New Ministry (59-0406)
E-1 That's fine. That's all… Thank You. [Congregation sings "Happy Birthday" to Brother Branham, and a brother give Brother Branham a gift–Ed.]
[Brother Branham is presented a picture entitled, "The New Head of Christ."–Ed.]
Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much and the Lord bless you. Thank you kindly.
He is my Lord and my Saviour. And may, if I live to see another
birthday, or as many birthdays as I have in the–the oncoming years of
my life, I want to place every minute of my time in service of Him.
Amen. I'll be…?… You be seated. Thank you kindly.
Thanks for the little birthday, "Happy Birthday To You." I am so happy
to receive this picture. And today, my good friend, Captain–Chaplain
Stadsklev and his family was at my room and presented me with some nice
things. And my son, little son, Joseph, got me the necktie, and my
little girls, the tie clasp. And my wife made a proposition with me;
she said I should buy me a hair piece if I'd wear it. So I–I thought
maybe that would… I said to her, "You buy it and see if I wear it or
not." So it's been a great day.
Of course, every one knows that I'm just a past twenty five, now. I was
born in 1909, so anyone can figure, knows that I'm past twenty five.
Well now, it's all been wonderful, especially these thirty years that
I've served my Lord. If there's any regrets that I have of the past,
and the years that's past, is because I didn't spend the other twenty
serving Him. I'm so happy to be a Christian these years. And I'm
trusting God to help me as I journey on down the lanes of life, that
God will lead me by His Spirit, and let me do something to show my
appreciations of the cause that I was born on the earth for.
This morning before I gotten up. I was talking to the wife, and I said,
"Honey, don't seem possible I could be that old." And I said, "It just
looks like the years has slipped by so quick." But I said, "I was
borned in this world for some purpose. And I believe that's to serve
the Lord." And that's my heart's desire.
What I would ask of you, would be a prayer for me before you lay down
tonight, that God would keep me humble in my heart, and would help me
and bless me, so that I could be a blessing to you people. I found out
that the greatest blessing in life is giving something out, not
receiving in, but giving out. What you do for others, what means so
much. I was…
Tonight is a… starting to pray for the sick. Brother duPlessis has
just gave us a wonderful message, just been behind the platform, behind
the stage there, listening. And I sure appreciate that message, "The
Exaltation of Jesus Christ."
And tonight, I want to start the new phase of my ministry here, of
praying for the sick. Many of you, perhaps here, has been in my
meetings since the beginning, and you know what was said at the
beginning, how that I would take and lay hands on the people, and I
would know what their trouble was.
And then He told me if I would be humble and sincere, that it would
come to pass, that you would know the very secret of their heart. And
that came to pass.
It's been over the world. The Angel of the Lord's had picture after
picture taken of It. We've had the pictures taken, examined by the–by
the best fingerprint, and so forth in the world, as we know of, for see
if there'd be a touch-up, or something wrong, or a double exposed
picture. It's always proven to be there. It started years ago. And that
doesn't mean that my ministry, because it's a little peculiar, a little
odd to what the average would be… I'm still your brother in the
service of Christ, all of you. And I am happy because He lets me serve
Him. Maybe because I have no education to amount to anything, that's
the reason He gave me these gifts that I could work for Him.
About four years ago, I was here in California. Just before arriving
here, I had a meeting in Phoenix. And there, many people had been
complaining in my meetings that there's… Said, "Why, Brother Oral
Roberts would play for–pray for fifty people while you're praying for
I said, "That is true. Brother Oral Roberts has a commission from the
Lord. And he prays for the people the way that God tells him to. I have
to do the same."
And then I taken that up in prayer, and I prayed for quite a while
about it, complaining all the time there was not enough gets to the
platform. Well, really, in one sense of the word, that's right.
Now, in–the American people has been caught–taught a Jewish custom of
laying on of hands. That's not a Gentile custom; the Jews… Remember,
Jairus said, "Come, lay Your hands on my girl and she'll live."
But the Gentile said, "I'm not worthy that You come under my roof. Just
speak the Word and my servant will live." That's the difference.
The ministry has not been–my ministry, to lay hands on the sick. It's
been to make, by a Divine gift, to bring Presence the Lord Jesus Christ
in Presence by a discernment of spirit, which is called in the Bible, a
gift of knowledge. And in doing so, makes Him manifested before the
people, and then they receive Him as their Healer. That settles it.
I don't have magazines to play up and to say the great testimonies of
the people, but you'd be surprised what happens after one of the
meetings. Thousands… We could've brought enough testimonies from
Jamaica a few weeks ago. Brother Arganbright, I… He may be here, I
think he comes here constantly, and Sister Arganbright, and the
Christian Businessmen… If we had of captured those blind, deaf, dumb,
wheelchairs, crippled, bent over, we could fill magazines for weeks and
weeks to come. But I always tell the people, "Don't say nothing about
it; just go tell someone the Lord's been good to you. Keep it back."
I don't like the–somebody to say in a–"Brother Branham does this and
that." I had nothing to do with it to begin with. And if I don't even
touch a person, then surely you know I had nothing to do with it. It's
the Lord doing it.
However, I asked the Lord in my American meetings, to let me be able to
pray for more people, because you're my friends. You're the purchase of
the Blood of Christ. I want to do everything I can to help you.
Now, listen to Brother Oral Roberts say, "Touch something for a point of contact."
Well now, I begin to think, "What if I was setting out there and had my
little baby, and it was sick or something, and I seen that Spirit
working on a person, maybe it–it might be my faith for that person to
lay hands on me, that person to do it."
Well, I prayed, and Brother Lindsay, many of the men, used to tell me,
"Why don't you just have the discernment for two or three, and then go
on and take a whole prayer line." I never could do that. Every time I'd
start it, just as soon as It would strike me, I'd just… That's the
reason I would get so weak; they'd lead me off the platform. It was
because after two or three of those visions, I was so out, I–I hardly
knew where I was at.
I'm sure you theologians can understand that Scripturally, when one
little woman touched the Lord Jesus, and He felt the strength go from
Him. When Daniel had one vision and was troubled at his head for many
weeks, sure that we would know what takes place.
And as Brother duPlessis said awhile ago, "The only reason, I believe,
that God lets this go on, as much as it does now, because of His
promised, "The works that I do, the things that I do shall you also,
and more than this shall you do, for I go to My Father." It's His
Divine promise. A vision never heals anyone. A vision only brings the
reality of a supernatural Being present. And then in doing this, it
brings faith to the people.
So in Phoenix, Arizona, sometime ago, I was out on the desert, Brother
Moore, and Brother Brown, and myself, and I saw a vision. And the Lord
Jesus said to me in this vision, or the One that was speaking to me,
which I believe to be an Angel… And I was back behind some rock,
praying, and He said, "When you see this come to pass, then your
ministry will be changed." And I looked, and there was a woman coming
across the platform with a wee little baby, and it was dying, and the
Lord healed it. And the woman was light, fair complected with dark
eyes, short hair, shoulder length, and a brown coat suit on. The baby
was wrapped in a little blanket. And said, "You'll know by this." And
standing by me was a short man, bald-headed, and a tall thin man.
Four years I've watched for that. How many ever heard me make that
statement, that that would come to pass, raise your hands? Well, looky
here, hundreds of them right here in the–the Temple tonight heard that
Four years I waited for it. In New England States, a few… well, last
spring, a woman come across the platform almost met–made–met the
descriptions. Brother Goad there, one of the tape boys here with me,
after the service, he said, "Wasn't that the woman?"
I said. "No, Brother Gene, it wasn't the woman. This woman is to be
rather short. And this woman was tall. And she had brown hair, and this
woman's going to have black hair. The baby was quite a sized baby, and
this is a teeny little fellow. It wasn't the woman, although she was
wearing the brown coat suit, but it isn't her."
And many of you heard of that great disaster in Chicago, where the… I
believe the–the… a Catholic school was burned up, and so many
children… The Christian Businessmen, Full Gospel Christian
Businessman, gave a memorial service at that same armory, where the
funerals of those children was preached. And I was called upon to be
their speaker that afternoon and to offer prayer. After the service was
over, I offered prayer for the people, and went to my room, to return
that night to pray for the sick.
And Rosella Griffin, one of the hardest alcoholics that was–Chicago
ever had, was healed in one of my meetings up there. The Lord told her
who she was and a dope peddler… How many ever heard of Rosella
Griffin? Why sure, look at the hands around, certainly, one of the
greatest alcoholics. Alcoholics Anonymous give her up. Then another
girl which is Fred Astaire dancing partner, was a dope peddler with
her. And they were called out. And her father raised up to resent it.
She said, "Just a minute, daddy, the man's right."
And so, after the service was over, Rosella seen a lady crying, going
down through the building with a little baby. She said, "I was so in
hopes that Brother Branham would get to pay–pray for my baby." She
said, "It can't live. Several famous doctors of this city has given my
baby up. And I thought surely he would come and take it in his arms and
pray for the baby."
"Why," She said, "He will pray for the sick tonight."
She said, "I can't stay, dear, because that tonight I am–I… My
husband's setting up with two more children, and I'm to return." Said,
"My pastor of the Swedish Covenant Church…"
Now, they know the Word. They're not very spiritual, but they know
where they're standing. And so he said, "If everybody's give your baby
up, why don't you take it, let Brother Branham pray for it. I believe
that God will heal the baby." That was pretty good for a Swedish
And they brought the baby. And so the lady said, "Well, I can't stay."
And one of the big ushers said, "I will hold your baby, lady, if you want to go call your husband."
She called the husband, and he said, "Go ahead and stay, darling, I will take care of the children."
So, said "Now, the boy will be at the door." Said, "You just stand
there, when he comes in at night and get a prayer card. That's the only
thing to do." Said, "'Course you'll have to take your chance, whether
you're called in the line or not."
Well, Rosella stood with the lady at the door. And the baby could not
cry. Every bit of food went into its mouth, went right through it, and
they couldn't even force some of it in. Fed it with veins, and so
forth, and it was just dying. So they'd give it up, either five or
seven doctors. And the little fellow could not live by no means longer
than another few days, couldn't even cry no more.
And when Billy come in, my son, Rosella said, "Billy, are you going to give out cards?"
She said, "Well, give this lady one."
Said, "Not till I get up before the audience and mix them up." So he
mixed them up, took one and give it to–to the lady, and went ahead.
And that night, when I come in, where I called, that woman was about
the fourth person in line. Nobody knowed about it yet. And each time,
when people comes, and I say to them, "I've never seen you before, have
we?" Just find out. When I seen her come to the platform… That's been
four years since the vision. But a very attractive little lady, packing
the baby, and I thought, "I–I… Seem like I ought to know that lady."
And she walked closer to me; she was packing the little one. And I
said, "How do you do."
And she said,"Howdy do."
And the vision broke. And I said, "Your name is So-and-something," ever
what it was. And said, "Your pastor has advised you to bring the baby,
because it's dying."
She said, "That is right, sir."
And I said, "The baby is six months old and weighs three pounds."
She said, "That's right."
And I said, "What you put in the baby, can force into it, it doesn't
stay in the baby. And the doctors can't find out what it is."
She said, "That is right, sir."
And I seen the little baby laughing, and jumping, and playing, a little
child. I said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Lord has healed your baby."
She broke down to weeping. I thought there's something strange about
that woman. And the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "Don't you
remember her? the brown coat?" Oh, there it was. The change of
ministry, right there.
I looked for my wife, I couldn't see her in that great mass of people.
I looked for Billy Paul; I couldn't see him. Gene, Leo, I couldn't see
nobody to–to tell them about it. So when I went out that night from
the meeting, it started right there. I could have the vision, get right
over it, go on and pray for a whole line of people. And then maybe
another one would come. Just where the Lord seemed to be leading, and
it changed right there at the platform that minute.
Now, I have a way, just like I do put myself in position to see a
vision, I can pull right out of it just as easy as I can go into it. So
now, I can just pray for whole prayer lines of people, and don't have
to have that. And then, if the Lord sees some sin in some life, or
something, that ought to be called out, or somebody so weak in faith,
or–or something like that, then He will stop that person and tell them
such-and-such and so-and-so, go right on, snap right out of it again,
and go right on. And I can just stand and stand and stand in a prayer
line like that.
So I'm grateful to God for that. And it's certainly done something for
my ministry in America. And then, the visions continue on just the same.
Do you see the sovereignty of God? How that He wants to meet the
request of the people. As Brother Oral Roberts has often expressed, God
is a good God. That is true.
The man may be here, just a moment. I'm taking much–more time. I–I'm
not going to preach. I'm just going to call the prayer line in a minute.
I've got some good friends, many, hundreds of good friends in
California. There's one little old fellow that–and his wife is an
outstanding friend of mine; that's Minor Arganbright and his wife. They
are really sweet people. I've looked all around to see if he was here
first 'fore I said that. I don't think he's here, so I can say it. His
home has always been my home, just as welcome as I would be. And we
been overseas together, and in the mountains together. I find him a
Staying at his home when I was here in California, about a few months
ago, I was at the Angelus Temple that night. And the next morning, I
believe I was at Brother Vick's church, and just had a little one
night, jump meeting across the West Coast here. And the phone would
ring, and 'course…
Here's what it is, friends. People calling for private… Well, we have
a time set, usually in meetings, for people who have problems that they
can't solve. They come in, and we pray. Then the Lord shows a vision.
They don't tell me what their trouble is. And the Lord reveals it, and
tells them, and gets them straightened out. That's what those gifts are
for. So we have that time set aside, usually in the meeting for that,
to have these things.
But in this time, I was just jumping and hurrying. We can't go out and
make private calls, because it's not fair, one to the other. And then
they get that, they won't bring them to the church and so forth. You
know how it it is. And some people think well, because that we are
Pentecostal in faith, that it would pollute their–their prestige to
bring them into a Pentecostal church.
If they feel that way, the Lord would only tell them that when I got
there anyhow. So you–you must humble yourself and be willing to come
wherever God is and meet Him. Going to find a lot of Pentecostal people
in heaven, so you'd better start associating with them right now..
So then, when the phone ring, and it happened to be that Brother
Arganbright was out of the house, or out of the room. And I picked it
up and answered it. It was the nicest little voice came through on the
phone, and said, "Mr. Arganbright."
I said, "He is not in right now."
Said, "Could you tell me if Brother Branham is staying here."
I said, "I am Brother Branham."
He said, "Thanks be to God."
And I thought, "Now, what's this."
He said, "Brother Branham, I am…" Told me who he was. And he said, "I
have a little boy that's dying. Cancer has eat him up, and he's just
about…" I believe three months old, of four months old. "He's never
swallowed a mouth of food, or–or milk, or anything. The cancer has
just eat him up. Will you come and pray for him?" Said, "The Lord spoke
to me just a few days ago, when–and said, 'Get Brother Branham.'" And
said, "I'm…" He's a missionary in Mexico, but lives here at La
Crescenta. And he said, "The Lord spoke to me to get you. But I heard
that you died in Africa, South Africa just recently." And said, "I
thought, why would the Lord be telling me to get you, when you were
gone and dead." And said, "Then I heard that you were right here in La
Crescenta." He said, "It must be the Lord."
Well, just as he said that, the Lord spoke to me and said, "Go with him."
I said, "Just a moment, I'll call Brother Arganbright and find out where this hospital is."
Los Angeles is so big, I–I have to have somebody bring me over here
from where I'm staying. I–I just can't get my way around here. And
these freeways, where there's nothing but the quick and the dead, and
those that die die quick… It's so speedy like that, I–I'm just an
old slow southerner. And I–I can't get out of the way quick enough.
So–so then, I thought, if it was the going to be…
E-26 [A Brother gives a prophecy–Ed.] Amen. Thanks be to God. Hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches. Be prepared.
this, to this quotation, I'm going to tell you the minister's name,
just a moment. We… I went. Brother Arganbright taken me down to the
hospital, the children's hospital here. I seen many sad sights, but I
don't believe I ever seen anything like that. It struck me so.
When I met him… Now, the man may be setting right here now, listening
at me. Perhaps is. And he just called me awhile ago and was telling me
the testimony. And the… No vision, just Something said, "Go." And
when I met him… He was Mexican, and his wife was a–a little Swede,
blond head, and lovely little couple. And she was setting in her little
And we went across, he and I, to the children's hospital to–to pray
for this little one. And when we walked into the hospital, there was
such a sad thing. That little baby, it had cancer in the throat and
jaws. And the doctors had cut its little jaws, his little throat all
the way around, and the great stitches in here had just swollen up, was
just puckered-like in. And that had agitated that devil called cancer,
till it run this little baby tongue out of its mouth and turned it
black. And it couldn't get it… That shut its wind off from its nose
and through its mouth, trying to smother it to death. And faithful
doctors, working hard, had cut a hole in its throat here and put one of
them little a… little… I don't know what you call it, in here,
looked like a little a little whistle like, in its throat. And its
little arms had to be in splints, stocks run out like this. It was only
about three months old. And its little head was back. And that little
whistling noise when that little thing trying to breathe. And I looked
at that. And the nurse had to take the drainage from that cancer, or it
would stop up in that hole when it was coming down.
And that little old father walked around there and touched it on its
head, and said, "Ricky, daddy's little baby, daddy's little buddy; this
is daddy. I brought Brother Branham to pray for you." Little three
months old baby, and seen the tears in his eyes as he patted that
little thing on the head, and it recognized its daddy. And its just got
to whistling real loud, that breathing going like that, and its little
I tell you, friend, something left me. I–I've see lots of sights, but
I got children too. And a little child has suffered. I turned around.
He was trying to quieten it, saying, "Daddy's little boy. Daddy's
And I turned and–my head like this. I thought, "Lord Jesus, I–I know
that can't be Your will for a little innocent baby to suffer like that.
I just can't believe that it's Your will. And what would You do if You
were standing here? What would… What attitude would You take? I hope
that I am not a fanatic, and not misrepresenting anything." God knows
whether I am or not.
Something said to me, not a voice, but Something inside of me said,
"I'm waiting to see what you'll do." And I turned as if It had spoken
out, and I thought, "That's right. You commissioned Your church to
carry on Your work." So I reached over and took its little hand in them
splints, held it's little fingers like this; I said, "Heavenly Father,
this is so striking, till I–I just can't stand it anymore. And hear my
prayer, O God, and by the commission of a–of God and ministered to me
by an Angel, I condemn this devil of cancer, that the doctors is
fighting so hard to save this baby's life. I place between this cancer
and the baby's life the Blood of Jesus Christ."
And I just walked away. And the father patted him on the head, and
walked out, and never said no more, walked across the street. I said,
"Don't you weary about that child no more."
The father called me this afternoon. In just a few hours time, the
swelling was leaving the baby, its tongue went back into its mouth
normal. The next morning, the baby swallowed its first bite in all of
its life. The baby is home now perfectly sound and well from… All
them powers of the devil turned it loose.
The man's name, is Reverent D… capital D-u-p-o-n-s-t-a. His telephone
number, is C-H–CHurchill 9-2658 at La Crescenta. The little Ricky is a
living tonight, nine months old, enjoying good perfect health again,
because Jesus Christ lives. How wonderful our Lord. I believe I'll call
this brother tomorrow, if it would be nice, and one of these nights
have him bring little Ricky down. Would you like to see him and hear
him testify the same? If this minister is present now, the minister's
name that I have read, would you raise up your hand, sir? I don't…
The man's setting here present now. Raise up to your feet. You don't
have Ricky with you, do you? Oh, will you bring him down one night for
us to give its testimony? Thank the Lord for it. That's fine. Let's
give God a great big praise, saying, "Praise the Lord."
Now, let us pray. Lord, the Bible said that the man was standing
present, so they could not say aught against it. By the grace of God,
Thou hast saved the life of little Ricky. And we are so happy tonight
to know it. And we pray, Lord, that by his little testimony will cause
literally hundreds of people to be saved. And we claim him, Lord, for
the Gospel as a trophy. If there is a tomorrow, and his dear father has
gotten so old he cannot preach no more, let Ricky take the Sword on,
Lord. May he live to see the day when his daddy will take the Sword of
the Word and hand It in Ricky's hand, and You give him the Spirit. May
he preach the… in great riches of Jesus Christ to the age that he
shall live in.
Grant tonight, Lord God, that people will know that that same God, that
saved little Ricky is here, and can save every sufferer in this
building tonight. Grant it, Lord, and let Thy great Name be known and
magnified. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, we ask it. Amen.
We will now call for the prayer cards. A's? Prayer card A's li–line up
on this side beginning with number 1. Prayer card A number 1, who has
it? Are you sure it was A's? Prayer card A number 1, who has it? Oh,
here. Come down here, lady. Number 2? Number 3? Number 4, number 5,
number 6, number 7, number 8, all down, line up one-by-one as your
numbers, and someone will go down there and–and help them to line the
people up. Everybody holding prayer cards A, line up on this side.
We'll be glad to minister. And those, some of you who cannot get into
the prayer line, are holding these prayer cards, I'll ask the ushers to
bring them down in front, so we can pray for them.
All you that do not have prayer cards, and you're sick, and you want
Jesus to heal you, raise up your hands, wherever you are in the
Let me, while they're lining them people up, let me just ask you
something. And you listen real close now. In the Scriptures, the book
of Hebrews, it is written that Jesus Christ is a High Priest… Do
you… That can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities. Do you
believe that to be the truth? And also, the same book of Hebrews, 13:8,
says He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. Then if He is the
same yesterday, today, and forever, He's the same High Priest. And if
He was touched yesterday, when He was here on earth by the feeling of
the people's infirmities, and if He is setting at the right hand of God
tonight, a High Priest, making intercessions upon our confession, and
if we'd touch that the same High Priest tonight, He would act the way
He did when He was here on earth, would He not?
There was a woman in the Bible, and she come to know Jesus by hearing.
"Faith cometh by hearing." She had a issue of blood. And so she,
hearing of Jesus… One morning, let's say it was about nine o'clock.
The sea had been rough.
I'm just speaking to you hold your attention while they're lining the people up in the line.
And so, it had been a rough night. The little ship had been tossed
about with a few little fishermen and oarsmen coming across the–the
lake. The Galilee was stormy. And about nine o'clock at morning, the
willows parted and the little boat pushed in to the–the shore. And
people begin to say, "Here comes that Prophet." Some saying, "That
Where Christ is, there's always a mixed multitude. He–He chose twelve,
and one of them was Judas. When Moses went out of Egypt, a mixed
multitude went with him. Where the supernatural's done, there's always
been the pro and con.
Now, in that, a little woman up on the hill. Maybe she'd spent all of
her living, trying with the doctors to get a cure for a blood issue.
She'd had it several years. And so, she said within herself when she
seen Him coming, "No matter what the people say, I believe that that
Man is the Son of God." And she pressed her way through the crowd, and
being weak and anemic condition, weakening, she finally got up to where
He was, and she maybe had to squeeze through some of them, pressing her
And if you ever get to Christ, you're going to have to press your way
to Him, 'cause there's going to be all kinds of people there trying to
hold you back.
But she was determined. So she pressed her way, until she touched the
border of His garment. And when she touched Him, she goes back out in
the audience where the people were, and took her stand. And Jesus, when
He felt that touch, He turned and He said, "Who touched Me?" And all of
them denied it. She denied it, because she was scared.
And Peter wanted to rebuke Him, and he said, "Why do You say such a
thing? Why, all the multitude is touching You, thronging You."
But He said, "I perceive that virtue has gone from Me." His strength
had left Him, made Him weak. And He looked around over the audience
until He found where the woman was. And He told her of her condition,
that her faith had saved her.
Now, that's the way that High Priest acted in the days gone by when He
was here on earth. If He is that same High Priest tonight, the only
thing you have to do is touch Him, and He will act the same way He did
then, if you'll touch Him with that kind of a touch. Do you believe
then? Certainly He will.
Now, here's what did it. Now, we have the Spirit by measure. And Christ
had It without measure. We… Just like taking a spoonful of the water
out of the ocean, He had the whole ocean. But the same chemicals that's
in the–the spoonful is in the whole ocean, but not as much of it.
So that's the way a Christian is. We're nothing to compare with Him.
But we have a portion of His Spirit in us, and then It acts like Him.
That's what makes us love people, and try to help people, and do good,
is because that Spirit of Christ in us.
Now, when God wanted to use His gifts, He took Jesus out and He said,
"Son…" on this order: "Lazarus, Your friend, is going to take sick
and die. I'm going to raise him up through You; I want You to go away
and stay away for four days."
Jesus never said a thing about it when He come back and raised Lazarus.
Didn't say one thing about getting weak, did He? And He raised a man
from the dead that had been dead four days. Why? God was using His own
But a little woman with a blood issue touched Him, and He said, "I got
weak." What was it? It was a woman using God's gift. See, Jesus didn't
have no vision of her when she touched Him, but she knowed something
happened. He knowed something happened. See, the woman was pulling the
power of God through the Son of God. That's the reason He got weak on
that little healing. But great miracles where the Father had showed
Him, He didn't get weak, because God was using His gift. The woman was
using His gift; that was the difference.
Now, you have faith in God; don't doubt nothing, but believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, each one of you. And you that don't have a prayer
card, you look this a way and say, "Lord, I can't get into the prayer
line tonight. But if You'll just let me touch Your garment, and let…
If that's Your Voice speaking through that man up there, I know he
don't know me. And if that be You, Lord, then let him turn around and
tell me what my trouble is." And then, see if He isn't the same High
Now, down along the line, we're not playing, or preaching, or talking
about visions. Each one of you has to remember this, that the Angel of
the Lord, when meeting me at the beginning, it… The vision wasn't to
heal people. He said I was born to pray for sick people. "If you can
get them to believe you, and be sincere when you pray, nothing will
stand before the prayer." How many's read that, heard that. The
commission is pray for the people.
I never did like that old fast line, you just lay your hands on them,
just jump them through like that. I can't see that. That's not praying
for the people. Pray for the people.
Now, and then if the anointing of the Holy Spirit is here, and then we
pray and ask God, then lay hands on you and pray for you as you go by,
you believe you'll get well? Are you, all in the prayer line now, you
believing that? Raise your hands if you're willing to accept it now.
Just like little Ricky did. How could that little fellow know anything
about vision. His father never even asked for a vision. He never asked
a thing. I never told him nothing. I just went and laid hands on Ricky.
That's right, isn't it, brother. That's right. And Ricky got well,
because Jesus Christ honored the father's faith to send in our prayer,
and healed little boy and give him back to him to him alive. Thanks be
to God for it. All right.
Now, if you will get up there, Billy, and help the people up. Now, if
they're too crippled to come up and they got a prayer card, we'll put
them down here so I can come to them.
Now, I want every one, not to be in any hurry now; we're in the service
of the Lord. Now, it makes it so hard, sometimes when I go pray for
sick people in auditoriums and things, they… Well, they just now
calling me into the platform to speak. And if I let out under twelve
o'clock, they think got cheated. But when I get here in California, I
understand that you all go home at eight thirty. So just bear a little
Paul preached this same Gospel all night long, and somebody fell out of
an upper story window and killed himself, and Paul laid his body on, he
come back to life again.
Many of us set up and watch the late show, and we go to dances and
parties, and stay all night. "But if the preacher is over twenty
minutes, I'll never go back again." See that? Our heart ain't right
with God. Our–our soul's feeding on something else besides God.
Now, here's a lady to begin with. Now, before I start the prayer line,
let's just say this. Now, if you've got sin in your life, down along
this prayer line… The reason I've always combed every person close,
because anyone knows that you can take a gift and get yourself in
trouble with it. We're all aware of that. Moses done exactly what God
telled him not to do, but he did it anyhow. He… God told him to go
down there, speak to the rock, and he smote the rock. But he got in
trouble with God.
I never could believe it was the nature of the Holy Spirit, when them
children teasing that young prophet being bald-headed, Elijah, and
saying, "Old bald-head, old bald-head, why didn't you go up." And he
turned around and cursed those little children in the Name of the Lord,
and two she bears killed forty-two little innocent children. Is that
right? That don't sound the nature of the Holy Spirit. But it was a
angered prophet. See? You have to watch.
Therefore, what if God let the devil put a sickness on you to bring you
to discipline, and then some gift comes around, and pours some oil on
you, and casts that thing away from you. Then he's in trouble with God.
So remember, if you've got unconfessed sin in that line, step out, for
it'll make you worse than you was when you come. See? Now, I'm putting
it right back in your lap tonight. See? It's on you. If you come to the
platform without that, because I'm not going to search for visions; I'm
going to pray like you all wanted me too. Is that what the church
wanted, to pray and lay hands on the sick, that's…? Then later on
through the week, if you'll go back to the other type of a line, all
right. It's here all the time.
On the street… How many knows that… met people on the street, out
everywhere in public life and everything, and seen visions take place
and heard me say those things, raise your hands all around the building
them that would know it. Sure. See? It's not only in the church; it's
home, on the street, everywhere.
Go down the street, and the Lord will say, "Don't go that, turn this
other corner. A man with a blue suit, standing there crying, go to his
house; his wife's near death. Go lay your hands on her."
I'll tell the people in the car, "A man with a blue suit on is going to
be down here; his wife's laying in a bed. When you go in that house,
there's a certain picture hanging there. It's perfect every time. See?
It just happens anywhere.
Now, so that you'll see that the Holy Spirit is here, this woman is
stranger to me. Is that right, lady? We do not know each other. But God
does know us both. Now, I just want your attention for a moment. If the
Holy Spirit will reveal to me what you're standing here for, will you
believe it is God? You will.
How many in the audience will believe it? And the rest of you, you
won't even require a–asking a vision, you just believe it anyhow. Now,
just have faith.
Now, the lady, I… she's… We were probably born years apart, miles
apart, and I–I never seen her before, and I guess this is our first
time meeting, and that's just all there is. We're just standing her.
But the Lord Jesus would say to you something. I don't know what He
would say, but something that you know that I know nothing about,
something that you have done, or something that you're planning on
doing, or some sickness, or some trouble that you have. If He would
reveal that, you'd know it would have to come through some power.
Would you be like the modern church of Jesus' time, say it was
Beelzebub, or would you be like the woman at the well, said, "I
perceive that Thou art a prophet. We know when the Messiah cometh, He
will tell us these things." Would you believe it would be the Lord,
because it's His promise?
The woman seems to be a Christian, because her spirit feels welcome. If
the audience can still hear my voice, between the woman and I comes
a–the Light. There's going to be a vision. The woman is pending an
operation. That is true. You believe God can tell me what kind of an
operation that would be? It's a gall stone operation. That is true.
That's right. And you're happy– was happy about something when you
walked up here. You was happy, because you'd been called in the prayer
line tonight. That's right. For you prayed this afternoon 'fore coming
that this would be your night, you'd be called. Is that right?
Now, you know I wasn't in the room with you. And let me tell you the
reason. This is the last night you can be here. You couldn't have come
back. That's right. Would it embarrass you if I told the audience why?
On account of bus fare. That's right. You won't have to come back.
Jesus Christ makes you well. Now, go home. And the Lord God grant to
our sister this request. God bless you, sister.
Do you believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God? Now, just be
reverent and we'll pray. I don't want to know your trouble. I just want
you to come so I can pray for you. Dear Lord, heal our sister and make
her well of whatever is wrong. In the Presence of the Holy Ghost, I lay
hands on her in the Name of Jesus. Amen. Now, go rejoicing, thanking
My brother, do you believe the Lord will heal you? Isn't that
wonderful? Not a scowl of a vision at all. See, it's all passed away
now; it's gone. How many knows I couldn't do that before, raise your
hands. You been in my meetings, certainly not. Not a sign of a vision.
I pray that God heals this, my brother, as I lay hands on him, knowing
that he's standing in the Presence of God, not his brother, but in the
Presence of God. I ask his healing in Jesus' Name. Amen. God bless
bless you, brother.
Dear God, I lay hands upon my brother and pray that You'll heal his
body and make him well, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless
you. Now, you go rejoicing.
Everybody, when you leave here, if you're–if you're healed, act like
you're healed. If you believe it, act like you are. Go, and saying,
"Thank You, Lord, it's a finished work, it's done." Well, you say,
"That was just that one–that one person was all it was, that…" It
isn't. All right.
Here, is this the–is this the lady? All right, lady. You and I are
strangers, are we? All right. You've seen me before, but I don't know
you, have no idea who you are, what you are, or what you're doing here.
That's right. Is that right? You believe that Jesus Christ can tell me
your trouble? The first thing I want to say, that you have been healed
before. That's right. You're a lady minister. And you're suffering now
with a weakness, nervous, female trouble and complications. If that's
right, raise your hand? As you were healed the last time, so are you
healed now. Pass off of the platform and be made well in the Name of
the Lord Jesus.
Come sister. Lord God, Our Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless
this dear soul and heal her as I lay my unworthy hands upon her in the
Name of Thy holy Son, Jesus. Amen. Go believing just like the dad did
for little Ricky, and will be made well.
Do you believe? Do you believe me to be His servant? You believe that
God could reveal to me your trouble? It's nervousness. You believe that
He will heal you with all your heart? All right, sir, then you can
return back to Oregon and be well, to your home. That's right. Go on
your road rejoicing. God bless you.
E-56 Heavenly Father, I pray that You'll bless this dear woman and make her well through Jesus' Name. Amen.
Dear God, I pray for this young woman, that You'll heal her in Jesus' Name. Amen.
God bless our brother, and as I lay my hands on him, I ask for his healing in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
believing out there? Everybody in favor with God now, having favor,
believing; don't doubt, but believe with all your heart. Now, just keep
your seats, be reverent. How many out there now doesn't have any prayer
card, wants God to you, raise your hand? That's it. Just keep praying.
You believe, lady? You believe that God can tell me what your trouble
is? If I would tell you your trouble, would it make you feel better?
Just a little time with this woman so your–your people will get
satisfied that the Spirit of God is here, doing these things.
The woman's got trouble in her colon. That's right. You've had an
operation, haven't you. If God would tell me who you was, would you
believe me. All right, Miss Snyder, you go home and be well, in the
Name of the Lord Jesus…?… Amen. If you'll believe it.
Now, have faith in God now. Don't rally for that. See? Just believe that God is here.
Lord, I pray that You'll heal the woman and make her well through Jesus' Name. Grant it, Lord.
Come brother. Oh, Lord, I pray that You'll heal him and make him well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
E-59 How do you do? I lay hands upon this, my sister, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for her healing. Amen.
[A brother offers Brother Branham a glass of water–Ed.] That's all right, brother.
Dear God, I pray for our brother, that You'll give to him the desire of his heart, make him well in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Would you come, sister. Lord. I pray that You'll heal our sister and make her well in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Come right ahead, sister. Have faith now. Everybody be in prayer. Lord,
I pray for our sister, that You make her well in Jesus' Name. Amen.
E-60 Come now, believing. Lord, I pray that You'll heal our sister and make her well in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
You believe that God will heal her? Lord, I lay hands upon her and ask for her healing in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
God bless our brother and make him well in Jesus' Name. Amen.
you believe? See, you get it, friends. Now, you see why my ministry,
Brother David… You get it. See, if you… If these people'd get it,
they'd rejoice as much when the hands is laid on them as they would
with the vision. The vision has nothing to do with it. Them other
people… Why, it's… If I didn't think they was going to catch it,
I–I would stop them. See? It's just hard (See?) for you to change
around. Well, if… I believe if I seen the Lord, and I was sick and
walk across the platform some… and I seen the Presence of the Lord
like that, somebody'd pray for me according to the Scriptures, I'd say,
"Thank You, Lord. Amen. It's finished." That'd be all. I'd go out of
here rejoicing and happy as it could be. Oh, how glorious.
Speak English? You believe me to be His servant? If God will reveal to
me what your trouble is, will you believe me to be His servant?
That colored lady, setting right back there with high blood pressure
looking at me, you believe, sister, that the Lord Jesus will make you
well? You–you don't have a prayer card, do you? You–you have a prayer
card? No. You don't need it. Your faith made you well. See?
See what it was? See, the lady… I seen another lady standing here and
this woman's, perhaps, Spanish. And there was a colored lady kept
appearing here, larger, bigger, taller woman. And I kept seeing, with
that thing over her arm. And I looked around to see where It was, and I
thought, "Where is It?" And I seen that Angel of Light standing right
over the woman, and I called it. That's what it was. What did she
touch? What did she touch? I've never seen the woman in my life. She's
setting there without a prayer card to be called in the line. But she
was praying. If that's right, lady, wave your hand, the woman was just
healed. Wave your hand back there if that's right, setting there
praying. That's right. See? You believe. Have faith.
Here, that started a chain. Here's another colored woman setting right
out here in front of me at the end of the row, right out here, is
praying also. Yes, Ma'am. You believe that that stomach trouble's over,
and heart trouble's over? You had heart trouble and stomach trouble. If
that's right, wave you hand. You were praying also. You are healed. Do
you have a prayer card? You don't have a prayer card. No, sir, you
don't need one. Your faith makes you whole.
Now, ask the lady. The lady that was just healed just now. You don't
have a prayer card, do you, lady? You do not have a prayer card. No.
You was just setting there praying, "Lord, let it be me."
There you are. And there she's healed. What did she touch? The High
Priest. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, for people who will believe.
Now, let's take this little lady here, then let's let the rest of the
people come right on by, 'cause you can feel the effect is getting to
be too much now. You see, it just starts moving.
The little lady setting there, looking at me with her hands on her face
out there in front, suffering with that bronchitis, if she'd believe.
You–you have a prayer card, lady? You're not in the prayer line. Stand
up if you're not in the prayer line. Stand up. You had bronchitis,
didn't you. All right. Go home and believe now. Jesus Christ makes you
well. That's right.
Touch the hem of His garment. The woman never touched me. None of these
people's touched me. What did they touch? They touched the High Priest,
Jesus Christ. And He's acting just like He did then, just through
channels of His church. His faith is coming into the people. They're
looking this a way, then He speaks, use my voice. I couldn't tell you
what I said to the people. I don't know. I have no way of knowing, only
through the tapes and things. But It's Jesus, the Son of God, proving
that His coming is near. It's drawing near now. People must get right
with God, break down the walls of partition. Get right, and believe
God. Our time's moving fast.
Now, if the little lady here, this once here… Being I just made a
show out of her standing here. And I was going to speak to her anyhow.
If I never said no more to you, you'd believe anyhow, wouldn't you. All
right. But being that this other lady, which was a colored woman,
Ethiopian, appeared before you, a Spanish woman, and her faith drew it
that way, I'll speak to you just a moment, so it'll help the Spanish
people. There's been the Anglo-Saxon, now that, and now, you're
Spanish. That probably taken the whole church here tonight to believe.
I don't know you. I've never seen you in my life. We're strangers. Is
that right? If it is, raise your hand. Now, that's to you Spanish
people. That's to you the Ethiopian, and them others is to the
Anglo-Saxon, this here, the white people. God is no respect of race or
people. No, sir. We're all borned of one blood. If we're white, black,
yellow, brown, we could give each other a blood transfusion 'cause we
come from one blood. That's right. The countries we live in, changing
our colors had nothing to do with our blood and life and our Creator.
But that you might see that God doesn't respect people, or the nation,
the nationality or colors…
You're pending an operation. It's going to be more than an operation.
You're with child. Now, reason I said that, because some might think it
was a tumor. It isn't. But you're also have to have another operation;
that's for a rupture. That's right, isn't it. And you got a baby to be
born, and it's got to be a Caesarean. Is that true? Raise your hand.
Go, God's going to bless you, and it's going to be all right. God bless
Do you believe with all your heart now? Now, just be in prayer while we pray for the rest of these people.
E-68 Dear Father, I pray that You'll heal this woman, and let her come back to this church rejoicing [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.] Jesus' Name. Amen.
God, I pray for this woman and this little boy, as I lay hands upon
them and ask You to heal in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless
God, I pray for the little lady, that You'll heal her and take these
spells from her, and may she never have them again, in the Name of
Jesus Christ. Amen.
God, bless our brother, and I pray that You'll heal him and make him
well in the Name of the Jesus Christ. That's the idea, brother.
E-69 I pray for our brother, and ask that You'll make him well, Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
sir. I pray for thee, my beloved brother, laying hands upon you
according to God's Word. I ask in Jesus' Name for your healing. Amen.
I pray for thee, my brother, laying hands upon you by the anointing of
the Holy Ghost that's so close now. I ask for your healing in Jesus
I lay my hands upon this, my brother, and I ask that in Jesus Christ's Name that he will be made well. Amen.
I pray for thee, my sister, and I lay hands upon you and ask in Jesus' Name that you will get well. Amen.
E-70 I pray for thee, my beloved sister, and ask that in Jesus Christ's Name, that you will get well. Amen.
I pray for thee, my sister, and I ask it in the Name of Jesus Christ, that you'll be made well. Amen.
I pray for thee, my brother, and I ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ that you shall be well.
I pray for thee, my brother, and I ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ, that God will make you well.
I pray for thee, my brother, and I ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ that you'll be made well.
E-71 I pray for thee, my sister, I ask Jesus to make you well. Amen.
I pray for you, my sister, and I ask that in Jesus Christ's Name that He will make you well. Amen. That's the way.
I pray for thee, my sister, and I ask that in Jesus Christ's Name that you'll be made well. Amen.
I pray for thee, my sister, and ask that in Jesus Christ's Name that you'll be made well…?… Lord…
I pray for thee, my sister, and I ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ that you shall be well. Now, believe now.
I pray for thee, my sister, and I ask that through Jesus Christ's Name, the Son of God, that you'll be well.
Are you believing? By the authority of God's Bible, the witness of the
Holy Spirit, which is now present, in the Church of the living God, who
is praying now with me for these sick people… As the Church of the
living God, we challenge the evil spirits of unbelief to leave every
person that they may be made well, this woman may be healed now,
through Jesus' Name. Amen.
I pray for thee, sister, and I ask that in the Name of the Lord Jesus you be made well.
I pray for thee, sister, and I pray that in Jesus Christ's Name you should be made well. God bless you, sister.
I pray that God Almighty, through Jesus Christ His Son will make you well. Amen.
I pray for thee, my sister, and ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ you shall be made well.
I pray for thee, my sister, and ask that in the Name of Jesus Christ that you'll be made well.
And I might stop and say to Ricky's father out there; it was no more
prayer hardly that that. Is that right, brother? Just a little prayer.
It's because that the father was believing. The way God had worked it
out that I was supposed to be the one that prayed for Ricky. See,
that's the way that you should believe it tonight. You come here not to
be seen. You're dying, some of you. You must believe that God is going
to do it. It's God that does it.
E-74 Sister, I pray for thee. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may you be made well.
I pray for thee, my sister, as I lay my hands upon you and ask in Jesus' Name for your healing.
And for thee, my brother, I pray that Jesus Christ will make you well.
And for thee, my sister, I pray that Jesus Christ will make you well. Amen.
Now, in the Presence of God, in the face of this company, this host of
people, and for all who has not been prayed for, and maybe you cannot
come back, you're here, you're bound of sickness, I pray that the God
of heaven will make you well. If you'll just believe all that you have
seen and believe to be…
The gentleman laying here on the stretcher…
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