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The Power Of God
E-1 Bless you. Shall we pray. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee
tonight for Jesus the Son of God, Who has come to the earth and died
that we might have fellowship one with another while His Blood cleanses
us from all uncleanliness, brings us together in this fine time of
fellowship. And we pray that He will smile upon us tonight and give us
of His blessings. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen. May be seated.
Thank you, Brother Joseph. I'm unworthy of a compliment like that. But
I know that's... I hope the Lord thinks that well of me when I leave
the world. Thank you, Brother Joseph. You all pray for me. And thank
you too, friends, for your nice compliment...?...
E-2 Someone one time, I was preaching and went out, there was a...
Someone, some brother said, "Oh, Brother Branham, I really appreciated
There was a fellow standing there; he said, "You know, I wouldn't have
people to say that about me." Said, "I don't like for people to say
things. I don't like them to brag on me."
I said, "I do." I said, "There's just one difference between you and I;
I'm honest about it." And I think that's right. We all like for
somebody to say something nice, don't we? Yeah. But... And then I
believe Jesus likes for us to tell how we love Him too. Don't you
think? That's right.
E-3 Thank you. I'm just a little tired tonight. We had a service this
afternoon, and--and so we... It's--this is eight straight nights now,
so it's... I'm just a little bit tired, not much, but just enough till
I can feel it good. I'm not sleeping at night is what it is. I don't
get enough sleep. And that's what kind of hinders me a little.
Now, everybody love Him tonight with all your heart? [Congregations
says, "Amen."--Ed.] Amen. That's the way; that's fine. Now, tomorrow
night, Friday night, and I'm trusting that Mrs. Branham may get to come
up Saturday; I'm not sure whether she will or not. And--and I hope she
brings Joseph along...?...
E-4 You know, I remember, little Joseph about six years before he was
born. I was over at Minneapolis a praying. I was just reading the life
of Joseph, what a wonderful person he was. And then there was... I went
into a little closet where I had my clothes hanging, and I pulled the
door together. And I was just a weeping and--and thanking the Lord for
And Something just said to me, not a vision, but Something just said to
me, "You'll have a boy, and you'll call his name Joseph."
So I thought, "Well now, that's fine. I thank You, Lord." So I begin to
tell the people about it. Well, immediately, about, oh, about a year
later, there was a little baby born in our house. When it was coming
on, some of them said, "Is this Joseph?"
I said, "I don't know." I said, "Can't say that." For our other one had
been a girl, four years since. And so then when the little baby was
born, it was a little girl. Then you talk about razzing me, especially
my brothers, you know, brothers in flesh that said, "I thought it was
right every time, Billy?"
I said, "It is. Just don't worry. He will be here."
Said, "Oh, yeah. Meda, thirty-five years old, and sexual birth each
time. Said, "I know it'll be here."
I said, "Sure."
Said, "You sure of that?"
I said, "I'm positive of it." I said, "God always tells the truth. I'll
have a baby and his name will be Joseph."
And so they said, "It can't be."
Two years, one year passed, two, three, four, going into the fifth
year. No, no Joseph yet.
After while when Joseph come along, why, I was down at the hospital,
and wife was up in the room. And here come the nurse down. And some of
them said, "Is this Joseph?"
I said, "I don't know." I said, "I know Joseph is coming. I don't
when." I said, "He will be here."
Nurse come down the steps, she said, "Reverend Branham."
I said, "Yeah."
Said, "You got a fine seven-pound boy."
I said, "Joseph, you're a long time getting here. But I'm sure glad you
arrived." I said...?... So I...
E-5 When the Lord tells you anything, you believe Him, because He--He's
going to do it. See? Don't you worry. It may take a little while, but
He will do it in His own good time, won't He? And so, we love Him,
because that's the way we can take Him on any promise. Whatever He
says, that's just what He's going to do. And we believe it with all of
Now, looking down here in the--in the orchestra pit, is that right,
what you call it? [Man says, "Yeah, sure."--Ed.] I don't see many
musicians, I don't think, but I see some taking the tapes. Glad to see
you, Leo, and Gene, my brethren down in there. I heard you had a sore
mouth from getting a tooth pulled. Well, I'm glad it's better. That's
fine. All right. The Lord be merciful to us as we worship Him tonight
E-6 And I want to read for a text here, a little place found to
continue on our service from where we were at last night in the Book of
Redemption. And I understand that Saturday is the breakfast, and--and
Sunday afternoon that my little Brother Tommy Hick's is going to speak
here. Is that right? And I'm sure you all will enjoy Tommy, 'cause he
just come back from Russia, from behind the line.
And you know, the strange thing about that, when he said he was going
over there we was all at the Christians Business Man's Breakfast, and
he said he was going to Russia. And Mr. Fisher, he may be setting here
now; he's the attorney of the Christian Business Men, very fine, from
way back in the early old Azusa Street, the Pentecostal, very well,
looked-up-to, man in all over the nation.
And so Mr. Fisher made a talk. And he said, "Well, I--I believe he's
going to go over."
And he said, "Well, why, Mr. Fisher?"
He said, "Well, the first thing," said, "the Russians then... Well,
see, they let him come in," said, "then they'll find out really who is
Christians and who's not, the communists." And said, "Another thing,
they'll think that poor little, silly boy ain't going to do no harm
over here." So they let him in. So they--they did.
But I imagine he did do them some harm, because he's a--he's a preacher
of the Gospel and a good man with it. So I'm thankful that he was over
there. Now, the strange thing, I just stuck my neck out a little far,
and I said, "Now, Tommy, if you go and get back, then I'll go." So I
don't know now. Now, I'm in it. So I'd--I'd like to go, all right. But
I--I hope it's the leading of the Lord when we go in there.
E-7 ...?... Now, over in the Gospel of the... Now, the Book of Exodus,
rather, the 14th chapter. I like the ending up of this 13th chapter,
the Pillar of Fire, a Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel
through the day and night. In the daytime it looked like a cloud, and
at nighttime it looked like a Pillar of Fire leading Israel. And that
was the Angel of the covenant, none other than Jesus Christ Himself,
before He was made flesh and come in the womb of Mary. It was Christ.
Moses followed Christ. Christ said, the Scripture says that He was in
the wilderness with Moses. And that's Who He was, the Angel of the
And now, in the 15th verse, we read this:
And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak to
the children of Israel, that they go forward:
I kind of like that, don't you? May the Lord add His blessings to His
E-8 Now, tonight is midweek, and I was tonight going to call up all the
people that had their prayer cards. But after I started over here, I
just so tired, I think I'll just go ahead and have the regular service
for the sick. And maybe tomorrow night, if God willing, I want to pray
for everybody that's got a prayer card, tomorrow night.
Brother Moore even told me and Brother Brown, that's the way we first
started out; they said, "We'll come to the platform help you, Brother
And they always anxious for me to get back into those types of service.
And I'm just as anxious to get back to it too. It may be a little
strange for a while, but it'll work right around to a far more
exceeding than what it is now. And so, tomorrow night, everyone holding
a prayer card, will be called to the platform. I think they got out
prayer cards. I asked the boy just a few minutes ago, and brethren
there, that if there's any prayer cards give out. They said, "There's
already about two hundred out." I's and K's. And said that the--them
letters, and said that, if I wanted to call some tonight, I'd call from
some of them, and then tomorrow night we'd pray for all of them.
E-9 Now, last night we was talking and running a series of--of
Scriptures of the Book of Exodus. We find out that the "exodus" meant
"the calling out," God separating His people from the unbeliever. And
then along, as He taken... We find out in the Scripture that there was
a mixed multitude that went up. And that's what got the real believer
in trouble, because it was a mixed multitude. They was the one who
melted their ear rings and so forth, and made a calf and--to go back
Now, when the--the phenomenal is done, the miracle of God was
performed, and everybody rallied to it, and then a mixed multitude
followed out, because they were going... They were circumcised and kept
the Passover and so forth, but still they were a mixed multitude:
unbelievers with the believers. And it finally showed up on them.
Now, then we find out that there was three great principles that we
were going to talk on. And that... And this Book of Exodus called out,
separated and also, a book of redemption. And the three principles, we
were going to talk on was the power of the Devil, and the power of
faith, and the power of God.
E-10 And last night we found out that the Devil does have a power, and
that power is death. And after death, the Devil can do no more. He's
finished at death. And how that he brought the... Moses right down when
he found out that he was going to be born, why, he killed all the
children along, trying to cut off God's servant that was to be a chosen
vessel. How he did the same thing by Abel, when he seen how the line of
Abel was going to come the righteous Seed. And then God, of course,
brought Seth in to take his place. And then, in the Royal Seed in
Chronicles, and also over in the Book of Matthew, Jesus, how he killed
all the children trying to cut off, or to stop God's program. But
there's no way at all of ever stopping God's program.
Here not long ago they made a proclamation that you couldn't shout no
more, and all these things, was going to try to pass it in Congress,
said they'd stop all the doors, and every people that didn't belong to
a certain denomination, when the confederation of churches united, and
going in now to form the mark of the beast for this nation, this
world... When they all confederated themselves together, they were
going to pull every door and shut every door. And they will do it
And everybody that don't belong to a certain denomination that's in
this confederation of churches, will have to take the mark. And doing
so, well, then, they think then that they'll stop all of this stuff,
like Divine healing and all these things that the--that the churches
don't accept. But they'll never do it; you can't do it. God's Church
will move on just as sure as the world. They tried that before, fed
them to lions, and burned them to the stake, but God's Church moved on
just the same. Said, "The gates of hell cannot prevail against It."
Showed that all the gates of hell would be against It and the powers of
hell, but It would never prevail. God will move right on with His
Church. It always will be that way.
E-11 They've tried to stop it. They've tried to burn it out of people.
They've tried to feed it to lions, and the lions wouldn't eat it. And
so they--they tried a lot of things, to stomp out this old-time
religion, but it'll be good on till Jesus comes. Amen. So there's no
way of stopping it.
The Devil's a shrewd fellow all right. And he carries the power of
death with him; but that's all the farther he can go is death. But
then, we find out then, that faith stepped in then. At the death, then
faith stepped in and recognized a God of resurrection. No matter when
we go at the grave and lay our loved ones down, the tears falling from
our cheeks, and sadness, and see a young mother with her baby on her
arm, like I did to my own wife... And all those things standing there.
E-12 I remember that day, standing there, where little old Billy Paul
hugged up against me, a little bitty eighteen, about eighteen months
old baby, hold him in my arms, and looking at his mother and little
sister, laying on the arm of the mother, as they lowered them down.
And the minister picked up a bunch of dirt and said, "Ashes to ashes,
and dust to dust, and earth to earth." When I heard those clods
dropping in the face of my baby and wife, oh, my, my heart was tearing
out. But standing there listening coming down through them old pine
trees, there seemed to be a song coming. There's a land beyond the
river. See? Right in the midst of death, where I seen what Satan had
done, just beyond that I seen the resurrection.
"I am the Resurrection and Life," saith God, "he that believeth in Me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live. Whosoever..." What was it? It
I walked over there, and I said, "God bless you, honey; rest your souls
in peace. And someday I'll see you again." Amen.
E-13 Here not long ago, Billy and I taken a little flower to his
mother's grave. It's been... He was just a little lad. He was about
eight or ten years old, coming down to the grave, he begin crying. It
was just 'fore daylight. I set the flower down. He had his hat in his
hand. And we knelt down by the side of the grave. He put his head over
on me, begin crying. He said, "Daddy, my mother lays there."
I said, "No, no, huh-uh, your mother's there (See?), not there." I
said, "Honey, we're looking across a mound here. See, it's heaped up."
I said, "Because I put her in a concrete box." I said, "It won't fall
in, but there's a mound here that's heaped up. But away across the sea,
there's one that has the doors broke on it. And it's... And the One Who
raised from the dead said, "He that heareth My Words, and believeth in
Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and
believeth in Me, shall never die."
I said, "They were in His arms safely. So beyond all this dark cloud
that we see, faith catches a glimpse of the resurrection over yonder of
a God." So I'm so thankful that there is hope beyond the grave and
faith that brings us to that place. Though I... Faith may take its--its
position on the Rock of God's Word, and all the waves of hell, beating
against it's foundation, it'll take its eagle eye and soar beyond them
clouds, and see the God of resurrection and promise. I'm so thankful
for that tonight. And I know you are. And every believer is.
E-14 Think. We have an Anchor (Amen.) that's in the veil. We can't see
it sometimes, but we know it's there. Like the little boy was flying
the kite. They said, "Where is it?" Said, "I can't see it."
Said, "I know it's still there, 'cause I can feel it." So that's right.
We may not be able to see it; times gets dark. The clouds may hide His
blessed face for a spell. But remember, the clouds may hide His face,
but it don't hide Him. It can hide the sun from you, but it's still
shining beyond the clouds. And faith sees the sun beyond the cloud.
And here was Moses' mother in the conflict of testing of her faith. And
every child, every son that cometh to God, first must be tried. God
tests your faith. Now, look like God could just simply bypass the whole
thing and don't have any--appropriate a way, and just cut the thing
off, but it's better that He gives you a test, and then comes to you
when you're in the test. I like that, don't you? The greatest
experiences of my life, is when I come up against a mountain that I
can't get over it, under it, or around it. And just stand still, and
God will move the thing back. And He will move... No matter how dark
the cloud is, faith pierces it yonder with a eye that looks beyond
anything that the Devil can set before you. 'Cause God is our victory.
E-15 Even death itself has no terrors. No wonder the believer can stand
and say, "O death, where is thy sting? And grave, where is thy victory?
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
Christ." That's the faith that maketh not ashamed. That's the faith
And now, this mother with her only baby as far as we know. No, I beg
your pardon, it wasn't her only baby. She had another one: Miriam. So
we... The mother with her little baby, laid into to a little
slime-pitched, bulrush-made basket, that by faith, that God moving by
E-16 Did you know the whole Church of the living God is built upon the
revelation of the Lord Jesus? In the garden of Eden, after the children
of Israel... Pardon me. After Cain and Abel and them were turned out of
the garden, did you notice how that Cain (being not a communist) who
came and worshipped the Lord, and--and offered a sacrifice, and--and
done all he could... Very religious, Cain was. But Abel, he came, not
with works, but by faith, the Bible said. He offered unto God a more
excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, God testifying that it--he was
righteous, because he seen the program of God, which was revealed to
Now, they hadn't... The Bible wasn't written then. So if Cain, his
brother who set under the same teaching of father and mother, came down
and brought fruit to make the offering... But Abel, by revelation he
saw that it wasn't fruits that brought us out of the garden of Eden, as
some people still think it was. But it wasn't fruits. It was the blood
of his mother who made him mortal, or his father. So he came and
offered the blood of a lamb by Divine revelation. No one to tell him
anything about it, but he, by faith he seen the Son of God coming, and
offered a lamb in a figurative type, seeing that Jesus was the Lamb
slain before the foundation of the world. And God testified, "That's
the truth." God will always testify the truth.
That's the reason I'm so happy when we can introduce to the nations of
the world, a resurrected Jesus Christ. It's not a fiction story, a
story of fiction. It is a absolute positive statement of Jehovah God
Himself, that He raised up Jesus from the dead. And it can be proven.
That's the good part about it.
Now, Cain, when he seen his brother, 'course, he slew his brother, was
jealous. But notice how Abel got this.
E-17 Now, Jesus when He come to the earth, coming down off of Mount
Transfiguration, one day, or off the mountain, they said, "Who does man
say I the Son of man am?"
And some of them said, "Well, some says You're Moses: and some, Elias;
and some so forth, the prophet."
He said, "But Who do you say I am?"
Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
And He turned to Peter and said, "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona (the
son of Jonas in other wise): for flesh and blood has not revealed this
to you. You never learned it by any reading. You never learned it by
any seminary. You never learned it by any scholarship. See? Flesh and
blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father which is in heaven
has revealed it to you. And I say, thou art Peter, and upon this
Rock..." What? Spiritual revelation that Jesus is the Christ, not
mental conception, but spiritual revelation. "Flesh and blood has not
revealed to you, but My Father which is in heaven has revealed this to
you. And upon this Rock I'll build My Church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against It."
E-18 What is it? A revelation. What is faith? Is God, by the Spirit
revealing to you something that He's going to do or He's promised.
Now, if you only hear: "Faith cometh by hearing," but hearing is not
faith. A loaf of bread is purchased for twenty-five cents. But
twenty-five cents is not the loaf of bread. See? Hearing does...
Hearing only brings the Word that produces faith. But "Faith is the
substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Then
you see, you hear the Word, God reveals I to you, that I is the truth,
and by Spirit revealed truth, confirms your faith to God. You get it?
Now, notice. Then that's the Church that God built upon the Rock that
the gates of hell can't prevail against It.
Now, if we'll notice how that, Miriam the... Or not, or Moses' mother,
rather, when she was standing there with her baby to lay it in death...
Every male child was throwed into the river as soon as it was born.
They... See it was a male, pitch it out into the river.
And here stands the mother now, knowing that he was the proper child.
He was God's predestined son. Now, don't...
E-19 The word "predestinate," that's not a good word to use. The word
"foreknowledge" is better. Predestination looks back to foreknowledge
and foreknowledge looks to destination. But God not making, set it in
order, a little hole that you have to go through and can't go no other
way; but God in order to be God, He knowed the end from the beginning,
so He could predict it, and set things in order to happen.
Now, notice. By God's wise providence, He had revealed by spiritual
revelation that this was going to be His chosen vessel. And his mother
wasn't a-scared of the kings commandments. For by faith she saw him
with the children of Israel, placing them over in the promised land.
What a eyes of faith, what a power faith has. Oh, it goes so far beyond
the devil's power. The Devil takes you to death, but faith looks beyond
that. The Devil shows you the graveyard, said, "You're every one
going." That's right. But thanks be to God, we're coming again. When
Jesus comes, those that sleep in Him shall come with Him. So faith is
much more powerful than anything the Devil has.
The Devil can put out scarecrows and everything else, and make you
shadows, and say, "You're going to die in the morning. And this is the
last hour. And this is that and the other." But that don't scare the
believer. He's just a bluff. If God reveals to me it's not going to
happen, I don't care what he says. I'm going to come out of it anyhow.
E-20 When Mayo Brothers told me I just had a few days left in my body
of life, that I was going to live. I believed them. I said, "Well, it
looks like I'm gone." Then the Holy Spirit revealed to me, "Your
ministry's just beginning." Hallelujah. No matter what Mayo Brothers
said, I didn't think of what they said; I thought what God said.
Here not long ago, standing in a hospital with a young fellow about
six, seven years ago, maybe a little better, a young man dying with
black diphtheria... The old dad called me to go pray for the baby, or
the boy, rather. He was about fifteen years old. And the boy was dying.
And the--the doctor, he wouldn't let me go in; he said, "You can't go
in. You got children of your own."
I said, "But I'll take the risk."
He said, "But you'll take diphtheria to your children."
I said, "If I got faith enough to go into the diphtheria; I got faith
enough that God won't let my children take it."
He said, "You can't do it." The man was Catholic by faith.
I said, "Now, if I was a priest standing here and was going to give the
last rites to that boy, would you let..."
"Oh," he said, "that's different." Said...
I said, "No, it isn't. This is just as sacred to us as the last rites
would be to you."
E-21 Well, I out-talked him. So he went up and dressed me up, all over
in white, and--and put a big thing over face. And I--I couldn't hardly
see where I was going. Here I come through there with a gown dragging
way behind me. You'd have never knowed me then. I walked down through
there; it was all right. There's one way of getting there. That's
following the rules. Always play the game square and you'll win.
So I went down through there, and the mother and father went along.
There laid the boy dying, been unconscious two days. I went around; I
tried to talk to him. He wouldn't talk. So I knelt down, looked at the
father, and he looked at me. The tears was in his eyes. I laid my hands
upon the boy. I said, "Dear heavenly Father, You said, 'I am the
resurrection and Life.' You was the One Who promised us these things.
And this father of this child has called me here to pray, believing
that You sent me to pray for the sick. And this I... Father, pray, with
all my heart, the prayer of faith that would touch Your garments. And
with unfailing faith, as far I know in my heart, I believe for this
young man to recover." I said, "I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen. Raised
E-22 Old father looked over to the mother and said, "Oh, mother isn't
it wonderful?" The boy is just as gone as he ever was. And he said,
"Oh, I'm so happy."
And the little nurse standing there, weeping, she turned around and she
said, "Sir, I don't understand." Said, "Do you know your boy is a
He said, "No, ma'am, I don't."
She said, "Well, now you see..."
He said; he said, "My boy's not dying, my boy's going to live." Said,
"God promised it." And he said...
"Why, look, it's good to have faith," she said, "sir." But said, "I
tell you," she said, some kind of a cardiogram, or ever what they was
doing, some kind of a machine they'd put on his heart. And said, "When
it ever goes down like that, its never been known in all medical
history for it to ever come back again. Said, "The boy can't live over
about three to four hours."
E-23 And that old man, I never will forget. He put his hand upon the
shoulder of that little young lady, probably in her late teens; he
said, "Sister, dear," he said, "you're looking to that machine. That's
all you got to look to, but I'm looking at a Divine promise." Amen.
The next morning the boy took his breakfast. And he's married and got a
child now. See? The woman, all she knew was to do just what that
machine said. But this old man looked; faith pierced beyond that. And
he saw God Who was able to do the exceedingly abundantly, the God Who
had promised never to fail us or to leave us or forsake us. He...
Depends on what you're looking at. The Christian looks at things they
don't see, because they walk by faith. Is that right? We believe it
because the Bible has said so. They believe it. That's how we believe,
is because God said so. Faith tested, tried, it proves out a hundred
percent. God's under obligation to answer that faith.
E-24 Look what it did that mother standing there, as she put her baby
into the same death that every other baby had went into. And a little
basket about so big, with the baby laying in it, probably about a three
months old baby, laying in a little basket about so long, nothing but a
bunch of rushes, like willows, laced together with some pitch and slime
messed in it, and pushed it out into the flags where the crocodiles and
everything else was? By... Why, it would've meant death. Well, sure. It
was right in the same river of death. But by faith, an atonement was
made for it, by faith, not by an act of a natural laws, but by faith.
Natural laws would've just proved the alligator smelt the baby, and
that was it. See? Or out there the first little wave would've tipped it
over, that would've settled it. But faith looked beyond that.
She knew that the hand of God was on that baby. Therefore, she wasn't
afraid of what the king said. And look what faith done. Faith took him
out of the river of death, in resurrection took him over to Pharaoh's
palace, and raised him, and educated him right in the palace of the
Devil's instrument. If that wasn't one time God pulled the wool over
Satan's eyes... Pharaoh was the Devil's instrument who was killing the
children. And the very children he was going to kill, God sent His
instrument back and made him raise him. Hallelujah.
E-25 Don't try to outwit God. God works in mysterious ways His wonders
to perform. Pharaoh, the hard hearted demon possessed man was killing
every Jewish baby because the Devil had anointed him, brought the king
of them in, and raised him, and educated, and fed him; and besides that
brought his mother over for a nurse for him. Amen. That's what faith
will do. The mother saw that. By faith, she saw that. That's the reason
she went down there and stood and waited for her daughter to come, call
her to be the nurse. See, she already had it in her mind, 'cause God
had revealed it. Amen.
If God reveals to you tonight that your sickness is gone through the
atonement just as that revealed to that mother, it's finished. Amen.
The power of faith, she placed her baby right in the jaws of death with
the power of faith to know that he'd raise up again. Amen. Placed him
right smack in the jaws of death...
E-26 Sometimes trials are brought upon us. People say, "Oh, I wished I
didn't... God. If I'm a Christian, why did this happen Brother
Branham?" God let that come upon you, so He could show your--His love
to you. So He could prove to you, "I'm the Resurrection and Life."
Death says, "I got a right." The king's commission is to drown all the
babies, put them in the ocean.
She said, "I'm putting him in the ocean, or in the--the waters under
this, by revelation. I have prepared a way of escape." Amen. And she
laid him in death. And faith bought him out and made him the son of
Pharaoh's daughter, and made her the nurse. See how God did? God
altogether was working to His own glory and just putting it right under
Satan's nose, and saying, "I just want to show you just how blind you
are, Satan." Put the baby right under his face and made Satan feed him
and take care of him, and nourish him up for the very man was going to
destroy the whole nation and lead the people to victory. Hallelujah.
Oh, our God is marvelous. Have faith. Stronger than death? Certainly
faith is stronger than death. So here goes the power of faith moving.
E-27 And now, notice. Now, when in daytime he was... I guess Egypt was
the greatest militant nation in the world, the great commercial center
of all the world. And no doubt but what Moses had the ROTC training and
everything else. God had to train him like that, because he was going
to lead an army. And God made Satan train Moses to lead an army that
would destroy hisself. Hallelujah. That's the power of faith.
By faith she saw that. And not only that, but she made arrangements for
it. She placed the baby into the atonement, and walked out here, and
stood on the bank waiting for her call to be come. Glory. There you
are. Waiting for the time, for by faith she endured, seeing Him Who is
invisible. She knowed this was a proper child. She knowed what God had
promised. The time of the deliverance for the children was drawing
nigh, and she knowed this was the baby. Amen.
E-28 And now, in the daytime the chief officers, the best training that
could be brought... His dinner was brought on a platter by Satan,
Oh, my, as it was today, fried chicken, steak, potatoes and tea,
everything... Him sitting back there, and God said, "See what I can do,
Satan. You're not so great after all? See? We put him in death like you
required, but that mother seen what I'm going to do yonder through
Jesus Christ to all peoples that believe in Me. By faith she done it."
And when Moses was well-trained as a real officer, 'cause he... Pharaoh
thought he will lead... After you had his foot on the throne... And
Pharaoh said, "Someday he will be the Pharaoh." And then, when he
trained him the very best, and it was God doing all of this. 'Cause why
the Amor... Amorites and them had not a chance with that well-trained
man, Moses, when he set his army in order out there and started up with
them. Why, certainly not. He took them just like Grant did Richmond.
He... They had nothing to do into it. I'm telling you. He went right
on, 'cause he was trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.
And then after his schooling was over, his night studying was over,
mother taken him into the bedroom, and she was training him
(Hallelujah.), a teacher of righteousness. So you see, every mother's a
preacher. She has got a little... She's--she's got a--a little
congregation of her own at home.
E-29 So she trained Moses, telling him. Now, he said, "Mother, I
understand. Now, we've had all the training today, but now what was you
saying that Jehovah was going to do?"
And she begin to read to him by faith. And when he become the age to
take the throne, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
For by faith (Hallelujah,) he seen what it was done for his mother, and
he took the same thing.
I see what it done for Paul; I see what it done for Peter. I see what
it's done for others. I want the same thing by faith. No matter how
dark the cloud looks, that don't make it. The sun is shining just
beyond there. We'll move right on till the sun shines.
The storms cannot hide His blessed face. Amen. Oh, He's not promised
smooth sailing. But He's always promised, "I'll be with you." Amen. So
what difference does it make how much storm there is, as long as He's
around? The waves and the winds obey His will. Amen.
E-30 Now, oh, we could take hours on that, that wonderful thing of
faith: how He kept the Passover by faith, how he met God and talked to
Him. By faith he went down and kept the Paschal lamb, came out, and was
on his road. God doing all this through the power of faith... See what
faith will do?
E-31 Now, they led him right out on the road to the promised land. You
know all the contest between God and Pharaoh down there, how by faith
he did this, by faith he did this, and by faith he did this.
And now, on our text tonight we find them on their journey. And they
look out yonder, and there's the Red Sea, mountains on both sides; and
they lifted up their eyes and looked back, and there come Pharaoh with
all of his army, all of his trained soldiers, his chariots, and his
captain of each chariot, and so forth. Here come a great cloud of dust
while tens of thousands, yes, perhaps, a million or more, armed men
come. And here this bunch of little sheep was backed up with the drove
of wolves coming on them.
Then what happened? Just the human, just like we all do. "Wasn't there
enough graves down in Egypt that we could be buried there?" That's the
way we think. They'd forgot what all faith had done for them a few days
before. That's what we do.
The first little pain hits us, after you been prayed for, "Oh, well, I
guess I lost it." Oh, my.
And hear them coming to the platform been healed of cancer, blinded
eyes has been opened. Those who were lame walk again, and all these
things, and we see it, look at it, examine it, go right on moving. And
then the first little conflict comes along, we forget all about that.
See the Lord Jesus in the power of His resurrection, but we so quickly
forget. That's the human part of it.
E-32 But they seen it, and they were helpless. Now, what a place. Would
you imagine? A people that walked reverent before God, that's kept
every one of His precepts. They ate the Paschal lamb; they sprinkled
the blood; they followed every instruction just as Moses give it,
reverently. And then God led them right out there, and trapped them.
Oh, my. Helpless, not a thing they can do...
Here's the Red Sea; here's the mountains on either side. And they're
right back in the little neck, and here comes Pharaoh's army. God led
them in a trap. Oh, but, my, God drawed the blueprint of their journey
before the world was ever made to pass through there. Hallelujah. Don't
think I'm crazy 'cause I holler 'Hallelujah.' I can't help it; I'd blow
up, I believe with this.
"Hallelujah" means "praise out God." Halle-lujah, praise our God. All
right. That's one word I can speak in German or any of the rest of
language, even to the Hottentots in South Africa. No matter where, it's
the same word; Hallelujah is the same. Praise our God.
E-33 Now, here they are, all cornered up, God, pushing His children
right out that part of--of Egypt, coming right up along, and trapped
them right in this place. The God of heaven was leading them by a
Pillar of Fire, and brought them into this trap.
Now, unbelief will say, "Why? Why did He do it?" Look immediately after
he got out of that, they went right into the wilderness of sin, right
out of there into the murmur, everything. God leads His children
through these kind of paths.
Some through the water,
Some through the flood,
Some through deep trials,
But all through the Blood...
Amen. That's the way; just follow. Don't make any difference where He's
leading, just keep following. And that's what Israel had done and
walked right into a trap. But the human side, they forgot all the
miracles, forgot all the great God that had been leading them, and
begin to wonder, "What can we do?"
Then Moses cried to the Lord. And a voice came back, "Stand still
(Hallelujah) and see the salvation of God." See what? Salvation. Now,
E-34 The display had been proven by Satan. Death in the river. Faith,
the power of faith had been proven by the annihilation, leaving Egypt,
and all the things they had done. Faith had proved that it was
powerful. Now, what about God? Now, they're in a trap. Now, it's time
for God to display something. The people couldn't act no more. They'd
followed every precept and was in a trap. Now, it's time for God to
act. Say, "Why did He do it?" To show them His love.
Maybe that's why you got sick. He wants to show you His love. He wants
you to get to the end of your road one time. You know, sometime it's
too bad, but God has to lay us our back so we'll look up once and a
while. Is that right? Yes. He wanted to show His love. He wanted to
show His power. God likes to manifest His power.
He told Abraham four hundred and forty years before (twenty years
before that, or four--forty it was)--before that time, that He would
bring the children of Israel out under a mighty hand. God has to keep
His promise. The same God that said He would bring them out under a
mighty hand, and fulfilled it to the letter, the same One said, "If
they shall lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." He will fulfill
it to the letter. No matter how many critics and people raise up with
their theologies and mental conception of the Word, without revelation,
God will keep His Word anyhow. Amen.
I'm not yelling at you. This thing's got an awful voice, and I'm
feeling awful good right now. So I'll try to back away from it.
E-35 Notice. Seeing God come in action, isn't it wonderful? Here
sometime ago at Arlington, Texas, I was down in a little... One night
going into the hotel where I was staying, I heard a woman cry. And I
thought, "Somebody in trouble." I turned around to look, and it was
just coming through a little place. There was two young girls in their,
oh, probably early twenties, twenty-one, twenty-two years old, was
standing there, a blond and a black-headed girl. They had their arms
around one another weeping.
And I said, "Pardon me, miss, could I..." I said, "I'm a minister,
could I help you?"
And she said, "Yes, Brother Branham." I knew she knew me.
And I said, "What's the matter?"
She said, "We seen we couldn't get a prayer card and get in the line.
We knowed what hotel you were staying in, so we stayed right here.
Thought maybe your shadow might pass over my little friend, and be
healed." Oh, my.
I said, "What's the matter with her?"
Says, "It's mental. I brought her here."
E-36 Standing there in that great faith, not a make believe, but a real
faith, a vision broke forth. I said, "Yes. You come from northern
Texas, near Lubbock." I said, "You brought her here in a yellow Buick
car, coming along where there was a half of the road was concrete and
the other half was--was tar." I said, "You started turn the corner and
you were both laughing, had the top down, you almost had a wreck." And
she just screamed to the top of her voice. And I said, "And THUS SAITH
THE LORD; she's healed." That's right. And there...
Next day, she like to set the town afire. She stirred the nest of the
Devil. Let me tell you. If you want the Devil stirred up, just start
preaching Divine healing. Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, and
three thousand souls was saved, and Satan never even moved. But the
couple days afterwards, he healed a man at the gate called Beautiful
who was lame, and all hell turned loose on him. That's right. The Devil
don't like to see God display His power. He thinks he's got a lot of
power, but he's--he's finished. Amen. Our Christ is predominant. Take
the initiative; don't let him push something on you.
E-37 That same day... A couple days after that here come the little
girls... Brother Baxter come in and said, "Brother Branham," said, "the
fats in the fire."
I said, "What's the matter?"
"Oh," they said, that--said, "They're going to expose you tonight as
Simon the sorcerer."
I said, "Oh, is that so?"
Said, "Yeah," said, "Brother Branham, they got cards out all over the
city," and said, "them two girls, you know, the ones that was healed?"
I said, "Yes."
Said, "They're downstairs, crying, packing up their clothes to go
home." Said, "Oh, it's pathetic, Brother Branham."
I said, "What's the matter?"
He said, "Well," they said, "that they hated it because their testimony
had stirred up such awful row down here." They were Methodists. And so,
they said, "They'd stirred such a row, that they were going to... The
FBI was going to get you tonight and expose you as Simon the sorcerer."
"Well," I said, "if that's right, I ought to be exposed." See? I said,
He said, "Well, you better go down and talk to them." Said, "They're
E-38 I said, "What room are they in?" He told me. And I went and
knocked on the door. And they were crying, packing their clothes.
"Oh," said, "Brother Branham, we're so sorry."
I said, "What's you sorry about?" I said...
She said, "Oh, we caused so much trouble. We've got you in trouble."
I said, "You have? Over getting someone healed?" I said, "You ain't got
me in trouble; you got the Devil in trouble." I said, "That's... He's
the one that's in trouble, not me."
And said, "Well, Brother Branham," she said, "we're so sorry." Said,
"We set down by a woman today, and she said, 'Aren't you with the
Said, "No, ma'am."
Said, "Oh, yes, you are."
Said, "No, I just got healed over there in a--in a hotel the other
Said, "Listen," said, "that man is a witch." Said, "We know it."
"Why," she said, "here, lady, my--my friend that come with me was going
to the insane institution. And test her. She's perfectly normal."
Said, "Oh, yes, I know. I put a boy in my meeting--in his meeting one
time that had TB. And he went up there and done his hocus-pocus over
it." And said, "The baby got over the TB, but it was the Devil."
E-39 And anybody don't know no more about that, to know the Devil has
not one power or nothing to heal. I challenge that. If the Devil can
heal, he's in--he's in cahoots with God. "I'm the Lord Who heals all
thy diseases." The Devil hasn't got...
That was the great contest between the--the Egyptians down there, when
they brought up their soothsayers and so forth. They could perform
things, but they couldn't heal. Every time the--the--the magicians
would do something... Moses would do something, they'd pattern it. But
they could bring it, but they couldn't take it away. So it shows that
God is the only One Who can heal. Amen.
E-40 So she said, "We're sorry. We're going home." And said, "We're so
sorry. We are..."
I said, "Now look, you know the girl's healed."
I said, "Isn't God wonderful in healing?"
I said, "You ought to see Him in battle. Boy, He's wonderful."
Said, "You're not going over there?"
I said, "Well, you don't expect me to run, do you?" I said, "Sure, I'm
going over there."
Said, "Brother Branham, the FBI's going to expose you."
I said, "Expose what? What they got to expose?" I said, "I'm trying my
best to be exposed, trying my best to get the Gospel to everybody I
can." I said, "I'd like to be helped along a little."
Said, "You mean you're going over?"
E-41 I said, "Sure." I said, "Come and see the Lord in battle. You know
He's wonderful in healing. See Him in battle one time, see what--how
great He is there." I said, "Oh, He's marvelous in battle." I said,
"I've never seen Him come in battle yet, but what He come out packing
the victory. Even when they put Him in hell. He put His head--oh, His
foot on the neck of the Devil and took the keys of death away from him,
arose on the third day; even in death He come out in triumph." Said,
"Satan, ain't got nothing on Him."
Well, I went over. And that night, when I got over there, they had...
The custodian had some little Spanish boys out picking up... Said,
"Prayerfully written. Divine healing may be right, but Simon the
sorcerer is still on the job."
And so I walked... I said, "Brother Baxter, all of you, just leave the
building; get back." There was about three or four thousand people, or
five there. Just... Meeting just breaking. I said, "I have a little
ticket here that said I was Simon the sorcerer. And the FBI is going to
expose me." I said, "We might as well get that off our hand right now.
Come on, you, and expose me up here. I want you to come." I waited a
And I said, "Where are you at? Why don't you come on?" So I waited,
wondered what it was. I didn't know what it was all about.
E-42 I noticed standing over to my right in the corner, a big black
shadow standing there. I wondered, "What's that for?" I looked back
again. It moved from there, come across the people, and went up in the
balcony, and hung over a man with a blue suit on, one with a gray on. A
I said, "It isn't the FBI. It's them two backslidden preachers setting
right there." They got down like this. I said, "Don't get down." I
said, "Now..." And three or four them big Texican's rough-handed. They
went to get him. I said, "No, no, no. Don't do that. This is not a
flesh and blood affair. Let them alone." 'Cause they'd have put a rope
around his neck. So I said, "Don't do that.
But let me show you something. If I am Simon the sorcerer, I need to be
exposed. You come down to this platform here, if I'm Simon the
sorcerer. And if I am Simon the sorcerer, I'll drop dead on this
platform. And if I'm a man of God, you come down, and you're wrong, and
I'm a man of God, you'll drop dead on the platform, and let the
audience see who's right and who's wrong. And let God testify who's
So they set there a little while, I said, "Well, we'll sing a hymn."
When I started to sing a hymn, up they got and through the aisle, and
out they went. We waited for about thirty minutes, and nobody never did
come in. They haven't come in since. Sure.
E-43 I said, "I'm sick and tired of this stuff, everywhere." God is
great is battle. When He sent you, don't be scared. Stand there and see
Said, "Stand still." There's only One Who could produce salvation,
that's God. No one else can bring salvation but God. He said, "Now,
stand still and see the salvation of God."
Here come the army. Oh, when I think of it... Here come the army and
the dust a roaring. And when Moses stood still to see the salvation of
God, the great Pillar of Fire that was hanging before them, had led
them into this trap, moved, went over, and stood between Israel and
Pharaoh's army. And they had rejected the light.
And any man who rejects the Light, receives the same thing they did. It
become midnight blackness to them. The same Light that made a light for
the children of Israel to walk by, blinded the eyes of Pharaoh and his
army. And the same Holy Ghost Gospel that you call nonsense, that'll
carry the Church to glory, darkens the eyes of the modern theologian
E-44 The same Holy Ghost in power that resurrected Jesus Christ that
stand--that's in this building tonight, blinds the eyes of the modern
day preacher and his church. And that's the thing that's blinded them
has give Light (Hallelujah.) since the resurrection of Jesus and the
day of Pentecost. God will do it. Can you explain it? But if you don't
accept Light, it'll become darkness to you. You'll criticize It, and
call It holy-roller, and you might as well have a millstone hanged at
your neck, and drowned in the depths of the sea. You blaspheme the Holy
Ghost. There's not forgiveness.
Said, "Who speaks a word against the Son of man would be forgiven. But
if you speak against the Holy Ghost, it'll never be forgiven you."
But, oh, you knowed so much. So you made fun of the people that was in
the Spirit of God, believing in Divine healing, and the resurrection of
Christ, and the powers of God. You made fun of it, turned up your nose
and walked out of church.
I want you to see what happens when you stand before the King Who sent
this Message. Uh-huh. Oh, you think you got it big, but just wait till
the day comes. This is man's day, the Lord's day's coming. That's right.
E-45 Notice. How, marvelous. The same... I... Oh, I done gone passed. I
better quit. God in His power... Just a moment. God moving in His
power, He said, "Moses, what are you crying to Me about? Take your rod
in your hand and raise up your hand and go forward." Hallelujah. Here
goes Moses, rod in his hand, other hand up saying:
We'll walk in the Light,
What a beautiful Light,
Comes where the dewdrops of mercy are bright.
The Angel of God going before them in a Pillar of Fire, leading them
right down to the bank, and when they got there, she walled up for them
(Hallelujah.), and they walked right out of the trap, God displaying
His love and power. When nothing else could help... Amen.
E-46 Satan's power: limited. Faith's power brings to pass God's
revealed revelation. God helps those who cannot act and help themselves.
The old dishonoring God, proverb that said, "God helps those who help
themself"... How ridiculous, God helps those who can't help themselves.
Amen. Oh, isn't He wonderful?
The power of God, what it does. The power of God's the only thing that
can give Eternal Life. The power of God is the only thing. It's the
power of God that built a tree. All the science in the world can't
build a tree. God's power built the tree. God's power keeps me alive.
E-47 If God calls for you, all the hospital, the oxygen tents, and
pull-motors in the world couldn't keep you here. Salvation is of the
Lord. It's God's power that feeds the sparrow. It's God's power that
speaks to the little duck up yonder. There is nobody goes up there and
shoos him off the lake, and say, "Go on down to Louisiana." No, sir.
It's God's power that shoos him off the lake. The little fellow don't
know which way to go. It's God's power that directs him to the south.
It's God's power that directs them to Jesus Christ. It's God's power
that brought the wise men to the cradle. It's God's power that thrills
the soul of every believer. Amen. God's power to help those who cannot
help themself. Amen.
You might've read the little book, a little story before closing. I'm a
hunter; you know that, a lover of the woods. Here sometime ago, about
three, four, or maybe, three months ago, I was setting with what I call
my two students here, Leo and Gene, your boys from around here. They
come down and follow me around. They were setting on the porch, and I
was teaching them the things of God.
E-48 A young woman in our town had give birth to a baby. And she didn't
want it. So it was a beautiful young woman. And she took the baby and
wrapped in a blanket, put a wire around it and took a taxi cab, and
went out on the bridge, and dropped in the river. They caught up with
So we was setting there talking of that. Mr. and Mrs. Wood here, the
book salesman, they were there, just live right across--just door
neighbors to me. The milk man was just come up. And setting there on
the porch that morning, hot as it could be, I noticed coming up the
road and turned in. There was four houses between me and the Arctic
Springs, a woods over there. Here come an old opossum dragging along.
He went to everyone of those places who did not have any fence. And he
turned into mine, which has a rock wall and a fence. He started up
through the--the driveway.
E-49 Well, now I understand animals a whole lot. I've studied them. I
was game warden for years. And I love wildlife, live in it, and study
it. And a opossum is blind in daytime, like the owl. He travels at
night. In the daytime he doesn't travel, 'less he's disturbed and run
Well, here come this opossum, and I wondered why he had turned right up
there to my house. I said, "It may have rabies." So I told Gene and Leo
here, "I'll..." Went out and got a rake was laying there in the yard,
where I believe Brother Wood had been using it, raking up the grass.
And so I--I laid the rake over the opossum. And usually, they what they
call "play opossum," just grin and lay down.
But instead of that, it bit at the rake. And I wondered, "Well," I
said, "I guess it's either got rabies, or it's just mortally hurt." I
noticed here, excuse this; it's kind of nasty to say. But there were
maggots all over it, the blows from flies. And the green flies was
sticking all over it. And this leg had been chewed up by a dog, or--or
run over by a car or something, and it was broke and it was dragging
like that. Well, she... It was biting at that.
E-50 And I happened to notice, when she was so exhausted, when I laid
the rake over her... Now, a opossum, a kangaroo and a opossum is the
only two animals that has the pocket they pack their young in. And of
course, that's carried up a--like by a nerve, that holds it together.
And she was so exhausted, until the pocket let loose. And I noticed why
she was fighting so hard; she had nine little naked babies about that
long. And when she did let down, well, then I said to the boys; I said,
"Now, boys come here. And I will show you a lesson. There's really more
mother about this dumb brute, this opossum, than there was about that
woman that drowned her baby." That's right.
I said, "You see, that woman, healthy, young, beautiful, just so she
could run to road houses and have a big time, she drowned that poor
little innocent baby and in the river." And I said, "Now, this mother
opossum, probably has another twenty minutes to live or thirty. She was
mortally wounded." And I said, "She can't live over thirty minutes. And
she'll give that thirty minute to fighting for them babies." I said,
"There's more mother and real morals about this opossum than there is
about that woman."
That's a... A woman is a wonderful thing, a man too, but when they've
got away from God, they're lower down than beasts. That's right.
They'll do things that a beast wouldn't do. So then, I noticed.
E-51 And so, I took the rake off of her, and she didn't hesitate a
minute. Up she got and right on up, and laid right down by my steps.
Well, I went up there, and I--I punched her a little bit, and she just
wouldn't move. She was gone. They said, "She's dead."
I said, "I don't know." I laid my stick on her. And no, she wasn't
dead. And those poor little baby opossums was nursing from her, trying
Well, Mrs. Wood, she's setting here, a lovely God borned again
Christian, if I ever seen one. But she's kind of a veterinary. She
said, "Brother Branham, the only human thing to do with that opossum
now is to kill it." Said, "I'll tell you, Brother Branham," said, "you
see them babies are nursing from her. And she's perhaps, dead, or will
be dead in a couple minutes." And said, "The babies will die. See?"
Said, "It'll just starve to death." And said, "The only thing to do is
just take the babies and kill them, and kill the old mother opossum;
'cause you couldn't raise them, they'll just little bitty things like
that." Said, "You couldn't raise them."
E-52 I said, "Sister Wood, I know that's right." But I said, "I just
can't do it."
"Why," she said, "you're a hunter aren't you?"
I said, "Yes, but I'm not a killer." I said, "I--I just can't do it."
And she... I said, "Them opossums are eatable. People eat those things,
and they're food." I said, "I killed a many one, but I killed it to
eat." But I said, "Not--not just like that." And she said, "Well, lets
Banks do it." That's her husband, my dear good buddy. And said, "Let
Banks do it."
And I said, "I--I just don't want him to." Well, she just went ahead.
That's all she could do.
Oh, the day had been long. I tried to feed the opossum. She never moved
no more, and them poor little baby opossums and trying to nurse. And
then laying there in that hot sun, shining right down on her. I
thought, "Oh, my. What a sight." And her leg was swollen up, way like
that, and blows all over it, and the flies all around her. I tried to
pour water on her, you know, to run them flies off. And they come right
back again. And, oh, it gangrene in it, and so forth. So I said, "My
that's horrible looking."
E-53 So, a long night, Brother Wood's come up and he said, "Now,
Brother Branham, you've been busy today, people coming and going,
everything," said, "you better take a little ride." So he and his wife,
and my wife and I, we got in the car and rode way out through the
country. And we was riding along, and all at once, I believe my wife,
said, "Oh, did you see that little puppy laying there?"
And I turned around and went back. Well, I went out to pick him up, and
that poor little fellow was just about that high and about that long.
And he was so full of mange, it was cake on top of cake and lice all
over him, or fleas; just eat up. And I said, "Poor little thing."
Sister Wood said, "I believe you ought kill it," said, "cause it's just
going to die."
I said, "I'm going to take him home with me, that poor little fellow."
And I went down and got me some mange cure, and some powders and
doctored him up. And my he's a big fine dog now.
E-54 But, then, when I got to... Got back home that night about
ten-thirty or eleven o'clock, there laid the old opossum.
Brother Woods said, "She'll never move." Said, "When it got dark, she
would've moved, but she'll never move now."
Well, she laid there all night. I couldn't get that opossum off my
mind. The next morning, I went out; Billy come in. He'd been out
fishing or somewhere, and He come in around midnight, and the old
opossum still laying there. So I...
The next morning, I went out about six-thirty or seven o'clock, when I
got up, and went out, and there laid the old opossum. Well, I thought,
"She's dead." And I kicked her a little bit, like that. And I seen a
little kind of a grin like on the side, when I was kicking her.
And I said, "My." And that poor little opossum looked like they were
just still trying to nurse her.
I thought, "What a pity. She couldn't have strength to pull that pocket
E-55 Well, my little girl, Rebekah, you know, the one that sets in the
meetings and prays for the sick, and so then, she come out and looked.
She said, "Oh, daddy, look at that poor thing."
I said, "Isn't that awful, honey?"
And she said, "Oh, I can't look at it." And she went back in the house.
And I went into my den room. I set down, put my hands up like this. I
said, "My, I guess today," I said, "I don't know what I'll have to do
with that opossum." And I was setting there thinking like that. And all
Something said, "Well," said, "you was preaching a sermon about her
yesterday, being a real mother."
I said, "Yeah, I know that."
E-56 And I said, "I was preaching to Leo and Gene and them telling her,
what a... and the--the milk man and all of them, what a real mother she
was. That's right."
Said, "Well," said, "you was talking about she wanted to--to take care
of her babies."
I said, "Yeah, that--that's right." And I said, "Well, what about it?"
He said, "Well," said, "now I sent her up here. And she's come and laid
at your door, like a lady, for twenty-four hours waiting her turn to be
prayed for. And you never said a word to her."
And I said, "Well, I..." I thought, "Who am I talking to?"
I thought, "Well, what happened here? Who was I talking to? Why," I
said, "I was answering somebody." And just then, I felt It, you know.
And I thought, "O God, was that You? Forgive your poor dumb servant."
And I walked out there, where that opossum was. I'll meet you in the
judgment with this. Walked out there, I seen it done other times, not
just the opossum, but... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... thing.
E-57 And walked down there where that opossum was and there she laid
lifeless. I said, "Heavenly Father," I said, "I know that You show me
visions of human beings that's sick. You speak to their heart to come
be prayed for. And You showed me Brother Bosworth, the very vision, the
very minute, and the Angel of God beat the telegram here twenty-four
hours from South Africa, told me about him laying there like that. But
is Your sovereign grace to this poor old dumb brute? She had no soul.
She didn't know no revelation. But the God of love, the God of Life,
Who knows the sparrow when even they're so insignificant till two of
them it takes to make a farthing... Jesus said, "Isn't two sparrows
sold for a fourth of a penny; but your Father knows everyone of them?"
And here that old opossum, I said, "If the Holy Ghost has led that old
opossum, and she's laid here, a dumb brute, unconscious. God forgive
me." I said, "Then and... If You want... And if You also wanted me to
pray for this, and You sent it here, and I was so dumb not to know it,
I pray Thee, then Father, in Jesus' Name, heal this mother."
E-58 And God, my judge, that old opossum turned over and looked at me,
raised up, gathered up her babies, and put them in her little pocket,
not a limp or anything, looked back, to me as if to say, "Thank you,
sir." Went strutting down through the yard like that. Walked down
through the gate went out on to the place, just as sound and well as
she could be.
What is it? The power of God. Hallelujah. God rules in nature. Who
hangs out the stars at night? What science could do it? Who sets the
sun in the evening and rises it up in the morning? Who holds the world
in its orbits? The power of God. Who holds your soul in His...?... The
power of God. Hallelujah. The power of Satan is limited. The power of
God is unlimited. I believe God.
E-59 Let's pray. Our heavenly Father, we thank Thee tonight for Jesus
the Son of God, for His mercy, and for all that He's done for us. We
thank Thee for the examples of the blessed old Bible. This dear old,
black-backed Bible, It's pointed the way for the pilgrim down through
the age. We thank Thee, Lord, Thy Holy Spirit moves over It, like the
Shekinah Glory. May men open up that Bible, look into the face of It,
and move into the holiest of holies, living under the Shekinah Glory in
the Presence of Almighty God, and cross the riven veil. Oh, Glory to
We thank Thee for Thy power. And tonight, Almighty God, come to this
platform by the side of Your unprofitable servant, and do that thing
which Thou did when You were here on earth, that the people might know
that man or science cannot produce it. It must come by the power of God.
Who makes the flower to grow? Who puts the pink in one rose and
the--the yellow in the other? Who paints the skies? Who takes the brush
in fall of the year and moves along with a white frost and paints
leaves red and yellow? Hallelujah. The stroke of the Master, the God of
all eternity. Who raises up the sick when they're laying in the shadows
of death? God alone.
I pray, Father, that in Jesus' Name, that You'll move tonight and raise
up the sick and the afflicted for Your glory. Amen.
E-60 I'm so sorry I kept you late. Oh, I love Him. Just to think, we're
living in the Presence of the King. Did you ever sing this old song?
I have crossed the riven veil where the glories never fail,
I am living in the presence of the King.
Hallelujah. Crossed the riven veil where the glories never fail, where
the Shekinah Glory of God keeps alive, keeps from contaminating, keeps
from indulging in the world, and sets aside, sanctifies the believer,
taking all the things of the world, all the doubt and darkness from his
mind, and putting a pure heart. God writing His laws, one time, and put
it in the table under the ark. And today, the man living in the
Shekinah Glory, under the mercy seat, God writes His laws upon his
heart and preserves them.
I don't want to get started again. Amen. I'm so glad that we can live
in the Presence of the King.
E-61 I believe there's some K's, and I's, or J's, or... Is there
anybody got prayer card K's? Let's see if I was right. All right. Let's
try some where from along there then, gets a few people to come up.
Let's see. Don't want too many. Let's see. Has anybody got prayer card
K-85, raise up your hand? Look and see if you got a K-85. Yeah, the
lady? That's fine. All right. 86, who has 86? Raise up your hand, would
you? K-86? All right. 87, they here? 87, all right. 88, come right
here. 89, who has 89? Lady here, do you have 89? 89, who has it? Raise
up your hand, will you, if you can. If you can't, tell the one setting
next to you, raise up your hand. 89? All right, fine. 90? All right,
the lady here. 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, a 100. Who has
prayer card a 100? Raise up your hand. Prayer card K-100. All right.
Now, if we can get through this, let's start over. The next I believe,
was J's, or I's, one. We'll start on some of them.
E-62 Oh, do you love Him? [Congregation says, "Yes."--Ed.] Isn't He
wonderful? We used to sing a little song.
Faith in the Father, faith in the Son,
Faith in the Holy Ghost, three in the One;
Demons will tremble, and sinners awake;
Faith in Jehovah will anything shake.
Amen. The Devil hates them old jubilee songs. Let's sing it together.
Faith in the Father, faith in the Son,
Faith in the Holy Ghost, three in the One;
Oh, demons will tremble, and sinners awake;
Faith in Jehovah will anything shake.
E-63 Amen. Shake the subtags of hell right in the Devil's eyes. That's
right. God will let them know who's who. Brother Groat, are you here?
You know where I learned that song at? Henry Groat, are you in the
building? Raise up your hand. Where's he at? I seen him today. Why,
back here behind me. You remember singing that, us together out in the
corn field? My, my. Wonderful.
His daddy was praying for me. I have to say this. I said it in the
church today. His daddy, typical little Hollander, got a little
mustache. I don't know. Is he around? I hope he forgives me for this.
He was down in our city. You know, it's like all other cities. There
was a young lady came out of a store that was immorally dressed, little
bitty, old clothes, like you wear here and everywhere else, you know,
Women, listen sister. Honey, let me tell you something. Did you know
what that is on you? That's an unclean spirit making you do that.
That's right. It's a devil. You don't know it. I don't say you're
immoral. But you're fooling with the wrong ground there. Nothing but an
unclean spirit would do that.
E-64 And she come out with her clothes like that. And little Brother
Groat, he's just a little joker anyhow. He said, "Oh, oh," he said,
"Sister, you forgot your skirt." [Brother Branham imitates a mock
Took me out in the corn field and was praying with me. And he put his
arm around me, got down to pray, he said, "Now, Papa, God," he said,
"come on and heal, Brother Branham": Papa God.
Where are you at, Brother Groat? He's around here somewhere. Oh, there
he is way back in the back with his hand up. You remember that day in
the corn field? Amen. He did it Brother Groat. Amen. Oh, He's wonderful.
I feel real good tonight, just so religious. Amen. Every one love Him?
And now, what about it, brethren? That light's be rank but have you...
Are you... Is the prayer line lined up down there, Brother Rasmusson,
ever who that is, lining them up down there? All right.
Where are you at, Brother Wood? Are you... Will you help for me? I
don't see Billy. And then you come over and help for me, if you will?
E-65 I wonder now... [A brother speaks to Brother Branham--Ed.] Oh,
that's all right, if you will snap them, I believe it would be a good
thing 'cause it's--it's so powerful and then looking right at the
person sometimes they get crossed-up in the--while I'm talking to
people. That's fine. Thank you, ever who did that. That seems a lot
better. Why didn't I think of that awhile ago? All right.
Now, the Lord Jesus, the Son of God come on the scene now, as He did
for Israel. Here I am in a trap, moved up here. But I know what God has
promised. He let the Hebrew children go in the fiery furnace to prove
that He was God. He let Daniel go in the lions' den to prove He was
God. He let Lazarus die and rot in the grave to prove He was God. Amen.
And He can do the same thing tonight, can't He? He can prove He is God.
E-66 Now, this lady standing before me, I suppose that we're strangers
to one another, are we, lady? We are. But there's one thing sure;
there's Somebody Who knows us both, sister. That's right. And someday,
we'll stand in His Presence and give account for everything we've done
in this life. You're aware of that?
I tell you, something happened. Just now, before saying anything else,
the Angel of the Lord come and anointed just now. It did just now.
Praise be to God. It struck the lady even, quickly. You know that.
Something stuck you when I went to say something. Is that right? That's
Now, being a stranger to you, not knowing you, never seeing you in my
life, if God will let me know what's wrong with you, or what you're
for, will you accept Jesus? You will? Will the audience do that?
Now, we're in His Presence. And He could--He could take from us, or He
could smite us with a disease and we'd die with it. He's God, so we
must be reverent in His Presence. You believe that, don't you? So I see
the lady. You're real nervous, bothered with a nervous trouble,
extremely nervous. And I see, you've been to a doctor about something.
It's a--it's a infection. You have an infection. And that infection is
in the breast. That's right. And it's in the left breast. And I see the
doctor says that he don't know what it is, what's causing it. That's
E-67 Now, that wasn't me talking; that was my lips was saying the
words, but I had no control over it. But what It said is the truth. Is
that right? Now, is Jesus raised from the dead? Remember, friend,
that's what Jesus did when He was here on earth. That's Jesus tonight.
Then here's what He said, the last words that He said when He was
leaving the earth. I'll quote them to you. He led His disciples out as
far as Bethany, and He blessed them. And He said, "Go ye into all the
world (That was Chicago too, wasn't it?) and preach the Gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that
believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that
believe to the end of the world." How long? To... This Gospel... How
long? To the end of the apostles? To the end of the world. "In My Name
they shall cast out evil spirits, speak with new tongues. If they would
take up deadly thing, or a serpent, it wouldn't harm them. And if they
lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." That's what He said.
You believe that? Then Him standing here present... You believe. I
believe that if I lay hands on you and pray, God's made a promise; if
you believe that, you'll get well. Is that right? Then come forward.
Our heavenly Father, with hands laid upon this woman, under a condition
that she don't even know herself, and her doctor wouldn't tell her...
But, Lord, I pray that You'll be merciful to her and will heal her. I
condemn this devil that set in to take the life of the woman. And come
out of her, Satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ. You're defeated. You
spirit of death, you are defeated. We see the resurrected Lord. He's
here. And by eyes of faith we look beyond this shadow to where the sun
is shining for our sister in good health. We do this in Jesus' Name at
His command. Amen.
Now, go on, you're going to get well. Amen. God bless you.
E-68 All right, would you come, lady? Have faith. As you come, sister,
believe Him with all your heart. Usually, oh, I--I... When I get tired.
I'm wore out, but it's the best then, because William Branham's gone.
Then Jesus can talk. I don't know you. Mighty saintly looking little
woman to me. I never seen you. But God knows you. Don't look like
there's anything wrong with you, but God knows whether there is or not.
Isn't that right?
Now, there's someone in the audience, moved the Holy Spirit to them. I
didn't get it. Now, be real reverent. Don't move. Just set still now.
May I talk to you again, sister? Now, I see the lady moving from me,
here It is back to her. She's extremely nervous too, because she's
worried. She's bothered about something. She's had an operation and
that operation was for a cancer. It wasn't too successful, and you're
worried about it. But don't worry. You're standing in the Presence of
the Lord Jesus Christ. He's the Resurrection and Life. You believe
that? Come here just a moment.
Heavenly Father, I bless this woman in the Name of the Lord Jesus and
pray that You'll heal her and make her well, through the power of God.
Amen. God bless you, my sister. Go and believe Him with all your heart.
E-69 Howdy do. Now, there's that same dark spirit. Be reverent
everybody. Don't move around; please don't. See, these things go from
one to another, and you'll... What I'm doing that for, you don't
realize it: When cancer leaves here, it's going somewhere else. It sure
is. And I can't hold it. If you're moving, I can't tell where it's
going. It's a dark shadow that I see... There's a cancer hanging over
this woman right now. It's a dark shadow. If that shadow leaves her...
How do I know what's wrong? It's by vision. And I see that dark death
hanging around the woman. And she's sure to die if God don't help her.
Well, when he leaves here, he's angry, if he's put out; he will find a
place to go if he can. You know that's the truth?
You remember in the Bible times when somebody was trying to cast out an
epileptic spell, you know what happened, who didn't really have the
authority to do it?
E-70 Now, you're suffering with a cancer. It's death. And only God can
make you well. You believe? Now, being that someone moved, I just want
to talk to you just a moment. You're not from this city. You come from
another city. And I believe it's where... I see a tower; it's Joliet,
Illinois. And you're name is Klein, Leona Klein. Now, you go on back
down home and get well; the darkness is gone from you now. God bless
Have faith in God. Oh, my, how the Devil has to recognize the supreme
authority of Jesus Christ. Not me, he hates me. He don't have to mind
me, but he has to mind Who I represent. He has to mind Who sent me
Howdy do. You believe with all your heart, lady? I'm a stranger to you.
You're a stranger to me. But there's One in our midst Who knows us
both, Jesus Christ. If Jesus will tell me what's wrong, will you accept
it then, and believe it? All right. You just look this way. The reason
I say, look, Moses in the Bible erected a brass serpent, told the
children of Israel to look and live. Is that right? He did. They was to
E-71 Peter and John passed through the gate called Beautiful said,
"Look on us." That's the reason I say, "Look." I want your attention.
But I see a long strip of water. And it's not... You're not here for
yourself. You're here for an aged woman. And that woman's suffering
with a heart trouble. And she is your mother. And she's not in this
country. And she is around somewhere that--that religion is persecuted.
And she is around somewhere, I see a Russian soldier marching... She's
in Russia. That's right. Right now, suffering with heart trouble. Jesus
Christ the Son of God will make her well. You believe it? Then go and
believe with all your heart. Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ the Son
of God. Hallelujah.
Have faith. Don't doubt.
Come lady. Come believing. You believe me to be the servant of the
Lord? Have faith in God. I don't know you. But there's Somebody here
that we both know we're in the Presence of. He knows us. Now, you're
here to ask me to pray for your eyes. You got a eye trouble. And then I
see again, here comes a stretch of water. And--and there's another
country where there's a lot of hills. And it's beautiful. It's got a
land of lakes. And there's someone there who looks a whole lot like
you. It's your sister. And she's doctoring with some kind of something
in her blood, a blood disease. And that's Sweden? Is that right? And
that handkerchief is for her. Well, go send it to her in the Name of
Jesus Christ and may she be healed. Hallelujah.
E-72 Have faith in God. Do you believe? Jesus said, "All things are
possible to him that believeth. If thou canst believe, all things are
possible." You believe it? Have faith.
Yes, sister, setting there with the red hat on looking at me, your
faith made a contact then. See? The arthritis that you've been so lame
with has left you. Here you can... Praise be to God.
Here, setting right here, right down here about three in on this row,
you also have arthritis and a gall bladder trouble. If you believe, you
may be... That's right, sister. Your faith made a contact with God.
When that woman was healed, it struck you, too. You're healed. Jesus
Christ makes you whole. Hallelujah. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Have faith in God.
Jesus said, "I can, if ye believe." Do you believe?
You believe you was healed of that back trouble, and...?... while
sitting there in the chair just then? You were. Amen. So just go on
rejoicing; that's all, saying, "Thanks be to God."
E-73 Come, lady. Blood diseases and things is just so easy for God to
heal. You believe that, don't you? Let's you and I go to Calvary for a
transfusion. In Jesus Christ Name, I condemn the devil that's bothered
my sister and may he come out of her in Jesus' Name. Amen. Pass on by,
sister; go, rejoicing, believing that God makes you whole; you can have
what you ask for.
Your kidney trouble's done gone, sister. Go on...?... Believe. Have
faith. You're faith healed you. Believe with all your heart.
Come here, lady. I want you to turn, look out this way. See that lady
setting there with that handkerchief over her mouth? She's suffering
with the same thing you are. There's a black streak running from each
one of you. It's arthritis. That's right. Amen. Hallelujah. Now, go on
off the platform thanking God. Be faithful.
Glory. The Son of God lives.
E-74 Dad, setting there with your hand down praying, right on the end
of the row there, yeah, He heard you. You were praying. I heard your
prayer. You was silently praying, but He let me know your prayer. You
said, "Lord, let him call me next. Let it--this time be my time."
That's right. Yeah, you've had a nervous breakdown, haven't you?
Uh-huh. That's right. And you know, you're not from this country.
You're from a place, I can spell the city. It's U-t-i... Utica, Utica,
Michigan. All right, you can return home, your breakdown's over. Your
faith has made you well. Hallelujah. Jesus, Son of God, lives and
reigns. You believe?
Come lady. You believe that female trouble left you setting there? All
right, it did. Amen. So what you have asked, that you received. Believe.
E-75 What do you think of that, lady, setting right back out there?
Watched that lady walked off that was healed... You believe it? Yeah,
you're suffering, got trouble with your eyes, haven't you? That's
right. Setting right here behind the lady with the white waist on, the
Angel of the Lord stands over her. Yeah. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Isn't that
wonderful, brother? [A man says, "He just now answered my prayer for
that lady."--Ed.] Amen. That's fine. I never seen you, lady, in my
life, did I? No, sir, I never. But you're not from here. You're from my
state, Indiana. That's right. Anderson, Indiana, at that, where the
mills are. Uh-huh. Hallelujah.
E-76 The lady setting right close to you there, she's suffering with a
chest trouble. That's right. Uh-huh. You're from Muncie, Indiana. Just
run on back home now, rejoicing. Hallelujah.
You believe you'll be healed? In the Name of the Lord Jesus may
receive...?... [Brother Branham speaks to the person in the prayer
line--Ed.] Go believing. Have faith.
Come here a minute, lady. I want you to turn around, look this a way.
There's just about seventy percent of those people suffering with your
condition. That's right. How many's suffering with nervous trouble,
raise up your hand? See how the spirits are pulling? How many believes
that Jesus is here to heal you, raise up your hand? Now, go home. It's
over. Amen. God bless you.
E-77 Let's say, "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the
Lord."--Ed.] I want to ask you, lady, the same time I said for them,
you had the same thing. And when I was... said that, Something come
over you, didn't it? All right, you're healed now from that nervous
condition; it's menopause. Go home, believing.
What do you think, lady? You believe with all your heart? I don't know
you, never seen you. God did something. Amen. You're here praying for
someone else. It's a friend of yours. And I see a great church, and the
little statues and things. Your friend is a converted Catholic. And
she's got cancer. And the cancer's on her face. All right. Take that
handkerchief to her and in the Name of Jesus Christ may she recover and
be made well.
Do you believe? Then in Jesus Christ's Name stand on your feet and
receive your healing, while I pray for you.
Almighty God, I cast out every devil. In the Name of Jesus Christ may
he depart from these people tonight and go. Satan, you're condemned.
Eyes the faith catches God standing present. Come out of them, Satan,
in Jesus Christ's Name.
Raise your hands and give Him praise.