The Family Altar
226 If the pastor preaches over twenty minutes, the trustee board calls him over into the room and say, “Looky here, pastor. We—we didn’t bring you here to do something like that. We have twenty-minutes program. When that’s over, let her go.”
227 What he needs to do is kick that bunch of trustees out the door, and take the Bible and preach all night, like Paul did, and see the resurrection of the dead. Exactly. They put him out of the building; the street corner is all right. “God is able of these stones…”
228 Television, uncensored picture shows, dirt, filth, and makes an example. Look at our young kids today. Look at our girls. See little bitty fellows coming from school, not over six years old, seven, eight, lighting up cigarettes. Why is it? Their mammy before them probably done it. If they didn’t do it, then some of the kids they’re associating with. Watch who your kids play with. Right. Here the other…
229 Some time ago, wife knows it, we was setting at the table. And my little Joseph let out a word that would make a drunken sailor ashamed of himself. I turned around. I said, “What’s that?” And mother like to fainted. The little fellow looked innocent.
230 He said, “What’s the matter, daddy?” And big tears in his eyes.
231 I said, “Don’t you never say a thing like that.” He didn’t know what it was all about. Come to find out, the kids at school was using that dirty word. I said, “Honey, that’s of the devil.”
232 See, there you are, your kids. It’s just got into a place, brother, till it’s just dog-eat-dog, such a conglomeration of sin. Oh, my! Television programs, sin-lovers, pleasure-lovers! Oh, my!
233 “Twenty minutes is long enough. I’ve got to see the late show.” See? “Hurry up and get this out of here. I got to do it.” See? They’ve done their religion. They went down there, and that’s enough.
234 But, I tell you, a real man or woman that’s born of the Spirit of God will set hour after hour, drinking in the Word of God. Not only that, but when it hits there, it anchors and changes the life. Amen. Yes.
235 It’s our people’s desires. Our whole setup is corrupted and decayed. It’s our people’s wants.
236 You take a good man, say, like a good man, put him in a family that’s a bunch of pleasure-lovers, they’ll lead that man a dog’s life; or, a good woman, either one, put them in a family that’s mixed up. Why, the whole family should surrender to God. It’s our business to pray, till our children are saved, keep our house in order. Yeah.
63-0119 - The Way Of A True Prophet
Rev. William Marrion Branham