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Deep Study: William D. Upshaw And The Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

During the late 1920's and early 1930's, a Georgia Congressman named William D. Upshaw made headlines across the nation. Upshaw was a singing evangelist who strongly supported the prohibition laws, and toured the country promoting his non-alcoholic agenda. Introduced to William Branham by Roy E. Davis, Upshaw is known to "Message" followers as a very famous individual, bedridden from an early age, who was "healed" in William Branham's meetings at Davis' recommendation. But was he really bedridden?

On our website, you will find information detailing the criminal activities of Roy E. Davis, William Branham's mentor, which includes a substantial amount of evidence suggesting that Branham's "teacher" was in fact the Imperial Wizard (top leader) of the Ku Klux Klan. This information can be studied here:
http://seekyethetruth.com/resources-deep-davis.aspx

After studying the history for Roy E. Davis, one must examine the men he was affiliated with -- especially the men Davis introduced to William Branham. It is quite possible that like Davis, the men affiliated were involved in either criminal activity or secret societies with hidden secrets. William Upshaw fits this category. Upshaw was a very active and very popular man during the time when William Branham became involved with Davis. Though William Branham told many stories painting the picture of a bedridden senator who was carried on beds and pushed in wheelchairs, the newspapers describe a very busy Congressman travelling the nation as a singing Gospel evangelist. In fact, Preaching the same type of Pentecostal doctrines, it is intereesting to consider that Branham, Davis, and Upshaw were all involved with the Pentecostal minisry at the same time. Davis and Upshaw were traveling evangelists in the early 30's and 40's, and as their activity in the Gospel campaign trails decreased, William Branham's activity increased. It is almost as though the combined ministries were being transitioned to William Branham. This thought is interesting when you consider the number of times that Congressman Upshaw made his appearance in the Branham campaigns.

Upshaw spent most of his childhood in rural Cobb County. His father was a veteran from the Civil War who worked long hours as a school teacher, shop keeper, and farmer after moving his family away from the city limits of Atlanta. Learning from his father, Upshaw became interested in education and literature at a very early age, and even became a contributor for articles in the Atlanta newspaper. But an accident had left him disabled, completely bedridden for almost seven years. But Upshaw did not give up easily. Wearing a steel jacket as a body cast, he managed to gain mobility. A member of one of his literary clubs devised an apparatus which allowed him to ride in carriages, and he began traveling as a lecturer. Those speaking engagements and publications proved profitable. By age 31, Upshaw had earned enough money to enroll in Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Eventually, Upshaw had regained enough strength in his legs to walk, supported by crutches, and began running for election.

He had joined the Ku Klux Klan, but was sworn to secrecy. As an official elected into public office, his membership in the fraternal organization could not be exposed. And having took the Klan oath of silence, he was obligated to deny his association. But Upshaw knew Simmons personally, and this friendship made things difficult. Not to mention the overall negative change of public opinion towards the secrecy of the Klan itself. Time and again, he was forced to deny membership in the Invisible Empire. But he had one strong advantage in his denial: He was a Christian evangelist.

Congressman William D. Upshaw was known throughout the South as a fireball preacher. Nicknamed the "Billy Sunday of Congress," Southerners compared Upshaw to the famous evangelist. He was a well-respected member of the House of Representatives who spent his spare time spreading the Gospel throughout the country. And Upshaw was very open to integration of blacks and whites in his meetings – the Gospel should be shared to all, no matter their race. He found that his denial of being associated with the Ku Klux Klan became increasingly less difficult when the newspapers began covering his evangelistic campaigns. All eyes of the public began to see Upshaw as a neutral party.

But his secret membership was uncovered during the course of a congressional probe into the Ku Klux Klan. When Imperial Wizard William Joseph Simmons was called to testify before Congress for accusations of the Klans's swindling, beatings, bribing and murder, Upshaw came to his defense. Upshaw made an appearance before the committee to give Simmons a Eulogy. According to Upshaw, Simmons was a consecrated God-fearing church man who was patriotic, of "sterling character." The room was crowded, many standing around the walls. Many African-Americans were present, and Upshaw's praise of Simmons was met with harsh opposition. In his statement made in Washington, D.C., Upshaw told critics that their criticism was wounding his own pride. Congressman Upshaw said that the "Imperial Wizard is one of the Knightliest, most patriotic men [he has] ever known."

Upshaw's story really gets interesting in the early 1930s. As a traveling evangelist and politician, Upshaw began touring cities all across the nation to protest alcohol. While touring Kentucky, his motorcade was nicknamed the "Bluegrass Flying Squadron," with well-advertised meetings in Shepherdsville, Jefferontown, and Louisville, Kentucky -- all within a short driving distance from Roy E. Davis and William Branham who were living across the river in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

The areas that Upshaw visited in this campaign are well-known for having liquor distilleries. Both Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana were port towns that thrived on the liquor industry. During prohibition, however, these distilleries were severely limited in production, having been forced to produce only medicinal-quality liquor. Upshaw's tour would have been the talk of both towns -- should prohibition continue long-term, it would dramatically downsize the already struggling industry.

Also interesting is the timing of his tour. Upshaw toured Louisville and Kentucky in late 1933. Roy E. Davis had fled criminal charges in Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana only three years prior. Almost immediately after fleeing to Jeffersonville, he started a church with William Branham as an elder. 1933 is the same year that William Branham is advertised with Roy E. Davis as an elder at the "First Pentecostal Baptist Church." If Upshaw was fully acquanted with the Imperial Wizard, one might even ask if there was a meeting with Roy Davis and William Branham during his stay in Louisville.

But strangely, William Branham claims that he had never heard of Upshaw. Though Davis was making widespread news -- both local and national -- Branham claims that the first time he had ever heard of the nationally-recognized evangelist and congressman was during one of his own meetings:

How did Mr. Upshaw... I never seen him in my life. I knowed nothing of him. How'd I know he was a congressman and who he was? But the Holy Spirit revealed it here at the platform. See? He revealed it. His... Makes His secrets known... Now, that's nothing to do with me. See? I... Just happened to be that I was born for that purpose. See? Branham, 51-0505 - My Commission

In fact, Branham appears to try so hard to avoid his connection to Upshaw that he was untruthful about his father's death. Though Branham often admits that his father died long after his ministry started, he told an audience in Toledo, Ohio that his father died when he was in grade school -- and as a result, he "couldn't" have known about Upshaw:

And I never heard in my life of this gallant man, Mr. Upshaw. I... You know in my talk that I'm uneducated. I was raised in a big family of ten children. I got not even a grammar school education. Seventh grade was as far as I got in school. I had to go to work, take care of nine children. My father wasn't very healthy, died young, and I had to work. I never got my education, I would've knew mister Upshaw.
Branham, 51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

And though William Branham's account of the meeting appears to have changed significantly over time, there is one aspect of the story that remains the same: Roy E. Davis was the one who introduced Congressman Upshaw to William Branham:

And he said, "The man that ordained you, Dr. Davis, in the Baptist church, told me to come here. And that's why I'm here." Said, "I've been going to healing services since I was a little boy trying to get healed. But," said, "I've been crippled for sixty-six years." And he's eighty-six years old then.And I said, "Well now, sir, I wished I could do something for you. I can only say what I see."
Branham, 54-0724

Learning that Roy E. Davis was accused of being a triggerman in the assassination of President Kennedy is very shocking. To read through the newspaper articles describing his criminal activity throughout the country, and a substantial amount of evidence to suggest that the man who trained William Branham was the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan should be enough to cause even the most devout follower of William Branham to be concerned. But when one studies Congressman Upshaw's history, that concern quickly changes focus from Branham's hidden agenda to his prayer lines.

The picture of William Upshaw that has been painted into the minds of William Branham's followers is that of a frail, old man who was destined to a crippled life in a wheelchair. William Branham often mentions how the Congressman was so bad off that he had to be wheeled around, carried on beds, and practically unable to function. But in the newspapers, we find Upshaw travelling around in convoys of automobiles, walking around freely using his crutches, and speaking to multiple audiences per day -- both for policical speeches and evangelistic sermons. And those who paid close attention in the United States Congress noticed that something was not quite right with his stride while using crutches. It appears that the Congressman was using his crutches as a prop, often running through the floor without touching them to the ground.

In a 1915 article in the Shreveport Times, Upshaw claims that his bedridden state lasted only seven years. In fact, he claimed that it had been twenty years prior when he used a wheelchair.

"The name of 'Earnest Willie' was given me when I was on bed for seven years dictating letters for the papers, and it stayed by me for a while nearly twenty years ago when I used to lecture from a rolling chair, but now I am a man -- the editor of one paper, the husband of one wife and the daddy of a red-headed baby girl and I guess it is time for me to be called the husband of Mrs. William D. Upshaw."
- Congressman William D. Upshaw, The Times, Sat May 8, 1915.
Later, in July of 1949, Voice of Healing published an article written by Upshaw describing his healing by "Brother Ogilvie" of cancer. Upshaw mentions many healed, including lame walking, but makes no mention of his physical condition. Was he trying first to promote "Brother Ogilvie?" When that promotion failed, did Upshaw and Davis decide to promote Branham?
Why did William Branham paint this picture in his descriptions of the Congressman. And why did the congressman support these stories as he frequented the Branham meeting? Was it to promote the sales of his book? And what interest in William Branham did his widow have in Branham's ministry since she was never in the "Message" cult? Did she use the Branham campaign to promote the book she wrote?

Was Upshaw part of an elaborate scheme? Was he also a secret member of the Ku Klux Klan? Did William Branham, Roy Davis, and William Upshaw conspire to boost William Branham's ministry into the public spotlight?



Upshaw standing with minimal use of crutches. Photo by Harris & Ewing, between 1923 and 1929. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.34050


Upshaw standing unassisted by crutches. hec 43865 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.43865


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Information concerning the conflicting versions of William Branham's account of Congressman Upshaw:
http://en.believethesign.com/index.php/Congressman_Upshaw


Newspaper Articles And Other Research

The Times Sat, May 8, 1915
The Coffeyville Daily Journal Fri, Oct 7, 1921
Asheville Citizen Times Sun, Dec 29, 1918
The Atlanta Constitution Thu, Apr 10, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Thu, Apr 17, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Sun, May 4, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Thu, May 8, 1919
Asheville Citizen Times Thu, May 8, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Fri, May 9, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Tue, May 27, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Thu, May 29, 1919
Running The Charlotte Observer Wed, Jun 11, 1919
The Atlanta Constitution Wed, Jun 11, 1919
Wilmington News Journal Thu, Jul 28, 1921
The Courier Journal, Sat, Oct 8, 1921
Durham Morning Herald Wed, Oct 12, 1921
Jeffersonville Bulletin, January 8, 1922
The Fiery Cross, December 14, 1923 (Upshaw bragging of saving the Ku Klux Klan in Klan Newspaper)
The Times Thu, May 5, 1927
Bakersfield Californian, Nov 28, 1930
The Courier Journal Sat, Sep 23, 1933 (1)
The Courier Journal Sat, Sep 23, 1933
The Courier Journal Thu, Nov 9, 1933
The Courier Journal Sat, Nov 18, 1933
The Courier Journal Sun, Nov 19, 1933
The Courier Journal Tue, Dec 12, 1933
Grand Prairie Daily News Fri, Jun 29, 1934
The Chilliwack Progress Thu, Mar 28, 1935
Journal Gazette Thu, Apr 4, 1935
The Journal News Mon, Sep 16, 1935
Alton Evening Telegraph Mon, Apr 13, 1936
The Morning News Sat, Jul 18 1936 (Upshaw caught running)
Alton Evening Telegraph Tue, Mar 24, 1936
The Monroe News Star Thu, Apr 30, 1936
The Salt Lake Tribune Thu, Nov 5, 1936
The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune Sat, Dec 11, 1937
Freeport Journal Standard Tue, Jun 25, 1940
The Index Journal Thu, Aug 22, 1940
The Index Journal Fri, Jan 10, 1941
Journal Gazette Thu, Sep 10, 1942
The Anniston Star Sun, Nov 15, 1942 The San Bernardino County Sun Sun, Aug 8, 1943
Voice of Healing July 1949 (healed by Ogilvie"

The Courier Journal, Sun, Sep 23, 1951
The Index Journal Fri, Nov 21, 1952
The Times Record Fri, Nov 21, 1952
The Evening Independent Sat, Nov 22, 1952
William David Upshaw Photo

William Branham's Statements On Upshaw:

And I went ahead and called the prayer line, started to call it, and then I heard someone raise up there, and say something. Mr. Baxter come to me in a few moments and said, "The man that you was describing, out there, and setting out there in that chair, that's Congressman Upshaw." And I said, "Well, I never knowed nothing of him." And so he got to another microphone, and he said, "My son, will I..." said, "That's exactly the truth. How did you ever know those things?" I said, "I seen it by vision." And he said, "The man that ordained you, Dr. Davis, in the Baptist church, told me to come here. And that's why I'm here." Said, "I've been going to healing services since I was a little boy trying to get healed. But," said, "I've been crippled for sixty-six years." And he's eighty-six years old then. And I said, "Well now, sir, I wished I could do something for you. I can only say what I see."

I looked going across the audience, right across the top of the people's heads and here went the old Congressman with a brown pin-striped suit on, bowing his head to everybody, right across the audience. Well then, I said, "Congressman, have you got a brown pin-striped suit?" He had then a black suit on, or a blue suit with a red tie. He said, "Yes, sir, I have. I just got it a few days ago." I said, "The Lord Jesus Christ has made you well. You can stand up and heal for THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD, He has had respect unto you and you are healed." After being a invalid for sixty-six years, rolled in beds and wheelchairs, a that old Congressman jumped to his feet, ran to the platform without crutches, without anything, touched his toes like this, and he could almost do a handspring, and was perfectly normal and well.
Branham, 54-0724 A.PERSONAL.EXPERIENCE.WITH.GOD_

How did Mr. Upshaw... I never seen him in my life. I knowed nothing of him. How'd I know he was a congressman and who he was? But the Holy Spirit revealed it here at the platform. See? He revealed it. His... Makes His secrets known... Now, that's nothing to do with me. See? I... Just happened to be that I was born for that purpose. See?
51-0505 - My Commission

And many others and—and our dear brother, the Congressman, is here with us again tonight who had been a cripple sixty-six years. How many never did see Congressman Upshaw from the Congress? Let's see your hand. How many knowed he'd been a cripple for sixty-six years? Was an invalid, and while he was moved here in the building, and I seen a vision out here. And I never seen or heard of the man in my life. I seen the vision, seen what was going to happen, told him. God healed him right there. Would you stand up? There's Congressman Upshaw. Walk down through the aisle, will you Congressman, walk. Walk down that way just a little bit so the people can see you walking. He was a cripple for sixty-six years, and... Let us give God praise, everywhere. Our—our dear brother run for president in 1926. He laid on a wheelchair and a bed made specially, and sent, I forget how many, children through college; he did, that man. And he fell, and I seen him fall when he was a little-bitty boy, seventeen years old, hurt his back, paralyzed from his spine. And standing here, when I looked and seen him healed, pronounced it and up went the man, away he went, crutches and everything, and there he is. And that was in the last meeting. Amen. There he is yet.
51-0506E - At Thy Word

Well, I happened to look, going down across the audience like a shadow, and here went that old Congressman who'd been setting in a wheelchair; he'd been crippled, an invalid for sixty-six years. Fell when he was seventeen, was eighty-six years old: Congressman William D. Upshaw, Congressman of the United States. Seventeen years of service. They'd wheeled him in a little bed part of the time; in a wheelchair; he had crutches with things over, to fit over him, so when he got up they could... Many of you knew him, perhaps. You've heard him speak. How many ever knowed Congressman Upshaw? Why, sure. See you knowed him. All right.
53-0604 - The Angel Of The Lord

And I have had the privilege of praying for kings, and monarchs, and potentates, and I have never seen the Lord turn one down yet, but what He healed them. Congressman Upshaw, for one out of our United States government, here, had been an invalid in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, and was instantly healed. And I never heard of the man in my life; he was setting way back in the audience in a wheelchair, when the Lord Jesus showed the vision of what happened and what was taking place, and he was made completely whole. And we are thankful for that.
54-0724 - A Personal Experience With God

[A brother says something to Brother Branham—Ed.] You want one of those pictures too? That's the—Mr. Upshaw the—the Congressman that was healed.
51-0501 - Exhortation Of Divine Healing

Look setting here at the senator, Mr. Upshaw, tonight standing here that was a cripple for all these years, sixty-six years. Look at him tonight (See?), up like a little child, so full of glee he run up and shook my hands and hug me when I come in.
51-0501 - Exhortation Of Divine Healing

When I went out then I seen Mr. Upshaw healed and happy. And I told Mr... I seen there it was. And here he is. He's well.
51-0501 - Exhortation Of Divine Healing

The congressman, Brother Upshaw here, who was crippled for sixty-six years. I never even touched the man in no way. I just stood here. I did see a vision of the man; that is true. And then he just accepted what I said. That was all. There he is; he's walking. See? I never had nothing to do with it. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is what made him whole. That's right. See?
51-0503 - As I Was With Moses

Now, looky here. Mr. Upshaw here sets under Mr. Freeman's preaching. And Mr. Freeman, oh, my, is probably a powerful man in Scriptures. I do not know Brother Freeman, only just by seeing his picture. But no doubt, he's a wonderful man of God. And Oral Roberts, my, he's... I know Oral. And Oral's a wonderful man of God, a great preacher. And Brother Ogilvie, I've met him twice, a wonderful man. And Brother Upshaw set there and those men praying for him. But what happened? It happened to be just the season. And then when it come along, and he seen the—the supernatural moving... See? Isn't it wonderful?
51-0505 - My Commission

And here, come up here... Now just one word here, the Congressman, Mr. Upshaw from the Congress of the United States, setting here. Invalid for sixty-six years and me standing here under inspiration and seen a vision when the man had just been brought in: of where he was, and what he done, and what happened. And here he is today, walking around like the rest of us. See? That set under things for years...
51-0506A - Believest Thou This?

No one knows this man of course. This is Congressman Upshaw. He—He... Was talking to him back there and I have... just thinking I could... Tonight seem like that God put it upon my heart tonight to come and maybe just before going to Africa... I would like to have my farewell meeting, maybe at my hometown in Jeffersonville.
51-0507 - Expectations

And I want to give him an... this welcome here, to anywhere in the nation that I have meetings or in the world. I'd be very happy to see Congressman Upshaw come and stand by me at the platform while in services.
51-0509 - Testimony

Then the night when I never knew Congressman Upshaw, when he was running... He run for president, I think in about 1919. And I think he was something in the state of Georgia where he come from, senator or something in there. He's been a internationally known man, served in the congress and retired in congress.
51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

And I never heard in my life of this gallant man, Mr. Upshaw. I... You know in my talk that I'm uneducated. I was raised in a big family of ten children. I got not even a grammar school education. Seventh grade was as far as I got in school. I had to go to work, take care of nine children. My father wasn't very healthy, died young, and I had to work. I never got my education, I would've knew mister Upshaw. Well, one night I walked into the building, and I seen a vision. All the wheelchairs was setting there. I looked, and I saw a young man in his teens, fall; he hurt himself. He fell on a hayrack or something. That's all I could say, knew of. I seen him in a high place, wore a strange looking collar, looked like the same man. Somebody was applauding to him. That's all I knew. Somebody said... Brother Baxter said, "You know who that was you seen?" I said, "No." Said, "That's... Did you ever heard of Congressman Upshaw?" I said, "No, sir."
51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

The Spirit of the Lord come into the audience and just sapped my strength. And just as I started to go down, my brother run to me to catch me. And I looked; I seen Congressman Upshaw. And he'd been in meetings ever since he was a lad when he first fell and hurt himself. He wanted to be healed then by God. He listened to Mr. Roberts; he'd been in Mr. Freeman's meetings, Mr. Ogilvie, and many of them had prayed for him. Friends, I've got something to say along them lines after a bit. No matter how much faith you have, it'll never change the predestinated will of God. It's got to be by vision to see what happens. And as it started out, I seen him in a brown suit going down the street, tipping his hat to people like that. I said, "Congressman Upshaw is healed in the Name of the Lord." There, after laying, been a crippled for sixty-six years, laying on a bed for many years, and rolled around in a wheelchair... Sent people through college by selling books on the streets, that's now in our government; and served his time as a gallant man, as a great man, as statesman, and congressman of our United States of America. There, that man, for the first time since sixty-six years, threw aside his crutches and was perfectly whole. He minded what the Holy Spirit said do.
51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

And Mister Upshaw had heard enough of it before. He said before he come into the meetings that he knew that—that it wasn't me. That what God said, through there, he had faith to believe, for he'd seen others. And here's Mr. Upshaw and his wife setting here tonight to listen to this testimony, which is the truth.
51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

Now, to you crippled people. There isn't any of you here as bad off as Congressman Upshaw. He was sixty-six years crippled, wheeled in a wheelchair, laid on beds, helped out and went with crutches. I never seen him or heard of him in my life, and God knows that's true. And here the man is tonight, standing before you, perfectly whole. See?
51-0719 - Who Hath Believed Our Report?

Said, "That's Congressman Upshaw. Did you ever hear of him?" I said, "No, sir." He said, "He run for President." I said, "It... I don't remember him."
51-0923 - The Principles Of Divine Healing

And the—the meeting went on; in a few minutes I said, "I see the Congressman. He's got a pin-stripe suit on. He's healed." And he was bowing hisself like this, after being a cripple for sixty-six years. Congressman Willie D. Upshaw, former Congressman. I think it was Senator of Georgia, run for President, because of his religious righteousness about believing in whiskey, he was defeated in the race. And God honored his faith. And tonight, setting on the platform is Congressman Willie D. Upshaw, that was a cripple for sixty-six years, perfectly whole here before us. Come here, Mr. Upshaw, my brother. Here's a man that was a cripple for sixty-six years. God bless you, Brother Willie. [The congregation applauds—Ed.] ... Say anything you wish to say to the people.
51-0923 - The Principles Of Divine Healing

You don't how happy I am to put my arms of fellowship around this dear man of God, and what he means—has meant to me. I know he doesn't mind if I say this word to you. The night the meeting closed, in which my healing came, he authorized, he knew that I wanted to cover the six states that I have not yet covered since I got off the bed where I stayed seven years. He authorized and offered me to buy a car, and he knew I had given away all that I'd ever made, helping people in distress. I think he'd be happy now, as he started it, to know that that car just lacks two hundred and twenty dollars of having enough to complete it, and start out on our—some of these trips. And that everybody that shakes hands with Mrs. Upshaw and me tonight, will have a dollar in it, or something else, and...?... and you far more than covered, 'cause you put gasoline money besides; or if you can't do that, send it to a—a Hotel Times Square, New York, we...
51-0923 - The Principles Of Divine Healing

Let's say, "Praise be to our Lord." That might seem very strange to you, but that's the same thing that Congressman Upshaw, when he was an invalid for sixty-six years, was made whole. He's here. His Presence is here now. He knows all things, and He can do all things.
51-0923 - The Principles Of Divine Healing

And in His attitude is just as dear to you, isn't just the same to you, He loves you just as much as He does that colored sister that was just healed just now of the stomach trouble. He loves you just as much as He did Congressman Upshaw, there that had been crippled for sixty-six years in the field. He loves you just as much as Florence Nightingale who on that cancer over her stomach, and was gone to probably thirty pounds of weight, or thirty-five. And now weighs one hundred and fifty-five or sixty pounds. His attitude towards you with cancer is just the same as her.
51-0928 - At Thy Word

Now look, every person in here as far as I know, but my wife and Mr. and Mrs. Roberson, Mr. and Mrs. Upshaw, and Miss Brown, that's the only people that I know in this entire building that I can see or know anywhere, unless it's Brother Bosworth back here, and Brother Richey, and the brother here, Brother Baxter, my son.
51-0929 - Our Hope Is In God

Standing in our midst just now, I look down and see Congressman Upshaw who had been an invalid for sixty-six years. Run for president of the United States, known all over the nation, everywhere, in England. The man had been to a pla-... And the same thing is taking place right here, is the same thing when he was wheeled into California in one of the meetings. I seen the man being hurt and all he went through with. And there, setting there, been an invalid for sixty-six years; I said, "I see a young boy; he's hurt on a... by a hay frame near a haystack." Told the kind of a doctor and so forth, and all that he had done. And so Brother Baxter come told me, said, "That..." I seen where he was setting, and the man there, he said, "Well that man's a congressman. And he's been like that for years." And I started to leave. When I started to leave, I seen Mr. Upshaw without crutches, or wheelchair, or anything, going, walking just as nimble as he could be. And there that man, after being crippled for sixty-six years, I said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD."
51-0929 - Our Hope Is In God

When the best doctors that could be, doctored Congressman Upshaw, wheelchair cases and everything else, when everything had failed, and when his young bones, looked like, would've come together, and everything would've been all right, when he was a young man. But, God let him live till he was old, and his old—old bones was brittle and everything else, then the unadulterated Blood of Jesus Christ answered at Calvary for his healing. Here he is today, like a new man. The Blood of Jesus Christ! The Son of God! That's what I believe He was.
51-0930A - What Think Ye Of Christ?

Brother Baxter. It's all right. Good evening, friends. I'm very happy to be here. God bless you, Brother Upshaw. I'm so happy to see him; I didn't think he would get back in time. But he was telling me he had been up and back, and been many places, and met thousands of my friends in—in the Scandinavian countries, and very happy to get to see him again. Heard he got an infection in his feet. Missionaries have a hard time, Brother Upshaw. I had some of my own. I—I know what it is to—to be a missionary. They confront everything, all kinds of perils, and dangers, and sicknesses, and diseases, and so forth, but God delivereth him out of them all. The God that could heal you after being an invalid for—for sixty-six years, can sure take care of an athletic foot, can't He? That is right.
52-0713A - Early Spiritual Experiences

Now, this afternoon, it's my privilege to speak about, concerning spiritual things, or my life's story in the spiritual line. And I just spoke to Sister Upshaw, and she says that they're going to be here a couple of days, so no doubt, he will be speaking, and you'll be very happy to hear them speak of their tour, and about Brother Upshaw's healing. I know you'd all like to hear him tell about it, the night out there, and how that the Holy Spirit revealed who he was, where he come from, all about his life, and—and spoke his healing, after being an invalid for many years, laid in a wheelchair, rode on a bed, and, oh, so forth. And then, finally after being a man up in his eighties, then God in His infinite mercy spoke to him, and now He's made a missionary out of him, after he's eighty something years old. That's God. That's God working. And so, I will let Brother Upshaw just leave that version, so he can tell it himself, he and sister, and let you hear the story of how it happened.
52-0713A - Early Spiritual Experiences

Now, as I close, here's what taken place. Write this down. Remember this. Keep it in your mind. As it was prophesied, Brother Upshaw, and you all over in Finland, when you seen the resurrection of the little boy, and so forth, knowed about that when you was told. I want you to put this down also.
52-0713A - Early Spiritual Experiences

My dear Brother Upshaw, our—one of our real Americans who stood for right, Lord, his wife set here tonight, says, "His foot's still bad, or not as well as it should be with that athletic foot." God You took him out of an affliction after he had been on him for sixty-six years. I pray that You'll heal his foot. May it get well. Believe that You will, because we love You, and we love him, and we want many more testimonies to go from his lips to the world, that they might know the love that he has for the Son of God and the respect for his healing. These things we place into Thy Divine care, Lord, and the advocate that we have in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless them, both.
52-0716 - Thou Knowest All Things

Now, the rest of you, far as I know, are strangers, except Brother Bosworth, and Sister Upshaw sitting here is just about all that I believe I would know in the building tonight, sitting around like that, outside of these ministers here; and that's about the limit.
52-0716 - Thou Knowest All Things

I don't have to... You don't have to question that no more. That's confirmed among as many as ten million people tonight. See? And that's the truth: kings, potentates, monarchs, congressmen. How many heard the healing of Congressman Upshaw in the United States? Sixty-six years an invalid, made perfectly whole. I was just standing there in the vision, saw what taken place, and he was healed and made perfectly whole.
52-1027 - Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Now, that shows He's the same yesterday, today... I can pray for you, and according to your faith be it unto you. But if He tells me something to tell you, I can take a message through a Divine gift there, and tell you what He said. Just like in different people; you've heard the testimonies. I try not to get the testimonies, 'cause Mr. Baxter gets to them sometimes; I get right back on the same one. Many has heard the thousands of testimonies around the world of what He's did: great men, Congressman Upshaw, and them, and different ones, of Florence Nightingale. Then when they were healed (You see?), He would speak and say a certain thing, and I... No matter what it is, it'll be that way every time.
53-0216 - My Angel Shall Go Before Thee

Congressman Upshaw, you all heard of his healing, didn't you? All of these things... Here, William Hall, pastor of the Milltown Baptist church where I used to be pastor myself. Right after Upshaw's healing, I come in that night, and my wife told me; I was fixing to go to Africa in about—about six weeks. I had to go to up to Pennsylvania for a service.
53-0506 - Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

I said, "Doctor, that's the reason I turned away." I said, "A few of you fundamentalist get out there with your lips hanging down, set there and sour, and freeze me to death the first night." I said, "As Paul Rader said when he leaned over Hodges' shoulder out yonder in Los Angeles, right in the same temple where Congressman Upshaw was healed, he said, 'If...' I told Ern Baxter, my manger, he had said Paul was crying. And he said, 'Ern, if I would've sold my message to the red-hot Pentecost, I wouldn't be in this condition today. But they've grieved me, and worried me, till here I am dying with a cancer.'"
53-0508 - God Commissioning Moses

Now, have faith in God. Just a little testimony, I feel, if I have time for it. I got ten minutes. The night of the healing of Congressman Upshaw... How many ever heard of his healing? Let's see, most of the—many of you. He'd been an invalid for years. God, Who I stand before tonight, I never heard of the man in my life, though he run for President in '29. I was a little boy then. I didn't remember him. But I just walked into the place where thousands of people were gathered. There was probably as many wheelchairs as what's setting around in here, and gathered. And I'd come to the platform. I was—happened to be looking down through the audience, and I seen a—a vision of a little boy playing on a haystack, and had fell and hurt his back. And a doctor with a white mustache had operated on him and didn't do no good. Saw them bore holes in the floor, so that he couldn't stand for the vibration of walking on the floor. And he be-... I said, "I see him become a great man and he—he makes speeches and so forth. Then he becomes even a greater person." And it left me. I happened to look around through all those places. They just brought the old man in. And he was in a wheelchair. And Doctor Roy Davis was, Missionary Baptist Church that ordained me into the Missionary Baptist Church, was the one who sent him to me—the one who first told me I had a nightmare, when the Angel of the Lord came to me. Now he's preaching Divine healing himself. See? So he said in his letter, many of you read in the "Voice of Healing," where he said, "If I hadn't been backslid in my own heart, I would've believed the boy in the beginning." See? And so now he sent him over there. And the old fellow, I said, "There sets the old man there." So, I didn't know whether he was going to be healed or not; I couldn't say.
53-0604 - The Angel Of The Lord

Last evening, I was telling you of Mrs. Georgie Carter at Milltown, Indiana, who had been healed with Tubercular. At the same time at my first revival there at the Milltown Baptist Church, Reverend Mr. Hall, which was formerly a—a member of the Nazarene Church and had backslidden. And he'd gotten very bitter and cold against all Christianity. And he was converted during one of my meetings there, and now is the pastor there. After returning from California from the—when Mr. Upshaw was healed...
53-0605 - The Beginning Of Jesus' Fame

This Baptist minister that I was speaking of, Mr. Hall, the Reverend William H. Hall, Milltown, Indiana, Pastor of the Milltown Baptist Church, he'd been a close friend of mine for years after he was converted in the meetings. Been a great believer in Divine healing. And while I was in California, where I was speaking last night at the healing of Congressman Upshaw and many; come home, my wife, which is present tonight, told me that I—Brother Hall was laying, dying with a cancer. Well, you'd imagine how that would make me feel to see that wonderful, gallant soldier of God was going to die. I said, "Well, Honey, who is his doctor?"
53-0605 - The Beginning Of Jesus' Fame

God is still God. Congressman Upshaw, who had been an invalid for sixty-six years, how many remembers him, his healing? Been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, God instantly made the man whole, walked out perfectly normal and well. Florence Nightingale, her mother was the founder... Grandmother founded the Red Cross in England. Her statue is all over, was in Durban, South Africa. Flew up there when I went in there to—to London, England, to the Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace.
53-0614E - I Perceive That Thou Art A Prophet

I just returned from California, where Congressman Upshaw... Many of you has heard of his healing, I'm sure. I saw in a vision a man playing, a little boy on a haystack, and so forth. You've heard—read the vision. He'd been an invalid for some sixty-six years. And he was healed instantly while setting back in the rows in a chair. The Lord Jesus came, showed the vision, told him just what had taken place, told him to rise up, he was well. He obeyed and he was well until the day he left the world.
53-0829 - The Testimony Of Jesus Christ

Think of Congressman Upshaw setting bound in chairs and bed for year after year, for sixty-six years. And right in a moment's time raised to his feet, run through the building, touched his toes, was perfectly made normal and well.
53-0902 - Testimony

Florence Nightingale, Congressman Upshaw, Queen of England, great men, when the Divine healing power was proved that night yonder at Portland, Oregon, that maniac run to the platform, and God threw the demon right on the ground. Tommy Osborn, Oral Roberts, Jaggers, the rest of them took turns. We've cut them devils plumb to the walls. We've got the victory. Hallelujah.
53-1111 - Preparation

Look at Congressman Upshaw. Sixty-six years an invalid in a wheelchair, rolled him into a big place there in California. The Holy Spirit moved and showed him just what was wrong with him, told him, "Rise from his feet." And he hadn't been on his feet like that, there his crutches and braces and beds, and things like that for sixty-six years; walked to the platform, touched his feet, turn a handspring, went everywhere, a congressman of the United States.
53-1111 - Preparation

Congressman Willie D. Upshaw... It happened in California not long ago. We was having the meeting, and my brother had come and got me. And I was late that night, and so he had knocked on the door several times, and went back out, and got him a malted milk, and come back in. He knocked at the door again, and he knowed I was in prayer. There was something going on. I couldn't get a... Just like they was awhile ago. So then I—I come to the service, walked up. Thousands of people were packed in there. We'd been there four or five days and so they... I guess as I come to the platform there was something struck. I looked out across the place. I said, "I see..." 30 Now watch, and you'll see now what's the results. I looked out like that. I said... And God Who's my Judge know that I never heard of Willie Upshaw in my life, and I said, "I see a haystack, and there's a little boy playing on it. He's dressed very odd. He fell off, and he struck his back. He's taken to a doctor that's got glasses down like this and a white mustache, but—but there's nothing can be done."
53-1130 - Has The Lord Spoken Only To Moses?

Now watch, and you'll see now what's the results. I looked out like that. I said... And God Who's my Judge know that I never heard of Willie Upshaw in my life, and I said, "I see a haystack, and there's a little boy playing on it. He's dressed very odd. He fell off, and he struck his back. He's taken to a doctor that's got glasses down like this and a white mustache, but—but there's nothing can be done."
53-1130 - Has The Lord Spoken Only To Moses?

And just then Mr. Baxter come to me, the manager, and he said, "Brother Branham, you know who that was you talked to." And I said... "Seen that vision of?" And I said, "No, sir." He said, "It was Congressman Upshaw." Said, "He wants to speak to you through this mike." And I said, "I don't know him." And so his wife was kneeling, down and she was weeping and he was too. He said—he said, "My son, how did you know that I fell when I was a boy?" I said, "Sir, I don't... Only thing I can say is just what I see in the vision." And he said, "Well, that's just exactly what happened." He said, "I'm William Upshaw." 32 And he was a State Senator of Georgia and was a congressman seventeen years, and retired from the congressman of the United States. Been a total invalid for sixty-six years, an invalid in a wheelchair and crutches and bed and so forth. "And he said, "I was a president (I believe it was) of the Southern Baptist Convention." Said, "Dr. Roy E. Davis that ordained you in the Baptist church said to me," said, "I have been prayed for hundreds of times, but he was the one that advised me to come over here to have you to intercede to God for me." And he said, "I was—would've been president" (and I believe in 1926 or something when he run) but said, "Because of my convictions, that I did not believe in selling, legalizing whiskey I stood against it," and said, "and if I had it to run over today, I'd still stand against it. The Democratic Party would've elected me if I'd only run," and said, "that I would've been against prohibition." And said, "I—I took my stand against whiskey, because my convictions as a Christian man," he said, "I'm against it." I said, "God bless you, sir."
53-1130 - Has The Lord Spoken Only To Moses?

And we stand humbly and submissive to Your Divine will. Thou knowest about Mr. Upshaw which all the rest of his years he walked perfectly, walking, leaping, jumping like a young boy, and now tonight way in the old age You took him home, nearly a hundred, and now he's in Your Kingdom tonight a young man, rejoicing with a great host of the heavenly being.
53-1130 - Has The Lord Spoken Only To Moses?

And he was weeping so, I went ahead and told my brother to call the prayer line. And so we begin to get them lined up, and so the next thing taking place, why, they had an extension mike here, and Mr. Baxter said, "Brother Branham," said—said, "That old man that you were speaking to is the Congressman of the United States. It's William D. Upshaw." I said, "I don't know who he was." He said, "He wants to speak to you through this mike." And he said, "My son, how did you know that I fell and hurt myself when I was a boy?" I said, "I can't tell you, sir. I've never heard of you in my life. I'm sorry." And he said, "Well, I was the president of the Southern Baptist Convention." said, "Dr. Davis, the one that ordained you in the Baptist church, was the one who sent me here to see you." I said, "I am acquainted with Dr. Davis." He said, "I been prayed for." said, "I've been a invalid in this wheelchair for sixty-six years." And he said, "I'm eighty-six years old now." And he said, "I have trusted God, since I was seventeen years old when I was hurt to heal me." Said, "Do you think I will ever be healed?" I said, "I could not tell you, sir." I said, "I can only say what I See?" He said, "God bless you, my boy." And I said, "Thank you, kind sir." And I turned this a way and when I did, my brother, being the chief usher in the meetings, was getting the people lined up down there.
54-0217 - Jesus On The Authority Of The Word

And a man, when it looked like God would have healed him when he was young (seventeen years old) not wait till he's sixty-six—or—or eighty-six, rather. And his back, all bones all brittle. But that man for the first time, eighty-six years old, since being an invalid for sixty-six years, rose to his feet. Why, of course, Satan would say "You'd break his back if he gets up from there." But that's what Satan said, but God had said. See? God had said. Then the Word was manifest. See? And the man was walking normally and well. Passed through the United States, Great Britain, all through the known world, and even sent Joseph Stalin a letter of it. Personal friend of Churchill's. Many of you seen the Congressman Upshaw, I suppose, after his healing. How many? Raise your hands that know it. See...?...
54-0217 - Jesus On The Authority Of The Word

And about that time, I seen a blue shadow move above the man. I watched the shadow just a few moments, just like the healing of Congressman Upshaw. I seen the man standing up like this, right. He wasn't even mentally normal. But he just walked on his hands and feet. And his hips here stuck high and his back was kind of—kind of disease among them that does it. I seen... I thought, "That's the time. Now is the hour." I said, "Stand up. Jesus Christ makes you whole." He didn't know what I was talking about. The interpreter said it. He didn't get it.
54-0307A - The End Time

Now, let's stop here a minute. If Mr. John Doe, out here, had cancer and was healed, so can you have it and be healed. See? Faith cometh by hearing. Is that right? If this man was blind and can now see, then you can see if you're blind. If this person is crippled and couldn't walk, then you are, you can be. That's the way Congressman Upshaw (who preached, I believe, from this pulpit here), when he read of Florence Nightingale and her trouble... He'd heard of this shoemaker down here who had been paralyzed (a Baptist deacon), laying in his chair for about ten years, wheeling him up and down the floor to give—do his work—his office at the Baptist church. And when a vision appeared over him and saying he was bound in that wheelchair for those years with his back broken, and up and down in this place here, had sprints in his back, until he couldn't even move; and the man was made perfect whole. Congressman Upshaw said, "If that can happen to him, it can happen to me." "Faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word of God," the Word of God made manifest. See? If Florence Nightingale, laying there dying with a cancer, weighing about forty pounds, could be made perfectly normal and whole (weighs a hundred and something today), perfectly, normal and well, so can every cancer case in here be the same thing.
54-0320 - Faith Cometh By Hearing

I want to have a healing service standing on the same steps where Congressman Upshaw, after being in a—a congressman for seventeen years, in the White House, and had been a cripple in the wheelchair, and an invalid, beds and wheelchairs for sixty-six years, going to healing service after healing service, till one night in Los Angeles, California. I never knowed, never heard of the man, saw a vision, him moving across that way. He was setting out there in the chair, and the Lord Jesus commanded him, said, told him all about his life, and what had happened, and how he got hurt, and all about it. And then told him, "Stand on his feet that Jesus Christ had made him whole." And he rushed to the platform, touched his toes, and could almost do a handspring at eighty-six years old. Living for... And he stood right on the White House steps, immediately after Billy Graham's meeting there, and sung to those congressmen, "I'm Leaning On the Everlasting Arms Of the Lord Jesus."
54-0620E - Divine Healing

I can imagine Him, seeing His cool, stern face setting as a breeze come down, as He walked ahead of the crowd like that, going towards Calvary. The weight of the world, the redemption of all the world, the healing ministry that we have in the world today, rested on His shoulders. The healing of Congressman Upshaw rested on His shoulders. The healing of my blinded eyes rested on His shoulders. The sins of my life, and your life, rested on His shoulders. And the sins of every mortal died on the face of the earth, rested on His shoulders.
54-0620E - Divine Healing

Now, let's take that being Chicago tonight, and say setting along here would be a whole, maybe twenty, or thirty, or forty wheelchairs. And some critic would come in the meeting and say, "Look, let me see those people who believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And they claim that Congressman Upshaw and all these people that's been healed... And we've heard all these testimonies of the lame, halt, and the short legs made long, and the dead raised up, and the doctor's statements of it, and so forth, like that... "Let me see them walk down and make them well." Now, that would be the same spirit was on them people in that day. They wanted to know the same thing. "How could this man walk by there, full of love, full of compassion, and leave all those people laying there?"
54-0718E - To See Jesus

And I have had the privilege of praying for kings, and monarchs, and potentates, and I have never seen the Lord turn one down yet, but what He healed them. Congressman Upshaw, for one out of our United States government, here, had been an invalid in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, and was instantly healed. And I never heard of the man in my life; he was setting way back in the audience in a wheelchair, when the Lord Jesus showed the vision of what happened and what was taking place, and he was made completely whole. And we are thankful for that.
54-0724 - A Personal Experience With God

Second... Mr. Upshaw, when he was healed, as I told you, I'd give you his testimony for a second or two, few moments. I was in Los Angeles, California. I never heard of the man in my life. The deacons or ushers and them, had just got me up to the platform, walking to the platform. I started to call the prayer line, because Mr. Baxter had just preached a mighty sermon, and—and it wasn't no need of me saying anything. So I walked to the platform, and I started to call for the prayer line. And as I started to call for the prayer line, I seen a little boy playing on a haystack. And he fell, broke his back. I seen a doctor with a white mustache, and glasses low, worked on his back. I seen him become a great man, an author of books and so forth, and I was just telling what I seen. 31 And I went ahead and called the prayer line, started to call it, and then I heard someone raise up there, and say something. Mr. Baxter come to me in a few moments and said, "The man that you was describing, out there, and setting out there in that chair, that's Congressman Upshaw." And I said, "Well, I never knowed nothing of him." And so he got to another microphone, and he said, "My son, will I..." said, "That's exactly the truth. How did you ever know those things?" I said, "I seen it by vision." And he said, "The man that ordained you, Dr. Davis, in the Baptist church, told me to come here. And that's why I'm here." Said, "I've been going to healing services since I was a little boy trying to get healed. But," said, "I've been crippled for sixty-six years." And he's eighty-six years old then. And I said, "Well now, sir, I wished I could do something for you. I can only say what I see."
54-0724 - A Personal Experience With God

If He will hear my prayer to open the eyes of the blind, to raise the dead up from the grave through visions, to heal men like Congressman Upshaw, King George of England, and Gustav of Sweden, and many of the others. If Florence Nightingale, her grandmother the founder of the Red Cross, laying there with cancer, eat to a—a little windle, and there she is perfectly normal and well today... If God will hear my prayers for such as that, along with the tens of thousands of others, won't He hear for your lost soul? Certainly, He will. You're invited now, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, to come. While we sing this hymn.
54-1204 - God Perfecting His Church

And whenever you try to impersonate someone else, look out for trouble. You can... Brother Upshaw had a little slogan he used to say, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." That's right. "You can't be nothing that you hain't." So just keep that in mind. And so when you come to try to impersonate something, why, you're just putting on. God knows about it, and the people knows it also. And so just might as well just be yourself.
55-0118 - This Great Warrior, David

How many here ever knew Congressman Upshaw? Wasn't he the congressman here in Georgia? Well, you remember, it was Congressman Upshaw who was, that I'd seen the vision over Mr. Upshaw; never seen him in my life, when he was rolled in that place like something like this in California. And I've seen him playing on a hay stack where he fell and hurt his back and so forth. Then seen him in a few minutes going by tipping his hat like that. I said, "Well, Congressman, I... You're healed. Jesus Christ makes you well." Away he went, crutches, wheelchair. And he walked until God taken him home, touching his toes and so forth.
55-0603 - Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Here a few years ago when I first started, there wasn't hardly anybody preaching on Divine healing. When they seen Congressman Upshaw and many of them healed, I tell you Presbyterians, and Methodists, and Assemblies of God, and all of them, they got them one, and others got them one, and the Church of God got them. Oral Roberts and the other one got somebody else, and brother we've be cutting Philistines from right to the left. Hallelujah. Because every hearts taking courage tonight, and the half has never yet been told. Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has promised. What is it in your hand tonight? Whatever you got, use it for the glory of God.
55-0611 - What Is That In Thy Hand?

The Congressman Upshaw... There was no uncertain sound when the Holy Spirit told me up yonder, before the doctors could even find the ameba. There was no uncertain sound, when the doctor said that I was dying, and it was God healed me. It was no uncertain sound. It was no uncertain sound at Green's Mill that night. when the Angel of the Lord walked up to me, He said, "For this reason you was born in the world." No uncertain sound. I went and talked to some preachers about it. They said, "Billy, you had a nightmare." But there's been a million souls won to Christ. There was no uncertain sound. That was the voice of God speaking to a pauper: no uncertain sound. Oh, I just can't preach when I think of that.
55-0731 - The Uncertain Sound

As Congressman Upshaw used to say, the old slogan he used to say, "You—you're trying to be something that you hain't." That's right. You're trying to act like somebody else, and you haven't got no business to be.
55-0911 - The Unwelcomed Christ

In the Name of Jesus Christ, this poor woman, though old, her hair gray, but O Lord, my mind goes back to Congressman Upshaw, eighty-six years, in a wheelchair, You're the Resurrection and Life, You can put calcium in the bone, I pray that You'll heal her, and tomorrow night the crutches will be laying here, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
55-1007 - The Power Of Decision

God, grant that over in the other world some night, someday, rather, for there'll be no night, that I'll meet with them if not here on earth, set down there in the Kingdom where Moody, Sankey, Finney, Knox, Calvin, Paul, Peter, James, John, where many of our friends here: Paul Rader, dear Brother Upshaw, many of those other, oh, gallant soldiers that's passed beyond the veil. Just step beyond the veil, they understand. May I meet with all of them, and with these tonight who has accepted You.
55-1115 - Blind Bartimaeus

But, I have met Doctor Teeford, and—and Rolf McPherson, and those fine men there, Doctor Cummings, and some fine men. And I met Mister Kopp at... Leroy's the boy's name. I forget. He used to own the place where Brother Jaggers is now, the World Church. That's where my old brother that's just went upstairs, Congressman Upshaw. Willy Upshaw was healed at the church, which is now the World Church when Brother Kopp was there, after being an invalid on crutches, and wheelchairs, and cots for sixty-six years, I believe it was. And his widow, a very fine Christian woman... How many ever knowed Brother Upshaw? Let's see your hands. Well, bless your heart. A wonderful character, he's gone on. And I'd say the same thing if he was setting before me, or if he was in—somewhere in Los Angeles tonight: he was really a fine brother. And the Lord blessed him and used him in a great way with his testimony of healing, being a man of his caliber. That night at the Temple there, when the Holy Ghost gave a vision of him walking after being an invalid sixty-six years... 6 His widow is writing a—a book, or I believe it's brother Willy's healing, and—and they're featuring the story there I think, and my name's to appear in the book. I'm to see her I think if... She's to see Brother Arganbright tonight, and I'd like to see her a little bit before leaving Los Angeles tomorrow. And so, Brother Kopp has been a good friend of mine. There's many, many fine churches. Wished I had time... And I don't know all of them to call them. But find you a good church tomorrow and go to church.
55-1119 - Redeemer, Redemption

That's the reason we... As Congressman Upshaw used to say, "We can't make ourself something that we hain't." That's right. No matter how much you try to impersonate, you can't do it. It's the sovereign grace of God that calls you.
56-0815 - Faith

You are His witnesses to make your stand with Congressman Upshaw, who being an invalid in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, wheeled around in a cart. When he stood up, his own big crutches that come over his shoulders with a broken back from seventeen years old, who was wheeled in yonder in California one night. When my brother had brought me to the platform when the Holy Spirit turned and... I never heard of him in my life and told him just how he was hurt, how it all taken place, and said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, you're healed." He said, "You mean that I am healed." "Yes, the Lord Jesus has respected your faith." What was it? The same Lord Jesus giving witness that He lives. Not only that but he springed from his chair, throwed aside his crutches, and run to the platform touching his feet like a young man at eighty-six or eighty-seven years old. God giving witness... Oh, do you want to be His witness? Ye shall be My witnesses."
56-0930E - Witnesses

Little pastors, who had little two by four churches and so forth, caught fire and seen the vision, jerked the sword and went forth and defied the enemy. How do you know it'll work? There's great men, Congressman Upshaw, King George of England, and many great men who lay sick and afflicted are healed by the power of Almighty God. So they can't say nothing about it now...?... Certainly. He was...
56-1125M - A Secondhanded Robe

That's still in the world today, certainly is. "Oh," they say, "them people, there's not much...?... them kind of people." It's just pure jealousy. When it's on record, great men, King George of England, Congressman Upshaw in the United States, great men throughout the world miraculously healed by the power of God, thousands of testimonies on record... Congressman Upshaw come to the meeting out there in California, you heard the testimony. Never heard of him in my life. He's one of your Georgia men down here. And I was standing where there was thousands times thousands of people, just saw a little boy playing on a haystack, and begin to say what I saw; there he was setting in a wheelchair back there. I guess there was hundred and fifty, two hundred wheelchairs setting there. And I never heard of the man. 27 After while we run an extension mike back there and said... The come—manager come to him, said, "That's Congressman Upshaw. He's been crippled for sixty-six years in his wheelchair." Told all about where he started, how he fell and hurt his back and old doc with the white mustache, low hanging glasses, tried to operate, how they bored holes in the floor and set the bed down. Just a vision, kept going. He said, "Son, how did you know me?" I said, "I don't know you." Said, "How... Will I ever get well?" I said, "I can't tell you, sir. I don't know that." Watch in a meeting, always when you hear Him speak, it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. You see? When you hear that, that's what's going to happen. The other is just a straight vision. And when he said... I said, "I couldn't tell you." "Well," he said, "I been—I was a Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention," and said, "you know who sent me here?" I said, "I have no idea." Said, "The same man that ordained you in the Baptist church, Doctor Roy Davis. And he said come over here." And he just got off, and they pushed him in on the grounds. I said, "Sir, I can only say what I see; I don't know."
56-1215 - Hear Ye Him

As congressman Upshaw, you all know, was healed in my meetings after he'd been crippled for sixty-six years. He said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't."
57-0127A - The Impersonation Of Christianity

The word Pharisee means "actor." The very word Pharisee means "an actor." And an actor is a mimic or impersonator. And how well that does fit our modern word of "hypocrite," a actor, an impersonator, somebody who's trying to be something. As Congressman Upshaw used to say, "When you're trying to be something that you hain't." The late Congressman that was healed in our service after being in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, he used to say that; "Don't be nothing that you hain't." That's Southern.
57-0310A - Washing Jesus' Feet

And now, I'm sure that in this we have found lots of impersonations. And an impersonation, friend... A person that would impersonate something is the most miserable person that I would know of. Isn't it much better just to be yourself? As Congressman Upshaw used to say, "Don't try to be nothing that you hain't." Well, that's pretty good. Don't try to be nothing that you are not. Just be yourself. And then, if you want to be a Christian, just ask Christ. He will take your old nature out, put a new nature in; then you don't have to impersonate anything; it's just your normal life that you're living.
57-0325 - The Lamb And The Dove

Congressman Willie B. Upshaw, sixty-six years in a wheelchair, pushed from congress hall to place after place, had been prayed for hundreds of times. He was the Vice President of the Baptist Association of the south, the Southern Baptists, a great man, a wonderful man, a man that would been President in the United States in 1926 if he'd a sold his birthright; but he hated whiskey. And he run on the prohibition ticket when the Democrat Party would elected him. They said they would, and they would've done it. Cause he could've easily done it; he was well loved, but he said, "I wouldn't swap my birthright to be President of the world." Hallelujah. God give us men like that in our White House here. Yes, sir.
57-0407E - Then Jesus Came

It was Congressman Upshaw who set down there in California, been afflicted for sixty-nine years, I believe it was, in a wheelchair, bound for all his days to be in a wheelchair. When every doctor that he could go to, and being a congressman, he went to the best, every bone specialist and everything else. He tried everything that he could, and he was a total afflicted for life. But God made the scientist stand still and see Congressman Upshaw rise from his wheelchair and come to the platform, giving God praise. Certainly.
57-0629 - Stand Still And See The Salvation Of The Lord

But the world thinks you have to be dressed so-and-so. You have to put on your best manners. You have to be something. As congressman Upshaw used to say, "Be something that you ain't." And that's right. There's so much put-on among people today, trying to be something, try to talk different, try to—something that you're not. I pray that I'll live to see the day when men will be what they are. Then every man will know how to take you. God speed the day, that when every man that claims to be a Christian will be just what he is. If I was, didn't believe Christ, I'd be against Him; I'd be here speaking against Him. But I believe Him, and I love Him, and I'm for Him with everything that's in me; I'm for Him.
57-0727 - He Was To Pass That Way

I remember Congressman Upshaw, setting just about like Brother Dawson is tonight, been in that condition for sixty-six years, Congressman of United States Government for seventeen years. Walked into a big audience like this, and they just rolled the man into back of the place. I never heard of him in my life. And there the Holy Spirit even told him what he'd done, and how he'd fell, and all about it. Now, God knows, I never heard his name. And said, "Congressman, THUS SAITH THE LORD, you're healed." And he sprung from his chair, run to the platform, and touched his feet, at eighty-something years old, and stood on the White House steps and sang "Leaning on the Everlasting Arm"...?... Went to Churchill in England, and a good friend of his, and testified of the power of God to heal the sick.
57-0805 - God Manifesting His Gifts

How many remembers the healing of Congressman Upshaw? I was just standing there talking like this when there's thousands of people standing there, and they was fixing to line up, and I looked out. I'd seen an old man, and they'd been a many a wheelchair, oh, there was just wheelchairs all over the places in California. And I looked across, and I seen a little boy playing on a haystack, and he fell and hit his back across a—the edge of a frame. And it must've broke his back. I seen a doctor with little glasses hanging low on his nose, white mustache and white hair, a working on him but it was no good, too far gone. And I seen them boring holes in the house so that the people walking in, it wouldn't vibrate on the floor. He was so bad. And that's the only thing I can say is what I'm looking at. 76 And just then, I seen there come a great man, a famous speaker, and the vision left. And I looked around; I couldn't find him. And they'd just brought him in, I think, by a plane. And I said, "There's the old man setting right there now." And his wife was down with him. He's eighty-six years old, been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years. And there he was, and bowing down. And to you Baptist tonight, you surely ought to know him. He was the Vice President of Southern Baptist Convention. So when he a... And he said, "My son, how did you ever know that I fell on a hay frame?" I said, "Sir, I didn't know." He said, "It has to come from God, for that is the same type of doctor that operated on me which has been gone for years." He said, "And no minister anywhere..." Said, and they told me, said, "It's Congressman Upshaw." 77 Well, I didn't... He might've said somebody from India. I wouldn't knowed any different 'cause I didn't know no Congressman. And so Mr. Baxter said, "That's Congressman Willie D. Upshaw." I said, "I never heard of him." So he said, "Will I be healed, my son?" I said, "Sir, I don't know. The only thing I can say is what I see."
58-0208 - The Queen Of The South

Well, I didn't... He might've said somebody from India. I wouldn't knowed any different 'cause I didn't know no Congressman. And so Mr. Baxter said, "That's Congressman Willie D. Upshaw." I said, "I never heard of him." So he said, "Will I be healed, my son?" I said, "Sir, I don't know. The only thing I can say is what I see."
58-0208 - The Queen Of The South

Now, I am not saying... See, now that is my part. Now, Brother Oral Roberts, God give him something else to do. And Brother A. A. Allen, and many of those other brethren, who has great radio broadcast and things, they've got to have money. I help support them myself. See? I do all that I can, because I realize that's my brother. I couldn't fwil—fill his place, and I—I'm kind of glad that I don't not have to. See? Because I haven't got the mental powers to work those things out, and so I just stay the way I am. You... As Congressman Upshaw used to say, "You can't be nothing that you haint." So that's right. And the quicker we realize that, the better off we'll be.
58-0301B - The Great Commission

I've had the privilege of visiting some great men: King George of England, the late king; King Gustav of Sweden; and many other great men. The late Willy D. Upshaw, Congressman from the south, here, he was healed in my meetings after being a cripple for sixty-six years; the Lord healed him. And I've had the grand privilege of meeting great men.
58-0302 - Door To The Heart

How about Congressman Upshaw out here? Been in the wheelchair for sixty-six years. And stood in Billy Graham's meeting on the White House steps and sang Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. He was healed by God in my meeting that night in California, a square away from him, nearly, when I seen him and called who he was, and asked him to rise from the wheelchair for the first time he'd been on his feet (he was eighty-something years old) since he was seventeen. And he run to the platform, touching his toes. Congressman William D. Upshaw: run for president in '26 and was defeated because he was on the dry ticket. And I said, "Sir, I don't know who you are, but you fell on a... off of an ol' haystack and hit a hay frame. You been crippled since you was a little boy." He said, "That's right." I said, "I see you bore... they bored the holes in the house so that your bed would... walking on the floor, vibrating, would hurt your back." "That's right." And I said, "You become a great man." He was a president of the Southern Baptist Convention. And I said, "Then, you become a great speaker; and you're from the White House." Mr. Baxter run an extension mike back there to see who it was. He run back up to me, he said, "That's... you know who that is?" Said, "That's Congressman Upshaw." I said, "Never heard of, in my life. I don't know nothing about politics." So they said, or, he said, "He said, wants to talk to you through this mike." He said, "My boy, how did you know that I was in that shape?" I said, "Sir, I only can say what I'm looking at."
58-0521 - Behold, I Stand At The Door And Knock

Look up here. Look at your newspapers round in the other parts of your country, here. All across... Look at Congressman Upshaw laying there paralyzed for sixty-six years. And a vision come over the meeting, told him he was healed. He rose right up, trusted his feet and went on normally. King George of England with multiple sclerosis, when I went over and prayed for him. Couldn't even set but just a few minutes at a time. Next day, played twenty-eight holes of golf.
58-0524 - Jesus Of Nazareth Passeth By

Do you understand where I stand here? It's a Divine gift. Look, laying here on these stretchers, and cots, wheelchairs. What if I could take and stand at this pulpit for six months, and never leave, and always stay awake, I could not tell the things I've seen the Lord Jesus do amongst the sick and afflicted and dying people. Congressman Upshaw, oh, my, I just couldn't start it—everywhere.
58-0612 - We Would See Jesus

God can't be just. Let Congressman Upshaw, who'd been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, broken in this back, walked like Mr. Roosevelt, and would heal that man and bring him out of that chair by vision, and if another man set in the same way and met the same faith, God would be unjust to heal one and let the other one alone. He is just! It's us, friend. If we can move a past that sound barrier, if we can get to a place where it don't make any difference who says it, as long as God said it's the truth, sail on.
58-1003 - Looking At The Unseen

Setting in this audience tonight somewhere is Mrs. Upshaw, William Upshaw's widow. How was it down here at Kopp Church the—I believe called the World Church now. When Brother Kopp was there that had the meeting that night, I never heard of William Upshaw in my life. And he would been the congressman, I believe, for about seventeen years. 23 But when I walked to the platform, and it happened to be that he knew the old Baptist preacher that ordained me in the Baptist church, Doctor Roy E. Davis. Doctor Davis told him to come, see me when I come to the coast, to have me to pray for him. And he moved in and was setting in his wheelchair. All of a sudden I saw an old hay frame and a little boy fall, hurt his back, begin to relate just what I was seeing. Someone said, "That's the old congressman setting there, William Upshaw."
59-0409 - Mary's Belief

And so they was... a minister, the one that ordained me in the Missionary Baptist church, Doctor Roy Davis. Sister Upshaw, the very one that sent Brother Upshaw over to me, or talked to him about me, Doctor Roy Davis. And so he was preaching, and had the First Baptist church, or the—the... I don't believe it was the First Baptist church, either, it was the Mission-... called the Missionary Baptist church at Jeffersonville. And he was preaching at the place at that time, and we would go to church at night, so... and we'd come back. And I never did join church, but I just liked to go with her. Because the main thought was "going with her," I just might as well be honest.
59-0419A - My Life Story

As Congressman Upshaw, the late Congressman Upshaw used to have a—a word, he says. His widow's here somewhere; she's usually is around in the meeting. He used to say, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." And that's just about true. That's right. Yes, Sister Upshaw, I see you back in the audience. "You can't be nothing that you ain't." Just be yourself; people appreciate you more.
59-0419E - Show Us The Father And It Will Satisfy Us

Oh, I remember Congressman Upshaw, setting in a wheelchair for sixty-six years. That night yonder in California when the Holy Spirit come down and begin to speak, he met God, and from then on he could walk without his crutches.
59-1231 - And From That Time

Like old Congressman Upshaw that was healed in a meeting, after being in a wheelchair and crutches for sixty-six years, he always had a little slogan; he said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." And that's really the truth; that—that's what you can't be.
60-0311 - Mary's Belief

He said, "I would you were either cold or hot," see. If you're going to believe God, believe Him. If He's God, believe Him. If He isn't, why just walk away and leave it alone. See, you're—you're trying to act like something that you're not, then. As Congressman Upshaw said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." And that's true. See, you've—you've got to be what you are. So in your heart, if you truly can believe that—"I am a believer. I do believe God. Well, if I believe God, have a need, and I accept it right now." And that settles it. Don't say no more about it. Just keep on praising God.
61-0128 - Why?

Now, there's not a person here that I know. I believe I was hunting a few weeks ago with this young man setting right here. Aren't you some relation to my good friend... Aren't... You're Brother Norman's brother-in-law; I believe that's right, isn't it? All right. That's the only person, and Brother and Sister Smith setting here, Brother Gene, and that's all I know of. I'm going to turn and—yes, Sister Upshaw, bless your heart, Sister Upshaw. Oh, how I love Brother Willy Upshaw. Your meeting that night, Brother Kopp, when I looked there and seen, I was trying to talk, and seen him where he fell off of that wagon, hurt his back, and seen they couldn't do nothing for him. Never heard of him in my life. And there he was, Willy D. Upshaw. I said, "How..." Ern come to him. Said, "What about that man?" I said, "He's run for president one time and would've had the election, if it hadn't been his stand against whiskey and the wrong things. The Democratic party would elected him. But he—he took his stand." And I said, "All these years, sixty-six years, you been on these crutches and wheelchair. But God takes him off of it now." And how sweet. When I get upon the other side I'll see a young handsome looking man coming down and say, "You remember me, Brother Branham? I'm Brother Upshaw." See his little sweetheart there, all of them together. I remember how you cried that night, Sister Upshaw, when you seen him rise up, run to the platform and touched his toes with his hands at about eighty years old. My, how God can do great things.
61-0216 - The Mark Of The Beast And The Seal Of God #1

As Congressman Upshaw said one time, you remember him, was healed in my meetings, been... after crippled for seventy... sixty-six years, he said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't!" And that's right; quicker Christians learn that, better off you'll be.
61-0317 - Abraham's Grace Covenant

nd many of you remember the healing of Congressman Upshaw, had been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, served seventeen years in the United States government as a—as a congressman and so forth. Never seen him in my life... And Doctor Roy E. Davis of the Missionary Baptist Church that baptized me into the Baptist faith, was a... or, Baptist fellowship we call it. We believe that, in the Baptist church, that the Spirit baptizes you into the body, but we are baptized... If you've been a Campbellite, been immersed any way you want to, and you come in to the Baptist church, got to be baptized over into that fellowship. So we call it baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church. He was the one that sent Congressman Upshaw there that was... and he was... Never seen him, just walked into the building there in Los Angeles where thousands times thousands in wheelchairs everywhere. And I seen him in a vision and begin to speak. And he was healed that night. For the first time out of that chair without those crutches and things for sixty-six years: Congressman William D. Upshaw. Fine friend of Churchill and all those.
61-0413 - Why?

As old Congressman Upshaw said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." A congressman of the United States, run for president. He knowed better, but he just—he just used my language, my way of expressing it. But that is true. You can just be... And that's what's the matter with us today, friends. All the whole world seems to be that way. If we would just be what God makes us to be, that—then you're—you're—you're... The trumpet will not give an uncertain sound then. It'll give a certain sound, and all the world will know it (You see?) when it's sounded right.
61-0515 - A Greater Than Solomon Is Here

I could not understand why me, a blind man... I could not understand how Congressman Upshaw, a cripple for all them years. Florence Nightingale, of England, late Florence Nightingale, the... Not the late Flor... grand... Great granddaughter of hers with a cancer eating her up. You have perhaps, got my book with the pictures in it. She didn't weigh sixty pounds, and she's a healthy strong woman. I cannot explain that, when the high medical professions of England and Africa had turned her down to die, and she lives today. I cannot explain that, brethren. I don't try to explain it. I just believe it.
61-0516M - God's Provided Way

As Congressman Upshaw once said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." Now, that was a congressman in the United States. Many of you know his testimony. They brought him to Los Angeles that time. He had been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years. I saw the vision go over the top of him. And I said, "Sir, Jesus Christ makes you whole." And he run to the platform, touching his feet back and forth. Congressman Upshaw, dear old saint of God. Knowed Winston Churchill, just like that I'd know one of my minister brothers and all of them. Went, testified about his healing to him and all this. And just a glorious old man, just went home to meet God at nearly ninety-something years old, a year or two ago.
61-0520 - From That Time

And if I'm not mistaken... I wanted to ask this last night. Isn't this Sister Upshaw setting here? God bless you, Sister Upshaw. Her husband, you all remember Brother Willie Upshaw...?... the place that night, an invalid for sixty-something years in a wheelchair. God healed him, and he was healed until he went to be with Jesus years later. Outside of that, that's all that I know.
62-0623 - Perseverant

As Congressman Upshaw, you remember him, the one that was—was crippled for sixty-eight years and was healed in the meeting out there, you know. He was a Congressman in the United States. He said, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." So that's about true. You've got to stay in your calling, where God called you to.
62-1013 - The Influence Of Another

As Congressman Upshaw used to say, "You can't be something that you hain't," and that's just about right. See? And then if you're born a seer, now (You see?), to do that those both consciouses has to be right together—not one here with five senses active, and the other one out here when you're asleep with the five senses are not active. But you see, when both of them—you're born—right together, you don't go to sleep. You just go from one to the other one like that—you don't go to sleep. There's not enough room to go to sleep, and you can't make yourself that way. So gifts and callings are predestinated of God. They are—they are God's gifts and callings, even without repentance, the Bible said. See? They were ordained before the foundation of the world. See?
63-0322 - The Fifth Seal

As Congressman Upshaw once said; the one that was healed in the meeting, and the Lord let me see a vision over him there in California. Had been a cripple for sixty-six years, and was healed instantly, by the mercies of God. Threw away his crutches, and his old chair and things. He was right here in Shreveport, I think, and testifying. He used to have this saying.
63-1130B - Influence

Like Congressman Upshaw. His widow flew in, last night, to be in the meeting here. He was healed in the services. You all understand. He always had this expression, "You can't be nothing that you hain't." That's exactly right. You can't be nothing that you—you're not.
64-0206B - Paradox

I believe I'm looking at a good friend of mine, Mrs. Upshaw, sitting here, Sister Upshaw. The Lord bless you. I remember Brother Willie Upshaw. I had a letter from her the other day and Brother Willie's picture, Congressman. So, he—he had been crippled for some sixty-six years. Was in a meeting one night, saw a vision of him, sitting, going across the audience, with his suit, bowing down. He'd been in a wheelchair and crutches, as you all knew him, and the Lord Jesus made him whole that same night. And he had the faith until he died. We're feel honored, tonight, for his widow to be sitting here. How old was he when he went to see the Lord? How old was he? [Sister Upshaw answers—Ed.] Lived to be eighty-six years old. [Sister Upshaw testifies of his passing.] Went to Heaven to be with... We're grateful for great men, great warriors of faith.
64-0206E - God's Provided Way For This Day

Now, if I could heal, I would do it. Just like the honorable, late, Brother Upshaw that we was talking about. That old man sitting back there in that wheelchair, a gallant old man, I would have healed him if I could. I started to leave the platform, frankly, and I turned around and saw him in a vision, going, walking. Called him, told him what it was, and that was it. He got up and walked, come to the platform, touched his toes, after being a cripple for sixty-six years. See?
64-0206E - God's Provided Way For This Day

Now somebody in the audience. Now, I don't know one person, outside of my beloved Sister Upshaw sitting here, that I can see in the audience at this time, that I know. She is the only one. And now I can't...
64-0209 - Countdown

God bless you, sister. [Sister Upshaw says, "I just wanted to shake hands with you. Oh, hallelujah!" Senator William D. Upshaw was instantly healed during Brother Branham's discernment service in Los Angeles on February 8, 1951, after being a cripple for sixty-six years—Ed.] 202 God bless you, Sister Upshaw. There isn't a week goes by that I don't think of you and—and Brother Bill. I'll meet you on that shore There, sister, where all the old things are passed away. We'll be There that day. Amen.
64-0209 - Countdown

Look at Congressman Upshaw, in the wheelchair, sixty-six years. Stood there at California that night. And come in, I walked to the platform, was standing there. And they started the prayer line.
64-0412 - A Court Trial

Just then, Doctor Ern Baxter found out, way back there in a wheelchair, a group way back in the back. He said, "That was Congressman Upshaw. Did you ever hear of him?" I said, "No, sir." He said, "Back years ago, he run for President." I said, "I don't know him, sir," I said. He said, said, "If I'll bring him, to show?" And I said, "Who is he?" Said, "Setting right there." 201 And so they wheeled him up, his wife did. He said, "Young man, how'd you ever know me?" Said, "Doctor Roy E. Davis, the one that ordained you in the Missionary Baptist church, and—and he was the—the head speaker for the Southern Baptist Convention," he said, "he was the one sent me here for you to pray." Said, "I've been prayed for, since I was a little boy, but I always believed that God would heal me 'cause I took the right stand in the time of prohibition. I, when liquor was going to be brought in, I was called one of the dry bones." He said, "I lost the president of the United States because of my stand."
64-0412 - A Court Trial

Congressman Upshaw, a great man. I think he was the president, or something, of the—of the Baptist, Southern Baptist Convention, at one time, or vice-president or something. He had done all. He was a good man. He did all that he knowed how to do. He had went to every doctor. Nobody could do nothing for him. He was bound down. Ministers had prayed for him. He had had a gallon of oil poured on his head, anointing, of different ministers everywhere.
65-0119 - The God Who Is Rich In Mercy

Way back there sat an old man, Congressman Upshaw, many of you knows his testimony. He had been a good man, tried all of his life, sixty-six years an invalid in a wheelchair, pushed in bed; crutches under his arms, that he walked with, never no more to walk normal. And there he sat there, looking on that. And all of a sudden, I looked out and saw a vision. Here he come, walking down across the top of that audience, bowing his head, could walk as good as anybody. I didn't know who the man was. 123 I said, "There is a great man sitting back there. He fell off of a wagon when he was a little boy, onto a hay frame, and hurt his back. They bored holes in the floor, to keep the vibration, when the people walked, from striking on his back." I said, "He becomes a great man, and he keeps growing greater. He is sitting in a great circle at the White House." 124 And then this man come and told me, said, "That's Congressman Upshaw. Did you ever hear him?" I said, "Never heard of him." 125 And so he run a little extension mike back there and they was talking, back and forth. 126 Then I started to look around, and I seen the old Congressman coming, walking towards me, in a vision, just as perfect and normal as he could be. God, rich in mercy, pulled him from that wheelchair, and he walked without crutches till the day he died. God rich in mercy! When doctors had failed, when science had failed, when everything else had failed, God was rich in mercy to Congressman Upshaw.
65-0119 - The God Who Is Rich In Mercy

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