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Raised From The Dead

How Many Times Were The Dead Raised
In Brother Branham’s Ministry?

As odd as it might seem, I’ve seen them lay–people laying dead: Finland, three or four different places I’ve seen in my life–and God would let my spirit so leave me till it’d go out into the land, and catch that spirit, and bring it right back again to that person. It’s true. God in heaven knows it’s true.

Over the past few years I have been trying to keep track of how many times Brother Branham says on tape that people were raised from the dead in his ministry.

I’ve asked quite a few brothers who have been in The Message for many, many years how many cases they know of, and the answer has almost always been the same: “Seven times”.

In my studies I have found at least ten separate cases that he refers to on tape. There could definitely be more, and I will update that number if more solid cases are found on tape.

Some people count the sister from Kennett, Missouri he prayed for in the ambulance at his first meetings in Jonesboro, Arkansas. (It was when he was leaving the ambulance to go back inside the auditorium from praying for this woman that the little blind colored girl found him and told him if he could get her to ‘the healer’ she wouldn’t need help finding her daddy).

Her husband told Bro. Branham she was dead, but Bro. Branham says several times that he didn’t believe she was. He felt that she was only unconscious, or in a coma so I do not include that one in this list.

This lady out here from Kennett, Missouri. I know a lot of them thought she was dead; she might’ve been. The night the little blind colored girl was healed back there behind the place. You remember the…?… when I was here the last time. Now, she might’ve been dead; I don’t know. I think she was in a coma. She come on down testified, plumb to California about her healing: cancer. Maybe setting here tonight, for all I know. And so, but I don’t know whether she was dead or not; I couldn’t say.

Well now, truly, I don’t think the woman was dead.

But anyhow, in this case here, I think the woman was in a coma.

The ten I have found are listed below in the order they are probably most familiar to you:

1. The Dead Baby In Mexico
(had been dead over twelve hours)

And I’ve seen so much done, I tell you, friends, I–I just know God can do everything. I’ve seen leprosy in it’s last stage, healed. I’ve seen people that was… I’ve got doctor’s statements of people have been laying dead, examined by the doctors, dead, come back to life again, by faith, just believing it. See?
And a little mother stand over her baby, and see that baby return back to life after being–died that morning at nine o’clock and this was pretty near ten thirty that night, just recently, down in Mexico. I said, “Don’t call that; let the doctor’s sign that.” See? So when we make a statement, it has to be backed up.

And this morning when I was turning, see, and I’ve seen, many times, the Lord Jesus bring back the dead. The little baby in Mexico died at nine o’clock that morning, and this was between ten and eleven that night it come back to life. And–and that’s a bona fide testimony with doctor’s witness of it, see, that the baby died in his office at nine o’clock that morning. I think it was pneumonia. And the baby is living today, so far as I know. And that was before, oh, my, thirty, forty thousand people.

2. The Little Boy In Finland
(hit by a car, foretold by vision years before it happened)

We were thinking about whether these visions I would remember them very long. Sometime ago I had one, about four years ago to be exact, of a little boy being dead on the side of the road, struck by a car and killed. And he was to be raised from the dead. Well, I told everybody about it, prophesied throughout the United States and Canada. Thousands of Bibles had it written on their flyleaf, that this would take place.
One day while we were having campaigns in the Scandinavian country, we were coming down through Finland, from Kuopio. And there was a group of people gathered on the side of the road. They were hovered over some sort of a form. We got out to look. There it was, the little boy, everything, the scene, just the way it was shown to me.
I said to Brother Moore, “Look at your Bible and see if this isn’t the scene.”
“Yes,” he said. I knelt down and asked our Lord Jesus to confirm His Word that He’d showed me, and had told me would come to pass. The little boy was brought to life again by our Lord Jesus. He’s alive and healthy today.

3. Brother Way
(resented what Bro. Branham about him having
a complex on the tape ‘Standing In The Gap’
63-0623M & died in the meeting)

Here sits Mr. Way, an Englishman, setting here on the side, right here now, just noticed him setting here. He is come from Indiana. He is an Englishman. His wife is a–a registered nurse. Fine man! One day, I talked to him. I was preaching in the meeting, he resented what I said, in his heart, and, when he did, he dropped dead right in the audience. There he died. His wife took a hold of him and felt him; his eyes, face turned dark, his eyes… not put on, his eyes pushed out and went back into the back of his head. I said, “Stand still.” Looked down there at him, and I thought, “Oh, there lays that man, dead.”
Went down, put my hands upon him, he was just as cold as that desk is. He was gone. Mrs. Way said, “Oh, Brother Branham, he is gone! He is gone.” Screaming at the top of her voice.
I looked away. I saw the resurrection and Life. I prayed the prayer that Jesus told me to, and Brother Way raised up. Here he sits right here tonight, come up from the dead, sitting right here tonight.

About two months ago, in my church, one Sunday morning, there was something, Satan doing something to attract the attention of the people. There was an Englishman there, by the name of Way. He lives at my… You want his address, or we can have you to write. He sends tapes of the meeting from overseas. And the man resented what I said, heartily. And I looked down, I seen that horrible spirit upon him.
I had him on private interview, told him. I said, “Mr. Way, you have heart trouble.” He even resented that. I said, “Why did you come to me for, then?” So about a month after that, he went to the doctor, and the doctor said he had a very bad heart.
So he come to the meeting that morning, and something was said; real hot-headed Englishman, you know, he resented that. His wife, a wonderful Norwegian woman, a nurse, and was sitting there with him. And I said something, and he resented it right quick, you know. And when he did… He was standing to the feet, and they were singing. And when He did, his head went back, his eyes just flipped right straight back, his face turned real dark red, like that desk there. He fell dead, to the floor.
Well, now, the church went to going on, people screaming. And I said, “Sit down. You are trained better than that. You are trained better than that.”
And so his wife got down, was testing his heart. He was gone. She begin to scream. And I said, “Sister Way, just a minute, till I can get out of the pulpit here. We don’t know what the Father…”
And there I went down there, he was just stiff. His eyes, there wasn’t color on his eyes, was sticking right out like that, back. I couldn’t feel no more heart than I could feel in that. [Brother Branham taps on something hard–Ed.]
She said, “Oh!” Begin to scream, she begin…
I said, “Now we don’t know what the Heavenly Father is going to do.” And I said, “Maybe He did it for a purpose.” I said, “Brother Way was resenting.”
Said, “He whispered to me, that he was resenting what you said.”
And I said, “He oughtn’t to have done that.”
I said, “Heavenly Father, forgive Brother Way for his error, and I call for his spirit to return.”
He said, “Brother Branham,” and there he was alive again, standing among us.

4. Hattie Waldrop
(was laying dead in the prayer line from cancer of the heart)

And I–I was with a lady the other day at Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Hattie Waldrop at her… She had died with cancer of the heart and the liver. And he… And her doctor was there and said, “Just want to shake your hand.” And he had…
She was dead–been lay–laying dead in the prayer line, covered up. And she… That was three years ago or more; she’s just as well and normal as she can be.

Here was Mrs. Hattie Waldrop from Phoenix, Arizona, died in the prayer line. She told the intern and them, when they was bringing her through, said, “Take me through anyhow.” And when she got up there, been dead… There’s her address, name, number, everything. She’s living today: had cancer of the heart, colon, and liver. The doctor give her up, said, “There’s not a chance.” And they brought her anyhow. She died over a city block away from the place.

Now, in Phoenix, that was during the time that Mrs. Waldroff here had died in a prayer line, with cancer in her heart, and was healed. She usually comes to the meetings. She is probably here now. And then… Mrs. Hattie Waldroff. Then we find out that her doctor had the testimony of it, give the–the photographs, or not the… What you call it, x-rays? X-rays of it, where the–the woman was had the cancer. And she is living today. And that was sixteen years ago. Now I’m quite sure that mister… Yes, there is Mrs. Waldroff, right there now. That’s right. [Someone says, “That’s been seventeen years, this March.”–Ed.] That’s seventeen years, this March. There is a lady that was dead, and come to life again, with cancer in her heart. Because, it was THUS SAITH THE LORD.

5. Lij’ Perry
(hemorrhaged to death, came to life when Bro. Branham
laid his body on top of him like Elijah to the widow’s son
& Elisha to the Shunammite woman’s son – he also refers
to him as Elij’ Perry, Elijah Perry, Ralph Perry, and as
the man that worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad)

How many ever remembers when Elijah Perry was raised from the dead that morning, some of you over here? You seen it in the paper here, many times. I seen Sister Wilson and them raising their hands. I was standing there when that man died. He lives right out here now, comes to church once in a while, testifies of it.
He had been dead several hours. He died with hemorrhages of the lungs, and he was so bloody all over. And I walked away; I was just a young preacher, those days. And Sister Jackson used to be a member of the church here. And–and a Methodist preacher’s wife, I forget what that man’s name was now; Shafiner, Brother Shafiner and Sister Shafiner, they were some relation to the Wiseheart’s. And they… And she was standing there at the bedside. And I started to move away. And he was just as bloody as he could be, where he died. And his eyes was turned back, and his throat had bulged out. And they pulled a sheet over his head. And his wife was out there. They were crying, and trying to get addresses to call the loved ones.
And I started to walk away from the bed, and I felt Somebody lay Their hand on me. I thought it was Sister Shafiner. And when I turned, there was nobody around me. And then I started… It left me when I turned around.
And Brother Elij’ was laying there dead. We’d been very good buddies, fished on the river, you know how we did so much together. And he got hurt out here, a railroad, riding spider. Well, it mashed his lungs in. He was bleeding; he bled and took TB from it, and died.
I started to move away this way, and then I felt that Hand again. I turned back, It would get off of me. And before I knowed what I was doing, I was laying on top of that man, with my lips against his lips. I was as bloody as he was, laying there on that man, crying out to God. And I felt something come up around the side of my ear; it was his hand.
And you’ve heard him stand right here and testify of it. See? How he–that he come back to life. And that’s been about twenty-five years ago, or maybe thirty, living today right out here on the curve. And he come here not long ago, was testifying of it in the church.

6. Mary
(died in a meeting in Connecticut, but came
to life when Bro. Branham called her name)

We were having a meeting, and I was just getting ready to make the altar call. And I noticed a woman acted real funny, and her daughter run over there, begin to rub her face. I thought, “Well, she is subject to fainting.” And all at once, her feet went right out straight, and her hands went back like this.
Dr. Barton run over to where she was, took her pulse. She had none. He looked up at me, shook his head. Well, I tried to keep the people’s mind… They was setting out, a great crowd. Keep it off of it, like that, just going ahead, talking. And so he said, “Go get little Branham.” That was Billy. And Billy seen that dead woman. He had nothing to do with that. See? He didn’t want that. Well, just as I started to speak again… Now, Dr. Barton, as you know him, you might ask him.
Started to speak again, I said, “Now, everyone, do not be excited. Keep quiet.” Sometime when you see a demon try to come out of a person, they get so irreverent, the crowd gets tore up. That’s the wrong thing to do. “Set still. Don’t get excited. He is here.”
And while I was speaking like that, I don’t know how it ever happened, but turned over to her and called her name. “Mary, looky here.” And when she did, she come to herself, come to.

I like to brag on Jesus Christ and His power. But at this time I think we should never try to brag on Him in any way to something He–He–He didn’t do. But I have seen Jesus Christ raise up the dead, many times, infallible, doctors’ testing to prove.
For instance, in Connecticut just recently, in a meeting, setting in a large, the old… some kind of a famous auditorium, there was a Doctor Barton, a Christian doctor on the platform with me, a medical doctor. And there was a fine renown Christian woman, a lovely, wealthy woman she was. She was setting kind of to my left. And I had called the prayer line, and I noticed the woman just all at once…
When anyone, their heart stops… You can close your eyes, but when you are shocked to death, when your heart stops, really your eyeballs turn back, and the white part of your eye pushes out. And I noticed it as she sank down. And quickly they called for the medical doctor, and he run to her to take her pulse, and shook his head, put his hands upon her, his ear to her heart. And she was gone. She sank in the floor, and her daughter screaming, which interrupted the meeting. I continued on, ’cause I didn’t have no word of the Lord for the woman. And I continued on.
They said something about getting Brother Branham. And they said, “We don’t want to call him in the prayer line, ’cause he’s under discernment.” And they said, “Get little Branham,” that was Billy. And Billy, being it was a woman dead, he didn’t want to.
You know, people get suspicion of somebody being dead. That, that’s–that’s just a hull. There is nothing there. That, people think strange. That, the person isn’t there, themselves; they’ve moved on. And so he was afraid to–to go around the woman, because she was dead.
And then immediately the Holy Spirit spoke to me. I turned from the place, walked down the step, come around to where she was. And just as I started to where she was, the Holy Spirit spoke to me; and I said, “Mary!”
She said, “Yes, Brother Branham.” She was all right. And–and she had never seen us before. And it was the first in meeting.

7. Brother Earl Martin’s Baby
(the baby had stopped breathing, but Bro. Earl came
to Bro. Branham’s hotel room in Beaumont, Texas and
said if he would say the word he knew the baby would live)

There is a little minister here somewhere. I seen him here, a while ago. Martin was his name. I forget… He is one of the sponsors. Right here.
About midnight, close to it, someone woke me up in my room. A little fellow crying, a little minister, his baby had just passed away. The tears running down his face.
He’s plumb up in somewhere in… What’s the name of that town they live in? [Someone says, “Missouri.” –Ed.] Missouri. Up at where? [“Wardell, Missouri.”] Wardell, Missouri. I know the boy. I know his brother here, too. They’re friends of mine.
This brother walked in there with tears running down his cheeks, said, “Brother Branham, I just called… My wife just called me. My little baby just quit breathing.” He laid his hands upon me, said, “Brother Branham, I believe the Word of the Lord is with you.” Oh, how could God… Just like, “Even now, Lord! If You had been here, my brother would not have died.” See, he wasn’t confessing to me. He was confessing the Word of the Lord, you see, that I was preaching the Truth. He said, “I believe the Word of the Lord is with you. Just ask Him; my baby will live.” In ten minutes from then, his baby was breathing normal, is well now.

[Brother Earl Martin says, “Brother Branham, would you lay hands on me, ordain me to work as a pastor?”–Ed.] John Martin… [“Earl.”] Earl.
How many knows Earl Martin? How many believes him to be a servant of Christ? He comes to us from a… I believe the, originally, from a Pentecostal group, and now I think he pastors and does a independent work.
I’ve knowed Earl to be a real servant of Christ. I’ll never forget one act, many has been, but one act with Earl. I remember one night they called him when I was in Dallas, Texas; or I–I believe, no, it was… [A sister says, “Beaumont.”–Ed.] Beaumont, Texas, is right, sister. And they–they… His baby was laying, dying, and they thought it was already dead. It wasn’t breathing no more. And Earl made his way around to my room, as a daddy, bending shoulders, stooped down before me, as I was in bed. Rolled out; he put his arms around me and said, “Brother, I believe you are God’s prophet. I’ve always believed that. And if you’ll just say the word, though my baby is dead, yet shall it live.” And his baby come back to life, is living.

8. Lutheran Man In His Seventies Or Eighties
(died in a meeting at Shawano, Wisconsin but
came to life when Bro. Branham called his name)

One of the outstanding events of the last meeting, was happened in Shawano, Wisconsin. It was at the high school auditorium, the new high school auditorium, when we were just about ready to pray for the sick. I’d just made the altar call, and many had raised their hands to accept Christ as their personal Saviour. And then it was that I noticed something taken place, which was right out in the audience, a little piece from me. And it was a man of about seventy or seventy-five years old. He fell dead and died with a heart attack. The froth poured from his mouth, and the water broke over his clothes. And–and his wife real frantically rubbed his face.
And–and I knew that was the trick of the enemy. He does those things just to get the people upset (See?), and then when he does that, it goes to a frantic. It’s happened many times in the meeting. Just recently in New England, it happened like that again, just before that call.
And so to keep the people from being excited, I… In those kind of times you must keep your wits to see what the Holy Spirit will say. Because we’re taught in the Scriptures that all things work together for good to them that love God.
And there was many of God’s children, lovers of Him. And I kept looking at the man, and seeing he’d done got frothy in the mouth. And–and as anyone knows, when death strikes a person, usually water breaks. You see? And they–and his wife so rubbing his face, and she was just going like that. Now, to keep the people from noticing her, I said, “Your husband, would you want someone to get him a drink of water?” and get her attention.
And she said, “Brother Branham, I just leave it all up to you.” And she was a–a Lutheran by denomination.
And then I thought I’d call the prayer line, and get the people up to pray for them. But instead of doing that, the Holy Spirit begin to move out into the meeting, over the people, just to calling them. And It passed over the old fellow about twice. And then all of a sudden I said, “We’ll just pray.”
And when I started to pray, I–I heard myself praying, which said to this death, “Turn him loose.” And no more than it was said that, till the man came back to life again, and raised to his feet. And the whole city went like frantically about it, what the Lord had did.

Then at Shawano just recently in, oh, I’d say, in the last, about, four years ago, or five, I was speaking one night at the armory. And there was a great crowd of people. And a elderly man of some eighty years old, I guess, and his lovely wife, they were Lutheran by faith, go to that great famous Lutheran church there. I forget the name of it now. It’s the largest Lutheran gathering in America, at one single gathering, of church membership. And it’s a great country for the Lutheran. And while I was speaking, I noticed the fellow, head going back like that; and his hands went out, and he pitched forward, dead in the chair. And his wife begin screaming, and she screamed out, “Somebody help me! Somebody help me!”
And I looked. I said, “Just everyone keep seated, be quiet.” See? I waited for the Lord to give me a word. And–and I… Satan… I was just fixing to make the altar call, and that’s just when he wants to show hisself.
So did you ever notice when you start to make a altar call, even little babies will start screaming, and things like that? That’s Satan. You who are spiritual understand.
So the Lord gave me his name, and I called him, and he come to life just like that.

Talking to my little friend, Ernie Fandler. I guess some of you out on the hookups will remember Ernie, how he was converted, how he was led to the Lord. He doesn’t talk good English, or I’d like to have him come say a word. And he gets his we’s and W’s all mixed up. He was asking me if I remember the time at the Shawano where he lives. There was a man died right in the meeting, dropped over in his seat dead, Lutheran. And we had everybody keep quiet. Spoke the Word of the Lord over him, he come back to life. He come that other way. They had never got over that, wants us come back again.

9. Dead Baby In California
(was dead the longest of any that came back to life
in Bro. Branham’s ministry – the parents drove all
night to where Bro. Branham was having a tent
meeting in California to have him pray for the baby)

And she was standing near in California, once, where they brought in a little baby had been dead, died one morning about three or four o’clock. Parents had drove all day, and it was about three, four, five o’clock, yes, about six o’clock in the afternoon, the mother setting in the back of the car, holding this little cold form in her arms. And when they come to the place where I was at, San Bernardino, they took the little baby, brought it to where I was standing. And I said, “Oh, how long has the baby been dead?”
She said, “Since this morning, early.”
And I picked up the little cold form. It was already stiffened. And these people standing around… I held it in my arms, started praying to our precious Lord. I felt the baby was getting warm. Just kept holding it, just a few minutes, and it started kicking, crying. I handed it over to its mother.

The longest one I knowed of, was from nine o’clock one morning, till eleven that night, about. See?
No, I beg your pardon. A little baby over there, that the mother had carried it all night in her arms. It died one afternoon, she carried it all night in her arms, come to the meeting down there in California. And I was taking out that afternoon. Had died the afternoon before that, and she drove all night, got there, couldn’t get around the place. And she layed a cold little form in my arms, of a dead baby that had died the day before that. And standing, holding that little baby, and just offered prayer. His little body got warm. He turned over and looked, and I handed it back to its mother. True. That’s right.

But, now, we’re seeing strange things in this day. Now I’ve remember the last time I was here was in a tent meeting. I remember of speaking of it last night, of a little couple that brought their dead baby in. It–it’s up somewhere up here, they drove all day and night. The little mother setting, sad, holding that little baby in her arms. Now, she may be setting right here now, for all I know. And she… the little husband, couple of more couples with them, and they was… And she said… asked me if I’d come over (the man did) to the car. I took the little baby out and was just holding it; a little, dead, stiff, cold form; and I started to pray. And when I prayed, that body begin to feel like it was getting warm. So I just… I kept on praying. He started kicking and moving, going along, so I… started crying. I handed it back to the mother, she went on back home with it. So, they might not even been Christians, for all I know. See? That was wonderful.

10. Woman In Durban South Africa
(friend of Sidney Smith the Mayor of Durban)

The next morning, Mr. Sidney Smith, the mayor of–of–of Durban called me, said, “Watch the window towards the seashore from your hotel room.”
I said, “What is it?”
Said, “I will see if I can get there in time. It’s on its road.” Well, I was sitting there. I wondered, what did the mayor mean? And just that night, there’d been a woman had died over there that day, a friend of his. Prayed for her, she’d come to life. The papers given big headlines about it.

And about four hours from then, Sidney Smith, the mayor of Durban, Sidney Smith, mayor of Durban, South Africa, called me on the phone. Which, had been a woman that had died, the night before that, and been called on, to pray. And she was at the meeting, alive. And so, then, that was Sidney Smith’s relation, and he was all thrilled.

I trust that this study on The Message has been a blessing to you.

If you come across any other instances (on tape) where Brother Branham says others were raised from the dead in his ministry please e-mail the quote to so we can update our count & add the quote to this article.

God bless you,

– Brother Nathan Bryant

The Oncoming Storm

Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.” (ISAIAH 28:2)

Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.” (PSALM 89:9)

September 1926

The ‘Great Miami Hurricane’ (a category four hurricane with winds estimated over 125 mph) devastated Miami as well as causing major damage to other parts of Florida, Alabama, and the Bahamas.

Total estimated property damage caused by the ‘Great Miami Hurricane’ was the highest (by an Atlantic Hurricane) in recorded history. (With modern development and pricing experts claim it would have been almost double the amount of the total cost in property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005). *

Total casualties from the ‘Great Miami Hurricane’ were estimated at 373.

The hurricane of 1926 also reached Lake Okeechobee (in Okeechobee, Florida) breaking a portion of the dikes, causing many casualties.

This would only be a small preview of what would happen two years later during the 1928 ‘Okeechobee Hurricane’ (also referred to as ‘The Storm of 28).

September 1928

September 10th:
The S.S. Commack sees the hurricane 900 miles East of Guadeloupe.

September 12th:

The hurricane escalates to category 3.

September 16th:
The hurricane reaches southern Florida.

Initial reports from the U.S. Weather Bureau were optimistic that the hurricane would pass the south Florida region.

By September 19th the eye of the storm had crossed Palm Beach County near West Palm Beach, and directly over Lake Okeechobee, then turned northeast crossing northern Florida, and Eastern Georgia, as well as North & South Carolina.

The ‘Okeechobee Hurricane’ was the second hurricane in recorded history to be listed as a category five hurricane in the Atlantic basin.

Total casualties from ‘The Storm Of 28’ have been estimated as high as 4,075. **

Lake Okeechobee

Covering 730 square miles Lake Okeechobee is nearly half the size of Rhode Island.

Listed as the 7th largest freshwater lake in United States, it is the second largest entirely contained within the 48 states.

The only means of flood control around Lake Okeechobee in 1928 was a six-foot mud dike.

Winds were measured on the ground at approximately 140 mph when the worst part of the storm hit the lake on September 16th, 1928. These strong winds drove water over the six-foot embankment causing flood waters to cover an area of 100 square miles, as high as 20 feet deep in some places.

Residents living in lower points along the coast of Lake Okeechobee had been warned to evacuate earlier that day, but because the hurricane did not arrive on schedule, many had returned to their homes (thinking that the hurricane had bypassed their area).
Houses were torn from their foundations and smashed into pieces.

(Image above – Lake Okeechobee as seen from the current flood-wall)

Many survivors and bodies were washed into the Everglades, and many of the bodies were never found.

Flood waters remained for several weeks, making any attempts at repairing the damages extremely difficult.

The number of bodies quickly outnumbered available burial services, so the majority were placed in mass graves.

Nearly two thirds of the casualties were migrant farm workers, making attempts to identify the deceased or missing extremely difficult.

Approximately 1,600 victims were buried in a mass grave at Port Mayaca in Martin County. In West Palm Beach, 69 white victims were placed in a mass grave in Woodlawn Cemetery and approximately 674 black victims were buried in a mass grave in the City’s pauper’s burial field at Tamarind Avenue and 25th Street. Many others were never found.” ***

The number of casualties in the Palm Beach area only climbed to twenty-six because the residents heeded the hurricane warnings.

More than 1,711 homes were destroyed in West Palm Beach alone.

Mortar from Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was reported as being “squeezed like toothpaste” from between the bricks, causing the lighthouse swaying seventeen inches from it’s base.

(Image above – The mass burial site in West Palm Beach, FL)

Brother Branham refers to this storm several times, using it as a type of how people fail to take heed when a message is given to warn of oncoming danger.

We can clearly see the spiritual type, as so many fail to heed the warning of The Message. The Voice of the Messenger is still calling out today.

May we heed the warning as the cry goes out for ‘whosoever will’ to come out of denominational creeds and dogmas, and away from the ungodly entertainments and pleasures of the world, to be hidden safely in the Rock of Ages until the storm passes by.

(Image above – Some aftermath from ‘The Storm Of 28’)

THE ONCOMING STORM PHOENIX, AZ 60-0229 “And these prophets of the weather in Florida are pretty accurate with their prophesying. They are set for that purpose to warn the people. I was reading (I forget just now, I believe it was in the newspaper.) of a storm a few years ago, that was on its way across Florida, central Florida, and all the regions around Okeechobee was–was warned. I just left there about five weeks ago. And there was a neighbor man who kept in contact with radio all the time, because of these storms, and he was a very renowned Christian. And he heard that the great typhoon was coming that way, twisting down trees, and everyone was warned to get to safety.”

GO TELL JEFF, IN 60-0417M “Many lives has been saved because of preparation for oncoming events. Sometime ago I was told that in Florida, the news man, the weather bureau sent out a newscast that there was a great storm coming. And one man was a poultry raiser, and he went to his neighbor and told him that the storm was coming. He ignored, and said, “Nonsense.” And he just kept on. He never put up his chickens. He never went into the dugout. He never made any arrangements. And his neighbor did make the arrangements. But all of the one who did not take the warning, all of his chickens was blowed away and killed; his house was tore down, his stock was lost; he was sent to the hospital, all because he did not take heed and warning. He knowed the message was given, but he failed to take heed to the message.”

* Hurricane Katrina caused approximately 81 billion dollars of property damage in 2005, but with modern development, and today’s prices it has been estimated that ‘The Great Miami Hurricane’ of 1926 would have caused 157 billion dollars worth of property damage. (The 1928 ‘Okeechobee Hurricane’ comes in at around 37 billion dollars worth of property damage in today’s prices).

** ‘The Storm Of 28’ is currently listed as number nine on the list of deadliest Atlantic with casualties estimated as high as 4,075. (Total casualties caused by Katrina are listed as 1,836).

*** This quotation is taken from an inscription on a Florida Heritage Landmark in West Palm Beach, FL. (An image of this landmark taken in 2009 by Brother Nathan Bryant is included in this post)

– Brother Nathan Bryant

Calling from both sides

But I don’t mean to hurt you; I mean that we get this straightened out. You’ll see one of the greatest revivals that ever swept the country. That’s right. We get back to the starting place, begin right. There’s only one thing to do; that’s come back, if you see you hit the wrong road, make back-tracks, go back and see where you started from.
Man usually, when he’s borned in the Kingdom of God, his face set right straight towards Calvary. Now, if he’s just a little bit emotional, he will go off on fanaticism. If He’s just a little bit his shrewd education, he will get so starchy, that he sets over on this side. That’s right. But the true Church of the living God, goes right down to the center of the highway, preaching a sane solid Gospel, calling from both sides. Amen.
That’s what we need today, a church that he wouldn’t be ashamed for anyone to come into. It’s perfectly governed by the Holy Spirit, no fanaticism, no starchy, just a good warm church, filled with God’s Spirit. Watch that, the good solid Gospel teaching pastors. That’s what we need. Amen. God help us to have it. God wants us to have it.

I’d like to use this post to “call from both sides”. Bro Nathan and I were discussing the VGR quote of the day from 5/31/2010 the other day. We both noticed how, depending on your view point, you may read/hear this quote.

If you were to highlight important parts of the following quote, what would you highlight?

Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See? But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!

Go ahead, try it. Think it through.

Here’s a couple scenarios we thought of:

What one viewpoint might highlight:

Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See?
But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!

What another viewpoint might highlight:

Listen, did you ever think what that offices of the church is? It’s God’s dress, inside dress, an apostle, a prophet, a seer. Foresee, before Satan ever gets to it, done told it. What is it? God dressed up in His church. These offices is God’s dress-wear. When you see those offices, pastors, teachers, evangelists, what is that? That’s God’s dress-wear, God’s Presence, God’s Spirit and It’s working through man. And if that office denies any of this Word, then it’s not God-dressing. No, not that. That’s that wolf in sheep’s clothing. Watch that fellow. Beware of him. But when he just takes what the Word says, remember, that’s God, ’cause He’s speaking His Word. See? But if he says, “Well, it isn’t…” Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, my. Get going, sheep; get going!

You see? We can make the same quote emphasize two totally different viewpoints. I’m reminded of the following quote:

Moses and his sign, God-given sign, Scriptural sign… Do you believe Moses’ sign was Scriptural? How did Moses know? How did Moses know it was God? When he went down there he understood, being born to be a prophet, he had the Word of the Lord he knowed. So he goes down there to deliver Israel, and he found out he was out of date. The people didn’t want him. A prophet can never deliver his message unless the people wants to hear it. So God just called His prophet in the wilderness. Sure. Took him out there and let the people suffer a little longer till they was ready. Moses was ready; God was ready; but the people wasn’t. They stayed forty years longer because they wasn’t ready. That’s exactly right.

Are we ready to hear the message – the ENTIRE message yet? Or do we only want to hold to the parts we like to emphasize?

I implore you, please pray to our Lord and Savior and ask for His revelation in our lives. The sooner we throw down OUR ideas, and are open to HIS leading and ALL the Word says, the sooner we can take our promised land.

May His coming rejoice your heart,
Bro Trevor