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A MERRY HEART
 
TIME.TESTED.MEMORIALS.OF.GOD_  JEFF.IN  SUNDAY_  57-0818
  E-6    We believe, Almighty God, that You intend for Your children to be happy. It is not meant for us to be frowning and sorrowful, for it is written, that, "A merry heart doeth good like medicine." And we love to enjoy Your blessings and to have this great fellowship together. And as we, as believers in Your Word, we fellowship around the Word. That's what we come here for, is not just to hear a message, but to worship and fellowship with Thee through the reading and preaching of the Word. Now, Lord, Thou will not disappoint us. I'm sure You'll bless us in these hours.
Bless our noble and good pastor, Lord. We pray that You'll be with him. And as I noticed him today in his preaching and see him as he smiled when he sang that song "I'll Soon be Done with Troubles and Trials." Those sisters and how they sang it around in the brush harbors and camp meetings, and it'll be done one of these days, and then go to that glorious rest.
Now, Father, bless us as we read Thy Word, and have read it, and refreshen to our minds and hearts and speak to us tonight. And when the service is over and we start to our homes, may we say, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked to us along the way." For we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.
 
QUEEN.OF.SHEBA_  TIFTON.GA  SUNDAY_  60-0110
  E-62    Look, if I cut my hand with a knife and fell down dead here, there isn't a--a medicine in the world could heal my hand. Any medicine would heal my hand, a cut in my hand would heal a cut in my coat.
Well you say, "It wasn't made for the coat, Brother Branham. It was made for the human body."
All right, let me fall down dead and you take me over to the morgue, and embalm my body with the fluid, and make me look natural for fifty years. Give me a shot of penicillin every day. Let the doctors come, dress it, sew it up. In fifty years from today, it looks just exactly like it was when it was cut.
Well you say, "Sure, the life's gone out of you."
Then which is the healer, the medicine or the life? You tell me what life is, and I'll tell you Who God is. See? See? God is the Healer.
Now, that doesn't discard medicine. Medicine doeth good; "And a merry heart doeth good like medicine." See? Now... But God is the only Healer.
 
WHY_  SHREVEPORT.LA  SATURDAY_  60-1126
  E-32    Now, sometimes in taking medicine... Sometimes the medicine's not... It's good. The Bible says it is. "A merry heart doeth good like medicine." Notice, but sometimes medicine won't always work the same on the person, and you have to take a chance on that.
I was amazed here in Africa, if there might be a doctor near. How that God takes care of His people. A native told me that when they got a sore that wouldn't heal up, they would go out under an old wild orange tree, and--and get an orange that was covered all over with mold and rub that mold in that sore--penicillin. They knowed it hundreds of years ago, and we just found it out recently. Then we think they're dumb.
God takes care of His own. If we'd spend more time praying, there'd be more things done.
 
PROVERBS 15:13
  13       A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
 
PROVERBS 15:15
  15       All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
 
PROVERBS 17:22
  22       A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

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