. That's right.
L-37 Now, notice. When Jesus died at Calvary, He said... Everything on earth knew that was the Son of God. God even said it was His Son. He shut the heavens off; it was dark over the earth. He couldn't watch His own Son die, and yet His Son giving His Blood for the remission of sin.
The Roman centurion put his hand over his heart and said, "Truly, that's the Son of God."
Judas Iscariot said, "I've betrayed innocent blood." The earth said It was the Son of God; it belched out the rocks in a great earthquake, when He died. Everything recognized He was the Son of God. Oh, my. I oughtn't to start this, going to have a prayer line, but I feel real good right now. [Matthew 27:1-10, 54], [Mark 15:39]
L-38 Watch Him! Bear with me just a minute, if you can stand some of this old-time sorghum-molasses and hickory smoked ham. Look. Coming down, condescending, the Son of God said, "Into Thy hands I commend My Spirit," gave up the Ghost. And the Bible said He went and preached to the souls that were in prison. Amen. What is it? These fellows here, where that Miss Pepper broke into, the souls that were in prison, that repented not in the long suffering of the, God in the days of Noah, when the ark was being prepared. [Luke 23:44-48], [I Peter 3:18-20]
L-39 I can see Him. Let's dramatize this. I can see Him coming down into this first dimension of lost souls. [Brother Branham knocks--Ed.] Knock at the door. Opened up the door. That wailing mass of beautiful women, wretched hags, men, all screaming and crying: torment. "Oh, if I could get out of here..."
He knocked at the door; the door swung open. There stood the Son of the living God in a celestial body. Said, "I am the Son of God that Enoch said would come with ten thousands of His saints. I'm the One that Noah spoke of. I'm the woman's Seed from the garden of Eden. The heavens had just testified of Me. The earth has testified of Me. Judas testified of Me. The Roman soldier testified of Me. The Father testified of Me. Now, you got to know that I'm here to fulfill the Word of God." Hallelujah.
Every demon knowed He was there. Oh, when He was on earth they screamed and hollered, "We know Who You are, the Holy One of God." They knew Him even if preachers didn't. They knew Who He was.
And then they screamed, "Let us out."
He said, "Why didn't you repent?" Slam, went the door. On down He went in below the demons. Down through that line of demonology, they screamed and hollered and got back. They knowed where they went. When He cast them out of the demo--the demons out of the man of Gadara, they went into the swine, choked theirself. They seen that Presence of that holy One coming, walking through there. They hid like a bunch of roaches on, when the lights is turned on in the summertime when they're gnawing on a apple core. Put me in the mind of some preachers, when you turn the Gospel light on, they scatter. "Don't go there to hear that." Put me in the mind of big old bunch of roaches in the summertime. In the darkness they can nimblely go, but turn the light on one time. That's right. All right. [I Peter 3:18-20]
L-40 The next thing He did, He come on down through that other trinity, on down into hell. I can just see Him go up to the door. [Brother Branham knocks as on a door--Ed.] Satan walked to door and said, "Oh. So you finally got here, did you?"
"Yes, I'm here."
"I thought you when I--I had you when I killed Abel. I thought I'd shot you when I got Abel. I was sure I had you when I throwed Daniel into the lions den. When I beheaded John, I thought I had you then. Well, when you was on the cross, I thought I had you. But finally you've arrived."
Jesus said, "Yes, I've arrived. And I've arrived for one purpose; you have put fear and chills over the people long enough. I come down to take over." That's right. Oh, He said, "I am the virgin born Son of God."
"Oh, I got a right; Adam sinned."
"But My Blood's still wet on the cross that paid that sin. Yes, sir. I come down to take over. Give me the keys of death and hell." He done give the keys to the kingdom to Peter: the church. Yes, sir. He said, "Give Me the keys of death and hell." You notice, when He rose, He had them hanging on His side. Said, "Give me the keys of death and hell." Reached over and grabbed Satan by the neck, [Brother Branham demonstrates--Ed.] throwed him down, put His foot on him; reached over and grab them off. Said, "You've fooled people long enough. Get back in there where you belong." Hang them on His side. "I'm the Boss now. My Blood has been shed up there on the cross for the remission of sin and for sickness. You can't keep them there any longer. There will be people who will believe Me. You can't bind them up with sickness. You can't bind them up with fear. They will believe." Hallelujah. The keys of death and hell... [I Peter 3:18-20], [Revelation 1:18]
L-41 Here He comes climbing up. Brother, she's coming near daylight. I can see the big morning star looking around the grave already. It's coming on the third day. Hallelujah. The first...
Wait. He's got somebody else over here in paradise. So He don't forget nobody. "Pass me not, O gentle Saviour, Hear my humble cry."
Over here in paradise lays some souls: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, and those who've been faithful, believing the promise of the prophets. And they're laying there waiting with only the blo--blood of bulls and goats, a shadow or a type of His own Blood. I can see Him go up to paradise, [Brother Branham knocks--Ed.] knock on the door. Abraham opens up the door. "Who are You?"
He said, "I am the Seed of Abraham."
I can hear Daniel say, "What? That's the Stone I seen hewed out of a mountain without hands."
I can hear Ezekiel say, "I saw Him coming with such speed till looked like was powerful with dust under His feet." Oh, my. [Nahum 1:3]
I can hear the prophet say, "I wrestled with Him all night down at the river before I crossed." Hallelujah. [I Peter 3:18-20], [Daniel 2:34, 45], [Mark 14:58]
L-42 John, the different ones recognized Him. Said, "All right, brethren, gird up your loins, the resurrection is near. It's just about fifteen minutes before time that that grave's going to open yonder. My righteous Blood has been shed yonder for you. You was a waiting on Me, under the blood of goats and bulls which could not take you into the Presence of the Father. But I've shed My Blood to take it away. Now, we're on our road home. Come on, and your..."
Abraham said, "Come on, Sarah," catch her by the arm. I can hear Abraham say, "My Lord..."
He said, "Yes, My servant, what do you want."
Said, "Can we make a little whistle stop in Jerusalem? I'd just like to look the old town over at a place where me and Sarah roamed around so much."
"Sure, I'm going be up forty days and nights with My disciples, got to give them some more lectures before they go. All right. We're going to make a little whistle stop."
And about that time the Angel of God rolled away the stone. There was an earthquake all over the earth. And the Bible said that many of the bodies of the saints that slept in Him rose and come out of the grave in immortal bodies, like His own glorious body. What? [Matthew 27:50-53]
L-43 I can see Caiaphas standing, saying, "What was all that noise this morning, you priests?"
Priests say, "I don't know. The only thing, there's people appearing everywhere around this city here. Some of them claim they're old saints that's resurrected."
"Well," Caiaphas says, "I don't know." Said, "Say, who is that young couple coming there?"
I... It's Sarah and Abraham walking along and say, "Looky there, honey. You remember that old place where we come down that hill, yonder?"
"Yeah, I remember that."
"What... Oh, oh. We're being watched." He'd just vanish just like the kind of body He had, went right into the building through the walls. They didn't even know... His own glorious body. They were walking here on earth and appearing to people. Hallelujah. Yes, there's your forty days. Hallelujah.
Excuse me. No, don't excuse me. I don't mean that. No. Brother, there's nothing formal; God's without form. [I Thessalonians 4:13-18]
L-44 Let me tell you something. On after forty days, His feet begin to lift from the ground one day. He said to His disciples, "Go into all the world; preach the Gospel. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. These signs shall follow them that believe." You're going to be called, fortuneteller; you're going to be called devil; you're going to be called everything there are; but you're going to cast out devils." Amen. "Lay their hands on the sick; they shall recover."
Here He goes up. I can see Sarah and Abraham, all of them, joining with Him. Oh, my. Here they go on up; passed the moon, the stars. Jesus at the head, the Old Testament saints behind Him, walking. Hallelujah. They come in sight of the big great city yonder that's built foursquare: pearly gates. I can hear all the Old Testament saints with their great Victor walking in the front of them, great Conqueror. Oh, He is a Mighty Conqueror since He rent the veil in two. [Mark 16:15-18]
L-45 Here He is with the Old Testament saints. I can hear them holler, "Lift up, ye everlasting gates and be ye lifted up. And let the King of Glory come in."
I hear the angels say, "What was that?"
"Lift up, ye everlasting gates and be ye lifted up. And let the King of Glory come in."
I can hear the angels holler, "Who is this King of Glory?"
"The Lord of Hosts, Mighty in battle. He is the King of Glory." Hallelujah.
I can see Gabriel walk out there with his chest throwed back, press the button: open come the gates. Down through the streets went Jesus, victorious with the Old Testament saints, right down through the streets...?... Hallelujah. Victory. Walked right up in the Presence of the Father and said, "Father, here they are. They all died in faith looking to the time." Hallelujah.
I hear Him say, "Well done, My Son. Climb up here and set on My right hand till I make all Your enemy Your footstool." Oh, Hallelujah.
Oh, I'm a half hour late. I don't want to be that way there. He's making every enemy His footstool. All devils is under His feet. All sickness is under His feet. All sin is under His feet. And we're in Him, more than conquerors through Him that loved us. [Psalms 24:7-10]
L-46 Now, when a believer dies now, he goes straight to the Presence of God. John, on the isle of Patmos, said, "The souls under the altar cried, "How long, Lord? How long?"
"Just a little longer until they call some more 'holy rollers' and fix them all up down there, and they suffer the same thing you did." Then he looked over and he saw them coming, a great number which no man can mul--no multitude which no man could number: white robed saints, palms in their hands awaiting. He said, "Who are these?"
Said, "They are they that come out of the tribulation, the persecution, and come up and made their robes white in the Blood of the Lamb. They're before Him day and night." I want to be numbered with them, don't you? You know I... [Revelation 6:9-11]
L-47 I want to see Jesus, don't you?
That's what I want to do. When my earthly journey's finished, my last song, my last sermon, and this old Bible is laying closed somewhere, I look standing around the bed, and there stands my boy and my girls, my wife, my loved ones. I want to raise my hand and sing,
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away.
He taught me how to watch and pray
And live rejoicing every day.
I want to slip from this old building, when it gets a leak in it here. I want to drop her here:
This robe of flesh I drop and rise,
And seize the everlasting prize.
And shout while passing through the air,
"Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer."
L-48 I hope by God's grace, I can stand in His Presence that day and meet you every one that's here tonight. And when I stand there, in His great august Being in His great Presence, and the presence of the angelic hosts standing around, Who knows every thought that's in your heart... Oh, I can walk up to Him and say, "My Lord, I did the best that I know how with what You give me to do with. Thou did give me a Divine gift as being a seer. I did all that I know how. I preached Your Word to the best of my knowledge. And, Lord, these followed." Oh, my. What? If I can just touch His feet, maybe kiss the ground where He's walked, scoot back over... And He'll just build me a little log cabin somewhere down there beyond Your all's palace. I'll be happy."
God bless you. He's here tonight. I claim Him. He's my Lord. He's your Lord. He's my Healer. He's your Healer. And I know what I'm talking about. He's here. Will you believe Him? Let's bow our heads.
Sister, would you come up to the piano just a moment? I didn't aim to go to preaching, friends. Just kinda hard to get out of that.
L-49 Our Heavenly Father, well, pardon me, Lord. You were misunderstood; why shouldn't we be misunderstood? Doesn't bother us. You told us we would be, so we are. And we're just thankful that we can bear the reproach, thankful that You give us the opportunity. We pray now that You'll bless these people. Many of them are here sick and needy.
Lord, there's nothing I know to do any more than to present the Gospel to them, tell them what You said. And then with Your Divine gift that Thou hast given, if You'll just tonight...?... And if I did preach in there, do wrong, You forgive me. And I pray that You'll send the great Angel of God that'll stand here by me, that'll help me, the great gift, Angel, ministering Spirit sent from the Presence of God to minister the will of God through His servant. You said He makes His secrets known to His prophets. His ministers are flaming fire.
And I pray that You'll bless tonight. Override all opposition, and may Your Spirit come in lovely and sweet and bless us all together. For we ask it in Christ's Name. Amen.
L-50 I want you to be reverent. Do you believe if we'd ask the prayer just where you're setting like that, that God would heal every one of you? I--I wonder what sometimes the audiences think before I get started into the meeting. I know what most of you is thinking: you want a prayer line; that's what you're wanting. Now, that's the truth.
Now, Brother Bosworth, it just won't work in my meetings. That's all there is to it. It just takes the prayer line. Now, just as soon as I made mention of that just to see what it was, that wall just come down. See? Everybody in here wants the prayer line to be prayed for. All right.
Did you give out some prayer cards? What was they? U's. How many? One to a hundred. All right. We'll just have to... We can't call everybody. We just have to call them a few at a time, pray for the sick. Now, whether God... Usually in preaching, why, it's kindy adu--another anointing. And I want you to remember me in your prayers. Prayer card U's. U. Prayer card U... []
L-51 ... night. Are we strangers, lady? I don't know you. You don't know me: no contact at all in the world? He... Never saw me before. All right, that makes us perfectly total strangers. Well, now, if you are sick, then you've come here to me for help. And the help cometh from God. But you believe me as your brother, don't you? Do you believe... Have you ever read that little book of the story of the Angel of the Lord appearing to me? Have you ever read that? Never read it, just coming like that. Well, God will surely help you then.
Now, if our Lord Jesus was standing here, He knows you, doesn't He? He knows everything you've ever done. And so He could tell you. Well then, you being a stranger to me, if He, through His sovereign holy grace, will--will let me know something about you, like the woman at the well or whatever He talked to, then you'd accept your healing, wouldn't you? You know there'd have to be some kind of a supernatural Being here that's a doing that, wouldn't you? You'd have to know it come from a supernatural resource. And then--then you'd know it come from supernatural. But then it'd be your attitude towards that which would determine your healing. You see what I mean?
Do you believe that God is still the same that He ever was? You believe He's the same. Now, you--you have a--a--an asthmatic condition that's--it's a bothering you. And you also have a female disorder. And that examination has proved, I believe he said a cyst in it. Is that right? Is that true? Well then, if every word of that is true, and me not knowing you, but seeing and hearing what that man told you; and seeing what you was at home and so forth; and it's a supernatural Being. Is that right? Then I tell you by that same Spirit, if you'll accept Jesus as your Healer now, you'll go home and get well. Do you do it? God bless you then; let me pray.
Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless our sister and may she go home and be well in commemoration of Thy great Words which said, "They'll lay hands on the sick; they shall recover." I do this in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. Now, go rejoicing, happy, sister, and thanking God for your healing.
L-52 All right, come, sir. Now, how many of you here, the first time, believes now with all your heart? Say, "I believe, Brother Branham, that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead. That's enough to prove to me right now that He's here." Will you raise your hand? Say, "I believe it." Thank you. Thank you. That's newcomers, every one of you. Now, the Lord bless you.
Now, I am... You understand that I'm not a healer, friends. I couldn't heal no one. If I could, I'm sure... Me setting here looking at this woman that's paralyzed, I'd certainly go down and heal her. I know what's wrong with her. I know where her trouble is. I know this woman is the same. Both of them are paralytics. That's right. It's been for some time. And I know there's just a little shadow holds behind you there. If you could ever cross that little shadow there, you'd get up from there and walk out of the building. That's right. If you could... But I can't bring you above that shadow; your own spirit has to lift you up like that. There it is. It's just a little... You think, "Well, I'm in such a condition, I--I just..." See? Don't think that. God can heal you the same as He could heal a toothache. [] ... step up to that. All right.
L-53 Excuse me, sir. I'm--I'm sorry. You're the patient, aren't you? All right. Sometimes in speaking like that, I--knowing I got a audience before me, it makes me kinda feel that I... The anointing, if I get too far into it, then it hurts me. You know? Then I... The vision begins to move, and I--I don't know just exactly what to do.
And now, didn't you... You are a believer; I see that now, that you are a Christian. Now, because I know that, that as soon as I catch your spirit, your life seems to welcome. You're very conscious that something's near. That is... Have you ever seen the picture of that Angel on the paper? See? Here we've got It. They've scientifically taken It. That's just exactly what's near.
You are a minister You are a minister, and you're a Methodist preacher. Is that right? Your name is Obanion. Is that right? You're... They call you Howard, don't they? Brother Howard? That's--that's what your name is. And you are--you're suffering with some kind of a colon trouble or in--in--in there. And it causes a rash and to come on your--some kind of breaking out. Isn't that true?
You have a wife that's had an operation some years ago, or some time. And it was a gall bladder. Is that right? It's caused a bad effect, and she has a heart asthma now. Was those things the truth, sir? Are they? I don't know what It told you, but is it the truth? It's the truth. All right. Something here knew that. Is that right? That's the Angel of the Lord. See? He can make you whole, my brother.
Our heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless our brother. Heal him, dear God. And may his troubles, whatever they are, end from tonight on, because he has come reverently and believed on Your Son Jesus Christ, that He raised from the dead as He promised, and is living in His church tonight. God bless my brother, who I bless; in Jesus Christ's Name for his healing. Amen. God bless you, my brother...?... Go on your road. See? God be with you.
L-54 All right. Billy--or Brother Wood, this is the patient? Are you believer, sister? Do you believe me to be His prophet? Or His preacher, or... I catch that. It's the Spirit that says that. You see? In myself, I don't care to say that. See? But do you believe that God is here to help you? I could not help you no more than by a Divine revelation from God or a vision. And by doing that, why, I perhaps would be able to--to help you. You have many things wrong with you. You have arthritis, for one thing. And you have heart trouble for another thing. You have a stomach trouble for another thing. You have a kidney trouble for another thing. Is that truth? I seen, seeming like a doctor talking to you or something. I couldn't see it just right.
Just a moment. I want to talk to you again. There was something happened there I didn't see. Would you... I want to talk to you just a moment again, like the wo--talking at the woman... Oh, here He is. Oh, you've got something wrong in your, some kind of a--a choking in--in your throat. That was caused from an old bronchitis condition you had long years, some time ago. Is that right? Long time ago, and it's a... Are you believing now? See? More vision, it just makes it weaker on me. You accept your healing?
Lord, heal her, Father. I pray that You'll be merciful to her, and may she go from here tonight and be made completely whole. I ask it, in Christ's Name. Amen. God bless you, sister. Whatever it was is truth, wasn't it? If it's true, now go and be healed in Jesus Christ's Name.
L-55 All right, come, lady. You believe with all your heart? You believe that God sent me to help you?
What you weeping for, sir? As you're crying. You want God to heal you of that prostate trouble? You do? Stand up on your feet. Accept your healing now. Go home; the prostate trouble leaves you in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
You believe me to be His servant? With all your heart you believe it? You've had an accident, and you've hurt... It's your neck and your leg. You--you fell through a--a--a register or something. Isn't that right? Long time... Hurt yourself... Your trouble's laying right in your back. It's a strained nerve which is doing this here and down there. Was those things the truth? If you would, would you let the people know: is that the truth? Truth? Every bit of it? Well, whatever He told you, that wasn't me. That was my voice, but it--I was somewhere else, seeing you somewhere. It seems to me; I'm not sure; but it seems to me that something happened to you. Was that right? Didn't you fall or fall or--or fell through something? Uh-huh. That was the truth? Then that's God confirming that I've told the truth. And here's what's truth. Jesus healed you when He died at Calvary. Do you now accept it? Come here.
In confirmation of Thy Word, O God, to fulfill what Jesus Christ, Your Son, said, do I lay hands upon this, my sister, who's confident that she's standing in the Presence, not of her brother, but in the Presence of Jehovah God. And I pray Thee, God, to bless her for her faith, and may she go and be well; in the Name of Thy Son Jesus, we ask it. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go and testify now. Let us hear what's become...
L-56 Come, sister. Now, be just as reverent as you possibly can. The visions... It--it makes you feel such a funny feeling. My lips are feeling like they're that thick and draw all over me. Now, please don't move. Set still just a minute. Be in prayer till I can kinda get to myself around a little. Are you all believing? The Lord Jesus is here confirming His Word. And I--I pray that you'll believe. If He can't make you believe, what's the use of me trying?
Sister, now look on me just a moment so I can just see you. Just be reverent and I just want to talk to you, just... See? You're--you're human being as I am. And I must catch your spirit in order to--to know, and to see, and... But you're--you're standing for someone else. It's your mother, an elderly woman who's unable to come to the meeting. And there's something wrong in the--in the stomach. It's... Oh, the--oh, the doctor... It's a cancer. The--the woman is dying. And she asked you to come and, "stand for me." I seen her as she said when you left the door, for you to stand in her place. Is that truth, lady?
Our heavenly Father, send Thy blessings to her. Whatever her request is, Lord, for healing, grant it to her, as I bless this poor woman; in the Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ, I ask it. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go, and be unto you just as you believe. That's just the way it'll be. God bless you. Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
L-57 Come, lady. Have faith. Are you believing with all your heart? All right, lady. I want you to look this way just a moment to me. Do you believe me to be the Lord's servant? Unworthy to say that, I'm ashamed of my life, ashamed of my being, to even claim to be His servant; but yet, through His grace, He has made me His servant, and my hands to represent... How could my hands ever represent His, seeing that my hands is unholy to represent His holy hands. But whose hands would be holy? We were all born in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies.
Now, just a moment. There's a demon in the audience a screaming to this woman. On that woman right there, you have asthma, don't you, lady? You do too, don't you? Asthmatic. All right. Stand up to your feet. That's right. Stand up, lady, with the black coat on. That's right. Go home, both of you now, and be healed. God bless you. Go, in Jesus' Name.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Say... All right. I felt that, them demons calling one to another. [Mark 11:22]
L-58 Now, come, lady. Believe with all your heart. You want to get over that kidney trouble and go home and be made well? Say, "Thank You, Lord Jesus, for healing me." God bless her and heal her, I pray, in Jesus Christ's Name, that You'll grant it, Father. Amen. Amen.
Come, lady. Wasn't it a strange thing when I said, "kidney trouble," to her, for you have the same. Just keep on going and say, "Lord, I thank You for my healing." I ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen. All right.
Do you believe, lady? With all your heart? You believe me His servant? Are you, Amish? And you, very lovely, I appreciate your faith in Christ Jesus. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, and many of your people were there and healed. An Amish minister married me. Your loyalty is appreciated.
And you suffer... I see you, especially in a room of a evening there's something takes... Oh, yes, you're coughing real hard. It's a asthmatic condition. Is that right? Sleeping at night, you can't hardly sleep it's so bad. Isn't that right in a--a room where you have to yourself? Now, God knows that that is true. You believe you're going to get well now? May I ask God to help you, sister, as you come forward?
Almighty God, Creator of heavens and earth, bless this little woman, who I bless in Thy Name, and may she get healed from this night and take this message to her people, that Jesus Christ has raised from the dead and is a great Healer that heals all the sickness. I ask this in His Name. Amen. God bless you, my little sister. Go on your road, rejoicing, believing and be healed.
L-59 All right. Come, lady. That's a horrible demon. It makes you dizzy and upset all the time. It's sugar diabetes. You see? But God can heal you of that. Standing here between you and I now, it's dripping like that, a white blood. See? 'Cause it's insulin shots and things that has to be taken to keep it down. I pray that God will heal you. Will you accept it now, accept your healing?
O Jesus, Son of God, may this poor soul come to Calvary just now and get a blood transfusion from that holy Blood there at Calvary and never need another shot as long as she lives. Oh, I pray this blessing for her, in Jesus' Name. Amen. God bless you, sister. Go rejoice now. Go happy. You want to go back or anyway you want to go. All right.
L-60 Come, lady. If God will speak and say what's wrong with you, will you accept your healing? You will accept it; you promise me that? Well, you have trouble with your ovary, which is a female trouble causing a discharge. Isn't that right? All right, just... You right back now and get well. Just turn right around and say, "Thank You, Lord Jesus." or go back this way, anyway you want to go. Say, "Thank you."
Wasn't it a strange thing when I said that to her? 'Cause you suffer with the very same thing, and it left you the same time hers did. God bless you, go and be made well. Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
Strange thing. You had the same thing, lady. Is that right? A female disorder. Just keep on going. You been real nervous for a while too, haven't you? Don't worry about that, that's what's caused it (You see?), which might cause a premature menopause. But just keep thanking God. It was ulcerated in there, but it's--it's moved now. Go, believing God and you shall get well. Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
L-61 Come, believing with all your heart. Get over the diabetes and so forth. Go home and be made well. Do you believe God with all your heart? Believe He's going to heal you right now? Let me lay... You want me to lay hands on you. That's fine.
Lord Jesus, I pray that You'll heal her. May she go, in Jesus' Name, and be made well. God bless you, sister.
All right, come, lady. Come, sir. With all your heart. 'Course I see you're wearing glasses which is caused from your eyes. Anyone can see that. Maybe there's something else wrong that--that God will reveal to me. That people say, "Why, of course, knowing your eyes are going bad like that, and just--and seeing that little s--place there on your eye. We won't speak of that, 'cause you know of that. But perhaps, maybe, there's something else wrong. God will reveal it. Yes, sir. Do you believe with all your heart? You have heart trouble too. Is that right? All right, go ahead now. You believe? God bless you. Go and be made well, in Jesus' Name.
L-62 Come, lady. Believe with all your heart as you come. You believe with--if God could help you here... If God would reveal to me what your trouble is, do you believe that He would make you well? You believe it with all your heart? Stand still just a minute.
Yes, it's that lady setting right there. You have stomach trouble, don't you, sister? Said, yes. Stomach trouble? You had stomach trouble too, didn't you? You're both healed. Go home and eat what you want to.
The lady setting second from you there had stomach trouble too, right down there. That other lady too, setting down there had a stomach trouble too. You believe with all your heart... You believe it? It's a ulcerating condition causing peptic ulcer. You go home and eat what you want to. God bless you.
The lady setting right between you had a rupture. Is that right, lady? You believe? Go home.
What's the matter, sir? Do you believe with all your heart? All right. You had a--a heart trouble and rheumatism, and you--you believe that God will make you well there? If you do, you can raise up. You know, you have gall bladder trouble, setting right next there--gall bladder trouble. Isn't that right, sir? All right, you can raise up too and accept your healing and go home. Or... You can go--be made well. God bless you. That's it. Go home, you're healed. Standing here last night trying to believe, now, your faith's made you whole. God bless you. Go home; you're well, and be all right.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
L-63 Come, lady. Come, you, lady. You believe me to be His prophet, His servant? With all your heart? Have a hard time getting up of a morning, don't you? That arthritis bothers you so bad at morning. What if I told you it was gone? Will you believe it? Go off the platform, walk like a little young lady. Go ahead and be made well, in Jesus Christ's Name. Have faith in God. Oh, what the Holy Spirit could do right now.
Come, sir. You believing? If God will reveal your trouble will you--will you accept your healing? You have diabetes in your blood. God will make you well. Go believe it. God bless you, brother. Let's say, "Thanks, God."
Come, sir. You believing with all your heart? What made you jump when I said heart trouble? 'Cause heart's what's a bothering you. Isn't that right? Now, you can go home and be made well; if you believe with all your heart, Jesus Christ will make you well.
Father, I pray that You'll heal the man, for we know without this, he would die soon; and I pray that You'll help him. Amen. God bless you, my brother. God be with you. All right. Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
L-64 God bless you, sister. You believe for the little boy? A female trouble. And this little laddie here... You believe he will get over it? That he'll quit having them? Them spells, it's epilepsy. You come from out of town. You come from a rolling country, lot of... I'm either going say it's Carolina or Virginia, one. I'll say Virginia. Is that right?
Now, this is epilepsy. And I want every one to bow your heads. Bring me the baby. Come here, sonny. Now remember, this is kind that gets away. I want every mother with your child stand close. I'm not responsible.
Remember, if--if anything happens, if you're a critic, this is your time to leave. Epilepsy's the one thing caused more trouble than anything. I don't say I can. By God's help I believe I can make it leave him. But remember, it'll be in the building.
Now, bow your heads and don't raise it till you hear me say so. Look here, son. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for you, honey, that you might be made well, that this thing might leave you. Well, if Jesus will make you well, will you serve God all your life, and--and serve Him and be a young man, if God let's you live? And if He calls you to preach the Gospel, you'll preach anything He wants. Will you do that?
Almighty God, Who brought Jesus from the grave, this devil has robbed this child here, seeing that there lays a future in his life, I believe. That's why I take the little boy here under this consideration, and I ask You to be merciful to this child. Now, thou demon that's called epilepsy, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I charge Thee by the living God, come out of the boy. Leave him. Go out of this building and torment no one else. In Jesus Christ's Name, I bind thee and send thee from this child; by the authority of the vicarious suffering of Jesus the Son of God at Calvary, I ask you to go from the child.
Look here, sonny. It's off of him now, mother. It's gone. Now, you just keep believing; they won't come back on him. God bless you, honey. God bless you. Go ahead, your trouble's ended too, sister. You're going home. May God bless you.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God." Now, raise your heads. Raise your head. I thought it was going to show up. I believe that boy's got a future. I seen something. I couldn't make out what it was, 'cause I'm so weak right at this time, but I--I thought that--that something showed to the boy.
L-65 Now, be reverent. Have faith in God. Believe Him with all your heart. See a little lady setting there, praying. The Spirit's hanging over her, a halo. It's a... She's got something wrong with her hip. And you're suffering with a nervous condition. You were praying that I would speak to you. Isn't that right, lady? When you was--had your prayer going. Little lady in white there, isn't that right? I seen you. All right. You're going to get well now. You're going to be all right.
There's a poor old man setting there with a crutch in his arm. Look this a way, sir. Do you believe me... That's all right. You believe me to be God's prophet? You do? All right. You've just recently had a stroke that's put you in this condition. And it must've been; you had the same clothes on. It's been the last day or two you was to visit a doctor. And a doctor's putting something over... It's on your heart. He says you got a heart trouble. He shook his head and says that you can't live but a little while. Is that the truth, sir? I would accept Jesus Christ as my Healer, and stick that crutch on my shoulder, and go out of here, and glorify God, if I was in your place. God bless you. Get some spunk in you, like that, of the old fashion Holy Ghost conviction and go out. God bless you. Now, stick her on your shoulder and go on. You're healed. [Mark 11:22]
L-66 Let's say, "Praise the Lord." on... You believe now? How many believes? Raise your hands. Now, bow your heads.
Heavenly Father, I pray Thee, in the Name of Thy Son Jesus, that You will cast away every unclean spirit. Every devil that's in the building, may it all leave, and every one in here be perfectly made well.
O God, You Who stood here, hour after hour, and has confirmed Your Word with signs following, how much longer will these people of this world disbelieve You, Lord? O God, grant that every spirit of unbelief, and every doubt will be drove away from the people right now; and the power of Your resurrected Son, may take its place and give strength and power. And may every person in here be healed just now.
Lord, may the cripples walk out. May every one that's on crutches walk out, packing their crutches over their shoulder. May the wheel stretcher cases walk out tonight, pushing the cart before them. And may all the heart trouble go out rejoicing, healed. Everyone, Lord. I'll condemn every devil, through the suffering of Jesus Christ at Calvary where He won the victory, I say that every devil is defeated; in Jesus Christ's Name, I ask for him to leave the people. Amen.
Almighty God that raised His Son from the dead, will make you every one well at this minute. Are you believing? If you are believing, stand to your feet. Throw away your crutches, get up out of your places, and God make you every one well.

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