Sermon He That Is In You / 63-1110E / Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A. // - 2 hours and 4 minutes PDF MP3 low MP3 HQ

He That Is In You

E-1 Thank you, Brother Neville. The Lord bless you. Let's just remain standing just a moment while we pray. Let's bow our heads now. And all that would like to be remembered in this prayer, raise your hands and say, "God, it's me."
E-2 Most Holy and Gracious God, we bring this people before You, with the requests that they have. They asked to be remembered. And, Lord, my hand up also. I pray Thee to be merciful to us. Thou knowest our needs, and we would pray, as You have taught us to pray, "Thy Kingdom come. Thine will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven." Father, we would ask tonight for mercy, for liberty of Spirit, that we might be able to bring to the people the Gospel Truth, and the what we believe to be the Message of this hour, for Your Church. Lord, praying that we are a portion of that Church that's to be called out in the last days! Father, if we are not that portion, then reveal to us what we must do to be that portion. And give us grace, power, in this trying hour that's upon the earth to try all them that dwell here. Give us of Thy Holy Spirit, to lead us and guide us, that we might finally, at the end, come to Thee in peace, for that Eternal Life that all believers has looked forward to since the beginning of time. Help us, Lord. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen. You may be seated.
E-3 I am indeed grateful for the privilege of being out here tonight--tonight, and for the grace of God that's been given to us through Jesus.
E-4 And then about the--the Message this morning, now, I want everyone to thoroughly understand. Now, I am trusting to God that it isn't that time. See? But the Message is truth. The Message is true. It will, it will be sometime, if this isn't that time. And it looks so much like the time, till I felt like Paul of old, who said, "I haven't shunned to declare to you the whole Counsel," see, everything that's to be done.
E-5 There was one thing that I did this morning, that I'm sorry that I said it. I--I called a brother's name that I think is in error. I shouldn't have done that. I never call a person's name; and if the tape would happen to fall in his hands. And I want to see him and talk to him, because I think the brother, a great man, a good man that's preached right here in the pulpit, Brother David duPlessis. And I didn't mean to call his name. I was worried about the Message, and so forth, about whether what if it is this time, and I called the brother's name. I don't do that. I'm sorry I did it. I love Brother David duPlessis. He is our brother, and I--I do think that a smart man like that should be more instructed in the Scripture. I tell you what it is. It's, the talk that David and I had...
E-6 He once spoke for me in the meetings. He preached right from this pulpit, or the old church, right here from the pulpit. And his brother, Justus, was my interpreter in South Africa, where I'm returning. And they're out of a fine family, a Pentecostal home, a real fine person. David was, I believe, the chairman, one time, of the World Pentecostal Assemblies, and at the Pentecostal World Conference. He was one of the chairmen. And later he come to the United States and settled in, out in Texas, with Brother Gordon Lindsay, and then just started preaching around different places.
E-7 But what it was, where I think that our precious brother made the error; just like I'm subject, or anyone else; he started dealing with the up-and-ups. He kept talking about the Princeton University and the places that was inviting him, thinking that he was doing what was right, and was feeding fodder right into the machine; see, and such rejoicing! As not only that, but the Full Gospel Business Men, which sponsors my meeting, worldwide--wide. See? I--I love those men, see, but I certainly don't agree with them upon the principles that they--they are--they're... They have--they have left from where, their principles, they started, and now becoming just like any other organization or anything. See? And what it is, they're not trying to remain pentecostal, but they're trying to mix pentecost and the rest of it together.
E-8 And looks to me like that Brother duPlessis, a wonderful, fine man like that, would know enough about the Scripture that when he sees the sleeping virgin trying to buy Oil, the time is passed. See? Remember, when she came to buy Oil, there was no Oil left. That's the Scripture. And she said, "Give us of your Oil," to the Church, but she did not receive It. She might jump up-and-down, speak in tongues, and whatevermore, but, according to God's Own Word, she did not receive It. And she was out into outer darkness; and there was weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, when the elected Bride had done gone in. The--the wise virgin had Oil in her lamp.
E-9 Now, I--I know another man, something that happened just the other day. What it is, is these fine people, see, getting a little, you know what I mean, a little hold among the people. And the first thing you know, they feel that that's God doing that. And many times, that's the Devil doing that. See?
E-10 Jesus had a chance to come before Herod; He had a chance before many, and they wanted to use Him for showmanship. See? That's all they are trying to do to Pentecost. Pentecost come out of those things, to be different. "And like a hog to its wallow, and a dog to its vomit, turns right back again," and now in the Ecumenical Council. See? It's too bad. It's a shame.
E-11 God keep me little and humbles, so that He can reveal His Truth. See? I never want to do that; no bright lights, and no flare and flash to the world. Let me take the way with the Lord's despised few. Let me stay with the Word.
E-12 Now talking about the Ecumenical Council consolidating with the Vatican. Do you believe that they could consolidate on the Word? They might in organization, but they can't on the Word. See? That's right. So there is nothing to compromise. See? An organization, it's all the same, everything the same; it's perfectly in line, mother and daughter. But when it comes to this Word, I'm just as firmly against Methodist and Baptist and Presbyterians, as I am against Catholicism, 'cause it's mother and daughter, according to this Word. It's this Word that I stand by, see, This, every Word of It.
E-13 Now, this precious brother, he and his wife are my close friends. Many of you seen the magazine, where how that that precious, God-sent brother could ever let his wife... Somebody told her she looked like Jacqueline Kennedy, and she bushed up a one of them great big haircuts and thing. What is it? She associates with them kind of people, all the time, and finally... A good man taking a bad woman, she'll either become a good woman or... I mean, a good man taking a bad woman, she'll either become a good woman or he'll become a bad man. Show me your company, I'll tell you who you are. See? Birds of a feather, flock together. Keep away from shiny stuff!
E-14 I climbed down in a mine, the other day, way in the top of the mountains on the Arizona and--and Mexico line. Brother Sothmann and I, setting here, was up there together. And I got in there and dug out a bunch of what... It looks just exactly like gold. But the only way you can tell it isn't gold, it shines better than gold. It shines. And gold does not shine, it glows. See? And what it's called, is "fool's gold." It's not even worth as much as the rock that it's in. It's called iron pyrite. I think, in the--the... The scientists claim that the waters and the leaking acids, and things, never got there quite enough to harden it and bringing it into a place to make it gold. So it--it shines better, but it don't have the chemical in it. And that's just the way a lot of make-belief Christianity is, see, it'll shine, and like Hollywood. But the Church glows with the Gospel.
E-15 Now, some sister here, Billy just showed me, was nice enough to go get this Life magazine, this picture, and blow it up, of that of the seven Angels, and have it taken and sent to me. That is the picture. And now if you'll notice here, as it was leaving, ascending back, when the Angels had brought Their Message, it was in the form of a pyramid; just exactly what I told you, three months before it happened, the way it would be. Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] And the notable Angel, with His wings back on the side, back, laying back, you remember Him. Said, "He had His head... coming this speed." Don't you even see the wings there? And there is the Angel there, just exactly the way it was said.
E-16 Now, only God can do that. They have a photograph laying here, too, of a woman that said... Many times, people say...
E-17 In the--the discernment, say, "This person is shadowed to death, a dark shadow."
E-18 Now they say, "Well, he just says that." See, that's the people that can't go all the way, they can't see that. They can shout with you, they can--they can talk with you; but when it comes to really believing all, whole soul and body, they can't do it. So, but you see, if God is in it, and telling the Truth, this is the last time of history. This is the last of the world's history. It's closing. There'll be time no more, someday. God is confirming everything, both spiritually and scientifically.
E-19 When I said, a little boy, "A Pillar of Light, looked like a star."
E-20 How many remembers, old times, they used to call It "Star"? When It appeared down here on the river, when He said, "As John the Baptist, sent..."
E-21 Now, finally, That come down, and the picture was taken of It. We used to have one here, somewhere. Yeah, they say it's over on the corner; I can't see it. Scientifically proves that's the Truth.
E-22 And now, and saying the people were "shadowed." Now, here was a woman, a photograph. There it is, regular, just like any other photograph; like one taking this one, a machine. I said... A person was wondering about that. And said to the woman, "You are shadowed to death, with cancer. There is a dark shadow." She turned and took the picture. The woman has been here to testify, and may be here yet tonight, for all I know. See? Now, there is the woman with like a black hood over her. All right, now, there is the scientific proof that that is the truth. And immediately after the woman was pronounced "well," they took the picture, and it wasn't there. What struck the lens then? And what left, that didn't--wasn't on the lens when it was pronounced that she was healed? See? Now, standing here, told you that the Angels was coming.
E-23 Brother Fred, being one... I seen Brother Fred a while ago. I thought he was right over here, but I've missed him somewhere. Oh, back here, that's right. He was standing within a--a two mile, or a mile and a half, or two mile, of where I was; heard the explosion, felt the rock, and everything else, when it went off. That right, Brother Fred? And there was the Angels that sent back with them Message. And here it even is in the pyramid form, as I showed you what it would be in here, told you how They'd be standing, before I left. Photograph after photograph, across the country, took it, plumb into Mexico, being thirty miles high and twenty-seven miles across it. And so high that even moisture or nothing can... Moisture don't travel over about eight or nine miles, high, then they was out to a place where there's nothing to make moisture. See? And this was, I think it was either twenty-seven miles high and thirty miles across it, or either it was--it was twenty-... or thirty miles high and twenty-seven miles across it, one or the other. The Life magazine packed it, or Look. Which was it, Look or Life? Life, Life magazine. I think, May the 17th, issue. That's it.
E-24 Now there it is, scientifically, proof that it is the Truth, so therefore we--we don't worry about whether it's Truth; both scientifically, and spiritually, what was said come to pass. So, the Message of the Seven Seals, in their closing, that's the Message of the entire Bible. The Seven Seals closes the New Testament and sealed it up. That is true. Now, we know that that is, by prophetic utterance, by scientific, and by the Word. Three has give the witness to it, that it's the Truth.
E-25 Therefore, we know that we're at the end time. We're here. I don't know how far away, I--I... He'll never let us know that, because His Coming will be "as a thief in the night." My friends, my brother, sister, let's just be ready, regardless. Let's just chaste ourself. See? Because, the world will go right on. They'll never even know it's happened. When the doors of mercy is closed, preachers will be preaching salvation, be--be causing people to repent, going right on just like it always did. It did in other ages, and it did in... It will in this age. And the Rapture will be so sudden and so quick, that the world will never even miss them, that they're gone. Right. They'll know nothing about it. He comes and slips Her away. It'll be gone, they'll know nothing about it. So, be in prayer. Pray for me. I'll pray for you. We don't know when that hour will be, but we believe it'll be soon. Stay away from shiny things. Stay with the Gospel, see, stay right there now, and pray.
E-26 Now, Billy wrote me a letter here, or a note rather, and said someone wanted to dedicate a baby. If that's right, (is it?) raise up your hand, if some... Yeah, two babies. All right, bring them up right away. And Brother Neville... And I wonder if our sister at the piano would come over here just a moment, for the baby dedication. We don't want to leave out any.
E-27 Now, remember, by this time tomorrow night, the Lord willing, I'll be in New York City. And we're going there on the battleground, to "fight the good fight of Faith."
E-28 So just right here, sister, if you will. Right here in front, and I'll pick them up. Yes, ma'am. Thank you. And now we are...
E-29 How many will pray for me? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Now, if God is willing; which, I hope He is; Sunday, a week... If it's all right with Brother Neville. [Brother Neville says, "That's fine."] Sunday, a week, I'll be back again, on my road to Louisiana, and stop over for a meeting here at the church. ["Amen."]
E-30 I want to thank you all for your kindness. That lady that sent me that candy up there, I--I appreciate that. Don't know who the lady was. Someone sent me a box of candy and some little puffballs like that. It was really, really delicious. I'm filled up on it right now, and I--I thank you. And you think them little things don't mean much? It sure does; little token. And different ones handing in their little love gifts. And showing Billy Paul, and giving them, and things. I--I get it, see. You don't know how I appreciate it! God bless you. I'll remember it, see, how much more does He remember it. "Insomuch as you have done unto the least of these My little ones, you have done it to Me." See? Now, mercy will be shown when mercy is given.
E-31 Now, we have some fine little fellows here. Would you... I want you to stay there and sing Bring Them In, afterwards. All right, you brothers come up here just a minute. My, here's the first one, a little pair of brown eyes looking at me, with a big, cute smile. Little girl, what's her... [The mother says, "Sharon Rose. Sharon Rose."--Ed.] Sharon Rose, that's a great name to me. ["We named her, Brother Branham, after yours."] After my little girl that's gone on. ["We named her before she was even born, Brother Branham."] Named it before she was born. If it to be a little girl, you was going to name it Sharon Rose. ["We were sure she was going to be a girl. She had to be."] Had to be. ["Sharon Rose Goodman."] You know what? I don't know that you know it or not; if my wife was standing here, she would probably almost faint. This is the same kind of a dress that my little girl had at the dedication, little Sharon Rose. This one may be... May this one live; where, God taken mine up. What's your last name? [The mother says, "Goodman."] Mrs. and... Are you from here in the city? ["Chicago."] Chicago. Brother and Sister Goodman, God bless you. 31a You know, my little Sharon looked like that. I don't guess there's anybody here remembers her by how she looked. She had little brown eyes like that, like her mother, real sweet little girl with dark hair. Just about... How old is the baby? [The mother says, "Five months."--Ed.] Five months. She was eight months when God called her up. I seen her, a little after that. You know the story. ["We have it at home, on the tape."] You have it at home, on the tape. Sharon Rose comes from the Word. I turned it around, from, "the Rose of Sharon." And He needed a little one, of them, on His altar, so He took it. See? And I'll be with her again. May your little Sharon live to fulfill the life that she would have lived here on earth. And may she be with you in Glory, as I feel that my Sharon will be with me. 31b How do you do? See? You talk about a friendly little thing, look at this! She is just all smile. Let us bow our heads. Dear God, as I hold this little treasure, a little Sharon Rose. You know in my heart, Lord, what I'm thinking, so I don't have to express it. Blessed be the Lord God Who gives these little jewels to our hearts! Bless this Goodman home. May the parents be honored, which they are, to have such a jewel in home. May it remain in their home, Lord. And if there is a tomorrow, make it a honorable woman for tomorrow. And now, Lord God, in obedience to what You commissioned us, by Your example, to do, You took little children in Your arms and blessed them, and said, "Suffer little children to come to Me." And they bring the baby to me, being Your servant, as You have said Your servants to carry on Your work. And here stands Your servants, Brother Neville, and Brother Capps, and myself. And now, Lord God, from the arms of the father and mother, we give to You little Sharon Rose Goodman, who we dedicate for a life of service, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you! [Sister Goodman says, "Brother Branham, we also have five more at home, two girls and two boys."--Ed.] Five little ones, besides this! ["Yes."] How sweet! God bless you, Brother Goodman. God bless you, Sister Goodman. And may the Lord bless little Sharon! 31c How do you do, brother? Now let's see, I--I... Arnett. [The father says, "Arnett."--Ed.] Arnett. Arnett, that's right. ["Named after--named after you."] Is that right? William, William Arnett? ["James William Arnett."] James William Arnett. That's a fine boy. You know, some things we have in common, he and I, already; names, and then we part our hair alike, you see. He's a fine boy, Jimmy. Guess that's what you call him, James? ["James."] James, then, all right. Wonder if I could hold him? ["He might let you."] I don't know. Now, Jimmy, well, we are real buddies. You know that, don't you? All right. Let us bow our heads. Lord God, Thou hast blessed this home, the Arnett home with this fine little boy. And I pray that You'll bless his father, his mother, his loved ones. They are Christians. How that his father fought so hard, them cigarettes and different things, from... One day it come through, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." He was like the woman that was persistent that she was going to get there. Although his business failed him, and everything seemed to be failing, he still taken a portion of his money and waited for interview after interview, till one morning it happened. He believed that it would. Now he brings this little boy that You have blessed him with, O God, the fruit of their union. I bless this little James William Arnett, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Give him a long life. Make him a worthy man of Your Gospel for tomorrow, if there is a tomorrow. And, finally, in the Kingdom that is to come, may we be there together. I... Your servants, we lay our hands upon him and dedicate him to Jesus Christ, for this life of service. Amen. 31d Bless you. God bless you, brother. Got two more? These are the same ones. All right. I believe you could almost lift me, instead of me lifting you. This is... [Brother Arnett says, "That's--that's Al."--Ed.] Alfred, and Al and Martha. Just let the congregation, I like for them to see children. I think, when they're little, young, they're sweet. Now let's lay our hands upon them. Likewise, Almighty God, we Your servants, lay our hands upon these children, the little brother and sister of this little boy that just dedicated here. We lay our hands upon them for a--a dedication, from the mother and father, to the arms of Jesus Christ, for a life of service, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless you, Al and Martha. Sister, really nice seeing you again. The Lord be with you. 31e This young fellow, my, he's a good boy. I used to be able to part my hair like that. See? What's his name? [The father says, "Terrell Keith Walker."--Ed.] Ke-... ["Terrell Keith Walker."] Herrell Keith Walker. What a fine boy! I wonder, I just don't know, see. He looks at me kind of like he might. Wonder if I could hold him? [The baby speaks--Ed.] Is that right, Keith? Oh, he's a fine boy. Sure. Isn't that a darling little boy? Herrell. [The mother says, "Terrell."] Herrell, Terrell Keith Walker. Almighty God, from the arms of the parents to the arms of Jesus Christ, little Terrell Keith Walker, we lay our hands upon him in dedication to Almighty God. As the father and mother so desire that this baby shall be raised in the admonition of God. If there is a tomorrow, make him a servant worthy of this dedication, for we Your servants lay our hands upon this baby and dedicate him to the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Bless you, Brother Walker. Is this Sister Walker? [Sister Walker says, "Yes, sir."--Ed.] It's really fine. You got a fine boy, and may God bless you. 31f [Brother Gramby speaks to Brother Branham--Ed.] All right, sir. [Brother Gramby continues speaking.] Yeah. ["And prayed for her when she was born. She was born with a knot in her jaw. And you prayed for her, and that moved immediately."] This little girl, is Brother Grimsley our... [The brother says, "Gramby."] Gramby. I--I get that mixed up. I got a Brother Grimsley, I keep thinking... Brother Gramby brings this little girl. And when she was born, she had a big knot in her face. And I prayed for her, and the knot moved. And now they want to pray, because... Is the parents Christians? ["Not Christians."] They're not Christians. And they're afraid that a evil spirit is taking the child over, and they want it moved. Let us pray. Lord Jesus, upon this little child, as it leans over the altar... Which, You've showed grace, to remove a tumor knot in its mouth. Now a evil spirit tries to take the child's life. No doubt but what You could use this girl, and planning on doing it, and Satan is trying to beset the plan. Therefore, we charge Satan, in Jesus Christ's Name, to take his--his hands and hisself away from this child; as we give her to the Lord Jesus Christ, for the glory of God. Amen. Brother Gramby, you believe. The child is too little to hardly have faith, but it'll be.
E-32 I love Him. Don't you? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] He is wonderful. Now, everybody, I promised tonight that I would be out by eight-thirty, so that gives me a half hour. I don't know now about that. I may be just a little bit later than that. But let us now...
E-33 I'm glad to see Brother Dauch here this morning. And I don't know where the other man went; but this morning, if he ever had a second, there was a man setting right back there, was a perfect second to him. I said, "Which is Brother Dauch?" I looked back and forth, and I was going to name it; and I was so wrapped up in the Message. You know, Brother Dauch, you look just like you always did. I'm so glad to see him in that condition.
E-34 Just recently, I had a long-distant call from Tucson, to pray for him again, that something else had happened to him. Brother Dauch is, I think, ninety or either ninety-one. Is ninety years old, I believe, or ninety-one. And your body gets run down. But, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivereth him out of them all." And sometime, when the body gets to a place to where it will not anymore hold together, I know he's holding to a Hand. Though a clod of dirt, God promised to raise it up again, in the last days. And I'm so thankful.
E-35 I remember Brother Dauch, when he come into the pool here to be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and he didn't even have any clothes here to be baptized in, but wanted to go anyhow. And God has been gracious to that man. Just think, he's twenty years over the time that God promised him. See? If that isn't grace! And still laying, the other day, with a complete heart failure, and a heart attack, see, on top of that. And if God didn't heal that man and bring him up from there, instantly. And I believe, since then, his physician has died. Is that right? I under-... Yeah, that even the physician, the Jewish physician that--that was doctoring him, and things, and stood in the hall and talked to me about him, he has done gone on. See? My, how much, how deep is Thy love, O Lord! How great is Thy love!
E-36 Now, we have some handkerchiefs here that we're going to pray over, just in a few moments. But I'm going to speak a little bit on faith, and then we'll see what the Lord leads, what we're going to do from then on. Well, let's just leave it up to Him, that's the best way. Oh, to be setting together in Heavenly places!
E-37 I spoke to some of my friends, today, after I come out of the Blue Boar over there. And I said, "You going to stay for the service?"
E-38 "Yes."
E-39 I said, "You'll probably have to drive till twelve or one o'clock." They expect to get home around six in the morning, long ways away. Remember, they're human, and get tired just like me. A way down in Tennessee, and around, they're going. The Lord bless them.
E-40 There is so many things I could say; I just take up all the time. But I--I don't get to see you so often, and I--I--I just love to talk to you, somehow. But if I don't get to tell you all I think about you, here,... See? I want to tell them brothers. Some of them dismissed their churches.
E-41 Brother Jackson, here this morning, gave that beautiful interpretation of a--of an unknown tongue that some brother spoke in, and confirming or backing up that It was God. Did you notice, He never said It wasn't wrong, He never said It wasn't so; He just give warning to listen. See? See? So, Brother Junior was here this morning, and dismissed his church. And I understand that other of the brothers from down... the other churches, from here at Sellersburg.
E-42 And--and Brother Ruddell, he was here this morning. I don't know whether they are here tonight or not. All right, here again tonight! Well, the Lord bless you, Brother Ruddell. And you... I just can't express it, just what I think. But maybe... Well, when we get over on the other side, I want to set down with you for just ten thousand years, apiece, you see. Then, see, we'll talk it all over.
E-43 And while the harvest is ripe, and the laborers are few, let's dig right into it, by chance there might be a sinner setting by. There might be someone that tonight might change the whole course. And if it wasn't the time, this morning, tonight might close the Books. Remember, there will not be one more come in when them names are redeemed. Before, now, everybody listen real close before I read the Scripture.
E-44 All that ever would be redeemed, God put their name on the Lamb's Book of Life before the world ever come into creation. How many knows that? That's the Scripture. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] And the antichrist, in the last days, is going to be so close like the real thing, real Church, everything just like Judas was, until it would deceive that very Elected if it was possible. Is that right? But no man can come to Jesus except God sends him, and all that God did give to Him will come to Him. And when He takes that Book, the last name...
E-45 See, all in the Lutheran age, He pulled them out. All in the Wesley age, He pulled them out. All in the different ages, and the Pentecostal age, He pulls them out. They're over here, won't be judged with them. They're rapturing. And then when the last name comes out, that was put on the Lamb's Book of Life, that was slain before the foundation of the world; when that last name has been redeemed, His work is finished, He comes forth to claim what He has redeemed. That makes our heart bleed. But if it went on a thousand years later, there would not be one redeemed. And no one can be redeemed unless they were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. Who are they? I don't know. Nobody else knows, see, just God alone. I'm trusting that every one of us, our names were on that Book. If mine was on there, I'm sure to be there; if it wasn't, I won't be there. That's all. See, just, that's just up to God. "It's not him that willeth, him that runneth, but God that showeth mercy." See?
E-46 Now let us now approach the Word, with all reverence and sincerity. And I think that's one thing we must do, see. Let's stop so much nonsense! Be reverent, sincere! I notice those confessions sometimes when they... On television, when they had that Billy Graham's meeting; not nothing against Billy Graham. But out there in California, the man preached a wonderful message that last night; preached the very same thing that I preached here not long ago, on Daniel, "Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting." How many saw it? Many of you, I guess.
E-47 Look, did you notice those people coming from the aisles, chewing chewing gum, laughing, punching one another? That's not walking up between death and Life. That's not sorry for sin, and repentance. See? It's just what Billy said, "Making a decision." And a cold, dry-eyed consent, decision, is nothing, not a thing. You've got to be sorry for sin, and turn from it. And Billy himself said, "Proves that, out of thirty thousand, you can't find thirty in a year." Said, the other day, "What's the matter with New York? I had that great meeting there, and what happened? Sin is worse than it ever was."
E-48 And it will continue to get worse. There will be no re-... national repentance. The nation is gone. Just you, individuals; and soon that'll be over, if it isn't already. Now, you just mark that down, you young children. See how far Brother Branham... It ain't Brother Branham. That what I've said is right or wrong. Sin will get worse and worse until one day the skies will catch on fire, she'll fall to the earth, and the earth will burn with fervent heat. But, the Redeemed won't be here then, they'll be gone.
E-49 Now in the Book of Saint Mark the 11th chapter, First John 4:4 and in Matthew 28:20, I wish to read.
E-50 Now, first, I wish to read from Saint Mark, the 11th chapter, and the 12th verse to the 24th. Listen real close now as we read. And now this is going to back up for a little testimony, and a few words of exhortation, and then we'll see what the Lord will have us to do. Everybody just remain seated and be prayerful now, as we read.
E-51 Mark 11:12. And on the morrow, when they... came from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree far off having leaves, he came, if happily he might find any thing thereon: and when he come to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee from henceforth for ever. And his disciples heard it. And they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, It is... written, My Father's house shall be called the... of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves. And the scribes and the chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they--for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. And when evening was come, he went out of the city. And in the morning, (now that's another day), as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. Within twenty-four hours, the miracle had taken place, after He said to it, "No man eat." Nothing, looked like, happened then; but, by the next day, it was dried up. And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou did curse is withered away. ... Jesus answering him, said unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (It's on conditions.)
E-52 Now I would like to read First John 4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because... (listen close)... greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
E-53 May I read it again now. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: (talking of the antichrist), because greater is he that's in you, than he that is in the world. Two pronouns, see, "he," personal pronoun; "he" that is in the world, and "He" that's in you. "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world."
E-54 Now, and the--the 28th chapter of Saint Matthew, and the 20th verse. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:... lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
E-55 Now a text from that, tonight, I would like to use this as a text: He That Is In You. And on this I wish to build faith, of course, for a prayer service. And just as quick...
E-56 Now, it is as I have told you, I like to post you on events that has taken place. And I usually wait until I come to the--the church here, to say the events. And then if others likes to hear it, they can pick it up through the tapes. But I wait till I'm here. And there is, at least, to this event that I'm going to tell you about just now, there is several men here that's witness of these, Christian brothers. One that was present, was Brother Banks Woods. Another that was present, was Brother David Woods. Another, that's present here, was Brother Evans and his son, Ronald. Another one was present, is our noble deacon, Brother Wheeler. And another, present, was Brother Mann. Is Brother Mann here, from New Albany? A Methodist preacher that I baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, just recently, he was there, also, when this happened.
E-57 It's been for some time, for a few years, that I have had a deep burden on my chest that I... in my heart. It felt to me as if I had done something wrong. And I searched my life, over and over and over, to see what was wrong. "Lord, if--if I have done anything wrong, then You just reveal it to me, what's wrong, and I'll go and make it right." But nothing would be revealed to me. I'd say, "Did I hurt somebody? Did I leave something undone? Have I... do I read enough? Do I pray enough?" And I'd read and pray. And--and I'd--I'd say, "Reveal it to me. Did I harm somebody, somewhere? If I did, I'll make it right. Just show me; I don't want this burden." And for the last five years, since I come off the field, there has been a burden hanging in my heart.
E-58 I've went to the mountains. I've went to the seaside. I've went everywhere, and prayed and prayed and prayed, and it just wouldn't let up. And I thought of everything, if I done anything. But it, still, it wouldn't let up; I was just in bondage, like. And it's very strange that this would be lifted just at the time this Message come forth, see, of this morning. Now, was it God holding back for this? I don't know. See, I... These things was all in my mind. You can imagine what's in a man's heart when you put up with that, see, to think of what is taking place; and, know, to tell the people, knowing that some will get the wrong slant, and some will go this a way, and that way. And you know how it is. And some will believe, and some won't. And, but that's what you have to put up with.
E-59 How can you say it without hurting? How can you say it, that it'll take effect? How can you say it, to show the people that you're not--not picking on them, that you love them? How can you be strict and firm, and yet be loving? And, oh, how you going to present it? And then woe unto me if I don't present it! See? And there you are. See? No wonder, it keeps you nervous and tore up.
E-60 I had come down from--from... come up from Arizona, to meet a bunch of brethren here, that goes hunting with me up in Colorado, each year. Now, some people has wondered, "Why do you go hunting? What makes you?" See, here, you are filling up, I'm emptying out; there, I'm filling up, so I can empty out. See? Now, I don't go just to shoot game. Why, people, anyone here that goes with me, knows that I pass by hundreds of head of game and never even touch them. I don't.
E-61 Now, here not long ago, I begin to shoot game for the Christian businessmen, when they go up and say, "Billy, get me a bull, get me a cow, get me a elk, get me this, or that, the other." I'd go out and just shoot game, from right and left. The Lord helped me so I could see and find game, and pretty fair shooting, and hit them. And--and they just set around and talk about their business.
E-62 Then the Lord told me not to do that no more. And I--I felt bad about it, so I promised Him I wouldn't do it no more. No. I said, "If it's emergency and somebody needs it, I'll do it. But if they don't need it, I won't do it." Just them men, they got plenty of money to buy beef and stuff. So why should I do that? Let the animal live if you're not going to use it.
E-63 So I just go to be alone. And any man, that ever goes hunting with me, know I don't hunt with anybody. I go out to myself, to get alone. I go with them, to have fellowship at night, stand around and pray, and so forth. But there was many other ministers there. There was, up in the mountains this year, was our Brother Palmer. I believe I saw him somewhere a while... Here he is, setting here, Brother Palmer. And a Brother Bob Lambert, he was here this morning, I heard him shouting somewhere. I guess he is still here. And then there was a brother... the two Martin boys, I guess they're here. Are they, the Martin boys? Brother, the Brother Martin. You called me the other day, that was good. That boy was healed, that brother minister.
E-64 Are you here, the one I prayed for, on the phone, the other day? I forget his name, from down in Arkansas there. His wife called me; the man was all swelled up in the side, and high fever, dying. The same man that was called out, down at the--the Little Rock, or the Hot Springs meeting, setting in the meeting. And it's a fine-looking fellow. If he's here, I guess he won't raise up now, at all. But I forget his name. I can't think of his name. [Someone says, "Brother Blair."--Ed.] Blair, Brother Blair. Somebody... Well, now, setting in the meeting at Little Rock, how many was at, I mean, at the Hot Springs, how many was at the meeting? And the Holy Spirit called that young fellow and told him that the Devil was trying to get him to renounce me, to say I was a "false prophet." And the man witnessed it was the truth. You see what the Devil was doing? The man don't go to doctors. He don't believe in going to doctors. But the Satan knew this disease was going to strike him, and he could kill him right there. See? So he was trying to get him to renounce me. And the Holy Spirit, in grace, called him out and told him not to do that; the man, being a stranger, called him not to do that.
E-65 And the other night, his wife called me and said, "Brother Branham, I believe that he's dying." Said, "He is--he is all swelled out. And, his fever, he's out of his head, nearly." And said, "The last thing he said, 'Call Brother Branham.'" I said, "Have you got anything, your purse with a handkerchief?" "No." I was in Tucson; she was in Arkansas. And I said, "You got any?" She said, I believe, her "scarf." I said, "Now put your hand on the scarf, and hold the receiver in the other hand." And I prayed and asked God to be merciful and to renounce that enemy.
E-66 And she went and laid the scarf on the man. And the next morning, he called me. Now, in about twenty-four hours, or less than that.
E-67 Our precious brother, I haven't seen him tonight yet, Brother Roy Roberson. And at once, you know, Brother Roy was kind of a military man. If he's here, I--I hope he understands, because I--I--I'm not condemning that. But everything is strict, he was a sergeant in the Army, you know, and you have to kind of get use to handling men like they do in the Army. "Well, these spiritual things for somebody else," not him! But the Lord spared him. He would have been dead; they laid him out for dead, for a long time. The Lord healed him; he's followed ever since. But all this spiritual stuff, he didn't know about, and visions.
E-68 And here not long ago, many know the vision that was give to Brother Roy even before I went out there, about him seeing me standing up on the mountain there, in that Light, and a Voice coming from me. That took all doubt from Brother Roy.
E-69 And the other night he was stricken in such a place until he was so sick, and got so high in fever, and stuff. And the doctor had give him medicine, everything, and then it didn't do no good. And he even become to a place till he couldn't even move hisself anymore. His legs and things was, like, paralyzed.
E-70 And the poor little brother has been shot to pieces, with shrapnel from a eighty-eight, German eighty-eight. And it--it was just the... And I think all of his whole crew was killed, but him, and there he was blowed to pieces.
E-71 And you know what happened? I told his noble wife, Sister Roberson, to... She said... I said, "Got anything there?"
E-72 She said, "I got a handkerchief you once prayed over."
E-73 "Go get it." And I was in Tucson, and laid her hand upon that, and prayed and rebuked, and said, "Sister Roberson, it's going to be gone."
E-74 Just Something told me there, "It's going to be gone. Say it!" And within a half hour, the fever was gone; he was in the kitchen, hunting something to eat. See? See?
E-75 What I'm trying to say, "Don't never lose your confidence." Don't let Satan tell you evil about me; 'cause, there's much. But you keep that confidence; 'cause, if you don't, it won't happen. Don't look to me, as a man; I'm a man, I'm full of mistakes. But look to what I'm saying about Him. It's Him. He is the One.
E-76 As we were in Colorado, see, as we were up there, we went back. And it had been real dry. Game was scarce. Brother Wheeler, the Lord blessed him and gave him a--a fine trophy, and we was so happy about that. It was the first time he was ever in the woods hunting, and the Lord blessed him. And then I had shot a big trophy that I had looked for for twenty years, been watching him, Brother Banks and I been after him for a long time. And when I did... Shooting my rifle in down in the hot country, bringing it up into a cold, it swelled the stock, although it glass bedded. And it shot it several inches off, and hit the animal, standing between trees, where it oughtn't to hit him; lower than that, which would have humanely killed the animal in a second. But it hit him so high, it, he jumped, like he fell like that.
E-77 And Billy was with me, and he said, "That got him." And I thought it did, too; but when we went over there, it wasn't so. He said, "You hit a tree." I looked up and down, there was no mark on the tree. And then I went to searching for it. And then there come a warning sign. There was practically a hundred men, just above us. And Brother Palmer and them is a witness of that. And Brother Evans, that's right, he was there; Brother Welch Evans and his boy, Ronnie. I believe I called them, a while ago. And great loads of men had went up above us, what they call the cow camp up there, where the cowboys stays and rides, keeps the cows separated. I used to stay in that camp myself and herd those cattle and keep them apart.
E-78 And then, so, in there, there was about a hundred men. But anyone knows, in that country, when a blizzard is forecast, you better get away right now. That's why Brother Palmer and them left early, because they only had a three-speed transmission in their car, and they had to get out of there; 'cause, weather, you're there, and you might stay for weeks. So they said, "There is a blizzard coming," the forecast, the papers, the radio. Load after load, practically everything from up around in there left out. They'd gone, right now, 'cause they knowed to get out of there.
E-79 But my brethren had two deer license, and they--they didn't want to go. So I--I said, "Well, we'll stay." But I had a meeting coming up, in about six days, and I had to go back to Tucson.
E-80 So, my little wife, I... we've been married twenty-two years. And twenty years, on our anniversary, I've been up there every time; just happens to hit there. So I--I got a little place I always walk out and pray, and it looked like a place where I had took her.
E-81 You know, I made kind of a little thing, you know, I didn't have enough money to take a hunting trip and my honeymoon, so I--I--I kind of took my wife on a hunting trip for the honeymoon. So we was in New York, and I remember helping her up over logs and things, getting to a place. And I got a little place out there, I always think of her when I go there on our anniversary. October the twenty-third is when season is open there. And, twenty years, I haven't been home, always up there.
E-82 So that day was our anniversary. And Brother Mann... I said, "Now if you brethren..." I said, to the fire, that morning, "Now if..." That night, rather. "If you all want to stay now, remember, we may be in here for a month." Cause I've seen twenty-foot of snow fall in just a little, overnight. Just, you would go out there, and you're just as dry and nice; and the next morning, snow was this deep, over, maybe over top of your tent. So then I said... And then you stay there till that melts off. So you're about fifteen to twenty miles back in the wilderness. And so then I said... And if it gets emergency, course, they send in helicopters and get you out. But, usually, they just... nobody perishing, they just have to wait there.
E-83 So everybody scats just as soon as they hear that broadcast, a forecast, rather. So we were back there, and I said, "Now you make up your mind. If you want to stay, I'm here to hunt with you, and I'll call my wife and tell her, 'Happy Anniversary!'" But I said, "Then, in that, I will also, I'll, we will... We'll get some groceries, 'cause we might have to stay in here." We was out of bread then. And I don't want to see anymore flapjacks for a long time, them pancakes! So, then, I had been eating them in Canada, for about twenty-one days, and I sure had a fill of them things. And so then I wanted to get some bread.
E-84 So they just said they wanted to stay. So there wasn't nothing to do... to stay. But Brother Mann and I went out, and we went down there and I got the groceries. And I called the wife, and the phone wouldn't answer. No one answered; so I waited about a hour till we got the groceries shopped, went back, called, she didn't answer. And I had to call Sister Evans. I believe Sister Evans is here. And I told... Yeah, Brother Evans, Sister Evans is here.
E-85 So I called Sister Evans, for Brother Evans, and told him. She said, "I'll call Sister Branham and tell her." A "Happy Anniversary," of course, you know. So, but she had gone shopping, to get some groceries for the children. And then we come back. And the next morning, what was in the skies but clouds. It hadn't rained up there all fall, and it was really dry. And they had prolonged the hunting season, a few days extra, on account of the dryness.
E-86 Well, I said to the brethren that morning, "Now, the first drop of rain starts to fall, the first snow, the first sleet, anything, take for the camp just as hard as you can, 'cause within fifteen minutes you can't see your hand before you. See? And it'll just twist and blow, and I don't care how well you know the country, you--you're going to stay right there, and you'll perish. Cause sometimes you can't even breathe, the sleet blowing so, and, you die right there." And I said, "As soon as it starts with that sleet, you take for the camp just at hard as you can, I don't care where you are."
E-87 Well, I said, "Go up here and set in these gulches, and I'll climb way high and roll rocks over the hill, and so forth, scare the deers off the top, and run them down, you pick out what you want."
E-88 So I started climbing high, and about time I got up to where we call, "the saddle," a little place there that I always cross over to go to a place called "Quaker Knob," right on the Continental Divide there, way high. And when I got to almost this little saddle, this... the clouds getting blacker and blacker. Wasn't a car left, just us up there, as far... and the cowboy on the camp. So it got--it got worse and worse. So, in a few minutes, it started raining. Well, I took my gun and put it under my coat, keep the scope from smoking up, and--and the stock getting wet; whether run into a bear or something, coming back, so I--I held my scope like that and set down under a tree, a little bit. And I set there, and praying. I said, "Lord God, You're the Great Jehovah, and I love You."
E-89 How many experiences have I had! I pointed out to the brethren, Brother Palmer and them, the places. Where, the eagle, you know, I seen him rise up that day, you know, and how... That the places where it all taken place in there. It's a temperamental thing to me, in there. I've had so many great experiences with my Lord, up in them mountains. So you just can't go there without seeing Him; He's just everywhere.
E-90 So then as I--I set there, then the sleet started, and the wind twisting, like that. And I said, "Well, I know the way down, but I better get off of here right now." So I said...
E-91 It looked down, and I couldn't even see the bottoms no more; them clouds just whirling and twisting, and sleet blowing. And there it was, the blizzard! Forecast for several days, "A big blizzard coming!"
E-92 Brother Tom is here. Brother Tom Simpson, coming down from Canada, heard the forecast, and he was advised not to go through that part of the country, 'cause this forecast said, "It'll be blizzard." Where are you, Brother Tom? I think that, yeah, right here. And he... The blizzard was coming! Everybody had done set in for it.
E-93 Well, I put my gun back under my shirt, like this, my red shirt, started walking down the mountain. And as I started, I got about a half a mile from the saddle; and, oh, my, the big drops of snow, like that, and the wind twisting up, on that mountain, and blowing. I couldn't see the bottom no more. I could see about twenty feet in front of me, or thirty. And I knowed to come right down this little, what we called, "a little hog back," little ridge, then come off to the creek, and then I knowed to follow the creek, and where to go to, if it got real bad.
E-94 And so then I started down, and got about half way down there, and Something said to me, just as plain as you hear me, "Stop, and go back!"
E-95 Well, I thought, "What was I thinking about? Maybe it's just my mind." And I just couldn't make another step forward.
E-96 David had fixed me a sandwich that morning, and I think he tried to get even with me for fixing his daddy one, one time, of onion and honey, that's all we had. So he fixed me a baloney and, oh, I don't know what all it was, wrapped in there! And I had it in my shirt, and it done got wet through my shirt. I thought, "I'll just stop and eat this, and maybe I'll... It'll be all right then." So I pulled out the sandwich, about ten o'clock, and I started eating the sandwich. And as I eat the sandwich, I thought, "Now I'll be all right." And I started to move on, but Something said, "Go back where you come from!"
E-97 "Go back through that storm, a half a mile or more back up the mountain, into that dark timber?" Where, you can then hardly see as far as that organ! But I'm getting to be an old man, and I've been a Christian now for thirty-three years; and I know, no matter what, how ridiculous it seems, mind the Lord, do what the Lord says.
E-98 And I turned and went back to the saddle, feeling my way back. Oh, the sleet getting harder and harder; getting darker and darker. And I sit down there, and just put my coat up like this, or my shirt over the scope again; set down. I thought, "What am I doing here? Why would I come back up here?"
E-99 And I just waited a few minutes. And I started to get up again, and just as plain as I'd ever want to hear, a Voice said, "I am the Creator of heavens and earth! I make the winds and the rain." I took off my hat.
E-100 I said, "Great Jehovah, is that You?"
E-101 He said, "I was the One Who made the winds to cease upon the sea. I was the One Who made the waves to go down. I created heavens and earth. Was not I not the One that told you to speak to those, for squirrels, and they come into existence? I am God."
E-102 Now, when a voice speaks to you, watch the Scripture. If it's not Scriptural, you leave it alone; I don't care how plain it is, you stay away from it.
E-103 I said, "Yes, Lord."
E-104 He said, "Speak to those winds and that storm, and it'll go away." Now, this Bible lays before me, which my life is in That.
E-105 I raised up, I said, "I do not doubt Your Voice, Lord." I said, "Clouds, snow, rain, sleet, I resent your coming. In the Name of Jesus Christ, go to your places! I say that the sun must come out immediately and shine for four days, till our hunting trip is over and I leave with my brethren."
E-106 It was just gushing, just went, "Whoooossssh," like that. And it started go, going, "Whoosh," then it went, "whew, whew, whew, whe." Stopped!
E-107 I stood real still. My brethren up there, and wondering what was happening. And the sleet, rain stopped. There came a wind whirling down through the mountains, lifted up the clouds, and one went this way; east, north, west, and south. And, within a few minutes, the sun was shining nice and warm. That's truth! God knows that's truth!
E-108 I just stood there, just looking around; with my hat off, looking. I... You say... I got numb, all over.
E-109 I thought, "The very God of Creation, it's all in His hands. What's He telling me?"
E-110 And I picked up my gun, wiped off the scope, started to walk back, go down the hill. And Something said to me, "Why don't you stroll with Me through this wilderness, walk with Me?"
E-111 I said, "Yes, Lord, with all my heart; it would be one of the greatest things I could do, was walk with You." So I put my gun over my shoulder, and I started walking down through that; never a axe laid in it, virgin timber, walking through there.
E-112 And as I did, walked along, down along these game trails, I felt like, "I believe I will go up to the place where... yesterday was our anniversary, and I will stand there just a few minutes; just as a little salute to Meda, at where it's a little bunch of quaking asp, up on a little knob." And I said, "I believe I'll walk up there, just as a salute to our anniversary. Then I'll go back down on this other side, in these dark timbers, and walk around, and go around over by, towards Corral Peaks, and come back down that way." Just walking and rejoicing.
E-113 I was saying, "Father, I know You are walking with me. And what a privilege; there is nobody greater I could be walking with; the very God!" And that warm sunshine!
E-114 Even to when I come out of the mountains. I stopped at filling stations, and I said, "Beautiful day!" Three days later. It never rained in that part of the country until the four days was over. The sun shined every day. Is that right, brethren? [The brethren say, "Amen."--Ed.] See? And not a cloud in the sky.
E-115 And I come out to a filling station, I said, "Sure a beautiful day." "Yes, it is!" I said, "Been awful dry."
E-116 Said, "It's a strange thing!" This attendant said, said, "You know, they told us we was going to get a big blizzard, but all of a sudden it stopped!"
E-117 I come on down, on the New Mexico line. Billy and I, my son, we went into a little place there to get some... the morning we left, and I said, "Sure a pretty day." "Yes, it is!" I said, "Look like it been pretty dry." "Yes, it has been!" I said, "Are you from here?"
E-118 Said, "No, I'm from Wisconsin," or somewhere. Said, "I been out here about twenty years, so I guess you could call it home."
E-119 I said, "You're a native then, I guess." So I said, "Yes, sir," I said, "looks like it's been awful dusty."
E-120 Said, "You know, the strangest thing happened!" Said, "We had a forecast that we was going to get a blizzard, a lot of snow; and it actually started, and then quit!"
E-121 I said, "You don't say so," and so calm.
E-122 And I come home. And Brother Tom said that he was told not to go that way, a blizzard was through. And he come right through the country, without even a sprinkle of rain or anything! He is still God, see, just as much as He ever was. See?
E-123 Walking up there, I was going along... Now, this part, I hope my wife don't get this tape. See? But I'm going to tell you something. And, now, I--I don't tell you... I'll just tell you the Truth, see, and that's the only way to do it. I've often wondered why she didn't complain about me going on those trips on our anniversary. You know what I had made up in my mind? I said, "There is so many people around the house. And then I'm always, you know, I am nervous. And everything I talk, I want to talk about, is God, the Bible, or something. Maybe she just thinks it's a little rest for her. She get me away for a few days, to go hunting." I, half thinking of that, going along there.
E-124 That, I'm... I, I'll apologize to her, and I'm--I'm asked God to forgive me for such thoughts. Cause, I was going along there, I thought, "Well, she thinks... Well, my goodness! She, she is a worker, you know, and--and all the time when she's out in the kitchen or somewhere out in the..."
E-125 And any of you knows her, that washing machine is going all the time. And so I'd go out, I'd pull her; I said, "Don't be washing like that. Talk to me. See, I love you. I want you to tell me something; tell me you do, too."
E-126 She said, "Well, you know I do," then right on washing just as hard as she ever was.
E-127 "I don't want you to do that. I want you to come in here and set down by me."
E-128 "Oh, Bill, I got so much work to do!"
E-129 And I thought, "Well, see, going up here, she gets time to do her work." Going along there, thinking that. Now, remember, I laid this Bible up here so you'd see that I'm before the Word. As I was walking along, something happened to me. I started...
E-130 First, I was thinking about when I taken her on the honeymoon up there. She was a pretty, little, black-headed, brown-eyed girl, and I was lifting her over these logs, you know, and everything, and trying to get her up there, this place where I had killed some bear. And I wanted to show her one, and so... where I got these bear. And she had on my cowboy boots. And that's about twenty-two years, or twenty-one years before that; twenty-two years, I believe it was, ago. We were married on 1941. And I was picking her up, you know, over these logs.
E-131 And I thought, "Now, poor little fellow, putting up with me, she's done turned gray." Yeah. I thought, "Well," and I went... [Brother Branham clears his throat--Ed.] And I hadn't shaved for a few days, and I found out I was gray, too! And I seen my beard sticking out of here, gray, and I thought, "Old boy, you're just about finished now. See, you, you're going to do anything, you better hurry up. You're getting old, too." See?
E-132 And so as I went along like that, something taken place. All of a sudden, in every motion, principle, I was a boy, I thought as a boy. And I had my head down, and I looked up. And just as plain as I ever saw her, there she stood before me with her arms out. And I stopped; rubbed my face. I looked. I said, "Meda, is that you, Honey?"
E-133 I looked here, I thought, "Now what's happened?" And I thought, "Yes, I'm walking with Him." And it changed then, I was back an old man again, and the vision was gone from front of me.
E-134 And I stopped; I took my hat off again, put it over my heart. I said, "Jesus, my heart has been so burdened, for years. I don't have to tell You that I'm burdened. I've repented, I've repented, I've done everything I know. And why has it this burden don't leave me?"
E-135 And I just started walking on. And as I climbed this little knoll, just about thirty, forty yards in front of me; I started up this little knoll, I begin to feel real weak. And there was a little quaking asp, about ten inches through, come up and made like a L, and then went up again. And just as I got there, I felt so weak I was staggering. So I just... I had my cap back on again. And I just laid my head up against this; fit me just right, to lay my head right here against that little quaking asp, like this. It's really a poplar. It's like, looks like a birch, you see. And it's a... I was laid against there. And I was just standing there with my head down, that warm sun hitting me in the back. And I think, "The very God, that departed that rain and that wind!"
E-136 And I heard something going, "pat, pat, spat."
E-137 I thought, "What's that? The water is all blowed off. Sun is out. What's that spat?" I looked down; it was water from my own eyes, cutting down through the gray beard and dropping off on the dry leaves that God had dried up, laying before me. I just stood there like this, just against the tree. My hand, this hand down, my head laying against the tree, my hand on the rifle sling, like this, standing there, crying.
E-138 I said, "God, I'm not worthy to be Your servant." And I said, "I, I'm sorry, I--I made a... I've made many mistakes. I didn't mean to make mistakes, Lord. You've been so good to me."
E-139 My eyes closed; and I heard something going, "stomp, stomp; stomp, stomp."
E-140 I raised my eyes, and standing right in front of me come three deer. And I thought, "There is Brother Evans' one, Brother Woods'. And there is the three deer, see, just what I'm looking for." Now, the rain dried up; I reached to get my rifle. I said, "I can't do that. I promised God that I wouldn't do that." See? "I promised Him I wouldn't do it."
E-141 And something said to me, "But there it is!"
E-142 And I thought, "Yes, Sa-... That's what a--a man told David, one time, 'God has delivered him, I said, into your hands!'" You know, King Saul.
E-143 And Joab told him, said, "Kill him! There he lays!"
E-144 And he said, "God forbid that I'd touch His anointed."
E-145 And those deer stood there and looked at me. And I thought, "They can't get away. There is no way for them to get away. They're not thirty yards from me. And I got this rifle, standing here, and there is three deer. Nah, I can't do it. I--I just can't do it." It was a doe and two big fawns. So I--I--I just couldn't take the rifle. I said, "I can't." I--I never moved. I just stayed there. I said, "I can't do it, 'cause I promised God I wouldn't do it. Though, them brethren, they--they don't need them deer. See? I--I can't do this. I just can't do it."
E-146 And that doe come, walked. Now listen, there had been a hundred men shooting at them up there, for four or five days. Scary? The first sign of red... And I had on a red shirt, red cap. The first sign, they're gone; but they were standing there, all three of them, looking right at me.
E-147 I said, "Mother, take your babies and go on out in the woods. You're in my hands. I... Your life is in my hands, but I ain't going to hurt you. I promised God that I wouldn't." See? And she walked closer. She would look at me. All of them walked closer, till they come so close they could eat out of my hands, nearly. They, and the wind blowing right on them. So she turned around, walked back a little piece, all three of them.
E-148 And here she come back again, walked right up to me. I never moved; just stood there. I said, "Go on out into the woods; I love it, too. Live! See, your life is in my hands, but I'll spare you. You couldn't get away. You know you couldn't." I can kill all three of them in just about one second, three seconds, anyhow, just as fast as I could fire; and they couldn't get away, standing right by me. See? And I said, "I spare you. Go on, live." And I stood there. They went walking on, went on into the woods.
E-149 I wiped my face like that, and just then something happened. A Voice spoke out, just as clear, right out of them blue skies, not a cloud. It all been within just about... just a little bit of time. And a Voice spoke out, and said, "You remembered your promise, didn't you?"
E-150 I said, "Yes, Lord."
E-151 He said, "I'll remember Mine, too. 'I'll never leave you nor forsake you.'" The burden left my heart. It hasn't been there since; may it never again.
E-152 Then I come to Tucson. Strange thing, I have never had so much happening, since I've come down. I--I believe it was God holding for that hour. I believe the time is now at hand, for something must take place.
E-153 If we only could receive this Truth! Now just a moment. If we only could realize what this Scripture mean, "He that is in you is greater than he that's in the world." We can't understand That, yet we say we believe It. And we know It's true, but we really don't understand It. ... greater is he that's in you, than he that's in the world. What is in you, that's greater? It's Christ, the anointed! God, that was in Christ, is in you. "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world."
E-154 Then if He is in you, it's not you any more living, it's Him living in you. See? It's not your thinking, what you would think about This; it's what He said about This. See? Then, if He is in you, He absolutely would not deny what He said. He couldn't do it. But He would keep what He has said, and He is trying to find that person that He can vindicate Himself through.
E-155 Now, that doesn't mean He has to do it to everybody. In the time that Moses led the children of Israel, there was one, that was Moses. The rest of them just followed the Message. See? Some of them tried to raise up to impersonate it, and God said, "Separate yourself," and just swallowed them up. See? See?
E-156 Now, but, "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world," God in you, like He was in Jesus Christ. Because, what all God was, He poured into Christ; and all Christ was, He poured into the Church. See, that's God in you, "He that's in you."
E-157 No wonder winds and waves obeyed Him, obeyed His Words; obeyed His Words, because It was God's Word through Him. He was a Man; but He was the Word, made flesh. See? And when He spoke, it was God speaking through human lips. See? No wonder the winds and the waves... The very Creator, that created the winds and the waves, was in Him. Now, think of it! Think deep now, 'fore I come to this moment of closing. No wonder demons paralyzed at His Word! It was God in Him. It was God in Christ. The demons was paralyzed. No wonder the dead, that was turning back to the dust, could not lay there, at His Word! For, He was the Word. He said to Lazarus, after being dead and stinking, four days; his face, nose, had fell in, in that much time. "Lazarus, come forth!" And a man, dead, raised up on his feet. Why? It was God. He that was in Christ was God. The dead could not stand in His Presence. It was God in Christ.
E-158 The winds, now, remember, God created the winds; it's air. God created the waves; it's water. But when the Devil got into it, he got it tumbling, to bring destruction. God created men, to be sons of God, but when the Devil gets into them, see, it's trouble. Now, that was the Devil that got into the winds that sent that storm. Couldn't the Creator, that created the wind, say, "Go back where I created you"? Isn't that the same Creator was standing on Colorado hill the other day? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] See? Isn't that the same One that could take a piece of fish and break it, and another piece grow on? He didn't actually have to have that. He could have said it. Isn't that the same Creator that created squirrels? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Then, He that was in Christ is in us, see, for It does the same works He did, the same thing. The dead could not stand in His Presence, at His Word.
E-159 Look, we have five bona-fide statements, of people "dead," and the Lord giving vision, and going to them and raising them back. Here sets one, right here now, that died right where he is setting right there. And here he is alive, tonight; fell in a heart attack. There is his wife, a nurse. We went down; everything was gone, his eyes set, and gone. Here he is, alive. "For greater is He that's in here, in us, than he that's in the world!" See?
E-160 Greater is He! It's God, the Creator! The winds and the waves had to obey Him. Demons become paralyzed. All nature obeyed Him, because He was the Creator of nature. Oh, when we think that, it takes the bite out. Then we understand these things, you see. What is it? It isn't man. Man cannot do that; man is part of the creation. See? But it's the winds and the waves that obeys the Creator. See? And takes the Creator to do it, "For He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world." He that can cause the turmoil, that's he that's in the world. He that's in you, is the Creator, Who made the winds. He can rebuke the Devil out of the winds, and there is a calm. He can rebuke the Devil out of the storm, and there is no storm. He's the Creator. "And greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See?
E-161 The Devil is of the world. The world belonged to him. It's always been his. "Why art thou fallen, O Lucifer, the son of the morning?" See, this world belonged to him. That's when he, kicked out of Heaven, he come back to it. See?
E-162 He was the one who said to Christ, "These kingdoms are mine, I do with them as I will." They belong to him, and he is the one that's "in the world."
E-163 John had just told the disciples, "You've heard of antichrist who is to come, and is already here working in the children of disobedience. But, little children, you're not of this world. You're of God. And greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." That's Christ in you!
E-164 He that--that created the heavens and earth, was made manifest in the Person of Jesus Christ; God in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. Let's say you say, "That was the Son of God, though, Brother Branham." All right, let's find out if He is the Eternal, everlasting God.
E-165 Greater was He that was in Joshua, than the sun. And Joshua was a man, sin-born, like you and I. And greater was He that was in Joshua, and in the sun that was running by the commandment of God. God commanded that sun to shine and turn itself around, and it's governed and controlled by the laws of God. But greater was He that was in Joshua, than the laws of God was; because the Creator, Himself, was in Joshua when Joshua looked up to the sun and said, "You stand there where you're at. And, moon, you hang there where you're at, till I finish this battle." And the sun and the moon obeyed him, for He that was in Joshua was greater than the--the sun and the moon. He that was in Joshua!
E-166 He that was in Moses, was greater than Egypt. Egypt was the mighty armies of the world, they had the world conquered at that time. But greater was He that was in Moses, than Egypt was, because Moses overcome Egypt. Greater was He that was in Moses, than even nature itself. Did you ever think that God took His Word and give It to Moses, and said, "Go out there and command that the sun don't shine"? And the sun was pitch dark! Is that right? He can make the sun to shine and the clouds to go back, or He can make the sun to be black. He is God; He can do whatever He wishes to, and He is in the believing child! Amen. That's it.
E-167 There wasn't a flea in sight. It might have been wintertime, there's no flies, but God said to Moses, "Go speak My Words, and I'll put in your mind what to say. And you go out there and pick up some dirt off the ground, and throw it up into the air, the dust."
E-168 And said, "Let there be fleas!" And fleas was crawling probably several inches deep, all over the ground, in a few hours. Is that right? The Creator!
E-169 There wasn't any frogs, so he stretched out his rod and said, "Let there be frogs!" And they were everywhere, piled up, till the whole land was stinking. Is that right?
E-170 When he come to the Red Sea and it was in his way, God said, "Speak to the sea." And Moses spoke to the sea; and greater is He that was in Moses, than the sea was itself. Is that right? Oh, my! Now, you see, greater was He that was in Moses, than he that's in the world. Greater is He that was in Moses, than any nature there is in the world. He commanded nature. At whatever God told him to say, he said it, and that's the way it was.
E-171 That same God is with us tonight! Not only with us, but in us! He's proved He was in us. "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." What are we afraid of, the world?
E-172 Here the other day they found a--a some kind of a dinosaur tooth, up here around of... I guess you all heard about it; up here at the Niagara Falls. Said, "It weighed six pound." I thought they was going to say it come out of a man, but I--I think they finally defined it as some kind of a prehistoric animal. Those animals probably lived one time on the earth. Where are they now? Do you know, God Almighty could command dinosaurs to come upon this earth, in the next hour they'd be forty miles deep? You know, God could destroy this world with fleas? He could call for fleas. Where do they go when they die? What happens to the housefly? What happens to the grasshopper? Wintertime comes, and goes forty below zero; and, go out the next spring, grasshoppers all over everywhere. Where did they come from? He's the Creator that speaks it into existence! He is God! Nature obeys His Word.
E-173 Where many of our brethren gets excited, they get impressed that God says do a certain thing, and they say it's THUS SAITH THE LORD when it isn't. That's the reason it don't happen. But when it's God really telling you, it's got to happen, it's got to be that way. See? When God speaks it, it has to be.
E-174 Greater is He that was in Moses, than he that was in Egypt. Greater is He that was in Moses, than anything Pharaoh could do, all of his enchantments. Greater was He that was in Moses, than the he that was in the magicians. See? Greater was He that was in Moses, than all nature.
E-175 Greater! He that was in Daniel was greater than the lions. He could stop them hungry lions. So anything that can stop anything, is greater than what he stopped. So the lions rushed out, hungry, to eat Daniel; and greater was He that was in Daniel, than he that was in the lion.
E-176 Now, when the lion was first created, he was a friend of man. It's the Devil that makes him do that. That's right. In the Millennium, the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock, and shall lay down with the bullock. They'll not hurt or destroy in the Millennium. The Devil will be gone. It's the Devil that makes wild beasts tear and rip and eat, and things like that, the way they do. It's Satan that does that. But greater was He that was in Daniel, than he that was in the lion. See? Greater was He in that prophet, than he that was in the lion.
E-177 Greater was He that was in the Hebrew children, greater was He that was in them, than he that was in the fire. For they were throwed into the fire; and He that was in them, was with them, and kept the fire from burning them when the furnace was heat' seven times hotter than it ever was heat', heated. That right? Greater was He that was with the Hebrew children, than he that was in the world.
E-178 There set Nebuchadnezzar, or Belteshazzar. Nebuchadnezzar, I believe it was, that had the furnace heat' seven times hotter than it ever was. Inspired by the Devil, to take these people, because they were standing for the Word of God; and throwed them into this furnace, seven times hotter than it ever was, and it couldn't even burn them. For greater was He that was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, than he that's in the world. Absolutely! Oh, my!
E-179 Greater was He that was in Elijah, than the brassy skies was, 'cause he could bring rain out of a brassy skies that hadn't rained for three years and six months. Greater is He that was in Elijah, than death. For, when it come time for him to die, God seen that old, tired prophet. He had been rebuking Jezebel and all of her paint and modern things, and he was kind of tired, so He didn't even let him walk home, like He did Enoch. He sent a chariot and picked him up, and took him up Home. Greater is He that was in Elijah, than he that was in Jerusalem and in Judaea, and in the mountains. Greater was He is in Elijah, than death itself. Greater is He that was in Elijah, than the grave; 'cause he escaped the grave, he escaped death, and he just went up Home in a chariot. See, greater was He, and He was in Elijah.
E-180 You say, "Oh, well, that was a great man."
E-181 Wait a minute! The Bible said, "He was a man that had like passions," like you and I. That's right. But when he prayed, he believed he got what he prayed for; what Jesus said to us, "When you pray, believe that you receive what you ask for, it shall be done." He prayed earnestly that it wouldn't rain, and it didn't rain for three years and six months. See? Greater was He that was in Elijah, than nature.
E-182 Then what about healing the sick? See? Greater is He that's in you, than the sickness. See? Because, that's an interruption, interrupting the very laws of God, sickness is. Well, the "greater" is He that's in you, that's the Healer and Creator, than the--than the Devil that's interrupted the very program of your life. "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See? Greater was He that was in Elijah! Greater was He in Isaiah, than time was; or any of those prophets, because they seen past the time. See?
E-183 Greater is He that was in Job, than even the skin worms, and death and the grave. Because, by a vision he saw the coming of the Lord, and said, "My Redeemer liveth, and at the last day He'll stand upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroys this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God." See? Greater is He that was in Job, than death; greater, 'cause death tried to take him and he couldn't do it. It couldn't do it, because he said, "I'll rise up again," and he did. He did it.
E-184 Listen, wish we had time to go further on this. But I'd like to ask the question, that I heard remarked the other day, about, "Christ in you." Now, don't--don't let it rest upon something that you've done; say, "I felt a little shiver. I--I--I spoke in tongues. I--I danced in the spirit." Nothing against that, now. That's all right, see, that's, but don't rest upon that. See? Your life has got to be This. [Brother Branham pats his Bible--Ed.] This is It. You and This has to become one, see, and then This manifests Itself. See?
E-185 Now what if--what if tonight that you could say, with all your heart, that the spirit of Shakespeare lived in you, that Shakespeare lived in you? You know what you'd do? You'd do the works of Shakespeare. You would. You would. You would create poems and--and plays, and so forth, because Shakespeare was that type of an artist, a great writer, poem writer. Now, if Shakespeare lived in you, the works of Shakespeare you would do. Is that right?
E-186 What if Beethoven lived in you? What if Beethoven lived in you? You know what you'd do? You would write songs like Beethoven, the great composer. You would write songs like Beethoven, because Beethoven would be your life. You would be a Beethoven, reincarnated, again. If Beethoven lived in you, the works of Beethoven you would do, 'cause Beethoven lived in you. Is that right?
E-187 But He that is in you is Christ! And if Christ is in you, the works of Christ you will do, if Christ lives in you. He said so. Saint John 14:12, "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also," if you was in Christ, or if Christ lived in you. Then, Christ is the Word. Is that right? And the Word come to His prophets. See? And if, you, Christ lived in you, the works of Christ would be done through you, the Life of Christ would be lived through you. The works He did, the life He lived, and everything, it would live in you; just like if Shakespeare, Beethoven, or--or whoever it was lived in you.
E-188 If His Life! But if you're still living your own life, then your own works you'll do. See? But if you're living the Life of Christ, if Christ is in you, "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world." If your doubts and flusterations about God's promise is in you, then Christ isn't there; see, you're only worked up. But if the Life, if Christ is living in you, His Word He will recognize and His promise He'll do. See? He'll do.
E-189 "When thou prayest, believe that you receive what you ask for, and it shall be given to you. If you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, you can have what you say. The Father worketh, and I worketh hitherto. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise." See? And when the Father showed Him what to do; walked out there without a failure of anything, and said, "Let it be," and it was. And that same Christ lives in you. It lives in us. Then His works we'll do, because Christ is the Word, and the promise of the Word brings healing to you. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Sure!
E-190 He said, "I will not leave you comfortless." As I pray, asked a while ago, there in Matthew 24, see, or Matthew 28:20. See? He said, "I will come to you, be in you. I," the Person, Christ, in the form of the Holy Ghost, "will come and live in you. Then you won't be your--you won't be yourself no more. I'll be in you. And greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See? Hebrews 13:8 says, "He is same, yesterday and forever."
E-191 He that was in Noah was greater than the judgments of water. And He that's in you is greater than the judgments of fire. See? He that's in you is greater, because He paid the judgment and conquered the judgment for you. See? There is no fear about it. See, you're in there. Yes. Greater is He that was in Noah, than he that was in the judgments of the water, that destroyed the world which believed not. Because, Noah believed. And greater was He in him, that believed Him that spoke to him, than he that was in the world. That, Noah escaped all the judgment, because of the Word of God was greater than that, and he lifted above the judgments. "Greater!" How we could hang on that for a while! See?
E-192 Greater is He that was in David, than the bear that stole his sheep. Greater is He that was in David, than the lion that come in and took one of his lambs. Greater is He that was in David, than the enemy, Goliath. The great Philistine that stood there, some twelve, fourteen feet tall, with fourteen-inch fingers on him; with a spear like a weaver's needle; and covered all over with two or three inches thick, of steel or metal, brass. But what was in David was greater than what it was in him. He was power, muscles. He was a warrior. He could, just said he'd pick up David by the end of his spear and hang him up, and let the birds eat him.
E-193 And David said, "You meet me as a Philistine, in the name of a Philistine. You curse me in the name of the Philistine god." And said, "You've made your brag what you'll do. And you meet me with a armor and a spear. But I meet you in the Name of the Lord God, and today I'll take your head from your shoulders." And he did it, because greater was He that was inspiring David for that courage.
E-194 Greater is He that's in you, than that wheel chair. Greater is He that's in you, than that stretcher. Greater is He that's in you, than that cancer. Greater is He that's in you, than that affliction. Greater is He, than anything that there is the Devil could put on you. "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." Greater is He! Yes! Greater was David, what was in David; God in David.
E-195 He is in us, that's, the Christ. He was the conqueror of every enemy, for us. When He was here on earth, He conquered sin, He conquered sickness, He conquered death, He conquered hell, He conquered the grave, and now He lives in us as the Conqueror! He conquered sickness, hell, death, grave, and come to us to set us free from all those things. And greater is He that's in you, than he that can put these bluffs over on you. Yes! "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world."
E-196 That's how these miracles happen. That's how that wind ceased, the other day. Could a human being do that? No, sir, it's impossible. When I stood there, crying, and them winds ripping, and... How many is in here, was up there? Let's see you raise your hands. Raise your hands up, everybody was up there, that up in Colorado then at--at that time. All right. Brother Fred, I guess, is the only one that was present, then. I thought maybe Brother Mann was here, but he... Brother, Brother Evans, wasn't he? Brother Evans was up there at that time. Yeah. All right. And, yeah.
E-197 Notice. Isn't that the truth? Isn't that the way it happened? The rains just ceased, and the winds ceased to blow. What was it? At my word? No! Because He told me to do it. And greater is He that's in us, than any nature. Isn't that the same God that could still the waves on the sea, could make the winds go back to their place? Isn't He the same One that could darken the sun, could make the sun shine? Well, "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See? All right.
E-198 Now that's why these true miracles can be done, because it's a promise of God, "The things that I do, shall you also." Saint John 14:12. He, Christ, that stilled the winds and the waves, is the Creator of them. He is still just as much Creator as He was then. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. He healed the sick and destroyed sin, and changed it all for you, and come to you that He might dwell with you. He conquered all these, to come and live in us. He is that Conqueror that's already conquered these things; proved it in the Scriptures, come back and conquered everything, and proved to you that He is the same God. And after nineteen hundred years, here He is still doing the same thing among us that He did then, that conquered death, hell, sickness, and the grave!
E-199 This Christ, this "He," He is He that's in you. He is Christ. As John said, "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world." That was Christ! He is greater than all of the world because He conquered the world, and is the greater, than all those things, because He conquered it for us. "And we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us and gave Hisself for us," that He might come back and do His works through us, to prove to us that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When He was on earth, He proved when He stood among the people, He was Messiah. He could discern the thoughts that's in their hearts. And the Bible said, Moses said, that, "He would be a prophet." Is that right? He knew the secrets of the heart. He knew who the people were. He know what was wrong with them. Have we seen that done? [Congregation says "Amen."--Ed.] Time after time!
E-200 We know that the dead has been raised, right from the dead. Some of them has been dead for a day and a half. Well, died one morning, and they brought it back that night, and traveled all night; and the next day about noon, or a little after noon, it come in to where the tent was. A little dead baby, cold, and laying in the mother's arms. And the Lord God brought, spoke the Word of Life, and that baby warmed up and started crying; hand it back to its mother's arm.
E-201 Mrs. Stadklev, standing there to see that done, that's the reason she cried so for her baby, wanted me to fly to Germany. But the Lord said, "That's My hand; don't you rebuke that." See, you know better. When He told Moses, said, "Speak to the rock," don't smite it. That meant "speak," don't smite, see. You got to obey what He says do. "But no man can do nothing in himself," he's got to hear it first from God.
E-202 Now the Word of God promised that He lives. And, because He lives, you live. He promised, that, "The works that I do shall you also. The same things, only more of it, will you do, because I go to the Father." He conquered all things. He is the One that stopped... He is the One that made those squirrels. That happened two times. Happened once down at your place, Charlie. And it happened--it happened up here when, brethren, Brother Fred and Brother Banks and them up there with us.
E-203 It's happened in Germany, when them fifteen witch doctors, on each side of me, said... Because Billy and Brother Arganbright wouldn't let them--them see me, they said, "Well, we'll cause that tent to blow away." And they set down there, with their enchantments, and called on their god, the Devil, and here he come with a storm. About thirty thousand, forty thousand Germans out there, and that tent just raising up-and-down like this. Them, and then cut, took a scissor and cut a feather, and pointed it back like that. And saying their, going through all their enchantments, and saying the three holy words they say, "The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost; lu-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu! The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost; lu-lu-lu!"
E-204 Going like that, and actually the storm come up. Sure. "He's the prince of the powers of the air," Satan. And they called the storm. And, now, even that great big tent setting out like that, oh my, it'd cover about a city block; and it built up, built out of two-by-four's, and just canvas tacked over it. The wind got under there and just raised it, like that. And that wind, and lightning flying like that, I just continually preached.
E-205 And, oh, they was just going into a big enchantment, going on and on like that, saying those little holy words they said, "The three high holy words: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost," on both sides like that. Then I seen him bow, and surrounded by devils there, but not bound.
E-206 And I said to Brother Lowster, "Don't interpret this."
E-207 I said, "Brother Arganbright, just pray."
E-208 I said, "Lord God, Creator of heavens and earth, You sent me here. I set my foot on this German soil, in the Name of Jesus Christ, because You sent me here. That cloud has no power over me. It does not, because I'm anointed and sent here for the salvation of this people." "I command you, in Jesus' Name, to depart from here."
E-209 And the thunders, going, "Bang! Bang! Bang!" Went, "Grrrrrrrrr," rolled away, and right straight over the tent, blowed back; and the sun shined out.
E-210 Within ten minutes, there was about ten thousand around the altars and things, screaming for mercy, to see the power of God. Why? "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See?
E-211 "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." See the afflictions in the thing, oh, brother, sister, we have not one worry at all. The greatness is God, and He is in you. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]
E-212 Now I've went way overtime. It's fifteen minutes, about, after nine. And I know these people have a long way to drive. Let's bow our heads just a moment.
E-213 O Father God, Thou knowest about Colorado. You know those things are true. And I say it for Your glory, that these people might know. After all the scientific proving, of the pictures, and of the works of the Holy Ghost. And, Lord, Thou knowest that He... that I plainly stated to the people, and always do, that it's because You promised it. And You are here, trying to find someone that You can confirm Yourself through, to let others see that You live, and You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. I pray Thee, Lord, to be merciful, and to guide and direct us in our thoughts.
E-214 There are those setting here who are sick and afflicted. There are those who perhaps may die if they don't get help from You. Many of them, perhaps, is at the end of the road, where the doctors cannot help no more. Thou art God, and You're the same yesterday, today, and forever. And Your Presence is here.
E-215 And, Lord, we don't know what this Third Pull, as we have referred to It, will be. I don't know what. But we know one thing, that the First Pull was perfection. The Second Pull, being the five, was grace. And, God, I pray tonight that You will reveal Yourself to us, that after these things, saying, "He that's in you!" And You said, "The works that I do shall you also," and said You did nothing till the Father showed You.
E-216 And we seen what You did when You was able to tell Apostle Peter who he was, what his father's name was. Tell Nathanael what his mission was, how he come to be there, where he was beforehands, what he had done. Told the woman, at the well, of her sins and what she was, living in this adultery with these six men; five she had had, and one she was living with now was not her husband. Thou art still the same God. You told...
E-217 It was Bartimaeus' blind condition, as he stood there; but yet, in his heart, he had a sight, that he could see; that, if that was Jehovah manifested in the Sonship of Jesus Christ, that He was able to know his cry. And he cried out, "Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!" And it stopped You, and You turned and healed him, O Father, telling him that his faith had saved him.
E-218 That little anemia woman, that through this blood issue and the change of life, and for many years it could not stop. She had spent all of her money for doctors, and none of them could help her. She came to one of Your meetings as You was talking to a man there at--at Galilee, as You was on Your road to Jairus' house. This little woman had said within her heart, without a Scripture behind it, "If I can only touch His garment, I--I believe that I'll be made whole." And she got her desire when she touched Your garment. And You told her that her faith had did this, described her wants, and she was made whole.
E-219 We are told in the Word that You're an High Priest, that's setting on High, ever living to make intercessions. And--and also that You, being the High Priest, at this time, that can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities. Lord God, grant that every person here tonight may be... have the privilege of touching You tonight, the great High Priest, and be made well. For the Glory of God, I ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
E-220 Now I don't... Is there prayer cards? I--I told Billy not... has anybody got a prayer cards? All right, that's right, I told him not to give them out. I thought maybe I'd get a little long, as I... oh, I just talk so much. But, look, see, and you told me, when I said, "I'll try to be out at eight-thirty," you laughed, and I--I knew you knew what you were talking about. I--I'm... but I--I love you. See?
E-221 What, what I'm trying to do, I've always tried this, friend; never for somebody to say, "Brother Branham did this." Brother Branham can't do nothing. See? It's Jesus Christ. And He that's in me is in you. You just have to believe. Isn't that right? See? He that's in you is greater than your disease.
E-222 Now how many people in here is sick in their bodies, don't know me, but you believe that you have faith enough to touch the High Priest, raise up your hand, say, "I believe it"? All right. Oh, there's practically everywhere, hands. All right. How many in here that knows me, and knows I know nothing about what you have need of, and you want God to touch you? Raise up your hand. See? See? All right.
E-223 Frankly, there is nobody in here that I know anything about, right at this present time, of being sick. But this boy setting here, I know him. I've prayed for him, many times. I can't think of his name, but he's from down in Kentucky. He writes to me all the time, personal friend of Brother and Sister Woods and them, and comes up there. And he's attended the meeting for a long, long time. That's the only person that I know.
E-224 Now, Brother Dauch, as far as I know, is all right, or he wouldn't be setting here. He was very sick the other day, and the Lord healed him.
E-225 I don't know this person. And I don't know who it is has these crutches here; maybe that person in the chair. I--I don't know. And I--I know lots of you. But God in Heaven knows, at this time, I don't know what you want. I have no idea. It's kind of hard here in the tabernacle, 'cause, see, I know a lot of people.
E-226 Now here is what it is. When you come to a place... Now, I come here, sometimes, and I say, "All right, we'll give everybody a prayer card and line them up. Come up on the platform." Somebody will go away... Now you can't... Now, friends, I'm going to open up my heart and tell you something. You can't hide that. Just what you're thinking, I know it. That's right. I know what you're thinking. See? And sometimes you say, "Brother, I believe." Why, well, you believe to an extent. See? See? I know.
E-227 And right here, well, now, just right now, the anointing is just coming upon me, you see. And I can just feel that pulse, like, a beating, see, a throb from different places. See? But now don't--don't no more disbelieve. Believe all the Message. Believe That. If it isn't, if it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it. But if It is in the Bible, then the Holy Spirit that's living in us is duty bound to perform that if we believe It. Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] I know it's hard. See, nothing comes easy.
E-228 It was hard for Him to die, that this might be produced to you. It was hard for Him to go to Calvary; He wanted to stay, even so much till He cried, "Not My will, but Thine be done." See? See? He don't want to leave; He was a young Man, and He had His brethren. He loved them just like I love you. But He--He couldn't live, and them live also, so He died that we might live. That wasn't easy. He had to do it. Look what a death laid before Him, "Father, the hour has come, and shall I pray that You take this cup away from Me? No." He didn't want to do that; He wanted God's will to be done.
E-229 Now, look, if you'll believe that same thing! Now, don't--don't--don't shadow It, at all. Just believe it. Just absolutely believe it. Don't doubt. You believe it.
E-230 If I bring the people up in a prayer line, and I say, "All right, now this person, you know I don't know you."
E-231 "No, that's right, Brother Branham."
E-232 Then right out there you'll catch somebody that says, "Uh-huh, but he's reading what they put on that prayer card! Telepathy!" It just verily will do it.
E-233 Then I'll say, "All right, now this Sunday we're not going to give out any prayer cards. I want everybody here, that's a stranger, never was in here before, you stand up." See? And--and then the Holy Spirit will turn right around and discern what was all in them. See? Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] You seen it both ways.
E-234 "Oh, well, there is something wrong with that." See? See? There, there is no way, you--you--you can't... See, as long as Satan can get possession, he'll just make you believe anything. And he'll show you every fault that I've got, and I got plenty of them he can show you. But don't you look at that! Don't you look at that. I'm a man. See? But, remember, this Word of God is the Truth, and I'm trying to live by It.
E-235 If I go out here and start doing things wrong, that's not right, sinning, and drinking, and, or smoking, or--or doing things that's not right, you--you come and call me down, 'cause that--that ain't becoming. I--I want then to leave the world. I don't... I want to leave before that happens. See? I don't want to do that.
E-236 But as long as I'm trying to live what's right and do what's right, see, and try to live like a Christian ought to, and then let God take His Word and hearing me stand by It. Though It cost me so many friends and popularity of the world, and things like that, and hated by many, and denominations, kicked out, yet I want to be true to this Word. It's God's Word, and I love God. So it's God's Word, and I--I tell you that, "He is the same yesterday, today, and forever," and He is in us now. And if the...
E-237 Now, if the life of Shakespeare was in me, living in me, if Shakespeare lived in me, wouldn't I do the works of Shakespeare? If Beethoven is in me, wouldn't I do the works of Beethoven? If the spirit of Dillinger was in me, if John Dillinger lived in me, wouldn't I be a John Dillinger? If Beethoven was in me, I'd be a Beethoven? See? If Castro was in me, I'd be a Castro? See? And if Jesus Christ is in me, His works I'll do, because it's Him. And didn't He say that same thing would take place? See? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]
E-238 Now what would He do if He was standing here, if He is the same yesterday, today, and forever? He say, "I can only do what the Father shows Me to do." Is that right? Well, that's the way He did it yesterday. Now is He the same? What about the sickness? Your price is already paid. Every one of you is already healed of your sickness. Is that right? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] For that... Every one of you is forgiven, but you have to accept it. Every one of you is healed, but you have to accept it.
E-239 Now, to prove that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He was standing here, He could not heal you, at all, with your unbelief. You would have to believe it, just the same as you have to believe it right now. It'd have to be the same, see. "Cause, many mighty works He could not do in His day, because of their unbelief." That right? Many mighty works He can't do today, because of the unbelief.
E-240 Now, Who was it could foretell that? God. Who was it that said this? God. Who was it that did that? God. Who is it that said where the bear, deer, caribou, all these other things, and the seven... alE--all these things that's happened? Who was it said that? He, Christ, that's in us, prophesying Himself through us, revealing Himself that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Who stopped the winds? Who created the squirrels? The same One that created a ram for Abraham, when his... called Him "Jehovah-jireh." Them compound redemptive names still apply to Him. He is still Jehovah-jireh, "the Lord can provide for Himself a Sacrifice."
E-241 Now, each one of you, I--I want your deepest of sincerity now. If you will actually believe with all your heart, there won't be a feeble person in the midst of us, by the time that clock turns five more minutes. There won't be a person here but what'll be on their feet, well, if you'll just believe it. Can you believe?
E-242 Now let's just see now if He will come to us and reveal Hisself, while we bow our heads.
E-243 Lord Jesus, now You help me. And I'll obey You, Lord, all I know how. Forgive my sins and trespasses. I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.
E-244 Now let's take this side here, someone in here. Believe, have faith, don't doubt! Somebody that doesn't know me, if possible. I can't say where the vision is going. I just have to watch for It. And if It does do that, then you know it, whether it's true or not. You just believe, and don't doubt. If He'll do it, will you believe, see, after all this that's been done today? See? Just accept your healing, see. Say, "Lord, I am now touching Jesus Christ. I'm believing." Now may the God of Heaven grant it.
E-245 "Greater is He that's in you, Christ, than he that's in the world." Now, in the meeting, where we touch Him, He reflects Hisself back; as the woman touched God, through Christ, and reflected back her needs.
E-246 I see now over in a corner here, it looks like it's a man, he's very seriously. No, it isn't. It's a woman praying for a man, and the man is not here. But it's a woman. I see that that woman... It's her--her father, and he is dying with cancer. And very seriously. The man is not here. He is in another place. It isn't this country, even. It's, he's in Georgia. Just keep praying. You believe with all your heart now? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Just keep praying, see. The woman's name, is praying, is Mrs. Jordan. She is not from Georgia. She is from North Carolina. If that's right, lady, stand up on your feet. Right, all the truth. [The sister says, "Thank God! Thank God!"--Ed.] Was you praying for such? ["Yes, sir; my daddy."] All right. All right. [The sister continues to comment about her father.] Do you believe, that, "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world"? [The sister says, "I do."--Ed.] Do you believe that He that...
E-247 Look, here is something else. You've had a great training in your early days, or something another, because looks like you're mixed up or in some kind of a Christian... Isn't your father a minister, or somebody like that, some of your people, or something? [The sister says, "My husband."--Ed.] Your husband, that's who it is. I can see someone standing by you, preaching the Gospel, and you was in a church. He was connected with you. ["Praise the Lord!"] All right, there you are. Now, the lady I don't know, but God knows the woman.
E-248 Now, have you got something in your pocketbook, a little handkerchief or something there? All right, then you pla-... When you set down, put your hands on that handkerchief, and don't doubt, and He that's in you is greater than he that's killing your daddy. Believe with all your heart, so shall it be as you believe.
E-249 Now, I want to ask you something. I don't know that woman. As far as I know, that's the first time, I guess, I ever saw her. But she is setting there in a desperate condition, praying. And the very God that could turn and tell the woman about her blood issue, is the same God that's here, showing that He that's in you has conquered the world. You believe? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] If you just have faith, don't doubt.
E-250 Talking of cancer, I see that black shadow again. It's over a woman, setting right here. She has cancer of the throat, and she is in a bad shape. And she has been prayed for, and trying to accept her healing. Mrs. Burton, if you will believe! I don't know the woman. But if you'll believe with all your heart... Really, the thing... Let me explain this to you, what you're trying to do. You've lost your voice, from it, and you're trying to pray for your voice to come back. Is that right? Wave your hand like this. Now, the woman's a stranger to me. I don't know her. See her? That's right. There, there she is. See? "Greater is He that's in you, the faith that can touch Him, than he that's in your throat." You believe with all your heart? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]
E-251 Sister Larsen, I do know you. She is my landlord. But, Sister Larsen, you've been to a doctor or something, something another. You're up for an operation. That's right. Isn't that right? Greater is He that's in you, Sister Larsen, than he that's in the world. Jesus said, "I was a stranger, and you took Me in. Insomuch as you have done unto the least of these, My little ones, you have done it unto Me." O Heavenly Father, be merciful!
E-252 What do you think? You're up for an operation, too. You're a stranger to me. Is that right? [The sister says, "Yes."--Ed.] You're not from here. ["I know you, but you don't know me."] You know me, but I don't know you. ["You don't know me."] But God knows you. You believe that? ["Yes, I do."] You're up for an operation. You don't live here. You're near Bedford, Springville, something like... That's where it's at, Springville. Mrs. Burton... No, no, I beg your pardon, I didn't mean that. Mrs. Parker, that's your name. Isn't it? Greater is He that's in you, than he that's trying to kill you. Is that right? Do you believe with all your heart? Then you won't need your operation, if you do.
E-253 What do you think of all this, sister? I don't know you. You're a stranger to me. Do you believe me to be His prophet? [The sister says, "I believe it."--Ed.] You do. Thank you. God will honor that. You are Mrs. White. You come from Fort Worth, Texas. You got a muscular disease, a nervous condition. You're very bad. There is no hopes for you, as far as medical science is concerned. Your husband, he has a spiritual need that he's praying over. You got a son there, he has trouble with his back, and heart trouble. You got a little boy in his lap. That little boy has some kind of a speech that you're praying over. If that's right, raise up your hand. [The husband says, "That's right. They're our needs."] "Greater is He that's in you, than he that's in the world." Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] With all your heart? ["Amen."] With all of it? ["Amen."] Now let's bow our heads.
E-254 Now He's went through the building. He's proved to you that He's God. "Greater, this He that's in you, than he that's in the world." It's the Lord God. Now, He that's in you, let Him have preeminences. Let Him have the oversaying of--of what you... You say in your heart right now, if you can, with all your heart, and believe it, "The disease that was in my body is gone." See? "I am no more afflicted. I have no more disease. He that's in me is greater than he that's in my body. He that's in my heart is greater than he that's in my flesh. Therefore, He that's in my heart created the heavens and earth. My flesh has been contaminated by Satan, and I am a temple for the Holy Spirit to live in. Therefore, Satan, I command you to leave my body. In the Name of Jesus Christ, come out of me." See? You believe it? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Now let us all pray in our own way now, each one, while I pray for you.
E-255 Almighty God, the Creator of heavens and earth, the Author of life, the Revealer of the secrets of the heart, You said, "The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword, and even is a Discerner of the thoughts of the mind."
E-256 That's the reason, when the Word was made flesh, It knowed what they were thinking about, as He perceived their thoughts. He was the Word, and the Word knowed the secrets of their hearts. And that Word is still the same Word. And tonight we see It revealing Itself in us, after two thousand years, because He wrote It on the paper and is here confirming it, showing it, that It's right.
E-257 Here lays handkerchiefs laying here. Sick people are everywhere. I pray that the great Holy Spirit that's present, that shows these things, that tells these things, and never fails, but what it's right, not one time can It fail, because It's God. Let Him anoint these handkerchiefs with His Presence, and heal every sick person that they're laid upon. And the God Who can be alive, after two thousand years, and can form Himself into sinners' hearts that's been redeemed by grace and faith, and can speak His Own Words through mortal lips, and watch it happen just exactly what He promised.
E-258 O Lord God, I ask Thee to be merciful to us. And may every man and woman that's setting present, that has any kind of a sickness or affliction; and as Moses throwed hisself in the breach, for the people, tonight I lay my heart out before You, Lord. And with all the faith that I have, that's in You, that You have given me, I give to them. As Peter said at the gate called Beautiful, "Such as I have, give I thee. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." And the man was lame and--and weak for a few moments, but, while they held him, his anklebones received strength. And he entered into the House of God, leaping, and praising and blessing God.
E-259 Thou art the same yesterday, today, and forever. And His apostle said, "Such as I have, give I thee." It was faith. And I say: such as I have, give I to this audience! In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, renounce your sickness, 'cause greater is He that's in you, than the Devil that's trying to take your life. You are children of God. You are the redeemed.
E-260 I command that Satan leave this people. May the God Who rolled back that storm the other day, the God Who made the winds and the waves to cease, may He see to it that every disease is taken from these people, and the power of Christ is made manifest in their life at this hour. May every sinner repent. May every person, that's not close to You, get right at this hour. And may it be so, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
E-261 I, as your pastor, your brother, with what faith I have, I've asked God to place it on you. I believe that I'll receive what I have asked. Now if you will believe it with me; with what faith that I have, I give to you for this hour. And now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, renounce your affliction, your sickness, and say to it, "You have to go," 'cause you have your faith, plus my faith, with the power of Jesus Christ, Whose omnipresence is here to vindicate it and prove that He is here, will make you well at this time.
E-262 Do you believe that, lady, laying on this cot? [The sister says, "That's right."--Ed.] Though your muscles be all like they call it, a sclerosis and things, you can walk if you'll try. Stand up, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Help her there. There she goes. Don't you believe? The rest of you, stand up. Her anklebones received strength. Now let's raise our hands and give Him praise.
E-263 Great Jehovah God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to You for the healing. Amen.

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