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BELIEVEST.THOU.THIS?_ LA.CA SUNDAY_ 51-0506A, E-10 Not long ago, I stood by the side of William Cowper's grave. He wrote,

There is a fountain filled with blood,

Drawn from Emmanuel's veins.

And sinners plunge beneath the flood

Lose all their guilty stains.

In London, England... And I stood there by his grave, and I laid my hand over on the tombstone, and I thought, "God rest your gallant soul." I thought, "Mr. Cowper, why were you considered a neurotic?" You know, after he wrote that song, "There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Emmanuel's vein," he came out of that inspiration and got--went down to the--to a cab--tried to find the river to commit suicide, to drown himself in the river. William Cowper; that's his history right there by his grave.

Then I remembered the prophet Jonah, how that he was going down to Ninevah, take him a ship to Tarshish. And the inspiration of God fell upon him, and he went down and gave his prophecy before Ninevah where God sent him. And they even put sackcloth on the cattle on the hills. And God spared that great city. And such inspiration... Then went up and set down under a gourd, or a tree, and prayed for God to take his life. Is that right?

BELIEVEST.THOU.THIS?_ LA.CA SUNDAY_ 51-0506A. E-11 And I thought of Elijah, who went out there and set by the brook Cherith, and was fed by the ravens. And he closed the heavens that it wouldn't rain. Then he opened up the heavens and brought down water, brought fire out of heaven the same day, and then when the inspiration left him (by the threat of a woman), run out into the wilderness and prayed for God to let him die. Is that right? Now, I could go on and on, but what is it, friends? Men who are--are brought under such tremendous inspiration of another land... You go out of this world, somewhere else, way up. And then when you're--when you're up there it's all right. Or when you're down, it's all right. But when you come in between there... Now, as long as the inspiration was on them, they were all right. But when the inspiration leaves, that what hurts.


PILLAR.OF.FIRE_ JONESBORO.AR SATURDAY_ 53-0509, E-4 Not long ago I was standing by William Cowper's grave in London, England, considered a neurotic. He wrote that famous song that I've used all my life nearly in Communion song:

There is a fountain filled with blood,

Drawn from Emmanuel's veins,

When sinners plunged beneath the flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.

And after he wrote that song, he went up into an inspiration, as always do, and when he come out of that inspiration, he tried to Seine river to drowned himself, commit suicide. He was considered a little bit off, a little upset.

This famous song that they just sung: "O love of God, how rich and pure." You know where the last verse of that was found? Tacked on a wall of an insane institution. Did you know that? That's right. It was tacked on an insane institution, in the walls. People don't realize what it means.


FAITH.ONCE.DELIVERED.TO.SAINTS_ W.PALM.BEACH.FL SUNDAY_ 53-1129A, E-13 Look that--that's poets. Look at prophets. Look at Jonah when he was on his road to Nineveh and taken a boat to Tarshish, and he... God... He disobeyed God, and he was throwed out of the ship and a whale swallowed him, and--and he was brought back to Nineveh, and he gave his prophecy, so much was a city the size of St. Louis, Missouri, over a million population. Some of them didn't even know right nor left hand. But that prophet walked the streets a screaming his prophecy like that until the people repented in such a way they put sackcloth on their animals.

And then when the inspiration left him, he set under a little gourd tree and prayed God would take his life. Is that right? See, you don't understand it. He was up somewhere, and while the inspiration was on him, all right, but when it leaves him then what? See?

JESUS.ON.THE.AUTHORITY.OF.THE.WORD_ WOOD.RIVER.IL WEDNESDAY_ 54-0217, E-2 And most always, spiritual people are considered odd or strange. We would think of the great poets of--the world has produced, for instance, like Stephen Foster. He was considered a neurotic. He gave America some of it's best folk songs: "Old Folks Of Home," "Suwannee River." And after the inspiration would leave him, he would--he would go out and get drunk. And then when he finally called a servant and took a razor and committed suicide...

And then, William Cowper, who wrote that famous old song,

There is a fountain filled with blood

Drawn from Immanuel's veins;

Sinners plunged beneath the flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.

This famous man, William Cowper, I stood at his grave, just recently, in London. And after he received the inspiration to write that song, when he came out of it. He tried to find a river to commit suicide.


E-9 There was Dan, or Elijah, the prophet. God gave him inspiration; he called all the prophets of Baalim and proved that God was God. He brought fire out of heaven and it rained the same day. And when the inspiration left him, he wandered in the wilderness for forty days and nights, and God found him pulled up in a cave somewhere. Is that right?

So don't wonder at that. It's God. There's no way to explain it. It's just God. You go off into another world. And when you return back... If one vision would make Daniel feel troubled at his head for many days, what do you think one vision after vision after vision?

If one pulling of virtue from the woman, that pulled the gift of God through His Son, Christ Jesus, would make virtue go out of the Son of God, and He'd get weak; what would it do to a sinner saved by grace, the same Spirit working?

BLIND.BARTIMAEUS_ EDMONTON.AB FRIDAY_ 57-0809, E-73 See? When you're up there it's wonderful, but it's when you're coming out. Look at Jonah the prophet: went down with a message of God, and prophesied to the city about the size of St. Louis, Missouri, to a people which didn't know right and left hand. And his message was so forceful until they put sackcloth on their animals.

And then when the Spirit left him, he was so depleted till he set under a little tree and got angry and--and wanted God to strike him dead because a little cutworm cut the gourd tree down. Is that right?

Look at Elijah the prophet. Under the inspiration stood there and called fire out of heaven, called water out of heaven the same day, and killed four hundred priests, and run at a threat of a woman, run out into the desert, and was out there forty days and nights wandering around. The Angel woke him up when he was a sleeping and fed him twice for that long journey. He was wandering in the desert, not knowing where he was. And when God found him, he had been pulled way back in a cave. How many knows that? See?

TESTED.FAITH.PRODUCES.GOODS_ BANGOR.ME SUNDAY_ 58-0518, E-21 It was Abraham, called from the city of Ur, the land of the Chaldeans, the Gentile, down in the valley of Shinar. Just an ordinary man, but God spoke to him when he was seventy-five years old, and his wife, Sarah, sixty-five, been married since they were--she was about eighteen, no children. And God told Abraham they were going to have a baby. And Abraham believed God. And he called anything contrary to what God had said as though it was not, believing that God was able to keep His promise.

Could you just imagine? An old man seventy-five years old and an old women sixty-five years old, think of it now, going down to the doctor and say, "Doc, we want to get a room ready at the hospital; my wife's going to have a baby."

"What? About twenty-five years past menopause?"

"Yep, she's going to have a baby. We just been downtown and got all the Birdeye we could get a hold of and all the pins and the booties and everything. We're going to have the baby."

"How do you know, sir?"

"God said so. That settles it. God said so."

"Why," they'd say, "the poor old fellow's just kind of off at his head. There's something wrong with him." And every man that's ever stood for God has been considered a neurotic or something wrong with him. It is something wrong. He's changed his position from a dying sinner to a everlasting living saint, calling those things which were not as though they were, 'cause God said so.


E-9 Let's take... You say, "Well, that man was a worldly man." Well, let's take William Cowper. I stood by his grave in London, England not long ago, just had to weep. He was considered a neurotic. Anyone who lives in the Spirit, to the world there's just one little shade from insanity. Science says that.

William Cowper, when he wrote that famous song, we used it in communion at our--my Baptist Tabernacle at home for years and years. "There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins, where sinners plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stains." You've heard it, haven't you? Did you ever hear the history of it? As soon as the inspiration left him, when he was in there he wrote the song, and when he was up in such a high key where people don't know nothing about, just to sing and shout and dance. That's not in--that's in the Spirit all right, but the Spirit of joy. See? But when you raise up into them spheres that you know nothing of. See, you can't explain it, you just--you have to just know it's there and that's all. When he come out of that, he tried to find the river to commit suicide. How many ever heard the story? Sure. See? Sure. He tried to find the river to commit suicide. It was too foggy; the driver couldn't find the river. He was going to plunge beneath the river, he thought he was still in the song, now he was going to plunge the river, lose all his guilty stains. See?

WHY_ BLOOMINGTON.IL THURSDAY_ 61-0413, E-12 Do you know the poets, or prophets, or so forth, they go into inspiration, sometimes they don't even know where they're at. Did you ever read of Stephen Foster, wrote, "Old Kentucky Home," "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River," gave America its best folk songs. He was considered a neurotic. Every time he'd write a song, inspiration, then he would go out and get on a drunk. One time when he wrote, he come out, he'd just come out then he got a razor called a servant, and committed suicide, cut his throat.

Did you ever hear of William Cowper? Certainly you have. I stood by his grave recently and cried. He--he was considered in England a--a goofy guy, crazy. Anybody that's real spiritual is, science says, is just one stage away from insanity from the world. So it's the human mind trying to cope with that mind there (You see?), you don't realize. No one will ever know on this side of eternity what it means.

WHY_ BLOOMINGTON.IL THURSDAY_ 61-0413, E-15 See, people don't realize it. You don't realize what these... You say, "Well, if I had a ministry like that..." You'd want to get rid of it right quick. You don't realize what it does to you. It kills you. But it--it... God has given it to you. Critics laugh, make fun, everything and me standing right here. I know what they're thinking. Certainly I do. I used to call them out and say everything. But when I did, I found out it hurts. Jesus said let both go; don't pull up the tares; that's God time at the end to pull the tares out (See?) at the end it will harvest. Just let them alone. See? Go ahead, I've got the ministry to serve and so... Got to serve and I just do it the best I can and then go on.

TESTIMONY.OF.A.TRUE.WITNESS_ JEFF.IN V-15 N-6 SUNDAY_ 61-1105, 130 Eight centuries before it happened, Joel the son of Pethuel prophesied that He would come. Eight hundred years before it happened this great son of Pethuel, a prophet; considered a neurotic, off at his head, nervous, emotionally, mentally upset; prophesied, Joel 2:28, and said:

... it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I'll pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy...

... upon my handmaids and my maidservants will I pour out of my spirit, and they shall prophesy.

And I'll show wonders in the heavens above and in the earth below, signs, pillars of fire and smoke and vapor.

And it shall come to pass, before the great and terrible day of the LORD shall come, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved;

Eight hundred years before this great Witness come, the son of Pethuel testified of It, prophesied of It. What struck that little fellow?



7 Did you know that most always that people under inspiration are considered neurotics? That is right. Just think of which one of the prophets wasn't considered a neurotic. See? Even Jesus, they said, "You're a mad," means "crazy." See? And Paul said, "In the way that's called crazy, that's the way I worship God." See? Heresy, crazy..

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