TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
SUPER SIGN FOR OUR DAY”
So-called incurable diseases are raging today! Experts are predicting
that soon, 3 out of 4 people will have some form of cancer! But, there is good
news for those who believe that God sent an End-Time Prophet. We are not to fear
cancer, or any other disease. Our Lord sent an angel from Heaven to give Br.
William Branham two supernatural gifts of mercy. They would be signs from
God, sent to prove that He has never changed His mind about healing His People.
This sermon is about God’s will to heal “all who will simply
believe” that he wants to do it. But we must become convinced that this
is His will and plan, to heal all who understand that He wants to heal them. We
can believe many wonderful things about our Lord, but still not be healed! We
can believe that is a perfect person, perfect in love, power, knowledge, wisdom
and patience. We can believe He is a Healer, but yet not be healed! We can
believe He healed our neighbor or the one who sits beside us on the church pew,
but still not be healed our self.
What is the problem? Here it is, in all of its ugly un-truth: The Devil
has taught us, and often through the pulpit, that we must meet a long list of
qualifications before our Lord will grant us our own personal healing! In other
words, we have been taught that we must reach a certain place in our spiritual
growth before we are in-line to be healed. This is a doctrine of demons, and it
keeps multitudes of Christians from being healed. Perhaps you will see it more
clearly if I say it still another way.
We have been taught that we must somehow earn our healing. And, even as
the teachers say, “We can not earn it,” they still imply that we must come
up to certain standards before God will heal us. Dear Message Believers, and all
others who love the Lord Jesus, I want to burst this bubble of doubt and
unbelief. God only has one requirement for healing and that is so simple that we
have overlooked it for too long. All that He requires of us is that we simply believe
that He wants to heal all His sick Children, all the time and everywhere.
But, what about all the requirements that we read about in the
scriptures? Are they to be ignored? Certainly not! After the Lord has healed a
person, the healed one will have to give his life over to the Lord and meet the
requirements that God puts before him. If he does not do this, then no doubt, he
will sooner or later lose his healing.
In Luke 17, we have the story of ten lepers that comes to the Lord
for healing. They all ten were healed, but only one returned to give thanks and
praise to the Lord! Question? Did not the Lord know that only one of them had a
thankful Christian heart? Surely He knew it! But yet, all ten had been standing
afar off, according to the Scripture, and they had no doubt witnessed many
healings! Therefore they had come to believe that those that He prayed for got
Dear Friends, that’s all we have to do today, just go before Him,
knowing that all He requires is for us to believe that He wants to heal us! He
will heal us and by this token of His love, draw us to Himself, giving us a
chance to be saved, or if we are already saved, make a better Christian out of
us. At least in some cases, seeing is believing. They may have had friends that
they knew were no better off spiritually than they were and they had seen them
healed by this man out of whom flowed such great compassion, and at least for
the moment, those nine lepers believed He would heal them also. And, He did!
Probably without them realizing it, they had met God’s simple requirement.
They believed that He would heal them also.
That is what gets us healed today. Just understand that He wants to heal
us in spite of our failures! Then be ready to meet all His requirements.
Now we need to discuss the Gift of Discernment that God gave to Br.
William Branham. It was the ability to read the thoughts of the people and tell
them their past, present and future! This was done thousands of times, as we
well know, without one failure. The question is, “Why did the Lord give His
Prophet that gift or ability? What was it meant to do? As this writer sees it,
it was for two main reasons. One reason was to show the Bride which man, out of
the multitudes, had the message that we were to follow. The second reason was to
once again prove His will to heal all who simply believed that He wanted to do
it! Healing is given out in the form of Gifts, “Gifts of Healing” as seen in
II Corinthians 12:9. We do not try to earn Gifts! God sets no worldly
price on a Gift of Healing. It is free. He freely gives it, to all who will
receive it. All who serve Him after they are healed can keep the Gift.
Now we are down to the foundational part of this teaching. God showed the
Prophet things about the people that only God could have known. And, it was to
let them know that there was someone greater than a man there on the platform.
That someone was Jesus Christ, and He was there in the form of the Holy
Ghost to prove that it was His will to heal all who would believe that He
wanted to do it.
The discernment was a sign to cause us to accept that great fact! The
fact is, He wants to heal all of His Children that need it! We must believe that
our loving Father will heal us in spite of our many sins and failures. Yes, we
must walk every hour with a repentant heart, receiving His forgiveness and
refusing to accept condemnation. And, in this way, we are promised to recover
from sickness that is allowed to come our way.
Ps. 103:1-5 is our Assurance Policy that covers us fully from head
Ps. 103:1-5, “Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is
within me, bless his holy name.
2. Bless the Lord, O may soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth the with
lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”
In His sermon, “He Cares, Do You
Care,” Br. Branham speaks of the Gift of Discernment and what God used it for.
We will read some of his statements.
QUOTE: HE CARES, DO YOU CARE, PAGE 36, “Could God save you
against your will? Certainly not! He can’t heal you against your will;
you’ve got to believe it! Now, what would be this (What would this Gift be
for)? If He can prove…if God will let me, by a Divine Gift, show you that
Jesus Christ is here with us! (Ready and willing to heal anyone that will
believe He wants to.)
QUOTE: HE CARES, DO YOU CARE, PAGE 38, “If He will explain to me
why you are here, will you and the audience believe with one heart then?” (End
Believe what, Prophet of God? Here is the crux of the whole matter! Will
you believe that He is here with us, operating the Gift of Discernment, to show
us that anyone who believes He wants them well can be healed!
QUOTE: HE CARES, DO YOU CARE, PAGE 38, “He is doing this
(operating this Gift) because He cares for you.”
QUOTE: HE CARES, PAGE 40, “You can’t heal them, Lord, you
can’t do what you have already done. You have already healed them, and this is
the only thing that can be done to make them believe (Br. Branham speaking of
the Gift of Discernment, It’s to help them believe God wants to heal all.)”
(End of quote)
In the above quote, the Prophet speaks of the one requirement that God
watches for before He can heal us. He worked the Gift of Discernment to show the
people that He was there with His Prophet, ready to heal, save, and fill with
the Holy Ghost all who would believe that He greatly desired to do it!
It’s still His will today. But, it’s not enough to believe in Divine
Healing! You must believe that He wants you personally to be healed and
that all He is waiting for to start the process is for us to believe He wants to
do it! The Gift was proof of His willingness! God will heal a lost person if
they will believe He wants to! He will give you a chance to come to Him and
serve Him and He will use healing as “bait on the hook” to draw us to
Himself. His love for us is too great to be understood, but we can believe it
and watch it work in our lives. Healing is for all who will simply
believe that God wants you to receive it.
QUOTE: HEALING THE SICK, BY T.L. OSBORN “Wherever healing is
taught as God’s provision for all, faith is always imparted and the people are
always healed. This method never fails. Faith cannot fail.
But faith cannot be exercised when one is undecided as to whether or not
God will heal all. If He will not heal all, then we are forced to consider in
every case: “I wonder if God wills to heal this one? Or, is this one of the
unfortunate ones whom God wills to remain sick and to suffer?” How could we
ever pray the prayer of faith with such uncertainty in our minds?
Let it be a settled fact: It is God’s will to heal you. You have a
right to healing as well as forgiveness when you believe.
God said: “I am the Lord who heals you.” (Ex. 15:26) If God
said this, and God cannot lie, He meant it. What God says is true. So, healing
Healing is part of the gospel and is to be preached “throughout all
the world and to every creature, to the end of the world.” (Mark 16:15;
Being part of the Gospel, the divine blessing of physical healing is for all.
Is it still the will of God, as in the past, to heal all who have need of
The greatest barrier to the faith of many seeking healing in our day is
the uncertainty in their minds as to it being the will of God to heal all.
Nearly everyone knows that God does heal some, but there is much in
modern theology that prevents people from knowing what the Bible clearly
teaches--that healing is provided for all.
It is impossible to boldly claim by faith a blessing which we are not
sure God offers, because the blessing of God can be claimed only where the will
of God is known, trusted, and acted upon.
There is no better way to know the will of God than by reading the
Gospels, which record the teachings and the works of Christ. Jesus was the
physical expression of the Father’s will. His life was both a revelation and a
manifestation of the unchanging love and will of God. He acted out the will of
God for us.”
(What saith the scriptures?) “When Jesus laid His hands on every one of
them and healed them, He was revealing and doing the will of God for all people.
“Lo, I come, to do your will, O God.” (Hebrews
“I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him
that sent me.” (John 6:38)
Everything Jesus did for needy humanity during His earthly ministry was a
direct revelation of the perfect will of God for the human race.
QUOTE: CHRIST THE HEALER BY F.F. BOSWORTH, Perhaps no one could be
more conservative than scholars of the
Mr. Bosworth goes on to say: “The
message taught in the Gospels is one of complete healing for spirit and body,
for all who will come to Him. Many today say, “I believe in healing, but I do
not believe it is for everyone.” If it is not for everyone, then how could we
ever pray the prayer of faith?
Among all those who sought healing from Christ during His earthly
ministry, there is only one who prayed for healing with the words, “If it be
your will.” This was an outcast leper, in Mark
, who did not know what Christ’s will was in healing.
The first thing Christ did was to correct this uncertainty by assuring
him, I will.
It is no longer, If it be your
will – it is God’s will.
The leper said: If you will, you can. Jesus answered; I
Let that settle it forever with you: God will heal the sick. If He wills
to heal one, then He wills to heal all.
He is not willing that any should perish. (II Peter 3:9)
James asks: Is any sick among you? (James 5:14). Any
includes you if you are sick.
Of those who were bitten by the fiery serpents, the Bible says that as
many as looked to the brazen serpent lived. (Num. 21:9) Even now, as
many as look to Christ as redeemer are saved – are healed.
When it comes to the benefits of Christ’s redemptive work, all are on
an equal basis.
The words whoever and whoever will are always
used to invite the unconverted to be saved.
The words as many as, everyone, all, and any are
used to invite the sick and the diseased to be healed.
The benefits of redemption are for you. If God healed all then, He
still heals all; that is, all that come to Him for healing.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews
Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. (Matthew
As many as touched (him) were made perfectly whole. (Matthew
The whole multitude sought to touch Him: (and He) healed them all. (Luke
When the evening came, they brought to him many that were possessed with
devils: and he cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were
sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sickness. (Matthew 8:16-17)
Christ is still healing the sick, in order to fulfill the Prophet’s
words: Himself took our infirmities (weaknesses), and bore our sicknesses
Always remember we are included in the our of Matthew 8:17,
and God is bound by His covenant to continue to heal all who are sick and
weak, in order to fulfill Isaiah’s words.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of
my lips. (Psalms 89:34)
When the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with various
diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and
healed them. (Luke 4:40)
Healing was for all in those days, and Christ the Healer has never
changed.” (End of quote)
But, even with all this Word, and much more that we have quoted, our
merciful Lord, looking down through time, saw that we would still have a problem
in believing that He wanted to heal us in spite of all our failures! So, He
ordained that His Prophet, William Branham, would be given the great Gift of
Discernment. God would work it when Br. Branham was having a healing line. The
Lord used it as His proof that He was there to heal all who would
understand that He wanted to do it. The requirements in order to keep that
healing would come later! But the gracious Lord will give every person the
chance to be healed. All we have to do is just come to Him and believe that He
wants us well.
Friends, that is not hard to do, once we have His Word about it in our
hearts! The Gift did not heal, but it was done to show His will about it.
Somehow a lot of us missed the revelation of what the Gift was for! But, thank
God, we are seeing it, and it would be hard to over emphasize the fact that all
we have to do today is: Believe that it’s His will and plan to heal everyone
that believes the promises about it. Amen!
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