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This glossaire is intended to serve as a "quick reference guide" for believers and ministers in the study of the End-Time Message preached by the Prophet William Marrion Branham.


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§ 140-141 The believer don't question. The believer believes it, regardless of what it sounds like, or what anybody else has got to say about it, how impossible it seems to be. The believer believes it. Believes what? The Word, not the creed, the Word; not the denomination, the Word; not what somebody else says, what the Word says. Now, you remember, that is the believer. The believer doesn't question. The believer doesn't say, "How can it be?" "If I can get it explained..." That's the unbeliever. See? It's the believer that no matter what it is, if It's the Word, It's the Word. That's true. That's the believer.

§ 183-185 Character, there never was a Character like Jesus Christ. It lives in Him, manifests in. We see it true. It's not worldly beauty of Him that attracts His Bride; it is His character, the character of the church that Jesus looks for; not whether it's big buildings; whether it's great denominations; whether it's big membership. He promised to meet with wherever two or three are gathered together. Truly. That's where the true believer rests his hopes, is upon that Word of God being vindicated in truth, what it is. Choose by His Word. Not a worldly loving group, they hate that. No wonder she is divorced from Him, because she's missed His revelation, and she don't have it. He cares not for her, the way she acts and does, and how much of this worldly stuff she has; He's looking for her character, the character of Christ.

§ 35 Men are not infallible, but God is. Man, you get your mind on a man, he'll make a mistake. Maybe not wilfully, but he'll do it. God permits him to do it so that He can shake your faith away from man. Our faith is not in the wisdom of man, but in the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That's where the true seed of Abraham rests their promise, because they can only be the seed of Abraham when they receive the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit they're not the seed of Abraham. And that same faith that was in Abraham comes into the believer. No matter what takes place or how contrary, the believer marches right on.



5.       Is that you, Ben? [Brother Ben says, "Amen"--Ed.] I hadn't heard you say, "amen" yet, or I'd have knowed you. All know Brother Ben. And I know he's out of town, so I don't know just... Where you from now, Brother Ben? ["Well, we're up at North Borden, Indiana, Brother."--Ed.] Borden, Indiana.


108.    And when he stood there one night and somebody said something about Jesus, something, how great He was, like that, he said, "Oh, Glory!" Shot his arms out and here his fist was sticking through the wall like that. He didn't know he done it. Had his fist stick in the wall. Said, "Brother Bill, I'll pay for that." I think Brother Wood come down and put the piece on, put another piece on. We didn't mind that, Brother Ben, we just--we just glad you was a fiend. See?


58   [Brother Ben Bryant says, "Brother Branham, excuse me just a minute?"--Ed.]

Yes, brother.

["Please? I wasn't here last Sunday, and I had got wind of what you were speaking about a few months ago. And I was really disturbed about it, quite a bit, and I felt to come and tell you about it and tell Brother Neville. But I felt also that you'd know the wife and I made it a matter of prayer. And this morning when I came in the tabernacle, I didn't know what had taken place, and one of the precious brethren came to me this morning and asked me to forgive him. And I think that was a Christ-like Spirit."] Amen.

["And I think it's very commendable of the brother."] Yes, sir.

["He asked me to forgive him, 'cause he was trying to... he was--he was trying to bring the doctrine to me."] Yeah.

["And I would not accept it. And he asked me to forgive him this morning, and I did forgive him in the Name of Jesus."]

Amen. Thank you, Brother Ben Bryant. Now, that's--that's exactly... I'm glad you said that, Brother Ben. You see, because that those men has been around everywhere making restitutions. Now, that's real Christianity. That's Christianity at work. When you're wrong, go up and admit you're wrong. See? Stand up and say, "I'm wrong, see, forgive me."


221 [A brother in the congregation says, "Brother Branham, I've got four children on my heart at this time. Will you please pray for them?"--Ed.] Sure will, Brother Ben.

Heavenly Father, this man sees that other little children coming to Christ, and he cries out, as a father, for his own little ones. And the Spirit that brought these little ones to the altar, may that same Spirit save his children, Lord. Grant it. We give them to You, Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ.





31    Now, course, all of you are acquainted, to know Brother Ben down here. He just... you know, this man that you can hear above everybody, saying, "Amen." I'll tell you a little. I hate to say this on him; his wife sitting there. We all love Ben. And it was before he was married. I was out on the West Coast. And that boy is from southern Indiana.

32    I was out there on the West Coast, just preaching away, up in the one night, San Fernando Valley, valley, with the Baptist people, big tent full of people. Now, they're kind of refined people, you know. And I was just preaching away. Directly I heard a squall; black shock of hair, shaking, like--like--like--like a Mexican; two big feet sticking up in the air; his hands like that. I stopped. I said, "Ben, where in the world did you get out here?" There he was.

33    God bless you, Ben. You no more than just stand up, just stand up, you and your wife. We'd just like for the people to... Brother Ben, that's who has been making all the "amens" down here in this corner here. God bless you. [Brother Ben Bryant says, "Covet all your prayers. We trust to be going back in the missionary field, 'fore too long, into the mountains, Brother Branham."--Ed.] Amen. God bless you.


251   Well, I don't know, any of you know Brother Ben? I forget what his last name. [Someone says, "Bryant."--Ed.] Bryant, that's right, Ben Bryant. Oh, my! You'll never... You'll always know him, if you ever see him once. If he had been here, he'd been screaming, throwing hands and feet in the air like that, screaming. So one time...

252    Then he went with this woman, to put it on her handkerchief, and--and put the handkerchief upon her up there.


23    I want to say that I'm glad to have, with us, Brother Lee Vayle, a precious brother in the Lord. And I think here, the brother here, I can't think of his name, Brother Willard Crase. And I seen the brothers from Arkansas, Brother John and them, from around Poplar Bluff, and Brother Blair. And, oh, Brother Jackson, and Brother Ruddell, and so many that I--I just can't... Wish I could call everybody's name, but I just can't do it, and you understand. Brother Ben Bryant, I see him setting here; he is usually my amen corner while I'm... Everybody knows Ben by his voice. Uh-huh.


30   [Brother Ben Bryant says, "Brother Branham, would you lay hands on me? Would they lay hands on me? I'd like to be ordained."--Ed.] Have you... I didn't know you hadn't.

Brother Ben, here, has come to us. I think he's been preaching for some time. Yet, he hasn't been officially (I thought he had; that's the reason I called him up) ordained, or hands laid on him here.

31    Now, Brother Ben's wife is here somewhere, and she is a dear person. She was a woman preacher. And when she and our brother were married, and he brought her to the tabernacle, when she seen and heard the Word, yet a fine little lady with a fine personality, but when she seen that it was wrong for the women to do that, she laid aside; and it seemed to fall upon her husband. That's correctly. That's apostolic. That's the way it should be.

32    Brother Ben takes the tapes, as I understand, with his wife. They go into the re-... out-of-way places, way back into the mountains, into the jungles, and they play these tapes and comment on the tapes. Many times they are run out, cast out, throwed out. We expect that. "For all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecutions."

33   How many here knows Brother Ben? How many believes him to be God's servant, [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] worthy of this blessing that we'll ask of God for him? See, he is not a stranger. He has been with us for years and years. I know him as a man of humility. He is like me; he makes many mistakes. We all do that. What I like about Brother Ben, he is willing to crawl on his knees to make it right.

And when he heard, the other day, on Marriage And Divorce, he and his wife was ready to separate, because that he loves her, and she loves him, but they want to cope with the Word of God. Whatever the Word said, that's what they wanted. I pray that God will bless Ben and his wife, to His service.

Let's lay our hands upon our brother.

34    Dear God, we lay our hands upon our Brother Ben, by a sign that we love him. And we believe, Lord, that he is willing to do a work for You, to be sent out with these tapes, to play them among some mountain people in the way away places where probably many of us would never get, but yet the Message must go to all the world. We pray that You will bless our brother, and give to him Your Spirit, and may It come upon him. And guide him, and direct him and his wife to those places where maybe that one soul is way out there, and the doors cannot close until that one sheep is brought in. Thou art not satisfied with ninety and nine. The... Every name that's on the Book must be brought in. Help them, Lord, as we lay hands upon him, as associating him with us as our brother. And our help and prayer for him, will go with him. And we pray that You'll bless him, Lord, wherever he goes. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Bless you, Brother Ben! The right hand of fellowship we give you, as minister brothers. God bless you, brother.



41   People, we're living in the end time. How many of you people has heard years ago down here when they was going to have me arrested down here for preaching on that mark of the beast? When I said that Mussolini, when he first come in power twenty-some-odd years ago, I said, "If Mussolini ever goes towards Ethiopia, mark this down, there'll never be peace till Jesus Christ comes." And I said, "There'll be three great isms, Communism, Fascism, and Nazism." And I said, "They'll wind up in one ism, and that one ism will dominate the world and will burn the Vatican City." You remember me saying that years and years and years ago. And just exactly that way.


69  I know they're blind and led away, and deceiving and everything, but they was deceived by God that you and I might have sight. That's right. But I'll say this in the spirit of prophecy, by the Bible, that the hour of the Jew to return home is at hand. Yes, sir. He hardened Hitler's heart, drove them out of Germany; hardened Mussolini's heart, drove them out of Russia. He's driving them from everywhere like He did in the days when He brought them out. And then when they got out into the wilderness there and was ready to cross over, what taken place? God visit the land with great plagues and things, which He will repeat again with His two servants, the two olive trees of Ezekiel and also of Revelation 11. He will repeat those signs and wonders.


E-16               And now, Jude speaking after thirty-three years, just think of how... What we need today, I believe, first is some good old fashion persecution to run us together. We find out that when the church is really persecuted... I believe that God is permitting communism to hit the land. I believe I can sensibly prove that by the Bible, that God promised that up into those isms, as communism years ago, when they first got out that N.R.A. I... Now, you remember that. And when Mussolini had first come in power, one morning by a vision... Now, it's written on old paper, laying at the house today, dated way back in 1933--'32 or '33.


44       Now, Jesus speaking, "When you see the fig tree put forth its bud." Now, the Jews has been scattered to all the world, great numbers, millions in Germany, and in Italy, and in the United States, and all over the world. And God, as He did in the early days, hardened Pharaoh's heart, He hardened Mussolini's heart on the Jews, and the Jews was ousted from Italy. He hardened Hitler's heart, and they were ousted from Germany. He hardened Stalin's heart, and they were ousted from Russia.


E-30    Not long ago when I heard, when I was in Italy, I heard of Mussolini, and that great statue of forty something feet high, that he'd built as a memorial to athletics, as he was an athlete. And I wanted to find that memorial. And you know, it had been blown into powder by a big blockbuster.


34      The president which now is, President Franklin D. Roosevelt... (Now remember, this is twenty-eight years ago.) will cause the whole world to go to war; and the new dictator of Italy, Mussolini, shall make his first invasion towards Ethiopia, and he will take Ethiopia; but that'll be his last. He shall come to his end.

53      Now, it's on tape and so forth. You know it's spoke years ago, and here it is now coming to pass. Mussolini went down to Ethiopia, didn't he? Those poor colored people down there with--with scythes, blades, and sticks to fight with, and to him, modern machinery, he just slaughtered them down, come back blowing about it; but he met his doom. That's correct.


E-6    Said, "This new dictator, Mussolini, will take his first step toward Ethiopia, and Ethiopia will fall at his feet." It did. It said, "That'll be his last. He will end in disgrace." And I said, "It will come to pass before the end time comes that there will be a great woman stand up in the United States, because the United States is marked woman. Her number is thirteen, and she'll rise up, either be president, or (I put it in parentheses) perhaps the woman being beautiful and attractive will be the Catholic church but cruel at heart, and she'll lead the nation to pollution. And then it will come to pass that they'll have an automobile perfected into a place, that I seen a family driving in an automobile that was glass topped and didn't have any steering wheel in it."

It was... And I seen the other day that it in the "Popular Mechanics" that the machine is already invented. They can take it anywhere you want to by some sort of a--this radar control. Just set your post to it and it goes right on. You don't even need it, and it's glass topped.


44    But the Lord showed me a vision of the great powerful woman, in '33, 1933, it's on paper. Of how that "Roosevelt would cause... he would help cause the world to go to war." How that "Mussolini would make his first invasion to Ethiopia and he would take it, but he would come to a disgraceful end." And how that "Then the three ism: Nazism, Facism, and Communism, would all wind up in Communism." And how many in here remembers me just keep having you stand, just say it over, I'd tell you, "Watch Russia! Watch Russia, the king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North!"? How many has heard me just say, just wave that over, over? The old-timers, you see, back in the early part of the church. Just stand there and wave it over and over, "Watch Russia, the king of the North! See, what he would do, for all those isms will heap up into Russia."


E-75    Notice. I said, "Mussolini is standing up as a dictator; he will make his first invasion to Ethiopia. But he will take Ethiopia, but he will come to a disgraceful end, him and that woman both." And they hung them with their feet up, and her clothes hanging over her head in the street, and spit on them.


184   There was a time when Mussolini was the absolute of Rome. I don't know, I might have read an article, or it could have been that I read it in a book, or somebody told me, but when someone was being interviewed by Mussolini. He was...

185    He want--wanted to bring Rome into athlete, athletics. And there's a big statue used to stand there, of him, about athletics. That's all right. Greece had that idea many years ago. Rome has always tried to have it. Athlete is all right, but--but athletics. But--but remember, that won't take the place of Christ. No matter how strong you are, that has nothing to do with it. He is the all-power.