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Looking Unto Jesus
1 ... out of God's Bible, knowing this, that if my words fail, His
won't. So I want to read a--a Scripture out of the Book of Isaiah. And
I got some Scriptures written out here, and a few comments that I'd
like to make mention of, as quick as is possible, and then go right in
to have the prayer for the sick again tonight.
I want to take this opportunity, while we're turning to Isaiah 45... I
want to take this opportunity to thank all the ministers that's
cooperated in this meeting.
3 Brother Shores, very dear friend of mine, he represents the
Assemblies of God here in the city. Brother Outlaw, another precious
friend of mine from the Jesus' Name Church... Brother Fuller, from the
independents, another precious friend of mine... Not only these three
men, they represent the three major groups, but other ministers that
I've ministered for in previous--of other campaigns, they all
cooperated and come together, and the people's come out. I certainly
trust, my brethren, that many of your people that were sick and needy
got help during this time. And I'm sure that I tried all I knowed how
to do, and I'm sure the Holy Spirit will confirm what's been said and
4 So the Lord bless you now as we look to the Bible, Isaiah 45,
beginning with 22nd chap--or the 22nd verse.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
and there is none else.
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow,
and every tongue shall answer.
I know that isn't very much reading of the Scripture, but that's
sufficient because It's eternal. It's God's Word. And if I should call
this a text now for about twenty minutes, or thirty, I would like to
say... I want to say: "Looking Unto Jesus."
6 That's been the call for years, "Look unto Me, ye ends of the earth."
I would like to kinda turn that just a little bit, and, "Look
especially unto Me at the end of each world system," because He always
makes Hisself known so real at the end of a world system when it's
coming to its end. "Look unto Me, all ye ends of the world," I might
say. The Scripture says, "The ends, ends of the earth ('Ends' is in
plural.)--ends of the earth."
Many say, "We've heard this for many years, 'Look unto Me. Look unto
Me.'" Well, that's true. But the thing, the question is, is what do you
see when you look? You've been asked that for a long time, "Look unto
8 Hear people say, "Look." If they mention the word "look," means, "to
pay attention, look up, or to look at, and look out."
And now, God is saying here, "Look unto Me. I am God, and there's none
And I wonder, in a time that we are living in now, what could we look
to that would be more solid than God? And God is the Word, so look to
the Word of God today for your answer. The Bible has the answer for
this day. It's had it for other days. It's got it forever, because it
is Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The Bible has the answer, because the Bible is the revelation of Jesus
Christ, being revealed since the foundation of the world. He has been
revealed in the form of prophets; He's been revealed in the form of
kings; He's been in--revealed in the form of law-givers, because that's
what He is: King, Prophet, Law-Giver, and God.
12 Now, He said, "Look to Me."
And you say, "I've done that." It depends on what you looked at
determines... What you look at is where and what you look for Him for.
What are you looking at? What purpose do you have in looking at Him? It
only depends on what you look for, that's what you find.
Usually, people come to a meeting, a religious gathering, some of them
go to find a big crowd of people to set with. Some... Oh, I hate to say
this, but it's true. Some go to church just to show their clothes
they're wearing. Some goes to church because they say, "This is the
biggest church in the city; or it's--it's got the best name; a certain
class of people goes to this church," then that's--that's wrong. See?
You're not looking to the right thing that the church is established
God said, "Look to Me."
Many people go to the services and just to be seen. And sometimes
people go to services... It's too bad to say this, and we could linger
on it a long time. But they go to church with their mind already made
up before they go. If certain things is said, or something just against
their idea, they'll get right up and walk out. They just simply will
not stand, because they've got their own idea what it must be.
15 That's the very reason that Jesus was not understood when He came to
the earth. If they would've only looked into the Word of God, instead
of their--of their tradition of that day, they would've knowed He was
the Son of God. Because the Bible plainly declared His full coming, and
He come in full revelation of the Word.
And each generation reveals Him in the full revelation that's lotted
for that time. This generation must reveal Jesus Christ. That's the
revelation of Him that's promised in the Word, must be revealed to this
generation. If the churches won't receive it, somebody will rise up and
'Cause John said, "God is able of these stones to rise children unto
Abraham. Don't think to say within yourself, 'We have Abraham to our
father,' for God is able of these stones to rise children to Abraham."
19 "For what God has said, God is fully able to perform what He has
promised to do. Our father Abraham realized that, and against hope he
believed in hope, and staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief, but was strong, giving praise to God, because God made him
He's made us a promise for this day. He's made us a promise. And our
promise today is just as sure to be revealed as it was to Abraham, for
we are the children of Abraham, being dead in Christ, we are Abraham's
Seed, and heirs with Him according to the promise.
21 So many people come in, drawed up their opinion, set in a Full
Gospel meeting, or any other meeting, and they'll just wait just for a
few moments until something is said that they don't agree with, then up
and out. They just won't stay to hear any more. They got... They won't
stay to see if there was, and what the truth of it is.
Now we say, "Is that spirit, where did that come from?" It's always
been. That come from Genesis. It was down through the Scripture.
Many time when Paul was speaking one time, rather, to a group of
people, why, they--they listened at him closely as long as he stayed in
the law. But when he begin to tell about the revelation, the heavenly
vision, quickly it changed the congregation. They rose up to screaming.
If they'd just listened to what the man said, he was revealing the
Truth of God by the Word.
24 Sometime ago in a big city in this United States, I was invited for
a revival. Just very few--few people there that turned out. Probably,
in the entire revival, there was no more than is right in this building
tonight. And I thought, "Well, I would give a--a breakfast, free
breakfast." And I taken my love offering to make the breakfast free to
some of the ecumenical believers there in the city, and told them to
come out, I would like to speak with them and tell them my purpose of
being there: to help the city, to help the sick, to help them, every
Well, that morning, when Doctor Lee Vayle was my speaker at the
campaign, he had introduced me to the--the audience after the
breakfast, and I took the--this text, "I was not disobedient to the
heavenly vision." Just in a moment, I noticed a minister looked at his
watch, reached over and nodded his head to the other fellow, got up and
went out. Before I had said six or eight words, almost a third of that
ministerial group had walked out. Before I'd had five minutes of
speaking just what Paul said, that he was not disobedient to the
heavenly vision, because God had called him to this work, they seen
right then where I was going to base my thought. There wasn't over one
third of the group left. Now, that's not even giving Christian
consideration, as a man that would name the Name of Jesus Christ.
26 I say this with respects, but I say it to sink in. I had more
understanding, and better fellowship, with a bunch of African witch
doctors than I did that group of ministers that morning. They give more
consideration to the Word of God, and asked questions, for the--that I
could give them the hope that laid within me, for the hope of Eternal
These ministers had no time for it at all. Just quickly, as soon as
you'd say something, out they'd go. And so that's the way it is. They
got their mind made up; they just stay so long, and that's all they
want to know. If it one Word disagreeing with any petty thing that they
believe in, they cannot stay and listen through it. That's the reason
they couldn't believe Jesus Christ at His first advent. That's the
reason they'll miss Him in the second.
They miss Him each time. They always have. When He's revealed Hisself
in Moses, revealed Hisself in Noah, revealed Hisself in Elijah, all the
prophets, they missed it each time. Jesus said, "Which one of your
fathers hasn't put the prophets in the tombs out there that they're
garnishing now?" That's true. It's always been true. It's true yet
And yet, in the midst of all this we're commanded to look. "Look at
Him, all the ends of the world."
30 Sometimes they come in, a man will judge you by what kind of
clothes. If you don't wear ministerial clothes, and so forth, then
that's out; they won't have nothing to do with you. Sometimes they want
to look to see what kind of an education you have, if you speak your
words proper, if you stand correctly, how you use your nouns and
Frankly, I don't know which is noun or pronoun. I couldn't tell you. So
that--that's out, for me, and I--I just don't know. I couldn't make the
difference between a noun and a pronoun. I did when I was in school,
but I've forgotten that a long time ago.
I just know one thing, and that's Jesus Christ in the power of His
resurrection; that's all I know how to say about. The adjectives and
pronouns, I know nothing. And I think that's what we all come together
for in meetings like this, is to know Him; not know nouns and pronouns,
but know Him, Jesus Christ, in the power of His resurrection.
33 Now, some people, when they look to Jesus, they look and see Him,
look and look at Him, and, when they see Him, they see in Him only a
church founder, or a--a--a church organizer, or maybe a--a creed for a
church. That's what many people look to Jesus to see. He's just a new
creed that was added to an old doctrine. Now many people look and see
Him like that.
Some look and see Him as a myth, Santa Claus. Or, some of them look to
Him as some historical act that God did many years ago. Some of them
look to Him yet as a baby in a manger.
But the question is, what do you see when you look at Him? Do you see
the second person of a trinity, or do you see a trinity, three in One?
You'll only see Him as you look at Him through the Word. That's the
only way you'll know It, because He is the Word. It'll reveal Himself.
Depends on what you're looking for.
If you look to Him to argue, then you're looking wrong. He didn't
argue. It wasn't meet for Him to argue.
Remember, you see Him as you look at Him through His Word and recognize
Him. Now, you cannot see Him until your eyes is opened to the fact. Two
men can look at the same Scripture and disagree; one of them's got to
be right, and the other one wrong.
38 Sometimes there's things that's happening around us that we cannot
understand; others are saying they see things, others see nothing about
Look at Dothan down there that day when Elijah had been surrounded by
the Syrian army. And his faithful servant Gehazi who lived with him,
waited on him, cooked for him, and kept his clothes clean, poured water
on his hands, was right with him, day and night, listened to him teach
and preach. And that morning when he woke up, he looked out and he seen
the Syrian army all around; he said, "My father, alas, look at the
opposition we have, the whole Syrian army."
You see, Elijah, when he rose up and looked, he saw something that
Gehazi didn't see. And so he prayed, "God, open this young man's eyes."
Now, his eyes were wide open, but he said, "Open his eyes that he might
see." And when his eyes, spiritually, came open, the whole mountains
was full of chariots of Fire and Angels all around that prophet. See,
it was different when his eyes came open.
41 Now, people look at the Word literally, and that's the way you're
supposed to look at It, but It declares Itself both literally and
spiritually. The Spirit makes the Word to live to the promise. In other
words, It's a Seed; the Spirit gives Its Life. It unctionizes; It gives
It Its--its go, like rain gives to the seed that's buried in the
ground. It breaks forth Life. And when you look at Jesus as the
promised Word of the hour, then it will be revealed to you. If you look
at Him, you'll see that He's the same yesterday, today, and forever,
the same Christ.
42 A portion of God's Word has been 'lotted to every generation, all
the way from Genesis. God always sends someone. Usually the
ecclesiastics gets it so mixed up until it's in traditions, and so
forth, as it was in the coming of Jesus, and then God sends a prophet
along. The Word of the Lord comes to the prophet; he reveals It. Stoned
to death, or put out, kicked out, and then, after he's gone a while,
they build his tomb and say he was a great man. They live in a shadow
of what he was back there and refuse the Word going on today.
It's just like man: he's always talking about how great God is and what
He done, how what things He's going to do, and not seeing the things
He's doing right now. See? He looks at Him in history, looks at him in
prophecy, but forgets that He's doing the same right now as He did
then. That's just in man though.
44 We noticed the disciples, one time, after the... It was the first
Easter morning. What a morning, Jesus, up from the dead, walking among
the flowers. And two friends, Cleopas and one of his friends, was on
the road down to Emmaus. And they were walking along talking, grieved
at their heart. And a Man stepped out of the bush, and walked with them
the rest of the day, talking to them about Christ. And that evening
they asked Him. He act like He was going to pass them by, but they
asked Him to come in. He did.
And when He did, He did something there the way He done it before His
crucifixion and His resurrection. Before He was crucified, they seen
Him do it just like He did. They recognized it was Him, though been
with Him all day long and never recognized Who He was.
46 It's possible today that good men, fine men, walk with Christ,
reading His Word, and still don't recognize that this is the hour that
certain things of this Bible must be fulfilled. It's the hour that
we're living in; the time is at hand when these things must be done.
It's written, and thus it must be fulfilled because God promised it.
Yes, our eyes must be open to see the Word. Now, you can look at the
The Pharisees had that Word drawed out just exactly the way the Messiah
was coming. They believed they were right. And here He was born and
walked right among them, and they condemned Him; when He told them,
"You search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal
Life, and They are They that testify of Me. Search the Scriptures."
They said, "We're Moses' disciples."
He said, "If you would be Moses' disciples, you would know Me, for
Moses wrote of Me."
And He did. Moses said, "The Lord your God shall raise up a prophet
like unto Me, a law-giver, and so forth, and a prophet, and him the
people shall hear."
See, if they'd have knowed Moses' writing, they would've knowed Him.
They thought they knowed Moses' writing, but (You see?) they didn't
know it. See? They were blinded to that very fact.
So just a few words from Him like that, what did they do? Sprung up and
said, "This man's got a devil. Comes to teach us? What school did he
come from? We have no record of him. Wonder whose fellowship card he's
packing?" Or something on that order was the question.
52 But they failed to look and see that the very God that promised the
Word was a-vindicating it right there through that Person of Jesus
Christ, for He was the Light of the hour. He was the Light for the
people to walk in. And only Word of God produces Light. Only God's Word
God's Word produces the sunshine. God's Word produces the earth. God's
Word produces the air. Everything is the Word of God made manifest,
everything that's got a reality to it.
When He was here, He said, "I am God, and besides Me there's no other."
Some looked. Let's take some that did look.
55 Isaiah, one time, a young prophet... Here last time at Phoenix, I
spoke of him to--to the businessmen (I believe it was.) of how he had
been leaning heavy upon the king's shoulder, Uzziah, and we find out
that Uzziah got all puffed up and he was stricken with leprosy. Then
Isaiah had to go down to the temple and pray, and say, confess him to
be a sinner. And he saw the Cherubims coming forth with their wings
covering their holy faces, and feet, and flying with wings, and crying,
"Holy is the Lord God." When Isaiah got a glimpse of Jesus Christ,
here's what he saw. He never saw any just ordinary man. He never saw a
56 As most of our Protestant churches today, I think it's sixty-eight
or eighty-six percent of them, in a survey, denied believing. They deny
the virgin birth of Jesus Christ: our Protestant preachers. That's
right. This is off of statistics. Right down, they deny the virgin
birth. They do not believe it was actually virgin. So then Isaiah
didn't see something like that. Some of them, they said, "He was a good
man." Some of them, like some of our denominations today, said, "He's a
good man. Sure, there's no fault in Him, but I tell you, His Words
cannot be established or believed today."
57 Well, any belief and any faith that's established outside of the
Word of God, let it alone. Jesus said, "Every man's word will fail, but
Mine will not. Heavens and earth will pass away, but My Word shall
never pass away."
So therefore, any creed or anything that's not built on this Word of
God, all the Word of God... Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every Word." Not just a Word here and a Word there, and a
little thing here and there, and...?... It together; but "Every Word
that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Man shall take every Word of
the Bible. Put It together... It's already together; just read It and
believe It, act upon It, God will honor It.
Now, we find out that, Isaiah, when He looked. What did you see,
Isaiah? He saw One was called, "Counseller, Prince of Peace, mighty
God, everlasting Father." That's what he looked.
60 If I'd call another man, Daniel, one time you had the opportunity to
see Him. A great prophet, what did you see? He said, "I saw a Stone
hewed out of the mountain without hands, and It rolled into the
kingdoms of the world and broke them to pieces, and they blowed away
like the chaff upon a summer's thrashing floor. And the Stone growed
into a great mountain that covered all the earth." That's what he said
Therefore, He will rule the world someday. People are struggling today
for a world ruler; each nation wants their language, their--their
thoughts; each denomination wants their groups over the other. But
there's coming one, and that'll be Jesus Christ. He is the Ruler of the
universe, none less than God Himself.
62 Nebuchadnezzar, one day, had done an evil thing; he throwed three
believing children into the fiery furnace. And when he opened the door
to see how they were getting along in there, he saw the fourth Man on
the inside of the furnace. And what did you see when you looked,
Nebuchadnezzar? He said, "He looked like the Son of God." That's what
he saw when he looked into a crime that he had done; there was One that
looked like the Son of God.
Ezekiel took a look one day, he said, "I saw Him too, and He was a
Wheel in the middle of the wheel, turning, up in the middle of the
air." That's what He looked like to Ezekiel.
64 John, the greatest of all prophets, he was the one that introduced
Jesus. Jesus said he was greater than any man had been born. Did you
ever think why that was? All the rest of them spoke of Him, "The Word
of the Lord comes to the prophet." That's the Bible said so, and in all
the other prophets it come to them in visions. But when the Word come
to John, It was flesh. Jesus was the Word. He is the Word. He always
was the Word, but here is where the Fullness of God was made flesh and
dwelled among us." When He come to him in the water, he was a prophet.
And if the Word is made flesh, It's got to come to the prophet. The
Word, wherever It is, It must come to a prophet, because a prophet is
the one the Word comes to. And John was the prophet of the day.
65 And when the Word come to him, walked out in the water and said, "I
want to be baptized."
And John said, "I have need to be baptized of Thee, and why comest Thou
He said, "Suffer it to be so now, for thus it is becoming to us to
fulfill all righteousness."
Did you ever think why John said that? Why would John say that to
Jesus? Why? Because it's... It was becoming to them. They were...
There was the--the prophet and the Word, and the Word had come to the
prophet, now it was becoming to them that all righteousness must be
fulfilled. What happened? Then John baptized Jesus. Because John being
a prophet and knowed the Word, the sacrifice must be washed before it's
presented, and that's why John baptized Jesus.
John looked, and he saw. How'd he know this was Jesus? He saw a dove,
that had been told him by the Spirit of God. "And upon Whom thou shall
see the Spirit descending and remaining on, He's the One that will
baptize with the Holy Ghost and Fire."
71 Noah looked. We find out here, there was another man looked by the
name of Loah--Noah. He looked and saw the justice of God upon--the just
judgment of God, rather, upon a wicked Word-denying generation, was
being poured out. In his vision, as Noah was a prophet, God had give
him a vision of how to build the ark, and instructed him how to make
the construction, how it must be built. In this, how could Noah, unless
this vision being the Word of God, when he seen this wrath and making a
way of preparation...
Always, before coming judgment, there is a preparation made. It always
is the Word of God.
And when he was constructing the Word of God together, bearing record
that his vision was true and he believed in it, scoffers made fun of
him, and so forth. But Noah had looked ahead and seen the justice of
God had to require the judgment upon the people, and he constructed an
ark to save his own household. When he looked, he saw the coming wrath
of God, and he made preparations for the people to escape this thing.
So did John the Baptist, he made preparation for the escape.
And so is the Holy Ghost, today, forerunning the coming of Jesus
Christ, is making a construction, the Body of Jesus Christ. We are
baptized into it, not by a creed, not by denomination or a handshake,
but by the Spirit of God we are baptized into the Body of Jesus Christ,
a construction that'll stand the judgments; because It's already been
judged. "When I see the Blood, I'll pass over you." Yes.
Noah, he looked and he saw what was coming.
76 Moses looked one day; he seen a Pillar of Fire. It attracted his
attention. This great theologian, he had run with all of his
theological training, and his understanding by his mother of the Word
Itself of how that he was to deliver the children of Israel. But when
he tried in his way, he failed. And although his mother had thoroughly
instructed him on what to do, and what he would do, and what God had
raised him up for, all this knowledge, as good as it is, and it is
good, but yet it had to be set off. That was only mechanics.
Mechanics ain't what runs the automobile. It's the dynamics that runs
The mechanics don't run the church; it's the dynamics, the Holy Ghost
that gets into this Word. It's not a seminary that teaches you all the
theology and the Greek interpretations. But it's the dynamics of the
Holy Ghost in there to set that afire and to bring it to pass, and to
make it live just exactly what the promised Word is for this hour: not
the mechanics; the dynamics. It takes mechanics and dynamics, the Word
and the Spirit; they are the One that gives Life.
79 What God promised for the hour, look for it to be fulfilled. You
must look to Him, because He is the Word. And the only way you can look
to the Word, is look to Him. Look to Him; He is the Word, and the Word
promised for this day is to be fulfilled this day. Noah's time could
not be filled this day; it was only a type, Moses' time, and so forth.
But this is the day that God has promised these things that we're now
enjoying, these things that we're now seeing, that the world's laughing
at, this great momentous power of the Holy Spirit that can change a
sinner's heart, that can take a lukewarm church member and give him a
testimony that'll set the church afire, from where he come out of. It's
the dynamic that got into the Word.
80 As I've often said, I've found two classes of people. One of them is
the fundamental; positionally he knows where he is in Christ, because
of the Word, but he doesn't have any faith in what he's doing. He
hasn't received the Holy Spirit. Then I find the Pentecostals, many of
them has received the Holy Ghost, but don't know who they are. Just
like a man who's got money in the bank and can't write a check, and the
other one can write a check and got no money in the bank. If you could
get those two together, if you could get the Pentecostal to realize who
he is, and come back to the real, full Word of God, with that baptism
of the Holy Ghost, it'll set the world afire again with a new
Pentecostal revival. Brother, sister, that's true.
"Look unto Me, all ye ends of the earth; for I am God, and there's none
other besides Me."
Oh, we can discern communism; we can discern everything else; but
wonder if we can discern the portion of Word that's 'lotted by God for
this day? I wonder if we can see the sign that God told us would be
here on earth at this day? I wonder if we do it?
83 Yes, back to Moses again. He was all--had all the mechanics about
it, but one day in a burning bush, he heard a Man speak out with a
human voice--or a burning Pillar of Fire back in a bush speak out in a
human voice, and said, "I AM THAT I AM. And I've heard the groans of My
people. I remember My Word, and I'm come down to deliver them. And I'm
sending you to do it." What a different man that was, as soon as he got
the... He had the mechanics, but he had got the dynamics in it.
"Surely, I'll be with you." That's all it took for Moses to go, he
looked and he saw in the burning bush.
84 Later in the trip we find Israel when they were coming out. They
looked too, and they seen a brass serpent. And in this brass serpent
that was set up for their sickness... They had sinned, and they seen a
brass serpent. In this brass serpent they seen in type, the judgment
that God would put upon Jesus Christ, to die for all of us unworthy
sinners, guilty. That's what he saw.
The disciples looked on Him, one time, in trouble, out on the sea, and
what did they see? They seen their help. They seen help coming through
Martha, one day when she had a death in the family, her own brother was
dead, Lazarus, the only brother she had. She looked to Him in the time
of death, and she saw resurrection and Life. That's what she saw in
Him. Now, it seemed like He had turned her down; He'd went away when
her brother died. But the first thing you know, all at once He found
out... After the boy had been dead and buried for four days, he was
87 Martha knew there was something about Him was different. She'd read
the Scripture. She believed Him to be the Son of God, Emmanuel, God
made manifest. She knowed that He was God's Representative. And she
knowed, if Elijah could raise up a dead baby, and him being just a
portion of the Word for the hour; Christ was the Fullness of the Word,
she knowed surely He had power to raise up her brother. And when she
went to Him in the hour of death, in bereavement, she found
resurrection and Life when she looked to Him. She didn't look to Him to
criticize Him, or ask Him why He didn't come, or question Him.
You should never question the Word of God. That's what got the whole
human race into trouble, when Eve questioned whether God would keep all
of His Word or not. I say tonight, brethren; it's come time that we
must believe every Word that God wrote. It's every bit the Truth. "Man
shall live by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
89 Now, we find out that Mary found resurrection and Life. So did
Jairus, the little priest, a secret believer, that when he saw Jesus
and looked upon Him, he found resurrection and Life.
The hungry people looked to Him one day and found sustaining bread, a
type that the hungry today can find the Bread of Life, not find a
creed. You don't find a founder; you don't find a reformer; you find
Life when you find Christ, the Bread of Life.
The dying thief looked to Him in the hour of distress and what did he
find? He found His pardon. Who else could he look to? The Roman
government wouldn't pardon him. No one else would pardon him. But he
looked to Jesus in his distress, and he found Somebody Who could pardon
My brother, sister, tonight if you're hanging like he was then on the
balance of condemnation; and knowing, if you'd die tonight as a
lukewarm church member, or a lukewarm Pentecostal, or whatever you
might be, you know where you're going. Look to Him tonight, the One Who
can set you free. One tonight, if you're just only a membership only,
and don't know what the resurrection of Christ means to live in a human
heart, look to Him. He's God, and He alone. You'll find pardoning like
this poor, thick, sin-sick thief did, hanging on the cross.
94 The sick looked to Him. What did they find? They found a Healer. The
sick tonight can still look to Him and find a Healer. They found in Him
what was represented in the brass serpent; if that was the type, this
was the antetype. The blind looked and could see. "He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8.
The poet looked one time, find what he could see. Blind Fanny Crosby
looked one time to see what she could see. Being blind, here was her
Thou the Stream of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Or whom in heaven but Thee?"
Eddie Perronett, one time, when he couldn't sell his songs and he
wondered what to do. And he went back in his office, and that
inspiration fell upon him, the Holy Spirit; grabbed the pen, and he
looked and he saw Him in power, and he wrote and penned the song:
All hail the power of Jesus' Name!
Let Angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all.
That's what he saw in Him. Oh, my.
97 Peter, a local fisherman, when his brother had been attending John
the Baptist's revival... Andrew... They had been talking it over about
what the Messiah would be, and discussing it. His father had told him
that, "There'd be many fanatics raise up, just before the Messiah, but
you'll know Him. He'll be a prophet. The Lord said He'll be a prophet.
We're understand to believe our prophets."
And finally, one day, with all the persuasion that Andrew could do, he
finally got Peter to come listen Him, because He was going to have a
meeting down there on the coast one morning. He went down to hear the
Word of God. And while he walked up in the Presence of Jesus Christ,
what did Peter see when He looked on Him? He said, "Thou art... Your
name is Simon, and you're the son of Jonas." That settled it forever.
He knew the Word of God had been fulfilled.
99 Nathanael, one time, a real believer in the Old Testament, looking
forward for the coming of the Messiah, he was brought by Philip, a
friend of his, in the Presence of Jesus, standing up on a platform,
box, stump, whatever it might be, praying for the sick. And when
Nathanael walked into the prayer line, or whatever it was, and got the
first look at Him, he heard a voice come back to him, and said, "Behold
an Israelite, in whom there's no guile."
He said, "Rabbi, when did You know me? When did You ever see me?"
He said, "Before Philip called you, when I was--when you were under the
tree, I saw you."
102 What did Nathanael confess that he saw? What did he say? "Thou art
the Christ. Thou art the King of Israel. Thou art the son of God."
That's what he saw when he saw the true Word of God for that day. Four
hundred years without a prophet, and see Him know the very thoughts
that was in his heart, and what he had done, he knew that could be
nothing less than Messiah. We hadn't had it, they hadn't had it, and it
was promised, and everybody knowed the time was at hand.
So do we know the same thing today, we know Jesus promised these
things. He said, "As it was in the days of Lot, so shall it be in the
coming of the Son of man, so shall it be when He comes." We see these
104 What do you see when you look? Do you see, you think of mythology,
or--or you see some kind of a--a telepathy, or what do you think, like
they did back there? The Pharisees looked upon Him, what'd they say?
"This man's got a devil." The same people looking at the same Person,
human beings: one saw the Son of God, a promised vindicated Word; and
the other one called it a devil. What do you see? What are you looking
at today when you see the power of the Holy Ghost sweep into a
building, fulfilling His promise that in these last days what He would
do? What do you see when you look? If you see the Word of God
vindicated, then it's the Holy Spirit of God. Yes, sir.
105 Nathanael saw the promised Word that he had lived for to see the
anointed promise made flesh. Moses the prophet had said so. That Moses,
anointed prophet, had promised that Word.
A woman at the well one day...
Many people had turned Him down. The Pharisees and Sadducees had called
Him a devil. They said, "He done this by fortunetelling. He was an evil
spirit. He was mad. He had no place to go; that's what was the trouble
with him, that he was just a--a renegade man."
107 What happened? What happened? He passed by Samaria, and the city of
Sychar. And when He went out there, one day, and set down upon the--the
little panoramic there. There's a woman came out to get a drink of
water, and she said... And He heard... She heard a voice saying, "Bring
Me a drink, woman." And He... She looked over, what did she see?
First, she couldn't understand it. She questioned Him. "It's not
customary for you Samaritans to--to ask, or you Jews to ask Samaritans
Said, "But, woman, if you knew Who you were talking to..."
109 Now remember, there was a little Light, seed of Life laying there,
had been predestinated from the foundation of the world. She was
watching for It. She was sick and tired of all of their theology and
stuff that they had said. But she was watching for something, 'cause
she knowed there was coming a Messiah.
And He said, "Go get your husband and come here."
She said, "I have none."
Said, "You've told the truth. You've had five."
Quickly, that little seed sprung to Life. What did she see? She saw the
sign of the Messiah in a Man. She saw the promised Word made manifest.
She said, "Sir, I perceive that You're a prophet. We haven't had one
for hundreds of years. We know that we're promised that Messiah is
coming, and when He comes, He'll tell us this. That's what He'll do."
See? What did she saw, what did she see? She saw the sign that was
promised for that day made manifest.
The Holy Ghost is promised for this day, the power of His resurrection,
a Church that these signs shall follow them that believe. Jesus
promised, "And the things that I do shall you also." What do you look
when you see?
112 When you go to church on Sunday morning, do you look for a fine
organ, a well-dressed minister, a robed choir, a bunch of women with
paint on? What do you look for, some kind of a society in the churches?
You belong to this and that. What do you look for? That's about what
you see. Listen here. No wonder, when you carry the flat Gospel, and
see the Holy Ghost come in and make It manifest amongst an old fashion
bunch of people, it's foreign to you, it's hard for you to believe.
As I said the other night about Joseph, it was hard for him to think of
Mary being pregnant. "How could she be that, a holy little woman like
that, and she said Gabriel had visit her?" But it was so unusual. It
was so unusual for a thing like that. It never happened before.
And that's where God dwells, in the unusual, to the carnal mind. But
those who believe Him to be the same yesterday, today, and forever, all
things are possible. Every word that He promised will be fulfilled.
It's the unusual things that makes Him God. He goes to the unusual. He
makes everything unusual to the people. Yes, sir. All right.
The woman looked on Him, and she saw the sign of the Messiah, God
manifested in flesh. Many, the same people looked and didn't see
116 The unbelievers in the days of Noah, what did they see? A fanatic,
blundering away on what he called a boat. That's all they seen. When
the very boat itself was constructed by a vision from Almighty God. The
very thing that he was pounding on, his message he was preaching, he
was constructing by his message, bearing record that he was righteous
and was looking forward. He lived what he preached.
That's what we ought to do today. No man's got a right to preach until
he's filled with the Holy Ghost. Right. Theologians and mathematicians,
and so forth can explain It all away from you. But if a man has ever
been on the back-side of the desert, in that sacred spot, and met God
like Moses did, there's no man can take that away from him. He knows.
He was the one was there. There's nobody can tell him anything about
it. He was there. That's the reason Jesus commanded His disciples,
"Don't preach until you go up to the city of Jerusalem and receive
power from on high, then you shall be witnesses of Me." That's what
they saw. Yes, sir.
118 Noah. They couldn't see nothing; what did they do after doing that?
Ignored the Word of God and brought judgment upon themselves. That's
I say, with Jack Moore, not quoting him, but saying this, for I think
it's seasonable now. Jack Moore said, "If God don't sink America and
burn her up, He'll have to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah and apologize
for burning them." And that's the truth.
God is just. His Word is--has a just recompense, and He certainly will
judge the world for its action against His Word today. No matter how
many gatherings we have, how much religious gatherings we have, that
isn't it. This Word...
121 Look, there's no more religious times than it was the day that when
Jesus came on earth. Oh, everything was swallowed up in religion and
tradition, and it was all wrong.
So was it when Amos, the little, baldheaded preacher; we don't know
where he come from. His two little eyes narrowed when he come up across
the hill and looked down into Samaria. It was a great city of tourists
like Phoenix. Many of the people come from over the world to look, look
at this great city, how beautiful it was. Oh, everything was going on,
night clubs and a real place of gaiety, "a place to live," they said.
But when this little farmer boy, struck by the Holy Spirit, come down
through there, he had nobody to go ahead and make arrangements for his
meetings, he had no signs up, no denomination to affiliate with him, or
nobody to back him up. But when he walked up across the hill and
narrowed those little eyes, as he looked down upon that city, he saw
something that none of the rest of them saw. All of them seen the
gaiety and stuff of the city. But he saw the pending judgment of God,
and he prophesied against it. They called him crazy. But eleven years
later, it all happened just exactly the way he said.
123 Man who can look upon church the way it's going today, and people
the way they're going, and predict blessings in future? I predict
judgment, that only. The just God requires judgment for ignoring His
Word. He's just to coming and identify It before us, and to make It
right. But a just God, through all ages, He can't change His plan. He
never changes His plan. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
His ways are the same. His Word is the same. He... All, He is the same.
He's full of mercy when someone's ready to repent, but judgment will
follow if you don't repent.
124 Pharaoh, when he looked upon, and a so-called fanatic, so-called
fanatic prophet, with many claims of deliverance, that's all he saw.
But the Israelites saw the hand of God upon Moses. Yes, sir.
The rich man looked and saw, had potentials, but his organization was
greater than what he could go through with it. Where is his next look?
He looked out of hell. That's exactly. Judgment come to him. That was
the next time he looked. So will it be with many people today.
The Roman soldier took a look, one time, when they crucified Jesus. He
looked to see what He had done, but it was too late then.
Friends, America's going to do that too. They're going to look someday,
and say, "Truly that was the Son of God," but it'll be too late. They'd
laughed and made fun for the last time.
He could only look then and see where he could've been saved, but it
was too late then. He'd crucified the Prince of Life.
And so many times, today, the people turn away Jesus Christ from their
hearts, when they see Him clearly a-vindicating Who He is, right in the
midst of us. Yes, sir.
130 Pilate took a look one day and was convinced, but his politics was
too great. He just couldn't... He couldn't stand up to it.
Luther took a look, and he saw justification. He went with it. Then
Wesley come along, seen sanctification when he look at Christ, that the
church should be sanctified. And went right on with sanct...
The Pentecost come along and seen the restoration of the gifts. What
did they all do? Just exactly like the Catholic did: organized it, put
it right back again.
O God. One day I took a look, and when I did, I saw Alpha and Omega. I
saw the Beginning and the End. I saw Jesus Christ the same yesterday
and... I saw a Pardoner of my sin. I seen Someone that took my place.
What do you see when you look?
135 I'm looking right now at an old friend of mine, Bill Dauch, setting
here. The man's going on ninety-two years old. A few days ago, not long
ago, rather, about six months ago he had a complete heart failure and
heart attack together.
The doctor says he's dying. His wife called me up and said, "Brother
Branham, come. He's dying. Bill's your friend."
And I said, "All right, I will do it."
And on my road up to his place, I was praying. "God, I hate to go tell
him good-bye. I know if he just lived till I get there, that I can tell
him good-bye." Under oxygen, complete heart failure, ninety-one years
old. I stepped outside of a filling station, and I looked, and when I
did, I seen Bill coming down the street and shook hands with me.
Here he sets tonight. The doctor that told him that is dead. And here
sets Bill Dauch himself from Lima, Ohio, driving down through the sleet
and snow, follows every meeting I go. Why? He looked; we saw something.
That same God that I talked about last night yonder in Colorado, in the
time of a storm, I looked, and I seen that He was the same yesterday,
today, and forever.
139 Here sets Mr. Way, an Englishman, setting here on the side, right
here now, just noticed him setting here. He's come from Indiana. He's
an Englishman. His wife is a--a registered nurse. Fine man, one day, I
talked to him. I was preaching in the meeting, he resented what I said
in his heart, and when he did, he dropped dead right in the audience.
There he died. His wife took ahold of him and felt him; his eyes, face
turned dark, his eyes (not put-on), his eyes pushed out and went back
into the back of his head. I said, "Stand still." Looked down there at
him, and I thought, "Oh, there lays, that man's dead."
Went down, put my hands upon him, he was just as cold as that desk is.
He was gone. Mrs. Way said, "Oh, Brother Branham, he's gone. He's
gone." Screaming at the top of her voice.
141 I looked away. I saw the Resurrection and Life. I prayed the prayer
that Jesus told me to, and Brother Way raised up. Here he sets right
here tonight, come up from the dead, setting right here tonight.
That's right, Mr. Way, if you'll just stand up just a minute, so the
people will see. And here's Bill Dauch setting here.
What is it? Because we look to Him Who is the same that raised Lazarus,
He's the same as he was. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Yes, He don't change.
144 Here sets a little preacher setting here in front of me, by the
name of Blair. His little boy was in a accident the other day, and his
wife setting there, wiping their eyes now from tears. They called me on
the telephone down there, and they said, "Brother Branham, our little
boy was in a car and run over the hill, and he's mashed, concussed his
brain, and everything. He's gone on just about, just barely breathing."
Said, "Will you pray?"
I said, "Let's pray." And started, looked on the phone, and started
praying. I said, "Lord God, what shall I say to them?" I seen a little
boy going, running and skipping a rope, running down like that. I said,
"He's going to be well." And here he is tonight. And here they are
setting here. Why? Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today,
Look. Look. What do you see when you see Him? I see the same Healer.
Amen. I see the same One that walked in Galilee. I see Him in His
power. I see Him discerning the thoughts and the secrets of the heart,
a showing--showing the sign just before the end time. How we could go
through this audience and across the nations, saying what He is today.
147 You know what I think? Like the old Negro said one time, in the
slave time. One day, he come around, he said, "You know, the... I'm
free now." So he got to telling amongst the other slaves, and the
And it got back to the owner. And the owner said, "Come in here, Sam."
Said, "What's that you're telling amongst the slaves out there?"
He said, "Boss, I am free."
Said, "How are you free?"
He said, "I'm free from the law of sin and death, for Jesus Christ has
made me free."
He said, "Sam, you mean that?"
He said, "Yes."
Said, "I'll go down and sign your release and let you go tell your
brethren about that."
151 The old man preached for years and years. Finally, one day he come
to his door, he had to part from this life. And while he was laying on
his bed in a coma for a few days, many of his white brethren come along
to--to see him, bid him good-bye, because he'd been a gallant old
soldier for Christ. While he was laying there on the bed, he come to,
looked around, and he said, "Mose, aren't you, or..."
"Sam, aren't you gone yet?"
"No." Said, "I had to come back." He said, "I thought I was there."
Said, "I--I--I must've dreamed it." Said, "I thought I was there. And
when I was standing there," said, "a Angel... I'd just been taken in
the door, and," said, "an Angel come up and said, 'Sam, come get your
crown, and come get your robe.'"
He said, "Don't talk to me about a crown and robe; just let me stand
here and look at Him for a million years." He saw in Him the One that
had set him free from sin and death. He saw there the One that stuck to
him through thick and thin. O God.
154 The other morning I was laying in my bed. I used to have... You
know my life story. I had an old dog; we called him Fritz. He sent me
to school: opossum hides, and things. Well, I used to take him every
morning. I'd get up, way upstairs, in a little old log house; I'd hear
him barking way down in the hollow. He never lied to me. Always went to
him; he had something for me.
You know, one of these mornings, I'll hear him bark over there in the
canyon. I must go over and see what he's got. It'll be all right.
156 Listen, brother, let me tell You. There's only one thing to look
when you see Jesus Christ; that's see God in Him, the same yesterday,
today, and forever. I believe He's here tonight to do for us the same
as He did then.
Let us bow our heads just a moment as we pray. Pray. Is there one in
here tonight, would say, "Brother Branham, ask God to be merciful to
me. I want to look and see Him different. I've looked at Him and
guessed. I've looked at Him and wondered. I've looked at Him and
questioned. Really, did He care for me. Does He love me? Is all these
things that's been said about Him, is it true? I want to know if it's
true. Will you ask Him to reveal it to me tonight?" Will you raise your
hand? Lord bless you. That's good. Everywhere.
158 Precious Lord, there's so much wrote about You. We know that You're
the same yesterday, today, and forever. We pray, Lord, that tonight
when we look that we'll see Jesus Christ. You promised in Your Word,
that the works that You did, we'd do also. You promised in the last
days, that You would be back here on earth in the form of the Holy
Spirit, the church would be full of power, the Holy Spirit. You said,
"A little while, and it won't do the world no good to look, 'cause they
won't see it. But ye shall see it, for I'll be with you, even in you,
to the consummation."
Lord Jesus, while there's still an opportunity for men to look, may
they look tonight and see Him in the power of His resurrection. He is
not dead, but He lives forevermore, ready to make intercession for
those who are ready to confess Him. Grant it, Lord. And may all these
requests that's been asked, be granted. Father, grant these things, in
the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
160 Now, it's prayer time for the sick. I prayed for you; believe that
God will answer.
Now, I believe Billy said he give out more prayer cards. Was it B's?
B's. All right. We haven't got time; I went a little bit overtime;
forgive me. I just got a few minutes. B, where'd we--where'd we leave
off at them last night? Where'd we leave off. Where'd we leave off last
night? Oh, took all? We'll just start from B-number-1 then. All right.
Number 1, who... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... 3, 4, 5.
163 Somebody watch now. Get down here, Billy, some of you, right quick,
'cause we haven't got time now. We just... And don't take the time.
Sometimes they're deaf and can't hear, and, or maybe can't get up, or
something. If they are, why, we...
Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. All right, come forward here, if you will.
There's 1, 2, 3, 4... That's right. Pardon me, sir. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, let
them stand now. 6, 7, 8, somebody now, 8, 9, 10. 8, 9... All right.
One, two, three, four, five... seven, eight, nine, ten. All right, 10
to 15, stand up in B's. Well, that's all the cards was out. 15, all
right, 15 to 20, stand up. 1 to 20 in prayer cards, take your place
over here. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen,
eighteen, nineteen. That's it. 20 to 25.
165 How many doesn't have a prayer card, you still believe Him? While
they're coming, taking their place, while them twenty-five is, first
twenty-five's coming, let me ask you. The Bible said in the Book of
Hebrews, that Jesus Christ is our High Priest (You believe that?), One
that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities." Are we going to
set in this day, dull, and see our great High Priest make Hisself known
among us, and then set like dumb driven cattle? No, sir. Let us be up
and doing, with a heart for any strife. Be not like dumb driven cattle.
Be a hero. You people look this way and believe. Look in the Scripture,
what He promised. All right.
We won't take any time, we'll start right in the prayer line.
166 Let's pray again. Lord Jesus, it's in Your hands now. I'm in Your
hands. Lord, take the Word that You said, "like it was in the days of
Sodom," one that I referred to tonight. You said in Saint John 14:12,
when You was talking to Your disciples about going away, You said, "He
that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall He do also."
The Bible said that, "God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to
the prophets--or, spake to the fathers through the prophets; in this
last days through His Son, Jesus Christ." And He is the Word. We know
that the prophets came, the Spirit come upon them and made that Word
live for that generation: cursed the kings, brought in judgment,
brought out righteous, saved the lost. The prophets that the Word come
168 Now in this last day, Lord, You promised. You said, "As it was in
the days of Sodom," while Abraham, setting there in the heat of the
day, the little called-out Church... We look down across the world
today, Father, we see Sodom exactly, Gentile's perverted, lukewarm. And
we see these three angels appearing before Abraham.
Two of them went down to the lukewarm church, Lot, to try to call them
out. Two went down there, a modern Billy Graham to call them out; no
miracles, only blinded their eyes. Preaching the Gospel does do that.
But there was One stayed up here to Abraham's group, signifying the
elected, called out, that wasn't in Sodom, was borned, out of Sodom,
the true Church, the Abraham's Seed of today. And when this Man, that's
talked to them, said, "Where's Sarah, your wife?"
Said, "She's in the tent behind You."
And He said, "I'm going to visit you according to the time of life."
And she laughed.
He said, "Why did she laugh?" Discerned what she was saying and
thinking in her, with His back turned to the tent where she was at.
173 Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, has told us in His Word, "As it
was in that day, so will it be in the coming of the Son of man."
And it's a very strange thing, Father, that there's never been a
reformer in all the ages, that's went down into Sodom, with a name
ending "h-a-m," until today: Your servant, Billy Graham, down in Sodom
doing his work.
Now, Father, I pray that You'll save the seed of Abraham that's here
tonight, fill them with the Holy Spirit of the precious promised Son.
Immediately after this, God manifested in flesh did this sign, then the
promised son came on the scene. God, we've been looking for Him for two
thousand years, the seed of Abraham. Many are sleeping; this is the
seventh watch; we are looking for the cry to come at any time, "Behold,
the Bridegroom cometh."
Grant tonight, Father, that people's understandings will be wokened up,
and that they'll see that this sign was promised just before the coming
Son, to... As the brass serpent typified Christ, so did the coming son
and the sign of his coming in the natural typified the spiritual, of
the coming Jesus today, the Royal Seed of Abraham. Grant it, Lord. We
ask it in Jesus' Name, as we commit ourselves to You. Amen.
177 Now, I would like to say one thing just before we pray for the
sick. Many people have the wrong impression about a gift. A gift is not
something that God gives you to go out and say, "Here, I'll go over
here and pick out this, and I'll take that and I'll do this." That's
not gifts. So many people think that, but they're wrongly impressed. A
gift of God is just to know how to get yourself out of the way so God
can use you; that's all a gift is. See? As long as you're in yourself...
Didn't Jesus say, Himself "The Son can do..." Saint John 5:19, "Verily,
verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in himself." He passed
by that pool where all them cripples was, and healed one man with
prostate trouble, or something (disease) retarded. He said, "The Son
can do nothing in Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that
doeth the Son likewise. It's not me," He said, "that doeth the works;
it's My Father that dwelleth in Me; He doeth the works."
179 Now, you people setting out there, don't you dare to look to any
man. You look to Christ; He's the One. But He promised in the last days
that He would manifest Himself in human flesh, like He did there at
Sodom. Now, your flesh, my flesh, let us just open our hearts and get
our own thinking away, and just let the Word take Its course tonight in
us, then we'll see God's great gifts of His Spirit manifested before us.
Be real reverent. Nobody leave. Keep real quiet and pray. I'm sure you
And if there's anybody here thinks this is a hoax, I challenge you to
come to the platform. Anybody... Then if you're afraid to do it, don't
say nothing about it.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, I take every spirit in here, under my
control to declare the Word of God.
183 Here's a picture tonight like Saint John the 4th chapter. A man and
a woman meet together, I suppose, for the first time. I don't know you.
You probably know me by papers and--and hearsay, but I don't know you.
You know that. We're strangers to each other, like our Lord met a woman
one time at the well; a man and a woman meeting, talking.
But if I come like one of--some of our brethren, would say, "God gave
me a gift of healing,"...
You know what the gift of healing is? Faith in healing. See, you just
release your faith to pray for somebody; that's all a gift of healing
is. Every minister should have it; everybody (See?) should have gift of
healing. The power that heals you is on the inside of you, the Holy
Spirit; you just have to let It work Its way out. That's all.
186 Just like the life that's in the tree. You don't have to pour the
apples in the tree to make it bear apples. It's just planted in the
ground, and it drinks and pushes out.
Well, that's the way you do the Holy Spirit. It's on the inside of you.
You just drink from the inexhaustible fountain of Jesus Christ, and It
pushes out the fruits of the Spirit. See?
Now, I'm standing here, not knowing you. God knows that. You're a total
Now, if I went and put hands on you, and said, "Sister, you're going to
get well." You could believe that, and that'd be all right. But now
what if He comes... See, that was the days gone by back in the
Pentecostal days. We're living ahead of that now. See? We're beyond
Pentecost, the same as we are Methodist and Lutheran. We're way on up
to the coming of the Lord, where the ministry that Jesus Christ
exercised Himself, has to be exactly. Like the headstone on the pyramid
has to be so honed till every stone fits perfectly. And the church has
got to get in that condition to receive the Headstone, then take the
whole thing in the resurrection, when the Body's raised up.
191 You believe that? You believe these things that I tell you is the
truth? You do? If the Lord Jesus will tell me something that you've
done, something that you ought not have done, something that's wrong
with you, or whatever it might be, financial, domestic, I don't know;
whatever it is, you'll believe me, will you, to be His servant?
You are a Christian. See, I spoke to you just to find your spirit. See?
That's the way He did it at the well. He said, "Bring Me a drink."
You're a Christian. You are a believer (That's right.), not a
hitchhiker; a believer. All right. Your trouble... Your main trouble is
in your neck. On the back of your neck, you have a growth, and that
growth is giving you pressure. It's ruining your eyes and so forth. Is
that right? That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. That's right. If you'll believe
it, it'll leave. God bless you, sis. Go on.
193 How do you do, sir? I don't know you. We're strangers to one
another. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and forever. If I can relax
myself, such enough that the Holy Spirit can use my lips and my eyes,
Did you ever dream a dream? Sure. There's some--some part of you; you
have to be inactive in your five senses. You have--you have a conscious
and a subconscious. Your first conscious is here, and your subconscious
is over here. You have to be inactive in your five senses to go over
here to dream; but when you come back, it impresses this till you
remember what you dreamed of.
Now, seers, prophets, their subconscious is not over there; it's right
here. You don't get out of your five senses; you stand; you're standing
dreaming. And you'd say dream... I'd say, "Dream me a dream." You
couldn't do it. Neither can I see you a vision. It takes God to do
that. But I don't go to sleep to see it; I stand here and see it.
That's a gift of God. If I can get the first conscious out of the way,
God will use the other conscious if He has anything to say. That's up
196 But if I be able by the help of God... If Jesus was standing here
with this suit on that He gave me, if you're sick He could not heal
you; no, He's already did that when He died. But I don't know what
you're here for. You're just a man. We're around, close the same age,
and we're just--just standing here on the platform, meeting for the
first time. Do you believe God can reveal to me your desires, or what
you've done, or your hindrances? If He can tell you what has been, He
can tell you what will be. Do you believe that?
I don't want to take too much time, but I've preached hard and you've
got to--time, nervous, you've got to really relax, because there's
nothing I can do unless He shows me.
Yes, here It is, the Light coming over the man. All right, sir. No,
sir, you're not here for yourself; you're here for somebody else; and
that's a daughter. And that daughter lives in California, and she's had
an automobile accident sometime ago. And you're wanting me... You're
standing for me to pray for her, 'cause she's still afflicted by it.
And listen, let me tell you something; that automobile accident was not
in California. It was in Dallas, Texas, where the automobile accident
happened. Is that right? She's going to be well. Don't forget. I see
her walk away all right...?... Go and believe now, brother. God bless
199 How do you do, lady? I'm a stranger to you. We do not know one
another. We're perfectly strangers. Do you believe Jesus Christ is the
same yesterday, today, and forever? You believe Him? Now, if the Holy
Spirit can tell me something about you, that you know I know not, then
that'll make you believe, wouldn't it? You're... You have
complications. You have many things, but what your main thing is,
you're about to face an operation on account of a tumor, and that
tumor's in your side. That is right. That's right. That's what you're
here to be prayed for. If I could tell you what your name is, would you
believe me to be His prophet, or believe that it would be right? Miss
Holman, go on your road rejoicing...?... See? God bless you. Believe
now. Don't doubt.
200 How do you do, lady? Strangers to one another. You're younger than
I, just a woman and a man.
Just a moment, everybody real reverent. The Spirit of the Lord left
This man setting here with glasses on, got a spiritual problem in your
mind. You don't know what to do. You're all messed up. You believe, and
you'll come out all right. Yes, sir. You'll do that? All right.
Be reverent now. Here's a little lady, setting right in here, she
looking like this, with her hands, praying. She's got a bad hand that
she's praying about. If you'll believe (Yes.), God will make it well. I
don't know you; you don't know me, but you touched Something. You never
touched me; you're twenty feet from me. Jesus Christ heals you. Your
faith makes you whole.
If that ain't this same Jesus, the High Priest, that can be touched by
the feeling of our infirmities... Don't you believe that to be so?
205 Excuse me. I just have to follow the way That goes. Getting weak
now (You see?), just one... You know, our Lord, a woman touched His
garment one time and He said...
Pardon me, this colored lady setting here praying: gall bladder
trouble, high blood pressure. Believe, lady, it'll leave you. Amen.
I looked. There's a colored lady standing here (See?); her faith drew
It right away. Amen.
That lady right behind her with asthma. If you'll believe that God will
make you well of that asthma, you can have it also, if you'll believe
210 You have a great desire in your heart, and that's a--a legitimate
desire. You want a baby. And the reason you can't have it, you have a
female trouble. Is that's true. All right, do you believe now that
you'll--that God will give it to you. If the Lord Jesus will tell me
who you are, will you believe? Mrs. Lambert. Now you go, believe. See?
Does that make you believe. May she receive it, God, in the Name of
Sir, we're strangers to one another, but God knows us both. Do you
believe that the Lord Jesus will reveal to me your troubles? You do?
You're not from here. You're not from Arizona. You're from the way
east, Michigan. That's right. You have high blood pressure, hardening
of the arteries, hard of hearing. It's left you. Go back to Michigan;
the Lord Jesus make you well.
Have faith in God.
212 The lady setting out here praying for her father, he's got
Parkinson's disease. And the... I see him now, and he's shadowed. Not
only is he shadowed to death, but to eternal death, because he's not
saved. That's true. Do you believe that God will save him and heal him?
If you've got faith enough to touch Jesus Christ our High Priest,
surely you can accept that.
Now, will you do me a favor? Put your hand on that woman next to you.
She's praying for her brother. Yeah. That brother's sick, and he's also
an alcoholic. That is true. Just believe; he'll stop drinking and get
"If thou canst believe, all things are possible."
214 The lady setting here, praying, right here in front of me, got her
head down. I can tell you; she's praying, "Lord, let it be me." The
lady is... She's praying for a friend, and that friend is in the
hospital here, dying with cancer, and for herself also. She's going to
miss it. Mrs. Kelly, stand up to your feet and accept the healing, in
the Name of Jesus Christ. I never seen the woman in my life.
Do you believe God heals heart trouble? You believe He heals yours? All
right, then just move on, saying, "Thank You, dear God."
Hard for you to get up at morning, you're so stiff with that arthritis.
It won't be that way tomorrow if you'll just believe it and go on. Yes,
All right, sir. You need a blood transfusion from Calvary; it cures
diabetes and everything. You believe that He does that? All right,
yours can be cured too, if you'll just believe with all your heart.
218 Come here. You're nervous; that's what's caused your trouble. You
got an ulcered stomach. You believe that God will heal it? I want to
show you something. I'll take my watch off just a minute. Nervous, it's
kind of hard, but you're a good soul. Let me have your hand. I want to
take your hand. Want you to look at my hand. Now watch, going to lay
your hand up on top of mine. Now, you see, see them things running
across there, them little vibrations like? That's that live ulcer. Now
watch, take your hand off; now it turns back normally. Now I'll lay my
hand on there; it doesn't do that, does it? But I'll put your hand on
it, there it is again. See? Now, there's something symbolizing there,
that you can actually see with your own eyes. Is that right? Raise your
hand up so the audience can see that's true.
219 Here, the audience can see it. Put your hand on here. Now take your
hand off, lady. Now lay your hand back on there. It's a live ulcer.
It's tissue, something eating up tissue. It's caused from nervousness
spreading. You have lady's trouble too. All right.
Now, here, now this is when you have to take initiative, just so this
Now, I want the audience to keep their heads down, and pray, 'cause it
goes from one to another. When you have to... Jesus said, "In My Name
they shall cast out devils." Now, you keep your head bowed if you don't
want a ulcer. See?
Now here I want you to watch. You've got the ulcer; now you watch my
hand and see that I don't move my hand.
Heavenly Father, let Thy mercies and grace be upon the woman to make
her well. She's watching my hand. She's watching, Father, to see if
there's any change. And I know that her faith, being nervous, I pray,
God, that You'll help her. In Jesus' Name, help her.
224 Now, the lady, I haven't opened my eyes yet, but the lady knows
that my hand still remains just as it was. Isn't that right, lady? Now
watch it real close now.
So this is not done to make a show. This is done to declare that Jesus
keeps His Word. Now, He said, "In My Name they shall cast out devils."
Now, I'm and going to hold my hand just as steady. And I want you to
notice; it's not the way I hold my hand. See, it's there all the time.
See how it's swelling up? Getting worse all the time, 'cause I'm
holding. My whole hand's numb to my elbow. Now, you just watch it just
227 Lord Jesus, not for a show (We're not to do that.), but that your
Word might be fulfilled... You never healed the people just because to
show You were God, but it was fulfilling the Word. And that's the way
I--why I do this tonight, Father, is my faith to believe that this good
woman can be healed of this demon.
Satan, I charge you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Who triumphed over
all sickness, and it's under His feet. And as His servant, I take the
initiative. In Jesus' Name, leave the woman, come out of her.
Now, I have not moved my hand. The lady bear me record. Something
happened to my hand, wasn't it? If that's right, say, "Amen." ["Yes.
Amen."--Ed.] It's gone, isn't it? You're healed. Now, there she is.
Now, looky here. I put my hand on; now put your hand on, just the same.
You're healed. Go on; go eat your supper, you could eat now.
"In My Name they shall cast out devils." Yes.
230 Do you believe, sister? You believe? You believe that God can take
that asthmatic condition away from you and make you well? All right, go
on your road, say, "Thank You, Lord Jesus. I believe You with all my
How do you do, sir? Heart's been bothering you, kind of a blockage
caused from nervous; pounds, double pound, one on--two on one side, and
one on the other. All right, sir, it stops now. Go on. Your faith makes
you whole, sir. Go, believing with all your heart. All right.
Another stomach, bad. You believe that Jesus makes you well? Just go,
say, "Thank You, Lord Jesus." Believe it. If He can tell you what you
are, surely He can heal you.
What if I didn't say one word to you, just laid hands on you, would you
believe that you got healed setting there in the chair? Would you? Go
on your road, say, "Thank You, Lord." It's what you believe.
Come. You believe that God healed that back trouble, setting there
then? All right, you can go on, say, "Thank You, Lord." Believe with
all your heart. Go on and believe.
Sir, if God don't heal you, one day you're going to be crippled up like
this with a stick, walking along with that arthritis. Why not accept
Him right now? Do you believe it? Go on your road and say, "Thank You,
Lord." And stomp the thing, and go right on your road rejoicing.
236 Jesus heals your back and make you well. Do you believe that? All
right, go on your road, saying, "Thank You, dear God."
Come here, lady. Now, what's you scared of? The reason you're afraid;
it's menopause time for you. You know what I mean, a lady's change. And
everything, of an evening late you get weary. You can't do your work,
you get so tired. Isn't that right? All right. It's all right now. Go
on, your faith makes you well.
Another, nervous, but you've been nervous all your life, been a little
nervous when you was younger. You was a little fritzy going around. But
now look like something's just got ahold of you. You're oppressed all
of the time. Isn't that right? It won't be no more, if you'll believe
me right now as God's prophet. Go and believe.
239 How many out there believe with all your heart? Put your hands over
on one another. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I charge every
man and woman here to lay your hands on one another.
If God's Word, part of It's right, all of It's right. Jesus Christ
said, "In--in My Name they shall cast out devils." The Word of God is a
Discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Jesus said, "If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover."
Every believer in here, say "amen" to that. [Congregation says,
"Amen."--Ed.] Then you are believers. You pray for the one that's got
your... You pray for the one that's got their hands on you, for they're
praying for you. Let's pray together and defeat the enemy, and let
every sick person in here be healed in the Presence of Jesus Christ.
242 Almighty God, Author of Life, Giver of all good gifts, send Thy
blessings upon this people.
Satan, you've lost the battle. Jesus Christ is here. He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
Christians have their hands on one another. They are praying the prayer
of faith. You said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Each
one of them said, "Amen," they believe. They punctuated the desire of
Your heart, when You said, "These signs shall follow them that
believe." They lay their hands on one another.
You are defeated, Satan. Come out of them, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Leave this place and leave this building, in Jesus Christ's Name.
Every man and woman that believes that a believer has his hands on you,
the prayer of faith is prayed, and you're ready to forsake your
sickness, forsake your thoughts about it, and accept the Word of God to
go in your heart, stand up on your feet and accept your healing, in the
Name of Jesus Christ. Amen and amen. Raise up your hands now and give
Him praise, for it's all over.