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And I walked over to where she was. She just laid there. And she had her hands up, batting her eyes, looking right back like that. And I said, "Howdy do, sister."

She never made a move. And I caught her by the hand, "Let me have your hand." I took her by the hand like that.

And there was a great thing that God was with me, and merciful to my ignorance. With that strong arm, ten times her normal power. If anybody ever dealt with insanity, that's the devil that's on those people, demons.

Well, if the power of the devil could make a man ten times his strength, what would the power of God on you, if you're crippled or whatever it is. How much stronger God is than the devil, when it's on you. See?


Father, we're here, and we're a happy, as the disciples to carry the reproach of Your Name. Tonight we want a witness as Paul of old. "In the way that's called heresy, so worship I the God of our fathers." The way that's evil spoken of, called heresy, insanity, crazy, neurotic, God's truly... Satan's got his man on the job, but I'm thankful You've got Yours also. And we're glad to be on Your side tonight, believing all things. And we're glad that You're with us, confirming the Word with signs and wanders following. Let people see, Lord, and turn from their wickedness and turn to Christ tonight before it's everlasting to late, 'fore they're blasted from the face of the earth to go to a devil's hell, and a Christless grave to spend an endless eternity without God, without a hope, without mercy. This is the day of repentance. This is the day of man. The day of the Lord shall come.


Now, there is demons that comes into the soul of men, and that is, in the phraseology, that would be--that would be in the... I'd say this though, the demon that comes into the soul is something that torments the soul.

Many times you can see a person maybe of insanity. Now, they may be yet a converted person, filled with the Holy Spirit, and yet be totally insane. See? That's right; that has nothing to do with the soul. It's a tormentor (See?), something that torments them.


Little Tommy Osborn, I think is the most settled man there is on the field anywhere. If anybody knows Tommy Osborn, I think there's not a man on the--on the field or anywhere in the Divine healing campaigns, to... that's anymore settled. He don't make any kind of a big shows or brags. He preaches the Gospel. He never lays his hands on a person. But he--he does most of his works over in foreign countries.

And he goes over there and just explains Divine healing so plain, that the people just raise up, and accept Christ and get healed, and walk away. He doesn't make any wild claims. He only claims that he know... When he come to me, we was setting out on the porch. H e'd seen that maniac out there. You read it in the book here. Little Tommy when he was converted, just a little old brother up there, had about a dozen in his mission.

He was setting there that night and seen that maniac walk--run to the platform. And brother, you mustn't bluff when you come against anything like that. You must know what you're talking about. An insanity...


Why, here the day I met a bunch of women who was having a prayer meeting, shouting and speaking in tongues with shorts on, smoking cigarettes: Pentecostals. God have mercy. It's backslidden sinners is exactly what it is. I'm not judge, but, "By their fruits you shall know them."

Do you realize it's insanity? Do you realize there's only one time in the Bible that anyone ever stripped their clothes off, and that was a devil possessed person? Do you realize that all this stuff that's going on today, these rock-and-roll parties that you're--you all are attending, up in them places, when they go so frantic and get in such a maneuver, the Presley and them, till young ladies take their underneath clothes off and throw them up on the platform for him to autograph, and call that civilization, when they send dozens of them to the insane asylum afterward? And our radio programs and everything nearly you hear is full of that chaos? It's the devil like a roaring lion. And they're bringing that same thing, with boogie-woogie and everything into the church.


There you are. There you are. What is it? It's neurotics; it's mentally. And the doctors claim that nine out of every ten Americans is suffering with mental deficiency. Even the psychiatrists that's supposed to be mental interpreters, they are going wild and insane. They're hooking them by the great cuffs in the insane institution. Insanity is on the move. Rape is on the move. Whiskey is on the move. Sin is on the move. Debauchery is on the move. There's no way to stop it. Communism is sweeping in like a flood. There's no way to stop it because they're in the government and everywhere else.


Last evening there was a colored lady who slipped back there, and she said, "Give a little ticket." And the girl, perhaps, is in here now. That this woman was on the platform, the last meeting here, and the Holy Spirit told her who she was, where she'd come from, and said, "Down in Arkansas you've got a loved one," a sister, I believe it was, "that was insane, a raging maniac in a hospital of insanity." But said, "It's THUS SAITH THE LORD, and the woman will set in this audience tonight," if she's not right here now. She was healed at that very same time. They said she'd be here tonight.


Do you believe with all your heart? What is it? Brother Branham? No, sir. That's exactly what Jesus did when He was here on earth. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. And He's here to declare Himself before the Gentile people just before His coming. Do you believe it?

If the Lord will tell me what's your trouble, will you believe Him also? I want to get at least three people in the line. Three is a confirmation.

You're not here for yourself. You're here for somebody else: a relative, mother-in-law. And that is a mental case, insanity. That's right. You believe she'll come out of it? If you believe, go and receive it just as you have believed and may the Lord grant it.


By this time tomorrow night (hear me), there's not a thing, not one thing, that would keep shipload after shipload, plane load after plane load of Russian soldiers right out here, grabbing these women, and ravishing them in the street, and doing what they want to. Come in, and if they like your house, kick you out of it, and that's it. What are you going to do? Ungodly, barbarous men who doesn't know nothing about God and cares that much less... You say, "God does that?" He certainly does, according to His Bible. He has a punishing whip when His people won't obey. There's not a thing.

What would our Pentagon do, if Russia did such a thing, and say, "Now, surrender, or go to ashes." We'd have to surrender, only sensible thing to do would be surrender. They're up there: we can't bring them down. They've got their guns on us. Just about three or four of them bombs, and that settles the whole thing. Oh, she's all shook up, brother, sister. The nations that are such a tremendous nervous condition tonight, till they don't know what to do. A great writer said the other day, there's one little...?... between the smartest of us and total insanity.


A good friend of mine called me a few days ago, and was talking to a person who studies psychology and--and the--the mind. And this person had read my book, and they said, "If he is a spiritual man, do know that there is just one little thread between deep spiritual people and insanity?" And the person was rather alarmed.

I said, "Don't think that strange. Our Lord was called crazy, all of His disciples were called crazy, and all that worshipped Him was called crazy. `In the way that's called heresy,' said the great Paul, so worship I the God of my fathers.'" They were not crazy. But the world, the the Gospel is foolishness to those that perish; but it pleased God, through this foolishness, to save those who would believe.


Now, you take, many times, people who climb some other way will have that disgraceful name. Say, "That's a bunch of holy-rollers." Did you know that's what the apostles was called? Do you know, John the Baptist was declared a wild man? Did you know Jesus Christ was declared by the Sanhedrin Council an insane Man? "Now we know you're mad." "Mad" means "insanity." You know all the apostles was declared insane?

But I like what Paul said, "In the way that's called heresy, so worship I the God of our fathers." Oh, because he'd been robed in that same righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

That's what it is today, friend. So many people are trying to get in, but they're not taking God's provided entrance. And if you go any other way besides Jesus Christ... And when the apostles come into Jesus Christ, when the early Church came into Jesus Christ, they received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It made them a different people. It made them act different, live different. Their whole--their whole life was motivated different. They had different motives. They had different objectives. Everything was different when they come into Christ.


Oh, He was called a heretic. He was called "out of His mind." How many knows that Jesus was declared insane? Certainly was. How many knows that every one of the apostles was declared insane? Absolutely. Jesus Christ was declared insane. "We know that thou art mad and have a devil." What is mad? Crazy, insanity.

Paul. "Paul, thou art mad. Too much learning has made thee mad."

But he said, "In the way that's called heresy, that's the way I worship the God of our fathers." I like to stand by Paul's side, be a fellow citizen of the Kingdom of God and suffer with Him here, and also reign with Him there. In the way that's called heresy, crazy...


Rightly discerning, rightly dividing... Whiskey, alcohol, why, they say that it's harmful. All over your television screen, all over every billboard, in your newspaper is a big cans of beer with lovely young women drinking it. They show you when they start. Look at them a little later from that. It fills their mind with poison toxin. Its increase of insanity is terrible. It causes immorality among the young. And even the churches today are preaching and practicing, many of them, "drink moderately." You know that's the truth. Telling their young folks at home and the parents, "Let your children drink. They're going to drink anyhow, so just teach them to drink moderately." The Bible condemns it. It's not right. God help a man with no more discernment than that, or a church. Can't discern the right from the wrong.


Jesus said, "Take your leave. But come out of him." Amen. Oh, my. Little bitty Guy like that speaking to that big legion of devils. "Come out of him. You have your leave." And they got into those hogs, and they had fits, run them hogs into fits. And down the way they went to the river and drowned in the river, choked themselves in the river. Isn't that right?

Now, when they did... Of course the devils went out of them, 'cause it killed the hogs. It just run them into a fit. They had a fit just like anyone. Did you ever see a person have a temper fit? Well, that's just--that's just what it is. That's just them devils. That's what happened to them. You ever see one of them having a temper fit, you say, "Oh, uh-huh, I know what happened in Gadara now." See? That's just exactly. Just a few more come in there, run him completely insane; 'cause the medical doctor will tell you that temper is the first stage of insanity. That's what Mayo says, the first stage of insanity.

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