Heavenly Father, we’re very, very happy to be here in Your Presence Lord, with Your people that You’ve predestinated Lord, by foreknowledge and election, making their calling sure Lord, by being one with this Word in this hour, and we appreciate that, and we’re thankful for it Lord.
We only pray Father, that whatever You have for us, we shall not miss by being blind, knowing this is an age of great blindness to the things of God. It’s a great contagion, it’s pandemic Lord, without a doubt that all around the world blindness Lord, and wrong information, wrong thoughts, wrong conclusions Lord, and we don’t want to be caught up in that.
So we pray Father, that You will completely sanctify us to the truth as never before Lord, and then may we have strength to walk in the truth Lord, and be as lights that cannot be hit Father, nor have a desire to be hit, but rather to shine for Your honor and glory.
Somehow Father, may we reflect Your glory just a little bit that people might realize the goodness of God in our lives.
So Father, we ask You now to help us in the remainder of this service. May Your Word have free course, be glorified, Your people be edified.
In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now the message that I’m looking at that Brother Branham brought is called “Perfect Faith,” and it was preached in Jeffersonville and we want to just have you understand that this message was preached in order that he would have a prayer line or pray for the sick, and of course.
Therefore, he will be encouraging the people in their faith, teaching on faith, and as always he will be referring to himself because that would be utterly impossible for him not to do so as you recognize that the same prophet told us “we barely have enough faith for healing.”
Then how do you get out of here in a rapture? And so his ministry would be dealing with a rapturing faith, and of course “the rapture,” he said, “is a revelation.”
In other words, you wouldn’t be having any faith for it unless God revealed to you the truth of the rapture. Now, you can be healed and healed and healed, and the prostitute can come in off the street, as Brother Branham said, and you know that’s true…
The worst dog in the universe, literally speaking, and you know the low of the term of a dog is a male prostitute. So we can use these words pretty roughly, and we’re coming to the place where you know we’re talking about degenerate people, hypocritical, and you know what, and be healed.
Well, he could give a message then, which would build them up to the place where they could reach out like that and get healed, or they could simply see in his ministry a reality… “Hey, that’s mine,” and take it.
I know a fellow… I won’t say too much about him, but the fact of the matter is, I have no respect for the man at all, a-tall, a-tall, a-tall… he’s a preacher… enough said on that subject.
But, what I was getting to was this: he was in a meeting with Brother Branham way back in ’47 in Canada, and they were going through the prayer line, everybody was, and he was an usher, and Brother Branham just grabbed him and prayed for him.
“Well,” he said, “I didn’t ask for it, but I might as well get it since I was in the prayer line.”
Bing! He was healed just like that.
“Well,” you say, “that fellow had… you know… he had faith.”
I’m not arguing the point. Anybody can be healed. That doesn’t put you in a rapture.
So, talking of perfect faith and the thrust is for the prayer line, you know that Brother Branham is going to actually be talking more than just a message to build a person’s faith up for healing.
So, we want to watch this message as we watch all others so that when he is speaking in terms of faith, perfect faith, there will be times that he is speaking concerning himself, especially with THUS SAITH THE LORD, that it will not be referring to us except what we call ‘the trickle down’ or the example and the basis whereby that you can use that…
You know, to build your faith up and to reach for your healing, like the time the angel once a year would stir the waters at the Pool of Bethesda, I think it was. As soon as they saw the stirring of the water, first one in got healed nobody else, you see.
In other words, there was something there that incited and excited them.
So, we’re going to start then on page 4 and the reading of course here is the… I think it’s one over here in,
(22) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. [Really, the actual reading of that is, “Have ‘the’ faith of God,” is what it comes out of the Greek.]
(23) For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe those things which ‘he’ saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Now of course you know that there is no Word that Jesus could possibly utter to make you and me believe that you could usurp the authority of God’s Word, or take precedence over It, to say something that God did not say, or to say opposite to what God said, and then expect the consistent God to back you up.
Well, you know that right away. So never read this Scripture with a loose mind. See? It’ll kill you. See, a lot of people want to read it… “Well, whatever you say… Whatever you say… Whatever you say…”
Now, Brother Branham tells this, that he pondered this… this is not in this message here, but in the message where he really pondered it, “The Message of Grace,” and different ones, wondering, “What does this really mean? What is it all about: ‘What I say’, ‘what I say’, ‘what I say’?”
And God revealed it in the creation of the squirrels: “Now so you be careful. Whatever you say then will come to pass. You’ve got to believe it.”
(24) Therefore I say unto you, Whatsoever things [you] desire, when [you] pray, believe that [you] receive them, and you shall have them.
Now this is contingent with abiding in the vine, which Brother Branham will bring out. Right? So keep your thoughts right with the Word.
Don’t get out there like Pentecostals and people who want to ditch the Bible, isolate one little part of Scripture, and say, “This is mine.”
Well, that’s not the way to do it. You’ve got to take it all. You take all of God or none of God. You take all the Word or none of the Word, you see, and it becomes harmonious.
(25) [But] when [you] stand praying, forgive, [Now here’s a little break on that, right off the bat.] if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
(26) But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Now Brother Branham starts out and he says, “Now faith is based on forgiveness,” and he leaves it flat until page 12. He just makes one statement there. Now why does he make that statement?
Because you and I know you cannot ask anything that God forbids you to ask and get it. See? Now, that’s one condition, but there is also another condition, and that is you have got to be with that Word and you cannot reject It.
So let’s go to Proverbs the 28th chapter and read verse 7 and 9, or somewhere there, I think its verse 9 if I can find it. All right.
(09) He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.
In other words, if you do not follow the Word of God and be a participant with its dictates, as you understand it by revelation, that you deliberately turn it down, your prayer is not only not heard, it is abomination.
Now, let’s go a little further: you can have God hear your prayer and answer your prayer and you will still be an abomination. Well, come on. “Hi abominate, anybody here?”
I’m just trying to get you relaxed and understand, but I want you serious. You and I can be abomination this morning and get answered prayer. Otherwise, where do the false anointed come in, and “Depart, I never knew you”?
And now listen, remember, those false anointed ones are headships, and to be headships, you’ve got to have bodies.
So all the people out there that don’t know what we know and take that Scripture in Matthew 7, and look down the end of the road to the lake of fire.
They’re pointing at a few people out here, and they think they’re a bunch of decrepit backsliders, not knowing that those are the men that are leading those same people to destruction; Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, the whole bunch of them, charismatic, right to the lake of fire… abominations. See?
He… God says, “I’m going to turn away your prayer.”
Now what is the big prayer that God turns away at the end of the time? “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb.” Prayer is just an abomination.
So, I want you to look at these things here. Brother Branham said, “Based on forgiveness.” Based on forgiveness, then he turns right away from it, right away from the fact that… until page 12, where he deals with the Word that says, “Look, you’ve got to have your life lined up and cleaned up.” See? So just keep that in mind now. All right.
 Faith is based on forgiveness. And then, as we said this morning, we are trying to get the church into the place to where we could really see apostolic times amongst us.
What are apostolic times? Well, just think the Book of Acts. The apostles on the day of Pentecost just literally turned the world upside down. What happened?
Seven deacons caught fire; people through persecution went around the world. In other words, they became torches from the Fire of God, giving the Word of God by light, revelation, and by manifestation.
In other words, Brother Branham is hoping that people will begin to see Mark 16 amongst us as it should be, and beyond that. Well, it won’t go beyond that.
 …Now, that’s what we all hunger for. [All right, that’s true. Why does he say that? Shouldn’t we be hungering for the Word of God more than these other things? Well, yeah, but the thing is, he’s pointing people to get help in this message. And he said,]
…that’s what we hunger for. [Apostolic times amongst us.] And it’s just lying right at the door. We see it, we want to see more of it. We want such a flow that it’ll be a help to us, and then flow out to others.
And that’s the way it should be, just keep going on to others. In other words, you become a partaker and you tell others about it.
And also it shows that there should be a continuity, something going on all the time, not just something once in a while; though thank God, we like the once in a while, that’s good, but there should be a continuity.
In other words, it shouldn’t be that people are surprised that the sick are healed. They should be surprised if they are not healed. See? That’s what you’re looking at.
Now I realize that we could push a healing ministry in that direction, and we would accomplish a great deal, but remember you do not major in a minor, and healing is a minor compared to the major of people’s souls being saved and the lives being transformed, proving something has been done to them, and especially transformed under this Message.
Remember: Jesus, as we had the lesson this morning, never used his power for himself; he used it for others.
Now there Brother Branham wants the people to proliferate their faith so that it’s not simply “Let me get in front, let me get help, let me get help.” It’s: “Lord, everybody needs help.
And You’re a great God and in the Exodus You took them out… there weren’t any sick, the clothing didn’t rot, the shoes didn’t wear away, everything was provided, and You were good to the Godly and the ungodly.
The mixed multitude got the benefits, although they were there, spoiling things for the true people, but You were good to them and You weren’t selfish.”
And that’s what Brother Branham wants us to do here is take into consideration where the Scripture says, “You pray for others,” and we should.
You don’t just pray for yourself, you’ve already done that, but you should be praying a great deal for others, that others might be helped. Now he used his gift for others.
Now let’s take a look at 1 Corinthians 14:12, and just see how true this is when Paul is speaking to the church, of anything coming to the church, and into the church.
There’s gifts of healings and miracles and Brother Branham said, “it was possible… not only possible, but it was good; it should be that every church be fortified with all of these gifts.” Okay. In 14:12 it says:
(12) Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous [for] spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.
And that tells you right there that no gift is given to you specifically as an individual for your own individual use. Now it can be useful to you individually but it is for somebody else.
Brother Branham tells that about his own gift. He tells about the gift of healing, and other gifts he has in it.
I remember I mentioned that to you, the time that Billy Paul was sick and Donovan Wertz had the cancer on his ear, and Brother Branham just touched the cancer and the next day the cancer was about ready to fall off; Billy Paul was healed; but he pulled the leg of his trousers up, and he had a great, big raw bruise that wouldn’t go away, it just had to take its natural healing.
He couldn’t use the gift for himself.
Now, I think myself that this is what has happened and what is so rank in a charismatic movement the people kind of think they’re gifted to make them somebody, and that’s not true.
There is no gift that is given you and me but is in stewardship and we are to always glorify God with whatever He’s given us, and if we don’t do it, we’re going to be held accountable, because we’re taking glory from God.
That’s what Moses did; he glorified himself instead of God. He smote the rock. Now he could smite the rock… he certainly could… he could have smitten it again and again. You see? That’s what’s wrong right there.
That’s what I said a while ago about those people why, they’re just false-anointed they turn down the Word for the hour and they just launch out and shout with anointings of gift they’re an abomination to God.
If you don’t believe that, how come these shorthaired women, wearing slacks, get away with it? And they are an abomination to God. A woman wearing a man’s clothes is an abomination. Now what does God do with the abominable?
They burn in the lake of fire. Now, look, I said a while ago, a very tremendous statement. I said, “Everything God does is God-like. Whether you like it or not, it is God-like.”
Now, let’s face it if God takes this one and leaves that one, and does this, and not another, that is God-like. Now, who’s going to cry against God? That’s why Paul said, “Who are you, O man, to reply against God?”
They said, “Well, that’s not God-like.”
They said, “Hold it… ”
You know, people need to be set back on their upper, so to speak, every now and then… put in their place. See? You know this is a hard life, pardon the expression, this is a hard age we live in. See?
Isn’t this the age of iron and clay? It’s a complete mess. You can get clay and harden it right into rock, and iron’s iron. But I tell you what: God’s going to come down and change all of that.
Now, he couldn’t use the power for himself. See? There’s no way. That’s what it was sent for, it was sent for others. Wasn’t Jesus sent for others? Everybody wants to talk about being like Jesus, then you must be sent for somebody else other than yourself.
Sure. That’s why in a marriage the woman is for the man, and the man’s for the woman, and you don’t get anywhere if the man just wants the woman all the time to do something, and she wants the man all the time.
You know in a good marriage what happens psychologically, they say a man marries down and the woman marries up. She marries up to a good man, takes good care of him. He marries down and gets a woman who’s dumb enough to take care of him.
It’s not that, I just put that in there, what ‘down’ was. But that’s right. If one doesn’t live for the other, what do you live for? See? The Bible says, “No man liveth unto himself, and no man dieth…” and some people think they do, but they don’t.
Just because… people develop a philosophy, “live like a dog; die like a dog.” Uh-huh. That’s just what you said. God didn’t say that.
You know I like those old prophets that said, “What did God say about it? What did God say about it? What did God say about it? What did God say about it?”
They say, “Who cares what God said?”
They found out. You know, God doesn’t collect all His I-O-U’s at the end of every month. It’s the end of all the ages He brings his I-O-U’s in. All right.
Brother Branham brings this up, why… and this is very strange,
 “Why would a man [that’s Jesus] that was so full of power, like Him, would ever have to be sick?”
Now where do you find that in any manuscript? Where do you find allusion to it in the Bible? Where do you find anybody that ever taught it? Well, let’s see where Brother Branham got it, and he says it.
 Yes sir. I’ve read in some book, somewhere, when He raised up that boy, the widow’s son from Nain [I believe, and the book is called The Prince of the House of David, by Ingram], that He sat on a rock and groaned with a headache.
Now, you say, “Well, Brother Vayle, do you believe that wasn’t true?”
If the prophet said that’s the way it was, I believe that’s the way it was. See? We’re getting insights here. See?
Now watch, he’s going to take it back to the Bible now in a way that nobody else ever did, although you can’t quite find it in the Bible that way, because Isaiah 53 seems to always refer to the cross, though not necessarily.
Now see what I’m trying to show you here now. You could say, “Well, I’ll just leave this out.”
Let’s not leave anything out. Let’s take a look at it.
 …He sat on a rock and groaned with a headache. See?. He bore our infirmities. [The word ‘bear’ means to carry.] See, He bore them. And He had all things… like we have today.
[In other words, those things that befall us, befell him, and it goes right from A to Z. Okay.] He had sickness;
Now let’s go back to Isaiah 53:4 for that chapter is on him, and we’ve always alluded to the cross…more then… this is an allusion to his life:
(04) Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:…
Griefs and sorrows, according to Derick and Kyle, and they’re the two great authorities on the Hebrew, they say that ‘griefs’ and ‘sorrows’, and I forget which is which, means ‘pains’ and ‘sicknesses’.
And in every other place in the Bible, it is so translated, and why not here? Some theologian stuck his nose in, set the tenner to take people away from healing, actually in the atonement, because what Christ died for, he had to live first of all. Right? Absolutely.
You don’t just die, brother, sister. You’ve got to live first. And what you live, you die; and what you die for, you have lived for… otherwise, you’re a mealy-mouthed hypocrite. You know, just a shoot-off. Okay. Follow that? Okay. He had sicknesses.
Now I’m going to read now:
 …He had temptations, He had trouble, He had frustrations just as we have, because He had to be the right kind of mediator; so He had to be partaker, the husbandman of the fruit, before He would know.
The woman at the well and many things, [See], if we look right into the Scripture.
Now Brother Branham said, “He had frustrations.” Well, if you’re flustered about a thing, that means there’s disappointment, you’re kind of nonplussed, and you’re backed into a corner, I would say you’re stopped from carrying out some things that you’d like to carry out… there might be bewilderment there.
Now, it says he had sickness. All right, we covered that.
He had temptations, he had trouble. Now if you’re going to see that where he’s talking about Christ to be mediator, which is the high priest, he would have to be a partaker of these things himself by being a true human being and going through it.
So we will go to Hebrews 2 and just read that for you because we want to cover all of these things in here as part of Brother Branham’s message being important to us to get healing, as he was giving the people these thoughts for their healing.
All right. 5-18 the 2nd chapter.
(05) For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
(06) But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that you visit him?
(07) Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
(08) Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things under him. [That’s true, at this point.]
(09) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels [So what do we see? Here’s what we’re looking at:] made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every [Now, the word ‘man’ should not be there; it’s every ‘Son’, everyone that died in Adam. The word should be in italics in your Bible.]
(10) For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons [That’s what He’s talking about.] unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. [Now you’ve got a militant man here, led by a captain, captain over Israel, now as he’s the captain. Now watch also… head, federal headship of mankind]
(11) For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one [source Jesus and us and God] for which cause he’s not ashamed to call us brethren.
Well, how can he be ashamed? We are brethren, and we’re all of one source. Now he could be ashamed because of the way we act. But there’s no way on this point here now: he’s not ashamed of us. Are we ashamed in His Presence? All right.
(12) Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
(13) And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
(14) Forasmuch then [Now here’s what he watches here:] then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also likewise himself took a part of the same; [Now he wasn’t truly human like you and I are, by sex, no way.] that through death he might [bring to nothing] him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
(15) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
(16) For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
(17) Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
(18) For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to [help] them that are tempted.
Now you see that. Okay. Let’s go now to Hebrews the 5th chapter 1-10.
(01) For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God,
So Jesus had to be a man. God could not be His own high priest, as per essentially God, alone, Spirit, in a Pillar of Fire… wouldn’t work. Can’t bleed a Pillar of Fire. You can’t kill one either. All right.
(02) Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; [Those that didn’t know they were doing it, and those that did know they were doing it. See? So that’s going to help your faith to know this now.] for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
(03) And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, as also for himself, to offer for sins.
(04) And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
(05) So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
(06) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
(07) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
(08) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
(09) And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
(10) Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Now you can see in all points tempted like as we are. So what you’re looking at here then, Brother Branham is bringing out that Jesus positively bore every single thing that you and I bear and made a way for them, see?
That nothing was turned aside. There isn’t anybody can say that God did not make a way for it through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Also, we might read over here in,
(01) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, [That’s unbelief.] and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
(02) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…
Now he’s got a starter and a finisher of it. See? Now who started it, and who’s going to end it? There’s your alpha and omega principle of Jesus appearing to the Jews in the flesh and then appearing to the Gentiles in the form of the Holy Ghost in a Pillar of Fire at the end time.
Follow? Because That’s the finisher of it. We’ll look into that in 1 Corinthians 13 maybe two or three sermons from now on this, because this will be a while. Okay.
(02) …who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(03) For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
(04) [You] have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Now that’s where he was in the garden of Eden [Gethsemane] sweat great drops of blood, fighting his own self, as a human being.
And then he shed blood on the cross and the puncturing even of the very veins of his brow when they put the crown of thorns on him.
So you’re looking at here… Brother Branham is telling you now: we want you to look at Jesus and thoroughly understand the atonement, and the fact that the same one that made the atonement is the high priest to the atonement to see that we get what he paid for.
As I’ve said on different occasions concerning faith: when Jesus Christ died, he was the testator; he was the one who set forth the testament… the testator, but as many people are testators and leave a testament, they do not become the executors of the will in order to enforce the will and somebody else who is alive takes over and then your will is shot if the man is crooked or does something to make invalid the will.
But Jesus Christ was the only testator who died and rose and makes sure the will is implemented and we get exactly according to the terms of the will. That’s fantastic. So that’s what Brother Branham is showing us here. All right.
Now, 21 paragraph:
 I want to say that I believe every Scripture, and every bit of it to be true. There are critics today that don’t want to believe that. A critic once said that when Jesus sent those disciples to where the colt was tied where two roads, two ways met, that he prearranged that to where the colt was already tied. See. they don’t understand that God had prearranged it.
Now, what was the truth about this? The truth of the matter is this is just like prophecy. This is telling you something that’s out there. Okay. Jesus telling them that that colt was there didn’t make the colt to be there.
God had already put the colt there and God let him in on the secret that it was there. So is all prophecy and so is everything that God does. He lets a man have a part in it, that he’s standing there as a mouth or laying on of hands, or some little thing, but God is doing it.
So many times people think prophecy is so great. Prophecy isn’t so great, brother/sister, not as far as you and I are concerned, there’s no greatness in us.
It is merely this: that God, in His humility, has allowed us, in our pride and undoneness as sinners, hopefully, completely born again and being transformed by grace, letting us in to know what He’s already done and got there.
Our prophecy has nothing to do with it. It is merely information given concerning what God has done. You know how people like to boast about prophecy. How they like to make something because they’ve got a ministry.
You know when people make something because they’ve got a ministry, you’ve got to watch it. Now, it may be that they’re humble like the apostle Paul and Brother Branham, and say, “I magnify my ministry, I exalt what God has given me.”
That is good and that is true, but when you use it to exalt yourself… I think that’s why a lot of people don’t get healed. Too many simply try to prove a point or something, rather than just get down to where the simplicity is, like the man that was born blind.
They said, “Just a minute… is this man blind, having been born that way because of sins of his parents or did something happen so he is blind?”
And Jesus said, “No,” he said, “you’ve got the whole thing mixed up.” He said, “The man was born blind, but it wasn’t visiting the sins of the parents upon the children,” although that case could be true… in other words, if it hadn’t been for sin way back there, it wouldn’t have come on down.
He said, “For the glory of God,” and he prayed for the man and the man got healed.
And they said, “Hey! This is fantastic! There is no place in history where any man born blind ever was able to see.”
And the priest played it down. Do you know why? Because it hadn’t come through them.
Well, what good is a gift in a reprobate? It’s the same as a jewel in the pig’s snout. Now if you are all ‘Miss Piggys’, you can… well, go ahead. We’re not ‘piggies’, we’re sheep. Why would God give a gift? Why would God even heal?
Except for the glory of God. You know, humility is a big thing, brother/sister. Humility is a very big thing. Let’s understand that. As the Bible said, “If God gave it to you, why do you act as though you had it on your own? See? Okay.
So, predestination: God prearranged it. Now Brother Branham is going to illustrate concerning himself, how this works:
 God told me the other day, with Brother Dauch here, that I would shake his hand, on the street again. That’s very strange.
I wasn’t here that morning; but two minutes longer, or a minute longer, I’d have not met him on the street. But I stepped off the car just in time to shake his hand when he was coming in, on the street.
[In other words, Brother Branham said, “The exact moment, the only time I could have done it, I did it. He stepped from the car, coming in; I stepped out. He was on the street now to come in and I just stepped out of the car there he was.]
He didn’t know me; he had his glasses off, he couldn’t see me.
When he heard my voice, he started crying. What was it? Usually, he doesn’t do that, but it was an answer to what was told him up there under the oxygen tent; he would do it. [He’d shake my hand; I’d shake his. In other words, he’d live.]
 I also said, “You’ll sit in church again,” that was his heart’s desire. When we had the Chicago meeting, he wanted to come to that meeting, for his heart was for it.
I sent him a telegram with greetings for us and his children, telling him that we were praying that he’d get well, right quick.
And a loving brother, who visited him, said that he wanted to come so bad. But here he sits tonight with us, see. That was not prearranged.
That was something God was going to do and let the prophet know what He was going to do, that’s all nothing to do with Brother Branham. Now you’ve got to be in pretty good shape with God for Him to let you know a secret.
But, on the other hand, it really doesn’t mean too much either, because I know a man that… he could prophesy and he said some things that were right, and that man cut Brother Branham to ribbons… ruined his ministry in Africa, told lies that Brother Branham was killed in drunken driving consorted with women and everything else.
The man’s dead now, he knows what it’s all about now. Sure. No, Brother Branham didn’t do that. God just let Brother Branham in on what God was doing. That’s nice.
If we could take that attitude of what I said just now concerning prophecy and apply it to our lives God just letting us in: taking us out of the mud, putting us in the house, giving access to the ministry that Brother Branham had, opening our eyes God, just let us in, God, just let us in, God, just let us in.
We’d have a much sweeter relationship.
Like I was just thinking this morning… here I usually… well, I’m going to wander a little bit, we don’t mind, it’s part of the way I do things. Just wanting to say, “Well, now, what am I going to tell the people this morning?
See, really, nothing, because by the time I talk about the clinic, what we went down there, and a few things, my time’s gone anyway, but I thought to myself, sitting here, “You know something?
We’re a small group of people, and you know there are churches that have hundreds, and you look at those churches and you think, “Well, hey! Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a big crowd?”
I’m going to tell you something: would you people really want to be where God could use you, and you are really responsible to God now if you really like that, let me see your hands. You heard what I said?
You’d really like for God to use you, be responsible to God? You’d like to have that kind of life? Let me tell you: you’ve got to remain small. If you’re big, it won’t work. I’ll tell you why: a little group of people God can deal with, and they can deal with God.
Why? Because they’ll deal with each other. And how you and I are to each other, and it’s much easier in a small group. “Oh,” you think, “no, in a big group.”
No, you’re lying… you’re lying to yourself because you’re trying to get out of being nice to everybody. You’re trying to pass the buck or hide in the crowd.
When there are three people in the room and somebody done it… that’s a lot different from twenty people and somebody done it.
So you know a small church… God always had small things. I’ll prove it to you: how big a church did William Branham have? Next to nothing… next to nothing. How many did he want?
Next to nothing. “Lord,” he said, “fill the church for one reason, send them all down to somebody else. Then fill it up again and send them all down to somebody else.”
Always thinking in terms of an outflow to somebody else, but a small group of people is the best place in the world.
A small group in a very tight room, where you don’t have “fishhooks on your elbows,” as Banks Wood would say, Brother Branham’s good fishing partner. So I thought I’d throw that in here.
Okay. All prearranged…
 A critic once said that “No wonder Jesus could take five loaves and feed five thousand people, the loaves were bigger in that day, and He just cut each loaf to feed a thousand.”
A good chunk of bread… or really, they had a stomach like, what? an oyster? Smaller than an oyster… or a gnat. Brother Branham said:
 “I give you to understand, a little boy had it in his lunch!”
[Now a big man that can eat thirteen eggs and two pounds of sausage. You know, some of these wrestlers… they eat two dozen eggs and three pounds of sausage and forty-eight pancakes… [sniff, sniff], “Where’s breakfast?”]
A little child had those five loaves of bread.
[Then what about the twelve basketfuls that were taken up afterwards? See?] That’s just critics, that’s all it is. That doesn’t change God’s Word. It just moves on.
Now that speaks of this day here over here in,
(03) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
(04) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
In other words, the only time this could happen, real scoffers could come, is at the end time when people would be evidently demanding creative powers, publicly manifested, in order to believe that God was God and doing anything.
You’ve got them right here today. The 9th verse:
(09) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering [In other words, He’s putting up with their nonsense right now.] to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
See? You’ve got that going on right now. All right
 Now, we want to speak [He’s getting deep into the message now… coming to it.] Now, we want to speak upon faith at this time, and a different type of faith;
[Now, that really will throw you into a quandary, because the language becomes ambiguous. If I could get inside of Brother Branham and know just what he was thinking, that would be a different story. But listen again.]
Now, we want to speak at this time upon faith, and a different type of faith: “Perfect Faith.”
So questions will pop up saying, “All right. Are there certain kinds of faith and now we hear of a ‘perfect’ faith?”
Well, let’s just, let’s just check out the Bible to begin with. Let’s go,
(04) To Titus, mine own son after the common faith…
Is there an ‘uncommon’ faith then? After the ‘common’ faith. I’ll just throw it out here… that’s all I’m doing is throwing it out. What’s a ‘common’ faith? Is that like the hyssop? everybody’s got it?
Good question. I’m not here to answer it; I’ll have you know that. I just brought it out here.
(02) Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith…
Was that a common faith, or was that some special faith that Paul had? Well, I suppose that that would be revelatory, Paul, preaching the truly Revealed Word of God. Okay. That’s just a thought. All right.
Let’s go to 1 Corinthians 13, and let’s take the 10th verse:
(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. [Now at that time… notice:]
(13) And now abideth faith, hope, and charity… [Now abides faith, earnest expectation, and love.]
Well, that’s going to be a different faith at the end time. That Which is Perfect is come, by God’s grace. He said, “What is perfect but God, and what is God but the Word?”
And by God’s grace we believe we have the perfect revelation for this hour. So that’s something else to look at concerning faith. Right? Okay.
Let’s go to Romans 4. Brother Branham goes into this later on… let’s just talk about it ahead of time though. 20:21.
(20) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; [That’s for 25 years.] but was strong in faith giving glory to God;
How strong in faith was he when his wife said, “Take Hagar”?
“Well,” you say, “it was convenient because he liked the thought.”
Nope! Maybe he did, but that’s not it. His faith wasn’t near as good as it was down here at the end of the trail.
(21) And being fully persuaded…
Was he fully persuaded concerning Sarah when he took Hagar? By no means! By no means. He could not have been fully persuaded and then done contrary to his persuasion.
If I’m persuaded that I’m going to eat peanuts instead of walnuts, I’d better eat peanuts, or I’m not persuaded, providing they’re both there together, and they were together. Hagar was there and Sarah was there.
“Well,” you say, “the thing is this: Hagar is likened to peanuts you can easily take the shell off, but Hagar is too much like a walnut it’s a hard job cracking it. In other words, she may never bare a child. God said she would. She better eat walnuts.
You said you believed in walnuts? Then you’re not going to eat peanuts. How persuaded was he? He wasn’t persuaded. Sarah wasn’t persuaded. She got persuaded when she got rebuked.
God had to come down here twice. One time she was hit through God speaking to Abraham, and through Abraham to her. Next time she came into view: there and there. Think it over. There’s a faith right there.
(21) …being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Do you think there’s going to be a rapture?
You say, “I know it.”
“Well, I have ‘this is it.’”
Do you believe there’s going to be a resurrection?
“Any day now.”
‘Course I got to tell you the truth about it. My generation may just miss it, but I’m going to tell you one thing: there’s 20 and 30-year olds over here that aren’t going to miss it.
You say, “Well, what happened?”
Got a persuasion.
Now this doesn’t make you crazy, wacky, sell everything you’ve got, and act like a bunch of idiots, and go on top the mountain and pull stupid things out of your hat and out of your minds.
You just know. And like Abraham, you’ll wake up one morning changed. A sweep goes over your body.
All right. What faith was that? Was that the faith we’re talking about under 1 Corinthians 13? Come on now. Faith is turned to expectation: Wait. Tomorrow? Tomorrow? Tomorrow? Tomorrow?
Love of God holds you steady. God Himself holds you steady, God in full manifestation. What kind of faith is that? Is that what he’s talking about?
Let’s do a little more faith. We just want to get a little puzzlement in here, so we’ll look at faith. 17th chapter of Matthews, and it’s the 20th verse:
(20) And Jesus said, Because of your unbelief for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Okay, great. Mustard seed faith.
Let’s go over here now to the Book of 1 Corinthians and we’ll end up with the 13th chapter again, and we will read the 2nd verse:
(02) And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains…
Jesus said ‘a grain of mustard seed’. Paul said ‘all of it’. One said a grain of mustard seed would move a mountain, the next one said ‘all faith’ moves mountains, so therefore all faith or big faith and little faith, there’s nothing to the size of it, depends on the person using it.
Right? Now that’s the only conclusion I can draw, because the Bible doesn’t contradict the Bible. Christ can’t contradict Paul; and Paul can’t contradict Christ, because when Paul got through teaching, he said, “You’ve been taught of Christ.”
We’ve been taught of Christ. Look at all… you know it’s a funny thing, everything in the world today is just a sign of everything.
What was one of the big TV shows when Brother Branham was here? “I’ve Got A Secret.” Will the real person now stand up?
I don’t care where you go, everything… look it: this hour is this hour, so everything physical, from the degenerate spirit, has to look right to the true regenerate by the true Spirit. Can’t help it. Every type, every shadow, so similar. Okay.
Big faith, little faith, what are you going to do? Okay. With that, let’s go to Romans the 12th chapter and here’s a good one right here.
(03) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
(04) For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
(05) So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Now, that’s really good. Now this is why I say a small church has got it over a big church. You don’t have to spread yourself thin at all. Just make yourself thick and say, “We’re stuck with each other. Wonderful!
Now let’s improve the situation.” Ha, ha. Oh, you can have the big churches. I’m glad we’re a small church.
We ought to cut the size down even now and then build a smaller church if we’re going to build over there… cut the half acreage down to 13 acres and build small. No, we have people visit us. We’re not worried about the big churches.
(06) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, [Now watch this: a measure of faith and a measure of grace. Then people say they can’t be true servants of Christ and operate gifts, or be gifted people. See? ] let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.
So all right. If you prophesy according to the proportion of faith, you will give according to the proportion of faith, you will exhort according to the proportion of faith, you will rule according to the proportion of faith, you will show mercy according to the proportion of faith, and everyone’s got grace to do it.
As Irenaeus said, “There are hundreds of gifts in the Body of Christ.”
So don’t be Pentecostal… look on the nine gifts three spoken, like tongues, interpretation and prophecy; faith, healing, miracles… you know… word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and stuff like that. There’s one more, I forget what it is. Okay.
So we’re looking at faith:
 Now, we want to speak at this time upon faith, and a different type of faith: “Perfect Faith.” That’s a great thing. Now, about faith, we’re told in the Bible, “Faith cometh by hearing.”
So now he’s going to narrow this faith down to whatever you’ve got. No doubt, he’s going to bring it to a place, by the time he’s finished, that you and I are able to apprehend healing. Now let’s stop right here and make a little statement.
I don’t want to throw anybody for a loop, but I’m going to say everything that Brother Branham said, as long as it comes to my mind.
Brother Branham said, “You know that we preach salvation as though everybody’s going to be saved, but it’s not meant for some, so we do the same with healing.”
What is he doing? For everyone that healing is meant for, he is preaching faith so we don’t miss it. How often has the light, the Pillar of Fire, stood over a woman or a man, and he said, “Oh, they’re going to miss it. I hope they’re… There it went.”
Missed it. Person meant to have it. But you know something? I believe there’s people here this morning, myself included, are meant to be healed, and we’re missing it.
And so therefore that is what I believe this sermon is all about to bring us to that place, and it’s called ‘a perfect faith’ on the grounds that it gets results.
Also, he wants to train us in a walk of faith so that it is not sporadic once in a tenure, once in a lifetime, once in so many times, but a continuous moving, a walk of faith and a gathering of faith.
So that’s why he’ll talk about forgiveness and many other things.
Okay. Let’s keep moving.
 …That’s a great thing. Now, about faith, we’re told in the Bible, “Faith cometh by hearing.” [You’ve got to use the Bible.] Now, you cannot be saved without faith.
[That’s right: “By grace you’re saved through faith.”] And faith has to do with something that you believe to be there [Is there] that really nothing else will declare it is there but faith.
Faith deals… in other words, with what there is literally no evidence as far as the scientists, the test tube, the agnostic, or the infidel, is concerned. He says, “T’aint so.”
What about phenomena? Well, there’s out there in nature, calf with two heads. Where did it come from? Flower out there… Never saw that flower before. He shrugs it off. So all right.
 …faith has to do with something that you have to believe is there, [Really is there.] that really nothing else will declare it is there but your faith. [You say, “I got that feeling… it’s there all right.” See?]
Now I’m trying to bring faith to you, so that you can be ready for this prayer line, in the next few minutes.
Now Brother Branham, of course, when he talks about that faith, I’m sure he’s quoting over here from the Book of Hebrews again, so we’ll go over there. In Hebrews 11, and we’ll read the 1st verse and the 3rd:
(01) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Now that word ‘evidence’ doesn’t mean that it’s going to appear before you. It means ‘a conviction’. Faith is a conviction. Verse 3.]
(03) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
In other words, God made something out of what apparently, to us, is nothing. So there is something there. I know it is there, and don’t tell me it’s not there because it is there. They’re going to say, “Well, prove it, show it…” this, that.
No, I can’t. All I know is it is there. You tell me what in the world could Brother Branham do about his prophecies: THUS SAITH THE LORD? Nothing, nothing.
If it didn’t come out in the open somewhere, it showed that his faith was vain. But you knew it wasn’t vain, and something was there because something appeared. So because there’s nothing there, as far as you know, doesn’t mean that something isn’t there. See?
You walk into a room full of carbon monoxide… I don’t think monoxide has a smell, does it? Isn’t it carbon dioxide? Then, fine if it’s got no smell, and you don’t know it’s there… “Well, it’s not here,” “Don’t smell a thing.”
Then poing! Yeah, that’ll teach you, Bugs Bunny! Smarting off all the time to the old fellow with the long whiskers, you’ll get the ‘yit’ with that shotgun. Too many Bugs Bunnies jumping around here not here but, you know, in the world. See?
 …faith has to do with something that you have to believe is there, that really nothing else will declare it’s there but faith. [In other words, you’ve got no reason to say it, but it’s there.] Now I’m trying to bring you there,
 [He said:] Now, faith: [Concerning faith] “He that cometh to God must believe that God is.”
Now personally I wish he hadn’t stopped there but that’s his business because you’ve got to believe “He’s a rewarder to them that diligently seek Him.”
In other words, you don’t only believe in a God, you believe in a God that produces according to how God wants the production and under the conditions that you and I might not exactly want, but we can get through those conditions.
 …“He that cometh to God must believe that He is.” And it’s impossible to please God without faith. [That’s right.] And if you say you believe God… and you have never seen Him, then you’ve got to believe it by faith.
Now man says, “I believe God.”
Have you ever seen Him?
How do you account for it then?
“Well, it’s just got to be.”
See? In other words, it’s not by scientific evidence or expression, though the Bible says, and anybody knows, if he’s really honest, that you cannot see nature and not know that there is a God.
Now the agnostic and the evolutionists or the atheists, they want to put it off on evolution. Like Brother Branham said, “That is thinner than the broth made from the shadow of a chicken that starved to death.” I don’t know.
 And if you…
Now watch this statement though. Let me, first of all, the one… Hebrews 11:27, not seeing God: “Moses forsook Egypt by faith, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured as seeing Him Who is invisible.” Now ‘endured as seeing Him Who is invisible’.
In other words, faith is genuine sight, it’s reality. Now watch the next statement:
 And if you could see Him, it would be no more faith…
Now, hold it. Is that really true? Yeah, it’s really true, but be careful how you take it. It doesn’t say you’d have no more faith in God, it just says you wouldn’t have to have faith that there is a God you just know there’s a God.
“Prove it. Prove it.”
The principle of seeing God, if you could see Him, it’d be no more faith. All right. Let’s just take a look at somebody that can’t see God. You’re not going to look at Him.
And I’m not going to stretch Scripture here… Isaiah 42, but I think I’m going to be accurate in my assessment. I’m going to talk about Jesus in Isaiah 42: 1-25, and then I think we’re going to have to close because pretty quick time’s gone on.
(01) Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
(02) He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
(03) A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. [Or unto victory.]
(04) He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
(05) Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: [Now notice: breath and spirit are two different things.]
(06) I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, I will hold thine hand, [I] will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light to the Gentiles; [Now that’s right now.]
(07) To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
(08) I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. [In other words: “Don’t try to see Me and don’t try to figure Me. Just listen.” Now, you know that’s the truth.]
(09) Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
(10) Sing unto the LORD a new song, and praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
(11) Let the wilderness and the cities lift up their voice… [And so on.]
Now I’m going to just skip over further because you know I’m talking about Jesus there. Right? Okay.
Now, in verse 19… let’s go to 17.
(17) They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, [You] are our gods. [Now, see, we look at Messiah here. Now, watch :]
(18) Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. [Now watch:]
(19) Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’S servant?
Now Christ had to be totally blind as a man to everything but the invisible God. Now that’s what we’re looking at here, so understand what we’re saying here. You and I are in the same category.
I could read a bit further:
(20) Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
(21) The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
(22) But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
Now this, brother/sister, has to do with the end time, because it is here that we learn that He comes to the Gentiles and He doesn’t lift His voice in the street.
Now the church at this time should be consistently blind to everything but revelation: the knowledge that there is a true God and we need nothing as further proof and no physical manifestation. We should be to that place right today.
Now we are that way when it comes to this Message: live or die, sink or swim. Where are we going? We know that none of us is going anywhere outside of what we believe here. If we’re wrong, we’re wrong.
If we’re shot, we’re shot. But we don’t believe that; we believe we’re right… though most people don’t like us for that, because we take a very tough stand, and we’ve got to take a tough stand.
I believe we could die for what we believe. I don’t know how we’d do it, but I believe we would. No? I don’t even like arthritis, or like someone cutting my head off, or jabbing knives in me. Well, who knows?
It’s just a great big toothache without an anesthetic… just moved through your whole body. You live, you die, you know. I don’t know. I don’t know if I’ve got a martyr’s spirit or anything else on me.
I hope I’ve got the Spirit of God, that’ll take care of me… same you. See? These people robbed and spoiled, snared, and so on, and none said, “Restore.” Huh? Did they say, “Elijah has come to restore”?
Did the organizations say it? Did the preachers say it? Oh, no, they were going to do it. Say they were looking for Elijah? “Elijah is us… heh, heh, heh.” See? Okay. That’s enough on that.
Let’s go to Isaiah, read on,
(01) But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
(02) When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: [Well, hey, you’ve got to just keep your eyes off those waters then, eh?] when you walk through the fire, you’ll not be burned…
Now this is the 91st Psalm, but you don’t read it, “Hallelujah! The plague won’t come near you because, bless God, there ain’t going to be no plague. Oh, yeah. The rivers won’t overflow because hallelujah! We live in the prairies.”
Ain’t no rivers going to overflow. No, because you’re going to walk through them overflowing, come right through the age. And if they cure the AIDS, something far worse… because every germ is mutating, getting worse and worse and worse.
They told us the cold bug was mutating all these years, now who knows but what could be a cold bug fully mutated? Everything has its roots in infection.
You get all the infection out of your body, boy, you’re in shape, kid. Well, sure, I’m giving you sound physiology, I’m not telling you a lie. See?
(02) …[though you] walk through the fire, you won’t be burned, no flame shall kindle upon thee.
(03) For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
What did He give a ransom? He said, “I blotted it out for you.” Right? He said, “They got in your way. I took care of them.”
(04) Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. [You think we’re going to be here for the great tribulation? No… no.]
(05) Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; [The gathering in the West is going on right now, too.]
(06) I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
(07) Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. [Notice the words there ‘created’ and ‘formed’, all worked by God.]
(08) Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
(09) Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things?…
Who’s showing us the former things right now? He did He came down in the form of the Holy Ghost and did exactly the same things He did when He was here on earth.
The former rain has returned, the teaching of Paul. There’s not one thing that isn’t in full effect at this time.
You know people are so busy scrapping and fooling around, they don’t see the glory that we see. You know the best thing that anybody can do is just stay home, not go anywhere, just live your life where the people of God are.
Who needs anything else? All you’ve got out there is just jangle, jangle, jangle. Nobody can prove anything, it’s all been proven. And the true believer is a part of that which has been proven. Just rest on it, see?
You don’t have to believe… The blindness… so we’ve got blinders on. Oh, thank God.
“What do you mean, “Thank God you’ve got blinders on”?
Oh, yeah, we’ve got the blinders on, got the blinkers. You know what they put on a horse? Blinkers so he can’t see this way and that way it spooks him. Get your blinkers on so you don’t get spooked.
Little boy riding a bicycle, looked right down into the line… goes straight.
Okay. Let’s keep reading:
(10) Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me [By revelation], understand that I am he: [Absolutely] and before me there was no God formed, neither after me shall there be any God.
(11) I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. [And so on, right down the line.]
See? You’re shut into it. See?
So all right. Let’s just think about those who have seen God. That’s what you and I are like. There are those who have seen God, that is, they’ve seen the manifestation which is for all intents and purposes ‘having seen God’, and yet not seen God.
(01) In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. [We sing about that.]
(02) Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. [Hey, that’s great. That’s the number of man… two sixes in it.]
(03) And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. [Prove that one. It is… just can’t see it.]
You know there’s an old lady back down there in Florida years ago… I forget her name. She was a real fruitcake, according to everybody… and she was, you know.
She wore funny clothes, and she did funny things, and she was a health nut, what have you. And one day the hurricane went through, you know.
And the trees were ripped up, everything destroyed, and she said, “Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Glory to God!”
They said, “Woman, are you nuts?”
She said, “Listen, I was just thinking, ‘If a storm could do that, how much can our God do?’”
Well, the old girl had something. I couldn’t quite fall in love with her, but she had something there. I don’t think anybody else fell in love with her either.
(03) …the whole earth is full of his glory.
(04) And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Now, listen, the house being filled with smoke is at the end time when everything is over, and you’ll notice in here the posts being moved shows that everything is gone: organization… everything is gone.
It doesn’t say what was under the post was moved. You’re in that age right now.
Now, brother/sister, this is what we are looking at. This man here saw God but it didn’t change one minute his own life of faith that you and I enter into, because he had this and brought us the revelation.
And William Branham was no different. So whatever William Branham puts in this sermon, he is putting it there concerning himself, not concerning the dynamics of his own irrefutable revelation, because William Branham said, “I hate being stuck in a tube.”
And one day, complaining to me, he said, “Lee, I don’t understand it.”
I said, “Brother Branham, I have no problem understanding how that you could have a greater job with your faith than I could have in mine.”
He said, “How?”
I said, “I’ll tell you why: if I had what you have, I would want to use it all the time and literally forget what I’ve got over here to use.”
And I said, “By the time you switch back and forth…” like the trouble he had between visions and things, and coming out in the open, you know, like back to his normal walk, it was a burden, and I could see how that Brother Branham, as a human being, positively could just say, “Hey, you know, I have a problem.”
Anybody… his is greater than you and mine, or ours.
So, don’t think for one minute when we’re talking in a certain area of a tremendous ministry that Brother Branham, though mentioning it, is not really trying to use everything in his power to bring us to the place where we relax and begin to see that we are recipients of the grace of God and the promises of God, and then begin to enter in.
That’s what he’s trying to do in this message here. And I’m trying to show you all these facets so that you don’t get, you know, carried away.
Like, let’s look over here in the Book of John, and let’s take the truth of the Book of John in chapter 14 and see a man who saw God. And we saw God the way God wanted to be seen.
Now, let’s say I wanted to be seen in a blue suit. I would wear my blue suit. And if I wanted to be seen in silver-rimmed glasses, I’d wear my silver… I don’t think I’ve got a pair left. Well, I could find the broken ones and wear them.
And if I wanted to wear my black shoes, instead of my brown, I’d have my black shoes on, because I wanted to be seen in that way. Then just the same…
You say, “Well, Brother Vayle always came in a green suit, with a green hat and a toupee, and his cuffs always showed a little lace on them. So, you see, that can’t be Brother Vayle.”
You’re wrong. I will dress and appear the way I want to dress, and it is I! Therefore, God can appear any way He wants to appear, and you see God, the same as you’d see me.
And I can pull a bag over my head, or a gunnysack. The minute I talk, though, it gives it away… I’d say, “Hogwash!”
You’d say, “That’s Lee Vayle. I’m seeing him.” That’s exactly true with God.
Let’s look at it.
(07) If [you] had known me, [you] should have known my father also: and from henceforth you know him and have seen him.
They said, “Oooh! Just a minute.” That’s how God wanted to be seen, so He was seen.
Jesus, the physical man, wasn’t God. He was Zoe, spirit becoming flesh, taking on a chemistry. We’ll get some of these things, you know, little by little we get truth, brother/sister, and thrilling, too.
(08) [And] Philip says, [Hey! I don’t get that], Show us the Father, and it’ll suffice us.
(09) …Have I been so long with you, Philip, and you have not yet known? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father;
“Because I am the substance of the Substance; I am the literal outraying of Almighty God, the fullness of the attributes in human flesh. When you see me, you literally see God.” Now watch what he said:
(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, [speaks those words.] He does the works. [Well, what are you looking at then, Philip?]
(11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
(12) Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me,
…that can take this and understand God the Prophet, actually can take this, that man will do the very works that Jesus himself did, because he’s going to the Father as a man and therefore in this hour we saw God in the form that God wanted to be seen, once more in human flesh.
Now that changes theology and according to theologians and organizations, aggrandizes man… yeah… and therefore it’s blasphemous. Hogwash! In spite of the gunnysack, you know it’s Lee Vayle.
Let’s go to,
(01) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Of the Logos of life… we handled the Logos of Zoe, the full manifestation of the concept of Almighty God. God developing, coming to a place of human flesh, God creating Himself in the form of human flesh.
(02) For the life [Of Zoe] was manifested, [‘Manifested’ in that place means ‘absolutely according to the character of Almighty God, in His true character’.] we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you the eternal [Zoe], which was with the Father, and was [Absolutely, unequivocally] manifested [to be that.]
(03) That which we have seen, which we’ve heard declare we unto you, that [you] also may have fellowship with us also: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
There is a Father, and there is a Son, and the Father is God! And the Son is the Son of God.
I am not ‘Jesus Only’. I’m looking for that body to meet in the air when that Spirit that’s here amongst us not in us, but amongst us, and the spirit we have in us is from the One that is amongst us incarnates Himself, we’ll crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords.
It’s going to be a great day. It said, “We’ve handled, we’ve seen him.” What about those men? They still had to go the pathway of faith.
So sight does not obviate the fact: the unseeable God, you must believe that He is there, and the principle goes for the apostle Paul to William Branham, to every single one of us.
You follow what I am saying? Okay. We’ll try to get this paragraph finished.
 …And if you could see Him, it would be no more faith. Anything that the senses declare, is no more faith.
What is he saying there then? Look, I saw him, I know. That’s what John said. We handled him I know. Don’t try to kid me. Okay. What happened? How are they going to get this across?
Hebrews 2… I’ll let you read it later on down the road again. First couple verses of Hebrews 2:
(01) Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
(02) For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; [And it did.]
(03) How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
(04) God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
How are you going to turn it down when That One, God, manifested through him, came down here with the Seals, and proved it? No more faith, you’ve come to knowledge. No more faith when you see it.
You don’t have to have faith for a broken bone when the bone is healed in front of your eyes, it’s over. Don’t you understand this is what the Presence is all about, reality? You’re not dealing anymore, “Is He going to come? Will there be a rapture?”
He is here now! He has brought the Message. He is waiting to raise the dead and to change us. It’s going on now, don’t let anybody kid you, brother/sister. These guys in Chicago write letters and all.
I get so sick of those guys they don’t know they’re cutting their own throat and destroying people. I’m standing in the judgment today, the White Throne’s on, I’m not afraid, not a bit afraid.
I’m not bumptious, I’m not stupid, I’m saying what the prophet said right down the line here. You’re not dealing, brother/sister, with faith in this regard anymore, but you’re still dealing with the other faith like Brother Branham had trouble with.
Could you shake him? After seeing the Pillar of Fire and that angel walk in and said, “God, can Billy Paul see Him?” And Billy Paul saw him.
“Oh, he cast a spell on his son. Pooh, pooh, pooh.”
Isn’t it wonderful we should all love the devil because he’s got so much more power, and he’s got so much more truth. Sheesh! Spare me. Spare me from rabid Pentecostalism and dead fundamentalism because they’re both going to go to the Lake of Fire unless there’s repentance.
 …Anything that the senses declare, is no more faith, it’s a scientific fact; it’s no more faith. But you have to accept Him by faith. [Brother Branham had to accept by faith and he got born again.]
 …he that comes to God, must come to God and hearing comes by the Word of God.”
This is a good place to stop anyway, and to start over, to show you we have come to a place which is past just the simple faith that brings healing. Therefore, we will come to the place for rapture. Follow?
Let us rise and be dismissed.
Gracious Heavenly Father, again we want to thank You for Your love, mercy and grace Lord. We appreciate the fact You’re with us today, appreciate the fact Lord, that people love You, love the Word, we love each other.
Appreciate the fact Lord, You show us we’ve got to get down to business as never before… a small group of people Lord, that’s the best in the world because Lord, everything begins to show up on a big canvas Lord, and lots of room to move around.
There’s lots of room here Father, for the few of us that are here, but how much better Lord, as the Bible said, “If two lie together, one keeps the other warm.”
We ought to keep those principles before us at all times Father, work for each other’s benefit at all times, know what is good for each other, and then for the common cause, for the love of Christ constraining us Lord, begin to live lives which are commensurate with what we have in this hour.
Help us Lord, I know we can do it. We don’t care about the past Lord; we’ve been failures maybe a million times, but You said in this last day, this last hour, that there would be such of those people who live Godly lives all the way down the line… just live, live, live… fine, fine, fine… good, good, good but turn down the truth, no hope for them and there could be those, Lord that absolutely looks like…
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