So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. (Jonah 3:3-4, 10)
If no repentance, then judgment is sure to come!
Hezekiah repented. See? Nineveh repented. Ahab never repent. Nebuchadnezzar never repent. The people in Noah’s times never repent, and the judgment swept right on in. See? Now, but He first warns everybody. Everybody gets a warning.
Now, seeing the time is at hand, let everyone that feels that there is a warning, repent quickly before the wrath of God strikes. Now, a man, Mr. Dauch, asked me here not long ago, he said, “Brother Branham, I’m getting old.
I’m getting weak, ninety-one.” He said, “Do you think I’m ready to die? Do you think I’m ready to go? You think I’m saved?” I said, “Mr. Dauch, did you ever go to a doctor for a physical checkup?” He said, “Yes.” “Now, what the doctor does, he’s got a book laying there, and he takes this book and he finds out.
‘Now, the first thing I ought to do to that man, check his heart.’ So he gets a stethoscope and puts them in his ear, checks his heart.” And I said, “Then, the next thing he gets, he finds out his blood pressure, with a pressure on his arm. Then the next thing he does, he takes a urine specimen, and whatever more, and some blood out of him, and all these different things.
He goes through all of it, takes the X-ray. If he can’t find anything, he’d say, ‘Mr. Dauch, you’re physically all right.'” “Now,” I said, “in this case, I’m giving a soul examination. See? And God, for the soul, only has one Instrument. That’s His Word.” And Jesus said in St. John 5:24, ‘He that heareth My Word’. Now, that hear doesn’t mean just to listen at a noise. That ‘hear’ means ‘to receive it.’ ‘Who can receive My Word,’ (Amen.) ‘he that hears it!’ (Don’t stand still, call it nonsense, ‘Them things, there’s nothing to it. I don’t believe that.’) ‘
He that hears My Word…’ (Uh-huh.) That’s the Word of Jesus, which, He is the Word. There you are. ‘If you can hear My Word,’ He said, ‘and believe on Him that sent Me, he has passed from death unto Life; and shall not even come to the judgment, but’s already passed from it.’ Amen.” I said, “How’s your heart beating now?”
He said, “I believe it. I have heard it. I have received it.” I said, “Then according to the Head Specialist, the Chief Operator, the Chief Doctor of Eternal Life says, ‘You’ve passed from death unto Life and shall never come to the condemnation.'”