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Voice of God Recordings Accidentally Publishes Branham's Missing "First Ministry" Advertisement

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Voice of God Recordings Accidentally Publishes Branham's Missing "First Ministry" Advertisement:

A few years back, we pointed the fact that William Branham's early propaganda was no longer available from Voice of God Recordings. The early advertisements described different "commissions," different "dates" for those commissions, and a different "message" than what we see today in the cult following. From the information we can find, it seems Branham's "angelic commission story" was introduced in June of 1947. One of these missing advertisements in particular is significant, because it was dated 1945 in the text -- and William Branham claimed to have been given his "gift of healing" the very day Israel became a nation (May 14, 1948, although Branham mistakenly claimed that Israel became a nation in 1947).

And a strange thing of that, that you might not know, the very day the Angel of the Lord called me out, May the 6th, 1947
- Branham, 54-0718A - The Great Coming Revival

When we learned that William Branham's healing ministry started shortly after Klan Imperial Grand Dragon Roy E. Davis and former congressman William D. Upshaw's 1944 swindling of the town of San Bernardino, California through the Ussher-Davis Children's orphanage, we quickly began asking questions about the timeline Branham gave in his accounts. As newspaper articles began to confirm the start of Branham's meetings immediately after Davis and Upshaw fled California, the pieces of the puzzle started falling in place. Upshaw's alleged "healing" was fundamental in the widespread fame of William Branham during the first few years of his ministry. But several members of the cult still denied the facts we presented, still believing that William Branham's "spiritual" ties to the formation of the nation of Israel were in fact ... "spiritual" ... and denied the existence of this 1945 publication.

Researchers have informed us that our questions have made an impact on Voice of God Recordings. They have finally re-published the 1945 pamphlet, "I was not disobedient," in the form of a webpage. Those who are still in denial can read it directly from Voice of God Recording's new propaganda website, "The Voice." And it still contains the date, 1945, which unravels large portions of William Branham's "life story" tales.

Interestingly, many words in William Branham's alleged 1945 "vision" have a much deeper meaning than when we last reviewed it. After learning that Branham's church, ministry, and following was a result of Roy E. Davis setting up his base of Ku Klux Klan-related operations in Jeffersonville, Indiana, it appears that some symbolic meanings can be identified by even the most casual reader. Branham specifically mentions the people in "white robes" that would collectively join his cult called the 'Message', and that he would "feed them." Was he referring to the "white robes" provided by Roy E. Davis' Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan?

Quote from the advertisement:

Then the Lord said to me, "Do you know them?" I No."
Then He said, "That is your Tabernacle and they won't eat the bread of life anymore. I am sending you this way." Then I journeyed on westward. I was then brought to a plain where a platform was erected. Seemingly, it was under a large tent or auditorium. There were curtains drawn in back of the platform. The Lord then told me to pull back the curtains and when I did I saw a great mountain of the bread of life. He then said, "Feed these," and turning around I saw white-robed people coming from everywhere, making up a large audience.
- Branham, "I Was Not Disobedient To The Heavenly Vision"

When we first came across this, we ignored the "white robes." Many Pentecostals believe that the afterlife has an eternal single-colored wardrobe, and "white robes" are often mentioned in descriptions of "heaven." But now, having studied the timeline of William Branham as it compares to Roy E. Davis, Branham's statements require further review. ... especially considering these people he was "feeding" were not in "heaven" -- they were being recruited for his cult in a "large tent or auditorium." He was referring to literal people, on earth, wearing white robes.

In 1959, Branham mentions a similar "vision," describing where he would gather his congregation. And in the 1959 version, he specifically mentions the Ku Klux Klan Imperial Grand Dragon Roy E. Davis as the one who planted the seed:

Now, I wasn't thinking about nothing up there. Just think then… And just then as I was setting there, I thought the Lord would give me a vision about Brother Davis and them down there. And I was setting there; I looked, and I seen something turning out across the hollow in front of me. And it was a world turning. And I seen it was all broke up, just looked like it was all plowed over. And a Man went forth with a—a—a great big thing in front of Him full of seed, and He was casting the seed all the way across the earth as He went. And He went around the curvature of the earth, and He went out of my sight. And as soon as He went out of my sight, here come a man real sneaky-looking, dressed in black garments, going around like this, going [Brother Branham makes sounds to illustrate—Ed.] throwing bad seeds [Brother Branham repeats the sounds—Ed.]. And I watched it, and as the earth kept turning around… 193 After while wheat come up. And when the wheat come up, out of there come briers, and thistles, and thorns, and stink weed, and everything growing up, milk weeds, and everything growing up in the wheat. And they was all growing together. And there come a real bad drought, and the little wheat had its head over like that, and the little brier, and thistle, thorns, they had their head over. Each weed just [Brother Branham makes a panting sound—Ed.] breathing like that. You could just hear them. And they were calling for rain, rain. And after while, along come a great big cloud, and the water just gushed down. And when it fell upon there, that wheat jumped up and begin to holler, "Glory. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord." Up jumped the little stink weed and hollered, "Glory. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah." The thorns and all of them, dancing all around over the field hollered, "Glory. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord."
- Branham, 59-1219 - Questions And Answers On The Holy Ghost

Was William Branham's early propaganda directly written for those affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan? Was he recruiting for Roy E. Davis' new Klan sect, the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (OKKK)? was he deciding to separate from Davis in 1959, to create his own Klan sect? If so, why did he continue to promote and advertise Roy Davis until 1965?

Did Voice of God Recordings accidentally publish one of William Branham's early Ku Klux Klan recruitment advertisements? Were these "white robes" Branham mentioned referring to members of the Ku Klux Klan? Where are the rest of Branham's 1945 sermons and publications?

Timeline, Newspaper Articles, and information on Roy E. Davis:

More information on the connection between William Branham and Roy E. Davis can be found in "Stone Mountain to Dallas - The Untold Story of Roy E. Davis":