Roy E. Davis and the Seven Prophecies of 1931:
William Branham often praised the man who he claimed mentored him in his first Pentecostal assembly, Roy E. Davis. Though Branham never mentions Davis' high-ranking membership, leadership, and recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan, he does mention enough about Davis for us to piece together what he knew about the man who imparted unto him the "Holy Ghost."
Interestingly, when examining Davis' unethical and illegal strategies for self promotion, we can similarities between Davis' tactics and the fundamental issues in Branham's own ministry. Especially when we come across articles such as this from the Jeffersonville Evening News having to explain why they refused to publish another article on Davis' meetings.
It seems Davis was pushing the newspapers to print information he controlled, just as the "Message" cult does still to this day. One can easily read humor in the response from the Evening News article dated April 18, 1931. The newspaper editor did not want to mislead his readers -- no matter what spiritual or supernatural claims Davis wanted them to publish.
We should note that William Branham's first "prophetic" claims started in 1931. This was the year of the earliest of the 15 prophecies that cult followers today call the "Seven Prophecies of 1933." Most cult pastors conceal the fact that Branham was not consistent on the year of this event, and the vast majority of the "Message" cult is unaware of the 1931 claim or the many other versions of the "prophecies."
There'll come a worship of a woman in the United States, and that'll be Mary. I seen it, thirty—1931. Seven things happened. I got it right on paper here with me, wrote it in 1931.
- Branham, 61-0319 - Jezebel Religion
When I heard that egg situation the other day, I went back in my book where the Lord spoke to me in 1931, and there I had written in my book, "In the last days, warn the people not to eat eggs or live in a valley."
Branham, 63-0731 - There Is Only One Way Provided By God For Anything
Just look, thirty-three years ago. You know what a—what a 1931, or whatever it was, model car would look like; it'd look like a relic. And It said, "It'll look just like an egg, become like an egg.
Branham, 64-0823M - Questions And Answers #1
Was Roy E. Davis helping advertise William Branham in order to lift Branham into a spiritual leader for the Ku Klux Klan? Or was Davis really the man who claimed "prophecy," and Branham pointed those claims to himself? Is this the reason the list of "seven prophecies" changed?
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