Deep Study: Moses
In the late 1600's and early 1700's, a "mystic woman" by the name of Jane Lead published
a series of prophecies that some believe to have been foretelling the "Latter Rain
Movement." In a series of visions, Lead describes a god that was hidden in mystery
that was to be revealed by prophets and prophetesses. According to the series of
visions, this future "restorer prophet" would bring restoration to both the church
and to the fallen angels. Like Moses, this coming prophet was to begin the next Exodus.
To those familiar with Gnosticism and the worship of "mysteries," "angels," communication
with the dead, and other practices of the occult, Lead's religious movement that
was called "The Philadelphia Society" would seem to be a religious cult filled
with the worship of elemental spirits. But to the follower of William Branham
, her prophecies
will seem much more Divinely inspiried — they seem to be promoting not only the
coming "Messenger," but also his "Message."
Now the third side of the Mount that lay Eastward, was also described to me by the
Guardian Angel that kept the 3 Gates; that each Gate gave entrance into three several
Courts. The First was to be filled with Prophets and Prophetesses, that were disciplin'd
and train'd up there, by the great head Prophet Christ Jesus. Who was accompanied
with all the Ancient Prophets, as with Moses and Samuel, Elias and all that were
from the Foundation of the World, to Christ's time.
The Ascent To The Mount Of Vision, Jane Lead
It must be so, for a time, and time, and half time, and then the finishing of the
Transgression and Sin will be: For then will Christ the eternal Root of Righteousness,
in all, and over all, spring: So, as an Universal Restoration to all fallen Angels
and Spirits, in Bodies, and out, will by Christ the quickening Spirit be set free.
A Communication between the Saints above and the Saints below, Jane Lead
The second Gift is to have the Gift of Revelation opened as a spring that flows
with Heavenly Doctrine for a true Teaching-Ministry to go forth with, to give feeding
from a fresh Pasture, which hath not been defiled by unwashed Feet; the Holy Spirit
do now in some foretell such Principal Shepherds are now to stand in this Latter
Day upon the Earth, that shall not speak from Literal Tradition, but from the Revelation
of the Holy-Anointing, the pure, and most excellent words of Wisdom, which will
not be in the weakness of the Letter, but in the strength and power of the Spirit
so made known.
Enochian Walks With God, Jane Lead
It was Lead who established the fundamental ideas of Dispensationalism, promoting
the idea that there were "ages" separating this time that between Christ's resurrection
and His second coming. Though her Philadelphia Society has been long forgotten,
her teaching emerged through John Darby, who many describe as the "father" of Dispensationalism.
Darby's works were later promoted by Cyrus Scofield through the footnotes of the
Scofield Bible, and this teaching that seems to have originated with Lead has now
spread to the masses.
Interestingly, Lead's prophecies were found among the possessions of those involved
with the Pentecostal and Latter Rain movement. Her writings were found in the study
of Charles Price, a California pastor associated with William Branham during the
early part of Branham's ministry. It was during this time that Branham seemed to
promote himself more as "Moses" than he did "Elijah."
Like Joseph Smith of the Latter Day Saints, Branham claimed to have been visited
by an angel. In Branham's accounts of this visitation, he would often describe the
angel telling him the power of the mind with regards to healing. Branham would claim
that if the he could make the people believe in himself, then no sickness would
stand in his way. This statement was often followed up by Branham's claim that the
angel said, "As Moses was given two signs before Pharoah, so shall you be given
Those who are familiar with this reference from Exodus 4 quickly recognize the error,
because Moses was given three signs by God instead of two. As God was instructing
a reluctant Moses to convince Pharoah to let His people go, God gave Moses two signs
for all in the royal courts of Pharoah to witness. In front of the sorcerers, Moses
was to throw his rod to the ground, and that rod would turn immediately into a snake.
If this did not convince them, Moses was to place his hand into his cloak, and the
hand would immediately be infected with leprosy. But of these two signs did not
convince Pharoah, there was yet a third sign given:
If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall
take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that
you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
Ultimately, these signs by God did not change Pharoah's heart. The Bible says that
God hardened the heart of Pharoah, and his heardened heart combined with his bitter
anger towards the Children of Israel was enough to make God's children want to leave
their fallen condition of slavery. They were not signs for God's children, intended
to show the power of God against sorcerers, however Branham taught that these signs
were to be used against his own. These signs, according to Branham, would convince
the people to believe in himself [William Branham], and only then could they receive
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Branham's teachings on Moses:
They said it about Elisha. They said the same thing about Moses. "Why, we would
that we had died down in Egypt, than be brought out here to starve in the wilderness."
See, God's messenger has always been rejected. You know what I'm talking of, don't
you? I hope you do, friends. God bless your hearts. I — I want you to see it, friends.
That's the two prophets of Revelations 11, going to stop the sun: Elijah and...
or Moses and Elijah. That's after the Gentile church has done gone. That's right.
See, that's over in the Jewish... when God turns again to Israel. This church age...
Read Revelations 1-3 and then you'll have it. Just see what He gives to the church
age, the calling out. The last sign was the fury of Elisha again on the scene, at
the last end time. And we... We are... know that, that everything that He said will
be just the way He said it.
[Speaking of Jesus] Now, this God-Prophet give us two or three signs that we want
to look at here, great signs that we want to remember. In Matthew 24 when it was
asked Him "When shall these things be? What will be the coming of the end of the
world? When will all this take place?" He gave so many different things that would
take place: nation shall rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and so forth,
and on and on and on. But said, "Learn a parable of the fig tree when — and all the
The second exodus, He brought a Prophet, anointed, which was His Son, God-Prophet.
Moses said He would be a Prophet; and had the Pillar of Fire, and done signs and
wonders. And that same Prophet said, that, "Whosoever believeth in Me, the works
that I do shall he do also." And here He promised the same thing in the exodus in
the last days, and He cannot change it. And by scientific proof, by the witness
of the Spirit, by the works of the Spirit, we see it today, the great Pillar of
Fire moving among us; and the signs and wonders of the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
calling the people from a denominationalism, into the Presence of Jesus Christ,
to live, going to a Land. There no mistake, friends. It's not what I'm saying; I'm
just your brother. But, it's what God is proving to you, what makes it the Truth.
Same Pillar of Fire He used for the other two, He's brought It among you today,
and proved It by scientific. As you know, Life magazine packed It last month, over
Now, we find out, this exodus at hand, God met Moses and told him what was going
to take place, and give him two sign. And each sign had a Voice, a Voice of a sign.
Every sign from God is followed by a Voice. Every time God gives a true sign, there
is a Voice that follows it. When you see some kind of phenomena come along, and
watch it move, and it don't change into something, then it never come from God.
See? God don't just show signs just to show He is God. There is a Voice that follows
that sign. Now, by God's help, we'll find that in the Scripture tonight, and see
if that's the Truth. See? Here the burning bush was a sign to Moses, that was a
sign, and it was given to... and he heard the Voice from the bush.
Said, "Then, I'll give you two signs to do, and that will attract the people's attention.
And when the attention of the people is attracted, then speak these words to them,
'I'm the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and I remember My promise.' And I've sent
you down to deliver them, and I'll be with you." Did you notice his first sign?
He had all kinds of impersonations of them. Everybody tried to throw down a serpent.
That's... If that ain't the run of people, I don't know what is, see. See? But what
kind of a voice did they have behind it? Nothing; the Egyptian voice of the world.
Yet they could perform the sign, but they didn't have the voice behind it, to back
it up. But Moses had THUS SAITH THE LORD. That was the difference. Impersonators
finally went on for a long time, but finally it played out. Do you know the Bible
said that would take place again in the last days? "As Jannes and Jambres withstood
Moses, so would man of reprobate mind concerning the Truth." Who is Truth? Jesus
Christ is Truth. See? "Reprobate mind concerning the Truth."
But He was ready to do something, so He had to attract the man. And He give the
man two signs to do, and said, "Each sign had a voice." That proves that it's so.
Now watch what them voices spoke, even creation. Jehovah was ready to speak now.
[Speaking of Moses] "And I'll give you two signs. And one of them will be in your
hand, and you'll take and turn a serpent into... or a pole into a serpent." And — and
the next thing, is put his hand in his bosom, and Divine healing. Said, "If they
won't believe the voice of the first sign, then they will believe the voice of the
second sign. And if they don't, take water out of the river, pour it upon the ground,
and it'll become blood. That's, their blood is already drenched in it then. Egypt
is finished." We've had the first, and got the second. I wonder if the next isn't
a drenching of the blood. Wonder where we're standing, tonight? Voices and signs,
God giving them signs. No, just — just think of how that the things that we've seen
done, Scriptural Voices, interpretation.
Moses was given two signs, and each sign had a voice. That's right. I preached on
it here sometime ago, somewhere, on, The Voice Of The Sign. It must have a — a Voice
of the sign. It's a changing. Always it's that way. If it isn't, then it didn't
come from God. If a man comes out with an odd peculiar ministry, that's found in
the Bible to be the Truth, and that man stays right in that same old denominational
doctrine, forget it. Nothing to it! God don't do a thing like that. That thing,
that's rotten manna that's got termites in it, or wiggletails, or whatever you want
to call it, from forty, fifty years ago, still trying to eat that old manna that
fell way back years ago. And the children of Israel, on their journey, new manna
fell every night. That's right, you couldn't keep it over. We don't live over some
other age gone by. We're eating new Manna, fresh Manna out of Heaven, in our journey
as we go on.
The Bible said, "In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established."
I spoke of Balaam, I spoke of Balaam and of Moses. And I have spoke now of Micaiah
and Zedekiah. Now I'm going to give one more. Which, there's hundreds of them, but
one more, to make three witnesses. I got a whole string of them wrote down here;
but to preserve time. Jeremiah who was a vindicated, outcast, but a vindicated prophet
of God. They hated the man. They throwed unri-... overripe fruit at him, and everything
else. And he put the curse upon them. And the things that he done, and laid out
there on his sides, and things, and give signs that Israel was wrong. Every prophet,
true prophet that ever raised in the world, cursed those denomination organizations
of the church. How could it change, by the unchanging God? The Holy Spirit is the
Prophet of this hour; He a vindicating His Word, proving It. The Holy Spirit was
the Prophet of Moses' hour. The Holy Spirit was the Prophet of Micaiah's hour. The
Holy Spirit, which wrote the Word, comes and confirms the Word.
And Moses, of course, he didn't want to go. It was hard, because he wasn't a man,
a good speaker, and he wasn't eloquent, and so forth; he had many things, slow of
speech, and many... But God had ordained that man to do that job. It must be done.
Now, He gave Moses... He said, "Them people won't believe me." He said... He gave
him two signs then. He said, "You go perform this sign," of casting a serpent down — or
the snake — or the rod down. He said, "If they won't believe that, then I'll give
you another sign. And if they won't believe the first sign, they will believe the
voice of the second sign." Now, he was given two signs that the people who rejected
him might believe that he was sent of God to deliver the people. Is that right?
How many believes that story's right, say, "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen." — Ed.]
That was true.
They couldn't believe Moses, and God give him two signs to prove to the people that
he was sent from God for their deliverance. You believe that? Well, isn't He the
same yesterday, today and forever? Do you believe the Angel that talked to him in
the burning bush is the Angel of the Covenant? Was that right? All right. He's the
same yesterday, today and forever. He's here now. And He does the same things today
that He did then. And He still performs wonders and signs. He's a miraculous God.
And He always works in a miraculous way with signs and wonders. And He promised
them in these last days. And we're living in the last days. We got a right to expect
them now (That's right.) to bring His people together.
[Speaking of the angel] He said, "Do not fear." When that voice spoke, I knew it
was the same One. He looked at me; His eyes looked upon me kindly. Not to look sympathizing
with this Angel, but that... Said, "Do not fear." Said, "I'm sent from the Presence
of God to tell you that you were born a peculiar birth, and your peculiar life has
been to indicate, that you're to take the gift of Divine healing to the people of
the world." I said, "Sir, I'm uneducated. I couldn't go." He said, "If you'll get
them to believe you, and if you're sincere when you pray, nothing shall stand before
your prayer, if you'll get them to believe you." And I said, "I bet they wouldn't
believe me, Sir." He said, "You'll be given two signs as the prophet Moses was given
two signs, to get the people to believe you is the really the issue." He said, "One
of them was detecting diseases just by holding the person's right hand in your left."
He said, "Then if you'll be sincere, it shall come to pass that you'll tell the
very secrets of their hearts, and the things that they are doing wrong, to build
the faith in the people to be in faith and to vindicate you that I — God will send
it to you."
Moses was a prophet sent of God. He had two signs to show to the people that he
was — he had God's Message. And when he performed those two signs, the people believed
him. He never had to perform it any more, the people believed him. And if I come
to you like that, and ask those things, should not you believe with all your heart?
If I could perform the signs that God promised me to do, then you all ought to believe
with all your heart. Isn't that right? That is true.
Every one be real reverent. And now, there might be some strangers that has not
heard as yet the operation of the Spirit of God that was delivered this ministry
to me. It was given by an Angel when I was borned. It manifested Itself three years
ago. It always followed me, made me know that It was near. Then It came to me, It
was a man. He's been seen in the meetings many times. Big, large man, weigh about
two hundred pounds, has dark hair to His shoulder. Testifying when He come, He said,
"I'm sent from the Presence of God to tell you your...?... birth and life is to
indicate that you're take a gift of healing to the peoples of the world." And begin
to tell me different things would happen. I told Him that I was uneducated and wasn't
able to go. He told me I'd be given two signs. I said, "The people will not believe
me, because I'm not educated sufficient to speak to people." He said, "You'll be
given two signs, as was the prophet Moses." He said, "One sign will be that you're
to — you'll detect diseases through your hand. When the people contact you, well
you'll be able to tell them what diseases they have through a supernatural discernment."
And then said, "If you'll be sincere, then it will come to pass that you'll tell
the people the secrets of their hearts, and the things that they've done in life
that might've hindered their healing, and so forth."
Later on, why, when He met me, He told me what it was to do, was to go pray for
the sick people. I told Him that they would not believe me. He said, "There'll be
giving you signs, like was given to the prophet Moses. As Moses was given two signs
to prove to the people that he — God had sent him to deliver them," said, "so would
I be deliver... given two signs. One of them would come immediately, and the other
one would follow along if I'd be sincere." That, which I guess, there's many of
you here tonight, know that how it come to pass. First was to discern the diseases...
kind of diseases. Then I did that till it got to a perfect way where It never failed.
Then It started in to telling the people the secrets of their hearts, the things
that they had done in life, all the way down through life's journey; which many
of you might stagger at that now, and get it wrong.
When He — He met me that night and told me, I — I with a common grammar school education,
how could I go to face the peoples of the world to take that gift? He said, "I will
be with you." I said, "They will not believe me." He said, "You'll be given two
signs." Now, remember, the signs does not heal; the signs raise faith to heal. But
only through faith is it healed. Do you understand? See, see? Signs only works faith.
And now, Moses, when he went and told the children of Israel that God had sent him
down to deliver them, he performed two signs. He put his hand in his bosom and taken
it out, leprosy, put it back in his bosom and turned it again normal. He threw down
his staff, and it turned to a serpent, picked it up, and it turned back to a staff.
And Israel believed Moses. Now, these signs that has been given to know the thoughts,
the heart of the people and the things that they had done, is not by man; it's by
the Spirit of God that comes down and reveals it. It comes into the meeting many
times, great Light circling through the meeting.
It was spreading out across the floor, and come walking to my right... It always
comes from my right side. That's the reason I start the prayer line from that side.
And It always comes from the right. Frankly, It's here right now. And then when
a... Just when I was saying that, I — I knew it come near. Then — then It come to
me, I seen a Man come, walking. He was barefooted. He had on a white garment like
a robe, and He had dark hair, to His shoulders. He had dark eyes. He was smooth
faced, and kind of a dark complected. He walked up to me, had His arms folded in
this manner. He looked down at me. And I was biting my fingers, and I was real nervous.
And He said, "Do not fear." And just as He said, "Do not fear," I knew it was the
same voice that had always spoke to me, but that was the first time I'd ever seen
Him. I knew that had been what had talked to me since I was a little boy. And He
said, "I'm sent from the Presence of God, to tell you that you're to take a gift
of Divine healing to the peoples of the nations." I said, "Sir, people won't believe
me. I'm uneducated. I can't go." He said, "I will be with you." And I said, "They
won't believe me." He said, "There'll be two signs given to you, to have the people
to believe you, as it was to the prophet, Moses." Said, "First, you'll be able to
detect diseases by contacting the — the person by their hand." Said, "If you be reverent
and sincere, it'll come to pass that you'll tell them the things that they've done
in their heart, and the secret sins that they had, the diseases, and everything."
Said, "By this they will know then that your work is true," what has been said.
I knew that was the same Voice that spoke to me all along. That was the first time
I'd ever seen It like that, but I knowed that Voice. He said, "Fear not. I am sent
from the Presence of the Almighty God to tell you that your peculiar birth and peculiar
life, been always misunderstood with men." Said, "Your peculiar life and peculiar
birth has been to indicate that you're take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples
of the world." And I said, "Sir, I am uneducated. I could not go." He said, "I'll
be with you." And I said, "Sir, I — I'm — I — I'm uneducated." I said, "I — I could
not go. The people wouldn't believe me." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given
two signs, so will you be given two signs." Said, "First will be that you'll be
able to detect diseases by your hand, taking the patient by the right hand to — in — in
your left. And if you'll be sincere when you pray, get them to believe you and be
sincere when you pray, nothing shall stand before your prayer, not even cancer."
See, He spoke cancer. That's the only disease He said. And He said, "Then if you'll
be sincere with that, it will come to pass that you will tell them the secrets of
their heart." Said, "Them will be the two signs." And He said, "I'll..." And I said,
"I will go." He said, "I will be with you."
But do you remember, the Angel of the Lord said, "As the prophet Moses was given
two signs to prove to Israel that his testimony was true, so will you be given two
signs." Have you heard it before? You've heard the story. And Moses performed those
signs one time. That was enough. Is that right? Here went Israel following him to
the promised land. I trust that God will give you grace for the next five minutes
to believe that I'm telling you the truth. See? I say this upon the merits of Jesus
Christ, and the Bible, and the testimony of the gift to confirm it, that Christ's
attitude is exactly the same towards every one of you. He's here to heal you this
When He told me, He said, "As Moses was given two signs to vindicate his ministry,
so will you be given two signs. And by these signs, that people will believe." And
there It is. I believe It's the same Angel of the covenant. And He came down when
hundreds and hundreds standing there, people fainted, and fell, and everything.
The papers carried a great article, "Mystic star appears over minister at two o'clock
in the afternoon while baptizing." There It was. Friends, settle yourself down.
The hour has come. There's been a lot of "playing religion." There's been a lot
of playing church. But the hour has come where God's calling out His people. That's
right. And He's vindicating it by signs and wonders. And that's it. And here's the
statement. Anyone's welcome to read it. It's here any time, and for anybody. And
look at it.
And I said to the Angel... Now, you got that part, have you? The gift is not to
the discernment; the gift is to pray for the sick, and get them to believe you.
You get what I mean? Nothing shall stand before the prayer, not even to cancer.
That's just to pray for the sick, and tell them. Said, "Now, you're..." I'm going
to pray for you. You believe? I believe with all my heart, and lay hands over on
them, and pray for them, and ask the blessing in the Name of the Lord Jesus, pass
them on. They're supposed to go away rejoicing, believing they're going to get well.
The crippled supposed to believe they're going to walk. The blind's supposed to
believe they're going to see. Well, I said, "They will not believe me, because I'm
uneducated." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to prove that he
was sent from God, so will you be given two signs to do before the people." In other
words, to a vindicate that I've told you the truth. And He told me what they would
be. "Do these signs before the people."
Now, look. You do this: you do... This time... Paul said, "Be a follower of me as
I follow Christ." If the Spirit of God, Who came to me that night and said that
I was born in this world to pray for sick people (See?), that I was to pray for
sick people all over the world. (I'm making one of the... a tour that'll practically
cover the world now.) And He told, that as I pray for sick people, don't... Didn't
say nothing else about it. The Bible said, "If they lay hands on the sick they shall
recover." Jesus sent His Word, and He healed the sick in many ways. Then when I
questioned, told Him that they wouldn't believe me, He said, "You'll be given two
signs as the prophet Moses was given two signs." Now, that wasn't easy thing for
me to say, because it was... I had to take that Angel at His Word. And I took Him
at His Word. And He's confirming the same.
Now, I can only be honest. You see? That's what I've always tried to be: honest
and — with my people, with God's people, my friends. And I — I said, "Well, Sir, I'm
born and raised in a poor family." And I said, "I'm uneducated and I — I — I couldn't
go." He said, "I'll be with you." And I said, "Oh, I'm... They wouldn't believe
me." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to a-vindicate his ministry
(He'd sent him to Israel, you know, to deliver Israel.)," said, "so would you be
given two signs." Said, "One of them will be, that you'll take people by the hand,
knowing nothing of what's wrong with them, and tell them what's wrong." Said, "Then
if you'll be — if you'll be reverent," and said, "it'll come to pass later that you'll
know the very secret of their heart." And He said, "If you would question of this..."
And Moses of old was committed — the Lord committed to him two signs to do before
the people. And he performed those signs one time and that's was all he did it.
Israel believed from then on and — and followed the leader. Why, these signs, is
not for you to follow me, but to follow what I tell you. And that sign is this:
that you are to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will lead you. And
then when you're told something up here at the platform, you must believe that with
all your heart. And the purpose of this is that the people... There may be somebody
in the prayer line tonight that I'll know, have met somewhere else. Probably when
that anointing was on I would not recognize them: sometimes I do and sometimes I
do not. But if — if I would, well, er... Now, I've met... Two or three times I've
met people like that, but very seldom. Then I have no way of knowing what's wrong
with that patient or what they've done in their life. And many things that — that
they do not wish to be told out here at the platform, but I can't help it, It — It
But He told me that He would give me... When I told Him that the people would not
believe me... How would a king or a monarch, or an educated person. Most of them
that looks to wisdom in the — of the world, and talents of that type, listen to a
man that talked like me? They wouldn't do that. And so I said, "They won't believe
me." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to vindicate his being sent
of God (See?)," said, "so will you be given." Now, that was something not in the
educational realm, but out in the Supernatural realm. See, see? And said, "The first
thing, you'll know diseases by taking people by the hand. And then it'll come to
pass, that you'll know the very secrets of their hearts, and the things that's happened
in their life, and be able to tell them from the beginning to the end." And said,
"They'll believe this." Well, I said, "I will go." He said... He first He said,
"I'll be with you." And I said, "I will go." And the Light gathered up around the
Angel; the Angel went up in the light; the light kept whirling in the room, and
went out of the room. And I'm... That's all I can say. That's all I know.
But then when this came, and He told me... This time He looked, He... It was a Man.
When I told Him that I was afraid people wouldn't believe me, He said I'd be given
two signs as the prophet Moses was given, to vindicate, or to (other words) make
plain to you people, or any people, that I am telling the truth. See? That's it.
Now, man can say anything. But if God doesn't speak back that that's true, then
it isn't true. But if God testifies that it is truth, then I would believe it. If
God said so, I would believe it. Now, I want you to believe that it's true.
He said, "I am sent from the Presence of the Almighty God to tell you, that your
peculiar birth and life has been to indicate that you're to pray for sick people,
and take this to the world." Said, "If you'll get the people to believe you and
be sincere, nothing shall stand before your prayer. And you're going into all parts
of the world; and kings and rulers, and great men will be come and be prayed for.
And there'll be great things and signs, and the great things to happen." I said,
"Sir, I'm uneducated. I have a grammar school education. And I'm with my people
and we're all poor. And I can't preach. I can't make a — a..." I said, "I would not
be able. The people would not believe me. I can't govern my words or nothing." In
other words, to — if the people would believe me. He said, "I will be with you."
And I said, "But they won't believe me, Sir." He said, "As the prophet Moses was
given two signs to vindicate his — his calling, so will you be given two signs."
He said, "These visions you've seen down through your life will be given to you.
First you'll take people by the hand, and don't have nothing to say myself," but
said, "It'll tell the people what's wrong, what's the diseases they've had. And
if they won't believe this, it'll come to pass, that you'll tell them the very thing
and the secret of their heart. And by this, they will believe."
Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." I've testified. The trouble,
don't let it go over you, friend. Let it come into you. Know that He's here and
everybody here knows that it's impossible... I — I'm... I just have to let... The
Holy Spirit is the One Who does it. And you believe me now, and you be reverent
and sometimes... Look, when... Moses was given two signs, is that right? How many
believes that? The Bible teaches that. And that was to vindicate to the people that
God had sent him and his message was true. Is that right? He put his hand in his
bosom and healed it with leprosy. Is that right? And made a stick to become a serpent,
he did that one time before Israel and every one of them marched out. Is that right?
Now, every time he met a Israelite, he didn't have to heal his hand with leprosy.
He did it one time and that settled it.
All right, have you got room for a few more? All right, let's go up to 65 then if
you got some more room. All right, see if... then if we can get some more, then
sometimes when the — they begin to come through with great faith... What say? What
was that letter again? E from 51 to 65, then stand up. That'll bring up about a
few more, and then as the line gets started, why, then it won't be too much trouble...?...
Now, how many out there has not got prayer cards and wants to be prayed for, and
wants God to heal them? Way, I see plumb in the back, back there. All right, I — I
say this by the authority of the Angel of God. It is not this sign that does it;
Jesus sent this Angel and said this, told me, He said, "You were borned in this
world to pray for sick people. And if you get the people to believe you and will
be sincere when you pray, nothing shall stand before your prayer." That was the
commission. And I said, "They won't believe me, Sir, I'm uneducated, I can't speak
like other ministers and so forth." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two
signs to a vindicate his ministry..." See, Moses complained that he was slow of
speech, which was true, maybe stammered. But he couldn't speak well, and God was
going to heal him of it. But He said, "Who made the mouth of man?" Moses is just
what God made him. He said, "As Moses was given two signs to a vindicate his ministry,
so will you be given two signs." Said, "One, you'll take a hold of their hand; you'll
know, tell them what's wrong," not you speaking, but the Angel speaking through
me. See? He said, "The next you'll tell them the very secrets of their hearts."
And the first was... How many remembers when... I couldn't know nothing but what
I just took hold of a hand. And how many's here remember that early day of the ministry?
Do you remember me telling you it would come to pass what you see now? Is that right?
Raise your hands if it is. That I said it will come to pass. Has it? The Bible said,
"If there be one spiritual or a prophet, and what he says comes to pass, then believe
him." Is that right? Well, I'm with that. "But if it doesn't come to pass, don't
believe it." Those things are born; you're born to do that.
Come here, Rev. Baxter. I know... I examined Rev. Baxter many times, and I know
there's nothing wrong, less it started last few days. Now, I'm going to lay his
hand, his right hand upon mine. Still nothing, is there? Just as normal as it can
be. Now, take your hand off, Rev. Baxter. I will lay my hand on; just still normal
isn't it. Now, lay this hand on there, this hand back again. Now look what happens.
See? See what I mean? Now, why would it be this hand, instead of this hand? When
He spoke to me, and give me two signs to do before the people, like God told Moses,
He said, "You take the person by the hand, the right hand." And that goes to my
heart, by the left hand. And you see there's something happens there. And now, the
Bible said, "In the mouth of two or more witnesses, let every word be established."
Is that right?
And then, that's what the Angel of the Lord told me when He met me there at Green's
Mill. Said — I said... He said, "You're to take the — this gift to the peoples of
the world; and you'll be praying for kings and great men." Look at it. I said, "Oh,
I'm uneducated, Sir." He was a Man, not just a shadow. He was a Man, weighed about
two hundred pounds, had dark hair to His shoulders, and had His arms folded like
that. Said, "You were born for this purpose." And I said, "Sir, they wouldn't believe
me; I'm uneducated." He said, "As it was with the prophet Moses, He gave him two
signs to a vindicate his ministry, so will you be given two signs." And said, "One
of them, you'll take hold of the person's hands, and not you speak, but I'll speak
through you and tell you what's wrong with the patient. The next thing, you'll go
like — like our Master did, and tell them the things that they've done in their life
that's hindered and caused, like our Master did." Well, that was hard for me to
stand here before my friends in Jeffersonville, and around, and make that first
The hour will come when you'll see that I've told you the truth. That's right. Of
course, it's hard now. I know it is. But I speak in the Name of the Lord. And I
know what I speak of. God testifies the same; that it's the truth. All right. Then
in there, I thought, "Oh, then, maybe I have been wrong. Maybe I have been wrong.
I should've embraced it; I should've said something." But I knelt on my knees and
I said, "God, if I have been wrong, and I've turned down something that I didn't
understand, trying to listen to what preachers was telling me... Maybe, if I've
been wrong, then, Lord, I don't understand it according to the Bible. But if I've
been wrong, You forgive me." And I raised up and I was crying. I set down, looked
around. I seen a Light flash in the room, like that young fellow that flashed that
bulb. And I thought, "Somebody must be coming." And here on the floor was a big
Light, coming around. Right above it stood this halo, Pillar of Fire, moving along,
and come walking through there came an Angel of God. Not imagination, He was there.
I looked at Him, talked to Him. Walked up, with His arms folded, a big Man, very
fine looking. Looked like if... Looked like if He would have spoke, the world would've
bursted. Said, "I've been sent from the Presence of Almighty God to tell you that
you were born for this purpose to pray for sick people, to go into parts of the
world, and you'll be praying for monarchs and great men; and healings and so forth
will take place. And these things will be. And great congregations will gather,
and it'll cause a revival that's going to sweep the land." I said, "Sir, I'm uneducated.
I... They won't believe me." I said, "They won't..." He said, "As the prophet Moses
was given two signs for a vindication of his ministry, he will turn his hand to
leprosy, and then healing it, and the — and the stick to a snake, and so forth,"
He said, "so will you be given two signs. One of them, you'll put your hand on the
person. Then it'll be given... Don't think nothing of your own, it'll be given to
you. Then it'll come to pass, after so long a time, if you'll be reverent, if you'll
be reverent, then will be given to you to know the very secrets of their hearts,
and the things that's wrong with them."
And when the Angel of the Lord, giving me my commission, He said to me, "You was
borned into this world to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world."
And I said, "Sir, I am uneducated. And I'm brought among my people, and we're all
poor. And I — I have no education. The people would not believe me, Sir. And I could
not do that." And He said, "As the prophet, Moses, was given two signs to a vindicate
his sending of God, so will you be given two signs for this a vindication." Said,
"One of them will be, that you will take the people by the hand." And said, "In
there, just keep quiet, and it'll be told to you. You'll just say what's wrong with
Well, then if — if that be a spirit... Now, both of us here are spirits, just the
same as we're natural, we're supernatural. And then if you be a Christian woman
and me a Christian man, and then in you is a something, a — a spirit of sickness,
and then God has sent me as your brother. See? And I talk to you and I tell that
He told me to go pray for the people; now, that's all. Said, "If you'll get the
people to believe you, be sincere when you pray, nothing will stand before the prayer."
Now, that's the thing: be sincere when I pray, and get the people to believe. Well,
I questioned out of illiteracy, I was — had grammar school education, just to seventh
grade, how would I get the people to believe me? He said, "As Moses was given two
signs of a vindication," and begin to speak... You know the story goes, I believe.
Now, do you believe that that's the truth? Now, if He will reveal to me what is
wrong with you or something another about your life, that you know that I know nothing
about, then you'll believe that that's a true sign that God sent me here to pray
for you. Is that right?
Now, to — He said, "If you get the people to believe you, be sincere, that nothing
will stand before your prayer. Now, He said... I said, "They won't believe me because
I'm uneducated." He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs to a vindicate
(See?) that he was sent for this purpose," said, "so will you." And told me this
thing, "You'd know the secret of the heart and tell the people their troubles just
like the Spirit back in the days gone by."
Then they went on down, and he done signs and wonders and miracles, And notice.
Oh, my, I felt Something strike me. Look how that Jambres and Jannes, them two astrologers,
stood there and performed the same kind of miracles that Moses and Aaron did, went
right along with them. Impersonations, brother, we got the world full of it today.
The church is full of it today, carnal comparison. And there's one thing. Now, to
cut this off, notice. As a great Bible teacher the other day, on the radio, said
that Divine healing was of the devil, that the devil did Divine healing... I want
you to find me the Scripture where the devil ever done Divine healing, where it
was ever promised by him. God said, "I'm the Lord," Psalms 103:3, "I'm the Lord
Who healeth all of thy diseases." And Jesus said, "If Satan cast out Satan, then
his kingdom's divided against." He can't do it. He can't cast himself out. So all
healing, no matter where it comes from, comes by God alone.
God working with the children of Israel... When He got over there in the wilderness,
bringing them out, they begin to murmur. How quickly they forgot all the signs that
Moses had done, how they forgot that God told him, "Now, Moses, I'm sending you
down there. I'm giving you two signs to perform, and when you do it, they're going
to believe you." Moses said, "I can't speak very good, Lord."
People, you ought to believe. When the prophet, Moses, went down, he didn't have
to go down and show his sign. God told him He'd give him two signs to prove that
He had sent him. That was, Divine healing, was one, and another one, was to perform
a miracle. Is that right? The same Angel of the Lord (I don't say it was the same
one), He told me, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs, so will you." And here
it is. You don't have to think about it, just quit trying to figure out, just believe,
have all your heart set right into it.
53-0610 JESUS CHRIST THE.SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER
But one night, up here in Indiana, I was praying at an old fishing camp, where I
used to go fishing. I'd go back in there many times to pray. And He had come to
me. Under this Light, stood a Man, around six foot tall, hundred and — two hundred
pounds, big arms, dark hair to His shoulders. And He was standing under that Light.
And He told me I was borned in this world, to pray for sick people. Now, that's
what He told me. And said, "And you're to go be — pray for people around the world,
for kings and monarchs and so... How could I believe that with a grammar school
education? And I said to Him, I said, "Sir, I dwell among my people which is poor,
and I'm uneducated, therefore I could not do this." He said — I said, "They wouldn't
believe me." And He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two signs, so shall it
be given to you. Of two signs of a vindication of your ministry." And — and I said,
"Me? Pray for kings?" He said that was what I was to do. All right. And so then,
He said... I asked Him and He told me what to — what it would be. How I'd say...
to pray for the people. And said for a Divine healing. And then said, "You'll know
the very secrets of their heart." And I said, "That's what I was here praying about.
They told me (my ministers and them) told me it was of the devil." And He told me
it was of God and referred to these Scriptures that I refer to, of Jesus Christ
how He'd know the thoughts of the people's — of the woman at the well and so forth.
Of course, I was frightened, and he said to me, "Fear not." And as soon as I heard
that voice, I knew it was the same voice that had always spoke to me, but the first
time I had ever seen Him in human form. He said, "I am sent from the Presence of
God to tell you that you're to pray for sick people. Great signsand wonders will
be following your ministry, and you'll be praying for kings and monarchs and so
forth." Well, I told him I was a poor man. I had no education. I would not be able
to do this job. He said, "As Moses was given two signs of confirmation of his ministry,
that I would be given two signs. One would be the praying for the sick, the miracles,
and the other would be you'd know the very secrets of the people's heart."
Moses was given two signs. He went and performed them one time before Israel and
they listened to him. If you believe me to be God's servant, you listen to me.
So that was on a Saturday, and she was so let down. So then she went ahead and went
about, and commenced praying, said, "Now Lord, You done talked to me, now You talk
to him awhile, so what to do with this ten dollars." And said, after while, next
morning, said, she come up, and it was raining. Her husband come, said, "Did you
say you wanted to go to Vandalia?" Away they went. And they got over there, they
could... It rained us out in the tent, and they had us in an auditorium. And I was
so completely gone, till I couldn't hardly stand up. So she said, she couldn't get
a prayer card. And that's what she was relying on, getting up in the prayer line.
I said, "Well, all of you line up, and all I'm going to do is just lay hands on
you. Now, if you believe that what you seen happen, this is the truth, just lay
your... I just lay my hands on you as you pass by. And each one of you be healed
if you believe it." Now, where I base that, friend, is on what He told me. He said,
"If you'll be sincere when you pray, get the people to believe you, nothing will
stand before the prayer." See? Well now, the main thing, I said, "Well, I can't
make them believe me, 'cause I have no education, very poor speaker, and oh my,
no personality. I haven't got nothing. (See?) I'm just as blank." So I said, "How
would they... how would..." He said, "As Moses was given two signs of a vindication,
so will you be given. (See?) And by this the people will believe you."
And the story that I told about a few weeks ago, that Angel meet me up there, and
telling me to go and be sincere when I prayed, get the people to believe me." And
I said, "They won't believe me." He said, "There'll be given you signs, like was
given the prophet Moses, two signs." You remember the story. And said, "If you get
the people to believe you, nothing shall stand before the prayer." I said, "Sir,
do you believe that?" And he put his old bony arm around me, said, "Brother Branham,
with all my heart I believe it."
I said "They won't believe me." He said, "Take hold of their hand and tell them
what is wrong. Said... I said, "Well then, they..." He said, "There'll be two signs
given you, like was given to Moses to perform a miracle, two miracles." And He said,
"By this they'll believe." And I said... He said, "You'll know what's wrong with
them. You'll know the very secrets of their heart." I said, "How will this come?"
Said, "Knoweth thou not the Scripture? Didn't Jesus of Nazareth promise this?"
So then, when He stood by me talking, well, He was a... had... I looked at Him.
And I said, "Well, Sir, I'm uneducated, and I only have a grammar school education.
People wouldn't..." He said, "That as the — Moses was given two signs of vindication
of his ministry, so will it be given you, two signs." One would be, take a person
by the hand, and just stand there, and you know what was wrong with them. The next
was to know the very secrets of their heart. And I questioned that. And He referred
back to Jesus of Nazareth, and the same thing. Then I said I would go, and then
the Light that was above the — the Being, He went up in the Light and went away.
And then I started. And it's been ever since. Then the picture was taken, authentically,
many times, by a newspaper reporter. You'll perhaps see it, right here at the platform
'fore the meeting's over. And It's a — It's a Light.
And I seen He wasn't my enemy, He was my Friend. And I didn't know whether — whether
I was dying or what was happening when He was coming up to me like that. And I said,
"Well, Sir," I said, "I am..." What did I know about healings and things like that,
those gifts? I said, "Well, Sir, I am a... I — I'm a poor man." And I said, "I'm
among my people. I — I live with my people who is poor. I'm uneducated." And I said,
"And I — I — I would not be able, they'd not — they'd not understand me." I said, "They — they
wouldn't — they wouldn't hear me." And He said, "As the prophet Moses was given two
gifts, signs," rather, "to vindicate his ministry, so will you given two — so are
you given twogifts to vindicate your ministry." He said, "One of them will be that
you'll take the person that you're praying for by the hand, with your left hand
and their right," and said, "then just stand quiet, and it'll have... there'll be
a physical effect that'll happen on your body." And said, "Then you pray. And if
it leaves, the disease is gone from the people. If it doesn't leave, just ask a
blessing and walk away." "Well," I said, "Sir, I'm afraid they won't receive me."
Then, notice. On down through life, It kept appearing. One day, under the appearing
of this Light, came forth an Angel, that told me I was to pray for sick people.
I told Him I couldn't do it. That's way years ago. He told me that God had called
me to do so, and He'd be with me. I told Him I was uneducated, and I wasn't very
much of a minister; my speech is not good, and I have no personality; I have nothing
to present to the people." He said, "I'll be with you. And as I with Moses, so will
it be with you. You'll have two signs given to you to perform before the people
that they'll believe." And He said, "You'll know the very secrets of their heart."
And that's what I was questioning about. And He let me know that that was the very
same thing that Jesus of Nazareth, the resurrected Son of God, did.
He said, "As Moses was given two signs to a vindicate his ministry, so will you
have two signs." And He said, "By this you'll know the very secret of their heart,
and this they will believe." Now, you have a right to doubt me to this time, but
if God does perform and do what you're asking Him to do... You couldn't ask Him
for nothing but faith to help you, whatever your desire and need is. Is that right?
Now, it'll be your faith in God.
Look. Moses was given two signs to perform. And as soon as he did it once, Israel
followed it. They were other prophets, and they were other leaders and so forth
that helped bring Israel out. And after all it wasn't Moses. It was God, that Pillar
of Fire that followed the children of Israel. Moses was a man. God was God, and
still God. And now, these visions, it's not visions. It's them people's faith. Visions
is what happens as the recording boys here and all's been around home and so forth
know these things... This meeting coming up in Africa. That's a vision. That's when
God used His gift and shows. This, the people are doing it. You're doing this yourself.
It's your own faith touching Him.
I questioned Him of the ability. And He told me that I was to pray for sick people.
And the commission was: Get the people to believe and be sincere, then nothing would
stand by the prayer. Many of you here remember that, has printed it in literature
across the world. I questioned, how could I do that when I had no education. And
He said, "There'll be two signs be given you as was given to Moses." And one of
them would be about like Moses' hand: He changed it from leprosy to healing, and...
And then the same taken place about the — putting my hand on the people. And then
how that that made itself manifest. Then He said, "You'll know the very secrets
of their heart." And I — I said, "That is why I'm here." He said... Then He explained
the Scriptures to me. And oh, from that time, the Bible become a new Word to me.
I had a different look on It, a different view of It. Something happened. Then a
little later, He said, "Then if you'll be sincere, stay humble, keep away from money
and stuff," said, "then It'll just keep blessing you, and you'll keep climbing."
Many people are following signs. It isn't the sign; it's the voice that goes with
the sign. Moses, when he was given two signs, God told him, "If they won't hear
the voice of the first sign, then they will hear the voice of the second sign."
Each sign is just a sign. Man has gifts and things, but watch what's behind it.
Satan can impersonate any thing almost; he is a impersonator, and he can impersonate.
But watch the kind of a voice that it is. What does it do? The voice of the sign.
Take a person walk up, big, what they can do, and all this thing, don't you pay
no attention to that. God's Spirit is a meek Spirit, humble Spirit, full of love
and compassion, looking to all people and bringing all people to a knowledge of
Then I told you that the Angel that spoke to me, said it'll come to pass, if I be
sincere, I'll know the very secret of their heart. As Moses was given two gifts
to confirm his ministry to bring the children of Israel out of bondage, that this
would be two signs given me. That time I couldn't say, I didn't know. Then, later,
what happened? Now, how many ever see it come to pass then, that He knowed the very
secret of their heart? All right, there you are. Them — them ministries still live
today. Yeah... But now, the next one comes in: speak and it shall be so. But I cannot
speak until the anointing strikes me, and the anointing can't strike me till the
people believes it. See? That's just back in the lap of the people again.
Now, the new ministry is to curse the disease that's in there. Have you noticed
what the Holy Spirit has done? The first thing when He told me, was prayer for the
sick. Now, I complained and said, "It... They won't listen to me, because I am not
educated." And He said, "As Moses was given two signs, you'll be given two." And
then, He said, "The first one, the people just lay their hands on yours, and you'll
tell them. And they'll even see the reaction, whether it's gone or not." Now see,
that becomes... You have to watch that; that becomes an entertainment. And then
said, "If they won't believe that, then there'll be another sign, which you was
born with. You'll see the vision, and know what the people has done, and all about
them and so forth." And I said, "That's what I was here for. I've been told that
that was wrong." Then He laid the Scripture to me, and that settled it. But I long
for that day to come.
A many times that, like I was saying in the emergency room just a few moments ago
to some mighty precious people to be prayed for, "Signs does not heal." See? That
was only a vindication of my — my commission to pray for sick people. See? A vision
would never heal anyone; neither would any other signs heal anyone. But it's — it's
a — the vindication of a commission, when He spoke to me that night fourteen years
ago, the seventh of May. He said, "You were borned to pray for sick people," and
told me to go over the world. And I said to Him, "They would not believe me, because
I am not educated, and I..." And He said, "As Moses was given two signs, I would
be given two signs." He said, "The first, the people'd put their hands on me, and
then I would be able, if I not use my own mind, just — just to tell them what was
wrong. He'd speak it." Then said, "If you'll be sincere, it'll come to pass that
you'll know the very secret of their heart."
So you see, it's — it's the vision. When He told me, said, "You were born for this
purpose, to pray for sick people." I said, "They won't believe me." He said, "As
Moses was given two signs, you're given two signs." He said, "One of them, just
take the people by the hand and don't use your thinking." See? Said, "And it'll
be told you what's wrong." Well, I did that. I watched how things went for a while,
watching people. And then, I told you that this other will take place. Now, you
see, it's taken place. Now, the next thing's coming in. See? Perhaps, be all mostly
overseas, 'cause I feeled it pulling overseas.
Now, now I said, "I cannot do it, because I'm insufficient to do it. They won't
believe me. I'm poor. I have no education." That was me questioning. He said, "As
Moses was given two signs to a vindicate his commission, so are... " Not "you will."
"You are given two signs. One of them will be by your hand. The other one will be
you'll know the very secret of their heart, the thoughts of their mind. And by this
they'll believe, by these two signs." Now remember. The... Listen. Don't you fail
to get this. The sign is not the commission. The sign only points to the commission.
You get out here on the road and see a sign, and says, "Five miles to Jeffersonville."
That isn't Jeffersonville. That's a sign to show you you're on the right road. What
if Moses, when he went down there he had a sign, with a stick and with his hand;
the sign here is no more the commission than it was with Moses. What if all the
Israelites say, "Say, all you Egyptians, all the rest of you Israelites, come over
here. We got a man can do a trick with his hand. You ought to see it. We got a man
can take a stick and make a snake out of it. Come, see it"? That was just a signpost.
That wasn't the commission. They wasn't waiting for a signpost. God help us. They
were waiting for a deliverance. And this poor, sick, crippled-up world is waiting
for a deliverance, and looking at a signpost. Have mercy! A signpost is nothing
but a sign to prove the commission. There's the new ministry. It's just been revealed
to me. "Pray for the sick. Get the people to believe you." God can never leave that.
That's His commission, no matter what goes on, how much I fail. I fail miserably.
I should have never have went ahead with them signs. That wasn't the will of God,
but God has blessed it, anyhow. But I'm ready to leave this mountain. I want to
go across Jordan, I want to carry the commission. "Get the people to believe you."
I said, "They won't believe me." "There will be added two signs."
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