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E-1 Amen. Let's say "Praise the Lord," in this way for that wonderful
song. Isn't that the truth? When Jesus comes, all things are changed
then, aren't they? Gloom's all gone, darkness.
And we're just so happy that Jesus has promised, that wherever two or
three were gathered together in His Name, that He would come. So we
know that He will be here tonight, is already here, because we have
gathered in His Name.
Every night, after about twelve o'clock, when I kinda get around to
myself good... Someone tells me, my boy or my wife, one, "You held too
long tonight, Billy. Them people are working people. You see how many
is coming. It's awful cold in that tent." So I'm going to try to get
out a little early if I can then. So you pray with me, and pray for me,
and I'll do the very best I can to hurry up tonight.
E-2 Well, I'm so thankful. We're missing one cot and one wheelchair
tonight. Praise be to God. That's good; from last night. I trust it be
your night tonight, sister, and your night too, sister, tonight, that
you won't have to be in the wheelchair or cot tomorrow night. And I
trust that they, neither one of you all... You'll be setting back in
the audience back there tomorrow night, or in your own church or
wherever you go.
E-3 Now, to these new converts that's just being converted in the
meeting, don't just lay dormant. You get some good church to go to.
Look around here. If you're from this valley, and the vicinities around
here somewhere, look at these pastors, that comes here on the platform,
and helping us in the meeting. They believe in this kind of ministry.
So you go to their church and tell them that you want to become a
And if I was in this neighborhood somewhere, or around close to them,
I'd be a member of their church, 'cause I appreciate them. And they're
set theirself right up here on the platform, of night, let everybody
know that what they believe in. And if you're out of town, from some
other place, find you a good church somewhere, a good church that
preaches the Gospel and believes in Divine healing. Now, if you're...
E-4 I don't know too many churches up this way. I know some down the
other way. I know of the Angelus Temple, very fine church. That's right
in Los Angeles. And I know Dr. Teeford and--and Roth McPherson, and
Doctor Cummings, and all--all those very fine brothers; very fine
church. The Foursquare people are very fine. If you live around the
temple, why, just remember that.
I had meetings for them all over the country; Brother Beard from over
the West is a very good friend of mine. And I had their conventions and
so forth, very fine people. And Roth McPherson, I think is just one of
the finest men that I've ever met; very fine man.
E-5 Then there's Brother O. L. Jaggers from the World church down
there, another fine man. I've had meetings for him, and we've had great
Now, there's a little contention between them churches, but don't let
that bother you. They're all right. That's a... That's all right;
they're brothers. They're all right, all fine fine man, every one of
them. That's right. They have to have a little contention one time
to... Well, they kind of think their competitors, to kind of keep them
spiritual. If you just don't let it go no farther than that, it'll be
But I just love Brother Jaggers, and I love Brother Teeford, and
Brother McPherson, and all them. They've all been very dear brothers to
me. And I love them all. So their little contentions, why, that--that's
all right. That just happens in families even, you know. And so, God's
family don't run any smoother, looks like, than the rest of us. So
they're all right, both of them. They're fine, all of them. They're
E-6 And I believe there's a Brother A. A. Allen holding a revival way
down somewhere in Los Angeles down there. I hardly know of the man.
I've heard of him, but I don't know him. But He's a brother that's
holding healing services. And--and if there's any down around on that
part, why... Course, Brother Allen is an evangelist like myself. He
doesn't have any certain church.
And then there's a Brother Leroy Kopp down there that has a church. And
I know him real well, a very fine Christian brother. And, oh, there's
just plenty good churches around through here you can go to.
So be sure, of all them fine churches, you ought to find one somewhere.
And find you a church home, and go in and tell them that you want to
become a member of their body of believers.
E-7 And then remember, then go to the other churches and have
fellowship with them, too. Don't never turn anybody down as a
Christian, no matter if he's not a Pentecostal, or if he's a Baptist,
or Methodist. Remember, he's your brother anyhow. See? That's right.
Stay right with it.
If you don't feel that way, then you ought to come back. See? That's
right. You ought to come back because you just didn't go quite far
enough, you know. You just...
E-8 I was telling the other day of a Methodist brother, friend of mine.
And he, we had a lot of fellowship together. And he used to pastor the
Methodist church in New Albany. And we were both born down in Kentucky.
I was born over in one holler and he was over in the other. That's
about the way we have our directions down there. And so...
And when... I called Him Brother Lum. His name was Edwards. And so, if
I got a convert... He said, "Now, Brother Billy," he said, "I... My
father and mother were Methodist and I... therefore I--I just can't go
for immersing. I--I--I want you to sprinkle me."
Now, he--he'd never make me a good member up there. So I said, "I'll
tell you what. I've got one of the finest brothers down in New Albany
(See?), just below me, three miles, and he's got a... He's a pastor of
a real spiritual Methodist church." I said, "He's a fine man." I said,
"It's kind of dry, not much water around there." But I said, "I--I tell
you, you ought to go down to him. Now I'll take you down to him."
That was my convert that wanted to become a Methodist. If he had one
that wanted to be a Baptist and wanted to really get immersed, he'd
say, "Well now, you'll never make me a good member, but I got a good
friend up in Jeffersonville, at the tabernacle, named Billy. I'll tell
you, Billy will drown you. He will just hold you till every
bubble...?... up and... He's a fine boy."
So that's the kind of fellowship we had. I'd throw it off on him and
say, "It's awful dry down at his place 'cause he hasn't got much water
down in New Albany, you know." And so he'd say it was so wet up there
that I'd drown him. But we had fellowship, Methodist and Baptist. And
I'd go down and preach for him; he'd come up and preach for me.
Now, if Methodist and Baptist do that, surely these others can do it.
That's--that's right. So we all brothers in Christ Jesus. You believe
that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Amen. That's wonderful.
E-9 Now, we're going to open His Word. And I'm going to lay this watch
of mine out here so I know I won't go too long. See? Now Honey, don't
you bawl me out after this service. You see? I--I'm going to time
myself tonight, if I possibly can.
Now... Oh, she don't bawl me out, bless her heart. I'm just go saying
that. She just tells me, "Now, Billy, you know them's working people
and they have to hurry." And I know what it is. That's right.
So let's be in prayer, everyone very prayerfully. And remember, just a
few more nights now, we'll have to leave California, you lovely city
here, or lovely state, and go back to Louisiana. I go from here to a
meeting up in Louisiana and maybe pretty soon back overseas again in a
great long journey overseas. So shall we just speak to the Author now
before we read His Word.
E-10 Now, heavenly Father, we come to thee humbly in the Name of Thy
beloved Child, the Lord Jesus, to give Thee thanks and praise for all
that Thou has done for us.
This little journey of a few years of fellowshipping with Thee, how our
hearts are made happy because that we have seen You save sinners and
fill them with Thy Holy Spirit, make ministers of the Gospel out of
them, take prostitutes from the streets, make real genuine ladies. Oh,
how we thank Thee for that.
See You take those bedridden cases, when Your beloved doctors have just
give them up and said, "There's nothing more can be done; they are
going to die," and see You raise them right up to perfect, healthy
people, we're so thankful for this, Father, and we can hardly express
it with human words. But just receive the adoration of our hearts as we
pour out our souls to you in thanksgiving.
And now, Father, won't You open Your Word to us tonight and come and
abide with us awhile. And save all that's not saved, and fill those
with the Holy Spirit who is in lack of it tonight. And we pray also,
Father, that You will heal every sick person that's in our midst.
E-11 So happy to hear the testimonies of last night of what You did.
And I pray that if it possible, You'd give us a double portion tonight
and just heal everybody that's in Divine Presence. For we ask it in
Jesus' Name, Thy Son. Amen.
Now remember, the basis of the meeting... It hardly works. And one day,
as you all know from a vision, you from down around Los Angeles, that
one day this ministry will... I will stop it in America. See? And
then... I can't now because when people come, it just keeps working.
But one day it's going to stop, when a little lady will be at the
platform wearing a brown dress with a baby on her arm. And she'll have
dark hair, and the baby be dressed in a white blanket. And that'll be
the end of this type of ministry for me in America until the Lord Jesus
calls for it.
But it'll be overseas. You see? In here I'll just call the people and
run prayer lines and pray for them. The American people, it's so hard
for them to see. They've had so much in the name of supernatural, they
kind of stand back, doubt it. They can't help it.
E-12 The American people is so indocumated. You see, one says, "Well,
Doctor Jones says that's hypnotism."
"Well, my pastor said he was a fanatic."
"Well, I tell you. I... My pastor said it was the devil."
"Well, my pastor don't know what to think about it." See? And they're
shepherds. And it's all right. They're... See? But what you're doing,
you're basing your conclusion on their decision. You got your own
decision to make. See? So what it is...
One thing... One thing in the realm of supernatural like that can
happen in India, and every thing's there will get up and be healed.
I seen one man walk to the platform in Africa. Well, they led him with
a chain around his neck, brought him up to the platform like that. And
that man was told what tribe he come from, by the Holy Spirit.
And a Mohammedan had just passed through, had done the same thing: told
her what doctor she went to, and all about it. And them people just
weeping, every Mohammedan there nearly come to Christ right at that
time. But this lady was healed and made well and was told of those
Thirty thousand converts come to Christ and twenty-five thousand
definite healings taken place in one minute's time. They even taken
trucks and backed up to get those crutches, and old cots, and
wheelchairs, and sticks, and clubs that they'd walked with, to pack
them away from the ground.
E-13 And over a year from then, the Durban paper packed an article
about the meeting, and said that one tribe, the Swazis up there, that
they taken, I forget how many truck loads of firearms, and watches, and
things that they had stole. They absolutely sold out. They wanted no
more to do with sin.
And you didn't have to tell the people who's setting there as naked as
they could be, men, women, and all... You didn't have to tell them to
put on clothes; just let them find Christ. It'll put on...
Looks like their kind of losing sight of them in America, doesn't it?
That's right. But it was so heathen.
E-14 This sounds awful flat. I s... A lady setting not as far hardly as
this lady in a wheelchair setting, gave birth to her baby, just setting
right there, and just picked him up. And that was all of it. See? And
they don't notice that. And... Up in the tribes...
But those simple people, they never question. They don't question. They
see something done; that settles them, every one of them. Just tell
them, and they'll ever one get up and leave it. Some might maybe can't
walk, and he's trying to make his step. And first thing you know, there
he goes running. And here come another one this a way. And he sees that
one going, and away he goes. And then, first thing you know, it's just
a--just one great big conglomeration. That's all of it. That's all you
have to say. It's all over then.
And then I made my altar call and thirty thousand raw heathens that had
never knowed anything about Jesus Christ, accepted Him at one time and
broke their idols on the ground till it looked like a dust storm around
where they had been.
But the Americans, we in America, oh, we wonder, "Now, it isn't just
exactly... He don't belong to my church. And I--I don't know about
that. Now, I tell you. I--I'm pretty smart person. I've got an
education." You'd be better off if you didn't have it, if that's the
way you're doing it. That's right.
Well, we just have to put up with those things. We're a great
civilization, but I'm afraid we're at the end.
E-15 All right. In the Book in the 18th chapter of Saint Luke, and the
35th verse, just for a reading, and just a few moments talk. And I'm
going to watch my clock here, and as soon as it says nine o'clock we're
just going to quit and start the prayer line so we can be away by
nine-thirty, if possible: 35th verse now of the 18th chapter of Saint
And it came to pass, as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind
man sat by the wayside begging:
May the Lord add His blessings to His Word.
E-16 We're all acquainted with this Scripture. And at nighttime like
this, you don't try to preach, because it... the anointing... I been
all in the afternoon praying just for anointing to see the visions are
near. And then--then when I come in here and I get all to preaching,
then the first thing you know, that leaves away. And then I'm... you
have an awful time.
So I just have to talk a little while, to kind of get the feel of the
crowd and get them all settled down, and every spirit. Not the people
so much as it is the spirit, quieten down. Then you can start the
prayer line. See?
E-17 And now, let's be thinking on this scene tonight. Back, this was
just at the ending of Jesus' ministry.
Last night we were talking of the beginning, how that God had give him
a vision to leave and go away. Then because his friend was going to
die, and God was going to show His power through His Son, Christ, to
raise this man up...
Now, tonight we're going to approach from another angle, at the end of
His ministry. And He had done many miracles around over the country,
though it was then like it is today. No matter how many miracles would
be done, there's still people who would not believe.
And so, our scene opens tonight on a very sad affair. It's a blind man.
And he's setting, crunched over.
E-18 Let's imagine as we... Let's take it at a drama affair. And let's
imagine that the sun is going down. It's after three o'clock in the
afternoon, perhaps. And the great high walls of Jericho...
Why, this blind man is crunched down along the side of these walls. And
he's--he was a beggar, we're told. And his name was blind... His name
was Bartimaeus. Many of you pronounce it Bartimaeus. Either way would
be all right. And he was... His odds... Perhaps he had a lot of
difficult making a living. And we're taught by historians that he was a
married man, had a family. But he had a hard time making a living
because he begged, and there was lots of beggars in them days.
There was... Lepers was beggars. Oh, that horrible plague of leprosy,
no one hardly can pass by it without having a funny feeling.
I've seen them. I used to think that leprosy was contagious, that you
could catch it. But you can't catch leprosy one from another. I've
hugged them and kissed them, and everything else. So you can't catch
leprosy from one another. It's a... It's caused by a diet.
And I've had lepers with nothing but just pegs for arms like that,
wadding their little pegs around, trying to hug me in the prayer line
and things. Poor old women on the streets and... Sometime leprosy eat
toes till they just stand up like a big wart, about that big, real
white. But just... Oh, horrible-looking sights of leprosy. What a
horrible thing it is to have. Medical science has no remedy for it yet.
And it's a very horrible thing. Not a painful thing, but it's a... It's
so pathetic to see someone that's got their hands dropped off and so
forth, and maybe part of their face and their ears eat off with
leprosy. And it's white-looking, very horrible sight.
And there was many lepers in those days, and they... The people would
have to come out of a morning. Maybe a man who could afford to give a
man a coin, maybe he... The first man he met, he give him a coin. That
settled it for the day. He couldn't give every one, because beggars
were on every hand: blind beggars, and lame bleggar--beggars, and there
were lepers, and all kinds of afflictions that just laid around
begging. That was the scenes that our Lord saw while He was here on
E-19 In the oriental, in the orients, rather, it hasn't changed very
much. I've been in the orient, and see the astrologers, the wise men,
set on the street, gazing up. And just about like it was when Jesus
came; still wearing their loin cloth and turbans on their heads and so
forth, always inquisitive, and wanting to ask questions, and talk about
supernatural things, and so forth.
And so, this poor old blind man, setting there, perhaps in the fall of
the year and maybe he was wondering how he was ever going to get his
winter's money. And it gets pretty cool down there.
And he was setting by the side of the road begging. Maybe he'd eat
today, and tomorrow he couldn't eat. Maybe the next day he couldn't
eat, and then get enough together again.
I remember in Bombay... I will never forget when we got in there. There
was Bombay, India; a really a needy place. You know that they just got
their freedom back by bankruptcy a few... about five or six years ago.
E-20 And it's a four hundred and seventy million people in India, but
there's many many millions of them that are beggars. They lay on the
street like cord wood, right in Bombay.
And I remember after the first night... And the people knowed where we
were staying there, that Taj Majah Hotel. The next morning...
I had some money that was American money. And I take up offerings for
overseas, and put it in till we got enough to go over, then go preach
the Gospel, and then come back and have some more American meetings,
then get enough money and go over and go preach and then come back.
And so I had some money that people had give me to give to the people.
And so I went out. I thought, "Well, I'll just get it changed
into--into Indian rupees. And so I went out into the street. And I'll
tell you, they almost had to have every... the army to get me out of
the street. They tramp on you and everything, run over you, beggars,
when they knew I was up there. It was such a pitiful thing.
E-21 The next morning when Mr. Baxter and them come to get me to go to
breakfast, and I went down there... And I... After I'd been in there, I
looked on the outside, and just lined with beggars everywhere.
And I got up there and had a bunch of this, these rupees. They about
twenty-four cents a piece, which a fellow that'll go to work, a woman
or a man, either one, will go to work at about four o'clock in the
morning and work till ten at night with a basket on his head, packing
concrete up big steps and dumping it in, concrete all over their body
and everything, for a rupee a day; and happy to get it.
And they can buy some curry, and that's about it. People walking down
the streets, little old starved monkeys following them, seining down to
get a hold of anything they can to eat. They're really needy.
And so I got a bunch of these rupees, and I got up there to the window
throwing them out like that. And I'm telling you, it's a wonder they
didn't get killed, just them rupees. And people was screaming and
falling over each other, for the American people had give it to me to
give to them, be sure it never went into some society and, or somebody
to spend and so forth. But it went right straight to the individual.
That's the way I like to give it, right to the person I know it gets to.
E-22 Well, then when I went to eat breakfast... I'm telling you, it was
just one cry all hours of the night. It would just break a heart. I'd
go up to the window, and there mother's with their little babies and
their little bitty tiny hands, and their little cheeks all sunk in,
their little bellies swelled out from hunger, poor little mother could
just barely stand up. She was begging for her baby. It didn't make any
difference if she died just don't let the baby die from hunger.
Well, how you going to give it to the mother then, everybody standing
around, and--and lepers and everything? So when I go in there and try
to eat breakfast... I could hear them all day and night, out there
hollering "Padre, Padre."
Padre is a... It's a... I think it's a Spanish word which means father
or minister. And I... they just cry that day and night. I give them all
the money I had, bless their little old hearts. I--I felt sorry for
E-23 And to see all the beggars. I'd stand there at the window and walk
back. They'd bring my breakfast in: an orange and a couple of cookies.
Just as soon as they...
That old bitter tea... I drank so much tea till it was tea--tea... I
believe you'd stick with the...?... leaf tea It just... all the time it
was just tea, tea, tea, every few hours. And they'd bring it. And I
wouldn't say nothing because it was right on the hotel bill. You see?
And then I'd take these oranges and cookies and go over there and throw
them out to them mothers and babies. Oh, my. And I seen a...
And I said to Billy Paul, my boy, I said, "Wonder if that fellow with
no arms, how in the world is he going to get it?" Even his pegging on
his toes like that, on his stubs of his feet. Leprosy eat his feet off.
And finally we got him to one side to where we could drop a rupee to
You know how he got it? And them streets where cattle passing, and oh,
my, just can hardly hold your nose to get through... He licked it with
his tongue, and down the street he went on them pegs just as hard as he
could to...?... would maybe get him some curry made out of sheep feet
and so forth to eat.
Brother, I tell you, I'm a human being. That--that just nearly killed
me to see them little babies. And I thought, "Mercy. Oh, God, how much
longer will it be?"
E-24 And here we are--here we are, dash out enough out here in a alley
to feed the people on nearly. But looky here.
I know this is off of the beaten path, my subject. I want to tell you
something, just drop this to you.
Last week I was to preach. But I want to say this word. Look, we go
over there and tell that man that he is our brother. All right. What do
we do. We send over there, and he sees the American man get off the
car, off of the boat, drive a great big fine car by.
He sets in a little old mud puddle, a few stalks of something he's
raising there. His--his grandchildren... His great-grandfather was
raised in ignorance. His father, there he is, his children come the
same way. His wife will wash in that puddle and he will tote a little
bit up to drink out of the same puddle.
And if we're brothers, equally, why is it that one comes dressed fine?
And if... I'm ashamed to say it, but a lot of times snoopy, and rub by
him. And then try to talk Christianity to him, he wonders.
E-25 Now, what's happened, communism has come down and told him it's
all false, and give the false economy there. But give him hope saying,
"Yea. That's the way to do it." That's the capitalists and so forth.
And the first thing you know...
The reason it's done that is because that we put our money on beer cans
and caps and things like that, and the missionary had to live off of a
penny march that come up to the altar about once a month. And brother,
we've sowed, and we're going to reap what we sowed. You just remember
Oh, my. Beggars. I can see old blind Bartimaeus setting there by the
side of the gate. Let's just take him for a few moments to... just as
that... as an individual. Let's just imagine we see him setting there
and could catch what he was thinking about.
I imagine he was setting there shivering, the winds, his ragged sleeves
hanging down. He can't see. If he could be operated on for his
blindness, why, he didn't have the money to do it. Perhaps they
couldn't do nothing for him, the doctors, because I guess it was too
far for them, and especially in them days. So he was shivering.
E-26 And I'd imagine him being a believer. He would think back, "You
know what? I'm setting right by this wall."
And right out, about a hundred yards from him there, was the very same
highway that many years before there that, the great warrior Joshua
marched around the walls when the walls fell. Just not but a few
hundred yards from there to where Joshua, moving up towards the gate
one day, the Captain of the host of the Lord stood with His sword up.
But alas, the days is gone.
The same Jericho where this blind man set, I can imagine Bartimaeus
saying, "Oh, if I could've only been living then, when Jehovah was real
to the people, when Jehovah really done miracles for us. 'But the days
are gone,' the priest says. 'That was hundreds of years ago. Jehovah
doesn't do these things today.'"
And then also right on that same road, Elijah and Elisha come down with
their arms around one another on the road to the Jordan where they
struck the water, and it--the water parted hither and thither, and they
walked across on dry land.
E-27 I can imagine blind Bartimaeus saying, "Oh, if I could've have
only lived in that day when that great mighty prophets walked down that
highway there. I would've walked up to them and said, 'Prophet of God,
have mercy on me and give me back my sight.' But alas, the priest says
the days of miracles is past. So we don't have it no more. Somehow they
seem to say that Jehovah's lost all of His strength."
They really try to say the same thing today. But He's still Jehovah
God, and His same power, the same compassion that He was, He always
will be. They had them at that days who denied His power, and denied
His miracles, denied His signs. And we got them yet today and will have
them to the end of the world.
E-28 We got those in them days who did believe and receive. And we got
them today that believes and receives. And if there's a tomorrow,
they'll still be believing and receiving.
Jesus said, "I'll walk along your side, till the end of the world."
Amen. "I'll be with you, a companion, a fellow citizen with you. I'll
walk with you. I'll guide you in the paths you should go, if you'll
just let Me." I love that. "I'll be with you to the end of the world.
Till it's all over, I'll be with you."
Notice. Then he thought, "Oh, if I could've only lived in the days when
miracles were real. Here I am beyond the doctor's reach. I'm a poor
beggar. I have a family at home. Maybe today I never got a coin. My
children's hungry; and my wife, I know she's hungry. And I have no
other way to make a living. Oh, if I could only see, I'd get me a job
over in a wheat field somewhere. But I can't see."
E-29 Now, I imagine as he set there, God begins to deal with his heart
and prepare for something. Little did he know, just around the corner
was the Fountain of Life. Hallelujah.
Just around the corner, when you get to thinking about Divine healing,
get to thinking about Christ... Keep Him on your mind. "If there be any
praise, if there be any virtue," the Bible says, "think on these
If any thought comes by, "Well, maybe it couldn't be so. Maybe..." Get
it off your mind right quick. Think on things that's positive. Never
let a negative thought pass through. The... Don't let it stop, anyhow,
if it starts to. Keep your thoughts positive: Jesus.
E-30 Don't think, setting there in a wheelchair, you, that you're
hopeless, helpless. You're not. Don't let that negative thought ever
pass through. Don't let it anchor. You can't help it from going through
your mind (That's right.), but don't let it stop.
Like the old farmer said, "I can't keep the birds from flying over my
place." But he had a double-barreled shotgun, said, "I can sure keep
them from roosting." So you do the same thing, and you too. See? Don't
let them roost. Let them pass right on through.
Now, here's the shotgun to use. Both New and Old Testament's a double
barrel, very good too. I'll tell you, It keeps them all away.
All right. Blind Bartimaeus setting there with all this passing through
his mind, "If I could've only been here when the great prophets come
down the road and walked down towards Jordan. I'd have stopped them for
a few moments for just a little talk, and ask them to pray for me. And
I believe Jehovah would've give me my sight."
E-31 Now, all of a sudden, he heard a noise. You know, it's strange,
usually when Jesus is around, there's a little noise around. You know,
I--I kinda like that; kindly little noisy you know. And you know, the
only way they could tell Aaron was alive when he went in behind the
holiest of holies... He had on the hems of his garments, he had a
pomegranate and a bell. And that's the only way they could tell whether
he was alive or not, he was making a little noise in there.
I'm afraid we need a pomegranate and a bell again to add just a
little--a little noise.
And so, usually where Jesus was, if it wasn't somebody shouting there
was somebody fussing at Him made some kind of a noise going on.
So around the corner come a noise. And the first thing you know the
whole place was--begin to get alive with people. And the old beggar
setting outside alone... And it seemed like, way out, probably twice
the distance of this tent here, was where the road runs down by Jericho.
E-32 And there along on the road was perhaps where the noise was. And
there's people passing by and every... Some of them were screaming,
"Away with Him, away with Him." And the priest hollering, "You
hypocrite. There's nothing to You." And some of them hollering,
"Hosanna, Hosanna." Oh, a mixed multitude...
But along there came the very Captain of the host of the Lord, that had
met Joshua. Amen. Isn't He the Captain of the host? He was the Angel of
the covenant, the Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel. And
here He was and here again come when the people were saying, "The days
of miracles is past. All hope's gone," here come the Captain of the
host of the Lord, coming by, just on the time. He always arrives just
E-33 Here He is, coming by. 'Course the blind man, he didn't know. I
can imagine him listening, his head around, see if he could hear better
out of the other ear. The first thing you know, somebody stepped on him
and so forth, and pushing him back. I can hear him say, "What's all the
noise about?" Nobody paid any attention to him; going on.
He was listening to some of them, "Away with Him. Go on back to
Nazareth where you belong. We don't need Your... down here in this
country. Get on back." All kinds of noise...?... hollering, "He's the
Lord of hosts. Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest."
The multitudes... One screaming, probably throwing over-ripe fruit at
Him, and everything else...
But Jesus, walking out in front of the crowd, oh, my, His face up
towards the heaven. What was ahead of Him? Going straight to Jerusalem
to die for the sins of the world. Being who He was, the son of God, the
King of all prophets, and the--and knowing that that laid ahead of Him,
His mind, of course, was on that.
He wasn't listening to the howling crowd, "Away with this, and away
with that," and "Hosanna." He couldn't listen to it; His disciples
having a hard time to keep a riot from getting on to Him. Some tried to
touch Him to get healed; others liked to slap Him or hit Him with
something to knock Him down, and the disciples going on, pushed them
Jesus, in that cool, quiet, steady walk, right down the road, on His
road with His face up towards His heavenly Father, walking as an
obedient Son, correctly... And as He walks along, everybody screaming...
E-34 I believe there was a kind lady, maybe, when blind Bartimaeus,
"What--what's all the noise about. I was just thinking, what's all the
And maybe a kind lady reached down and said, "Why, blind beggar, Jesus
of Nazareth passes by."
Oh, new hopes rose up. How was it? Something... He couldn't see it, but
in every sense he had of hearing...
Sight's not always... Seeing is not always believing. Sometimes hearing
is believing. Faith cometh by hearing, not by seeing, by hearing.
Somebody told him that Jesus of Nazareth... "Oh, that's the prophet up
there Who's doing the sick?"
"Well, it must be," said the lady.
Some of them's hollering to Him and saying, "My baby was healed by
Him," and another man walking said, "He was crippled." He was packing
some sticks that he used to walk on. But the priest thought...
"Oh," he said, stop Him for me.
"Stop Him? Why, you couldn't stop Him. Look at Him." He was going up
the road there."
And then, the old blind beggar raised to his feet and cried, "Oh,
Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Oh, Jesus, Thou Son of
David, have mercy on me."
Now, you know in all that milling, rallying, fussing crowd, and Jesus
with His face turned towards the heavens, walking straight to Calvary
to be crucified with the burdens of all the world laying on His
shoulder, He'd never heard that poor, little, old spindly man way back
down there side of that fence, or the side of that wall a hollering,
"Have mercy on me," when they was screaming everything. And as He,
going on up the road...
Blind Bartimaeus trying to say, "Oh." Some of them said, "Shut up. He's
way up the road there." He...
That didn't stop him. He raised his head, "Oh, Jesus, Thou Son of
David, have mercy on me."
What happened? What took place? The same thing took place that the
woman that touched His garment. He knew that was the closest he ever
was to Him. He knew probably was the closest he'd ever be in life's
journey here to Him. So the only way he could do was rise all the faith
he could to believe that Jesus would not pass him by.
E-35 His faith stopped Jesus of Nazareth on his road to Jerusalem. All
at once, as He walked, He stopped, looked around. What was it? With the
Calvary in his mind, with the sins of the world on His shoulders, with
howling mobs on both side, a poor illiterate beggar... The faith that
that man had stopped Him in His tracks. And He turns around, looked at
Him, said, "What would you do?"
Then He said, "Lord, that I..."
"What would you that I do for you?"
He said, "That I might receive my sight."
He said, "Thy faith has healed thee."
I can see him as He turns around; on up the road old blind Bartimaeus
standing there saying, "He told me that I was healed?" See him trying
to look for his hand. Said...
Oh, hear someone trying to say, "There ain't no difference in you.
You--you--you're no different."
E-36 "But, but, but He told me. He told me I..." After while he...
Daylight begin to break around him. First thing you know, he could see
his hands. Here he comes up the road, screaming, and shouting, and
praising the Lord. His faith had healed him. His faith was so great
till it stopped Jesus of Nazareth and got a conversation with Him. If a
blind beggar, without even enough clothes hardly to hide his skin could
Maybe a man that couldn't even sign his own name, if his faith could
stop Jesus of Nazareth in a multitude of people crying for His Blood,
with a burden on His heart, and know that death laid before Him at
Calvary, how much more ought your faith to stop Him tonight and bring
Him to your individual needs. Hallelujah.
E-37 Oh, my. I was reading a little story on him not long ago. Maybe I
had just a moment or two for it. They said that he had a little girl.
He'd never seen her. And he'd always prayed that he'd see that little
And they tell me that blind Bartimaeus had a--a couple little doves
that done little enchantments. You'd have to do something to attract
the attention of the people, passer-bys. Or so many beggars, they
couldn't get any--anything at all. But if they could have these little
doves to do little tumbles over each other that... (Now, the story may
have been fiction.) Do little tumbles over each other, why, it would
stop the people and they'd watch the little doves, then they'd think,
"Oh, well, give him a coin." You see? And that's the way he made it,
E-38 And so they said his wife got sick one night. and he went out and
prayed, and he said, "God, I haven't got nothing. I'm a poor beggar.
But if You'll just let my wife get well, I--I'll give You these two
turtledoves tomorrow for a sacrifice." So his wife got well, and he
kept his word.
E-39 Said not long after that that his little girl got sick, very sick,
sick to die. And said the old blind beggar wept most of the night. And
said he went out and prayed, and he said, "Lord, I haven't got nothing
else to give You."
But these days, we have dogs, you know, that lead the blind people?
They say they had a lamb then, that they'd harness up a lamb and train
it to lead the blind people.
He said, "Lord, I only got one thing left, and that's my lamb. but if
You'll just... If you'll just heal my little girl, and not let her
die... I've never seen her. If you'll just let my little girl live,
I--I promise You I'll give You my lamb tomorrow as a sacrifice." Why,
he said, the Lord healed his little girl.
E-40 The next day on his road to take the lamb to the sacrifice--up to
the temple to have it sacrificed, said Caiaphas, the high priest was
standing on the wall, and he said, "Blind Bartimaeus, where goest thou?"
He said, "Oh, high priest, is that your voice?" He said, "I'm going to
the temple to sacrifice this lamb. God healed my little girl, and I
promised Him I'd give Him this lamb."
And said the high priest, said, "Oh, blind Bartimaeus, thou cannot
sacrifice that lamb. Here, I'll give you some money and you go buy a
lamb from the market up there and sacrifice that lamb."
He said, "Oh, high priest, I never promised God a lamb; I promised Him
He said, "But, blind Bartimaeus, thou's cannot give that lamb. That
lamb is your eyes. That's all the eyes you got, blind Bartimaeus. You
can't give that lamb. It's your eyes."
He said, "Oh, high priest, I keep my promise to God, and God will
provide a lamb for blind Bartimaeus."
It was a cold day. But when that noise came out of the side of the
building, God had provided a Lamb for blind Bartimaeus' eyes.
My dear friend, that same Lamb is provided for you tonight. If you're
sinful, and your eyes has never been opened to see the Light of God as
a saved man or woman, boy, or girl, that Lamb has been sacrificed for
you tonight. If you're sick, and ready to die, and your doctor has done
all he can do... The man has done what he can. But there's a Lamb for
your sickness tonight.
E-41 And let us bow our heads while we speak to this Lamb. Oh, God,
we're taught in the Bible that upon the throne in the gloryland there
was One setting Who had a Book sealed on the back side with Seven
Seals. And the prophet wept because there was no man worthy to take the
Book to loose the Seals. And there was a Lamb came up, One that had
been slain from the foundation of the world. And It was worthy to take
the Book and to loose the Seals; that Lamb of God.
I can just imagine when blind Bartimaeus knew that He had stopped
somehow or got into the Presence of his provided Lamb... We see him
now, not trying to fold his coat and lay it down neatly so he, well, if
he don't get his sight, well he will be able to find it. We're taught
that he cast away his garment. He knew he'd find it. Just so he got to
E-42 Oh, come, Lamb of God. Cast blindness from people's eyes tonight,
that's trusting because they have joined church or some physical
something that's happened. God, let the love of God pour into their
heart. Grant it, Lord. Take away all stony conditions and let love
Divine poor into their heart by that Lamb tonight. And heal the sick.
For we ask it in His Name.
And while we have our heads bowed, I wonder if there's one here tonight
that may be groping along in church darkness, not knowing just which
way to turn, whether to become a Methodist, or remain a Presbyterian,
or Pentecostal, or you just don't know what to do. Don't you want Him
to give you your spiritual sight tonight by blessing you and kissing
all the doubts away?
If you're a sinner here and want to be remembered in prayer, just raise
up your hand to God while everybody is praying now. And I'll pray for
you, and the rest of the congregation will to. Will you raise your
hand, somebody that needs Christ tonight and know that you need Christ?
Will you raise up your hand? I don't know your heart; God does. But the
Lamb that came by Jericho that day...
E-43 God bless you, back there, my dear brother. God bless you, yes,
and you, my sister. Someone else who'll your raise you hand? God bless
you, my sister. I see you back there. And God bless you, my brother,
setting near the post there. God bless you over to my left here, yes,
setting near the post over there again, another man.
"Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. God, I know I--I may...
This may be my last night on earth. I've got to meet You. I've
neglected it. I really am not sure about my soul salvation. I want you
to remember me, God, right now, that in this meeting... I--I want You
to save me tonight and really fix my heart right so that when death
does strike me, and I feel my pulse coming up my sleeve, and I press a
dying pillow, the doctor walks away from the door and said, 'There's no
more can be done. He's gone, or she's gone.' My loved ones leave the
room weeping; death's cold vapors are floating through the room, God, I
want to see You light up the valley of the shadow of death. I want You
to fix it now."
E-44 Will you raise your hand, someone that hasn't raised their hand?
God bless you, my brother. Yes, sir...?... by that.
You know, twenty-three years ago, I settled that. I've been happy ever
since. I told the Lord I--I didn't want any trouble at the river. Each
day I take inventory of myself. I don't want any trouble.
E-45 It's going to be awful on that morning, all the screams and cries
that you ever hear, rich man throwing their money on the streets,
rainbows flickering in the skies, lighting a flashing, thunders a
roaring, the moon turning into blood and dripping out like drops--dark
blood falling, the sun refusing to shine, the rocks a roaring, atoms
exploding everywhere, fire falling...Huh-uh. I don't want no trouble
then. I want to be sure of it. I want to make sure right now, 'cause
you know, this might be the last hour that I be here, you, either one.
It's all over then. The way the tree leans, that's the way it falls.
Would there be another, just before we close now and have prayer? You
know, God knows your heart. Don't trust in theology. Don't trust in
head knowledge. If you haven't had a real experience with God, and know
that you've passed from death to Life, that Divine love of God reigns
in your heart, don't take any chance on it, friend. Remember, I tell
you in the Name of the Lord, nothing else will work.
E-46 Oh, you say, "I preach the Gospel." That doesn't matter. "I've
cast out devils. I've had healing services." That doesn't matter.
Jesus said, "Many will come to Me in that day, 'Lord, have not I
preached in Your Name: prophesied? Have not in Thy Name cast out devils
and done many mighty works?' He will say, 'Depart from Me, ye workers
of iniquity. I didn't even know you.'"
Better be sure. Just before we pray, one more time. Any hands that
hasn't went up yet, would you put your hand up for prayer?
All right. Shall we... God bless you, mother, and God bless you. I see
your hand. That's right.
E-47 Let's have prayer now. Kind heavenly Father, there was some young
and old both with their hands up. Come by now, won't You, Jesus? Just
speak peace way down deep in their heart. They couldn't have raised
their hand 'less You would have told them to. But they did it. And Thou
has said in Thy Word, "He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him
that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life and shall not come into
condemnation, but's passed from death to Life.
We know that right now the transformation of dark shadows of death that
hung in the face of these people, is now moving back, and hopes is
coming, not with the physical eye, but in the spiritual eye, that they
have did that which is right and has accepted Christ now as their
Saviour. God, I pray that all their darkness will flee away, and the
tempter's, doubter's powers will be broken, and they'll live in
Christian life and light the rest of their days, and come home to You
in peace at the end time.
God, grant that over in the other world some night, someday, rather,
for there'll be no night, that I'll meet with them if not here on
earth, set down there in the Kingdom where Moody, Sankey, Finney, Knox,
Calvin, Paul, Peter, James, John, where many of our friends here: Paul
Rader, dear Brother Upshaw, many of those other, oh, gallant soldiers
that's passed beyond the veil. Just step beyond the veil, they
understand. May I meet with all of them, and with these tonight who has
Until then, Father, keep them sweet and happy in their experience with
Thee. For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
E-48 Friend, I'm not no little boy no more. I've seen a many test, but
I've never seen nothing yet could override love. It just takes
everything out of the way. Love conquers wild animals. Love conquers.
It's just the most conquering force there is, because it's God.
You know why I can help you? Because you love me and you believe me. If
you didn't believe me, no matter what kind of works God would do by me,
you still wouldn't get any benefit. Do you know that? That's my success
with the Lord: the people love me and I love them. And that's where the
success comes from. Otherwise, if it wasn't...
Look at Jesus. He said, "If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me
not. But if I do the works of My Father, then believe for the work's
Now, there's a woman touched His garment, got healed. A blind man
screamed to Him and got healed. But...
E-49 [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... he didn't believe that He was
prophet, and a bunch of Jews who didn't believe it. And they put a rag
around His face, and they hit Him on top the head, and said, "Now, you
prophesier, tell us who hit You. If You know all these things, tell us
who hit You and we'll believe You if You'll tell us now." He never
opened His mouth.
No, the works of God is not to be made a clown. Jesus never come to
clown then; He doesn't come to clown now. Satan tried to tempt Him,
said, "Do a miracle. Let me see you do it."
Haven't you heard people say that? "Let me see you do something. Let me
A man not long ago, not knowing... A brother, when I was preaching over
in Arkansas, said, "I'll... For one physical evidence that one person
was ever healed, Divine healing, we'll pay one thousand dollars: our
church." I just went and got about couple doctors and about four cancer
cases had been healed (the doctor said so) and took them over to his
house. I said, "We'll just send that over to foreign missions."
When I got to the door, "Oh," he said, "are you Reverend Branham?"
I said, "I am."
He said, "Well now, you have to go over here in Texas somewhere, and
we'll take a little girl, and I want you go in among my brethren, said,
"I haven't got the money."
I said, "No, I come to collect it. Here's the people that the doctors
give up and said they had cancer, and we prayed for them, and Jesus
healed them. Now, you said on the radio that that's what you'd give.
Now, let's have it."
E-50 I said, "Here's one of them, Mayo's nurse, one of Doctor Mayo's,
from Mayo's clinic, one of their nurses. We want to collect the
He said, "Well now, we'll go over here, and we'll take a person, a
little girl, and I'll cut her hand with a knife, and then you hold it
out before my brethren, and heal it, and then we will believe it."
I said, "Brother, you're the one who needs healing from a mental
deficiency." I said, "That--that is really..." I said, "Anybody would
even think that, there's something wrong up here." See? That's... I
said, "It's the same old spirit that said, 'Come down off the cross and
we'll believe You.'"
The same old spirit said, "Do a miracle here before me, and we'll
I said, "Brother, you're... I pray that God... I love you, and that's
not of hypocritically." I said, "But I love you, and I pray that
someday God will have mercy on your sinful soul."
He said, "I don't sin."
E-51 And I said, "What is sin? Sin is unbelief." That's the only sin
there is, is unbelief. I said, "Certainly it's sin."
Now, let's us not be sinners, unbelievers, tonight, but let's throw our
faith together and believe with all of our heart. Will you do it while
we pray for the next fifteen or twenty minutes? All right.
[Brother Branham asks someone--Ed.] "You still giving A's? Oh, F's,
give out prayer card F's. I thought a couple days, there was a couple
hundred of them. All right. We're changing tonight to prayer card F
then. How many did you give, a hundred? A hundred F's. Let's start
from... Let's start from 20 tonight. Who has F-20. See if I'm... F-20?
21 Who has F-21, raise your hand. See if we're all right now.
E-52 Look at your neighbor's card. They may be deaf, dumb maybe. Watch
these cards on the cops, and so forth. And...
You got a prayer card, lady? Yeah. All right. You got a prayer card
there? All right.
F-21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Now, let them line up first,
right here. All right.
All right. While they're coming... Now, look around. If there's anybody
that can't get up, well, you--you just raise your hand and we'll have
the ushers to pack them up here. See?
All right. Now, that's, I think, 20 to 30. Now, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, let
them come next now. All right. That would be 20 to 35. Now let them
stand first now: F-20 to F-35. Now, we see how they line up. Maybe we
can get some more and find out now.
E-53 Now, want your undivided attention now for the next few moments.
Now listen, dear friend, this is your meeting. Now, I... tonight,
speaking on this, after...?... explain the healing services...
Now remember, I do not believe that there's any virtue in any man to
heal somebody. I don't believe that there's any power that any
individual has to heal somebody with. I believe that two things that
cannot be done: that no one can forgive sins or heal sickness. Remember
that. No one can do it, because Jesus has already did it at Calvary,
and you accept it as your personal faith in His finished works. Do you
believe that? Say, "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] See? You...
E-54 Now God has set some signs in the Church. First, a preacher.
that's the best sign, preaching the Word. Now, if it would be me. If
you couldn't take my word for it, that would settle it. But not our
Father; then He puts others in the Church. After preachers, He puts
teachers; He puts prophets; He puts gifts of healing. That don't mean
that they heal now; that means faith in healing. You see?
Just like preaching, the same way, it's not no power to heal with. When
you claim you got power to heal with, then you take it off of Calvary.
I believe if you claim that, brother, to my... If I'm wrong, you
forgive me. But the way I see the Scripture, that it's already
finished. How could...
E-55 A--a brother in the Christian Business Men bought and give me this
suit. It was paid for. He gave it to me about a year ago, 'fore I went
overseas. Said, "Billy, you need a suit." Mine was all worn out on the
collar. And he bought and give me this suit.
Now, there's no need of anybody trying to pay for it. It's already paid
for. It's mine by a gift, is that right? And that's the way salvation
is, and that's the way healing is. "He was wounded for our
transgressions. With His stripes we were healed." Is that right?
Now, how many... Is all of them up? Yeah? Everybody there? You want
some more, or is that... Well, it doesn't matter how many stands. We...
That isn't the idea of it. The thing of it is, friends, is to get the
Holy Spirit moving among the people.
Now, look, here's a lady standing here. This is a Divine gift. And
here's a lady standing here in front of me. She's a total perfect
stranger to me. I never seen her in my life. Are we strangers, sister,
to each other? We certainly are.
E-56 Now, place yourself here. Now, first I can tell you by the Bible,
that that is God's Eternal Word, and that is Truth. And anything that's
contrary to That is not of God, to my opinion. It has to be This; This
is the foundation. That's God's Word, first. All right.
Then, secondarily, He has preachers who comes down and preaches this
Word, who understands It, and tells the people. Then, next, He puts
prophets in the Church. Prophets are seers that foresee things, and
tell things that comes to pass. And it's all by God's Spirit.
And when Jesus was here on earth, to the newcomers, He never claimed to
be a healer. How many knows that, raise your hand. He said, "I am not
the Healer." He said, "I-I... It's not Me that doeth the works. It's My
Father that dwelleth in Me. He doeth the works." Is that right?.
E-57 And Jesus said, "Verily, verily..." Saint John 5:19, "Verily,
verily, I say unto you, the Son (the body), I can do nothing... (The
Son, His Spirit), I can do nothing in Myself, but what the Father
inside of Me shows Me. (See?) And what the Father shows Me by vision,
that I go do." Is that what He said?
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing in Himself, but
what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." when He
was questioned about not healing all them down at Bethesda, just healed
one man laying on a pallet.
Watch there. And Jesus knew this man was there, and had been there, and
a long time in this condition. Is that right? How many knows the
Scripture says that? Jesus knew he'd been there, been... Sure, how did
He know it? The Father showed Him.
There set cripples, and blind, and twisted, and halt, and lame, Jesus
walking right around them until He found that man that God had showed
Him. There he was. Said, "Will you be made whole, sir?"
He said, "I have no one to put me in the water." Said, "Somebody beats
me down to it."
Said, "Take your bed and go into your house."
He never questioned a bit. Just picked up his bed, put it on his
shoulders, started... Strength begin to come, and away he went. Jesus
walked away and left the rest of them, 'cause the Father hadn't showed
Him no more. See?
The woman at the well... Here it is again, a woman tonight to begin
with. Now look, she's a woman, I, a man. Now, we've never met each
other in our life. Now let's see if this is Scripture.
E-58 Now, Jesus went up and set down on a well. The Father had sent Him
to the well. He didn't know... That's all He knowed. Go up to the well,
up, way around Samaria.
Now, the Father God... Don't you believe that He's working in us?
Didn't He say he would do it? "The very same things I do, you shall do
He goes up there and sets down at the well. Well, that's what the
Father told Him to do.
E-59 The Father sent me to San Fernando Valley, in California, in this
tent meeting. I just come here. That's all I know. I'm just here. There
stands the woman.
Well, there come a woman out to get water, so Jesus went to talking to
her. He said, "Bring Me a drink."
She said, "It's not customary for you Jews to ask Samaritans such, we
have no dealing."
Why, they went in and the conversation, went on talking, until Jesus
found just exactly where her trouble was. He said, "Go, get your
She said, "Don't have any."
Said, "That's right. You got five."
She said, "I perceive that You're a prophet." She said, "Now, we know,
we Samaritans, we know that when the Messiah cometh, He will tell us
all things." But she couldn't understand Who He was. Said, "You must be
E-60 Jesus told her that He was the Messiah. Is that right? And when He
did that, she run into the city and told the men, said, "Come here and
see a Man. I was standing out there, just went out to get some water,
and the Man told me the evil thing that I'm doing," or whatever way she
expressed it." Said, "Isn't that the very Christ? Isn't that the sign
that the Christ was to be?
Now, what did the big church in that day think about Him? What'd they
say He was? "Beelzebub, the devil, the chief of all the fortunetellers
and everything else as evil.
But what did she say He was? The Messiah. She knew that was the sign of
And if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, it's
still the sign of the Messiah. That's right.
So, not me, I'm just a man, who... You're just a man; women. She's just
a woman; I a man. But the Messiah, the resurrected Jesus Who said,
"These things... "A little while and the world won't see Me no more
(the unbelievers), but you'll see Me, for I'll be with you to the end
of the world. And the very things that I do, you'll do also." What? As
the Father shows. Just act out in drama.
E-61 Now, as I explained it last night how visions like this, just
secondarily... The main vision's when He shows Himself. But this is
Now, I'm going to ask you all, if you will, to be real reverent. I'm
going to make a proposition with you. I'll look the line, first. I
don't believe... All you people, none of you know me, do you? Just,
acquainted with me... Raise up your hand if we're strangers, all of you
down the prayer line there, raise up your hands if we're all strangers.
How many out there does not have prayer cards, and yet you want to be
healed, and we're strangers to one another? Let's see your hands go up,
All right. Just have faith. Now remember, the blind Bartimaeus that
could pull faith through the Lord Jesus... The woman touched His
E-62 Now if Jesus will come and perform right here, which right here,
visibly before you, and I declare...
And if somebody would want to take my place and come up here, you're
welcome to the microphone. All right, come down the prayer line. If you
don't think it's right and of God, well, come take the microphone.
Now, but, here. If it is, and I'm telling the Truth, and I'm telling
the truth about Christ, then if I speak of Him and tell the truth, He's
obligated to speak back and say that I've told the truth. Then you got
a right to doubt me now. But if He does what I said He will, that He's
raised from the dead and doing the same, then if you do disbelieve
then, then God be merciful to your sinful soul. That's all I--I would
Now, if Jesus will do the same thing by this woman here, her knowing
that we never met before in life... If He will do, and know what she's
here for, like He knowed what the woman was up there about, will every
one of you with one accord and one heart, believe the Lord Jesus
Christ, and believe that He's going to give you tonight, just what you
come for? Will you do it? raise your hand? I wish every one of you that
really believe it would raise you hand. He's looking at you. Amen. God
E-63 Now, heavenly Father, I--I don't know no more to do with all the
knowledge that I have... I have none but which cometh from Thee. And I
pray, Father, that Thou will now just move over this little audience,
and may the Angels of God just move in close tonight.
It's a cold night. They've suffered long, setting here in the cold.
Reward them, Lord, by healing every one. Grant it, Lord. May this be a
night that every person will be healed.
And now, Father, send the Angel of the Lord and stand here by Your
humble servant and anoint me. I... Thou knowest Lord, I don't know
these people. They're strangers to me. But Thou does know them. And I
pray that You'll help me, Lord, and will give unto me the very things
that the people are here for, that they might know that You've raised
from the dead, and are living here tonight, and willing to help them.
And Your attitude towards them today, if You've raised from the dead
and proved Yourself in power, then Your attitude is the same as it was
in that day. Grant it, Father, and bless us and forgive us of our sins.
In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.
E-64 Now, everyone be just as reverent. I believe here's a handkerchief
maybe to be prayed over. It goes to a lady. And here's another one.
Maybe the same thing. And I pray over these, and that's just an
individual letter to me.
Our heavenly Father, bless these handkerchief for their intended
purpose. In Jesus' Name, I ask it. Amen.
Now, now sister, you just stay right... That's all right, you can tell
her to stay right there. Distance has nothing to do with it. The only
reason I get here, is because that I am... I am trying to single you
out from all the massive people in order to contact you.
Jesus even sent His disciples away when He had to contact that woman.
See? You ever read the story? Wonder if you ever thought that if you
could stand where that woman stood. Wouldn't that be wonderful? You
always thought you--it--it would be wonderful.
If you only knew, my dear sister, you're standing at the same place.
That's right. You're aware, as a believer now, that something's going
on. Just since I turned around this way and started talking, a real,
sweet, humble feeling has come over you. Is that right? If it is, raise
your hand up to the people. That's right. 'Cause between you and I, you
probably never seen the picture of it, that Light is just a milling
between you and I.
E-65 Now soon, if God will, it'll be... Maybe you're in just the three
dimensions. This is another dimension. It's moving in on me. But it's a
spirit. You see? It's in another world.
People, they're not gone, they're-they're near us; Angels and
everything else. "The Angels of God are encamped about those who fear
You remember Elijah down at Dothan that morning, when the boy said,
"Oh, the armies of the Syrians are upon us."
He said, "There's more with us than there is with them." He couldn't
see nobody. He said, "God, open this young man's eyes."
And when He opened his eyes, around that old prophet was--was Angels of
fire and chariots of fire. The there was just... Then there's more with
us than there is with them.
And that's the dimension now, by being born. Maybe you never will see,
see such. But you believe it anyhow. How much greater is their reward
who has never seen and yet believe. But some of us were born for that.
God places that in the Church, from baby birth. Prophets are not just
put in by man; it's a gift born. All through the Scripture, born from
E-66 And now, a lady who stands before me... And I... If the audience
can still hear me, the Angel of the Lord is settling. And I know that
I'm being heard somewhere. But she's suffering with what she thinks is
a broken rib. It's in her side. She's got a lump in her side or a knot
of some sort. And it was caused by a fan hitting... something that hit
her. And it's caused this to happen. Is that right?
Now, I don't know what I said. But it wasn't me saying it. That was
something else saying it. But was it true, ever what it was? If it was,
raise up your hand.
Now, you know that something's here beyond man. Is that right? Well,
you know whether that was true or not. You're a witness of that. And if
it's true that... She's raised her hand to the audience that it's true.
And the woman standing here with the Bible laying before us, you know
she wouldn't say something wrong, and a Christian woman, too, besides
that. That's true.
Then what's here? Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead. It's His
Now, come here, sister. Whatever it was, if... Jesus said these words.
When... The last thing He said when He left earth, "These signs shall
follow them that believe (Mark 16): If they lay their hands on the
sick, they shall recover."
E-67 Now, I have to be a believer for something to take place just like
taken place, 'cause it's God proving to you that I am a believer. Is
that right? And you are a believer, or I'd never been able to do it. It
was your faith that did it.
Now, us so close to God, what happens then if I lay hands on the sick,
what happens? It shall recover.
Now, our heavenly Father, in obedience to the commandments of our dear
Lord Jesus, I lay hands upon my sister and ask that His Words be
fulfilled. And whatever is wrong with this woman, may she be well, in
Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you, sister. Go, happy and rejoicing. Now look, just forget
about it. If it was sickness, something wrong with you, or it's
something somebody else wants, whatever it was, just forget it, all
about it. It's all over. Just go, praising God for it. See? It'll be
all right. Amen.
Oh, He's wonderful. I know you think I'm beside myself, but I'm not.
No, no, I'm very conscious.
E-68 All right. Just have faith. All right. Is... Let the lady come on
out here. Come right ahead, sister.
Now, I suppose you and I are strangers too to each other, are we? You
and I together. We're years apart in age, and we are... But we--we got
the same Lord Jesus, haven't we, sister? Now, I don't know you, never
seen you. But Jesus knows all about you.
And you've read in the Bible, where back in the Old Testament, the
prophets did that. And God promised the same thing. And the greatest of
all the prophets, and all the king, and lord, and master of them, was
Jesus. When He was here on earth, He just did His, like the same thing;
only greater. Then He went away and said, "The very same things that I
do shall you, to the end of the world." So it's just Jesus in His
Church, isn't it? If it isn't...
Now I don't know... And I couldn't heal you, if you're sick. I don't
know. But if you are sick, I couldn't heal you. Jesus would have to
heal you, wouldn't He? And... But He will if you'll believe it. Now, He
just... Through knowing...
Now, what if He was standing here with this suit on that He had Brother
Gardener to give me? Now, what if... If He was standing here wearing
this suit, now He couldn't say, "Now, come here, I'll heal you." No, He
wouldn't do that. If He would, He'd have to go back on His Word. He'd
say, "Child of Mine, don't you believe I did that when I died at
Calvary I purchased your healing?"
You'd say, "Yes, Lord."
Then he'd say, "According to your faith then, be it unto you." Is that
E-69 Or, what if the Father would happen to show Him, and tell him...
He might tell you what was wrong with you or something or another like
that, couldn't He? He might be able to do that. But that's all He could
do. Now, He... That's the same thing He is tonight, just working
through a human beings.
Now, you believe with all your heart and surely He will heal you. I
believe He will. Don't you, mother? Don't you believe He will heal you?
Certainly He will.
May God help me to do something to raise your faith up. I see one
thing, the woman... If the audience is still listening at me. There's a
shadow around the woman. She's very very sick. She's got trouble in her
kidney. That is right. And that's a cancer in the kidney. And she also
has arthritis, because I see her, she can hardly move at times.
The vision seems to be dimming. Those things are true though, aren't
they? They're true.
E-70 Do you believe now? The woman is the judge. The vision seemed to
be kindly dim. Just a moment. Let me speak to her again just for the
contact of your soul, sister.
Now, you look at me just a moment. Seemed like there's something He
wants... I see you some way; you're trying to move or looking, or...
No, it's about your arm. On a... On one of your arms... Under your arm
you have a place. It's the left arm. Jesus can heal that too. You
believe that? It's a growth, which is a tumor, and it's right under
your left arm. But Jesus Christ can make you well. You believe that?
Then come here. Have faith now.
Shall we pray. Our heavenly Father, I lay hands upon this woman, and I
pray that as blind Bartimaeus stood there and got his sight, may she
also, Lord, receive her healing and these shadows of death be taken
from her. May she go and be well. I pray this blessing for my sister in
Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
God bless you, sister. Go, rejoicing and happy, and thanking God, and
E-71 All right. We are strangers to each other I suppose, sister?
And... But God knows us both, doesn't He? He knows us both.
Now, if there was anything... If I had some kind of a healing or
something... First thing, if I said that, I'd be wrong. I'd be
unscriptural. But if I did have, say if I did have, and if I was a
doctor, and knowed what was wrong with you, and then wouldn't do it,
I'd be a hypocrite (Yes, sir.) if I could help you and wouldn't do it.
But the only thing I can do is just as He would tell me. And that's for
faith, your faith in Christ.
Something happened then. Now, everybody real reverent. Somebody was
praying. Oh, here it is. Praise be to God. Thank you, sister, for
praying. I heard your prayer. Jesus did too. Your shingles is going to
leave you now, setting right there with your hand up like this, the
mother there, setting with your hand up. Now you... Yes, you can go on
your road now rejoicing. He's heard your prayer. Thank you, sister, for
your faith in God. Amen. Isn't He wonderful, sister? Your faith does
E-72 Now, be praying. You be praying, sister. All of you just be in
Now, the lady being a stranger to me... Now, I--just to talk to you as
His servant... It keeps moving in the audience. There's faith arising
out there. You see? Sometimes I don't know what it is; I just have to
do as He says. As the Spirit of the Lord begins to move, I just have to
move as It moves with me. You see? It's all a thing...
There He is over a woman that's real nervous, setting right there. And
her husband's leaning over to her. He's suffering with a rupture. And
they're both praying to be healed. Is that right? You're husband and
wife. I see you both in the same room. You... All right. Put your hands
over on each other.
Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, may they be healed. Their faith,
Lord, has touched You and caused this to happen. In Jesus' Name may
they be healed. Amen.
God bless you, my dear brother and sister. Your faith has did this.
Your faith alone.
If thou can only believe. Oh, my, isn't He wonderful?
E-73 There's another man and wife setting right back there, and the
woman is suffering with a rupture, setting right straight in line with
them. And the man has got a hearing trouble and also got hemorrhoids.
And they're sitting right over the top there, the woman and man. You
are healed, both of you. Jesus Christ makes you...
You hear me now, don't you brother? Your ears come open. Praise be to
God. There it is, our Lord Jesus in His bountiful mercy... Setting
there having faith... What does that? The same faith that was in blind
Bartimaeus. You all ought to believe.
It's hanging over the lady in the stretcher. I'm wondering about her
faith. She's very sick: asthmatic condition. She has TB, arthritis.
That's right, isn't it, young lady, you in the...? That's right.
Mother, if you could only believe, and believe me to be God's prophet,
as soon as this service is over, take that little cot and set it up and
go on home. See? Have faith. Believe.
E-74 Now, lady, just a moment to you. I'm sorry. I just have to move
the way It moves me.
Don't move around, no one. See? It... The Angel of the Lord is a Light.
It's a Pillar of Fire (See?), just a Light, an emerald-like Light
burning, and It moves. And--and you moving, sometimes... It's a human
soul. You're just all like, under control. If you move... And I know
just where the skeptic is sitting; I know where the believers is
setting. I have to watch just exactly. When that moves, that's a
conflict, it's in spirit life.
E-75 Now, here It is. It looks like that you could see That. I see
blood dripping. It's from that person setting right there, about three
rows back, setting there, that's got dripping blood from the lungs.
It's having trouble, a blood drip. Yes, sir.
Now, have faith. Don't doubt, but believe, and Jesus Christ will make
you well. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible." Now, do you
E-76 The man setting right on this side over there is suffering with
prostate trouble, setting right back there, kind of looking to me, kind
of a aged man. If you can believe, my dear brother, it'll leave you and
never come back again. I trust to God that you have your faith and
believe with all your heart. You shall receive what you've asked for.
Now, the lady... I'm sorry, sister. I just have to... I see some great
high mountains coming up before me, great big mountains. They got snow
all over them.
Oh, you're here for somebody else. And that person lives just at a
mountain. It's Denver, Colorado. And that is a man, and it's some
relation to you. And it's a--a unsaved man. He isn't a Christian; it's
dark around the man. And he's had been in some kind of a hospital and
had a brain operation. And they've injured the nerves, and he... It was
a balance nerve; he can't walk. You're trying to... He can't set or go
on like that. And it's your brother-in-law. That's exactly.
E-77 Now that handkerchief that you wiped the tears from your eyes
with, send it to him in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and may he be made
Just have faith. Don't doubt. Believe, and thou shall receive. "If you
can believe, you will receive." The Bible said that you would.
I keep seeing a Spanish woman standing in mid air right through here
somewhere. I can't tell where it is, so just be praying ever where you
are. You may even be behind me. I don't know. But please be reverent
and set quiet just for a few moments.
Oh, what a wonderful Lord Jesus we have. How good, how precious He is.
He does all things well.
Now, if I can get the attention of the little lady here that's standing
before me. Sister, don't weep. See? Bartimaeus perhaps weeped. But if
you have need of anything, Jesus is here to supply everything that you
have need of.
Now, I'm your brother, and I'd only tell you truth, sister. And you
know that I don't know you, or know nothing about you. You're aware of
that. Are you, sister? But, can't you believe that I'm telling the
truth about the Bible, that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and
E-78 What if you was standing in His Presence? He would know about you
what the Father would reveal to Him. Is that right? The woman touched
His garment, only He couldn't tell it until the Father had showed Him.
He said, "Just as the Father shows Me, that I do."
My, what a wonderful faith moving in this audience, Oh, if you... When
I'm gone from here, weeks, you people will find out you're well. You're
getting healed. I just can't call it. It's just everywhere, looks like.
Just looks like it just... I look around, and it all just turns light,
out in that way. And then, such a faith. You're being healed.
You--you'll realize it. Maybe... You just watch and see, pastors, if
your people don't come, tell you that they was--was healed here and
wasn't even around... Nobody spoke to them or nothing. They're being
healed anyhow. You just can't call it when it's just so much now.
So maybe with our sister here... You have a.. I see some trouble with
your throat. You got a throat trouble. That is right. And you're very
nervous, upset. And you've just had a something happen to you, like a
heart attack. You had a heart attack just recently, and it's left you
real weak and nervous. Come here.
Dear heavenly Father, the Author of Life and the Giver of every good
gift, send Thy blessings upon this, Thy humble handsmaid, Lord. And
heal her, and make her completely whole. I ask in Jesus' Name, the Son
of God. Amen.
Now go. Don't doubt a thing, sister. You're blessed of God now. And
I've asked, and I believe that I get what I ask for. Don't you believe
that? Then go, claim it, and you shall have what you've asked for. Amen.
E-79 Have faith in God. Do you believing? Now please... I--I suppose
maybe I'm... Am I... Yes, I'm getting late, maybe. Now just a moment.
Everyone real... I'm trying to work for you, for God, to you. If you'll
just be still and don't move for a minute...
Let me talk to this woman here. Is this the patient, sir? The Lord
bless you, lady. You speak English? That's very good.
Now, you see, this must be very reverent. You say, "Brother Branham,
what does that have to do with it?" A whole lot. Jesus one time,
healing a person, took him out of the crowd and took him outside the
city, prayed for him. Is that right?
E-80 And one time when Jairus' daughter was dead, all the people were
weeping and carrying on, and He put them, every one, out of the house.
Is that right? See? Yes. Your--your--your... The way you move, your
actions... See, you're in another world.
Oh, I love you with all my heart. I wish you could just receive my Lord
Jesus just now. You'd see one of the greatest things happen you ever
seen in your life. But just believe.
Now, here's a woman, perhaps Spanish. I--I don't know. But God knows
her. I don't. If God, our heavenly Father, will speak to this woman
through the Holy Spirit, and just use my lips, as I submit myself to
Him, and let me know what this Spanish woman is here for, will all of
you, with one time, say, "That'll settle it for me for good? I'll right
now then believe the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him." Will you do it?
All right. Then we can have prayer, and everybody would be healed
You're already healed. I mean, accept it. See? Just as you accept it,
that's when we know it.
E-81 All right, sister. May the Lord Jesus grant it. You Spanish, and
me Irish, and years apart and--and everything, we don't know one
another. But Jesus knows us both. He knows all about us.
You have a nervous condition, a stomach trouble (That's right.),
trouble with you eye also. That's true. You're not from right here.
You're not from this locality. No, you're from another place called El
Monte, California, something on that order. That's right. And your name
is Naomi. That's right. Moore is your last name. And your house number
is 502, something like Mullhill street. That's right. Is that right?
Now, you return well. Jesus makes you well.
Oh, God, have mercy, I pray, through Jesus' Name. Are you believing?
Sir, do you want to go eat your supper? Well, go get you a nice big
hamburger and eat it. Your stomach trouble left you. Amen. Go and be
Come. Never an operation; tumor's done gone. Just go on your road,
E-82 Let's say, "Praise the Lord." The Holy Spirit's here if you could
only believe it. This is it. This is what it takes to do it.
If you would believe, heart will never bother you no more. Just keep
walking and rejoicing, and thanking God with all your heart and soul.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."
If you can have faith... Funny feeling, when I said about that stomach
trouble with that man, wasn't it? Now, you go do likewise. Eat your
supper, in Jesus' Name.
E-83 Do you believe out there? Do you want to be healed every one of
you right now? All right then you do this. Bow your head just a moment.
Now, you repeat this prayer. You pray the prayer the prayer that I say.
[Congregations repeats the following prayer after Brother Branham--Ed.]
Dear heavenly Father, I now believe that Jesus Your Son has risen from
the dead, and has forgiven my sins, and healed my sickness. I accept it
right now. I believe that You're here in Spirit form, doing the same
things You did when You were here in flesh. And I accept You as my
Healer. Help me, Lord, to never doubt no more.
E-84 Now, you just be real quiet, keep shut in with God. Keep your head
bowed. That's your prayer.
Now, just by faith look to Him. By eyes of faith now, with your
physical eyes closed, look to Him; just imagine, there He stands, right
there by your side; His arms are outstretched. Now, there's only one
thing to keep you from receiving it. Right over you hangs a dark
shadow. That's Satan, a doubter, trying to say, "Well, I... something
Now, I'm going to rebuke that doubt; that thing that's make--would make
you doubt. That's my prayer. Now, you just keep shut in with God while
I'm praying for you, believing that God's healing power is coming right
into you by your own faith right now. God's healing power is moving
right into you by faith that you're receiving it.
All the cancers are moving out. The stomach trouble is leaving. The
female trouble is leaving. All diseases are leaving.
Now, heavenly Father, they have confessed. They have brought their
problem to You. And I'm now bringing them unto Thee. And now, this
demon of doubt that would hang over the people, that would cause them
E-85 Satan, you have lost the battle. For years you've kept humanity
shut up in doubt, but God in His mercy hath sent us the Light. And you
are the deceiver. And you're exposed, and you have no legal rights.
Jesus Christ the Son of God stripped you at Calvary of everything that
you ever had. And you're only a bluff. And we're calling your hand,
through the Blood of Jesus. And you can't make us doubt no more, so
come out of these people, and get away from them, and clean out of this
tabernacle tonight. I adjure thee, in the Name of the Jesus Christ, the
Son of the living God, that every doubt moves away from every person,
and Jesus Christ makes them completely whole. For the glory of God, I
ask this in Jesus' Name. And, Satan, you're rebuked. Come out of them.