Family Altar Day 100
 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.  Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.  Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:  That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; (Luke 11:47-50 KJV)
148 And when we—when we—when we see this world in this condition, seem to be falling apart in every age, when the world gets in that condition, the people prays. Oh, even the President calls for (what was it?) ten minutes or an hour or something, of prayer. That won’t do any good. What we need is not a pray, but a repentance, turning back, getting away from, forsaking. Come back to God! I’d rather have my consolation built upon the Word of God and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Presence of Christ, than all the security that politics or churches could ever give you. Certainly, ’cause I know That will stand.
149 We didn’t even have a nation we’d been better off, if we’d just have the nation of God, God’s Kingdom. God always answers and sends them relief, but they don’t want to receive it. That, God answers when the nation gets in these kind of conditions, every time. When the world, rather, gets in this condition, falling apart, then God always answers their prayer, sends them a prophet or something, some mighty prophet to blast it. But they won’t listen to him. What do they do? Put him in the tomb. Jesus said, “Which one of you, your fathers didn’t put the prophets out there in the tomb, and then white, make them white now, and build up their sepulchres? And you’re the one that put them in there.” That’s right. “Which one of…?” They cried for help. God sent it to them, and they rejected It. Then what, is God to blame or is the people to blame? The people’s to blame. Certainly.
150 When Jesus was born, that world, as I said, is falling apart. It was controlled by politics, and politics was corrupted in them days. The national church was corrupted. The Romans and Greeks were looking for a anointed messiah. The Greeks and Romans which probably had the best part of the world, and they were fighting one, among one another, so they—they was looking for some anointed messiah to come. And the Jews, they wanted a messiah to come. And the Romans were looking for some great politician who could stand up in Rome, take over Greece and tell them how to do it, and Rome would rule the world. Greece wanted a great politician to stand up, anointed politician, a messiah, would say, “We’ll—we’ll take them Romans and Jews, and the rest of them.” See, that’s what they were looking for.
If that ain’t the picture today, I don’t know what it is. Right!
62-1216 - The Falling Apart Of The World
Rev. William Marrion Branham
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10 KJV)
53 And so we got married. And I—I never will forget when she told me then I had to ask her parents for her, said that was just…Oh, my, here it all…I thought I got by good there, but here that was before me. And I said, “Look, Hope,” I—I said, “You know I believe we’re supposed to be fifty-fifty.” See? I said, “I’m supposed to be…We’re going fifty-fifty on these things,” I said, “let’s just start it right now, what do you say?”
She said, “What do you mean?”
I said, “You being the girl, I believe it’d be best for you to ask your mother, and me being the boy, I’d ask your dad.”
She said, “Very well.”
I said, “Yeah. Well, you let me ask your dad first, will you?” If I get his promise, you know, first…
She said, “Well, you ask him tonight.”
54 Well, I just couldn’t do it that night after going through all that. So then I waited, next time I went up we were, went back. I set back there on the porch with her awhile, and we come in, her daddy was setting typing. And we walked in the house, and she said, “You’d better ask dad tonight ’cause we got to make ready.”
And I said, “Yes, that’s—that’s right.”
So, I went in, and he was setting there typing, and I talked to her mother a little bit, you know, and looked around. I started out, and she looked at me; and I said…I motioned to her; I hadn’t forgot it. So I said, “Mr. Brumbach?”
Said, “Yes, Bill.”
I said, “Could—could I talk to you a little bit?”
He said, “Yes, go ahead.” And he turned around.
I said, “I—I mean out on the porch. I seen him look around to Mrs. Brumbach. I thought, “Oh, oh, here it is.” So I walked out to the porch, and he walked out there. I said…I just couldn’t say it; I just couldn’t get them wor—I’d just get real weak every time I go try to say something, you know. I said, “Sure is a pretty night, isn’t it Charlie?”
He said, “Yes, it is, Bill.” Set there a little while.
I said, “Been awful warm.”
He said, “Yes,” said, “you can have her, Bill.” Ha-ha-ha. Why, I love him today.
I said, “You mean it?”
He said, “Yeah, I do.”
Oh, my, I wanted to hug him right then. Said, “You can have her.”
55 I said, “Look, Charlie,” I said, “I know you give her a good home.” I said, “You can get her anything she wants; I can’t.” I said, “I’m only making a small wage.” But I said, “Charlie, she couldn’t find anybody that thinks any more of her.” And I said, “I’ll work as long as there’s breath in my body to work, and make her a living. And I’ll do everything that I can to make her a living.”
I never will forget; he’s gone on too now. But he laid his hand over on my shoulder, and he said, “Bill, I’d rather you’d have her, and I know you love her, and I know she loves you. I rather you’d have her, than somebody maybe had plenty and wouldn’t be good to her.” Said, “After all, life doesn’t consist of how much the world’s goods you own, but how contented you are with the portion that’s lotted to you.” That’s right, too.
And I—I said, “Thank you, Charlie. I’ll do all that I can.”
51-0722A - Life Story
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 1Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.  So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.  And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti. (Esther 2:15-17 KJV)
176 You go at the restaurant and find…get a bowl of soup and there’d be a spider in it, you’d sue the restaurant.
177 But you’ll let the devil poke old dirty televisions and card things down your neck, and swallow it; make you put on old unclean clothes, these women, these little old tight dresses like a skinned-down wienie, and walk out here on the street like that. And do you know, my sister, I ain’t saying that joking. You get me wrong.
178 Listen. I’m saying this. You act like that, and at the Day of Judgment you’ll be counted as an adulterer. Right. Jesus said, “Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her in his heart.” And when that sinner has to answer for committing adultery, who is it? You. Who caused it? You. That’s right. If you put yourself out there, to look before men, to be like the world and dress like the world.
179 I said that one time, and a woman, Louisville, Kentucky, she said, “Well, listen here, Mr. Branham. I’ll give you to understand right now!”
I said, “Yes, ma’am?”
She said, “That’s the only kind of dresses they make.”
I said, “They make sewing machines and sell goods.”
180 It’s because you want to. There is something wrong in you. That’s exactly right. You do it not because it’s a fashion. You do it not because you have to. You do it because you want to.
181 You smoke because you want to. You don’t have to. I think the silliest thing I ever seen was a woman going in the street, like you see every one, automobile, with them cigarettes up between their fingers. Why, it’s a disgrace. That’s the biggest fifth-columnist move we got in the nation, when the doctors and medical science says it’s full of cancer and everything else. And they suck right down on them, all the time.
182 See a woman, supposed to be a Christian, stretched out there on a bank, with mixed bathing, with a bathing suit on, stretched out there. I got two girls. I don’t say they wouldn’t do it. They say they’re getting a suntan. They’ll get a son-tan if I’m living. It’ll be a son of this. See? It’ll be the son of Mr. Branham, with a board about that long. I believe it’s wrong.
183 Then we call ourself, “Oh, we’re a member of the Pentecostal church.” Oh, shame on you! Right. The Pentecostal church needs a cleansing, all the way from the front to the back, and through the cellar and basement, and upstairs. That’s right. And yet, in all of it, it’s the best we got. But it can…
184 Just like in the revolutionary and during time of Joan of Arc, France needed a revolutionary, then they need a counter-revolutionary to straighten up some of the things they was revolting about.
185 And the Pentecostal church needs a revolutionary. Right. Certainly does. A revolt against the things that’s wrong, and accept the things that’s right, amen, a fresh baptism of the Holy Ghost: “A Church to make Herself ready!”
186 Remember, it will never be…You can’t say, “Well, now, I belong to this, the Assemblies. I belong to the Foursquare, or the Church of God, or the Jesus Name,” or—or any of the rest of them. Naw! You can’t get in on any of them.
187 God calls you as an individual. And it’s you that’s got to clean up, because, “He’s taking a people from the Gentiles, for His Name’s sake, His Bride, the Gentile.”
188 Esther cleaned herself. She cleaned her heart. That’s what she cleaned. That’s what the church needs: a heart-cleaning.
“How do you clean your heart, Brother Branham?”
189 “‘Washed by the water of the Word,’ through the Blood of Jesus Christ.”
62-0121E - The Marriage Of The Lamb
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilæans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they suffered such things?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:1-5 KJV)
61 Sister, brother, do you know the Bible said just for the Holy Ghost to mark those who sigh and cry for the abominations did in the city? Now, I want to ask you a question. We make so much emotion over our religious ideas, but who is it in the city, tonight, in Jeffersonville, that’s so concerned about the lost world, in this last day, that even spend thirty minutes, a night, praying for the sins of the city? But according to the Scripture, the Angel of God was only to seal those who sighed and cried for the abomination.
62 We’re not interested no more. We just want to know that we can have a good time. We want to know that we can have a little society in our church. We want to know that we’ve got a—a vote coming, when it comes time to elect the next pastor. We want our church to look a little better than the next fellow’s church. That’s the idea of this world today. No one begging, “O Lord God, come to me quickly, or I’ll perish. Oh, pass me not, O Saviour. You was omnipotent. You Who are omnipresent, come and dwell in my heart, O Lord.” It’s even hard to get a man or woman to raise their hand, to accept the Lord Jesus as Saviour. The old-fashion mourners’ bench has been taken out. There is no more weeping. There is no more crying at the altar.
63 Just think, when Charles G. Finney, just a Gospel preacher, a little converted lawyer, little bitty dried-up-looking fellow, was testing the acoustics in a building. And he said, “Repent, or perish.” And a man setting in the cupola fainted and fell out. He stood on the balcony of a building in New England and preached hell to the lost. And when he screamed out, “You’ll perish if you don’t repent,” men fainted, and women, and fell in the streets.
64 But, today, you can preach repentance and hell fire and brimstone, and people will laugh at it. What’s the matter? Our hearts are cold. We’re indifferent. We got too much. We need less of the world and more of God. Our hearts are too cold. We become interested in some emotion. We become interested, “If—if we can dance; if we can shout.” I believe in it. “If we can speak with tongues.” I believe in it. I believe in every bit of that. But if we have that, and don’t have that agonizing, weeping, broke up spirit, God can never use it. Them things are good, but we got to have the other to go with it. We’ve left off the main thing, and gone for secondarily; and you can never major on a minor. We know that.
58-0406E - The Evidence Of The Resurrection
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.  And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last. (Luke 13:29-30 KJV)
325 Church, you who I’m speaking to, tonight, across the nation, if—if you’ve separated yourself from denomination and all the filth and things of this world, and all those things that keeps you in man-made creeds and orders and things like that, you separated yourself: Look up. Get ready. The Fire is going to fall, one of these days. God is going to let Him come, and a sight to behold. Would you be ready when He comes? Would you be ready to go up with Him when He comes? The secret Rapture of the supernatural Bride, “She’ll be made mor-…from mortal to immortality; be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of eye. We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep.”
326 The other day, on Armistice Day, I was standing down there in Tucson. My little boy wanted to see the parade. I was studying, and I didn’t have time to do it. And I had a lot of sick calls and things. So he said, “Daddy, they won’t take me.” He said, “Take me.”
327 I said, “All right.” Brother Simpson, I think he’s here; and his little boy wanted to go. So I jerked them in the car and run down.
328 I stood there on the corner and watched. And after while, I heard, way back in the distance, a muffle coming, “womp, womp,” drums, beating. I stood there. I thought, “Well, these little fellows, they really read all these books about army. They’ll really like that.” I noticed, coming up first was the old World War I tank. There they come up, little bitty fellows like that. There was next come, after that; was the next come after that was the big new tank of the Second World War, the big Sherman tank with a muzzle brake on it. Then come the next, and the next, and after while come the Gold Star Mothers.
329 And then, after while, come twelve veterans that’s left, in the whole state of Arizona, from the First World War; twelve veterans. After that, come a float, the unknown soldier, the little white cross. There stood a sailor, marine, and a soldier, standing guard; a little partition on the float. On the other side was an old gray-headed mother, setting with a gold star pinned on her, a little lovely wife crying, her husband was dead; a little ragged boy, his head turned sideways. His daddy was killed. And then behind that come more and more and more, and then to the new army. I stood there. What a sight to behold, but how sad!
330 I thought, “O God, one of these days I’m going to behold another sight.”
331 There’ll come forth a resurrection day, which, “The first will be last; they which are last will be first.” The old prophets will come breaking forth, first, and they see that procession going, marching up in the air. “And we which are alive and remain shall not hinder them which are asleep. For the trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first.” We’ll fall right in line with them going in, hallelujah, all down through the age of Luther, Wesley, Methodist, Presbyterian, on down to the last age, who received the Word in their age.
God bless you. Get all things ready, and the Fire will fall.
65-1125 - The Invisible Union Of The Bride Of Christ
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,  When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;  And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.  But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.  For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. (Luke 14:7-11 KJV)
142 We have become so—so profound in our intellects. We have educated our children till we got a bunch of rickys. And we got what we got, even our churches and things. And our boys going to seminaries, getting out here, and go down there and learn some Ph.D. and L.L.D. Let me tell you something. Every time he gets one, he goes farther and farther from God.
143 God is so simple. The reason that man can’t find God, he don’t get simple enough.
Someone said, “Brother Branham, how do you see visions?”
144 It’s not me. See? You—you got to get yourself out of the picture. God made a promise. God has got to stay with that promise. But you’ve got to be simple enough to get out of your own way.
145 Someone said, “This would be a great man if he had a L.L.D. out of our college.” If he does, he just goes another gap from God.
146 “Men today can send a message,” I said, “to the moon, but he walks over a blade of grass where he could not explain if he has to.” God is hid in simplicity. See? You can’t get simple enough. A man get an education, the first thing he knows, he’s so great, he can’t humble himself.
147 And God is so great, that He humbles Himself and hides Himself from the sinner. Jesus thanked God for it. He said, “I thank Thee, Father, Creator of heavens and earth, thou hast hid This from the wise and prudent, and will reveal It to babes such as will learn.” The way to know God is get simple. The way up is down.
148 Which way is the north or south pole? You stand in space. See?
149 The way up is down. “He that humbles himself shall be exalted. He that exalts himself shall be abased.” See? We must humble ourselves, not try to know too much.
150 Just know one thing. Focus everything else out of the way, and look unto Christ. If you don’t know how to write your name, that don’t have one thing to do with it. Just focus your heart to Christ and His will, and watch what happens. Yes. Certainly.
63-0428 - Look
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.  Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:  And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.  And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.  And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.  And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.  So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.  And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.  For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. (Luke 14:15-24 KJV)
36 Now, we see, when God gives a man an invitation, and to do something, or to receive the invitation that He’s given him, and he returns it down, then there’s nothing left, after mercy is spurned, but judgment. If you step over the boundaries of mercy, then there’s only one thing left, and that is judgment. And we find that man has done that in all ages. It’s happened, most every age, in the Bible.
37 When God sent Noah, His servant, and made a way of an escape for all the people who wanted to—to be saved. But the people only laughed and scorned at Noah. But God made the way, but they had an excuse. It wasn’t according to their—to their modern thinking. It didn’t…It wasn’t the way they wanted it, so they made excuses in the days of Noah.
38 They made excuses in the days of Moses. They made excuses in the days of Elijah. They made excuses in the days of Christ. And they make excuses today.
39 Now, Him speaking directly to Israel, the ones that was called to the feast, that I would also apply today to men, the church, who has been bidden to come to the feast, and won’t do it, the spiritual feast of the Lord. And they won’t do it. They don’t want to do it. They’ve got other things to do. They find excuses.
63-0630E - Is Your Life Worthy Of The Gospel?
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?  And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.  I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. (Luke 15:4-7 KJV)
9 ... And I asked my wife here some weeks ago; I said, “Sweetheart, what is value? Where could you place value?”
“Well,” she said, “what do you mean, Billy?”
10 And I said, “Well, value!” I said, “Could you…” I remember years ago when I got my first little T-model Ford. I was a sinner. About 1926…And I would just shine that little thing all day Sunday to make it shine, stay home, didn’t go to church, and shined it. Now, what if today I tried to find one piece of that car? It’s gone. You couldn’t do it. It’s finished.
What if someone would come in tonight and say, “Mr. Branham, I appreciate you. I’m…Here, I’m going to give you a million dollars.”
I’d say, “You, know, thank you, sir. I’m going to take that, and I’m going out and going to feed all the poor people. That would be very fine, just go around from house to house, and send in groceries, and feed the—and bring the widows coal and wood, and clothe the little children, and go to the hospitals and take care of their bills that can’t be paid, and so forth, and do good things. But when I got to heaven, it’d all be gone.
11 But what if I get one soul saved? What if I had, laying here tonight, a hundred billion dollars laying here. And what could I do with a hundred billion dollars, the missionaries I could send to the world, and…with myself? And probably win millions of souls. I don’t know.
But if I had a hundred billion dollars laying on this side, and a little button on this side, and I could press that little button, and I’d lose the hundred million dollars, or don’t press the button, I could keep it. But if I pressed the button, my dear old dad that’s passed on beyond the veil, would walk down this aisle, and I could set here and talk to him ten minutes, I would give the hundred billion freely without a question to talk to my daddy one more time.
Where’s value at then? What is it? I think if I can get one soul saved, one little black boy, or whatever it might be, as long as there is an eternity, and that Light and that Star of God is shining in glory, my name will be associated with getting that soul saved.
56-0816 - The Working Of The Holy Spirit
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.  For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:  But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. (Jeremiah 7:21-23 KJV)
64 God, full of mercy and grace, when man had sinned, as I said, took a substitute, an animal. Let’s imagine just a minute. Let’s imagine a real sincere Jew back in the Old Testament. He recognizes he’s out of fellowship as long as there’s no blood for him. Now, he takes a real good selected animal from his herd. It must be a real good animal. It cannot be an infected animal, because the priest must examine it first. And it must be, on the sin offering, a lamb without a blemish must be kept up and tried, it’s a sin offering, like Jesus was tested in all things.
65 But this priest…Going walking down the road, a Jew bringing his sin offering up, bringing his offering for his sin, and he presents it to his priest with all sincerity. He recognizes he’s sinned. And he knows he’s wrong. And he takes this animal, presents it to the priest. Then when he does that, he lays his hands upon the sacrifice. What’s he doing? He’s connecting himself with his sacrifice. You know what I mean? Then the blood is shed, and the man, Jew, can walk away feeling justified, because he’s met Jehovah’s requirements.
66 And the only way that the Christian, today, can ever correctly be forgiven of his sins is to walk to Calvary with his Sacrifice, connect hisself with Him, and then accept the shed Blood. There is not a creed in the world can do that. There is not a educational system in the world can do it. There is not a scientific way can do it. It only comes through the accepting of the shed Blood, his Substitute.
67 Now, he goes away, this done, he’s done Jehovah’s bidding, so he goes away feeling justified, because he’s answered Jehovah’s request. He’s done what Jehovah said do. Then he feels that he’s, by faith, he took God at His Word, and now, listen close now, he took God at His Word, he was sincere in doing what he did, he did it sincerely with…by the Word, no matter who laughed at him, he did it anyhow, because it was God’s requirement, and now, that was wonderful, that he knowed he was justified. He could feel that way because he had met the requirements of Jehovah, that would be the Word, met the requirements of what the Word of God required him to do for his justification.
68 Finally…Now, that was wonderful to begin with. But finally, it become a family tradition. I’m sure you know what I mean. He went…The Jew would go offer his sacrifice just because that, well, the family did it, and well, it was a tradition. And when he walked up, he said, “Wait a minute. I believe I sinned. I see. That’s all right. Well, I’ll get me a lamb, go up and…”
69 See, there was no godly sorrow for his sin. It was only a ritual, just a ritualistic form of taking his animal for offering. He never got nothing out of it, because he never put nothing in it. Yet, he was obeying the commission of God by His Word, but he didn’t come in the real meaning of His Word. He was obeying it as far as being fundamentally, he obeyed it, but sincerely, he didn’t obey it. Therefore, it was just a ritual, following a tradition.
62-1124E - All Things
Rev. William Marrion Branham
 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. (Luke 16:19-24 KJV)
232 Brother Cox, not long ago, was setting on my runway before we put the…after we had the rocks there, and he picked up a little, old fossil, and he said, “Brother Branham, how old is that?”
233 “Oh,” I said, “chronologically, you might say it’s ten thousand years old. Some kind of a little, old sea monster that lived at one time, a little sea animal, might have lived way back in the ages gone by.”
234 He said, “Just think how short human life is to that life.”
235 I said, “Oh, but, brother, that thing has an end, but the Life that we have in Christ has no end. That may live two or three forevers, but it’ll never have Eternal Life, ’cause Eternal Life comes from God alone.”
236 Eternal, “He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Eternal Life and shall NEVER come to the judgment but passed from death unto Life.” There you are, you get Eternal Life by being a believer. An unbeliever has life forever. An Eternal…a believer has Eternal Life, and cannot perish because It’s Eternal.
237 But a believer, he will go…An unbeliever will go through the world, he’ll have miseries, woes; what he calls having a big time, “whoopee, having a big time.” Women, wine, and big time, he thinks he’s going on. He’ll die, he’ll go into a lake of fire and brimstone which burns, where burning is going on forever and forever, and maybe for a hundred million years his soul may be tormented in a lake of fire and brimstone.
238 I…You say, “Will it be just like regular brimstone?” I believe it’ll be a million times worse than that. I believe you couldn’t describe it by fire, by a literal fire. The only reason it’s put “by fire,” that fire is the most consuming thing that we have. It absolutely consumes and destroys everything, fire does. Well, then, it’ll be in there, but you’ll have a soul that’ll have to be punished through some kind…
239 Now, you have to watch the word fire, because the Holy Ghost is used “the Holy Ghost and fire”; ’cause Holy Ghost fire burns sin out, see, and makes clean.
240 But this fire, it comes from hell, it said a “lake of fire.” And ever what it is, it’s a punishment with torment. The rich man lifted up his eyes, being in hell, and said, “Send Lazarus with a little water on his fingers, to put on my lips, for this flames are tormenting me.” Don’t think there isn’t a burning hell, and a literal hell, there is. If there’s a literal devil, there’s a literal hell.
241 But, you see, everything that’s perverted has a end to it, because it finally must come back to that purity and holiness of God. And God is Eternal; and if we have Eternal Life, God is in us, and we can no more die than God can die. There you are.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham