The Family Altar
15 Now, these Greeks that came to Philip, their heart’s desire was to see Jesus. How many has that same desire tonight? Everyone. We all want to see Him. That’s the call of the human heart: Sir, We Would See Jesus. Now, that’s what we want to do tonight.
16 Let’s just think a minute. Now, let’s just get away from all of our fantastic ideas.
17 And if He’s so real as Christians claim He is, why can’t we see Him? We say He—He’s not dead, that He’s living. He said He’d be with us and every generation would see Him until the end of the world. Now, Jesus promised that. He said, “A little while the unbelievers won’t see Me no more. But you’ll see Me for I’ll be with you to the end of the world.” Then every generation has been promised to see Him. So let’s take a look for Him tonight. I want to see Him.
18 I remember one time I was getting up my little old cabin, cold, I was trying to make a fire, and oh, if it wouldn’t burn. And I turned on the radio, and a sister was singing, I want to see Jesus. I just set down in the floor and just started weeping. I raised up both hands and I said, “Yes, Lord, I want to see You.”
19 And you want to see Him. And if He is so real, why can’t we see Him? If you were looking for Him tonight, what type of person would you look for? Would you look for a man in long robes, dressed different from other men? Not Jesus, He dressed just like other men. He was…if He was here in a body of flesh tonight, He’d wear a suit of clothes like we have. And we couldn’t look for a well-dressed man, and I don’t imagine He would look like He was from a bandbox.
20 We wouldn’t go out to the great, great cathedrals to find Him, for when He was here they wouldn’t receive Him. And they wouldn’t again tonight. Would you go to a man that had a great forceful voice? No. Would you look for a man that had a great swelling education, that had so much education till He continually spoke in tongues? Just so common people couldn’t understand Him? Not Jesus. He talked like common people. So where would you find Him? You’d have to find Him among the common people. He’d be a common Man.
21 Then what would He be doing? Bragging on His education? Bragging on His affiliation in churches? No. Would He be bragging He was a healer? No. He’d be saying, “Not Me, it’s the Father that dwelleth in Me; He doeth the works. If thou canst believe, all things are possible.” He would look out over the audience, the people suffering, He’d say, when they had faith, “Daughter,” or “child, thy faith has saved thee from such and such diseases.” Then if the Father would tell Him something, He’d speak it out to the audience. That’s the kind of Jesus we’d look for.
22 Now, His body, with nail scars in it, has not come back yet. It’s setting at the right hand of God. See, He’s setting on the Father’s throne now. But when He comes back, He’s going to set on His Own throne, the throne of David that He inherited. That’s when He comes in physical form. But He’s here now in spiritual form, working through your body, and my body. That’s Him now.
23 So we see Him by the works He does. They couldn’t believe that He was God, so He said, “If you can’t believe Me, believe the works that I do, for the works that I do, testify that the Father sent Me.” See? They couldn’t believe a Man being God, that said, “Just look at the work.” He said, “If I do not the work of My Father…” What did He mean by that? He said, “If I do not the work of My Father, believe Me not. But if I do the work of My Father, then believe Me. The Father’s testifying of Me.” What was the work of the Father? Watch how accurate, everything He said; look exactly what He said and what He prophesied. Perfect. They knowed it was God. Now, God’s in us, the Hope of Glory. Oh, I just love to talk of Him.
55-0828E - Sir, We Would See Jesus
Rev. William Marrion Branham