The Queen of Sheba

1 Let's remain standing just a moment now for prayer.
Lord, we want to thank You for Your goodness and for sparing our lives and for the privilege that we have of coming to Thee on this cold winter night, knowing that we are just the dust of the earth but inside us is a spirit that lives forever.
And we pray, Lord, that tonight that You will forgive us of our shortcomings and let us prepare our hearts to meet Thee in that day. These little brittle threads that we're walking on called, "the threads of life," we don't know just what time they may break and plunge us into an eternity. But as David of old said, "I will fear no evil for Thou art with me," if we go through the valley of the shadow of death, You're sure to meet us.
Keep us in perfect peace, Lord, as our hearts are stayed on You. Heal the sick and the afflicted. Get glory out of the service and bless these good people who has gathered here tonight on this cold night, defying the weather just to come to hear the Word of God. I know You'll send them away with a good full meal of Thy goodness, for we ask it in Jesus' name, Thy son. Amen. Be seated.

2 So very happy to be in tonight. And Billy come back just a few moments ago and said, "Daddy, there won't be a hundred people there on a night like this." Now we Southerners kind of have a little, you know, kind of thin blood, maybe. And this is cold weather to us.

3 Coming on the elevator a while ago the colored girl said, she said was, "Why, Reverend," she said, "this is just fine weather." Now I like it, I really do. I think that this is very good weather when it's dry and cold. Any weather is all right as long as the Lord is there.
I wish to hurry right in now and read the Word to you and then immediately speak and we'll pray for the sick. And tonight we expect God to do the exceedingly abundantly for us tonight. You know, some of the greatest meetings I've ever been in has been where just a little group was gathered together. See, you've got all kind of confined down to just a small group, sometimes like a house prayer meeting.

4 I was just telling Brother Sothmann today. I said, I was coming up to Houston, his home town, if the Lord willing, between the meetings, to go fishing with him. And I said, "I'd like to visit the little church out there."
And he said, "Well, it's just a little small group."
I said, "Bring them over to your house and let's get into the room and shut the doors and stay there all night and the next day, just talking about the Lord."
That's the way I like it just where we can get together now. Christ comes in big crowds or little crowds or He'll walk alone with you. Just anywhere you want to meet Him and your heart's right, He'll meet with you.

5 I just want to take a little short subject tonight, the Lord willing, and I don't know... You know evangelists sometimes when they're busy through the day with interviews and people coming, going, sometimes you don't even get a chance to look at the Bible. And I just picked up a little piece of paper a while ago that I had wrote something on, that I had talked on before, somewhere, I don't know. But I thought I would use it for a text tonight. Maybe it hasn't been in Chicago.
And now the tape boys are here, my boys, Brother Leo Mercier and Gene. And now they have the tapes here for sale. And as I was saying the other night, we don't sell them on Sunday. And through the week is when you have to buy them. And I'm sure, these boys... I've knowed them for years. They were some of my, kind of converts when they ... these two young men, one being formerly out of a Catholic home and the other... I don't know just where Brother Gene come from, what his people were, perhaps Methodists or something. And they come down to the meeting just to get a general conception of it. And the Lord spoke to them.

6 They followed on down to my home just as a little FBI outfit of their own to find out if those visions happen anywhere but in the meeting. And it just happened to be that the Lord just simply did some great things right there when they were present to see it, and I have called them my students. Fine boys, real, real Christian brothers. And I've learned to love those boys, and they're honest and square.
And they wanted to go along, do something in the meeting, and I let them go and take the tapes, because we had no one who really took them, any official one, and so they went to take the tapes and wanted to know if they could... The people begin to want the tapes. I said, "Boys, as long as they're not too high for the people."

7 And I ordered a tape here sometime ago from an evangelist and I can buy three of our own tapes, the same tapes, for what I had to pay for that one. So I know they're pretty close to just at cost. And that's the way we want to do it.
The books that I get from Mr. Lindsay who's, he was here last night, he knows just exactly what... They're not mine, they're his. We buy those books and he gives us a little cut off of them, then we have to pay the freight on them coming. Then we have to get someone to go sell them. In there you lose many of them. And just on a close margin and the books; even if I printed them, I don't think they would ever pay. So, the campaign holds them up.

8 The picture, it doesn't belong to me. That belongs to Douglas Studios. We have to buy them and sell them for what we pay for them. So, therefore, you see, it's not nothing at all that we have anything to make any commercial off of. We just do it... And they wouldn't be here, none of them unless it was something that you asked for, and we can let you have them. So, they're at the stands somewhere and you can tell your friends and those who want to receive them.
Now to the Word. In the Book of Saint Matthew, the Gospel, the 12th chapter and the 42nd verse. I wish to read just a little portion by the way of some ... to get some context. Now, the 42nd verse.
And the queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

9 I like to think on this that when I have just read a portion of the eternal Word of the eternal God and how every little word in the Bible, you can lay hold on it because it's the truth. And men through all ages as they read it, they get something new. There's something about the Word.
I was just talking to Mr. Lindsay today in my hotel room. And I've noticed the visions and he spoke to me. And he said, "Brother Branham, sitting on the platform last night I was watching how the Spirit is beginning to even greater than it used to be."
And I said, "But what startles me, that it just simply seems like it may be me, that the people just can't grasp it."

10 He said, "They probably won't. As you spoke from the platform... It may be you'll have to seal your testimony with your blood someday, and then these things will wake up and they say, 'Well, we never knew that.'"
And that may be the outcome. How that I know myself that truly as a Christian believer, it comes from God. And I have never in one time ever seen it fail.
And to see even this picture... As a little boy, when I was only somewhere under three years old, I'm thinking about eighteen months. You'd think, "Brother Branham, you didn't see or remember that far."

11 I do. And I remember when it spoke to me as a little boy and down through life how I described it, years before they ever took the picture of it. And now they've got three official pictures of it. One from Germany and two from the United States, of the picture of the Angel of the Lord which scientists of Germany and scientists of the United States has put their seal upon it that it's a supernatural Being, described just exactly, that pillar of fire.
To my opinion, and if I'm wrong God forgive me, and as your brother, I think it's the same pillar of fire that led the children of Israel. I'm not saying that because it had its picture taken with me; because it's not to me, it's to the church, the entire church.

12 Now, if we notice, we know that it was the Angel of the Covenant that led the children of Israel, which was the Logos, or Christ, the Spirit of Christ. And when He was here on earth He said, "I came from God, and I go to God."
And then after His death, burial, and resurrection, Paul, on his road down to Damascus, was stricken down by a light, same pillar of fire. None of the rest of them saw it. Paul saw it. It was so real to him till it put out his eyes for a season.
Peter, it came in through a light, come through the bars into the prison and let him out of the prison.
Now we see that Scripturally, it looks like it's the same Pillar of Fire. And watch today, it does the same kind of works that it did when it was in our blessed Saviour, the Lord Jesus.

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

13 And how that goes over the head of people, I just can't understand it. But you know, it's certain things that it has to go and then after it's all over, the people will say, "Well, I didn't really see it that way." It has to be afterwards, just like George J. Lacy said, the FBI head of the fingerprinting and documents of photographs that said ... examined the picture.
Now, in that... Here sometime ago a vision came and told me about going to Africa. And I thought that it meant go to Africa first, then to India. And the Lord spoke to me and told me to go to Africa first, and then to India. Well, I thought that compared with the vision.

14 And then I forgot about it and went to India first, and then He condemned me at Portuguese, as you know the story. And said, "I thought I said to you 'Go to Africa first.'" And then I was condemned. And I thought all the time... And now it just comes up, the revelation begins to push me for Africa, and I read in the vision and the vision really said, "Go to India first and back to Africa." It's just exactly the way it's going to happen.
Now, see, the Lord spoke to me knowing that I would fail, but the vision can't fail. It's what God has already said and it can not fail. The vision: I've got it wrote in the flyleaf of my Bible; I will bring it down maybe and let you see it. How that it really reads that I will go to India first and then back to Africa, but He told me to go to Africa first and then to India, knowing that I would fail; but the vision can never fail. God has spoke it. It's got to be that way.

15 Oh, what a day that we live in! What a hour that we're now confronted with, the end time. The thing of it is that people look today just like in our text tonight, "Where did this come from? How's this wisdom, the carpenter's son?" They don't realize that it isn't the person; it's the Christ, the God.
Jesus said, "If I do not the works of my Father, then believe me not. But if I do the works of my Father, if you can't believe me, believe the works," see. And then it's written, "Although He'd done so many things, yet they could not believe because Isaiah said, 'Eyes and can't see, and ears and can't hear.'" Until He was dead, buried and rose again before they really ... the world realized that that was the Son of God.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Mark 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

John 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

16 Now, God through all ages has had a way of manifesting Himself to each and every generation through the ages. At the day of the judgment there will not be one excuse for anybody at any time. The infinite God has manifested Himself to every generation in some outstanding peculiar way. And God in sundry times, in divers manners spake to the fathers by the prophets in this last days through His Son, Christ Jesus. He's always made a way and it's always been the supernatural that has attracted the attention of the foreordained believer and blinded the eyes of those who are ordained to damnation. That's exactly right. You cannot believe unless God calls you to believe. That's exactly right.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

17 The Scripture cannot fail. Jesus never come to earth just to say, "Well, I'll die and see who'll have mercy on me, and maybe they'll get saved." That wasn't the idea. He come to die who the Father by foreknowledge knew who would be saved, and He come to save that remnant that God before the foundation of the world knew that would be saved. That's exactly right. Said, "No man can come to me except my Father draws him first." That's right. Not him that willeth or him that runneth, but God that showeth mercy. That's correct.
Now, back in the ages, we want to base this little message around this: that back in the ages gone by, that God when He sent something to the earth to declare Himself to the people, if the people in general accepted it, they had a great time of jubilee. If they turned it down, they was rejected.

John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

18 Jesus here has been speaking to the people and doing miracles. He was able to discern the thoughts of the people. And the well-trained scholars of that day of the church said He was Beelzebub. Now, when you go home, read this chapter and find out those scholars did not say out loud "He is Beelzebub," but they thought it in their hearts that He was Beelzebub. And Jesus could discern their thoughts. The Bible said so. They was just thinking it.
You don't have to say it out loud. God knows your thoughts. They were thinking in their heart that that man is a spiritualist. He is a soothsayer or some great chief demon, Beelzebub. And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, then He began to tell them, "Can Satan cast out Satan? If he can, then his kingdom is divided against himself."

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

Mark 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Luke 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

19 Then He made this altogether great statement, "If you call me Beelzebub, I will forgive you. But when the Holy Ghost is come, and you blaspheme that, there is never forgiveness, not in this world or in the world to come; you will never be forgiven for it."
Now, in the Gospel of Saint Mark as he quoted it, he said, "Because they called Him an unclean spirit." The works that He was doing---discerning their thoughts, and showing signs from God ---they called it a devil, an unclean spirit. The work of God was considered an unclean spirit. And Jesus said, "It's blasphemy which can never be forgiven."

Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

Matthew 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Mark 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

Mark 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

20 What about America then? What about today that we're living in? What about the unpardonable sin that's been committed thousands of times then? Times thousands of times. When the church and the great teachers and so forth say, "Don't attend that meeting; why, it's the devil." They separate themselves eternally from the presence of God. No matter how great they are, how much they've preached and what all they've done, God's Word cannot fail. No matter who you are. There's no respect of persons. Teacher, scholar...
Jesus said those Pharisees who were so religious, that they had to come through a certain lineage and a certain birth, had to be trained, and holy, and just, and honest, and upright. He said, "Ye are of your father, the devil." That's right. The devil is religious and can put on very much pious and holiness actions. But God looks on the heart. Jesus said in a certain place, "How can you speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart speaketh the mouth." Then if your heart thinks one thing and your mouth speaks another, He said, "You are hypocrites."

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

21 So that's what's in the world today, greater than it was in that day. But now we see Him as they are saying to Him, "This man is Beelzebub, because He's a fortune teller. He's a soothsayer or some evil spirit." And Jesus referred back to them to the previous days of God's action. He talked of Jonah. Then He comes down to Solomon's day. Solomon was a great man. And he was a son of David and prefigured the Lord Jesus. His kingdom, of course, was earthly and it perished. But the Son of David, which is Jesus, His kingdom will never perish.
And we notice that in the days of Solomon, and Jesus declared that the day that they lived in was greater than the day that Solomon lived. And how much greater then even if the blasphemy would be forgiven then, and in this day it cannot be forgiven. What a greater day this is than it was then. Even when He walked in Galilee... His actions and His works today before men is all the more sinful to turn it down than it was when He was here on earth. Oh, if the church would only wake up to these things.

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

22 Now, notice. In the days of Solomon, God sent a great gift to the earth. It was a gift of discernment. And Solomon had this gift. And oh, all of the nation believed it. All of Israel, with one accord, when they seen this great wisdom of Solomon that the Lord had given him, the whole nation rejoiced because that God had given this great gift.
And you know, that's called the golden years of Israel. It was in their millennium as it was. Israel prospered more under Solomon than any other king, I guess, they ever had, because they believed the gift that God had sent. If they had turned it down, they'd have been whipped and taken out by other nations and so forth.

23 And today if God sends something and the church turns it down, how can we expect anything else but confusion? How can we expect anything else but denominations, and barriers, and setups, and all kinds of impersonations, and everything today. Because we turn it down. When God starts to do something in some, maybe, a realm of people, the others will say, "Well, that isn't our denomination. Well, we'll just get our own man to do that." And you cause carnal impersonations, which is evil in the sight of God and takes away from the real thing. That's right.

24 When they had a little boy raised up some time ago, and I went to see the little lad, about ten or twelve years ago... His name was little David Walker, a wonderful little preacher. He didn't tell little stories like mama coaxed him, how Jesus a little baby. He took off his coat and took a text and handled it like a man.
And I talked to some of the brethren. I had just been new in the Full Gospel realm. I didn't know they had the same trouble that we Baptists had, of all kinds of breakups. I thought they were angels. And so then we find out, one of them said, "Well, he belongs to the certain-certain group."
I said, "What difference does it make where his father belongs? He's a gift that God has sent to the church."

25 I said, "If you brethren would tear down your little different ideas, and get around that little boy, not let him get all puffed up, but send him, he'd win thousands of little children to the Lord, little boys and girls."
But what was it? Everybody got them a little David. Everywhere you went... The little fellow went to Miami and got in trouble and I went down to help him. And the whole two pages was full of little David. Jealousy! It shows that it's carnal and not of God. Any church that will do a trick like that is not of God. It can't be. And there's where we are today. They won't believe anything, but they try to impersonate it. And when they do, they have carnal conceptions of it. And when they do, they have carnal manifestations of it. It'll only produce it.
But not in Solomon's time. They all believed that God had sent them a Solomon, and he was God's servant. And they all rallied around that gift. They didn't have fifty Solomons; they had one Solomon.

26 And they never had fifty Moses.
There was a man one time by the name of Korah. He raised up and said, "Now, wait a minute. There's just as many prophets and holy men as there is Moses. Moses is not the only one."
God said to Moses, "Separate yourself from him." And He opened up the earth and swallowed him in.
The Bible predicts that in the last days that same thing will take place, and they'll perish in the gainsaying of Korah. That's right. That's the Scripture.

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

Numbers 16:21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

27 And notice, but in Solomon's time... Jesus pointed them to Solomon's time, of that great gift. Let's look at it. Now everybody began to testify, "The Lord God is with us. Indeed He is. For He has given unto us a great and mighty gift, our Brother Solomon. The Lord has give him the discernment that he can tell us the things that we should do. And how the Spirit of the Lord is upon our brother." And everybody in one accord.
That begin to spread out all through Palestine, and went from nation to nation, from place to place, until it become world wide that Solomon was God's servant and there was a great mighty gift sent from heaven that only heaven could send to a church and to... A mortal man could not do those things in himself. And all of them believed with one accord.

28 And see what it did? It built him a mighty temple. It give him the wealth of the world. It give him favor in every nation, all nations feared Israel because they seen the mighty unity among the people over a gift that God had sent them.
Finally, way down in the utmost parts of the known world, there was a little queen, a heathen. And she's called the Queen of the South here, which was Sheba. And she was away across the deserts to where her country was. And everyone passing through would say, "Oh, you should be up in Jerusalem, up in Palestine, for they have a great God up there Who has visited them with a great gift. And signs and wonders are taking place by one named Solomon, whom they have made king."

29 You know, faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word of God. Faith cometh by hearing. Now how can the outside world believe when the church is condemning one, lifting another and throwing this one out and putting this... How can they believe, see?
But not so then. With one accord everybody was testifying. It was a wonderful thing. And the little queen begin to hear this. Now she was not of the tribe of Israel. She was a Gentile heathen. But faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word. And when you keep hearing such testimonies, it starts the curiosity. People begin to wonder, "Could it be so?"
That's the way, no doubt, the little queen begin to feel. And by and by as faith kept building, she said, "You know, there's only one way for me to be sure of this, and that is: I'll go and see for myself."
That's the good thing. Don't take what somebody else said; go see for yourself. Be convinced.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

30 And no doubt that the little woman had a lot to confront. And there was many things against her and against her going. The first thing, it was against her religion to go. Her church would not cooperate in that campaign up there. But it didn't make any difference to her. She wanted to find out. She wanted to be sure.
So one thing was, she had a long journey, and she was just a woman. And remember, in the deserts in those days the sons of Ishmael was out there, which were robbers. And now the little woman, as just something inside of her begin to tug that she just must go see for herself. I like that.

31 When Philip found Nathanael, and Nathanael said, "Now, could there be any good thing come out of Nazareth?"
Philip said, "Come, see for yourself. Come, be convinced."
And the little queen thought the same thing. How much better off that queen was for her thoughts, than tens of thousands, yes, millions in Chicago tonight. Throughout the newspapers and everything, the meetings advertised. Can you see how this nation is ripe for judgment? If God willing, if my voice gets a little better, I'm preaching on the modern sputnik in a few nights. So, then I've got to take something the next night, because it really hangs you in the dark place.
Now, notice. But to see the people of today rejecting Christ, just because of denominations. Because they're more satisfied to watch television and things, than they are to listen to the Gospel. Their hearts are not hungry. They don't care. Now, they wouldn't come out on a night like this. Many of the rich has got to drive limousines and Cadillacs out there, that read them ads and so forth. Why they say, "Our pastor says, 'It's a devil.'" And they believed him.
Oh, no wonder they become two-fold child more of hell than they was when they began. Certainly it is true.

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

John 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

32 Now this little queen, she said, "I'll go, and I'll find out."
I like that. Now she never went to see an angel. You know, people's got in their head to this day, that, if God would do anything, He'd have to do it by an angel. Send an angel down from heaven and let him do it. God don't send angels. Man is God's servant. God preaches the Gospel through men.
The Bible said that Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are. Not an angel; a man. He was so human. And just with the ups-and-downs like you and I have, till it went over the head of the common people ... or, to all the people.

33 Jesus was so much human, so much man, just a carpenter's boy, no education of the world that we know of, a poor man. Where did He get this learning? He must've used "his, hain't, and tote, and fetch, and carry," like would today. Some grammar that wasn't polished up, said, "What school did He come from? Where did He get any learning? Isn't this the carpenter's son?"
Why, He's so human, so real and so humble until it went over the heads of the people. They didn't understand it. If it would have been Caiaphas, a high priest, or some great polished scholar, oh, they'd said, "Yes, your Honor, Honor Reverend Father. Yes, we believe that."
But God brings it down to humility and it passes the heads of the people. That's right. That's the way He's always done it.

Mark 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

John 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

34 Now, the queen wasn't going to see an angel; she was going to see a man that God had given a gift to, that was really proving to be true, so as she heard. So, she had to get ready to go.
Now, that desert was a long trip, if you measure it on your map. It would've at least take her three months to make the trip on the back of a camel. Well, you say, "Chicago is a little too far for me. I live on the north side. Way down at the Lane Tech High School. And it's winter time. If you would just bring it up here to my church or across the street, I'll probably visit once."
And you're going to heaven. Oh, sure. Yes sir.

35 You love the Lord. Your works prove what you do. By your fruit the people are known. If anything is laid in your lap, you don't appreciate it anyhow. It's something that you have to struggle for and sacrifice for (Certainly it is.) that you get joy out of.
Now, the little queen had something to confront. She had to ride three months over a desert, not in an a air-conditioned coach now, or neither in a Cadillac, but on the back of a camel through hot deserts. For what? God had been speaking to her heart, and she was determined to see whether this gift was right or not. There you are. She went three months to find out where it was, and people can't sit in a meeting three minutes to find out whether it's right or not. That's the difference. No wonder Jesus said, "She'll raise in the last days and condemn this generation." That's right.

Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

36 Three months over a hot desert. Three minutes in a plush seat. What a difference. Come on a camel or in a Cadillac. You get the difference? What will this generation answer at the day of judgment when the Queen of Sheba rises? Certainly. What will the church say that turned the gifts of God down when that bunch of Israelites back there accepted something that wasn't half as great as what it is now? What will it? Ask.
Solomon went nowhere. They come to Solomon. They were hungering. They were thirsting. They were believing. And God was working. Today we're filled and fed and have need of nothing, as we say; and the Bible says, "Know not that you are poor, wretched, miserable, blind, and naked, and don't know it." That's the bad part: You don't know it.

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

37 If a man was naked out on the street and blind and knew it, he'd try to help himself. But when he doesn't know it, that's the pitiful part. Then the man is not mentally right. And the church is not spiritually right, for it doesn't know it. Jesus said, "If you would have knowed Me, you would have knowed My day."
Notice. Then she had another thing she made in her mind. "Now, I don't know; I've never seen it yet," as I said last night. After you have seen the work of God, then God can punish you justly, because you rejected it. And she had never as yet seen the work of God. But she said, "If it's right, I'm going to support it with everything that I've got." So, she loaded camels down with gold, and everything else, and myrrh, and frankincense. If the gift was really right, she was going to support it. That's right.

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

38 And if God's gifts are right, you don't have to support it so much financially, but you ought to support it with the praises of God, with testimony, with leading people to Christ and doing something for the glory of God. Not only your money or so forth, but everything that's in you. You should support the work of the Lord.
She laden the camel. And as she went, remember, with all that gold on those camels, thousands times thousands of dollars worth of gold, and precious jewels, and myrrh, and frankincense, smelling perfumes that was very costly. And when she went to see that if it was right, she was going to support it. Now, look what a chance she had to take. All them robbers in the desert just waiting for her.

39 But if God has called your heart, there isn't enough in the world to keep you away from Christ. All the threats that you'll be excommunicated from your church, all the threats that they'll lay you off at your work; there is nothing that will separate us, or stop us, from reaching our goal. When we really in our hearts get right, and our objective is right that we're going for the sincere part, and to find out if God has did this.
If Jesus is raised from the dead, let's support it. If He's the same, yesterday, today, and forever, let's stay by it. Let's do everything that we can to make the people see the kingdom of God.
She had to cross the desert, so away she took. Now if you are determined and it's for the right thing, God will make a way. After a while, we see the camels across the desert, the poor little woman sitting up there and the desert winds a blowing and her lips parching, but her eyes were set towards God. Though camels was stumbling along the road with a little bitty army, with guards she had, which the great desert full of Ishmaelites could have took them in a moment, but her heart was set: "If there is a Jehovah God and He's making Himself known, I want to be His servant."

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

40 There it is. Don't you worry. There was ten thousand times ten thousands of angels marching with that band as it went on. There wasn't an arrow could fly by night ... or, the terror by night, or the arrow of the day that could ever touch her. She was bound to find Jehovah. She was seeking for Him with a true heart.
So will He do you. If you'll just see the simplicity of it. God doesn't shine out in some kind of great glamour. He never does. His great hour is to come for that, when He reveals Himself from glory. But today He works in humility to do things like He's always done.

41 And here she goes. And the wind blowed, and the deserts are hot, but she's pressing on towards the mark of the high calling. She's going to arrive, because God will see to it that she arrives. Here she goes, a little woman with all this bunch of men and her little maids around her, and out through the desert they went.
There were no shady places to sit down and rest. She just stayed under a little canopy of a thing over top of her, and as the old camel beat back and forth across the desert. And the little woman sitting there jerking from side to side, day and night, through great dangers, beasts of lions, and things, in the desert. But she moved on. She was letting nothing stand in her way. All the bishops and doctors and archbishops in the world couldn't have stopped her. She was determined to find out whether it was right or wrong. No wonder she'll stand in the judgment with this generation. She was determined to find out whether it was right or not. And on she goes.
And finally, leading by the course, led by the Spirit, she come... You said, "Led by the Spirit?" Absolutely. Every person that makes a start towards God is led by the Spirit. Absolutely, she was. And the great angels guided her right into the gate of Jerusalem.

42 And when she goes up to the temple... Now, she didn't go up just to sit a few minutes to find out. She didn't go just to stay one day; she had to hurry back to her kingdom. She went to stay till she was convinced. That's the way to do it. Just stay till you're convinced.
She unloaded the camels and pitched her tents and so forth, and she held her treasures back, and so forth till she sat in on the meeting for awhile to find out if it really was the truth, of what she'd heard. Sure, she had faith to believe it was right, but then she wanted to see whether it was right or not.

43 So, as she went up to the meeting the next morning where Solomon sat and they brought to him the things, she begin to watch Solomon and know that he was just an ordinary man. And she seen the great discernment of the Spirit of God working through the man. She watched it meeting after meeting. She camped and watched. And finally when she was thoroughly convinced, she goes and gets all of her treasures, everything that she had; and she laid them at the feet of Solomon. And she said, "All that I heard those saints testify about is true, and more than I heard them say is true."

1 Kings 10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.

1 Kings 10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.

2 Chronicles 9:5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:

2 Chronicles 9:6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.

44 Why? It was more because it had come to her then, a heathen woman. Let her stand in the judgment against Presbyterians of today, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Pentecostals, Nazarenes, Pilgrim Holiness, Seven day Adventists, Christian Science. Let her stand in that day as a heathen she was, against people that's supposed to read the Bible daily and pray. Watch her testimony against these of this day. Yes, sir.
She was a heathen woman, but she come; and when she found it was the truth that that great gift God had given, she knew it was the truth then, for she had seen it with her own eyes. And Jesus said that she will rise in the day of the judgment and condemn priests and preachers and so-called religious people. She'll rise in the day of judgment and condemn this generation who was calling Him a devil. Think of it.

45 Think of it today that we're living. My brother, sister, and my friend, God always in every generation, He declares Himself. If the people would unite together around Christ and forget their little differences, what a great thing it would be. But in this day when He comes to show Himself again, every way, more than He did then...
Jesus stood on the banks of the Galilee, and He stood in Jerusalem and in the city. And He declared, "There's nothing I can do within Myself. First the Father shows me and I do what He says. But if I say..."
Seeing that He could do that, so they thought He was a spiritualist. But when they seen it come to pass, they knowed it couldn't be a spiritualist. But their great church status and so forth held them back from accepting it.
Nicodemus expressed it well when he said, "Rabbi, we know You're a teacher comes from God, for no man could do these things and miracles that You do except God be with him. We know it."

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

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.

46 But why don't you accept it? Why don't they turn the Sanhedrin loose? Pharisees and Sadducees, and all, and say, "Go. This is the Messiah." Because it was their denominations and their pride and so forth that wouldn't let them go to an unlearned person as they thought. He had the learning of God. He didn't need the learning of the world. So, God had worked in Him.
As He had to do Moses: get all the learning of the world out of him first before he could get the learning of Christ in him. And today we try to poke the learning of the world in, and poke the learning of Christ out. That's right. Overshadowed with all kinds of degrees.
Now, today, friend, God still lives. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And now what He said there, "Behold, I say unto you, a greater than Solomon is here." And they called it the devil.

Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

47 And now He said, "These things that I do, it will be declared to another generation after Me, other sheep I have that's not of this fold. A little while and the world won't see Me no more; yet ye shall see Me, for I'll be with you, even in you to the end of the world. The things that I do shall you also." Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. All these things that He promised and besides that come down in our mechanical age.
In the days when we're scientific, and proved it that He was the same by a scientific picture machine. Then what are we going to do? Here it is. If that angel doesn't do the works of Jesus Christ, then it's the wrong angel. But if it does the works of Jesus Christ, then it is the right angel. That's right. For He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
How did the Jews know He was the same? When He told that Jew, that real Jew, that Jew that was predestinated to eternal life, that Philip went and got. And he brought him over there and when he seen Jesus, He said, "An Israelite in whom is no guile."
He said, "When did you know me, Rabbi?"
He said, "Before Philip called you, you were under the tree. I saw you."
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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 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

John 1:48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

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.

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

48 What would He do to the generation of the Gentiles in their days as we are today. He did that to prove Himself to the Jews. He did it to prove it to the Samaritans. What will He do to prove it to the Gentiles? If He is the same for the Jew as He is for the Samaritan, He's the same for the Gentiles. What do the Gentiles do? Just as they did.
The great scholars, and rituals, and aristocratic, and so forth, and the educated, and smart, and so-called in the world. They say, "It's the devil. Have nothing to do with it, with a bunch of holy-rollers. Have nothing to do with it."

49 But God in the great resurrection will take that bunch of holy-rollers and condemn the world. That's exactly right. Certainly. Because they have believed, because they have read it in the Bible, and they have seen it for themselves. And they come through cold winds, and through snows, and everything else, to recognize the great gifts of God moving in this last days. And they say, "Oh, it's my Lord and my God."
Let us pray.
Lord, our refuge in every generation, the same yesterday, today, and forever. O eternal and blessed God, if we should get up from here right now and go home to our homes, we could go happy and rejoicing, because that we believe Your Word.

50 But we would ask tonight, that it maybe some here that's kind of disheartened as those who came from Emmaus one day. From Jerusalem going to Emmaus, You walked along the road with them, and talked with them, and preached to them. And they thought that You had kind of a strange way of explaining the Scriptures, for they said afterwards, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked to us along the road?"
But when You once got them in the little building and closed the door, You did something just like You did before You were crucified and had risen. And they recognized that it was You, for no one could do it like that but You. And they said it was the Lord. And they rushed back with the news.

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

51 Lord God, do the same for us tonight. Give unto us that which we know that no man can do. Just You alone. That they might go back through the winds with their soul so full of fire that they'll not even pay any attention to the cold wind, saying, "Did not our hearts burn within us? Was not we repaid? Not because the preacher preached or the choir sang, but because we seen Jesus manifesting Himself through His people."
Grant it, eternal God, for we love You, and we want to meet You someday when our life is finished here, that we will hear the Voice say, "Come up higher to a better world and to a better place."
While we're here, may we be lights, Lord, to shine in this hour of darkness just before the great destruction strikes and these cities become nothing but powder. Lord, always before judgment You send mercy. May the people not spurn it. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen.

52 Now, folks, I'm not ... can't explain the things that I know, the things that I feel in my heart. I can't express it. I'm not educated. I had no schooling for preaching. Therefore, I can't make my message just where it should be. And you forgive me for that. But usually, Brother Baxter and some of them goes, and they do the explaining. And they're preachers who are scholars and Christians, not only scholars but Christians, born-again men. They know how to set their sermons in order that can present it to the people in such a way that they can see it.
Now, that is not a gift of mine. I'm not able to do that. My gift is by vision that Christ promised would take place, see. And knowing I had no education and so forth. And maybe... I don't say maybe---I believe He intended that I wouldn't have any education, for I'd probably depend on that than what I do depend on. I solemnly wait every word from Him.

53 Now, I believe that He will manifest Himself. And if He will, will it make you go home light-hearted, and love Him more, and rejoice? If it would, would you just raise your hands to Him. [Unclear words.] The Lord bless you.
Is Gene here, Gene Goad and Billy? Oh, yes. All right. Let's see. What was...? 1 to a 100 last night. And I believe we started from 1. We don't never call up too many. Maybe anywhere from ten to fifteen, something like that, just enough... It doesn't make the difference.
The woman at the well, if she hadn't have been really consecrated to what that she was listening to, why it would have never done her no good.
The Pharisees that stood and seen Jesus do those miracles of discerning their thoughts and told them, said, "Why do you reason in your heart? Why do you call Me Beelzebub?" They'd never spoke it out. But He knew their hearts, and He said that to them.
All through the Bible, look at His ministry, everywhere. It's not that He just walked out and said, "Here, I'm going to do this." He said, "I do nothing till the Father shows Me first," see. That's right. Saint John 5:19. Watch His miracles, just... The people could do it.

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

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.

54 And these things that's done here at the platform are really not exactly visions, and yet it is. It's your faith reaching to God and pulling from Him the things you desire.
Look at the woman with the blood issue. She touched His garment, and went back into the crowd. And Jesus said, "Who has touched Me?" They didn't know. He didn't know who had touched Him. Then He said, "I got weak." Then He knew that someone had touched Him. That was her using God's gift. She was using God's gift. Jesus didn't know nothing about it. But when she had touched it, He looked through the crowd until He could find her, who she was.

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:

Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Mark 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Mark 5:32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

Luke 8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

Luke 8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

55 That was God's gift answering back to her faith. You see it? She believed it, and she herself used God's gift. Then the gift that was in Him, spoke to the person that had the faith, and told her what her trouble was, that had said her faith had saved her.
But now, when God wanted to use His gift, He just took Jesus and said, "Now, you go away from this home of Bethany here. After four days Lazarus is going to die, and then You come back and You'll raise him up." Well, Jesus went away. They sent for Him to come, but He knew the vision said not to come, for He said He did nothing till the Father showed Him. After four days He said, "Lazarus sleepeth."
Said, "If he sleepeth, he doeth well."
Said, "He's dead. And for your sake, I'm glad I wasn't there, but I go wake him."
That's right.

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 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Luke 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

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 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

John 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

John 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

John 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

56 And at the tomb, He said, "Thank Thee, Father. Thou has heard Me already, but I said it for these who stand by." He didn't have to pray, but He knew it. Now, He never said He got weak there. How much greater was the power of God to raise the dead than it was to find who that woman was. But it was a woman using God's gift, or God using His own gift.
All right. Prayer card... Joseph just went to find out. Prayer card T, I believe he said. And then we had 1 to 15 last night. Let's take 85 to a 100 tonight then, take the last part of them. Now that'll give us fifteen tonight. And now, maybe tomorrow night we'll start, well, I won't say, see. Let's wait till tomorrow night.

57 All right, then J instead of the other. All right. J. All right 85, 99, 500. That'd be fifteen. All right, J-85, who has it? The lady right here. Would you come here, lady? 85, 86, 87, 87. Brother Gene, would you come over here to lead them from the platform? 87, did anybody have it? 88? Who has prayer card 88? All right. 89? J-89, would you raise your hand? The lights are right in here. I can't see, so if you'll just raise your hand so. 89, is it already there? 89, 90?
Oh, that's all right, it doesn't matter. 90, would you raise your hand somewhere? Raise your hand, holler "Amen" if you can. Prayer card J-90. 90? Isn't it here?

58 You know, I wish if you would come get your card, see, that confuses me, you see. And right here is where I'm not supposed to be confused, see. If you get a card, don't take it. If the boy offers you one, don't you take it if you're not going to stay.
Thank you, ever who turned the light on. Don't stay.
If you're not going to stay, well don't take the card. If you take it, you come.
All right. J-90, 91. 91, has anyone got it?
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Oh, what a moment! You don't know how it makes you feel to stand here. I guess there's at least five hundred people, I guess, out there. More? Anyhow, I have stood before five hundred thousand, see. And taken Christ to the challenge before tens of thousands of heathens. There's nothing to be afraid of. God promised it. His words are just as true as He is true.

59 Now, here's a beautiful scene tonight of the Bible. I wonder what you Gentiles are going to say. Are you going to be as reverent and as respectable as the woman ... or, the Samaritans was when the woman came into the city, and told what the Lord Jesus had did for her. And she said, "By that..." She even told those people, "Isn't that the very Messiah?" Sure, see.
Scriptures are spiritually understood. How many knows that? You don't read the Scriptures or write out to understand them. God said He hid it from the eyes of the wise and prudent.
Look, even that vision, I wrote the vision out myself, and read it over a thousand times or more. I didn't see that I was supposed to go to India first. I thought I was supposed to go to Africa first. But then when this hour comes, here it is written right out in my own hand, see. I just couldn't see it. It was blinded to me till I went ahead and disobeyed God, that He might correct me and show that His Words are eternal and can't fail, see. I just couldn't read it that way.
Many said, "Oh, the Bible don't say these things." The Bible does say it. It becomes a reality. And God confirms His Word.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

60 Now, we are strangers to each other, I suppose, lady. We are. The lady is a colored lady, me, a white man. That makes two different colors of people, two nationalities. And that's the same way it was in Saint John the 4th chapter, the Samaritan and the Jew. Both of them of different races of people, but Jesus let them know that God was no respect of race, that He made all races.
We all come from one father and mother, Adam and Eve; that was the first on the earth. That's where we come from. And our nations and where we lived, and changed our colors, has nothing to do with God. We're offspring. He has all kinds of trees. He has all kinds of flowers. God don't want us to be all just the same. Did you know that? Wished I could talk to some of these segregationalists and so forth, if they'd listen a minute. Yes, sir.
God made white flowers. He made blue flowers. He made red flowers. He made them different because He wants them different. He made us different because He wants us different, but we're all made to His praises. That's right.

61 This woman stands before me is a Christian. She could have been a atheist or a critic, but her spirit... Now, when the Holy Spirit is come, make me His servant. And if I'm His ambassador, and you believe that with all your heart, my word is His. His Word is mine. That's right.
If I went to another nation as an ambassador of this nation, then everything I say, this nation's got to back it up. That's right. Depends on what the other nation thinks about it. Then as I come as Christ's servant and I speak His Words and He confirms it and shows by the credentials of His Spirit that I'm telling the truth, then if you believe it, there's nothing that can stand in the way of getting what you want. All things are possible to them that believe.
Now, so the audience might know, here we are, first time ever meeting in life. We know not each other. We're just standing here. She was given a card, either by Gene, Leo, or Billy, or somebody.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

62 They mix the cards up and hand them out to the people and anybody that wants them can have them. They give a few here, and a few here, and a few there, just... That's the way I tell them to do. I've never seen them give them out. But that's the way they're supposed to do.
And this lady knows that I know nothing of her, never seen her, and this is our first time ever meeting, as far as we know. [The lady speaks to Bro. Branham.] You was in one of my meetings, but never did come to the platform. All right. Then you've seen me, but I might've seen you in the meeting, but I don't know you, but Christ does.

63 Now, if you're here for some need... You say, "I'm sick. I have some disease." And I tell you why the Lord's going to heal you, you could doubt that, see. You wouldn't know whether my words was right or not there. But if the Lord will tell you something that you know I know nothing about, then you know that has to come from some supernatural power.
Well, you can say, "Well, the devil told him that." Then you get the devil's reward. If you say, "The Lord told him that," then you get the Lord's reward. Is that right, audience? Now, it's done by her; it'll be to you just the same. I have no idea what's wrong with the woman. I have no idea. But God does.
And I don't want her to tell me, because I don't know. I want it to come from a supernatural force to let this little audience, that I've just preached to, know that God has did this. Then it would be up to them to judge what they think about it.

64 There's nothing wrong with her. She's a healthy woman, but she has a blessful desire in her heart. This woman has come to me in hopes that I would pray for her, and lay hands on her that she might receive the Holy Ghost. That's exactly right. That's truth. Do you believe me to be His servant? You believe that would have to come from God?
Let's see if the Lord would say something else, just while we're standing here. I don't say that He would. Yes, there is another desire in your heart, and that's for a loved one, your husband. You want him to quit drinking. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Those things are true, lady. Raise your hand up.
Now, do you believe that that Spirit that's talking with Brother Branham, that could make tears flow down your cheeks like that... You have a feeling like you've never had before, see. What is it? It's the Holy Spirit coming on you. It's the Angel of the Lord, that you're in the Presence. It's Him, the One who is your Savior and Redeemer. Now, I want to pray for you.
Lord God, give unto our sister here the desire of her heart. And that what she's asked for, may she go away tonight just as happy as the queen that come from Sheba to see a gift that You had sent to Solomon. And may she go to her home rejoicing and receive what she asked for. In the name of Jesus Christ, God's Son, we ask it. Amen. God bless you.

65 Now, do you believe? Are you all believing? Are you satisfied? See, it's the Lord. It's God. I have nothing to do with it. I don't have one thing to do with it. Now, I ask you all out there to go to praying, you out there in the line, out there that isn't in the line. I ask you to pray and to believe and have faith in God. Some of you without prayer cards...
I'm just taking my time because I know He's standing here. Oh, if I could only explain to you; there's no need of trying it. I couldn't. Now, can you see this? Look over there. It's right here.

66 You don't have a prayer card? You have a prayer card, lady? You don't. Do you believe that Jesus Christ has raised from the dead. Do you believe that He is here in the meeting now? You have trouble in your side and in your leg. If that's right, raise up your hand. Now, Jesus Christ makes you well. Go believe.
Are you convinced? Now, be real reverent. I want to talk to the lady. We are strangers to each other. I have never seen you in my life, but Christ does know you, doesn't He? And if Christ knows you, then He knowed you when you were born, He fed you all the days of your life, and all you are, He knows about. And if He will reveal to me...
I believe the last lady was here, was a colored lady. This is a colored lady. Are you the next in line, lady? There's a white woman. That'll get both white and colored race.

67 If the Lord Jesus will reveal to me what your trouble...? I want all the colored people that's in Divine Presence, believe with all their heart, raise your hands if you will, all of the colored people. This is your loved one.
One day, long years ago, there was a Man going up Golgotha. He had a cross on His back, and the hide was all rubbed from His shoulders. His garment was one big bloody splotch. And His little weak frail body fell under the load of the cross. And your father, Simon, came and picked up the cross and helped Him bear it.

68 Now, here stands his children tonight, after two thousand years, believing in the Christ who Simon helped to bear the cross. Sure He loves you. And He's here to help you. If He will permit me, just do what I say that He promised to do.
You're here for someone else. That's right. It's a man. Your brother-in-law, and he's a mental case. And you've come to ask me to pray for him. If I could heal him, I would do it. But our faith together in Him Who is present, will do it. Will you believe with me?
Lord, I pray that You will grant this request. And may our faith not move now, but may it be sufficient to heal that person who doesn't know enough to accept faith themselves. I pray this blessing in Jesus Christ's name. Amen. May you go, sister, and may it be just as you have thought it to be. God bless you.
That's a wonderful little book. Read it; it has life.

69 We are strangers to each other, so far as I know. I don't know, but I think that we're strangers. I've never seen you, as far as I know. Are we strangers to each other? We are. If the Lord will reveal to me what you're here for, will you believe? You're a white woman now. What about the white people out there, would you believe? This is your sister. Just like the woman at the well...
Now, see, I have no powers to heal. You know that. I'm just a man, like... If you have a husband like she did, see, or like your son, or whoever... I'm just a man, like any other man. But it's His gift. It isn't me that can do it. It's Him. He promised He would do it. Therefore, He permits me to do it by His grace and will.

70 You're here for someone else, too. And that's a mental case. Your sister. Do you believe that God will supply the need for that? With all your heart? For your husband, also. That's right. Arthritis, diabetes, heart trouble, with you. Believe now. You can have what you ask for, if you just don't doubt in your heart. The Lord bless our sister and give her the desire of her heart, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Do you believe, white people? Then why do we wait, or tarry? Why not you be healed right now if you have need of it, see? Now, if you believe it, there's nothing that can take it away from you, see. If you believe it.
Now, if God is letting me do this through His permitted will, surely I speak the truth. Would God give such as that to a person that would teach error? God forbid. It wouldn't be. It wouldn't be. It's the truth.

71 Remember I say this, a man's got to be born-again before he can see the kingdom of God. Your little church differences makes no difference. If you're born-again, you're a son and daughter of God. And you got to be born of water and spirit. That's right. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Just remember that. Believe that. Accept it.
He was wounded for your transgressions; with His stripes, you were healed. There's no man on earth that can heal you, no doctor, no hospital, no medicine. We haven't got one medicine that any doctor will say will heal you. If he does, he certainly doesn't know what he's talking about.
To heal is to replace or build tissue. No medicine will build tissue. Medicine will take germs and kill germs that's tearing down tissue, but it won't build the tissue. God has to do that alone, which is creation.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

72 He is the only One who can create. Satan cannot create. He can pervert what's created, but he can't create. God is the only healer there is.
There never was a drop of medicine, hospital, or operation that ever healed anybody. The Bible said, "I'm the Lord who heals all your diseases." Medicine is all right. They take it to poison germs, just like rat poison to poison rats. But it doesn't heal the house where the rats has eats holes in it, you see. That's right. It doesn't patch the place. God has to do that through creation.
Operation is fine. It moves an obstruction, bad tooth, a growth, appendix, so forth. That's all right. It sets a broken arm when it's broke. That's all right. But God does the healing, see. God is the only one can heal. It's nothing, no mystery. It's just truth.

Psalm 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

73 We're strangers to each other, I suppose. The Lord God knows all of us, doesn't He? If the Lord God will reveal to me what you're here for, will you believe now? I believe there was two colored women, and this is two white women. Is that right? I think. All right. This will set it. Then we will pray for the rest of the audience. This ought to be sufficient.
If the Lord will reveal to me what you are desiring, then you know whether it's the truth or not. There's something very strange about the woman, because every time that I look at her, there's a vision passes somewhere else. That's right.
And there's another woman included in this. That's your sister, I believe. And she's not here. And she's across water in some other place. It's not across Michigan, the lake, because it's a large stream of water. It's Sweden. And she has something wrong that she can't sleep at night. And she's coughing. It's asthma. That's right. THUS SAITH THE LORD.

74 And you have high blood pressure yourself, and heart trouble. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Now, I don't know what I said. It's a mystery to me now. It's like I dreamed it. But that was the truth. That was my voice, but it wasn't me speaking. It was something else using my voice. Now, do you believe it was the Lord Jesus? With all your heart?
Does the audience believe the same? Then ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you, see. "Ask for this mountain to be moved and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say shall come to pass, you can have what you say." Just believe it.
All right. Let us pray, sister.
O God our Father, be merciful unto this woman. And give unto her the desire of her heart. I ask this blessing for her, in the name of Your dear Son, the Lord Jesus. Amen. Don't doubt. Receive what you've asked for.

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Mark 11:23 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 saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

75 Now, if someone... Just so there's someone say, "The man reads the people's mind." Come here, lady. You know what mind reading is? Is take a number in your mind and guess at it awhile. Now, lady, you just lay your hand on mine. If looking this way with my back turned to you, if Jesus will reveal to me what your trouble is, will you accept it and believe it? May He grant it, is my prayer.
God knows I don't know you. But He does. But if you will believe Him with all your heart, your stomach wouldn't bother you anymore. You believe it's over? Then you can go and be made well.
God can heal heart trouble; it's just as minor to Him as a toothache. Do you believe that He will make you well? As you have believed, so be it unto you. God be with you, my brother, as you go.
Awhile ago when I said, "stomach trouble," that was your trouble too. Not only that, but she had the same trouble this man has, heart trouble. That's right. Now, do you believe? As you have believed, so be it unto you. Go, and may God be with you and make you well. Have faith now and believe.

76 How many's believing out in the audience? Now, look, see, you don't have... Look here, just this woman. Would you believe, lady, if I didn't say a word to you, would you still believe that Christ would make you well? Go, and the Lord bless you. Take my word for it and believe that He makes you well. Amen. All right, see. That's it. Don't have to be told.
What would you do, lady, if I told you what was wrong with you, would you believe me? If I didn't tell you, would you believe me anyhow? You don't know. All right. I'll tell you what's your trouble then. You got arthritis. That's right. Go believe, and you'll be made well. Amen. The Lord bless you.
All right, lady. Would you believe if I told you, make you believe more? Then your back will get well. Go believe with all your heart.

77 Come. You the same thing. Would you believe that you'd get well? Then the Lord grant it to you, sister, and it'll all be over. Amen.
Let's say, "Praise the Lord." Are you believing? See, it's not a telepathy.
You believe Jesus Christ to heal that heart of yours and make you well? Your heart trouble all be gone? It's a nervous heart. All right. Go believing now and get well. Have faith in God. God will grant it.
All right. Would you come, lady? Lady's trouble, female trouble, also heart trouble, nervousness. All right. You believe that God will make you well? Then go and Jesus Christ make you well. God bless you.

78 Have faith. Believe. Do you believe with all your heart? Believe. That's all there is. "If thou canst believe," said the Bible.
When I said "arthritis" just a few moments ago, the lady sitting there, a little scarf around her head, do you believe God healed you the same time with your arthritis? Well, you felt it, didn't you? Well, you got it right then. That's when you received it. That wonderful?
What do you think about it, the elderly lady that doubled her hands then like she was going to pray? Do you believe God would heal you of that gall bladder condition? You believe He would? Raise up your hand to Him then. All right. Now, you can be healed. Amen.
Have faith in God if you believe it.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

79 What do you think, sitting here, lady? You believe that that head trouble will leave you and God will make you well? Sitting out there? If you believe it, you can have it. Sure. Amen. Just believe with all your heart.
What do you think sitting here, praying, got trouble with your feet? Do you believe God make you well? All right, you can have it. Amen.
Just believe. That's all. Just have faith in God. Certainly.
The young boy, sitting behind there, do you believe, sir, that skin trouble, you believe that God make you well? You do? All right. You can have what you ask for. Amen.

80 The lady sitting next to you there, got trouble with liver trouble, turned to you. All right you believe? You can have what you asked for. Go and believe. Certainly. See, the Holy Spirit is here. I'm just trying to conserve my strength.
All right. Was you the next lady to be prayed for? Do you believe? With all your heart? You do? All right. You think God'll heal that stomach trouble you got? You got intestinal trouble? That's right. You're not from this city. You're from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You got internal troubles, intestinal troubles, and you've been in the hospital many times, at least fifteen or sixteen times in the hospital for operations, and the doctors says you got to go back again. That's "Thus saith the Lord."

81 Do you believe me to be God's prophet, His servant? Then go and the Lord Jesus rebuke this devil that's hid from the doctors, but you can't hide from God. Leave the woman, come out of her, in the name of Jesus Christ. Don't you doubt. Believe and you can have what you ask for, and it'll be over. Amen. Go in peace now.
Do you believe, every one of you? O Lord, send Your Spirit, the Holy Ghost, and charge this people with Thy Presence now. And may they be like the queen of Sheba, may they rise to their feet with the treasures of God in their heart, and be healed, everyone of them going home tonight made perfectly whole. In Jesus' name, I ask it. Amen.
Do you believe it? Do you accept it? Then stand up on your feet and receive it in the name of Jesus. May Brother Boze dismiss you all.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23