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It Is I, Be Not Afraid
E-1 Thank you, Brother Borders. You may be seated. Deem this a great
privilege tonight to be in the house of God to minister to His sick
children. And we are sorry that we do not have the--the right
setting--setting room for you. As we come up the street there was three
or four cars going away. And then, we come this way, and there was a
line of people going away from the church, that they didn't have room
to come in. And maybe by next Sunday, if we'll try hard, maybe we could
get the auditorium for the closing night down here, and we could get
When you have a congested crowd, it--it makes it to a place where it
makes the people nervous. And when you get the audience nervous, the
Holy Spirit cannot work. You've got to come to God just reverently,
quietly, believing, without any interruption. And then the Holy
Spirit's... It's much easier for It to deal with us.
E-2 We certainly had a marvelous time this week here in the church.
Been speaking on the services--the subjects of Abraham, building up
faith for tonight for healing service. We've turned this part of the
service over for praying for the sick.
Now, I would like for everyone to get a real good hold on God's Word
first, because healing is God's... It's in the atonement. If the old
atonement produced healing, this is a much better atonement, of course
it would have healing in it. And the Bible said, "He was wounded for
our transgressions, and with His stripes we were healed."
Now, healing does not lay in a human being. Now, healing is a--is a
redemptive blessing of God that has already been purchased for you at
Calvary. Salvation is not at all something that takes place tonight.
Your salvation was purchased for you nineteen hundred years ago when
Christ died for you at Calvary. He... There's where your salvation was
E-3 Now, you have to accept it for your own personal affair. You say,
"I'm the sinner and Christ died for me, and I'm the one He died for. So
therefore, tonight I come on the basis of the shed Blood, and I accept
my salvation, knowing there's nothing that I can do within myself. And
I'm wholly and fully trusting Him tonight, and believing that He does
save me according to His promise." Then you're saved, no matter if you
have a sensation or not a sensation. You're saved by faith in the
finished work at Calvary.
Now, that's the same way you're healed. When you... Now, you say,
"Well, then, I wouldn't even have to come to church to be saved." That
is true. Anywhere that you meet God's requirements, there's where
you're saved. Anywhere that you meet God's requirements, that's where
E-4 Now, God cannot change His opinion on things. We are constantly
saying that, that our--we are basing our faith solemnly upon the Word
of the Lord, for when God says anything He cannot take it back. He's
God; He's infinite. Every decision is perfect.
And now, if He made His decision here, and it's perfect, now, He cannot
make a more perfect decision at another age. He's got to make the same
decision because... If He did, He would lack what He had in this one.
And if He made the wrong decision there... Well, then if He made a
different decision, rather, here than He did here, then He made a wrong
one here. And if He done wrong, then He couldn't be God. See? So you
must remember when the Lord says anything, that's exactly what it will
E-5 And now, you yourself... Now, many times I've seen people grasp at
faith, and try to reach for it. Many times people just go over the top
of it. Faith is so simple. It's just... In the Bible did you notice
what they applied the blood with? Was hyssop. Well, hyssop is just
common weeds down in Egypt, and also up in Palestine you find it
growing around in the cracks of the adobes, and so forth, right on the
ground--just a little green, three-cornered shaped, diamond-shaped leaf
with a little flower on it. You could just pick it up anywhere. It was
hyssop. That's what they applied the blood on the lintel of the door.
Hyssop... And the reason they made it weeds, because it represents
How do you apply the Blood? By faith, not some super something, but
just common faith like you have. That's the way you apply the Blood.
Like you say, "I'm going out to get in my car and go home." How do you
know you are? You're not sure of that. You're almost sure of it, but
you believe you are. Then you just go ahead, acting, and you go on.
That's the same way healing is. Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
accept Him as your Healer upon the basis of His shed Blood, that He was
wounded for your transgressions, with His stripes you were healed: not
will be healed but were--past tense. You've have already been healed by
His stripes. I think that's a most marvelous thing. By His stripes we
were, in past tense, healed.
E-6 Now, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Tommy Osborn, Mr. A. A. Allen, oh, so many of
the brethren on the field that has a ministry of laying on hands on the
sick and praying for them... And there's where I get the fall back:
"You don't pray for enough." Now, those Christian brethren, I believe
that they have a ministry from God. And now, they pray for hundreds and
hundreds a night. Now, that's perhaps... Now, I do believe with all my
heart that they're doing what God told them to do. That's their
Now, but if you'll just bear with me a moment, I believe there is a
higher way to reach Christ than laying on hands, 'cause... If you
notice, the patient can say this, "Brother So-an-so laid hands on me. I
felt the power of God coming through his hands." See, that puts a man
in it again. See?
E-7 But that was a Jewish tradition. If you notice, the little priest
said, "Come lay your hands on my daughter (Jairus) and she will be
well." Now, that--he was Jew.
But the Roman, the Gentile, said, "I'm not worthy that You'd come under
my roof. Just speak the word and my servant will live." You see where
that Roman's faith...? It placed Jesus...
He went ahead to say, "I'm a man under authority." He was a centurion,
which means he was under a century, a hundred men, in the Roman army.
He said, "When I say to this one, 'Go,' he goes; to this one, 'Come,'
he comes." He knowed that everything was under his jurisdiction, he had
control of, and it had to obey him. What did he say, then, when he
confessed Christ, to that? "Say to my..." He said this, "You are--You
have power over anything, over any sickness. Just speak the Word."
What did Jesus say about that? He turned around, and He did--He
certainly did honor that Roman. He said, "I have not seen faith like
that in Israel." See?
"Don't come lay your hands on; just speak the Word." Now, that's where
we're trying to get people, to believe that He... It's not some human
being; it's your Lord, Jesus Christ. It's what He did for you.
E-8 Now, the great thing that seems to happen today to the people, that
they try to think that we serve some sort of a historical God; or that
He was a great Healer one day; or He was a great One in one day, but
today it's a memory, a historical affair. That's wrong. The Bible said
He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. And He lives. If He's
still alive, and if He still lives, He has to be the same in nature,
the same in power, the same in attitude. He's the same Jesus (Hebrews
13:8), same yesterday, today, and forever.
If there was any way that I could, well then... I'm not a doctor. I
know nothing about medicine or operations. I--I honor and believe in
medicine and operations. I believe they're God-sent blessings to us.
But sometimes we get to a place to where it's beyond what our medical
science can--can handle. Then when it comes to that, I think, instead
of giving up and dying, we have a right to come to the Great Physician.
E-9 If your local doctor couldn't help you, you'd have a right to go to
a specialist. And if the specialist can't help you, then let's go to
the Specialist of specialists, Jesus. That's why I'm here: not to take
the doctor's patient, but to pray for the doctor's patient, God's
child, and my friend. That's why I'm here.
Now, medicine does not heal. We all know that. There's no medicine that
claims to heal. Doctors don't claim that. Medicine is an aid to nature;
God is the Healer. There's never been anyone healed by medicine. You
can't do it. Healing is a building of tissue, and there's nothing
that'll build tissue but life--develop tissue.
Now, we can have great--do things greatly by setting a bone. But now,
that don't heal the bone. It just places it back, so God heals it.
Something has to produce the calcium, and so forth, to heal that bone.
Now, the doctor... It's your--it's you're... What you should do is go
to the doctor and have him set it. But if God doesn't heal it, it'll
never be healed. If you got a bad tooth, the doctor can pull it. But he
cannot heal the socket, and the tissue that he tore out. He might
remove appendix, or a growth in your side, or something, but he cannot
heal the place where it come out of. He can remove, but cannot heal.
Medicine doesn't heal. No medicine heals. It just simply keeps clean,
while God heals. And we must keep that in mind.
E-10 And now, tonight as we approach Him for healing, now, I'd like to
ask this one thing if... How many people in here would raise your hand
to this, that you believe that the Scripture states, in Hebrews 13:8,
that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Thank you.
Then if you believe that, if the Scripture says that, then you must
remember what the Scripture says is the truth. Now, Jesus said when He
was here on earth that He did not do any of the works Himself. We are
all aware of that. He said, "It's not Me that doeth the works; It's My
Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works." That is true, isn't it?
E-11 And in John 5:19, He was questioned about passing through a pool
where there's thousands of people, lame, blind, halt, and withered. And
He found a man laying on a pallet. And He knew he'd been in that
condition for thirty-eight years. And He made him whole, and walked
away, and left that multitude of people laying there. And He was
I suppose if He was in a physical body walking among us tonight, and
would do the same thing, He'd be questioned again by our authorities.
And He said these words. Now, mark it in your heart: "Verily, verily, I
say unto you, The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the
Father doing; that doeth the Son likewise."
Now, how many knows that's Scriptural truth? Then Jesus never performed
any miracles until God showed Him by a vision what to do first. If it's
not so, then He told something that wasn't so, and that makes the
Scriptures wrong. Then where are we at? See? He never done it just at
random. No prophet never did it at random. They only did as God told
them and showed them what to do.
E-12 Now, when Jesus was on earth He declared Himself to be the
Messiah, and John clared--declared there was a Messiahic sign following
Him. And the Old Testament claimed there'd be a Messiahic sign; and He
proved that Messiahic sign to the people, that He was the Messiah. How
they knowed it, was by... He was a God-prophet. Moses, the one that
they had followed, said, "The Lord your God shall raise up a prophet
likened unto me." We know that. We're aware of that.
And amongst the Jews and--and the Samaritans He showed this sign. But
of course, He never amongst the Gentiles, because we were heathens in
those days, our people--the Gentiles, Romans. We wasn't looking for no
Messiah, and Messiah only appears to those who's looking for Him.
That's the way... Those who wait for Him, He will appear the second
time. So it would behoove us tonight to be waiting for Him and watching
for Him, that we do not miss it when He comes.
E-13 Now, Jesus before going away (I'm quoting these Scriptures before
I strike my message), Jesus before leaving the earth, He said, "A
little while, and the world will see Me no more." Now, the world there
is the word "Kosmos," which means "the world order." See? "The world
will see Me no more, yet, ye shall see Me (that's the church), for I
will be with you, even in you, unto the end of the world." Now, we all
know the Scripture says that. Now, then that makes Jesus the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
Now, watch. "The works that I do shall you do also; and more..." I know
the King James says "greater," but if you get the "Emphatic
Diaglott"... No one could do any greater. He raised the dead, stopped
nature. More, because then God was in one Man, Christ Jesus. The
Fullness of the Godhead bodily dwelt in Him, the Scripture says: I
Timothy 3:16: "Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness,
for God was manifested in the flesh." He was called Emmanuel. He was
only in one man. But He... When He... This one Man, being the Son of
God, gave His Life to sanctify His Church, that He might return in the
form of the Holy Ghost and be in His Church universally. "The works
that I do shall you also (same kind); more than this shall you do, for
I go to My Father," so that He could return back in the form of the
Holy Ghost and be in His Church universal.
E-14 It's to my confession tonight that Jesus Christ is alive and not
dead. He lives in His Church. Although many of our creeds has forced
Him on the outside, as the Bible... We see in the Laodicean church age,
the last church age, which is the Pentecostal age that we're in now,
Jesus was standing, put out of His church, knocking on the door trying
to get back in. "As many as I love I rebuke and chasten..." trying...
"If any man will open, I'll come in and sup with him."
Now, upon this, upon this confession that... If we can see tonight in
this building that Jesus is still alive, and can prove beyond a shadow
of doubt that Jesus Christ, God's Son in the form of the Holy Spirit,
is right in this building, then if He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever, He will act the same as He did yesterday, today, and forever.
His compassions and love will be the same.
E-15 And it was based upon the basis of, "If ye can believe, I can. I
do as the Father shows Me." Like the woman touched His garment and
virtue went out. He looked around over the audience till He found the
woman that touched Him. He said--told of her her blood issue had
stopped because that her faith had saved her.
Notice that word "saved"? Run that through the Bible and see if it
ain't the same Greek word each time, "sozo." Means "saved physically"
or "saved spiritually," either one. It's translated the same thing both
times in the Greek: "Sozo." Thy faith has saved thee." Saved thee from
what? Sin. Saved thee from what? The blood issue. "The faith has saved
thee." And it's all based upon faith.
E-16 Now, we find that when Jesus was here, and He showed that Hisself
He was Messiah, there was many of them that did not believe it, and
they wanted to class Him as a fortuneteller, a Beelzebub, a devil that
was doing the work of God. Any of you remember that in the Bible? All
right. Jesus said, "I forgive you for that. But when the Holy Ghost is
come to do the same thing, to speak against It, will never be forgiven
in this world, neither in the world that is to come."
And He promised the Gentile age, at the close of the Gentile age, it
would be the same kind of a Messiahic sign as the Jewish age was
closing, as the Samaritan age was closing. The three classes of people:
Ham, Shem, and Japheth's people... And at the end of the Gentile age...
If that's the way He proved Himself to be Messiah to the close of the
Gen--to the close of the Jews, and the close of the Samaritans, then
He's got to act the same way to the Gentiles. If we go through just on
theology, then He misrepresented Himself, by proving Hisself Messiah to
them the way He did it, and let us not have that same sign.
E-17 But if you'll bear closely now (listen, to you in these chairs and
stretchers, if you'll watch closely now)... Now, He can only prove
Himself to be alive. But as far as your healing, it's a finished
product. If He was standing here tonight with this suit on that He gave
me, He could not heal you. If you come and begged Him, and pleaded Him
to, He cannot do what He's already done. He's left it up to you on the
basis of your faith. He cannot save you against your own way, your own
will. You're a free moral agent. You can turn it down, or you can
You understand clearly now? He cannot heal you against your will; He
cannot save you against your will. But He can make Hisself known in His
promises. Then you accept it upon those basis. How many understands it
now? Now, let us bow our heads, then, as we pray.
E-18 Most gracious and holy Father, Who brought again from the dead our
blessed Lord, and has presented Him to us as a High Priest, ever living
to make intercessions upon our confession of what He has done for us,
setting tonight at the throne of God at the right hand of the Majesty,
a High Priest that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities...
We are approaching Thy holiness tonight, Lord, and Thy throne of grace
through His all-sufficient Name that He gave to us. "Ask the Father
anything in My Name, I'll do it."
Now, heavenly Father, there are many who have been waiting this week,
setting in the building under anticipation, waiting for this night to
come. They say that hundreds has been turned from the building. Father
God, I pray that You will make Yourself so clear to these people, that
there will not be one feeble person in our midst.
E-19 O great Holy Spirit, seeing the hour that we're living, the
shadows are falling, the end is at hand; and, God, I pray that You'll
let Him circumcise every heart, take away every unbelief and every
shadow of doubt. And we pray that He will manifest Himself so vividly
among us tonight, that there'll not be one person, young or old, but
what will see that He is here. And may they embrace Him as their
Saviour and as their Healer.
May the unsaved be saved, and may the sick be healed. And those who are
setting--setting in the regions of the shadows of death, may great
light spring upon them. May they rise and go home and be well, that the
glory of God might be known on the west coast; that it might be said to
their children, and their loved ones, and them around about, that Jesus
E-20 Now, Father, we are taught in the Bible that one day, a day after
the resurrection, or the same day, that there was one of His disciples
whose name was Cleopas, and he and his friend was walking to a city
called Emmaus, disgusted and was going back. There's many tonight in
that condition, that thinks that the church has failed. And it has. But
Thou has not failed.
And on the road there come One stepping out from the side of the road,
and begin to speak to them and explain the Scriptures to them, when He
asked their sadness and their defeat. He made as if He'd pass on by,
but they constrained Him to come in. When He got them inside and closed
the door, then He did something just like He did before His
crucifixion; and immediately they knew it was Him. He vanished out of
their sight by some back door somewhere.
Lighthearted and light-footed they ran quickly back to Jerusalem,
telling the people that truly Jesus was still alive. And they spoke
among themselves and said, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He
talked to us along the way?"
E-21 Father, I pray that You'll let Him step out from these aisles
tonight into every heart, talk to us in the next few minutes and then
show Himself. May He stand on this platform among us tonight and show
Himself that He's the same Jesus. Then may the sick rush home quickly,
saying, "Did not our hearts burn within us as the Word went forth? It
was strange, but something was talking to me all the time." Grant it,
Father, and we'll praise Thee for it as long as we live, and always
remember it, because we're sincerely asking it in the Name of Jesus
Now, for just a few minutes I would just like to call your attention to
Saint Matthew 14:27:
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good courage; it
is I; be not afraid.
E-22 It must have been about time the sun was going down. It had been a
terrible day. There's thousands of people had gathered around, but the
big fisherman with his big brawny back and muscles was shoving the
little boat off of the sandy banks of the lake. They were going over,
commanded by their Lord, across over to the other side, while He sent
the people away.
And as Simon, perhaps the largest one among them, pushed the little
boat off the shore, climbed in up among the rest of the apostles, and
set down about the middle of the ship, and took his oar in his hand...
And as they'd perhaps pulled two or three times, and then waved to the
congregation they were leaving on the bank, and them crying, some of
them, "Come back and see us again. We would love to be going with you."
Because they had won their hearts, and they loved these men. They had
seen the hand of God moving with them, and they knowed that they were
servants of God.
E-23 The sun was getting red as it passed over the Galilean mountains,
and the streets had settled, and the sky had begin to turn dark when I
guess the oars let up just a little bit. And I believe it must have
been the young John. He was the youngest among them, probably a man in
his thirties. And when they stopped to rest just a little bit because
the craft was made of heavy wood, and great huge oars, and it was
heavy, and one man on a big oar and it was hard, and probably in the
still of the evening, the winds had settled and there wasn't a ripple
on the lake, and they'd pulled pretty hard.
John must've pulled the oar in and said, "Brethren..." Let's break in
on their conversation. He might've said something like this: "We can
rest assured that we're not following some sort of a deceiver. You
know, I remember when I was a little boy." He might've said, "I
remember my mother taking the scrolls of the Bible, and she used to set
and tell me the stories of our people when they come to this land that
God gave them, and what a great time they had coming: how they come up
out of Egypt and Jehovah fed them in the wilderness for forty years.
And I used to say, 'Mama, how did they ever get anything to eat in the
E-24 "And I remember my pretty little Jewish mother used to say, 'John,
my darling, God rained their bread down out of heaven every night.'"
"And I would say to her like this, 'Mommy, where did God get such big
ovens to make the bread?'"
"'Well, you see darling, God is a Creator. He doesn't have to have
ovens. He just speaks and He creates; His Word is creative.'"
"And brethren, today when I stood on that rock behind Him, and seen Him
taking those five little biscuits and two fish, and broke that bread
and fed five thousand, I knowed He was something to do with that
Jehovah Who could create. You see, brethren, if He is Who we believe He
is, and we know He is the Son of God, then His works will be like God,
for He said, 'If I do not the works of My Father, then believe Me not.'"
E-25 "So that settled it forever for me. For I know that the Bible said
that that's the way that Jehovah created bread. And brethren, He didn't
cook it; He didn't bake it. He didn't go at the sea to catch fish, nor
neither did He cook the fish. He just broke off a piece of cooked fish,
and when He reached back, there was another piece of fish already
cooked. (I want to ask this audience something. What kind of an atom
did He turn loose there?) He never growed wheat and made bread. He just
took the biscuit, or the little loaf, and He tore it in two, and handed
it over to Simon. And when He looked back to get Andrew a piece,
another one was growed on."
"I've watched Him do that five thousand or more times. To me, He's
Jehovah. He's a Creator. I just wish that my mother could've lived to
have seen that, or been here today to watch that. How I would liked to
have went and got her, and put my arms around her, and said, 'Mother,
that is that Jehovah that you talked about, for He's the Creator. His
children was hungry, just like they were hungry in the wilderness, and
He provided bread out of the heavens, and fed two and a half million
"And here today, standing on earth, living in the form of His own Son,
the Lord Jesus our Saviour, I seen Him with the power of His Father
break the bread, and hand it out, the same creative power. Therefore, I
know that He is truly the Son of God. I believe it."
E-26 Simon, setting right across from him on the other side of the
ship, pushing back the perspiration off his brow, he said, "Brethren,
I'd like to give my testimony." You know, there's something about it
when Christians get together and they start testifying, there's just no
end to it. They just keep on. One's got to have something to say,
because He's so good to us, till we just want to express it some way.
And we never find a place to stop, He's so good.
Simon, the great brawny fisherman, I can imagine him giving his
testimony. He said, "Oh, my brother Andrew, setting right here ahead of
me, I remember him telling me that he'd met some sort of a prophet. And
he come and got me to go to the meeting one day. And I remembered what
My Father told me. And you brethren know that My Father was a Pharisee.
And I stayed with our denomination, our--'cause I was a Pharisee too.
He was a Pharisee..."
E-27 And he said, "You know what happened? I remember hearing my
father, before he left the earth... When he was getting old and his
hair was gray one day, he set me down on the side of the ship and he
said, 'Simon, my little son, daddy has always believed that I'd live to
see the day to see the Messiah. But I don't know whether I will now or
not. I may be summoned any time to answer. But Simon, my father passed
this information to me, and I'm passing it on to you."
"Now, in the day of the true Messiah, there'll be a lot of things raise
up, Simon, that's falsely. (And we know the Bible said it happened.
Always does.) But Simon, don't you be deceived, son, if it comes in
your day. Now, Simon, you'll have to stay straight with the Scriptures
to know Him. Don't take what someone else says about it. Stay with the
E-28 "Now, the Bible says our prophet, Moses, told us that the Lord our
God should raise up a prophet likened unto him. Now, Simon, this
Messiah will be a prophet, and the--the sign that He will give that He
is a prophet, that He--that He is the Messiah, it'll be a prophet sign.
And Simon, you know that we always believe our prophets, 'cause when
our prophets speak and what he says comes to pass, then God told us to
hear that prophet. 'I'm with him.'"
"'But if he speaks, and it doesn't come to pass, then don't fear that
prophet.' But if it does come to pass... Now, it's been four hundred
years, Simon, since our last prophet. We know that next prophet to
arise is going to be Messiah, and you watch for Him; He will do the
sign of the prophet."
E-29 "And when I went down one day on the lake, after seining all night
and was discouraged, Andrew told me (my brother, setting ahead of me
here) that he was going to be on a certain place. When we was bringing
our boats in, I seem all the women and men gathering from the little
huts along the lakeside. I wondered what it was all about. And Andrew
said, 'Simon, you must come with me today, for the Messiah is going to
speak today down here.'"
"Well," he said, "now, I did not believe that that could be any
Messiah, but I remembered what daddy told me. And when I walked up into
His Presence, when I heard Him speaking, before I got there, there was
something different about Him. He seemed to be a man who knowed what He
was talking about. He wasn't talking like a scribe. He was talking like
a man who knowed what He was speaking of."
"And He turned his head to see me coming. And as soon as He seen me, He
looked me in the face and said, 'Your name is Simon. You are the Son of
"Brethren, that settled it forever for me. Not only did He know me, He
knowed that godly old father of mine that told me to look for this
sign. Therefore, I knowed that was the Messiah, because it was the sign
that father said the Bible said would be following and making Him the
Messiah. Therefore I knowed He was Messiah."
E-30 It must've been then Philip, setting back towards the stern of the
boat, turned around, put his arm around Nathanael and said, "Nathanael,
shall I testify or shall you?"
Oh, Nathanael, being always a polite gentlemen, he said, "Go ahead and
testify about it, Philip."
"Well," he said, "when I seen that happen to Simon, I was positive that
that was the Messiah, because He was showing the sign of the Messiah."
"So therefore, I knowed that my good old friend here, Philip was--or
Nathanael was a great Bible scholar, and he'd read up on the Bible. He
knowed what the Messiah would be. So I took around the mountain fifteen
miles till I come to Philip's house and--or Nathanael's house, rather.
And I knocked on the door. His wife told me that he was back in the
orchard. I went back there, and I found him on his knees praying: 'O
God of Israel (That's when something happens--when you go to praying),
send unto us deliverance.'"
E-31 "And I stood back, and in my heart I thanked God that I had the
message for him, that God had used me to come around the mountain to my
friend. And when he got up and dusted his clothes, I said, 'Nathanael.'"
"And he said 'Philip, I'm glad to see you.'"
"Quickly I told him, 'Come, see Who we have found.'"
There's something about it, whenever you come in contact with the real
Messiah, Jesus Christ, God's Son, you can't keep it still. You've got
to tell somebody. It just spreads; it thrills your heart. You can never
be the same.
"Come, see Who we have found: Jesus of Nazareth, He's the Messiah, the
Son of Joseph."
And you know, Nathanael, being such a scholar, and he was such a true
Pharisee, until... He said, "Now, wait a minute. Now, wait a minute.
Now, Philip, surely you haven't went off on some tantrum or some deep
end. Now, you know, if the Messiah had come, He would come down to our
organization. He would make Himself known to us. He'd go to Caiaphas,
the high priest. He would never be born in Nazareth. He'd never deal
with that bunch of holy-rollers, or so forth, down there. You know, if
He was coming, He'd come to our church, 'cause we are the Pharisees."
E-32 But you know, that attitude has never left the people. And God has
never changed either. He does what He wants to do. He does what He said
He would do. He comes... He don't have to come to any organization. He
just comes to the people. So we find out... He said, "Well, now, you
come and see."
He said, "Now, now, looky here, Philip. I believe you are a good
scholar, and I don't see how you'd ever fall for such a thing as that."
"And I said to him, 'I want to ask you something. Do you not know the
"Yes, I've studied them since a child."
"All right. Tell me then, tell me then if you know the Scriptures, what
is Messiah going to be like when He comes?"
"Why, He will be born of a virgin."
"And what kind of a life will He lead? What kind of a sign will He give
us? You know, we're Jews--we seek signs. God told us to watch the
prophet, and see what he said. If it come to pass, he was God's
prophet. What kind of a sign will Messiah be?"
"Well, according to the Scriptures, He will be a prophet."
E-33 "Now, I want to ask you something. Do you remember that old
fisherman that you bought that fish from that day and he couldn't sign
you a receipt?"
"Yes. Oh, his name was Simon. Yeah. I used to know his old father up
here at the--the synagogue."
"Well, as soon as he walked up into the Presence of this Jesus of
Nazareth, He looked him straight in the face and told him what his name
was, and told him whose son he was. Why, it wouldn't surprise me,
Nathanael, when you walk up in front of Him, if He don't tell you who
"Oh," he said, "now could there be any good thing like that come out of
Well, I think he give him a good answer, an answer that ought to
satisfy everybody. He said, "Come, see." Don't set at home and
criticize it; come, find out. Come, see for yourself. You ought to be
that much concerned. Come, see; examine it by the Scriptures, see what
E-34 And as they went along the mountain talking, soon they came up
into the place where Jesus was praying for the sick. Maybe he was in
the prayer line, or maybe he just stood in the audience. But as soon as
he come up, Jesus looked over and caught him.
You know, there's something about that Scripture, "My sheep know My
voice." He caught his eyes, and He said, "Behold an Israelite, in whom
there is no guile."
I said that one time, and a man said, "Sure. He was dressed like an
Israelite." No, they all dressed alike: Arabs, and Jews, the Greeks,
they all dressed alike--the eastern garb.
Said, "Behold an Israelite, in whom there is no guile." That took the
wind out of his sails.
Watch what Nathanael said. "Rabbi (which means 'teacher, master'),
Rabbi, this is the first time You ever saw me. This is the first time I
ever laid eyes on You. How did You ever know me?"
Jesus said, "Before Philip called you, when you was under the tree, I
That did it. Said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Thou art the King of Israel."
And that was Jesus yesterday, and He's the same today. That's Jesus
today. You believe it? Sure.
E-35 Now, we could just go on and on through the Scriptures, but I'm
trying to hold my time so you won't be wore out, and many... I want to
hit one more Scripture, if possible, before we come to the prayer line.
Let's just take one more thing.
After Philip got through testifying, Andrew... They maybe started the
boat up, and he said, "Just a minute, brethren. Let me testify."
You know, there's something like that. You always want to testify when
you really come in contact with Jesus. He said, "Let me testify for all
of us, so that we'll all know." Said, "You remember that time that He
told us that morning, or the day before, 'Tomorrow we're going down to
And now from Jerusalem to Jericho is right down the mountain. You go
right over and right down the mountain to Jericho. "But He had need to
go by Samaria. And we often wondered, why did He want to go all the way
up to Samaria before going down to Jericho? And He said He had need of
going." Why? The Father was sending Him.
"And you remember, we got there about noon, and He was so tired, and we
were upset about Him. And He set down by the side of the little public
well about... little panoramic there with the..." Said, "He set down
there to get... We thought He'd take a drink, and there was no--nothing
there to drink out of, so we--He sent us in the city to buy vittles,
E-36 "And you remember? Oh, they... When we got finished and started
back out, when we was coming up we happened to hear something at the
well, and we slipped up behind the bushes. And we looked over to see
what it was. And there was a woman of ill fame coming up to the well,
and we listened in."
Now, I'm going to quote, brethren, and you all remember this," I can
hear Andrew say, "Do you remember, the woman let the windle down to get
some water? And when she brought the water up we heard--looked over,
and seen what He was going to say about this woman, ill-famed. She was
out of the churches. She was an outsider. (By the way, she was a
Samaritan. Great segregation, the Samaritans and Jews didn't deal with
each other.) And we seen this woman, a lovely-looking woman, but we
knew she was ill-famed the way she was dressed. And they brought the
water up and we heard Him say, 'Give Me a drink, woman. Bring Me a
E-37 "And you remember how astonished we was that our Lord would have
any kind of a dealings with a woman like that? And so, the woman said,
'Sir, it's not customary for You to ask Me, a Samaritan woman, for any
favor, because You are a Jew.'"
"And do you remember what He said? 'If you only knew Who you were
talking to, you'd ask Me for a drink; and I'd give you waters that you
don't have to come here to draw.'"
"And she said, 'The well is deep, and You have nothing to draw with.'
And you remember, brethren, how the conversation went on about the Jew
and the Samaritan."
Now, I believe... I'll say this, I believe that Jesus was trying to
contact her spirit, talking to her. The Father had sent Him up there.
Let me clear that in your mind. Keep everything I've said in your mind
now. I want to clear this. The Father... He said, "I do nothing till
the Father shows Me."
And the Father must've sent Him up there, and said, "Go up till you
find this well (He'd never been there before), set down there, and
wait. I'm sending You there, and the rest of it'll take care when You
E-38 Well, He seen this woman, and that must've been the one. So He
began to talk to her to find her spirit. Now, remember, Jesus could
perceive the thoughts and the intents of the heart. And does not our
Bible tell us (Hebrews, the 4th chapter) that the Word of God is
sharper than a two-edged sword, piercing to the asunder and marrow of
the bone, and a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart
and mind? The Word of God.
Jesus was that Word. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt
among us." There was the Word of God piercing into that woman's soul,
finding where her trouble was. How many in my class tonight knows what
her trouble was? Raise up your hand. Sure. She had five husbands. So He
said, "Go, get your husband, and come here."
"Why," she said, "I have no husband."
And Andrew said, "Brethren, you remember what we thought? Oh, oh. Oh,
oh. He's made a mistake this time. He's sure wrong there on this
Samaritan. It might work on Jews, but I don't know about Samaritans. He
sure made a mistake now, 'cause she says herself she doesn't have any
E-39 Now, if you'll just remember, the same thing happened to a Jew,
too, one time. When the Angel of God went down in human flesh at Sodom
and Gomorrah, there was one of the queens of the Jewish women, Sarah...
A modern Billy Graham and Oral Roberts goes down into the city of Sodom
and preached the Gospel, but there was One of Them stayed back, talking
to the elect Church. He never went down to the church in Sodom; He come
to the called out, the elected church, Abraham. We've just been through
And while He was talking to Abraham... Now, He was a stranger, and He
said, "Abraham..." Now, remember, He never called him Abram. Just a few
days before that his name had been changed from Abram to Abraham. Said,
"Abraham, where is Sarah (Not Sarai. Sarah, her prince name--just been
given her a few days before)? Where is Sarah, thy wife?"
E-40 How did He know he was married? And how did He know he had a wife?
How did He know her name was Sarah?
And Abraham said, "She's in the tent behind You."
He said, "I'm going to visit you. I'm going to bring it to pass. You've
waited twenty-five years for this baby. I'm going to visit you
according to the time of life by her."
And Sarah, in the tent behind Him, laughed within herself, and thought
in her heart, "Me, an old woman nearly a hundred years old, can have
pleasure with my lord again, my husband? Me, an old woman a hundred,
and him around a hundred years old? Could I ever have pleasure again
with him? It just can't be so."
And the Angel, the Man that was a human being, eating flesh, drinking
milk, and eating corn bread (And Abraham said it was God.), He said,
"Why did Sarah laugh in the tent, saying within herself 'How could this
be?'" She doubted.
E-41 Now, remember, Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so
shall it be at the coming of the Son of man," that that same Spirit
that was represented in human flesh, that Abraham called Elohim...
Anybody know what Elohim means? Sure, the Almighty, the self-existing
Abraham, the patriarch, called Him Elohim. He represented Himself in a
body of flesh, eating and drinking and just like any other human being.
And He done that sign to the elected Church before He destroyed Sodom.
Oh, don't miss it, brethren. That hour has arrived. Elohim, Jesus
Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. While His body's setting
at the right hand to make intercession for His Church, that same Spirit
dwelling in His people, God manifested in the form of the Holy Ghost in
His people, doing the same thing (Do you see it?) to the Gentiles.
E-42 We've had two thousand years since we've had it, but He said it
would be in the evening time. The prophet said, "It shall be Light in
the evening time. There'll be a day that won't be called night nor day."
Now, the s-u-n rises in the east and sets in the west. And the S-o-n,
like the s-u-n of God, this is the S-o-n of God. He came first to the
east. We've had a dismal day. We've had enough to join church, and make
an organization, and bring some people in, put your names on books, and
get forgiveness of your sins. But the prophet said, "In the evening
time it shall be Light." It's what...
We're right here at the west coast. We're less than half-a-mile from
the water. If we go across we're back east again. That's the reason
sin's abounding. The waves have swept it up, and she's just
contaminated. But He said, "It shall be Light in the evening time."
E-43 Now, He was dealing with the Samaritan woman, and the brethren in
the boat said, "You know what? We all thought that He'd been caught in
a trap. We wondered what He will do now? She denied it. She said, 'I
have no husband.'"
But listen what He said. I can hear Andrew say, "But brethren, you
remember what He said? He said, 'Thou has said true. You've got five
husbands, and the one you're now living with is not your husband. You
"Now, we thought this Samaritan woman, being an evil character, that
she'd say (like the well-trained preachers did), say, 'Well, you must
be Beelzebub.'" She knowed more about God than a lot of ministers does
today. She said, "Sir, I perceive that Thou art a prophet." Now, listen
to her words. Read it, Saint John 4: "I perceive that Thou art a
prophet. We (we Samaritans), we know the Messiah is coming, and the
Messiah will tell us these things. That's going to be the sign of the
Messiah. But Who are You?"
He said, "I'm He that speaks to you."
And she run into the city, and she said, "Come, see a Man Who's told me
the things I've done. Isn't this the very Messiah? Isn't that the sign
that the Messiah was supposed to show?
And the Bible says, "The men of Samaria believed on Him because what a
woman told them that He done." Was that Jesus yesterday? That'd be
Jesus today, if He's the same Messiah. (Much more we could go to. We
E-44 About that time they put the oars back in the water, pulled a few
times. You know, all the time they were testifying, they were pretty
quiet. But about time they quit testifying, about like the time when
the church quits testifying, giving God praise and glory, Satan must've
looked up over the hill, said, "Oh, that... I got them just where I
want them. They've went off without Him."
I'm afraid that's what the church has done today. You've got so
interested in whether you belong to the Foursquare, or the Assemblies,
or the Oneness, or the Twoness, or whatever it is. You're so interested
that you're not going to build a building a little bigger than the
other one, or you're not going to do something a little bigger, or have
a bigger Cadillac, or something better than the rest of them... I think
on our big programs and our societies we've went off without Him.
Satan saw it and he begin to blow with his poison breath, kicking up
the waters. Said, "I'll drown them."
E-45 Oh, yes. He's blowing with his poison breath right into the
Pentecostal church. I know many Pentecostal people that's done give up
the thoughts of Divine healing. Sure, they don't believe it. I went to
a Pentecostal church not long ago to have some seats. We had an armory,
and thousands were standing outside. And I went down and asked this
Pentecostal brother, he had about five hundred seats. I said, "Could I
rent them from you, brother?"
He said, "To holding that healing service?"
I said, "Yes, sir."
He said, "I wouldn't let a person set on my seats that believed in
Divine healing." There you are. That's Pentecost. Don't you laugh at
His poison breath... You've went off too much on denominational ends,
went off on big things, trying to fashion after Hollywood, trying to do
things like they do here on the west coast, or any other coast, trying
to fashion after the world. He saw you without it, hatched out of a
bunch of schools somewhere, a bunch of incubator preachers. That's
E-46 I always felt sorry for an incubator chicken. It just, "Chirp,
chirp" and didn't have any mammy. That's the way we turn out preachers
today, by degrees of psychology. Our great, famous Pentecostal
movement, now before a missionary can go overseas--a great movement of
Pentecost--they have to go before a psychiatrist to see if their
intellect is right. You're backslid when you get that. Right. Who is
our intellect? It's the Holy Ghost, Jesus. But we have that--we take
them before doctors, psychiatrists, men of the world, to find out if
their intellectual is powerful enough to be a missionary. Huh. Oh, my.
The poison winds is sure blowing. It's got the church to a place, you
can't tell Pentecostal people no more from anyone else. They all look
just about alike. Go around, our women wearing batty old clothes, and a
lot of our brethren go out there and you see them standing on the
street telling jokes that, oh, drunken sailors wouldn't tell. You see
them down there, two or three different wives, living in the church,
and making them deacons and everything else. And go out and act just
like the world. You don't hear the old fashion prayer meetings no more,
and the calling out on God. It's all forgotten. It's all past. You see?
I'm afraid we went off without Him. Don't you think so?
E-47 We had a war, and a lot of money flowed in, and money begin to
flow from everywhere. And I think we went off after big buildings, and
big denominations, and big things; and we left Him alone. That's right.
Then it come to a place that all hopes was gone. She was just about to
sink. (Wish I could linger on this a little while, but I promised not.)
Beating around in them waves, they were just about gone. But you know,
I got this comfort to tell you: He hadn't left too far. You know what
He done? He knowed that was coming to pass. He knowed they was going to
get in that condition, and then He knowed you was going to get in that
What did He do? So that He could watch them, He climbed the highest
mountain there was in the country. Higher up you go, farther you can
see. And He climbed up the top of the mountain, and He'd been up there
on top of the mountain watching them out there rowing.
E-48 Wished I could sing: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He
watches me." Don't you know that? He sees your toils and troubles. He
sees how sick you are. He can be touched by the feeling of your
infirmities. Not only did He climb a mountain, but He climbed Calvary,
and He climbed on above the moon and stars, until He sets on the throne
of God where He can see His universes. He's watching. He's waiting.
Just in the midnight hour, when all hopes was gone, the little boat was
pitched about like a bottle-stopper out there, when ten thousand devils
of the sea swore they'd drown them disciples that night, 'cause they'd
gone off without Him. That's what Satan says today, "I've got that
Pentecostal bunch. I'm rocking them. They're fussing at one another.
There's no agreement with them. They're just like the world. I'm
rocking them back and forth as hard as I can. I'll soon shake them down
to a cold, formal bunch." But right in that great hour, here He come
walking to them on the sea.
E-49 Brother, sister, listen in closing. The same thing is happening
now that happened then. The only thing that could help them, and get
them back to safety, they was afraid of it. It looked spooky to them.
They thought it was a spirit. And today when Christ comes walking to us
with His Messiahic power, with His Messiahic sign, just as He said, we
say, "It's a telepathy, or perhaps maybe a fortuneteller. Maybe it's
this, that, or the other." And they don't know that the Scriptures made
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And if He could speak
tonight, He'd say to your hearts, to comfort you here that's sick, "Do
not fear. It is I. Be not afraid." Here's His Word that gives the
promise. Here's what He said. He promised. I believe that He's here
now. Do you believe the same with me?
E-50 What... Oh, people, listen to me just a minute. What if He'd come
walking in among us tonight, and would prove Himself that He's the
Messiah? Would you be afraid to say, "Lord Jesus, I accept You as my
Healer. I'm not afraid. The doctor said my hour's gone. It's midnight.
I got cancer. I--I got heart trouble; I'm dying." "I'm crippled; they
say I'll never walk. But I'm not afraid of You."
You'd hear Him say, "Be not afraid. It's I. I promised I'd do this. As
it was in the days..."
E-51 [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]...?... could say in a lifetime. Thou art
our God, and we love You. And You're, for everlasting to everlasting,
God. I pray Thee, Father, that Thou will help us tonight. Now, if
You'll just walk in among us tonight, Father, after this little cut-up
message, to let the people see by the Bible what You were, and what
Your promises are.
You represented Yourself, and proved Yourself; and that was the sign
that You proved to them that You was the Messiah to both Samaritan and
Jews. But You never did that before the Gentiles, not one time. But You
promised You'd do it in the last days. Just... Not like it was in Noah,
but as in Sodom before the fire. That's when You did it. That's when
You did the sign to Abraham, the called-out Church.
E-52 I pray, now, Father, that... I believe with all my heart that the
people, Your Church, is called out of every organization, every
denomination: Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, whatevermore.
They are the Church because they have been born into the mystical Body
of Christ. Many of them are represented here tonight, Father. I pray
that You'll grant the blessings that we're asking.
I'm not sufficient, Lord. There's no more I can say. I can only quote
Your Word, just quote It to the people the way It's written, and tell
them. Now, it's up to You to testify of whether I've told the truth or
not. I pray that You will do it, that every person in here might
embrace You and say, "Come into my little ship, Lord."
E-53 And as soon as He entered the ship, the Bible said, "And
immediately they were at the shore." O God, it won't take but just a
little bit to get them well, to be healed, or to be saved, when they
will invite You, and You get inside of them, in their little bark,
while they're sailing life's solemn main.
Many are here, no doubt, tonight, Lord, but what the waves of sickness,
cancer, TB, heart trouble is buffeting them. They're about to go down;
all hopes is gone. But may they not be afraid tonight, Lord, for we can
hear that comforting voice through Thy Word saying, "It is I. Be of a
good cheer. Be not afraid." We'll be listening for You, now, Father.
This is Your Word. You promised it. I...
E-54 We are Your servants. I cannot do this with the anointing You
might give me. You'll have to anoint them, too, to believe it, Father,
for when You went to Your own country, many mighty works You could not
do because of their unbelief. That's when You said, "A prophet's not
without honor except in his own community (his own county or country)."
And I pray, Lord, that You'll honor Your Word, tonight, and make it
live anew before these people.
Father, look at them. They're sick, they're needy. They're lying in
this hot room, hundreds of them turned away; and they're standing till
their limbs are cramping and hurting. God, let Satan move out of this
place now. Let true faith of God come moving in. May they understand,
for we ask it Jesus' Name, as we commit ourselves and this audience to
You. Amen. Just listen to that song, "Only Believe."
E-55 I can see the apostles. Ten days before, they'd been given power
to cast out devils, heal the sick. And here they are, with a epileptic
boy, defeated. They were probably screaming, and stomping, and pouring
oil on him, and hollering, "Come out, you devil." That devil just laid
right there. So--so coming down the hill come the Son of man, the Son
of God. When Satan knew that, he knowed he wasn't meeting those
The father said, "Lord, have mercy on my son. He's variously vexed with
a devil. Ofttimes he falls in the fire, and into the water to destroy
him. I brought him to Your disciples. They couldn't heal him."
Well, why couldn't they heal him? Not because they didn't have power;
because they didn't believe. That's tonight, if you go out of here
sick, it's not because God hasn't got the power and has given it to
you; because you don't believe it. That's all. Same thing. Jesus said,
"I can if you believe." Is that right? You've got to believe.
E-56 (Billy, what's the prayer card? B, 1 to a 100) There's prayer
cards B, 1 to a 100. Now, how many was here when the boys give out the
cards? Let's see you. Now, you know what they did. They bring the cards
down, mix them up so you can have a card--anybody that wants it. You
might get number 1, the other one get number 8, and another one get
number 16, another one get 32. You don't know where it's going to be.
Therefore, the boy don't know, don't know nothing about the prayer
cards. And then when he come down, you say, "Where's your father going
to call from tonight?" He doesn't know. I don't know. But we call from
wherever the Holy Spirit puts upon me.
I used to call little children up and say, "Come up, Junior, and count.
Where you stop, then--then we'll start from there." Mother'd tell
Junior where to stop at. So it wouldn't... You know it just don't work.
So this way it's sovereign.
E-57 Where did we start from the other night, brethren? We started at
1, didn't we and went up to... Yeah, went up to 1 to 15. That... We
just want to get a few. One person ought to do it. Or you don't even
have to come up at all; you just have faith. There's more healed out
there than there is up here, anyhow.
Let's start from somewhere else tonight. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5.) Let's say,
let's start from... whereabouts, 1 to a 100? Just to get started so we
can get... Let's start from somewhere else besides 1. You give out from
1 to a 100 in B. That's prayer card B, prayer card B. Let's start from
35. That'd be 35, 40, 45, 50. That would be--that'd fifteen there.
Prayer card B-35, who has it? (Are you sure? Oh, pardon?) Oh, here. I'm
sorry. Come right here, lady. I wonder if you little fellows would move
right back in this way? Children, if you would, right here, right back
this way around the altar, sweethearts, if you would. You're mighty
fine little children, setting there so quiet while I was preaching. B
(What was that number I...?) 35. B-35. All right. Who has 36? Prayer
card 36, B-36? All right, lady. 37? Who has 37? All right, lady. 38,
38, who has 38? Any... 38, 39, who has prayer card B-39? All right. 40?
All right. 41, 42. 42, I didn't see it. Now, may be somebody deaf and
now won't hear.
E-58 Look around on your neighbor's card. See? Maybe somebody can't get
up. Now, that don't mean they'll be healed. That's--that's... It takes
your faith in God. I've told you that--your faith in God. Forty...
let's see, what did I start at again? 36...? I started at 42? No, I
started at 35. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. 42? Now, it's here
somewhere, or should be. 42, B-42.
Look around at your neighbor. He may be deaf now, and can't get up
(See?), don't hear me. 42, B-42? Maybe they stepped out. 43, B-43. Over
here. 44, 45? Raise your hands and then I can see you easy. 45? Way
back in the back, all right. 45, 46, over here, 47, all right, sir. 48,
right here. 49, that's good. All right, 50, way back in the corner. All
Now, so we won't... Now, we may be able to get to way more than this.
Now, I want everybody in here that does not have a prayer card, and
you're sick, to raise up your hand--does not have a prayer card. All
E-59 All right, now look. Now, while they're gathering them together,
give me your attention now. Now, don't let anyone get nervous, and
please don't leave the building. Please. Just set still, real still.
Now, in fifteen minutes we'll be out, if you'll just keep still, real
quiet. You see, when the Holy Spirit...
How many seen the picture of it now? We've got it all over the country.
It's all over the world. It's hanging in Washington, D.C., a Pillar of
Fire that George J. Lacy, the head of the FBI fingerprint and document,
taken the photograph and examined it for double exposure and
everything. He said, "The light struck the lens," and signed an
affidavit to it. Said, "It's not psychology, because the--the
mechanical eye of this camera will not take psychology."
E-60 Now, say that is the same Pillar of Fire. How many knows that the
Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel in the wilderness
was Christ? Sure, it was. The Angel... Well, when He was here He said,
"Before Abraham was, I AM." Is that right? Well, then when He was here
on earth in a body of flesh, you see what He was?
Listen, real quiet now, or you'll miss it. You see what He did when He
was here? He declared Himself to be Messiah. Is that right? We just
went through it. Now, He said, "A little while and the world won't see
Me no more, yet you'll see Me. I'll be with you. I come from God; I go
to God." How many knows the Scripture says that? Well then, what did He
come from? That Pillar of Fire, down here and dwelt in flesh, and
returned back to that Pillar of Fire. You believe that's what He done?
E-61 Why, Paul, or Saul, rather, going down to Damascus, was on his
road, and a great light flashed before him, and--and knocked him down
and put his eyes out. Is that right? And He said, "Saul, Saul, why
persecutest thou Me?"
He said, "Who are You, Lord?"
He said, "I'm Jesus." Is that right?
When Peter was in prison, what was it come into the cells and through
the bars, and opened the doors and took him out? A Light, Pillar of
Fire. Then if that same Pillar of Fire that we got...
E-62 The scientific world knows it's the truth. Mr. Lacy said... He
ought to know; he's a government man, head of the FBI, the fingerprint
and documents of the fingerprints and so forth. He said, "There has
never been a picture before ever scientifically proven that there's a
supernatural Being." Now, that's right. That's right on his document.
We got it right here. One of them hangs in religious hall of Art at
Washington D.C., the only supernatural being was ever photographed.
Brother Arganbright was with me (Right here. How many knows Brother
Arganbright?--A good honest man), standing right there (where was that,
brother? In Germany?) in Lausanne when they wanted to know if the--that
German camera would take it. I said, "Maybe it will."
E-63 So when I felt Him coming... There was a priest, like, standing
across there. The Holy Spirit begin to tell him he was a leader of
communists, and told him he had stomach trouble, and so forth. They
begin snapping the picture, and they got the picture of It coming down,
when It anointed, and when It went back and left. German cameras. Oh,
they've got it everywhere. So the scientific world, if I die tonight,
the scientific world knows that is true, come from God.
The church around the world knows it comes from God, because it has the
same signs that it did when it was dwelling in our Lord Jesus. And we
are sons and daughters of God by adoption through Him. And His Spirit
that was in Him is in us. "The works that I do shall you do also."
Everybody understand real clearly?
E-64 Now, let me see again. You without prayer cards that has sickness
and diseases and you want God to heal you (I don't care where you are),
raise up your hand. Well, that's just about everywhere. Now, be real
reverent. Don't make a bit of noise. Keep real reverent. Just keep real
sweet in your soul. And you do this: You say (let me give you a little
Scripture now), you say, "Lord, I'm like the woman that pressed through
the crowd. When she seen and recognized (she'd had a blood issue), she
seen You, and she said within herself, "If I can touch that Man's
garment, I'll be made well."
You remember the story? And probably she didn't have a prayer card. But
she wanted to get through the crowd, and she pressed through. So she
touched His garment. That was a loose-hanging garment now, the
Palestinian robe. He'd have never felt it physically, because it was
proven. She touched Him like that, and she went back, set down. And He
turned around and said, "Who touched Me?"
E-65 And the great Saint Peter said... He rebuked Him. In other words
he might've said, "What do you mean by saying something like that?
Well, that's a--that's an unmental question. Why would You say
something like that? Well, everybody's got their arms around You and
shaking Your hands, and saying, 'Rabbi, we're glad to see you.' Well,
why would You ask a thing like that?" See, that's what people's doing
He said, "But this was a different touch. I perceive that I have gotten
weak." Now, if one touch like that would make the Son of God weak, what
would it do to me, a sinner saved by grace? Because the translation I
give you awhile ago, "These things that I do shall you also, and more
than this." He is my strength. See? But it makes you weak. Daniel saw
one vision, was troubled at his head for many days. See? Now, He turned
around, He looked till He found her. Then He told her what her trouble
was, and she was healed.
E-66 Now, to these ministers, I suppose, setting here on the platform,
my brethren, and in the audience, how many ministers here tonight has
read the Scripture that Jesus Christ is right now our High Priest that
can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities? How many know that?
All right. Well then, if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and
forever, He's the same High Priest, then He'd have to act the same as
He did yesterday, if He's the same High Priest. Is that right? 'Cause
God can't change. See?
Well, now, if you'll just be... Don't--don't get nervous. Don't nobody
get up. Just set still, and you won't be nervous, and we'll just look,
quietly. Saying, "Brother Branham, can I come touch you?" That would be
no more good than that dish there, wouldn't do you a bit more good than
touching that, to touch me. I... Ain't nothing about me. I'm just a no
good sinner, saved by the grace of God. Touch your husband, touch your
wife, touch your brother, touch somebody else, it'd be just the same.
You're touching men.
E-67 Now, it don't make any difference whether I put my hands on you or
not, but just one time touch Him. Just touch Him, and let His
resurrected Life that's among us now... See what He will do. See if He
isn't still the same High Priest.
Brethren, if--if He will do that, it looks like it ought to take every
kink out of your mind. Doesn't it? It seems like it's so perfect
there's the Word that says it. See? Now, the only thing that keeping
you from receiving it is gross denseness; and "Oh, I wish we could go
on home, I'm so tired. Oh, I--I feel so bad, I wished he'd quit." See?
You'll never get nothing.
You've got to be on the alert, watching, reverently watching,
believing. "Lord, this is my hour. I'm coming, Lord. Let me touch You.
That man don't know me."
E-68 How many out there is a stranger to me, raise up your hand, knows
that I don't know you? How many in the prayer line, that I'm a stranger
to you, I don't know you, raise up your hands? Every one. All out over
the audience. There isn't one person in here right now that I'm looking
at, or anywhere that I can see, that I know, not a person. Back here
the only one I know is my own son standing there, Brother Arganbright
here, the minister here, I've shook hands with this brother here, my
field secretary, and one of the managers setting right here; that's the
only people in this building that I know. And if they have anything
wrong with them, I won't speak with them. I'll let it go, like we got
in the room last night, back there. I'll let that go till then.
E-69 But now, now we've--we've talked about it; we've preached about
it, declared it by the Word. How many know, says, "The Word says so?"
Let's see you... How many says that we believe that Jesus meant just
what He said, that that Angel would be back on earth to the elected
Church? Now, "My sheep hear My voice;" an unbeliever will walk away and
shake his head, and "No, sir." But He wasn't sent to him; He was sent
to the believer, like Abraham. Never went down in Sodom, He went to the
elect Church, the called out church, the separated Church, and He
showed them that sign. As He was then, Jesus said the same thing would
Now, how many believes that that's true, that it's time, it's the hour?
Now, if He will come, and will do something to these people along here
just the same as He did then (out in the audience here, and around
this... wherever it may be), if He will do the same thing, how many
will promise that "With all the faith that I got I'll accept it"? Raise
up your hand, every one that wants to... See, I'm trying to find the
Now, let's softly sing just a moment, "Only Believe," if you, sister,
will give us the key on it:
Only believe, (Everyone be reverent now, be in prayer)
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe.
All things are possible, only believe.
Now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I take every soul in
here under my control for the glory of God. Don't move around. Be real
reverent. All right, start your prayer line.
E-70 Would you just walk a little closer? Now, to the audience... Now,
I've been preaching so I want to talk to this woman. Now, let me
Scripturally base it now, for you. Let's take where I was talking.
Let's see, it'd be Saint John 4. Here's a man and a woman. I believe
you held up your hands that we were strangers to one another. We are
strangers. So the audience way back in the back would know that we're
strangers, we just both hold our hands up that we don't know each other.
E-71 Now, this is just like Saint John 4. Our Lord come to a well, and
met a woman. He'd never saw her; she'd never saw Him. But He described
what that woman's condition was, where her trouble was. And quickly she
said, "You must be a prophet. We know the Messiah is coming, and when
the Messiah cometh He will tell us these things." How many knows that's
And now, sister, I just got through saying, I believe, that--that He
was on His road to Jericho, but had to go by Samaria. And the Father
sent Him up there. Well, now, we don't know one another. I've never
seen you, and you've never seen me, and this is our first time meeting.
Then I believe God sent me down here. Brother Arganbright there called
me, and asked me if I'd come to Long Beach, and also come to Brother
Arny Vick's. I told him I would. Well, they put both weeks down here
for some reason. Then I believe that was God doing that.
E-72 Then I'm here. Then you're here. Father sent me here, but I don't
know you. So if the Messiah would happen to... Me being a man, a human
being, your Brother Branham, I don't know nothing about you. God knows
that, and His Word here. But if the Messiah will come and anoint me,
then He'd do the same thing that He did down there. He'd know what your
trouble was, and could tell you.
Now, what if--if He was standing here Hisself in person--not me, but
Him? You'd say, "O Lord Jesus, heal me."
Now, He couldn't do that. He'd say, "Child of mine, I've already done
it when I died for you." But then He'd say, "That you might know that I
am He, I will do as I did when I was here on earth, because I cannot
change. See? Now, if the Father will show me what your trouble is, then
would you believe me to be the Messiah?"
You'd say, "Yea, Lord." And He'd perhaps do the same thing He done,
'cause He'd have to--He's the same.
E-73 But see now, He Himself, the body, Jesus Christ, is setting at the
right hand of God in heaven. But He sent back the Holy Spirit, the
Spirit that was upon Him. Now, He had it without measure. The Fullness
of the Godhead bodily was in Him. I just got a little spoonful. That's
what we have, got it by measure. But if I took a spoonful of water out
of the ocean, and brought it up here and tested the chemicals in it,
the same chemicals that's in the entire ocean is in that spoonful, just
not as much of it.
See, as I'm talking I'm watching something. You're aware that
something's going on. Now, if the audience can see that, standing
between me and that woman stands that Light that you're looking at on
the picture. There It is. Now, it makes me feel good, I know He's here.
I was a little worried at first, but He's here now. You're aware that
something's going on. I want you to witness to the audience if it's so
or not. Just a moment ago a real sweet comfortable-like feeling come,
just a nice comfortable feeling. That's right, isn't it?
E-74 Now, if the Lord Jesus will let me know something about you,
that... I know nothing. But if He could tell me something that you have
been, or something like that... If He could tell you what you have
been, He'd know what you will be. If He could tell you that, you'd be
the judge whether it's correct or not.
You are troubled with something with your hip, I believe, something
wrong with your hip. That's what you want me to pray for. If that's
right, raise up your hand so the people can see. All right. Do you
believe now with all your heart? Now, just a moment. See? So that you
won't--you'll thoroughly understand it wasn't a guess. But that's as
much as Jesus done to the woman at the well. That's right. Is that
right? That's right. But now just to let you know that He keeps His
That proves it. You say, "It could've been a guess, Brother Branham."
How could I guess that, when right now I didn't know what I told her?
It'd have to come off the tape. Now, be reverent.
E-75 Just look again, just merely for a vision, that's all. I'm
watching you. Yeah, I see you going back, back, back, Yes, it's--it's
in your hip. All right. You got hip trouble, and you got somebody else
on your mind that you're praying for. That's a son. Something wrong
with him in a cast. That's right. And then, there's something else.
That boy is shadowed. That means that he--he needs salvation. He's not
a Christian. That's true. Do you believe God can tell me who you are?
Would it help you? It would? Mrs. Morris, go believe.
Now, do you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Now, just raise up your
hands, and say, "Thank You, Lord Jesus."
Our heavenly Father, Thou has not left us alone. Thou has blessed us
and give us of Thy goodness. I pray that You'll help us to believe now,
and each one be healed. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we ask it. Amen.
E-76 Now, please be seated. Please, please. Don't move. Stay still.
See, each one of you is a spirit. How many knows that? Sure. Look here.
What is this? My finger. What's this? My hand. What's this? My ear. But
who's me? See? It's my--me inside. This is what belongs to me. That's
what I'm talking about: you, your spirit. And by being anointed now
with His Holy Spirit, I'm in contact with you. Pray. Pray; don't doubt.
What could happen right now if the church would just get alive. See?
Is this the next person? How do you do, lady? We are strangers to each
other, too, I suppose. I do not know you, but God does know you. And if
He knows you, then the only way I'd be able to know you would be by
something He'd tell me.
Jesus said, "I do just as the Father shows Me." See? And that's the
only way I could do, just as Father would show me. But if He will show
me what your trouble is, will you believe Him?
E-77 The colored lady setting there, right out here, with high blood
pressure, do you believe Jesus Christ make you well now? You touched
something, didn't you? All right. You're healed. Now, Jesus Christ
heals you. Now, tell me what she touched. Tell me what she touched. She
touched the High Priest.
I don't know that lady. Never seen her... But I turned here, and I
knowed this was a white woman; and I looked; there was a colored lady
standing here. I looked around. She had on a little funny-looking thing
on top of her head. I thought, where's that? I felt it going just like
a heart beat, going "che, che, che, che..." I looked, and there it was.
I seen it break loose like that. I seen them put something around her
arm and pump it up. And he said high blood pressure. It's over now,
sister. Jesus Christ heals you. Is He a High Priest that can be touched
by the feeling of our infirmities? Now, be real reverent now.
E-78 We want... God is worshipped. We like to worship Him, but the Holy
Spirit's so timid. Just be real quiet. Now, you little fellows be real
nice, down here now in front, real nice. Now, real quiet.
Everybody start praying now, saying, "Father, I am needy," while I talk
to this woman here, because it's easy to come in contact with her. I
don't say He'd tell her anything, but if He doesn't tell her... If He
doesn't say one thing to you, if I just pass you by and lay hands on
you, you know there's got to be some kind of anointing here. Is that
right? I wouldn't know these things. Well then, if you believe it to be
the Holy Spirit, you get your reward. If you call it something else,
that'd be between you and God. See? I wouldn't know. I can only declare
the Bible says it. Here it is to prove it.
E-79 Now, our sister standing before me, she's suffering with a nervous
condition and something wrong in her throat. That is right. If that's
right, raise up your hand.
Do you believe? Just watching now. I believe it would be better if I
just take my time with a few of them like that. Just watch. I think
it'll hold the audience better than just start running a big crowd
here. Now, just be real reverent. I feel led to do this.
There's something else on her mind. She hasn't--she hasn't delivered
herself yet. There's something else here. Yes, I see what it is. It's a
trouble in your side. It's a growth, isn't it? Do you believe God can
tell me what side it's in? It's in the left side. If that's right,
raise up your hand. Do you believe now?
There's something else on your heart. That's a man. That man's your
husband. He's setting out there. Do you believe God can tell me what's
his trouble? Will you believe for him and put that handkerchief on him?
He's got trouble with his eyes, and with his ears. If that's right,
raise up your hand. Go, put the handkerchief on him, and be well in the
Name of Jesus Christ. Have faith now. Have faith.
E-80 Now, the whole thing's becoming like a light all over the building
right here. So now be real reverent. And if I don't get to see you
after this for awhile, well, we'll see you tomorrow night. Now, be real
reverent everyone now, and try to help--work with me. You realize... If
anybody wants to come and take my place, you can come right on. See,
see? But just be real reverent. Now, believe. I'm here...
I'm not a preacher. I--I haven't the education to be a preacher. God
gave me maybe something else (See?), so I could help you. Your pastor
can preach to you and help you, but He--He gave me this to help you,
'cause I love you. And He loves you, and He'd want me to express His
love to you.
E-81 How do you do? Now, here's a beautiful picture again, a colored
sister and white man. Now, that's the same as it was at Samaria: a Jew
and Samaritan. But Jesus quickly let her know... Said because that we
was raised in a different part of the country, and turned our skins
God's God of all races. He's like a flower bed. He has white flowers,
and red flowers, and blue flowers. And that's His bouquet. See? He--He
makes us this way. But our hearts... We all come from one person, Adam
and Eve. That's right. The country we lived in, it changed our colors.
It has nothing to do with our spirits and hearts. That's true. God's
just as real to you as He is to anybody else. You believe that? And you
believe me to be His servant? You believe the things that I've said? I
know you do.
E-82 I just come from Africa recently... last few years. Going back
again too. Oh, to see that faith, that simple faith. If God will reveal
to me what's your trouble, will you believe me to be His prophet, or
His servant? You'll believe it. May He grant it. Rectal trouble. It's a
rectal. Now, all you colored people believe, now. This is your sister.
Wait. Something more than that too.
You said it was an intestinal trouble, the intestines. And they're
shrinking, shriveling up, collapsing, the intestines. That is right. Do
you believe with all your heart? Do you believe me to be His servant?
If I tell you what your name is, would you believe me better? Would the
audience believe better? Would you believe? Mrs. Jefferson, go home,
Jesus Christ makes you well. God bless you. Have faith in God.
E-83 How do you do? We're strangers to each other. Tell me when I get
three by, then I'll... We're strangers to each other. I do not know
you. You do not know me. Ma'am? You've been in my meetings, but I
wouldn't know you. You just set out in the audience. All right.
Something happened, but I missed it. It was in that corner. Maybe it
was that lady, the lady that just set down. Was you the lady that was
just prayed for or something? Yes. I--I watched that Light. It left the
platform. But I thought it was a man. It is a man, setting right there
with throat trouble. Yeah. Yes, sir. The man setting by you is real
happy, 'cause he just got healed, the glory of God upon him. That man
had throat trouble. Your throat trouble has left you, sir. You're
praying, setting there praying for you brought the power of God upon
you. Go now, your sin's forgiven; your throat's healed. Go and be made
well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
E-84 I challenge you; have faith in God. That lady setting right behind
there, looking right at me as hard as she can, don't you see that Light
standing over her? She's suffering with a bladder trouble. You believe
with... Raise up, sister. Stand up and accept your healing. All right.
Go, and Jesus Christ makes you well. I never seen the woman in my life.
Are we strangers to one another? Raise up your hand, lady, if that's
right. All right. Go home, be well. When you set back down, there's a
lady setting right next to you there, bothered with throat trouble
also. Stand up, lady, and accept your healing. We're strangers to one
another? Go home and be well. Jesus Christ makes you well.
Can't you see that He lives? Christ lives. He's the same yesterday,
today, and forever. Just have faith in God, children. Have faith in
God, don't doubt. Just believe with all your heart. "If thou canst
believe, all things are possible."
E-85 You got a nervous condition, cough. That's what makes you cough.
It's your nerves. You're afraid there's something wrong in your throat,
but it isn't. When you get nervous, that's when you cough more. That's
not your main thing, though. You're praying for somebody else. He had
an accident, didn't he? Son, in the hospital. He's semiconscious.
You're scared whether he would die or something. He--he has been saved,
but you're a little afraid. He wasn't prayed up just right. Isn't that
right? If that's right, raise your hand. It's all right. It's okay, go
on. He will come out of it. You believe with all your heart, and don't
doubt. Have faith.
Do you believe me to be His prophet, or His servant? That staggers
people when I say that. I don't claim to be a prophet. I'm just His
brother. I'm--I'm His servant, your brother.
E-86 Just a moment. Just a moment. Something happened. Somewhere in the
audience. Be reverent now. That's it. Be real reverent and pray now.
Just reach up and say, "Lord Jesus..." I don't care what you
have...?... say, "That man don't know me. I haven't got no prayer card,
I'm not going to be in that prayer line. He don't know me. But, Lord,
if You'll just let me touch Your garment, then You turn him around to
me." See? Just see if that isn't right.
Just... Now, be real reverent. We are strange to each other; we do not
know each other. If that's right, just so... We raise our hands so
people see. All right. We are strangers to each other, and--but God
knows us both. Do you believe me to be His servant? Now, reason I say
that, He told me... You've probably read my book. Have you ever read
that? He said, "If you get the people to believe you." Believe what?
Not believe me to be Him, but believe that He sent me. See? He has to
get somebody somewhere. See?
E-87 So He's got other men on the field, great men. I'm one of the
small... But my little part, I like to do for Him to show Him my
expression about my love for Him, to be reverent. I love Him with all
my heart. And I cannot love Him without loving you all. See? For He'd
rather I'd love you all than love Him. I'd rather you'd love my
children instead of loving me. And me, being a parent, thinks that,
what about Him?
Now, you say, "Brother Branham, what are you doing?" I'm waiting to see
what He will tell me. If He doesn't tell me nothing, and I just come
lay hands on you, would you believe anyhow? You'll believe anyhow.
Would the audience believe that way anyhow? There it comes, though.
E-88 You've had an operation. It's pretty serious. It isn't doing well.
You're scared. You're afraid it's cancer. Now, do you believe He can
tell me what the operation was? I see the operation. It was a gall
bladder, I believe. That's right. You're scared. If I don't say
nothing, what it is, or whether it is, if God will just let you have
faith, that's all you need, isn't it? Is that right?
If He will tell me who you are, or where you're from, or something like
that, or something else in your life, will you believe? Would you make
you believe real... You know that I don't know you. You're not from
here. You're from a place called Downey. You're Mrs. Kelly. Now, go
back; you're healed. Jesus Christ makes you well. Do you believe? Have
faith in God. Don't doubt.
E-89 That woman... Is that the woman that was just healed, or prayed
for? That Light was right there just a moment ago, right where she was
at. Somebody praying. Young man, do you have a prayer card? Do you
believe me to be His prophet, His servant? Do you believe God will heal
your friend? If I'll tell you what's wrong, will you believe it?
Cancer. Have faith and believe. Now, he will get well. Amen.
The lady setting right back here looking at me, got trouble with your
foot. It was caused from an operation. Wearing glasses, brown hair, do
you believe with all your heart? Raise up your hand. All right, you can
go home and be well. Jesus Christ heals you.
Do you believe, sir? In the Name of Jesus Christ, go and be healed.
Amen. Have faith now. Don't doubt.
Lady, you got something wrong with your eye. If I will tell you what it
is, will you believe? It's cancer. Will you accept your healing? Then
in the Name of Jesus Christ, go and be healed. Everybody pray now. Have
E-90 My, here's another cancer. You believe that God will make you
well, sister? Come, let me lay hands on you while the anointing... Go
now and may the God of heaven heal you and make you well.
That kidney trouble left you while you were setting there. Go and be
made well. Believe on the Lord Jesus with all your heart. Don't doubt.
Just believe with all your heart. All right.
Come, lady. Do you believe me to be His servant? God can heal heart
trouble. Don't you believe that? Do you believe yours was healed? Then
go on your road and say, "Thank you, Lord Jesus," and be made well.
You had a lady's trouble, and also a heart trouble. Do you believe it's
gone? All right, go on your road and say, "Thank you, Lord," and be
A man of your age should have a little prostate, nervous trouble, but
one of your great things is a killer. That's heart trouble. You believe
that He will heal you? If that's right, raise your hand. Go and be
well. Jesus Christ make you well.
E-91 Come, believing now. How do you do, lady? You're awful thin, but
you got a shadow over you. You're shadowed to death. It's a cancer, a
killer. Do you believe God will make you well? Go, and I rebuke that
devil from my sister. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Satan, come out of
I'm a stranger to you, lady. You believe God can tell me what your
trouble is? Would you believe? Wait a minute. Setting right there with
stomach trouble, sir, you believe God makes you well? Do you believe
with all your heart? Black-headed man, young fellow with a white shirt
on, praying there with... That's it. Go home and eat now. It's a
nervous stomach, had you blocked off. Do you believe on Him with all
your heart? Do you accept your healing? Stand up, if you do. Just raise
right up. All right. Go home. Jesus Christ makes you well.
If God can tell me what's your trouble... Do you believe me to be His
prophet, His servant? Your diabetes will leave you, if you'll believe.
Go home and be well. Jesus Christ will heal you.
E-92 Now, lady, you got several things wrong with you. That's right. As
a lady your age, that actually have that. But the thing that you want
me to pray for is a heart trouble. That's right. You have a nervous,
weak heart. When you lay down it gets worse than ever. So now, if
you'll believe with all your heart, you can go home and be well. Jesus
Christ make you well.
How about believing, setting there in that lawn chair? I can't heal
you. Got a prayer card? God can make you well, if you'll believe. You
can't set there and live, like the lepers that set at the gate. They
said, "Why set we here till we die?" You got in contact with something.
You're in contact with Him now. You touched His garment, if I could
just get you to see it. You're dying with cancer, but if you'll believe
with all your heart, Jesus Christ will make you well.
The lepers said, "Why do we set here till we die? If we set here we'll
die." If you set there, you'll die. Rise up in the Name of Jesus
Christ. Go home and be made well then.
E-93 All that wants to believe on Him, you believe with all your heart?
Stand up on your feet, every one of you, and accept your healing. Raise
up your hands. Hallelujah. Here's--here's another woman out of a
wheelchair standing up. They're standing up everywhere around over the
building down here. Down here they're getting up. Stand up out of your
wheelchairs. Get up. This is... the Son of God is in your midst, Christ
the Healer. Stand up. Raise your hands and give Him praise.
Lord Jesus, I cast out the devil of doubt in this building. Come out of
here, Satan, I challenge you in the Name of Jesus Christ.