Questions and Answers on the Seals

Our  Heavenly Father, we are indeed grateful for this time that  we  can
fellowship  again around the Word of God, in the presence of God.  We're
so thankful that You're with us this morning to help us and to bless us.
We ask forgiveness of our sins, that our lamps might be filled with  Oil
and  trimmed and burning; that You would use us now to honor Your  great
Name, for we ask it in the Name of the Beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Amen. You may be seated.

I was just coming in when I heard that message go forth.  So, I'm...  it
is  true that we need to keep our lamps filled.   Keep our... You  know,
when the--as you burn... You can't go on what you have done now,  (see?)
because fire burning out of oil makes a carbon; so that's the reason the
trimming of the... Have your lamps trimmed, because the carbon on top of
the wick...

Many of you people about my age, when we used to use the coal oil  lamp.
It'd  get a carbon on top where it would burn, and therefore,  it  would
interfere with the light.   So you must keep all the carbon trimmed  off
and that we might press on forward towards the mark of the high  calling
in Christ.

Now,  it's  a great beautiful morning, outside and in,  as  this  Easter
season  is approaching now.   And we're now coming up to the  last  Seal
tonight, the Lord willing.  And it's a very mysterious Seal--very, very,
because  it's  not  even... It's not even mentioned  in  the  Scriptures
nowhere--no  symbols,  anything to hold onto.   It's got to  come  right
direct from Heaven.

And it's a kind of a straining hour for me.  It has been all week.  This
is my--will be my eighth day in a room. And I notice in here many... and
these requests, I had to kind of pick out.  There were many of them that
was wanting interviews. I love that. I'd like to give that now, see, but
I can't right now, because, you understand, that the whole... What we're
trying  to  do now is find the revelation of the will of the  Lord,  you
see,  and then when we have the interview, then it throws you  off  over
onto another side of something else, see.

And  then,  like in prayer for the  sick--that's  altogether  different.
You...  Visions  and things, you study different,  and  you're  anointed
different. Just like the Bible said there: "A tree that's planted by the
rivers of water." Rivers of water--see, same water but there's an outlet
comes this way, this way, and this way. It depends on what outlet.  It's
the same Spirit.

Paul, I Corinthians 12, did the same thing--talked about there were many
gifts but it's the same Spirit. So you see, if you're working, like with
one  thing, then be changed to come over to this other thing  over  here
(you  know  what I mean); you study down that line, you get  the  people

Now  their hearts are all set.   What is these Seals?--their  attention.
What is it?   Night by night when I come in here there's such a  tension
'til  I have to talk about something else to kind of get  it  quietened,
you see, and then the Holy Spirit breaks forth the Seal. And then I have
to...  each  night like that.   Then when we change that to  healing  or
something, see, you--the people's all set on one thing; you can't hardly
change it back to the other right away.

And then, also, knowing that right among you, things are happening, see.
I'm just... I know... I know you don't see it, see.   I'm just  positive
you  don't see it, see.   And you say, "Brother Branham, that's  a  hard
thing for you to say that." I know it is. But look; let me just say this
now.  I suppose this is just tapes for ourselves and so forth.  But, let
me say this, that you don't get it, see, and you're not supposed to  get
it.   So don't try to interpret anything, see.   Don't try to  put  your
interpretation to it. You only get further away.

Just take my advice, if you believe me now.  If God has give me favor in
your  sight and you know that them revelations and things...  I've  been
here with you a long time, and it's always been right. And now to double
prove it right, it hooks right in with the Word.   So you know it's THUS
SAITH THE LORD. That's right. It's proved to you.

Now,  take my advice as your brother: Don't put your own  interpretation
to anything.  You just go on and live a good Christian life, because you
will  only wind yourself away from the real thing when you do  it,  see.
You'll only wind your way again away from the thing.  And all of you are
conscious  and know that there's something mysterious happening, and  it
is happening, and I know what it is now.

I'm not saying that.   It's the grace of God that lets me know that what
it  is.  It's something that's tremendous, and it's gone right  now  and
there's  not a way in the world for you to see it, and, but so help  me,
with this Bible in my hand, I know what it is.

It's  been told to you before, so just don't try to put any  interpreta-
tion  but just believe me as your brother, see--we're living in a  great

We're living in a time where the... Well, you just be real humble, be  a
Christian,  and try to live for God, and live honest with  your  fellow-
man,  and love those who don't love you.   Don't try to make any...  You
see,  you do, you only make it a mysterious something and mess the  real
program of God up, see.

Yesterday  afternoon something happened in my room that I will never  be
able  to  leave it, you see.   And so, you... And about  two  weeks  ago
something  happened that I will never be able to, as long as I  live  on
this earth, I will never be able to get away from it, see.

And so, but if the church here are not supposed to know these  things...
so don't put no interpretation to anything, see.   You just go ahead and
just  remember  what  you're told, live a Christian  life.  Go  to  your
church,  be a real light wherever you are and just burn for  Christ  and
tell the people that how you love Him.   And just let your testimony  be
with  love all the time with the people, see, because if you  don't  you
twist yourself out into something there, and then you're off the  beaten

See, every-time you try to do it, you've done that, see.   So just don't
try to make no interpretation.   And especially tonight, when that  Seal
becomes  up in front of you.  See?  Just don't try to interpret it.  You
just  go  ahead and just be humble and go right on with the  same  plain
Message.  Now you say, "Brother Branham, is that... we, being the Church
of the Living God, shouldn't we... ?"

Well, as I was trying... Look here, I want to say... Say, "Why can't  I?
I ought to have..."

No. Don't... Remember, I'm saying this for your good. See, I'm saying it
so  that you will understand.   If you believe me now, listen to what  I
tell you. See?

Now  here, now here's a post and that's--we will call that  a  listening
post, see, and in it--got radio, see.   And there's warnings and  things
can be done, like a sword in your hand, see.  It can pick from the  evil
or pick, from only as it's--it gets its message, see?

Now.  But now, for instance, to the ordinary man, there has been so much
cults  and  clans rise up over little outpourings of  the  Spirit  until
people gets all worked up and a bunch of stuff--go out and start another
little move and, you know, and things.   See, you don't want to do  that
now, see.

Now just remember, just stay the way you are.   And you say, "Well,  the
Lord showed..." No, now just be careful.

Now look here. Let me show you something, see.  Did you know there's ten
thousands of voices in this room right now?   Literally voices of people
that's coming through the electronic waves of radio.  Why don't you hear
them?--they're voices. Is that right?  They're waving right through here
now.  There's people, forms, and bodies moving right through  this  room
now. Is that right?  Well, why don't you see them?  They're here--actual
voices, like my voice. Well, why don't you hear it?

See, it's got to strike something first to reveal it.  See?  Now do  you
understand?   Just  don't interpret nothing.  If God wants you  to  know
anything,  He will send it to you; see, so just be real real solid  now.
Hold still.  Something has happened.  And now just be real... You under-
stand what I mean, don't you? And just be...

Don't  try  to  make yourself odd to be a Christian,  because  you  take
yourself away from God and you... If you can understand it, this is that
Third  Pull.  You  should've caught that the other  day.  See.  So  then

Remember, there'll be no impersonation like there was of the other  two.
So that's as far as you should know.  Now just... just remember that you
see now there's something taking place in this room, and there's someth-
ing here, there's...  There's actual in this room, Angels, Voice of God,
see--but how do you...  You can't... If you can't hear the natural voice
without something to send it out, how are you going to hear the spiritu-
al Voice?

Now  you might make believe that somebody is singing this  certain  song
that  might not even be there, see.   But when it actually  strikes  the
crystal  that it's supposed to strike, then it gives a true  interpreta-
tion and vindicates it by showing the picture. See what I mean?

Now, the Spirit of God, when it speaks through the true Word, It  vindi-
cates  Itself to show Itself that It's right.  You understand now?   All
right. Now, let's pray just again.

Heavenly Father, we are about to un... open the lid of this Book as  the
physical  part of trying to give back to what You have opened to  us  in
the spiritual realm.  And now I pray, God, that You will help me to give
the right interpretation to these questions, that it might be said  that
they're to help the people. They are to give them understanding.

And I pray that You'll give to me understanding that I might send it out
to  Your  people that they might have understanding,  that  together  we
might  live to the glory and honor of God through Jesus  Christ's  Name.

Now, I just wanted to say that, and I thought this thing here controlled
those tapes but it doesn't, see, and this is a desk light. And I thought
the tape controller used to be here.  But I was told to just make motion
to  the brethren in the room there, the recording room, and they'd  know
when to stop tapes and when not.

See, the tapes has a worldwide ministry everywhere, see--everywhere.  It
goes into all kinds of languages and everything, so there's things  that
we'd say right here we wouldn't say somewhere else, see, and that's  the
reason they would stop it.

Now,  answering questions is quite a thing.   So I... now  in  answering
this,  the  most of them, the most of the questions, outside  of...  Now
everyone...  Some of them don't even pertain to the Message at all,  but
I'm  going  to... or the Seals at all, but I'm going to  try  to  answer
them.  And they was given to me, and as they was told... I was told  the
most of them, or a great deal of them was about requests for prayer  and
the  sick and afflicted and different things like that and it  goes  on,
and  so, it didn't pertain anything to any question to be answered,  and
then  I was give a bunch that was--it was about different  things,  (the
Scripture and things) but maybe, if we have time, we will try to  answer
them the best we can.

Now...  And if I make a mistake, why remember, it's not intended  to  be
made a mistake.  So, does everybody feel good?  Amen. It's just so, talk
about heavenly places in Christ Jesus!  What a wonderful place!   What a
wonderful time!

Of  all the times that I've been behind the pulpit at the Tabernacle,  I
have never, never in any time of my ministry ever worked into the realms
of God and the spiritual realms as it's been this time--beyond  anything
I  ever did in any time of my ministry, in any meeting at anywhere  like
this.  Mostly, it's on healing--this is revealing of Truth by  the  same
Spirit--same Spirit.

And  I've been to myself altogether, been boarding at a place, or  going
down eating at a place.  And I've just been alone; so it's been really a
great time.

And  now right away, either in the morning or the  following  morning...
probably,  if we can get through in time, I will just pray for the  sick
this  morning, if these questions don't last too long; so I must get  to
myself a little while, see.

The human mind can only stand so much.  See.  And when you get to a spot
where  you sit an hour numbed with the presence of God and a  Pillar  of
Light hanging there before you, you can't stay there too long, you  see?
The human being can't stand it. And so...

Now, these questions are really nice. I appreciate... and the wisdom and
things  that  people use.  Now, for the first one... and I will  try  to
answer  them,  and then if I don't get it right, well,  you  forgive  me

And if you have a different interpretation and believe that your idea of
it  is right, just go right ahead; that won't hurt, because there's  not
only  but about one or two of them that pertains to anything  to  salva-
tion. It's only... Most of the questions is asked on this other side  of
the--on the rapture of the Church.

So  see,  it's questions over here, which is to come and  will  come  to
pass, over in the other parts because we're now beyond the church age in
our teachings in the Book. We're beyond--over in the time of the calling
of the 144,000.

Now, the first one here:.

1.  Are the five wise virgins of Matthew 25 attendants to the Bride,  or
are they the Bride?  See.   If these wise virgins are attendants to  the
Bride, where is the Bride? See.

Now, to the best of my understanding, these five virgins--there were ten
of them, you know, that went out, see, and this here is only a symbol or
a parable, see, that I'm going to tell you. See, there were ten of them.
Of course, there were more than ten--that was just made a number.

But  then, the wise virgins had oil in their lamps; the unwise  did  not
have oil in their lamps. So if that ten there of Matthew (if this is the
person's question), if those ten there...  Did that mean that that would
be the... or these five rather, that would be just five, see?--just five

No, it doesn't mean that.   It's just a symbol of the virgins, you  see,
(of  the virgin that went out with oil in her lamp); they are a  portion
of  that Bride.  And to my understanding, and then you notice  now  that
they were the virgins of the last watch coming down through the watches.

There  had been seven watches.   And in the seventh watch, the  midnight
hour  as we are striking now, see... Now in this midnight  watch,  these
virgins  woke  and trimmed their lamps and went in, while  the  sleeping

Now  this part here, this five (if that's the meaning of the question  -
meaning was there just five)...  We've got many questions in here  about
the seven thousand and so forth; now, that was just a symbol--a part  of
them. And all that awakened in this last age here, the seventh watch, if
there wasn't but five awakened at that time that was translated, went in
with the Bride and so forth, the Bridegroom...

Now  if  they, themselves... That don't mean there's only  going  to  be
five,  because they're sleeping all down through the ages as we've  come
this week, see.

In the days of Paul, the angel of the church at Ephesus--Paul,  founding
this  church, being the messenger to it.   Remember, Paul, founding  the
church  at Ephesus, become the messenger to that church, and the  Spirit
was in the land at that time was a lion spirit. And the lion is the Lion
of the tribe of Juda which is Christ, and Christ is the Word. Paul, with
the Word of that age.

Thousands fell asleep in that age.  Is that right?   Then come the  next
age, and the time the church got settled down in dark age, the ox spirit
went  forth--work, labor, and sacrifice and give their lives.  Thousands
times  thousands  fell asleep under martyrdom  and  everything.  They're
waiting, see.

Then,  and the next age come, the Lutheran, the reform age.  There  went
the wise with the cunningness of man. If you notice, man went forth with
that, and when he did, he added his own shrewdness.  That's what married
him  into the other part, see?   If he'd just stayed with God's  wisdom,
just  reforming and pulling out... but what did he do?   After that  man
that  had  the message, Luther--after the death of Luther,  they  had  a
Lutheran organization.

After  the death of Wesley, they had a Methodist organization, see?  You
keep going that way.  It just... It does that. Now, I want you to notice
this, see.   Now someone might ask about the Pentecostal, which was  the
third age.

You  see, each one of those ages only taken a dip into the Holy  Spirit.
Justification is a work of the Holy Spirit; sanctification is a work  of
the Holy Spirit, but the Baptism is the Holy Spirit.

And  that's  the  reason it took a prophetic prophet to  come  down;  no
messenger to the age, because the Holy Ghost came Himself, in His  full-
ness of the Baptism.   But at the end of the age, as it always ends upon
the others, we find there, then the messenger sent; and all these  scru-
ples  and things are to be placed in their places, like that.  Then  the
Rapture comes to the Church.

But  as many is writing all these different things: the sun  turning  to
darkness, the moon... They put that way back there in the Christian age.
They  just failed to see them three questions was asked our Lord  there,
see, when He answered them.

Now, last night I think there was no question at all.   We took each one
of  those questions and put them right under the Seals and the Seals  is
the whole Book together Itself. Do you believe that, Doctor?

See, the whole thing just wrapped together.  And we took what Jesus said
here--they asked three questions, see: "When will these things be?  What
will  be the sign of Your coming, and what's the end of the world?"  And
He  come right down, and we pulled them, every one, under that but  one.
What was that?--the Seventh Seal. Why? See, it's not known. That's it.

Every one of them come right out.   I paralleled them right exactly back
and  forth,  and me, when I wrote last night and got in  there  and  got
to... I went back to look at my old note I'd took off back there,  well,
I  seen where I put one in the other's place, like that, I crossed  them
back and forth. That's what I done. I guess you caught it. Did you catch
it? See.

I'd  wrote down here what I was going to write over on this other  side,
and I wrote over here. I put both of them nine eleven or nine six or six
and eleven and nine and eleven, which it wasn't so. It was vice versa  -
the next verse under it.  See?  And that was it, the answers between the
pestilence and the war, you see? That's what it was.

So I was just so happy, I was just a-carrying on like a... I was  enjoy-
ing  the stimulation from the revelation.  So, I put it--this over  here
sitting  there  with a pencil or a pen, and I put down  eleven  on  both
places  when  it shouldn't have been.   I think it was nine  instead  of
eleven for the other side.

But now, did you see how perfectly they paralleled?   Now, don't  forget
that. They parallel down to the Sixth and stopped, see.   And watch  the
opening  of  the  Seals that comes down to  the  Sixth  and  stops--just
silence in Heaven, (that's all it says) for the space of a half hour.

Now, in these... I have to hurry up and answer these, because, see, each
one of them is a sermon four weeks long, you see, on each one, you  just
get off on something else.  But, I don't mean to do that, because I want
to get everybody's question as far as I can.

These  virgins, see, they're made up of... that's just part of  them  in
that age.  See.  Each age has the virgins.  See?  The Seal... The  angel
comes  to  the church: "To the angel of the church of  Ephesus,  write."

Then  get over here and then after the writing to the church of  Ephesus
(compare that back), a Seal is opened.  That's just the way we're bring-
ing it--try to get it all to you. See what I mean?--if the Lord willing.

What'd I have first?--Church ages.  Is that right?   The next thing--the
Message to the church ages. Everybody get that clear now? See?

First  we got the church ages and got the history (laid down the  Nicaea
councils  and pre-Nicaea councils and everything that we could  find  in
history), and found out that the correct interpretation of the Word  was
exactly  with the history.   And bring it on down to this age,  in  this
Laodicea,  and  you don't have to have history of that--this  is  making
history  now, see.  There it is, and then showed what would be  in  this

Now, we come back with the Seals and open that Seal--God opens that Seal
for us. What's that?  First there's a messenger--church age; next is the
Seven Seals.

Now,  we find out the corruption that hits in the seventh church  age...
but the Seventh Seal doesn't reveal anything (what's going to happen  to
it),  see, because at the end of that church age is to come a  prophetic
gift to reveal these things. See. Are you following it? All right.

Now,  notice  how each one of those Seals... Then I come over  here  and
those three questions asked Jesus Christ: "What... When will these thing
be: there won't be one stone on another?   When will this be taken down,
this  religious  center of the world, and another be set up?  See.  When
will it be--antichrist ride," see?   And what went out to meet  it?--the
Word, the Word against the word.

Then it fell down to politics and everything else; and there went the ox
labor. See? That's exactly second, and Jesus said so in Matthew 24. See.
Then we come down from that to the cunningness of the reformers--the man
beast went out to meet it.  That's what taken place. Then we come  down,
the next to the Fourth Seal when antichrist become a conglomerations and
had a name, Death...

Now watch what Jesus said: "And he would throw her to the fires and even
kill  her children."  That's death riding.  That's both Protestants  and
Catholics--mark of death on each one of them, see--her and her  children
be destroyed.   So if you're depending on your denomination, you  better
get away from it right now.   And then when it come to the Seventh Seal,
Jesus stopped right there.

He  opened the Sixth Seal by saying the moon would be turned into  blood
and  darkness  and everything--these things would take place.   We  come
right  over here and open up the Sixth Seal.   After the Sixth Seal  was
opened, and swing right back and show the same thing.

There  you are with three different places in the Scripture,  tied  them
together with the revelation, see?  Watch. The place that Jesus said so,
the place that when He opened the Book it was hid from the foundation of
the  world, and then the revelation of this day, here, placing it  right
in there ties the three together; and three is a witness, so it's  true.
It's absolutely true.

Now,  these  virgins that come along here, they are the ones  that  fall
asleep  and then the whole body is made up together of that group,  that
goes to make the (see?) to make the wise virgins. And the unwise virgins
are  the ones that started back there at the same time the wise  virgins
started, antichrist, and they're the ones that tries to buy oil.

Now, just look here.  You see how perfect everywhere you go.  If I could
stand here and talk the things that's revealed in that room, I will tell
you,  it would swing your heads around; but how you going to do it  when
you got a whole thing here.

And then you, somehow or other, when you get away from people, there  it
begins  to open up--mysteries; then you see things that you're  daresn't
to say to the people, too. Because, you see, if they would they'd  start
little "isms."

Just look what this little gift of healing has done--how it confused the
church. Everybody had a sensation, everybody had this, and right down in
my heart, God knows it's the truth, I knowed it wasn't right because  He
told me so. See.  But it's a false impersonation; it's only to throw the
people off. Now that's right.

Now,  but see, you can't say those things.  It's best to just  leave  it
alone.   And you remember the Third Pull; it said, "Don't tell  nobody."
What  did  it say was that?   How many remembers that?  Sure.  Remember,
standing  there  trying to lace that eyelet in that little shoe  in  the
vision?    He  said, "You can't teach  Pentecostal  babies  supernatural

And I said this will be the Third Pull and it will not be known, so help
me, by the grace of God.  Now, we're right down at the end-time now.  It
won't be too long until Mercy Seat will be Judgment Seat.

While  you  see these things coming in and these people coming  in,  you
better come in, too, if you're not already in--now, gathered in heavenly
places, see.  It also means more than just to be rejoicing.  In heavenly
places, if you're really assembled in Christ, it's a fearful thing!

Standing by that Angel of The Lord, you think you'd just be shouting and
screaming.  That's not it. It scares you to death, nearly.  See?  So you
see, there's a difference in just rejoicing and bubble dancing (which is
all right), and then coming down to the real thing.

There's where the fear... It is a fearful thing.  Not that you fear that
you're  lost, but you're really before angelic Being and the Holy  Ghost
Himself standing there. Now, that will be part of the Bride; that's what
it will go to make it up, see--all those who sleep.  And can't we  abso-
lutely see?  [Brother Branham is interrupted by a failure in the record-
ing system--Ed.] (Now is it all right now?  Did somebody step on someth-
ing? Too many recorders put too much pressure on it. All right, just get
a tape and swap the tape and make it off of that.)  Now, notice now, the
next question.

2. Should evangelists continue on the field?

In this hour, of course--what they mean. Certainly, by all means;  don't
change a thing.  If Jesus is coming in the morning, preach today like it
was  going to be ten years from today but live like it's going to be  at
this hour.

Don't  get scruppled up now.   That's why I'm trying to warn you  about,
see.  Just don't be odd--peculiar.  Don't change nothing, but if  you're
doing  something wrong, or doing evil, repent.  See.  Come back to  God.
Continue on your evangelistic service just as you always did.

If you're building a house, put it on up.   If Jesus comes tomorrow, you
be found faithful at the duty. If you're building your church, go on and
put it up. I'd rather be putting my money in something like that than be
found with it in my pocket, see. So just keep on, continue as you are.

Everybody understand now?  Continue right on.   Just go right on as  you
are.  Now, just don't stop; don't do nothing.  Just go right on just  as
you are; keep on serving the Lord.

Now,  for instance, if you was working for a man and you knowed  it  was
fifteen  minutes before quitting time.   "Well," you'd say,  "it's  just
fifteen  minutes  more so I might as well just go over  and  sit  down."
You'd get docked for that fifteen minutes.

If you're planting wheat, plant your wheat.  If you're digging potatoes,
go  on and dig them out. Say, "Well, nobody will eat them."  That  don't
make any difference, dig them out anyhow. Just continue on as you are.

I  got a letter from somebody the other day. Somebody told  them,  said,
"Well, the time is at hand.  Sell the farm. Now, you won't need the food
that  you  live off of on the farm because the Millennium  is  going  to
start, and you won't need it, so you just go ahead and while the  tribu-
lation  period  is  going on, your children is not  saved  so  just  let
them...  Let the children have the farm where they can eat off  of,  but
you all sell your farm and..." or something like that. Oh, they had...

I said, "Oh my."  If I knowed He was coming tomorrow and I was a farmer,
I'd put my crop in today.  If He made me a farmer and I'm going to  stay
right  at  my duty.  That's right.  If He made me  a  mechanic...  Said,

Somebody  said the other day, said... a fellow come in and  said,  "Say,
brother, you know what?"  He said, "I'm going to give you the second set
of keys.  I've bought a new car."   He said, "I'm going to give you  the
second set of keys"--told his pastor.   Said, "I'm going to give you the
second set of keys because the Rapture might come, you know, and said  I
won't be needing them anymore."

His  pastor was going to miss it.   That's making ready, isn't  it?  All
right, but that's the way it is.  We mustn't be that way.  We must be  a
sane,  solid Christian.   And I'm put here to work right up to the  last
minute.  I've got a job to do, and I will be right found faithful at the
post of duty. If He comes this morning, I want to be standing right here
in the pulpit.

You  say, "Brother Branham, if He'd come this morning, shouldn't you  be
out there?"

No,  sir.  This  is my post of duty. I will to be  standing  right  here
preaching  when  He comes, saying the same things I am.  Then,  when  He
comes, I will just move right on out with Him.

If  I'm  hoeing potatoes, I will just be hoeing away just as hard  as  I
can.  When He comes, I will just drop the hoe and take off. You remember
in the jubilee year, if they was hoeing with the hoe, they just kept  on
hoeing. They knowed the jubilee year was maybe ten minutes more, and the
trumpet would sound at the jubilee year.  They just kept on pitching hay
or  whatever  they was doing; but when the trumpet  sounded,  then  they
dropped their pitchfork and gone.  That's it.  Just keep on pitching hay
until the trumpet sounds.

3. All right. Question: According to the opening... [More interference -
Ed.]  Question:  According to the opening of the Fifth Seal,  Moses  and
Elijah have to die; what about Enoch?

I don't know.  If I don't know, I'm just going to tell you I don't know.
See. I don't know all the answers, folks, I don't know.  And if I  don't
know, I'm going to tell you I don't know.  If I do know... I won't  tell
you  'til I do know, see, but I don't know.  I've often  wondered  about
that myself.

There was Enoch--I seen Moses and Elijah comes back and they're  killed,
see,  but now Enoch was translated before time.  I've often thought  and
wondered myself: what about that?  But then, here's the only consolation
that  I can say is this: Now notice, Moses only served God forty  years,
see. He was a hundred and twenty, but twenty years...

The  first  forty years, I mean, he was getting his education.  Is  that
right?   The  second forty years God was taking it out of him,  and  the
third  forty  years he served God.  All right.  But  Enoch  walked  five
hundred years before God and was blameless, see, so Moses comes back  to
serve some more time--him and Elijah.

Now, I don't say that's right, see.  I just give you that for a thought.
But just to say what part, I don't know.   I really can't tell you  what
happened there or what God will do.

4. What is the name that will be on the people of Revelation 3:12?

I don't know.  He said give them a new name.  I don't know what that is,
see?   It'll be probably made known when we get there, but I don't  know
what it is now, see?   See, He is going to do that.   He give them a new
name that they just knowed themselves, see?

5.  Now.  Brother Branham, is there any  Scripture  permitting  marriage
after divorce. This is very important.

It  says "important."  Well, that's the reason it wasn't  pertaining  to
this.   As  far as I can see, my brother or sister, whoever it  may  be,
there  isn't unless your companion is dead because the Bible said  we're
bound to them as long as they live.

So, as far as being any Scripture, that's what was asked here: "Is there
Scripture, see. Is there any Scripture?" Not as I can find, see?  Not as
I can find, because Paul said that the married couple--if the  companion
is dead, then they're free to marry whosoever they will in the Lord. But
until then... but watch. You take it, "Until death we part."

That's it. You've done took an oath over that, you see; so I don't think
there is.  Now, if you found some and it's correctly why, all right. But
as far as myself, I don't find any.

6. What does "... see thou hurt not the oil and the wine" mean in  Reve-
lation 6:6?

It's the Holy Spirit.  See, we just got through that. Probably somebody,
you  know, come in a little late for the message; for the  other  tapes,
you see. "... hurt not the oil and the wine." What does the oil and wine
mean?  The oil, as we took it in symbols, means the Holy Spirit, see.

Wine  is the... and oil is connected together in the Bible  in  worship.
See.  And the wine as we put... that is where I got the idea of stimula-
tion.   Wine stimulates.   And wine is the antetype of its natural  from
stimulation is revelation.

Now just think; what stimulates the church?--revelation.  See?  So wine,
the new wine would be...  Now watch.   The oil and wine went together in
sacrifice,  went together in the church worship (now notice),  assembled
together, connected together.

You that's got a concordance, you look, you'll see a whole string  where
wine  and oil is meant together in worship.   If you've got a  Cruden's,
why, it says that there.

Now notice on this. But now, you see, the oil is always the Holy Spirit.
We  find that over in Ezekiel, and we find it in the Old  Testament,  we
find it all through the New Testament.

Why do we anoint the sick with oil?  We anoint the sick with oil because
it symbolizes the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon them, see?   Also,
the wise virgins had oil; the unwise had no oil. Spirit--see?  Now, that
is the oil.

And then the wine... If the oil represents God, God is Spirit. See?  God
is Word.   "In the beginning was Word; Word was with God; Word was  made
flesh, and that was God."   Now, then if the Word now in--sits here in a
natural  form...  now the wine is the water, like  the  revelation  that
reveals  that interpretation of the Word which stimulates the  believer,
you see.

My,  they  just got... "I've never seen it before!  My!  Glory!"  That's
what, see?--stimulation (see?) of revelation.   (I didn't know that 'til
the  other day sitting there either, see?)  Now that's... what does  the
oil  and  wine, that was, see, turned up as the black horse  rider,  and
that was during the time of the dark age--the third age of the church.

Notice,  and  in  there, there's just a little bit of  it  left--just  a
little bit, but don't hurt it.   And I believe if you get that The Third
Seal on tape, you'd find it there where we explained it in details... in
detail rather.

7. Brother Branham, is the Lamb's Book of Life and the Book of Life  the
same Book?

Sure.   Because that's where all redemption's wrote in this  Book,  see?
Their names are in... You say, "Well, our name's put on the Lamb's  Book
of  Life, Brother Branham.   I got it put on the other night."  No,  you
didn't.   No, you didn't.  You just found out it was on there the  other
night,  see, because their names were written before the  foundation  of
the world, see? That's... It's all the same Book, see?

8.  Now.  Brother Branham, is it true that every Jew born  since  Christ
came will be saved, and who are the 144,000?  Are they the predestinated
ones to be sealed with the Holy Ghost, and what is their mission?

There's about three questions in one there.  But here, the first one is:
Is it true that every Jew born since Christ that came into the world  is
to be saved?

No. Nothing will be saved, only those whose names were put on the Lamb's
Book of Life before the foundation of the world, Jew or Gentile.  That's
all;  the  Book holds that mystery, and the Book is  only  unfolding  it
now--not each one's name, but what the mystery of the Book is while it's
calling those names. Do you understand that now? See?

The Book doesn't say, "Now, Lee Vayle is to be saved in the time of this
church age," or, "Orman Neville..." or whoever.   No, it don't say that.
It just shows the mystery, unfolds the mystery of what the thing is. But
we, ourselves, by faith believe it. That's what I said the other night.

Someone  said, "Well, there's no need in me trying it.  Brother  Branham
said there's only going to be one saved out of Jeffersonville," see? Now
see, it's showing a parable. That isn't... That isn't it. There might be
thousands  saved.  I don't know. I hope everyone of them is saved,  see,
but I don't know. But here's the way I want to believe it: I'm that one.
You believe the same for you. If you don't, then there's something wrong
with your faith. You're not sure what you're doing.

How  can  you...  How can you walk up there in the face  of  death  when
you're  not too sure whether you're saved or not?   How can you go  down
here  and say to this crippled man laying here, blinded and twisted  up,
"THUS SAITH THE LORD, rise up! Jesus Christ makes you whole"?

How  can you stand that little cold stiff body laying there;  it's  dead
and been dead for hours and hours--laying there cold and stiff. And say,
"THUS SAITH THE LORD, rise up to your feet"? You'd better... You have to
know what you're talking about, see.

Well, you say, "Death claims everything.  It's all gone." Yeah, but when
the Word of God is revealed and you know it's God, that changes  things.
That's  right.   Now, yet these Jews... not all the Jews will be  saved.
No, sir!  They will not be saved, only those who...

When  He's speaking of Jew... Jew just as a name that was give  to  them
after  they left, I believe, Nebuchadnezzar over... begin to  call  them
Jews first because the tribe of Juda was taken then and given a name  of
Jew;  now, because they came down from Judaea and they got the  name  of
Jew.  But now, Israel is different. Israel and Jew is altogether differ-

Every Jew... Every Jew isn't an Israelite, see. No, he's just a Jew, but
then,  Israel...  Paul never said all Jews will be saved;  he  said  all
Israel will be saved. Why?  Israel's name--that's the name of redemption
all the way back, see. And all Israel will be saved, but not all Judaism
will be saved, see.

Just like Gentiles--there'll be...  There's thousands times thousands of
people,  yet literally millions of these organizations that  are  called
Christian--Church of Christ, and all such names as that. That don't mean
one thing. Not... don't mean they'll be saved.  People say, "Now, you've
got to belong to this or that, an organization, a certain  organization.
If your name isn't on our book, you're lost."

Now,  that's cult.   That's cult, see?  There's only one way you can  be
saved, and that is not him that willeth or him that runneth, him that...
that is God Who shows mercy. And God, by His foreknowledge, predestinat-
ed  a  Church  to His glory, and that's the ones  that's  saved.  That's

Now,  your  faith is so anchored there...  You say, "Well, my  faith  is
anchored  there"; and look what kind of a life you're living.   You  see
you're not even fit for there.  Your anchor is wrong; you got it on sand
instead of a rock. The first little wave will throw it off.

Let  the  Word be revealed in something: "My church don't  teach  that!"
That  shows right then you wasn't anchored on no rock; you was in  sand.
That's right. So now, you see...

Now  the  144,000, are they the predestinated ones?  Yes,  sir!   That's
Israel--spiritual Israel.  Just think, there will be millions of them in
there.  I don't know how many is in there now.  I guess the whole group,
but they will not all be saved, because they are in Judaea, see.

Do you have any idea how many is there now?   I don't know, but  they're
probably after this next persecution begins to rise, they're  accumulat-
ing by... You know, I've got a tape on them--taking West with me now  to
one of the covenant church... which is at... It's just the old... Oh,  I
forget  now.   It started the... They have them down there in  Africa  -
Dutch Reform. It's the Dutch Reform Church, the covenant is.

Now,  if there is any of them sitting here, I will tell you why.  You're
still  holding on to that old Heidelberg Catechism, and  that's  exactly
the  reason  you're still... you're still Dutch Reform, see?  You  might
polish  up by an American name, but that's the thing behind  it  because
you  teach  in  that same Catechism, the old Heidelberg.  You  ask  your
pastor if that isn't right.

So, now, notice this: 144,000--they are predestinated ones to be  sealed
by the Holy Ghost. Yes, sir, that's exactly right! All right, folks. Now
if  there's any... Now, if I didn't answer it to suit you, why, maybe  I
could be wrong. See, but it's just to the best of my knowledge, you see.
This is the best of my knowledge.

9. Brother Branham, as you have travailed on the serpent's seed...  (Uh-
oh, I never noticed this one.  This one slipped up on me.)...  Serpent's
seed  this week, will it be in order to ask this question?   My  friends
have asked me to explain Genesis 4:1 and I can't. Will you help me?

It's  off of the subject, but anyhow I will try my best by the  help  of
God.  Let's see now. Let me polish up just a little bit.  I think that's
where she said, "I got a son from the Lord," I believe it is... I  think
Eve  said  that.  I want to check to be sure, because I said  the  other
night, seven instead of... seven hundred instead of seven thousand, so..

It makes me so nervous, see.  And you just have to be watching, and  the
enemy on every side, and you're conscious of that, you see. (Yes, that's

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and  said,
I have (be) gotten a man from the Lord.

Now, I'm just going to answer you a question, my brother or sister,  and
now remember, not throwing it to you--no. I'm trying to help you, see. I
love you, and I love the person who might've been a critic on it, but  I
don't think this person is critical.  They said, "Help me"; see, because
the people believes it, but they're just not sufficiently posted by  the
Spirit to know what to say to the person that's asked them that.

Now,  she's saying here... what the question is, no doubt, that  they're
saying, "Eve said she gotten this man from the Lord."   How do you think
life  could  ever come if it didn't come from the Lord, be it  right  or

Who sent... Who sent Judas Iscariot into the world?   Tell me that.  The
Bible  said  he  was born the "son of perdition."  Just  ask  them  that
one--be like the worm in a lemon, see.   Now, you see, they can't...  It

Notice.  Then if you want to take them a little more technic.  Look, Eve
talked  here--if you want to take it in the language it's here which  is
written so it's hid from the eyes, wise and prudent--Eve, here, the  way
it's  taught,  that God was the One that she begotten this son  by,  and
He's a Spirit and He can't do it. See?

Now, watch here.  If you want to notice that.  "I have gotten a man from
the Lord." See.  You can't make it sound any... but it's got to have its
right interpretation, see. Yes, sir.

No, sir.   If that... then the spirit... and we always follow the nature
of our parent.  You know that.  Look at a baby--its nature.  Well  then,
Adam was a son of God. Eve was a daughter of God. Right, the first thing
of  the creation of God which could not have one speck of evil  anywhere
about... evil wasn't even known.   Then why was Cain a liar, a murderer,
and everything else?  Where did that come from?   Just ask yourself that
question. That was the serpent's seed. Don't the Bible say so?

Watch his seed all the way down. In that he become... Who does the world
belong to?--the devil.  Who controls it now?--the devil.  Exactly right.
The devil controls the world.   He told Jesus, said, "See how pretty  it
is, and all the glory. I will give it to you if you worship me," see. He
is the controller of it. Now, he owns it.

Now  watch.   His children are wise--devil's children.  Or  take  Cain's
children,  if you want to, and bring it right down through the  genealo-
gies,  and you'll find out that they were smart man, everyone  of  them.
But now, when he killed Abel, and God give him back Seth was the type of
the righteous to redeem being dead and raised again. And from there...

Now watch, Now, from the first seed of the natural, they died. (Now have
you  got  your minds open?)   The first seed of the natural  seed,  just
ordinary good, it typed the modern church--Abel.   In order to  preserve
that line coming down, that one died so another one could raise up,  you
see, so it has to be rebirth again.  (You catch it?   All right, just so
you get it, see.)

There you are--the perfect type.   So even the natural man born of Adam,
his  father, shows that natural trend.  It won't work.  The natural  man
don't perceive the things of God.   So there was a man come natural  and
died  in order to restore that again, and he's represented in the  death
of Abel and to replace him by Seth.

And watch what kind of a people that was, now, that spirit brought forth
from  him--humble,  farmers, sheepherders.   Watch what come  from  this
wisdom  of the world here--smart man, builders and with metals  and  all
kinds of smart intelligence and things.  Look where they wound up.  They
were  down there, and God destroyed everyone of them--everyone of  them,
and saved the humble.

Didn't  Jesus say in Matthew 5, "the meek shall inherit the earth"?  So,
then don't worry; they haven't got one foot to stand on. See, they don't
believe  that  to be Cain's son; but we've got a tape on that  if  you'd
like to hear it, explained in detail, see. No, sir.

And  I seen they've got a piece of paper up there where that science  is
now  going to prove that Eve never eat an apple, she had an  apricot.  I
got the paper up there at home now, see--it was an apricot (how far  can
people... bunch of carnal minds); that actually Moses never crossed  the
water;  he crossed through a sea of reeds--brought Israel across at  the
upper end of the Dead Sea.   There's a bunch of reeds there, a whole sea
of  reeds that just where the water's been at one time--went down.   And
Moses  took  a short cut and went around that way.    And  the  Orthodox
churches accepted it!  You seen that.  The Orthodox churches accepted it
that that was so.

Oh, man, can't you see that seed of the serpent--that antichrist and the
whole thing laying right there? Yes, sir.

10. Brother Branham, please pray for my little... (Well, that's a prayer
request, I see.)... pray for my little grandson, very ill with the  flu.
He is in the Riverview Hotel.

Lord  Jesus,  this poor person here never wrote that just in  vain.  She
seen You just deliberately remove even rheumatic fever from a little boy
the other night.   She knows that You're the great God, and we offer our
prayers  for  that  little boy, in the Name of Jesus Christ  may  he  be
healed. Amen.

When somebody writes anything it's not in vain. They got a... No  matter
how  simple  it  sounds to us, and how much... how it  is,  but  there's
something behind it, you see. That lady... that little boy... something.

11. Is the Elijah who comes to preach to the Jews the real man who lived
on the earth, or will he be the spirit of Elijah in some other man? (Now
that's... I'm afraid to say. I don't know.  Let me read that again.)  Is
the  Elijah  who comes to preach to the Jew (oh, yes) the real  man  who
lived on earth, or will he be the spirit of Elijah in some other man?

Now,  if  I could answer that correctly, I could tell you  about  Enoch,
see, but I can't do it, you see. Only thing I know is just the Scripture
said it, what it will be, and now it might be that the... Now, I'm  kind
of  inclined... (now let me say it this way, and I hope the  tapes,  the
brethren on the tapes, will understand this).   I'm inclined to  believe
that  it  will be anointed man of their spirit; because, see,  he  says,
"Does  not  (on  Elisha)...  does  not the  spirit  of  Elijah  rest  on
Elisha?--the spirit of Elijah.   And he done just like Elijah did,  see,
but I can't say that's true.  I don't know, see. I'm honest with you;  I
don't know.

12.  Brother  Branham,  would you please answer this one  for  me  about
baptism:  Matthew  28:19 teaches the Father, Son, and  Holy  Ghost;  and
Peter in Acts 2:38, in the Name of the Lord Jesus.  When was this change
come about in Acts of the Apostles? Now, I believe in the Lord Jesus.

Well,  brother  or sister, ever who wrote it, there was no  change  come
about, see. Peter done exactly what Jesus said do. Now, if somebody come
and say, "Use the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"; they did  what
Peter said not do, but what God said not do, see.   Now Jesus said  that
it... we will just--just take a little bit here. I want just to show you

Now notice, if you're here, (the person).  I'm going to put three pieces
of material here. Now look, this is the Father, this is the Son, this is
the Holy Ghost as trinitarian people believe them--believe that they are
three separate individuals. They believe that, see?

Well  then, now let me... And then in Matthew 28:19, Jesus said, "Go  ye
into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." (No, I  beg
your pardon; I'm quoting Acts 2, I believe --no, Luke 24:49.) He said...
Let me read it, then I've got it; because the other day I said that when
it didn't, I want to be sure I get this right.  I know the title of what
you're saying there, but I want to get just what he said. Let's begin at
the 16th verse of the 29th:

Then the eleven sat at meat...

Then  the eleven... went away into Galilee, into the mount  where  Jesus
had appointed them.

And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

And  Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto  me
in heaven and in earth. [Matt. 28:16]

Now where's the power of God?   Where is God at? If all the power out of
Heaven  and all the powers in earth has been given, now where's God  at?
There He is. See, that's what's talking to him. All right.

Go  ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the  Name  of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Now the trinitarians fear that. I baptize you in the Name of the Father,
in  the Name of the Son, and in the Name of the Holy Ghost.  That's  not
even in Holy Writ. See? He said, "Baptize them in the Name of the Father
and  of the Son, and of...  Not in the...  They put a name  before  each
one--one name.  (Watch here.)  Didn't say, "Baptize them in the names  -
N-A-M-E, one name--in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Now, I want to ask you.  Is Father a name? [Congregation answers "No." -
Ed.] Is Son a name?  [Congregation answers "No."--Ed.] How many  fathers
is here?  Which one of you is named "Father"?   How many sons are  here?
How  many humans are here?   Which one of you is named "Father, Son,  or
Human," see?

Like  a woman said one time, she said, "Brother Branham, the Holy  Ghost
is a name; It's a person."

I  said, "Yes, sir.  I am a person, but my name is not Person."  I am  a
person,  see?  My name is William Branham, but I am a person.  The  Holy
Ghost is a person; that's what it is.  It's not a name; it's a title  of
the person of God, see?  It's a title to the personality of God--what He

Now, if He said: "Go ye therefore, teach all nations, baptizing them  in
the  name of the Father, and of the Son, of the Holy Ghost"--not in  the
name of the Father, name of the Son, name of the Holy Ghost, or, not  in
the names of the Father, and of the Son, the Holy Ghost; but in the NAME
of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

And if Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is no name, then what about it?  Say,
if  "Its name."  Which one of... you want to call one of them a  name  -
which name is it? If you want to call the title a name, then which name,
which  title  is  it you want to baptize--the Father  or  the  Son--it's
singular, see.

Now, we turn over here.  And that's the last book of Matthew.  Now, like
I've always explained it.  If you read a love story, and said, "John and
Mary lived happy ever after."  See, it's because you--you don't know who
John and Mary is?  Go back to the first of your story. Find out who John
and Mary is. See?

Now, that's what you're doing here in Matthew.  You're only reading  the
last part of it. Go back to the first of Matthew and read what the story
is--that's the last chapter of Matthew and the last verses.

Like  you  picked  up a book and say, "John and Mary  lived  happy  ever
after.  That was John Jones and Mary So-and-so. That was... No, that was
John Henry and that was So-and-so. This is John Somebody and So-and-so."
Now, you don't know yet, you see?  The only thing to do to be sure is go
back  in  the book and read it.  See.  You can't pick up a  piece  here.
You've got to put the whole thing together to make the picture.

Now,  go  back  to Matthew the 1st chapter, and it goes  and  gives  the
genealogy,  (coming down, the first chapter); then it gets down  to  the
18th verse, and says:

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:... (Is that right?)

Now, I want to ask you something.  Now listen again; you call it.  Who's
this? God the [Congregation replies, "Father"--Ed.]  God the  [Congrega-
tion   replies,  "Son"--Ed.]  God  the  [Congregation   replies,   "Holy
Ghost"--Ed.]   Now   which   one   is   this?   [Congregation   replies,
"Father"--Ed.]   Which  one  is  this?  [Congregation   replies,   "Holy
Ghost"--Ed.]  Which one is this?  [Congregation replies "Son"--Ed.]  All
right.   Now  we got it.  Now what did you say this was?--God  the  who?
[Congregation  replies, "Holy Ghost"--Ed.] Holy Ghost, all  right.  Now,
all right.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When... his mother  Mary
was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with  a
child of the... [Congregation replies, "Holy Ghost"!--Ed.]

Now, I thought you said God was His Father.  Now there's something wrong
here. He can't have two fathers.  You know that.  Now there's  something
wrong.  Now which one of these man, if they are three persons--which one
of them is His Father?   The Bible says here plainly: "... she was found
with a child of the Holy Ghost." God, the Father, had nothing to do with
it.  And Jesus said God was His Father, and we know God was His  Father,
then He had two fathers.   And then He's illegitimate sure enough.  Now,
see where you got yourself? Now...

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a
publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

But while he thought on these things,...

Remember  he  was a good man now, and the hand of the Lord  is  at  hand
right now. Them who are predestinated will catch it.

But  while  he thought on these things, behold, the angel  of  the  Lord
appeared  unto him in a dream,... (Are you following me in  your  Bible?
All  right.)  saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to  take  unto
thee  Mary  thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of  God  the

Did I misread that? Sure did. That which is conceived in her has nothing
to do with God the Father--it's the Holy Ghost. And now we know that God
was His Father.  Is that right?  So what is it?--the Holy Ghost is God's
Spirit, of course.

Now, you've got it, see.   God the Father and the Holy Ghost is the same
person  or He had two daddy's; then what kind of person do you  worship?
What kind of God have you got now? See? God, the Holy Ghost and God, the
Father, is the self-same Spirit.

And she shall bring forth a son,... (this fellow here)... and thou shalt
call his name... (What? His Name. Now remember, His Name.) JESUS: for he
shall save his people from their sins.

Now  this was all done, that it might be fulfilled which was  spoken  of
the Lord by the prophet,... (to who the Word comes to)... saying,

Behold,  a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,  and
they... call his name Emmanuel, which is being interpreted, God with us.

What  is  the  Name of God? What is the Name of Father,  Son,  and  Holy
Ghost?  The Bible said Jesus was His Name.   Then the fellow here trying
to  debate  it once here in the Tabernacle, said, "Brother  Branham  has
wiggled out of all of them, but he won't this one." Said, "here it shows
three different persons exactly--perfectly."  Said, "Matthew, 3rd chapt-
er, here was John standing, preaching.  Here come the Son walking up  to
be baptized.  He went into the water and was baptized by John, went back
up  out  of the water, and `Lo,' he said, `the heavens was  opened  unto
Him,'  and  he said, `down from Heaven came the Holy Ghost like  a  dove
descending, and a Voice from Heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in
whom..." ' Three distinct persons right at one time." Oh my.

It just goes to show that people without the Baptism, and not called  to
the  office  of a minister has no business to be in the  pulpit.  That's
right. I could take that person, now, by the help of God and tie them in
such  a knot it would make their head swim.   Look, I don't  care...  (I
don't mean...  That don't sound right.  Forgive me.  I didn't mean that.
Lord, I didn't now... I felt Him check me on that, see. So I didn't mean
to  say it that way. I'm sorry.)  I believe that the Holy  Spirit  could
reveal to that person some secret--that sounds better.

Just  like  tuning an instrument--when you do something wrong,  you  can
tell it. It's Christian.  You said something wrong; He didn't like that.
See, that was putting me in there. See.  I ain't in the picture at  all.
I'm just--don't even want to be myself or nothing; it's Him.  Let Him do
the work. He does the sounding, the trumpet's a mute.  The voice  behind
it one that gives the sound.

Now, look here. The man misinterpreted the Word. See. Remember, it's hid
from the eyes of wise and prudent--revealed to babes.  Now, here is that
one person, Jesus Christ, standing on earth.  Now heaven, of course,  is
atmospheres above.

Now  watch.  And John bear record... Now that man's got... say  here  is
God, the Father, and here is God, the Holy Ghost, like a dove, and  here
is God, the Son--making three persons. It's wrong.  John, standing  back
here, knowed this was the Lamb.

John said, "I bear record seeing the Spirit of God like a Lamb." There's
God,  the Spirit... like a dove, I mean.  (Now there's the same thing  I
said the other night, you see, instead of seven hundred, seven, see) The
Spirit of God--this was the Lamb here.  And the Spirit of God--the  Dove
was  God.   The Spirit of God descending from Heaven, and a  Voice  from
Heaven,  saying, "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am pleased  to  dwell
in."  All powers in Heaven and earth is given unto My hand. See?  That's
Him.   Now what was His Name? [Congregation answers, "Jesus"--Ed.]  Cer-
tainly. See?

So,  as  far  as  the trinitarian's  theory  of  being  three  different
gods--that's  heathenism! That never was taught in the Bible.  It  never
was  taught in the Lion message, but it was adopted in the  next,  which
was antichrist. Ask anybody you want to--any theologian!  That never did
come only through the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes.

There is why it come out with Martin Luther.  That's why it continued on
with  John Wesley and poured on down into the Pentecostals.  In the  day
that  the  Pentecostals, come out, they got the Jesus Only  group.   Now
that's wrong again. How can Jesus be His Own Father? See?  So it  knocks
that out.

But,  there's supposed to be an Eagle time come.  See.  That's the  time
it's to straighten all those mysteries out.  Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
is titles of the Lord Jesus Christ. Watch all three of them.

Matthew  said: Father, Son, Holy Ghost.  Peter said: Lord Jesus  Christ.
Who  is the Father?  The Lord said unto my Lord, "Sit thou on  my  right
hand."  Is that right?  Father, Son--Jesus, Holy Ghost --the Logos  that
went  out of God--Father, Son, Holy Ghost is absolutely three titles  of
the person of God manifested in three different ways or three attributes
of Himself.

And to make it plain to someone who wouldn't understand, it's like three
offices  of the same God.   Actually, it's three attributes of the  same
God.  God acting in three different... under the Fatherhood,  under  the
Sonship, under the Holy Ghost dispensation. God is perfect in three.

You  remember  the antichrist number--four? See? God--Father,  Son,  and
Holy Ghost is absolutely Lord Jesus Christ. When you baptize in the Name
of   Jesus  only--that's  wrong.  Just  baptize  you  in  the  Name   of
Jesus--that's absolutely wrong.

I'm acquainted with many Jesuses.   Why, the Latin countries are full of
them--Jesuses, but this is the Lord Jesus Christ!   It tells exactly who
He is.

There's many Branhams, if you want to talk about me personally.  I'm the
one William Marrion Branham--that's me.  But there's many other  William
Branhams and so forth around. But this is distinctly calling one person,
the Lord Jesus Christ--the anointed One. There's only one of them.

Now that's right.  So, if there's any farther on that, write a letter or
something, or sometime when I'm on other questions. I want to try to get
this  so  I can see if we can get to some of these  sick  people  that's
suffering, prayed for.

13.  Brother  Branham, if this question does not fit in  the...  do  not
answer. (That's nice. I appreciate it.) What children go in the Rapture,
if any small ones? Thank you.

They never signed no name.   Now, if you don't sign, it's not necessary.
But  look,  when God puts a name on the Lamb's Book of Life  before  the
foundation  of  the world, there's not nothing in the world can  rub  it
out, because it's wrote with the ink of the Blood of Christ.  Be it this
big,  that big, or that big, or whatever it might be, it goes  just  the

All  children,  all the church, everything there is and... God,  by  His
foreknowledge... Now, we don't know.  You say, "Brother Branham, can you
prove that you're there?" No, sir. I cannot prove it. God can use me for
a tool of something else, and use you the same way.   But I believe, and
by faith I am saved.  Not by knowledge I'm saved--by faith.  That's  the
way you're saved. That's the way we're all saved.

But remember, God is infinite.  Do you believe that?--infinite. By being
infinite,  that makes Him... and then He's omniscient.   Do you  believe
that?  Omniscient means He knows all things.  He can't be... He can't be
omniscient without being infinite. See, there never was nothing but what
He  knowed.   He knowed every gnat would ever be on earth and  how  many
times it would bat its eyes and how much tallow it would make--how  much
all of it would make together.

He  knowed  every breath you would breathe and how deep it would  go  in
your  lungs--that's  infinite.   Now, if He's infinite, that  makes  Him
omniscient. Is that right?  And if He's omniscient, that makes Him omni-
present  because  He knows just exactly the minute, hour,  time  to  the
split instant of 55,000th of a second to when it's going to happen. See?
Get the idea now? Then He knows all things; and that's the reason He has
all power, knows all things, and can do all things.

Now, let's see. Now, and all the children that God... everyone that God,
when they... Now remember, when was Jesus, the Bible said...

Now we know that Jesus was slain about A.D. 30.  Is that right?   It was
about the middle of the year, I guess--A.D. 30.  Now, but the Bible said
that He was slain before the world was ever created.   And your  name...
When  the Lamb's Book... When the Lamb was slain to redeem this  Book...
(Here's a great thing now.  It might cause stimulation!) Look!  When the

Now remember, the Bible said, the Lamb's Book of Life was written before
the foundation of the world, and your name was put in--was in that  Book
when  the  Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world  to  redeem
every name that was written in that Book. See? You got it now?

See,  there ain't nothing out of order.  It's working just exactly  like
God's  big timepiece, see--like a clock moving right around.  Your  name
was  put in there before the foundation of the world, when the Lamb  was
slain  to redeem what was in that Book.  And now, He comes  forward  and
takes that Book to claim His redemption. (Now I don't want to get start-
ed there; we never would answer another question today.) All right.

14a. Question: Is hell and the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone
the same?

No.  Hell, translation in the Bible, I believe... Now, there's  scholars
sitting here.  I want to honor that.   Brother Iverson sitting here, and
Brother Vayle and many of these brethren who are really theologians. The
word translated, Hades means the grave.   Is that right?--the Greek word
for the grave. But the "lake of fire" is something else, because over in
Revelation,  both  Hades and all was cast into the lake  of  fire.   All
right. Now, let's see.

14b... if not, is the lake of fire and hell Eternal?

No, sir. No, sir. Anything that was created is not Eternal. No, anything
that's created... That's the reason there cannot be an Eternal hell.  If
anybody  ever tells you that you're going to burn in an Eternal hell,  I
want the Scripture for it. See. There is no such a thing as that.

Hell  was created for the devil and his angels, for the  antichrist  and
his people--that was the devil, the incarnate devil.  It was created for
that to destroy.   And anything that had... Anything... There's only one
thing at all out of everything there is--the whole world and  everything
else--there's only one thing Eternal, and that's God.

Before there was an atom, or electrons, or before there was even  cosmic
light or electrons or anything, He was God. He's the Creator. And that's
the only way you can be Eternal, is to receive Eternal Life--that  Greek
word there, I think, is Zoe. Isn't that right?--Zoe.  And then that Life
God imparts to you, as the, your father imparts his life to you  through
the  marriage vow with Mother--and he, by that, imparts the joy  of  im-
parting... (catch me?)... of the imparting life for a son.

And  that's the way God does--joy in imparting His Life to a  son.  See?
And  then you become part of Him which is Zoe--God's Own Life.   I  give
unto them Eternal Life--raise them up at the last days.  That's the only
thing that... He got Eternal Life; and that Eternal Life knows its  body
and it must have to come forth.  That... It can't... It's impossible for
it to lay there.

As the Spirit of Christ hovered over the body (God's Spirit over  Christ
at that great day), it knowed it would raise up again--so is the  saints
in their body.

Now remember, Jesus, when He died, He went to hell, because He had to go
there;  there was a sin barrier, and He preached to the souls that  were
in hell that repented not in the long-suffering in the days of Noah.  Is
that  right?  He went to hell and preached to the  souls--the  separated
souls from God.   Death means separation.   And they had separated  from
God--never could be back no more.  And Jesus went to bear record that He
was the One that was spoke of--the woman's seed.

The serpent's seed... See what the serpent's seed done? Antichrist winds
up in death--separation, the red horse.  The woman's seed, life, ends up
on  the white horse--Jesus Christ.  See?  What is it?--one  against  the
other--serpent's seed against the woman's seed.  Do you get it now?  Oh,
we could stay a little while on that (wouldn't that be good?), but let's
stay with this.

15. Brother Branham, does the first horse rider, First Seal, fulfill  II
Thessalonians, the revelation of the man of sin?

Yes.  That's right. That's easy. That does. That's the man of sin.  This
same  man, just keeps in stages riding on until he gets on a pale  horse
that's called Death.   Christ comes on down through justification, sanc-
tification to the white horse, and that's to get Life, you see.

16.  What  happened to the born again believers who are in  the  various
denominations but not in the Bride of Christ? What happens to them?

Well, I think we explained that awhile ago. See. They go into the tribu-
lation.  They are martyred in the tribulation, come up in the last after
the  Millennium, for their judgment, (See?) because the Bible said  that
the rest of the living... rest of the dead lived not until the  thousand
years was expired.   Then, there was a resurrection, and then come forth
the  both just and unjust and were judged by Christ and the  Bride.   He
came to the earth with ten thousands times ten thousands of His  saints.
Is that right?--His Bride.

Judgment was set, the books was open... Books was open, and another Book
was opened, which is the Book of Life. He separated from there the goats
from the sheep.  Is that right?   That had nothing to do with the Bride.
She was standing right there in judgment with her... the Queen and  King
together.  He came with His saints; ten thousands times thousands minis-
tered to Him--His wife; then judgment was set.   And then the sheep  was
separated  from the goats.   (Remember the other night me bringing  that
little  meditation,  so you'd understand: The  Cowboy  Meditation.  See?
There you are.) No, they are... that's the...

The  church, the people that's in denominations that are genuine  Chris-
tians  who's receives the Message... and they will never see it.   It'll
never  be  preached to them.   And those in a mixed crowd,  (who  it  is
preached to) it'll go right over the top of their head unless their name
was on the Lamb's Book of Life.

But  they will be good people, and they'll be raised up again and  given
trial and be judged by the very group that preached to them.   Don't you
know  the saints will judge the earth?   They will be preached to,  see?
They'll be preached to by the very same people witnessed to them of  the
Message--to come out of it. See.  (I hope that explains it.  I've got so
many here.)

17. Brother Branham, is the Seventh Angel with the spirit of Elijah, the
same  man  as the Elijah sent to the 144,000 Jews during the  three  and
one-half years after the Rapture? Some of us are mixed up in this.

No, he isn't the same; see, it's two different man. The Elisha that come
in the form of Elijah was not Elijah.  And the spirit of Elijah who came
upon a man called John the Baptist, was not Elijah.   And the man of the
Seventh Angel Messenger at the end of the Laodicean Age, will not be the
literal Elijah. He will be a Gentile to his people.

Elijah will... The spirit of Elijah then, coming into the people  there,
he will be a Jew, see, for they are sent to their own people.  That's my

The reason I... Tommy Osborn, when we talked that over that time, (Tommy
and I) I never knowed.   I was just praying for the sick, and I come  up
there and there was a lady coming down from the Fort Wayne Gospel Taber-
nacle, a missionary in the foreign fields. Her breasts was that big--was
just  eat  up with cancer; and she was right there in the  little  house
where we used to live, up there in the lane.   And I prayed for the dear
sister, and she was healed and returned to the field.

And  when she come from Africa--and she had left a little book there  on
missions.  I  thought,  "Well, missionaries are fine";  and  I've  never
thought much about missionaries.   I thought, "Well, it's just an office
of  God out there, so that's--this is my place right here on Eighth  and
Penn Street," so I was just carrying on the best I could.

But  one day, sitting in the study, I picked up that book and it  had  a
picture of the Negro race. An elderly old father, and he had this little
white  rim  of hair, and underneath was written like this:  "White  man,
white man, where was your father?  (See?)  I'm now old and dull at mind,
and I don't understand too well.  If I would have known Jesus when I was
a young man, I would have took Him to my people."

Well, I read it, and something just kept saying, "Read it again. Read it
again."  I kept reading... You've had them times--read it over and over.
There's something in there.

Like  up there that day at Green's Mill, when I come out of the cave,  I
couldn't understand that, how people could speak with tongues and  shout
with  the  genuine  Holy Ghost, and  still  be  anti-Christ--speak  with
tongues  with  genuine Holy Ghost, and tongues speaking and still  be  a
devil. That's right! I can prove that to you. Yes, indeedy!

Then, notice when they did that.  So, tongues is no evidence of the Holy
Ghost; it's one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost.  See?  And the devil can
impersonate everything He's got--divine healing and everything else.  He
said, "Many will come to Me in that day, say, `Lord, haven't I cast  out
devils; haven't I... ` (that's preaching the Gospel) `... haven't I done
mighty  works  in Your Name, and all these things there.'  I  will  say,
`Depart from Me you workers of iniquity. I didn't even know you.'"

The Bible said that the rain falls on the just and the unjust the  same.
And  the  same cocklebur standing in the wheat field there,  can  be  as
happy and shout with the same water that fell upon him as the--both sent
to the rain; but by their fruits you know them!

That little old cocklebur can stand up there just as happy and  shouting
as he can be, just as full of the same rain that the wheat is. There you
are.  So they can shout, speak with tongues, and impersonate  everything
they want to, in that day be called "workers of iniquity."

As I told you awhile ago, listen to what I say; listen close!  Look back
down  and examine yourself with the Word and see where you're  at.   You
women  that's got short hair, let her grow.   If you're wearing  shorts,
take it off. Act like a lady.

If you man are still smoking cigarettes and running to pool halls,  stop
it!  I don't care how much you profess.  If you're still holding to that
organization  and saying, "This is it," and "this is it,"  you'd  better
stop.  Look back down and examine it with the Word.  We're getting plumb
out  of... We ought to live above the short hair and all this  age  now;
we're back into something now that God's revealing the hidden  mysteries
that's been put on the Book before the foundation of the world.

And  those who have obeyed in these small things will catch it in  these
other things.  If you haven't, it'll go over the top of your head as far
as the east is from the west. It'll just...

Like Gideon separating his man--there were thousands and thousands.  God
said, "That's too many. Separate them again." He give them another test,
and separated them again--separated them again, and on down 'til he  had
a  little handful.   He said, "That's the group I want to do  the  job."
That's exactly what happened.

Pentecostal  women,  going back and forth, sitting  there,  hearing  and
knowing by the Word that's wrong.  You think they'll cope with it?   No,
sir! Every year when I pass by, there's more with bobbed hair than there
was when I started. Said, "What's that got to do... You ought to..."

Someone said, "Why, Brother Branham, people regard you as a prophet."  I
don't  say I was a prophet.   Nobody hears me say that; but I say  this,
that if you did do that, if you regard it... Said, "Why don't you  teach
people how to receive the Holy Ghost and how to get this and how to  get
great spiritual gifts and help the church?" How can I teach them algebra
when they won't even listen to their ABC's?  That's right.  You do these
little things.   Get down here at the bottom and brush it off and  start
right. Amen. Glory!

What was I talking about anyhow?  I didn't mean to get off that subject;
excuse me, you see. All right.  "Some of us are mixed up.  Is the Elijah
the same as the... ?"  Yeah, uh-huh; that's right.  No, this Elijah that
will  come to the Gentiles will be a Gentile anointed with that  spirit,
because  God  used  that same spirit to bring His people  out  of  chaos
every-time,  and  has served His purpose well, so He comes...  it  right
back  down again, because, see... because now if He uses  high-polished,
educated--that's the kind it would catch.

He  brings  a man that hardly knows his ABC's and  can't  pronounce  his
words right and everything like that, some old wilderness something  out
yonder  somewhere,  and brings it in and shoves it right  down  to  that
simple-minded  people and they get it, [Brother Branham snaps  his  fin-
gers--Ed.] like that. If it comes polished...

Like  Paul said, "I didn't come to you with the polish of an  education,
but I come to you in the power of the resurrection."  It taken God three
and  one-half  years down in Arabia there to knock it  out  of  him--his
education.  Took Him forty years to get it out of Moses. See?  So  there
you are. That's... I don't say God don't... I'm not supporting illitera-
cy now, but I'm trying to tell you it don't take the education, don't...
The wisdom of this world is contrary...

Education  has been the biggest hindrance that the Gospel has ever  had.
If  we didn't have education, we wouldn't have all these big  seminaries
and  things  that  we got now--it'd be people  simple-minded  who  would
listen to the Word; but they're so polished and messed up, and tightened
up out there with all them organizations 'til that they're going to stay
with it, that's all. They take on that spirit.

Did you ever take a good woman, marry into a low-down man--that low-down
man  either becomes a good man like the woman is, or the  woman  becomes
low-down as he is.  See?  That's right. That's the reason He said, "Come
out from among them. I'm getting ready to take that Rapture." You've got
to have some kind of faith that'll take you out of here.

18. When was the covenant of Daniel 9:27 confirmed for a week?

One  half  of it was confirmed, the covenant, when Jesus Christ  was  on
earth preaching to the Jews.  He never went to the Gentiles at all.  And
He told His disciples, "Don't go to the Gentiles"; that was to the  Jews
alone. See. And He preached for three and one-half years--that's half of
the seventy weeks, now, as Daniel said He would do.

Now  remember,  He was firmly a-vindicated to the Jews, but  their  eyes
were blinded to bring in this space of the Gentiles.   Can't you see the
whole program?  See?  And He proved Himself a prophet, done just exactly
what  the prophet would do, showed them a sign of prophets;  which  your
own Word said, "If a man says he's spiritual or a prophet, watch what he
says;  and  if it comes to pass, (just keep on coming to pass,  what  He
said, continually)...

Like  you  look in the Bible, it says, "Knock, and it  will  be  opened,
seek--find,  ask--be given." Now, if you'll notice, it's knocketh,  just
constantly knock--[To illustrate, Brother Branham repeatedly knocks upon
the  pulpit--Ed.]  stay right there, right there in  judgment.  A  judge
wouldn't answer, what if he just kept knocking on the door. Saying, "I'm
on  your hand."  Not seek, say, "Lord, I'd like to have  this.    Amen."
That's  not  it;  stay right there until you get  it.  [Second  side  of
tape--Ed.]...  then it gives the three and one-half years here  that  it
will   be   confirmed  to  them  again  by  prophets--see?   Moses   and
Elijah--Revelation 11.

Now, let's see what this is.

19. If you are one of His chosen ones, will you go up in the Bride? Yes.
Yes, sir, that's easy.

20.  Brother  Branham, did you mean to say seven thousand  who  had  not
bowed their knee to Balaam, or seven hundred?

Seven thousand, I meant to say. Forgive me for that, see. It's just a...
It's  just a manner of speech.  I was just... Like I said awhile  ago...
Did  you  notice  me standing here, and I said, "And  they  bear  record
seeing  the  Lamb," see? The Lamb was on earth--bear record  seeing  the
Spirit of God coming upon the Lamb.

Now,  in  there  it says, "This is my beloved Son, in  whom  I  am  well
pleased."  You see?  Now, that's wrote in the actual form of the  Greek,
putting  verb  before  adverb; but you notice  here,  it'd  actually  be
this... Now just take the Word, see...  The Bible says, in the  transla-
tion  of St. James here: "This is My beloved Son in Whom I'm pleased  to
dwell." But actually, if we'd say it like we'd say it today: "This is My
beloved Son in Whom I'm pleased to dwell in"--you'd turn it around, see.
"This is My beloved Son in Whom I am pleased to dwell. " See?  Now, we'd
say it today: "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am pleased to dwell in,"
see--same word just turns it around.

Now, yes I meant... Forgive me, please.   And brethren, you on the  tape
out there and friends, listen: I didn't mean to say that like that.  I'm
a  minister  of  the Gospel; I... many times as I've  preached  that,  I
knowed that was seven thousand. I just happened to say seven hundred.  I
didn't  mean just seven hundred, I meant, you... I just didn't  read  it
out of the Scripture. It just come to my mind while I was talking, and I
just said seven hundred instead of seven thousand. I make them  mistakes
all the time. I'm sure a dummy, so you forgive me. See. I didn't mean to
do that.

21. Is the Bride of Christ and the Body of Christ the same?

Yes, sir!  See.  Now, here... now see, I don't want to get started on it
because I get--could preach a sermon on it, see.   But I won't do  that,
but I want to show you.   When God gave Adam his bride from his side, he
said, "She is flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone." Is that right?

When  God gave Christ His Bride, (the Spirit gave the flesh, the  Bride)
He was pierced in the side under His heart, and water, blood, and spirit
came forth; that become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone.  We are
the  flesh  and  bones  (the Bride will be),  the  flesh  and  bones  of
Christ--exactly. They are the... That is His Bride.

22.  Would the Bride of Christ have... Would the Bride of Christ have  a
ministry before the Rapture?

Sure. That's what's going on right now.  The Bride of Christ, certainly!
It  is  the Message of the hour, see--the Bride of Christ.  Sure,  She's
consist  of  apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists and  pastors.  Is
that right?--that's the Bride of Christ.  Sure, She's got a ministry,  a
great ministry--it's the ministry of the hour, it'll be so humble...

Now,  remember.  How many was here at the first when I...  last  Sunday?
See.   Remember what I preached on?--Humility.  Oh, don't  forget  that.
(I'm  going  to stop a minute to warn that again.)  Remember,  when  God
predicts anything great to happen, the people are looking so far away by
their  wisdom  'til they miss what happens. When God  says  anything  is
great,  the  world  laughs at it: "That bunch  of  ignoramuses."  That's
right.   But when the great world and the great high church said,  "Boy,
that's glorious!" God says, "A bunch of ignoramuses." So see you have to
watch... I don't mean it maybe of that way, exactly that way, but that's
the way it is.

Look!  Here was a great, holy Orthodox church.  "We know the Word; we've
got  schools; we got seminaries.   We got our man so polished, why,  for
hundreds  of years we've been loyal to Jehovah.   We are  the  "Church";
we're the Sanhedrin. We got the Council of Churches here, both Pharisees
and  Sadducees,  and all the denominations gathers up  together,"  (like
we're getting). "We're all in one--the Council of Church. We are the big
shots here.   We know that's scriptural.  Watch some little ignorant guy
down  there on the river with a beard hanging over his face and a  piece
of sheepskin telling us?"

Certainly they wouldn't listen to it. But, the Bible said in Malachi the
(4th)  3rd chapter: "I will send My messenger before My face to  prepare
the way for Me."  Seven hundred and twelve years before that, the  great
prophet  of  Isaiah stood there and said, "There'll be a  voice  of  one
crying in the wilderness. Prepare the way for the Lord and make His path
straight." That's right.

And  said,... Oh many of them, said, "Every high place will  be  brought
down.   Oh,"  they said "there'll be a... When this man comes,  He  will
point His finger and He will move mountains. And all the low places, the
ditches, will be brought up.  Then all the rough places will be smoothed
out.   Brother, we will plant corn in every field around here,  and  oh,
we're going to do great things when this man comes," see?

They  was  expecting  God to take the crank and turn it  on,  bring  the
corridor down, say, "Come on down, you great forerunner of My  Messiah."
And then as soon as he's gone, they pull it back up; and his ministry is
over,  they  crank it down again and put it right down here  beside  the
seminary, and say, "All right, My beloved son, walk down and tell them."

Oh, my!  Look, when He come by. Whatever happened?  Here come a man that
knowed none of their schools--didn't even have a fellowship card--didn't
have no credentials.  Nobody ever knowed He ever went to school a day in
His life. You couldn't even tell it by His talking.  He didn't even talk
in terms of ecclesiastics.  He talked about serpents, axes, and  wilder-
ness,  and things like that, see,--trees--he talked not in the terms  of
the ecclesiastical set of the day or this day or any other day.

He come "sassafras," as we call it here in Indiana.   He come out of the
bushes somewhere--didn't even have a shave, had hair standing out on his
head.  I  don't  imagine he taken a bath but once  every  two  or  three
months.  Right.  He never wore pajamas at night.   He never rode  in  an
automobile. He never brushed his teeth--certainly not.

Here  he come stomping down through the wilderness like that  and  said,
"I'm the voice of one crying in the wilderness.  Prepare the way for the
Lord, make straight His path...?..."

Some  of the teachers stood and said, "Huh!   Say, fellow, have you  got
your... We can't cooperate with you in this campaign.  Here, we can't do
this. Well, where's your card; where's your identification?"

He  just  ignored them.  He had a Message, so he just went on  with  It,
preaching  just the same.  They said, "Ah, wait.   Well, if we  go  down
there,  we  will take the bishop down there today and see what  he  says
about it. We will go down there. If we know what's ahead for the church,
and we know that he will have to recognize that. If he's of God, he will
recognize  our  bishop"--put  them all down in a row and  sat  them  out
there, the dignitaries.

He said, "You generation of vipers.  You snakes in the grass!"  (collars
turned  around, and holy fathers and so forth) "Who warned you  to  flee
from  the  wrath to come?   You know your hour is at  hand.   Don't  you
think... !"

That you say, "Well, he belongs to this or that."

"I tell you the God that I serve is able to rise children to Abraham out
of these stones." Oh, my! Now, he's going to take up his vice versa from
ecclesiastical  speech.  "I say the ax is laid to the root of the  tree!
Therefore  every tree that don't bring forth good fruits is  hewed  down
and cast into the fire!   Lo, I indeed will baptize you with water  unto
repentance,  but He is coming after me.   The moon will be  turned  into
blood and..." Oh, my!

He  will thoroughly purge His floors.   He will take the chaff and  will
burn  it  with  un-quenchable fire, and He will take the  wheat  to  the
garner.  He will separate the weeds and the wheat."  Oh my, what a  Mes-
sage! They said, "This guy?  Huh! What'd he say?--what time it was?  Oh,
ignorance. We've got the man right up there, Brother Jones, he's the guy
who'll do that if there's anybody in this day.  Bishop So-and-so will do
it, Holy Father So-and-so."  Oh, my! See?  God in simplicity--working in

Then the first thing you know, he's standing there one day, and he said,
"Yes, He's standing in your midst!"  (He was so sure he was that runner.
He  knowed who he was.   That's the reason he could shake the  hide  off
them.)   Said, "Now, don't tremble, but just go ahead and  continue  on.
You  soldiers,  you obey your masters, and if you've done any  evil  you
take that..."

"What shall we do? Shall we quit doing this? Shall we stop doing this?"

He  said, "Just go on like you are. Continue on. Continue on; go  ahead.
If you're raising potatoes, raise them.  See.  You soldiers don't do  no
violence,  and you do this and whatever you do just continue on  as  you
are. Obey your masters and so forth."

"Rabbi, what should we do?"

"Just  continue on as you are, see, but there's one in your  midst  that
you don't know."  (He knowed that the hour of his Message, he knowed  he
was  to introduce that person.  He knowed He was there.)  "One  in  your
midst; you don't see Him.  Things are going on you know nothing  about."
And  so then... "There's something going to happen," he said;  you  see,
"and He will be here and I will know Him."

And finally one day he said, "Behold, there He is.   There's the Lamb of
God that takes away the sin of the world!" Said, "And my time is up now.
I've  introduced  you to Him.   I must decrease now; I must go  off  the
scene.  He will take over from here.   The Millennium will be  on  right
away. See. The time is at hand."

Then when He come, when He was... John said, "He's going to... oh,  He's
going to shuck the hide off.   He's going to separate the wheat from the
chaff, and He's going to burn it up.  He's going to thoroughly purge His
floors, and His fan is in His hand!"  But what was He?--little  bitty...
Now they had all drawed up, (oh man!) He will have a spear that'll reach
a mile long.

He will stand back over here in Palestine, just stand up there on one of
these  white clouds, and pick up all these Romans, like this,  and  cast
them into hell--just keep on doing like that, see, 'til He gets them all
over.  Why, they had that all fixed up.   And what it was--a little Lamb
come moving out among them--meek and gentle, pushed around this way  and
that way.

Even John said... Now, look at John, the prophet--he said, "Go ask  Him,
is  actually He the One?"  So humble 'til that prophet missed it.  Said,
"Is He the One, or do we seek for another?"

Now, he never give Him a book for them disciples in Matthew 11, come and
asked him when John's disciples... John's in prison so he'd been all  so
scruppled  up 'til he, I believe it was Pemberton said, "His  eagle  eye
got filmed over down there," you see.   He couldn't... He done come down
to the earth; he'd been up in the air.   But when his prophecy was over,
he  dropped  back down to the ground again, see... because  put  him  in
prison, you see. He didn't have no use for them big wings anymore, so he
just laid down there, but he flew higher than any of the rest of them.

Let me show you something.  God used him.  And Jesus knew, you see,  be-
cause that was the... That was the incarnate God there. See.  So he said
there... Now, He never give him a book on how to behave himself in jail.
He  said, "Now wait a minute. I will write a little essay here, and  you
take  back and tell John how to behave himself when he's in jail for  My
sake." No, He never said that.

He didn't say, "Go tell John that he ought to have got his Ph.D.  degree
before he come out." If he would've, he'd of been with the rest of them;
he would've been a rejecter. John was honest and asked a question.

And He said, "Just wait 'til the meeting is over, and then go show  John
what happened, then he will know.  If you tell him what's going on, then
he will know."  See?  "Just don't let him... Tell him he's in prison and
couldn't be here, but you sat in the meeting and you seen what happened.
You go tell him."

So then, the disciple said, "Very well, Master," and over the hill  they
went.  Jesus, sitting on this rock, just watching them 'til they crossed
over,  and went up over the hill.  He turned around to the  congregation
and said, "Who did you go out to see in the time of John?"  Said,  "What
went  ye out to see?  Did you go out to see a man that's got his  collar
turned around and soft clothes and highly polished and educated. Is that
the kind of man you went out to see?"

No.  You know what them kind are?  They kiss the babies, and  you  know,
work in kings palaces. They... That's not the type John was. Well, said,
"then  why  did you go?--to see a man that's been given a  ministry  and
will hook it right into an organization or something like  that?--shaken
with every... Then if the Oneness don't want him, he will go over to the
Trinity, and if the Trinity don't want him, he will go to the Church  of
God  or anywhere.  Is that the kind of man you went to see, shaken  with
any reed?"

Oh no!--not John. He said, "Then what did you go to see?--a prophet?"

He  said, "And I say that's right, but I'm going to tell  you  something
that you don't know, he was more than a prophet. He was more..."

If  you  can receive it, this is who that was written of in  the  Bible,
see,  back there in the Scripture: "I will send My messenger  before  My
face, (Malachi 3), and he will prepare the way before Me." See, and they
didn't understand.  Even the disciples didn't get it, see. That's right.
Oh,  my!  Simplicity--be humble. See.  Go right down, when God  promises
something big, see--it is big in His sight.

Now,  if you want to always keep this in mind... I want you to You  keep
this  in mind and when this happens, then you can change it.  You  reach
down  and pick up one of these little spring flowers that's coming  this
year, or get a common blade of grass and hold it in your hand, and  say,
"I'm  going to hold this now and see that something so simple  has  made
this,  and I want to see the brain that can send a rocket to  the  moon,
make this blade of grass."

You'll always have it.  You can rest assured on that; you'll always have
it. The blade of grass has life in it, see. It's so simple and humble...
You  see, if a man is a big man, all right; but if he's big enough  that
he  can become simple, see, he will find God.   But if he  don't  become
simple,  he  will  never see Him.   You've got to  become  simple.  Now,

23a. In Revelation, verse 5 and 9, who are these found singing when  the
Lamb  takes the Book out of the... out of the... are these the  raptured

No, Revelation 6... 5 and 9, rather--no. If you'll notice, these are not
the saints. He has never claimed His property yet. See.  This is not the
saints. Did you notice, they're the elders and the beast, and they sing.

Let's  read it so that person... and then I'm going to try...  I've  got
about half a dozen more here, and I think I can get them in few minutes.
Let's see.  Revelation 5:9.   Now, let's read just a little bit  before,
so... the person now is honest about this and they want to know. Watch!

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and  twenty
elders  fell  down before the Lamb, having every one of  them  harps,...
golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And  they  sang a new song, (See?) saying, Thou art worthy to  take  the
book, and to open...

See? Thou has redeemed us and made us priests and kings--that's the
heavenly group, not yet the redeemed. All right, now.

24. Brother Branham, if all the... (Now just a moment. I guess... Pardon
me.) Brother Branham, if all the godly be taken up in the Rapture, where
will Elijah and Moses come from?

There's something wrong.  There's something wrong. That's just all there
is to it. Something has happened. See? There's something that went wrong
somewhere.  Everybody  feeling all right?   There ain't no  sickness  or
nothing?  [A man in the congregation requests that Brother Branham  read
Revelation 5:9 again--Ed.]  Revelation... where was it, brother? Five...
Oh,  the  question! Oh!  The question I was answering. Now,  let's  see.
[continuation of Question 23--Ed.]

And  when  he had... the book, the four beasts and the four  and  twenty
elders  fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them  harps,  and
golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.

And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,  and
to  open the seal thereof: for thou wast slain,... (Here it is! Here  it
is!  I was wrong on that! See?)... thou hast redeemed us to God  by  the
blood of every kindred,...

That's right.  Now, what do you think about that? Oh, if the presence of
the Holy Ghost isn't here, what is?  He wouldn't let... See, I only read
the first part of that verse.  See, it's just something wrote here and I
was trying to get through--looking at that clock.  But you see Him  stop
me on that?  Glory!  I never read the other part of that.  See, I've got
here:  "and..." Look here.   "And they sang a new song," and I  stopped,
see.  But look here, "the song they sang, saying, we have... redeemed us
out of every kindred, tongue, and nation." Sure, that's them. My, oh my,
oh my! See it? And by the way, there's another question down here, too.

23b.  Could you control those given white robes of Revelation 6:11  with
those who washed their robes in the Blood of the Lamb?

Now,  let's  see.  Revelation 6... I just can't hurry  on  this,  folks,
that's all...?... See, because it's going... I'm going to answer someth-
ing wrong. Now, He didn't want me to do that. That's the truth. So  help
me,  the  Holy  Spirit of God knows that's the  truth,  see?  I  just...
There's  something  just... I was looking at that clock,  11:30,  and  I
thought,  "If I don't hurry up now, I won't get to pray for  the  sick,"
and I'm trying to get that because I'm... My mind is so... I can't...

You remember, you'll just have to understand now, I'm a human, see,  and
I've  been  in  there for seven days, and I've got  something  yet  this
afternoon  I've got to find from God.   But He was so determined that  I
wouldn't make that error that He called me back to read the rest of that

I  just...  It just felt like something just rolled over  me  there  and
said, "Go back; go back!"  And I thought, "Go back what?  Stop right now
and start praying for the sick? What is it? What have I done?"  And just
as  I  started to reach for that, somebody said, "Read  the  verse  over
again,"  and I read it over, and there at the bottom of  this  question,
there it was, see: Revelation 6.

See,  I  read the first; it does sound like it at the  first,  see--"And
they  sang  a new song..."  But down here, see what it  was?--the  next,
coming on down: "has redeemed us."  Sure it was the Bride--the  raptured
saints. Could you... And here... Certainly, the Lamb had the Book in His
hand. He had done left the Throne of mediatorial grace. See?

Do you see how the Holy Spirit watches that? Because exactly, that's the
same thing I said the other night, when He had talked to me in the room,
and  I come down here and preached to you all: that when the  Lamb  left
the place, (Oh, my! Now, I believe we will just take a text,  see.)--the
Lamb had left His seat and come forth, see... as I got up there when  He
was present--that Light, which is Christ... When He was present...  When
the  Lamb  leaves  that seat of the Throne,  to--being  a  Mediator,  He
becomes down here, and the Day of Redemption for the church is finished.

The  next  redemption is opened is for the Jews--the  144,000.  Is  that
right?   Because  He  promised He'd cut the tree  off,  you  know.  Now,
here... Now, here He comes out, the Lamb, and then the Day of Redemption
is  finished,  and all that's going to be redeemed is already  been  re-
deemed  and put on the Book, and He's out here opening the Book.  That's

Oh, thank You, Lord.  Forgive Thy nervous servant for trying to run over

Now. Could you tolerate those given white robes of Revelation 6:11?

Now, let's see, (6 and 11). All right.  Where are we at on this one now?
White  robes...  Yeah, that's the crucified under  the  altar--the  Jews
between that time. They were given white robes.

23c. With those who washed their robes in the Blood of the Lamb of Reve-
lation 7:14?

No. Now, that is different, sure enough.  Because see here, we find  out
here that these were given white robes over here in this time. They were
given  white robes themselves by grace, and these here had washed  their
robes in the blood of the Lamb.   And over in Revelation over here, this
is that great multitude that come up before God of all kindred, tongues,
and nations, and these are directed exactly to the martyrs of the  Jews.
Now, that is correct. Now.

24.  Brother Branham, if all of the godly was taken up in  the  Rapture,
where will the Elijah and Moses come from?   Will they be Jews, or  will
our Elijah, given to us, be with them?

No.  The  Gentile that'll be anointed with this spirit to call  out  the
Gentiles will be taken away, because you see, the whole church, all  has
been  taken  up; and these two prophets of the 11th chapter  is  brought
down;  and the day of grace is ended with the Gentile and been  sent  to
the Jew.  No, they won't be the same man.  I'm pretty sure of that.  Now
remember, these are just the best of my knowledge.
Let's see what this one says. Question:

25. Does the wheat and wine... (I guess it meant, "What does."  It does-
n't have a what there.) It just says: Does the what and wine... or wheat
and wine of Revelation 6:6... I will see what it is when I get down here

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts saying, A measure of
wheat for a penny, and a... measures of barley for a penny;... see  thou
hurt not the wine and... oil.

I  guess  that's  meaning the wheat and the wine--that was  one  to  the
other--whether it was a symbol, the wine taken at the communion table of
I  Corinthians 11:24--"does the wine..." The wine, no--one of them is  a
spiritual  symbol, see, and the other one is actually the revelation  of
the Word.

26.  Could it be that the reason many are sick, because we did not  dis-
cern the Lord's Body?  (Correct!) but now revealed by the opening of the
Sixth  Seal... (Let's see.  Let me see if I can get that now.  It's  not
you, it's me. You didn't... You wrote it all right; it's just me.) Could
it  be  that  the reason many are sick, because we do  not  discern  the
Lord's Body? (That's--It's got a question mark at the end of that.)

Well, the Scripture says that many are sick and weakly among you because
of the discerning of the Lord's Body. That's exactly right, because see,
the  Lord's  Body is the Bride, and many of them go off--they  don't  go
with  it.  That's true.  See, they don't know how to behave  themselves,
lives  any  kind  of a life and take communion  and  things--that's  not
right, see?

When  people take communion that lie and steal and drink, and...  that's
terrible. You shouldn't do that, see.

"... but now reveal by the opening of the Sixth Seal--the opening of the
Sixth Seal.

Let's see now. No. Now, you find out the Sixth Seal opening here, was to
the Jews. See?  The Church is done gone. This is the tribulation period.
So it wouldn't be the same, no. No, it isn't.

One of them is a spiritual wine--that's the revelation of the Word, then
the  believer becomes stimulated by the revelation of the Word, and  the
other  one is a symbol of the Blood of Jesus that's taken at the  Lord's
table. Now, that's the best of my understanding of it.

27.  Will  any that are not predestinated accept the Lord. If  they  do,
will they fall away?

Not if they're predestinated, no; they couldn't.

28. Where is the Scripture that shows that the... that Catholicism  will
deceive the Jews and get their wealth?

Now, just where does it say that the beast will deceive for the  wealth;
it  doesn't  say that.  But we're presuming that that was...  (Now,  the
other night, you remember... you look to the tape real close.)  I  never
said  that's  what they would do, I said... See, the  Catholics  is  the
richest group in the world--nobody like them.  And what they don't have,
the Jews has the rest.

That's where the economics of this country now... We're right now living
on  tax money, according to Lifeline, that... off of taxes,  that  comes
right from Washington, D.C., that'll be paid in forty years from  today.
That's  what  we're spending now.   That's how far back  we  are--giving
notes,  see... on taxes that will be paid in forty years from  now.  The
nation is broke. She's done.

Now,  Castro,  the only sensible thing that he ever done,  was  when  he
counterfeited  the currency and paid off the notes, the bonds and  burnt
them and changed the currency.   That's the only thing he could do.  And
there's only one thing left for this United States to do. (Now remember,
this  is  William Branham, see, speaking.   This is my idea.  It's  only
presuming.) Just looking at it in the natural standpoint, which may be a
million  miles off--I do believe that right there in that money...  (the
love  of money is the root of all evil), and I believe that right  along
in there will start the ball a-rolling.

Now, the Catholic church back there from charging for mass and so forth,
holds  the wealth of the world.   You remember, the Bible said  she  was
rich, and how she was.  And remember, not only just on one nation, she's
rich on every nation there is under heaven. She reaches out. She has the
money. Now, what they don't have, Wall Street has which is controlled by
the Jews.

Now,  and remember he got the money when Jacob returned, last  night  we
find  out,  and become Israel--he really had the money,  but  his  money
wouldn't buy him nothing (see?) to Esau.  Esau had it too, see both anti
and the one... see?--just as perfectly.

Now, watch here.  I said they might want to consolidate together on  the
money, and the Roman power take the Jewish power of money, breaking  the
covenant.  That might not be so.   See, I know they'll break it,  but  I
don't know what reason, because it's not revealed to me about what  they
will do.

But  look. Now, if today... Now, what if today, the only thing  that  we
can  do would be to do... if we're drawing taxes, if that  statement  is
right,  off  of the currency off of the tax money of  forty  years  from
now...  You  see, our gold is... We've done spent it.  We're  broke.  We
don't have any money; and we're only living off of a past reputation.

That's  what the church is doing today--the church, not the  Bride.  The
church  is living off of a past reputation it got back yonder under  the
ministry  of the Lion time.   "We are the `Church,' we are  the  `Mother
Church'; we started..." That's right, see? It's living off a reputation.

Methodist is living off of their reputation.   Baptist is living off  of
their reputation, and Pentecost is living off of theirs, "Glory to God!"
A  long  time ago when the saints used to dance in the Spirit,  and  how
they'd, "The Lord done this and that."  That something past.  We've  all
got big now, brother. Oh, my! see?--all past reputation.

This  nation is living off of a past reputation of what the  forefathers
was,  see,  and that's the reason we think we will be saved.  God  never
respected  Israel  on what they was, what they had been; what  they  was

Notice,  but  now, here's what I think, what I think  will  take  place:
(Now, it may not be so.)  I believe the time will come when we're forced
to make the issue.  And when it will be, that instead of us changing the
currency... What would that do to the Philip Morris?  What would that do
to  the whiskey company? What would that do to the steel industry?  What
would  that  do to all the commerce? What would that... It  would  break
them! They'd be broke!  But if we can borrow that money... See how smart
he is?

Then  the  nation sells out to the church and then church and  state  is
united again, and there she comes. That's it.

Notice. All right. Now, in this:

29.  If one is in an association organization by our government and  can
speak the dictates of his own heart, or in the last days truth, will  he
be termed as one of the harlots? If one in the association  organization

Well,  see  the association organization... The  organization  is  given
rights by the government to speak.  See.  That don't have anything to do
with  his  heart. See?   Now, if he is a real believer and born  of  the
Spirit  of  God, sometime or other he is going to be  checked.  See.  It
can't be so plain and then him not see it.

Now,  I  want you to... See, you want to remember  this,  friends,  that
God...  God  never does or has at anytime, as I can remember,  see,  but
what...  Look, Jesus was the keynote of all of it, because He  was  God,
Emmanuel made flesh.

Now, look at this Fellow, Jesus.   When... Did you know when He came  on
earth, there wasn't, I guess, one tenth of the world knowed He was here?
Do you know when that forerunner come, when all the mountains and things
would  take place, there wasn't one hundredth of the population  of  Is-
rael, I guess, ever knowed it?  Isn't that strange? Why, there were Jews
and things and people all over the world.

Now,  remember Jesus came to be a witness as a Saviour of the world.  Is
that right?  Why, there were just people after people after people after
races  after people that never even knowed nothing about it, went  right
on  just like the world knowed nothing about it, but all the time,  that
was going on in the world. See?

Why didn't He let them know? He came and the ones that was predestinated
to Eternal Life was the ones that received Him. It'd been no good to say
anything  to the rest of them, because He could not have  redeemed  them
because they wasn't even redeemable. Why was it when those priests stood
there... when He had to come to that spot because the predestinated  was
plotted  out  in  there, all around; so He had to preach to  them  as  a

And  the  great scholars that should've known Him, said,  "This  man  is
Beelzebub.  We will not have this man rule over us," and so forth,  see.
"We will not do it."   But a little ole' prostitute, with a Life in her,
predestinated to Eternal Life and her name is immortally in the Word  of
God  here,  walked  up there and the first time the  Light  struck  that
little seed, quickly she knowed it.

Look  at  that old fisherman, come by there; here he stood  there  doing
signs  and  wonders and telling different people the  secrets  of  their
heart and revealing Himself. And my, there was Pharisees standing there,
and said, "This man is Beelzebub."

They had to answer to their congregation.   All of them standing  there,
"Dr. Jones, will you go down and listen to this man?   He seems like  He
knows what He's talking about. He don't talk like ordinary man."

"I wouldn't hear Him."   Walked down there...?... God could never get to
him.   And  there he stood down there, and he said,  "Look  there.  Look
there.   There  comes a man... Now there's one of His  disciples.  There
comes a man up... Now, now that guy's name... that's Andrew.  You remem-
ber.  Oh, you remember the old fishermen down here?--that's them.  Yeah,
there's  Simon,  his  brother, see, and that's  old  Jonas's  kids.  Now
there... Look, he's bringing somebody up to him. Who is it?  See what He
will  do now."   He's the next up there, and he walks up and He says  to
him, "Your name is Simon, and you are the son of Jonas."

"This man is Beelzebub! See, he's got some kind of a spirit on him. He's
an odd fellow. Don't you all listen to nothing like that. Keep away from
there. I wouldn't attend anymore of these meetings at all. Just as  soon
as this thing is over we will get out of here. We will never get to wait
around here again." See.

Why?  Now, that's what he thought, and yet was supposed to be  the  one.
Look, the very ones that He come to was the ones who crucified Him, see.
But, there was a little prostitute that everybody'd kicked out.  I'm not
endorsing  prostitution,  (no, indeedy!) but I'm just  showing  you  the
predestinated seed.

Look at this guy, here, this old fisherman--could not even... The  Bible
said he was unlearned. (Is that right?)  Not only that, but he was igno-
rant! Now, is that right or wrong?  Oh, if we could just get ignorant to
a lot of these things that we think we know. All right. See, he was both
ignorant and unlearned.  And then he walked up there in the presence  of
the Lord Jesus, and He told him who he was. Right then that settled it.

Now,  what's  this other fellows argument against that: "Well  look,  he
believed it.  Look who it is.  Know who that is.  That man never... Why,
he's  a fisherman. Why he don't know his ABC's. I bought fish from  him,
he  couldn't even sign me a receipt.   See, that's the kind of  stuff...
That's  the kind of people that listens to something like that."  (Thank
the Lord. Amen. See.)  "Why he don't... Look at his daddy.  He was igno-
rant, and he didn't even send him to school"; but that's the one He sent
to school--taught the way He wanted him.

Now, I'm not supporting not going to school now, (I hope you understand)
but there's just a type, see--what you get in that.   That's the kind...
The reason it goes over the top of them...

And  you know what? Not one... I'd say not one-third of all the Jews  in
the  land ever knowed anything about Him coming, and then  one-fifth  of
the   one-third  listened  to  Him,  and  then  one-hundredth   of   the
one-fifth--received it. You know how many He had. He had twelve standing
at  the cross, out of the whole bunch.   Where's the rest of  them?  The
seventy went away.

Now,  while  He  was healing the sick, and just going  down  not  saying
nothing  about His doctrine... He just went ahead healing the  sick  and
everything... oh, my!  That's God's Spirit on Him, do you believe  that?
When  He  was healing the sick, wonderful, "That's  great,  Rabbi.  Say,
brethren,  you ought to have Him in your church.   Boy, you  talk  about
power,  that guy can really heal the sick.  You ought to... He's  got  a
gift of healing."

Well,  of  course, we're going to have some impersonations  then,  (here
they  come along)... because each group's got to have his own man.  Here
He come.

And then the first thing you know, one day He sat down.

"Oh sure, Rabbi, we will go with you."

"All right, sit down.  Let's go." All right, He sent out the seventy and
so forth.  Then one day, after a great miracle was done, He sat down and
begin to tell them the Word.  See?   At the beginning of the sounding of
the...  All right.   He begin to tell them the Word, the  Truth...  They
said, "Ahhh, now wait a minute; I don't know about this.  It's  contrary
to the doctrines."  Said, "Well, I know we left the synagogue and every-
thing like that, but maybe we was wrong, brethren.  We'd better go back,
because that man talks in riddles.  He's kind of an odd fellow.  I can't
understand that."

See?  What was it?--the seed wasn't predestinated...?... Then the  first
thing  you  know, he had a little ministerial group and  talked  to  the
ministers.  They said, "Ahhh, ummm, we'd better go back too--and go back
and  get in the organization and take up our papers again, see,  because
this guy... Why, who can understand a man like that.   He says this here
and  says this over here."   Ah, them others didn't understand  it  like

He  was showing riddles to some of them but not to the others;  so  they
walked  away.  Then He turned around and looked at the  twelve  standing
there, and said, "Do you want to go too?"

Now watch.  Peter said, "You know what? I attended that old place yonder
all that time. Where in the world would I go to? Where would I go? Where
could I go?  After I done here a work... I can't go back to that garbage
can  again  where all kind of slop of the world's laying  in  it.  Where
would I go to? I just can't do it."

He said, "Then all right, come on, go along."  There you are.  See, what
was that then?--twelve out of about two and one half million.   And  the
Saviour  of  the world out of billions... Stay humble;  see,  just  stay
humble. Watch.  Now, with all them Pharisees, and that little prostitute
come up there, she said, "Say, you must be a prophet.  Now, we know that
Messiah is coming; and when He comes He will do that."

He said, "I am He."

She said, "That's it," and away she went.  You try to stop her once; you
couldn't do it.

30.  Brother  Branham, greetings in the Name of the Lord  Jesus.  Please
explain  who  the man in Matthew 22:11, the man that didn't  have  on  a
wedding  garment... wedding garment on... I know this man  couldn't  get
into Heaven without the wedding garment on.   This was a guest, I  know,
not the Bride.

Yes,  that's right. He would be a... Yeah, he just slipped in, see.  Now
look. Now, I could take a whole sermon on that, and I've got ten minutes
to  pray for the sick and finish this up, and I've got one half of  them
done, (I'm going to hurry right, sure enough after this one).

Here's  what  happened.  If you know the oriental customs,  see--when  a
bridegroom  gives out invitations for his wedding, he just gives out  so
many  invitations.   And for every invitation he sent, he had  a  porter
stand at the door to put a robe on him, whether he was poor or  whatever
he  was, he had... if he was rich or poor, whatever he was, he, all  had
to wear this wedding garment.

When  they stood at the door, they put this on him, it covered  up  what
his  outside had been.  He was invited--whether he was a millionaire  or
whether  he  was  a pauper, whether he was a farmer,  ditch  digger,  or
whatever  he is, or plutocrat, he's here with the robe on, now,  because
the robe is put on him at the door when he enters in at the door.

Now,  take  St. John 10, I believe it is, He said, "I am  the  door:..."
see.  "I am the door that you enter in by."   Now there he stands at the
door, and here is the man that put the robe on him, the Holy Spirit,  to
give him the Robe of Righteousness when he comes in.

Now,  this  man had come by some organization, back at the  window  over
here (some slip-in hole), and he got in at the table and sat down.   And
then when the Bridegroom comes up and looks around, he... These had been
odd ducks before, now he's the odd duck.  "What are you doing here  like
that without the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and all these things? How did
you ever get in here?"

Well,  he  come in somewhere besides the door, and he come  without  the
proper  invitation.  See?  He come by some educational system,  see,  or
something like that. He got in, and He said to them, "Bind him, hand and
feet,  cast  him  out of here into outer darkness where  there  will  be
weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth." He went into the tribulation
period. He did not come in by the door, so...

31.  All  right. Question: Will the Elijah of Malachi 4 be the  same  as
Elijah  mentioned in Revelation 11:3, and is the other  witnesses...  is
the other two witnesses separate individuals?

Yes.   The Elijah of Malachi 4 will not be the Elijah of Malachi  3.  We
went through that last night.  "And is the other witness separate?"--two
of  them, yes, sir, Moses and Elijah to our revelation.   (Now, I  don't
want to hold you here too long.)

32.  I Kings 19--Brother Branham, I believe that the number who did  not
bow the knee was seven...

Yeah, that's right.  Seven hundred instead of... Thank you.  That's cor-
rectly. It was seven hundred instead of seven thousand... seven thousand
instead of seven hundred. Now, see that?

You  know, really, when a person comes like this to preach... I want  to
ask you something, and so that you'll understand.   When the Elijah came
from  the wilderness he had one Message.   He stomped right out of  that
wilderness  and  come right down and told that king, "The dew  will  not
even fall from Heaven 'til I call for it."   That's the words he had and
stomped right back out and said nothing to nobody.

When  he had another Message, he come right down and said  this  Message
and turned right back around went back out into the wilderness. See?

Now, if you'll watch, when I laid the cornerstone under that Tabernacle,
He said, "Do the work of an evangelist"; and now the hour is coming when
that  work  is separated.   There's something else  taking  place.  Then
I...?...  See, I get here and try to do evangelist and  something  else,
and see where you're at?   Oh, I'm expecting the church to be  spiritual
enough to understand.

33.  Brother Branham, I understand that Elias must be three  times.  You
tell us that he has been twice already, and will come again.   Now, will
the  person, that the spirit of Elias will be upon, also be of  the  two
witnesses of Moses and Elijah?

No,  no.   He will be a Gentile, see, to the Gentile Church.  God  sends
always to His Own people. See.  He came to His Own, and His Own received
Him not. He always sends His... The Message of the hour...

When  God was dealing with the Jews, there wasn't any  Gentile  prophets
come.  When God is dealing with the Gentiles, there is no Jewish  proph-
ets. When God turns back to the Jews, there will be no Gentile prophets.
See what I mean? All right.

34. After the Rapture has taken place...

Now, there will be a carry over time. Of course, one Message carrying to
the  other one.   It has to come right in like this, you see, as  I  ex-
plained that, see; like Paul to the Gentiles and so forth. All right.

After the Rapture has been taken place, will any of the church be  saved
in the end who was not taken in the Rapture?

No.  Huh-uh, because the Blood has done left.  You see, there will be no
intercessions--the Gentile age is finished.   There will be no one saved
after the Rapture, none of the church, huh-uh.   The church... "Let  him
that's  filthy  be filthy still, him that's holy be  holy  still."  That
won't take place, not after the Church is gone.

35. Brother Branham, I noticed your referring to Daniel's seventy  weeks
on  the First Seal Message.   I understand on Daniel... on the  tape  of
Daniel  when  the  Gospel returns to the Jews, the  seventy  weeks  will
begin.   Is there a one week, seven years, left for the Jews, or yet  is
there only one-half week... one three and one-half years left for them?

Only  one-half week--Jesus prophesied the first half week, as  was  pre-
dicted--only one-half week left for them.

36. Brother Branham, since you didn't pray for the sick during the week,
will you...

That's just a request for that...

37. Brother Branham, will you see me after the service...

That's a request, see, there...

38.  Would you please explain about Satan being bound a thousand  years,
and being loosed for the battle of Revelation 20 and 8.   What relation-
ship  does this have with the Battle of Armageddon as mentioned  in  the
Fourth Seal?   Will Gog and Magog be gathered from the people of the new

Well,  this is a long one, and I will just have to hit the spot  of  it,
see. Now, the first thing. Will... Now, maybe I can't explain it. I will
do my best.

38a. Will you please explain how Satan is bound a thousand years,  being
loosed again for the Battle of Revelation 20 and 8.

That  is not the Battle of Armageddon.  The Battle of  Armageddon  takes
place on this side, see, (All right) at the--when the tribulation period
is ended.

38b. Now, what relation does this have with the Battle of Gog and Magog?

None--one  is this thousand years, and the other one is the end  of  the
thousand years.

38c...  as mentioned in the Fourth Seal, will Gog and Magog be  gathered
from people on the new earth?

Satan  was loosed out of his prison and went to gather all  the  people,
the  wicked, to bring them to this place, and God rained fire and  brim-
stone out of Heaven and they were consumed, see--two battles altogether.

39.  Question:  Concerning the sixty-eight million slain  by  the  Roman
Catholic Church, what time in history did this take place, and over  how
long a period of time did this take place?

Take  Smucker's "Glorious Reformation," I guess some of  these  scholars
have  that; and it's the history of the church.   And I forget now  just
what page it's on, but it taken place from the time of... the thing  was
produced  or  given to the church by Saint Augustine of  Hippo,  Africa.
That was A.D. 354, and it lasted until 1850, the massacre of Ireland. So
that  time was from A.D. 33... or A.D. 354--let me get that right,  now.
From  A.D. 354 to A.D. 1850--1850, according to the history  there  were
sixty-eight  million  Protestants  put to death recorded  on  the  Roman
martyrology  for disagreeing with the pope of Rome--that's  history.  If
you  want to say it's wrong, well then, maybe George  Washington  wasn't
here  or  Lincoln,  (You know none of us lived back to see  it.)  but  I
believe they was here anyhow. I see signs that they were here.

40. Brother Branham, the 19th chapter of... [I Kings 19:18] and the 18th
verse:  "Yet have I kept me seven thousand of Israel--seven thousand  in
Israel all hadn't bowed their... bowed to Balaam, and every mouth  which
hath  not  kissed  him."  Please explain this for  me  about  the  seven

It was seven thousand, see.  And that's kissing Baal.  Don't you know...
How many here was formerly Catholic? You kiss images. See. And remember,
in the time of Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, when the Gentile kingdom  was
issued  in, see--when the Gentile kingdom issued in, it come in  by  the
worship of a man.

Nebuchadnezzar  made a statue of a man.   And if you've got a  spiritual
mind... (now listen to this revelation).   That spirit, that man that he
made  a  revelation of... or he made an image of by his  revelation  was
Daniel--a religious man being worshipped, (see it?) because he named him
Belteshazzar,  which was the name of his god.   And he made an image  of
that  god, which was the image of Daniel, and Daniel refused to  bow  to
his own image. See? And here it is again, see.

Now watch.   The Gentile kingdom was issued in in the days of Babylon by
King  Nebuchadnezzar, a Gentile king, putting church and state  together
by  taking a holy... an image of a holy man and forcing worship  to  it.
The Gentile kingdom is in the feet with the handwriting on the wall by a
political power that's united church and state together to force kissing
images--image of a holy man, sure.

41.  Brother Branham, when this Rapture takes place... when the  Rapture
takes  place, will the young children that do not know right from  wrong
go in the Rapture?

If their names are on the Book. That's right. See.

42.  Brother Branham, you said last night that the... there  were  seven
hundred  people to be saved... would be saved under Elijah's  preaching.
You meant seven thousand.

Yeah, that's right. Please forgive me for that. That's all right, I  did

43. Brother Branham, will you interpret after you open... Brother  Bran-
ham,  will  the  dispensation... (pardon me)  will  the  dispensation...
(That's  not you, it's me, see.) will the dispensation of grace be  over
after you open the Seven Seals?

I hope not.  No, no, friends, don't get that in your mind.   You just go
right on.  Dig the potatoes, and go to church and right on.  If it takes
place  in the morning, you be found doing just exactly what you're  sup-
posed to be doing.

Don't start... See, when you do, you twist the very thing away from  the
purpose that it's intended for.   You get little peculiar thoughts,  and
you get your own ideas about things. Don't take your own idea. Just when
you sit and listen to things like that, say, "Thank You, Lord.  I'm just
going to walk a little closer to You."  Don't quit work and say, "I will
sell out everything."

A man running up here the other day from North Carolina, just before  we
left,  and  he said, "Glory to God!   Can you tell me where  some  great
somebody was?"

And I said, "No."

"Oh,  yes,  sir," said, "this guy's got the..." Said, "This guy  is  the
president of the Audio Mission."

I said, "The what?"

He said, "Audio Mission."

I said, "I don't understand."

And he said, "Ohhh," said, "this guy is the president."

I said, "What did you say his name was?"

He said, "Branham, I believe. Something like that--Brown or Branham."

I said, "Well, my name is Branham."

He said, "Are you the president of the Audio Mission?"

I said, "No, sir."

He said, "Well, where is the Millennium at?"

I said, "I don't know."

He said, "Why, you're... You mean it's going on right here and you don't
know it?"

And I said, "No, sir, I don't."

He  said, "Well, glory to God," said, "I've got some friends  that  come
told me," and said, "I quit work;" still had his work clothes on.  Said,
"Brother, I want the Millennium."

And  I  said,  "Well, I--I believe you're just a  little  bit  confused,
aren't you, brother?

About that time a car drove up, a taxi cab. She said, "Hold it, hold it,
hold it."  A little woman come up there, she said, "Now, you're going to
pray for my husband."

I said, "Yes ma'am, what about it?"

She said, "Well, I understand you have to wait a month on an  interview,
see, to get prayed for."

And I said, "What?"

And she said, "Yes, sir," said, "but I'm desperate.   You've got to pray
for my husband."

I said, "Sure, where is he at?  Bring him on."

This guy standing, looking on, said, "Do you pray for the sick, too?"

I said, "Yes, sir."

Said, "What did you say your name was, Branham? And I said,...

"And you don't know nothing about the Millennium?"

I  said, "Well, I... No, I don't." I said, "I don't understand  it  just
right in the Bible."

He said, "No, it's right now. People's come from everywhere."

I said, "Where's it at?"

He said, "Jeffersonville, Indiana, right under the bridge."

"Sir,  you've  got me baffled" and I said, "I don't know  nothing  about
it."  I said, "Let's go in and sit down.  Maybe we can talk  this  thing

Don't,  don't you see, friends, don't you never desire a ministry.  (You
know what I mean.)  You'll be happier just where you are.   You just  go
right on.

44. After the Rapture of the Bride, when does the church that had to  go
through  the tribulation period, stand judgment?  (It don't stand  judg-
ment.)  Is it before or after the Millennium?  (For the church... Oh,  I
beg  your pardon; pardon me ever who wrote this.) When does  the  church
that... After the Rapture of the Bride, when does the church that had to
go through the tribulation period stand at the judgment?  Is it after or

After--the rest of the dead live not for a thousand years that didn't go
with the Bride. Let's see.

45.  You  have said many times that Communism was raised up  by  God  to
serve His purpose, as King Nebuchadnezzar.  Now where did Communism  fit
into  the  picture  that will finally do?  How does  it  wind  up?  Many
scholars  believe that in the Kingdom of the North, Gog and  Magog  men-
tioned  in the Scriptures, goes down against Israel in the...  (I  can't
make  out  just what that is.)...?... I believe of the...  some  of  the
tapes  taken,  you said it would finally drop...  that  Communism  would
finally  destroy  Catholicism or the Vatican by an  explosion.  Is  this

Yes. Revelation 16, you'll find it, and Revelation 18:8 and 12.  If  the
person  is here and wants to take this piece of paper on  that--you  can
look it right up. Yeah, see... Alas, alas, that great city... for in one
hour she has come to her end, you see. The merchants and everything else
had brought her merchandise. It will be. That's right. And don't...

Just quit... just forget about Communism.  It's nothing in the world but
a bunch of people that's nothing but barbarians that's ungodly.  It's  a
system... (Let me show you something--just to show you how simple it is.
Why, there's only one percent of all Russia that's Communism.) They need
a messenger.  One percent--then ninety-nine percent of them are still on
the Christian side--one percent; and how can one percent control ninety-
nine percent? That ought to explain it to you right there. If God didn't
permit it, why they'd be thrown out long ago. See, sure.

46. Brother Branham, you said that Rome would take the government of the
Jews  at the last three and one-half years.  That is going... the  first
three and one-half years of the tribulation or will it be the last three
and one-half years? Is this correct?

It  will  be the last three and one-half years, that's  right,  not  the
first, because it's already passed. (I've got one more after this one.)

47. My dear brother, will the Malachi 4:5 Elijah go to the wilderness as
I Kings 17 tells us the other Elijah did?

Well,  I wouldn't exactly say that he would... that he would go  to  the
wilderness,  but he will be this, you see: He was Elisha  and  Elijah...
Did you notice, most man like that are man who are away--they keep  away
from the people.  They're very odd.   They don't associate too much with

You  notice how Elisha was, and Elijah, and John the Baptist,  and  that
nature of that spirit, see.  And they don't... I believe the man will be
a lover of the wilderness and maybe stay in the wilderness, but now just
to  say  he's going to be a hermit and live in the wilderness,  I  don't
know about that. Sometimes they did.  Elisha didn't, but Elijah did. And
then, John, he lived in the wilderness.

And  hard  to tell, these other prophets, when they come out  of  Judaea
there, I don't know where they'll stay.   They may camp out on the  hill
somewhere,  or  what they'll do in the days of their  prophecy--I  don't
know what they will do, but you... What I'm trying to say, is this: Will
there be a...

They're  trying  to ask: "Will they just be wilderness  dwellers?"  Why,
they'd have to go to northern British Columbia to get enough  wilderness
to dwell in now, somewhere, you see. So, it'll be someone... The wilder-
ness is all cut down; see, there's not much wilderness left. So the only
thing, they might be a lover of the wilderness and stay, maybe, a lot in
the  wilderness, and they'll be... You can notice the nature of them  is
that  uncompromising, see, and you'll know it when it comes. You'll  see
it, if you're wide awake.

Now, here's one, I don't know how to touch it.  And I've got another one
just before this one, and then I'm going to ask them to snap the tape in
a minute.

48.  If God is one personality, why or how could He talk to  Himself  on
Mount Transfiguration?

I just explained that. See.  I'd like to ask you this.  I'm going  to...
When  Jesus  prayed  to the Father, you see... I believe  you  have  the
Baptism of the Holy Ghost, don't you, brother? Won't you stand up just a
minute? You claim to have the Baptism of the Holy Ghost? I do too.  Then
what is that? Then I don't claim that I have... I have the powers within
myself  to unfold these mysteries.   I don't have the power to heal  the
sick.  It's  God.  I believe you're a minister.  If  I'm  not  mistaken,
you're from Arkansas.

All  right. Now, and in you... is to preach the Gospel.  Ordinarily  you
was raised on a farm and around like that.   You just don't know nothing
about it.   But something come into you to preach the Gospel.  You don't
claim that to be yourself at all. That's another person, called the Holy
Ghost. Is that right? Okay.

Now I want to ask you. That Holy Ghost dwells within you, is that right?
Do you talk to Him? Speak to Him?  Pray to Him?  All right, that's all I
want... Thank you very much. See? Now, do you get it?

I  will ask you one: How did it come that when Jesus in St. John  3,  He
said,  "When the Son of man shall be, which now is in Heaven..."  (see?)
"... now is in Heaven, shall come to earth." see?  "The Son of man which
now  is in Heaven," and here He stood right here talking to the  person.
Now, you answer me that one.

Jesus and the Father was the selfsame person, just the same as the  Holy
Spirit in me--you're looking to me preaching, but it's not me.  It's not
me  can speak a word that could bring... you know, an animal; sat  there
and  looked  at it, and killed the animal and eat it.   That's  creative
power. That doesn't lay in a human being.

It's not me could take a little boy here, and the doctors laying him  on
his  back,  with  heart trouble tonight, and say,  "Thus  saith  William
Branham..." No! "THUS SAITH THE LORD, it's finished." And bring him down
to the doctor the next day and it's all gone.

A kid with leukemia, 'til its eyes were bulged out, and yellow all over,
and its stomach... until they taken it to the hospital to give it  blood
and  things  to even get it here; and in five minutes time,  cry  for  a
hamburger,  and take it back to the doctor the next day and  can't  even
find  a trace of it.  That's Thus Saith William Branham?   That's  "THUS
SAITH THE LORD!" Yet He is an individual different from me, but the only
way He's expressed is through me, see?

That's how Jesus and the Father was. Jesus said, "It's not Me that doeth
the  works, it's My Father that dwelleth in Me."   Now, the Son  of  man
shall ascend from Heaven, which now is in Heaven. See?  What was it?--He
was omnipresent because He was God.

Now, this other one, I... [A prophecy was given from the  audience--Ed.]
Thank You, Father God.   We thank You for the Spirit of Your being here.
And we are told, Father, that one time when the enemy was coming in, the
Spirit fell upon a man and prophesied to him and told him.   It set  the
thing  in  order where they knowed how to go and defeat the  enemy,  and
where to find the enemy.

And  I  thank You, Father, that You remain the same God  that  You  ever
was--You're still just the same.   We change, and ages change, and times
change,  and people, but You never change.   Your systems are the  same;
Your  grace is the same; Your works are the same, because they are  mar-
velous, and are way past any knowledge of man to ever understand.

So  we're thankful, Lord, that Your secrets are hid into the  hearts  of
Your servants; and we're so happy for this, Lord, and may we go forth as
shining Lights from place to place, and trying with love to bring others
in  that  we might seine every little corner and cast the net in  to  be
sure  that we get every fish that belongs to You.   And then, "The  Lamb
shall take His Bride, to be ever at His side."   We're waiting for  that
time, through Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.

How  many sick is in here, let's see your hand.   Well, it looks  to  be
about... Hold your hands up again--about forty-seven.

All right, it's 11:30. We can pray for the sick right now, put the night
into the... Would you like to do that?   I believe right now would be  a
good time to do it. I will tell you why. The Holy Spirit, standing right
in here, is anointing.

Now,  as far as we have moved up into that Spirit now, see, and you  see
that something, you know that something... Something is present.  And if
you  could  ever believe, you ought to believe it right now.  If  you're
ever going to believe, it's now.

Now,  we want you just to come real quietly, and let those that  are  in
that  aisle there, that raised up their hand, step out into this  aisle,
and  then  go  down  this  way, and then we  will  take  them  aisle  by
aisle--just forty-five or forty-seven of them. It won't take very much.

I'm  going to ask Brother Neville if he will come step right  down  here
with me, and we're going to pray for you.  First, them that's coming out
into  the aisle, just stand up just a minute now so we can pray for  you
here, and lay hands on you--everybody. Now, that's right. Just everybody
that's  going to come in that prayer line--them that's going to come  in
the prayer line.

Now, see, conserving the time so we will be sure to get it, we're  going
to pray for you now. Look, friends, now let me explain it to you.  Jesus
Christ said this: "... these signs shall follow them that believe;..."

Now watch.  He never said, "If they prayed for them." "If they lay their
hands on the sick, they shall recover." And if God can take an unfailing
case  of leukemia and a little girl that can't have faith  for  herself,
and make that thing perfectly whole... if He can take the next case of a
little boy and so heal him 'til the doctors can't even find any rheumat-
ic  fever  in his blood or anything else--what can He do for  you?  Now,
them little bitty fellows, they don't understand what prayer would be. I
just laid hands on them, and it did it. We can understand it.

Now,  while  you stand to pray now.   Heavenly Father, with  Your  great
presence laying here, the great Holy Spirit, the One we have the picture
of,  the One that we read in the Bible, He's present right here now.  He
is revealing Himself through human flesh.

How  we have seen Him without one time failing through the years, to  be
able  to reveal the very thoughts of the human heart, to reveal the  sin
that they did--tell them exactly what happened and what will be, without
one  time failing.  Then we know that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and  of
Israel still remains God in the person of Jesus Christ.

And  now, by His Spirit descending from Heaven under the Blood that  was
shed at Calvary, coming down among people to make Himself manifested  in
human flesh, just before the burning of the world--the great Holy Spirit
represented in human flesh.   Those precious people who has accepted the
Blood atonement and the Holy Spirit takes into their being, God,  repre-
sented in human flesh.

Therefore,  it  would not be the human flesh, only just to  perform  the
act,  like  in Baptism or so forth, with a commission that,  "...  these
signs shall follow them that believe..."   By laying hands on the  sick,
the Holy Spirit would see to it that they got well if they'd believed.

Now, Father, we know that these things are true. These people standing -
they're going to pass under the hands of ministers who has received this
Holy  Spirit, and they are ready, Lord, to lay hands upon the sick.  And
we  know, Father, that if these people will only believe, just as  every
Word  that  You  promised, it's got to happen so the...  And  it  cannot
happen without faith, for it is impossible to please God without  faith.
We just can't do it.

And now, with faith believing, with this promise laying before us,  with
the  Seals of the Bible being opened to us that God keeps His Word.  May
these precious people, who are sick, Lord, and my feeling for them as  a
human being in a mortal body like theirs, and the same Holy Spirit  that
dwells  within  us,  Lord, dwells in them; and we feel  sorry  for  each
other, and knowing that the new covenant in the new Blood... if the  old
one offered healing, how much more will this new and better do?  Father,
may it be so that these people won't fail, but will receive their  heal-
ing  as they pass by the hands of Thy servants, through  Jesus  Christ's
Name. Amen.

Now, we will... This side will be seated, while this side comes through,
and  then this side will go back and the other side... Now, some of  you
brethren  here that will stand up... I believe you are  ministers  along
here, all of you along here.   Where is Doctor... Brother Ned?   Was you
going to be in the prayer line, Brother Ned?   As soon as you're  prayed
for, drop right into the line.

Now,  let these on this side, over here, just be seated just  a  moment,
and I will take the ones from this side, then we will come down and take
the  middle aisle and send them back this way, then take this aisle  and
send them through this way, and we will pray for everybody.

I'm going to ask Brother Teddy... Where is he? All right, I want you  to
play on there, "The great Physician now is near."  And the pianist, ever
where they're at, accompany him if you will.

Listen,  remember the time where that was playing and a little  boy  was
brought out on the platform.   The little Amish girl playing "The  great
Physician now is near."

She had long, dark hair... or blonde hair, rather, (a Mennonite or Amish
girl,  one)... laying back on her head, and the Holy Spirit  struck  the
little  boy just by laying hands, (crippled in his feet) and  he  jumped
off of my arms, and run down through the platform.

His  mother  raised up and fell back--a Mennonite, I believe,  to  begin
with--and the Spirit of God struck this little Mennonite girl or  Amish,
whatever  she  was (her Dad and them sitting there with  clothes  on  as
Mennonites  or whatever it was), and she jumped up from the  piano  with
her  hands up in the air, (and her pretty hair fell  across--she  looked
like an angel), started singing in the Spirit.  And as she did that, the
piano  continually played, "The great Physician now is near, the  sympa-
thizing Jesus."

Everybody standing there, thousands, looking down upon them keys  moving
up  and  down,  "The  great Physician  now  is  near,  the  sympathizing
Jesus..."  People raised up from wheelchairs, off of  cots,  stretchers,
went walking on.  That same Lord Jesus is right here this morning,  just
the same as it was in that room.

Just  believe now.  Play that song, if you will: "The Great  Physician."
Now, let everybody pray.  Let them walk right through the room, go right
down this way, and right to your seat or wherever you want to go, as you
make your way... you got it clear back there?   All right, now go  right
back to your seat, then we will stand up.

Now  listen.  While these are being prayed for, you pray for them.  Then
when you are being prayed for, they'll pray for you.  Now, you ministers
along here, stand up. I want you to lay hands on these as they come by.

Now,  everybody--heads bowed, and keep your heads bowed,  keep  praying;
and when you pass by, then... with hands laid on you, remember, it is  a
promise of the God that reveals the secrets of His Book, the secrets  of
the human heart.   He's the God that will confirm that, if you will  be-
lieve that. Now, everybody in prayer, All right, let's bow our heads.

Now,  Lord  Jesus, as these people come, may the power of  Almighty  God
quicken their faith immediately as they pass by, in Jesus' Name.
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