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Rev. Branham prophesied of a great campaign in India, wherein “ten thousands times thousands” would be saved. In the vision, there were three hundred thousand of the believers in the meeting, and the spirit would fill the place:

 

Mark my word; write it in the pages of your Bible, for it's THUS SAITH THE LORD, "Remember, when we land in India, you're going to hear of tens of thousands times thousands being saved." The Holy Spirit has said it; I've wrote it here in my Bible; it's wrote in tens of thousands of Bibles right here, like the resurrection of the little boy. By a vision that He said, "There's three hundred thousand of them in there." And you see if that isn't right. There's how the Gospel's going to be preached just overnight. She'll just sweep like that from place to place.

 

BRANHAM, Questions and Answers, May 15, 1954 (tape #54-­0515)

 

 

 

Rev. Branham did go to India in September 1954, which in of itself can be considered self-­fulfilling prophecy. He quickly learned that the Hindi and Muslim people were not entirely receptive to missionaries pushing Christianity, and Rev. Branham had to leave India after having been rescued by the militia from an angry mob.

 

When I held my hand there, and when the prayer, of course wasn't interpreted, when I dropped my hands, the man looked. He let out a scream. He grabbed me around the waist. He grabbed the mayor of the city and begin hugging him and kissing him. He was just-­-­could see as good as any man setting in here. I'm telling you: a frantic, a scream went from those people, and the whole thing went into a turmoil. Two or three hours later, they got me through the crowd with a army there trying to push them back. I had no pockets in my coats. My shoes was gone. They'd pulled every clothes off of me, nearly stripping me, screaming and crying. And the next day with sorrow. I had to leave India with a promise that I'd be back again.

 

BRANHAM, India Trip Report, January 26, 1957 (tape #57-­0126B)

 

Rev. Branham placed the blame for his lack of success in India on himself for not following the leading of the Holy Spirit, saying that Africa was to be his first destination.

 

And when... I had been very much constrained to go to-­-­to India. And yet, as many of you might know, the Indian trip wasn't the success that it should've been, because I failed to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and never recognized it after He give me a vision to go to Africa first and then to India. BRANHAM, India Trip Report, January 26, 1957 (tape #57-­0126B)

 

 

 

 

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