Sermon The Called-Out / 58-0109 / Lane Tech High School in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. // - 1 hour and 33 minutes PDF MP3 low MP3 HQ

The Called-Out

E-1 Amen. [Brother Joseph Boze says, "We're so happy to.."--Ed.] Thank you, brother Joseph. [Brother Boze continues, "have you with us."] Let us pray. O Lord, we are grateful to Thee for the privilege of coming out again tonight to worship Thee. And we would ask that Your Presence would bless us all. And may we tonight have the privilege of seeing You win souls to the Kingdom of God, bringing back those sheep that's gone astray. O eternal and blessed God, speak to us through Thy Word like never before. And give us the desire of our heart to see the children born into the Kingdom. Then heal the sick and the afflicted; get glory out of the service, as we commit ourselves unto Thee. For we ask it in the Name of Thy holy and beloved Child, Jesus. Amen. May be seated.
E-2 I was so happy this afternoon to learn that a little help is on the road for me, that Brother Tommy Osborn, my good brother and friend, is to arrive here now with his picture "Black Gold," for Saturday night, I believe it is. And then he will also help in Sunday afternoon. Brother Tommy will be preaching and praying for the sick, so I know you will enjoy this great servant of the Lord, Brother Tommy Osborn. And now, tonight if the Lord willing... I--I have two Bibles, and I--I don't want to preach both of them through, but I had one text, or one Scripture I wish to read in one, and then a text in the other.
E-3 In the Book of Saint Luke's Gospel, the 17th chapter, and beginning with the 26th verse, we read this: And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they did drink, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the floods came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also... it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they build; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. And now, by the way of a text... So I read that to have a context. In the blessed Scriptures in Genesis the 19th chapter and the 22nd verse, it reads this way: ... escape thee hither; for I can do nothing till thou come thither. And I would like to take for a subject tonight, if the Lord would permit it that way, "The Called-Out."
E-4 Last evening it was laid upon my heart to speak on the subject of "The Handwriting On The Wall." And the Lord did bless us. And not only did He bless us, but He furthered His Kingdom by letting us read His Word, and to let the Holy Spirit reveal to us the things that's so close at hand. And in doing so we typed the great modern Babylon with the great modern America. And we found that in this nation of ours today, we found ourselves in the same kind of a fix that they were in when they had a handwriting on the wall. And then we also found out that we have a handwriting on the wall, and the same conditions, morally speaking. They were drinking wine with the ill-famed women in those days, called concubines, and today called, well, movies stars, and so forth. They were in their class then, but now they're just scattered all everywhere.
E-5 Sin is like an egg that's been broken in a saucer. And sin would be the yellow in the middle. I believe it's called the yoke. And when you go to picking in that yoke, it scatters all over the egg. And that's the way sin is. You just going to commercializing it, and--and fixing it up, and making it look pretty, and giving it another name, you scatter it through everywhere. That's what sin has did in this great lovely nation of ours. It has been glamortized, or I mean glaminized. Sin has become glamor. Years ago, they used have old Charlie Barleycorn, a horrible looking creature with his hat pulled down over his ears, and looked like some prehistoric animal. That was the Charlie Barleycorn of a few years ago. Today he's all polished up. He's in what they call a bumper, and he's popular in a lot of so called Christianized boxes. That's right. But he's the same old evil demon.
E-6 It used to be that sometimes grandma, for a toothache she'd smoke an old cane pipe. But, oh, how popular that devil has become. Daughter, mother, and the little children, even smoke, and it's popular, but it's sin just the same. It's just hid under another name. It used to be wrong for people to gamble. They had places, like, of ill fame where such things went on, saloons, where respectable people didn't attend. And women, used to, when they would come down the street where there was a saloon, they'd pass on the other side. But today she puts her foot on the bar, lets some little babysetter take care of her children, and she's become a barfly instead of a mother. She's more popular. And gambling, it used to be in the dens and dives of the low underworld, has become that every time company comes, they get out the cards and go to playing. It's still sin. God will you make you pay for your sin. He hates sin, because He's a holy God. And a holy God cannot tolerate sin. If He could've stood sin, He would've stopped the whole thing when the first sin was committed. But sin requires death, and they that do such is dead already in sin and trespasses. I know that hurts, but that's what I mean it to do, is to hurt.
E-7 We seen that through them great evils, we see a sweep of the oncoming judgments for this country; for God cannot let us get by with sin. He could not be a righteous God and let us live the way we're living, without making us pay for it. As I have said before, I say again: If the God of heaven lets us get by with what we're doing, He, to be just, would have to resurrect Sodom and Gomorrah and apologize to them for destroying them, for we're just as bad as they were, maybe worse. And now, anyone who has the slightest bit of real Spirit of God in them, can feel the hot blast of the oncoming judgment. In your spirit you can discern and know that there is something fixing to happen. The whole world is quivering, the little nations, the big nations, for in the hands of Bolsheviks, communists, ungodly, bloodless, heartless cults, lays the power to send this world to its ashes in one minute's time. Just the mercies of God, being longsuffering, is all that's a holding it. We can become Russia's satellite before in the morning. And yet we don't notice it; we just go right on, and they don't know what all this nervous condition's about when the world has become a neurotic. Even the psychiatrists themselves are having nervous breakdowns.
E-8 The natural will never will able to interpret the supernatural; neither could the magicians and the astrologers ever read the handwriting on the wall. It took the Spirit-filled man to do so. Those astrologers could not read unknown tongues. They had not the gift of interpretation to know the supernatural. Therefore, they didn't know what it was all about. That's what the world is today. They've dilly-dallied along in the things of rock-and-roll parties, and big shindigs in their churches, and cold formal sermons on the flowers, and so forth, and the Gospel has been neglected. And they know nothing about the supernatural. You can speak to them on this, altogether, message that should be taught everywhere of the coming of the Lord, and they laugh at it, and it's the most needed message in the land. But the spiritual people, the borned again, knows that something's fixing to happen, and they're happy about it. Because it's the coming of the Lord Jesus the second time for His Church. But the unsaved, they don't know what it's all about. It seems to be a supernatural move.
E-9 I had the privilege just the last couple years of having one of the greatest meetings the Lord ever let me have in Bombay, India. And just before getting there, I'd studied much of their nation, found out that the Medes-o-Persians that took Babylon from Belteshazzar, their tribe settled up there, and it's called the Hindus today. And then I was reading in their paper, and I had the clipping of it yet today, something that was startling. When I read something that seems to have a spiritual significance, I like to keep it; for God never moves unless it means something. And I was reading that where they said in their paper, they'd just had a great earthquake that shook a great part of their country; you read that in your own American papers about two years ago. And it was said, for about two or three days before this earthquake struck, a great strange thing took place, that all the sheep and the cattle that used to hang around the walls...
E-10 In India, instead of having fences, they have walls. And their barns are made of stone, many of them. And where the cattle would stand around in the shade of the wall, all the cattle and the sheep took off to the middle of the field. And the little birds that had their nest up in the coves of the barns, flew away, out into the forest before the earthquake happened, because the walls would fall on them. There was no one to drive them out. There was no literal sign to show that there was an earthquake coming. But being that God takes care of His own, they had a feeling. They was impressed by the Holy Spirit to get out away from the trouble. And it seems to me that men who are made in the image of God, feeling this great pressure coming on, should go to safety. But they don't do it. They won't listen. Though the warning voice of God speaks day after day, night after night, but men desires to live in sin. You know, it's later than we think. People thinks they got plenty of time, but the Scriptures declares it's later than we think. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, and the days of Lot, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man."
E-11 Let us see what taken place in the days of the coming of the destruction and judgment in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot. They were both affiliated with the third destruction. Jesus said, "Just as it were in those days, so will it be when the Son of man comes the--the second time." It'll be just like it was then. And we're taught that in the days of Noah, and not only at that time, but in the days of Lot, as junction times... And every time before judgment comes to the earth, God sends mercy call. Just before the days of the antediluvian destruction God sent a prophet to the earth, Enoch. And He sent an Angel, and He sent a message, and He did the supernatural. But what did man do? They eat, they drank, they planted, they build; they rejected the call of the message. Though the message that each of those men... Both Lot and Noah their message consisted of this: grace, mercy, and deliverance. Grace, God's mercy to the people, was presented through grace, and deliverance was presented to the people, but they turned it down. What did we find them doing? Laughing, scoffing, making fun, marrying wives, living in adultery, building, planting.
E-12 Look at the building program today. And let me say something right here also. Look at the advancement in the scientific world. Now, I say this, not to scandalize, neither do I say it to hurt feelings; I only say it because it's the truth. But those kind of works comes from the other side. The sons of Cain become great builders and great scientists, to temper iron and metals, and build; and the great scientific world was a very religious world but come from Cain. But the lineage that come from Seth were poor, humble peasant type who believed God. And when the prophet preached, they received it. When the supernatural was done, they received it. And when deliverance was offered, they received it, and the other side perished in the judgments of the Lord God. They thought because they were smart, that they could just live with any woman they wished to. Because they were smart, they could drink and it was nobody's business. But God hates sin, and He will not let it go unjudged. And the very thing that destroyed the unbeliever, took the believer to safety. It was the waters of judgment that destroyed the unbeliever, and it was the same waters that packed Noah to safety. And it's the Gospel message that will destroy the unbeliever, that'll take the Church in the rapture before the judgment ever strikes. They will be safely carried through.
E-13 Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." And when this is done, then the end time shall be. When the Gospel has reached the world, our blessed Saviour said, "Then the end shall be." Now, He never said when you've passed tracts over the world, or when you sent Bibles over the world, or when you have sent missionaries over the world, but when this Gospel has been preached. What is the Gospel then? Paul said, "The Gospel came to us not in Word only, but through the power and the demonstrations of the Holy Spirit," the Holy Spirit making the Word manifest. For if you follow the very next verse, when He said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature," He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world," to manifest Himself the same yesterday, today, and forever.
E-14 Most time, when we try to bring this message, our words seem to the world as like just Lot's did to his kinfolks. It seems to me that we were mocking to them, or they're idle words. Their pastors either bypassed this great message of deliverance, or tried to explain it out into another generation to come. But the facts of it is, that the Angel of the Lord is present to confirm the Word and manifest the power of the Holy Ghost, and these signs follow. They tried to mock, and they said to Lot... Why, they just made fun of Lot: his own kindred. And Lot was a just man. The Bible said that their sins vexed his righteous soul daily to see the perversion. And this nation is loaded with it, the misusing of the human body. When it's on the rampage, alcoholics, dope fiends, teen-age, juvenile delinquency, just like it was then... And men mock at It. And when they see the supernatural signs of the Lord God, they try to say that we're mocking religion.
E-15 Someone said not long ago, wrote me a letter, some great doctor of divinity. And he said, "Mr. Branham, get next yourself. You are trying to impersonate the Lord Jesus." Said, "You're only making a mock." How little this poor decrepit man knew, that it's not a man can do that. It's the sign of the end time, and He's fulfilling it. But they mocked at Lot. "Oh, don't listen to him. The man's crazy. How could this great place be destroyed?" How could Sodom and Gomorrah, the greatest city on the known earth, how could it be destroyed with fire and brimstone? They say today, "How could the world be burnt over? How could the world be destroyed?" My most beloved brother, the same Word of God that spoke it into existence, says she'll go out of existence by the same way it was spoke in: by the Word of the Lord. Amen. That is true. God be merciful to this poor, miserable, blind, wretched, and naked nation. Did not the Bible say, that, "You say, I'm rich, and increased in goods; I have need of nothing. And know not that thou art miserable, wretched, blind, and naked, and don't know it." What a pitiful condition.
E-16 I want you to notice something just for a moment, that comes to my mind. Before destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, we find that God had a prophet up on top of the mountain by the name of Abraham. And He had given him a promise, and he was willing to take the hard way and preach the real true Word, than to live in sin. And it was just before this great destruction taken place, that the Angel of the Lord met him. I want you to watch now. Noah's time it was water. Sodom and Gomorrah, it was fire. And we're taught by God's most holy Word, that this time it'll be fire. And notice the Scripture speaking. Sarah, around a hundred years old, Abraham, ninety and nine years old... Then Sarah would be eighty-nine. So many years ago it ceased to be with her as it is with woman. But yet, Abraham held on, for he knew that God was able to keep His promise. He was faithful. He stayed by the Word, the Word, the Word that God had spoken to him. That's how Angels appear to people, is when you stay by the Word, not by manmade theology, but by the Word, THUS SAITH THE LORD. That's when the Angels appear.
E-17 Abraham stayed by the Word. And while he was setting under the oak one day, he saw three Men coming up. And he was spiritual, for he knowed that God was still God. And as these Men begin to appear, Abraham run out to meet Them, and said, "Sirs, stop in just a moment, and let me fetch You just a little water to wash Your feet; and we'll make a little cake. And then You refresh Yourself, then You can be going. For this cause You have come." I wished I had time to go into those words, "For this cause You have come." And so when the little meal was made ready, and Abraham stood, watching these Men eat, the Angel had His back turned to the tent. The Bible said His back was to the tent, and Sarah was on the inside of the tent.
E-18 Watch the nature of this Angel, bringing the last message before destruction. He said, "Abraham, I'm going to keep My promise to you." I love that. That's our Father God. "I'll keep My promise to you. Just about the time of life, according to the time of life, about the next twenty-eight days, I'm going to visit you. And that baby that you've waited for these twenty-five years, you're going to have it." Poor little Sarah, kindly weak in faith... But in them days, the circumcision of the man brought the woman in also, for only the circumcision could be recognized before God. And the female could not be circumcised; therefore, the husband was the atonement for her, because they are one. Abraham's faith held Sarah at that time.
E-19 Sarah back in the tent, behind the Angel, when the Angel said, "Sarah will have the baby," Sarah, in her heart, not out loud, in her heart she laughed. And the Angel with His back to the tent, looking Abraham in the face, said, "Why did Sarah laugh?" What kind of a telepathy is that? In the tent... Discerning her thought behind him. Don't you see how the Scripture makes that plain? That was the last warning message before destruction. Open your eyes. Behind Him in the tent, not out loud, but in her heart, and the Angel of the Lord discerned what she did. "Why did she laugh?" And she was called forth. And she was trembling. She said, "I didn't laugh." He said, "Oh, yes, you did laugh." That was the Angel bringing the last message before fire fell from heaven. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so will it be in the days that the Son of man is revealed from heaven." You see the message? "When the Son of man is revealed from heaven..."
E-20 Now, when this Angel went to Sodom and begin to speak his message through a Man, they mocked at Him and laughed at Him. And they would not receive the message. Neither do they do it today. It's the very same thing, and they won't believe it. There's only one thing left; that's judgment. But notice, the Bible said they'd be like that. In II Timothy 3, the Bible said that they will be. "In the last days the Spirit speaks expressingly." That's directly, not to that day, but to the last day. "Men shall be heady, high-minded, lovers of television, things of the world." That goes in with it. "Lovers of the world, more than the lovers of God, trucebreakers, and false accusers, and despisers of those which are good..." You say, "That's atheists, Brother Branham. That must be communists." That's American, so-called Christians: "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power (the supernatural of the Gospel), from such, get away from their walls; from such turn away. For this is the sort that goes from house to house, and with societies, and so forth, leads silly women captive with sin, taken away with divers lusts," with all kinds of parties. And, "My church does this, and we have so much time," but no time to seek the Holy Ghost, and the notion and minds of God. They deny it. No time...
E-21 But I want you to notice Lot and also notice Noah. Before any rain could ever fall, before one drop of moisture come from the oncoming clouds of judgment... As we read last night, and I believe truly by the Gospel we see the handwriting on the wall. Anybody I believe, that was mentally balanced, could see that we have just a few hours left, and maybe this is the last one. But before one drop of water of judgment fell, Noah went in the ark. And did not Abraham say to the Angel, "Would the Judge of all the earth make the innocent suffer with the guilty?" Certainly not, the Judge of all the earth will do righteous. And notice before there was even one speck of fire that come from the skies, Lot was taken out of Sodom. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot, so will it be in the coming of the Son of God." And if the handwriting's on the wall, if the time of judgment is at hand, how close is the rapture of the Church? How close is it tonight? Think of it.
E-22 Noah went into the ark for safety. Lot came out of Sodom. One came out; the other went in. What is it the type of, when it's conglomerated together? It's the type of the Church coming out of the world for safety, and going into the ark of Christ to go to glory. One come out, the other went in. One come out to keep from being destroyed with the world; the other one went into the ark of safety. And Christ is the Ark of safety. And remember. Before that the judgments of hail, fire, and darkness swept over Egypt, Israel made her way to Goshen where there was light. And Egypt was left to wander in the darkness. Men and woman, listen to me now. Before you're left on this earth of misery, and canker here in sin, run to the Light as hard as you can go... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.], the Light, Christ Jesus, and accept His Message of mercy. "Hurry," said the Angel, "and escape thither, for I can't do nothing till thou has come out," judgment cannot come.
E-23 Russia's got the missile that'll put all of us on our knees. And so our scientists says that we are five years behind them. It'll be five years before we can catch up to where they are now. Our little sputnik fizzled about three foot off the ground. Theirs make trip after trip around the world. What is it speaking to us? God saying to His Church, "Come hither, for I can do nothing till thou hast come hither." God waiting for His Church to break down their denominational barriers and come together for a real outpouring of the Holy Spirit to lift her to glory. "I can do nothing until thou comes hither," waiting for us to come together.
E-24 Jesus said, "When the Son of man is revealed from heaven." Let me close by saying this: that the Son of man is now being revealed from heaven. "Will it come after while, Brother Branham?" It is now. And I hope I won't have to make this so personal of this own meeting, but that your spirit within you that's give you by God, can read what I'm talking about. The Son of man has already come from glory and is revealing Himself for the past few years to His Church in mercy, showing them His great Presence, doing the same things that He did when He was here on earth, revealing Himself like He did to Abraham. Before the destruction, He has come now in mercy, revealing Himself to the Church. It's being laughed at and scoffed at. The next time He reveals Hisself, it'll be in judgment on the world and the nations that's forgot God and sinned their way of grace--their day of grace, rather, away. Because they have forgotten God. And they're doing the same thing that they did to the Angel of Lord back there, mocking and making fun of it. But He's here now in mercy.
E-25 He will come in judgment upon the nations, and while He is being revealed in mercy, oh, hurry ye hither. Run quickly, children, get away from these manmade, Babylonian theological walls of unbelief and cold formalism. Run away from manmade theology. Get out in the middle of the field in God's grace, and there scream for mercy; for it is His Blood of His own Son that gives the mercy to us. Get away from this old world of doubt. Get away from your superstitions. Accept God's Message of mercy, and His Message of deliverance, and flee to the middle of His grace, and there scream, "Oh, Jesus, Thou Son of God, have mercy on me." For the walls of these manmade doctrines is going to crumble and perish with the unbelieving world. "For they that believe not, perished with those who believe not. The world of unbelief perished with those who believed not." But righteous Lot was taken out and so was Noah. Think of it, while we pray just a moment.
E-26 Now, men and women, as a servant of the most high God, and as your brother tonight. I plead with you to come away from every wall that you been standing by, of unbelief, of skeptics that says, "Well, maybe it's mind reading." What if Abraham would've thought that? Come away from those old manmade walls that say, "I am a Methodist. I am a Catholic. I am a Pentecostal." They're all manmade walls. Can't you feel that tug of the Spirit, that calls you away from that to the middle of God's grace, before the great quake takes place? Those little birds, they felt something, and they followed it. God's showing you something. Follow Him, the Lord Jesus. With your heads bowed... I wonder, sinner friend, if you'd raise your hand to Christ tonight and say, "God, be merciful to me. I don't want to stand in this condition at the end time." Would you put up your hand and say, "Pray for me, Brother Branham. Truly, in the sight of God, I don't want to die in the condition that I'm living in." Are you here? Just raise your hand. God bless you, lady. That takes courage. God bless you, lady. God bless you, sir. God bless you over here, sir. God bless you, lady, on this side. You say, "Brother Branham..." God bless you, my brother. God bless you. You, God bless you back there, sir.
E-27 Oh, blessed be the Lord. He's opening eyes. Aren't you happy He does it? For remember, "No man can raise his hand till My Father calls for it. And all that He foreknew, He's called. All that He called, He justified. All that He justified, He hath glorified." You could not raise your hand unless there was something in you more stronger than the gravitation of this earth. Gravitation holds your hands down; that's natural; that's scientific. But there's a spirit in you that tells you that you're wrong, and you want Christ; and you defy those laws and raise your hand to the Creator of heavens and earth. While His Presence is near, sinner friend, that hasn't raised your hand, fifteen or twenty has already put their hands up, will you put your hands up? God bless you, little one. Up in the balcony? You would think, "Well, there's somebody setting by me, Brother Branham." But, oh, my, yes, there's Somebody setting by you. It's the Angel of the Lord. Are you more afraid of the person that's setting by you or your social standing, than you are to defy the Gospel and walk out, after it's been preached and proven? Not asking you to join church; I'm asking you to run for mercy. God's saying, "Come hither, for I can do nothing till thou has come hither."
E-28 Would someone else raise their hand before we pray? God bless you over here, lady. God bless you back there, lady. God bless you, lady. God bless you over there, sir. Just waiting a little while longer. God bless you here, lady. God bless you, sir. God bless you over there, young fellow. God bless you, sister setting here. God bless this young man here on the front row. Someone else now that hasn't raised their hand, say, "Be merciful to me, O God. I now see the handwriting on the wall. Something is setting here at my seat, tugging at me, saying, "This is your time. You know you profess to be a Christian, but you're not." "Oh, I'd be ashamed to..." Don't be ashamed now. What you going to be when He comes? It's going to be to late. Come now. Would another raise their hand just before closing, say, "Be merciful to me, O God, my Father, be merciful"? God bless you, young man. "I now except you as my Saviour. I want you to take me into glory at that day, at the rapture. I want to go. For I know it can't be much longer; we're at the end time."
E-29 Is there backsliders that would raise your hands and say, "Be merciful to me, God. Let me run right back to the Kingdom as quick as I can. I've been around these old walls long enough. I want to come back home, Lord. I'm on my road right now." Would you raise your hand? God bless you. God bless you. God bless you. That's right. He sees every hand. How many's here that has just come up and accepted Christ as Saviour, and has never been borned again, never received the Holy Spirit? Though you've accepted Him as your Saviour, you'll never go in the rapture unless you're filled with the Holy Spirit. That's the Scripture. You cannot see the Kingdom of God unless you're borned again. And you want God to fill you with the new birth, let's see you raise your hands and say, "Be merciful to me, God. Send Your Spirit upon me." That's right. Great multitudes of hands... Now, we're going to pray.
E-30 Quietly and reverently, God, the old fashion Word of the Lord shall never lose Its power, till all the ransomed Church of God be saved to sin no more. When that poet wrote the hymn, Father, wonder if he knew just what he was writing? When the last one is brought in, then the Word will not be effective anymore, it'll be like casting pearls before swines over the whole earth. But as we see our nation riding under the tide of judgment, and we see across the sea, yonder, black arms, yellow, and brown, reaching out and crying for mercy, our hearts are stirred within us. And may the people who's to look at this picture, the coming Saturday, if You tarry, may they catch the vision. We thank thee, most holy God for Your mercy to these tonight who's raised their hands. Many of them, Lord, who are sinners that put up their hands, and said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner." Thou hast said in Thy Word, "He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting Life; and shall not be judged with the wicked, come into the judgment, but has passed from death unto Life Eternal." Thank You for them, Lord. They're Yours now.
E-31 The net has been throwed, the Gospel net. I don't know what it caught. It might've caught turtles; it might've caught snakes; it might've caught lizards; but surely it's caught some fish also. Thou knowest the hearts of the people. I want to believe that every one was fish, use for the Master's table now. Grant it, Lord. Fill with the Holy Spirit, quickly, so the Church can get ready to go thither. May they escape just now, Lord, from all creeds and denominations, to the bosom of the Lord Jesus, the Ark of safety, so that the fire that's been revealed from heaven to test those that are upon the earth... Grant it, Lord. And praise shall be Thine, as we commit them to Thee in Jesus' blessed Name. Amen.
E-32 Just keep that music a minute, going. Oh, how I love that. You know, I'm not a boy no more. One of these days I'm going to open this Bible its last time. I hope I'm standing at the pulpit when it happens. I love Him. I know that He is real. How I love to call my poor lost decrepit brother and sister to His mercy and grace. Those old songs just thrill me. They're inspiring. When Jesus was on earth, He referred to them. He said, "Is not it written in the Psalms," that's songs. O Lamb of God, I come! I come! Let's sing it once. Just as... (Will you just raise your hand if you really mean it?)... one plea, But that Thy Blood was shed for me, And that Thou bid me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come! Get this on your mind now as we hum this. One of these days we'll be standing, and you'll be changed. These mortal, vile bodies will be turned back from an old man to a young. We'll go in the air to meet Him, and to be with Him, and to fellowship together forever. Because, I promise, I believe, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
E-33 Oh, won't it be wonderful on that day? Aren't you happy today to be a living to see the Son of man revealing Himself to His Church? "In the day that the Son of man is revealed..." What does He do? Reveal Himself in mercy first. Then the next time, He reveals Hisself in judgment to condemn those who spurn mercy. Now it's time. What is He reveal Himself? In mercy, saving your soul, giving you of His Life, giving you joy instead of sadness, faith in the stead of fear, healing in the stead of sickness, revealing Himself to you in His mercy, the very same way He did back there. And if He's doing that now, how far is the rapture away and judgment? How many understands what I'm talking about? Handwriting, the revealing of the Lord Jesus.
E-34 Just think, this is the first time it's ever been done since He was on earth. When He revealed Hisself here on earth to the Jews, how did He do it? Philip went and found Nathanael under a tree. When he come to Jesus, Jesus told him who he was, and where he was before he come. And it made a believer out of him. He was revealing Himself. Is that right? Destruction followed, in the besiege of Jerusalem by Titus in A.D. 96, afterwards. What did the Jews say? "He's an evil spirit." What did He say? "I, in My day, when I'm revealing Myself now, I'll forgive you for that. But in the day that the Holy Ghost reveals like that, one word against It will never be forgiven in this world or the world to come."
E-35 When He revealed Hisself to the Samaritans. How did He reveal it? To the woman at the well, and told her what was wrong with her. She said, "I perceive that You're a prophet, Sir. We know when the Messiah cometh, He will do those things." He said, "I'm He that speaks." And she run quickly into the city and said, "Come, see a Man Who told me the things that I've done. Isn't this the Messiah?" That's the same God, the same Angel, the same Spirit that was in that One that revealed Himself to Abraham, the same way, the same manner, the same message. And Jesus Himself said it would be in the coming of the Son of man. It would be revealed the same way.
E-36 I don't know nothing else to say. May the Lord reveal Hisself in mercy to His children, is my prayer. Lord Jehovah, now, Lord, I've spoke to these people with all my heart. For I realize that I'll have to give an account at that hour when You come of my words. My words will either take me up, or it will condemn me. And I have not spoken my words; I have spoken Your Words. So therefore, Lord, by faith I look for You to come after me someday in peace. I love my brethren and my sisters, all of the offsprings of Adam, of this human race. And I see that this is the end time, when the Gospel has been preached and rejected just as You said. And now, in this last hour, You've sent the same Angel down to do the same things. Men has been taught in their own made theology, and they laugh at It and mock at It. That's the same thing they did in the other days, Lord. May this little company tonight not fail to see that. And even had His picture taken as a scientific proof, that even Cain's people will be without any excuse in that day.
E-37 Grant now, Lord, that He will come and comfort and reveal Himself as the Son of God from heaven, the same yesterday, today, and forever, in the closing of this Gentile age. As Thou hast been to us in the last few years, permitting these things to be done for Your glory, may it be done again tonight for the Gospel's sake, that the Words of our Lord might be made manifest, which said, "The things that I do, shall you also; even more of it, for I go to My Father. A little while and the world will see Me no more; yet ye shall see Me. I will be with you, even in you, to the end of the world." Thank You, Lord. We thank Thee in the Name of Thy loving Son, the Lord Jesus. Amen. We're going to call some people to be prayed for; that is, if Billy give out any. Did he give out cards tonight? All right. What was it? B's. All right. Where did we call from last night? Wasn't it... Oh, that's right, we never had any prayer cards last evening. We just called right from the audience. We can do that again tonight, if the Holy Spirit will permit, or I can call a prayer line. I don't want to get too many prayer cards out, because Brother Osborn and I'll probably have to bring everyone through the line anyhow.
E-38 So tonight let's call somewhere from the cards of B. I believe we called from 50, and from 1, and from 85. I think that's about right, the best of my memory. Let's call from 25 tonight. That's another new number. How... If you might wonder why we give out the prayer cards, I'll show you if you're a stranger. How many in here is sick and wants the Lord to heal you, raise your hands, anybody in the building? Now who would be first. See, we have to give out the prayer cards in order to get the Holy Spirit to move among us. Then He goes right on out through the meeting and heals the sick. How many is thoroughly convinced that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, thoroughly convinced that He promised to reveal Himself just the same? He's the same in principle, the same in power, the same in Spirit, the same in action. The only thing is, just not having a corporal body. So He said what? "I am the Vine; ye are the branches." The vine doesn't bear fruit. It purges the branch, and it bears fruit. All right.
E-39 A word keeps coming to me; I might explain. There's somebody in here now that's wondering about the Angel, Who It was. And I called this Angel, "the Lord." Abraham... Ever who's a doubting it, or thinking of it, is a scholar. Abraham called the Name of that Angel that talked to him. "Lord," which is Elohim, the great almighty Jehovah. He was revealed in a human body. And He was made manifest in the body of His own Son, Jesus. And He's made manifest tonight in the body of every believer who will yield himself to Him. "I'll be with you, in you, to the end of the world." All right. Where'd I... 25, what... Who has prayer card 25, raise up your hand. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]
E-40 Here's where the Word of God must be revealed in truth, or It's found in error, for Jesus Christ made the promise. You're aware of that. And just as true as we're in the end time, Christ is here revealing Himself, "Hiding it from the eyes of the educated, wise and prudent, and revealing it to babes such as will learn." Bringing His Church, that, showing His manifestation, revealing Himself before judgment is revealed, because He always sends an Angel of mercy before He sends a Angel of destruction. Read the Bible, read the history, and see if that isn't true. How do you do? Is this the person to be prayed for? Here stands a lady, a colored woman. As far as I know, I have never seen that woman in my life; and I'm sure I don't know her. Are we strangers to each other? Are we, madam? If that is, if you'd just raise up your hand so the people would see that we are strangers.
E-41 Now, this is a beautiful picture, a portrait of what happened in Saint John the 4th chapter: a woman, a man, two different races: a Samaritan and a Jew then, a white man and a colored woman here: a Samaritan woman and a Jew in the Bible scene. But if Jesus made Hisself known to the race of the Samaritans in the way that He did then, by telling that woman what was in her heart... And she said, "You must be a prophet, but we know that's the sign of the Messiah." And He said, "I'm He." If that's the way He was made known yesterday to the Samaritan, He will have to make it known to the colored race today to be the same. He's revealing Himself. If He will... And here's my hands up; I've never seen the woman in my life. Her with her hand up, that she... I know her not, nothing about her, never seen her, nor nothing.
E-42 Then, if the Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus Christ in the same power, how many will accept Him as Messiah and believe? All you people should do it. As people, eternity bound people, the Bible between us, I have never seen the woman in my life, as I know of, till right now. There it is. Now what is it? Is it... You say... Well if, it's happened, it'll have to be supernatural; we all know that. And that's the way God always reveals Himself before the end time in supernatural. Before the Babylonian kingdom was destroyed, before Noah went into the ark, before Moses brought the children out of Israel, before Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed, always, before Jerusalem was destroyed... Always, it's by the supernatural, and promised to do the same thing in this day.
E-43 Now, you can say like they did in that day, "Oh, it's Beelzebub, a fortuneteller. It's..." But if anybody knows what fortunetelling is, they know that fortunetelling is a lie of the devil, and is not half the time correct. And fortunetellers doesn't preach the Gospel and get people saved. Did you ever hear of one? No. And you never will. They're devil-possessed people with a perverted spirit. That's exactly right. The Angel of the Lord preaches righteousness, and repentance, and the coming of the Lord, and shows signs. 'Course, the devil takes a fortuneteller, or a soothsayer to impersonate, but an impersonation only declares there's a real one. A bogus dollar only declares there's a real dollar.
E-44 So, lady, no matter what I would say, one word from God will mean more than I could say in fifty lifetimes. But you be the judge. If you're here for something, I don't know. You know I have no way of knowing what you're here for. But if He does reveal to me, like He did to His, by His Son, the Lord Jesus to the woman at the well, then you will believe that it comes from God? Now, if I said, "Are you sick?" You'd say, "Yes, sir, I'm sick." I'd say, "Well, the Lord's going to heal you." You'd have a right to doubt that. He...
E-45 She, the woman at the well would've had a right to doubt, if He'd told her, "Well, woman, you're--you're a Gentile; you're a Samaritan; you--you won't be saved." But He told her where the secret was in her heart. Therefore, she knew that had to come from a spiritual power. And she'd been taught that when Messiah cometh like Abraham and all them times there, it would be the same thing. And she was spiritual enough, though a prostitute, she was spiritual enough to catch it. Certainly. I don't know who you are or nothing about you, but He does. But if He will reveal it to me, the audience has promised to believe, and so have you.
E-46 I just wished I had some vocabulary to explain this just now. There's nothing can do it. You know what it feels like? Every person in here is under my control. That's right. The Holy Spirit is here, the anointing. It doesn't make me jump up and scream; that's the blessings of the Lord. A lot of times you Pentecostal people gets fooled by that. Jesus had the greatest anointing of any man. And He read a Scripture, and just as I have read now. And He said, "This day this Scripture is fulfilled in your eyes." And what did He do? He read the Scripture and never run over the place. He sat down, and precious words come from His mouth, the greatest anointing that was ever anointed; because the Scripture had said, "I have put My Spirit upon Him, to show judgment, to heal the sick," and so forth. He said it. That's the blessings of your salvation, that you're enjoying there, the blessings, not the power, the Spirit.
E-47 But now He's here. That woman couldn't hide her life if she had to now. That's right. The lady has a trouble in her side that she wants prayed for. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. You also have a skin trouble, a disease that you want me to pray for. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. That is true. Let her be the judge. Did you hear my voice? But that wasn't my voice. I don't know the woman. Whatever He spoke, was something, some other Person that's using my voice. Do you believe it was the Holy Spirit? Now, you out there, go to believing, you that's not going to be called up here tonight. You start believing, and say, "Lord, reveal to me. Let me touch Your garment, Lord." Don't be nervous. Just say, "Let me touch Your garment, Lord. Let him turn around and speak to me." See what happens.
E-48 If I talk to the woman a little longer, more would be said. Would you like for me, you colored people, like for me to talk to the lady just a little longer? Raise your hands, if you would. I don't know that He would, but maybe He will. Would you like for me to speak to you just a little longer, see what the Holy Spirit would say? Now, whatever He said was wrong, I don't know now. Only way I'll ever know is by these recordings that's being taken here. And the recordings is always at the office or back there. You can get them.
E-49 Now, if the audience still hears my voice. The woman is doing something to her side. It's a trouble in her side. That's right. And then right at this time, she's praying for somebody else, which is her sister. That's what you're praying about, right now in your heart. And your sister is afflicted, sick. And she has arthritis; she has heart trouble, and she coughs a lot. It's asthma. Then I see a man appear. It is a man... It's your bro... No, it's your brother-in-law. He has arthritis and heart trouble. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Do you now believe? You believe? It's going to be just as you have believed unto you. The Lord be with you, and God bless you, my sister.
E-50 Have you believed? Now, real reverent. How do you do? As far as I know, young lady, this is the first time that I've ever stood in your presence, or you stood in mine. I guess that's so. Is it? If it would, would you just raise up your hand? Now, here is a white woman, white man. Now, to you white people, if the Lord Jesus will make Hisself known to this girl standing here, who I have never seen in my life... And she doesn't know me, and has never seen me, unless it were somewhere in a meeting. You was once in a meeting, but not on the platform? Just here... All right. Then we're total strangers to each other.
E-51 Now, if He makes known what you are here for, then you can be the judge of that, whether it's so, or not. You'll know. You're aware that something's going on, a feeling like you've maybe never felt before, a real sweet, humble feeling. The Angel of the Lord is that Light that's standing between you and I. And I see the young woman; she's holding her heart. She has a heart trouble. And she has some kind of a smothering spells, like. She smothers. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. That is right. I see you got a--someone else that you've just been talking to; it's a relative that's real happy about something. It's your sister, and she had just been healed of a gland trouble and of a colon trouble. And she was a nervous girl. Then I see another one appear, and that's been some time ago, a sister that was healed in my meeting. She had cancer and was healed. You're not from this city. You're from Detroit, Michigan. And your name's Irene. Your last name is Dunn. And your sister's name is something like Viola. Go home and be well, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and may you have what you have asked. Amen. If thou canst only believe, all things are possible.
E-52 What do you think, lady. Do you believe that these things come from God in His mercy being revealed in the last day? Little colored lady setting on the end there, do you believe that God has touched you just now? The piles that you been having, you believe they are gone? And being that you raised your hand, setting next to her, and was just a little surprised, because I didn't call you. Do you believe me to be God's servant? You do? You're having trouble with your eyes. That's right. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Well, you can go home and be well. You touched His garment. Amen. Jesus is the same yesterday... What did that person touch? They're forty feet from me. They never touched me. But they touched the High Priest, and He spoke back using human lips. You see?
E-53 You believe that? You do? You're a little afraid to answer me. I'm going to tell you. It's not because you're afraid of me, but it's because of your speech. You're a German. That is right. But you have arthritis, is what you want me to pray for. Do you believe that the Lord Jesus will bless you, and heal you, and make you well? You do? You're praying for someone else. That's right. And between you and those people is water, much water. And the nation that they're in lays beyond France, which is Germany. And what you're praying for is one sister and two brothers, and they are in Germany now. I see them. Your sister is suffering with a heart trouble and gall bladder trouble; she wrote and told you so. One of your brother has trouble in his feet, and the other has mental deficiency. That is right. Take the handkerchief that you wipe your tears from, and send it to them. And don't doubt, and the Lord will make them well. Amen. Have faith in God.
E-54 Don't doubt. All things are possible. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You are a stranger to me, I suppose. Now, you're praying. Just believe. Now, it almost upsets me when so many are praying. The Son of God being revealed from heaven is mercy to His Church. You're very nervous, had an operation; that was on the stomach. Part of your stomach was taken out in the operation. You can't eat very much. You believe He will heal you? You do? You're wanting me to tell you something else, 'cause you have a burden on your heart. I cannot know your burden, lady, only as Jesus Christ will reveal it. Do you believe that He will reveal it? Will you give Him praise if He will reveal it? It's for someone else, and it's your sister. And your sister is not in this country. She's in a warmer country, south, a place called Atlanta, Georgia. And I see something strange about the woman. She's been on a trip, or she's been a... She's a minister or a missionary. She was in a place where there were yellow people, China. She's from China, a returned missionary. And she's dying now with a cancer on her right breast. The doctor says she can't live. But you take the handkerchief that's in your hand, and send it to her in the Name of the Lord, and may she live for the glory of God. THUS SAITH THE LORD, may it be so. Go, and believe, and don't doubt. If you can only believe, all things are possible.
E-55 We are strangers to each other, I suppose. If the Lord Jesus will reveal to me the secret of your heart, or let me know something that's been in the past of your life, could you believe, as stranger to you, that I have preached from the Word, the truth? Wonder if the audience would accept that too, say, "If the Lord will reveal to this woman the very thing that's in her heart, I will not doubt any longer, but I will believe"? If you won't worry, sir, setting there at the end of the row, if you'll believe with all your heart, God will heal you of that heart trouble that you're so concerned about. Your faith did that, the little lady next to him there. Believe now and live.
E-56 I challenge your faith to believe that I've preached the truth out of God's Word. What did the Angel say? "If you get the people to believe you, and then be sincere when you pray, nothing shall stand before the prayer." There's a little lady setting right back here to my right. She's bouncing a little baby on her lap. She just raised her eyes from having her head bowed and praying in reverence, because she's praying for her baby. That is true, lady. If the Lord God will reveal to me the trouble of that baby, will you accept what you ask for? You're asking for healing. I have no power to heal. I am only a minister of the Gospel. But your little baby's got a breaking out on its head. That is true. Now, if you will believe with all your heart, you shall receive what you ask for.
E-57 And the little lady behind you that's very nervous, she's expecting to be mother most anytime. She's weeping because her heart was struck about the little baby. And she's fixing to give birth to one right away, and she's nervous. But don't fear, sister. God walks through the valley of the shadows of death. He will deliver you. What you wiping your eyes for, sir? Why not just have faith in God, and you'll be healed of that stomach trouble, and He will make you well. Do you believe you're healed now? All right, then, go eat your supper. Amen. Don't you believe on the Lord Jesus? You on the end down there with the heart trouble, do you believe that God will make you well? If thou canst believe... It surprised you, didn't it? Stand up to your feet. All right, forget about the heart trouble. If you believe on the Lord Jesus, His mercy and grace has touched you. It's the Son of God revealed from heaven. Go, believe.
E-58 You're very happy, sir. You got joy in your heart, because you been praying. If the Lord will reveal to me what you're praying about, will you believe it'll happen? It's for your wife. She's had two strokes. She's got a broken hip. You believe, and God will take care of that for you. Amen. You believe? You've had an operation, and it's made you awful weak; you're anemic. The tumor made you very weak. And you're praying for somebody else, a sister. She has high blood pressure. I see him put the thing from her arm (That's right,), rather a strong man, doctor. She's also got heart trouble. He's listening like that and beating on her back, first place, the other. Do you believe? She calls you Sally. That's your name: Olander. You live on a street called Montclair. And your address is 5526. Now, if you believe with all your heart, then take the handkerchief to her and go in peace. And God be with you, and grant to you the desire of your heart.
E-59 Have faith in God. It must be time for me to leave; the boy is pushing me. Will you believe right now with all your heart? Stand up to your feet then just a moment. I'm going to ask you to do something (just a minute) that may seem strange. Do you believe the Son of God is being revealed from heaven? Then lay your hands on each other. Just put your hands over on one another. The Bible said this: "They shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover." They shall lay their hands on the sick. Now, you pray as I pray; you believe as I believe; and the God of heaven, Who is present will make you well. And you who gave your lives to Christ, go to a good church right quick and be baptized, calling on the Name of the Lord. Dear God of heaven, have mercy tonight. We're tired and weak. But I pray, eternal blessed God, that just at this moment that You'll send Your Spirit in such a blast that it'll shake the sin shackles of unbelief away from this audience. And may they be filled just now with faith and power, that they may be healed. Satan, your days are numbered. Your kingdom has been numbered. You're weighed in the balance and found wanting. Come out of this audience and away from this people, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, raise your hands and give Him praise, all ye that believe.

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