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The Mark Of The Beast And The
Seal Of God
E-1 Let's just remain standing a moment while we bow our heads for
prayer. I wonder, while we have our heads bowed, if there would be any
in here would like to be remembered in prayer, just let it be known as
you lift your hand, say, "God, be merciful to me; I have a need
E-2 Our heavenly Father, we approach Thy throne, Thy great throne of
mercy in the Name of the Lord Jesus our Saviour. We approach that way
because He told us to come thus and we would receive what we ask for.
And we're so glad to know that we can rest in our hearts upon that
assurance, that what You say You're able to perform. For tonight we
feel that we are, by faith, Abraham's seed, and anything contrary to
God's Word we act as though it was not. Because God has said truth, and
we believe He has the truth. And He is truth.
Now, we pray for those who raised their hands, each hand, Lord. You
know what they had need of. You know what was in the heart, the very
thought of their mind when they raised their hand. I pray that You'll
strike out their sins, strike out their sickness. Give to them the
desire of their heart, Lord. And may they live long happy lives here,
if possible, to see the coming of the Lord the second time.
We pray that You'll bless the Word tonight as we fellowship around it,
speaking tonight on that great tremendous thing that's right at our
door, now going on in our cities, and around the world. We pray that
You'll give us of Thy Word, Thy unction, Lord, that we might know just
how to speak as the oracles of God. We ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen. May
E-3 It's one grand and glorious thing to come to the house of the Lord.
And we've been so enjoying this meeting here in the church with our
Brother Buntane and the associated ministers in--in this great
fellowship we've been having. And all the peoples, all the laity, and
from the different churches, every creed, race, and kind... Coming down
the platform tonight I just happened to meet some of my friends. I met
Brother Allcot here. The first time I'd seen him in years. I remember
the first time when I was in Edmonton, Canada. I believe you were up
there with us during that meeting. A brother from--Hollander, over
here, nice to see him. And the different ones along the way...
And I know each one of you. I'd like to have time to shake your hand
and go home and see how... I know your wife's the best cook there is in
the country; I just know that. So I believe it. And so I'd like to go
home with you, but... I believe I've said something like that about
fourteen years ago in Canada. But I--I'm expecting to do that one of
these days over in the great millennium, where we can just have plenty
of time, don't have to hurry up. Kids ain't going to get hurt, there
ain't no... Nothing going to harm anything.
E-4 And I was thinking about going down... I--I love mountains. And I
think about during the millennium, I'd just like to spend a few million
years just roaming around over the mountains, just looking around. I--I
like that. I--I think about run into a sister out there in the
mountains. Maybe she's been there for a million years, walking along
this--how a lady will, you know, with like with a puppy or something,
but she'd be walking along with a big tiger or something. I'd say, "How
you do, sister?"
Why, she'd say, "You're Brother Branham, yeah, how do you do? Sure glad
to see you."
"How long would you think," now if you was counting time, "that you'd
be out here," if such a thing as time.
"Oh, a few million years or so. Took a little stroll." Oh, wouldn't
that be wonderful? And it's not just some kind of a mythical dream;
it's the truth. It's true; it's really true. We're going somewhere, be
somebody when we get there. I--I like that.
E-5 Now, last night we were in the Book of Revelation and speaking on
the seal of God and the mark of the beast, and I put them both
together. And by the way, I had some Scriptures wrote, out and I left
them laying on the hotel table, and Billy went back after them. And
I--I hurried out; I heard him blowing, calling me. And so I thought
while he was gone down to get my Scriptures, I'd like to kinda review a
little from last night, and also make some announcements.
E-6 Now, I got three messages to preach tomorrow, so... And I... Your
smog really doesn't do my throat too good. It really gets bad. And
tomorrow morning I'm supposed to have the broadcast at the Full Gospel
Business Men's Breakfast at Clifton's Cafeteria, I believe it's on
Broadway, Broadway Street. There's two of them there; this is 7th and
Broadway, where the usual breakfast is held. And I--I speak at the--on
the broadcast, and then immediately after the broadcast, I have--I want
to address the--the body of believers there. That's tomorrow morning.
And then tomorrow night, back here at the--the tabernacle, or the
church rather. And tomorrow night I think we should have, closing here
in the church, it'd be nice if we had a prayer line tomorrow night. Do
you think so? After--after the message, then have a prayer line. So
I'll send boys down tomorrow night at--at exactly six o'clock, so they
won't interfere with the rest of the service, and give out the prayer
cards, and we'll call the prayer line tomorrow night and pray for
everyone there, now for the healing of their bodies.
E-7 And then Sunday afternoon, is at the municipal auditorium, the main
auditorium. I think it's a great big place. And we hope you bring some
friends with you, because, I think it seats about forty-five hundred,
or something like that, the last time I was there. It's been about
twelve, fourteen years ago. Brother Charles Fuller was having services
there at that time, a great Christian. I'm sure all of you know Brother
Fuller from out here. [Someone speaks to Brother Branham--Ed.] What?
Sunday night, yes. Sunday night at seven o'clock, I think it is. And
then--that's this coming Sunday night, the closing of the campaign.
E-8 Then we go from there to--up in Vens--Visalia. Oh, my. Some of
these names around here. All of them over in there everything G's, H
and--and all this Saint, and Saint, and like this San Jose up here.
Sounds to me like--they tell me. It's a... Heard a fellow one time come
up there (and while I'm waiting on Billy), he said, went in, he said,
"Lady, could you tell me," was in a restaurant, "where Saint Jose is?"
Said, "San Jose."
"No such a place."
Said, "Over here it is, right here on the map."
Said, "That's San Jose"
He said, "Oh."
Said--said, "Where you from?"
He said, "Kentucky."
He said, "Well, out here," said, "all the J's are H's."
Well, said, "Back in Kentucky we call J, J and H, H." Said, "I--I don't
know how you do it out here," he said.
She said, "I see you're in the service."
He said, "Yes, ma'am."
Said, "When do you get out of service?"
He said, "Oh, around Hune or Huly, one, I guess." He caught on right
quick. In June or July he said, "Hune or Huly." So all these Spanish
names, I get them all mixed up.
E-9 So... But this is Ven... ever where it's at, up there. It's
somewhere between Fresno and Bakersfield. And then we got the--the
sponsorships, the ministerial group up there, and we have five nights
beginning on the 22nd through Sunday. Thank you. And I have five nights
of service. And we are... Any of your friends up around there, well,
we'd be glad to--to have them come up and visit us. We--we appreciate
Now, the... I--when we leave, we don't want you to just quit coming to
church now; we want you to just keep on coming; just keep right on
coming anyhow. If I lived around here, I--maybe this would probably
this be my church home right here, if I lived here, be right here. I
like it; it's a wonderful little church; got a lovely little pastor
here. And--and I'm sure that any man that preaches the Full Gospel, I'd
be represented there, because that's what I believe. Nothing against
any of the rest of them, but just for me, my--my taste, my association
would be that.
E-10 Now, don't forget the announcements now: tomorrow morning
Clifton's Cafeteria. You who are up there, or tune in, I guess... Is it
a live broadcast, or is that taped, or do you know? It's a live
broadcast and tomorrow morning. And I don't know what station it comes
over, but then I guess the brother here, don't you have a broadcast too
here, brother, on Sunday, or is it? No, no broadcast. And other
ministers, we appreciate this fine ministerial group that's been
helping us and--here in the meetings; many of their people are coming.
And I--I certainly appreciate these men. I want to say something here
And I--I tried hard, and talked my precious little friend out of taking
this meeting down at the municipal auditorium; I did. But he had a
feeling for the people that, said they had to be standing, and so
forth. But here's the reason I didn't want it, brother. Now, I know
that sometimes you hear me rake these denominations, but that's not the
men that's in them denominations. That's--that's just the denomination
itself. Now, I realize this, that if we go down there tomorrow night,
it--what if... If we had full cooperation with all the ministers, it'd
be nice to go down there. That's right. But or, I mean Sunday, excuse
me. If I--we had full cooperation, all the ministers, where they'd
close their churches and so forth. But to go down there, some of the
people sick, is going to be coming down to be prayed for, and maybe the
ministers didn't know it ahead of time, so they got their own programs
for that night. And I--I don't like to do that, brethren, I... That's
honestly. I--I do not like to do that, because, after all, this blanket
stretches all, both ways, you know. That's right.
E-11 And I do, if anything I have respect for, is men of God, servants
of God. And sometime if you find the most suspicious people in the
world, is preachers. That's right. They're the most suspicious of all
of them. But I--I want to say why, because they are shepherds. That's
right. They're guarding their sheep (See?); they got a right to be
suspicious and wait and watch. But when you see the Word and God
working together, that's the time to move in with it (You see?), when
you see the Word and God coming together. So I just wanted the
ministering brethren to know that the reason that that was down there
was because that the brother thought that perhaps it'd give people a
chance, all of them to be seated. His heart's right on it; I see what
he means. But to me, I just wanted to stay right here in the church
right here and go ahead. But he said Sunday night there was so many
turned away and--and then announcing also for healing services, it
would make a--a--quite more coming then.
E-12 And so now, tomorrow night, being at six o'clock, and we'll have
a--a prayer line tomorrow night, the Lord willing. To me, the way I
feel about it, we have a prayer line every night. See? 'Cause, "These
signs shall follow them that believe." Not one night, in the last
three, four nights, but what the Holy Spirit's come into the meeting
among us, go out amongst the people and call them, tell them who they
are, where they come from, what they do, and so forth, and what's
wrong, and what will happen, and all like that. And then people--the
faith rises up in the people, and I say, "How many here is believers?"
Hands all over the building goes up. "Now, lay your hands on somebody.
Don't pray for yourself, but pray for them, 'cause they'll be praying
for you." See? Well now, if that isn't Scriptural, I don't know it.
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for the other. These
signs shall follow them that believe; If they lay their hands on the
sick, they shall recover." See? That's Scripture. So I feel that every
night, every person is prayed for and has hands laid on them, every
night, I do.
Now, my hands would be no more than anybody else's hands. It's
just--it's just another man. But it's God's hand you want on you. And
He made... It's God that made the promise. "If you'd... These signs
shall follow them that believe; If they lay their hands on the sick,
they'll get well." That's just what God promised. Then from there, we
take up from right there.
E-13 Now, back to our Scripture and to our lesson. Did Brother Borders,
did you read the Scripture? All right, I like to hear the Bible read.
Revelations, I turned right to it, the 7th chapter is where we're going
to speak from mostly tonight, I suppose. Now, let's review last night
just a little.
Now, our subject is this... We had--first we had healing services, and
then we went into Gospel preaching services, and now we got two nights
of teaching; and tomorrow night and Sunday night is healing services.
Now, last night we started teaching on the two subjects, that I thought
was very essential. And I wouldn't say nothing about these unless I
thought it was necessary. See? First thing is to warn the church.
That's what the watchman stands on the tower for. When he sees the
enemy coming, then warn those that are in the city. And then if the
watchman doesn't warn, then God will require the blood of the city upon
his hand. That's right. But if he does warn, and the people doesn't
take heed, then their own blood's upon them. And that's the reason I
just--just lay it out the way it's wrote here. See? And then it's up to
you, and at the day of judgment I want--when I pass away from this
world, if I'm still conscious and going, I want to be able to say like
Paul, "There's no man's blood upon my hands, for I've not shunned to
declare to you the whole counsel of God, as I know it," just the way it
Thank you for your letters of--of commenting and things, I certainly
appreciate them very much.
E-14 Now, the Mark of The Beast, the Seal of God. Now, how many was
here last night? Let's see, was been in the class. Oh, about everybody,
I suppose. All right. Now, therefore to get a little background where
we're going tonight with it... Now, I had to take both of the subjects
and put them together, because they run parallel one to the other. And
we find out... I announced what I thought they were at the beginning,
and now using the Scripture to prove that I think that this is right.
I think that the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit. The Bible supports
that. The mark of the beast is to reject the Holy Spirit. There's only
two classes of people. And on the side of salvation and rejecting begin
in Genesis like everything else begin.
E-15 Say, I got a note today, said, "Could you prove that the
Assemblies of God started in--in--in Genesis?" I don't know about the
organization, but the spirit that's in the Assemblies of God started in
Genesis. That's exactly right. And all the other borned again churches
started in Genesis and all the supposed to be churches, just nominal
churches, they started in Genesis. And they both was represented in the
first two sons, both Cain and Abel. Cain received the mark of the beast
and was sent away. We realize that the serpent, which was the one who
had deceived his--his mother, was a beast and not a reptile. He was the
most subtil of all the beast of the field. And Genesis 14, or Genesis
4:15, rather, that God sent--marked Cain. And as soon as Cain was
marked, he went out of the Presence of the Lord. Did you get it last
night now? Did you read it? As soon as the mark came he went out of the
Presence of the Lord and took him a wife from the land of Nod. Now, you
get it? See how that is? The church... Now, God...
E-16 Cain was just like a--the ordinary man. He come up. He was just
like Esau and Jacob; we could pattern them there again. And all through
the Bible we see that spirit moving up, coming up, coming up, and
finally it's coming to a head right here in this age that we're living
in now, I believe. Now, if you'll notice, Cain was a man, a natural man
of the world like Esau. And--and he was religiously inclined. So he
knowed there was a God; he believed it. And he went up...
Now, see, that's where I different with the churches that say, "The
only thing you can do is just believe and God recognizes that as
righteousness." Well, that--that is true in one sense of the word; it's
part of the truth but not all the truth. Fine Baptist brother came to
me not long ago, said, "Brother Branham, what could Abraham do any more
then believe? Abraham believed and it was imputed unto him for
I said, "That's right. But God give him a sign, the seal of
circumcision that He'd recognized his belief."
E-17 Now, the Holy Spirit is the Seal of God. Now, if you say you
believe and haven't received the Holy Ghost, then God's never
recognized your faith yet. That's right. Because the Seal is the
recognition that God has completed and finished His work in you (That's
right.), that He recognized, sure. Someone said, "Why do you make it so
loose, Brother Branham, saying, Saint John 5:24?" That's the beginning
of the Spirit. That's right. I believe that a man, as soon as you
believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, it's a portion of the Holy Spirit.
When you're sanctified, another part of the Holy Spirit cleans you.
Then you're filled with the Holy Ghost. Right. Now, "But he that
heareth My words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Eternal Life."
There's only one type of it; that's God's life.
E-18 Now, we notice that Cain, he made an altar, and he put sacrifice
on it. He got down and confessed his faith in God, and worshipped God.
In other words, just like the religious man today. Ninety-nine out of a
hundred almost, they say, "Here it is." "It's the best I can do," Cain
said. "This is... I--I--I built an altar. I belong here at the church.
I made a sacrifice. This is the best I can do; take it or leave it.
There it is." That's just the--that's the attitude of people today. "I
go to church, I help them do everything. We built a nice building.
We've done all this, and we done all that, and everything. I put into
the widows' fund, and I do all this. There it is, the best I can do,
take it or leave it." But God will leave it. He left it there for Cain;
He will leave it there for you. "There is a way that seemeth right unto
a man, but the end thereof is the way of death." There's only one
provided way for God, that's down the bloodstream to the Holy Spirit.
Without that, you're done, you're finished. You'll never go in.
E-19 Notice, "Except a man be borned again, he can in no wise enter
into the Kingdom." That's right. You must come. No matter how religious
you are, what all you do, that has not one thing to do. That makes you
a pretty good citizen, but not a citizen of that Kingdom there, maybe
of this kingdom here. But the Kingdom of God is within you; you're
borned in the Kingdom. Kingdom comes in... The Kingdom of God is the
Holy Spirit; you belong to that Kingdom. That's the reason women don't
bob their hair, don't wear shorts. That's the reason men don't smoke
cigarettes and things like that. They're from above, their Spirit
teaches them righteousness, holiness. They don't--they don't swear;
they--they don't use bad language and things, why? They're born from
above. They are different. They're from--citizens from above.
E-20 And now, notice. But the world, they say, "Well, I belong to
church. I belong to the Assemblies. I belong to Foursquare. There it
is, best I can do; take it or leave it." If you picked up a plate of
soup and it had a spider in it, you wouldn't eat it; you'd sue the
company that give it to you. That's right. That's right. You'd do it.
You wouldn't eat it for nothing. But just let any kind of an old dogma
be passed down your neck in your soul. After all, that body is going to
die anyhow. That's right.
Here some time ago I was at a museum, and they had the--the analysis of
a man that weighed fifty pounds--a hundred and fifty pound, rather. His
body was worth eighty four cents in chemicals. It had just about enough
whitewash to sprinkle a hens nest, and so much calcium, and everything.
All weighed up it was worth eighty four cents. There was two boys
standing there; one said to the other one, said, "John, we're not worth
very much, are we?"
Said, "That's right; I don't believe we are." A hundred and fifty
pounds are worth eighty four cents. Now, you're not very much to begin
with, are you? But you sure take care of that eighty four cents. You'll
put a five hundred dollar mink coat on it and turn your nose up. If
it'd rain, it'd drown you. You sure take care of that eighty four
cents. Yes, sir.
E-21 But you got a soul in there that's worth ten thousand worlds and
let the devil cram anything down it and call it righteousness and
religious, instead of taking God's right way about it. That's right.
Your soul's worth ten thousand worlds. Your body's only worth eighty
four cents. You drag it around and sure take care of it. Oh, you shave
it up and fix it up right, but my, dress it up. But that soul, you sure
won't dress that, just let anything drag through it that wants to. Give
you a spider in that, you'd sue the--the restaurant that give it to
you. But a church can tell you, "Shake hands with the pastor, say you
believe in God, worship, and that's all you have to do."
If that's right, then Cain was right. But remember, God said to Cain,
"Worship like your brother, and you'll do well." But he didn't want to
do it. That's the way it is today; they don't want to worship God in
Spirit and in truth. They just want to go to church and worship the way
the church says worship. Worship what God said worship. Jesus said,
"God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit
and in truth." That's right, put them together, the Word and the Spirit
together. And if the Spirit is in the Word, the Word will manifest
Itself. That's exactly the reason you see discernment and healings and
things like that; it's the Word made manifest.
E-22 Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." He
never said go into all the world and build churches or do so and so.
Them things are all right. But didn't say go into all the world and
teach the Gospel; He said, "Preach the Gospel." In other words, to
preach the Gospel would be to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit.
Paul said, "The Gospel come not in word only, but through power,"
manifestations of the Holy Spirit. It has to be the very next Word
said, "And these signs shall follow them that believe." That's right.
It has to make the Word manifest. And if the Spirit is in the Word, the
true Spirit of God in the Word, "If ye abide in Me and My word in you,
ask what you will, and it'll be done to you." Right. See? Just comes
right straight back to Scripture. You can't get out of the Scriptures;
it brings itself right back and balances itself up each time.
E-23 But Cain, he wanted something beautiful. Now, last night I was
saying, remember, beauty, that's what the--attraction of the eye. The
Catholic church long--learned that long ago, that through the eye is
the gate to the soul, to make beauty and so forth, and people fall for
that. Hollywood learned it long time ago. The devil knowed it before
any of you did. That's exactly right. That's the techniques he worked
on, the same thing. Set hisself a more beautiful kingdom. It's always
been beautiful. Even--even the devil, after the curse came upon him, he
become a serpent; he's still a beautiful creature. Look how graceful he
can move, and how beautiful his colors. Even his curse never took the
beauty from him. Do you think Judas Iscariot was an old drunk with a
collar up and hair combed sideways? And... He was a slicker, boy. Yes,
sir. Devil's too smart for that.
When I went to Pigalle, Brother Moore and I, when I was in France, we
thought we'd see just those old prostitutes of Pigalle, just something
drug out. Satan's too smart for that: the most beautiful women you ever
seen. See? He's smart. Sin is enticing. Sin is beautiful. But it's
death. That's right. Don't look at beauty. Look at truth, not beauty.
That's what's the matter with the church today, it--it jumping for
beauty and dying. That's right, 'cause it's gets death. Don't want to
stay too long on that, I go to preaching on it.
E-24 But however, we find that Cain then, went away from God and took
hisself a wife out of another group in the land of Nod. That's exactly
what the man does that will not come up and worship God in Spirit and
truth; he goes off and gets him a church that will satisfy him. Goes
off... But remember, Seth af--was a type. Abel, being the one that was
killed, Seth took his place, was a sign of the death, burial, and
resurrection of the Lord, placed back again. Notice how them seeds came
down, last night.
E-25 Now, we go on down here get some of our--our Scriptures we was
using. Seal being the mark, how that the seal was used instead of a
name, put it on. And the Name of Jesus Christ is the Seal of God, the
righteousness of God. "The Name of the Lord is a mighty tower; the
righteous run into it and are safe." Is that God's Seal? "Whatever you
ask the Father in My Name, that will I do." Is that right? "Whatsoever
you do in word or in deed, do it all in the Name of Jesus." Is that
right? Everything you do... Peter said on the day of Pentecost,
"Repent, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission
of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost," Seal
of God. God's marked seal, identification, is the Name of the Lord
Jesus. And when Jesus comes into you, it puts His Spirit in. No matter
how many names you'd write on the outside of it, if the Spirit is in
there, it bears record of truth.
E-26 Then we find out, that in Eden God took and marked Cain and sent
him out, but Seth stayed in the Presence of God, and God give him his
wife. That's the way the true church; it stayed in the Presence of God.
Oh, I wish I could bring Paul Boyd, the historian up here. By the way,
he'd been waiting for three years for one of the private interviews.
They stand at home; they come from Asia, from Africa, from India, from
everywhere, wait for years for them interviews. When they come in on
that, we set there until the Holy Spirit speaks. And this morning while
we was speaking, the visions broke.
This is evangelistic service. At my home and different places, that's
where the prophetic goes on. People comes who don't know which a way to
turn, and we wait right there until the Holy Spirit... They don't say
one thing, let the Holy Spirit do the talking. And He comes in, and
reveals it, and tells them what they have done, what they must do. Just
have that one person alone. And, oh, how God marvelously... So great
this morning I had to walk down to the waterfront, down there
somewhere. And I run into the pastor down there when I was trying... It
shook me so bad, trying to get my strength back again from the great
powerful visions that unfolds and reveals and tells, and what you have
done, what you ought not have done, and what you must do, and what will
come to pass after you do it. Oh, that's God knowing. And not one time,
I'll ask anybody in presence or anywhere, was they ever told anything
but what happened every time, just exactly, because It can't lie; it's
God. God can't lie.
E-27 Oh, living under the Holy Spirit... Remember, Seth got his wife...
God must've give him his wife; he stayed with God. And now the believer
that will stay with the Bible, and stay with God, then he will, the
true church will be the Bride of Jesus Christ. The other will have a
bride of the world, just anything; we found that last night.
And also we read there about where Cain and Abel, where they both
begin, and--and then we brought it over into Babylon. How Babylon
appeared in Genesis, and then the middle of the Bible, the last of the
Bible. We had where Jesus, when He come on the scene, and when He went
off the scene. Judas came the same way. The antichrist and the Holy
Spirit came the same way. And the Scriptures for that in Matthew 27,
E-28 And then we find out here in... We find Israel; we had Israel and
compared it with--with Moab, how that Israel stayed true, the blood
line, true. And we find out here that Moab, a illegitimate, all
fundamental, just the same as Israel was. But Israel, who had the true
bloodline, had signs and wonders following them. They had a brass
serpent, Divine healing. They had the shout of the King in the camp.
They had a smitten rock for their salvation. They had a heavenly Father
feeding them from above. They were having a glorious time, not yoked up
with nothing, just a interdenominational floating around. And they was
making fun of them because they wasn't even a nation, just a scattered
But... Here it is; I hope you get it. They were headed for their
homeland, a perfect type of the true church today, headed for the
homeland. Amen. Wandering about in sheepskins, and goat skins, and
destitute, and so forth, but we are looking for a city whose Builder
and Maker is God. That's the way the true church is moving today. And
the great fundamentals like Moab was, come out with the perfect
sacrifice, like Israel had: just as fundamental and everything as
Israel was, but didn't have the Spirit.
E-29 We go on over to Cain--to Esau and Jacob. God said that the
foreknowledge, that the predestination of God might... Not that God
wanted to condemn Esau, but knowing what he was... If God's God He
knowed everything. He knowed every flea that ever been on the earth. He
knowed every gnat would ever be on the earth before the earth was ever
created, knowed how many times it'd bat his eyes and how much tallow
he'd make if he's rendered out. He's infinite. Who can--who can say
what infinite is? If He isn't infinite, then He isn't God. And if He
was infinite, He knowed all things from the beginning. And so
therefore, He could elect, not because He wanted to, but because
His--His foreknowledge let Him know who would and who would not be.
That's the reason the entire church, every person that'll ever be in
the rapture, their name was put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the
foundation of the world, says the Bible. That's right. God knew it.
E-30 Jesus came by the foreknowledge of God, that knowing that Jesus
came to redeem, or buy back that church. The preachers is like going to
the pond and throwing a net in and pulling it. The Kingdom of God is
liken unto a man that take a net and went to the seashore. When he
pulled it in he had--he had water spiders, snakes, serpents, frogs, and
everything else, but he had fish. Now, we don't know which is and which
is not fish; only thing we're supposed to do is seine.
And Brother Buntane has been seining here for a long time. I come out
took my net and seine with you, Brother Buntane. I cast it out there
and pull it in. Here they come up around the altar, stand up and make
confession of Christ. I don't know which is goat, which is sheep, which
is a spider, or frog, or whatever it is, but God knew before the
foundation of the world which was. "All the Father has given Me will
come to Me. And no man can come, except My Father draws him first. All
the Father hath (past tense) given Me, will come to Me." That's right.
He said it. Now, I don't know who it is; I just cast in the net and
say, "Come all ye that weary and heavy laden." And then God knows which
is which; I don't. Nobody else knows, it's just up to God. So it's
our--our duty to keep carrying on until He comes.
E-31 Now, therefore the great church making itself ready. We find out
that Esau and Jacob, before either child was born, God said He loved
one and hated the other. And remember, they were twins: same mother,
same father. Get it? Twins. Every revival produces twins. Certainly
does. There's twins born in natural man and the spiritual man. It was
back in the garden of Eden, Cain and Abel, the same thing. Started from
there, just keeps coming on down.
And look at the church, Jesus the Pastor, Judas the treasurer,
brothers, out of the same tribe, so forth, right in the same group,
same church. One the Pastor, and the other one the treasurer. One a
devil and one God. That's the way it goes. Jesus said, "In the last
days the two spirits would be so close it would deceive the very
elected if it was possible." Amen. If it was possible, but it isn't.
And it... They'll never do it. All right.
E-32 But the... He receives the true seal. And the Seal of God is the
Holy Spirit. Now, we're down to begin where we ended off last night on
Ezekiel the 9th chapter. How many read it? Did you get great joy out?
Read it now. There's where the prophet foresaw Pentecost and told what
would take place. He seen six men come from the higher gate. And they
had slaughtering weapons. Remember, did you notice it was designated
only to Jerusalem, just to Jerusalem, 'cause there's where the Jews...
God deals with Gentiles as individuals. But Israel is a nation, God's
A missionary stood in my church. I hear Brother Fred Sothmann once in a
while, say "Amen" in there somewhere. He's out in the audience. Anyhow,
some of the brethren from out at the Tabernacle, a Jewish brother, been
trying to get into Israel all along, trying to do something for the
Jews, to... Say, he wanted to win them to the Lord. And he come to the
Tabernacle the other morning, he raised up when the anointing was on,
he said, "Brother Branham, like to ask you a question. How will I ever
get into Jerusalem? I've tried every way."
I said, "I wouldn't know what to tell you." About that time the Holy
Spirit moved and said, "It's not so, because Israel will be born in one
day." Always. Oh, we're near. Oh, we're going to get to that in a few
minutes now, the Lord willing.
E-33 And we find out that before the slaughter went forth... Listen
now; don't miss it. Before the slaughter went forth, He seen a man come
forth dressed in white. What does white represent? Righteousness of
saints. Now, and had a--a writer's inkhorn at His side. He went through
the city first of Jerusalem and set a seal upon those who sighed and
cried for the abominations that was did in the city. That right, you
Bible readers? And then when the slaughter went forth, it said, "Don't
spare, old, young, children, babies, whatever it is. Utterly destroy
everything that doesn't have this mark." See? Was nothing left. They
either received the seal or they did not have the seal.
That's the reason in this day that we're coming in--we're coming right
to it in a minute here in the New Testament, that they'll--the Seal of
God is the Holy Ghost, and outside of that is for the slaughter.
[Brother Branham clears his throat--Ed.] Pardon me. Be lost.
E-34 Now, we've took last night Josephus' writings and so forth, as I
referred to, and many of the other ancient historians. Josephus
walk--probably wrote of the very days and lived near the time that
Jesus of Nazareth walked on the earth. Now, and he spoke of it, that
those people that... He referred to them, I believe, as cannibals, that
was eating the body of Jesus of Nazareth. 'Course it was communion they
were taking. He didn't know; he's just a unconverted mind; he was just
a historian. But he...
They slipped away from Jerusalem when they seen that thing begin to
come to pass, and got away, and went up into Judaea, and--and well away
from it. But the Jews, the great organizations all swung together, and
come back, said, "We'll go into the house of the Lord. Jehovah's our
protection. And we've lived in this. God built this house. Jehovah did
this, and Solomon dedicated the temple; this is a very holy place."
E-35 A... but they rejected the Messiah when He came to them just
exactly the way the prophecy said He would come, and done the very
things that the Bible said He would do. But He didn't come according to
their theology. I hope that don't hurt, but I hope it anchors deep. And
they come. He showed His Messiahic sign just exactly the way the Bible
said He would do. How many believes that? Sure you do. What was the
Messiahic sign? He was a God prophet. See? And then--and when they did
it, what did they call that Messiahic sign, can somebody tell me? What
did they call it? Beelzebub, a devil, a fortuneteller, because He could
perceive their thoughts, knowed what they were thinking, tell them of
And the true Jews, what did they say it was? "That's the sign of the
Messiah." Nathanael said, "Truly Thou art the Son of God; truly You're
the King of Israel."
Said, "Because I told you I saw you before you come to the meeting,
then you--you believe it? You'll--you'll be able to see greater things
than this then." See, you must believe first. Believe it, and then
you'll see greater things.
E-36 Now, we notice what taken place. But the--the upright, the big
churches, the organizations, the Pharisees, the--the Sadducees, and
Herodians, and all those, they said, "He's Beelzebub." They had to
answer something. They had to tell their congregation, so they said,
"He's of the devil." Now, bear that in mind. And they were religious
men, holy men, godly men. As far as the world was concerned, one sin
against them they would be stoned. Scholars, graduated, seminary
students, in a line of clergymen, and were condemned, and Jesus said,
"You are of your father the devil." Then don't you condemn the Holy
Ghost when It calls you out what you are. See? Blind leading the blind,
won't they all fall in the ditch, certainly.
E-37 Watch the Scriptures, watch the promise. Know the hour that's
approaching. Those disciples filled with the Holy Ghost, marked with
that sign in their foreheads, of that seal of God, they begin to watch
and when they seen what Jesus said coming to pass, they got out of
there. And let me tell you, you better get out too, brother. Wait till
we get through in a few minutes, find out how close we are. Oh, Jesus
said that same thing would be taking place just before His coming
again. "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of
the Son of man." Promised it, sworn by God did and so forth, so it has
to be here.
E-38 Now, I want you to really just take off the--the rain coat from
around your heart. Take down the umbrella. Just set your Methodist
umbrella over in the corner, your Baptist over in the corner, and your
Pentecostal over in the corner, and let's look at God's Word. See? Just
set them all over there now and let's look at it. See? The Bible
predicted by Ezekiel the prophet, and the Holy Spirit come and done
just exactly like It said and even little babies... The Bible--the
historians said... Now, remember, the Bible said, "Don't spare
nothing." Little or young or old or all. All that hasn't got this seal
of God would be marked otherwise.
And look who was marked out of it? Lifelong men who gave their lives
for the clergy, priests and renowned men, great priests and scholars.
Now, how many knows that's true? Why, sure it is. Sure it's true. Just
as scholar... Just as holy, just as sweet, perhaps fine people,
citizens of--of the country... But that's no excuse. When God sends
something and you fail to walk in it, then you're out; that's all. You
either do or you don't. That's the way it was. All that didn't get in
the ark, drowned, and that was all there was to it, no matter who they
was. That's the same thing, all that's not in Christ today will perish
without Christ. It's true. So you can't say, "I'm a Methodist, or
Baptist, or Pentecostal, or anything else; you've got to be of Christ.
And if you're of Christ, you do the works of Christ. That bears record
and proves that it is. I... It's just as clear as the Scripture, I know
how to say it. That's just as plain as the nose on this big face, or
big nose on this face of mine, rather. That's right.
E-39 Now, notice, how He did it. Now, they was... The--the ones that
was warned, got away. And all the rest of them went in the city, and
the historian says, that they eat all the grass off the tree. Titus
surrounded it, the city. City of Jerusalem, it was designated. Now, our
time is designated all the world. But this was to the city of Jerusalem
to the Jews only. And Titus, when he came in, he--he surrounded the
city, kept them in there two or three years. And when he did, they eat
the grass off the trees, the bark off of the trees, the grass off the
ground, and even boiled one another's children and eat it. Mother's
boiled their babies and eat it: wild, mad. Then finally, when he broke
in, he slaughtered and killed until the blood run out the gates of the
E-40 A great God Who's full of love, He is full of love. In order to be
love He has to have judgment to be just. So He is a merciful God
tonight. But, my friend, when you stand before Him at judgment on that
dark cloudy day, He will be a God full of anger. The Bible said so: in
His wrath. I was down on the front and I was cutting from my--had a
cutter down there of stone from Colorado. He had some stone. And he was
cutting the--a little stone I wanted to take to my little girl for a
little thing to go on her neck, a little cross. And so he said, "You
cut the... Show me where to cut it." And it was all clear and then it
looked like kinda ragged, like clouds hanging down. And I put that at
the top of the cross. And the lady said, "Why would you do that? Why
don't you cut the pretty clear part out here?"
I said, "The cross is not pretty. It's an emblem of suffering and
She said, "Well, why that?"
I said, "That's the clouds of God's wrath. God poured His wrath out
upon Christ Who took my place at Calvary. He died under the judgments
and wrath of God. God poured out His fierce judgment upon Him and He
took my place." I said, "I was a sinner, and He took my place." And I
noticed tears coming up in the woman's eyes. I said, "We're sinful, and
we have no hope. But God knowed that we had to stand these judgments,
and Jesus took them for us. And them clouds hanging over the cross was
God's wrath pouring out upon Him. And He bore the wrath of God in His
own body that we might be free." Oh, what a story, what a truth. The...
E-41 Now, now you see how it was represented in Ezekiel the 9th chapter
at Jerusalem. Now, we come to Revelation. And now I'd like you that's
got your pencils to write this down. I'd like you to write down
Revelations 14:6 to 12. That's the three last angels, three angels,
after the seven last angels there were three special angels come forth,
did you notice that? And now, I want you to notice, them three last
angels... The first angel, (that's Revelation 14:6 to 12), the first
angel had sounded the trumpet of the Gospel, and had the everlasting
Gospel to preach to all the world. The second angel kinda preached a
holiness Gospel (See?), because he said that the church had committed
fornication. And the third angel roared out to escape the mark of the
Watch. The first angel, at the reformation, Luther preached the Gospel.
Second angel, Wesley, sanctification. The fornication, he straightened
up of the church. But the third message, the Pentecostal message should
be, the true messenger warning them to escape the mark of the beast,
saying, "Whosoever receives the mark of the beast, the same will drink
the wrath of God poured out without mixture into the cup of
indignation, be poured out upon the people." That's the very message
today, the third angel, the third message, the last message. The
Lutheran message of justification, the Wesleyan message of
sanctification, and the Pentecostal message of the Seal of God: escape
the mark of the beast; come out of them big walls of Babylon; be sealed
into the Kingdom of God.
E-42 Notice, the very next verse, the 12--13th verse, "Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord." What's the next? Armageddon. Church is gone
then after the third angel's message. We was preaching the other day in
the church of them angels, and giving the seven last angels, and the
angel's message. And this special anointing come of those three ages,
those three last angels.
Notice now in Revelations 7. John, packed away in the Spirit into
glory, and he saw this coming; he said...
... I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth,
holding the four winds... (Now, listen close; keep your Scriptures
ready to be written.)... holding the four winds, that the wind should
not blow up on the earth... (until they had) sealed the servants of our
God in their forehead.
Now, compare that with Ezekiel 9. See, Him come forth with slaughtering
weapons and hold until the writer went forth and sealed.
E-43 Notice. Now, in here.
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the
living God... (coming from the east.)
And he was to seal the servants of our God in their forehead. Now, we
know that the church is never called servants. The church is sons and
daughters. Israel is God's servant. Abraham was His servant. Israel is
God's servant, but the church is called His sons and His daughters. Did
you notice? "Hold the four winds." How long? Until we have sealed the
servants, Israel, of our God in their forehead.
Oh, let me go drop back on a little history before we go any farther.
Watch what taken place. Now, the servants of our God, Israel... Israel
was scattered, one time into Babylon, or gone into the Babylon. Then
when they were brought back... That's the second time; first time was
Egypt. And then Babylon. Then scattered by the Roman Empire.
E-44 And Jesus said in Matthew the 24th chapter, "Learn a parable..."
As I started on last night showing you they asked Him three questions
and He answered their three questions. But when they wanted to know
when the time of His return would be, He said, "When you see the fig
tree putting forth its buds, and all the other trees, know that the
time is nigh, even at the door." Now, the old hypocrite gets a hold of
that, the old unbeliever and said, "That generation passed; the other
generation has passed; He lied." He didn't lie. Because they don't have
the spiritual application of the Word. He didn't say the generation
then, He said, "The generation that seen the fig tree putting forth its
E-45 Watch back in Joel, the 2nd chapter, where I preached on here not
long ago, the four insects. "What the palmerworm left the caterpillar
eat; and what the caterpillar left, the locust eaten." You remember
preaching, I think it was here in California, at the breakfast? I
believe it was in Phoenix. What the Methodists left, the Baptists
eaten. What the Baptists left, the Pentecostal eaten. It'd tore the
whole vine down, "But I will restore, saith the Lord, all..." And
watch, that same insect is the same thing only in different stages. The
palmerworm becomes the caterpillar, and so forth and on down. And
that's a insect. Started eating off brotherly love, taking the Bible
and substituting something else. And I give the four major things and
proved it by the Scripture, the thing they eat out, the teaching of the
true Word of God. brotherly love, that Paul said, already started, in I
Corinthians 13. All those things, how they eat it up, and just eat the
church plumb down to a stub. But He said, "I will restore, saith the
Lord (That's right.), all the years that they'd eaten," and all the
things that they had done.
E-46 Notice, Israel. When He... It's always been this fig tree. "When
you see this tree putting forth its buds..." What? The generation that
sees Israel becoming a nation, that generation will not pass until all
be fulfilled. Watch. Oh, don't you see it? Here look at them. Now,
God's always had to drive the Jews; they never had the Holy Spirit.
Many of them wouldn't even believe their prophets, their messengers.
And He had to drive them. And that's what He's going to have to be to
the Gen--Gentile church. He's going to have to break down these
denominational barriers. We're letting communism start eating around
us, and then we'll have to come together. God will make His Word
fulfilled, because the covenant is unconditional, not, "If you will, I
will; but I have already done it." That's right. Oh, I love that. Amen.
That just makes me feel religious.
E-47 Notice what He did here now. Not, "If you will, I will."
That--that ended when Adam broke his covenant, and Israel broke her
covenant, from Exodus 19, and so forth. But this is--covenant's grace.
God swore, told Abraham, He swore by Himself that it would be thus. And
He took a oath by Himself. So through the true Seed of Abraham is Jesus
Christ, which is the grace of God, and no more law to it, no, sir.
Law's not connected with it at all. You're above the law, over the law;
it's love. Love is above the law: grace. Law came by Moses; grace and
truth came by Jesus Christ.
Wish I had a few more nights to preach on "Hear Ye Him" on that. On the
Mount Transfiguration, you see it perfectly, how God... We take that
and work that in there and show just how them laws and the tutors and
so forth, and what takes place.
E-48 However, now notice. Israel--God had to harden Pharaoh's heart to
drive them out the first time. And He done the same thing this time. He
hardened Hitler's heart against the Jews; that's what started the war.
Remember, God said, "Ever who curses Israel, I'll curse them. Who
blesses Israel, I'll bless him." And it was scattered all over the
world. And then He hardened Hitler's heart, hardened Mussolini's heart,
hardened Stalin's heart. All the different hearts of the nation, He
hardened them and finally opened up the way, and Israel is returning
and already in her homeland.
If you want to see what day of the month it is, look on the calendar.
If you want to see what day in the season it is of the coming of the
Lord, watch where Israel's setting. That's God's timepiece. There she
is, setting in her homeland. The oldest flag in the world, the six
point star of David, the oldest flag in the world flies again for the
first time for twenty-five hundred years (Yes, sir.), yes, the ensign
that was to be lifted up. Israel, Palestine blossoming as a rose, you
read in the magazines, and watch how they come back, way down in Iran
and so forth. "Look" magazine packed articles, how they went out after
them Jews. They wouldn't get on that airplane. That old Rabbi went out
there, said, "Our prophet told us, Isaiah, hundreds of years ago,
thousands of years ago, that when we come back to the homeland, we'd
come back on the wings of an eagle." There it sets. Amen. They got
right on and away they went.
E-49 When Brother Arganbright, one of our brethren here, went over--had
me come out to the west coast this time. He was there taking the
pictures. Other pictures, got one "Three Minutes To Midnight." And
science says that's what it is, three minutes to midnight. And we look
over there and see all them Jews placed in their homeland.
Lewi Pethrus, how many ever heard of him? The Stockholm church in
Sweden, wonderful brother. He said to me, "Brother Branham, the Jews
has always believed their prophets." Said, "If you just go down to
I said, "Fine, that looks good to me."
He said, "Look, they... I sent them down a million of these Testaments
(They read from the back to the front.), and--and they read them New
They asked these Jews; they said, "Why you coming home for, bringing
your papa and mama, them blind and sick and packing them in, come to
the homeland to die?"
Said, "We come to see the Messiah." Amen.
Brother, don't worry. Gentile, your days is just about over. Let me
warn you in the Name of the Lord: The Gentile door is closing just as
certain as I'm standing here. Jesus said, "The Mohammedans there would
tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation be
finished and fulfilled." There she is, Israel in her homeland, a nation
with her own army and her own money. Amen. She's a full nation now. The
fig tree's putting forth its buds and already budded out.
E-50 And when they got there they give them these New Testaments. Ask
Lewi Pethrus. They read this New Testament about what Jesus was. They
never heard about Him. They said, "If this be the Messiah, then He's
not dead, then let us see Him do the sign of the Messiah and we will
believe Him. Let us see Him proved. We believe our prophets, and the
Messiah will be a prophet. Let us see Him do the sign of the Messiah, a
prophet, and we'll believe Him is the Messiah." Oh, what a perfect set
up, just perfect. I said, "Lord, let me go."
And when I got off at Cairo, Egypt, just before we met that King
Farouk, and we--at Rome. Then we went down at Cairo Egypt; I had my
ticket in my hand to go. I went up, and they done called the flight.
And the Holy Spirit spoke and said, "Not now. This is not the hour yet:
more gleaning to do." I couldn't hardly believe it. I went out behind
the hanger (God is my Judge.), and I prayed and knelt down; I said,
"Heavenly Father, just another hour or two and I'll be in Palestine.
I'll challenge those Jews. And say, 'Did you say that if that Messiah
be the true Messiah, let you see Him do the sign of the prophet and
you'll believe Him?'" Get a Jew to promise you; he will keep his word.
"Now, if that's the Messiah of the Bible, then He was a prophet, and He
is still is a prophet. Now, if He does the sign of the Messiah, will
you believe Him?" Right on the same ground, say, "Select yourself a
group of men and set them out here somewhere. Find out whether He's the
prophet yet or not--or not. Let them see it be done. Then right on them
same grounds where your fathers, forefathers, rejected the Holy
Ghost... A Jew took it to the Gentile, here a Gentile bringing it back
to the Jew. When that Jew receives the Gospel, the Gentile days are
finished." But He wouldn't let me go. Why, I don't know. Here just a
minute and we'll show you in the Scripture why.
E-51 Notice, hardened their hearts... Now, when was there ever a
complete global strife after that time? Was the First World War. All of
the armies, the nations, were gathering into one...
[Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] They was writing on the decline of the First
World War. Nobody knows today whoever made a issue of peace. Kaiser
Wilhelm said he didn't do it. No general said he didn't do it. But
notice, how strange it was. It was on November the 11th at eleven
o'clock in the day. The eleventh day of the month, the eleventh month
in the year, the eleventh hour of the day, and eleven minutes till
eleven. What was it? Hold, stop mysteriously... What did it? God's
issue went forth to hold it. "Hold the four winds." "Winds" means "war
and strife"; we know. Until we have got Israel back in Palestine again,
"Hold the four winds," and it stopped right there on the eleventh hour
Remember Jesus speaking of the eleventh hour, people? And the one that
come in on the eleventh hour, what did He say? Oh, don't be dumb; be
spiritual. Look, how did He say? The eleventh hour people got the same
wage the one did that come in the first hour. Then the baptism of the
Holy Ghost has to go right back and seal the Jew, like the first one
was sealed, that eleventh hour people. "Hold the four winds; don't let
the world be destroyed until we seal the servants of our God in their
E-52 That's been nigh to fifty years ago when the Holy Ghost come from
the east, fell upon the people, and the Pentecostal, Azusa Streets and
so forth, started. Now, what is going to happen? They have to hold it;
don't destroy the whole earth, 'cause He couldn't have done it then
anyhow. But now they've got the regular bomb that'll destroy the whole
earth. That's right. Hold it until what? "Until we have sealed in the
foreheads the servants of our God." Oh, brother. There you are. There
... seal the servants of our God in their forehead.
And He goes ahead here and said.
... I heard the number of them was sealed:... was a hundred and forty
four thousand... (give twelve thousand of each tribe)
Oh, my, don't you see what I mean? The Scripture perfectly put in. Now,
remember, all without that perished.
E-53 Now, First World War, Second World War, and now we're ready for
the Third World War: brewing everywhere. What is it? Israel's in her
homeland waiting for her Messiah. The Gentile church, the Pentecostal
age, Luther, Wesley, and now the Pentecostal age has got lukewarm and
spewed Jesus out, and He's spewing them out: right, the Pentecostal
age. But just at the end before the world is to be destroyed, Jesus
said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of
the Son of man," that the Gentile church would receive the same power,
the same angel, the same witness, the... Surely, you can see that. It's
just as plain as plain could be. A child could see it. See?
E-54 There you are; we're at the end time. Everything declares it.
Anywhere you want to go in the Bible, laying right here, look at here;
the world's nervous, what's the matter? Everything. The nation's are
Nations are shaking,
The signs that the Bible foretold;
Gentile days numbered,
With horrors encumbered;
Return, O dispersed, to your own. (That's right.)
The day of redemption is near,
Men's hearts are failing for fear; (That's right, isn't it?)
Be filled with the Spirit,
Your lamps trimmed and clear,
Look up! your redemption is near.
False prophets are lying,
God's Truth they're denying,
That Jesus the Christ is our God.
Oh, what's the matter with this world anyhow? What's wrong? Oh, wake,
you people, and turn to God. What's the matter with you? Can't you see
the great shaking of God, His Angel coming down, moving, doing the same
signs and wonders, just exactly what He said He would do, and nightly
right before you? Well say, "Looks like they ought to know up at
Washington D. C." He did not go to Caiaphas; He came to His own. This
Angel did not go down in Sodom; It did not go with the rest of the
modern Billy Graham and them. They went down there and tried to call
them out. But this Angel stayed with the elected church, Abraham, the
called out. Amen. Whew! Glory. How wonderful.
E-55 What is the Seal of God? What is the Seal of God? Ephesians 4:30.
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed until the day
that the church is redeemed up into glory." Now, again, we'll pull
another Scripture, Ephesians 1:13, Paul speaking. Galatians 1:8 said,
"If a angel from heaven, come preached anything else, let him be
accursed." Yes. "After you believe, ye were sealed with the Holy Ghost
of promise. After you believed, you..."
Now, Baptist brother, Presbyterian, let me ask you something. You say
you receive the Holy Ghost when you believe. Paul said, "After ye
believed, you were sealed with the Holy Ghost," afterwards.
Acts 19, Paul met some Baptists, Apollos, a converted lawyer, one of
John's disciples, up there preaching the Gospel and having great joy,
and shouting and praising God; still they didn't have the Holy Ghost.
Paul come over, and stayed all night with Aquila and Priscilla, had
been in jail for preaching the Gospel and casting a devil out of a
girl. And then he come on over to where they were at. And they took him
up to the--to--'cause they were tent makers he a--abode with them, then
they went up to where Apollos was having this meeting. After the
service was over, Paul said to them, "Have you received the Holy Ghost
since ye believed?"
E-56 Some man said the other day, "It's not that way in the original."
I defy that. Go get the "Emphatic Diaglott" and see if it don't say the
same thing, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?" Right
here it said, "After you did believe, then you were sealed with the
Holy Ghost of promise." Don't take that lukewarm, bride out there, come
on in here. Come into the...?... and get it. Get on the beam with
Christ, the Holy Spirit. Hear from heaven.
"Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?"
They said, "We not know--be whether there be any Holy Ghost."
Said, "How was you baptized?"
Said, "Unto John, we've been baptized."
Said, "That won't work no more." And he commanded them to be baptized
over again in the Name of Jesus Christ, laid his hands upon them and
the Holy Ghost came on them and they spoke in tongues, and prophesied,
and magnified God. After they'd been believing, shouting, and having a
great time, they did not have the Holy Ghost yet.
Oh, what did Paul say? "If an angel from heaven preaches any other
Gospel, let him be accursed." 'Cause Satan can transform himself. But
stay with the Word. That's right.
E-57 Now, after you believe, then you become Abraham's seed, truly
Abraham's seed when you're... How are we come Abraham's seed? Being
dead in Christ, then we're Abraham's seed, and heirs with Abraham
according to the promise. After mentioned means a finished work. After
you believe. "After" means "something that's been--something before
that," then this is a finished work. The seal is a finished work. When
you write your complete letter, ever what it's going to be, seal it
with your name. After the package is all done up, seal it. When you go
out on a...
I used to work on the railroad with my daddy for a while. We helped put
a spur in. I watched, we'd load it out there. When we loaded all the
cars just as good as it could be, the boxcar, the inspector came by,
and he shook it. He went through and see if anything was loose. It
anything is loose, he condemned it. That's what's the matter with the
inspector going by tonight. He goes by a lot of our lives. The reason
we don't get the Holy Ghost... Oh, we might carry on and act like we
got It, but the fruits you're known. That's how you're known. And He
shakes and find a little loose place here of unbelief, a little loose
place over here, a little loose place here. He condemns it and sets it
back again. It's got to be packed tight (Amen.), 'cause you got a rough
road to travel. And when God gives a man or woman the Holy Ghost, He
shakes every loose feather in them out. You got a ride coming. Amen.
Glory. See if she's packed up right...
What did He do? Justification, He called her. Sanctification, He
cleansed her. The Holy Ghost, He sealed her. Packed in tight, then they
closed the door. Then what's the last thing? Puts a seal on that
railroad car to its destination (Amen.), not to the next revival, but
to its destination. Amen. "Whereby, grieve not the Holy Spirit of God,
whereby you are sealed until the (the next revival comes along? No.
Until you take a notion to join the other church? No.) until the day of
your redemption." When God gives you the Holy Ghost, it's a finished
E-58 When a baby (I said the other night) comes forth, what's the first
thing in natural life? Water breaks, if it's a natural birth. What's
the next? Blood comes. What's the next? Life comes. The same elements
come out of Christ is what we go through to His--get back into His
body. What was the first thing come? They speared His side, water came
forth, blood came forth, "Into thy hands I commend my Spirit." I John
5:7 (if you want to put it down) said, "There are three that bear
record in heaven, the Father, the Word (which is the Son,), and the
Holy Ghost: these three are one. But there's three that bear record in
earth, the water, the Blood and Spirit: they're not one, but they agree
in one." You can't have the Father without having the Son. You can't
have the Son without having the Holy Ghost. But you can be justified
without being sanctified. You can be sanctified without having the Holy
Ghost. But when it's finished, both justification and sanctification,
the Seal of the Lord Jesus Christ by the baptism is put upon you. Amen.
E-59 Got ten more minutes; I hope we don't have to carry this over till
tomorrow night. "After," means "a finished work has done, already been
completed." Now, now, my precious friend, I do not make any differences
in churches. They're all just the same to me, the denominations. And if
I have to call a church's name here, I'm not meaning it and anywhere.
There's just as many good people in that church as there is in any.
Because there's only one church. And we're not joined into it; we don't
have any name in this church; it's just the body of Christ, the
You have your organizations then; that's perfectly all right, as long
as you don't draw your fence down here, don't let your brother in
(See?), or condemn him. The thing, if you'll recognize that there's a
brother over here, and a brother over here, then that's all right. But
the people, when you get organization they hang to the organization
instead of the cross and Christ. See? Therefore they... If you got a
organization, and you draw it up, and if you end it with a comma, "We
believe all of this plus as much as the Lord will reveal to us," that's
good. But when you end it with a period, you die right there. And show
me one's not ended with a period. Sure, it is. See?
E-60 Not the people in there, no, sir. The Catholic church, that was
the first organized church in the world was the Catholic church. Ask
any historian. Show me where there ever was an organization before
that. The Catholic is the mother of every one of them. Revelations 17
said the same, said she was a whore, and she was a mother of harlots.
And couldn't been sons, they had to be daughters. So that the
Protestant harlot denominations with her. That's right. What's the
difference in them? Both the same. The orneriest woman in Long Beach
can bring forth a virgin daughter. But if she takes back the habits of
her mother, she becomes what her mother is. That's just exactly what
happened to our Protestant churches.
E-61 I'm going to call the attention to one denominational church, the
first church that ever spoke to me about Jesus Christ when I was a
sinner, the Seventh Day Adventist. The Seventh Day Adventist said the
seal of God is His sabbath, because a seal shows a finished work, that
He's been sealed in the Sabbath. And keeping the Sabbath day is a
memorial that you're sealed. Now, you Adventist know that, you know Dr.
Smith, and the Home Bible Circle Readings and all that. I have them all
in my study, and all of Jehovah Witnesses and so forth like that.
Where--whenever they raise up, I know their points. See? I know where
they're going to. So now, Sabbath day is not a seal. A Sabbath day was
a seal of God's creation. He finished it then and sealed it (That's
right.) with His Sabbath. But it was a type of the Christian Sabbath.
Now, after He had finished His creation, He gave them the Sabbath as a
seal (That's exactly right.) that He'd finished His creation. Then when
He finished His plan of salvation, He had another seal. Glory.
E-62 Now, my Adventist brother, I want to ask you something. That's
exactly right. The Sabbath, that's kind of a strange word. The Sabbath
really is a Hebrew word which means r-e-s-t, rest. It's a rest day,
Sabbath day; you quit working and so forth. God finished His work, and
never did come back no more. Hebrews 4 speaks of it there, He... "For
God did rest on the Sabbath day. And He said in a certain place,
another time, in David, 'Today after so long a time when you hear His
voice, harden not your heart.' Then if Jesus would've given them
another Sabbath, He'd have afterwards spoke of it. But there remaineth
a Sabbath keeping to the people of God, for we which have entered into
His rest, have ceased from our works like God did from His."
When do we enter into His rest? Now, you with the pencils, turn with me
to Isaiah 28:8 to 12. Here's where you get it,
... precept must be upon precept;... line upon line; here a little, and
there a little. (Hold fast to that which is good.)
For with stammering lips and with other tongues will I speak to this
"And this is the Sabbath, this is the rest that I said would come. And
for all this they would not hear, walk away wagging their heads and so
forth." He said that the seal of the finish of salvation, Luther,
justification, Wesley, sanctification; but when the Sabbath come, the
real rest day, it would be when "stammering lips and other tongues will
I speak to this people," and this is the finished work. Hallelujah.
This is the seal. This is the Sabbath.
E-63 Don't you see, it's the Holy Ghost, brother. That's when you enter
into the finished work. If you've just been justified, that's all
right, that's good. If you've been sanctified, that's good. But when
you receive the Holy Ghost, it's a finished work, and God has completed
His plan of salvation, and sealed it with the baptism of the Holy
Ghost. Amen. Oh, my. How many believes it? The Holy Ghost in every
place in the Bible is a finished work. And God completed His work.
He called His disciples by justification. He sanctified them in John
17:17. Gave them power against unclean spirits, they went out and cast
out devils and come back rejoicing, He said, "Don't rejoice because you
cast out devils and they're subject to you; but rejoice that your
name's written in heaven." I want to ask you something now, my brother.
If your name's written in heaven, is that still good? No, sir. No
indeed. Judas was right with them. Judas was just as big a duck in the
puddle as the rest of them was. He come right along through
justification, went out through sanctification, prayed for the sick,
had great results, but when it come to Pentecost, he showed his colors.
E-64 And that's just exactly what the denominational churches is done
today; they've come through justification, sanctification; but when it
comes to the baptism of the Holy Ghost, they're a bunch of tongues. And
signs and wonders, and--and Angels appearing, and so forth, they don't
want nothing to do with it. So therefore, it's so close together till
it'd deceive the very elected if possible. Glory. You're going to call
me holy-roller anyhow; I guess I am. I've never rolled yet, but if He'd
ever tell me, I'd come right down through there rolling just as hard as
I could. I'd rather roll in, and not get in at all. So--so all right.
E-65 Notice, brother, it is the truth. Remember, when Jesus
came--Daniel, he came to the Ancient of days, the Ancient of days Whose
hair was white as wool, which mean He was a judge, like all the judges
wear a wig of white wool, judges. You notice He was girded about in
Revelations around the pap, not as a priest down here around the waist;
over the paps like this as a judge, judge robe, you judge. That's the
reason John didn't see Him on any Sabbath day or on any Sunday; he seen
Him in the Lord's day, the coming of the Lord when He was Judge, not,
no, these other days.
We see Him over in here now. We see Him when He come--Daniel saw Him.
And He come with ten thousand times ten thousands of His saints. Is
that right? And the books were opened and another book was opened,
which was the Book of Life and every man... See? There comes up your
lukewarm church, sleeping virgin. Here is the real one with Him come
from glory after being at the wedding supper. And there was a sinner.
White throne was... The judgment was set, white throne judgment. Oh,
there you are.
E-66 Here come this church right up; Judas worked right around
deceiving through justification, worked up into sanctification. Went
out and healed the sick, and had healing services and things, and
turned back. But when it come to receiving the baptism of the Holy
Ghost, he showed his color. Now, my Wesley friend, my Nazarene, Pilgrim
Holiness, not to hurt your feeling, don't you call that bunch of people
crazy that speaks with tongues. Don't you call them a bunch of
holy-rollers, and a--and a carry on like that. Because right there,
Judas come right up.
And you say, "Entire sanctification is the Holy Ghost." I different
with you. Sanctification is what cleanses the glass, the Holy Ghost is
what fills the glass. That's exactly right. Right. Here's a--a glass.
What if I find it out there, it's full of mud out in the chicken yard
somewhere. Would you woman go and put some water in that for your
husband? Well, I wouldn't want to be your husband. But then it if
done... What is the first thing you do? You pick it up out of the miry
clay; that's justification. Then what do you do? You take it in and put
it through a process of boiling and sterilizing and cleaning. What does
"sanctify" mean? It's a compound Greek word which means "to be cleaned
and set aside for service." That's right. The word "sanctify" in the
English means "make clean." In Hebrew it means "make holy." And--and in
the--the Greek means "sanctify." Sanctify, clean, and holy is the same
thing. It is what? Sanctified and set aside for service. "But blessed
are ye that hunger and thirst for this righteousness, for you shall be
filled (put in service and sealed) until the day of your redemption."
Oh, it's the Seal of the Holy Ghost, brother; that's the Seal of God.
That's right, sealing.
E-67 Now, the Jews is the next to receive It. The Pentecostals has had
it, the Methodists, Baptists, all them come out from different
organizations is setting right here tonight. I'm a Baptist myself, or
was. I'm still a Baptist, but I'm a Pentecostal Baptist with the Holy
Ghost. I'm a Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Baptist. Oh, you know
what I mean, all in that. What it is, is the Holy Ghost what made the
difference, that what sealed me into the Kingdom of God. That's what's
sealed every Methodist, every Catholic, every Presbyterian. We're all
human beings, and by one Spirit, we're not all joined into one church,
one hand we're all shook in, one water; but by one Spirit are we all
baptized into one body by the Holy Ghost and sealed until the day of
our redemption. Amen. That's the Holy Ghost.
Now, you believe it? Now, remember, on the earth there's only going to
be two classes of people. I'm getting late now; got to close. You
believe? How many believes that the Holy Ghost is the Seal of God? Now,
remember, we brought that pro and con right along, this other lukewarm
church, just a denominational brother (see what I mean?) going along
E-68 Just like it says over there, many gets turned up in that Hebrews
there. See? "If we sin willfully after we receive the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." Take a mother
like... Someone asked me, "What does that mean? If we sin willfully
after we receive the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth--remaineth
no more sacrifice for sin." Well, he hasn't never got into it yet.
That's right. He just received the knowledge of it.
Just like in Israel, when Israel started to cross going into the
promised land, they sent the spies out. Two of them come back, said,
"We can take it," Joshua and Caleb.
The other ones said, "No, we can't do it. So they hung right there on
the border until they died. And the ones believed the promise went over
Like a woman... A boy gets a call in his life; he said, "Well, mama
washed over the washboard to send me to school. I want to be a
minister." All right, and he becomes a minister. He goes away and gets
his Ph.D., or his doctor degree, or whatever he--he gets, and he comes
back, his Bachelor of Art, or whatever. He comes back, anyhow he's a
minister. Then he's always lusting and things in his church, the
ladies, and the different things. Maybe he smokes, and he knows he
oughtn't do that. Say, "God, that don't look good for a man of God.
Then take that thing away from me." He's sanctified. He comes right up
to the borderland again, looks right over and sees the baptism of the
Holy Ghost, but he says, "If I do, the denomination will throw me out."
Go on back and die in the borderland then if you want to.
E-69 "He that sins..." What is sin? Unbelief. I want somebody to tell
me one definition of sin besides unbelief. "He that believeth not is
condemned already." That's right. "He that..." You don't even get the
first... What if... Committing adultery is not a sin. Smoking
cigarettes and drinking is not a sin; that's the attributes of
unbelief. If you was a believer you wouldn't do that. See? That's
right. That's exactly right. See, there it is, unbelief. What is it?
"If we disbelieve willfully," that's you out here tonight Presbyterian,
Methodist, or you without the Holy Ghost. "If we disbelieve willfully
after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
more sacrifice for sin."
You turn your back on God; what do you do then? Seal yourself away, and
take the mark of the beast, and go off like Cain did, from the Presence
of God. That's shaking, isn't it. Come right up to the borderline, and
then don't believe it... You believe it, but you're scared to take it.
"He that sins willfully (disbelieves willfully) after he's received the
knowledge of the truth..." Re... Quote that with me, "He that sins
willfully after he has received the knowledge of the truth, there
remaineth no more sacrifice for sin. But a fearful looking for the
ju--fiery judgment and--and 'I will repay,' saith the Lord." It's a
fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
E-70 After it's brought right up to you and showed you that is the seal
of God, and just because of prestige, you'd have to give up something,
or quit your denomination, or--or something to receive it, and then
walk away from it, you know what you do? You seal yourself out of the
Kingdom: mark of the beast.
When God told Abel, or told Cain, said, "Just go over and worship like
your brother. Bring a lamb, come down here and worship like your
brother," said, "you'll do all right. Do as your brother does, you'd be
But he wouldn't do it, said, "This is the best I can offer. You can
take it or leave it." And he was marked and went out of the Presence of
E-71 Now, this may hurt, but, brother, when I get there on that great
stormy morning, fire falling everywhere, and people screaming and
crying, and I hear the old lifeboat blow, I want to be sure my ticket's
right, brother. Like the old colored man said, "Lord, I--I--I talked it
over with You a long time ago; I don't want no trouble at the river."
That's right. I want no trouble at the river, no, sir. You better fix
it up now.
Now, after this night it's on your hands. "He that will disbelieve it
willfully after he has received the knowledge of the truth," seen the
angel of the Lord coming, proving everything at the last day, seeing
the everlasting Gospel be preached by Luther, seeing sanctification
being preached by John Wesley, and now the Gospel in here warning you
against marking; don't turn away, come up close to Christ. You say,
"Now, Brother Branham, that's the mark?" Yeah.
E-72 Let me give you a little Scripture here just for a minute. I want
you to turn with me to Exodus, or you don't have to, just mark it down.
Exodus 21:6. If a slave had been sold out, and there come the year of
jubilee. The year of jubilee, the jubilee priest sounded the trumpet.
How many knows that? The trumpet was the trumpet, and he sounded it,
and when he did, every slave could go free back to his home. If he was
out in the field chopping with the hoe, and somebody over here whipping
him with a whip, and he hear, "What was that? What was that?" Gospel
trumpet sounding the good news. Throw that hoe down and turn right
around, and say, "You have no more rule over me. Going home to my wife
and kids. I was sold over here in slavery. But you hear that trumpet
sounding? That means that I'm a Hebrew. I have a right; I'm a
birthrighted man. I have a right. I can go free without anybody's
money." Not if you'll do this or you do that. See the whole thing was
grace (Amen.), not if you will, but if you'll hear the trumpet, the
jubilee year. The Lord preached the acceptable year, the jubilee year.
How we could (but I'm watching that clock) go on in that.
E-73 But if you hear the trumpet... See, hearing, faith cometh by what?
Hearing. Now, not--not just listen with your ear, but if you hear that
means you understand it, you accept it. "I hear you; I believe it."
See? It's hearing. Stephen said, "You stiff-necked, uncircumcised in
the heart and ears..." See, uncircumcised... They could hear it with
the ears but uncircumcised, they couldn't believe it. See?
Uncircumcised in the heart and ears, understand it. "Oh, it's all a
mystery to me, like Cain. Take it or leave it. I joined church, that's
as good as I can do." All right, Cain. You'll mark with the beast and
go right on off in your denomination. But you can come to Christ and be
sealed by the Holy Ghost. You can take your choice.
Now, watch. You hear the Gospel trump... What is the Gospel trumpet?
The good news, the Holy Ghost is here. How do you know it is? Watch It
work; see what It does. It's the good news.
E-74 Now, what if this man said, chopping, said, "Well, I don't believe
I want to go." Oh, oh, to turn it down, what did they do? They took...
His master then had to take him down to the Methodist, Baptist,
Pentecostal, or Presbyterian church, and take him up to the--the wall,
and stick his ear up against the wall, and take a awl and bore a hole
in his ear and marked him. And never was he free no more.
And if you hear the truth and turn away from it, then your ear is
stopped and you'll never hear it no more. You'll go out of the Presence
of God, saying, "My mother was Presbyterian, I'm just as good as the
rest of them." Your mother lived in all the light she had, but that
ain't you. That's right. Caiaphas lived in all the light he knew, but
Jesus was on earth at that time. All them orthodox believers,
they--they had their great organizations, denominations, and
everything; they walked in all the light they had; but the light was
right before them, but they were stiff-necked, uncircumcised in the
heart and ears. Didn't want to do it. And then God sealed them in; they
doomed them right there in Jerusalem and died, went to hell. That's
right. Take your choice. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be filled
with the Holy Ghost. Be filled with His Spirit, your lamps trimmed and
E-75 It shall be light in the evening time. That's right. While evening
lights are shining, why don't you receive it? Why don't you come to it?
Don't be sealed away. Don't set dead. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and be sealed into the Kingdom. What is the mark of the beast? To
reject the Holy Ghost. See? The borderline... See? After he once come
to the knowledge of the truth... "For it is impossible for those which
were once enlightened..." See? Coming up to the knowledge of the truth,
and seeing that they see the truth, and see the knowledge of it, and
see it's here, see it working, see it's right, and have a knowledge of
the truth and then turn away again, "There remaineth no more sacrifice
Just like Cain at the beginning, so will it be at the end. That's
Hebrews the 10th chapter. And will be marked away from the Presence of
God and be a Baptist, Presbyterian, or a Pentecostal, by denomination
only, the rest of their days. They'll serve the denomination instead of
serving Christ, serve their creed. Be a Catholic, be a Methodist, be a
Protestant, or whatever you might be. But if you--not... If you're of
Christ you're sealed with the Holy Ghost. If you're not, you'll be
marked one of these days and just you'll cater to your organization;
that's all you'll ever know and be condemned at the end.
E-76 Our heavenly Father, the hours are getting dark. Time is at hand.
"Nations are breaking; Israel's awakening." Every sign that the Bible
foretold is coming to pass. You promised all these things, and You said
it would happen; we know that it is true. I pray, Father, that You'll
be merciful today and will save the lost. Grant it. And may they be
sealed with the Holy Ghost and not turn the Saviour from them. Grant it
in Jesus' Name. Amen.
E-77 Oh, my. I know I've told the truth; I know it. "My sheep will hear
My voice." Jesus said, like He said there, the sign how do you know
He's here? Listen, the Holy Ghost is right here now. I hear Him speak
with tongues, interpret. I see Him do signs and wonders. And see Him
even... And the last sign was to be the Messiahic sign. Jesus said,
"Just..." What was the last sign that Abraham had just before Sodom
burned? That Angel stood there, God Himself in flesh. We've took that,
haven't we? Abraham called Him, "Elohim," God. Stood there a Stranger,
and watch what He called Abraham: called Abraham his new name; he just
got it a few days before. Instead of Abram he was Abraham. Called Sarah
her princess name. "Abraham, where is your wife, Sarah?" How did He
know he's married, and how did He know he had a wife, and how did He
know her name was Sarah?
Said, "She's in the tent behind You."
Said, "I'm going to ('I,' personal pronoun there.), I'm going to visit
you according to the time of life. You know, I'm going to do this; I
promised you. You've waited for it for twenty-five years."
And Sarah in her heart laughed and said, "Would I ever have joy with my
Lord, seeing I'm old and passed the years of bearing. He's old too."
And the Angel said, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying in her heart, 'It just
can't happen.'" Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall
it be in the coming of the Son of man."
E-78 How did He--how did He condemn the nations? When He stood to Peter
and said, "Your name is Simon; you're the son of Jonas."
He said, "Oh, that's--that's it."
When Philip come, got Nathanael, told Nathanael, said, "Nothing good
could come out of--of Nazareth."
Said, "Come. See?"
And when he come, looked at him, He said, "Behold, an Israelite in whom
there is no guile."
Said, "Rabbi, when did You know me?"
Said, "Before Philip called you when you were under the tree, I saw
E-79 Went up to the way of Samaria. That was the Jews, now the--now the
Samaritans. Not Gentiles, we wasn't looking for no Messiah. We had a
club on our back; we were heathens (See?) worshipping idols. So He
didn't perform that before Gentiles. But if He did it to the Jews and
Samaritan... There's only three races: Ham, Sham and Japheth's people.
Now, if He did that to Samaritan woman, He'd went to her; He said,
"Bring Me a drink."
She said, "Ah, it's not customary for you, being a Jew, ask a Samaritan
And He said, "But if you knew Who you were talking to."
Said, "Go, get your husband then."
She said, "I have no husband."
Said, "That's right; you had five."
She said, "Sir, I perceive that You're a prophet. Now, we know, we--we
have good teachers down in our country, down here in Samaria. We know
that when Messiah cometh, He will do this, but Who are You?"
He said, "I'm He."
She went into the city and said, "Come, see a Man, Who told me the
things I've done: isn't this the very Messiah?" And the Bible said they
believed Him to be the Messiah on account of what He told the woman.
She knowed more about God than half the preachers of Hollywood do. Ha,
that's right. Being in her condition. 'Cause she was trained by the
Holy Spirit There you are. He's God; He's still God; He certainly is.
E-80 Look at him in the tree that morning when he looked down,
Zacchaeus was going to hide (You see?), where He was at. When He come
by He stopped and said, "Zacchaeus, come down, I'm going home with you
Look at blind Bartimaeus touching Him out there. "Thou Son of David,
have mercy." Stopped Jesus, and all that racket going on. See, He knew
Look at the woman touched His garment and run off and set down. See? He
said "Who touched Me?"
Peter rebuked Him, said, "Why say a thing like that? Look at the people
here, shaking hands with You and calling You a Rabbi," or so forth.
"Why'd do You say a thing like that?"
Said, "But I got weak. Virtue, strength went from Me." He looked
around, seen the little woman that done it, said, "Thy faith has saved
thee; your blood issue's over."
Now, He promised that same thing at the closing of the Gentile age. How
many believes that? Promised it in the Bible. Now, does He keep His
promises? I challenge you to believe it. Amen. That's how much I know
He's here. You believe it? You just have faith and don't doubt it; you
believe it. The Bible said, "If thou canst believe..." Is that right?
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
E-81 That woman setting right there is praying for her daughter, got
inwardly bleeding. Do you believe with all your heart? All right, you
can have what you ask for then. Amen. I don't know the person, never
seen them in my life. You believe with all your heart?
E-82 Right back, way back there, don't you see that Light standing
right yonder? It's over a colored woman setting in this end row back
there. She's got on a bluish dress and a red kind of a white collar.
She's praying for a brother-in-law that's got cancer. That's THUS SAITH
THE LORD. Stand up back there, woman, ever who I called. That is true,
isn't it? Go re... As you have believed, so be it. I never seen the
woman in my life. I hold my hands; I never seen her. You believe He's
here? What did she do? She touched Something.
E-83 I turn my back. Say, "You're looking at them," psychology. Listen,
believe. Let the Lord God show Hisself God. Now, I see a man standing
before me. I just speak and whoever it is. The man's suffering with a
heart trouble. He's wearing a dark suit and some kind of a little
colonel tie like. He's a small man. Is he on his feet yet? His name is
Coats. Believe with all your heart, and receive your healing if you'll
believe with all your heart. God bless you, go home be healed. You
believe? I hold my hand; I've never seen him in my life.
E-84 Do you believe? Then lay your hands on one another. "These signs
shall follow them that believe."
It shall be light in the evening time,
The path of glory you will surely find.
Do you believe it? Now, pray one for another. Put your hands... Pray
one another and you can be healed. You won't even have to have a prayer
line tomorrow night.
E-85 The Seal of God is the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The mark of the
beast is to reject It. Receive ye the Holy Ghost. How many wants the
baptism of the Holy Ghost, stand on your feet. How many wants to be
sealed in the Kingdom of God by the Holy Ghost, stand on your feet.
Stand up and receive it. That's right. Up in the balcony, don't turn
away. Stand on your feet; receive the Holy Ghost. Amen. Stand up, and
Now, all you that has got the Holy Ghost, look who's standing there,
stand up and lay your hands on them. Stand up and lay your hands on
them that's seeking the Holy Ghost. Let the ministers, stretch out
their hands up this way. "And they sent and got Peter and John, and he
laid his hands upon them, and the Holy Ghost came on them."
Lord Jesus, I commit this service to You. Fill them with the Holy
Ghost, Lord. Heal them in the Name of Jesus Christ. You are here.