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Brass Serpent
53-1121, Brass Serpent, Evansville Coliseum, Evansville, IN, 81 min

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L-1 The 21st chapter of Numbers and the 5th verse, to you who are writing down. Now, Brother Bosworth has already preached. I'm just standing here till I get the feel of the crowd, so that I know what the Holy Spirit wants to say tonight.
The 5th verse we start reading here:
And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in this wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our souls loatheth this light bread.
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, be-... for we have spoke against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he will take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make... a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
And Moses made a serpent out of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
And the children of Israel set forward, to pitch into Oboth.
[Numbers 21:5-10]
L-2 Now, over in Saint John, I believe it's the 2nd chapter of Saint John and the 12th, or, the 14th verse. Jesus speaking, Nicodemus, and said: Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
[John 3:14-15]
L-3 Now, shall we bow our heads while we speak to the Author of this Word.
Our merciful Father, with Your bountiful blessings that Thou has given to this, we, the unworthy ones, we turn our hearts, and face, towards the dust of the earth where You taken us from, and someday shall return back to the dust, if Jesus tarries. But O God, Thou has promised us a resurrection out of the dust someday, through Jesus, Who You brought up from the dust of the earth, set Him at Your right hand. And now He's... All principalities and powers and... is under His feet. Someday, death to every mortal will be placed under His feet. And then, we shall see Him as He is, we'll have a body like His Own glorious Body, resurrected from the grave, immortal, never to be sick. [I John 3:2]
Oh, how we thank Thee for those glorious promises. And them promises is God, because in the beginning was the Word, and the Word is with God, and the Word was God, and was made flesh, and dwelled among us. And here is the Word tonight, written here before us, and we thank Thee for it. And now may It just find Its place of anchorage tonight in every heart here: that the unsaved, first of all, would get saved; the backsliders would come back to Jesus Christ, the loving Heavenly Father, and be reconciled by the... His sacrifice on the cross, dying in their stead. And we ask, then, that You'll heal all that's sick and all that's afflicted tonight, that the glory of God may be upon the people. [John 1:14]
Tomorrow is the Sabbath, Sunday schools will be going on everywhere, broadcasts. Tonight, the whiskey places, the roadhouses are laden with young men and women; poor old mothers with broken hearts, praying for their boys and girls. The church, O God, somehow, can we have a stirring tomorrow here in the city? Grant it, Father, that every church, tomorrow, may be just loaded with the peoples and may there be such, just a great hush, or an awe over the city; as God says, "Now, you keep still and let Me speak, I want to talk to your weary heart." Grant it, Lord.
Begin tonight, right here, Lord, in this church. And begin with me, Your servant. May everyone feel the blessing of God. May the sick be healed in such a way tonight, that tomorrow, the streets will be full of people testifying of their healing. We'll give all the praise to Thee Who it belongs to. For we ask it in Thy Own beloved Son's Name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
L-4 Types and antitypes in the Bible: the antitype, of course, takes away the type. But if you'll notice, Moses in the type, set up a brass serpent. I'd like to draw your attention to that, just for a few moments. And it...I was going to give some testimony tonight, but I'll wait. [John 3:14], [Numbers 21:7-9]
I want to get this on God's Word, for after all, This is the only foundation that anyone can build on, correctly. God will never recognize any foundation but this Word. "For no other foundation can be laid than that which is already laid." Is that...? And this is God's Word in the beginning, if anything else is said, if it doesn't compare with this Word, then it isn't of God, I wouldn't think; 'cause the Bible said, "He that takes away, or adds to: the same shall be taken out of, his part, out of the Book of Life." So, we want to be sure that we keep our doctrine always on THUS SAITH THE LORD. [I Corinthians 3:7-15], [Revelation 22:19]
And if any time that any person finds something in my meeting that isn't based upon God's Word, you owe it to me as a brother or sister, to let me know about it. Come to me, write me, some way, let me know; I certainly want it: this is the first.
L-5 Now, in the Old Testament was the--was the types; just like God leading Israel, all the sacrifices, and the atonements, and everything in the Old Testament: just spoke of Christ. And in Christ: the center of the full plan of God's redemption for the human race. Everything you have need of, tonight, is in Christ.
Now, notice this, of Divine healing in the atonement. Christ, the beginning, was leading the church in a form of a Pillar of Fire. Do you believe that? You believe that was Christ? The Bible said it was: "Moses esteemed the riches of Christ greater treasures than the--the riches of--of Egypt. And he forsook Egypt, not knowing where he was going, but not fearing the king's wrath: but he was led by Christ." [Hebrews 11:24-27]
L-6 Now, many people... And here some time ago, speaking to a Jew, the way that he couldn't understand when a fellow by the name of John Rhyn had been healed, blind. (Not the John here. He knows him.) But this man had been healed at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and had been blind for twenty years. And he--he came through the line, and he was a Catholic by faith, and as he come through the line, he said...
I prayed for a woman, and when she went off the platform she started screaming. She had an umbrella, it had been raining, and she was whirling that umbrella. And a great goiter that was on her throat had left her throat. And she was just screaming and carrying on. The people, they had to quieten them.
And then, when this man come through, there was a man leading him. And I--I stood, and watched him a few moments, told him what he was, and what he had done, told him what he--he had been in his life. And he was selling newspapers.
I said, "You're Catholic by faith."
"Yes, that's right." I watched him a little bit, and I seen him going on, still with his gray hair, and he was walking around, all right, with a Bible under his arm.
And I said, "Sir, Jesus Christ has healed you. God bless you." And I said, "For THUS SAITH THE LORD, God has showed me that you have received your sight. Your prayer is answered."
L-7 Well, they took him away, in a few moments, here he come back again. And he got in the line again, he said, "Sir, you told me I was healed." He said, "I--I--I can't see a thing."
I said, "That wasn't me that told you, 'You were healed.' That was God that told you, 'You was healed.'"
Well, he said, "I--I--I heard you say it."
And I said, "Well, that was right. It was my voice, but it was Him operating it." I said, "What He told you, you was, and so forth, is that right?"
He said, "Yes, sir."
"Well," I said, "If He knowed what you have been in life, surely He knows what you will be in life. If that part was true you know, you look like you could have faith to believe the other part would be true."
He said, "Well, looks like if I was healed, my eyes would be open."
I said, "That has nothing to do with it." I said, "You just... you're suppose to believe." I said, "Go on home believing."
L-8 In a few moments, here he come again, back again, the man leading him up. He said, "I can't understand. If my eyes were healed, sir... Now, they say a woman, just, a great goiter left her throat." Said, "Why don't my eyes come open?" He said, "You told me I was healed."
I said, "You told me, you believe me."
He said, "I do believe you."
I said, "What are you questioning me about, then?"
He said, "Well, if I was healed, I think my..."
I said, "I told you, 'you were healed,' because the Spirit of God told me, 'you was healed.'"
He said, "Well, I don't understand." Said, "See, I'm a Catholic."
I said, "That don't make any difference what you was. I never... that wasn't in question. It was just: you to obey what you're told to do."
He said, "Well, what must I do?"
I said, "Just praise the Lord for your healing." I said, "It'll come to you." I said, "It's got to." He said...
And many times that happens. See. The Angel of the Lord might not pass by that person again, for a month. See? But it'll--it'll has to happen. If the Lord said so, it's got to take place.
L-9 And so, I said, "Just say, 'Praise the Lord for healing me.'" Well now, this... now, you Catholic friends in here, tonight, I know a little bit about Catholic doctrine. They're suppose to do what the priest says. So, if I told him that, he just--just thought, that's what he's supposed to do. So, all on the street the next day, he was praising the Lord for healing.
That night, when he come back to service, we was in a little place with a little balcony, like that; had about, oh, I guess, seat about twenty-five hundred people. And there was... He just set up there, and he holler, "Everybody keep quiet." He'd raise up and holler, "Praise the Lord for healing me." Set back down. About time I'd get started preaching again, he'd say, "Everyone keep quiet. Praise the Lord for healing me." Well, he'd disturb me every time I start...
"Well, let him alone," I said, "Just..." The ushers would go to stop him, I said, "Let him alone, that's what I told him to do." So, he kept on doing that.
L-10 Well, the meeting ended, was only a three day meeting, the--the meeting ended. And I--I guess it was some, oh, perhaps, maybe a month after I was gone, he was, a little town there, near Fort Wayne, where he lived, and he sold papers. And so, he'd stand out on the street, and he'd holler, "Extra! Praise the Lord for healing me. Extra! Praise the Lord for healing me."
The people thought the old man had gone crazy. So, they--they said, "It, why--why, it was terrible."
So he went over to a barbershop (a little boy led him over there, to, that sold papers with him) and--and to get a shave. So there was a little barber that knowed all the ins and outs, you know, about everything, so, about twenty-two years old. So, he started shaving the--the old fellow, got half his beard shaved. Said, "Say, Dad, I heard you was up to that Divine healer, when he was up there."
Said, "Yes, I was."
Said, "I heard, the Lord healed you."
He said, "Yes, Praise the Lord. He healed me." And his eyes come open. Out of that chair he went, a towel around his neck, half shaved, the barber after him with a razor; down the street he went, screaming to the top of his voice; now, he couldn't see perfect. But tonight, that old man's preaching Divine healing, now, tonight. Yes, sir.
What? His testimony was not negative, no matter what happened, it was still positive. He believed it. And he's preaching tonight, somewhere up, around, in Michigan. And he says, "I... Only thing I know is just believe it. That's what I did." Sometimes, God, that way...
L-11 Here just recently, two women, I was telling about it here, a few nights ago, 'cause I got a letter on it, and they come to the meeting. One woman was, said, in the meeting, when she come by with a stomach trouble.
Now watch It, It'll speak the Name of the Lord. It'll tell you what it is, what's going to happen. See. If it doesn't, then I don't know. I can only say what It says. I can't make It, that's God.
So It told her, she was going to get well of a stomach trouble. And It told another woman, with a lump on her throat, that, in the Name of the Lord, that, it--it--it was going to leave her. So, she, I told her to go home, she said, and eat what she wanted to. Well, she tried it. Why, my, she liked to died. She'd try to eat, and she'd vomit, and everything.
Well, weeks passed, three or four weeks. And one morning, the family had gone to work, children gone to school, and she was so hungry. And she said she felt, like, something cool go through her. And she'd try, take a little bite of toast; and it didn't come up. She taken some oats, and it didn't. And she drank a cup of coffee. Oh, my, she was just doing fine. So, she thought she'd run through, and tell her neighbor, down the street, what had happened.
So, she's still testifying of her healing, nobody knowed that she couldn't eat, she just knew it herself. And she was trying her best, but she said she'd get it. So he said, "If God is able to tell me, by inspiration, what I was, and what, how I got sick, and what caused me to be sick, and told me I was going to be well, I believe it." That's the way. That's right. She had the idea.
She run down the street to tell her friend about it, few doors down the street. And down the street she went, and in the house, she was going to tell her about it. She heard somebody screaming, top of her voice, the woman's in the middle of the floor, the growth had left her throat, that morning, and she was just screaming to the top of her voice.
L-12 What had happened? The same Angel of God, Who placed those things, and had Word from God, Who spoke through lips, and said what was, and told them it was going to be, passed through the neighborhood that morning, hunting those people that He had pronounced that blessing. And that settled it. See? See, they can't get to you just exactly when you want them to be. But if they said something...
Well look, Daniel, there was an Angel, followed Daniel. Is that right? And one time, that Angel couldn't get to him, I believe, after he called on Him, for twenty-one days. Is that right? Twenty-one days, he was withheld, but He got there. Don't worry, He'll be there, just... [Daniel 10:10-13]
L-13 Now, this brass serpent... Now, to continue this, this over at Benton Harbor, Michigan, at the House of David, a Jew, who had give this man many alms, called me over there for an interview. Well, I had a few hours, and we rode over there. And the old man and I, we set out in the swing, and this rabbi come out. Course, he didn't take off his hat, he just kept his hat on, young fellow, his thirties, had dark beard. And he said, "Are you Mr. Branham?"
I said, "Yes, sir."
He said, "By what authority did you open John Rhyn's eyes?"
I said, "I never opened his eyes."
He said, "Well, what opened his eyes?"
I said, "Jesus Christ, the Son of God, opened his eyes."
He said, "Nonsense." He said, "Jesus was no Christ, neither was he the son of God."
I said, "Well, John's eyes is opened, aren't they?"
He said, "Yes, that's true."
I said, "Well, I used the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, when I prayed for him." I said, "It was through that Name, and through that power, that brought sight."
He said, "Jehovah winked at your ignorance."
I said, "Well, maybe He did." I said, "But John's eyes are open."
He said, "Jesus," said, "he wasn't nothing but a thief. He went through the cornfield and he--he--he--he plucked ears of corn and eat them." Said, "It was unlawful. He shouldn't done that." Said, "He wasn't nothing but a thief."
L-14 I said, "Well now, He was the Lord of the Sabbath." I said, "You'd call Him 'a thief,' and your own laws justified Him." I said, "In your own laws, it's written, if a man pass through the cornfield, he can eat what he wants; but don't put any in the bag, and take it away." That's right. That's the--that's the law. He could eat what He want. I said, "He never broke no laws."
"Oh," he said, "He made hisself God, and he broke the Sabbath."
I said, "He was the Lord of the Sabbath, and He was God, too."
And he said, "Oh, nonsense." Said--said, "You--you Gentiles are all scrupled up in your mind." Said, "You..." Said, "You--you--you Gentiles can't cut God in three pieces, and give Him to a Jew." Said, "You know that." Said, "You all say, 'Our God.'" And said, "You got three gods, 'God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.'" Said, "You got three gods." Said, "Which one of them is your God?"
I said, "All three of them is our God."
So he said, "Well, you all are crazy."
And I said, "Well now, look, I want to ask you something." I said, "Do you, 'Don't believe that Jesus was the Messiah'?"
He said, "No, sir."
I said, "You believe the prophets, Rabbi, don't you?"
He said, "Yes."
I said, "In Isaiah 9:6, said, 'Unto us a Son is born, given: government should be upon His shoulders: and His Name shall be called Counsellor.'" I said, "Who was the prophet speaking of?"
"That's the Messiah. That was Messiah."
I said, "Then Messiah was to be born a Child. Is that right?"
"Oh, yes. Yes, that's right."
I said, "Then, what relation is Messiah to God?"
He said, "He was God."
I said, "That's right."
"He--He will be God."
L-15 I said, "That's right. He was." I said, "We don't try to tell you that there's three gods, three different beings." I said, "God is like a three-foot rule. Exactly." I said, "The Angel of God that... Who was that, that led Moses through the wilderness, that Pillar of Fire?"
He said, "That was Jehovah."
I said, "Right. And then, no one could even touch a mountain where He was at." And I said, "That was Jehovah; no one could touch Him. And when He come down on the mountain, it was all on fire, and He wrote the commandments?"
"Yes, that was Jehovah."
I said, "Then, God unfolded Himself into a virgin-born body. See? Which, Messiah overshadowed a little woman; created, in her womb, a blood cell that brought forth the Son of God." I said, "Then God came and dwelt in Him. God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself." I said, "Do you believe that?"
"Nah, I don't see..."
I said, "Well, He was. He was a--He was a threefold Being."
L-16 Notice. And I said, "Then you could touch Him. But He was a virgin-born body. What's He doing? Working His way down into the hearts of men." I said, "Then when He went away, He said, 'I come from God, and go back to God; and through the offering of this Body,' which was His Son, God living in His Son, 'offered up this Body for the remission of sins.'" And I said, "Through that, through the Blood of His un-sex-born Body, redeems us from our sexual birth, and brings us into relationship. And He came again in the form of the Holy Ghost and lives in us. The same God, all the way down through, the same thing." I said, "He had to become the..." I said, "That's the reason we was commissioned to baptize in Name of Father, Son, Holy Ghost, because it's the same God in Fatherhood, Sonship, Holy Ghost dispensation. It's absolutely the... We ain't got three gods, we got one God in three dispensations, that's right, in threefold Being of God, God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." I...
And that Jew saw that. Now, that's been the stumble block to the Jew ever--ever since the Christian, in the reformation, it wasn't cleared up; and then--and then in that, that's what stumbled the Jew all along. And he saw that, and he started crying. He turned around, he said, "God is able of these stones to rise children to Abraham."
L-17 I said, "Rabbi, you know; you believe that." I said, "God in His mercy, from way up there, He had to work His way down, and cleanse the path of sin through the dispensations, till He could get down to live in men, and fellowship with men again, like He did in the garden of Eden." Hallelujah.
If that ain't grace, I don't know what is, brother. How God, Jehovah, bringing Hisself, that great Being yonder, Who (oh my, and how He humbled Himself) come down, created His Own Body, to live in a Tabernacle here among us (Emmanuel, walking with us, "God in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself"), and through giving of His Body, the flesh, which was the Son of God. Jesus was God's Son, that He had here on earth, and He dwelt in this Son as a Being, manifesting Himself. Jesus said, "It's not Me that doeth the works," (the individual, Jesus), but He said, "It's My Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works." [John 14:10]
L-18 Now, it's just like this: God, the Father, was the first six, or, first twelve inches; God, the Son, the second twelve inches; and God, the Holy Ghost, is the third twelve inches. It's one rule, one three-foot rule, but the same God in every dispensation, you see, the same God. Now He's working, today, in men. Do you believe that? And God is living in men, right here, with us tonight.
How the love of God has unfolded Himself, coming down. Oh, bring... I... That--that's more than I can--than I can conceive, that how a Holy God would come down and work His way down, unfolding Himself, to get into mankind to live in men. "Yet a little while, the world seeth Me no more;" the Spirit speaking through Jesus, "yet ye shall see Me: for I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the world." Is that right?
Now, the unbeliever steps out, and says, "There is no such thing."
Look at Him, when He was here on earth, He didn't (Jesus), He didn't claim to be no great person. He said He was "the Son of God." He told the woman at the well.
There's somebody trying, tell me the other day, "Jesus never did say He was 'the Son of God.'"
He sure did. He said He was "the Son of God." Oh, told the woman at the well.
She said that she knowed Messiah coming.
He said, "This is He, Who's talking to you." He was the Son of God. And He said--and He said, when He was here on earth, He didn't claim to be any great person; He was humble. He was obedient to the Heavenly Father; He went around doing just as God told Him to do. He could see visions. He thought... knowed the thoughts of the people's mind; He knowed what was wrong with them. God would show Him what would come to pass, before it come to pass, He would tell the people. [John 14:19], [Matthew 28:20], [John 4:1-30]
L-19 Look at the resurrection of Lazarus, when He went away from his buddy's home; Father had showed Him what was going to happen. Three days passed, He said, "Lazarus sleepeth." That's the reason He knowed that Lazarus, in that much time, was to be dead. And so, He said, "But I go wake him." Is that right? "I go wake him." Now watch.
When He got to the grave, He said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou has already; but I said it for these who stood by." See? "Just for these who's standing by, I done it as a way of a example; to pray. But I know what was going to take place 'cause You've already showed Me." Then He said, "Lazarus, come forth." And a man, had been dead four days, come to life again. See?
And He only resurrected three people in all of His ministry, that we have record of them, three people; three is a confirmation: "In the mouth of two or three witness let every word be established." [John 11:1-15, 34-44]
L-20 Now, notice here, Moses... When these people had sinned against God, and against Moses, they sinned against God by speaking against God, and speaking against His leader. And now, I want you to notice, God told Moses to go make something: make a serpent and hang it on a pole. Now it was the serpent that was the death bite. And he made it out of brass, and hung it on a pole.
Now what that represented: Now, the first thing, the people had sinned, and were dying of sickness. Now, watch this compound reason, now. They were... sinned, and were dying of sickness because of sin; and all sin is direct, or, either direct caused... all sickness, rather, caused by sin. Before we had any sin, we had no sickness, and sickness is an attribute of sin; maybe not what you done, but what somebody done before you, inherited. Sickness is an attribute of sin. [Numbers 21:4-10]
L-21 Now, God showing in the--the type: Now the first thing, the pole represented "the cross," the wood. The serpent itself, being a serpent, spoke of "sin already judged," for God had judged the serpent in the garden of Eden. But brass spoke of "Divine judgment," which was, like the brazen laver. In the days of Elijah, he looked out, said, "The sky looks like brass." Divine judgment over all the country, no rain; Divine judgment.
And notice that these people had to look, or behold that brass serpent; the serpent couldn't pray for them, they just had to--to look and live. And it was for a compound reason: take away their sin, heal their sickness.
And Jesus over here, speaking, said, "As Moses lifted up the brass serpent in the wilderness, the same reason must the Son of man be lifted up."
Now, if the type done the healing, what about the antitype? If the brass serpent, the shadow, done the healing, what will Christ do, to look at Him?
Look and live, my brother, live!
Look to Jesus now, and live;
See? He is the Antitype. He's the Positive, where that was the negative. That was a shadow; just like my shadow, and this is, would be myself, and there is my shadow. How much more real this is, than that is. Well, how much more Jesus is real, tonight, in the Holy Spirit, after being lifted up at Calvary for a sinful world, cursed with sickness, and now, through His lifting up, "He was wounded for our transgressions; with His stripes we are healed." Then besides that: He returned from the cross, went from the cross to the grave, returned back; the Body went up into Heaven, to Father God; and the Spirit returns back to the earth, lives among the people.[John 3:14], [Numbers 21:7-9]
L-22 Anyone knows, in the Old Testament, how that the signs was given for a contract. In the Old Testament...
Nowadays, when we make a covenant, we say, "Shake hands on it." We agree. In China, they throw a little salt on one another. That's an agreement.
But in the Old Testament, the way they made a agreement, they took a animal, and killed it and split it open, stood between the dead pieces; like God did with the little white Light, confirming the covenant with Abraham, that He would save him and his seed. And he stood there, and they wrote a contract, "I, John Doe, agree to do a certain-certain thing." And then that contract is tore in two; one person takes one part, and one, the other. And they take an oath...
L-23 [] "...Thy hands I commend My Spirit." And He tore the Life out of Christ, He took the Body and set It on His right hand, and sent the Holy Ghost back to the church; which is the unconditional covenant given to man tonight. Brother, the Life of Jesus Christ must be in every individual; that's God's covenant. And as sure as you're born of the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost in you, God is under sworn statement (Hallelujah!) that He'd raise you up in the last days, He'll heal the sickness.
I feel pretty religious right now. I don't want to start...[] [Luke 23:46], [John 6:40, 44, 54]
L-24 See? I'm to pray for the sick, but there you are. The covenant God made, "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man." It was the covenant: look and live.
Now, the condescending of the Holy Spirit as it come back down, "a little while, and the world won't see Me no more." What is the world? Wasn't the world there in kosmos meaning "the--the--the world order"? The, I mean, the world in its... the earth? It meant the world order, the peoples. "The world will see Me no more; yet ye shall see Me." Who's ye? The Church. "You shall see Me: for I..." (a personal pronoun) "I will be with you, even in you, to the end of the world." The resurrected Jesus Christ in His power and signs and wonders, working among a people. [Matthew 28:20], [John 14:19]
Brother, God has always vindicated His Church with signs and wonders, from Genesis, to going out of Revelation. No matter what their teaching's been, God has always hung that Pillar of Fire over the Israelites. He was with Jesus Christ; He, with the church here; He was with the disciples.
And He commissioned, "In the last days that men would be heady, high-minded, educated scholars and so forth; having a form of godliness, but would deny the power thereof." Today we got plenty people who has a church all laid out in forms and rituals and theology.
But brother, God is vindicating where He's at: by the same signs; the same Holy Ghost; the same Pillar of Fire; the same wonders; the same Jesus living among them, revealing the thoughts of the people, the secrets of their hearts; healing the sick; making the blind to see; fill them with the Holy Ghost; giving joy, peace. Well, how--well how could we deny such a lovely One? Amen.
I love Him, don't you? Let's bow our heads.[John 3:14], [Numbers 21:7-9], [II Timothy 3:1-5]
L-25 Our Heavenly Father, here lays before me a bunch of handkerchiefs. They represent poor, sick, suffering people. One of these glorious days, it's all going to be over, and we're going to come up to Your House. God help us to be in the deepest of sincerity now. Bless us now. I lay hands on these handkerchiefs. Thou knowest there's no virtue in any man, but the virtue (There was no virtue in the serpent, nor in the brass that it was made out of, or the pole it was hanging on.), but the virtue was doing what God said do. And this is the commission. We read it, out of the Bible, that You honored the people's faith; when they took from Your servant's body, handkerchiefs and aprons, unclean spirits went from them. You're still God tonight, and we believe You. I pray that You'll heal every one of these people, and make them completely whole, in the Name of Thy Son, Jesus.
And now, Lord, feeling so happy tonight. O God, I just look down the road, down there, a little piece; and I can just, looks like I just see great things. I'm so happy, so thankful to You. And I believe we're just on the verge, Lord, of one of the greatest shakings the world has ever received. Let me stay to see it, Father. I pray that You'll do it.
Now while we're moving along here slowly, may Your Spirit come tonight, in great power. May these people who's set here from different churches, and different teachings, and some of them with different ideas, and superstitions, and everything else, may they lay aside everything, and say, "If Jesus rose from the dead, and promised that He'd do the same things, we believe that He's here tonight, to do it." Grant it, Lord.
And help me now, and bless me as I minister to Your people. And I know as I minister to them, I minister to You; for Thou has said, "Insomuch as you do unto the least of these My little ones, you have done it unto Me." Grant great blessings, and the healing of all the sick, saving of every soul, for we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.[John 3:14], [Numbers 21:7-9], [Matthew 25:40]
L-26 Does the Scripture teach in Hebrews 13:8, that, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever"? Then, did Jesus Christ say, "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe you receive it, and you shall have it"? We know that God says that. Did Jesus say, "A little while, and the world will see Me no more; yet you'll see Me: for I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the world"? Did Jesus say, "The things that I do shall you do also"? Did He say that? "Even greater; for I go unto My Father"? Well, let's find out what character He was, what type of a person.[Matthew 28:20], [John 14:19]
If you're going through Evansville tonight, to find Jesus Christ, if He was here on earth, let me look what kind of a person he would find. Now, let's just pull down the curtains to our theology now. He wouldn't be dressed any different from any other man. He looked just like all of them; He'd go right among them, they didn't know Who He was. Even after His resurrection, He talked to some people all day, one day, walked with two of them on the road to... I believe, oh, was all, a Sabbath day's journey; I don't know how far it was up to Emmaus, but it was quite a distance. And He walked with them but they didn't know it. He dressed like any other man. Is that right? He was a Man Who was full of love, full of compassion; but yet, He could speak. [Hebrews 13:8]
L-27 What kind of a people followed Him? What kind of a crowd did He get? Was He up in the great hierarchies? They condemned Him, and said He was "a devil." He was just... They seen He could... He knowed the people's thoughts. "He was a mind reader." That was right: He perceived their thoughts. And they said, "He's... why, He's just... He's a... He's just a devil; He's Beelzebub." Is that right? [Matthew 12:22-37]
So, who followed Him? Luke tells us, that, "the common people heard Him gladly," just the common, everyday people. Fishermen and so forth, down off the river: they--they was the one who heard Him.
He went around, "a Man of sorrow, acquainted with grief." He wasn't a great, big, strong-looking man, maybe, two hundred pounds. Why, He was probably a little, thin Fellow.
But now, I want you to notice what kind of a ministry He had. Did He claim to be a healer? No, He didn't claim to be a healer. He said, "I can do nothing; the only things that I do," He said, "is what my Father shows me." Is that right? He said, "Verily, verily," (Saint John 5:19, when He passed through all those cripples), He said... Didn't heal any of them, went over to a man that had some kind of a sickness thirty-eight years, he could even walk and get into the pool, and he said, "But while I'm coming, somebody, better off than me, steps down ahead of me." He was laying on a pallet, little old quilt and a pillow, maybe, been laying around there, trying to get in the pool. Jesus knew he was there, and knew how long he'd been; He knowed how--how he'd been there, He knowed what was wrong with him. Didn't He? He knew he'd been in this condition for thirty-eight years. [John 5:19], [Mark 3:22-30], [Luke 11:14-20]
L-28 Now, then He just made that man whole because, why? He knew of his conditions; walked away and left the rest of them. Why did He leave the rest of them? Looks like He'd have healed them all, doesn't it? But He didn't.
The Jews, they questioned Him. He said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing: that doeth the Son likewise." Is that right? "I only see a vision, and whatever the Father shows Me, I go do that."
"Oh," you say, "Brother Branham, I know a lot of people..."
Yeah, the woman touched the hem of His garment; He didn't see no vision about her. Look, He never said He healed her, He said, "Thy faith has saved thee." That right?
Look at the blind men coming after Him, saying, "Have mercy, have mercy." He didn't see no vision about them, He just went on, in the house. And when they brought the blind men to Him, "He touched their eyes, saying, 'According to'" (What?) "'your faith be it unto you.'" Is that right? And their faith was right, "their eyes come open." Now that's Scripture.
You believe Jesus told the truth? Well, Jesus said, in Saint John 5:19, that He didn't do one thing until the Father showed Him: "I... The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing. The Father worketh, and I worketh hitherto." In other words, He just acted out what the Father told Him to do.
But He did know their thoughts. When He was walking along, He perceived their thoughts, said, "Why, you argue? Why, you reason in your heart?" (to someone there), "Why is it, you do this? And why, you do that?" (among them). [John 5:19]
L-29 Now, if He raised from the dead, and the world wouldn't see Him, wouldn't recognize Him, but the church would recognize Him, and He'd be doing the same things now, that He did then; then He can produce the same things tonight in His church. Is that right?
If He will do it, if He will do it, will you accept Him as your Saviour, if you're a sinner? You're a backslider, will you go back to church tomorrow (or, tonight, give you, go back to Christ, tonight), return back to your church tomorrow, and give God praise?
And if you're sick tonight, if He'll do that, will you say, "That's--that's God preaching a sermon to me; I'm going to accept my healing, go out of here tonight, and be well"? Will you do it? May the Lord bless you.
All right. Where was them cards from? X? All right, they give out a hundred prayer card X's. We can't get too many...
L-30 [] ...?... If they can, they go from one to another. How many knows that's a Scripture of the Bible? They certainly do. They'll go from one to another, so be reverent.
See, there's many times I see it move and see it hang at a place, and even my soul trembles within me. I think, "O God, as certain as the world, the shadow is down there; there it's going to be, right there, again." See? And if you pull it right from one here, it goes right to another one there, or right to another one there, or something like that. It does it. Now, friends, as a minister of the Gospel, with God's Word before me to prove that It's Truth, and hundreds of cases behind, and a history, that knows It's the Truth.
L-31 Here not long ago, in Phoenix, Arizona, there was a man setting there, said, "It's nothing in the world but psychology," said, "that's all, the man's just reading their mind."
And I said, "Will everyone bow their head?" He just set there with his head up, wouldn't bow his head. I could tell it was somewhere, I kept looking around, I found the man. I whispered, one of the ushers at the platform, to go tell him.
He said, "I don't have to. This is a public place, and I don't have to do it." The usher come back and told me.
I said, "All right." What it was, was an epileptic spell on a child, had a clothespin in its mouth with a rag wrapped around, having a fit right on the platform.
Wouldn't... I couldn't get it to leave; the man was disobedient. The Angel said, "If you get the people to believe you." If you don't do what you tell them to do, then they show they don't believe you. See? If you tell them to go do something, they just stand, well then, there--there's nothing I can do, or nothing God could do, no one. See?
So the man set.
L-32 I said, "All right. May God let... not let this innocent child have to suffer for your disobedience. Remember, you were told." And I asked the Heavenly Father if He would help, and--and not let the child suffer for the man's sin; and the spell left the child.
Fellow set there a little while, and directly he got up, and went out; two days later, they picked him up on the street, in a hard epileptic fit. And he happened to be some part of some, had, was a constable or marshal or something there in the city.
About six weeks later, I was in Santa Rosa, California. They had him setting in a place there, his eyes stare like this, and he just, constantly, didn't come out of the fits, he was just in it all the time, beard all out on his face.
As they started taking me out, and his poor wife laying in mud out there, and dragging, holding on to my trouser leg, I didn't know what it was, and she was pulling. So I thought it was Brother Brown, I was kind of half unconscious, coming out of the meeting. She said, "Reverend Branham, you just can't pass this, that's all there is to it," said, "you just can't." Said, "Mercy, oh, call, said, I said--I said, Don't let him, like that."
I said, "What's the matter?"
And Brother Brown said, "Lady, you'll just..." and he just tugged on her hands.
"Well," I said, "what is it Brother Brown? Find out, and just let Brother Moore walk me."
We went on, walked around a little while, and come back. They taken me in the room where the man was, and there he was, setting there, just six or eight weeks, just--just a constant glare like that, his eyes just starey. The way of a transgressor is hard, you know.
L-33 Is anybody here, was at the Tacoma, Washington meeting? I don't see any hands, but... What? Yeah, over at the door. Was you at the Tacoma, Washington, brother, over at the door, Tacoma, Washington meeting? That--that's... Yes.
Fellow setting up this way, he wouldn't put his head down to a maniac, and that spirit left there. That guy was so, just--just stupid, he wouldn't listen. He said, "Nonsense!" And he said like that, and he just said it once too often. That spell left the man, and got on him, and he looked like a chicken jumping, like that, all around over the place, like that. Thousands in that big, ice arena; you see the picture of it in the book out there. And there he was, all over the place.
They, his people was trying to pull... I said, "Now that's up between him and God. See? That... I have nothing to do with that. No, sir. Yeah." Now, if the person would have been reverent, and something would happen like that, it would be different. But to be disobedient, then that's up--that's up to you. See? You can...
I can only speak what's Truth. And if I speak the Truth, God will testify of the Truth. Is that right? All right.
L-34 Now, if you'll be just as reverent as you possibly can. Now, if I--I'll give a little intermission, some of you ministers watch, and don't let, about every fifteen minutes, call my attention if I don't catch it, and so if the people has to move around, or something, that you can go. I would, sir, are you, you're the organist, there tonight, aren't you? You're on the organ? Abide With Me, real slowly, if you will, just for a moment.
Now, let's just all remember, Jesus has risen from the dead. Abide means "to stay," and let's just think of Him being here now. What would happen if He walked on the scene right now? Let's imagine. I see Him, He'd come in through the wall there, come walking down, He comes here to the platform, and stands before this microphone.
Now, what would He say to the woman? As far as healing her, He'd say, "When I died yonder at Calvary, I healed you." That's the Scripture, It can't be broken. "He was wounded for our transgre-... with His stripes we were healed." Is that right? He would tell her what was wrong, if He talked to the woman, like the woman at the well.
L-35 Now this lady, as far as I know, I never seen her. Are we? We're strangers, are we, lady? Only thing I know, that you're just here on the platform; I never seen you in my life.
And all of you out there, you without prayer cards, you that do not have prayer cards, I want you to be in prayer, and believe that God will--will heal you, see, that you... God will heal you.
And you ask Him, say, "God, I want You, do this for me. I'm not doubting You, I'm accepting it with all my heart, I'm believing it, but if You would just speak to me, out here in the audience, and I'm praying now. And if You'll just have that brother to speak to me, out here, me setting here, no way of getting up on the platform, I don't have any prayer card, or anything, and I'm just setting here, and no way for me to get the audience; but I want to know, Lord, if You'll just speak to the brother, and let him come around, and tell me something of my life: will be a--a confirmation, that I'll just believe You with all my heart; and I--I--I'll go away from here happy and believing my healing, believe that You healed me, way, a yonder, a long time ago."
You pray like that and ask God to help you, while I talk to the woman.
L-36 Now, of course, you can feel it set in from spots: "He's going to read her mind."
No, I'm not, I won't, even... God in Heaven knows that, with my Bible over my heart, before Almighty God, Who I stand: I am not a mind reader. Uh-huh, uh-hum. And I know I've got to meet judgment, someday. No, sir.
But before God, Who I stand, and my Bible laying here: that Angel of God, that Light that you see on that picture, I know It's real. I've seen It, right in broad daylight, standing there, right where I was at: visions. God knows that's true.
It tells the things, you know it's true, It tell them weeks, and months, and years, even, before it happens; but never, one time, does It ever say one thing, but what's exactly the truth.
L-37 Now, I just want to talk to you, lady. The reason I want to talk to you is for one reason, that is, you're--you're a lady, me a gentleman. We'll put it like that.
Well now, all around in this room here, this room's full of electricity. You believe that? Now, what if I went, stood out here, in the middle of the day, out here in the street, and begin to scream and cry with all my heart, "Electricity, light up. Electricity, light up." It would never light up. I've got to follow the law of electricity. Is that right? How many believes that's true? Say, "Amen." [Audience says, "Amen."--Ed.] Now the way I turn electricity... Electricity comes through them lights, it's bottled down. Yet, all through this room is electricity. But the only thing we can control, is that that's in the light.
Well now, God has a law, and that law is love. God can't work against Himself. Then if I love God correctly, then I'm going to testify the Truth about God, if I'm in love with Him. I've got a wife's here in this building. God knows how I love her. Well, you know, everything good, and everything, it's going to be for my wife. You know that. Sure. Just like your husband would be, to you. Well now, if we love God, then my confidence becomes perfect in Him, as I love Him. Now, He can't break that law of love, see, because it's in my heart.
Now, He promised me by His Words, first, this; then He sent an Angel, and told me. And He told me He'd be with me and help me. Then that law can't be broke. Then I have to find that law, then the next thing, you're standing there as, I'd say it in a medical term, a patient. All right.
Now, if God has sent me, as a branch of the tree, to do something for you on the same tree, if you're a Christian, well then, if He sent me to do something for you, there'll have to be some contact that I'll have to have with you. Then, if it's to find out something that is in your life that--that you--that you really ought to have, then I'll... it'll have to be showed me.
God has got a tape recording up there, of everything that you've done since you been on earth. And He can run that picture right back down for me, if He wishes to.
L-38 And that's what Jesus did, when He talked to the woman at the well. He said, "Bring me a drink."
She said, "What you asking me that," you know, so forth.
But what was He doing? He was trying to contact her spirit. That's exactly what I'm trying to do now, exactly, contact you, separate you from all the spirit that's around me, everywhere. See? Which people, everywhere, are believing, everywhere, it's just one mass of faith. Then, when you feel yourself, like, drop into a channel, it just starts this way, that way. See?
But I must tell you, it must be you, not someone else, you. Then after a few like that, my own spirit begins to move into that, then I can see where it's at, anywhere. Hmm.
That's the reason I have people come up, platform first, 'cause I was preaching, and going on, and so forth, and... [John 4:1-21]
L-39 But you--you believe me. And you're a Christian, you're a believer. You got a... the trouble is, it's in your back. Isn't that right? It's in your back, I see it cause, where they... on your back. There seems to be something that you're deeply bothered about, or something. It's about a child. Haven't you a child that talks funny or something? It's got a--an impediment of speech or--or--or... Isn't that right? Isn't that baby here? I see it with you when you got on that coat, and I--I know it must be. Come here just a moment.
Merciful Father, as this little mother stands here, trembling, knowing that she is now in Your Presence, that You can help her, and I pray that You'll heal her body, and her child, likewise, and may they both leave this building tonight perfectly normal and well. I say to the enemy that's bound their bodies, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I charge thee by the Blood of Jesus, the Spirit of the Holy Ghost, that's here right now, that you leave this mother and child, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now, sister, what was told you, was true. Is that right? Now, look, I want you... I believe it was something about a child was sick, or something another, you had a baby. The visions don't, right quick, don't click with me, you see what--what I... It's something about a baby, I know, a child. All right.
Now, I want you, when you get to the child, wherever it is, put your hands on it, and say, "God, I believe You with all my heart, now." And the baby will get well. You will too. God bless you.
L-40 All right, where is the next patient? Are you the patient, lady? Come. How do you do?
I see you're packing one of those pictures. Uh-huh. I see it just a moment? I remember when that happened. See how the Fire mills around in It? Mr. Lacy on there, he said It was a... Looked like an emerald Light and that's--that's like Fire flashing around.
You know, God is a Fire. That's what, He--He reveals Hisself in Fire and Light. You know that. Not in, as much, in the cosmic light condition, like our flesh and things, you see.
Remember, in the Bible, where Peter was in the prison? And a Light came in the window, went down in the prison, opened up the prison doors, and let him out. It was the Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel. They were led by the Pillar of Fire. I believe It's the same One. I believe It's the same Pillar of Fire. [Acts 12:1-14]
L-41 I suppose you and I are being strangers. I don't know you and I don't know whether you know me, or not, but we are strangers, one to another. But, do you believe that--that God sent me to help you? You do.
Then, if I be His prophet, or, preacher, then the things that I have said: God will back up what's Truth. You believe that? God, He's infallible, He's infinite, He'll back up Truth. And then He could...
Now to heal you, I--I couldn't. It'd take your own faith to do it. But if you believe that God sent me to pray for you, and you accept Jesus by my teaching, then you could be healed. See. If you accept Him for your... His healing your body, you could be made well.
You keep someone on your mind. It must, it's--it's your mother. You have a mother that's--that's sick, she's got some kind of a blood pressure, or something. I see they put a thing around her arm, a--a kind of a low blood pressure, I believe it is, it went... Isn't that right? Uh-huh.
And you have a kind of, there's something wrong in your back and you have a--a nervous condition. You're extremely nervous, and you have something in your back, I notice. And then, there's something in your feet, I see you don't get around good, it's in your feet. Is that true?
You're... it's turning dark around you. Or is it your mother? No, it's you. You're not a Christian. You're a sinner. Now, God don't want me to place that blessing there, until one thing. Now, the same Jesus that knowed the woman at the well, He knows just exactly. Now, I could tell you, now. You--you know that.
But you, will you accept Him, now, as your Saviour? You'll give up your ways, and return to church, and do what God wants you to do, and get well, for you and your mother? Will you accept Him now as I...?
[The lady says, "I don't know what you're saying."--Ed.]
I say, "Will you accept Him, and go to church, and do what's right, and--and serve Him the rest of your life?" If you do it, I believe He'll take the curse off of you, right now. Will you do it? You accept Him now as your Saviour? Forsake sin. Come here just a moment, now. I'd like your hand just...
L-42 Almighty God, this poor, little woman, coming, slipping along the line here, seeing that not only is she sick, but she's dead in sin and trespasses. But I pray for mercy, God.
Someday this hand that I hold must turn cold, and life must leave the body, and soul must go to the God Who gave it. And this body will crumble and go into the ashes of the dust of the earth, the skin worms will take it. Hundreds of years from tonight, maybe, way yonder somewhere, this old world blowed to pieces, sands howling, the winds across the blistering... No living creature on the earth. Maybe her tombstone may come up out of the dust. But where will her soul be, then?
God, be merciful just now, and save the woman. Grant it. Take away all the sins.
And I, upon her confession, upon her accepting Jesus, as her Saviour, I now ask Jesus, as her Healer, to take away the sickness of her body, and may she go from here tonight, and be normally and well. I ask this blessing in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you. Now, go on your road, rejoice, take up with some real good Full Gospel church, be baptized, and go on your road, rejoicing, you get well. Lay your hands on your mother when you get home. God bless you.
L-43 All right. Will you bring? You believe, lady? Yes, and you are a believer. Wish all patients come like that, all the people. Now, if people come with that type of faith, it would just be wonderful. Look here, sister, just a moment. I just want to see you, just a moment. You are a believer. You believe me, too. There's not a shadow of doubt anywhere. That's the reason, when you was coming across the platform, God healed you of that kidney trouble, so it--it left you. Uh-huh, uh-huh. You... So, God loves His chil-... It's so wonderful.
You come from another place here. You don't belong to Evansville. You come from Illinois. You come from a place that starts like Jones, or Johnson, Johnsonsville, or something. Is that right?
You got a husband that's sick, too. Don't they call him Ray, or Roy or something? Roy? Isn't that right? Isn't that true? All right.
You're interested in a mother--mother, no, mother-in-law, I believe it is. Isn't that right? She has something wrong with her bronchioles in her chest. Is that right? You're... You can go home. You all, go get well. God is going to be with you. God bless her, Lord, in Your Name.
When you come be-... friend, let me say this to you: it's your mental attitude, the way you approach anything. The woman that touched the hem of the Master, she felt virtue. But the soldier who put a rag around His head, and hit Him on the head, said, "If you're a prophet, tell me who hit you, and I'll believe you": they didn't feel no virtue. It's the way you approach it. See? It's the way you approach.
It's over, brother. God bless you. Uh-huh, uh-huh.
L-44 How do you do, sir? You believe Him, sir? Your trouble is in the back. That's some kind of a ruptured disk, caused from strain, long ago. Jesus Christ is here to make you well. You believe it? Come here. Just turn like this, to me.
O God, Who formed this man's back in the womb of his mother, I, as Your servant, lay hands upon his back, believing that now the Holy Ghost has the anointing over this building. I ask that the power of God, the only thing that's able now to heal this man, that the virtue of God will come down, and move into his back, and may the--the ruptured place move out, and may he be healed. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I ask it; and rebuke the devil that's did this, in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you, brother. Go on, now, rejoicing, get well.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God." [Congregation says, "Thanks be to God."--Ed.]
Just a minute, brother. Look here, just a minute, again. You got healed, just now, didn't you? Was your trouble in your back? Uh-huh. Yes, sir. That's okay, go ahead.
Setting right out there: You have arthritis of spine, don't you, sister? Isn't that right? When that man passed, with that anointing on him, that demon jumped right there, and I saw it right there; looked like a great big flash moved up, like that, and went away of darkness. I seen it was in your spine. Jesus Christ is going to make you well, if you will believe it, now. Do you believe it? All right, stand to your feet, accept it, in Jesus' Name. There it goes. It's gone from you. Amen.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God." [Congregation says, "Thanks be to God."--Ed.]
Those enemies, how they try to... Amen! Oh, my. Satan is conquered. He's bound in the power. He can't get away from Jesus Christ. Just believe.
L-45 You, setting there, in a pink-looking coat. You don't have a prayer card, do you, lady? You don't have a prayer card. But you have asthma and sinus. Is that right? You don't have a prayer card? No prayer card. All right. Stand up, to your feet, Jesus Christ makes you well. God bless you. You can go on your road, home, now, and rejoice, and be happy, and get well. Amen.
She didn't realize it, for a minute, what had happened. She does now.
L-46 How do you do, lady? Patient? Oh, how wonderful. Have faith in God. Believe Him with all your heart. You believe me to be His prophet? You believe He's here to make you well? [The lady says, "Already done that."--Ed.] I believe that, lady. The Spirit of vibration, as you'd call it, coming from you, seems to be pouring truly. Now, there's...
You're not from here, no, you're not from this country, either. You come from away from here. You've come a long way. You come from the extreme east, to a country that has mountains, lots of pine trees and lakes. I'm going to say, "New York."
And you're here for a boy, a son, which has a bad habit of drinking, alcoholic, no cure, no control, nothing you can do to help it. God bless you, woman. Come here.
God, Who gave this woman the fruit of her womb, the poor boy, laying there, Lord, I pray for mercy. And when she goes back, may the power of Almighty God, Who can look down upon this earth, at this time, looking here, I pray that the Angel of God, who heard that prayer meeting in John Mark's house, will hear the prayer meeting here, tonight, and will go into that, where that boy is at, at this time, and take that demon off of him, and may he get well. Grant it, Lord. I... cursed be that devil. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may it leave him. [Acts 12:12]
God bless you, sister, not only that, but the things that you had, too, has left your body; and I believe your boy is going to not only become a gentleman, but a Christian. God bless you. Go now.
Let us say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Let's say it again, real loud, "Praise the Lord." Let's say it once more, "Praise the Lord." And all that is within me, "Praise His Holy Name." Amen.
L-47 You believe, lady? You believe with all your heart? You believe if I ask God, right now, whatever we ask God, God will do it. You believe it? How many believes that, right now, standing on the platform, what we ask Him? All right, come here.
Our Heavenly Father, I pray that You will bless her and her boy, and make them well, and may they leave this platform happy, healthy and rejoicing, in Jesus Christ's Name, I ask it. Amen.
God bless you, sister.
All right, come, lady. Now as you come, believe with all your heart. You believe God is going to do it before you get here?
Let's all say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.] Believe God is going to make you well? I want you to do it upon basis of faith. You see what I mean?
All right, sister, you accept your healing? Believe with all your...? If I don't say one thing to you, yet, you believe you're healed. Is that right? God bless you, that's the way to go. Amen. That's the way to do it. God bless you, and go and receive it, sister. That's the way. All right, come.
There's a lady praying. I don't know just what's happened; but just a moment. Let's just keep in prayer, everybody, in your heart, just keep praying, just believing that God will. Don't you believe He will? You believe God heals you of that colon trouble, sister? You believe God will make you well? You do? You accept it? All right, He has. God bless you. There you are. Make you well. God bless you. Just have faith. [Mark 11:22]
L-48 I see a man setting there, a bronchial condition. Isn't that right, sir? It's bronchial. Uh-huh. You want...You--you believe He'll heal you now? You want to accept Him as your Healer? Stand up to your feet. God bless you. Go and be healed. That's the way to do it. Just keep praying, keep believing.
You raised up your book, there, next to her, lady, or, second lady from her. I seen a book, or somebody... That's one of the pictures, isn't it? Stand up to your feet just a minute. Uh-hum. You have sinus trouble, don't you? You want to be healed of it? Raise up your hand and say, "I accept God as my Healer." God bless you. Go home and be well. That's--that's the way. Amen.
You want to go home and eat your supper? Get over that old stomach trouble? It's an old ulcer, has bothered you a long time. Go eat your supper, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and be made well.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.]
What do you think, young man? Setting there, with the little, blue jacket on. Been having headaches for a long time, haven't you? You want to get over it? Isn't that your daddy, setting next to you, there? He has heart dropsy (Doesn't he?) and hardening of the arteries. Lay your hand over on him, too. God bless you.
O Lord Jesus, make them both well. May they go home, be made perfectly whole, in Jesus Christ's Name, I rebuke the devil.
L-49 All right, lady. All of you can be healed if you'd just believe it. Do you believe it? Do you believe this female trouble has left you? Just go on rejoicing, say, "Thank you, Lord Jesus."
All right, come, lady. You believe it? With all your heart? You may have what you ask for, if you just believe, right now. Folks, I--I... this is not me preaching, this is God doing His preaching, not me. Believe that diabetes is going to leave you? You do? You accept your healing? God bless you. Go and get well, in Jesus Christ's Name.
All right, come. Oh my, what He could do. Now, death's lingering near, something cold, striking at me: it's from this lady. You realize your condition? Cancer. It isn't long, to live. But Jesus Christ will spare your life. Will you serve Him? Do you believe if I'll ask a curse on it, that it'll go away from you?
Cursed it be the cancer. May it leave the woman, in the Name of Jesus Christ, we claim victory because of the testimony that Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. And the demon leave the woman, in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you. That's the way, that's the way to do it.
L-50 All right. Come, lady. Hmm. Oh my, what could happen? What can take place now?
What about all you mutes, over there? Why not get right in, and believe God now? ...?...
God bless her. Something happened. Oh, it's the lady that was healed, wasn't it, over there.
Lady, setting next to her, crying, you want to get over that colon trouble, lady? You want to believe with all your heart, and believe with... that God is going to make you well. Why, you can receive it, too. God bless you.
You want to get over the female trouble and the arthritis and things and that? Just go on, off the platform, thanking God for it. That's all you have to do, be thankful. He's done it.
All right. Come, lady. How do you do? You believe me? As God's servant? Be nice, quit taking insulin, and just be perfectly well again. Wouldn't it? You believe God is going to let you do it? As thou has believed, so shall it be unto you. God bless you. Go, and may Jesus Christ be with you.
All right, come. What is heart trouble or stomach trouble to God? He can make it well, can't He? You believe He does it now for you? God bless you. Go, as you have believed, so will it be to you.
Say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.]
All right. You believe you're healed, as you come, sister? Believe with all your heart? Come here.
Satan, leave the woman. You demon, who would try to conquer her faith just now, I adjure thee, come out of her, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Now look this way, accept your healing now. Go off the platform rejoicing, shouting, saying, "Thank you, Lord," and get well.
L-51 All right. Come, lady. What do you think? With all your heart, you believe? You been nervous for a long time, started in menopause, which you're still going through. It's developed a ulcer in your stomach, and you got a stomach trouble, and your female trouble, too, that's draining, like. Isn't that the truth? Nobody knows that but God, 'cause who would be in the bathroom, at the time? All right, you're healed. Go on your road, rejoice, and be you made well.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.]
All right. Come, sir. With a great strain, put something in your back, and strained your back. Go on your road, you're going to be well now. God bless you. May God be with you and help you.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the Lord."--Ed.]
Oh, how I love Him, how I adore Him, life, sunshine, joy, peace.
God bless you, Sister Roberson. I know you. He's standing by you, right now.
Mother, stop there, just a minute. You want to get over the heart trouble? Raise up your hand, say, "I accept my healing." Turn around and go back home; you're going to be well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Or, go this way, if you want to; come this way. Just go off the platform rejoicing, thanking God for your healing, say, "Thank You, dear God. Thank You, Lord." Just believe with all your heart, and God will make you completely well, sister.
L-52 All right. Come, sir. Are you wanting to come? You turn, go back down, 'cause you're already healed anyhow. God heals you of the heart trouble. You, go back, on.
How many wants to be healed right now? Some of you people, here, that they been talking, on mutes, to your fingers. Let every one of you, right now, stand up, put your fingers to your ears, each one of the mutes. Stand up, and put your fingers in your ears, all the mutes. Put your finger, one finger in your ear, and the other one over your mouth, like this. And when I get through praying, I want you to scream to the top of your voice, "Praise the Lord."
I want the rest of you to stand. Stand to your feet.
If you'll do what I tell you to do, you'll see one of the greatest sights that you've ever seen in your life. The mutes are going to talk. If they'll just only have this faith now, they're going to talk. This is it.
God has been pulling me to that group, there. I can't make them. He stood over them, there, all evening, and He keeps falling to that group. If you notice me, I kept watching that group. It stood there.
I can't tell them, but I belie-... He's standing right there now. And I believe, if they'll just only believe it, right now, that you'll hear them come to testify, here, at the platform, if they'll only believe.
The rest of you, raise your hands up to God.
Almighty God, I now ask, in Jesus Christ's Name, that You rebuke every sickness and every devil, rebuke these mute spirits from these people, may it come out of them; and may all the deaf hear, the dumb speak, the blind see, the lame walk, and the glory of God be upon the people.

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