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.
TESTIMONY_ JONESBORO.AR SUNDAY_ 53-0510
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.
EXPECTANCY_ BATTLE.CREEK.MI SUNDAY_ 52-0817A
Well now, truly, I don’t think the woman was dead.
EXPECTANCY_ BATTLE.CREEK.MI SUNDAY_ 52-0817A
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:
(had been dead over twelve hours)
WHAT.IT.TAKES.TO.OVERCOME.ALL.UNBELIEF.OUR.FAITH_ YAKIMA.WA 60-0729
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.
THE.FLASHING.RED.LIGHT.OF.THE.SIGN.OF.HIS.COMING_ JEFF.IN 63-0623E
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.
(hit by a car, foretold by vision years before it happened)
THE.TWENTIETH.CENTURY.PROPHET_ JEFF.IN 53-0800
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.
(resented what Bro. Branham about him having
a complex on the tape ‘Standing In The Gap’
63-0623M & died in the meeting)
LOOKING.UNTO.JESUS_ PHOENIX.AZ V-22 N-2 WEDNESDAY_ 64-0122
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.
THE.VOICE.OF.THE.SIGN_ TULARE.CA V-22 N-12 FRIDAY_ 64-0214
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.
(was laying dead in the prayer line from cancer of the heart)
EXHORTATION.OF.DIVINE.HEALING_ LA.CA TUESDAY_ 51-0501
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.
AT.THY.WORD.LORD.I’LL.LET.DOWN.THE.NET_ JOHNSON.CITY.NY 54-1207
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.
HIS.UNFAILING.WORDS.OF.PROMISE_ PHOENIX.AZ MONDAY_ 64-0120
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.
(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)
THE.UNCERTAIN.SOUND_ JEFF.IN V-16 N-3 SUNDAY_ 60-1218
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.
(died in a meeting in Connecticut, but came
to life when Bro. Branham called her name)
AWAKENING.JESUS_ TEMPE.AZ THURSDAY_ 63-0117
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.
THE.FLASHING.RED.LIGHT.OF.THE.SIGN.OF.HIS.COMING_ JEFF.IN 63-0623E
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.
(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)
INFLUENCE_ BEAUMONT.TX SUNDAY_ 64-0315
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.
DOES.GOD.EVER.CHANGE.HIS.MIND.ABOUT.HIS.WORD_ JEFF.IN 65-0418E
[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.
(died in a meeting at Shawano, Wisconsin but
came to life when Bro. Branham called his name)
HERE.IS.HE.KING.OF.THE.JEWS_ JEFF.IN V-16 N-7 SUNDAY_ 58-1221M
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.
THE.FLASHING.RED.LIGHT.OF.THE.SIGN.OF.HIS.COMING_ JEFF.IN 63-0623E
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.
GOD’S.ONLY.PROVIDED.PLACE.OF.WORSHIP_ SHP.LA 65-1128M
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.
(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)
THE.MESSIAH_ SHREVEPORT.LA TUESDAY_ 61-0117
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.
GO.AWAKE.JESUS_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-17 N-9 SATURDAY_ 63-1130E
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.
MODERN.EVENTS.ARE.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY_ SBD.CA 65-1206
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.
(friend of Sidney Smith the Mayor of Durban)
AND.THY.SEED.SHALL.POSSESS.THE.GATE.OF.HIS.ENEMIES_ LONG.BEACH.CA SUNDAY_ 61-0212E
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.
JEHOVAH.JIREH.3_ LOUISVILLE.MS SATURDAY_ 64-0404
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our count & add the quote to this article.
God bless you,
– Brother Nathan Bryant