Receiving a Divine promise of God
…watch the order of the Word
“You've got to believe it, accept it, testify it.
Say, "I receive it now, Lord, and that settles it.”
“See the work finished there at
“Believe It just
like It says It is there, and take God at His
matter what the circumstance look like, believe God anyhow”
“You must take
God at His Word, not your
acting will bring God's Word to
“Believe and confess it, first, and then God's under
“Stand on that Word, see what happens. Tell the devil he's a
When you pray, believe that you receive it; it'll be
given to you.
What a promise.
Jesus said, "If ye abide in Me,
and My Word in you, you can ask what you will, it'll done to you. Whatsoever
things you desire when you pray, believe you receive it." That's...
But watch the order of the Word now.
You believe now, you receive it, it shall be given to
you tonight. See? He can't do nothing for you, until
first you believe it and say He has done it. Let me let that soak real deep.
…No matter how sick you are, what about it, you've got
to first believe He does it, and then confess that He has done
it, before He can even go to work on it. How many knows that?
I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Look at St. Mark 11:24. Jesus said, "Whatsoever
things you desire when you pray, believe you receive it." That's the
order of the Word now. "Believe now you receive it; it
shall be given unto you." Is that right? You shall have whatever
you've asked for if you believe it. And now, He... If
Jesus paid for it there, why, I believe it, I accept it, and believe it, and go
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you.
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Believe Him with all your heart; accept Him. No matter
what happens, it don't have to happen right now.
When--when it happens, it doesn't happen in your crippled arm in your crippled
leg so much, or in your bad heart, or the cancer; it happens here in your
heart. You believe it; you hold it, and
it materializes. Every seed will bring forth of its kind, is
that right? Wheat will bring forth a wheat. Barley
will bring barley. Corn will bring corn. Is that right? Well, Jesus said the
Word of God was a Seed. Is that right? Now, Mark
He said, "Fear not, for I am sent from the
Presence of God to tell you that your peculiar birth and life, to indicate that
you're to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world. You be
sincere when you pray, and get the people to believe you, nothing shall stand
before your prayer,
not even to cancer." Now, watch the order.
God sent the gift nearly forty years, about forty years ago. It's been in the
world ever since. This pardoning. Now, the thing I was
to do, was to pray for the sick and be sincere when I
prayed, and nothing would stand before the prayer. "If you can get the
people to believe you..." See the order now? See? The thing of it is, it's... The thing is, is to get the people to believe
that this is the truth. And I said to the Angel... Now, you got that part,
have you? The gift is not the discernment; the gift is to pray for the sick,
and get them to believe you.
You get what I mean? Nothing shall stand before the
prayer, not even to cancer. That's just to pray for the sick, and tell
them. Said, "Now, you're..." I'm going to pray for you. You
believe? I believe with all my heart, and lay hands over on them, and pray for
them, and ask the blessing in the Name of the Lord Jesus, pass them
on. They're supposed to go away rejoicing, believing they're going to get well.
The crippled supposed to believe they're going to walk. The blind's
supposed to believe they're going to see.
difference between Zacharias and Mary
Watch when the Angel of the Lord met Zacharias and told him up there he was going to have a son
by his wife Elisabeth. "Why," he said, "these
things can't be. She's too old, and I'm old."
He said, "I'm Gabriel that stands at the right
hand of God, and in His Presence of God. Because you doubted My Words, you'll
be dumb till the day the baby's born, for My Words is going to be fulfilled in
Then he was stricken dumb till the day the child was
…Then when the Holy Spirit, the Angel of God,
Gabriel goes down into the city of
…all at once a Light flashes before her. She
stops. She thinks, "This is strange." Then something begin to materialize in that Light. She looked standing
there, and there stood the great
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And there in the bright light stood Gabriel, the Angel
of God. Said, "Hail, Mary. Blessed art thou among
women. You've found favor with God. And you're going to have a child, knowing no
man. And He'll be called the Son of God." Look, the priest
doubted Gabriel's word. But Mary... And he had
something to believe that'd happened before that time; but Mary didn't
have nothing: never a baby had been born without
being, well, like man and wife. But she was going to have a baby by the Holy
Spirit. And instead of doubting him, she said, "Behold,
the handsmaid of the Lord. Be it unto me
according to Thy Word." Hallelujah. Oh, that's what we need is
some more Marys. Take God at His Word. She
didn't wait till she felt life; she started right then testifying she was going
to have a baby. Hallelujah. As soon as God's Word
sinks in your heart, get up and give a testimony, and...
"Hallelujah." That's it. When God takes the Holy Spirit and brings that
Word to you and makes It alive to you, a reality
that your faith, stand up and claim it. You don't have to feel
nothing, see nothing, or nothing; you have to believe something.
Now, sometimes you can callous yourself. Reading the
Bible, and just like reading a newspaper, and having about the same kind of
faith that you have in one, then you callous yourself. When you read God's
Word, believe It just like It says It is
there, and take God at His Word. Now, as soon as she read
this, or she seen this before her, and the Angel of the Lord said, "You're
going to have a baby." Look what she had to believe. Well, she had to
believe something that had never happened. Zacharias
didn't have to... Plenty times did that happen through the Scriptures. He had
plenty of examples. But Mary had to believe something that was total
impossible, and had never happened before. But yet, she didn't stagger at it;
she just said, "Behold the handsmaid of the
Lord. Be it unto me." She took God at His Word.
"Behold the handsmaid of the Lord." She
started rejoicing. She was happy. God had promised it; she knowed
she was going to have the baby. I believe I spoke something about it last
night. She didn't wait till she felt life. She didn't wait till she was
positive. She didn't wait till any visible sign. She just believed what the
Angel said was the Truth. There you are. The trouble of it is, we question God. And if we question God, we can't believe
God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things you don't see, taste, feel, smell, or hear. Amen. I begin to
feel a little religious right now. I... All right. Oh,
take God at His Word. She begin to rejoice and praise
God, just as soon as she heard. "Faith cometh by
hearing, hearing by the Word of God." Is that right? [Congregation
says, "Amen."--Ed.] "Faith
cometh by hearing." Soon as you hear the Word of God says you
can be set free, believe it. Rejoice with it. God will
show the evidence after you've accepted it. But first you accept it.
Christ died for sinners. I believe it. I accept it. I start rejoicing. God
works righteousness by it. I believe He was striped for my healing. I
believe it. I accept it. God's Word is healing for me. See, just as soon as I
believe. He can't help me till I believe.
At Thy Word
4 Now when
he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let
down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon
answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken
nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
In other words, I can hear Peter say, "Well, Lord,
why, we're fishermen. Why, we--we was born and raised on this sea here. Why, we
know when the moon's right, and when all the signs are right. There's not even
a fish in that water. Well, we toiled all night long. And we know when the
signs are right, and we never even took one fish. We took nothing. And then You come around and tell me to go back in the same waters
where I've been seining? And let down and get a whole boat full of them? Why,
it couldn't be." If he'd have said that, then he wouldn't have got them.
But he said, "Lord,
I've toiled all night, and have taken nothing: but nevertheless, at
Thy Word I'm going to let down the net." There you are. There's the
secret: Taking God at His Word. If there was no fish there, God's
able to put fish there. He did do it. That same net that went through that
water all night long and caught nothing, but look when God said, "Put it
28 And Peter
answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he
said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked
on the water, to go to Jesus.
The Holy Spirit comes in on the Word of God that's
sunk deep in your heart; It'll water It, and It'll grow out, and you'll just...
Automatically, you won't desire... As I said last night you won't have to take
the leaves off the tree; the new life pushes out and takes the old leaf off. It
makes you live a different person. Now, "At Thy Word Lord, I'll
let down the net." And when he pulled the draught of fishes, he was
astonished. And Jesus said to him, said "Don't fear from henceforth you'll
catch men." Oh, "At Thy Word, Lord." I think of Peter
when the Lord told him, said, "Come," walking
on the waters. Why, Peter never walked on water, never heard of anybody
else ever walking on water. "I don't know how to walk on water, Lord, but at
Thy Word, here I come." And he did. That's right. The woman
that... Oh, many times we just call off different things in the Scriptures if
we had time, of the people who have things... Mary had never knowed about how a baby could be born a virgin birth, but
she took God at His Word. "At Thy Word, Lord."
She went testifying before anything happened; she testified it
was going to happen because she took God at His Word. And let's us this
afternoon take God at His Word now, and here's what He said in His Word,
"Whatsoever things," Mark 11:24, "whatsoever things
you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive it, and it shall be given
unto you." You'll have it. Now, isn't that simple?
(see Ps 91:14-15)
7 In the day of my
trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer
He’s the high priest
of our confession
(See Heb 3:1)
14 Seeing then that we have a
great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high
priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in
all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain
mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
James 1:6, Luke 11:9-10)
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we
know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him.
We know that Thy Word says that You're
the High Priest setting at the right hand of His Majesty to make intercessions
upon our confession. What we say that You've done,
that's what You do. But if we not... Done do confess it,
if we're afraid, then You can't help us. So we pray, God that You'll give each
man and woman, boy, or girl in here tonight, courage, real conviction, faith,
that'll look up there and see that Son of God setting there in His Majesty, the
power of His Spirit moving in His Church, then not be afraid. Say, "By
His stripes I'm healed, and I go believing it."
Then You're the High Priest. You'll start confessing
that in heaven just when we confess it here. But You
can't do it, until we first say You've done it. For
it's a confession, and that means "say the same thing." We
have to say what You say about it. We've
already been healed, so we accept it.
…He said, "Wherever two or three are
gathered," no matter how small a group, two or three, "I'll be in
their midst. What anything they ask, shall receive it." Now, that's either
right or it's wrong. Jesus said, "If ye abide in Me,
and My Word in you, you can ask what you will, it'll done to you. Whatsover things you desire when you pray, believe you
receive it." That's... But watch the order of the Word now. You
believe now, you receive it, it shall be given to you
tonight. See? He can't do nothing for you, until first you
believe it and say He has done it. Let me let that soak real deep. How
many correctly understands that? Hebrews 3:1: No matter how sick you are, what about it,
you've got to first believe He does it, and then confess that He has
done it, before He can even go to work on it. How many knows that?
When you come to the altar to pray to be forgiven your sins, it isn't 'cause
you cry, it isn't because you confess. It's because you believe.
And when you believe and stand up and testify...Now, watch. You
go outside after you accepted Christ, the old crowd says, "You're no
different. There's nothing different." But you believe you're different.
Well, if you go say, "No, I guess I didn't get it." Well, you just
got another trip to the altar coming. But when you believe you have, you say,
"Yes, I am." Then you believe you're a Christian; you can't show nothing that you are. But you believe you are. You believe
you are. And then when you confess that you are, and when you confess Him, and
He confesses you, He's a High Priest working on what? Not on your crying, not
on your repenting, not on your faith, but on your confession. No matter how
much faith you got, it'll never do you any good, till you put works with it.
For faith without works is dead. Is that right? Just like this... The body
without the spirit is dead. Then when you say, "I believe Christ,"
then accept it, go saying so. Then you believe you're a Christian; you say
you're a Christian; you act like a Christian; you associate with those that are
Christians; and it works righteousness.
After while everybody knows you are a Christian,
because you hold your confess. You act like it. You go down the street, not
saying, "Well, I'm just half... Maybe, I'm a Christian." No, you
go down say, "I am a Christian." You're bold with it. Then
He's bold with it. See? He can only do as you say, because
He's the High Priest of what you confess. And He's there before the
Presence of the Majesty to make good anything that His redemptive blessings
calls for, His sacrifice. That's what He paid for, and standing there to make
good to you anything that you say, that you accepted what He has done. What was
He done? He was wounded for your transgressions. Is that right?
Overcome by the Blood
of the Lamb
they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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And He said I believe we overcome by the Blood of
the Lamb and the testimony,
is that right? He's the High Priest of our testimony…
When that great redeemed host stands around the throne
of God waving the white palms of the--the palms in their hands and the white
robes washed in the Blood of the Lamb, "We'll tell the story how we've
overcome..." How did we overcome? By the Blood of the
Lamb and their testimony.
Hallelujah. What is their testimony? Jesus lives. Oh, let it ring
out through the mountains to the hills, send the message far and wide, Jesus
lives. He's not dead but
You got to do some fighting, not with your fists, but
with the power of God by your testimony. That's how you overcome, by the Blood
of the Lamb and your testimony. Tell the devil he's got no strings tied to
you. "You've put this disease on me, but Jesus Christ
delivered me from it. He promised it to me."
Be reverent, watch, and if out in the meeting at any
time you feel that God has spoke to your heart while this line's a going
through, then you raise your hands and say, "Thank You,
Lord Jesus, for healing me." Let... Then tell somebody
sitting by you. By the Blood of the Lamb and their testimony they overcame. Is
that right? You overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by your testimony
if we can just have faith and believe in the Lord God that He will do these
things for us.
Oh, how wonderful You are.
Amazing grace, how You saved us by Your grace, healed
us by Your stripes, made us completely overcomers of all things in the beloved Son of God.
By taking the Word, the
promise, in humility, humbly walking,
This consecrated cross I'll bear Until death shall set
me free, Then go home a crown to wear,...
Oh, when that trumpet sounds, you can bury me in the
sea, but the trumpet will awake me. I'm going home one day. Amen. Until then I'll
struggle on (Amen.) bearing this cross, keeping my eyes not on people, but upon
How do you overcome? Could you ever do it by yourself?
No. Somebody went before you and overcome for you. It's Christ. I'm just a heir of
it. I don't have to do anything. I'm a heir of
the promise. The only thing I have to have, is put my
faith on His promise. Do you see it?
the Finished Work at
And if a person can just take God at His
Word, and see the work finished there at Calvary, and
accept it in their own life, that settles it right there.
That's--that's all--all is necessary. Then God in His goodness after that, has sent gifts besides that, into the church to
manifest His love and His promises to the people. See what I mean? But every
individual must look to
Now, the thing it is, is a... is to get the difference
between what is the Spirit of God, and what is the spirit of the devil. And
then by the atonement in
"At Thy word, Lord, I'm going to
rise up from here. I don't know how I'm going to do it, but at Thy Word,
Lord." That's it. Take God at His Word, and God's spoken
Word must--will materialize and produce just exactly what It
says It will. Listen. The right mental attitude towards any Divine promise
of God will bring it to pass.
I don't care what it is. If--if you plant, if you want
corn, you plant corn, water corn, leave corn alone.
It'll produce corn. Is that right? Wheat will produce wheat. The promise of
salvation will produce a Christian. The promise of the Holy Ghost will bring It to you. The promise of Divine
healing will make you well. Any
Divine promise of God... And the Bible said that the Word of God
is a Seed. Is that right? Jesus said that a sower
sowed. And if you'll just take It in your heart and
don't dig It up every day to see how it's getting along. Just sink It in your heart and settle It. That's all.
Walk right on. God will take care of the rest of it. He's
obligated to His Word.
And your faith acting will bring God's Word to
pass. You've got to believe it, accept it, testify it.
Say, "I receive it now, Lord, and that settles it
forever. No matter what I feel like, nothing about it; I'm going to
believe it anyhow."
God at His Word
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She said, "Behold, the handsmaid
of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy Word." And she went
around rejoicing, that she was going to have the baby
before she had one evidence that the baby was coming, outside the Word of God.
Oh, sister, do that tonight, you, and you, and all of you. Take God at
His Word and start rejoicing. Saying, "God said so; that
settles it. I will rejoice anyhow. I don't have to feel nothing or
nothing else; I just believe it." Oh, and you'll see an old fashion
revival sweep this country, burning out sin. And every church will fill up and
what a time it will be. If men and women will do that much, take God at His
Word, and be expecting Him to do what He said He would do... You're the
children of Abraham; that's only to the promise.
The seed of Abraham don't take that "no" for
an answer. The seed of Abraham believes it anyhow, regardless of how you feel.
That's right. It's not by feeling; it's by faith. Jesus never did say,
"Did you feeled it?" He said,
"Did you believe it?" That's the thing. "Did you
believe it?" That's the main thing, if you believe. "All things are
possible, not to him that feeleth, but him that
believeth." Put the Word where it belongs. Oh, I--I begin to feel
religious, right now. Think of it. If we can take God at His Word, believe
It, that settles it. God promised it;
that's all that's necessary.
And most always, when you find people that'll dare
to take God at His Word, they're considered neurotics or fanatics.
That's right. The real true believer has never had the world to pat him on the
back; it's always against him, because he takes God at His Word. And God has
never been a friend to the world in the way of the world a being a friend of
God, I mean. they're against God because they can't
understand God. And you'll never know God only by faith.
Take God at His Word, for by faith are you saved, and that's through grace, not by works:
no mental emotions, no stirred up, no speaking with tongues, no shouting, no
nothing. By faith walk into the Presence of God, and say, "Lord God,
I come solely on the basis of Your Word and I believe You."
…but it's your individual--or personal faith and trust
in God to plunge beneath the Blood, and to be filled with His Spirit, and by
become a partakers of the Divine, not a partaker of the church, a partaker of
the Divine. The Divine nature changing your own vile nature into a nature
that loves God, who believes every Word that He said
is the truth, and accepting it as your own personal gift from God. When a
believer comes like that, God gives him a checkbook for any redemptive blessing
He died for, and Jesus' Name is signed at the bottom of it. Are you afraid to
fill it out? If you're afraid to fill it out, you're a coward. You never have
come in contact with God. But you once get in contact with God, and the Holy
Spirit make Christ real to your heart, you're not afraid to take God
at His Word anytime or believe, 'cause you've been in contact with the
supernatural. You've come back into fellowship; you've come back in
reconciliation through the Blood, and believe God, and know you--you've been in
His Divine Presence.
When a man once catches that vision of the invisible
God and know that He's always present,
there's something that stabilizes that man's thinking; it stabilizes his
actions, and in the time of distress and trouble, it'll still make him look
upward and above the things that are happening around him, because he's looking
at the Unseen, yet by promise. Now, how Abraham, not only did he see the
Unseen... And the reason he believed it, was because God said it. And if we
being dead in Christ, we are Abraham's seed, and if the Spirit that was
in Christ dwells in us, it does the same thing. It takes every Divine
promise of God that's in His Bible and calls it present tense, and rests
itself upon there.
When you people that are sick, and has plowed through
prayer line after prayer line, and you've been prayed for. You've been to the
doctor's; you've done everything, and still death stays at your door... When
you get to a place to where you say, "I don't care what the doctor said; I
don't care what the scientific world said; Jesus Christ made a promise to
me." And pass that barrier of vibrations to your soul that
you're free and there's not one thing to shake you; you'll sail into your
healing just as certain as I'm standing at this pulpit.
See how God does? Testing, God permits you sometime to
get a little worse after you're prayed for just to test you. The testings and trials of faith, but, "He that endureth..." There it is. Hold on; take
God at His Word. Believe every Word of It. No matter what anything
else says or does, believe it anyhow. No
matter what the circumstance look like, believe God anyhow.
the devil he's a liar
You dare to take God's Word and stand there and say It's so. Let this poor
little nervous woman here, thinks she's going to die, and
everything else is wrong with her... See? You're not dying. Say,
"How can I do it, Brother Branham?" Just take His Word and step on It one time once. Stand on that Word, see what happens. Tell the devil he's a liar.
You've been in menopause all these years, about fifty-seven years old. And get
away from the thing, it's the devil. Take God's Word and say, "By
His stripes I am healed," watch what takes
place. Then you'll quit thinking you got heart attacks and everything. You
don't have no heart attacks and all that stuff. It's a lie.
You don't have it. Just
believe God's Word.
That's what's the matter with people tonight in Divine healing and everything. It's yours, go take it.
Hallelujah. God promised you to walk, brethren, you believe it? You have to
take it. God promised you life, brother, do you believe it? Take it. God
promised you joy, brother, do you believe it? Take it. God said, "I will
give it to you. It's yours." Now it wouldn't be right for God to go and
dish all the things out. He give them the land;
they've got to do the house cleaning. Amen. It's yours, but He ain't going to come poke it down your neck. You've got to
take the land yourself. He give it to you and it's
yours; rise and possess it. Hallelujah. It's your choice. If you
want to murmur like the other ten did, you'll wander in the wilderness a long
time longer, till tomorrow night still sick. But if you're ready to take it
tonight, it's yours. What kind of a choice you going to make? I will take
Jesus and His promise, and tell the devil he's a liar.
Men of honor, women, you who believe in God, you who
claim to have the Spirit of God in your heart, if you're sick or needy, you've
got the weapon there to fight that sickness with. It's in you: God gave It to you. Why will we stand back like a coward? Why will we
stand on the sidelines? Let's follow the Captain. Let's follow Him that went to
Calvary. When He went to Calvary, He was wounded for our transgressions; with
His stripes we were healed. Take that what He gives you and fight sickness
and sin. Fight unbelief away. Tell the devil he's a liar.
Christ said He has overcome the world. "Greater is He that's in you
than he that's in the world." Greater is the power of Christ in you
than that sickness that you have in your body tonight. Greater is the power
of Christ than that little besetting sin that you can't overcome. Let's take
that Holy Spirit, and fight the devil down, and walk out victorious as the
heroes of the cross.
The Word of God will run away, defeat Satan any place,
any time, on any condition, if a man or woman will dare to take God at His
for I am the LORD that
26 And said,
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do
that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and
keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I
have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth
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24 Who his
own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that
we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye
that Voice in your heart, "I am the Lord that heals all Thy
diseases." Remember, when the Word is spoken, It has to come to
pass. Jesus said, Mark 11:22, "If you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,'
and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you said will come to
pass, you can have what you said."
19 Many are
the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth
him out of them all.
If we live right, that doesn't mean that we are immune
from troubles. Frankly, it means that all troubles are directed our way.
"For many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivereth him out of them all." That's the
You know, when you get the Holy Ghost, you attend a
lot of obstacles. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivereth him out of them all." God brings you
right up, facing with it, so He can show you His power and His
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Cancer or a toothache, it matters not with Him, if He can be Lord over the matter. You
just don't open up that heart to let Him in that faith door, so He can be
Ruler. Now, they cast down reason. When you let Christ into the compartment of
your heart as faith, then reasons die out.
our strength through His promise
Notice, then when Abraham was a hundred years old,
ninety and nine, in the 17th chapter of the book of Genesis, ninety and nine,
and that would make Sarah ninety years old. Still giving praise to God, giving
glory to Him, because they believed His Word. They knew it was the Truth. And
God appeared to Abraham again, and this time when He appeared to him, He
appeared to him in the name of the Almighty God. And the Almighty God in
Hebrew is El Shaddai. Now, the word
"El" means "God." "Shad" means
"breast," breast like the woman. "Shaddai"
is the plural: breasted. Therefore, He appeared to Abraham as the
breasted God, the strong One. "I am thy consolation; I am thy strength.
You're a old man Abraham; you're--you're days are
gone, as far as strength is concerned, but I am El Shaddai."
Not just one but two: He was wounded for our transgressions, with
His stripes we were healed. "I'm El Shaddai;
just lean onto My bosom, and nurse your strength back
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases
And He's still Almighty God, that any believing child
of Abraham can, if he is sinful, He's Jehovah-jireh,
for one breast. If he's sick, He's Jehovah-rapha, on
the other side. And just like a little sick baby that's fretting and weak, it's mother picks it up; she puts it to her breast, and the
little baby begins draw the mother's strength through the breast. And we, who
have lost our health, sick, run-down, what do we do? We come up to Jehovah by
faith. We lean on His breast, His promise, and there draw our
strength through His promise. The sons of Abraham's
not scared to do that. In the face of anything, they'll still believe it and
hold onto it--sons of Abraham--El Shaddai.
Not only is the baby--not only is the baby drawing its
strength, but it's satisfied while it's a drawing. When the baby's nursing, he
shuts up. He's a nursing, so he's satisfied as long as he's drawing his
strength. And if the believer ever gets a hold of God by His promise,
though his hand's still crippled, his
cancer still shows, he's satisfied. He's drawing his strength out
of God's promise. Amen. You're going to call me a holy-roller anyhow, so I
just might as well get started now. Oh, it's enough to shake you. If there's anything in you to shake. Yes. When the Holy
Spirit gives God's promise, and the believer catches a hold of it, all devils
in torment can't take him away from there. He stands there; he will call everything,
death itself, he'll defy it in the face, when God give him the promise. Amen.
When that Spirit is in there, It
takes hold of God's eternal Word, and It calls everything contrary to it as though
it wasn't. No matter what it--takes place, what the world says, what anything
else says... If God has made the promise,
the man that's endued with that Spirit, will hold onto that promise of
God, 'cause there's nothing else in his way. The church is pure. The church
is purged by the Holy Spirit; their conscience is seared of doubt, and unbelief
is taken away. And when they hear God's Word say a certain thing, they believe
it. Oh, they hold onto it. They just don't move from it.
THEY SHALL RECOVER
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him
up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be
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"The prayer of faith shall save the sick. If they
lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." He told Noah it
was going to rain. It never... He never... Now He never said,
"As soon as--as you're prayed for, you're going to be well."
He said, "They shall recover."
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He just said, "They shall recover."
Interpret the Word right. "They shall recover." He never set any
certain time. And, that is, if they are believers. If they are
believers, it shall recover. "They'll lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover," whether it's now, a week, month, year, ten
years, twenty years, fifty years. "They will recover," He
said so. That is, if they can hold onto their believing.
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He said, "They shall lay hands on the sick, and
they shall recover." If you believe it, then I don't care if it happens
right here, if it happens next week, it happens twenty years from today; if
you absolutely believe it, it's got to happen.
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… it never set any certain
time for deliverance. He never said when. He just said, "They shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall recover." He didn't say they'd jump
up right then. The Word doesn't say that. James
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You said, "If thou canst believe... If you say to
this mountain, don't doubt in your heart, it shall come to pass what you've
said, if you believe it." You said, "These signs shall follow them
that believe. If they lay their hands on the sick, they
shall recover." Lord, I place it right back in the peoples' lap.
It's up to them. I proved to them by the Bible, and we all know it, that
the atonement's made. He was wounded for our transgressions. With His
stripes we were healed. It's past tense.
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Remember, no longer--how, no matter how much it
lingers, yet it's got to happen. It's going to happen. These witnesses testify,
has absolutely testified the truth, that it is so. God said, "They shall
lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." But the outside world wants
you to believe as soon as you lay hands on, you must, the crippled legs must be
straighten and you must jump up and down. He never
said that. He never promised that. He said, "The prayer of faith shall
save the sick, and God will raise them up." He never said when. "They
lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." He never said when. He said,
"When you pray, believe that you receive it, and
it shall be given to you." He didn't say when.
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You've heard my message on the--on "The
Trial," putting Jesus on trial. See, He told Noah, "It was going to
rain." It never rained for a hundred and twenty years, but it rained
anyhow. He told Abraham he'd have a son by Sarah. It was twenty-five years
later. He never said when. He said they'd have the son. Twenty-five years later
it happened. See? He didn't say when. He said, "The prayer
of faith shall save the sick. God shall raise them up. If they lay hands on the
sick, they shall recover." Is that what He said? He didn't say He'd jump
up and do it right then. He said, "They
shall recover." See? That's
His promise. That's what we believe.
Don't look at your symptoms, look at the promise. How
bad you're sick, look Who great a
Person give the promise. God
And if ever if anything that is
wrong is a man or woman who'll look and say, "Now, I don't feel any
better. Now, they prayed for me
over at my church last night. And they believe in Divine
healing, but really I don't feel any better." You don't
never go by your feelings. Jesus never did say, "Did you
feel it?" He said, "Did you believe it?"
See where you get the thing all turned around? It's your faith in His promise
that does it.
That's what's the matter, that
people don't get healed. You go to looking at
your symptoms. You can't look at your symptoms and be healed. You've
got to look at the promise that God made.
If you're looking at your symptoms they'll be there.
If you look to God's Word, symptoms will have to vanish.