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1 ... the reading of the Word. For the closing service, the reason I
asked you to stand, when they play The Star-Spangled Banner, you stand.
Don't you? Then why not for the Word of God? It's a respect. Now, over
in the Book of Exodus the 12th chapter, beginning with the 12th verse,
I wish to read a portion of Scripture: 12th and 13th verse.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite...
the firstborn in the land of--of Egypt, both man and beast; and... will
execute judgment: I am the LORD.
And the blood shall be unto You for a token upon the house where you
are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague
shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
My subject is "The Token."
Let us bow our heads now. And in His stillness of this sacred moment
before approaching Him in prayer, is there a request that you'd like
for God to answer this afternoon? Just lift up your hands if you do and
think down in your heart what you want Him to do. Anywhere in the
building, just think what you want Him to do.
4 Our heavenly Father, Thou art the unchangeable God, and we pray that
You will answer our prayers this afternoon, as--as we are holding our
hands. And Thou dost notice that my hands are up too. And my request,
I'll make it known publicly, that is, Lord, that You'll heal every
person in here today, save every lost one. Now, You said, "If you ask
the Father anything in My Name, I'll do it." Now, Lord, help us
together to believe as a unit of people, of believing children. Speak
through Thy Word, Lord. Thy Word is Truth. Bless our hearts.
We thank You for this meeting. We thank You for Brother Grant, and for
all of his workers, and all the churches and people. And for all that
You've done for us, Lord, we're grateful to You. Father, there may be
many of us here will never see each other again now until we see on the
other side. This may be the last service that we'll set together in
this earth. May the Holy Spirit come and bless us together. Minister
unto us our needs. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen. (You may be seated.)
6 I have a little tablet of paper here; I write out some Scriptures and
little things. Used to be I could remember it in my mind, but I just
passed twenty-five, you know, that is, the second time. And then I--I
don't remember like I used to, and so many wound up in the meetings and
things, and so much to do.
Our subject this afternoon is "The Token." Our scene opens in Egypt.
It's a great picture here now; I want you all to see it, and just be as
reverent as you can. Egypt is the place of the scene, and the time of
the scene is just at the beginning of the exodus.
8 And now, it's a type of today, shown, as we are also facing another
exodus. God bringing Israel out of Egypt to the promised land was a
type of Christ bringing the Bride out of the church, to the promised
land. We are in another exodus. Now, if you'll study the Scripture (We
just have time to hit the high spots of it.), that's true. We are
the... As God brought a nation out of a nation, God will bring the
Bride out of a church. See? The Bride will be called from all the
churches. It'll be the elected of God, will be brought out. And we're
on the verge of that exodus right now, for we have every Scriptural
proof that we're standing there. Now, I know that's been said a lot of
times, but, my friend, one time it'll be said for the last time. Time
will fade into eternity then. He's coming to take a Bride out of a
9 The token was the thing that made the difference between Egypt and
Israel, the two nations. They were all human beings, but, all
God-created, all the handiwork of God, but the difference when the
death penalty was passed, the difference between life and death was the
And so will it be at the coming of the Son of God, when He brings the
Bride out of the church, the difference will be the Token. Now, you
listen close this afternoon, and see if that isn't true. The Token will
be the difference. There's got to be a difference.
11 God is going to judge the world someday. If I asked the Catholic
people, who will He judge--what will He judge the world by, they'd say,
"The church." What church? "The Catholic church." Which Catholic
church, there's several of them? The Methodists would say, "by the
Methodists." The Baptists then is out of it. Then, if you judge it by
the Baptist church, all the rest of them is out. The Pentecostals say,
"by the Pentecost," then the rest of them is out. See, it would be to
confusing--too much confusion, too confusing to the mind to think of
such a thing.
But God had a way here that He said He's going to judge the earth, not
by the Catholic church, not by the Protestant church. But He's going to
judge the world by Jesus Christ, and Jesus is the Word, so there it
comes back to the Bible again. See? He'll judge the world by the Bible.
And the Bible is God's judgment Book, which is the complete revelation
of Jesus Christ, that nothing else can be added or anything taken from
It; the penalty of doing it, is your name out of the Book of Life. Just
stay right in the Book, and pray God to make us part of That.
13 Now, we find out, a token, what is a token? A token is a sign of a
paid price, the token is. Just like our railroads and bus lines, we
take our money and go to the station. Now, see, the bus line is not
allowed, in the places where tokens are used, they're not allowed to
take money. They cannot take money; it takes the token. Say, the
airplanes, whatevermore, you go to a certain place, the purchasing
counter, and purchase from your money so many tokens, this certain
token. And this token is a sign that your fare has been paid. You have
a right aboard the ship, aboard the plane, aboard the bus, or whatever
it is, as long as you hold a token to show that your--that your ride
has been paid for. Now, remember that. Don't forget it.
14 Israel's slain lamb was the--was God's requirement. Jehovah required
a slain lamb, an innocent substitute. As we've been through in the week
gone by now, that God, when He makes a decision, He never changes it.
And He made a way, His first thing that He did when man had fallen, He
had to make a way for him back, if He ever wanted to redeem him, and He
made a decision that He saved man by the Blood of an innocent One. And
He's forever done the same thing. He's never changed it. No place will
God ever meet any worshipper, only under the Blood. That's His only
We try to make Him meet under our theology, under our denomination,
under our educational programs. Some's built towers and some's built
cities, Babylon, and--and the tower of Babel, and all different kinds
of things. But it still remains: God only meets the true worshipper
under the Blood. He never changes it. We can't all be Methodist; we
can't all be Pentecostals; we can't all be this, that, or other; we'll
disagree. But when I come to a man, let him be Catholic priest or
whatever he is, when he's under that Blood we are brothers, care where
he's at, as long as he's under that Blood.
16 Now, Israel's slain lamb was the requirement of Jehovah, and the
blood was the token that the job had been done. God required for
redemption, from Egypt to go to the promised land, He required a slain
animal. And that animal must have... The blood of the dead animal must
be put upon the lintel and on the door, and that stood for the token
that the thing that Jehovah had required had been fulfilled. See? Now,
not the lamb was the token, the blood was the token. Now, the life had
gone out from the sacrifice, and now the blood was the token. His
orders had been carried out. The blood stood for the token, the sign
that this believer had done exactly what the requirement was. That was
the token. All right. Seeing the believer worship was then identified
with his sacrifice... See?
17 Here is a house, and the worshipper, what was the requirement? Slay
a lamb. On the fourteenth day after it was put up, a--a male without
blemish, all Israel shall slay it, and the blood shall be taken with
hyssop and put upon the lintel of the door.
And, by the way, that hyssop was just common weeds. Hyssop means your
faith. Somebody tries to have supernatural faith; that's the reason you
miss your healing. Faith is just a common thing. You got faith to come
to church. You got faith to walk out there. You got faith to start your
car. You got faith to eat your dinner. That's the way it is, just
common faith. Now, to apply--the blood was applied with hyssop, which
is just common weeds that grows anywhere in Palestine, showing that the
faith that the blood is to be applied by is not some super thing you
have to have all kind of doctor's degree to do it. It's just common,
everyday faith to believe God. See? Apply the blood by faith with the
19 Now, the worshipper then, seen beneath this blood, showed that he
had carried out Jehovah's request, and he was identified. The token
showed he was identified with the slain lamb that Jehovah had required.
The work was done. What a perfect type today of Christ and the
believer. When the Token is displayed to the believer, then It shows
that it's been accepted and the work has been done.
Then the blood was a token of identification, the blood itself. The
animal bled, died, and his blood was on the wall. Now, animal life that
was in the blood... And life is in the blood; we know that. The Bible
said so, and science proves it. Life is in the blood. So therefore,
when the animal was killed, and the life was broken from the animal,
the blood had to be the chemistry of the blood, to stand for the token.
Because the life that was in the blood could not come back upon the
believer, because it was an animal's life.
And an animal life and a human life is absolutely different. There's
no--nothing in it at all. You took--take an animal's blood and put in
you, you'll die. So you see, we--it's a--it's a different life in the
animal blood than there is in the human blood, because the human has a
soul. The animal has no soul.
22 And now therefore, the blood itself... Understand now, the red
chemistry, chemicals of the blood had to stand out on the door as a
token that the lamb had died, now, because the life of the lamb could
not come back on the human worshipper. But today... It was only a type.
Today it isn't the chemical Blood of the Lord Jesus, our Lamb, but it's
the Life that was in the Blood, which is the Holy Ghost. It comes back
and is a Token that we have accepted and did exactly what God told us
to do. And then by having the Token, we are identified with our
Sacrifice. Perfectly, I don't see how anything more could be any
24 Only way anyone could tell that that house belonged to--under the
blood, because the chemistry of the blood was on the doors. They passed
through, the death Angel had to look and see the blood. Now, again, it
was a type of the Holy Spirit.
Now, see, the literal Blood of Jesus could not come upon each one of
us, because He was--just had so much Blood in His body. And it's
dripped off of you--out of His body into the ground, two thousand years
ago; but it wasn't to be for a Token. The Life, the Life that was in
the Blood was the Token now. I'll prove it to you, just in a minute by
the Bible. It is the Token that's to come upon each of us to show that
we have been identified with our Sacrifice and have carried out
26 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 sin, and
you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto
you, and to your children, and to them that's far off, as many as the
Lord our God shall call." See, not showing it just to them: "As many as
the Lord will call."
There's many think they're called. But all the Lord calls... Those who
He foreknew, He called; all who He called, He justified; all who He
justified, He has glorified already. The thing is settled.
And then when you take a person that doesn't believe that the Holy
Ghost is for the day, see what they're doing? They are denying the
Token which is the very symbol of you being connected with your
Sacrifice. See, see what I mean? It's very simple if you just look at
it in--in the way that God has got it wrote out now. The Blood carried
us and we were--shows the--the symbol of the Holy Spirit, that is, the
29 Now, the animal life could not come back in the human, because they
wouldn't match; the animal life has no soul in it. The human life has a
soul. The animal doesn't know he's naked. He doesn't know right from
wrong. He--he's just... He has a--a spirit, but not a soul. Now
remember, now the soul is the nature of the spirit, of course.
Now watch, but then when the Life of our Sacrifice, Jesus Christ, when
His Blood was shed. He was God bottled up in one Man. Now, He come down
from being Jehovah to identify Himself as a human being, to take upon
Himself the form of man to identify us with Him. He was the Lamb of
God. And on the inside of Him, where the Blood...
31 Now, I know somebody says, "He was the Jewish blood." You hear the
Jews say that. He wasn't Jewish blood, and neither was He Gentile
blood. He was the Blood of God. He had neither Jewish... He wasn't
neither Jew nor Gentile. He was God. "A--a--a virgin shall conceive."
Now, I know many of you people and the Protestants think that the egg
was Mary's. And the--the hemoglobin which comes, the life comes in the
blood cell. Because a hen can lay an egg; without being with the male
bird, it won't hatch, because it's not fertile. Life comes from the
bloodstream, which comes from the male sex. But in this case there was
no male sex, so the Life in the blood, it had to come from God alone,
and He created a Blood cell in the womb of Mary. God Himself, the
Creator Himself, created a Blood cell. Now, look. They say, "Well, it
was the body. Mary had the egg." No, sir. She was not no egg. If it was
an egg, you cannot get the sperm without a sensation. And if he--she
had a sensation, what do you have God doing?
He created both egg and Blood. That's exactly what He was. "We handled
God," the Bible said. I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the
mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh. We handled Him
with our hands." That body was God. Certainly was. He was God all over,
in a form of a human being.
34 Now we notice in this, that that Blood cell being broken, that
released God. "God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself,"
where no other one could do it, nothing else could be done; it taken
that holy Blood Himself. God had to come down and become man to suffer
His Own law. If Jesus was just a prophet, a man separated from God,
then God is unjust.
If I could say, "Let Brother Grant die for some sin that Billy ought to
die for, or something else, some penalty," that would be unjust. If I
had my own boy to die for a penalty that I had pronounced, it still
isn't just. There's only one justice I can do, that's take his place,
if I want to save him.
And God had to become flesh in order to take the sinner's place: God
manifested in the flesh, nothing less than God Himself. Now, here He
was manifested in the flesh to take away the sins of the world. And He
identified Himself in us, that we might be identified in Him. See the
purpose of it?
37 Now, we find out our identification with our Sacrifice: the Life of
the Sacrifice in us, which is the Holy Spirit. When that cell was
broke, it released God, released God, that He'd sanctified a people
with His Own Blood and put God in the man again: God in you, Eternal
And any Greek scholar knows that that word, "Eternal Life," comes from
the word "Z-o-e, Zoe," which means "God's Own Life." That's right. The
only way that you ever can have Life, there's only one form of Eternal
Life and that's God's Own Life in you. See? Then you have Eternal Life,
because He is the only Eternal there is. And we are the attributes of
His thoughts before there was even a foundation of the world or
anything. All this is just His thinking, and we're the display of His
thoughts of what it was.
39 And He had to come down in order to take away sin. No one else could
do it. There wasn't no one worthy to do it. No one could do it but Him,
and He did it. And then when that Life was released from that body,
Man, which was the Son of God... His creative power made a building
like any contractor built the building that He moved into Himself. God
And then when that life was taken, the Blood, the chemistry of It,
poured out upon the ground, just like just Abel's poured out upon the
ground. But from that Blood came the Holy Spirit of God, and that was
sent to man on the day of Pentecost to be identified with the Sacrifice
that died for them. There's no other way in the world we can get it. A
41 Look, if you was guilty of death, and you knowed you was going to
the electric chair. And remember, to reject... Dallas, listen. To
reject the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Token of His Blood, if you see It
and reject It, you're going to face the judgment with His Blood on your
hands. Sinner, church member, remember that.
What if Lee Oswald would've been able them few days, and that sweating
before that Supreme Court that he had to face; and knowed from killing
the President, that it wouldn't even be one speck of mercy, how that
man must have felt. It must've been a terrific thing. He never got to
face it, because the other fellow shot him. But think of setting there
before an angry Supreme Court with the blood of your fellowman on your
hand, the President of the United States. That'll be a mild thing to
you people who pass by the Blood of Jesus Christ, when you'll stand by
the courts of God. Sweat it out when you know... Oswald could done no
more than depart this life for him, but God departs you eternally from
His Presence. It'll be a terrific thing.
44 Notice. If you had to come to the courts of being guilty, you would
seek the best lawyer you could find. Anybody would do it. And every man
that's born in the world, I don't care how good of home he come out of,
he's guilty of the Blood of Jesus Christ until he's accept the pardon
of it. And the only way that you know the pardon is right, when the
Token puts Itself upon you, and you have the Token.
Notice, you are guilty, and you would hunt the best attorney that you
could find to plead your case. And if I was going to the judgment of
God, I don't want no priest; I don't want no man; I want the best
attorney I can find to plead my case.
Let me say to this, to you, my Christian friend. Our Attorney is also
our Judge, and our--our Judge became our Attorney. The case is settled
when we receive His pardon. The Judge Himself came down and became the
Attorney, and the Attorney and Judge is the same Person. God become
man, that He might justify man by His Own death that He placed upon
him. Hallelujah. That means, "Praise our God." He deserves all praises.
Our judge and our Attorney is the same Person.
48 The Holy Ghost is the Token that we have been pardoned. The case is
closed. To every man and woman that truly has received the baptism of
the Holy Ghost, he's been tried, he's identified with his Attorney,
with his Judge, with his Sacrifice, and the Token he holds in his
possession shows that his trip is paid to glory. Amen. It's all over.
He holds that Token. It's his, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is
the witness of the resurrection of Jesus. Amen. You believe it?
[Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] That's your identification; you're
holding the Token.
Now if you haven't got that Token, you'll not be coming in. You must
have the Token. That's the required price, "When I see the blood, the
blood is the token. When I see the blood, I'll pass over you." You must
have the Token. If you don't, why, you won't go. You've got to have the
50 If the token was not displayed, the token wasn't showed down there,
even the covenant wasn't in effect. You say, "Well, now, Brother
Branham, now wait just a minute." That's exactly right.
The token was above the covenant. For Israel had a covenant to be
circumcised, and any Jew could go out and show any person, "I can prove
to you I am circumcised. I am a Jew. I'm circumcised according to
Jehovah's command." But yet that didn't expel him if the token wasn't
there also. He must display the token. You get it? He... The token's
got to be there anyhow. And if you are in the covenant... If any Jew'd
say, "I ain't putting no blood on my door. I can prove that I am a
covenant Jew," the death Angel got him. No matter how loyal he was, how
much church member he was, how much tithes he paid, how he said he
believed Jehovah; Jehovah required that token.
And He does it today too. It's got to be. It must be, "For there's not
another way under heaven, not another name given any way," no matter
how good, how loyal. That Token's got to be there, and displayed.
53 "The blood," you say, "well, I killed the lamb and I put it in a
jar. I've set it back here." That's not what He said. It must be on the
lintel and on the door place. It's got to be displayed.
And your life has got to display the Token is in you. Oh, you
Pentecostals, what's wrong with you? Bobbed hair, painted faces; men,
dirty jokes and things, where's that display the Blood of my Lord Jesus
Christ is the Token of the Holy Ghost? You, having a form of godliness
and calling witchcraft and everything else--the works of God a
witchcraft, how do you display a token?
They say, "I'm Pente..." I don't care what you are. "I'm Baptist. I'm
Pres..." I don't care what you are. That Token's got to be there. God
requires It, and nothing else but that.
56 You say, "Well, I've got a doctor's..." I don't care how many
degrees you've got. God requires that Token, and That only. It's a sign
that your way is paid. He ain't going to take your credentials or
something else. He's got to have that Token.
The bus driver say, "Here, wait a minute; that ain't my token."
The airplane man say, "Well, you go out there now." A ticket is a
token. You go out there and tell the pilot, "Here, I want to get on
your plane. How much is it?"
"Go in and get your token."
"Oh, I'll pay you."
"I can't take it, You won't get on my plane until you go pay the price
and get the token. I'm looking for the token."
You say, "Well, I went to school. I done this. I did..."
I don't care what you done. You've got to have the Token or you don't
get on. Amen and amen. Can't you see it? God requires that Token. "When
I see the blood, and only will I pass over you when I see the token."
61 It was not displayed, the covenant wasn't even in effect. A Jew
could absolutely say and prove himself to be a--be a circumcised Jew.
He could take the brethren out and say, "Look here, I am circumcised."
That didn't mean one thing.
You say, "I'm Methodist. I'm Baptist. I'm Pentecostal. I'm this. I'm
that." That don't mean one thing.
You've got to have the Token. And when the Token comes, it testifies of
Christ. He said it would. And Christ is the Word. And how can you deny
that the Bible's true, part of It, and still say you have the Token,
when the Token is the testimony of Jesus Christ? There's what I wonder.
"Oh," say, "I don't believe; I believe the days of miracle..." Oh, look
out, there's no Token there. The Token punctuates every Word with an
"amen," everything, 'cause it's God Itself. See? All right.
65 But if the token was not there, the covenant was not in effect. It
was annulled. Same now. No matter how--how much you say, how much you
say, "I believe every Word in the Bible," say, "Brother Branham, I--I
can quote you half of that Bible--all the Bible, by heart. I believe
every bit of It." That's good. Satan does too. Uh-huh. It takes the
"Well, Brother Branham, I've got my wall full of degrees. I'm a
Bachelor of Art, and I have a doctor's degree, and an LL.D. of Latin.
And, oh, I've wrote books. I've done this. I done everything.
I've--I've done all these things." I don't care. That's all all right,
but yet you've got to have the Token. The Token, still the Token is
You say, "I'm a Bible student. I'm a--I'm a good person. I'm this,
that." Now, that may be fine; that's all good, but still it's got to
have the Token.
68 Now, death was ready to strike Egypt at any time, and so is death
ready to strike the nation now at any time.
AnnaJeane, I feel something like your dad said a remark one time. I've
always liked that. He said, "You know, this nation, with the same sins,
if God lets America get by with what she's a-doing, He'll be morally
obligated to raise Sodom and Gomorrah up and apologize to them for
burning them." And that's right.
Remember, Israel paid for every sin she did, and so will we. How
loosely are we getting? Tighten up the armor. Come back to God, church.
Not saying these things to be different, I'm telling you as a warning.
71 Death was ready to strike. God had showed them His grace and His
mercy through powers and signs and wonders (So has He today before
taking the Church out.), still they desired not to repent and to
believe the message.
See, there was a message just before the taking out of the church.
There always has to be. Same now. Every spiritual happening is a sign
from God. Do you believe that? Like the Message, there's a sign and
then the Message follows the sign. God told Moses, said, "If they won't
believe the voice of the first sign, maybe they'll believe the voice of
the second sign."
73 Now, when you see signs going on, and no message behind it, just the
same old school of theology and on down, that wasn't from God. But
where there's a sign showed, a Message follows it. Now, look. Jesus
come on the scene...
Am I deafening you? Or ever who's on this microphone here, sounds like
it's coming back. Maybe it's a little loud. I want you to get it.
75 When Jesus came on the scene, He never said very much to people,
everybody wanted Him in his church. "Oh, this young Prophet, we're just
so happy to have Him." He was healing the sick. "Oh, glory to God.
God's raised up a great Man among us." That was fine. So one day it
come to a spot to where... That was His sign.
Isaiah 35 said it would be a sign: "The lame would leap like a hart,"
and so forth, "the blind would see." It was a sign.
He displayed His sign as Messiah, and so forth. And they, many of them,
said, "Yes, I could go for that." Well, now, if that was a sign,
there's got to be a voice of that sign. What was the voice behind it?
When He begin to teach His doctrine and call them a bunch of snakes in
the grass, He wasn't popular from then on (See?) when the voice came
with the sign. The sign went first.
78 Moses went down in Egypt with a sign. And he threw down his rod,
turned into a serpent. That was sign. But after while, the voice come
with the sign. Then it was different. See, they don't want that.
The--the voice must be, follow a sign. And at no other time could it
ever have come but that time, because it was time for the Scriptures to
be fulfilled. Look what He told him in the burning bush, "I have seen
the groans and heard them of My people, and seen their afflictions by
the taskmasters of Egypt, and I remember My promise that I made
Abraham." Four hundred years had expired, and He told Abraham they'd be
down there. See, no other time could it be. Moses had to come just at
79 God's big clock ticks perfect. It won't be one minute fast or one
minute behind. It'll be just exactly on the time. Well, so (You see?),
everything was running just right, could not come at other times.
Neither could these things come at other times. This could not have
come in the days of Luther. It could not have come in the days of
Wesley. The days of the Baptists or Methodists in their day, it
couldn't have come. It has to come now. Israel has to be a nation. The
churches has to be like they are now. There had to be a third message,
a third church age. There had to be a Laodicea. It could not form until
Pentecost come and shot their wad, and went out and organized, and did
what they did. Then it has to come, then comes the Lord, when they put
Him out of the church. He is the Word.
81 They're afraid to challenge that Word anywhere. See? They keep awful
quiet about It, but yet they fuss about it.
Chicago, here not long ago, when the Lord gave me a vision. I had three
hundred ministers down there. I said, "Now, I know what you... About
serpent's seed, and so forth," I said, "one of you take your Bible and
come stand by my side and disprove it." The quietest bunch you ever
heard. I said, "Then keep off of my back." See, it's out of their
school of thinking.
Yet, they say, "Brother Branham's a prophet when he is anointed, but
when the anointing's off of him, oh, I don't know." What a... If that
isn't a mark of a--a--a--a mixed-up theologian? The very...
The word "prophet" means "a Divine revelator of the Word." The Word of
the Lord come to the prophets. That's how Jesus was identified. And
they said after the resurrection, they said, "We know He was a prophet
of God. (See?) No man could do these things 'less God be with him,"
then wouldn't accept His message. They wouldn't accept John, and he was
a prophet. Wouldn't accept Elijah, none of the rest of them, and they
had the Divine revelation.
85 The word, the English word, "prophet"... English words can mean
anything, it means "a preacher." But when you say prophet, of the old
Bible, it meant "a seer." And his credentials was, that, what he told
come to pass, and that was a sign that he was a prophet; he also that
was the sign that he had the Divine revelation of the written Word. And
then God confirming it behind him, proved it.
How? Well, it just has to be this way; that's all. There ain't no way
of getting around it. God said it'd be that way, and there you are. But
there it is today. See? That Token has got to be there; that identifies
that Word and makes it exactly true. Then how He promised for--how He
prepared all of His promised-land people, now, when He was going to
have this exodus, which was a type.
87 Now, I'm going to try to be out in about another fifteen, twenty
minutes with the message. Notice close now, I want you to get this,
'cause I may never see you again. See?
Notice. now watch how He prepared His people. How many knows that He
never changes His ways? He never does. He's... Now, look through the
Bible and see if He ever changed it. No, sir.
How did He prepare the people? First, He sent a prophet with a sign,
which was Moses. Is that right? And the sign had a message, a message
to get ready, they were going out to the land that was promised. Then
He had identification of this prophet, that a Light was over the top of
him. A Pillar of Fire followed this prophet (We know that.), went
through the wilderness with Moses. We realize that. And then He gave
them a token for the assurance that they wouldn't have to be scared,
all upset and nervous; where He said, "When I see that token, I'll pass
90 Watch how He did now. He prepared first a sign, a messenger,
identified message, identification of the messenger, and a token for
the assurance that the way was paid. They're headed for the promised
The same thing He has done today. What did He do? He sent us the Holy
Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the Messenger, and the Scriptural
identification of Himself identifies Him among us, the same yesterday,
today, and forever. And the Token is the assurance. What are we scared
about? Our fare is already paid and we are identified with our
Sacrifice. He can't turn you down. He promised that. We're identified.
92 Israel coming out of Egypt, as I said, is like the--the Bride coming
out of the church. When Moses begin his ministry, Israel all gathered
together in Goshen for prayer and worship, exactly, come from all parts
of the Egypt. That's the way the Bride will do; it'll come out of all
of the Oneness, Twoness, Threeness, and all other kinds. It'll come
out. It's got to. Now, we read here in Hebrews the--the... We... Now,
the first thing we must think of, come from all parts, "Come out from
amongst unbelief." Now, the Holy Spirit promised to call that in the
last days, "Come out from among the unbelievers." Notice.
93 We find out in Hebrews 10:26, I got wrote down here, it says this,
"If we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the Truth,
there's no more sacrifice for sin." See, if you disbelieve wilfully...
Now, if you'll notice, what may I say here, if you'll spare me a moment
till I make that illustration. I could feel the Spirit didn't go over
right. See? Notice.
95 Here's Hebrews; they're on their road out. God chose twelve men, or
Moses did, by the hand of God, to go over and spy out the land, and
come back, bring back a token of the land. And when they got there, ten
of them was scared to death. "Why," they said, "them Amalekites up
there, we look like grasshoppers to them."
Joshua and Caleb come back, bringing the evidence, "We can do it."
You see, that's borderline believers. They come through these different
elements, and through church, and joining church, and baptisms and
forms. But when it comes right up to crossing over to get the Token,
the evidence that the land is there, that Life... Jesus Christ is not
dead. It's another dimension. He lives in us. He's with us, He's now in
us. When it comes to that, "ah," they couldn't believe that. That was
too much. You see? And they come back, and they every one died in the
wilderness; not one of them went over. And, see, if we disbelieve, we
Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterian...
97 I hope my old teacher's setting here today. Doctor Roy E. Davis,
many of you knows him, right here at Fort Worth; he's perhaps setting
in here. I remember we discussed these things, many, many years ago. He
baptized me in the faith, the Missionary Baptist church.
And looky in here now, if we... If--if we come up to that border land,
say, "Well, glory to God, I spoke in tongues, hallelujah." That's not
it. If you can say, disbelieve any of that Word, there's something
wrong with your experience. See?
You come right up to the Land and see it's there. You see that Jesus
has raised. He's among us. You hear the Word that follows the message,
and still don't believe It, you know what happens? Then they died right
in the wilderness. "If we sin wilfully after we have received the
knowledge of the Truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin."
That's what the Book of Hebrews tells us.
100 And now watch, as we see the great end time signs in the earth that
He promised, how much more it's warning us that the time is at hand.
Quit unbelieving. Come together. We should love each other, and
believe, and separate ourselves from the world.
Notice, they were not to just come together and talk about the message.
They were to get into it, get under the blood. Not come and say, "You
know, Moses told us. The messenger, he said, he told us that we should
have blood. What do you think about it, boys?" That wasn't it. Get the
lamb killed and get the blood up there.
We can come and set and agree with the Word, and everything else, but
don't have that Token, what good does it do us? No good. Get beneath
It. He was not responsible for anyone out from under that blood. And
He's not responsible for anybody today out from under the Token.
103 The whole family, only safe when they were under the token, and the
token was displayed. The entire family... Do you believe that? Today we
ought to remember that, people. Our children...
And this teenage of nonsense and rock-and-roll, and things that we're
going through, and all these here Beatles and bugs, and do you know
that all's represented here in the Book of the Bible? It says that in
Revelations. Certainly, it does. How people, they--they're--they're...
They--they... (See?) They--they're not... They're dead. They can't
rise. They were never eternal. They wasn't even in the thinking, so
they'll perish. They'll be done forever, totally annihilated. They'll
be punished for aeons of time for what they done, but anything that had
a beginning has an end.
It's that that don't have no beginning, has no end. There's only one
form of Eternal Life: one form of Eternal Life, we strive for that.
106 Notice Joshua, the 2nd chapter of Joshua, the believing Gentile
harlot had heard, and her family, and brought them under the scarlet
cord, which was a token from the messengers of Joshua. God's destroying
Angel honored that token, and that only, in that city. There was God's
requirement by His servants, that God required this token, and that was
the only... I don't care if it was the mayor of the town, if it was the
holiest man in the town, if they went in the biggest church in the
town, everything in the city fell but that house. God, alone, honored
107 Notice, Jericho had heard that God was doing great things, but they
didn't take heed to the warning. So is the people today hearing what
God's been doing for the last few years, but they won't take heed to
it. This great power of grace and signs, like He promised, "as it was
in the days of Sodom, so shall it be." How He promised that thing would
be. Watch what taken place in Sodom. Remember, there was the sign of
Sodom. But the messenger, of Malachi 4, is to get the people's hearts
back to the fathers, the Pentecostal fathers, back to the Bible. There
can't be no more Bible, something else. This is the entire revelation
And someone say, "Well, I believe this part, I don't know about That."
The real messenger of God switched you back to the entire Thing. See?
Notice, that's what the Holy Spirit does, bring you back to every Word
111 His grace had been shown; His judgment was next. They must have
believed that they were safe in their great big denominational
buildings they had in--there in Jericho, but they find out it didn't
There must have been some of the... Maybe got in there some way, there
was a couple of boys got in there and told to get all the predestinated
seed together. And she got... And she used her house for a church and
received the messengers, and then got all in her city that would
believe under the token.
113 One woman in that whole great economy, one little woman, and her of
ill fame, probably excommunicated from every church in the city, but
she believed that messenger. And that messenger left a token, the sign,
and God honored the token. So is it today. Just remember, when God's
wrath destroyer that come, that big system fell, the token kept her
house safe. Not 'cause she was a good woman; because she had faith and
applied the token.
Now, what if she said, "Yeah, them was fine men; I certainly enjoyed
the message they gave. But, honest, it sounds kind of silly to have
that string hanging out my window. I'll just pull it in." It would've
fell. It would've fell. God only honored the token, same as life token
is in Egypt.
115 Joshua was a type of Jesus, because "Joshua" means
"Jehovah-Saviour." He was a type of Jesus, was true to the token sign
of his messenger had preached. Joshua stayed true to that token sign.
All under it was saved in Egypt. All under it was saved in Jericho.
The Lamb's Blood is a type today of the Token, that the Holy Ghost is
the Token of today. All under It is safe. All out from under It is not
safe. In Hebrews 13:10 and 20, He's called the everlasting covenant...
The old covenant was one thing; this is the New; this is the
117 God's Blood-bound promises makes us free from sin and shame, and
different from the rest of the world. You don't have to dress
different; anybody can dress different. You have to be, on the inside
different. The Life is on the inside; not dressing, wearing. "The
Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, or wearing of apparel; but it's
the long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, patience in the Holy Ghost."
Now, the promises makes free from sin, shows that God hasn't--hasn't
recognized your sin. David said, "Blessed is the man who God will not
impute sin to." And God will never impute sin over that Token, because
the Token is the paid sign that God has already received it. And you
got the Token for it; the pri--your faith has bought it. And you have
the purchase price of your redemption in your body to worship Him and
show forth His promises and power.
119 The "New Testament" means "new covenant." The Blood means "Life."
The New Testament is the Holy Ghost testament, the Holy Ghost giving
testimony of what Jesus Christ has raised from the dead, showed Jesus
has met every requirement for us, and is alive today. The Token proves
He is alive to identify Hisself with us, according to His promise. Now,
how can a man read the Bible and see that He promised it, and see
Christ return in these last days in the form of the Holy Ghost and
identify Himself alive? That's the Token. That's the sign. That's the
Don't never rely upon some sensation. "I felt chills run over my back.
And--and I--I smelt something; seen some blood in my hands, or some
oil. Or--or, I won my Bachelor's Degree. Or, I danced in the Spirit. I
shouted. I spoke in tongues." Them things might be all right. I've
nothing against them, but that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about the identification of the Token, Jesus Christ, raised
and in us now, identifying Hisself, to re-vindicate His promised Word
of this day. Amen. Then you and Christ are one. God and Christ are One.
"That day, you'll know that I am in the Father, the Father in Me, I in
you, and you in Me." There is God made manifest in human flesh, showing
Himself alive after two thousand years. That's the Token. If you're not
in, get in real quick, friends. It might everlast be too late. We don't
123 Show forth His Presence, New Testament, the Blood... And It is
alive now, making vindications. And because He is, we have the right of
all He purchased for us. A man that's got the baptism of the Holy
Ghost, or a woman that's got the baptism of the Holy Ghost has a right
to everything that Jesus purchased for us; for that's the sign that we
have. That's the buying power.
Say for instance you say, "Well, Brother Branham, what do you mean?"
125 Here, make it plain now, and I want you sick people to get this.
Look, if I was starving to death, and I know a loaf of bread, say,
costs a quarter, and along comes a brother and says, "Here is a
quarter, Brother Branham. You're starving; take this quarter." Now, you
know, I can be just as happy with that quarter in my hand as I can with
the bread in my hand, because I've got the purchase price. I've got the
token that gets the bread. And right there is the bread; and the only
thing, and I'm holding the token, the quarter that buys the bread, I
can be just as happy with the token as I can with the bread.
Now, if you've got the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that is the Token
that you have every redemptive thing that Jesus died for, belongs to
you; it's in your hand. Are you afraid to claim it?
If I put it in my pocket, and say, "Well, I don't know whether I can
buy that bread or not," I'll starve to death. But remember, the
merchant says, "I have one requirement, Mr. Branham. One twenty-five
cents, you can have the loaf of bread." I got it. Amen. That settles it.
That's the reason we don't see so many things done today, the Token
isn't displayed, the real Token. Oh, we have all kinds of bogus, but I
mean the real Token.
129 Look, then when we realize and present the Token, the Life it took
for the Token, the Blood speaks for us. Remember, the covenant Blood
was recognized with the Token, and the Word assures us of the promise.
The Token is the sign that the purchase is made for us.
Now, if you're not included in that, well, of course, you'll never get
nothing; you're just walking through a prayer line, walking back out,
walking up to the altar, and looking up, walking back out. But, oh,
brother, when that Token's once placed in your--your--your heart, and
you know it's the resurrection of Jesus Christ in you, something's
happening. There isn't nothing going to turn you. You know where you
Full obedience to the whole Word of God entitles you to the Token, and
nothing else. "Blessed is he that does all of His Commandments, he
might have right to the Tree of Life."
Then when we pray, we must have the Token to present with our prayers.
Now, don't fail to get that. When you pray, you must have the Token to
hold over your prayer; if you're not, you pray until the Token comes,
'cause you're not promised to receive it. See, you've got to have this
Token first; that's the paying price, your faith to believe it.
133 Now, sign of full obedience: fear is gone. Paul tells us that the
Blood speaks better things.
You say, "The Blood speaks?" Yeah, the Blood speaks.
In Genesis 4:10, we find out that God said that--that Cain's--or Abel's
blood spoke out from the earth. We find out in Hebrews 12 that the
Blood of the covenant of Christ speaks better things than that of Abel.
See? We find out the Blood does speak; It speaks in your behalf. The
Life that's in you speaks from the shed Blood. Amen. Oh, blessed... I
wished everybody could see that. See? If you can see what it is, it's
the Life that's in you. See, that Blood is identifying you with It.
It's a Token. The... What it is, the Blood was shed for you; you've
accepted, and the Life has come into you. You have the Token; that's
the Holy Spirit.
135 Then when we pray, we must have the Token to present with our
prayers, as I said, and now believe for ourself and apply the Token to
the whole family like in Egypt, Jericho, or either in Acts 16:31. We
find out that Paul told the Roman centurion, say, "Believe thou, and
all thy house shall be saved." Apply it to your family. If you got a
unsaved child, lay the Token right on top of him, say, "Lord God, I
claim him." Stay right there. If you got a mother or a loved one that's
lost, lay that Token on them, say, "Lord God, I claim it."
Move out, of all the worldly trash, out of your house, get ready for
it. Burn up your shorts. Throw your card tables away. Get rid of your
cigarettes. Dump your unbelief and your church papers in the trash can
where they belong. Amen. Then you're getting ready. Then what do? Then
apply the Token in prayer, with real evidence, real faith. Apply it,
apply it with confidence. When you apply the Token, know that you're
cleaned up. "If our hearts condemn us not, then we have our request."
As long as you people are doing them things that's wrong, how you going
to ask God to do anything for you when you know you're wrong? That's
the reason we just stagger up and stagger back. I'm not saying this to
hurt. I'm saying this to straighten out, to get things right. How you
going to build it upon the chars of a Sodom and Gomorrah? Come back.
138 Associations and ministers have let the people do anything and get
by, and just put their name on a book and call them this, that, and the
other, when it's a disgrace. And it's got so that faith is something
that's not even--don't even--very seldom ever know what even it is.
They--they got a hope, but no faith.
You've got to get back to everything's combed out and clean. Then take
your Token, that you know that it's Jesus Christ in you, then apply it.
If something don't happen, there's something wrong; go back again, got
the wrong thing in your hand. He promised it. He was the One Who
promised it. Apply It. Read Ephesians 2:12, sometime, if you--if you
wish to, and you'll find out there.
140 Notice in Hebrews 9:11 also, Paul said, "Serving the living God,
with living oracles." Not saying just like I'd go up like a Hebrew used
to, take his sacrifice, and come down the road with a big fat bullock,
and lay his hands upon it and identify himself, and shed the blood, go
back justified. Jehovah required it. He did it. Then the next
generation, maybe they got a little colder; somebody else got a little
colder. The first thing you know, it become a family tradition.
That's what Pentecost has become to us: a family tradition. We get
down, say, "Wasn't that television show pretty good tonight? Wonder
what they did down at church? Lord Jesus, heal..." Oh, mercy. See? It's
a family tradi... "You know, I spoke in tongues the other day. Uh-huh.
I belong to this, or that, you know. Uh-huh." Oh, it's a family
142 You know what God said? God said, "Your fats and rams stink in My
nose. That's right. Your sacrifices has become a stink."
And so has the Pentecostal sacrifices, and all of our denominational
cut-ups and carry-on, and our women and men doing the way they do, a
form of godliness, work the music up, and somebody jump up-and-down
awhile; and it's all over, like a bucket of water throwed on it, if the
Word of God happen to come forth and say something. What's the matter?
Your sacrifices begin to stink before Jehovah.
And it was at that time that the Isaiah come on the scene, and told
them, "I'll give you a everlasting sign, a virgin shall conceive." See,
there you are. Not dead forms and creeds, no, but a living oracles, a
living God that's raised from the dead and a living among us.
145 Some of them, these churches like that, that believes these things,
they deny there is such a thing as the Token. A fellow tried to tell
me, "Only the twelve apostles received the Holy Ghost. That's all there
was." Yeah. Oh. But we who believe the Word, know different, we know
that this is the living Presence. For how do we know it's the living
Presence of Christ, the Spirit that's among us? It does the same thing
He does. That's the evidence of It. A vine is known by the fruit it
bears. And then if that first vine come up and they wrote a Book of
Acts behind it, and the same thing that Jesus done, the apostles done,
then when that vine comes up again, it does the same thing. See?
Hebrews 13:8 says He's the same. Oh, my. Proves that God has raised Him
up for us, according to His promised Word. [Blank.spot.on.tape?--Ed.]
147 A seal of promise... Ephesians 4:30 says, "Grieve not the Holy
Ghost of God, whereby you are sealed until the day of your redemption,"
not till the next revival, until the day of your redemption. Being
baptized into It, according to I Corinthians 12... And in Him is the
Fullness, and no sin is recognized in Him. "He that's born of God, does
not commit sin. The seed of God remains in him, and he cannot sin." How
can he, when the Token's there? The Token is a sign he's been accepted.
It... Well, you say, "I sin." Well, then you never had the Token. See?
The Token is the barrier, shows that the price is paid. If Satan tries
to hand it to you... Just think of this. If Satan tries to hand you
some sickness, or tries to hand you something, you know what to do?
Show him your Token. Sure, sickness strikes the Christian. Show him
your Token, and prove to him that you're a purchased product of God.
"Resist the devil, and he'll flee from you." Hold the Token over your
unmovable faith in His promised Word.
150 God once gave a rainbow sign for a token (I'm closing.), gave a
rainbow sign for a token. I've just got about ten minutes and then have
my prayer line. He ever remained true to that token. Did He? He does
yet. All these thousands of years, He has never once, one time, failed
to display it. He was true to that token, shows us that He ever and
never will fail to honor His tokens. I don't care if it--if Jesus don't
come for ten thousand years, you have the Token; He's still got to
honor It. No matter how many things changes, and whatevermore, He's got
to honor that Token. He said He would. All right.
He expects us now to display His Token over our God-given faith, to
every unbelieving cult in the nation and in the world, that believes
that signs and wonders don't follow the believers. And be true to this
Token, and It shows that the fare has been paid and we've been accepted
for the resurrection, having the Token Life inside of us.
152 That's a cutting Message, but it's the Truth. That's what we need,
is Truth. God help us to know Truth. "You shall know the Truth, and the
Truth shall make you free." I claim that Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever. I believe that God gives the Holy Ghost
as a Token, right now, just before the exodus of the--of the Bride
going out of the church.
I believe there's so much tommyrot, and people saying they shouted,
they spoke in tongues. I believe in those things; but you can't rely on
that. How can you rely on that and then deny the Word? See?
The Token is the Word identified in you, living Itself out. That's God
being His Own interpreter. You don't have to say, "Well now, you
interpret my tongue." That ain't it. He interprets your life by the
Word. When He takes your word, what you are, and identify His Word
through there, it don't need any interpretation; it's already there.
God does His Own interpretation, and we've had these promises for the
155 Oh, Dallas, you lovely bunch of Christians, don't be carried away
with this stuff today, that you see going around, 'cause it's going to
perish. 'Play that Token always--display that Token. Read the Bible.
Come up to everything. And if your spirit in you don't say "amen" to
That, then you'd better go back and change that you got for the Token;
you haven't got It.
I know that's a whole lot to be saying here in one afternoon. And it's
right now four-thirty. It's time now, and if we can get out by five
o'clock with the prayer line.
157 Do you believe that Jesus Christ lives and reigns today?
[Congregation, "Amen."--Ed.] You believe what I've told you is the
Truth? ["Amen."] It's the Token, the requirement. I only can speak what
is Truth. I only speak what I see, what I hear, what's revealed to me.
And why I say this; of the tens of thousands times thousands of times,
not one time has it ever failed to be true. Now, that has to be God.
That has to be God. Well, would God give a ministry like that to
somebody that didn't know what they was talking about? Would He
identify Himself as that seer there, and then turn around and give him
a mixed-up Word? The guy that denies It, is the one that's mixed up.
And God ain't mixed up. God's His Own Interpreter.
158 Receive the Token. Don't rest upon joining any church or any forms,
or anything. Get the Token. Hold It. It's the only thing that God will
recognize. When you come down to that hour, when it comes to your
death, you better hold that Token over yourself; knowing that in the
day of His coming, that resurrection, I can present that Token. It
won't be in this body; it's rottened up; but in this Spirit that cannot
die, it's Eternal Life, the token rests there. And He promised, "I'll
raise him up again at the last day."
159 That same Jesus Christ is here. He's the Messenger. He is. Here is
Message, and He is the Messenger here to identify His Message. I'm not
the Messenger; He is the Messenger, and This is the Message. And if
you've got a spirit that disagrees with That, how can it be the
Messenger of the Message? Only the Token will identify It. Amen.
I feel religious. I really do. I feel like I could fly away right now,
for I know Who I have believed, and I have seen my life identified with
Him in His resurrection. His Presence is here. Accept It, friends,
please do, down in your heart.
161 I know we all come up around the altar and pray. That's an old
Methodist idea. They never did do that in the Bible. The Bible said,
"As many as believed was baptized." That's right. No such thing as an
altar call in the Bible. That's something we added, which is all right.
Anything God blesses, it's all right.
Like they anoint cloths. There never was such a thing in the Bible.
"They taken from the body of Paul handkerchiefs and aprons."
But any way you want to do it, it's all right. In your seat, at the
altar, wherever it is, the only thing, apply That, a Token to you. Then
look yourself over, and look what kind of life, what's going on, see if
It's been applied or not. If It hasn't, then lay ever what you got
aside and come back, till the Token is applied.
164 Let us pray. Heavenly Father, maybe I--I--I spoke rashly, but,
Lord, how is a nail going to hold unless you clinch it? I pray, Father,
that it'll be clinched in the heart of the people, that they will see
that it's not no persofied thing. It isn't that I'm trying to identify
some organization, some plan, some cult, some person, or myself, or
anybody else. It's Jesus Christ. I throw all those organizations
together; they're six of one and half a dozen the other, according to
Your Word. "Old mother whore," the Bible in Revelation 17, "was the
mother of every one of the harlots." And they could not be men. They
were harlots, and they all went into the bed of worldliness. And we see
it's done it, Pentecostals and all.
But, Jesus, You still remain Jesus. Let them not listen to a message of
a church, but the Message of Christ, the Word. May You identify
Yourself, Lord, today with believers. Heal all the sick. Forgive our
sins, Lord. I--I pray, as a servant of Yours, please forgive my sins,
and forgive the sins of this people. I trust, Lord. Each one of them
has no doubt helped in offerings to pay for the--the buildings, and
they've spent their money; they've--they've--they've did everything,
Lord. O God, I pray that there won't be one of them miss it, Lord. May
166 I--I do that with sincerity, and yet, Lord, you must be stern. We
know to correct is love. Love is corrective. And I pray, for that's the
reason that You corrected Your people, was because You loved them, and
every sin has to be answered for.
And, Father, I pray that You will forgive our sins now, as we confess
them. We have wandered far away, Lord. I'm identified with these
Pentecostal people, Lord. I--I'm one of them. And I--I pray, God,
that--that You'll forgive us all. And take some of these leaders and
turn them around, and--and let them look towards Calvary there once,
and then they'll forget about what they have to be, a presbyter or a
bishop, or whatever it might be, and know that we're no big ones in
this Kingdom. We're all children of God. I pray that You'll help us
now. Identify Yourself among us today. We ask in Jesus Christ's Name.
168 Now, just before we start the prayer line, might be somebody here
has never been here before. I don't know who you are, but God knows
you. If I have told the truth, let God identify it, whether it's the
truth or not; that's the proof of it. If He's raised from the dead,
He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. He said in John 14:12, "He
that believeth (not he that maketh believe)--he that believeth in Me,
the works that I do shall he do also." Is that right?
Someone said, "'Greater shall ye do.'" That's right. Said, "Well, we
preach the Gospel, that's greater."
Just do the things He done; that'll prove it to me (See?), then we'll
talk about the greater. I can show you the greater things He's doing
now than He did when He was on earth, and that's not just preaching the
Gospel either; that's in signs and miracles. It's not time for it. Just
believe. And may the God of heaven, Who raised up Jesus Christ from the
dead, and has presented Him here alive to us after two thousand years,
identify this message that it's correct. The Token's got to be applied.
171 Now, you that's got diseases and troubles, pray; just sincerely
say, "Lord, I believe that You're a High Priest that can be touched by
the feeling of our infirmities. And we're told by this minister here,
that You are with us, present, then I want You to be present with us
and identify Yourself." Now, pray, every one of you.
Now, it's up to God to say something. What a time. Oh, my. I wish you
could just know something, how you feel when That come: the whole world
belongs to you. Amen. No devil's going to do nothing; he's a defeated
being. My Lord is present. It's all in our hands. Amen. Please be real
quiet. Don't walk. Set still.
173 You in the wheelchairs, and things, don't think you're helpless.
Believe. You--you--you've went through prayer lines, and been failed
and failed. It wasn't the minister that prayed for you, failed. It's
your faith, and you've begin to think you ain't going to do nothing.
Here, here is this Light over here, over a little colored lady setting
back here, standing with her hands up like this. Yeah. You was praying.
Yeah. You believe me to be His prophet, or His servant? I mustn't say
that, 'cause it stumbles people so much. You have a fine...
Here is a white man, colored woman, just like it was our Lord and the
woman at the well, two different races. He let them know there is no
difference in races. Our colors has nothing to do with it. We're all...
We could give each other a blood transfusion. God made of one blood all
You're having headaches, tremendous headaches. Then you got a burden on
your heart; that's for that child. And you... It's oppressed. That's
exactly. Is that true? That's right.
This lady sitting over from you there, she seems to be identified with
you, which is your mother. That's right. And she's got something wrong
Do you believe me, lady? You do? Your trouble is a hurting in your
side. That's right. It's your right side that hurts. Is that right?
Raise up your hand, if that's right. It ain't going to bother you no
more. You believe if God can tell me who you are? Mrs. Lowe. Correct.
All right, go on your way; the Lord Jesus gives you your request.
179 Right out at the end of there is another little colored lady
setting, looking, that just--just like to tore her to pieces. She's
looking right at me. She believes it. That... Don't you see that Thing
right there by her? She's suffering with kidney trouble. That's right.
It's all over now; He's healed you. Amen.
Why don't you believe? "If thou canst believe, all things are
possible." You believe that? Here's... Look at the colored people.
Where is your faith at, white folks?
Here's a colored lady setting right here, looking right at me, kind of
a large lady. She's got trouble with her knee. Uh-huh. She's also got a
trouble; she got heart trouble. Yeah. And she's got weakness, flutters
and things like that, especially when you're trying to lay down,
smother. See? That happened last night. Remember. Now, I'm not reading
your mind. I know what you prayed about. You wanted to be called on
this today, and He's answered for you. Now, you also can't hardly get
up, because you got arthritis. That is right. And then, another thing,
you've got a stomach trouble, which is a growth inside the stomach.
That is true. Now, do you believe me to be His prophet? I'll say it
anyhow. Believe, and you'll be made well.
182 What about your stomach trouble? You believe that God would heal
your stomach trouble, setting there too? You believe it? All right,
then you can have your healing of your stomach. Amen.
You want to quit smoking there, lady? You believe God will make you
quit smoking? Been trying for a long time. You got stomach trouble
also; been trying to quit cigarettes. That's what's making your stomach
trouble. Will you give them up? I resent them from you, in the Name of
Jesus Christ, because of your faith to touch Him.
I challenge you to believe God.
184 Here's a little woman sitting there praying for her--a loved one in
the hospital, dying with cancer. Right. It's a uncle. That's right.
You're either... You're a minister's wife. You believe with all your
heart, the man will get well.
I challenge you to believe God. What is that? The identification, that
Jesus Christ... You say, "What is Christ?"
He's the Word. "In the beginning was the Word; the Word was with God.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. The Word is sharper
than a two-edged sword, a Discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart." Can't you see the Word has come among us in the last days? It's
the Holy Spirit taking the Word of God and identifying Jesus Christ,
which is the Token. Amen. Do you believe?
187 How many has got prayer cards? Let all on this side that's got
prayer cards, stand up in this line over here. Just stand, all on that
side, just that side stand out here in the aisle. No, just on the right
hand aisle, please, right there. Ushers, get to your place. Then when
they get through, let the others all stand up after they come through,
then vice versa with the other side. Now, let everybody be reverent.
The Holy Spirit took over the meeting, so there's enough been said and
done to prove. How many believes He's here? How many believes that's
the Token? How many believes it's the Word? Look, how many knows that
the Book of Hebrews said, that the Word of God discerns the thoughts
that's in the heart? How many knows that? How many knows that that's
the reason Jesus could discern the thoughts in their heart, because He
was the Word? How many believe that? How many believes that that's what
was with prophets? They were who the Word come to. Now, if the Word
returns to us, won't It do the same? Then how can the Word that
identifies the Word, be wrong by the Word? Oh, mercy. Reverent...
189 Hey, this lady setting here, she's got something on her heart too.
I just happened to turn around and catch it. Aren't you Mrs. Grant? I
never knew that. But you are Mrs. Grant, 'cause I see you with it. You
got a--a nervousness that's bothering you. You got--your son has got
something another... His blood, like, is dripping. I challenge you to
believe it. Amen. He's the Master of the situation. He's the Master of
death. Let's pray.
190 Lord Jesus, while Your Presence is anointing us, here in this
building, and we are aware this is the Holy Ghost, I pray, Lord, that
You'll heal every person that wears these handkerchiefs.
One time, we're taught in the Bible, that Your people, right in the
line of duty, was crossing the Red Sea, and the sea got in their way on
their road to the promised land. God looked down through that Pillar of
Fire with angry eyes, and the sea got scared, moved back, and Israel
went on to the promised land, right in the line of duty.
O Lord God, let Your eyes look through the Blood of Jesus Christ, down
into this Token here that we're holding over these handkerchiefs today.
And may everybody that wears this, may the sickness get scared, may it
move back and let Your people cross to the promise of good health. "The
prayer of faith shall save the sick." In the Name of Jesus Christ, may
it be so. Amen.
193 How many believing Methodist preachers are here, Baptist preachers,
Presbyterian preachers, Baptist preachers, Lutheran, or Pentecostals?
How many of you believe this to be the truth? Come here and stand by me
while we pray for the sick then. Come up here, all you preachers that
It's all right, ain't it? Brother Grant, that's all right? Uh-huh.
Come down here, brother. Brother Grant's got a ministry of praying for
the sick: a gallant man, a good man, a man that God hears and answers
prayer for, Brother Grant. I'm happy to put my arm around him today and
say that: my brother. Now, he's going to be down here praying with me.
When you come through this line, just like you was coming beneath the
197 Brethren, make a double line right here, right here. Make a double
line: some up here, some down there.
Brother Roy Borders, where you at? Brother Roy Borders, I thought he
Looky here, at the ministers, would you? Looky there. That makes me
feel good, brethren. Ministers of the cross, men who's standing up here
to identify themself with the Message. What can happen?
199 Now, look, don't lay it onto the ministers now. They've come to
identify themselves. When you pass through here, identi--hold the Token
before you, "Lord Jesus, I've confessed my sins. In return He'll give
me the baptism of the Holy Ghost. I am a purchased product. Sin,
sickness, or nothing can hold me from here on. I'm moving right." Hold
that, oh, before you, and pass through here, and God will heal you, and
you'll go out of here rejoicing, happy, and be well. Do you believe it?
200 Now, each person in here, let's bow our heads, brethren, while
together... We don't know what's going to happen. We just don't know.
There's not any reason for any sick person to leave this building this
afternoon. Hold that Token in your heart, pass right through this
prayer line, where ministers, who's consecrated their lives to--to the
service, is going to stand here, laying hands upon you as you pass
You say, "Why did you do that for, Brother Branham?"
I want you, everyone, to know that it's just... I'm not the healer.
These men has just as much right to pray for the sick as anybody else.
Frankly, I believe God would answer their prayers 'fore He would mine.
I'm tired and wore out, and everything. I--I believe they'd--He'd
answer their prayers. And here they stand right in the midst of it, to
identify themselves, not ashamed to take their place. I appreciate men
202 Now, brethren, I know your feeling. I'm--I am one with you. I'm the
one that's weaved my net with you out here in Texas, to try to catch
every one of them fish that God's ordained to Life, out there. I'm
doing my very best. I'm with you one hundred percent. Sometimes I scold
and holler about organization and things. That don't mean I'm against
you, my brother. I mean I'm against the system that would separate us
from being brothers, because of some religious doctrine. We are
brothers by the baptism of the Holy Ghost. We hold the same Token.
We've received the same Blood, so let's believe that. We can meet
There, can't we, brethren, every one of us under the Blood?
203 Now, I was ordained a Baptist. Maybe you're a Methodist, or
Lutheran, or Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Oneness, Twoness, Threeness, or
whatever you have, Church of God, whatever it is. That don't make any
difference. We can't agree upon them little things; let's forget about
Something we can agree upon, that Jesus Christ our Saviour died for our
sins, rose again and give us the Token. We're standing here with our
prayers to hold over these sick brothers and sisters that pass through
this line. I'm going to believe it with all my heart.
I seen something happen right then. Amen. I know you think I'm crazy,
but I'm feeling good crazy. I just hope I can stay this a way. Yes,
sir. I just feel wonderful this way. Let's pray.
206 Lord Jesus, I'm walking off this platform, down here to identify
myself with these brothers. I'm identifying myself with them, as we all
are holding our Tokens in our hands and in our hearts. As we obey Your
command to lay hands upon the sick, and they shall recover, may every
person passing through here, present their Token, that they have
received the Holy Ghost, that they are a born again child of God, that
they believe it with all their heart. And as they pass through, may
they curse that disease and affliction of their body. And may they go
out of here rejoicing, knowing that their faith has made them whole.
And, Lord God, as we laid, in the Old Testament, our hands upon the
sacrifice to identify ourselves with the sacrifice, we lay our hands
upon Jesus and identified ourself with Him. He laid His hands upon us
now in the ministry, identifying Hisself with us by signs and wonders.
And we are laying our hands upon the sick to identify ourselves with
them, with our faith connected with them. Sickness has to go, and may
it do it in the Name of Jesus Christ, as we walk down here to receive
Let all the congregation pray.
208 Roy or somebody come here and stand by this microphone, and keep
the lines straight.
Look, as you pass through here now, come believing, come praying. We're
just going to lay hands on the sick. Come right through. Pray. When you
pass through the line of this ministers, if you're walking on crutches,
lay them down, walk away. If you've had cancer, sickness, say, "The
doctor's done all he can do; he's done all he could; and he's said I'll
have to die. I'm not going to die. Here's my Token, Lord. You've
promised me a threescore and ten. I'm going right through here, doing
it." See, do that. Will you do it? In Jesus' Name, may it be so. Amen.
All right, let the line through. [Brother Branham and the ministers
pray for the sick, as a brother leads the congregation in singing "Only
Believe" and other songs--Ed.]
... I believe,
All my doubts are buried in the Fountain.
211 Do you believe it? Amen. Oh, isn't He wonderful? Some of them was
on those cots and stretchers, got right up and walked away, just left
them laying there, and walked away. Oh, it's everyone could be healed
now that will believe it. Do you believe?
Let's... Give us the chord, "I Love Him," will you, sister; the old
song, "I love Him, I love Him because..."? Let's all just raise our
voices, and our hands, our hearts to God, and sing, "I love Him, I love
Him, because He first loved me." Everybody now.
I love Him, I love Him
Because He first loved me
And purchased my salvation
A lady, up out of the wheelchair, walking across here with the support
of two men.
I... (Let's wave our hands to God, I love Him.) I love Him
Because He first loved me
And purchased my salvation
214 Let's just praise Him now, everybody. Glory to God. How we thank
You, Lord Jesus, for Your goodness, Your Presence. Oh, we thank You for
the Token, Lord. We are saved and filled with the Spirit, the Holy
Ghost surging our bodies now. How we thank You for this, Father. Oh, in
Jesus' Name we thank You. Amen. Amen.
Everybody shake hands, say, "Praise the Lord." Shake one another's
hand, say, "Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord." All right now, all
I love Him, (Hands up, hearts up.) I... (Just express it from your
Because He first loved me (Are you going to dismiss?)
And purchase my salvation
On Calvary's tree.
Now, let's bow our heads real reverently, as I turn the service now to
Brother Grant for dismissing, thanking each one of you. First, thanking
the Lord for His goodness, His mercy, and the assurance that I hope
that we've left in your heart, that we're not here alone. Our great
Chief Captain is among us. The shout of the King is in the camp. And we
thank the Lord to see His great power and His great mercy. And now, let
us bow our heads reverently. Brother Grant.