Healing (What cancer is)
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1 ........... Lord, I believe,
All things are possible, Lord, I believe.
Shall we bow our heads. Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the privilege that we have of coming together again tonight to worship Thy beloved Son, Christ Jesus. He is so much to us. He is our life. All that we are, we owe to Him. And we're thinking that one day we were alienated from God, away from God without hope, without Christ, in the world, Gentiles cut off; and Christ died in our stead bringing us, reconciling us into God. That now we are sons and daughters of God, and it does not yet appear just what we shall be in the final end, but we know we will have a body like His own glorious body, for we shall see Him as He is. How our hearts tremble at this, for we know it's true for God has promised.
And now, Father, to everyone that has this hope tonight, may they rejoice greatly. To those who have not the hope, may their hearts be full of sorrow, and may they come to Thee and find this marvelous hope tonight. Grant it, Lord, and get glory out of the service; and help Thou, Thy unprofitable servant. For I ask it in Jesus' name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
2 The Lord bless you each. I'm sure you've had a wonderful time this evening of hearing the different ones testify, and hearing our brother from India testify of the glory of God.
And I certainly am grateful to God that what He's doing in this last days. How that He is drawing men from everywhere to serve Him, and may this great drawing power... It's the greatest drawing power the world has ever known.
Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me." And if we'll just, in the simple Gospel, lift Jesus Christ up before the people, He will do the drawing. It's the greatest magnet the world has ever known.
Here sometime ago I was in Gary, Indiana, just down the way a little, and they was showing me a mill there where they was cutting this ... making steel, and they had a great big bunch of shavings that swept out into the middle of the aisle. And the man was showing me ... showed me how it worked, and how they would pick up them shavings. I wondered why they was sweeping them out in the aisles and so I didn't know what they were doing.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
3 He said, "Now, just a moment and you will learn." So after every man had swept out into the aisle all the shavings, he pressed a button. I heard something coming making a roaring noise, and I wondered what it was.
And coming down a track from way in the distance came a big magnet, and it went right down over that floor and those shavings would jump right to the magnet, went right on out into the cupola room to be molded over and made anew.
I said, "Praise the Lord!"
He said, "What did you say?"
And I said, "Praise the Lord!"
He said, "What were you saying that for?"
I said, "I want to ask you a question before I answer you."
He said, "All right, sir."
I said, "Why is it all those shavings didn't go?"
He said, "Sir, some of them is aluminum. They're not magnetized to the magnet."
I said, "Praise the Lord!" I said, "Why didn't that iron go, laying along there."
Said, "If you'll notice, sir, it's bolted down."
I said, "Praise the Lord!"
He said, "What you thinking about?"
4 I said, "I'm thinking of a great Magnet setting yonder in the heavens at the right hand of God Almighty. Some day God is going to let Him come, and all those who are magnetized to His Spirit will go up in the air to meet Him, to [unclear word] these old bodies, to be made over again yonder in God's fashion."
What a marvelous time that will be when we're made into His image and His likeness. Jesus shall come some day. We'll all be happy for that day, won't we?
The Gospel has been preached tonight. I want to read some Scripture.
First, I want to thank the lady that sent the offering by my son to me, a ten-dollar offering in a little envelope. Thank you very much, sister, and she said she wouldn't be here for the love offering, and so she wanted to give that to me. It's not our purpose to ask for money in the meetings like that. We don't do it.
5 Another lady sent another offering in an envelope by Brother Baxter. I believe it's half his and half to be mine to go into our love offerings. I know Mr. Baxter greatly appreciates that, so do I. And I always pray over the money that's given to me, because it's given to me by people who work and live, just like I do; and I certainly appreciate it and I prayed over that too and for God would bless you and help you.
And now I want to make announcements for tomorrow night. Tomorrow night we're going, if it be the will of the Lord... There's so many people I'm getting letters that... In America, Bishop ... I have a...
I've been through America so much they have seen the phenomenal side of the great inspiration and prophetic utterance until many people, they believe it. It was only a sign to have the people to believe. If you'll read the book right, you'll see that it was to... He said, "I questioned my ability," and he said, "there would be given me signs that I was sent to pray for sick people."
6 Well, now, I wasn't supposed to do the signs to every sick person. When Moses was given signs and sent to Egypt, every time he met a Hebrew, he didn't say, "Look here. I healed my hand with leprosy. See this stick, I'll make it turn to a serpent." He just did it once. That settled it.
But today I get so many letters, that they come to the meetings and cannot get into the place to be prayed for. Said a few gets on the line and usually sometimes if we watch each one and stand and talk till our Heavenly Father shows something concerning them, then it is that I do not get to very many.
Depends on what kind of faith is at the platform, and then we have to line them up with prayer cards because there's many people here that's to be prayed for---hundreds of them---and we can't say who's first, who's last. We just give out the prayer cards and call them up to the platform. Let them line up.
Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
Exodus 4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
Exodus 4:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
Exodus 4:5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
Exodus 4:6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
Exodus 4:7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
7 Now, it is true that many people believe that if they don't get prayed for---individually prayed for---that they're not subject to healing.
No, friends, prayer is what God told us to do, that's right, but, Brother Osborn, healing lays in Calvary, doesn't it? Brother Tommy Osborn here in the audience with us tonight who's been one of the most successful men on the field. I don't say it to him standing here; you know it. He has been my beloved brother because he has kept the Gospel clean and straight. Every one of us ought to appreciate that; and no fanaticism, nothing back behind it, just purely straight Gospel.
He said to me sometime ago ... I was asking him if he was tired, he said, "No." The only thing he does is go out and preach the Gospel and lay it to the people so closely that Satan can't move; and they just reach up, accept their healing, get up and walk away. That's all of it, see. Now, that's the way we should do, but even if we do doubt then of the Gospel, God sends signs and wonders among the people for the Gospel's sake.
8 Now in Africa... These are not my words. It's a quotation of Mr. Bosworth. He estimated around twenty-something thousand people getting healed at one time in an African meeting. Just think of that. Twenty-something thousand people being healed at one prayer. It was come to the platform. It was a prayer line, and the Holy Spirit was there revealing.
I couldn't even speak their language, and yet the interpreter would have to say what the vision I was seeing; and other nations everywhere like that. It just calls the people out. I can see what's going on, but I can't speak their language. So then... And the interpreter stands there and interprets what's going on---what's ... what I'm saying. And it's just as perfect there as it is here.
Well, what is it? It's Jesus Christ trying to get Himself into the hearts of people; and then after the people have been brought to the platform, and they'd seen the glory and the power of God...
9 A woman standing in the place come to the platform, a very healthy looking woman, told her where she'd been, what had taken place, and the only thing was the matter with her was a cyst on the ovary. And they said she's getting ready for death, or "You're not going to live but a little bit."
She went down and sat down with her husband, thinking, Well, how could this be? And died right there, see. Dropped over dead, see. See, I can only say... Now, if I was a healer, I would have healed the woman, but I was just taking a message of what God said, see. God said her time was come, and that's just what happened.
She went down, said, ... Couldn't even believe it. But she was dead in just a few moments after that. Just perfectly normal, walked across with a little cyst on the ovary. Told her she'd been to a doctor and told her who the doctor was and what he looked like and what he'd told her. She said, "That's the truth."
And I said, "You was with your husband. He sat in the hall."
"That's right. Exactly the truth."
I said, "Prepare for death, for it's near you," see, for I seen her funeral procession going out, and I knew that she was going to go, see.
10 Now, there is sometimes on the platform that I do see people that He doesn't say nothing. You just see it turn dark. Well, I know that's death. But now, I never pronounce death unless I see something in the past---death---because if you don't ... if you do... Prayer can change God's opinion about death. Did you know that? That's right, see. That's right.
Hezekiah wept one time, didn't he? And asked the Lord after He had set death for the prophet, and the prophet told him to get his house in order, but Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and wept bitterly. Then the prophet came back and told him God had heard his prayer. So he changed ... prayer changes things, doesn't it? That's right. Sure does, and we believe that's so tonight.
Well now, remember. Growths and such as cancers and things... Now many times you watch what the Spirit is saying. If you have any mistake or any confusion, pick it up on the recorders. You'll see just exactly what it says. And just what it says, that's just the way it'll be, see. No matter how long it takes.
2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
2 Kings 20:2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
2 Kings 20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
2 Kings 20:4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 20:6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Isaiah 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
Isaiah 38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Isaiah 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
Isaiah 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
11 I've told you many times of the testimonies of the people of how sometimes the Angel of God will pronounce that. In a case here I was... I don't know whether I was telling the other day or not. A woman had a stomach trouble, another one with a growth on their neck, and the Spirit of the Lord told them that they healed. Told her to go home and eat.
Why, the woman couldn't eat. She tried for six weeks nearly and it would just make her so sick, but she kept trying. And one morning while in breakfast, dishes was being washed, she felt a cool something sweep over her. She found out she could eat. She ran to her neighbor to tell her about it, and she found her neighbor just screaming and shouting. The growth that was on her neck, had left.
What was it? The Angel of the Lord, six weeks later, passed through that neighborhood, confirming the Word of God with signs following. See. He has to do it.
How many knows that Daniel prayed one time, and the Angel couldn't even get to him for twenty-one days. You remember that, see? We still serve the same God. The same angels are into existence, and... We know...
Now, a lot of times like on cancer... Some of you don't hear maybe for the instructions, but a cancer... Let's find out just for a few moments now what a cancer is. I see I got five minutes. I'd take this.
Daniel 10:10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
Daniel 10:11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
12 Cancer is a... Well, it would be called... Everything of the natural. Now that's how I study God first, was from His trees and plants and so forth. And God willing, Sunday I want to preach on "God In His Universe, God In His Son, God In His Word, God In His People," and just show you how close God is here to us. He is right around us all the time. He is with us, even in us to the end of the world, and you can see Him operating through His nature, through the solar system, through everything, through... He is just God in the universe, that's all.
And now let's take, for instance, a natural and a spiritual here. Just come on my mind. I looked at the clock and seen it was five minutes of time to start the prayer line. I'll try to get this if I can.
Now, a cancer: that's second greatest enemy the world has. Heart trouble's first. Then cancer and tubercular according to the insurance companies. Now, the cancer would be called in the natural a scavenger, or a buzzard, something that eats dead things. A cancer usually comes from a bruise. A bruise ... it strikes and the cells break and, in other words, they backslide; and then in there sets up another life.
13 For instance, you, yourself, you were one time you wasn't nothing or nowhere, but there never will be a time but what you'll be something or somewhere. Now, at first you was a little germ. The male sex produces the germ of life. The woman is just the incubator. Now, we're mixed audience but I want you to hear me. You listen to a doctor so I'm your brother, see.
Now, look. The pollen from the male to the female is a teeny little germ, so small the eye cannot see it. It has to be seen through glasses, and the first little thing looks like there is a knot tied in that little cell, and then it starts in the spine and begins to develop cells and every seed after its kind: dog after dog, human after human, foul after foul, and so forth, according to the male and female.
Now, if you'll notice that little germ begins to swell and it forms, and that was you one time, begin to push out cells, push out cells, push out cells. Until it becomes, nine months of age, born. Then it becomes an adult woman or man. And here you are today, come from one little germ just developing cells: cell on cell. Is that right?
14 Well now, for instance, a cancer... Now, a cancer comes from a bruise and it's a growth too. So is tumor, cataract and, oh, we could spend hours on it, of what it is.
Now, those ... let's say cancer. Now, first it's a teeny little cell, and it begins to develop cells. It doesn't have any form. It just goes any ways, spreads out with legs and some wraps around and some is like Rose cancer and diff... Red cancer and Black cancer and Sarcomas cancer and different varieties of them, but they're not any certain way because they are spirit and spirit has no form.
You say, "A cancer spirit?"
"Yes sir." I can prove to you that that is a life and the devil. Now, as old fashioned as it seems to be, but there's not a sickness in the world but what's caused by the devil. Sickness came from the devil. Sickness is a direct or indirect results from sin. Maybe not your sin, but something you inherited. Before we had any sin, we had no sickness. After sin came, then sickness was the attributes of sin.
15 Now, now watch this cancer. Now, say, on my hand. Now, there's none there now. There could be some day. Well, there it is then if it's a growth comes on that hand, a cancer or wherever it may be, it's another life. It's developing a different cell though it is a cell, but it started from a life.
Just like you started first before that little germ, that's as far as we can tear your body down to that one single cell, and the little germ is a teeny little cell but beyond that cell is a spirit because it's got a life.
Well, that life came from God for you, but where did this life of death come in your body which it called cancer. Who brought that there? That's the devil. Now, Jesus called it a devil, and by being a minister that's the terms I take. What the Bible says is right.
16 Today we see a man that's deaf and dumb, the doctors say, "Well, his vocal cords is dead. His hearing: over his eardrums, the nerves died."
"What caused it, doctor?"
"Well, I don't know. It just died. Some fever done it or something."
Well, why didn't the nerves die all over? See, it just died there. Now, Jesus said that it was a deaf spirit. Is that right? That when the deaf and dumb spirit came out of a man, he could speak and hear.
Now, it's just like a transparent band around my hand shutting the circulation off. All right. You notice these people come upon the platform here that's deaf and dumb, walk off speaking and hearing, see.
Now, what happens? Now, a man comes here, he is deaf. You seen it night after night. He can't hear, a woman she's looking around. Now, in the ears... Now, if there's anything the doctor can move that's pinching that nerve, very well. That's his duty. That's what God put him here to do, but perhaps he can't find nothing.
Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
17 Then it's an unseen force. Just like a transparent band around my hand. Now, no matter how much salve you put on the end of this finger, it's got the circulation shut off, and it cannot get well until you move this band.
Well now, that band, in the case I'm talking about of deafness, is a spirit, an unseen person, and when that thing is cast away, of course, that gives nature a chance to operate, and then they begin to hear.
Now, on a cancer, it begins to develop a body, gets larger, larger and it's got one alternative: take your life. Now, all the natural is a spiritual, as I said. You believe that, do you?
18 Here, let me show you something in the Scriptures so you won't be tied up. I don't have time to teach, but look. For instance, when a baby's born in this world... A baby born a natural birth, what is the three elements that comes from the body? The first is water. Is that right? Blood. Is that right? Then life, spirit. Is that true? Water, blood and spirit, that makes a complete birth.
When a man is born again of the Spirit of God, there was three elements came from the body of Jesus Christ that we go through to be born again of the Spirit of God: water, blood and spirit. Is that right? Pierced His side: water and blood and Spirit. These three are one. That's the elements we come through: justification, sanctifica-tion, baptism of the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ---the three.
Now, if you see all the natural, that's what constitutes the natural birth. That's what constitutes the spiritual birth. Now, we see it's all the natural is like spiritual.
1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
19 Now, the cancer come into this store place, or this bruised place, and he took a body, and he begins to suck on your blood. One purpose: take your life. The doctor can cut it out. If there's one speck of it left, it'll start right there growing again, see.
Now, the thing happens in the way of... If the doctor could operate and take it out, that's very well. That's good. He will take it out. Now, in the doctor's way of destroying my body or your body, if you was a cancer, will be just diminish me from the earth. That's all.
Now, the way of divine healing, it isn't dealing with that body at all. It's dealing with that life that's in that body. If you was a cancer and I was healing the earth of you, being a cancer, I'd call your life out of you.
20 Well, there lays your body. Well, your body is just as natural there as it would be if the life was in it. It's laying there and every feature and everything.
Now, many people don't understand divine healing, and that's the reason they never get their divine healing, see.
Now, you realize... You take a person (you've watched many times in the meeting) they'll come up here blind. That blind spirit's cast away.
I've had many blind people to read this Bible after being blind for years. And I've had some of them with cataracts would walk off this platform reading this Bible, rejoicing and in three days time they would be back just as blind as they was in the first place. Well, they've got to be. That's only the natural procedure.
21 A woman come up here with a cancer and all at once something strikes her and she says, "Oh, I see it." The Holy Spirit reveals what's wrong with her, tells her what's she's done, what she has to do to get rid of it and everything, and then pronounces God's blessings upon her, and away she goes. Oh, she's believing with all of her heart. She feels good.
She goes home. She starts eating and she says, "I'm fine and dandy."
In a few days she begins to get sick and doctor says, "Didn't I tell you to stay away from that bunch of fanatics?" See, and it's the very best sign in the world, the woman's healed.
22 Now, when anything dies... How many hunters is in here? Let's see your hands---hunters. All right. I've got some brothers here. Anyone has ever killed an animal, or butcher. Let an undertaker. Anyone knows when a body dies and the life goes out of it, it shrinks.
For instance, as an undertaker here, they'll take the false eye or the false teeth out of a patient for awhile, because that body shrinks for about seventy-two hours---it shrinks.
Then they put the teeth back in it and so forth afterwards, after they get it embalmed and fixed up, but just let it lay there, it'll start shrinking.
23 Or a little animal, did you ever see it run over on the road out here? Well, it's little body... You kill a deer, throw it on the scales after you kill and weigh it and tell the boys how much it weighed. Be careful in the morning. It's going to weigh several pounds lighter. How many knows that to be the truth? It's shrinking. Sure. It's shrinking, going down. All right.
Then you just let that deer lay there a few days. Let the little dog lay on the road for a few days. The first thing you know, he begins ... his body becomes contaminated and he begins swelling up, and the cells begin to push out.
Then the first thing you know, that little dog's heavier and bigger than he ever was. Is that right? So then a human body will swell way up. Well, that's just exactly what a cancer does. That's what a cataract does. That's what a tumor does.
If the life... The power of Jesus Christ through His death, vicarious suffering at Calvary, it takes the life out of that because God said, "In My name, they shall cast out devils." That's right. He couldn't be God and tell a lie. He has to be God and He has to be true. And He says, "In My name, they shall cast out devils."
Who? The believers.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
24 Now, believers, here's what's the matter with you. You're afraid to take the initiative. You're afraid to stand and claim your God-given privilege, see. And the devil actually leaves, and when he goes out, then you feel better for a few days and then after awhile, you say, "I'm getting sick." About seventy-two hours, a real case---unless it's a miracle---just divine...
Now, there's a difference between gifts of miracles and gifts of healing. Does anyone know that? They are two different gifts altogether.
Now, healing, when the regular procedure, that person will get just real good for a few days, then they get real sick. What's the matter? That big lump of cancer in there is dead tissue, no life in it. It'll begin swelling, swelling, and oh, you get sick.
Why? Your heart beats your blood through, purifying your body. Every time it beats, it goes through. You'll have fever. Just get an abscess on a tooth and it'll cause a fever. Any kind of an infection will cause a fever.
25 Well, what about a lump of dead flesh laying in your body. Well, you'll almost go through death. That's the time to stand and give God praise. That's right. Yes, sir. Don't waver in your faith. There's exactly the truth that you're healed, see.
Now, when that... Well, if we'd kept the cancers that'd passed through the people one year, I believe, it was. we had so many jugs and bottles we couldn't even put them on the platform to show the people where they'd passed out. Doctor's names written on them. That's right.
If a growth had passed, it'll die, turn loose, and the adhesions and things that's sticking it there, it'll pass from you. If you can ... if you can't, then you're going to get sick because it'll lay right there.
26 In plain words where the simplest child would understand, and the only way I know to put it, it'll rot, and it's laying right in there rottening in your body. And when it does, your heartstream ... your bloodstream is being purified by your heart, and it picks up that and causes sickness and headaches and oh, you can't stand up hardly.
And then the person immediately---the patient, weak in faith---will say, "I lost my healing." Why, God is not that kind of a Father. You can't lose your healing. Jesus purchased it. It's yours. When Jesus prayed for Peter, said, "I pray that your faith fail not." Not his morals, because they did, but said, "That your faith fail not," see.
Now, when you go... Now, let me show you what takes place. Excuse me for saying, "Let me show you." I didn't mean that. I don't mean that. I could show you nothing, but I'll tell you to the best of my knowledge what I see in the realm of it.
27 That when that cancer goes out, when it's cast out, and you see the very evidence that everything that was of the Son of God in the leading of His people, working and showing His signs and wonders and that demon is pronounced gone and you feel it's gone. And then in two or three days, if you start doubting again, the very faith that taken it out, unbelief will bring it back again.
And the Bible said, "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, walks through dry places, and when he returns he brings seven other devils worse than he was." Is that right? And the last estate of this man is seven times worse. You're going to die then.
Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Matthew 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Matthew 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
Luke 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Luke 11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
28 You remember what I tell you every night, "Go ye and" what? "no more." And what is sin? "Unbelief" is right, see. "Go ye and disbelieve no more or a worse thing will come upon you." You understanding?
The 23rd verse of the 3rd chapter of Saint John.
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness of the truth.
But I receive not the testimony from man: but these things that I say, that ye might be saved.
He was a burning and ... shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
But I have a greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
John 5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
29 And anyone who knows the Scripture, knows that the works, as far as redemption, was completed at Calvary, that Jesus Christ; but He commissioned His disciples to take the message to all the world. Is that right? So the very works the Father gave the Son to do is to be manifested again in the church throughout all the church age. God help us to believe while we bow our heads.
30 Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that Thou hast not left us in darkness. Oh, if the world in all their tangling of the Scripture, their theology, if that's all we had to rely upon tonight, it would be miserable. But I'm so glad in the depths of my heart, that You said, "I'll not leave you comfortless. I'll come again, and I'll be with you, even in you to the end of the age."
O God, to those who have received the Holy Spirit in their heart, they know You. They know You by a witness of Your power. They are then sons and daughters of God. They believe all things are possible, and I pray tonight, Father, that You'll make every person in this building that kind of a believer.
May we just brush aside all the teachings and theologies, and come straight to You fundamentally upon Your Word and believing that Your promise ... not try to explain it away, just take it the way You said it. Grant it, Lord.
And now help Thou me, O God. I pray that the Holy Ghost of Heaven will come to the platform and will manifest and reproduce the life of Jesus Christ in this church tonight among the ministers and believers of the flock that Jesus died for. May the Shepherd come and lead us beside still waters. For we ask it in His name and for His glory. Amen.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
31 Sorry, I was just a little long on that. You forgive me. It's a little cool tonight, so you won't notice it. I trust you won't. Now, to pray for the sick.
Billy, what was that number of them cards, C? I believe he told me when we come in down there, but I forgot about it. All right. C's to a hundred. Let's... Who has prayer card 51? Let's see. C-51. Look at your card. Prayer card C-51. All right. Is it in the building? Stand up, ever who has prayer card C-51, if they have it. Is it you, sister? Who has prayer card C-52? Stand up. 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60. Get the first ten, just quickly as you can.
If you will, would play Abide With Me, my brother and sister, if you would. All right, ushers, if you'll help them now. Now, I want you to watch as I call. Somebody sitting next to you, look at their prayer card. If they may be deaf. And look at someone maybe who can't get up, is sitting down and can't get up.
32 If that person is, just wave your hand or something. We'll have the ushers to pack you up. And remember, as you come, I cannot heal you. I can pray for you, see. All right. All right. All right. Looks about ten there. All right. 50 to 60. Now, 60 to 70, C-60 to 70, C-61, 62, 63, 64, 65 on to 70. You stand now.
All right 70 to 80, C-70 to 80, you stand. 80 to 90, C-80 to 90, C-80 to 90. All right. 90 to 100. C-91 ... or, C-90 to 100, stand. The amazing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is marvelous, isn't it?
Well, while they're lining them up down there, I wonder if we could just bow our heads, silently pray: The Lord Jesus help us and make us to be what we are supposed to be. Reverently now, let's approach the Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. And I'm going to pray for these handkerchiefs.
33 Dear Heavenly Father, we bring to You tonight handkerchiefs for the sick and the needy. And, dear God, we know that Thou does know all the need of these people. And now as You're looking down to us, looking to see how much faith that You can find... We hear Jesus say, when He returns would He find faith. He didn't question whether He'd find churches or righteousness or teachers, but He said, "Would I find faith?"
O God, such a valuable thing. Now, many are sending in these handkerchiefs, Father, and Thou knowest their condition. That poor old dad sitting out there in that little place tonight, in the building, blind. Sitting there by the side of the bed, mother laying on the bed crippled. What a condition! And here's a girl sending her loved one this handkerchief. That little baby out there with the waterhead, O God, You see them all, I'm sure, and I pray for each one.
Now, we know that Thou did call Israel out of Egypt, your son, and he journeyed from Egypt all the way to Palestine led by the Angel of the Lord. Strange how he got caught up there right away by the Red Sea.
But one of the writers said that God looked down through the pillar of fire with angered eyes, and that sea got scared and just rolled up. Hallelujah!
We thank You, Lord. You're still God. That sea rolled back because Your path led through there. God, the streak of blood leads through every sick room tonight. Hallelujah!
Now, as we come to Thee, God, I place my hands upon these handkerchiefs and ask that the Angel of God look down through that pillar of fire again tonight, and may every sickness get scared when these handkerchiefs are laid upon them. May it move back and let the believer pass over to the promised land, the promise of good health as Thou has said in the Word, "I wish above all things that you would prosper in health." Grant it, Lord.
This comes from Saint Paul, and we know we're not Saint Paul, but they took handkerchiefs off of his body and healed the sick, but You're still Jesus, and You were the One who did it then. And, God, have mercy on us, and I pray that You will heal every one of them, for I ask this blessing in Jesus Christ's name and for His glory. Amen.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Acts 19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
Acts 19:12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
34 Brother Baxter. All right, Brother Mattsson, you... I want you to wall up now in faith and believe with all your heart. How many is going to believe with all your heart? God bless you. My sincere prayer is, "God, be with you all. Help them. Make believers out of everyone."
Before we even start the prayer line, I see the Holy Spirit ... or, Angel hanging right yonder over this audience. Before we even have a prayer line started, you believe with all your heart? If the Holy Spirit reach into that audience and show the audience the sign from Heaven, would you believe it with all your heart?
There's a lady sitting right there, someone, who has a little girl that's got heart trouble. She's very seriously, she can't even get out of bed. Isn't that right, sister? Stand up to your feet. She is about twelve years old, I believe. Is that about right? You don't have a prayer card, do you, sister? No, you don't have a prayer card. You won't be called in the line then so just stand where you are. The child's fading right before you there.
35 Almighty God, be merciful. I'm thinking of Jairus' little daughter about twelve, the only child they had, and this woman, doubtless, is come tonight to seek mercy, and her heart bleeding back to that child laying yonder.
God, grant that that little thing will be healed. May the Angel that came into the prison and released Peter, that great shining Light, when they were praying down at John Mark's house, may It go into that home tonight and release that little girl from that heart trouble. Send her on her road. I pray this blessing to her in Jesus Christ's name, while her mother weepingly asks for God's glory. Amen.
God bless you, sister. As soon as you get to the child, you take your left hand, lay it over on her heart, raise your right hand to God, and thank Him for what He did for your child at Calvary. Amen. Have faith in God.
All right. Lady, would you come just a little closer, if you will? You believe with all your heart? ["Yes, I do."] You do. Do you believe that the Scripture testimony of Jesus Christ is the truth? ["Yes."] You do. Of course, I see you have a lump on your nose there, a place on your nose. Anyone could see that and know that you'd like for that to be taken away.
36 God can do that.
But one of the main things that you're concerned about tonight is you're very nervous, upset; and you have arthritis also. Isn't that right? And you've had an operation, and that operation was a rectal operation for a tumor. You've never been well since. Is that right? You want to be well, then? I say, Do you want to be well now? Raise up your hand and accept Jesus Christ as your Healer? Do you do it? Then go in Jesus Christ's name and be made well. Amen. Now, go rejoicing.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
Sister, do you believe with all your heart? You don't never want to go blind. Your eyes are going bad all the time. It's getting kind of flattening of the eyeball, and it's about to take your eyes out. You want to be made well, don't you? Come here just a moment. God, who made sight in eyes, can give you your sight.
Lord, heal the woman. I pray that this condition will leave her, in the name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Go now. Accept it, do you, sister? Go. Go saying, "Thank You, dear Lord, for healing me."
37 All right. Come, lady. You realize and know that unless God helps you now, you're not going to be here long. You got a cancer. Is that true? But when you come up that steps, something began to speak to you. Isn't that right? Then believe Him. It'll be over. God bless you. Go and may God's peace be with you. Amen.
My dear sister, with number one enemy of this life, heart trouble, but God can make you well of that. Do you believe it? Will you accept it now? You do? Just a minute, lady. What was your trouble? What trouble would you have? Yours was heart trouble, was it? Heart trouble. You have heart trouble, too. You believe that God will make you well? You do? Stand up on your feet. Now, both of you can be healed. Go home. God bless you.
If you understand, demons scream to one another. They're trying to have help one from another. God is the only One. God bless you, sister. That's being humble before God. You got female trouble, haven't you, sister? If I told you Jesus Christ healed you nineteen hundred years ago, would you accept it? Then go in the name of the Lord Jesus and He make you well.
Do you believe that He will heal you of this cancer and take it off of you? Lord Jesus, may You grant it in Jesus Christ's name. May the man go and be healed. Amen. God bless you. Go. Don't doubt nothing. I want you to show us that faith in a couple of days. All right.
38 How do you do, sir. You want to get over your condition? Your arthritis be made well, and go home? Well, don't matter how long you've had it, if you'll believe right now that Jesus Christ make you perfectly whole, set you free, will you accept it? Raise up your hands like this. Say, "I believe it." Clap your hands together like this. Say, "Lord, I believe." Put your feet up and down like this. Say, "Lord, I believe." Now, go ahead. You're free. God bless you. Go and be made well. Yes, sir.
Oh, you, yeah. You hear me now, of course. See, your deafness and everything ... has prostate which was making you nervous, too. All that. He don't heal you just of one thing. He heals you of all, brother, even your astigmatism and all. See, you've been deaf in this ear for years. ["Forty-five, fifty years."] Yes, sir. Now, you hear me though, don't you? ["Yes."] Say, "Amen." ["Amen."] You're not deaf no more, brother. When He heals you, He heals you completely, see.
All right. Come, sister. You want to be made well too. Lord Jesus, I pray that You will heal her and may she go off the platform rejoicing in Jesus Christ's name. Amen. God bless you. Just pull the cotton out and go to bed now. You're all right. All right. Okay.
Come, brother. You believe with all your heart? Lord, heal the man. I pray that Your Spirit will be on him now, and he'll go away from here rejoicing, happy and well in Jesus' name. Amen. Now, go thanking God. It's gone from you. Will not return.
Let's say, "Praise be to the Lord Jesus."
Believe this? Are you having faith?
39 Do you know the woman sitting next to you? Do you know this lady over here? This here kind of shocked her awhile ago when she seen you getting healed sitting next... Now, look. You have a blockage in the veins, you see, and God will make you well. Do you believe? This lady... Will you believe that she...? You're healed. God bless you, sister. That's all you have to do is have faith and believe in God, and God will make you both well. Do you believe that? Believe you both together was healed right now? God bless you then. You received it. Amen.
All right, sister. What do you think about this all? Do you believe it to be of God? You? And do you believe He is your Saviour? And you believe that He is coming some day to receive you? You believe it? And you believe until that time that He has made a provision for you to live happy? ["Yes."] He has.
My! Very nervous, haven't you, then? You've had weak spells. You can hardly stay up very long at a time. Isn't that the truth? That's all caused from an operation you've had. You've had one of your lungs removed. Is that right? You believe God is your strength now? Then go praise Him with all your heart, and you don't have to go back to bed. God bless you.
Let's say, "Praise be to God." [Congregation responds]
40 Oh, how He would heal... Come, sir. How He would heal every person here if you'd just believe at this moment. They should never have no one else to pass through the line. Every person could be made well.
Sir, you and I are strangers? We don't know each other. Only God knows both of us. I don't know you. You don't know me. But you realize that we're standing in His Presence. You got stomach trouble, sir---an ulcerated stomach. And you're a preacher. Is that right? Go preach divine healing from this on. Eat what you want to and God bless you. Amen.
Do you believe, sister? You've been nervous for years, but Jesus Christ, who stilled the waters on the sea that night, stills your nerves. God bless you. Now, go believe that with all your heart, you'll be... God bless you.
Come, lady. Do you believe with all your heart, soul and body? Yes? You're very conscious that something's happening to you. Now, if you'll believe that, just like you are now, your heart trouble will be gone from you the rest of your life. It is now. If you can keep believing the way you are now, it'll remain gone the rest of your life. God bless you.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
41 How do you do. Do you believe with all your heart? Do you believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here Who could perceive the thoughts of the people like He did in that day? Who could break your life to pieces and show right here just exactly what's wrong with you and so forth? Just like He told the woman at the well about her husband? But it's not a husband condition to you. What it is, it's your back. You're healed. Go on. God bless you.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God." Let's have faith in God.
Come, lady. Our Lord Jesus Christ never loses. He can't lose. If you'll understand, Christians, that Jesus here on earth did not claim to be any healer; He only claimed to do what the Father showed Him to do. He said, "The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing."
There was people healed, of course, that He didn't even see anything about them. A woman touched the hem of His garment. He said, "Thy faith has saved thee."
Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Mark 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Luke 8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
Luke 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
42 And one day two blind men (I'm only resting now just for a moment) the two blind men came through the streets and crying for mercy, and He never paid them any attention because the Father hadn't showed Him nothing. And they went on into the house and they brought the blind man to them and they cried for mercy, and He touched their eyes saying, "According to your faith be it unto you." Is that right?
The woman, the Syrophenician woman ... said, "As thou has believed, so be it unto thee," see. But now when the Father showed Him anything, He pronounced it.
Look at Him going through... How many believes He was loving and full of compassion and loved the people? Didn't look like very much of a display of that when He passed through the pool of Bethesda where great multitudes of impotent folks laid there: lame, halt, blind, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Matthew 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
Matthew 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mark 7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
43 And Jesus come right by everyone of them and never touched a one. Full of love, full of compassion. He was more than that; He was God. He was God invested... God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. You believe that? And He moved right through there, the great Emmanuel, right through all those crippled and afflicted people and never touched a one of them.
But He knew where there was the man laying on a pallet, that had had an infirmity thirty-eight years. Is that right? Could you imagine Him passing a little waterhead baby, a poor old father drawed with arthritis, a blind mother with a bunch children at the home, then passing right by them. And He healed that man on a pallet. He wasn't going to die with that disease; he'd had it thirty-eight years. But the Father had showed Him where that one was.
John 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
44 And He healed that one, passed the rest of them by, and went on about His business. The Jews questioned Him. The 19th verse of the same chapter, He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in himself, but what he sees the Father doing. Whatever things the Father doeth, He showeth the Son, and doeth the Son also. The Father worketh and I worketh hitherto."
See what I mean? Now, if He is risen from the dead, He said, "the things that I do, shall you also." Is that right? Now, He could perceive their thoughts, catch what they're thinking, so forth like that.
Well now, if He is risen from the dead and living in His church, not just in here. I'm just one of His members. You're His church. We're altogether one unit of believers.
You say, "Well, Brother Branham, I'm a Methodist, though, but I've been born again. I got the Holy Ghost." You're a believer. You're one of them. Say, "I'm a Presbyterian, Baptist or what..." That doesn't matter. As long as you've got the Holy Spirit, brother or sister, you're my brother and sister, you're God's son and daughter. See.
John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
45 And the Spirit can move through us. Now, these things, by our teachers, is just cheated us from it. We ought to have been way up the road. How can we ever go in the rapture... Do you believe the church will be raptured someday?
"We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep. The trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first." How are we going to have rapturing faith when we haven't got healing faith? Hear me!
There's coming an hour that when the church of Jesus Christ shall rise in her beauty, signs and wonders will fall from everywhere, and I believe that hour is at hand. Amen.
How do you do, lady? I'm a stranger to you, lady. You're a stranger to me. I know nothing of you. God knows you, but here's a perfect case again of our Master talking to a Samaritan woman. It was a woman of another race. The Samaritans was a different race from the Jews. Just like we're two races. I be a white man. You're a colored lady.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
46 Now, Jesus when He talked to her... Why you say, "Brother Branham, why do you talk to people so much? What makes you do that?" Well, the more I talk to people, more He reveals.
Now, if God has risen from the dead and living in His church and promised the things that He did, would we do also. Do you see what I'm getting at, the congregation? I want them to see that this is not some nonsense. This is absolutely in the Bible, "Thus saith the Lord."
It hasn't been preached. They should have knowed Jesus when He come, but they called Him, Beelzebub, a great fortuneteller, turned it away. But He wasn't no fortuneteller. He was God, and today the people who believe in the miracle-working power of God are considered fanatics, but He said, "If they called the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call His disciples?"
As soon as Jesus talked to the woman and caught in the channel where her spirit was, He knew what was wrong with her. She was living in adultery, and He told her so. She had five husbands.
Well, now, Jesus is risen from the dead and living among us tonight. Now, He may not, but He can, and the same miracle repeat again right here. Is that right? Do you believe that?
Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
John 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
47 But your trouble---and Jesus Christ is here---your trouble is female trouble. You've had it for some time. It was caused from childbirth. Isn't that right? Birth of a child. You have a boy, a little boy about three years old, a little tot. I see him running around. Isn't that right?
And here's another thing that's bad with you: You have times of hemorrhages, bleeding. It goes for two or three months at a time. Isn't that right? Do you believe that woman touched the hem of His garment was made whole? You believe your faith is touching Him now? God bless you. Then go, the hemorrhage stopped. May God bless you.
Without saying a word to you, lady... Visions are hard on me. You understand that. Do you believe that He'll heal you if I ask Him? Come here. Father, in the name of Thy Son, Jesus, heal the woman. I pray in Jesus' name that You will grant it. Now, go thanking God. Saying, "Thank You, dear God." Make well.
48 Having faith. All right, sister, if I wouldn't say one word to you, you still believe that you'd... You're a very sick old lady. Got a cancer and there's nothing can be done outside of God. You believe ... you now believe? Do you now accept upon the death of Jesus Christ and His stripes at Calvary? You believe He heals you right now?
Then in the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke that devil of cancer. May it leave you. Almighty God, You who said they'll lay on sick, they shall recover, grant it to this woman, in the name of Thy Son, Jesus. Amen. Go, sister, rejoicing. Renounce the cancer. Have no more to do with it. Just believe God with all your heart.
You want to get the same thing for the same purpose. Go right now. God bless you. Be made well.
Let's say, "Praise be to God." Amen.
Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
49 Now, be faithful. Have faith in God. Now, reverent, just as reverent as you can be, for the Spirit of God is very timid. Everyone knows that. Sometimes if you're moving around, it interrupts, you see. You're conscious. Everyone of you in a unit of yourself is a supernatural being. You know that?
You say, "Brother Branham, that's psychology." It is not. If it is, Jesus Christ used it. Why, He took the people out of the multitudes, led a man out of the city to get give him his sight again. Is that right?
And when He went up to Jairus' house to raise the daughter, his little girl that was sick and died, they all began to lament and go on and He said, "She's not dead; she sleepeth." Why, they laughed Him to scorn, made fun of Him. You know what He done? Put them everyone out of the house. Is that right? And then He raised the girl. Is that true?
Matthew 9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Matthew 9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Mark 5:39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
Mark 5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
Mark 5:41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
Mark 5:42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
Luke 8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
Luke 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
Luke 8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luke 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
50 When Peter come down, when they come from Joppa down, sent Peter down to pray for Dorcas... How many knows the story? All the widows was standing around crying and lamenting because they'd lost Dorcas. You know what Peter done? All that unbelief? He just put them everyone out of the house and knelt down and prayed. Is that right? Went and brought Dorcas up.
Look at the Shunammite woman when her baby had died, and she got on this mule and rode to see Elisha and Elisha ... I think there's where Paul got putting handkerchiefs on the sick. Elisha had the staff in his hand. He knowed that everything he touched was blessed. He knew that, if he could get the woman to believe it.
And he told Gehazi, said, "You take my staff and go, and don't you talk to anybody, but lay that staff on the baby." But the woman's faith wasn't in the staff. It was in the prophet. She said, "I'm not leaving you, as your soul liveth and never dies," said, "I'm not leaving you."
2 Kings 4:20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
2 Kings 4:24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
2 Kings 4:25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
2 Kings 4:30 And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Acts 9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
Acts 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Acts 19:12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
51 So Elijah just girded up his own loins, got his big old piece of leather and girded around him, and away he went. When he got to the house there, the yard was full, screaming and crying. But the woman took the baby and laid him on the prophet's bed.
Very good place to lay him. That's right. In the little chamber where she had done him a favor. In other words, she give him an offering and put it out there and a place where a little candlestick and a bench and a bed and so forth, and she laid the baby in the prophet's chamber.
2 Kings 4:32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
52 And then Elisha when he walked in, he walked up and down across the floor. Never took any of them with him. He went by himself. He prayed and prayed and then went and laid his face upon the baby's face and the baby sneezed seven times and come to life. Isn't that right? Sure.
Not psychology, friends, but the power of God, alone. Jesus said, "When thou prayest, be not like the hypocrites, stand and make great big lovely prayers that's taught." He said, "Go into a closet, close the door and pray your Father who seeth in secret." It's always that way. Have faith in God.
All right bring... Excuse me, sister. I don't want you to think... Sometimes visions gets me. It's all right. You understand.
Now, for instance, yourself, if I wouldn't say one word to you, I believe you'd believe anyhow. Yes, sir. You'd believe anyhow. All right. Then your eyes would get well, wouldn't it? That's what one of your troubles is. The next thing is your stomach, and there's something wrong with your feet. Isn't that right?
2 Kings 4:35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
53 Say, aren't you a teacher or some kind of a student of philosophy. Is that right? Go practice on Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and tell Him that you believe Him with all your heart, and you'll get well. God bless you. Amen.
Let's say, "Praise be to God."
Listen. Oh, don't weary. Just cry out. Jesus said, "If they hold their peace, the rocks will immediately cry out." Go believing, sister, and God bless you and make you well in Jesus Christ's name. Amen. Believe with all your heart. Believeth thou this?
How do you do, sister? You're not nervous no more. You was healed sitting down there in the chair. Go ahead. God bless you. Give God praise.
Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
54 Come now believing. All right. Come, sir. You can eat if you want to. You want to? Well, the ulcer's gone then. Go ahead. God bless you and stay well. All right.
You wouldn't have to limp around and try to get out of the bed the way you did the other morning there and almost fall. Arthritis has left you if you believe. Do you believe? Well, go rejoicing, saying, "Thanks be to God." Amen.
55 Do you believe with all your heart? Hallelujah! Be reverent. Now, remember, friends, when evil spirits are leaving these people, and they're loose in the building, if you come up in a few days showing some kind of a sickness, remember: It's not my fault, for you're supposed to do as I tell you here. Every spirit in the building is subject right now, and demons as soon as they come out, they'll find some place to go.
Remember, they wanted to go in some hogs one time. Is that right? So be reverent. Now, if I didn't know what I was speaking of... You take my word, see. Those feelings---I feel them---is still pressing, moving in the building like that; and all at once, they're closed, they're gone. I don't know where they went. I don't know. If you're an unbeliever and are disobedient, you're very much receptive to them. That's right. So just remember that's true.
How do you do, lady? You're the patient, are you? You come. You've believe with all your heart? You believe me to be God's servant? You come for your boy. Your boy's a mental case. Is that right? You're kind of disturbed about your belief in Christ. Isn't that right? So's that. Is that right? Go, receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, lady, and then your hands on the boy and God bless you. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ may you receive it. Amen.
Come, sir. You want to get over that anemic condition. Well, just go, say, "Praise the Lord," and accept it and be healed.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord," everyone.
56 Come on. Do you believe with all your heart, lady? Believe you're going to get well? I thought you were crippled first, but you're just so nervous. That's what it is. You been that way a long... Go rejoicing and say, "Praise the Lord," with all your heart and you'll get well. Go, believe it now. Don't doubt anything at all. Just throw up your hands and believe.
You believe, sir? You want to get over the arthritis too? Just go rejoicing. God bless you. Amen. Saying, "Praise the Lord."
All right. Let's say, "Thanks be to God." Oh, how we love the Lord Jesus.
You a believer, lady? I believe it. I believe it. Oh, my! You have arthritis. That's right. That's right, and you have kidney trouble. That's right, and you've also got a tumor on your right shoulder. Go and may the Lord Jesus make you well.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."
57 Come, lady, believing with all your heart. You believe that kidney trouble left you sitting there? Well, go ahead then. God bless you. You can receive it.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God." Everybody in here could be healed if they wanted to.
Come, lady. Demons that cry and move...
Hers is stomach trouble, isn't it, lady? You want to get healed.
Sir, you sitting out there, you're thinking about your wife that's not here, but you want her to be healed of that tumor in her stomach, don't you? If you do, with all your heart, believe with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength (Do you believe it that way? everybody?) you can be made well. God bless you now. Go eat what you want to. Amen.
Let's say, "Thanks be to God."
You won't go blind if you'll believe Jesus Christ. You do? Go believe Him then. God bless you. Be made well.
58 You want to be healed, sister? Say, "I accept Jesus as my Healer." Now, go telling that. Just say to everybody, say, "I'm healed. Thank you, Lord, for healing me," and you'll get well.
Come, lady. You believe with all your heart. You have heart trouble. You have arthritis. You believe it's left you? God's... Amen. That's the way to do it. Amen.
Come. Now, just a moment. Bow your heads everywhere. Just a minute.
Thou deaf spirit, I adjure thee by Jesus, the Son of God, come out of the woman. You hear me? Do you hear me now? You're healed. Your deaf spirit has left you. Go. Amen.
You want to get over diabetes? Just rejoice and go off the platform saying, "Thank You, Lord Jesus," and get over it. Do you believe with all your heart everybody? Have faith in God. Amen.
If thou canst believe, all things are possible. Have you... your heart. God bless you. Here.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
59 Here's another deaf spirit. Bow your head. O thou demon of deafness, leave the woman. I adjure thee by Jesus, the Son of God, come out of her. You hear me? You hear me now? You hear me now? Let's hear you say, "Amen." Say, "I love the Lord. I love the Lord." "Amen." Now, you're healed. Go on off the platform, rejoicing, praise God.
60 All right, lady, you was praying the other day in your room, kneeling by the side of a little bed, chair set over on the right hand side. You said to the Lord, "If I can get in Brother Branham's prayer line, I will be healed of this nervousness." Is that right? You are. Go. The Lord bless you.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."
I'm getting weak. Don't do that. Stay pretty close.
All right. You believe with your back trouble? God's going to make you well? Go on. God bless you. Amen.
Come. Bow your heads. Deaf person. [Unclear words.] Lord, be merciful. Heal the woman in Jesus' name. I ask for this spirit to come out of her. Now, go on rejoicing. You're healed and well. You can hear in both ears. Now, you're all right. Go on and be happy.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."
61 Come. Colored lady sitting right over there with that heart trouble, you want to be healed? Sitting there with your hands up like this. You want to get over that heart trouble? All right. Stand up on your feet. Jesus Christ makes you whole. Both of you.
That other lady had heart trouble, sitting right behind you with the brown coat on, just wiping her eyes. You were both healed at the same time. So were you, brother. Go on off the platform rejoicing. Saying, "Thank God." You also had heart trouble. The whole demon left at one time.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord."
All right, lady. Your kidney trouble is gone from you. Go on your road rejoicing. Hallelujah! Every demon in the building has to bow in the presence of Jesus Christ. You believe that?
62 Have faith. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is here to take over everything you have need of, and He promised to supply your need from your birth to the end of your life. You've got faith enough to believe, you just have faith in Him right now and ask Him and you shall receive.
All right. Bring the next... Are you the lady? Do you believe with all your heart? You believe me to be God's servant? You have some kind of headaches that bothers you, and that's caused from a stomach trouble and you're nervous ... what causes the whole thing, causes ulcerated stomach. Is that right?
63 Say, you're a missionary and you come from India. Is that right? And you're somewhere ... something about Canada connected into it. I seen the Canadian... Is that right? All right. You're healed. Go on back to India wherever you are and praise the Lord.
Let's accept Jesus Christ. Everybody want to accept Him right now as your Healer? If you do, stand up to your feet. For "Thus saith the Lord," any man that will stand and believe in Him tonight as the Son of God is the Healer, shall be healed.
Almighty God, Author of life, I ask that every demon power will be broken in this building tonight and sick people will be set at liberty. In the name of Jesus Christ may it be so.