The Pillar of Fire Appears
Brother Branham had just finished ministering to the sick in a prayer line, at W.V. Grants Assembly, in Dallas, TX. March 8, 1964. Leaving the platform, he exited through a back door. A newspaper photographer asked permission to take a picture. Always the gentleman that he was, he graciously consented. The result was the picture shown to the left.
The Pillar of Fire is seen resting on Brother Branham’s ‘right’ shoulder. When Brother Branham was shown this picture a few weeks later, he said, “Put it on the shelf. They didn’t believe the others and they won’t believe this one either”.
This Pillar of Fire had been with Brother Branham since the time of his birth. During his ministry it was photographed several times. When praying for the sick he would watch the Pillar of fire move around the building from one person to another, revealing the “thoughts and intents” of the heart, the past, the present and the future. Concerning this Pillar of fire he said…..
In the Message “UNVEILING OF GOD”, preached June 14, 1964:
Father, we pray today that these, Lord, who are not yet through that veil, they’re standing out there like Israel, they’re watching. They believe, but they’ve never broke into this yet, to see that great Shekinah Light, both spiritual and physical, insomuch that a mechanical eye of the camera keeps taking the picture. Just two weeks ago caught It again (Above – Dallas, TX). You’re revealing Yourself, Lord, the Mighty God unveiled to the believer: still veiled to the unbeliever… May they break through today, Lord, see His great splendor and glory.
In the Message “CONVINCED THAN CONCERNED”, preached June 10, 1962:
I believe it with all my heart! Not because I’m an old man, I preached this when I was a kid not over twenty years old. I’ve been convinced since that day He met me on the river! Hallelujah! I’m convinced that He’s here now! I’m convinced that that Pillar of Fire is the same Pillar of Fire that was with Israel in the wilderness, is the same Pillar of Fire with the Church in this. Glory! I’m convinced It’s right! I’ve give my life for It! I’ve left home and everything else; give everything for It! I’m convinced It’s the Truth!
I’m convinced that He’s here now! I’m convinced that this Spirit that’s here now is the Holy Spirit! I’m convinced that we’re baptized into His Spirit right now! I know It’s the Truth. I’m thoroughly convinced that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I’m convinced, perfectly convinced.
That Angel met me up there and told me what he did. I stood before heathens by the thousands and tens of thousands. You say, “Aren’t you afraid?” No, sir! I’m convinced that It come from God! I’m convinced because it was Scriptural! I’m convinced that It’s the Angel of the Lord. I believe it with all that’s in my heart. I’m convinced if we would ask God for anything, He’d give it to us. He’s just here. Don’t be scared. He’s here.
I’m convinced that that very Spirit that you feel, the Holy Spirit that is moving in us, I’m convinced that that’s Christ. Amen! I’m convinced that, right now, that This is what I’m looking at, this Circle of Light before me, I’m convinced that’s the Holy Spirit! I’m convinced that vision is over my eyes! I know it is. Amen! I challenge every devil in the world, this hour! He’s God. Christ is not just a prophet, He is God, nothing short of it. Something happened. I’m convinced that God is here. Did he give out prayer cards? Any prayer cards? No. We don’t need them. I’m convinced that He’s here. You believe it? …..Here it is already in the meeting. That lady setting there, she’s praying for a nervous condition. Her little girl with her, retarded… Going to believe it? (You have a)Sick mother at home. Have faith; don’t doubt. You can have what you ask for.
I’m convinced that the same Angel that come down in the form of a Man and talked to Abraham with His back turned to the tent (yet knowing the thoughts in Sarah’s heart), is the same One here tonight. He promised it would be. I believe that that same Angel anoints us, because It was God. Do you believe it?
All right, Sarah, in here somewhere, you speak to God. I’m convinced, sister. I’m convinced, brother. I know it’s the Truth.
There’s a lady setting behind me. She got a heart trouble. She’s setting right behind me. I don’t know her. She’s standing in front of me (in the vision). She’s a middle-age woman. She’s not from here, She’s from Virginia. Mrs. Stocks, Jesus Christ makes you well, She’s setting right in here. This is her right here. You believe? “If thou canst believe, all things are possible.”
What do you think about it, lady? Are you and I strangers one another? You believe me to be His prophet? You do? You have a head trouble. That’s right. Your name is Mrs. Moore. If that’s right, raise your hand. Go home and be healed.
Are you believing? Now, someone appeared before me here; here it is, someone. It’s a woman. She’s got cancer on the breast. Mrs. Rhodes, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t know the woman. God knows her. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible.” That’s right.
Now, it’s (Pillar of Fire) circling the building. The whole building’s anointed, the whole place. I’m convinced that the Presence of Jesus Christ will heal every person here. Are you convinced the same? You convinced that I tell you the Truth, God vindicates I’m telling you the Truth? Then I command that you stand to your feet and accept your healing in the Name of Jesus Christ. If you are convinced, raise your hands up to Him and give Him praise.
In the Message “INFLUENCE”, preached March 15, 1964:
Beyond any shadow of doubt, the claim that was made thirty years ago about a Pillar of Fire that the cameras caught – Your Texas camera caught it not long ago (Jan. 1950). Scientific research throwed it through all kinds of research that they could find by the FBI. How did you do it? Took in Texas for Texans. When you see the sign, it cannot be disproved. It’s the truth.
But will you believe the voice that follows the sign?
we thank God for our precious brother branham….i belive this message…Lord i want to be in that number when the saints go matching……let the will of God be done in our life…………..
Since I came into this message my eyes got opened and I know people live out of this message are brinded .oooh brothers and sister it is by God grace brought us a prophet with thus say the Lord only. God bless you all
this our time,wake up people of god
I realy belive it.
Yes,what a man of God. The Lord is restoring His Church,the body of Christ, in these last days.
How anyone can NOT see this and believe it, is just beyond my understanding. Even though raised Lutheran and the Book of Acts never cracked open hardly in church, when I was shown that correct water baptism I saw it right away – there in black and white! My Lutheran family, with a couple of exceptions, have based their doctrine upon human emotion, saying that by getting re-baptized I had dishonored by ancestors who were all Lutheran. Later when coming to the Message, I knew the revelation given to me about water baptism was correct and this Message answered all my questions!
Dear Bro.Thompson, I really appreciate your thoughts and feelings in your situation. Remember,God’s Word tells us that doctrine comes to us line upon line,and precept upon precept. All of His Word is truth,but God’s people just don’t receive it all at one time. The Spirit of truth will guide us into all truth. We do speak His name,but,-In His name,really means-in His stead,in His authority. That is one thing that your Lutheran family needs to understand. All down through the centuries,God has greatly used His anointed men of faith, each one for his own time,and generation. Christ is all,and in all,both now, and in eternity. God bless, Bro.Michael E.Caruthers
Let me explain “my situation” as you called it. Just before coming into the Message, my small group and I had come to the revelation that the name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost is LORD Jesus Christ… Clearly the Holy Spirit WAS leading and guiding into ALL Truth. I thank the dear Lord for His love and tender care all through my life!
Jesus is real,I believe he is the today.Amen.
I believe in his msg, he was a man send from god,Mal:4,Luc 17:30, rev 10. let hold on to the word of god brother n sisters it the best than being in the world.Thank you
Never a man spoke like this man!! Thank God for such a dedicated and humble vessel like this. Oh, Lord, how I desire to meet him very soon. Glory be to God!
only those predestinated are to believe
Jesus is the same yesterday today abd FOREver… HALLELUYAH!!!
The message and the messenger ONLY for the sons of God.
The pillar of fire by night and cloud by day is real, it is the same Lord Jesus Christ thanks be to God for light in the evening time. SHALOM
I beleave in the lord Jesus who gave Bro Branham the good vession of the ending days. Praise the name of the lord, Amen
God bless u Saints,It will help us to know the time because bro Branham says its later than we think,may we focus in the message of the hour,is nothing to do with denominations churches we must not mix message with our own ideas our thoughts,let us forsaking all like Moses of the old.SHALOM!!
God bless You Brother for your comment
We love you Bro Branham , the message of the prophet is a direct warning from God unto this Loadecian generation. Repent Repent for the Lord Jesus is coming soon. The prophet was the mouthpiece of God.
i believe the massage of the prophet
The message is true,i believe with my whole heart