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He Swore By Himself
1 I feel like I kinda intrude when I
come down here. Brother Neville in his--is so much hospitality. He
says, "Now, Brother Branham, come to the platform with the Word," and
something like that. And, you know, I kinda feel like I ought to listen
to him awhile. So when I come back tonight, why, I'm going to--I'm
going to listen to him. See? I'm going--I'm going to forewarn that.
I trust everybody's feeling good. And you look well, and so I'm
thankful for that.
3 Now, it's a bad day outside, but it's
nice and warm here in the Tabernacle. And we're thankful for this
little old roof and its four walls here, that we gather in, and a nice
warm place to worship the Lord. It may not be just as--as sufficient,
maybe, a place to worship, as they have at other places. But the
Presence of the Holy Spirit is always what we go to, is to find His
Presence, what brings it to our--our soul.
Now, as the brother said, "This is a bad day and very slick on the
road." Billy and I, back there, has just drove nine hundred miles of
slick road. And at just about twelve, fifteen, not over thirty miles an
hour at any time, just moving along, buses in the ditches and things.
So we know it's awful hard driving, these times.
5 So now, just a little group of you,
if you want to move forward, why, wherever you can hear good, well,
that's--that's perfectly all right.
Now, last evening I--I would've--was pretty busy. And I would've called
Brother Neville to tell him, or for his broadcast, and so forth, we'd
come in this morning, and have prayer for the sick, and so forth. But I
didn't get to get to him, 'cause I been very, very busy since I come
back. And fixing to leave again now for Chicago, for the meetings
there. And we'll go on to Phoenix and the west coast.
7 Now, we had a wonderful meeting in
Bing--Binghamton--Binghamton, New York. I can't pronounce that.
B-i-n-g-h-a-m-t-o-n, it's Bing... [Someone
says, "Binghamton."--Ed.] Binghamton. Uh-huh. And it's a... I
want to pronounce it Bing-ham-ton. B-i-n-g h-a-m t-o-n (You see?),
Bing-ham-ton. But they just call Binghamton. You're right, Brother
Johnny. ["My folks live right close
there."--Ed.] Oh, is that right? Well, that's fine. We was at
the Endicott Auditorium here. You know where that's at in Johnson City.
Had a, certainly a marvelous meeting up there; just to jump right in,
quickly, you know, and--and no preparation. They just called me one
day. And all those places to go to, yet the Holy Spirit said, "Go up
there." I seen what it was. It was among a group, lots of Catholic
people in there, and so forth, and it certainly was a great opener-up
to those people.
And now, they just... been up there about six, seven nights, till
they're just hungering and thirsting. And--and they're wanting to set
up a meeting, or put a tent up, and come back for that. You know how it
is. So I told them, either I'd come up, or either send some of my
brethren, Brother Beeler or some of the rest of them that wanted to go
up for a meeting sometime with them up there.
10 Now, very much led, of course...
Always, my heart still burns for overseas. I just wish somehow, that
after the service this morning I were leaving for Africa or India,
somewhere. To see that the great need of the peoples in that country,
and how they are so loving, and want to receive the Gospel, so bad...
You know, they're--they're don't have the differences that we have
here, you know, to you know, argue about little different things.
They--they--they just want to hear about the Lord Jesus. And that's the
kind of people you like, like to--to take them the Message in that
simplicity of it, like that, well, it makes them just... They just love
it. And no matter what you say, if it's something about the Lord, they
want to know about it right quick. And of course, here in America, we
all different with one another, and it's what we call, "splitting
hairs," (Is that right?), something like that.
11 And by the way, I got several calls
from pastors, just telling about some brother wrote a book. And it kind
of give me a little raking over the coals. Now, that's all right.
That... I don't know the brother, and he don't know me. So that's okay.
He's perhaps a good brother, and just misunderstanding, you know. You
know how men... You can easily get that, you know, just kind of
misunderstood. But we believe in Divine healing and praying for the
sick. And perhaps, brother does too, but he just... You know how it is;
they just get little misunderstandings like that. And I've never met
the dear brother. If I'd talk to him, and he'd talk to me, we'd
probably love one another. You see? So don't make any difference,
12 Now, so now, in the Gospels we want
to turn to read a little this morning out of the Word. Don't you like
the Word? That's--that's it. Now, over in...
We been in the 10th chapter for the last four or five months, I
believe. And so I started this morning; I thought, "Well, now, what if
Brother Neville would call on me to say something this morning? Where
would I leave off in the 10th chapter?" And I got look--looking, and I
finished up the 10th chapter, after several months.
So I said, "Well, I'll start at the 11th chapter." And I happened to
look there, and that's one of my favorites, you know. Then I said, "No,
I won't start there, 'cause I'll be in there for two years in this
one." Each one of those there heroes of faith, you know, how we'd...
To take that 11th chapter, to--to justify it, we'd have to go back and
get the beginning of creation and bring that down; that'd take a
couple, three weeks. And then over Enoch, how he walked with the Lord;
that'd take quite a few weeks, you know, to get out of them two verses.
And then here comes Noah after that. And then Abraham, and on down. Oh,
my. We'd ever get over on Abraham, it'd just--it's just hard tell how
long we would be in there. We'd be combing it back and forth, and back
and forth till the... And so, on a subject like that, it ought to be
sometime when we're having a revival, and a series of subjects like
that, just keep carrying the 11th chapter.
16 So I thought, "Well, we went over,
and I started the 1st chapter, that sounded pretty good." I like Hebrew
teaching because it's a--it's deep and rich. And I--I'm sure you all
So I thought we'd just read a little out of the 7th chapter, maybe this
morning, if you will, and turn to it.
And we'll get a little basic background of our talk. And--and we'll
start part of the few verses in the 6th there. It kinda blends in with
it, because it's pertaining to a great subject of Melchisedec, the King
of Salem, and Who He was, and what relation He was to Christ. And--and
He had no father, no mother, no beginning of days, no ending of life.
He never had a beginning. He never did begin, and He never will end. He
never had a father or mother, no descendants. And He--He was the King
of Salem. And wonder Who this was that Abraham met, One he met. Now,
we'll back a little while...
19 But now, we've turned the pages down
like this (See?), but there's only One Who can open It up; that's the
Lord Jesus. Isn't that right? No one in heaven or in earth, beneath the
earth, was able or worthy to open the Book, or to loose the Seal
thereof. But when Jesus came, He taken the Book out of the right hand
of God's hand, and took the Book and loosed the Seals, and set down at
the right hand of God. And--and there is only One Who's able to do it.
So now, if He's the only One that can do it...
Now, my ideas would go, oh, maybe a million miles off. And somebody
else's ideas would go way off. But we'll trust that He'll just take,
let--let His ideas be ours this morning. Is that right? And then we'll
do the best we can, I will, to explain it the best that I know how.
21 And I've not pre-studied it. Just
absolutely, we just come up here and open up the Word. And used to be,
when we would come and have these lessons, we'd--we'd premeditate on
them for the week to come, run a series. And I'd have Scriptures wrote
down of everywhere through the Scriptures, every little thing that I
could... Through the week I'd go in the room and set there, and--and
study, and meditate, and--and on the Word. And as the Holy Spirit would
give me something, I--I'd write it down. And I'd set and think again,
then write it down, whatever He'd tell me.
Then on Sunday, I'd come over here and have sheets of paper laying all
over the... And you'd have to have a tablet out there, to keep up with
it, and write it out. And when you get the Scriptures, then through the
week, the people would study that, and compound it together. There's
such... There's a...
A text, you know, is a wonderful thing, but the context is what makes
the text magnified. You see? The... It's the context of the text. So in
this we--we... Today, we just come in, and wherever, just--just let it
go for a little while, and trust the Lord to help us.
25 Now, shall we bow our heads. Now,
our kind heavenly Father, we are grateful for all that Thou hast done,
especially, Lord, for forgiving our sins, keeping sickness and
afflictions away from our doors. We're so happy for that and the
privilege that we have to gather here in this house of God on this
winter morning to worship Thee in the beauty of Thy holiness. Oh, how
we love Thee, knowing that Thou has washed us by Thy own Blood, and has
presented us before God, faultless, blameless, as new creatures in
Christ Jesus, looking for the time to come, that when we'll see Him as
He is, and have a body like His. Oh, we long for that hour.
And now, as we gather today, we thank Thee that Thou has give us a safe
trip up to New York and back. Thank You for being with the church while
here. And many of the things, oh, thousands of those great blessings
that we have to thank You for... And Thou knowest all of them, and we
bow to give praise to Thee.
27 Take the Word, this morning, Father.
Bless It now. Bless the church. Bless the pastor. God, be with him,
and, O God, just make him a blessing to thousands. The deacons of the
church, the trustees, the members, the laity, all, just be with them,
Father. The Sunday school teachers out there with the little fellows,
be with them. And may their little hearts just burn this morning with
the love of God. Help us, likewise, in the church. And when we leave,
may we say like those who came from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn
within us, when He talked to us along the road?" For we ask it in His
28 Now, in the Hebrew letter... And
here I squint a lot under this light, and 'cause I'm not a boy anymore,
you know. I'm getting to be an old man.
And here some time ago, I was going to have some colored glasses made
to reflection of snow. I was going on a trip to Africa, and... No, I--I
beg--beg your pardon. I was going up in Maine, or up in Canada,
hunting. And the reflect of the snow, and you have to wear glasses,
'cause the sun come out, just blinded you. Just like your eyes get real
sore, and you have to hold your head down, try to walk, looking down
like this, and it hurts. So every time I put on a pair of any kind of
sunglass it'd just make me so sick I couldn't hardly hold my head up.
And always was that way.
So I called Dr. Adair, and I said, "What kind of a color would I use?"
I said, "I've tried green, blue, and black."
He said, "Billy, it's not the glass. It's your eyes." Said, "You're
Said, "Well, boy, it's them old eyes going bad."
I said, "No, I got good eyes." I said, "I--I..."
He said, "Oh!"
I said, "Oh, yes, I can."
32 So he sent me over the river to have
my eyes examined at some specialist. And I seen that was the Lord's
will, 'cause the man was a renowned Christian, and--and he wants to go
to Africa with me when I go again. It was one of the best eye doctors
in Louisville, in the great Heyburn Building there. So when he examined
my eyes, and my eyes...
He took me in a little room, and turned on a thing where it was dark,
and let me set there a little bit till my eyes dilated to it. And so
then he turned on a little thing, said, "Twenty-twenty." Well, I could
read out of each eye. He turned it on again; it said,
"Fifteen-fifteen." I read out of each eye. He turned it on again, said,
"Ten-ten." I could read out of each eye. So that was... And that's all
the further you had to go. So I could read it anywhere. So then
he--then he said...
Then he put it on a little thing like this, and got a little card and
started bringing it to me like this. When he got right up like this, I
said, "I'm sorry."
He said, "Well, you're passed forty."
I said, "Yes."
Said, "I see." Said, "You got good eyes. But a man, or any human being
apast forty, your eyeballs actually gets flat, like, your hair gets
gray. It's just the natural thing." And said, "When it gets flat, they
just won't dilate like they should, like that." And said, "Anything
close to you, your eyeballs flattening, won't dilate out and let you
see. You see?" He said, "Sooner or later, when you get close," said,
"you'll have to get you a pair of specks, and lead it--read it down."
I said, "Oh my, doctor."
And I'd take it off this far away from me, it's perfect. But when I get
it up like this, huh-uh. And so I have to kind of move it back a little
And I was telling Brother Neville about it. Brother Neville said, "Yes,
but after while you keep running on out, bring it out till your arm
ain't long enough to reach it."
So I'm--I'm grateful for good eyes though. And now anywhere out, my, I
could... I can almost see a hair laying on the bench down there
somewhere. So it's real good, that way. But just getting old; that's
39 So I'm getting older here, but
younger there (You see?), and that's the good part about it. So some
glorious day though, the Lord Jesus will come, and all that we were
when we were our best, we will be again forever. Only death set in to
do this. Death set in to put that gray hair in your head. Death set in
to put that wrinkles in your face. But it can only take you; that's
all. Then in the restoration, what you was at your best before death
ever touched you, when you was about twenty-one, twenty-two, that's
what you'll be in the resurrection. I can prove that by the Scriptures.
And that just makes us so happy, to know that no matter what comes or
what goes, doesn't make any difference anyhow, 'cause we're coming
right back again, new, over again.
40 And now, the Book of Hebrews is a
Book that we believe that Paul wrote. No--no record to show that he did
write it. But we believe that Paul wrote the Book of Hebrews, because
it was the--sounds like Paul's writing. And most of the theologians
believe that it was Paul's writing also. But whoever it was, what
writer wrote it, it's certainly a masterpiece, and is inspired, and
joins in with the rest of the Bible.
And it's bringing all the shadows. And being myself, uneducated,
illiterate, I have to kindly take, and make myself a typologist in
order to know that I have got the truth of the Word, for I always look
back in the Old Testament.
42 Now, there's some of the folks
setting here, three or four of them, that's been here since the church
has, I suppose, twenty something years, when I was first ordained. And
then, as all along, I've always tried to make a--watch the types.
In other words, if I never did see the sun, and I seen what the moon
did, throwed light on the earth, and so forth like that, and shined
down from the heaven, I'd have some conception of what the sun would be
when it did go to shining, because it would... I've looked at the moon;
it's a reflection of the sun.
Well, all the old things of the Old Testament, under the law, was just
a type, or a reflection of what it is in the Gospel. So if you know the
Old Testament, you can have a pretty good idea what the New Testament
is, 'cause... And now, Paul's giving the same thing here in the Book of
Hebrews. He's showing what the Old Testament was in type, the New
Testament is in antetype. Everybody believes that, don't you?
45 That's how I believe in Divine
healing so strongly, because that in the Old Testament Divine healing
was then. And if the... We have something much better. If the Old
Testament produced Divine healing under that little thing, and only
thing the New Testament is is something way more, and far better, what
has the New Testament got in Divine healing? Oh, it's got much more.
See? For the New Testament is better things, says Paul here in the
Hebrews. The Old Testament produced... Oh, it was all right.
Like if I'm walking out here, going out to do something here at
nighttime, to read, or--or to have services out, and well, it's a--or
go wherever I may, travel, and it's a moonlit night. That's mighty
nice. I appreciate that. But if the moon can produce that, what will
the sun do? And it's strong. It--it just puts the moon out; that's all.
See, there just--there's no more of it.
And if you notice, when the sun comes up, the reason the moon don't
shine, is because the moon and the sun blends together. The moon and
the sun is one. Did you know that? The moon is nothing but a--a missile
hanging in the air. And the sun's a shining on it, reflecting its light
to the earth. The sun is shining through the moon, to the moon, to
reflect. See, when the sun's gone around here, it throws its light over
here on the moon, and the moon reflects it back to the earth. In other
words, the sun and the moon is husband and wife, or either the sun and
the moon is Jesus and the Church. While Jesus is gone away, He reflects
through the Church His Light. See? So if the moon give Light, what
would the sun do?
And if the law gave light, if the law gave healing, what will the
Gospel do? See? Oh, it'd be powerful, wouldn't it? Certainly, it would.
When did they... See, if... Look, Jesus...
49 On the journey when they were coming
through the wilderness, the children of Israel, they got to--to making
light and chatting against God and against Moses, and they sinned. And
serpents come in, begin to sting them and bite them. And they're dying,
and none of their remedies would help them. And the people died by the
thousands. And God made a type of Christ. He made a--had Moses to make
a brass serpent and put it on the stick. Now, that was a type of Christ
(Is that right?), the snake.
Now, you might wonder, some of you children in the Gospel, "Why would a
snake represent Christ?" Well, because the snake, the serpent itself,
was--represented sin already judged. God judged the snake in the garden
of Eden. He took--give him his judgment there, took his legs off of
him, and made him down from human form, and put him on a--on a--on a
level... Well, he was not... See, the--the snake to begin with was not
a reptile. The Bible said, "He was a beast, and the most subtle of all
the beasts of the field." He walked like a man and everything, "the
most subtle." But the curse cursed him, and taken away his--his--his
subtleness, or his--his beauty, and throwed him onto the ground, and
put him on his belly to crawl.
52 And now, the serpent on the pole,
represented sin already judged. And it was made out of brass. Now,
brass represents Divine judgment, not earthly judgment or mental
judgment, but Divine judgment. See? The brass altar, that... The altar,
where the sacrifices was burnt was made of brass: the brazen altar, and
means that it was Divine. There's where the Divine price was paid, at
the brass. And a... Mo...
And for instance, Elijah, when he went out, "And the--the skies was
just like brass," he said... Divine judgment upon the people, because
they'd went away from God in the days of Ahab. And Gehazi went up to
look and see what the skies looked like, and he come down there and
says, "It looks like brass." (See?), Divine judgment.
Revelations 1, Jesus was seen, or the Church, rather, of the Bride of
Christ, seen Him standing in the Seven Golden Candlesticks, and the
feet was made of brass. Which brass is the Divine judgment of the
Church, out upon the world. See? The Divine judgment...
55 The serpent, the brass, speaking of
it... Now, watch. It was lifted up, and on the pole represented the
cross. Now, three things. Now, watch. It was lifted up for what
purpose? That they would be forgiven of their snake, or forgiven of
their sins, and healed of their snakebites. Is that right? And ever who
looked, lived; who refused to look, died. Now, you cannot deal with sin
in no way; you can't deal with sin in any way, without dealing with
Divine healing. You just can't do it. There's no way of preaching the
Gospel without Divine healing. You can't do it. That's right.
Now, looky here. For instance, if here was a man, and he was standing
here, and he was just a hitting me as hard as he could with his fist,
well now, to get rid of that man hitting me with the fist, is not
necessary to cut his arm off. See? Or maybe he's kicking me with his
foot. There's no need of cutting his foot off. Now, the only thing to
do is kill the man from the head. Is that right? If you kill the head,
you kill the arm, you kill the foot, and you kill all the rest of--of
the body (Is that right?) if you kill it from the head.
57 Well, what is the head of all this
cause that we're here this morning? What's the head of all of it? What
made all this sickness and sin and disgrace? It was sin. See? Before
you had any sin... Sickness is a attribute, or something that follows
sin. If you don't have no... In other words, it's something that come
out of sin. See? Before there was any sin, there was no sickness or
nothing: no worry, no nothing, no old age, no breaking down, no
heartaches, no broken homes, no nothing. See? It was just perfect.
Well, what caused it, was sin, s-i-n. Well, then, sickness followed
sin. Broken homes, attributes, immoral livings, and all those things
Now, if you kill sin, you've got to kill the attributes, haven't you?
You can't--you can't touch... You can't fool with sin, 'less you're
fooling with this. And when you fool in this, it results in sin. See?
Now, if you kill sin, then you kill the whole thing.
And now--now, you say, sickness, sometimes you have sick, and say, "Did
I sin?" Oh, might not have been you sinned, but you remember, the
sicknesses visit up... the iniquities of the parents upon the children,
and the children's children, and their children, on to the third and
fourth generation. See? And it's just a wearing down, wearing out of
the human bodies, and sin piling up, and so forth. Like venereal, and
so forth, it visits on down.
60 Here some time ago, a famous doctor
here, had two girls that they took in and examined. They was going
blind. And they found out, venereal disease, just as clean and moral
little ladies as they could be, right here in this city, both of them
going blind. And they didn't know what to do. They made they glasses,
and they just went right on away from that. And give them a blood test,
and there it was. And they checked it back; it was their
great-grandfather. See? There you come.
Now, see, it comes down through the generations. It breaks down. Well,
then when you're dealing with sin, you're dealing with sicknesses at
the same time.
62 Now, Moses lifted up the serpent.
Jesus said in Saint John 3, "As Moses lifted up the brass serpent in
the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up." Is that right? In
other words, that was the moon to the sun. It was the shadow of what
was coming. Well, if Divine healing was in lifting up the brass
serpent, it's got to be in lifting up Jesus Christ. For it was, for all
the--the brass serpent was, was a reflection of Jesus Christ in sin
already judged in Divine judgment, God's Divine judgment. Not the ju...
The world judged Him and killed Him.
But God's Divine judgment made a innocent Person, sin (Amen.) and--and
judged it right there. You see? And He bore our--our Divine judgment,
and took my penalty, taking your sins, and your guilt, and your ticket
to hell, and your ticket to torment, and took it upon Himself, and died
in our stead, and was sent to hell in my place. Amen.
64 And God was not willing that He
should stay there, but rose Him up on the third day for our
justification. To look there, and say, "I am... God has absolutely
proved me, that I am justified, because He raised up His Son, Christ
Jesus. Therefore, I'm resurrected with Him, setting in heavenly
places." That's right. Settles it. See? He justified. He rose for our
Living, He loved me;
Dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
Someday He's coming, O glorious day!
That's it. There you are. There's where my hopes is built on nothing
less than Jesus' Blood and righteousness; when all around my soul gives
way, He then is all my hope and stay. For on Christ, the solid Rock, I
stand; all other grounds is sinking sand, all other grounds is sinking
There you are. There's where our hopes rest, right there. Oh, my. Oh,
when I think of it, and think of there... And Jesus said, "As Moses
lifted up the serpent," same purpose, same thing. "Just as Moses lifted
up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up."
66 "He was wounded for our
transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquity: chastisement of our
peace upon Him; with His stripes we were healed. All we like sheep have
gone astray; God laid upon Him the iniquity of us all." There it is.
Oh, my. I think back there in the Testament, when them Old Testament
prophets looked forward there in a vision, and saw Him coming through
Jerusalem going to Calvary, bearing away our sins yonder on the
cross... And in there he said, "He was wounded for our transgressions."
When Isaiah, got a glimpse of it one day, and said, "He was wounded for
our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquity; the chastisement
of our peace upon Him; with His stripes we were healed."
67 What do you think they went, when
they went to their grave looking there? No wonder David said, "My flesh
will rest in hope. For He'll not suffer His holy One to see corruption,
neither will He... He'll not suffer His soul to be in hell; neither
will He suffer His Holy One to see corruption. Wherefore was my heart
made to rejoice, and my tongue was glad." David foresaw it in the
shadow and rejoiced, because he knowed when Christ died, that settled
it from eternity to eternity. Amen. It was all over then.
Isaiah said there'll be a time where there'd be healing. Talk about
healing? Said, "He was wounded for our transgressions, and with His
stripes we were healed."
How you going to take it out of the Scriptures? You can't do it,
brother. You just might knock at it, and fight at it, and everything
else, but It'll move right on just the same. Through ceaseless ages and
eons of time, it'll still go on.
70 Paul speaking here, wonderfully
now... The first part of this 6th chapter, let's go back and review it
a little bit. Now, we'll start along here at 12th, 13th verse,
somewhere, just get a little basic background, after the Holy Spirit's
come down now, and with us and settling upon us.
The 6th chapter is speaking now about the unpardonable sin. We went
through all that the other day. We started on the 6th chapter, but we
got on the unpardonable sin. How many in here knows what the
unpardonable sin is now? Sure. To reject Gospel Truth. Is that right?
If... "He that sins willfully after he has received the knowledge of
the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin." When the Gospel
is laid out to you, plainly," says the Scripture, and you see It; and
for the sake that you want to be different or agree with this group,
that you willfully turn away, you have blasphemed the Holy Ghost, and
can never be forgiven in this world or the world to come." That's right.
73 They knew that He was the Son of
God. And they said... They knew He was. Nicodemus expressed it. He
said, "Why, sure, we know You're a Teacher comes from God."
He said, "Because He says... He has a devil." When... 'Cause He would,
could stand there and foretell them; because He could look into the
audience and tell them what they were thinking about on their mind; and
could heal the sick, and so forth; pray for them, and results come,
they said, "Aw, that's the devil."
And He said, "Now, wait a minute. You will be forgiven for that,
because you're speaking against Me. But when the Holy Ghost is come,
don't you say such a remark as that. For--for remember, the Holy Ghost
will warn you in your heart. There's no way for It to do it now,
because the Blood cell that I'm wrapped in isn't broken yet. But one
day a spear will open up this side, and the blood Cell will be exposed
then. And out will come My Life, and enter into the Father, and will
return back in the form of Deity and power. Then the Blood cell will be
there, and the Holy Ghost will deal with every human heart everywhere.
Then if you willfully reject the truth when it's represented to you,
there's never forgiveness in this world or the world to come." See,
better walk careful. There you are. See?
77 "For whosoever sins or disbelieves
willfully, after he's received the knowledge of the truth, there
remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful looking for the
judgment, the fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversary. He
that despised the shadow under Moses' law, died without mercy under two
or three witnesses: how much more sorer punishment, though worthy
(preacher, whoever he may be), who's trod the Blood of Jesus Christ
under his foot, counted the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified with
(remember, a sanctified person. See?), unholy thing, and done despite
to the works of grace." See, there's nothing left for him but the fiery
indignation, and it'll devour the adversary.
When you--when you see a Gospel Truth, and walk right over it just to
be popular, or to go to your own church, or have your own way about it,
brother, you've done something then, that you're finished. That's not
my word now. I'd like to make it something different. But that's what
God's Word says about it. Now, and He's dealing with that.
79 Now, we start over here on the 13th
For whom God has promised... For when God had
promised... ... when God had
made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear by none greater, he
sware by himself,
Could you imagine what kind of a covenant we're living under? Now,
every... Let's read just a little farther.
Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and
multiplying I'll multiply thee.
And so, after that he had ...
81 Give Abraham this promise, and
promised that He would--He would bless him and multiply him and
whatever He would a done, now, look. God also, after this took an oath
to it, swore that He would do it. Now, God swore by Himself, that He
would--that He would confirm the oath that He had given to father
Abraham. And what did He confirm to father Abraham? He told Abraham...
He gave him the covenant, unconditionally, not because Abraham was
Abraham. We went through that a few weeks ago, you know. He gave
Abraham the covenant, because God Himself chose Abraham and elected him
before the foundation of the world. Abraham, before he ever was born on
the earth, God knowed all about him, knowed what he would do. And by
grace He choose Abraham; and not only Abraham but Abraham's seed after
him. Oh, my. If you...
How firm a foundation have we got, that when the Prince of all princes,
when the God of all gods, when the King of all kings, the Lord of all
lords, the Beginning of all beginnings, Himself took an oath by
Himself, for where there's none greater, that He would confirm this
covenant with Abraham and with His seed.
85 Now, oh, this may kind of root up,
and pull up, and shove out, and take out, but let's look it right smack
in the face and see what it looks like.
If necessary, we can go back and pick up the Abrahamic covenant that
God made with him, and how that God swore by Himself. Anybody ever know
where God ever swore by Himself? Let's turn now; that's Genesis the
22nd chapter, I believe, and about 16. Let's take a look at Genesis the
22nd chapter and the 16th verse, and we'll see here where God swore by
Him--Himself. All right, I believe this is it now, if I'm not mistaken,
right to the place, 22nd, 16. Yes. Look, 15th verse.
And the angel of the LORD called unto him
Abraham out of the heaven the second time,
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the
LORD, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thine
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in
multiplying I'll multiply thee, thy seed shall be as the stars of the
heaven, and as the sands upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess
the gates of his enemies;
87 God swore it by Himself. Hallelujah.
If that don't make a fellow feel like hollering, "Hallelujah," there's
not--you're dead. Right.
Oh, God said, "Abraham, because you've did this, not what somebody else
will do, but because you have did this. By faith you walked, and I've
honor that thing there, not honor works anymore; I'll not honor this.
I'll honor faith. And because you did this without knowing what would
be the outcome, I've saved you. I'll save your seed. I'll take an oath
by Myself." Amen. "And your seed shall possess the gates of their
enemy." Amen. That settles it to me. That's just... That--that's all
that has to be done.
89 Here Paul picks it up over here
again in the Hebrews, to refer back to it. Oh, they picked it up in the
Galatians, in the Ephesians, and all through, referring to it, that our
foundation is solid (Amen.), not some mythical built up something on
some pagan superstition. But it's THUS SAITH THE LORD, by an oath.
Amen. God taken an oath by Himself. Oh, my. How firm a foundation, ye
saints of the Lord. Yes.
When demons come, when powers come, when sickness come, when death
itself stares you in the face, it just looses its place, just melts
away like the snow at the sunshine, when we throw it in the Light of
the Gospel there.
91 If you notice, people, sometimes you
take... A lot of times, people writing all kinds of stuff and things,
runs people from the Protestant church to the Catholic church, because
the Catholics believes the Word's inspired. They believe it. They
believe that Mark 16 is inspired. Absolutely. They say It's inspired.
But, see, the devil worked in that, says, "The church is above the
Well, then a Protestant comes around; he sees something he
don't--little old something they don't--he don't agree with it. Well,
he says, "This is not inspired. This is the wrong interpretation to the
Word." Just trying to make It set (See?) to take hold, or fit some
special theology of his. You see? That don't have nothing to do with It.
That's the Word of God. I believe every Word of It. There ain't... Not
for me to cut this out, that out. It's for me to live up to Its
qualifications, that's all, until Its requirements, rather, if I got to
live up to That. For God has swore, and He said, "He that will add
anything to It or take anything out of It, the same will be taken out
of his part, of the Book of Life." That right? So we believe It.
If our foundation is firm and sure in Jesus Christ, then, brother,
there's nothing can shake you. You're just... You're anchored. Amen.
Oh, say. All right.
95 "And after..." The--the 15th verse
And so after he had--had patiently endured, he
obtained the promise.
Oh, say, I don't know whether we're going to get down to that 7th
chapter or not.
... after he had patiently endured he obtained the promise.
Can you do the same thing this morning? Can you set your faith, and
say, "It's THUS SAITH THE LORD. And no matter what comes or what goes,
whether today's easy, tomorrow's hard, the next day they're teasing
you, the next day they're making fun of you, the next day they say I'm
crazy, I endure." Amen.
After, not before he endured, but after he endured, he obtained the
promise. Amen. Oh, my. There it is. You see it? Brother, that shakes
all devils and everything else away. See, see? There it is.
And Satan come, say, "Oh, now, I tell, you're just a little worked up.
You... There's... Just--just might as well be kind of reasonable about
Say, "It's THUS SAITH THE LORD, Satan."
No matter how hard it comes, what it looks like, what anybody says. I
want to, with patience, not fretting..." Person can't have patience,
and some fretting all the time. You just got to set your sails right
straight there and walk right on. No matter what takes place, move
101 Listen. I'm going to say something.
Look. Faith is unconscious. Amen. You believe it? I've learned that in
the years of travel around the world and meeting the peoples of all
different walks. But faith is unconscious. You got faith and don't even
know it. That's right.
Jesus Christ, no matter if He was in a storm and the gale's knocking
the boat from one side to the other, or He was standing in the face of
mess of demons; if He was hanging anywhere, it never moved Him. He
walked right along just as calm and quiet as He could be. Why? He was
simply unconscious of fear, anything around Him. That's right. Whether
it was going to happen, or whether it wasn't going to happen; He knowed
it was going to happen because God said so. He didn't say, "Oh, wonder
if I prayed through? Wonder if I fasted long enough? Wonder if I did
this?" He just walked right on unconscious. That's right. He believed
what God said was truth. The Words must be fulfilled, and He knowed
what His life was to fulfill Them. That's right.
103 And you're here to fulfill It too.
Just walk unconscious of fear. Walk unconscious of criticism. Walk
unconscious of the world. Walk as you walk in Christ. Walk with Him,
not paying any attention to right or left hand, just keep moving on. If
something comes up in the church, walk with God. Hallelujah. If
sickness strikes you, walk with God. If the neighbor don't like you,
walk with God. Just keep on walking with God.
Enoch, one day walked like that. You know what he done? He walked all
the way home with God; got so far up the road, he didn't want to come
back anymore. Amen.
Walk with God. Doctor says you're going to die; walk with God. Yeah.
Doctor says you can't... well; walk with God. Just walk with God;
that's all. For God has promised you, "I'll never leave you or forsake
you. I'll be with you to the end of the world." And He took an oath by
that covenant that He give you, that He'd confirm it. Just walk with
106 You'll have your ups-and-downs.
Don't worry. You got to go through briar patches, over sharp rocks,
over bluffs, down on the hillsides, up through the mountains, over
waters; but walk with God. Yes, sir. "There's so many hills to climb
upward," you've heard the old song, "but how little it'll seem when you
get to the end of the way." My, my. Just look at there, all that's
been. Look back at your footprints; won't be very much.
107 After he
had endured, he obtained the promise.
Men, for when men... swear by the greater: and
the oath of... is confirmed, confirmation is to them an end of all
In other words, when men swear, if they come to you and they make an
oath, it's the end of all strife; you believe it. See?
Wherein God--God--wherein God, willing more
abundantly,... ... abundantly to
shew unto them heirs of the promise the immutable of his counsel... ... confirmed it by an oath:
God wanted to show you. By His counsel, He wanted it. He confirmed it
by an oath, that you would not have any restless terms about it. Now,
That by two imm... things--immutable things, in
which in it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong
consolation, who have fled for refuge to the--lay hold upon the hope
set before us:
It's absolutely impossible for God to lie. That's the one thing. Is
that right? Now, it's impossible for God to lie. It's two of them.
First, it's impossible for God to lie. Now, the next thing is that God
Himself that can't lie, to make it perfect, double, He swore by it
(Amen.) that He would confirm this oath. Oh, what a great...
110 Let's go back and see what the oath
is, will you? Just a minute, just for a minute. Back in the--in the
Book of Genesis, I was reading it here the other day, the 15th chapter
of Genesis. Here we go. Listen at the oath that God swore to, if you
want to read something to make you feel real good.
After these things the word of the LORD came
unto Abraham in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abraham: I am thy shield,
and... exceeding great reward.
"I am thy Shield." If God's your Shield, how's the Devil going to hit
you? See, see? "I am your Shield, and your exceeding great Reward." Who
is? "I am," the Lord, "your exceeding great Reward."
And Abraham said, LORD GOD, what will thou give
me, seeing that I go childless, and the steward of my house is this
Eliezer of Damascus?
And Abraham said... And Abram said, Behold, to
me thou has given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is my heir.
And, behold, the word of the LORD came to him,
saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come out of
thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
God done told him twenty-five years before, that He was going to do it.
So Abraham begin to wonder now, "Now, now, Lord, where... How's it
going to happen now? And see, I'm a hundred years old."
113 Now, watch.
And He brought him forth... ... And he brought
him forth abroad, and said, Look now towards the heaven, and tell me
the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So
shall thy seed be.
And yet he didn't even have any children, and a hundred years old.
Said, "Look up yonder towards the heavens. Can you number them stars?"
115 And here, out in Mount Palomar, or
Mount Wilson, rather, in California, looking out there at that big
observatory, where you can take a glass and see a hundred and twenty
million years of light space... Now, you think, your eyes can only see
just so many thousand miles away (See?), maybe a couple million, a few
million. But this is a hundred and twenty million years. Just what you
can see in the solar system, just them stars. Some of them are closer,
and some of them are farther away, and so forth. But looking through a
hundred and twenty million years of light space, just think what it is,
how fast light travels. And a hundred and twenty million years of light
space, why, you couldn't run a row of figures around this church ten
times, of nine's, and make how many miles it would be. And out there,
is still moons and stars on the outside of there.
116 Abraham's seed, said, "Number
them." You couldn't do it. "So shall thy seed be." And listen. Here is
what did it.
And he believed in the LORD;... ... and it was counted unto him for
He never said, "Now, Lord, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll do a
certain, certain thing. And I'll do this, or that." He--he just
believed the Lord, and it was counted to him for righteous, because God
said so. He'd swore by it, that He'd do it.
And he said unto him, I am the LORD that
brought thee out of Ur of Chaldea, to give thee this land to inherit it.
And he said, Lord GOD, wherein shall I know
that I will--shall inherit it.
"Now, I ain't got no children now. But can You give me some sort of a
119 You know, I'm not a sign seeker,
but I believe in signs. That's right. See? If there is no invisible
sign given to man today... Why, no wonder people can't believe. They go
around, and people just took all the supernatural out of the Bible, and
they just taken out... A--a man come up and say, "I'm saved." Sure.
Well, you can't--you can't doubt him. That's right. You can't doubt
him. The man come up the street, just as drunk as he can be, and--and a
cigar in his mouth, and staggering, hollering "whoopee," and cussing
every breath, he'd say, "I'm saved, 'cause I believe." You couldn't...
What you going to say about it? There ain't nothing you could do. "My
church takes me in. I'm a member." What are you going to do about it?
There's nothing you can do. That's right. That's exactly right.
But the only way that you can tell is by the sign. Is that right?
That's exactly right. You have to see the sign to show it. Now, if it's
just of faith alone, then faith don't do it.
122 Abraham believed God, that's right,
and it was imputed to him for righteousness. But God give him a sign,
circumcised him as a sign, a seal. And Abraham's seed still receives
circumcision. They did all through the age, until the--the moon faded
out, the law, and the Son came in. And when the Son of God come, He
circumcised them yet.
And every son of Abraham is circumcised today, not of the flesh, but of
the heart. The Holy Spirit circumcises the heart, cuts away the things
of the world, and makes you a new creature in Christ Jesus.
"Circumcision" is "cut off surplus flesh." Only the males could be
circumcised. Only the males was the only ones was in the covenant. And
a woman, being married, was brought in. You take... Today, it's... Now,
I ain't saying...
124 There's a lot of women here, and
the women is a marvelous tho--thing. If God could've give a man
anything better than a woman, He'd have done so. But He give a woman...
But this is a woman's world. She's running the whole thing, not you
house mothers here; but I mean out in the world. Let so--let some
little striptease out in Hollywood start to cut her hair some way, and
watch all the girls cut their hair the same way. Or they start some fad
in dress, and watch all the girls do the same thing: Christians and
all, so-called. That's right. It's a woman's world.
127 You notice, they paint the pictures
of a--of an angel woman. There's not such a thing. Show me one place in
the Scripture. Every Angel is men, not women. Angel women, mother
Marys, and all these things like that, there's no such a thing. Find
one place in the Scripture where it ever said there was a woman Angel.
It's always, "He," Michael, Gabriel. "He drawed His sword." It's
always, "He, He, He, He." That's right.
Woman was made for man, not men for women. Sure. But they'd, how they...
That's just what the Devil took the woman in the garden of Eden for his
instrument. He's still using her. That's right. Not the converted, not
the converted, the woman that's a Christian, and a good woman is the
best thing that a man could find outside of salvation. But one that
ain't no good is the worst thing he could find outside... That's right.
Solomon said that a good woman was a jewel in a man's crown, but an
unrighteous one was water in his blood. His blood's his life. And how
much more could he have than water in his blood? It would kill him.
131 Now, notice, God speaking to
Abraham. Now, notice.
And he said, LORD GOD, wherein shall I know,
that I will inherit it?
And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three
years old, and a--a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three
years old, and two turtledoves, and a young pigeon.
Here it goes. Watch it now.
And he took unto him all these, and divided
them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: ...
but the birds he divided not.
Now, he cut the heifer, and the goats, and things apart, and laid the
pieces, one against another one, showing that they'd dovetail from one
dispensation to another. But the turtledoves, and thing, he didn't
divide them. And when the fowls of the air came down on--on the
carcasses, Abraham drove them away.
And when the sun was gone down, a deep sleep
fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that
thy seed shall be... strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they
shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years:
God foretelling unto Abraham, that way down in his
great-great-great-grandchildren would sojourn in a strange land four
hundred years and would be afflicted: designated a time, exactly how
long it would be.
135 Now, watch.
And also that nation, whom they shall serve,
will I judge: and afterwards shall they come out with great substance.
They did...?... "And thou shall..." Watch. I'm talking about holy...
Watch. And not even... Unconditionally... What?
And thou shall go to be--to thy fathers in
peace;... ... Thou shall go to
thy fathers in peace; and thou shall be buried in a good old age.
Not, "If you'll do certain things..." But, "I've already done it, set
the mark." Amen. Oh, my. I just get so wound up when I get this, till
my nerves jump up-and-down in my body, looks like. When I think of that
promise, oh, brother...
137 I was telling my wife this morning.
I looked over, and I said, "Honey, you know..." I was talking about
my--my brother and them, how their--the children... Here's Rebekah,
getting to be almost a young woman. And--and I said, "I want to try to
get away from here before she has to get in this school, and so forth,"
and on like that. And I said, "You know, we're not children anymore." I
said, "I'm not anyhow." I said, "You know, I'm going to be forty-six
pretty soon." I said, "I--I'm a getting to be an old man."
But, oh, my, then when my mind flops over here to God's promised oath
to me, then all that just fades away then. I just... Everything just
seems different. Now, watch. In a good old age...
But in the fourth generation they shall come
hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
God, making His promise, God give it to Abraham unconditionally... Now,
watch when He said this. Oh, here's a beautiful picture, if we could
just have the time to finish it, 'fore we get down to finish this, the
picture that God had made up... Look.
140 He said, "Go get me a heifer of
three years old." Watch, three. Everything in the Bible is a three.
Three blends to a one. See? Father, Son, Holy Spirit, not three Gods:
One. Faith, hope, and charity, not three different things, but all the
essence of one: love.
Now, then there was justification, sanctification, the baptism of the
Holy Ghost, not three different dispensations, not three works of
grace, but one work in three different manifestations. Same Holy Spirit
was with Luther, under justification was under Wesley with
sanctification; in the Church now, in the baptism of the Holy Ghost:
the same Holy Spirit, not two Holy Spirits, the same Holy Spirit.
142 The little corn that come up here,
the first thing, and the farmer looked and seen these little sprouts
sticking up. "Wonderful!" He rejoiced. After while, they got old and
withered away, and the corn went on. In it, the same life that was in
this corn down here at the first stalk, is in it up here in the ear and
grain, just the same. It just went on, and on, and on, and on.
And so is the Church growing on to that perfect day when Jesus shall
come. See? Same Holy Spirit, same thing, just different dispensation.
144 Now, in moving of this, look. Take
the heifers, the goats, and everything must be three years old, the
three different dispensations: fatherhood, sonship, Holy Spirit. See?
Three years, everything was three years, meant, Father, Son, Holy
Spirit: same God that was under that dispensation, is under this
dispensation, under that dispensation, and will be the same: Only one
God, three dispensations, not three Gods: three dispensations of the
The same God was in the Pillar of Fire was in Christ Jesus. The same
One in Christ Jesus, in you. That's right. God in you the hope of
glory. Is that right? The baptism of the Holy Spirit dwelling in the
person now, you become what? Sons of God.
146 When God condescend and
overshadowed virgin Mary, He was a Life. And a Life overshadowed and
created a blood Cell around Itself.
Anybody knows now that the blood cell comes from what? The male. Is
that right? The life lays in the blood cell, and the blood cell is
coming from the male, not the female. There's where the life is, is in
the male sperm.
Notice. Then God Himself come into the womb of virgin Mary and wrapped
Hisself in a created blood Cell. Hallelujah. That's the reason we have
Eternal Life. Then when that blood Cell, because of sin, was pierced
with a sword yonder, and broke, it freed God yonder. And He broke open
the blood Cell, and washed us, and brought us into Himself by the Holy
Spirit. There you are. And now we are sons of God, part of God. Deity
Itself lives in every believer. Every man that's borned of the Spirit
of God is a part of God.
No wonder he believes in the supernatural. No wonder he can believe in
anything. Why is it? In him is a portion of God, wrapped up in that
mortal body there, where there's sin and everything else, has created
this body. But down in there, some work of God alone in regeneration
has come down through there by the shedding of His own Blood, and taken
away that blood that was in there, as a way, and set it aside, and
entered into this sinful man, and put in him a hope that he'd die for
It just as freely as he'd stand there. Speak to him. Sure, he believes
151 Jesus said, "These signs shall
follow them that believe: in My Name they shall cast out devils; and
speak with new tongues; they'd take up serpents, or drink deadly
things, or lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." Jesus said that.
Why? He's become a part of Him. Yes, sir. God's on the instance of
deliver anything. He'll make a way. When there's no way, He makes a
way. And any man that believes in Him, believes the same thing. He has
to. He's a part of God. He's an offspring of God. He's a son of God, or
a daughter of God. And he can't do nothing else, because God's right
with him. He's just a portion of God.
Look. Everything that God was in the Pillar of Fire, He emptied into
the Son, Jesus Christ. In Him dwelt the Fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Is that right? The Bible said that God, G-o-d Himself, Jehovah, the
Mighty One, the Buckler, the Shield, all His redemptive Names,
everything that He was, He emptied into Jesus Christ.
154 And Jesus Christ formed from a
blood cell. And the outside shield of the cell itself, which is
billions times billions smaller than a human eye could see, but that
was the body, the Lord Jesus. Inside of that was God Himself, wrapped
Himself around the blood Cell in order to take His own Blood and to
spill His own Blood, or--or give It freely, that we, through the
breaking of that blood Cell to our mortal, when It breaks, and our life
leaves from here to go out through the redemption of--of the Blood that
God required, we can be brought into that Body and become a part of God
Himself as a son of God.
Brother, if you can digest that, it'll sure do you good. I wish I had
some way to just--just show you what it is. Just think of God, Jehovah,
coming down into the womb of a woman, overshadowed. Come down in the,
down to Spirit, and He's in there. What is He? He's the Creator
Himself. He made the very woman in the womb that He was in right then.
God made Himself little, come down and got into this blood Cell. And He
begin to build something around Him. What was it?
156 See, what--what caused this thing
back there in the beginning? Blood. Blood, life was in the blood. And
back there is what caused it in the beginning. Now, to take it away,
God Himself has to come down.
And He made Himself real little, come into the womb of Mary, and
created it around Himself, a wall, which was the blood Cell (No man
knowed nothing about It.), created this blood Cell. That blood cell
pushed to another, another, another one, and all the nerves and
everything begin to come in. And God Himself living in this, making a
tabernacle, and He dwelt in Christ.
There's God walking around. He said, "I and My Father are One. My
Father is in Me."
Said, "Show us now the Father." Philip said, "Showeth me the Father and
it'll satisfy me."
Said, "Philip, I been so long with you, and you don't know Me?" He
said, "When you see Me, you see the Father. And why say, 'Show me the
Father.' I and the Father are One. My Father's living in Me now. It's
not Me that doeth the works; it's Him that dwells in me, that does the
works." Oh, my.
161 How could I tell a man what was
wrong with him? How could I tell him what his future will be ten years,
or what he was forty years ago? It isn't me. Hallelujah. It's Him that
lives in me, that come down, that through His Blood brought me in
fellowship with Him. Hallelujah. How could my hands do anything by
healing the sick? It hasn't got a bit of power. It's not me. But it's
Him that dwells in here that does it.
How could this man preach the Gospel? He can't preach no Gospel.
There's nothing in him to do it with. He's a sinner by nature. But God
come down and dwelt in him, made him a son of God, and he preached the
Gospel. Why does he believe the Word? Because the very God that made
the Word is preaching right through him.
163 How that I see it. Do you see it?
There it is. The very God that wrote the Word is in the man, saying,
"That's the Truth. I don't care what anybody says. That's the Truth."
There it is. God in the man recognizes His Own Word. Hallelujah. That
settles it. God, in here...
"Believe all things. Hope all things. Endure all things." Is that
right? All the Scripture is inspiration of God. God wrote It. When God
comes in here, God recognizes His Own Word, says, "Sure, That's the
Truth." Now, you go to doctoring It out somewhere, that's up between
you and God. But God recognizes His own Word. Amen. Oh, how that makes
us feel: God's inspired Word.
Notice. I heard that little Nazarene preacher in New Albany, this
morning take a--the other side of That. Brother, I mean he really laid
it on there too, about all Scripture given by inspiration. Yes. It is.
167 Now, God has made a promise, and He
told Abraham what He would do. He took His oath. He swore by Himself:
none greater. So God Himself... All that He was, in the Pillar of Fire,
He was in Christ Jesus. "For God..." the Bible said. God... The Bible
said that God emptied (You know what you do, when we empty
anything?)--emptied Himself into Christ. Just think. God emptied
Himself into Christ. And Christ thought it not robbery to be equal with
God, for He was God.
That's the thing they killed Him for: breaking the sabbath day, making
Himself God. And He was Lord of the Sabbath, and He was God Emmanuel.
Christ... It was God in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. Now,
and everything that God was, He emptied into Christ. And everything
Christ was, He emptied into the Church. So don't you see how Christ,
regardless of what the theologians said, He believed the Father. Is
They said, "He's crazy." They said, "He's Beelzebub. He's a devil."
He said, "You can get by with that now, talking about Me. But when the
Holy Ghost comes, don't you try it." See?
175 For Christ believed the Father.
Regardless of what the teachers said, He believed the Father. Is that
right? For God had emptied Himself into Christ, and Deity was in
Christ. Whew. I hope you get it.
And then what Christ was, He emptied into the Holy Ghost believer. So
no matter what anybody says, he believes God's Word. See? He has to,
for all that Christ was... All God was, was in Christ. And all Christ
is, is in you, the believer.
Christ can't tell you something, and stand around and deny it. He can't
take His Word back. He can't say... Now, I can say... I can say
something, say, "Well, I'm sorry. I didn't aim to say it that way." But
He can't. He's got to stick with what He says. He's God. He's
infallible, and He's got to stay with what He says. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
178 God made an oath, promised Abraham
and swore by Himself, that, "I'll save you and your seed after you."
What is the seed of Abraham now? Who is the one that's got this sure
hold? Who is the one that's built on this foundation? Not just every
Tom, Dick, and Harry. "Not all that saith to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will
enter in, but the one that doeth the will of My Father which is in
heaven." And this is the Father's will. This is His Word.
180 "Many will come to me that day and
say, "Lord, have not I have prophesied, preached in Your Name? Have not
I cast out devils in Your Name? Have not I done all these things in
He'll say, "Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity; I didn't even know
Men who worked up in emotions, in theology, in Scripturally, and trying
to teach Scriptures and put their own interpretation to Them, and
saying those things there, and having a form of godliness and denying
the power thereof.
He said, "In the last days, they'd be heady, high-minded, lovers of
pleasure more than lovers of God, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, despisers of those that are good (making fun of them, call
them everything), having a form of godliness (preachers,
members)--having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof."
That's it. Said, "From such turn away. For these are the sort that goes
from house to house, and leads silly women, led away with divers lusts,
all kinds of lusts." Well, they holler at every little thing comes
183 But a borned again Christian knows
where they're standing. There's nothing will move them. They're walking
straight to Calvary. You have a lot of impersonators along the road;
that's right. But, brother, that only shows that there's somebody
really got it. We have bogus dollars and counterfeits, but it only
shows there's a real dollar. Stay right with it. Move right on.
Abraham, after he endured... He endured it, the great fight of
affliction and so forth. He obtained the promise after he endured.
185 He said, "As Jambres and Jannes
withstood Moses..." Well, look what Jambres and Jannes could do. They
could almost do the same things that Moses done. But there's only one
thing that they couldn't do. They couldn't heal the sick. That was the
only thing that showed difference between them. Moses could throw his
stick down, turned into a serpent; so could they. And--and Moses could
call fleas upon the earth; so could they. And Moses could call boils
upon the earth; and so could they. But they couldn't take them away.
They could only call them, but they couldn't send them away. But Moses
could, showing that God is a Healer.
And salvation, the impersonation of salvation split the animals in two.
Which anybody knows that the heifer, and the goat, and the sheep, and
all that, was types of salvation. For it was through the offering of
the shedding of the blood of sheep, and goats, and bulls, and heifers,
and so forth--the remission of sin.
187 But when he come to the turtledove,
anybody here knows that turtledoves was an offering for sickness. A
leper had to offer turtledoves for his sickness. The bird was a type of
the sick offering. And then when it come to cutting them in two, no,
sir, they stayed the same. They can't be impersonated. There's no...
Nothing can heal but God. See? It was the same in the Old Testament. He
said, "I'm the Lord Who heals all of your diseases."
You can go out and act like a hypocrite, say, "Oh, I'm saved. Glory to
God. Yes, sir. I got it." And you might be deceiving. But, brother,
when it comes to the time of whether you're sick and get healed or not,
that shows for itself what it is. That shows whether you got some faith
or not. Is that right? "Oh," you say, "I don't believe it." Sure, you
don't. There ain't nothing in you to believe with in the first place.
191 Notice. Now... See? Says,
"Don't..." Said, "You don't separate this." Now, look what happened
when he showed those atonements. He showed that there'd be a time where
they'd--they'd separate, these dispensations, where the law and grace
would separate some time. He cut the animal in two. He done all this.
Then he come up to the turtledoves to the healing. But He's the same
And look, under the--under the Old Testament there, when Jannes and
Jambres stood there, Moses could throw down his rod, turned to a snake;
they could too. Moses could call fleas; they'd call it also:
Impersonations. "Well, we stepped over in this other group that wasn't
When it come to Divine healing, Moses could heal, or take away the
boils; but they couldn't. They broke out with theirself though. They
couldn't take them away. They couldn't do it. They said, "This is the
finger of God." And they couldn't do it. So you see, Divine healing is
inseparable. Its always been that He's the only One that could heal.
The Devil hasn't one power to heal, never did, or can't heal. He can't
195 Look. Jesus' disciples went out and
seen somebody casting out devils. They said, "We seen one casting out
devils. And he wouldn't follow us. We forbid it."
Jesus said, "Don't do that. No man could do a miracle in My Name, can
speak lightly of Me. He that's not with us is against us. And he that
doesn't gather with us, scatters abroad." Is that right? He knowed, if
the man was absolutely getting results by casting out devils, he had to
have a firm faith in God or that Devil wouldn't see that. That's right.
He was getting results. Many of them come and said they done it, when
they didn't. But this man was getting results. He really cast them out,
so Jesus said, "He has to have something godly about him, or he
couldn't do it." Right, he got a result.
197 See them inseparable, them
sacrifices there? That turtledoves and pigeons (yes, sir,) is
inseparable. Don't you cut them apart. But cut these apart, but lay
them one against another, 'cause the law and grace will dovetail one
against another. But not healing; it'll be the same all the time. See?
That's right. Just leave them the way they are.
Now, notice. Oh, my. Before he done it... Abraham killed the animals
and laid them out there, and done the way God told him, then it come
dark. He kept the birds off of them. It come dark; the birds went to
roost, and so forth. A horrible...
First thing, God put Abraham to sleep. "Now, Abraham, you haven't got
one thing to do with it. Neither you or your seed after you, you're not
going to have one thing to do with your own salvation." Think of that.
200 God told--told Adam, "If you'll
touch this tree, you'll... You eat from Here, and you'll live. You eat
from that one, you'll die." That's the covenant. Now, that's...
You--you've got the thing before you, "If you do this, if you do that,
you'll--you'll die. If you live there, eat this one, you'll live." So
then Adam eat from this, and he died.
Grace come on, then God made a covenant by grace. And when He did, the
children of Israel down in Egypt... God already said by His Word what
He was going to do. He was going to bring them out. And God's obligated
to His Word. But then when God, obligated to His Word, went down there
and sent a saviour, Moses, grace provided that... Here come Moses,
leading the children of Israel out.
When they come out with him, got out in the wilderness, said, "Oh, give
us something to do. We want to form us an organization, and we want you
to give us something to do. Let us make us something like this. Give us
a law to keep." Exodus 19 was the greatest mistake that Israel ever
made. When grace had already provided their salvation, then they wanted
something to do to merit it. God already swore to Abraham, what He was
going to go. They said, "Let us have the law." And the law never did...
No one never kept it. They never did.
203 Jesus come to fulfill the law, and
grace provided a Saviour again. That's right. For God had sworn
(Hallelujah,) that He was going to save Abraham and his Seed. And how
could He do it with rebellious, stiff-hearted, stiff-necked people that
wouldn't listen or nothing? They had all their theologies and
everything else, He said. How's He going to do it? This is going to
take this; and this is going to take that. And God looking down and
seeing the churches in this day, how they was all conglomerated
together, and all this kind of mess and things. He had to make a way,
for He swore that He would do it, not only Jews. He said, "In thee
shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed," Jew, Gentile, alike.
"I'll call a Seed. (Hallelujah. Oh, my.) I'll do it." And in this day...
205 What is the Seed of Abraham?
"Abraham believed God." This little blood cell, a portion of it was in
a shadow, atoning on Abraham. "He believed God; it was imputed to Him
for righteousness." God called Abraham by sovereign grace, not because
he was Abraham. He was just a man.
Now, look. And every one of God's children is called the same way. You
can't save yourself. There's nothing you can do. If you're a sinner,
you can't come to God 'less God called you. Jesus said, "No man can
come to Me, except My Father calls him. And when the Father calls him,
all that comes, I'll give Him Everlasting Life and I'll raise him up at
the last day."
207 God, by sovereign election has
called Abraham's seed. Then if that type of Life that was on the inside
of that blood Cell was upon Abraham, who called the impossible
possible, called the impossibles that they would be, because God said
so, what kind of people are the seed of Abraham? Oh, don't--don't miss
this. Please don't. I feel it coming from the top of my head. Looky.
Then if you are Abraham's seed, you can't dispute with God. Abraham's
seed is a part of this Spirit. For God gave Abraham a sign of
circumcision, cutting off the flesh, for a witness He had received him.
In this last days, has took the Holy Ghost and circumcised every
believer, of cutting off all doubts and unbelief, to believe God's Word
is pure and holy, and It's the Truth. Circumcision, cutting away all
unbelief, everything, cutting loose every shore line, saying, "God, I
believe You, live or die, sink or drown. It's Your Word. I believe It."
Then, see what I mean?
211 And God said, "I'll swear by Myself
because there's none I can swear by." He's the greatest thing there
was. He said, "I'll swear by Myself, that I'll save Abraham and his
seed." That's right.
Now, who is the Seed of Abraham? Those who are filled with the Holy
Ghost are seeds of Abraham. Look. Look. For Abraham come Isaac; through
Isaac come Christ. How do we get into Christ then? We can only be in
Christ... The Bible said, "You that are in Christ are dead, and are
taken on Abraham's seed, and are heirs according to the promise." Is
that right? Whew. Those that are dead in Christ are Abraham's Seed, and
heirs according to the promise.
So through that blood Cell, through your natural blood cell was broken
away, and you're enshrouded with the blood Cell of the--Abraham's Seed,
which is Christ. In that blood cell can only contain, not iniquity, and
filth, and nastiness. Inside of that blood Cell can only attain the
Life of God, which is the Holy Ghost.
And you can no more be destroyed than God Himself can be destroyed, for
It's a part of God. "I'll raise them up at the last day. Those who He
has justified, He has already glorified." And in the Presence and the
mind of Almighty God, every man borned again of the Holy Ghost is
glorified in His Presence now, waiting for the time of redemption.
Whew. My, my. You see it? God, through grace, has called you to
Abraham's seed. And every one of Abraham's seed, Almighty God swore by
Himself He'd raise him up. God said He'd take care of it.
215 How you Abraham's Seed? By being
dead, your life hid. "By one Spirit we are all (Not lettered in, not
sprinkled in.)... But by one water?" No. "But by one Spirit are we all
baptized into this blood Cell, which is Christ Jesus." In the original
was only one blood Cell, and we're baptized in there with Him, and He
was the Son of God. And we are sons and daughters of God, joint heir
with Him in the Kingdom, believing everything the Father says is the
Truth. Hallelujah. Brother...
Faith in the Father, faith in the Son,
Faith in the Holy Ghost, three in the One;
Demons will tremble, and sinners awake;
Faith in Jehovah will anything shake.
216 There's the blood Cell. Where was
It begin? One blood cell. Is that right? What was inside that blood
Cell? The Life of God. What happened to that blood Cell? It was speared
by sin. A Roman spear sinned it--speared it. Why? Because sin was
placed upon It. And it pleased God. Justification was bought right
there. God said, "That settles it forever." There it is. And that blood
Cell was pierced.
And the Blood flew out, sprayed out from around the blood cell [Brother Branham makes spraying sound--Ed.]
when It was broke there at Calvary. What for? To open up that shell
where no man had ever entered before, to bring you and I into that
blood Cell, bringing through the Blood, washing by the water of the
Word through the Blood of Christ. Without the shedding of Blood,
there's no remission of sin. Taking the lost sinner by grace, pulled
him through this blood cell in here, and here give him the Holy Ghost.
Pull this one over here and give him the Holy Ghost. Then we're joint
heirs with Christ in the Kingdom of God. Whew. Does God in you wake up,
or kill yourself so God can wake up to you till you realize Him? Pulls
you through the blood Cell, pulled you through the spray.
218 What happened to the blood Cell?
Did It just perish and run out? No, sir. It sprayed. It loosened up. It
loosened up, so many sons could be born. No sons could be born by this
one blood Cell, this one Man. This one Spirit come on the inside of
this blood Cell, and created it around and around Him, like that. No
one had ever entered, never would they before. But God Himself come
down and was made a Baby in a manger; come up, and was made a Man. All
the... Everything was wrapped around that one blood Cell. And It was
pierced like that and broke at Calvary; sin scattered it. God raised
Him up for justification. Now, around that Spirit...
This same Spirit lives here on earth today. And It's got a spray around
It like this. It's not--not hard, you can--where you can't get in. It's
loose so you can come in, loose so he can come in. Why? That through
the pulling of a sinner through this blood Cell to Himself... "If I be
lifted up, I'll draw all men unto Me."
221 And when He pulls that sinner
through that blood Cell, He cleanses him from all unrighteousness
(Hallelujah.), and brings him in by the Holy Ghost into Himself. And
the sinner is a new creature in Christ Jesus, baptized in there by the
Holy Spirit. Pulls him in here, and the part of the man in there is
godly. He's a son of God. He's a daughter of God. Any desires of the
world is dead, 'cause they're on... Between him and the world is the
Blood of Jesus Christ.
Then he hopes all things, believes all things. Hallelujah. What God
says, he says, "That's the Truth. Live or die, what difference does it
make? It's the Truth. I'm moving on." Whew. Excuse me. I--I'm just a
little bit informal in my own church. Amen. Oh, my.
My hopes is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' Blood and righteousness;
When all around my soul gives way,
Then He's all my hope and stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other grounds is just sinking sand.
223 Whether it's money, whether it's
popularity, whether it's a big preacher, whether it's this, or whether
it's the doctor, whether it's a automobile, or whether it's this, that,
or the other, all other grounds is sinking sands. My, my. How much more
I notice it as I see the hair is graying, what I got left around my
head, my flesh withering away. My only hope is There. Lord Jesus, take
me by the hand and lead me on. Let me move on, Lord, God, just not pay
any attention to anything of the world, but looking to Christ, the
Author and Finisher of my faith; Who for His Own, for the glory of God,
laid down His Life, that He might offer Himself as a Sacrifice, that He
might bring me into fellowship with Him, in the Father. Hmm. There it
How could sinners ever look at That and walk away? I... It's beyond
anything I can think of. All right, quickly now. We got to hurry,
before we close.
227 Which hope
we have... ... as an
anchor of the soul... ...
a anchor of the soul. Which hope we have as a anchor...
When anything's anchored, it can't move.
I have an anchor that keeps me whole,
Steadfast and sure while the sea billows roll,
Anchored in the Rock that makes me whole,
Grounded safe and sure in the Saviour's love.
This anchor. When I was out yonder beyond the spray one day, one day
God took this poor lost sinner, and pulled him through that spray (Yes,
sir.), and brought him over here and anchored me in there, put some
arms about me. And everything else, no matter what it is, "My soul
looks up to Thee." See? "Have an anchor, steadfast and sure." Look here.
230 Which hope
we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast...
Not weaved about with every doctrine and every wind, tossed about from
one side to another, taking sides over here, and taking sides over
here, don't know where you stand. The Bible said, "I would that you'd
be established." Not saying, "Well, I'm a--I'm this today and something
else tomorrow." Anchor your soul in Christ Jesus. Be borned again, the
Life of God living in you, and you know beyond a shadow of doubt, that
you've passed from death to Life. Your whole hopes is built yonder in
Calvary. The love of God pours through your heart. And you believe
every Word that God says is the true. You're willing to die for any
phase of It. See what I mean? Steadfast and sure.
232 Now, looky. Let me read it again.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast, and which endure unto the... with... that within the veil;
That, what within what veil? What veil am I talking about? The veil of
the Blood, the Blood.
We have crossed the riven veil,
Where the glories never fail.
You know that song we sing here?
I have crossed the riven veil
I have crossed the riven veil,
Where the glories never fail.
I'm living in the presence of the King.
I have crossed the riven veil,
Where the glories never fail.
If my troubles come this way, or that way, the glories still don't fail.
I have crossed the riven veil,
Where the glories never fail.
For I'm living in the presence of the King.
234 He's brought me into His
fellowship, through the riven side of His Son Christ Jesus, made me a
part of Him, to believe all things, to believe Him, to trust Him, to
stand there; glories never fail. All things working together for good
to them that love Him, so glories never fails.
I've crossed the riven veil,
Where the glories never fail.
I'm living in the presence of the King.
My hopes is built there on nothing less. I come through the Blood that
saved me. I come through the Blood that healed me. Anything that I have
need of, while I'm in here, I call for those attributes there from
Calvary, and they're mine. They're mine freely. If the Father can't
give them to me, He'll let me know why. My faith still looks right at
Him, saying, "Lord, I believe that You know what's best for me, so I
commit myself to You. And here I am." Amen. Oh, there it is. My
confidence is in Him, in Him, the God of heaven.
236 Now, watch.
Whereas the forerunner is...
Oh, my. Just looky here, looky here. I never even noticed this. Look at
this last verse here, the 20th verse. Whew. What a wonderful thing.
Whither the forerunner is for us entered,... ... even Jesus, made an
high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
The Forerunner, the Man that went before us, as One come and took our
place, none other but God Himself. He come down and made Himself a Man
for a Forerunner, to prove to the people. Why? He swore by an oath He
was going to do it. He swore He was going to save us. He swore that we
could do it. He swore these things to us by Himself. Then He come down
and was made a Forerunner. He made Himself a Forerunner. He entered
here on the world, and lived in the world, sin all around Him, and
above sin, because He trusted God. Is that right?
240 Then He went down to the--and died
as a sinner, nailed to a cross. Every physical thing showed that He was
dead. They beat Him. They hung Him up there. Why, He bled enough to
kill Him. And then they come around; He was dead. The heavens declared
He was dead. The earth said He was dead. Everything said He's dead. The
Roman soldier rammed a spear through His heart, and there flowed His
Blood out, Blood and water, which had separated, showed of grief. And
that said He was dead. The water...
Look, if the Man was hanging there, and Blood and water poured out,
showed that the Blood and water had separated. Hallelujah. He was dead.
And He never died from the sword. He never died from the pierce. He
died because of grief.
242 There's nothing in the world
separate blood from water. Ask any science you want to, or any doctor.
He'll tell you, only through hard grief, sometimes, that people suffer
so hard that they can... You know, in grief, like heartaches and things
like that, it sometimes causes a heart attack and kills them, when the
blood and water separates. And that's what killed the Lord Jesus. He
died under the hands of Jehovah (That's right.), a full penalty,
justice, for God required justice. That's right. And then no man could
take His life. He said, "I'll lay it down. No man can take it. I'll lay
it down, and I'll raise it up again."
245 And God, showing that through the
hardest, most cruelest death that mortal could ever die, God run the
Forerunner, Jesus Christ. And He come down here as a man. He lived. He
eat. He drank. He cried. He slept. He rejoiced with us like men. And He
laid out there on the cross and died, and was embalmed. With a sword,
pulled the Blood from His body... And was wrapped in the cloth, and put
in the grave, and was in the grave for three days and nights. And His
soul went to hell. The Bible said so. Yes, sir.
But then He rose again. God would not, wouldn't let His Holy One see
corruption, neither His soul stay in hell. And He rose Him up on the
third day for our justification, ascended Him up on high for our
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified...
Everything as a forerunner... And as God raised Him up, He's obligated
to every one that's got part of that Life in them, will raise them up
at the last day. The Forerunner took Him up into heaven with Himself,
set Him on His right hand in power and majesty, far above every moons,
the stars, the Angels, the Archangels.
The highest Thing that ever was, become the lowest thing there ever
was, that He might take that in between, and bring to Himself,
reconcile the world to Himself. When God... Can you think of it? Holy
and high, highest Thing, created man a little lesser than Him...
251 Man dropped plumb down to here. The
blood of sheep and goats held him this far, as potentially, until the
fullness of time came. Then God came down Himself, not an Angel, not a
Cherubim, but God came from heaven and went all the way to hell to
bring man up from hell to heaven with Him. He come hunting the lost
sheep. He found him, and put him on His shoulder, and climbing the
ladder today with him, going towards glory. "If I be lifted up from the
earth, I'll draw all men unto Me."
Who was He? We'll get that next Sunday, the Lord willing. A priest made
after the order of Melchisedec. Who was this Jesus? Melchisedec, Who
had no beginning of days nor ending of years. He had no father, no
mother. You said, "Mary was His mother." Oh, brother. He was the Lamb
slain from the foundation of the world. Before Mary was ever, He was.
Oh, I want to see Him,
Want to look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.
253 "So what you worrying about,
Brother Branham? Why did you preach so hard? When you going to this..."
Oh, I can't go home satisfied. I mustn't go by myself. These hands will
only be mortal once. These lips will only be mortal once. And you, my
brother and sister, will only be mortal once. And while this Spirit
inside of me, through tired flesh and weary hours, cries to you, it's
only for one thing. That's to bring you into this fellowship here, not
to bring you into the church, but to bring you into Christ, that in
there you have a hope, steadfast and sure. It's anchored by an oath of
God. He's confirmed it, and run the forerunner yonder, showing Who He
was, and raised Him up on the last day, on that day there, the
resurrection. It proved that we who are in Him will come forth in the
resurrection. And every man that comes through this veil--veil now,
justified in the sight of God, God looks down and says, "I've glorified
him already and set him yonder in heaven." Do you see it?
257 I can't go wrong. There's Something
in me that won't let me do it. He has to... Oh, sure, I could return
back to the little tabernacle here, and spread it out across here, and
Brother Neville and I get together here. And I could probably keep my
children from starving. Certainly. That's right. I could do that.
Perhaps I got enough friends in the world right today, if I wanted to
just maybe go out and make one good drive across the country, they'd
give me a hundred thousand dollars. That'd keep me the rest of my days,
if I lived to be a hundred years old. It'd probably keep me, is a
hundred thousand dollars, what little, oh, just splice along here and
there, and maybe do a little trapping, hunting, something another like
that, pick some blackberries in the summertime. A few things of that
way, I could get by. I wouldn't have to do it. That's true. But, oh,
my. Oh, that don't even move me nowhere.
258 There's something down in here
looks at that poor heathen yonder with stubbed hands with leprosy, that
poor blind man on the street, that little kid that's hungry, and his
hand stretching out. They'll do without dinner; they'll do without
anything else, if you'll just tell them that Somebody loves them. It's
the Lord Jesus Christ. They die like dogs. They're buried in trenches
like animals, and knowing nothing about God. And forty thousand a day
is dying. Forty thousand a day is dying without God, without Christ,
Oh, how can I, God? I wish I could just stay, get younger, and stay
that way all the time, till He got ready to take me. I could just
preach and preach and preach, and cry, and beg, and try. See, American
people, you can tell them anything, they believe it. American people,
you get in and got to show them the truth where it lays, right here.
They get out here and join a church, say, "Well, I'm just as good as
you are. I don't care." Oh, my.
When I see that, I want to say, "All right, brother. That's all right."
But I can't do it. I know unless he's in here, he's lost. He's lost. He
can't be saved. There's nothing out there to save him. Here's the
salvation here, through the spray, through the Blood, through the riven
veil. He brought us in here and made us sons and daughters of God.
That's the only way, only thing that I know. God, be merciful.
263 Someday its going to be over. I'll
preach my last time, and close that old Bible for the last time (That's
right.), or one of them. That's right. I'll sing my last song. I'll
preach my last sermon. I'll pray for the last sick person. I'll do
everything. One time will end it, and I'll never be mortal no more. The
wheels of mortal life is turning here in my body, making my hands
reach, my eyes look, and my lips speak, and so forth. Every wheel in
there turning, will stand still. That's all. But, brother, that little
Something inside here is going somewhere else then, going to climb a
little higher then. I'm going to have a body waiting for me up there,
that's not made by hands, but is fashioned after God.
And so at the river I'll stand.
Guide my feet, hold my hand,
Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on.
When the way's growing drear,
Precious Lord, linger near...
265 That's Who I want to stand by me. I
don't care if there isn't a doctor, there isn't nobody else. "Lord,
stand by me." And my life is almost gone, my breath is fleeting, my
pulse coming up my sleeve, my wife and children standing around the
bed, wringing their hands, and my friends looking on, saying, "Oh,
Brother Branham..." At the river I'll stand, Guide my feet, hold my
hand, Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on.
And my hopes is built right in there, that He Who promised and swore,
by Abraham, if I would accept this, I'd be born again. The natural
things of the world would fade away. All theologies of man would fade
away. And I'd believe God, believe God alone, and on Him I'd stand.
When I come to the end of that road, I want to stand right there in
that supernatural power that changed me from a sinner to a Christian.
I'll trust Him in that day, for my all in all. If you haven't yet, my
brother, sister, do it today, will you, while we pray.
268 Heavenly Father, we thank Thee from
the depths of our soul for Thy Word. Oh, what a consolation we have of
knowing that our hopes is built on nothing less than Jesus' Blood with
righteousness. When all around everywhere else, every earthly hope has
failed and gone, then we have Jesus. The shells drop off. The earthly
things scatter like the night before the sun, but the Lord Jesus
remains the same in our lives.
If there be one here this morning, Father dear, who doesn't positive
know beyond a shadow of doubt, that they've passed from death unto
life... No good works, no church, no nothing else can save, just Thee
and Thee alone. That this man... Father, I pray that in my broke up
words this morning, I couldn't present it the way that You gave it to
me. But in my broke up way, I pray that men and women in this building
this morning has received it, till then they may know that they must be
strained through this Blood spray and brought into the fellowship of
God, jointheirs with Jesus in the Kingdom of God by one Spirit. Not
some man pushed us through, but a Spirit inside the blood Cell pulled
us, drawed us to Himself. And we've come through the Blood, and now
into Christ in the fellowship.
If they're not in there, Father, though they be years a church member,
through they have tried hard, Father, take them through this very hour
to bring them right into Thee, into Thy fellowship, that when life
shall be ended here on earth, Eternal Life dwells within us, the Lord
Jesus Christ. And may we be raised up like He was at the last day.
271 What a disappointment it'll be to
see church members and people standing there who has, in all their
life, has just wagged about, and never knowed what it really was to be
borned again, when You said, "Except a man is born of the water and
Spirit, he will in no wise enter the Kingdom." He just couldn't,
Father, for that's the only place there's Eternal Life. The apostle
said, "Where would we go?" when You asked them if they wanted to turn
away. They said, "Thou alone has Everlasting Life." I pray, God, that
every man, woman, boy, or girl, in this building this morning, may be
brought into that fellowship. For I commit all these things to Thee, in
the Name of Thy Son, the Lord Jesus. Amen.
274 That's right, Sister Gertie.
What then? What then?
When the great Book is opened, what then?
When the ones that's rejecting this message today,
Will be asked to give a reason--What Then?
What then? What then?
When the great Book is opened, what then?
When the ones that's rejected this Message today,
Will be asked to give a reason--What Then?
Brother, sister, no matter how long you profess Christianity, if you're
not inside that blood Cell with Christ this morning don't let today
pass. Come in today. It's yours. You don't have to come to the altar.
The only thing you have to do is accept it. Believe it. And God, in
return, if your faith is direct like Abraham was, then God will give
you the Holy Ghost to seal you into His Kingdom, and you're sealed
until the day of your redemption. The Scripture said, "Grieve not the
Holy Spirit of God, whereby you're sealed until the day of your
276 How many say, "Brother Branham, for
me, I'm praying and trusting God that I'll be in there." Let's see your
hands. Oh, everywhere in the building. "I'm trusting God to be in
there." God bless you. Hundred percent or more. Oh, won't it be
wonderful? Oh, my. Just think, when the last battle is fought, when the
arms are all stacked, the smoke of the battle has died down, the sun's
a setting, the books are closed, and we stand at the judgment.
What then? What then?
When the great Book is opened, what then?
When the ones rejecting this message today,
Going to be asked to give a reason, what then?
277 Aren't you glad that we've received
Him? God, I'm so happy. I'm so happy to know that a endless eternity
will I spend with each one of you. This will just be... Oh, what's a
little shadow of this old briar patch we're going through? What that
little hill mean yonder? Nothing. Let's take it. Let's not be like
dumb, driven cattle now. Let's be heroes. Let's get out and get some of
our fellow men that don't know Jesus. Go out and look at the barrooms
this morning. They're crowded. Look at every place of amusement. It's
crowded. The theaters will be packed out this afternoon with joy and
pleasure-seeking crowds, that know not God, yet go to church every day.
Let's do something about it. Let's go and tell others. Do you want to
be selfish enough to know this thing and keep it in a treasure
yourself? Why, no, brother. Let's break it, and go forth, doing
something else. The great things that He had, look what... He come down
and broke His so that we all could come. Oughtn't we, if the Spirit of
God in us, oughtn't we to have that same mind in us? Let's go get
somebody else saved. Let's talk to them. Is that right?
281 Now, is there any sick in the
building, wants to be prayed for before we close? If there is, raise
your hand. All right, here, for this brother right here. Somebody else?
All right, here's another one back there, my mother. All right, someone
else? All right, brother back here. All right. Would you all come right
here now, if you would, right here, while we bring the elders up, if
they will. And we're going to have prayer for them. Remember, in this
too is salvation for the body: Divine healing. Oh, how God loves to
heal His children.
Yeah. (Elder, you got the oil. If you just come right here in front of
the altar. Thank you, Brother Neville.)
If you'd get "The Great Physician" there, Sister Gertie, while the rest
of us, humbly and quietly, just for a moment now. "This great Physician
now is near, sympathizing Jesus."
286 Now, by faith, my brethren, and my
mother, move right into this blood Cell with the Lord Jesus, where all
those redemptive blessings are yours. You're every one Christians, I
presume. And then if you're Christians, you have a right, a legal
right, for everything that Christ died for. It's your possession. You
own it. It's yours.
Now, the only thing that you can, is to do like Abraham. After he had
endured a fight, he obtained the promise. Satan just don't just let you
take it easy. You've got to have faith. You got to believe It. You've
got to endure. God told those... Moses said, "That land belongs to
you," and yet it was all fenced up with Philistines and everything
else. He said, "It's yours. I give it to you. Now go take it."
Divine healing's to every one of you. It belongs to you. Now, can you
go, take it? Go, take it this morning. Go on. It's yours. Nothing can
harm you; you're in Christ.
290 Now, our heavenly Father, as Your
servant, Your elder here standing by my side, Lord, we're going forth
to anoint the sick, according to Thy Word. Thou hast said, "Let them
call for the elders. Let them anoint them in oil, pray over. The prayer
of faith shall save the sick." And again it's written, Jesus Christ,
the last Words that fell from His sacred lips, "If they lay their hands
on the sick, they shall recover." To confirm what the apostles taught,
and what Jesus Christ taught, both the same, we go to anoint the sick
and lay hands on them, believing that You'll heal them.
291 Here stands these three men, and my
own mother. And I pray, God, that Your Holy Spirit move into their
hearts right now, as they've been drawn through this blood cell into
the fellowship of the Lord Jesus, knowing that these mortal lives will
break away someday, but that Eternal Life will live forever. There's
another body waiting for them as soon as this one's finished.
But, God, they want to testify. They're mortal. They'll never be mortal
again after this life is finished, and only this one time, and that
settles it forever. They'll be immortal from then on. But while they're
mortal and have a chance to call to the mortal beings of their own,
God, heal their bodies, so they can go out and tell the Word, and tell
the people of It. Grant it, Lord.
Upon these basis, I bring this petition to You, as Your servant, or a
priest, or minister. I bring them to You, that they might live and be
well for Your glory. And I bring it through the Blood of the Lord
Jesus. And we go forward now to do what You said do. And we challenge,
by doing this, every unbelieving spirit, and cast it away from them,
that the works of Jesus Christ might be done in their body.
294 Father, we anoint our brother here
with this oil in the Name of Thy Son the Lord Jesus, and challenge the
enemy, that you depart from him. And may his sickness of the body
leave, and may he be healthy and happy to serve You. Through Jesus
Christ we ask it. Amen.
And as our brother places this anointing oil upon this, the head of my
mother... Almighty God, the Creator of heavens and earth, the Author of
Everlasting Life, and Giver of every good gift, Who raised up Your Son
Christ Jesus, borned of a woman, made, fashioned like sinful flesh, and
there to take the sting out of death, and to bear in His Own body the
sickness of our bodies, we accept that, as we do this morning. And it's
for my mother. And believe that now, that You'll heal her, as we obey
Your Word. As Your sons, we ask that the spirit of sickness leave my
mother, and she be free, through Jesus Christ the Son of God. Amen.