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1 Thank you.
... I believe.
Lord, I believe; Lord, I believe,
All things are possible; Lord, I believe.
Let us bow our heads just a moment for prayer, and in this sacredness
of this moment, knowing that we have gathered again, assembled here in
the Name of the Lord to worship Him, I wonder, in this audience, if
there'd be one who might have a special request that you'd like to make
it known to God tonight, as you lift your hands to be remembered in
prayer. Down in the basement, and in the balconies, and around the
place, just the same, He sees your hands.
3 Almighty God, the Creator of heavens and earth, we come to Thee, in
the Name of the Lord Jesus, because we have been promised if we would
come in His Name, we would have our petition. So we pray, Father, that
You will forgive us first of anything that's in our way, that our
prayers would be hindered tonight, may the Blood of the Lord Jesus just
now atone for that, as we humbly confess our wrong. And we pray for
each request, each one of those hands that went up. You know what was
below that hand, Lord, the meaning. And I pray that You'll answer it
according to Your great wisdom, Lord, that we understand that You know
all things, and knowed it from the beginning.
And we pray this will be a night that'll be long remembered, because of
Your Presence being with us. As we stand tonight at this Thanksgiving,
closing of the day, a great celebration across the nation of how good
You were to our forefathers, we too turn our heads to thank You, Lord,
for what You've done for us. Now, we pray that You'll grant all these
things that we ask, for we ask them in Jesus Christ's Name, and for His
honor. Amen. (May be seated.)
5 I'm indeed thankful for the privilege of being here again, tonight,
assembled in this Life Tabernacle auditorium to speak to the people.
We're sorry. Brother Moore said they'd never had in the history of the
church, so many people. They've turned more away tonight, than they
ever did in all the history of the church from the front out there.
Every place is packed inside, outside, basement, around the walls, and
in the corridors, and out onto the streets, and still the people are
coming. So we are thankful that there's still a hunger to hear God's
Word, and now, we are grateful for this.
7 And now, if the Lord willing, tomorrow night we may start praying for
the sick people, as we usually have a night or two, when we're here in
these conventions, that we pray for the sick. And the Lord has
certainly been blessing us recently of those things.
I was telling you this morning about the wife, and how that now for
most three years, about, oh, five or six years ago, by taking ahold of
her hand one night, trying to show someone, another woman, what a
vibration, you know, and she had nothing wrong with her, I found her
with a tumor. The doctor couldn't find it. Three or four years passed;
he couldn't find it.
Finally it showed up about two years ago, started growing quickly, from
the size of a walnut, size of a lemon, now to the size of a grapefruit.
The physician... We was holding on for faith. And the physician said,
"You just must take it out. It's going to turn malignant. You got to be
10 And yesterday, or day before, knowing that yesterday she was to go
for her final, before the examination, I knelt in the room, praying,
all my heart. And when I raised up, or started to... 'Fore I raised up,
He told me what to say. And I raised up. And the doctor can't find a
trace of it anywhere. It's all gone. And don't--and it's gone and no
I called her again awhile ago, and she was so happy. She said, "Last
week," said, "Bill, the pains was so bad, I couldn't even set still,
couldn't sleep at night nor nothing." Said, "Every time I tried to
turn, that big tumor turned inside." And said, "I've got the words to
the doctor here, said, 'Mrs. Branham...'" As soon as she come from the
table, her and some of the sisters. "Said, 'There's not one trace. I
don't know what's happened.' Said, 'There's not one trace.'" And He
said--He said, "Stand up." And what He said do, I did it. And that...
The Lord answered the rest.
12 I'm looking down here on an old friend of mine. Not long ago, a
friend by the name is... He is a German. His name is D-a-u-c-h, I
think, the way he spells his name. But we call him Dauch, 'cause I
can't say that German word right: ninety-one years old. I baptized him
in the Name of Jesus Christ, not long ago, a fine man, a great
supporter was to Oral Roberts and many other men. But when he come one
day to the Tabernacle, he didn't have no clothes, he wanted to be
13 The other day, he was ninety-one years old. He not only had a heart
attack, but a complete heart failure. His wife setting there is a
long-passed registered nurse. They had him in the hospital at Lima,
Ohio, with some of the most famous doctors they had in the country. Not
a chance for him to live an hour or more, he was gone; a heart failure,
ninety-one years old, and a heart attack. I thought, "Poor Brother Bill
Dauch, probably see him the last time. I must try to get to him." I
prayed all night. When they told me he was laying with a heart failure,
I knew at ninety-one years old, he couldn't come out.
14 So such a good friend of mine now, and to my family, and I started
to meet him the next morning. On the road up I was thinking what a fine
man he was. And I thought, "Someday I'll see him again." And I went in
I drove fast, and I had a tire cutting; I didn't even have time to have
it balanced or taken... That wheel out of line, just cut the tire to
pieces, going up them concrete highways. And I went in; I said, "I just
haven't got time to change it."
The man said, "You'll blow it out in another two hundred miles."
I said, "I just haven't got time, sir. Thank you. Just let it blow
out." And I said, "I got a spare. I got to get to a friend that's
18 And I started to walk around there. And I looked up, and there come
a vision. I seen Brother Dauch setting in the church. I looked at him
coming, and here he come down the street, and took ahold of my hand and
shook it. He said, "Go tell him, 'THUS SAITH THE LORD.'"
Here he sets. And about the very next service, I happened to look down
there, and there set Brother Dauch setting in church, drove down three
hundred miles from Ohio. I went to New York last week, there he set in
New York, right in the midst of all that. Here he is down in Shreveport
tonight, setting here now.
When I pass through the portals of time into eternity, if God so lets
me pass in peace, someday I'll shake his hand on the other side, 'cause
the same God...
21 A few days ago, great things, I just can't go in to tell you just
what's happened in the last few days. It looks like that, I believe, in
the last--since that experience in Colorado, a few weeks ago, the Lord
has been more graciously to me to--to answer prayer. And there's
supposed to be a third stage, you know, of the ministry; and I can
never tell it, what it is. And so I believe the Lord is with us and is
going to do great things.
22 Tonight, I thought, being that this was the thanksgiving
celebration, instead of preaching, I would just take like a Sunday
school lesson, and lay the foundation for the service that's--or
healing service and any--any service, the foundation of the Gospel. And
I had the brother to read out of the Book of Exodus the 12th chapter.
I'm going to continue to read just--or just read out of there another
portion that he read over. I'd like to come back to get my thought: the
12th verse of the 12th chapter, and the 13th verse, I think it is.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite
all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against
all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
And the blood shall be unto you a token upon the house where you are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall
not come upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
23 That's a outstanding Scripture to me. And now, I have many, many
Scriptures here wrote down, and some notes, that I'd like to talk a few
minutes from. And I would not--just try to make it like a Sunday school
lesson, so that we'll clearly understand.
And I'm looking for a time of a break forth of the Spirit of God in
these last days that we're now living in, for another surge of the Holy
Spirit into the Church for a rapturing faith, just before it comes. And
everything is setting straight in order for that. And I believe that
we're now at the time that the Word should have preeminence. I believe
that the time to lay aside our creeds and our thoughts and come back to
25 God, in every age, as I spoke last evening, He told the end from the
beginning. He told what would be in each generation. Also in... God, in
the sundry times, He sent forth the prophets. When each time come for
those things to happen for that age, He sent forth prophets. And the
Word of the Lord always comes to His prophets, the prophet for that
age. And each time, only thing that prophet did was to manifest exactly
the promise for that age.
And when the day our Lord Jesus came on the scene, He was the
manifestation of the Word for that age. He was Isaiah 9:6, "Unto us a
Child is born," and so forth. And then He was also Isaiah 35, Isaiah
28:19, the same. Those, all those Scriptures that were foretold, He
came forth to manifest that Word. He did exactly what was supposed to
be done in that day. For the Word, this Book is the Word, and the Word
is God. See?
27 And now it's already laid out. It just takes someone to come on the
scene to manifest those promises, faith in the--the call of God. And I
know we've been down through a lot of impersonation and so forth. Moses
and Aaron run onto the same thing. But when that comes up, stand still.
Moses, when he met those super-sensory perceptionists, he just let them
go. They were doing exactly what he did, but he waited until the full
manifestation took place. And it's promised the same thing would take
place in the last days. "For as Jambres and Jannes withstood Moses," so
will men of this day. But now, that doesn't stop the promise. That'll
only magnify the promise. That'll make it real.
28 Now, I want you to notice tonight, what we're going to speak on is:
"The Token," A token.
Now, now, the first, I want you to notice what a--what the order of
this is, the order of the passover. The... It must be a male sheep, and
it must be tested for fourteen days.
What a perfect type it is of Christ, the Antetype, a Male, a Lamb, and
He was tested for three and a half years of His ministry, through
critics and everything, the clergy of that day, but was proved to hold
fast to the Father's Word. Even in the presence of Satan, He said, "It
is written. It is written." Constantly He defeated the enemy on the
Word, a perfect example for us today: always defeat the enemy with the
Word of God that's written for the day.
And He said to them, "Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you
have Eternal Life, and They are They that testify of Me." In other
words, "If I don't do what the Scripture says is supposed to be done in
this day, then I'm an unbeliever. But then who can accuse Me of sin?"
Sin is unbelief. He manifested every promise that God made for that
day. He fulfilled it. He met the day because He was the Messiah, and
that was the day of the Messiah.
33 Now, we notice that in the evening time the lamb was killed, after
dinner, in--in the late of the evening, the same way that the Lamb was
Now notice, the whole congregation of Israel was--had to kill the lamb.
And it was Israel who witnessed for His death and called for His Blood.
We'll speak on that tomorrow night, if the Lord possi--if it's possible
and please the Lord, "Blood on the hands."
And notice, this blood was not mixed with anything else. It could not
be mixed. It was just blood alone of that lamb. And it must be struck
upon the lintel and the doorpost. It could not be mixed.
That's what today, they're trying to mix everything else with This,
creeds and affiliations, and--and all kinds of entertainments and
everything, but it won't mix. There's absolutely, It will not mix with
anything. The blood would not mix.
37 And it must be eaten, ready, dressed people ready for the journey.
When this was applied, the people must be ready for the journey.
It isn't for the unbeliever, standing outside and sympathizing with it.
It's for the believer that's already under the Blood, already dressed,
shod, staff in his hand, his loins girded, and ready for traveling.
39 The reason I've chose this today, a thanksgiving day, a celebration,
for it's a--a celebration today, that of our pilgrim forefathers that
God blessed to come over here to start a nation, and they did, and a
mighty nation. It stands above everything in the world today in all of
it's corruption, but it has to fall. It never did get big, according to
the Scriptures. It never got old. It was a youth, a lamb. "The lamb
then spake like the dragon before him." It come up out of not waters,
thickness and multitudes of people, but it come out of the earth. So we
find out that the lamb had two horns, which was civil and
ecclesiastical power; of course, they go together now to speak like a
dragon, form an image to the beast, and we still have the freedom of
worshipping God in this nation.
40 And now, we bow our heads around our table today to thank God for
the natural food that He has grown for us and fixed for us this year.
And if He had not did that, we'd have all died. Because the only way
that you can physically live is because something has to die every day
so you can live. If you eat beef, the cow died. If you eat sheep, well,
it died. If you eat potatoes, its life, it died. If you eat greens, it
died. You only live by dead substance. And if something doesn't die,
you do not live.
And if something has to die so you can live physically, how much more
is it that something had to die so we could live eternally. And it's by
the substance of this death that I'm speaking of tonight, that we are
alive tonight. Something has to die. The passover was a type of Christ
our Eternal Life. Now, we want your--your undivided attention.
42 A token... He said, "The blood shall be unto you a token," a--a
sign. "A token," according to Webster, "is a sign of a price that has
been paid." A token is the sign that a price has been paid.
Like the railroad companies and the bus companies, you go in and you
want to have... You only ride on the bus by a token in many places, or
the railroads. You purchase your fare; you pay for it, and they give
you a token that your fare has already been paid. So that's what you
have to have to get on the street car or the railroad company.
44 Israel's lamb slain was the requirement of Jehovah. To escape death,
there must be a substitute death. And Jehovah required the slain lamb,
and the blood was a token that the requirement had been made. Now, the
blood was--was a sign that something had died, and the blood itself was
the token. It was saying that, "This house has met the requirements of
Jehovah's Word, and therefore it is protected by this token, that our
fare has been paid."
What a beautiful type here, Christ is to this, what a type of our Token
46 The life was come from the sacrifice. And now, the blood was a token
His orders had been carried out. The blood... Jehovah didn't have to
see you kill the lamb. You just had the blood on the door when the
death angel went through, and it was a token that the lamb had died.
The blood was the token that Jehovah's requirements had been met in
this house, and that the price had been paid, and the token was that,
"When I see the token, I will pass over you." When the token's there,
showed the price... See, the blood was not death, but it was the token
of the death. "When I see the blood, I know the death price has been
made, so I'll pass over you."
47 Watch. See, the believing worshipper was identified with his
sacrifice by the token. The worshipper who believed Jehovah, and had
met Jehovah's requirement, had identified himself by applying the token
to himself and to his house, that was, the worshipper believed that: a
perfect type of Christ of this day. Then the blood was a token of
identification, that this believer has already met Jehovah's
requirement. "And I am sure the death angel will have to pass from my
house, because I have met Jehovah's token. A lamb has died instead for
my family and my loved ones that's under this blood, and there is the
token that the lamb is dead. (Amen.) There's the token. God's
requirement has been satisfied." Amen. When I think of it, my heart
jumps for joy.
48 Now, the animal life could not come back upon the believer; so
therefore, the blood had to stand for the token. See, the blood,
wrapped up into the animal which has started from a single cell of
blood, had made all this blood that was in the animal... When this
blood was separated, the life left the animal. Now, the worshipper,
identifying himself with the blood, had to show the literal chemical of
the blood. Why? That's all he could show. Because the life of the
animal could not come upon the human being, because the life of the
animal doesn't have a soul. But the human being has a soul. Therefore
the life could not come back, so the blood had to stand for the token
of the death.
49 Now we have a Token in this day. We've been given a Token which is a
Antetype of that type, of that natural token; we've been given the
supernatural supreme Token. All that that foreshadowed has been given
to this generation, has been given the Token. Now, we have the Holy
Ghost is our Token, and It is our identification that we have accepted
the death of the Lamb. Not only was Jesus just a human life to come
back on us, but It was God Himself manifested in flesh, that brought
back upon us the adoption of sons, that now we are sons and daughters
of God. That is the Token. It's our identification of the passover.
It's our identification that we have believed God, and God has accepted.
50 Back there they didn't have the Gospel as we have it today; it was
taught in forms and it went through rituals, because the Holy Spirit
But, today, we have the Substance. We don't have just the form, or just
the chemicals; you could not take the Blood of Jesus Christ and apply
it to every heart. But God sent back the Holy Ghost; that's the Token
was upon the human, in the human's heart. And that is your
identification that you have accepted God's plan, met Jehovah's
requirements. He met them for you at Calvary, and you have met them on
your knees. And God has give you the Token sign, the return of the
Spirit was upon Christ, is in you, and a guarantee, identification of
His life, death, burial, and resurrection, and alive forevermore now in
the believing Church. Amen. It's a positive Token, a token sign, that
52 It'll be evil spoken of, sure. That's what it's there for. Egypt
made fun of it; so does the people today. But still it's God's required
Token. They couldn't put the Blood, the chemical Blood of Jesus upon,
like they did the lamb; because they put the chemical blood of the lamb
upon him, because there was no life in the lamb that could come back on
the worshipper. But here the Life that was in the Blood, which, the
life is in the blood... Now the Blood was shed at Calvary, bathed upon
the ground, and we have the Token of the Blood, which is the baptism of
the Holy Ghost, to identify us as believers.
53 "And these signs shall follow them that believe," not just
professors, but identified believers. "They may not follow. They
probably will, and perhaps they will"? Jesus said, "They shall follow
them that believe." Just absolutely impossible for it not to happen.
"The works that I do shall you do also." That's the identification.
Jesus' identification was to manifest the Word of God, which He was.
And the Church's identification today is to manifest the promised Word
of this day by the same Spirit that manifested and quickened the Word
then. The same Spirit quickens the Word to the believer today and
manifests the same thing, showing that the Token is on this person,
which is the resurrected Life of Jesus Christ living in His believer.
Oh, that ought to set a church afire. And that's true, just as true as
it could be.
54 We have to identify ourself with our Sacrifice. We have to be
identified in His death. When a Jew placed his hand upon the sacrifice,
he was identifying himself, transferring his sins to his sacrifice, and
the sacrifice died. Now, we place our hands by faith, upon Jesus Christ
and are identified with Him in His death, not only in His death, but if
we are accepted, we are identified not only in His death but in His
resurrection. By the Life that was in Him is sent back upon the
believer as a token, a memorial that death has passed from it, and God
has sealed you into the Kingdom of God until the day of your
redemption: Ephesians 4:30.
Real genuine Gospel, as clean as I know it... I know it's true. I've
tried it. There's no other ism, no workup, no--no schemes, no gimmicks,
no nothing. It's just pure unadulterated faith in the Word of God and
the finished works that God required at Calvary, knowing that there's
nothing we could do to save ourselves. We just accept what He did for
57 Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness.
Then God gave him the seal of circumcision as a token that He had
received his faith. There is the Gospel.
Now, when we claim that we believe God, then God will identify our
faith by giving us the Token of the Blood of Jesus, that finished the
work for us at Calvary; then our Life is in His. The Life of our
Sacrifice is in us.
It couldn't come by the chemical blood of the lamb, because there was
nothing there to come back, just a chemistry. You couldn't transfer the
blood into the human being. It won't work, an animal blood won't go
into a human's blood. So the chemicals wouldn't work, showing it was
60 But now, the Life that was in the Blood becomes the Token. And now,
when we identify ourselves in His death, burial, and resurrection by
believing on Him and being baptized unto His death, burial, and
resurrection... When we rise up, the Holy Spirit is there to give us a
Token, a eternal Token written across your heart, soul, makeup, mind,
body, everything else, that you are a separated person from unbelief.
You're a separated person from the things of the world. You're
separated from death. You're separated from everything. And you are a
product that God has sealed into the Kingdom by His Holy Spirit.
61 No devil, no--no sickness, no death, no sorrow, nor nothing else can
bother you as long as you hold that Token over it. Amen. Your
unchanging faith pulsates that, and it forms a form of Jesus Christ,
the Image that you're walking in today.
"And when I see the token, I'll pass over you." It's a sign; it's a
sign that the price has been paid. Jesus paid the price, and you
received it from Him. Holding the Token in your hand, you have an
assurance of resurrection. You have the assurance that everything you
have need of in this journey, is provided in that Token of His
suffering at Calvary, where He met the price of every curse that could
be put on you. That Token speaks peace. Amen.
There's no devil can stand before It. There's nothing can stand before
It, because God has accepted It. And you hold the Token in your hand
that the price is paid. Oh, it's--it's a positive Token.
64 You know, in a court when a trial is set, when you know that you
were facing death, like this here nightclub man that just killed this
Mr. Oswald... If you knowed you were facing that, or something similar
to it, you would hire the best attorney you could find. I would. If I
knowed my life was at stake, I'd hire the best attorney I could find.
Every person would. It's only the sensible thing to do.
Now, in this case, to know that you're going to go to an electric
chair, and you're going to separate from your family forever, as they
electrocute you, or whatever it might be, because you know you are
guilty... And this attorney's trying to plead your case.
67 Now the attorney may think that he has it all put down. But, you
see, who is the judge is going to decide the case, whether the attorney
can make it clear to him that you're justified in your deed. The
attorney's got to make it so clear to the judge, that the judge will
see the justice of your act.
Oh, God, if the people could only see this. Our Judge is our Attorney.
The case is settled. It's all over. The same One is Judge is the
Attorney, is our Attorney. The case is settled; we have the Token. Both
Judge and Attorney is the same Person. When God was made flesh and
dwelled among us, our Judge become our Attorney, and the case is
settled. And the Holy Ghost is here for a Token that we're ready to
pass from here into the lands beyond.
69 We are free from sin: not of sin no more, not of the world. "Little
children, you're not of the world." Our Judge and Attorney was the
same--same Person, and so the case is settled. The--the--the--the case
was so great against us... The case that we had sinned was so great
against us, till not even the Archangel could plead it; he could not
meet the requirements. No Angel, no Cherubim, no Seraphim, nothing
could meet the price. The only thing that could be done to save the
human race was for the Judge to take the place and become the Attorney
too. And that's just exactly what He done.
70 If the token, or the blood, in the time of Egypt's coming out, their
exodus, if the token was so the supreme sign... Now if... The token was
not no good unless the token was displayed. The token had to be
displayed, not a sympathizer with the token; but the token must be
And no matter how much anyone could prove that He was a Jew, and a
covenant Jew by circumcision, that didn't do anything about it at all.
The... It took the token, not the covenant. He never said, "When I see
the covenant sign," but, "When I see the token."
So today you might be a professed Christian; you might be a
covenant--with covenant with Christ; but unless that Token is displayed
in this late hour that we're coming to now, there is no way for Him to
pass over. The Token must be displayed. It must be on.
73 Now, remember, a Jew could've come up and said, "I'll take you men
aside. I believe that to be the truth. I believe Moses, the prophet. I
believe that Pillar of Fire that's guiding him. I believe that's
Jehovah," witness all of it, believe all the Word, all the message, but
yet say, "Now, I'm just as well off as you, because I am a circumcised
Jew." If he didn't have that blood in the night of the passover, he
died just the same.
And today, every church, every individual, that isn't and cannot
display that Token of the Holy Ghost is spiritually dying and will die.
No matter how much you believe in the death, burial, and resurrection;
no matter how much you can repeat the Apostles' Creed, repeat it, or
whatever you might do; no matter how well you're educated, and what a
theological experience you've had; you might have doctor's degrees, and
Bachelor of Art, and whatevermore, a DD, LD, Doctor of Latin, or
whatever you might be, or literature, but that won't do it. There must
be the Token displayed.
75 It was only a shadow of the Real for this day, the Antetype. The
Token must be displayed. A Jew could furnish--could furnish the
evidence that he was in the covenant; but the token wasn't there, the
covenant was without any effect. And so is it today, my brother, my
I want you to remember this. You inside, outside, in the basement,
wherever you may be, the hour has come. And everyone can see the
dullness of the church today. Everybody can see the deadness of
many--too many of the members. It's because that you have played
around; you've took sensations and you've took other things. And you
have trusted upon the wisdom of some man, upon a theology of some
organization, upon the membership of your mother's church, and upon
some loyal pastor. But that all are good things, have nothing against
them, no more than circumcision was to the Jew, but that wasn't God's
program. "When I see the blood," and it only...
77 And today the Holy Ghost is God's Covenant with God's covenant
people. The Holy Ghost, the Life of the resurrected Christ, has got to
be displayed in the church amongst the people, making Him the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
No matter how loyal a member you are. You might be whatever you may be,
a good man or a good woman. That sure is fine. We appreciate that. But
only the Token will keep you alive, God's Token. You might be a student
of the Bible. You might be a good person. You could even be the
President. You could be anything you want to be. There's no excuses.
When God started the exodus from Egypt, calling out Israel from Egypt
to His promised land, there was no excuses. Every man had to display
80 And today, the exodus is calling out of the systems into the Bride.
No matter how much system you're in, it still requires the Token of the
Life of Jesus Christ again. Nothing else will work. Still the Token is
Every man, no matter if he was a loyal man. He might've been the
Pharaoh of Egypt, and he was the most important man of the day, but the
token had to be applied to him, no matter how important he was. Whether
he's a bishop, priest, whatever, president, king, potentate, monarch,
that had nothing to do with it. God only recognized the token, the
covenant people. Same thing today, the Holy Spirit will only recognize
the covenant people.
82 We find that death was ready to strike Egypt at any time now. God
had showed them His grace, power, and signs.
I want you to know that that's followed every revival: grace, power,
and signs: Grace to come to the people; power to make Himself known;
and the sign of the time, just exactly what He's done today, another
thing. He's done it in many ways. You could take that one Scripture
there and run it around and around for ten weeks here and never leave
84 How it would symbolize the three stages that we've come through. It
would symbolize the three mercies of God, through Luther Martin, and
Pentecost--Martin Luther, and--and also through Wesley, and Pentecost,
the three stages of the journey. The three stages of Israel's journey,
the three messengers to Sodom, all these different things it would
It would symbolize the ministry of today. It would symbolize the
message of Billy Graham, of grace to the world; of Oral Roberts, as
power to the world; and of the Presence of Jesus Christ, as the last
sign to the world. For Sodom got their last sign, the Church spiritual,
the one that was called out, got their last sign before the Gentile
world was burned. Jesus said, "So shall it be in the coming of the Son
of man," the same thing.
86 And we find out that these great things had been displayed in Egypt,
and still their desire was not to repent or believe the message.
And if that--and if that ain't the world today, I don't know the world.
They have had grace, power, and seen the signs of the age, the signs of
time: God writing, and with His hand in nature, great fearful sights in
the skies that they don't know, flying saucers they call them, and
everything; sputniks, and whatever you want to call them, astronauts
flying in the skies; fearful signs, earthquakes, divers places, sea
roaring, men's hearts failing; fear, perplexed of time, distress
between nations... All the things that He has promised, we have seen
those handwritings on the wall. We have seen it with our eyes.
We see in the church where grace has went forth to call them. We see
where power has been demonstrated by the Pentecostal group to bring
back again the baptism of the Holy Ghost, power. And we've seen the
supernatural power of the identification of Jesus Christ Himself
standing in our midst among us and doing the things that He did in the
beginning, the very same witnesses, exactly.
89 Israel coming out, just as a sign like it is today. Watch what
Israel got in their exodus. The first thing they got to thoroughly
identify that the hour was at hand was a prophet with the message.
Moses came down with the message. The Word of God was with Moses.
The next thing, Moses had to be identified. And he was identified by a
Pillar of Fire. That identified his work that God had sent him. And
Moses had the Word of God, even to create things and to bring them upon
And the token that God give them by the blood was the identification,
or the assurance, rather, that they would be passed over in the time of
The same thing has happened today, same thing. The Word of God has been
brought to us; the Pillar of Fire is among us, identifying Jesus Christ
raised from the dead, the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the
assurance of the baptism of the Holy Ghost upon our hearts, putting our
love to God. The exodus is on again.
94 Israel coming out, as I said, is a type like the Church coming out,
or the Bride coming out of the church. The Bride will be the remnant,
will be the little group, the selected, the predestinated.
When a woman lays out a piece of goods, lays her pattern upon it, the
way she's going to cut it, and she's got her own way of making a
choice. But what's left out of that pattern is the same kind of goods
that was in the pattern, but it was ordained for her to take this. She
fixed it herself.
God did the same. "And the remnant of the woman's seed that was left
upon the earth..." Today is the calling-out of the Bride out of the
church, the exodus for the rapture. For the church truly goes through
the tribulation period, as you Pentecostal brothers has preached it. I
believe that. The church goes through it, but not the Bride. No, sir.
97 Someone discussing that with me not long ago, said, "The church will
have to go through for--for a purification."
I said, "That is true, because she rejected the Blood."
But if the tribulation period catches the Bride, His Own Wife, in the
tribulation? No, sir. The Blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed us from
all sin, and there's no more purifying. And the Blood of Jesus Christ,
and that Token, as identification that it has been purified (Amen.),
that's the Token of the Bride wearing the ring.
99 Moses' ministry of Israel, was all his congregation was gathered
into a place for prayer and worship. When these things come, as he was
reading tonight, they had to stay and keep up. So is the congregation
of the Lord assembling themselves together out of every creed and
doctrine in the world. It come from all parts of Egypt to where they'd
been gathered into one place. We here, we could--we could read Hebrews
10:26, and see it mighty plain.
100 As we see the great end-time signs in the earth, warning us the
time is at hand, we should love one another more than we ever did in
all of our lives. There should be such a hunger to get to church. There
should be such a hunger for us to get to one another. It should be a
I can't hardly wait to get to Tucson. Oh, God healed my little wife.
She's part of me. I can't hardly wait to get there. The hours, I'm
counting the days and the hours, when I can get there to be with her.
That's the way the Church ought to be. Just seeing that the power of
God, what It's done for us, we should be counting the moments, getting
together in love, that we can fly away someday to meet Jesus.
103 Somebody said, not long ago, said, "Brother Branham, you scare the
people, saying that the coming of the Lord is so near."
I said, "They shouldn't be worried about that. That should be the most
happy thing we know of." Uh-huh, yeah. "And He will appear the second
time to all those that love His appearing," who love and longing for
it. It's a love affair. And how we ought to love one another, because
we're fellow citizens in the same Body. We should have love one for
106 Warning us, the time is at hand... Believers should be separating
themselves from the things of the world, the cares of the world. That's
the reason I hammer at women and so forth the way I have. And then
separate yourself from these TV programs. Separate yourself from this
Hollywood evangelism. Come back to deepness of sincerity. We stand in
the pulpit, and jump up-and-down, and laugh, and holler, and carry on,
and women dance over the floors, clothes on them real skin tight, and
all kinds of jewelry and stuff hanging on, with bobbed hair, and some
of them with makeup on. And they got a intellectual pastor there, a
preacher that can put the Word together so perfect. That isn't it. We
don't come to the altar of God, laughing, carrying on, and cutting up.
We come to the altar with sincerity and deepness, because there we're
dying. You don't go to death, laughing and jollying, if you got your
right mind. It's an insane person that does that.
107 Here a few weeks ago, when I was watching a--a program, out of one
of the filling stations I was standing in, of our great brother, Billy
Graham, when he was making his greatest revival he had, or had the
greatest revival in California. I was watching; the television was
catching the face of them coming to the altar: kids punching one
another, and fighting, going along the altar, and laughing and cutting
up, no sincere, chewing chewing gum, looking all around. Go right in
there and say "yes," they make a confession and come back out. Billy
said he can have thirty thousand of them, and in one years time, he
ain't got thirty left. There's no sincerity. There's no more sincere.
People is not ready to confess. They want to pray, "God, You heal me,
do this, or do that, do that." But when it comes to dying out, and
confessing your sins, and getting right with God, it isn't seen no
more. That's the reason we don't see no more healings than what we
have. That's the reason I'm preaching these things. Let's get things
ready for a healing service. You've got to get the thing working first.
God heals you for His glory. And we must be ready for His glory.
109 Now that's what Egypt had to do. Remember, they tested the lamb for
fourteen days. Egypt... He said, "Get all the filth out of your house.
Put every--all the leaven out." You can't have no leaven. When this
mark is come into your house, this Token, you cannot have a leaven in
It. That's the world. You can't love God and mammon, the world, at the
same time; all the cares of the world, all the cares, and your creeds,
and your fusses, and your difference. You're coming to Jesus Christ.
111 Could you imagine a Jew in the Old Testament, coming down with his
lamb to make an offering? He was obeying Jehovah, what He said do, to
him. That went on. He accepted the sacrifice. He seen the lamb die. His
hands was bloody with the dying lamb. He went back home, justified,
because he come in sincerity. That was fine.
But after while it become a tradition. And man said, "You know, this is
the passover time, we better go do this, and I've got to offer a lamb."
It become a place you could buy a lamb, get somebody else to offer it
for him. It become a creed. It become a dogma in the church. And God
said the very sacrifice that He required become a stink in His nose,
because it was offered without sincerity.
113 And we Pentecostal people are getting in that same stage. That's
right. We come down till the sincerity's gone among us. We come in and
try to take in people into the church, like the other church does, to
get big crowds, and so forth, in our churches. We should never do that.
We've got to come to sincerity, and there die as dead as we can be,
that the Blood of Jesus Christ and the Token can come upon us. It makes
a person a different person. A woman can get up from there and go away;
she wants to obey every Scripture is in that Bible, regardless of what
takes place; a man, the same way. No denomination, no creed or nothing
else can ever separate him from the love of God that he found there at
that altar, if he'll continue to follow in the way of the Lord. But
today we don't have the sincerity to it, we just take it as just a
tradition, "Our fathers did this."
115 Just like Thanksgiving Day. Many people today never thought, tens
of thousands times thousands, and millions of America eat dinner today
in a thanksgiving celebration with a turkey on their table, and never
as much as offered a blessing, returned thanks. But they wouldn't have
this without having it. On the same table where they had the turkey, a
quart of whiskey and a lot of beer setting around the table... It's
become a tradition.
You say, "That's ridiculous. That's not even Americanism."
I'll turn it right back into your lap. To come to the altar with a
dry-eyed confession is a tradition. You should die there to your
sacrifice, as you identify yourself that you are dead (Amen.), buried
in Christ so the world is dead behind you. And you're to walk in a new
life with Christ Jesus in His resurrection, loving His Word, taking His
Word, watch Him identifying Himself in His Word, as giving you the
identification that you've passed from death unto Life. What a time
that we're living in. Yes, sir.
118 Now, we see that we're living down at the last hours, the believers
must accept all the Word.
Notice, it was not just to get together and talk about it, that all the
Jews come together and say, "Now, I'll tell you what, tell you,
fellows. You know, I believe that Moses is right, because look, we see
God identifying Himself with Moses. Because we see that Pillar of Fire;
we know what happened. We know all the identifications that God's given
Moses. It's right. You know, he said we've got to have the blood on the
door. I believe that. But, you know, after all, I believe I'm just
about as good as anybody. I--I--I--I'm really a covenant Jew. I've been
circumcised and I pay my offerings and tithes into the congregation.
Why, even the priest, I eat dinner with him. Well, I'm just as good a
man as the rest of you are." That isn't what happened.
119 We're not to come together to talk about the Message. We are come
together to get in the Message. And the Message is Christ; He is the
Word. That's right. We're to get into It, get beneath It. Yes, sir.
That's what we're supposed to do.
He was not responsible for any persons out from under the blood, not
one; no matter who he was, he was not responsible. All had to take not
only himself, but his whole family. They're only safe when they--the
token was displayed.
We cannot feel safe until this Token is displayed. That's right. You
must come under this Token, God's Holy Spirit. And It displays to you
Jesus Christ, because It comes and lives in you.
122 As I said last night, and--and up in New York, at one of the
messages. If I--if I told you that Shakespeare lived in me, I'd do the
works of Shakespeare. 'Cause I couldn't help it; I'm no more myself;
I'm dead. Shakespeare and I can't live together in here. Shakespeare
was a poet, and I'm a minister; we can't live together. But if I am
dead to myself then, and Shakespeare lives in me, the works of
Shakespeare I'll do. The life of Shakespeare in me will be lived out
like Shakespeare. If the life of Beethoven lived in me, I'd be
Beethoven. If the life of John Dillinger lived in me, I'd be John
Dillinger. That's right.
123 And if the Life of Jesus Christ lives in the person, they become
identified with Him. It's Christ in you, not a church member, not a
system, but a resurrected power. It's the Holy Ghost is a Token upon
you, that your life says "amen" to every Scripture. The promises
written in there.
And you're not yourself no more. You are Christ's. You don't think your
thoughts. You don't think your thoughts. You say, "I think." You have
no thought coming. The Life that was in Christ is in you. The mind that
was in Christ is in you. The works that was in Christ is in you, and
Christ Himself is in you. You are dead; your life is hid in God through
Christ, sealed in there by the Holy Ghost. You're not your own.
125 He was not responsible for anybody. The whole family must be
brought into, and the token must be displayed. It had to be. If it
wasn't displayed, then it was of none effect. You could believe in it;
you could say, "Oh, yes, I believe it." But that didn't do it. It...
You say, "Well, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll put it in a bucket,
and I'll set it over here on the wall. But really, I think, as long as
I--as I have it in here, if I had the blood over here..." No, sir. You
can't be a secret boy about It. No, sir. You've got to have It. You've
got to have It on display. That was the purpose of putting it on the
doors, so He could see it on the lintel and on the doorpost. It's
something you're not ashamed of. You want the whole world to know that
you are dead, and your life is hid in God through Christ.
127 Talk about a Thanksgiving day, I tell you, not a tradition, not at
all. We got too many traditions now. What we need today is a
refreshing, a baptism of the Holy Spirit back in the church, not a
celebration, but a filling. Then that ought to be our Thanksgiving day
celebration, as we would call it. It ought to be the Holy Spirit coming
into our lives. If we could eat a turkey like our forefathers eat, we
ought to receive the Holy Ghost like the forefathers had (Amen.), not a
tradition, but a commandment from God. We should receive It.
128 Look at Joshua, and you read Joshua the 2nd chapter. I've got wrote
down here, "Read It." I haven't got the time. But I want you to know,
when Moses and Joshua were on the road through the wilderness, coming
to the exodus, they sent out some ministers, spies, to go spy out the
land. And remember, there was a Gentile over on the other side of the
river by the name of Rahab. She was a harlot. Poor kid was a
streetwalker, perhaps turned out by her family. But we find out that
when she seen those men and knowed that they were men of God. She was a
harlot, and she wanted to know if there could be any mercy could be
granted to her.
God gives mercy to those who call for mercy. All that call for mercy
shall receive mercy.
130 Notice this harlot, she said, "I'll show kindness." Watch, she
didn't have to see Joshua. She didn't know the way he combed his hair,
or the clothes he wore. She said, "I have heard that God is with you."
That's all she wanted to know.
And I tell you today, brother, it ain't how you comb your hair, or what
you do, or what kind of clothes you wear, what kind of a Ph.D. you got.
"I hear that God is among you"; that's the main thing. We want to know
where God is among this.
132 Watch the organizations. Look where they're going to. Is God among
the organizations? If it is, then He's leading them straight to the
Council of Churches, and back to the mark of the beast. God's not in
God is in His Word, for He is the Word. That's exactly. "I have heard."
And faith cometh not by hearing the council, but the Word, hearing the
They seen this, and they knowed. She knowed it was the truth. She asked
for mercy (Watch.) for both her and her family. She asked for her and
her family, just like they did in Egypt.
135 And notice, there was given to her a token, a red token. That the
scarlet string that she let the peep--the spies down out of the window
was to be a token. God would not... Destroying angel... God's
destroying angel would not come near her as long as she had that token.
But... And what if she'd say, "Oh, I let them down. I done--done a good
deed. So now, to keep anybody from criticizing me, and seeing this
scarlet rope hanging out here, I'll pull the rope back up"? Then
the--the judgment angel would've never passed over her house. She had
to have the token displayed. It had to remain there. Hallelujah. Oh, it
means "praise our God," in these hours.
Remember this. I'm not in here for a living. I'm not in here preaching
for a living. No, sir. I can work for that yet. I don't do this for
that. If I thought that there's any other way besides this right...
Remember, this is I; I've got to meet God. It's my soul. It's got to be
me. It's not only me, but I'll have more condemnation. The Word of God
is God. That's God's program that's laying there, and that's the Truth.
I believe that the scarlet thread had to be displayed, or the angel,
destroying angel, would've never honored anything else but that token
when it was displayed. The messengers gave her a token, and she must
keep it displayed.
138 Notice, Jericho had heard what God had done, but did nothing to
take the warning.
The world today, it's not shut up in a side somewhere, the whole world
knows these things goes on. The whole world has known. The
Episcopalians, the Catholic, the Lutheran, all the denominations know
that there is a God that works in His Word in this day, and keeps His
signs and wonders a-moving. It's not just shut up in a corner. They
heard it, but they did not want to receive it. They had they...
His great power and His signs had been played--displayed, but they
didn't want to receive it. Just the same as it was in Sodom, His great
signs and wonders had been displayed there, but they didn't want to
receive it. So there wasn't nothing left but judgment was next. They
must believe the whole Word to be safe. But they thought they were
safe, perhaps, in their great big organization of Jericho, their city.
They thought that was good enough, but it wasn't so.
But one little harlot... There must've been some tape boys slipped in
there and played some of the tapes. And the predestinated seed caught
it and believed it. So anyhow, they got in there for a message. They
had church that night in her house. She used her house for a church to
receive the message.
142 Oh, God, let us open our hearts and receive the message, that Jesus
is alive tonight. He's right here among us. He's the same yesterday,
today, and forever. Open up your house and let the Messenger, the Holy
Ghost, come in and identify you by His Own Presence, the Token that's
upon you. Then you don't have to take anybody else's word for it; He's
there to speak for Himself. And He is the Word. That's right. It's
God's Token, to identify His Ownself.
She used her house for the messengers. Then she got all the city that
would believe under the same token. And that's the way the church
should be doing today, getting everything that will believe under the
Token. The Token is the Holy Ghost. Just remember; they must get under
the Holy Ghost.
145 And when God had destroyed his angels... The destroying angel come
through, and when they seen the sign of the token, her house stood. The
rest of Jericho fell down. But just the sounding of the trumpet, just
think, and the whole walls fell down. They went straightway and utterly
slayed everything there was in there, but all that was under that token
was safe. Why? The messenger of God had come. They had told them the
truth, and they got under the token. Yes, sir. But many of them didn't
want to believe it. So if they didn't want to believe it, they had to
take the circumstances.
Same life that was in the token at Egypt (See?) life, same thing like
the life token in Egypt.
147 When they put the string down, that was the token. In that Gentile
world there was no blood applied for them yet, but they give a symbol
of the red, of the token. So when they saw the token, Joshua, a type of
Jesus, was true to the token and sign that his messengers had preached,
when Joshua give orders that no one should walk up to that house where
that token was (no, sir), because no one was to be killed under that
token. And Joshua really means "Jehovah Saviour," same as Jesus does.
And when he sent his messengers, Joshua, another type to the Gentile
world, and the Gentile, that little minority that believed and
displayed this token, even the destroying angel recognized that token.
148 That's the only thing He'll recognize today. He never recognized
the president of that company. No. He didn't recognize the chief men,
the war lords, the great men. He never recognized them. He only
recognized where the token was displayed. Many of them might've
believed it. Many of them might've believed that they were going to be
taken, but that didn't stop it. The token had to be displayed. Yes,
sir. That's all. All under it was saved in Egypt. And the same time,
all under it was saved in Jericho.
149 The bloody Lamb is our Token tonight. In Hebrews 13:10 and 20, it
is called the everlasting covenant, if you'd like to read it. God's
Blood-bound promises made us free from sin and flesh. It is an
everlasting covenant to worship Him and show forth His promised signs.
The New Testament is the new covenant in His Blood. The Bible said so.
The "New Testament" means the "new covenant," Blood Life, new Life
Token in us. Where the old blood stood for a simple sign of the
chemistry that a lamb had died, the Holy Ghost is the Life that was in
the Person of Jesus Christ that's displayed in you and I tonight.
Outside of that, there is no mercy. "Only when I see the blood, I'll
pass over you."
150 I'm trying to press upon your minds, friend, that the hour has
struck, that something's got to be done by it. We must do something.
It's either in or out; that's all. The hour has come where the Token
must be there. If this ever... If this church ever expects to remain
alive until Jesus Christ comes, the Token will have to be here. That's
all. If death don't, it'll take the death mark. And soon, it's in
congress right now, the big machine set up to make all churches come
into that federation of churches. And you'd better really have the
Token shining. But the hour is here for the exodus. And this time we're
going to a promised land, the promise of Eternal Life.
This Token shows that Jesus Christ... The Holy Ghost shows that Jesus
has met every requirement for us, that we are, in our nature, fallen
sons of God. And we have no power within us. We have no Life within us.
We are a fallen race of people from Adam. But when we can display the
Token, that the Word and we become the same, shows that Jesus Christ
met the requirement for our sin and death, and has displayed His Token
within us. Oh, how simple it can be.
152 You are condemned. We were all condemned. There's no way to save
ourselves, and God sent us a Token. He killed His Son at--at Calvary
for us. And the Life that was in that Blood, when It was shed at
Calvary, has come back to be a Token upon us, God's everlasting,
eternal Token. It's Eternal Life by the eternal God. And anything that
had a beginning has an end, and everything had a beginning besides God.
And God is the only form of Eternal Life there is. And when God places
His Holy Spirit in you, which is God, and when God places Hisself
within you, you're as eternal as God is. Because you're a part of Him,
because you become a son or a daughter of God and you're displaying His
Word. Hallelujah. I feel religious. That's true. God identifies it,
Himself. You got Eternal Life, and that's God in you. And this Word is
God. And that Word lives and produces Itself. Just exactly what God has
ordained for this age, you have it (Amen.), the Holy Ghost, the Holy
Spirit being displayed. Yes, sir.
153 What is it? The Holy Spirit, the Word has been quickened to you by
the Holy Spirit to vindicate this age, that you have passed from death
unto Life, and now you are His.
Oh, because He is, we have the right to all that He has purchased for
us. Every promise in the Bible is yours. It belongs to you when this
Token is upon you and God has sealed you. Now, we want to check
ourselves just for a moment. When God has give you the true baptism of
the Holy Spirit, then the Life of Jesus Christ is within you. Now,
that's true; every theologian will have to admit that to be the truth;
it's the new birth. You're borned anew, of the Holy Ghost. And because
that God has did this, and you know you're no good in yourself, and you
accept what God has did, then He seals you into His Kingdom by the Holy
Spirit. And everything that Jesus purchased and promised you in the
Bible is yours. It's your property because it's paid for. Amen. Life is
mine; He paid for It. Life is yours; He paid for It. Healing's mine; He
paid for it. Healing's yours; He paid for it. Freedom is mine; He paid
for it. Heaven is mine; He paid for it. He's paid the price. Everything
He purchased belongs to the man that holds the Token. Amen. "Pass My
Token upon the street car, on that day of the judgment, and I'll pass
over you." Amen. Holding It in... Holding your confession in the Word,
that Jesus Christ has died for you. And when He does it, He displays
Himself through you. Amen. Yes.
155 When you recognize the Token, the Life that it took for the Blood
to speak. You'll say, "Blood speak? Wait a minute, Brother Branham."
The blood speaks. The Bible says it does. All right. The Blood speaks.
Remember, the covenant Blood is not recognized without the Token. Now,
the Word assures us of the promise. The token is the sign that the
purchase has been made for us, and God has accepted it.
When you go and say, "I want a--a ride to New York City." What do they
do? They give you a ticket. What is it? It's a token. It isn't money.
It's a token, but it takes money to buy it.
157 Now, when you want Eternal Life, you receive a Token, showing that
the price has been paid. It isn't the Blood, but it's the Token of the
Blood. It's the Life Itself. Amen. Full obedience to the whole Word of
God, to God's entire Word, will entitle you to this Token.
How do you do it? Peter said, on the day of Pentecost, "Repent, every
one of you, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost,
the Token. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, to them
that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."
159 When they seen that wonderful display of the power of a
resurrection, he (Peter) got up there and quoted the Scriptures of
Joel, and so forth, give the promise for that age, and showed the
requirements of that age had been met in Jesus Christ, and that He had
sent back a Token of His death. And that Token was upon them. And He
said, "The Token is to you, and to your children, and to them that's
far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call will have to have
this Token." Amen. It's not they "may ought to" have It. "They shall
have It. You shall receive the Holy Ghost."
160 When you fully obey the Word of God, in--in full surrender to It,
you're entitled to the Token. Yes, sir. Obedience, "Not he that saith,
'Lord, Lord,' but he that doeth the will." And when we pray, we must
have the Token to present with our prayer.
Just exactly like we do when we go to--go to the bus station and say,
"I want to ride."
"Where you going?"
You've got to have the token, if a token's required. You must have the
token. You say, "Well, wait a minute, I'm--I'm Mr. Jones. Now, let..."
That don't make a bit of difference; you've got to have the token.
"Well, I tell you what; I--I'm in a hurry to my work. I ain't got time
to fool with it." You'll either have the token or you won't have the
token. If you don't have the token, you won't ride.
If you got a ticket and go out here to the airplane, and say, "I want
to go to New York City."
You say, "Well, I--I--I'll tell you, I haven't got it. I'm a pretty
good sort of a guy. I'll pay you someday." No, sir, you have the token;
you have to have it in your hand. It has to be displayed. It has to be.
You see what I mean? You've got to have It. You ain't got to just think
so; it's got to be identified Token. Right. It entitles you, when you
pay the... When you accept the price that's been paid... Yes, sir.
166 Paul tells us, talking about speaking of blood, Paul tells us that
the blood speaks. You believe the blood speaks? In Genesis 4:1--or
4:10, God told Cain; He said, "Where's your brother?" He said, "His
blood, his--his voice... The blood of his... The voice of his blood
calls out against you."
Now we also find in Hebrews the 12th chapter and 24th verse, that the
New Testament, the Blood speaks better things. The Blood is speaking.
Then the Blood's got a Voice. And the Voice of the Blood is the Word.
Hallelujah. That's what makes it whether it's right or wrong. The--the
Word is identified by the Voice of the Blood. The Voice of the Blood is
the Holy Ghost that brings Life. It is Life, and It brings Life to the
Word and quickens It. Amen, amen, amen.
168 Sure, the Blood speaks; It speaks a better thing. The Old
Testament, the blood spoke of guilt. In the New Testament It speaks of
redemption. In the Old Testament it spoke of death and sorrow. In the
New Testament It speaks of resurrection and Life. It speaks of healing.
It speaks of joy. It speaks of power. It speaks of Life. It speaks of
heaven. And that same Blood that was shed upon the ground, that called
out after his dead brother, or the--called out after his brother that
had killed him. The Blood of Jesus Christ covers all of our sins, and
speaks peace and resurrection, and power, and Life, and healing. And
all the redemptive blessings that the Blood was shed for, It speaks for
us. Certainly, the Blood speaks. Oh, my.
169 We must believe for ourself, like they did down there in Egypt, and
also for the house, like they did in Egypt and Jericho, and so forth.
And we find out, I got a Scripture wrote here, called Acts 16:31, where
that the Roman centurion was going to take his own life, and he was
going to stab hisself to death, and Paul told him to "Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and thou and thy house shall be saved." It's got to
be a household. What made so many little kids... What makes so many
women on the street? What makes so much juvenile delinquency? Because
we're not able to get our household under the Blood.
170 Some people said, "Well, I belong to church. Mother went up there,
and I--I--I--I was dedicated there as a baby." You must display the
Token. Yes, sir.
Move out all the worldly trash, all the things of the world, 'cause you
can't love the things of the world. all your unbelief in God's Word...
Remember, He promised these things in the last days. Anything in your
life that--that's against That, move it out, and get ready, and bring
the Token in. Then apply the Token, in prayer with consecration, and be
convinced and concerned about it.
172 If we could read here, Ephesians 2:12, it would be a-startling to
us. Notice, serve the living God, with living signs, living ordinances,
Hebrews 9:11-14, tells us the same. And we--we don't serve dead
articles; we don't--or oracles. We serve the living God with the living
signs. Not, "I go to church. I joined. I know the creed. I--I know the
catechism," that's dead forms.
But the true Token of the Blood, speaking out, speaks of a living,
resurrected Presence, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and
forever, right, living right now among us. Amen. It speaks better from
not dead forms and creeds, but a living Token of a living resurrected
Christ that lives in us. No, they deny there is such a thing, but we
know It's true. But we who believe the Word, know that God promised It
and He keeps His promise, know it is His living Presence, for He does
as He did.
175 If it's in you, and you say, "Well, I--I don't steal. I don't lie."
Well, that's just something that you can quit. You can quit stealing,
quit lying; a good moral man does that. "I keep the ten commandments."
They did that before Jesus died. Yeah. But the thing of it is, Christ
living in you. Hebrews 13:8, "He's the same yesterday, today, and
forever," proving that God has raised Him up for us from the dead,
according to His promised Word. It's an identification that Jesus
Christ is a-living tonight. We accept His sacrificed Blood, that He
gave His life. The Token seal of the Holy Ghost is our promise.
Ephesians 4:30, said, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby
you're sealed until the day of your redemption."
177 Being baptized by this Token into the Body of Christ, I Corinthians
12, now we are subject to gifts of the Spirit that's in there. The
world don't believe in gifts. The church don't believe in gifts. But
God's Word says there is gifts. And it takes only that Token to
identify those gifts. Absolutely.
And in Him is all the fulness. In Him is all the fulness of God, all
the fulness of the promise. When we're baptized into Him, we have every
promise that God made laid at our fingertips. No sin is there. No death
is there. And even sickness can't stay in His Presence. If Satan then
puts his hands to you and tries to tempt you into something, you hold
your Token in your hands and show it, that you are a redeemed product
of Jesus Christ. Amen. Let your unadulterated faith wave that Token
there, and say, "I am a product that Jesus Christ bought." Amen.
179 What made that big tumor disappear in my wife yesterday? Just a few
days ago she was ready for the operating table, and now they can't find
a thing. It's because the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
that Token of God, that He still lives, that destroyed it.
Why does these things happen? It's because God promised it. You are a
product. Hold the Token in your unwavering faith in His promised Word.
God once gave us the Token...
181 As I'm closing, I don't want to hold you too long. We're going to
be out by nine-thirty.
God gave the world a token one time; it was a rainbow. He gave them a
token that He'd never destroy the world no more by water. And He's ever
remained true to that token. Amen. He has never failed to display it.
God made a token, said, "I'll give you a token. And when I promise you
this, every time a rain comes, I'll show you this token." And God, when
He makes a token, He displays His, 'cause that's what He promised to
do. And He expects us to do the same thing. He ever remained true to
183 And if we are borned of the Spirit of God, we ever remain true to
It. If you're some kind of a mythical work-up, you had some kind of an
excitement, joined some church, made some kind of an emotion, maybe
spoke with tongues, or shouted, or jumped up-and-down, or sang in the
Spirit, as you call it... I've seen all those things displayed amongst
heathens. See? That doesn't spell a thing. But when really the product,
the new Life of Jesus Christ comes into a man or a woman, he is a new
creation, the old man's dead; he's finished; he's done. That token must
184 God displayed His. Look all these thousands of years He's never
failed to display it to us. He's loyal and true to His token, showing
us that He never fails to honor what He has done, never fails to honor.
We see the rainbow, and that shows that God gave us that promise. And
He said it will be that way, and He never fails to honor His Word;
He'll forever honor His Word. He proves it in that. Every token He
gave, He keeps His Word.
Oh, God, He promised us a Token. "And when I see the blood, I'll pass
over you. And the blood shall be a token unto you."
Oh, sinner, tonight, how can you walk away from this place, out from
under that Token? How can you take any chance on any church membership
or anything else? How can you afford to do it, seeing we're living in a
time when there's no hopes in politics, there's no hope in future? The
only thing lays is the coming of Jesus Christ, the coming of Christ to
get His Church.
187 How could you sensibly walk out of this basement, walk out of this
room, or somewhere, and trust yourself into some creed or something
that you been quoting, that does not show any Token sign of Life and
the regular Jesus Christ, and--and coming forth and producing the same
yesterday, today, and forever, and manifesting His Word as He promised
to do; and then could stand and say, "The days of miracles has passed,"
with the very Token of God Himself in your life?
God is displaying His Token now. And He'll ever be true to It. In the
hour of your death, the Angels of God will come and pack you from
death, and before the great judgment strikes the world.
189 And we read over there in St. John 5:24, "He that heareth My
Word..." Now, the real translation of that is not "he that heareth."
That's the King James. The real translation in the Hebrew and that, is
this, "He that receiveth My Word," not he that heareth; anybody can
hear It, sinners and everything else. But, "he that receiveth," can
take It all, not, "he receiveth one of My Words." "He that receiveth My
Word, and believeth on him that sent Me..." When you receive the Word,
you receive Him. Everything He said do, that you're willing and happy
to do. "He that receives My Word and believes on Him that sent Me, has
Eternal Life, and shall not go through the judgment, but's passed from
death unto Life." Oh, what a promise. "When I see this Token, I will
pass over you."
190 He expects us now to display His Token to all of Satan's
unbelieving cults and denominations of this world, that we believe that
what He has promised. Like the seed of Abraham, He's able to keep... No
matter how scientific, how many astronauts, how many scientists raise
up and prove this or prove that, and next year have to take it back, we
don't care what they say. All of our education can never give you Life.
191 I live in a city where the University of Arizona is. And what do I
find up there but filth and gaum, and the high schools and things of
that city... The other day, they had four hundred teenage boys and
girls with their clothes off, with kegs of beer, dancing in a big place
up in Sabino Canyon up there. All these young kids come from homes, and
so forth, around there, find them up in there from the university. What
have we got? University can tell you what a seed's made out of, but it
can't give a seed life. Your education only takes you farther from God.
192 There's only One can give you Life. There's only One can give you
Life, and He'll do it. If you'll apply the Token, tonight, He's here to
give Hisself to you and give you Life. Jesus Christ is your Life. Won't
you receive Him tonight as we bow our heads?
Everybody reverent, inside and out, in the basements, and wherever.
This is a solemn time. This is a time to be thankful. This is a time
that you thank God at your table today, you people (I hope you did.),
for the food that He'd give you, the dead substance, that something
died so you could live, and you thank God for raising it up for you to
194 Now, tonight, why don't you accept, not that natural life which has
to go back with the dead substance to the earth, but why don't you
accept the Eternal Life, where He gave something, raised it up, His Own
Son, that you could be conformed unto His Own image by the renewing of
your spirit, to take away yours and to receive His, which is the Token
that you have Life. And He'll pass over you and will raise you up at
the day of the resurrection.
This would be a real thanksgiving. This would show your gratefulness to
God Who made a way for you, and placed Eternal Life before you upon His
Own table, and is inviting you to It tonight. How could you turn it
away? How could you set at the table and be grateful for natural foods,
in a tradition that our pilgrim fathers did on a Thanksgiving day; why
not now when it's made so clear to you tonight by this simple little
way of preaching it?
196 Why don't you accept it now, and say, "I want that kind of Life,
Brother Branham. I'll accept that. Jesus died for me. And I, maybe I've
joined church; I've had a creed; but really to see the Life of Christ
just pulsating me, till the world is dead, and He living His Life in me
like He lived it here on earth, I don't see it, Brother Branham. And I
want to have it. I want to be sure."
You can't afford to take a chance. We're too late now. We're getting
too late for these chances. Let's receive it now.
Now, I cannot bring people to this altar. I cannot do it; there's not
enough room here. But altar calls is a tradition again. Altar calls
started in the days of Wesley. The real, "As many as believed was
baptized," the Bible said.
199 How many in here, that I can see visibly, up in the balconies,
around in the corridors, and up-and-down the walls, and in the pews, I
don't know how many's outside or down into the basement. But how many
of you, that wants that Token, the Holy Spirit in your life, that'll
display Itself right before you, right before the cults and things of
this world, that you can see that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,
today, and forever, the Blood has been applied? Would you raise your
hands and say, "Brother Branham, I now, by raising my hand, signify to
God, I want that in my life. Pray for me, Brother Branham."
There's twenty hands or more, I guess, up. Is there more? Just put it
up. If I don't even see it, He will. Way up in the balcony, up in the
glassed-in rooms up there, if you'll just raise your hands, God will
see you. On the outside, God will see you. Down in the--the auditorium
downstairs, God will see you if you'll raise your hands.
201 Brother, sister, now to you people who has received Christ years
ago and maybe you feel that--that you have received that Token... I
hope that it's right. If you have, you don't have to worry about it. It
reflects Itself. How could I keep from being Beethoven if he lived in
me? If Christ is in you, just look at yourself in God's Mirror here,
the Bible. See what some Bible character looked like, see if you
picture up with Daniel, with Ezekiel, with the Christians of the early
Church. See if you picture up with them. Are you worldly? Do you love
the world or the things of the world? Has all that died and you become
a new creature?
Back over to my right, back into the wing here, would you lift your
hands, and say, "Remember me, Brother Branham, I truly want to display
that Token. I want It in my life. I must have It." God bless you. God
bless you, and you. Many of you, yes, the Lord sees you. God bless you.
I wish there was some way now, after you've thrown up your hands like
that, and no doubt there's probably as many downstairs, nearly, as
there is upstairs here, and--and so we just wonder... What can I do
now? Here I have, I've told you the Word, I'm a--in the simple way that
I have, because I'm--I'm just a simple person. And that's what you want
to be right now, just simple. Just make yourself simple. And God is so
204 If you've never been baptized in Christian baptism, come. They'll
baptize you tonight, if you want to be baptized. Be thankful to God
that there is a way to live. You was thankful today that you lived in
America. Thank God that you got a church here that believes the Word of
God. You thank God because He give you food to eat, that you might live
a little longer, now why not receive Him and be thankful for the Holy
Spirit that gives you Eternal Life. Why can't you come and accept That?
Is there another one that hasn't raised their hands, would like to do
it now, visibly here that I can see? All right. God bless you, young
lady. God bless that young woman. And God bless you. That's--that's
205 Just really mean it now, just genuinely mean it. This closing hour
now, we got five minutes till closing time, till nine-thirty. Let's
just set still just a moment, inside and out. Let's think of this
sincerely. It's not... It does bring emotions, certainly. But let's not
think of emotion right now. Let's think of the sincerity of what we're
doing, "By faith I lay my hands over on my Sacrifice, Jesus Christ. I
want to be identified in His death. I'm through with the world. I'm
through with Hollywood. I'm through with fashions."
The women, "I'm through cutting my hair. I'm through wearing immoral
clothes. I'm through wearing makeup. I'm through playing cards.
I'm--I'm through with the trash of the world."
You men likewise, "I'm through with drinking. I'm through with smoking.
I'm through with lying. I'm through with jokes. I'm through--through
with jesting. I'm through with all these idle words that the Bible said
we'll give an account for."
"I want the Seal. I want the Token in my life. I'm laying my hands by
faith right now upon my Sacrifice, Jesus Christ. I'm identifying myself
as a dead man," or a dead woman, boy or girl. "I die now, with Him,
because He died that I can live. And I'm accepting my Life in Him. And,
O Lord, make it known to me tonight, that Eternal Life now dwells
within me." Think those thoughts. Believe those things.
209 Let this entire group of people standing here, up, down, and around
the place, let them all take that deeply and sincerely. You'll see a
healing meeting that you've never seen before when this start--that
starts. What we need now is healing of our soul, a faith, a--a--a
something in us that takes ahold of the Word, that when you see the
Word made real... Just speak the Word, and It'll be so. Like the Roman
said to Jesus, "Just speak the Word, and it'll be so."
210 Heavenly Father, I realize that my prayer now is between the living
and dead. What must I say, Lord? What kind of a words can I use? What
expression can I come to You with, Lord? I don't know what to say. They
have raised their hands. You know what was behind it, whether they
meant it, or just doing it as routine, or whether they really meant it.
If they meant it, Lord, I know You mean Your Word. You're ready to
display anything that You promised.
And I pray for those people now. Each one of them, I claim for the
go--for the Christ. Each one, I claim as a trophy for this message
tonight of the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost which came
from the Blood. The chemical, sure, He gave His Blood. He raised up His
flesh, but He gave His Blood. The chemicals dried up a long time ago
down there at Calvary. But the Token that was in the chemicals, the
Holy Spirit that was in that chemical is just as fresh and real tonight
as It was the day that the cells were broken in His body. That is the
Token. That's the Token, the everlasting Token; It's Eternal Life. I
pray that It'll come upon each one now that's got their heads bowed,
and if they will receive It.
212 They are thankful tonight, Lord, that You made a way. They're
thankful for Jesus Christ, the dead substance that You raised up for
our justification to show that if we take of His Life, we can live
forever. May It come upon this group, those that raised their hands.
And maybe some of them, when knowed they should've done it, but has put
it off so long, and long, till after while there's a scar cut there.
There's no more desire. God, shake that person again. This may be the
last night on earth that they'll live. Tomorrow may be too late.
How did Mr. Kennedy know that going down the street, laughing, that in
one more minute, he'd be laying in his wife's lap dead. Last week he
was happy, rejoicing, playing with his children, tonight his body is
molding in the grave. A renown man, our President, but death is no
respect of anyone. It must come.
214 And now, Lord, may we prepare for that death in this hour. I accept
it, Lord, anew. I covet myself anew with You tonight, Lord, as I stand
in the pulpit. As I spoke to the people this morning about Your
visitation on top of the mountain, Lord God, I--I promise You anew, let
me live as long as You have desire of me living, and let me be true to
the principles of this Word. May I so live, till I can dismiss my own
thoughts, dismiss my own life, and let the Life of Jesus Christ reflect
through it in His promised Word of this day. And may this great promise
come upon everyone that's present now, for we ask it in Jesus Christ's
215 With our heads bowed now.
There is a fountain filled with Blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's vein,
And sinners plunged beneath the flood,
Lose all their guilty stain.
Lose all their guilty stain,
Lose all their guilty stain;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stain.
Now, with our heads bowed... You that made that accepting, "Jesus
Christ, I want You. I want Your Token."... See, it's your prayer that
saves you; it's your faith that saves you. Do you believe now with all
your heart, and you're ready for Christian baptism, would you just
raise up your hand? Just say, "I'm ready." God bless you. God bless
you. That's right. Downstairs, I don't know how many's down there. Just
promise God. Back in the wing here to my right... "I am now believing
Jesus Christ, and I am ready for Christian baptism."
"Repent, every one of you, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins." What for? What are you baptized in the Name
of Jesus Christ for? For the remission, to remit. "Not another name
under heaven given among men." For the remission of sins. "And you
shall receive the Token. For the promise is unto you, and to them
that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."
218 And if God calls you, and you raised up your hand, then the promise
is unto you. Be thankful. Make yourself up here and identify yourself
with Christ, while coming for water baptism. The minister will meet you
here and make ready for baptismal services, when you want to be
baptized. I suppose they got robes and things ready right now in the
basement for the baptismal service, if you desire so. Don't put it off
tomorrow. Do it now. "He that puts his hand on the plow and even turns
to look back is not worthy of plowing." [Blank.spot.on.tape-Ed.]
Display the Token at your work; you display it everywhere. Oh, if you
are grateful raise up your hands and be thankful to God that you have
been identified with Christ. God bless you...?...
219 Now sister at the organ, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee." Sister Anna
Jean, if you will accompany at the piano, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee,"
while we stand to--up on our feet's just now, to give testimony to God.
Let's each one now, sing this old hymn of the church for the future,
that if we leave here, this world, before next Thanksgiving again, the
day of Thanksgiving, that every day in our life shall be a
thanksgiving, that the Word still lives, that we are identified with
Him in death, burial, and resurrection.
And now, you downstairs, you up in the balcony, and you outside in the
corridors, someone will meet you here now to take your application for
water baptism, just in a little bit.
Let's close our eyes now, raise up our hands, for our thanksgiving
offering to God, downstairs, upstairs, everywhere. All right.
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
O Saviour Divine;
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my sins away,
Nor let me ev... this day be wholly Thine!
While life's dark maze I tread, (Be a light.)
And grief around me spread, (Display your Token.)
Be Thou my Guide; (Oh.)
Bid darkness turn to day,
Oh, wipe all my fears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
222 [Brother Branham begins humming, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee."
Tongues and interpretation are given--Ed.]
Just be real reverent. With such a call as that, I feel that I should
call those candidates to come up here before this altar. Does your
faith look to that? You remember one time when the congregation was
standing, and the Spirit fell upon a man and he prophesied? Speaking in
tongues with interpretation is prophecy. So I'm asking the candidates
now, if you will come forward, you who doesn't know assure that you
have This. You hear that warning? You haven't much more time. There
might be your last opportunity tonight; you might grieve It for the
224 Will you come, while we keep our heads bowed. And sing again,
lowly, "There is a fountain (Make it right here now.) filled with
Blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins." All right. With your heads bowed.
Come, candidates. I want to... God bless you. Come right on up now,
upstairs, or downstairs, go up and gather yourselves together, and send
a minister down there now to take care of it. Walk forward now. You
that's coming, come up right now. Don't put it off any longer. Don't
let Satan say, "Oh, some other time." Do it right now. Right now,
quick, move. Have your staff in your hand, staff in your hand, your
loins girded; the passover is coming.
... guilty stain.
Lose all their guilty stain,
Lose all their guilt...
Just keep coming out, come right on down, come right on up around
And--and sinners plunge...
Don't try; just don't take a chance. It's too late to take a chance,
friend. If you're not sure, come now. Now's the time.
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That Fount... (Oh, a real thanksgiving.)... his day;
Someone is thankful that God sent His Son that He might be identified
with the people.
... vile as he,
Washed all my sin...
Let the lady down the aisle. That's right. Come right on, sister.
Wash all my sin away,
Wash all... (Oh, what a time now.)... away;
Oh, and there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins a...
Oh, the Fountain's here now. Let's raise our hands everywhere in
thanksgiving to God: thanksgiving.
230 Father, God, receive our thanksgiving tonight. Receive these people
into Your Kingdom, Lord. We give Thee thanks and praise, through our
Some of you brethren go down amongst these people now. Come right down
amongst the people.
Praise be to God. I'm thankful tonight for the Holy Ghost, and for the
things that we know He's doing.
You around the altar now, surrender your lives right to Him. Let this
be the time that when Life comes in.
Lose all their guilty stain,
Just be thankful to the Lord now, every one of you, just with
thanksgiving. He promised you the Holy Ghost; be thankful for It.
That's what they were doing, thanking and blessing God for the promise.
Just believe it now. Brother Don, come.