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Hebrews Chapter Two #1
33-1 ... joyed that was in the class that enjoyed the... And now, the
first Book of Hebrews is... Paul we found, or we believe... The
theologians are at end; they don't know just which or who wrote It. But
I believe anyone with a little spiritual discernment would see it was
Paul. It's--it's believed by the most of the writers to be Paul. And
how that he...
33-2 In the 1st chapter we found that it was exalting the Lord Jesus.
Oh, how he brought down to show by the--by the experience that he'd had
on his road to Damascus... Now, Paul was, to begin with, a real
theologian. Paul was taught under Gamaliel, one of the best teachers of
that day. And he was smart and intelligent, and was a real shrewd Bible
And I found this, when he was on his road down to Damascus with letters
in his pocket to arrest all those that were in the blessed old Gospel
way... And the man was sincere. But I've always believed that since
Paul seen Stephen die, I think that must've got right next to him. When
he consented to Stephen's death and held the coats of those who stoned
him, then Paul was guilty of the blood of Stephen. And he confessed and
said, "I'm not even worthy," said, "because I shed the blood of His--of
His--of--of the martyr, Stephen." 'Cause he witnessed to it.
33-4 And if you witness to anything, you're just as guilty as being a
partaker of it. So if we witness, say, "Oh, yes, they oughtn't to have
did this, this so-and-so." Be careful what you say, because you're
guilty the way your judgment goes. If you can't decide, don't say
nothing; just leave it alone. Then when you testify that you are a
Christian, then you're guilty. See? You're guilty of being a Christian,
and you must live to that. And when God makes a--a promise in the
Bible... (I see a man here in a wheelchair.) When God makes a promise,
He's guilty of that promise unless He brings it to pass. And God's
guilty when He makes a promise. And the Scriptures are guilty until
They're fulfilled. See? They're--they're right there as a--as a
statement that God has made. And It's got to be fulfilled or God's
34-5 And so, Paul being a teacher and coming on his road down to
Damascus that day, about--long about noon time, I suppose, there was a
great Light shined out of the heaven, and It blinded him, and he--he
fell to the earth. And he said he wanted to know Who it was. He said a
voice spoke and said, "Saul, Saul, why persecuteth thou Me?" I believe
the 8th chapter of Acts. He said, "Who is It that I persecute?"
And the voice came back, and said, "I'm Jesus. (Oh.) I am Jesus, and
it's hard for you to kick against the pricks." And what was Jesus then?
Jesus, He was the Light, just a big Light shining bright.
34-7 Now, to encourage us and get a basis here... How was He a Light
when He was man? Now, no one... There's a bunch of soldiers with Paul,
temple guards going down to put under arrest. Paul was the chief
captain. And they were going down to arrest those people for their
campaigns and so forth, and for their religious hope that laid within
34-8 But now, here was Jesus as a big Light. Now, if you remember, in
the beginning Jesus was the Light. Jesus was the Logos that went out of
God. And He was the... He was the Angel of the covenant that led the
children of Israel through the wilderness. And He was the Pillar of
Fire that they looked at. And He was... And when He was here on earth,
He said, "I came from God and I go back to God." So if He came from a
Pillar of Fire into a Man, then if He went back to where He was, He
went back to a Light again.
And there He was. When Paul saw Him, He was a Light. Now, all those
soldiers that was with Paul did not see the Light. Then is it possible
that one can see It and the others won't see It? Certainly. All right,
he, Paul saw It but the rest of them did not see the Light.
34-10 Now, when Peter was in prison, we find out this Light came in the
jail, opened up the doors, and he was... That Light blinded the rest of
the guards as they walked out. Peter going, and when he got to the
door, it just opened itself quietly, closed behind him. From the inner
jail he went to the outer...?... door, it opened by its own self,
closed quietly. And then he went through the gap, went out into the
city street. And he rubbed his eyes as if to say, "Was I dreaming?" He
didn't know what had happened. But the Angel of the Lord, the same
Angel that was the Pillar of Fire, that walked Moses to the sea and
spread her forth (oh) and the Dead Sea--the Red Sea walled up on both
sides, and Israel passed over.
And when they come to the swelling Jordan, He did not make Hisself
visible there. But He was there, 'cause He just opened it up. And they
went across in April when the plains are all full of the water. And He
stayed the spring, and He stayed the snow from melting, 'cause it
didn't wall higher and higher; it just stopped. That's our Jehovah.
That's our Lord Jesus. Just stopped, and they walked across on dry land.
35-12 Now, God promised that He would take care of them, so He was
obligated to His promise. Now, Paul, aware of these things and knowing
them, he was privileged, because God was speaking directly to Paul. He
wasn't speaking to the soldiers that was with him. He was only speaking
Now, when the--when the Angel of the Lord came down in the form of a
star... And the star-gazers, the wise men of India, when they saw that
Star and followed it for hundreds of miles... And it went over every
observatory, 'cause they kept the time by the stars. And no one saw
that Star but the wise men. Oh, my, doesn't that thrill you?
35-14 Then you see, God doesn't deal with organizations. He doesn't
deal with groups of people. He deals with individuals. He reveals
Himself to individuals. And now--now to say this, not this... God knows
my heart. And not to say this for own person, personal praise, now this
to be there. But did you know that same God, that same Jesus is with us
this morning? Do you know each one of you has a little individual
witness of it right now, that He's here? And is... He's done something
for us in this day that He didn't do any other day; He had His picture
taken in this day. We got it hanging right there (See?), the Pillar of
Fire, the same Lord Jesus.
Watch how He works now. If He's the same Lord Jesus, He'll do the same
things. For the Bible said He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
35-16 Now, before Paul would announce anything, whether this was right
or wrong, he first went down into Egypt and spent three years to find
out if it was Scriptural or not. Did you ever know that? After Paul's
conversion, he went to Egypt for three years. There he abode, and
there's where he learned this great wisdom.
Now, not in any comparison at all, I'm just giving you how the Holy
Spirit still remains the same. Now, my church here remembers years ago,
when this Angel would appear and would show things; I was a little
skeptic of it. All of you know that, you old-timers. If you... If
that's right, raise up your hand. When you've heard it--it... You look
at--look at the church yet, from the old-timers. See? I was skeptic,
because preachers told me it was of the Devil. And I kind of believed
it, but I waited. I wouldn't say nothing about it.
36-18 But, oh, blessed be the Name of the Lord. One night yonder, He
come down, an Angel, and revealed It in the Scriptures that He was...
And when I seen it in the Scriptures, then to blast across the world
with it: the Message.
From there has went Oral Roberts, A. A. Allen, Tommy Osborn, and Tommy
Hicks, and whatmore. See? It's a Message to the people.
And Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever is Scripturally,
He's the same. He does the same. He is the Same. And He works the same.
He manifests Hisself the same. And He's here this morning the same.
Now, we may see Him, we may not. Whatever it is, we got a witness right
now that He's here.
36-21 Now, we find out that Paul, upon this experience... And he's
writing these letters, most of them, from jail. He has compared the Old
and New Testament. Now remember, the last writer of this Bible, by
inspiration, God came down and told him, "If any man shall add anything
to It or take anything away from It; the same will be taken out of the
part of the Book of Life for him." So we'd be daresn't to add one thing
to It. Oh, It must stay as It is, mustn't be anything added to It. And
we must contend for everything that's in It. I don't want any more, and
I don't want any less. I want just what It says.
36-22 Now, this Book of Hebrews, the reason I've chose It (one purpose,
one thing) this letter of "Dear Brother Branham" and so forth. And
I--I... We want to stay with the Word.
36-23 Now, the first chapter was the exalting of Jesus, So He's the
main One. And Paul let us know the other night, that He was in the
great beginning. And we found out that He was nothing less than
Melchisedec, the King of Salem, the great--of the 7th chapter.
And now, this morning we approach Him from another--another standpoint,
from the 2nd chapter. Now, after Paul giving us this great and
marvelous message of exalting Jesus... And even made the Angels to
worship Him. And I think, over here like the old earth how it's old,
and He'll fold it as a vesture, but--and they shall perish, but Thou
37-25 And over in the 2nd chapter the 2nd verse, I believe it is, has
He these days spoken to us by His Son. And look, sundry times and
divers manners He spoke by the prophets. We went through and found out
what the prophets was, and how God brought His message by the prophets,
but in this last day He's spoken through His Son, Jesus, by the Holy
Spirit. He spoke through the prophets then. Then we got back and found
out all those prophets had the Spirit of Christ in them.
We went back to Joseph and found out he perfectly typed Christ. Went
back to Moses and found he perfectly typed Christ. Then we come down
then to even David. And when David was rejected in Jerusalem, not
knowing why, but went up over the hill and looked back on the Mount of
Olives, and wept over Jerusalem because he was rejected, eight hundred
years from then the Son of David was rejected as King in Jerusalem, and
set on the same hill and wept. Oh, the Spirit of Christ, dealing with
37-27 Now, Paul starts off to say:
THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we
Second chapter now, we're starting.
THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we
have heard, lest... any time we should let them slip.
Oh, may God drive that home in this tabernacle this morning. I pray the
Holy Spirit will sink that so deep into your hearts. We ought to give
the most earnest heed to the things which we've heard. What type of
people ought we to be when we see the great Jehovah come down and do
the things that He does, and see them compared Scripture by Scripture
that they are the truth? And we sit around sometimes like a--warts on a
log, and just so unconcerned. We ought to be busy every minute, trying
to get people to Christ. We ought to be lively stones. We should never
be slothful like we are. We'll go up to church, and we'll see the Lord
Jesus do something, or--or bless us in such a way, and then
we'll--we'll go back out and say, "Very nice meeting."
38-30 Now, the preaching of the Word, we enjoy it. But that's not the
main thing. That's not... We should not worship the Lord just after we
get through preaching the Word as we usually do; just worship Him.
That's wonderful. But we should worship Him every hour of our life.
When we're at work we should worship Him. Every time the opportunity
presents itself, worship the Lord by testifying of Him. If you see...
Some of you ladies see a woman in the wrong, worship the Lord by taking
her, and saying, "Sister, there's a better life than this."
You men at your work, when you hear a man using the Name of the Lord in
vain, get a chance to one side to slip over, and take him by the hand,
and say, "You... There's a better life than this. You shouldn't use
those words." And tell him in a meek, gentle way. All those things is a
worship. And when we see someone sick and the doctor says there's no
more can be done, we ought to worship the Lord by telling him there's a
God of heaven that answers prayer.
38-32 And then when we see those things take place, that we do see take
place and done, we should never let these things slip. We just let it
go through our fingers. That's what's the matter with the great
Pentecostal church today. They've let the very cream of the crop slip
through their fingers, when they had it in their hands. But look what
they done. They done like the rest of the churches. "They've run in the
gain--in the way of Korah and perished--in the way of Cain, and
perished in the gainsaying of Korah."
They've organized. Instead of having a brotherhood where we could all
be one, they've organized themselves, made little organizations and
little isms, and sprung up from there and just broke up brotherhood.
And if you don't watch, the Baptists and Presbyterian's going to pick
it up, 'cause God's able of these stones to rise children to Abraham.
And we've--we've let it slip away from the hands by being disunified.
39-34 How did the Indians lose this country to the white man? Is
because they were disunified. If they'd made one big forefront... But
they were fighting one among each other. They would've held their
grounds if they'd have all come together.
How are we going to lose it? Because we're disunified. How do we lose
our experience with God? Is because we disunify. We set up one and call
this the--the Methodist, and this the Baptist, and this the Assemblies,
and this the Oneness, and this the something else, and the Church of
God, and the Nazarene, the Pilgrim Holiness. We disunify the Body of
Christ. We should never be divided. We might different in ideas, but
let's be heart-in-heart brothers. God wants us to be. He died for the
entire Church of God. And we do not want to be disunified.
39-36 Now we ought to give the most earnest heed... lest... any time we
should let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels were stedfast,...
You hear It? If the word spoken by the angels... Now, angel is a
messenger. The word "angel" means "a messenger." And he just got
through in the first book here, "God in sundry times and divers manner
spoke to the fathers by the prophets." That was God's messengers. And
they was--they were God's messengers; they were God's angels. A
messenger is an angel, or an angel is a messenger, rather.
39-37 A messenger, you are a messenger this morning. You're--you are a
messenger of good news or a messenger of bad news. Oh, isn't it
beautiful to know that we are the ambassadors, that we are angels, the
messengers of the resurrection. And we are God's messengers to the
sinful world, that Christ lives; in our hearts He lives; in our spirits
He lives. And He brings us from the low debauched life of sin and
exalts us up, and gives us a "Hallelujah" in our soul, and makes us new
creatures. We are messengers, angels of the covenant. How wonderful.
39-38 And now, in the Old Testament...
If--if the words spoken by angels were steadfast...
That way it had to be right. In the Old Testament before a prophet's
word could be made manifest, it had to be examined and proved. They
wasn't loose with it like we are today: just go out and have any kind
of a sensation or anything else, "Oh, glory to God, that's it." You're
mistaken. The Bible says that in the last days the Devil will
impersonate Christianity so close till it'll deceive the very elected
if possible. That's right.
So we must test it. And how did they test it in their day? To the Urim
Thummim, the breastplate of Aaron that had those stones in it of
carbuncle, jasper, diamond, ruby, sapphire. All those stones that
represents the birth of these twelve patriarchs was in the breastplate
of Aaron. And when a prophet prophesied, and that sacred Light flashed
over it, God said, "That is the truth."
But it... No matter how real it seemed, if it didn't flash on that, it
wasn't the truth. So that Urim Thummim went with that priesthood. But
this Bible is God's Urim Thummim today. And when a prophet prophesies,
it must absolutely flash with the Bible. Then God says... Then He comes
down and proves it.
40-42 And oh, how I can glorify God today. I'm thinking back of another
Sunday morning about like this, when I was leaving the Tabernacle. And
you people were weeping and asking me not to go. But when I preached on
David and Goliath... And how you going to face that cold, indifferent
world that says, "The days of miracles is past"?
I said, "There's one big giant, and as soon as we can slay him, the
rest of them will take courage." And the Lord granted that. And then
there was an Oral Roberts, and a Jaggers, and so forth, pulled the
sword, and we fought the enemy out of the land, shut their mouths. They
can't say that miracles don't happen, 'cause here they are. Sure, God's
Word is eternal. It flashed on the Urim, flashed on the Word; that's
His Urim Thummim. And when it flashed on That it was positive. And to
anybody that's needy... If you're a sinner, you want to know how to get
saved, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ."
40-44 Today, we got so many things you have to do, have to turn new
pages; you have to do this and do that in order to get saved. I think
of the Philippian jailer, when this jailer asked Paul, "What must I do
to be saved?" It'd been you or I, we'd have told him the things he
ought not to do: you ought to quit drinking; you ought to quit your
gambling--your gambling; you ought to quit this; you ought to quit
that; Paul never told him that. He just told him the things he ought to
do. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved."
Now, "He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that sent Me has
Everlasting Life." That's the Urim Thummim flashing, St. John 5:24.
"I'm the Lord that healeth all thy diseases." James 5:14, "Call the
elders, anoint with oil, the prayer of faith shall save the sick." The
Urim a-flashing, that's God's eternal Word.
I don't care how many atheotic, infidelic, agnostics, skeptics rise up.
God will stand by His Word. He promised He would do it.
41-48 And we ought to give the more earnest heed to these things which
we... heard, lest anytime we'd... let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels... (the prophets)... were steadfast,...
Were they? We could spend a week on this. Was it steadfast when Moses
spoke? It sure was. How about Elijah setting up on top of the mountain?
The Lord told him, "Get up there, Elijah. I'll stay there with you:
want some fellowship." God likes to fellowship with His people. But we
won't stand still long enough for Him to fellowship with us. We're so
busy skipping about from place to place, and so much... "Set still,
Elijah." He wanted three years and six months of fellowship. We can't
give Him three minutes, hardly. Three years and six months of constant
fellowship, oh, I love that. Said, "Don't worry about the cooking,
we'll have that already fixed up. The crows is going to feed you, and
everything's going to be all right. I just want some fellowship." This
old prophet, Elijah, set way up there on top of the mountain. While he
was fellowshipping with God, why, the captain said, "I believe I'll go
up and get him." Now, don't you never try to break that fellowship.
41-49 So the captain come up with his great army of men, of fifty. And
he said, "I--I--I come to take you, Elijah."
And Elijah stood up. (Watch out. Here's a prophet of the Lord.) He
said, "If I be a servant of the Lord, let fire come from heaven and
devour you." And down come the fire.
The captain said, "Oh, you know what,..." The king, rather, said, "That
was probably a--a thunderbolt, just some lightning was passing over and
it struck them. I'll send another fifty."
Elijah stood up. (One of the angels, his word is steadfast. He had to
be a just recompense for everything that was done wrong.) He said, "If
I be a servant of the Lord, let fire come." And the second fifty
burned. All right.
42-54 ... every recompense...
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression
and disobedient received a just recompense...
Now, here's the great thing, the next verse.
How shall we escape,...
How shall we escape? If Elijah's voice brought destruction because he
was a angel of the Lord, how will we escape when the Voice of Christ
speaking too? Or how can we fail when you're prayed for, if it's the
Voice of Christ? If Christ ordained His Church to pray for the sick,
and the Church does what He says, He--for them to do, then how can it
ever fail? It can't. You can fail, but it can't fail. And as long as
you keep it, it'll take you through.
If you fail, you fail by yourself; you just get away from the Word. But
as long as you stay with the Word, It can't fail. For the word of the
prophets did so-and-so, how much more will the Word of Christ be?
42-55 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which is
at the first begin to be spoken unto us by the Lord, and was confirmed
unto us by them that heard him;
Think of it: spoken by the Lord. How many times could we go back? Where
could we stop, right here for a hour? When Jesus came... He's the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
Now remember, It first begin to be spoken by Jesus Himself, and then
was confirmed by the ones that heard Him. Now, listen at Him.
42-58 When He came to the earth, He didn't claim to be a healer. He
said, "It's not Me that doeth the works; It's My Father that dwelleth
in Me. He doeth the works. The Son can do nothing in Himself but what
He sees the Father doing," St. John 5:19.
Watch when Philip came to Him. Nathanael... After Philip's conversion,
he went over and got Nathanael, said, "Come, see Who we found: Jesus of
Nazareth, the Son of Joseph."
And he said, "Could there be any good thing come from Nazareth?"
Said, "Come see." That's the way to be convinced: prove it. Come and
see. Oh, that's the best I ever heard. Come and find out for yourself.
Don't stand out and criticize on the sideline, but prove all things and
hold fast to that what's good. Come and see.
Along the road they went talking. When he walked up in the Presence of
the Lord Jesus, He said, "Behold, an Israelite, in whom there's no
It took all the skin off of him, nearly. He looked around, he said,
"Why, Rabbi, when did You ever know me? You never did see me. How do
You know me?" Philip said, or...
When he called..." He said, "Before Philip called you, yesterday, when
you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Amen.
He said, "Thou art the Son of God. You're the King of Israel."
43-66 A woman walked into His Presence, and He said, "Go, get your
She said, "I have none."
Said, "That's right. You got five and the one you're now living with is
not yours. You told the truth." Think of it.
She said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. That... We know that
when the Messiah cometh He'll tell us all things."
He said, "I'm He that speaks to you."
And she run and told the men of the city, "Come, see a Man Who told me
all that I did. Isn't this the Messiah?" It was spoken by the Lord.
43-71 What happened? Jesus said before He left, "The things that I do,
shall you also." Is that right? "The things that I do shall you do
also, even more than this, for I go to the Father." Oh, I can see them
as they went forth everywhere (Mark 16), went forth everywhere
preaching, the Lord working with them, confirming the Word. And here
Paul giving the same thing, he said that the--the Gospel begin to be
preached by Jesus and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him. And
that's the foundation stone. Oh, blessed be the Name of the Lord.
That's the foundation stone.
And to think, two thousand years has passed. Atheists has raised, and
infidels, and skeptics, and agnostics. But today that same Jesus
confirms His Word in the same manner by those who hear Him. "Hear Him"
don't mean just to hear a sermon. That means, hear Him.
44-73 Yes, how shall we escape? Where is our escape? Oh, you say,
"Bless God, I belong to the Methodist church. I'm a Presbyterian. I'm a
Pentecostal." That doesn't have one thing to do with it. And you get on
a sideline and want to call it spiritualism, or some mental telepathy,
or some devil, or something. Shame on them.
44-74 If every word was steadfast by the angels,... Jesus said, "It's
not... 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 age." And
when we see Him come down to continue to confirm His Word, how shall we
escape if we sucker to some church, or some organization, or
denomination, or some little pet theory of our own. You'd better turn
loose. For every sin received a just recompense under the angels, how
much more when the Son of God is speaking from the heavens to make
manifest His Word. How shall we escape if we neglect so great a
salvation? Oh, my.
44-75 God also... (4th verse)... God also bearing them witness...
Watch this. The Lord's bore witnesses. Oh, I am so happy for that. The
Lord bore the witness.
Look. When Elijah set on the hill, and he said, "If I be a man of God,
let the fire fall from heaven and consume you," God bore witness that
he was a man of God. God always bears witness. Your life will bear
witness. I don't know what your testimony is, but your life speaks so
loud, your voice can't be heard. What your--your living, your every day
life will testify what you are.
God bears witness. Yes, the Holy Spirit is a Seal, and a seal takes
both sides of the paper. They see you standing here and see you when
you go away, not only in church but at every day work. You're sealed on
both sides: inside and outside. By the joy that you have and by the
Life that you live, you're sealed in and outside. But you know you're
saved, and the world knows you're saved by the life that you live, for
God bears witness. Blessed be His Holy Name. My, I feel religious.
44-77 Think of it, brethren there. Oh, "My sheep hear My voice, and a
stranger they won't follow." Oh, how that our names are on the palms of
His hands that's before Him day and night. His Word is always before
Him, His promise. He can't forget it. And He loves you. Now, He'll bear
witness of His own. If you don't open your mouth and say a word, the
world will know something's happened to you.
... bear witness, both by signs and wonders, and by divers miracles,
and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.
45-79 Let us take just one Scripture now before closing. On the day of
Pentecost, when they received the Holy Spirit... About four days later,
Peter had passed through the gate called Beautiful, he and John. They
said, "Look on us," to a man; and he said, "Silver and gold have I
none, but such as I have I'll give you. In the Name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk." And the man looked up and never questioned
nothing about it. He just stood up and went walking. They were ignorant
and unlearned men. But the Bible said, "They had to take heed to them,
for they knew they had been with Jesus."
Brother, when the world knows that you've been with Jesus, when you can
live such an unadulterated life in this present world and in this
darkness, that the world knows and can see that you've been with
Jesus... When a rugged, old vulgar prostitute of the street can become
a lady, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, God's bearing witness that He
Take a drunkard; he's so low down that he would run around on his wife,
that he would mistreat his children, and take the food from the table
to spend on a prostitute. Let him get with Jesus once. You'll see him
returning like Legion, who was in his right mind and clothed to his
babies and to his wife and to his loved ones. Certainly.
45-82 Some time ago, about forty years ago, when the religions of the
world met and the different ones got up and spoke... And the Mohammedan
spoke for the Mohammedan religion. The Jains spoke for the Jains, the
Buddhist for the Buddha. And the little doctor... I forget what his
last name was, just at this time. I did know his name but I have
forgotten it. He spoke to represent Christianity. And he told the story
of Lady Maccabee of Oklahoma, in America. She was so ornery and so
lowdown, till even when they went to kill her, they wouldn't even put
their hands on her she was so vulgar and vile. They had her arrested on
a charge: smoking a cigar, driving a stagecoach, and broke
the--the--the laws, the records in Oklahoma, when she passed through
the street driving four head of horses. And she was so vile and so
dirty until society wouldn't even get around where she was at; so much,
till when the executors was going to execute her, they wouldn't hang
her. They just poured tar and feathers on her to kill her.
And when this little preacher give her story in such a way till he had
the people setting on the end of their seats a-listening what would be
next. When he got down to that very vile, dirty, lowdown till the laws
wouldn't even want to fool with her, she was so low... The very Devil
in hell would reject such a person, nearly, the way he told the story.
Then he said, "Gentlemen, of the religions of the world, has your
religion got anything that would clean the hands of Lady Maccabee?"
Everybody set still. Then he clapped his hands together, and jumped up
in the air, he said, "Glory be to God. The Blood of Jesus Christ won't
not only clean her hands, but It'll clean her heart and make her an new
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I'm found,
I was blind, but now I see.
It's grace that taught my heart to fear,
It was grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
46-84 Certainly. How shall we escape if we neglect such? You neglect to
eat, you'll die. You neglect to turn a corner, you'll wreck. If you
neglect to milk the cow, she'll go dry. You neglect your teeth, you'll
have to have them all pulled out. Certainly. You pay for your
O Branham Tabernacle and you visitors, let me tell you something now.
You neglect to testify of the glory of God, you neglect to give God the
praise and glory, you'll find yourself cold, formal, and backslidden
one of these days. You give God praise. "How shall we escape if we
neglect such a great salvation?"
47-86 Getting late; and I just happened to notice Brother Toms had
walked in back there. We'll close and continue this tonight, the Lord
willing. Let us pray just a moment.
Our heavenly Father, to Thee be blessings, and praises, and honor, and
glory, and wisdom, and might, and power for ever and ever. Oh, to that
Lamb that set on the throne, dominions and kingdoms and everything was
given over to His hand. When He raised from the dead for our
justification, He screamed to the world, "All power in the heaven and
earth is given into My hand. Go ye therefore, into all the world and
preach the Gospel."
O dear dying Lamb,
Thy precious blood Shall never lose it's power,
Till all the ransomed Church of God
Be saved, to sin no more.
47-88 Help us as ministers to seeing that we are requiring so much: how
we must have a church; we must have this; we must have everything.
Our women, before going to church (is yet calling themselves
Christians), will have to have a certain kind of a dress, or have to be
dressed so natterly. And preachers will have to have so much money
before they'll come, and everything has to be so-and-so.
O Christ, when I read there, how they wandered about in sheepskins and
goatskins, lived in the dens of the earth and caves, they wandered
about under vile persecution, and yet obtained the faith under the
ministry of angels. How will we escape, when the Lord Jesus has give us
fine homes, and cars, and clothes, and food? And we murmur; we set
around; we're lazy. We never try to get out and do something about it.
How will we escape, God?
Oh, I pray that You'll burn old fashion conviction into every heart
this morning, Lord, that the people might be up and at it. Let us work
while the daylight's a-shining, because the sun is swiftly sinking. And
civilization is going, and there'll be no more time; it'll blend into
O God, grant today that we go with fresh vision, with wisdom, with
understanding to know how to approach sinners and bring them to Christ.
Hear the prayer of Your servant, Lord.
47-93 I ask if there'd be any here that doesn't know Christ as their
Saviour, would you raise your hand and say, "Remember me, Brother
Branham." Would you just raise your hand and say, "Remember me. I want
to be a Christian. I don't want to neglect it any longer." God bless
you back there, sir. Someone else say, "I want to raise my hand,
Brother Branham. And I want to accept Christ as my Saviour, I've
neglected all the time. Oh, I go to church, sure, I belong to the