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William Marrion Branham: Necromancer

John Collins10/22/2012 8:07:00 AMThis one falls into multiple categories, all of which deal with the occult.

Abominable Practice Of Interaction With The Dead
When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.
Deuteronomy 18:9-14

  • Divination: The practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
  • Necromancy: The supposed practice of communicating with the dead, esp. in order to predict the future.
  • Charmer: to endow with or protect by supernatural powers.
  • One who inquires of the dead: Communicating with spirits of the dead
  • Medium: One who communicates with spirits

William Branham and his followers often tell of an event where a certain person had died, and a lady asked Branham to raise the dead. Branham claims to have searched for his soul "on the other side," and found that he was happier in the land of the dead. Though this story is not recorded, it is often told from behind the pulpit of churches that follow William Marrion Branham. Other similar stories are recorded, and it is very evident that William Branham was in contact with spirits - which is an abomination.

The most obvious necromancy in the sermons revolve around his dead wife Hope. She would speak to him from the dead:
Sister, dear, not knowing what the future holds, but believing... Here it comes to me. Here it is. It was to be something... Right here's where my wife's casket laid, Hope. And it was this morning. And it was--it was Hope that raised and said she would not die. And the thing, I believe, was meaning to this baby now. She's laying exactly at the same place. And I can almost positive say it's THUS SAITH THE LORD.

Any follower of William Branham is familiar with his command of "the spirits." He would enter an auditorium and say things like "I take every spirit in this auditorium under my control," like a grand sorcerer of the dark ages.

To the common believer who has not studied his or her Bible, this is fascinating. To the one who has studied and found it to be an abomination before the Lord, it is very sickening.
And notice, now. Like this street here's where mortals live. Mortals are influenced from an outside world. I should understand by the grace of God. I deal with spirits. And I should know what I am speaking of.
And I look along through this dark mass of gaiety. Every once in a while, you'll see little lights a burning. Lights, that's... There you are. It's your table today. Lights a burning. that's Christians in the darkness giving light. See what I mean?
Now, look at this here. The sinner is influenced by a spirit because he has a spirit. And the wrong gives influence and the right gives influence. And those who are dominated from--with blackness and separation, are dominated from the underworld of devils.

Look. The first thing when you... Here when you're going out of this line now, get this straight. Here's where mortals live. A whole conglomeration is blackness and darkness. And in there is little lights, placed now and then.
That's Christians borned-again of Light. "Ye are--you are a light that is set on a hill. A candle that is set in the room and gives light to all the room." That's what a Christian is amongst darkness. You're supposed to shine where it's dark.
Now, notice. The wicked or the unbeliever is influenced from beneath. There is a trinity of hell like there's a trinity of heaven. They're influenced by evil powers.
Notice. The first thing, when you start down, the first thing you find is a realm here that's got the unsaved in it. That's right. That's where Jesus went and preached to the souls that were in prison that repented not in the long-suffering in the days of Noah. The next is demons. And the next is hell itself. The world is influenced by these demon powers through this trinity. And the Christians are influenced by a Spirit too, the Holy Spirit.

The first is the Holy Spirit, above, for Christians. The next layer is Angels. And the next heavens is God. Holy Spirit, Angels and God... The Holy Spirit come a past Angels, come down to redeem sinners.

Medium: In Contact With Spirits

I--I believe that you're a Christian. I believe you're a Christian woman, and you have been for some time. You're--you're awfully nervous for one thing. As your nervousness is--type of nervousness, a worry nervousness. Isn't that right? You're awful person to take other people's troubles too, aren't you? You cross some bridges before you get to them and call it. Isn't that right? Now see, that always happens before... Something's blocking you like there, because you made plans, and it never comes out that way. You get in your mind something that's going to happen, and it doesn't, it just takes that way. Isn't that right? And you're...
Now, it stopped on me just a moment. It's kind of hard. Now, everybody be in prayer, please.
Now, just look this a way, sister. I just want to talk to you (See?), just order to contact your spirit. I seen a vision coming up from a child, from a little girl. And I--I... It just... I have to speak it as it's coming (You see?), or I--I don't get it. Now, just keep praying.

Now, this lady here, she's just a prayer card. We'll call some more, if the Lord will permit us. (And you got the... Yes. Yes, sir.) Well sister dear, I'm happy that you got the prayer card. And I--I trust that--that something will be done that our Lord will glorify His Son, Christ Jesus, between us. That not only to you, but to the people out there in the audience, that they might see and be healed also.
Now, we are perfect strangers. I--I do not know you. And I--I don't think you know me. No, you might've heard of me. Now, what I'm wanting to do is just to contact your spirit. And there's so many people out in there pulling. I don't think they hear us. I--I'm... I don't think they do, because there's some interference in the... They may be now. See? Now, I'm not sure. I can't say whether they do or not.

Good evening, sister. Isn't our Master lovely? I just love Him with all my heart. I believe you do too...?... Do you believe that that's His Spirit that you feel now? Do you believe that that's Him? You do? You and I are strangers, aren't we, sister? We don't know each other at all. And if I would know anything of you, it would have to be like Jesus...
The reason I talk to you is merely to contact your spirit. You understand that. This microphone's alive. You see? And I've got to contact your spiritfirst, 'fore I can see what's happened in your life. See? That's none of the audience's business. I'm just talking to you. You see? And merely this is just to contact you.

You heard Mr. Baxter, I guess, tonight, tell about an Angel visiting me sometime ago and speaking with me about these things. Well, that's--that's the truth, sir. And He told me that I was to pray for sick people. That was my mission in life was to pray for the sick. Now, I questioned it and said, "I'm--I'm uneducated, so the people..." But since a little child, I was called for that work. You believe that?
Now, if our Lord Jesus, when He talked to the woman at the well, He just didn't talk her a little while. And then after He talked to her, He said, "Go, get Me a drink"
And she said, "I..." talked about the well. Now, what He--He was trying to contact her spirit. Now, you're the first patient here at the platform tonight, so that's what I have to be to contact your spirit. You see? See, we're both men standing here, got to one day meet God. See? But you're--you're also a supernatural being; you're--inside of you is a spirit that'll live somewhere forever, why, here too. Well, if you've got a disease, Satan's did that. And He sent me to pray so these two spirits will come together. And then if His Spirit can... It'll depend on which one you give in to (You see?) of these two... If you believe what you're told, it'll be right, you will get well. If you do not believe it, 'course there's nothing it can do. See? This is just for a vindication.

Now, you're... Now, I'm talking to you just like the--He talked to the woman at the well. I'm trying to contact your spirit. See? You don't think I'd be reading your mind? No, sir, I'm not. No, sir. I'm not. I'm--I'm just trying to help you. Yes. You're complete breakdown. Everything's wrong with you.

Lady, I just want to talk to you as... in the... The reason I'm doing this is to contact your spirit. Will you believe with all your heart? And if God will just reveal to me what is wrong with you, will you accept Him as your Healer? You would. Now, we're strangers I suppose, are we? Never seen each other in life, nowhere? But God knows what's wrong with you, isn't that right? You, one of your greatest things, you are anemia also. Isn't that right? You believe that God will make you well.

Now, I've talked to you for a purpose (See?), to contact your spirit. And now your spirit's falling right in line with the Angel of the Lord. You got a--it's a--it's a gallbladder or some... Gallbladder trouble. See? Yes, ma'am. And I see you was in a doctor's office or something where there was taking a picture. And then you've had a... I see something another: you're alarmed about it being a cancer or something in your... You thought it was a cancer. Yes, sister; yes, ma'am. It's a nervous condition. And I tell you... Long time ago or something, you've had a operation on the head or something or other. It's something taken away or something. Yes, that's right. Un huh. It's a... It was a... Yes. Is that the truth? What was it? I just seen an operation being performed on it. Do you believe that God will make you well? If I ask Him, do you believe, audience, that God will heal this woman? Will you pray with me for her? Come here, mother. I want your hand. When I would take a little old wrinkled up hand like that, you don't know how it makes me feel. I think of my own mother who's been in... That's probably stroked back the tears from many babies eyes, cried and rocked them to sleep, done a many hard days work, washed. God bless them.

Now, my brother, it's just as our Master talked to the woman at the well. He just had a--a way of talking to her in order to contact her spirit. And you're standing here, a strong looking man as far as I know. And I... And, but God knows both of us, and I'm just trying to speak to you in order to--to contact your spirit like I... And if I am God's servant, and just a humble man as yourself, then the Angel of the Lord... Did you see the picture, did you? And then That comes down, and That gives the anointing. And that anointing then does the--the, it does the telling. That's right.

Now, lady, I suppose you and I are strangers. Are we, lady? You... Where abouts was that you met me? Vandalia, Illinois. My, that's a long time ago. Yes, ma'am. Well, was you there at the meeting? Well, of course I would not remember that in this much time. Was you a up at the prayer line or something? Oh, you wasn't prayed... You just attended the meeting. That's right. Well, that's makes us then just the same as strangers. You just saw me standing on the platform. Was you there the night, the boy that was born blind received his sight, and come back, and took my tie, and ask his mother what color it was? Well, then... That was along about the next to last night somewhere. Now, I want you to look on my just a moment. Not--not--I'm not reading you mind, no ma'am. That's not... No, ma'am, I'm not. I'm just trying to contact your spirit. See? Just like a--a picture camera, a film's been taken. God has to take me down that same line again. See? You're...

E-65 How do you do? Of course, we're strangers, I suppose. God... Ma'am? I don't know you, no ma'am, I... Well then, if we're strangers in this world, and God knows that we are strangers then, there'd--there had to be some way I'd have to know you, and contact your spirit, or some way to find out. All right, audience, are you believing? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.]

Now, lady, I just want to look at you, just a moment to speak with you, just to contact your spirit and to--to see what the Lord would tell me.
Of course, you know I've been stalling for Something; it's the Anointing of the Angel of the Lord. 'Cause if He doesn't come, then I know nothing. But when He comes, He knows all things. If He will, by His grace, let me know what's wrong with you, you will accept your healing, or whatever it is. Is that right? Here It is.

I'm not reading your mind, friends. I only speak the truth, and God vindicates it to be the truth.
What do you think about it, setting there next to him? Do you believe? Do you believe me to be God's prophet? Do you believe if God... You setting 'cause you're on the front seat, that's the reason I'm talking to you so much. See, it's back in behind there and around me. But do you believe, if I can contact your spirit, God will reveal what's wrong? Would you accept your healing? You're a diabetic. Is that right? Raise up your hand if that's the truth. Stand up on your feet. Do you accept your healing now? May the Lord Jesus Christ make you every whit whole. God bless you.

Come. How do you do, sir? Suppose, maybe, oh, us being strangers in this life, but God knows both of us. He's fed us, been with us. And all that--that we have comes from God. I'm only trying to contact your spirit, my dear brother, just so that God's blessings could rest.
Now, just a moment, It... A, It has left me and It's pulling this a way. It's--it's a man setting here, praying, looking right at me. Oh, it's for that child there. It's going blind, its eyes. Is that right? Lay your hand over on your little fellow there and I'll ask God's blessings.
Father, I pray that You'll heal that child and may it not be bothered any more; in Jesus' Name, heal its eyes. Amen. Have faith, brother. Going to be all right.

You're the patient, aren't you? ...?... All right. You believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, you're in His Presence, not your brother? You're here in His Presence. Well, if I be God's servant, and I told the truth, then this would be God preaching back the truth, not my sermon now. It's His sermon. Then if you was standing here and He was visible, that you could see Him, as far as--if it was healing you was looking for, He couldn't heal you; He's already done it. He'd only tell you something that'd make you have faith. Is that right?
Well, you just answer me as I talk to you then. I'm--only thing I'm trying to do is contact your spirit. It's very hard; there's others here praying, trying their best around everywhere. See?

Now, I want to talk to you a minute, sister. You're conscious that something's going on, of course, it's--it's just now happened. Now, if that is true, let the people see by your uplifted hand. That's right. See? It's... That--that's His Presence. that's right. See?
Now, I'm--I'm a stranger to you, never seen you in my life. And now, if the Holy Spirit that I have spoke of, of Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever; if I have truly witnessed that to the people, and declare it to be the truth, and He is the same, then He will reveal to me something to you that would help you to believe. If you're--here I don't know what you have need of, whether... But He does. Now, if God will permit that, would you accept your healing and--or--or whatever it is you want, finance, or whatever it is you're here to seek Him for to ask Him about? Or domestic troubles, whatever it might be, whatever it is, He will know, and He will be able to let me know. Is that right? And that would make Him the same as he talked to the woman at the well.
Now, I'm only talking to you like He did to contact your spirit. And I see you moving from me. You're--you're--you've had a... I see a great crash of some sort; it's an accident. And you--it was a car wreck, and you were thrown in the air, like that. And it strained you in, somewhere in your neck, and has caused a--a cancer to come into your neck... And you're some sort of a teach in the Scripture. And you believe that Jesus Christ makes you well?
Father God, in the Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ, on the authority of God's Word, by a dying woman, I ask this evil thing to leave her.

Now, as we talk, talking to you, is sure, it's to contact your spirit; that's right. And--and you... He's near, the Holy Spirit, you're aware of that, that Something's near. So am I, but It just hasn't anointed us yet, just right, to what it is. But I see the lady now as she begins to dim out to me. I see her. She's suffering with a--a nervous condition. She's real upset. She's been that way for some time. She also has a--a ladies condition; it's in the female gland. She's having trouble in the female gland. Those things are true, aren't they, lady?
And I... You're--you're not from here. You've come from somewhere else, another city. I see you moving, coming this a way. Someone had told you something; it was about the meeting, and you come to be prayed for. And I see the number that you left from, it's--it's--it's 8614 is your street number. And somebody calls you, "Betty." And your last name is Moore. That's right. Just... Now, you can go home; you're healed. Your faith has done it, sister. The Lord bless you, my sister.

Now, the Father sent me here to San Fernando Valley, put me here to preach the Gospel, and here you come. See? Now, the only way I know is to contact your spirit. And you being a woman, me a man, you a Christian, me a Christian, maybe you're in need of something, and the Holy Spirit is here as (and you His child) to help you to get what you come for. And that would only bring your faith up. Is that right? Does the audience believe that? That's the only... Now, not that I could heal, her faith has to do that. "Thy faith has made the whole."
Now, if God will reveal to me what you come here for, or something that you know I don't know, what... If something like that, you will believe it? Will the audience believe it and accept it? Now, may the Lord grant it.

But by the grace of God, and the help of God, by me talking to you, I can contact your spirit by a Divine gift, by yielding myself to the Holy Ghost, that will produce the same thing that Jesus did to the woman at the well. Now, I have no idea what you're here for. You might be standing here for sickness; you might be standing here for somebody else. You might be standing here for financial troubles. You might be standing here for spiritual troubles. I do not know; you know that. I'm a stranger to you; I don't know you.

Now, if the Lord Jesus will tell me what you're here for, will you be...? See, I couldn't heal you if you're sick. I couldn't heal you, or I couldn't give you your desire. It'd be your faith in Him. But I only claim He raised from the dead, you understand? Well, may the Lord grant it, sister. Just talking to you to contact your spirit.
But now, if the audience can still hear my voice, between she and I comes that same Light that you see in the picture, and she's going away from me. The woman, I see her in her doing her work, she is very, very, nervous. She drops things, and she's suffering with a--a skin trouble, which is a cancer in her skin. That's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Is that the truth? If it is, raise your hand?

Now, may you be reverent. How, sir? Now, to talk to you, I just want to contact your spirit. Just exactly the way it would be if--if I was... Just like Jesus said to the woman at the well, He begin to talk to her, 'cause it's just like Him speaking and it's changing over. But we, being strange to one another, and not knowing each other, then God would have to do something. And if something would come to me and the Lord would let me know something about you, that you know that I don't know, and not knowing you... I don't know nothing about you. So then you'd know it have to come from some kind of a supernatural force. Is that right? Then you'd accept it to be the Lord Jesus, as I have plainly stated before the Bible...?... You believe it? That's fine.

What about the colored lady setting next to you? Would you stand up a minute, lady, the colored lady setting next to her? Do you believe me to be God's servant? Just to contact your spirit (You see?); you don't have to be up here. So that you'd know, at the calling in the prayer line, whether you're here or there makes no difference. Would you like to get over that intestinal trouble and be made well? Do you believe that God would heal you of that intestinal trouble that you have? If that's right, raise up your hand. All right. Be seated and believe on the Lord.

Now, let us look to the woman. May... As a Christian and talking, the spirits of... Or the Holy Spirit's in a gift. One gift is preaching. That's an evangelist. Another gift is prophetic, which is altogether a different gift. And to be preaching and switch to something else, it's another anointing, but the same Spirit. You understand.
Now, you and I being strangers, we never have met each other, and you being the first person here, I'm just trying to contact your spirit. And it's exactly just right, exactly what I'm trying to do. That's right. Because you're a woman, I'm a man, and we've never met before, and here we are before several hundred people.

Now, a strong thing struck the platform then. Stop that. See? Now, we're not in this dimension of... If you scientists here, this is not the three dimensions we live in. It's another dimension which is closer to God. See? Just go down. You believe that God will give you the desire of your heart? All right. You seen Him heal your boy. You seen Him heal others. You believe that He will heal? All right. Now, you look this a way then. Just to contact your spirit, and believing that God will do it. Humbly I ask Him to do it.

Just to contact your spirit, sister, just to see what He would tell me. He might not tell me one thing. I want to ask you a question. Do you believe what I preached is the truth about Him? If He didn't reveal one thing to me, would you still believe if I prayed for you, you'd get well, or--or you'd get what's... I don't know what you're here for. But would you believe it, anyhow? If I didn't no more than just pray for you, passed you through the line, you'd believe it, anyhow? God bless you. I--I believe you would.

Way down at the end of the row, setting there between two men, the lady with high blood pressure, the second row back, the end. Do you believe that Jesus Christ can heal you of your high blood pressure? It happened to be; I seen a streak leave this lady and go to you; that's the reason I know that you can be healed, if you want to accept it.
I challenge your faith. Here's a dear soul setting here, right back there behind you. Setting there with that little black hat on, got trouble with your head, she's praying about it. That is right, isn't it, sister? Right here, the little lady with the black hat on and glasses. You're having trouble with your head. But you don't feel it now, do you? You were healed just then.
The lady setting next to her looked like that... You believe, lady? I just want to contact your spirit. Lay your hand on her and the lady next to you there. The lady that was just healed, lay your hand on the next lady. Yes. You believe the Lord God will heal you, lady? You have complications, many things wrong with you, such as diabetes, for one; heart trouble, for another. That's right. If that's right, raise your hand. All right, go home and believe it be over, it will leave.

Now, if we don't know each other, the Lord Jesus knows her and He knows me. Now, if He will tell her something that she has done, or something that she's intending to do, or something that she knows that I know nothing about, then surely, if He can tell her what she has been, He can certainly know what she will be. Is that right? Now, how much greater would that be if Something would tell her, like something happened in the Bible, and would tell her that. Would... If He would do that, would you believe He was the same Lord? You would.
You know it couldn't be your brother here; I just have to yield my spirit. I'm just like this microphone, a mute until He would speak. 'Cause what man would know that? None. It takes God to do it. Now, if God will let me know just by talking to you... Yes, sir, I am trying to contact your spirit. That's exactly right. That's just swept from the audience, and that's right.

That strike you? You believe that I am His servant with all your heart? I don't know you. You're a stranger to me, just so the people see whether that people hasn't got prayer cards, or prayer cards it doesn't matter. Now, you know there's some kind of anointing here, is that right? You know that it--it--it ha... Something takes more than a--than a--a--a man to do something like that. It takes God, doesn't it? Yes, it certainly does. You believe that God could tell me what you're standing here for? Which would... You know He could. That's fine. All right. If you'll believe it... I see you're shadowed, yeah, something horrible, and you're shadowed, and that's the reason I looked around and the anointing being on me...
Now, I couldn't take each one of them people down that line, I'd drop off here on this platform. So weak now, see how beads of sweat standing? See? I couldn't do it, because if He felt weakness from one person touching Him, what about now when He has to work back through a sinner saved by grace. See? And that was the anointed God. See? Just His holy virgin borned body that God was working through, made Him weak, what about me a sinner saved by grace? Because He said, "More than this shall you do. The things that I do shall you also, and more than this." It says greater in the King James but...
You say, "What you talking to me for, Brother Branham?" I'm trying to contact your spirit just like He talked to the woman at the well. That's right. I can tell you now, you're suffering with an extreme nervousness; you got heart trouble also. That's right, isn't it? If that's right raise up you hand so the people see it. Now, you believe with all your heart? Why, the same God knows the same thing's the matter with you. See? That just does it.

God set in the church: apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors. That's all. Then them nine spiritual gifts in the church. You say, "Brother Branham, what are you trying to do?" I'm trying to contact your spirit.
Jesus sent me to this city. I was led here. Now, here's a woman. by having a number on her prayer card way up in the--I forget where I called--50 or 75 or somewhere around. I forgot where it was. You just happened to be that woman standing here. All right.
Now, not knowing one another. Now, what I am trying to do? contact your spirit. And if the Lord God... If I said I had a gift of healing, laid my hands on you, and say, "Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. You're going to get well." That'd be all right. Go believe it, you'd get well. I believe it. God will honor your faith.
But what if He comes and tells you something that you--that you have been, then tells you what you will be. You know where--whether it--what it has been, whether it's the truth or not. Something that you have done in your life, way back there, or whatever He does, or something on that order. Then it would make the same Messiah. The audience wouldn't sense it. They'd believe it and just accept it.

Now, I couldn't help that, sir. It's just I--I watch a Light, you see, and It just went from me, and I seen It hanging over there, and I seen the little lady come up here before me. And she kept coming before me here, and see it was a woman instead of a man, so I just had to speak on what I was seeing.
Oh, if this church, if this group of people would just believe right now, and just have faith, what would happen, what would take place!
Sir, we're strangers to one another. Just wanted to speak to you, in order just contact your spirit. Here, you're not here for yourself. You're here for somebody else, that's a--a little fellow, a little fellow, little boy been wrecked in an automobile accident, cut all to pieces, lacerated, very bad, serious condition. You're here, standing for him. That's right. If God doesn't help the little boy, he's got to die. Will you do me a favor? Take that handkerchief out of my pocket; go, put it on him, in the Name of the Lord, and don't doubt. And let me hear from him, as the meeting goes on. Have faith.

How do you do, sir? I am a stranger to you, and--and you're a stranger to me. And it's--it's begin... The visions now, I see, look like the whole house is just getting light, like kind of a whirl-like going around. See? But do you believe that the Lord Jesus could reveal to me what you're standing there for? You believe that He would? I believe that, also. I'm just speaking to you, to contact your spirit, exactly is what I'm doing it for. See, I don't know you, so it's got to be something besides me do it. I've got to get myself just so completely away from myself, that He does it Himself. You understand?

And I'd bring you up here and lay hands on you, and maybe like some of our evangelist brethren, which it's just exactly right, and lay hands on you, say, "Your infirmity is gone. The Lord has healed you." That would be all right. You could go. That's okay. I certainly endorse that, one hundred percent. That's what the Bible said.
But now what if He stands here and tells you something that you have done, or something that you ought not have done? If He knows what you have been, and tell you what you have been, and you know whether it's true or not, then if He tells you what your future is going to be; if that's right, this is going to be right, too. Is that right? That makes it Him, you see. Now I'm just saying that to contact your spirit. See, just like He did the woman at the well, "Bring Me a drink."

Now I want to just--just to contact your spirit, lady, just to talk to you. Do you believe that these things are true? You believe that the Lord Jesus could reveal to me what you're here for? You also have tumor. That's right. Do you believe He can reveal to me where it's at? It's in the female glands. [The sister says, "Yes."--Ed.] And what gland it's in, it's in the womb. That's right. ["Yes."] All right. Believe now, go, with all your heart have faith.
236 Now here is a man. A man once came to the Lord Jesus, and his name was Simon, now, and he was called Peter; Jesus told him who he was and where he come from, or what about it. Now if the Lord Jesus can reveal to me what you're here for, will you believe that? You know it'd have to be the truth, if--if you know whether it's the truth or not. But, you, you believe me to be His servant. [The brother says, "That's right. I know it."--Ed.] You know. Thank you, sir. Thank you. May the Lord help you now to believe that with all your heart.

How do you do? I say that just to contact your spirit, lady. Just like Jesus did at the well, said, "Bring Me a drink." Now, I believe... I don't believe I ever seen you, I believe you're a stranger to me. Is that right? If that's right, raise up your hand so the audience can see. I don't know the lady.
269 This is genuine healing, it's genuine faith, genuine Scripture, the unadulterated Word of God made manifest and proved that He's not dead. He's alive forevermore. "And he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he also, and this believer will lay hands upon the sick and they shall recover." Oh, how can you doubt it? See? Now, He knowed who would and who would not, I don't. That's up to Him.

Now, do you believe that? If the Lord can tell me what your trouble is, or what you're here for, something you have done or ought to have done, or--or something else, then you will believe? All right, I'm trying to contact your spirit, you see. That's what I'm trying to do. Like He did the woman at the well, He talked to her a little bit, see, He was asking for a drink. And that's what I'm trying to do, is get your mind, not reading your mind; but trying to as He did, perceive your thoughts.

E-33 Now, the reason they set these two microphones here is because of when the anointing of the Holy Spirit, I never know what takes place. The next day I have to pick it up on a tape recording up there, to find out what I said myself. And that's the way we catch a record on everything. Watch what He tells you, and do just exactly what He says, and I'll assure you that everything will be just the way He said.
Now, be in prayer. You don't have to bow your head, but unless you're asked to, and pray. Now, I--I must talk to this man just a little in order to contact his spirit. And I want you all to help me tonight. And each Christian in your heart praying, 'cause there's unbelievers setting present. There's critics setting present. And do you realize that I'm representing the Lord that you serve in your church? And you realize what a position it is, sometime before a hundred thousand people. I'm representing Jesus Christ. So you who love Him, pray for me.

[]... that pleurisy would leave you. That's right, isn't it? You got more faith than really you thought you had. Now, you're really know that something's anointing you now. When I said that, that just boosted your faith. Wasn't that right? Now, you look at me as God's prophet. You're not from this city. You're not from around here. You come from a big place. It's Detroit. That's right. Elizabeth is your name. Your last name's Marshall.
Do you believe on the Lord Jesus now, lady? See, as you contact his spirit, how He moves right back down to you? That--that doesn't heal you. It only gives you a contact of Spirit. Now, get her to doubt. Some of the rest of you might, but not her. Neither did Nathanael doubt. Neither did the woman doubt, who the miracle was done on. Neither did the woman at the well doubt.

Now, may the Lord grant your request: Jesus the same yesterday, today, and forever. "Sirs, we would see Jesus." Our lovely Lord Who is here in the form of the Holy Ghost, trusting He's on this man, on me, and by your own faith in a Divine gift sent from God grants the request. I trust that It will. Not knowing you, knowing nothing about you, perfectly strangers, and if the Lord will tell me what you're here for, or something about you...
Now, if you say... what if... Someone out there say what's he doing now? Just exactly what Jesus did to the woman at the well. The Father sent me to Santa Maria. Now, I'm here. I don't know what for. But here's the first person comes up before me, so I talk to him like He did the woman at the well. It's to contact his spirit.
You say, "Now, what's that?" Now, wait just a minute. Let us straighten this out now. I felt something come in from out there. See?

But now if I come up here and laid hands on you, say, "Glory to God, you're healed! Glory to God." That would be all right, that's perfectly all right, if you believed it.
But what if He tells you what you have done, or some cause, the reason you are sick, or something like that? Then you would know, if He could tell you what has been, He would surely know what--what will be, would be right. Yes, sir.
Do you believe that, audience? [Congregation says, "Amen." --Ed.] Now what am I doing to the man? I'm trying to contact his spirit, just as our Lord did at the well, to that woman. I don't know him. I've never seen him. Now there is many in here, sick, many praying.

Dear Father, come near, I pray Thee. Help Thou Thy humble servant at this time, that I might know Thy Divine will and might be able to con--comfort Thy people. And may the Angel of God, Who met me that night in the room... Lord, He's never said His Name, but You know Who It was, He claimed He was sent from You. And now may He come near and minister to these people through Your humble servant. For I ask it in the Name of Thy Son Jesus. Amen.
I'm just a little late; I always like to close a service by ten if possible. Now, if you be real reverent now, everybody be talking to God, praying, believing with all your heart, God will bring it to pass. Don't you believe that? Now, just reverently while I'm speaking with the sister. 'Course first, you've got to contact her spirit. See? She is a spirit; I am a spirit. Then we've got to contact each other. I want you back in here to believe with all your heart.