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63 KEY.TO.THE.DOOR JEFF.IN V-12 N-6 62-1007

God's first nod to one of those prophets, nothing could stop them. He didn't have to do like He does to me some time, pound it over and over, and perhaps you (I hope not), but keep telling me, "Go do this," and then you'll stumble along, "Then go do this," and "Go back and do it again, you didn't do it right." Just one little nod! Just, they could just feel the Spirit tell them, "It's the thing to do," and nothing's going to stop them. Brother, they--they--they stopped the mouth of lions, they escaped the edge of the sword, they quenched fire, they done everything. Just a little nod from God, because they held the key in their hand, that great faith! They done things for God because nothing will stop them. Oh, how glorious!


I can imagine them apostles never acted like us. They went around, probably men of few words till they got in the pulpit. They walked in, and they done what they was supposed to do, and walked out. Yes, sir. They had power. They had virtue. They had no arguments with men; they knowed where they stood. That's all. They knowed who they believed. They kept on walking in the Spirit doing only... Just as I said the other night, "One little nod. That's all God had to do, then nothing going to stop them." They didn't question, and study, and hum-haw, and weary like we do whether they should do this or that. They went ahead and done it anyhow. Just one little nod from God, that done it. That's just it. Why? How could they know it was a nod from God? They had all these virtues in here, all these qualifications. And the first little nod of God compared with every bit of this and with His Word; they knowed it was the Word of God and away they went. They didn't have to worry about nothing else. When God spoke, they went.


I took him by the hand; I said, "Woodrow, Woodrow, this is Brother Branham."

His daddy said, "Don't you know, this is Brother Bill, Woodrow; this is Brother Bill."

He said, "Huh, Huh, Huh," like that.

And his daddy looked and said, "Billy, you come a little late."

I said, "Never too late. He's here. I've had a battle, and then the other boys, some more boys (sinners) was standing there, some of his relatives. I said, "You see, boys, make ready, 'cause you'll come to this place. You've got to come right down here. See? Maybe not through this cancer; you might come through something else, out there on a highway bleeding to death, or something. You got to come to it." We talked to them. I was waiting to see what the Spirit said do: waiting.

The first thing I know, I felt that little nod. "Lay you hands on him." I walked around and said, "All you bow your heads." They all bowed their heads, two or three young fellows in there. I put my hands upon him. I said, "Lord God, let the boy have conscious of knowing what he's going to do, for he has to meet this thing. He's dying. This devil has got him wound up, and he's going. And he's drank himself to death. And here he is in this condition; I pray You be merciful to him." And when I prayed for him, the next morning he was setting up talking to his daddy.

41 GUIDE.A JEFF.IN V-12 N-7 62-1014E

It was a vindication there, that there was a living God inside of Him. What He testified, "Not Me that doeth the works; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me. Verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself; but what He sees the Father doing, that doeth the Son likewise. The Father worketh, and I worketh hitherto." In other words, God showed Him what to do, and He went and just acted it out, He didn't do anything until God told Him to do it. Amen. That's the real frank facts of it. If we'd just move and wait till the Spirit moved us to do it! That's it. And then be so completely lost in Christ that He don't have to shove you around like He does me, but the first little nod of His head, you're ready and nothing is going to stop you, because you know that it's the will of God.


Now, then they might have discussed the attitude of the people towards Him. Now we're, they're crossing the lake all the time. Towards Him. Some said... some believed, some didn't believe. That's the same as it is today. Some people believe it. No, you could... No matter how plain it would be vindicated, some won't believe it. And there's some of them so spiritual that the first little nod, they get it, and others can be pounded day and night and they never get it.

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