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The Way To Have Fellowship
E-1 ... believe
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe,
All things are possible, only believe.
Shall we bow our heads just a moment for prayer. Our heavenly Father,
to Thee be all the praise and glory for Thy redeeming love and grace,
that You left the portals of heaven to come to earth to redeem us
unworthy ones into this wonderful fellowship with each other and with
the--while the Blood of Jesus, Thy Son cleansing us from all
unrighteousness. We thank Thee for everything that Thou has done for us.
And we pray now, that tonight You'll give us a great climax in this
service. May this be the night that I can see once more, not a feeble
person leave our building but what be made perfectly whole. Save every
sinner, God, grant it. We commend ourself unto Thee, in Jesus' Name.
Amen. You be seated.
E-2 It's such people as yourself that makes this world a wonderful
place to live, and makes it so hard when we think that someday we'll
have to leave it and separate for a little while. And then the glorious
thought beyond that is to know we'll be together again then forever,
where there'll be no more separation.
This has indeed, as every meeting I've ever had been in Chicago, been a
thrilling time for me to meet with God's people, and have fellowship,
and to see our Lord Jesus making the sick well, and really been a
wonderful time. I want to thank the ministers, and especially Brother
Joseph here, who is a bosom friend. And I have learned to love Brother
Joseph with all my heart. And I think he knows that, and he loves me,
and that's the reason he's asked me to come to Chicago. And I thank,
he, and you all with all my heart for that wonderful invitation.
E-3 It is true that I'm planning on moving right away. And I want to
thank that, I think it was a man or lady. I believe it was a lady,
today, that I don't whether she had a pre-thought of it or what, she
sent me a letter, and she owns a place up in Colorado; she wanted to
deed it to me. And that's mighty lovely of you, my sister, if you're
And Billy coming around, has given me little gifts that's come from
each and every one of you, even to the boxes of cookies. We appreciate
that. Joseph's a little small for that, but Sarah and Rebekah makes up
for it; so they sure will be appreciated, every little thing, little
A man the other day gave my boy a rifle. Now, most I... You know how I
love hunting. And not only I love hunting, I just like to be out in the
woods; and I--I just love it. And rifle's and things that people has
given me, I wouldn't take nothing for them; there's nothing could buy
E-4 Now, if I buy one myself, and somebody come by and say, "Brother
Branham, I like that, wished I had one."
I'd say, "Go ahead and take it." But if somebody give it to me, there
couldn't be nothing take it. You'd have to take it when I had my back
turned, the only way to get it. 'Cause I appreciate anything, no matter
what it is.
And little things that you would think didn't mean nothing, maybe some
people think they'd throw them out, just little old trinkets and
things, little mussel shells from Africa, or something like that. I
save every one of them. I remember them too, because they come from
Gypsy Smith, I believe it was, once said that the greatest offering
that he ever had, outside of salvation... Said, "One night he was going
to have a love offering taken up from it, for him." I think, by the
way, that's the reason he was put out of the Salvation Army, was taking
an--an offering, or something... No, it was something somebody give
him, a watch or something. I believe you're not supposed to do that in
the Salvation Army.
E-5 But said, "That all the people would--had give him a love offering.
And from the depths of their heart they'd done it." Many of those
people's in glory tonight and their reward is with them for helping
that wonderful man of God. And he said one striking thing. When he
started to leave the audience that night, standing back behind the
curtain was a little girl, ragged, and she had a little present wrapped
up in her hand. And she said, "Give Mr. Smith," said, "this is all I
have, but this is my love offering to you." And when he got outside and
unwrapped it, it was a lollipop, been licked on a little bit. But she
happened to think that she... It was all she had to give.
E-6 He used to tell how he--how it got him. That's right, it's all she
had. You know, the One Who watched the widow put in the two pennies
tithings that time, He seen that lollipop, don't you believe so? Sure
He did; He sees everything. No matter how insignificant it is, Jesus
said, "Isn't two sparrow--isn't two sparrows sold for one farthing."
And a farthing is a fourth of a penny. Two sparrows, one farthing, one
fourth of a penny will buy two sparrows, how insignificant. And said,
"There's none of it... neither of them... No sparrow could even fall
without your Father knowing about it." He knows everything, doesn't He?
So isn't it wonderful then just to lay our hearts right out before Him?
And I want to thank each and every one of you for your cooperation, you
pastors. And if your pastor's not here, and he spoke about the meeting
and whatever, give him my love and regards, sincerity. And my prayer is
for him that your church will be--become a great spiritual lighthouse
and great revival will be in your church, each one of you. I don't care
what church you belong to; that doesn't matter a thing to me, and I'm
sure it doesn't to God either. Just... You're the one He's after, is
E-7 And awhile ago when Brother Joseph made mention that they would
take a love offering for me for these nights that I been here... And I
do appreciate it, and perhaps, the brethren are counting it now. And
after the service, before I leave, they'll perhaps, hand me the check
for it. And I thank you. I wished I didn't have to take it, but I'm
overseas, been overseas a lot now, and I have no capital. And I just
have to have a meeting here in America once in a while. My expenses
runs me about a hundred dollars a day for office and everything,
regardless of where I am. And I go way, way, way, way, back in debt.
Then I'll have a few meetings, they'll give me a love offerings; I get
about caught up. Then somebody come along wants to sponsor me overseas,
away I go to preach the Gospel.
E-8 And the last two times has been the Christian Business Men and
them, has sent me over to where I didn't have to have one cent. They
can't give me money, because that would be a gift to me, but they can
pay my way. And I'm so thankful for that. And someone offered me the
other day, they'd send me back overseas to Palestine, when the Lord
would lead me to go. And that's very fine, so I'm thankful for that;
and for all things, I'm grateful. And above all things, I'm grateful
for Jesus Christ Who makes it possible that we can come together.
Brother Joseph was talking about my home, my wife. If there's any
credit to be given to any Branham, give it to my wife. That's right.
She's the deserving one. Thirty-six years old, completely white headed.
A girl, she never knows what it is to lay down. And we have a hard time
in our country; that's my home town. Pardon me. [Brother Branham
coughs--Ed.] That's where I was born or raised at. She tried this week
with any price that she could give to anyone, who would come and watch
Joseph while she come up here and spent these last couple nights with
us. I've offered women as much as thirty-five and forty dollars a week
expenses if they'd come and do nothing but take care of the children;
we can find no one. That's not been for a week or two; that's been for
two or three years.
E-9 And so, it's seemingly that the Holy Spirit is moving me away from
Jeffersonville. I'm watching for a place now where He wants me to go.
And Chicago's all right with me, if He moves me this a way, or wherever
I would go. So I'm just in prayer, and you pray for me, that I'll make
the right decision. But I can hardly stay any longer, and it looks like
other things too. There's nothing, no one's got against me as I know
of. If it was, I'd sure be on their doorstep in the morning finding out
about it. But it's the Holy Spirit.
You remember Jacob, things begin to go wrong (See?), and he had a
longing, and--and everything was a little different, so he just had to
move away, so--go back to the homeland. So wherever the Holy Spirit
will lead, all right.
E-10 Now, this is my vacation time before the big struggle comes this
next year. This is the time that the Christian Business Men, this year
as they did last year, is sponsoring a little trip for me, a trip that
I couldn't afford to go. That's down the Salmon River, the River of No
Return. You float through a raft ten days, down over the ripples even
to thirty feet drop, very rough trip, but you're back in God's country.
And I love it.
And I've... Now, I leave... I'm at home four hours this time before
leaving for a month. And I go down this River of No Return, the good
Lord willing, and down in there I take my rifle of a morning, sometimes
before daylight, and go way alone into the mountain, set my rifle down,
set down on top of the mountain, where I could look out; and there I
talk to God the rest of the day. Sometimes stay two days, maybe more
than that, right there under that tree, or wherever I be, or in a rock.
It isn't so much hunting; it's getting alone with God. I'll be praying
for you. God bless you.
May His... He Who can keep the moon bright, make the stars shine when
it's dark to give us way to walk, may He be with you now until we meet
again. God bless you all.
E-11 And I wish now to turn in the Scripture here to read a--a little
text. And if I have left out anything... Oh, one thing, this fine
fellow here, the custodian, such a nice fellow. He knew me and been
very nice to me, and I appreciate him with all my heart. And he makes
me so welcome.
And the Lane Tech High School board who lets us come here. God bless
them. May this school produce the best that any school could on the
grounds in America, is my prayer. God be with them; they opened their
doors for these things. If you ever have a program, and I can come and
help you. I'll sure do it, if some of the officials are listening. I'll
do anything I can to help you, because I know you'll be blessed; you've
opened the doors to the Gospel. Thank you so much.
E-12 And then, I've got a little bunch of unseen friends setting down
here tonight. Wished I could call all their names; I can't. But they
sure support me with prayer and so forth, and setting down here in the
orchestra pit. I don't know, there might be a musician down there too.
I don't believe them fellows are musicians; I believe they're here...
If you just look to your pastor over the top of here you know...
They're recording artists that go down here and record these messages.
And so, I know Brother Beeler, and I know the man setting next to him.
I can't call his name; he's a missionary to the Jews or Arabs, or one.
E-13 And, of course, Leo and Gene setting here, my co-workers in the
Gospel. And Brother Alment, and the other brother here, he drives down
at my tabernacle everyday. He knows I'm going to be there, and I
don't... What is your name brother? Smith, is it? Smith. And comes way
up here from around Hammond or Gary, or somewhere, with a little old
car, and I... Somebody looked in the other day, a brand new car, and
he's got about eighty something thousand miles on it. Most of that's
between here and Jeffersonville, driving back and forth.
And I know this brother's face, but I can't call his name. And many of
you, I know your face, but I just can't call your name. I got some
colored friends setting here tonight also, down here, new, recording
down here. The Lord bless you all. Thank you, Brother Joseph. I had a
little hoarseness. Thank you.
E-14 Now, we love Him with all of our hearts, so tonight we're going to
take a little Scripture lesson, and then I want to try to
have--be--have the prayer line going, and--for tomorrow's Monday and
you got to go to work, and you got to catch trains out. And I've kept
you late every night, and you forgive me for that, will you? And lot of
times I get so enthused when I start. Could I call it preaching?
Anyhow, when I'm having a good time, well then, I get so enthused I
lose all thoughts of time and everything. So you've been very nice to
stay with me, and it just makes me love you with all of my heart.
Now, I want to read some words out of God's Bible in I John the 1st
chapter and the 5th verse to the 7th. And I believe we'll just read the
7th verse and that will make it shorter. You read the whole chapter
when you get home if you can.
If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one
with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from
Isn't that marvelous? Let's ask Him to bless the reading of His Word
E-15 Heavenly Father, bless Thy Word tonight, and may It go out to
every heart, and find a dwelling place, and never leave no more. Grant
it, Lord. And now, circumcise the lips of the unworthy person that's to
speak. And circumcise all the ears of these people who are to hear. And
get glory out of the service, for we ask it in Jesus' Name, Thy loving
Now, I want to speak to you just a little while tonight, being this has
been such a wonderful week, upon, "The Way To Have Fellowship."
Now, we know that... I was going to continue my service tonight, the
children of Israel over in the homeland; Joshua taking them over where
we left last night when he was crossing the Red Sea. But I wouldn't
have time in this prayer line so you can catch trains, and so forth,
and get home and go to work in the morning.
E-16 Now, this will be short, we can talk to you just short on this.
But how that every person desires fellowship. I've never seen anyone
yet who did not desire fellowship. That is was--is all right, mentally
balanced. Now, you might want to pick your fellowship, 'course that's
true to everyone of us. That's the reason tonight that all these fine
people have packed out here in this building to a place where they're
standing, is because that they like this type of fellowship. They like
Christian fellowship. And that's why we come tonight, to fellowship
around the Word.
I love the Word, don't you? And you know why you love the Word? You
have the Holy Spirit in you. For the Bible said that man does not live
by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of
God. So the Holy Spirit feeds on the Word. And then when you hear the
Word... Everyone wants to hear It, no matter... Every little piece of
literature they can pick up, they--they read it. And they listen to the
radio, and they go to church and so forth, because they are longing for
that fellowship around the Word.
E-17 And may God help us tonight to realize how we can have a perfect
fellowship. No matter where storms come, whether you're right or wrong,
you can still have fellowship. And only way you can have fellowship, as
your love perfects. Don't never forget me. If I don't see some of you
no more, remember this: That my theme is "love covers it all." I
believe in the redeeming love of the Lord Jesus. I like this song.
E'er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.
E-18 I'd rather have a church... Listen, just a moment. I would rather
have a church that knows nothing about any spiritual gift, and just be
so in love with each other and with Christ, I'd rather have that than
every spiritual gift operating in the church. Now, that might sound
hard in a Pentecostal group, but I would rather have it. Where there is
gifts, they'll fail. Where there is gifts, they'll bring confusion.
Where there is gifts, they can be questioned. But where there is love,
it is perfect. That's right. And if you had perfect love you'd have
perfect gifts. That's right. So work first with love. That brings
fellowship, and fellowship brings gifts.
Now, the reason... Why is it that people perhaps like different things,
like fellowship? Is because, first, man was made to fellowship. Now,
just think of tonight... As much as I long to go hunting and fishing in
the outdoors, yet, my heart is more hungry to get on top of that
mountain and talk to God than anything I know of. See, I--I want to be
alone; I want to know there's nobody a hundred miles from me. And I
love people, but the only way I can minister to people is to first get
the message from God.
E-19 And I know this one thing, that my faith tells me that every
person that's borned again that I preach to, I'll have an eternity to
fellowship with them. But we want to bring more in out of the darkness.
There's our poor lost brothers and sisters out here tonight in saloons.
I passed by skid row last night as my boy and them wanted to see it,
and see those poor people down there drinking, and think that they
don't--they don't know what they do want. I thought, "If they only knew
my Jesus, they sure wouldn't be down there." See?
And that's the only thing that can save them from that chaos that
they're in; there's no medicine, nothing. A alcoholic is a perfect
total annihilation from any help at all outside of Jesus Christ. That's
right. There's no cure. I've been on the Bowery. I've been in Pigalle
in France, to the lowest slums that I could find, and talking, and
praying, and so forth. And the only hope for them people is the Blood
of Jesus Christ, the only thing, the only hope.
E-20 Now, what makes men want to fellowship? Is because he was made
that way; he was made to have fellowship. What fellowship is? I got
four days driving to do starting tomorrow. I got four days to drive
about twenty-five hundred miles. And I have to drive it by myself in a
little old truck. And someone, a friend of mine, is coming down, just
left word this afternoon, to ride all the way out there with me and
ride back by hisself on a greyhound bus just to have fellowship. Isn't
that wonderful? You know, I appreciate friends like that. God bless his
little Swiss heart. I love him. Wanting to ride just to be with me,
four days across the mountains, and prairies, over yonder, just to have
fellowship. We love each other dearly, as dearly beloved brothers. And
then have to ride all the way back up to Shawano, Wisconsin, on a bus
or some how, just to get back. Oh, that makes my heart jump.
And now, God is so longing to have fellowship with His children, that
He come all the way from glory and died to have fellowship with us.
Isn't that marvelous? So wonderful to think...
E-21 Now, in the beginning man had fellowship. First, we realize if we
can have fellowship with God, then don't worry, God will take care of
the rest of it. The main thing I want to speak on... I've got it in
four parts here, how to have fellowship with God, fellowship with one
another, and so forth; but we want to talk only on the one phase of it,
is the fellowship with God. And now, I'm going to watch that clock
there, to be sure that I get the prayer line started in time.
But fellowship with God is what... The first and original fellowship
that human beings had was with God. There wasn't even another--another
living creature on the earth that He could fellowship with, Adam, but
God. Then God made him a helpmate, a wife, which is part of him.
E-22 And could you imagine in the evenings when the sun had gone down,
going, setting way back in the west, and that streaks of light coming
down through those great evergreen trees, God's great cathedral, and
hear the roar of one of those blowing through the tops of those trees,
and Adam and Eve setting out there in the garden in God's great
cathedral having fellowship with God. Everybody longs to do that. Every
Christian longs to have fellowship, isn't that right?
I've read stories of men who spent a lifetime nearly, going high into
the hills, going down by the lakeside, just hunting for a spot for
fellowship. But after all, you don't have to go anywhere but to
Calvary; that's the only way. There's a way, there's only one way that
you can go to fellowship.
E-23 And notice, then not way... It hasn't only been in this age; it's
been in all ages. Just think, Job, way--the oldest Book in the Bible,
he longed for fellowship. He knowed there was a Creator. And he
believed Him with all of his heart. And he said, in a child way of
saying it, "Oh, if I could only get to Him? If I only knew where He
lived at, I could go up and knock on His door and talk to Him just a
little while." Wouldn't we all love to do that?
But think, He's closer to you than His door. His door is your heart.
And He's so close tonight, He's closer to you then your right arm is.
He's part of you. And if we can only realize that He's here, and how He
wants to have fellowship with us... His heart is greater for fellowship
than ours are. And the reason He makes us that way because we're
offsprings of His. That's what makes us long for fellowship.
E-24 That's what makes a mother would die for her baby. Why? That's
what makes a father would give his life for his wife. A husband, a true
husband would give his life for his wife. Why? Because Christ gave His
Life for the Church, His Wife. It's a strain in you. And it'd make a
mother dash through a burning fire, not thinking about her own self,
and her hair on fire, and her clothes on fire, to grab her baby, and
run out with it. Why? It's love of a parent. And God is the first and
original Parent. And there's where that strain comes through. Because
the woman gave birth to the child.
And that's the reason God come down, manifested in the flesh, and went
to the very flames, the hottest of suffering, that He might bring us
into fellowship with Him, taking no thought of His own. "Not My will,
Thine be done." How that wonderful fellowship that we have with each
other and with God...
E-25 Now, God intended this fellowship. So what separated, what keeps
man from having that direct talk like Adam did? I've often thought that
Adam out in the garden of Eden, knowing no sin, or Eve his wife,
beautiful, standing in the garden... And then Leo the lion would come
up, and here comes the tiger, the great beast of the--of the fields
come up into this cathedral, kneeling on their knees, and they...
Even--even the beasts didn't have any killing about them, they... There
was not no death nowhere.
The devil's what makes wild animals wants to hurt you. And if you can
produce in your heart the right kind of a love towards the most
horrible beast there is in the woods or the desert, that beast won't
harm you. That's right. I know it by experience. But you can't pretend
it. He knows whether you do or not. There's something about him that he
knows it. But if you're really not afraid, I've never seen anything
that would hurt you, no matter, a lion, whatever it might be, he will
walk away from you. But if you run, or act like you're scared, or
something, then you'll get killed. So you can't just make it up; you
got to really know it in your heart that you're not afraid.
E-26 That's the trouble with man tonight; that's what's the trouble
with people tonight; you're scared. That's the biggest curse there is
on the Full Gospel people, or any other people; is because they are
afraid. God has made the provision, but you're afraid to take His Word
for it. If you was--wasn't afraid tonight, why, you would take your
healing by faith, and know that God promised it, and the thing would
just go plumb away from you. Afraid, scared... And I've noticed it. And
that's the reason I'm such a believer in healing. I know that if you
can get away from that scare, and get love in its place, something's
going to happen.
There's only two faculties that govern a human, and one of them is--is
faith, which brings results; and the other is fear, which has no value
in it at all. Faith is of God. Fear is of the Devil. Fear makes you
weary; fear makes you wonder. And if I was going to die in the morning,
what good would it do me to get all stewed up about it? What if I was
going to be electrocuted in the morning, and my life had to end
tomorrow morning, what good would that do me to worry about it?
E-27 "Well," you say, "what good would it do to have faith?" Faith can
sign my pardon, sure; there's value in faith. Don't be weary; don't be
scared; don't be upset; just have faith and believe. And the only way
you can have faith, you have to have love first, for love produces
faith. For perfect love... Get it. Perfect love casts out all fear.
Wished I had time to tell you the experiences with wild life, of what
I've seen conquered by faith, by love. I told you the other night about
the old opossum being sent up. I seen a vicious bull one day, was going
to kill me. This is on record; I was a game warden at the time. I was
going over the hill to pray for a sick man. And we're supposed to pack
a gun, but you wouldn't go to pray for a sick man with a gun on your
hand. So I took the gun and laid it in the little old truck, and
crossed over through the field. And I was way out in the field and I
knew... I had a--ought to of thought that this killer bull was out
there, he'd just killed a colored man on a farm, Mr. Burks, just about
three months before that, and they sold him up there to the people that
had these Durham cattle.
E-28 And then when I started across the field, right out in a big open
field, and not over about thirty yards from me, this big fellow raised
up, and threw his horns down, and let out a big bellow, if you know
what I'm talking about. And there he was, horns about like this. And
here he come.
At first it scared me. I--I looked for a tree, and there wasn't any
tree. And I know he could out run me to the fence. So I thought, "Well,
this is it." So then, something happened. O God, if that would only
stay there instead of going away. Something happened. I--I wish God
would let it happen to everybody here tonight just long enough to get
E-29 Something happened that I wasn't scared of the bull. I felt sorry,
because I disturbed him; I was in his field. He was laying out there
not bothering me. I come along and woke him up. And so I felt sorry for
him. Now, you can't bluff it; it has to be there. That's the way faith
is; you can't bluff; you got to really have it. The Devil will know it.
And this fellow started towards me with his head down, just as hard as
he could. I wasn't no more afraid of that bull then I would be of any
of my dear brothers and sisters standing on this platform. And he run
within about five feet of me, and he stopped, he looked at me so
depleted; he looked right and left. I said, "Fellow, I'm sorry I
disturbed you." I said, "Now, you're God's creature, and I'm God's
servant. Now, the Creator that made you made me, and I am His servant.
I'm on my journey across the hill to pray for one of His sick children.
If I knowed you been laying there, I wouldn't have come by and
disturbed you. So now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Creator, go
back and lay down."
E-30 At the judgment bar you'll see it brought into light. That bull
looked at me a few minutes, turned around, walked over, and laid down.
And I--I stood there, the tears running down my cheeks. I walked within
five foot of that bull, and he never even turned his head and looked at
me. Why? Instead of hating him, I loved him. Love will conquer
That's what conquered my heart when I knowed that God so loved me that
He gave His only begotten Son, that I wouldn't have to perish. Knowed
that I was born in this world a sinner, and was perishing, and God
loved me that He gave His Son to--for my life to be redeemed. And then
I--I couldn't hate no more; I had to love. That's what brings these
results that you see. It's love.
E-31 I don't know. I might've told this, I have told it before,
hundreds of little things that's happened. One day I was mowing my
yard. I had to get in the back yard, the front yard was growing up
'fore I get the back, account of people come being prayed for and
things, from... See, as Joseph said awhile ago, it's just... Here, this
is just--this is just Chicago. At home, it's all around the world
(See?), where people are coming and going from all parts of the world
And when I was mowing this grass, I run in, forgot about it, there was
a hornet's nest back there. And I hit that fence with this mowing
machine, and I was covered over with hornets, them great big fellows;
they'll knock you down when they hit you. At first I was scared, truly.
No shirt on... And something or another happened. I--I was sorry I hit
those fellows, not because that I was afraid I was going to get stung,
but really, it sounds juvenile, but if we could just be more juvenile.
If we could be more childlike, it's the simplicity of God that turns
college students around. Be simple in those things. Just like a baby,
just rely and believe. Don't try to push yourself; just relax and
believe it. That's all. Don't try to work yourself up, "O God,
hallelujah, rebuke." That's no--no good. No, just believe it and walk
on. That's all.
E-32 So when that happened, I thought, "Them poor little fellows up
there in their nest now, and here I done hit the fence and knocked them
out of their nest," that big old mowing machine I was pushing. And I
said, "You're little creatures of God, I'm sorry that I hit this fence.
I'm--I'm sorry I disturbed you. Now, I'm God's servant, and I'm praying
for His sick children. I got to hurry and mow this yard. So now, you
rush right back into your nest; I won't bother you no more, in the Name
of the Lord Jesus."
I started my mower off again and stopped it. I'd pull the string and
started off like that and them bees just a humming all around my naked
shoulders, and they took a beeline and went right back into their nest,
without stinging at all. Love. I can't produce it; I can't work it up;
God's got to give it.
E-33 There's where it is tonight. God has to give it. Then love
produces a fellowship. Now, when God said back there... The day that
sin had separated that Divine love, God told Adam and Eve not to eat
these certain fruits, and they did, and sin brought separation. And sin
by separation brought hatred, malice, strife, envy. Is that right? What
happened? They separated from Divine love.
And when you separate from Divine love, then you can't overlook your
brother's mistakes no more. You got to bawl him out for it. That's
right. You can't overlook sister's mistakes no more. Because you've got
away from that Divine part, that love part. But if you really love the
Lord Jesus, if sister or brother, does something to you, "Oh, well,
that's all right, they didn't mean to do it." That's the kind of love
that Christ had, "Father, forgive them; they don't know what they're
E-34 What if He'd held my sins against me? What an awful person I was,
but He loved me so well that He forgave me for them. When I was undone,
He forgave me. He loved me, a pure love. And when Adam separated
hisself from pure love of keeping God's Word in his heart, when he did
that, then he begin... These other faculties come in: malice, envy,
strife, hatred, so forth.
Now, when God seen that His children had separated, He come down for
fellowship, and there was no one there to welcome Him. Remember the
other night when I preached on the woman washing Jesus' feet? He was
unwelcome by the Pharisees. He's unwelcome tonight in many people. He's
unwelcome in many churches, many cities.
E-35 Look when Israel was dividing up their lands. There was, I believe
it was, Gad was one of them, and perhaps, the half tribe; they didn't
go over into the promised land; they stayed on this side, borderline.
Jesus visit that same people. And look at the results of staying out of
the full benefits of God's love.
When Jesus visit them He went over in Gadara; that's where they were
dwelt; that's where they made... That's where they come from, right
there. And their attitude was still the same way. Because that--they
had--it cost them a bunch of hogs to have the meeting, they asked Jesus
to leave their land. They didn't want nothing to do with it; they had
their own ways; they had their own churches. They didn't want nothing
to do with Jesus, so they asked Him to leave the land.
E-36 But He went anyhow because there was one soul calling for Him.
Just think, crossed that stormy lake, over across there to find one
soul in need; that was His love for one needy soul. He will come from
glory tonight to this school auditorium for one needy soul that'll
And so then, when sin came in, it separated man from fellowship. Notice
what God did to bring man back to fellowship. He introduced to the
world a Blood redemption. God killed animals and put for their skin,
showing a blood redemption. And there God, after being separated from
His--from His creatures, God laid out the welcome mat back home by the
shedding of the blood. And that was then, and has been, and will always
be, God's provided preparation for fellowship with Him is through the
E-37 Friend, listen to me just a few moments, 'cause I see I got twelve
minutes yet. Look, I want to ask you, they have cri--they have tried
hard to substitute education for that Blood. It'll never work. They
have tried hard to substitute denomination to bring fellowship. Educate
people... The world today...
As Brother Tommy Hicks, that wonderful little brother was here today
giving us his story back in behind the Iron Curtain. There Russia, in
all of its culture and science, trying to bring a fellowship through
communism, through science, and culture, and denying the Blood of
Jesus, when the Blood of Christ is the only way that you can have
fellowship. Nothing will take its place. Thanks be to God. You don't
have to be smart; you don't have to be intelligent; you just have to
have a humble submitted heart. Think of it. He introduced Blood.
E-38 Now, I want you to watch closely now. We speaking of Job awhile
ago, Job used this same preparation. The oldest Book in the Bible, even
before Genesis was written, Job was written. And Job was a righteous
man, a man who feared God. And troubles came to him. But I want you to
notice just before the troubles come, Job made preparation for this
Listen, friend, sinner friend, there's trouble right ahead of you
tonight. And that's the valleys of the shadows of death. You better
make preparations for the only Friend Who can walk with you through
that. Right, make preparations for it.
Job had a bunch of daughters and sons. And when he knew that they were
out... like birds... People raise up children today. I feel sorry for
fathers and mothers today, being a parent myself, and knowing one
reason; I'm trying to get my children away from our city; we don't have
any Christian schools there. And I want to get them somewhere where
they'll be brought up in school, in a real fundamental school where
they'll learn to love the Lord. The teaching that I can give them
around home, yet they get out with that worldly crowd; the Devil is a
shrewd fellow, and he pushes that into them. If you keep them under the
Spirit until they get old enough to receive the Holy Ghost and know
what it's all about, then God will take care of the rest of it. But
first they got them little adolescent days.
E-39 Now, every person thinks of their children. While they're under
your--your wings you can watch them. But once out from under the wings,
then the Devil's got every little old Oscar he can out there to
associate with your children that's infidelic, and mean, and devilish,
and everything else. God help us. This juvenile delinquency here in New
York, Chicago, and these big cities, what the papers is writing up, how
they kill one another and everything... Little children, little boys
and girls killing and murder, and shooting, and so forth like that. If
those poor little kiddies only realized that that's the Devil, sure.
E-40 What brought on juvenile delinquency was parent delinquency, the
parent failing to take care of the children. You remember a few years
ago, when my boy was born; that has been about, I think he's about
nineteen now. I remember the doctor told my wife, said, "Just let that
kid squall." Said, "It ain't going to hurt him. And if grandma comes
along to pick him up," said, "take her--keep her hands off of him."
Said, "He ought to be crib broke at six months old."
Now, you know better than that. Sounds like a talking of a witch doctor
instead of a real doctor. And then you know what it hatched out? It
hatched out a bunch of neurotics and a bunch of gangsters. Listen. God
gave you that baby to love. I don't care how bad you spoil it; love it
anyhow. That's right. Love it. If you don't love it now, it'll grow up
in a cold home and indifferent, and it'll seek love somewhere, or
something. It'll make an out-light for somewhere. Mother, take that
baby and give it fellowship and love now. Make it a part of you, which
it is, and act like it, and hug it, and kiss it, and--and love it.
Don't be too cold with the things of the world. God gave you that as a
treasure; raise it right. Amen.
Notice, that's what's the matter; we got away from the things of God.
You get away from nature, and then you're out of the will of God.
E-41 Now, I want you to notice then, Job, thinking of his children, he
said, "Now, peradventure, when they go out, they might sin." So he
offered the only preparation that he knowed about was a burnt
sacrifice, the shedding of blood. And he shed the blood of a lamb for
his children, making preparation, if they did sin. You see it? Job was
mindful of his children to make a preparation for their sin.
And mother and father, if we would quit spending money on our children
learning tap dancing, and things like that, and some kind of "how to be
a actor," and put more time a pleading the Blood of Jesus up over them,
and showing them love and fellowship, we'd get along better. The child
would too. Teach your child.
E-42 I believe if every parent would take their child and... The first,
the parent come back to God, and take the beer out of the icebox, and
take the cards off the table. "Oh," you say, "it's innocent." You see
what it hatches out. Brother, I wouldn't let a card light on my ground.
No, sir. It's the devil's thing. Keep them away from it. You say,
"You're old fashion, Brother Branham." Well, it was an old fashion
Gospel saved me. Amen. It's old fashion salvation that makes me happy.
It was old fashion Holy Ghost that healed me. It's the same thing
that's going to take us home to glory, sure. Teach your child.
E-43 Looky here. Look what the world can do. Now, this is little clean
things, I suppose. I ain't got nothing to do with it. But looky here.
Every kid in town could tell you who Davy Crockett was. My, my. It's on
his teaspoons, on his hat, on his tie, everywhere, David Crockett. The
world taught the children, America by a fad taught all the children
about David Crockett. They could tell you he was from Tennessee, when
he was born, and all about it. He wore a coonskin cap, and killed a
bear when he was three, and all these kind of fiction things. They know
all about David Crockett. And you're willing, and like to tell him
Well, if they could learn about David Crockett, and dress like David
Crockett, and act like David Crockett, surely you could teach them
about Jesus Christ, and they would act like Jesus Christ, and love
Jesus Christ, as well as they could love David Crockett. Fellowship
around the Bible. Tell them Jesus loves them.
E-44 David Crockett is true, but now killing the bear at three years
old, I doubt that. A lot of those things, believe a lot of fiction, a
lot of them stories are fiction. Here when I was a little boy I had
such admiration for William Tell; he shot a apple off his boys head.
When I got down there in Switzerland, there's not a word of it true;
it's all fiction. That's right. There was a William Tell true, but he
never shot no apple off his boy's head, no, no nothing about it. But
it's just fiction and--and stories that's told. Let's get the truth to
the people. Let's not fellowship with that; let's fellowship with God,
and with the Bible, and with the Holy Spirit. Make preparations for our
E-45 And notice, when the trials finally come, and Job went through the
testing... Oh I love it. Excuse me, I'm not emotional, but I just get
to feeling good. I love it. Testing, God testing His children... Don't
you love it? Every trial in the testing, proving ground; this is a
testing time, God testing His people, getting them ready.
Before you buy a team of horses, you go out and test them, check them.
Let them pull awhile; run them see if they're wind broken, got lemons
in their nose and so forth. Oh, you didn't know you put lemons in the
nose for a wind broken horse? Huh. You do. All right. About your
automobile, doctor it up with ca--castor oils, and fine oils, in the
motor's real thick and take the knock out of it so that they can sell
it. See? All these other things, testing. God puts His children through
the testing. I'm so happy for it. So He can show His love to you.
E-46 Now, the testing, Job went on the test block for God. He hadn't
sinned; they said he had sinned, but he didn't. Why did he know he
hadn't sinned? He knowed he'd come the only way there was to come,
through the shed blood. He'd made a sacrifice; he confessed his sins
upon the basis of the shed blood. He knowed he was justified in the
sight of God no matter what anybody said. He knew he was just, because
he was justified by his faith in God's provided sacrifice. He believed
it. All right.
And when the testings come, it proved out to be true. God took
everything he had. He took His children, killed all them. Took all of
his cattle, and sheep, camels, killed all of them. Done everything and
broke his own body out, took his health. But he still loved the Lord.
Because he had come God's way and had made connections with God. And
once you connect God through the shed Blood, you know that there's
something to it. You're not taking theology; you're taking what the
Blood witnesses to you. There you are.
E-47 And notice, God restored to him all that he lost; it doubled. He
doubled his sheep; He double the camels. But you notice, He just give
him seven children, just what he had. What children was that? It was
the same children he'd lost. They were under the Blood. They were in
glory waiting for him. That's the way to have our children, isn't it.
That's right. Give him back his children, sure, he's with them, tonight
and will be forever more.
Israel had the shed blood of the lamb, the only way. And the only place
that Israel could worship was under the shed blood. All the sacrifices
and everything was brought into one common place, and there on the
brazen altar they burnt the bodies and sprinkled the blood. And God
(Listen, here it is now.), God only met Israel under the shed blood.
The only meeting place, that God makes His people is under the shed
blood, no other way. He won't meet you in your denomination. He won't,
as good as it may be. He won't meet you with your education, your
theology, as good as it may be. He will only meet you under the shed
The only place that God met Israel was under the shed blood. The only
way He could talk to Adam and Eve, under the shed blood. The only way
He could talk to Job, under the shed blood.
E-48 And the only way... Notice. The people had to come to the place
where the blood was shed. Get it? And the only way you'll ever have
that perfect fellowship with God is come to the place where the Blood
was shed. Where is it? Christ is God's meeting place. We meet together,
and set together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. And the Holy
Spirit moves into the building when we're under the Blood.
How do we get in Christ Jesus? The first, the elements that came from
His body is what we go into His body by. There came from His body
water, Blood, Spirit. Spirit is the thing that brings you in. The
preparation of the Blood is what cleanses of the waters of separation,
as the red heifer was burnt and made waters of separation. And every
believer coming to the temple first stopped in the courts. Just a
moment, stopped in the courts for the waters of separation was kept
there, and they were sprinkled.
The Waters of separation is the Word. The Word of God, the Waters of
separation, through the washing of the water by the Word. You come and
hear the Word, and the first thing It does, It separates you to move
your thoughts from the evil to the good.
E-49 Then the next thing they did after leaving the courts, they come
toward the temple. On the temple in the wilderness, was seven strokes
of blood that was took by the high priest's finger at the dying of the
heifer, and stroked across the door, showing that every believer coming
to this fellowship must first recognize that a substitute died and
prepared a way before him.
Every man that cometh into this wonderful fellowship first must ("Faith
cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word.")--then recognize the Blood of
Jesus Christ, God's welcome mat back home to fellowship. And he must
recognize the Blood was shed for you; His Life was given here on earth
that you might have fellowship.
E-50 Then the Holy Spirit, as you come behind the veil into the
curtains here, baptizes you, the water, Blood, Spirit. Baptizes you
into the Body of Christ... Then... Here it is, brother, sister, listen
closely now; we're closing. That's when you'll never call them
holy-roller no more. No. Once get behind the curtain, that is, His
flesh, let the Holy Spirit cleanse you by the Blood, bring you into
Christ. Then you have fellowship. The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us
from all sin at the door, now we have fellowship one with another.
Think of it. A Methodist brother can shake my hand as a Baptist. And a
Pentecostal, and a Nazarene, and a Pilgrim Holiness, Presbyterian,
whatever we are, we can shake one another's hands and have fellowship
one with another, when the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all
sin. Hope you see it.
My time is passed. That's why we're here. God sent His Son, don't you
believe it? He gave His Son that we might live. The Son had to shed His
Blood. He resurrected His body; His body and bones is in the Presence
of God tonight. But His Blood still stains the earth.
E-51 And through that shed Blood, come forth... The life is in the
blood, and the Life is the Holy Ghost which is come back. Jesus said,
"A little while (Listen.) and the world will see Me no more; yet you
shall see Me, for I'll be fellowshipping with you to the end of the
world. I (personal pronoun) will be fellowshipping; I'll be with you.
"Wherever two or three are gathered together, I'll be in their midst,
fellowshipping with you to the end of the world."
Do you recognize that He's raised from the dead tonight, Christian
brother? Sinner friend of mine, I love you; God knows I don't want you
to be a sinner. God don't want you to be a sinner. But would you like
to enjoy a real fellowship like you've never had before? It'll beat a
cup of coffee and a cigarette any time. It'll beat a drink of whiskey,
or a carousing night to spoil the morals of some girl, or whatever.
Won't you come tonight? Say, "God, be merciful to me a sinner; I want
fellowship. I want to get something in my life that's real."
E-52 Jesus is real. He's raised from the dead. He will be right here at
the platform in a few minutes, doing the same things He did back there
to prove to you people that He's here and wants fellowship. You won't
doubt Him anymore, will you? Let's have fellowship tonight, won't you
do it? Don't doubt Him no more. Say, "God, here You are, I'm--I'm right
now fellowshipping. This is the time; I'm taking You at Your Word.
You're speaking to me, not through Brother Branham, but through Your
Bible. Then Your gift is speaking through this way to recognize through
a human body that You are here and I got fellowship with You. I'm going
to walk out of here tonight believing with all my heart."
Shall we bow our head. The pianist, if she will, get--come to the piano
just for a moment.
E-53 While we have our heads bowed, everybody praying, I just wonder
tonight, sinner friend, are you really longing for something that
you've never had? You're longing for a thrill. You drive your car at
ninety miles an hour, squeak your tires around. Lady, you--you dress
any way you can to get the boys to whistle at you, and you think it's
thrilling? You really want an everlasting thrill tonight? Come to Jesus.
You want somebody to love you that'll never quit loving you? Come to
Him. Won't you do it? You never had this wonderful fellowship. You
don't know really what it to have a real friend. I know One's a waiting
to receive you right now.
E-54 And while we have our heads bowed, being my last night here, I
would like to ask you something. Everyone is praying that knows how to
pray. Sinner friend, would you raise your hand to God and say, "God,
I'd really like to have that fellowship with You." Would you just raise
your hand? Everywhere in the building, upstairs, downstairs, just...
That's right. God bless you, that's... God bless you, and you. "I want
fellowship God." God bless you, sister. I see.
"I want fellowship, Lord. My religion has been cold; I just went to
church; that's about all I've done. But I really not known what it was
to really call You into my life and fellowship with You. Here's my
hand, God, take me tonight; I want fellowship. I'm coming through the
Blood right now. I raise my hand, by faith I receive it." Will you
raise your hand, somebody else? God bless you, son. God bless you,
sister. God bless you, you. That's right.
My, many of you. Down on the bottom floor here, God bless you. God
bless you, you, you, you. Over here to my left. God bless you. God
bless you, sir. God bless you, brother. God bless you back there, yes.
Over to my right.
E-55 "Lord, here's my hand. I'm right now by faith... I've come to
these meetings. I've been around. I--I kind of wondered. I doubted.
I've went to church. I try to live a good life, but God, really, I--I
never knowed what it was to set down and talk with You, and love You,
and just--just get so interested praying till I can't get up. I love
you and I'll stand there and cry and raise my hands up to You, and my
heart just a jumping for joy. I've never had that, Lord, never see You
come down and answer my prayer, and do something for me, and make a way
for me when it's all dark, and I don't know which way to go, and You
come and just open up the way and keep me full of ac... Lord, I've
never had that fellowship, though I've been to church, but I want it
right now, and I'm coming by the way of the Blood, the way Brother
Branham spoke by the Bible, I'll raise my hand."
E-56 Anyone else, right now, just raise your hand to God, "I'm coming
this way, Lord." God bless you too. Yes. Down in the pit, is there
anybody down in here tonight? Say, "God, I'm coming for that
fellowship. I want it, really, from the bottom of my heart." God bless
you too. God bless you, sister, I see your hand. God sees it. God bless
you, my sister, you have fellowship. That's fine, all right, a little
word of prayer now. After service is over, they'll give an altar call,
if you'd like to come around the altar and pray awhile, be fine.
Heavenly Father, these who are coming, no one would raise their hand,
and of course, Lord, less something knocked at their heart in this
cruel, dark, evil day that we're living. How that men and women's got
away from You. How the world through culture and through science, has
moved plumb out of the category of God. And we're looking today at the
city and looking there and seeing the buildings begin to break down,
seeing the streets breaking in, showing, many years ago they were--they
were good streets, good buildings. But they're getting old now. The old
world all over is just setting, waiting for judgment.
E-57 God, You'll have to come pretty soon, and it'll all be over. Just
like some woman or man that's lived their life in sin, setting in a
corner with a hagged look, and waiting for death, and gritting in their
teeth, and would do anything evil if they could, a wretched person
waiting for their judgment, their eternal destination be pronounced
upon them... How it could be different. How they could even be old, but
yet neatly, and lovely, and old mother, served their life for God in
purity and womanhood, waiting for her reward. God, be merciful.
Please, dear God, these people go in their pockets; they help me to
live. They pay for my children's food. They... God, I just don't what
to say; my heart beats. Not that they can hear me, but that You, Lord,
I pray that You forgive every one of them and bring them into a perfect
fellowship this night. Do that, God, for me, won't You? I love You, and
You said if I ask anything You would do it.
And then heal all the sick tonight, won't You, Father? You're here at
the platform just now. And I know that You'll do these things. And open
the eyes of those people tonight. Maybe many has never seen You work in
Your great power, but may they see the Lord Jesus in His great
E-58 And in the Bible on the morning of the first resurrection, there
was two men Cleopas and his friend went walking to Emmaus. Jesus walked
with them all day. That night when He got inside with them, He done
something just a little different from what ordinary men does. They
knew that nobody could do that but Jesus, and they recognized Him by
the sign that He done. May it be so here in Chicago tonight, Lord.
There's many people setting here from fine big churches here in the
city. Maybe they're members there, but never been borned again. Do
something a little different tonight, Lord, to bring their hearts
closer to Thee, for we ask it in His Name. Amen.
I wonder, sister, while we're getting prayer cards, do you know that
song, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee?" Could you give us a chord on it? How
many knows it, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee"? I just love it. Just while
we're relaxing a second. Let's call the prayer cards. Billy, where you
E-59 Prayer card...?... How many now did you give out? How many?
Hundred? All right. Let's start with number 1 and go to about, [Billy
speaks, "I give out two different groups"--Ed.] (Yeah. M's and N's. Did
you have what out last night. M. All right.) All right. You were here
today to get the teaching and have prayer card...?... Start with number
1, who has it? 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now, hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day,
Be wholly Thine!
Brother Wood, would you come help Billy in the prayer line? All right,
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee,
O Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
Isn't that dear? Let's real slowly sing it.
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee, (Listen.)
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
E-60 Don't you love Him? How many wants that to be in your heart? Pure,
your love pure, warm and changeless be, a living fire. Faith of our
fathers living still, how wonderful. Always remember, friends, love
changes things, just love. It'll do the work. Now, love Him when you
Now, don't criticize Him when He begins to move; just love Him; embrace
Him, say, "I love You, Lord." Now, for the last time, so I can hurry
and get the line through as quick as I can. Soon as the anointing gets
started I'll start praying quickly for the people. Everybody believe
with all your heart, Jesus make you well. Remember, He's raised from
the dead. He said, "I do nothing in Myself but what I see the Father
doing. What the Father shows Me, that I do."
E-61 Speaking with the woman, He told her her sins. And speaking with
Nathanael He told him where he was at. Speaking with Peter, first He
told him where--what his name was, who his father was. And many other
times in the Bible... And Jesus said Himself now, so that you'll
clearly understand, "I do nothing except the Father shows Me first."
He's raised from the dead; He does the same thing tonight, just as the
Father will show.
Now, I'm a man, so was He a man. He was the Son of God, begotten,
virgin born. I'm a sinner saved by grace. His grace saved me. So
through that He opened up a channel by election. By foreknowledge, He
opened a channel in my heart to give Hisself a place there that He
could work out to you people. It's your faith that does it, not mine; I
couldn't do it. You say, "Brother Branham, stand up--stand up--stand
up, and you tell me what's wrong with me." I couldn't tell you. It
takes your faith to do that. See?
The woman that touched His garment and went out, He said, "Thy faith
has made thee whole." Let's speak to Him once more.
E-62 Heavenly Father, tonight with Divine, warm, Christian love, we
approach Thee in Jesus' Name. Now, Lord, we won't have to stand here
hour after hour. Just if You'll just speak to us a little, Lord, if
You'll just make Yourself known here, and then we'll have prayer, each
one. Then we'll believe, and we're going to go out of here tonight with
really true loving fellowship with the Father. We're going out in
Jesus' Name. Grant it, Lord. For Your glory I submit myself to Thee,
yielding myself to the Holy Ghost, that the Holy Ghost will do the
works of Jesus Christ through this poor unworthy body. Amen.
All right. How do you do, sister? Well, now, audience, I wish... I'm
going to ask you a real favor, if you'll do it. People's got to catch
their buses and trains. We won't be here but a little bit; ain't
necessary. My ministry, I find, I haven't found the results yet; I'm
trying to change it and get back to just a praying for the sick.
Brother Joseph will probably write and tell me. But my ministry is
this: it just declares that God is here. It don't matter whether I pray
for you or not in this particular meeting now, it's your faith. It
ain't touching me; it's touching Him. See? You touch Him; it'll happen.
E-63 How many out there now... So that the audience here, people
around, how many wants to be prayed for up here and--and--and wants God
to heal you, and--and--and you--you're sick and you want God to heal
you, and you don't have prayer cards and things, you want God to heal
you? See, now just believe Him and watch what happens.
Then if He'd do that one time... When Moses, God told him what he was
to do, and he went down there, and performed that sign before Israel,
every one of them believed and marched out. Is that right? Now, we
ought to believe too. It oughtn't to be just ever, ever, ever, ever,
ever, everlasting. It should just be once and you say, "That's it." And
we ought to gather ourselves together in this loving Christian Spirit
that we're in, lay our hands on one another, and pray, get up out of
our chair and say, "Thank You, dear Lord Jesus, I now go with a heart
full of love with the assurance that You're Almighty God that keeps
Your Word." That ought to settle it. See?
E-64 Now, I could take, maybe stand here until midnight; I'd probably
get a hundred people through here, but--if I could live that long. They
wouldn't let me stay, 'cause I'd be a week or two coming out of it.
See? Now, it isn't when I'm out of it, or when I'm in it; it's between
the times (See?), when you're just coming out. It's anointing, and if
you wouldn't understand what that means, if you've never accepted
Christ, and know what it means to be anointed, it's another dimension.
It's another dimension or another sense. So I... Talking to the people,
I realize there's a woman here. Now, if there's anything said about
her, somebody has to say it besides me, 'cause I don't know the woman.
Are we strangers to one another? We are strangers to each other. She's
standing here, and that's all I know. She's just standing here.
E-65 And now... And she's lot younger than I am, so, she was borned
after I was, and we--we don't--never seen each other before. Now,
something's got to happen if... Now, if it's healing, if she wants
healing, I-I'd like to do it, but I can't. Only thing I could do maybe,
is by Divine gift like preaching the Word or another gift, prophecy,
bring her faith up. If God will do it down this prayer line for a
piece, will you all assure me tonight that you'll believe Jesus is
here, and you'll just fellowship with Him then, will you do it? Now be
in prayer out there.
Now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I take every spirit
in my control for the glory of God. And let every one be seated just
for the next ten or fifteen minutes, please. Don't get up and move
around; just set still.
E-66 Now, sister, I want to talk to you, the first person here tonight,
and I want to--to speak with you, because it's first to get the
anointing started. Whether you have faith or not, I don't know; there's
nothing we know now. See? We just have to wait to see what the Holy
Spirit will say. But if He does reveal to me what you come here for, or
something that you--that something that you--you know that I don't know
nothing about, then you will receive it, will you? Now, sister, all I
can do is just be a man. See? That's all I can; that's all I am, just a
sinner and saved by grace.
And I perceive that you are a Christian? 'Cause you have a wonderful
feeling to your Spirit as it comes meeting me. See? Now, if it wasn't,
it would back off. You see, if you've ever been in a meeting, when
sinners come, quickly, it's unwelcome. Critics, you know it right then.
See? 'Cause it's spiritual. See? But this is supernatural, and you are
a Christian; you believe me, you absolutely do. That's right. But now
the next thing is, you could've been a critic, and I wouldn't knowed it
(See?), naturally, but I know it now (See?), because the anointing of
the Holy Spirit is here.
E-67 Now, you are here because you want to be prayed for. I see you;
you're--you're a real nervous person, very upset. And I see you all the
time holding your... It's a headache you have all the time. You're
constantly bothered with a headache all the time. Now, that it true,
isn't it? That's true. Now, everyone of you ought to believe. Everyone
ought to believe with all your heart. Do you do it? All right.
Now, you see, if I talked more to the lady, more would be said. I could
either take one person, long time talk with them, and not bring so many
through, but let them come swiftly and bring them all through. It
depends on just whatever... Just I got so much strength; it'll go out,
provision. And when that's over... See these man standing here at their
post? They'll take me. I don't know when I am, and when I'm not. But
you believe the Lord Jesus.
E-68 Let's you and I talk. You seem like a very nice person, since
you're standing there. And I believe He's already told you what was
your trouble or something. Now, you just look this way, just a moment.
And you're--you're so easy to talk to, because I believe you have a
real, real faith. That's right. I see you're not from this city; you're
from a city by the side of water. But it's not this water; it's salt
water. And that's way, away; you come from the northeast coming west to
Chicago, and you're--you're in a city, I see a name called, it's
Portland. And Maine is the--is the--the state, Portland, Maine.
And I see you got someone there you're interested in; it's an afflicted
person. And with something like a muscular, a bone disease that's
afflicted, and it's a relative, a nephew. And then you have a brother
also. And you got two handkerchiefs in your hand; I seen you when you
got them. And you--and you, one is for a brother who's suffering with a
nervous condition, and the other one's for a nephew who's suffering.
That's the truth, isn't it. All right. Do you believe now? All right,
E-69 Heavenly Father, in the Name of Thy beloved Child, Jesus Christ,
Who set at the well and told the woman, "Go, get your husband."
She said, "I have none."
You said, "That's right. You got five."
She said, "I perceive that You're a prophet, Sir. I know when Messiah
cometh, He will tell us these things."
Jesus said, "I am He."
Father, tonight You promised us this fellowship, and here we are
enjoying this fellowship. "The things that I do shall you also. I'll be
with you, fellowshipping till the end of the world." Oh, we love You,
Jesus, You're here, grant the requests of this woman as I bless her
with these handkerchiefs, in Jesus Name. Amen. The Lord bless you, my
sister, and give to you the desire of your heart.
E-70 How do you do, sister? Supposing we are strange to each other
also? We are. Jesus knows us both.
Got a back trouble, haven't you little lady setting there. That's
right. Back and teeth, got something wrong with your teeth also. You
believe Jesus can make you well? If you do it, you can have it (see?)
okay. You really believe it, you got a good book laying on your lap, if
you'll just keep reading that, well, I'll have confidence in you. Amen.
God bless you.
Do you believe Him with all your heart now? Now, we're strange to each
other, but not before Jesus. You see? He knows both of us. I just seen
something moving. It was somebody moving. I thought it was... I have to
follow a Light (See?), which is the Holy Spirit. God is a Light. They
that dwell in God dwell in light. Is that right? You believe that?
E-71 This lady is standing here, if that the audience can hear my
voice, I hope that they can at this time. She's--she's very sick. She's
got a real nervous condition she's suffering with. And she's--she's had
two nervous breakdowns. That's right. And you just had some kind of
a--in your lung... It was pneumonia, and a virus. Yes, they had. And
I... You've had a couple of major operations too. This's true. You
believe that He's here to make you well now? Come here.
I want to ask you something, sister. You in the condition you're in,
and Something's here now with me, I'm just a man you know, I don't know
you. But there's Something here that knows you. It's working through
this body somehow. He said, "These signs will follow them that believe;
if they lay their hands on the sick they'll get well." You have to do
it, don't you? You believe it? Only one thing would be unbelief. Even
God's Word tells you first. See? If you... Then He lovingly sends
something else to encourage your faith. Isn't He wonderful? Now, go and
get well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
E-72 Thanks be to God. You believe, lady? You're very sick. Throat
trouble. That's right. It's cancer in the throat too. That's right.
'Course you knew that. You believe that Jesus make you well, lady? The
only hope you have is through Him. If you will believe, God will make
you well. You do it? Come here.
Dear heavenly Father, some nineteen hundred years ago, up Calvary went
an old rugged cross dragging out the bloody footprints of the Bearer.
On His road up, His poor little weak body fell; He was bleeding,
walking in blood. That's the trail, opening up the doors. His little
weak physical body fell under the strain, and there stood Simon the
Cyrene, a colored man, picked up the cross and put it on his shoulders
and helped Him bear it on. What a dark hour, dark Calvary.
E-73 Here's one of His children tonight, standing here, standing in the
shadows of death. O God, be merciful. You, devil that's killing this
woman, in the light of Calvary, I charge thee by Jesus Christ, the Son
of God, that you leave her with my hands on her, my Lord's
commandments, come out of her in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
"If thou canst believe, all things are possible." Are you believing?
Just have faith.
Little lady, setting here with a little coat over her shoulders looking
toward me, she suffers with a lung trouble. Setting right back over
there in the last end of the row with her hand up, she has a coat over
her shoulders. Lady, when I was praying for the colored lady just then,
you were praying at the time. Isn't that right? And you suffer with a
lung trouble. Jesus healed you even before He healed the woman. You're
well now; your faith makes you whole. Amen.
Just have faith. See? No matter where you are. Believest thou this?
It's her faith. You say, "Is that in the Bible?" Sure. Said to the
woman, "Thy faith has saved thee." If thou canst believe...
E-74 Looking around the lady there, you believing that God would heal
you of that gall bladder trouble and believe He'd make you well? You
believe that He would? He did it. All right. God bless you. That's the
way I like to see you believe. That's the way I like to see you come,
that still, quiet faith. If thou canst believe.
How do you do, lady? Do you believe with all your heart? Well, I'm a
stranger to you, lady. I never seen you in my life, but Jesus has
knowed you 'fore you was born. He knowed you when He formed your spirit
before the foundation of the world when you were created in the--back
there in spirit form. Knowing that someday that you'd come on the scene
and would stand here on this platform, that's my Lord, He knows all
E-75 Now, you know He's with you. You're not from this city, and you're
not for yourself. You're standing here for a preacher. And that
preacher is a woman. And she's got heart trouble, and she's a
Pentecostal preacher. I see her raising her hands back and forth, and
she's preaching hard. And something else, she's in the last few days
she's been spitting up blood. Say, that's in a... That's not here;
that's in Kentucky, near Covington. I see her go down through by the
river there. That's right. Now, take that handkerchief and put it on
her now for her healing, in Jesus' Name.
Bless be the tie that binds our hearts to Jesus Christ. If thou canst
believe, all things are possible to them that believe. Oh, He is so
sweet, so lovely, I just love Him with all my heart. I'm sure you do
E-76 Got female trouble, setting out there on the end, lady. You
believe that Jesus make you well? If you believe it with all your
heart, you can have it; just don't doubt. Amen.
You're very sick, lady. A tumor in the stomach, but Jesus can make you
well. You believe that? Come here.
Heavenly Father, be merciful to this woman, knowing that she's now
resting under the shadows of death. But Thou can make her well. Grant
it, dear God. May Thy everlasting love and blessings rest upon this
woman as I bless her in Jesus' Name. And may she live many, many, happy
years yet for Your glory. Amen. God bless you, sister, have faith and
E-77 You believe? You don't look like anemia, but you are. You believe
that Jesus Christ will heal and for the handkerchief, also? O dear
Jesus, I pray that the Holy Ghost will come to this woman and will heal
her and make her well. Amen. God bless you, sister.
A little grandchild, lady, that you're praying for there, that can't
talk very well, kinda afflicted. You believe that Jesus is going to
make that child well? You do? All right, just don't fear now; have
faith. I seen the little fellow standing here a few minutes ago. So
just have faith. I believe he's going to be all right. Amen.
Do you love Him? With all our heart.
E-78 Lady, you with your hair combed like this, a pink coat on, glasses
on, with arthritis, setting there, you believe Jesus will make you well
too? Setting right out the line from the lady there, do you believe
with all your heart that Jesus would make you well? You believe Him? If
you do, you can have what you ask for too. Amen. Oh, He's real if you
can believe Him to be real. That's right. But you have to believe Him.
This lady setting here has sinus trouble. You believe, lady, that Jesus
will make you well with the sinus trouble? Lady setting next to you
with varicose veins, setting right back here, can't you see? Sure,
that's right; there's your hand. Amen.
Oh, the sovereignty of God, trying to get to one person, call four.
Isn't that--isn't He wonderful?
E-79 How do you do? We strange to each other, sir, are we? We're
strangers to each other. You don't know... Hard of hearing, all right.
Come here. Bow your head a minute.
O Jesus, Son of God, we don't have to see miracles to believe, Lord,
the only thing we have to do is to know that our hearts are pure in
Your sight. But will You open the ear of this man, so he can hear what
I'm talking about? Grant it, Father. If You'll do this we'll be
thankful. And now, Father, knowing he's a man, and he should have faith
for himself, but in faith I challenge this devil. And I charge thee,
thou deaf spirit, come out of the man, in Jesus' Name leave him.
E-80 You hear me now, don't you? You love Him with all your heart? Now,
you've got your hearing. See? Isn't He wonderful? He sure is. Another
thing, you g--I see you're got a tumor too, but Jesus Christ can heal
you, can't He? You believe that with all your heart? See, all right.
Your first name's Jerry, isn't it? Mann, is your last name, and you
live in Gary, Indiana. Isn't this right, isn't it? Your number is 2689
or 87, 89 something like that. That's right, isn't it? Uh-huh. You
believe now with all your heart? On Fulton Street... Now, you just go
right on home rejoicing and be well, in Jesus Christ's Name.
Let's say "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the
Lady, you want to go eat your supper? Oh, the old ulcer's done gone
from you. Just take off and say, "Thanks be to God."
E-81 You believe, sir? You know what? That old asthmatic condition will
leave you quit coughing and be well if you'd just believe right now.
You believe with all your heart? Then go and stop coughing, in Jesus'
Come, lady, this old lady is trouble, female that... Well you, it has
been bothering you a long time, ever since way back in menopause.
But... Is that's the truth, isn't it? All right, go home now and get
over it, in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
E-82 Let's say "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the
Lord."--Ed.] Walk out there at the end of the road and say, "The
arthritis is gone from me." Amen. And get well.
Let's say "Praise the Lord." [Congregation says, "Praise the
Go eat your supper; stomach trouble went away from you. Let's say,
"Praise the Lord."
You believe? "All things are possible to them that believe." If you're
a believer, you can receive it. How many wants to be healed, let's see
your hand. "If thou canst believe." I believe right now.
E-83 Don't bring the lady up here; she's standing by me. Well, look,
let's just now... Yes, sir, God bless you up there in the balcony,
setting looking towards me with that nervous condition. Hold your hand
up. God bless... Yeah, colored man setting way back towards the back.
That's right, sir, you were healed right then, Jesus Christ made you
Hallelujah. I challenge your faith to look and believe and have
fellowship with Jesus Christ. Put your hands over on each other now,
we'll settle the whole thing.
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now, hear me while I pray,
Take all my sins away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
Jesus, Jesus, my Lord, my Lord, Jesus' Name heal every one of them,
Lord. In Jesus Christ's Name may Your Spirit move over this audience
just now and heal every person in here. Satan, you can't hold this
crowd; come out of here. You're rebuked. In Jesus Christ's Name leave
this audience, and may the Holy Ghost take charge and heal every person
in here for God's glory, in Jesus Christ's Name.