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Old 09-06-2012, 06:17 AM
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Early Days of the Revival

Sketches From The Branham Meetings [1948/49?]


By Rev. Jack Moore

The hallowed feeling that came over us as we saw the wonderful triumphs of faith made us anxious to help in any small way that we could... (With God's Servant we claimed the promise of deliverance for the little crippled or afflicted child; We joined our prayers with his for the sick, the lonely, the suffering and the dying.) There were times when before we (the preachers) got "prayed-up" that through the faith of this "Man Sent From God" the work was done. Oh, how weak we felt in the Presence of this powerful Ministry!

So from church, friends, loved ones and home we departed to lend our mite of assistance to this spectacular ministry, the first destination being San Antonio, Texas. Hundreds were prayed for and delivered during these great days in the San Pedro Playhouse, saints were revived and sinners converted. We can never forget some of these moving scenes. It is without fluctuation that Brother Branham wins the hearts of the people wherever he goes, and as we were to later learn, these touching farewell scenes would be similarly re-enacted many times before our eyes.

We would not forget the students of International Bible College, who with their leader, Brother Coote, helped the sponsoring pastor, our lovable Brother Stribling, and all became so attached to the Evangelist. It was heart-rending to see them say good-bye. This is one of many sad events which will never be known in heaven... parting and farewell.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:47 AM
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Re: Early Days of the Revival

Iíve gone through my files and tried to assemble everything said about William Branham in the Pentecostal Herald. Itís possible I missed some of it but here it is in chronological order.
I didnít find any notices repudiating him or warning against him. The last item is by Bro. O.F. Fauss several years after Bro. Branhamís death.

This is neither a promotion nor condemnation of Bro. Branham, just what I could find in the Pentecostal Herald.


Pentecostal Herald, March 1947 page 6, Travelogue of the General Superintendent (H.A. Goss)
On Monday, Brother and Sister Brown and myself went to Camden, Arkansas where Brother Branham was conducting a revival meeting and it seems that the hand of the Lord is on this brother. He is used of the Lord in praying for the sick.


Pentecostal Herald, May 1947 page 12, Field News
Vandalia, Illinois
...This summer we are looking forward to a special week of services with evangelist Wm. Branham whom God is blessing in praying for the sick. This meeting will be held in a large tent in the, Vandalia City Park the week of June 22 to June 29. We wish to invite all who read this report to please remember us in prayer and God bless you all.-J. H. Reeter,
Pastor.


Pentecostal Herald, June 1947 page 12, Gleanings From the Field
Norphlet. Arkansas-... Recently we also had a fine fellowship meeting at which five were buried in the Name of Jesus one of which received the Holy Ghost in the water. One of those baptized was a young girl who had been deaf and dumb but was healed in Brother Branham's services in El Dorado, Arkansas in December. Everyone could hear her praying and praising the Lord during the baptismal service. We rejoice in the Lord for His blessings and feel He is getting the church ready for His coming. W. A. Odom, Pastor. Mrs. Ralph Vines,Reporter



Pentecostal Herald, July 1947 page 5, Travelogue by the General Superintendent
Sunday, February 23, we preached at Brother 0. F. Fauss' church in Houston, Texas, at the 11 a. m. service, and on Sunday night ministered to Brother Matney's Assembly, also in Houston. While there I had a good visit with my son Joseph, and his wife on Monday. Brother Pair of Picton, Ontario, Canada, and myself went to San Antonio, Texas to visit Brother Coote's school. As Brother Pair had never been in Brother Branham's meetings, we decided to visit these meetings also, as a Healing Campaign was in progress in San Antonio at this time. We were there for two days, then we went to Kilgore, Texas and ministered to Brother Spear's assembly, a nice group of saints.


Pentecostal Herald, August 1947, page 14, Field News
Phoenix. Ariz.-We are glad to report victory in Jesus' name . We just closed a revival with Brother G . H . Ellis . We can recommend Brother and Sister Ellis as real ministers of God . During the revival six received the Holy Ghost and three backsliders were reclaimed and the saints were blessed by the fine preaching of Brother Ellis . His address is 1833 Beachhawk Street. Dallas 15. Texas . We were blessed by having Brother William Branham with us in Phoenix for five nights . The whole town was stirred as many were healed in his meetings . We desire the prayers of God's people everywhere . R . Outlaw. Pastor .

Pentecostal Herald, August 1947 page 15
A Remarkable Healing
Greetings in the name of Jesus. God has wrought a miracle for us after 19 years of seeing our daughter suffer with that awful affliction of epilepsy. Those who knew her and saw her sufferings can rejoice with us for a God given deliverance. We had heard of Brother Branham being in Oakland, California and through the mercies of God and the kindness of our Brother Ellis Scism we drove over six hundred miles to get to Oakland. Our daughter had fasted for 12 days and felt that she would be healed. We sure thank God that when Brother Branham prayed for her, she was healed of this dreaded affliction and we are rejoicing in the Lord and praising Him for His goodness to us. To God be all the glory.
Brother and Sister Clovis Cagle Salem, Oregon

Pentecostal Herald, October, 1947 page 12, Field News
Vandalia, Ill....We are glad to report the blessings of the Lord in a series of meetings including the Wm. Branham campaign of divine healing.... The Branham campaign was advertised to begin on June 22nd but Bro. Branham was unable to come until 3 days later...Brother Branham finally arrived and from Wednesday to the end of the campaign the services and results far exceeded our fondest hopes. Cross eyes were straightened, blind eyes were definitely opened, deaf and dumb were made to hear and speak and cancers were healed. One man was carried into the meeting on a cot and God healed him of cancer and two nights later he returned to the service unaided and testified of healing and now works about his own yard. Demons were cast out of the insane and epilepsy cured. One girl who was deaf and dumb for some 18 to 20 years and who had never spoken a word was healed after being prayed for by Brother Branham. During the last Sunday afternoon one received the Holy and six were baptized. We surely thank God for all that was done during this campaign...J.H. Reeter, Pastor


Pentecostal Herald, November 1947, Pentecostal Conquerors Page
Missouri District
We wish to report the blessings of God upon a youth conference of the Missouri District Pentecostal Conquerors which was held at Kennett . Missouri. on September 29-30 with Pastor L . D . Segraves and saints . The first day's service was opened with prayer and the day was devoted to worshipping God in song. testimony and praise with special singing. sermons and sermonettes being given by many of those present . One of the outstanding testimonies was that of a young lady who was healed recently of insanity as a result of prayer . The evening service was blessed of God with Sister Bonnie Cullins. a student of Pentecostal Bible Institute. and Brother Robert Wolfe from Brother Branding's church in St . Louis. taking charge of the preliminaries . A report was given telling of 97 being baptized in the name of Jesus and of many healings which took place at the "Little David-Branham" meeting in St . Louis ....


Pentecostal Herald, August 1977 Your Questions Answered column by Bro. O.F. Fauss
In response to a question on Malachi 4:7 ...A precious woman of God asked this question because there is a group in her area whose worship is geared through their love for a man, Billy Branham, who lived several years ago. He was killed in a car accident in the month of December and was kept embalmed (I suppose) until the following Easter. His followers were praying and believing that he was going to come back to life. The newspapers reported that about seven hundred of his followers were at his funeral. Some say they were expecting a resurrection, but he is still in the grave as far as anyone knows. May God have mercy for any person who can be led away from the TRUTH of God's Word and believe that Malachi 4:s has any such fulfillment. Jesus said, In the last days many such heresies and false teachers will arise, deceiving many. "
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: Early Days of the Revival

During that period of time there was no need to censure the evangelist in that he dealt with the basic issues of salvation, faith and deliverance [healing], everyone was aboard in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Only later did the departure appear in William's unBiblical teachings. It was also at that time he began his very heavy barrage against the Pentecostals in his home church. Soon after the early ministry the issues of various personal convictions gained the pulpit in Jeffersonville.

The doctrines of [1] SerpentMAN, [2] "Elijah-4th appearing, [3] The Restorer, [4] "Vindicated Word.", [5] Word for your day theory, [6] Jews could reject Yeshua and the New Birth and still be given eternal life, [7] 7th Day/angel/messenger, [8]Cloud that caught him up into the "constellation" of angels, [9] Creation of squirrles, [10] Can't challenge the prophet and so forth. It went more and more off the path of Biblical support until he called Yeshua a liar and set the infamous date of 1977 as his DIVINE INSPIRATION. He had followed the path of Dowie and others and soon, there was no remedy. He was called home. Let the reader understand if they are so enabled by the Holy Spirit.
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Re: Early Days of the Revival

[QUOTE=samuelofisrael;1187106] ... [9] Creation of squirrles, ...[/QUOTE

what was that?
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If the Pentecostals do not go on to maturity God will bypass them and find another people.
William Branham (April 8, 1908 - December 24, 1965)
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... [9] Creation of squirrles, ...[/QUOTE

what was that?
Branham claimed that on a huntng trip he spoke squirrles into existence. Also, he spoke to the storm rolling back the darken clouds threatening his hunting trip. All were without witnesses of course.

"Take my word for it" mentality.

For the dupes, it wasn't a problem. Whatever Bill told them was as good as the Word of God as far as they were concerned. Such is the delusion of cultists.
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Hey! I think I have created squirrels before! At least it sounded like it! Barking squirrels or something like that!
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