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Sermons Queen Of Sheba / 58-0125 / Hippodrome in Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.A. 1 hour and 30 minutes PDF MP3 low MP3 HQ

Queen Of Sheba

E-1 Let us remain standing just a moment now for prayer as we bow our heads. Eternal and blessed God, we are thankful for this privilege of being here in this place tonight, this hippodrome and arena. And we are so happy to see that people in a daring snowstorm still has the courage to come out to hear the Word of God, and that the faith of our fathers is living still in spite of dungeon, sword, or death. And I'm thankful, Lord, to be associated tonight along this group of the purchase of Thy Blood. We'd ask that You would visit us tonight in a very special way. Bless this little group. And we pray that when the service is ended, as we go to our different homes, may we be able to say like those who came from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us along the road." For we ask it in Jesus' Name, Thy Son. Amen. May be seated.
E-2 As I was coming down to--tonight, we were late because you can just drive real slow, the snowstorms are so terrific. And I was thinking that people who come to a service on a night like this, certainly did not come out to be seen. They come out because they love the Lord Jesus. And Jesus said in His Word, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me." And there's something about the Gospel that's been the world's greatest drawing card. No matter if it's even preached in its simplicity, yet it has something about it that nothing else has ever touched the heart of man to draw them like the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. And I am grateful to God for you group that's out tonight. Many people living at a distance would say, "Now, wait a minute, they're going to be there ten nights. I want to go, but not on a night like this." Well, that's--that's all right. But you have--have dared the storm. Now, we're pray that God will bless you and will meet everything that you have need of. I'm here to be your brother and servant of Christ.
E-3 And now, I don't want to keep you very long. Tomorrow is Sunday. And if any of you visitors are here from other parts of the country, I'm sure that you'll be welcome to some of these fine churches around here in the morning. I know that there is many. I have looked over the little ads of churches, and there's many fine churches here that represents the church that you've come from. And if you have no church, then find one somewhere in the morning and go. There's some ministers, I guess, that sets here on the platform, and they'd be glad to have you at their churches. I'm sure they would. Give you a visitor's card, if they do so in their church, so that you can take to your own church and you're--if you're--won't be counted missing in your Sunday school. Then tomorrow afternoon, the Lord willing, it falls my lot to speak tomorrow afternoon; that is, not on the healing service, but an evangelistic message. And if you and your pastor and your congregation can see to come, we'd be happy to have you. Sunday, we do not ask people to leave their post of duty unless the church has fully cooperated and you have no services at your church. We're here as a visitor. We don't want to pull anyone from their post of duty. We're trying to help that church to grow. And we want every member at his own church. And then, if you have sickness and you want to be prayed for tomorrow night, get permission from your pastor. Tell him what you want to do. If it's the only night that you can get here, we'd be glad to have you. But first, is your duty at your church. And tomorrow afternoon, everybody I ha--guess has no services tomorrow afternoon, so if you can, come out. I want to preach on, tomorrow afternoon, if the Lord willing, "A Perverted Life." And be about a hour of your time, I suppose. And they've announced what time the services would start. I suppose at two-thirty. Every creed, denomination, color, race, everybody's welcome.
E-4 Now, thinking tonight in this little group, so I wouldn't keep you too long, being late to start with... And we appreciate the custodians who let us have the lights, and stays and waits with us. I met two of the gentlemen the first day in here, and I said, "What time should we close?" He said, "That's up to you." Now, that's really nice. I appreciate that. We all appreciate that from them men. And I told them that usually we were out by nine-thirty each night when we have a long campaign like this.
E-5 And now, I want to speak to you a little from the Word. How many loves the Word? Oh, there's something about It that's real. I think the Word should be read in every service, because my word will fail; your word will fail; but God's Word can never fail, because it's the Word of God. And I think tonight, just for a little text that I've used before in other places, I would like to call your attention to Matthew the 12th chapter, 42nd verse. And I got a little thought from this when I seen where Brother Paul Boyd had wrote a little article in a paper. He's a Mennonite brother. And I'd preached on this at another place and perhaps that's where Brother Boyd had picked it up. And I want to read for a moment, and I'll probably approach it from a different standpoint.
E-6 And now, from tomorrow on, every afternoon there will be services, instruction services, as our lovely brother, Doctor Vayle, will be explaining to us the Word of faith from the Bible each afternoon, beginning tomorrow, through the rest of the service.
E-7 I don't know whether Brother Vayle has announced it yet, of the going home of Brother Bosworth. How many ever knowed Brother F. F. Bosworth? He's happier tonight then he's ever been. He's in glory. The gallant soldier, one of the most outstanding Bible teachers on Divine healing I ever met in my life... I've read of many great men, and I've read their history. I've heard them that had little mark here, and a little black mark here, and a little mark against them over here; but never one voice did I ever hear, or anything, against F. F. Bosworth. He was a man that lived what the Bible teaches. He was the most honest and upright and unguiled person that I know of. He... A few yearr ago, about three years ago, taking a tour, way down in South Africa with me, around eighty years old. Been on the battlefield since a little boy. He was preaching the Gospel before I was born. And down in them battlefields, among the natives a preaching the Gospel... When I met him a few weeks ago, when I went to see him just before his leaving here, when I walked into the building, this come on my heart, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof." As those old trembling hands reached for me, he said, "Brother Branham, this is the happiest time of my life." Said, "I'm expecting any minute for Him to walk in the door and I'll go home with Him."
E-8 Before he left he saw a vision of heaven. And about two hours before his passing over, he went into, in a coma, raising up in his bed, shaking hands with someone, and greeting people that he had met and preached the Gospel to, had been gone for years. I think this of him. Lives of great men all remind us, And we can make our lives sublime, With partings leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time. I'm sure that he got to shake hands with Paul Rader, which was an associate to him. How many ever heard of Paul Rader? He wrote my theme song, "Only Believe." How little did he know, that that boy setting at his feet would take this song around the world. It's called me in, I don't know how many languages, hundreds of languages around the world, as a theme song.
E-9 Paul, when he died in California, they had pulled the curtains down and had--had the little Bible--the little quartet, Moody Bible Institute, down there singing songs. They were singing, "Nearer, My God, to Thee." And of all that knowed Paul, know he had a sense of humor. And he looked up, and he said, "Who's dying, you or I?" He said, "Pull back those shades and sing me some real snappy Gospel songs." And they begin to sing "Down at the cross where my Saviour died." He said, "That sounds better." And then he said, "Where's Luke?" Luke was his brother. Luke and Paul stuck together and worked together like my son and I. They were brothers and buddies. He said, "Where's Luke?" Luke was in the next room. He couldn't stand to see his brother die. So he said, "Tell Luke to come here." And Luke came in. He took Luke by the hand, he said, "Luke, we've been a long ways together and through a many hard battle. But think of it, Luke: in five minutes from now, I'll be standing in the Presence of Jesus Christ, clothed in His righteousness."
E-10 Let me go like that. Let my end be like that. I've held them when they screamed and fought devils off of them and so forth. I seen man go in all kinds of conditions. Let me go as a Christian. Let me come to the last beat of my heart knowing this, when I go into that big dark chamber yonder that's called death, I don't want to go in like a coward. I want, when I know it's my end, I want to wrap myself in the robes of His righteousness, entering into death knowing this, that I know Him in the power of His resurrection, that when He calls, I'll come out from among the dead, some of these days.
E-11 May God rest the soul of F. F. Bosworth in peace. I'm supposed to preach his funeral Monday. If I preach his funeral, I have to miss both Sunday and Monday services here. Brother Vayle is trying to get a hold of Sister Bosworth, to ask if Brother Roberts or somebody could do it, 'cause there'll be many ministers there that could do it. And he's to be buried Monday at two o'clock. In respect of this great warrior, before we read the Word of God, let's stand to our feet and offer prayer to God for this gallant life.
E-12 O blessed God, as Christians we bow our heads to the dust from where we was taken and someday we shall return if Jesus tarries. There is one who has walked among us and preached to us, Thy humble and holy servant, Brother F. F. Bosworth. Tonight his body lays in a casket, but his soul is with Thee, O God. And across the border as he was coming down to the river the other morning, and the waves was a flying high in the air at the old Jordan, we know that there was many friends to meet him, by preaching the Gospel, that by that cause, he had brought them to a saving knowledge of Thy dear Son, and they were there to meet him. We trust that You'll bless his gallant soul. And let us remember by his life, and his examples, and his teaching and how firm he stood on Thy eternal Word until he lived to be a ripe old age, way many years over the 'lotted time. We pray for Sister Bosworth, for his daughters, and his son. We feel that our loss will be heaven's gain. And let us now press hard in the battle, for a great officer of this army has been taken. In Thy wise providence Thou has granted this. And we pray that'll it make us, now seeing that we're one less, that we may buckle on the full armor of God, and fight until Jesus comes. For we ask it in His Name. Amen. May be seated.
E-13 The God of heaven rest the soul of Daddy Bosworth in peace. I too shall come to that end someday, and you too. Let me go like that in peace. While I'm here, let me do all that I can for the Kingdom of God.
E-14 In the 12th chapter of Saint Matthew's Gospel, and the 42nd verse, I read for a Scripture lesson. And the queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
E-15 Jesus had just been in a discussion. He was having a great campaign. And as such a campaign as Jesus would have, it brought out mixed multitudes. When the supernatural is done--has been done, rather, it causes mixed multitudes. It brings this class of people: believers, unbelievers, and make-believers. And it always has did that. And in this great discussion He'd been presenting the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit. And many of the people had believed on Him. But as usual, there are those who would not believe. And the sad part of it is, my brethren, is to think of it in this light, that those people that cannot believe were ordained to that condemnation. That's the Scripture. If you are a believer tonight, you should bow your head in reverence and humbleness to thank God that He chose you in Christ before the foundation of the world. 'Cause, "No man can come to Me," said Jesus, "except My Father draws him." And God by foreknowledge, not willing that any should perish, but by foreknowledge knew who would, so He could predestinate from the beginning all things... Jesus come to save those who the Father saw before the foundation of the world that would be saved.
E-16 And therefore, these religious people, Pharisees, very religious teachers... Oh, if God willing, we want to get down in that this week in the Word. And notice, they were very highly educated, scholarly, holy, and yet unbelievers, religious men, teachers, priests. Their fathers, and their father's father's, father were priests before them. They had to be Levites to be a priest. They had to be renown, they had to be without blemish and without fault, holy men, but yet were considered, and were unbelievers. And Jesus said, "You are of your father the devil." The highest religious men in the world at that present time, Jesus said their father was the devil.
E-17 These men, all disturbed about the supernatural, they said, "It must be some sort of a setup." But when they seen that a mechanical setup wouldn't produce the evidence; therefore, they never spoke it out loud, they said it in their hearts. "He has the spirit of Beelzebub." Could you imagine a man so blind to the Scriptures, that would see the power of the Almighty God performing signs that only God could do, that were foretold in the Bible that would be done by the Messiah, and then call that Spirit an unclean spirit? They didn't speak it loud. They didn't have to speak it loud. Jesus knows the thoughts of your heart. Notice it in the meetings. Watch in the meetings when evil arises, watch the Spirit pick it up, like last night, before it ever got started. It's the Holy Spirit.
E-18 And as this taken place, they reasoned in their hearts (25th verse) and said, "This man is Beelzebub," which is a great spirit of the devil, fortuneteller or something. And Jesus said, "If they call the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of His household?" Because they've got eyes but can't see. They're scholars, learned, polished. But that isn't it. God doesn't come by knowledge. If that would've been so, in the garden of Eden when they eat from the tree of knowledge they'd know more about God than they ever did. By knowledge brings death. We only know God by faith. Has nothing to do with your education or any of your social status. It's only by faith are you saved, and that through the grace of God. Only by faith and by the grace of God can you believe God.
E-19 Now, notice. He said that He, perceiving their thoughts, in their heart they said, "This man is a--a faker. He is a Beelzebub." What a spirit to be on a person. Just as soon as it struck them, Jesus knew it. And He said, "You can call the Son of man that kind of a name, and I'll forgive you: but when the Holy Ghost is come, and you speak that against Him, it will never be forgiven you in this world or in the world to come." Weigh that in the balance for a few moments and think what that means. It shall never be forgiven to man to blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, because they said, "This is an unclean spirit." Now, many of you have wondered what is the unpardonable sin. There it is. My mother, used to be because that she didn't know any better, she said, "It's a woman that would, before childbirth, would have an abortion case, taking the life of an innocent baby who didn't have a chance to bring--be brought forth in the world." My father differed with her, he said, "It's a man that would take his own life. If a man takes his own life, he's insane." So look, the Scripture is the background. Jesus said, "If you speak a word against the Holy Spirit, it shall never be forgiven you." All sin shall be forgiven except that sin. And that's unbelief. Oh, what a horrible thing that unbelief is. And the most unbelievers are religious people. The most unbelievers, I quote again, is religious people. It's been in every age. And this age is no exception. It's religious people who are unbelievers.
E-20 And most time when people are religious they think God owes them something. I have seen people who's been lived in church a straight life, come to the platform and fail to be healed, when a prostitute off the street would come humbly and bow in the Presence of God and reckon herself to be a prostitute and ask forgiveness and be healed of sarcomas cancer. Where a Christian walked across with merely a little headache and fail to get it... God doesn't judge you or heal you by your church affiliation; it's according to your faith you are healed.
E-21 Then He went on and begin to upbraid them and scorn them for their unbelief. And He brought up this here notable statement, "The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment." Now, God in all ages has always declared Himself through the supernatural. You ask any Bible reader, any theologian that's honest, and they will tell you that when the supernatural is displayed it's in the Presence of God. God always brings supernatural because He is supernatural. And in every age when He displays Himself, it's in the supernatural. He does it because He loves people, and He loves to separate His believers from the unbelievers.
E-22 Notice, in the age that Jesus was speaking on, was in the age of Solomon. Now, when God sends something to the earth... Oh, I would that every church member listen close. That when God sends something to the church in every age, if the people receive it, it becomes a great thing. And the church is em--is empowered and great things take place. But if the church rejects it, that church goes out into darkness. Now, you historians, skip back through the ages just a little bit and see if that's right or wrong. You Bible readers, go back to the Old Testament and bring it down through each age. God changes not.
E-23 And he was referring to Solomon. Solomon, God gave Solomon, just a man that had his ups-and-downs and his differences just like you and I do. But God gave this man a gift, because He was going to make him--present him to the church. Now, if the church had turned him down, Israel would've never have had that golden age. And anyone knows that Israel prospered more under the reign of Solomon than any other king they ever had. The temple was built. The world bowed at the feet of Solomon. And he wasn't a war man. He was a man who was empowered with a gift of the Holy Spirit. And all of his kingdom recognized it. He had a gift of discernment to discern things. And when this great gift was manifested, all the people with one accord to give thanks unto God and was looking for it to come. Would it not be a great thing tonight, if all of the church of the living God, would recognize the Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, the all sufficient Gift to the church, and the working of the Holy Spirit?
E-24 I was reading an article today in the "Coronet" about old time religion coming back. And how it begin to bring and talk about the Pentecostal church. Now, we Baptists and all the rest of us has to recognize that the Pentecostal church is the fastest growing Protestant church in all the world. In all their differences, and all of their misunderstanding, yet they come from a little tin can alley, until they possess the best churches in the land. That's right. In all their faults, if all of the Oneness, and the Trinitarians, and all of the little isms would get out of that great church, she'd rise as a mighty conqueror. But they're so split and divided. Satan's got them shooting at one another, instead of all their guns turned on him. And they shoot at the Methodists; they shoot at the Baptists; they shoot at one another. And the selfishness, the motives are not right; the objectives is not right. But in the spite of all that, the blessed Holy Spirit dwells among them. That's right. And then the strange thing to be, that they can't recognize the Holy Spirit's work, and all come together and unite their efforts for the Kingdom of God. The Baptists is just as hungry for the Holy Spirit as you Pentecostals are. But you're so broke up and have brought so much disgrace because the Baptists and Methodists and so forth, are scared to take a hold of it. And it's by your actions that's brought this thing. Every mortal being has some hunger in him for God.
E-25 Now, everybody was with Solomon, one accord. And look how the news of that swept out. All across the lands, around the world, every heathen nation knew that Israel had a gift in their midst. He wasn't a prophet; he just had a gift. And they recognized it. And the church recognized it. The nation recognized it. And all the other nations, by that, knew that it was real. Wouldn't that be nice tonight if the great church of Jesus Christ, where there's millions times millions of heathens going to hell every year, because we don't recognize the gift among us...
E-26 Notice this just a little bit. And as the news swept up, way down in the land of Sheba... If you'll mark it on the map, it was a long ways across the Sahara to the utmost parts of the known world in that day. There was a little heathen queen, and everybody come by must have told her, "You should go up into Israel. Oh, they've got a man up there who is--has a gift of God. And they say it is most outstanding." The travelers come by. "Oh," one would say, "I seen the difference, and this great man through his spirit of discernment of their God, settled the thing." Faith cometh by what? Hearing, hearing the Word, the Word of the living God. And how they must've longed to get up there to see it. Finally the little queen decided that she would go and find out for herself all she had heard.
E-27 Now, if you've got any speck of spirit about you, you're interested in knowing about God. 'Course those that are dead in sin and trespasses, they might be preachers, but that doesn't mean anything. Those Pharisees were priests too, teachers: dead. My mother, an old southern woman, used to have an expression, "You can't get blood out of a turnip." It has no blood. So how can you teach supernatural things to people who have no conception of supernatural? That's our nation as a people. Oh, we're so suspicious.
E-28 Now, notice what taken place. And as the little queen heard, it roused her curiosity, and she said, "I'll go and see for myself. I'd like to visit that campaign. I would like to go back and sit down for awhile and just watch and listen with an open heart." I wish everyone in Waterloo felt that way. She said, "I'll go; I'll not go critical. I'll just go and see if the things that they tell me is true." Now, look what that little woman had to confront. The first place, she was a woman. And she had a long journey. And the desert was full of robbers. Not only that, but she took something with her. She said, "If it is true, then I'm going to support it." So she ladened--so she ladened her camels with gold and frankincense and spices, perhaps the best she had in her kingdom. But to us, we take God at second place, third place, even last place. But she was putting God first place, and now a heathen, pagan. And she ladened the camels.
E-29 Now, look, she had at least three months journey before her: three months, not in a air-conditioned train, neither in a great Cadillac, but she had to ride on the back of a camel. Some people won't come across the street. Some has nothing to do with it at all; you couldn't go pick them up in a Cadillac and drive them a city block. Oh, they want nothing to do with it, no, sir. "My church has nothing to do with that kind of stuff, get it away." Not even got the--the intelligence and not enough spirit to even come and see for themself. And if they would set down a minute, they'd criticize everything was done. But God will move just the same, because He's got to do that in order to rise and condemn that person in that there--in the resurrection. Search the Scriptures and see if that ain't God's plan always.
E-30 Oh, if it'd come with flowers, if it come in high pomp, great glory where it... Not no disregards, but some great well known evangelist, or some great famous doctor of divinity. Oh, they'd like to be represented, where the mayor of the city would come out. The same thing was thought when Jesus was borned in Bethlehem. They never sang hosannas when the King was born, but the Angels sung it, not the kings and potentates, but the shepherds on the hillsides. He wasn't borned in a fine decorated hospital room with pink dressings hanging down. He was borned in a stinking manger. How could they ever go to hear a Man like that, no matter what He done. You see what pride and selfishness does? It shuts you out from the Kingdom of God. I wonder sometime, as we think, what will happen to this generation.
E-31 Then as the queen, she ladened her camels; she took all these things. And on the desert, what would she confront? A little woman with a little bunch of men marching along with her. Why, the sons of Ishmael was out there, the robbers of the desert. And she was ladened with gold. She had to think about that. But if in her heart she was hungering to find out whether that gift was real or not, God made a way for her. And God will make a way for every man or woman who's hungering and thirsting for righteousness sake. God makes a way. Don't be a scared that something's going to happen; it won't happen. Go anyhow. Be determined to press in to see the Kingdom of God.
E-32 And she went on till she come to the gates of the palace. And now notice, she never come just to hear one night's meeting. She unladened the camels, and set up her tents, and was going to stay till she was convinced. We'll set about five minutes and draws our conception and, [Brother Branham claps his hands once--Ed.] gone. The devil will set on your shoulder and say, "Ah, that's not right." You say, "That's right Mr. Devil, you're my... I--I love you, sure, let's get out of here." Then what are you going to do when you stand by that queen in the judgment?
E-33 Notice. Then when she unloaded her camels and she took her mistresses and the little servant girls, and she gathered in the courtroom where the revival was being held, and she watched with an open heart: not just Miss little woman down in the alley, not the little wash woman on the corner, but a queen. Then we think we're somebody, too good to go to a meeting. Oh, our social standing... I want mine to be in heaven. So when she unloaded and set down... That's a good way to do: unload and set down. Unload your sus--your suspicions, all your superstition, all your unbelief, and set down, and watch the Kingdom--for the Kingdom of God.
E-34 And as she sit and Solomon came out, then she watched until the time that the Holy Spirit begin to move on Solomon. And she saw that great discernment. I can just see her punch the little maid setting by her, saying, "Look at that. Did ever you see such in our church? It must come from their God." And after while another case come up, and Solomon with the Spirit of discernment, it discerned it perfectly. And when she was convinced, she went to Solomon and she said, "All that I have heard is true and more than I have ever heard is true."
E-35 What about us? What did Jesus say? "She'll rise in the judgment and will condemn this religious generation." If she did it in his day, and if they were that way in that day, the world's groped two thousand years in sin since then, what will it be in this day? When Hebrews 11 said--said, "Seeing that we're compassed about with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that does so easily beset us," Hebrews the 12th chapter, speaking of the 11th where the great witnesses was done, the supernatural was performed. And Paul saying, "Seeing that we're compassed with that type of witnesses, let's lay aside every sin." What is sin? Unbelief. Let us lay aside every sin, every weight, everything that's contrary, and run with patience the race that's set before us.
E-36 In that last generation, and this may be it, and I believe that it is. And if Jesus said in His generation, with all of His power, and nothing less than Jehovah God made flesh... For in Him dwelt the Fullness of the Godhead bodily, and God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. And yet Him living before the Holy Spirit came, said, "There is forgiveness for you" (to reject Him, the Gift of God sent to do the miracles that He did, discerning their thoughts); He said, "That will be forgiven: but when the Holy Spirit is come, just one word against It will never be forgiven in this world or in the world to come." Oh, America, America, how you say, "I'm rich, and have the best churches in the world, and the greatest missionaries, and the best fed, and the best dressed." How little you know that you're naked, miserable, blind, poor, and wretched, and don't know it. Remember, your day is now; tomorrow may be too late. It's the Word of the Lord. Think of it while we pray.
E-37 O blessed Lord, it is written and You have said that the Scriptures cannot be broken, that if the righteous be scarcely saved, where will the sinner and the ungodly appear? And knowing now, with sputniks in the skies, and a heathen nation, that God has raised up to bring judgment to us, that we could be doomed before morning... And in all the signposts pointing at the end time, and Your blessed Spirit coming into our midst and doing the very thing that You said that would take place, and America gropes in her sin of rock-and-roll and all these other things, unconcerned, eating, drinking, marrying, given in marriage, building, doing sin, "lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." We're not alarmed, Lord, You said it would be this way. We're just happy to know that we're living in this day to see it. Judge us now, Lord, and give us mercy while the mercy is still flowing free. And forgive us of our unbelief. And grant unto us pardoning grace, in the Name of Thy Son.
E-38 And with our heads bowed and the music softly playing, I wonder tonight, that in this little audience that's went through the snow... You say, "Brother Branham, you're very rude minister." It's better to tell you the truth, brother, then to pat you on the shoulder, knowing you're wrong. Would you say this? "God, I want to be right. I want to be a real believer. Help Thou my unbelief." Would you raise your hand to Him? Every head bowed, just raise your hand. God bless you. My, just dozens of hands in this little crowd. That's honest confession. You know what you done when you raised your hand? You say, "Brother Branham, what--what did that do to them?" Well, it meant the difference between death and life. Do you know you defied the laws of gravitation when you did that? Gravitation holds your hand down. And there's no way for your hand to be lifted up. But there's a spirit in you that made a decision, that recognized that you were wrong and you need Christ. And you defied those laws of gravitation and raised your hand towards heaven where your Saviour looks at you. He put your name on His book, if you really meant it.
E-39 Now, Father God, grant pardoning to each one; forgive their sins. O God, hear my prayer: all their unbeliefs, may it be under the Blood, and may they be dressed just now in the righteousness of Christ. And we would pray that You would come to us and manifest Yourself to these new babies, that they might know that their faith is not in vain. The Jesus that walked the Sea of Galilee, Who discerned the spirit of the Jew who came by the name of Nathanael, told him who he was and where he'd come from, Who said to the old fisherman, Peter, who he was and who his daddy was, Who told the woman at the well her wrong, Who perceived their thoughts, and promised "that the things that I do shall you also." And He said, "I do nothing till My Father shows Me first, then that I do." Seeing this last day, Lord, that He promised these things, the--the written Scriptures which cannot be broken... Grant that peace will rest in their heart. And all the mountains that's before them, may they crumble this very night with that faith that they have just raised their hands to receive. If they are sick, may that mountain crumble. If they have had a mountain of unbelief, may it crumble. May every obstacle crumble that stands between them and good health and serving the living God. For we ask it in Jesus Christ's Name, as I present them to Thee, Father; they are the trophies of this message, and they are love gifts that God has given to His Son. And no man can pluck them out of His hand. They have Eternal Life and shall never come to the judgment. We thank Thee, in Christ's Name. Amen.
E-40 Do you feel real good? Don't you just love to enjoy the Presence of the Holy Spirit? It just does something to you. Now, it is prayer time now. Now, each of you people that raised your hand, just accept Him in what He promised. Now, watch. If He has raised from the dead, He's here. He promised "Wherever two or more would gather in My Name, I'll be in their midst." He said, "The works that I do shall you also. A little while and the unbelievers will never see Me again." They'll go on, Beelzebub and so forth. It's nothing to it. "But ye shall see Me, for I will be with you, even in you, to the end of the world." Here He is at the end of the Gentile age, doing the same thing that He did.
E-41 Now, if He stood here tonight, wearing my clothes that He gave me, if He was standing here and you were sick, could He heal you? Be careful. No, sir. He has already done it. Could He forgive you of your sins? No, sir. He has already done it. It's your faith in His finished work at Calvary; that's what does it. Now, faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word.
E-42 Now, as God spoke to us tonight through His Word... And Solomon, being a gift of God that manifested the supernatural, the little queen pressed through more than snowstorms to get to hear what the Lord had done in Israel, being a heathen, pagan. How much more can we accept it tonight as His children, pressed through a snowstorm to come and see Him. I'm just as anxiously waiting as you are, just as anxiously. It's a great thrill to my heart each night when I see Him come on the scene, the omnipotent, the omnipresent, the great majestic God of heaven, move down.
E-43 And if this shall be my last sermon, my word has been truth because it's been God's Word. I've been in contact directly, indirect, with over ten million people, I suppose. And around the world it's been put to the test: witch doctors and everything else. And not one has ever rose against it but what God took down. True. For there's no worry. If God promised it, God has to keep His Word. The scientific world knows it. They got a picture back there that was taken of it. At Germany and Switzerland, in America, two or three times, hanging in Washington D. C. with a word under it like this, "The only supernatural Being that was ever scientifically photographed." The picture of It's back there. The copyright's in Washington, one hanging in the religious hall, of religious art.
E-44 Now, He's here. Everything manifests itself, every spirit manifests. If I told you the spirit of John Dillinger was in me, that outlaw, I'd be dangerous to stand on the platform before you, because I'd have guns and I'd be a robber if his spirit's in me. If I had the spirit of an artist, I could paint the picture for you like the artist. If I say, "The Spirit of Christ is in me," then I must do the works of Christ. Jesus said, "The Father has sent Me, and if I do not the works of God, then believe Me not. But if I do the works, and you can't believe Me, believe the works that you might be saved." How plain. Your objective right, your motive right, sincerely, dumped out of self, and yield yourself to the Holy Spirit and watch what He will do for you.
E-45 I believe last night... We can't get all up here at once. It just can't work like that. How many knows that visions would weaken you? Are you... If you don't understand these things, just come this week and listen. Let me ask you something. Daniel the prophet had one vision and was troubled at his head for many days. How many knows that? Sure. Any Bible reader knows it, one vision. And people who are--are spiritually inclined are considered neurotics always. Look at poets, prophets, and whatmore. Look at Stephen Foster, who gave America's best folk songs. What was he? A neurotic. Every time he'd hit inspiration, when he'd drop down, he didn't know where he was at; he'd get on a drunk, finally called a servant and took a razor and committed suicide. Look at William Cowper, who wrote that famous song, "There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins, when sinners plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stains... When I was over to pray for the late King George, standing there in the graveyard by the side of his grave, William Cowper, I wept because I know what the man... After he come out from under that inspiration (You know the story), he tried to commit suicide by drowning in the river. The inspiration left him. Look at Jonah the prophet, laid in the belly of a whale for three days and nights and was delivered out, and brought his message in such a way, and when the Spirit left him, he set on a hill and prayed for God to kill him. Look at Elijah, after seeing the vision how to call fire out of heaven, and rain out of heaven at the same day, when the Spirit left him, he wandered in the wilderness forty days and nights, and God found him plumb back in a cave.
E-46 Oh, what's the trouble, the people in America needs missionaring more than any place I ever seen. That's right. And I've traveled the world over. They are so taught in dry doctrine and church theology till they know nothing about the Spirit. That's right. They don't understand it. Oh, that God would open eyes. When Jesus walked with the disciples all day long, they didn't know Who He was. And maybe He's walked with you and kept you out of many things, and you haven't recognized it. But when He got them in the room that night, He done something the way He used to do it before His crucifixion. And they recognized it was Him, because no other man on earth did it like that. Is that true? They recognized it, because He did it the same way He did before He was crucified. Now, I pray that He will come tonight and do the same thing that He did before He was crucified, that you might know that He has risen from the dead.
E-47 Where did we call from last night? Is it E's or...?... 1 to 15 in E? You got a hundred out? We started with number 1 last night, E-1 to 15, they told me. Let's take E-50 to 65 then tonight. E-50 to 65, line up over here to the right and... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] All right. Looks like a short 15 to me though. Don't be scared. If you've got sin in your life, you confess it before you come if you don't want it called out. How many's been in other meetings and seen that taken place? Oh, sure, yes, sir. He's Christ. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]...?... night Your card's called, to fif--from... Where was it? Fif--is that? 50? 50 to 65. All right. 60 to 65, those who's got those prayer cards, you come. All right. Now, while they're...
E-48 Look at this. I want to ask you all a question, and before God Almighty, I want you to answer the truth. Am I a stranger to you people in the prayer line? If I am, raise your hand, everyone of you, that I'm a stranger to. There's no way in the world for me... I've never seen you or talked to you or anything, is that right, if we're strangers. Is that right? I know nothing of you. How many out there is strangers to me, raise your hand, know that I don't know nothing about you? All right, there's your hands to God and here's mine too. I know nothing about you. Almighty God knows that. Now, the only way that that could be done, the only thing, and the only possible way that it could be done... With our hands, as Christians, in the air, we've never met before, no way I've never talked with you or nothing else... I know nothing about you. You're just a person that come here and given a prayer card and you're here. And you all don't even have a prayer card.
E-49 Why, this don't--this is a minor thing. Ask the people who's my associates. I am forty-eight years old. That gift has been working since I was borned. Gifts are not just given to you. "Gifts and callings are without repentance." It's the foreknowledge of God. God has placed in the church. Moses couldn't help to be Moses. He was born Moses. Jesus was born the Son of God. John the Baptist, seven hundred and twelve years before he was born, Isaiah the prophet saw him and said, "He's the voice of one crying in the wilderness." Oh, the omnipotence of God. Jeremiah, God said to Jeremiah, "Before you was even conceived in your mother's womb, I knew you, and sanctified you, and ordained you a prophet to the nations." Then who are we? You're nothing. Neither am I. But it's the grace of God. And why can't we believe it?
E-50 Here's a woman standing here, a middle-aged woman, hair gray. I've never seen the woman in my life, and God knows that. She's here for something. I don't know. I can't tell you. She might be a critic. If she is, watch what happens. Watch what takes place. How many's been in the meetings and seen critics come to the platform? They're laying in the insane institution paralyzed and everything else. We're not playing church. It's church. Them days of that old cut and dried theologies and so forth is passed away. Christ is here giving His last message to the Gentiles as He promised. And it's going by the heads of the people, and they do not recognize it. That's the sad part.
E-51 If this woman and I, under the oath of God, that we've never met in our life, and the Holy Spirit will reveal to that woman what she's standing there for, what ought that to prove? That Jesus Christ Who did the same thing to witness Hisself and make Hisself known to both Gentile--both Samaritan and also to the Jew... And when He did it before the Jew, the real Jew recognized it to be the sign of the Messiah. How many knows that? Saint John 1. And when He done it to the Samaritan, what did the woman say? She's... When He told her, her--what was wrong with her, she said, "Sir, I perceive that You're a prophet. We know when the Messiah cometh, He will tell us these things. He said, "I am He that speaks." She run into the city, and listen at her message, "Come, see a Man, that told me the things that I've done: isn't this the Messiah?"
E-52 Now, He never went to the Gentiles. Listen, He never healed anybody in Samaria, how many knows that? He didn't. Why? He knowed that Philip was coming down to preach that big revival. And He never went to the Gentiles, because the Gentiles has more or less been a wild tree anyhow in the sight of God. So He's left that to the last day at the closing of this dispensation. And here He is. He forbid His disciples to go to the Gentiles while He was on earth. But now He's appearing to the Gentiles. Just don't be discouraged. Stick around just a little bit for the week and listen at the Word. See what the Word says, then compare it. If it's not Bible, it's not truth. If it is the Bible, it is the truth.
E-53 Now, if the--this woman and I, who never have seen each other in our lives... If the Holy Spirit will reveal what the woman's there for, you know it'll have to be supernatural then. If you believe it's a devil, you will receive a devil's reward. If you believe it's God, you'll receive God's reward. It's the way you approach a gift. The woman... The soldier... The woman that touched the hem of Jesus' garment, she received healing. The soldier that put a rag around His head and said, "Let's try out this gift and see if it's right," and he got a stick and hit Jesus on the head, said, "If you're a prophet, tell us who hit you and we'll believe you." God don't clown for nobody. He never opened His mouth and said a word. He just let him alone. And he's in torment tonight, no doubt, and will never be delivered. The woman's in glory tonight enjoying the blessings of God forever. Just depends on what attitude you take. You don't realize the day we're living.
E-54 God, be merciful to us now. The rest is yours; there's nothing that I could do, nothing no one else could do. But I pray, God that You will do that which You promised. And now, we commit ourselves unto Thee for this service, that this people in the resurrection time might stand without any excuses. For the newspapers are full of it; the radio has blasted it; and the entire country around about will be without an excuse. So let it be known, Lord, to these who pressed the snowstorm tonight, that the truth has been read out of Your Bible and You meet with us here. And Thou knowest, Lord, the lovely Saviour, I know not these people. And it's nothing of myself; it's Your grace that permits this. I pray for each one and myself, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
E-55 Now, just be real reverent. Don't move for just a few minutes. Set still. Don't get nervous; just relax. Just--just relax and submit yourself to the Holy Spirit; watch what He will do. All right, lady, you may stand right there. This is a picture like was in the Bible: a man and a woman again. As I said last night, it was a woman the first one. I have no idea who's coming up here. The boy takes these cards and mixes them up and gives them out to you. Now, anybody that wants them can have them. And here you come; that's all. Those out there don't have any cards. But what do I have these for? So that I can single you out. See, Jesus when He went to heal a man one time, He took him away from the crowd. When He went to raise Jairus' daughter, He put all the people out of the house. See, each person is a spirit, and if the spirit is unbelief, it hinders. He went to His own city, and many mighty miracles He could not do because of their unbelief. See? But where there was faith, God moved. Where there was no faith, God moved out.
E-56 And now, if the Holy Spirit will reveal to me what you're standing there for (Whatever it is, I know not.), will you believe Him with all your heart? Will the audience witness they'll do the same if the woman and I, under oath to God that we've never met before? Now, do you want to take my place? See? See what it is. It's not nothing back in a dark room. It's right out here where you're standing looking. God don't dwell in darkness; God dwells in light. I... Never fear, sister; He was the One Who sent me. It's up to Him to do it. I'll only tell the truth and preach the Gospel; then it's up to Him to judge and do the rest. Just a job that I have to do.
E-57 Now, what am I doing? I'm doing the same thing the Lord did. He went up to the, Samaria. The Father told Him to go up there, but didn't tell Him what to do. The Bible said, that He had need go by there. His was on His road to Jericho, down the mountain. But He went around Samaria. When He got there, He set down, sent the disciples away to see what the Father would have Him do, 'cause He said, "I do nothing till He shows Me." A woman come out. He talked with the woman awhile, enough to get a conversation to catch her spirit. He found where her trouble was and told her, her trouble. And as soon as He told her, her trouble, she recognized that that was the Messiah. She said, "We know the Messiah will do that. But You must be a prophet. He said, "I'm the Messiah." And she said, "That's the sign was to follow Him."
E-58 Now, would you believe the same? You will. May He grant it, is my prayer. Now, if ever who's the engineer on this here, I never... It's in another world. I don't know whether my voice gets loud enough to hear it or not; you just watch it ever who's a doing it, and step it up or whatever it needs. You see? Now, if the audience can hear me yet, the woman seems to be moving away from me. Between she and I stands a Light, the Light that you see on the picture. Now, I see It breaking through, and it's in a--a room, something like a hospital room. And now she's suffering; she had an operation. And the operation was for a--a hideous black spirit called cancer. And the cancer, she had a breast removed. And from that breast removing, now she has a swollen arm as a results of it. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. That was the truth. You're the judge. How would I know anything about you? Something's here that's telling me something about you, whatever it was. That's right, isn't it? Do you believe it's Christ wanting to help you? You do. How many believes the same? Then let us pray for the woman. Would you come here just a moment, sister. Merciful God, of this poor dear woman standing here, I'm thinking my own little mother tonight, maybe on her knees praying for me. And this may be somebody's mother. I pray that You'll help her, Lord, as I lay hands upon her. Thou hast said this, "If they lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." And I pray that this woman, whatever her trouble may be, that it may cease and God will receive glory. For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen. Now, go believing. The dark shadow left from around you. All right.
E-59 Now, do you love the Lord? Now, don't you think we ought to say, "Thank You, Jesus?" Thank You, Jesus. That's right, He wants to be worshipped. Now, be real, real reverent. Lady, I--I suppose that we have never met before all of our life? Now, here, listen. There's a spirit, oh, if you'll just stay long enough in the meetings till you get this little superstition away from you. See? I know you think you're believing. And you are partially, but just watch. Here, watch quickly. There's something wrong with this woman that's wrong with that woman setting right there, the same thing. You have trouble with your leg, that you want me to pray for. You have the same. That's right. All right. Not only that, but there's something wrong with your chest too. If that's right, lady, just stand up to your feet, this young woman setting here on the front. All right. Do you believe? You were setting there wondering. And when this woman walked up here, a real strange feeling come to you. If that's right...? That's right. See? What was it? It was that same spirit, demon, was tormenting this woman was tormenting that, and is tormenting that man setting right back there looking at me too, leg trouble. All right. If you'll believe with all your heart... See, what he's doing? That's a kindred spirit. He knows that the Spirit of God is present and he's scared. That's exactly right. All right.
E-60 God bless you, lady. The darkness that hung over you is gone. Your faith, you touched Something, didn't you? I don't know you. Have I ever seen you? Are we total strangers? You're just a woman that set there? Is that right, sir, her husband setting there? Total strangers, never seen each other, probably never heard of one another. I know I never heard of you. As far as I know I don't know who you are. So there we are, perfect strangers. And your wife was healed setting there. What was it? It's the Spirit of the living God. Can't you see it, church? Certainly. Now, I say to you: You believe like she did. Say to the Lord Jesus, "Lord, I believe," and find out what happens.
E-61 Now, let's see. Your trouble was the same as that trouble. Now, if I... Do you believe God? You believe that's it's over? It's your faith that does it, nothing I can do. Here, I see somebody else appear, and that's a younger woman than you are. It's your daughter. And she's doing something by a pulpit; she's a preacher. And she's real nervous, and she's going through the menopause, and you were standing there praying for her then. That's right. If that's right raise up your hand. You believe? Then have faith in God and you can be healed. The Lord bless you, sister; you go and receive and believe just what you have, and it'll all be all right for you. Amen.
E-62 I don't believe we ever met, totally strangers, no way at all for me to know you. All right. Now, don't move; just set still just a minute. They won't let me stay too long. Be in no hurry. Yes, mother, setting right there on the end with that little thing around your head like, right, the second row back there, you've got a chest trouble and a throat trouble. Yes, sir. You were setting there praying to be healed. Stand up on your feet just a minute. Receive your healing now. You touched Him. Believe it with all your heart; it'll be over. Amen.
E-63 Do I know you? No. No, ma'am. If I don't know you raise up your hand, so... Never seen you in my life. All right, just believe. That's all He asks: to believe. If I don't know you, the Lord will reveal to me what you're standing here for, will you believe Him? If the audience don't believe now they never will. They've already made up their minds whether they're going to or not. But you're here for a condition in the stomach. You got a bad stomach trouble, and that's... I see you waking up through the night, rubbing yourself, like that. That's exact... Got out of the bed many times to hold yourself like this, just recently did it and walked on the floor. Lady, that is true. No one in the world knowed that but you and God, because there's nobody else awake. Not only that, but I see you also suffering with a headache. You got a trouble in your head that causes you to have severe headaches. And then another thing, that you might know that I be God's servant just here under the--His permission; you've got a knot under your arm that you want me to pray for. If that's right wave your hand back and forth like this. Do you believe it's over? Then it is. Amen. Go and receive as you have believed. God be merciful. If you can believe...
E-64 Lady with a blue coat on, setting right there, Light over you, you from Wisconsin setting there, Madison, Wisconsin... Uh-huh. I never seen you in my life. If that's right raise up your hand, if we're perfectly strangers. But there's that Light. Can't you see that, people, right over that woman? Something wrong with your foot, you want prayed for, and sinus trouble. That's right. Well, you've touched Something. You're forty feet or more from me. We never met before, but the Holy Spirit's here. All right, believe now and go home; it'll all be over. Amen.
E-65 We're strangers too. Is that right? Just so you hold your hand that people can see. No way for me to know anything about you, we're strangers. The Holy Spirit's here Who knows us both though. Is that right? If God will reveal to me something in your life that'll tell you what has been, you'll know whether that's true or not. Your trouble, what you want me to pray for, is your back (That's right.), a back trouble. Now, you pray and ask Jesus for something else, and see if He can hear prayer and answer prayer. All right, yes, there's somebody else you're praying for. That's a child. That's right. And the child has had polio, got something wrong with its arm. Correct. I see they're taking it to church though. It's a church; it's... The parents belongs to a church. That's right. You want me to tell you what church they belong to? They're Methodists. That's right. Now, go, believe with all your heart and you'll receive just what you've asked for. God grant it. Are we dead in sin and trespasses? Has our unbelief so closed us up?
E-66 Young man, are we strangers to each other? I never seen you in my life. We're... But when a man came to meet the Lord Jesus one time, He told him what his trouble was and where he was and something or other about him. And--and when... as soon as that was done, what did this Nathanael say? "Thou--Thou art the Christ; Thou art the King of Israel." Now, if I don't know you, and I have no ability of my own; I--I'm just a man like you are; then there's got to be something because... Do you believe God promised this? You believe it? You're not here for yourself; you're standing here for somebody else. And that person is a person that's played with you, younger. It's your brother. That's right. And that person isn't here. That person's from another country. That's right. Got stomach trouble, high blood pressure, and that person's in a place where it's... It's not like this country here. It's a place where there's a lot of pines, great big high pines and mountains. And he's in a city that sets on a hill. And the hill is near a lakeside. I've been in that city; it's Washington, Bellingham, Washington near the Puget Sound; THUS SAITH THE LORD. You believe? Then go and receive; as you have believed, so will it be to you. Have faith; don't doubt. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible."
E-67 Pray. You pray and the heart trouble will leave you. You believe it will? Then go accept it, and go be made well. In Christ's Name, may God grant it to you, is my prayer. Now, when I said heart trouble to her, a strange feeling come to you, when I said heart trouble. Because the same thing was on her was on you, and it's both gone. You believe me to be His servant? All right, then it's gone. And you go believing. You can have just exactly what you ask for, if--if you'll believe.
E-68 There's times in your life, recently, when you be--make a step it hurts you. That arthritis is bad. Do you believe that God will make you well? You do? Then go on your road and rejoice and thank God for it; it'll leave you and won't come again. Are you believing? Now, you out in the audience, you start believing. Start having faith, believing God. Somebody... I have no way of knowing you, I--I can only say what He tells me. I--I--I--I--I don't operate this; it operates me. I just yield myself. It's your faith that does it.
E-69 Here, here's a woman setting right here by this man setting right here on the front seat, head down praying. Do you believe, sister? You're a Christian, a believer. If you... If God will reveal to me what you're praying about... Am I a stranger to you? Here that, where the Light's a hanging, the little lady setting there. You believe with all your heart? It's your throat, and also your nose. That's right, isn't it? All right, you're healed. You can go home.
E-70 How many wants to be healed now, raise your hands, just say, "I want to be healed." Are you convinced? Do you believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, is here? Do you believe it's Him doing it? If you do raise your hand to Him like this. Yes. How I've often wondered, the biggest mystery that I've ever seen... In Durban, South Africa, when something like that taken place, thirty thousand raw heathens came to Christ at one time. I made one prayer. And Brother Bosworth, who's body is laying in state tonight, stood there, a honest man, where they took twenty-five thousand records of healings in one prayer. The next day they had seven truck loads of crutches, stretchers, clubs, and things that the people walked on, that they picked up on the fairground, where a hundred and fifty thousand people were setting: seven truck loads, big cattle trucks, just because they seen the Presence of God, and they believed it with all their heart and got right up and went away healed. But we're so full of superstitions. Doctor Jones said, "It's hypnotism." Doctor Sobody, says, "Well, it can't be trusted." And you been so indocumated by all kinds of theologies until it's hard for the Holy Spirit to move in. Let's throw that thing away tonight. Let's believe God. And stand up on your feet just a minute. I want to ask you a sincere question, "What more could the Holy Spirit do?" Christ come and died. Christ paid the price. Christ returned back into His branches to prove His work of His resurrection. He's here with His promise through the Bible, with His Spirit desi--saying that's He's here. He... Only thing is left is for you to believe it, and accept it, and act on it. Is that right? Then let us pray.
E-71 Lord God, Creator of heavens and earth, Author of Everlasting Life, and Giver of every good and perfect gift, send Thy Spirit of power upon this audience and seep down through here till You find a honest heart, full of faith, then heal that person. Eternal God, may the Spirit come into their body and quicken them to a new faith that they've never knowed before, knowing that Jesus Christ, God's Son, is here, and the Spirit that will judge them at the judgment seat of Christ, will--is standing here now in our Presence. May all the sickness, and diseases, and afflictions, and doubt be escaped and go from this building, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. You that believe and accept your healing, raise your hands to God and say, "I believe. Lord, I believe." God bless you. All that loves Him say a great big "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen."Ed.] All right, Doctor Lee Vayle.