And I want you to get built up now in the holy Oracles of God, in the faith, the faith of this hour. The faith, it’s going to take more faith than ever was in any age, for this has to be rapturing faith, be taken up. And so we want you to believe tonight in all that you have seen, heard, the Word that you have heard preached, the signs and wonders that you’ve seen done. We want you to accumulate all that together in your heart and consider it whether if that be God or not.
It’s like Elisha of old said, “If God be God then serve Him.” And if Jesus is the Center of all things to the Christian, then I think we ought to let loose of everything else and cleave to Him. Remember, He is the Center; He is the North Star; He is the Ultimate; He is the Absolute. And if He is the North Star… There’s only one thing that’ll point to the north star; that’s your compass that you’re sailing with. And the Compass that I’m trying you to sail with is the Word, and the Word always points to Him.
And we feel like that we’re going through a great time of distress and trials, perplexity of the time and distress between the nations, and all kinds of things happening, and sometimes I get engulfed like I… Everywhere I look it’s like in a ship out on the sea. And I’ve been give charge of the Boat. And how we going to make it? And here comes one with a white cap, hundred times bigger than my ship, but we’ll crest them, every one. We are more than victors through Him. The Captain, the Chief Captain, has got a hold of the string on the end of the ship, He’ll pull it through. We’ll crest every one of them”
William Marrion Branham
July 18, 1965 pm
Why do we worry? Why do you wonder? Why do you wait? Speak and go forward. Don’t cry out, say, “O Lord, is it Your will to heal today?” Sure, it’s Your will. “Thus saith the Lord” it’s His will.
“Can I receive the Holy Ghost today?” “Is the days of miracles past?” Certainly the days of miracles is here forever. The Holy Spirit is here.
“Does men speak with tongues today?” The Bible said so, “These signs shall follow them that believe.”
“Does men interpretate messages?” The Bible said they do. That settles it.
“‘Thus saith the Lord,’ speak, don’t cry. Speak and go forward.” God don’t want a bunch of crying babies. He wants men that’s got backbone, not wishbones. “Wished I had it, wished I could do this.” Backbones that’ll stand in the breach (Amen.), claim the victory, claim a called out in the midst of darkness. No matter what anyone says, we speak and go forward. Believe the Message.
God’s here; He’ll vindicate His Message. God’s here. He’s the same God that He was back yonder on Galilee. He’s the same God that He was in the days of Moses. He can’t fail. Do you believe it?”